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Elaine Ganley / Associated Press:
Unrest Reaches Paris; 28 Cars Torched  —  PARIS - Ten nights of urban unrest that brought thousands of arson attacks on cars, nursery schools and other targets from the Mediterranean to the German border reached Paris where at least 28 cars were burned overnight in the French capital, government officials said Sunday.
Tyler / T. Longren:
France: To Hell in a Handbasket - UPDATED  —  [Nine] Ten nights of muslims rioting in the streets so far.  All due to a couple kids who got in trouble by the cops and fled to a power station.  Do cops in Paris just chase people for the hell of it?  I doubt it.  —  The protests/rioting continues to grow more violent.
Ted Belman / Israel news and commentary from IsraPundit:
Today the suburbs, tomorrow the world
Olivier Guitta / The Counterterrorism Blog:
Intifada in Paris  —  For the past week, the suburbs of Paris …
Jo's Cafe:   Rioting ... from the Dictionary, means:  —  1. A wild …
Editor and Publisher:
Smoking Gun on Manipulation of Iraq Intelligence?  'NY Times' Cites New Document  —  NEW YORK Ever since the Democrats briefly closed the U.S. Senate from view earlier this week, to protest alleged Republican foot-dragging in probing Bush administration pre-war manipulation of intelligence …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Think Progress
Steve Soto / The Left Coaster:   Did Harry Reid Hit Bill Frist This Week With The "Smoking Gun"?
Andrew /
OBAMA THE HAWK:  —  Some tough talk from a future Democratic presidential contender.
Discussion: Legal Fiction
Faiz / Think Progress:
Bush, Cheney, and Powell Repeatedly Pushed False Evidence To Justify War
Discussion: The Mahablog
Barton Gellman / Washington Post:
The FBI's Secret Scrutiny  —  In Hunt for Terrorists, Bureau Examines Records of Ordinary Americans  —  The FBI came calling in Windsor, Conn., this summer with a document marked for delivery by hand.  On Matianuk Avenue, across from the tennis courts, two special agents found their man.
Don Surber:
Dems Lie, NYT Repeats It  —  I never bought the WMD crap in Iraq.  I figured if Saddam Hussein had him, he would use them.  But then again, what do I know?  Bill Clinton assured us in 1998 that Saddam had them.  Ted Kennedy said it.  Jimmy Carter said it.  Hillary Clinton said it.
Michael Wines / New York Times:
The Forgotten of Africa, Wasting Away in Jails Without Trial  —  LILONGWE, Malawi - Since Nov. 10, 1999, Lackson Sikayenera has been incarcerated in Maula Prison, a dozen iron-roofed barracks set on yellow dirt and hemmed by barbed wire just outside Malawi's capital city.  —  He eats one meal of porridge daily.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Washington Post:
Why Alito's the Man for the True Conservative Agenda  —  For conservatives, it was a teaching moment, and a kind of vindication.  Two months ago, millions of Americans watched as Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, billed as a conservative Republican, sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee …
Bill Gertz / Washington Times:
Four arrests linked to Chinese spy ring  —  Four persons arrested in Los Angeles are part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering ring, federal investigators said, and the suspects caused serious compromises for 15 years to major U.S. weapons systems, including submarines and warships.
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
President Has Little to Say About Questions on Rove  —  MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Nov. 4 - President Bush was asked four times on Friday about Karl Rove and the C.I.A. leak investigation, and four times he refused to answer.  —  Speaking to reporters in this seaside resort city …
Herbert E. Meyer / The American Thinker:
Finally, the spotlight has started to swing away from Lewis Libby and his allegedly perjurous grand-jury testimony toward where that spotlight should have focused all along: on the CIA's incompetent, weird - and possibly treasonous—response to Vice President Cheney's inquiry about Iraq's interest in purchasing yellowcake from Niger.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Alito Smear #3: The Rock-Ribbed Racist's Candidate  —  Normally I page through most of the news stories in a day's media output, selecting a handful as interesting and "staging" them in a separate Firefox session before deciding which ones to analyze.  Occasionally, however …
Discussion: Confirm Them
Colbert I. King / Washington Post:
Credentials Are Fine, but Values Matter, Too
Discussion: reasoned audacity …
Eleanor Clift / Newsweek:
Pick Your Battles  —  Democrats shouldn't waste their time filibustering Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.  There are bigger fights coming down the pike.  —  Nov. 4, 2005 - Democrats shouldn't filibuster Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court unless he really bungles the hearings.
Point Five:
The Frinch  —  by a4g and The Evil Emperor Mindstation  —  All the Youths down in Youth-ville hated Christians a lot.  —  But the Frinch- who all lived in Paris, just north of Youth-ville- did not.  —  Or, more precisely, they kept Christ at arm's length  —  Understanding completely France's "secular strength."
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Senate Votes Again for Ban on Abusing Prisoners  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 - The Senate restated its support on Friday for banning the abusive treatment of prisoners in American custody, and the measure's Republican sponsor chided the House Republican leadership for delaying a vote on it.
Joseph T. Hallinan / Wall Street Journal:
Media  —  The Bad News in Black and White  —  The Fourth Estate is braced to get more bad news about itself next week.  —  On Monday, the Audit Bureau of Circulations releases its semiannual figures on circulation — and they are expected to show that paying readers continue to disappear …
Discussion: BuzzMachine
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Fight Back, Mr. President  —  Last week, I suggested that the Bush administration's second-term bear market had bottomed out.  Since then, we've been pummeled by polls showing Bush in continued decline.  Perhaps my bullish call on Bush was a bit early.  Or perhaps it was wrong.  Which is it?

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