Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The Situation Online: Discovery and Democratic discord


An onboard camera shows Discovery's external fuel tank in flight.

Discovering damage?
Shortly after the launch of space Shuttle Discovery, video taken from onboard cameras captured debris and small pieces of foam flaking off the shuttle. NASA officials reviewed the video today, but did not express concern over the debris. Discovery's crew examined the shuttle for damage today before docking with the International Space Station tomorrow morning. Take a look online to see if Discovery is flying over your town.

Jolting Joe
Liberals online are staunch supporters of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman's Democratic challenger, businessman Ned Lamont, and are pressuring Senate leadership to support whomever wins the Democratic primary. How are they reacting to Senator Clinton's announcement that she will not endorse Lieberman if he loses the primary and runs under as an unaffiliated candidate?

Peppering Putin
A Russian Web site solicits questions from the public for a webcast interview with President Vladimir Putin tomorrow. It what seems like a good chance to talk petropolitics and North Korean missiles has turned into a clearinghouse questions on "giant humanoid combat robots" and Putin's kiss on a little boy's stomach.

Lower Manhattan reborn
Governor George Pataki and Mayor Michael Bloomberg introduce a newly designed Web site that takes a fresh look at the changes happening downtown Manhattan with video, a live Web cam, and up-to-the-minute construction updates. It's part of the new "This is 2010...It's Happening Now" campaign, aimed at reassuring New Yorkers that ground zero construction will pay off.

Media & missiles
We bring you headlines from around the world after North Korea's "provocative" missile tests.

Watch "The Situation Room" at 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 7:00 PM, ET for these stories and more from our Internet reporters.
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