Nothing really new on the Israeli-Lebanon front.
Anyway, here’s the election news I promised:
One of the Democrats' most prominent figures is fighting for his political life as the
Senator Joe Lieberman, who stood for vice-president in 2000, faces a stiff challenge for the Senate nomination from anti-war newcomer Ned Lamont.
Mr Lieberman, a senator for 18 years, has been harshly criticised in his home state for his support for the
Sen. Liebermann indicates that he’s going to run as an independent if he loses the primary. Brings back memories of “Sore Loserman” in
He hasn't been caught in the Abramoff dragnet--yet--but Rep. Bob Ney has joined former Rep. Tom DeLay in succumbing to its political costs, deciding to withdraw his re-election bid.
The six-term Ohio congressman, who has been at the heart of the influence-peddling probe involving convicted former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, decided Monday not to seek re-election this fall in what had become an increasingly close race against Democrat Zack Space. Ney maintains his innocence but says he could not continue his bid for family reasons. "I must think of them first," he said in a statement, "and I can no longer put them through this ordeal." (As for Delay, his name will remain on the ballot after the
Oh, speaking of Tom Delay….
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia [OYEZ profile] denied a request [JURIST report] Monday from Texas Republican Party chair Tina Benkiser seeking to stay a federal appeals court ruling [text, PDF] that former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay [JURIST news archive] must remain on the Texas ballot for the November election against Democratic candidate Nick Lampson.
More material tomorrow. I promise.