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60% Oppose Iraq War

It’s the highest number since CNN began polling at the start of the war.

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Lamont Heads New GOP Bogeymen Lineup

RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman has released a video titled “From NDR to Ned Lamont: The Democratic Party’s Transformation From Strength to Weakness.” Its message is obvious. Its logic is ludicrous—i.e. that only blind adherence to Bush’s failed policies will make America safe. (More after the jump….)

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Brits Foil Terror Plot

Scotland Yard has upset a terrorist plot to explode planes in mid-flight from the UK to the U.S.  As part of an operation lasting several months, authorities arrested 18 people and raised the threat level in the UK to critical, the highest possible.
Update: Bush raised America’s threat level to red—the highest. It’s a first for America.

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Palestinian Authority Officially Recognized—by AT&T

Calls made to the Palestinian territories will carry their own designation, rather than appearing on AT&T bills as calls to Israel.

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No Sacred Cows at Edinburgh Fringe

Tales of Mary Magdalene and a 21st-century stripper hooked on heroin; Jesus Christ doing time at Guantanamo for aspiring to be a martyr; they’re just a few of the plays taking place at the Scottish festival.

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Obesity Epidemic Linked to Soda, Study Says

An extra can of soda a day can add 15 pounds a year, according to a report in a prestigious journal. And this kind of consumption may be the prime mover behind this nation’s apocalyptically expanding waistlines.

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In a First, Bush Directs Criticism at Israel

Bush said neither Israel nor Hezbollah should escalate the month-old war. Despite Bush’s comments, Israel today decided to launch a massive ground attack into southern Lebanon.

  • Israel lost 15 soldiers on Wednesday—its deadliest day of the war; Lebanon’s deadliest was Monday (link—scroll down).

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    Iraq prison abuse

    Bush Tries to Neuter Detainee Abuse Law

    From the Washington Post: “The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners.”

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    Rove and Lieberman
    Left: ftd.de; right: hillnews.com

    Stephanopoulos: Rove Wants to Help Lieberman

    The ABC News host reports: “According to a close Lieberman adviser, the President’s political guru, Karl Rove, has reached out to the Lieberman camp with a message straight from the Oval Office: ‘The boss wants to help. Whatever we can do, we will do.’ ”
    Quelle surprise….

  • Also, top Senate Dems Schumer, Reid and Dodd throw their support to Lamont (but stop short of calling on Lieberman to drop his independent bid).

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    Lamont victory speech
    From Crooks and Liars

    Lamont’s Victory Lap

  • Ned’s victory speech / transcript
  • Lieberman’s speech / transcript
  • Charting Lieberman’s downfall
  • Video clip bonanza at PoliticsTV
  • NYT Editorial: Revenge of the “irate moderates”
  • The Nation on Lamont’s “Digital Constituency”

  • Read Truthdig’s interview with Lamont

  • Posted on Aug 9, 2006 READ MORE


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