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Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Wake up, Europe, you've a war on your hands  —  Ever since 9/11, I've been gloomily predicting the European powder keg's about to go up.  ''By 2010 we'll be watching burning buildings, street riots and assassinations on the news every night,'' I wrote in Canada's Western Standard back in February.
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.
French police find petrol bomb factory  —  Police last night found a petrol bomb factory in a southern suburb of Paris, on France's tenth and worst consecutive night of violence.  —  1,300 vehicles were torched on  —  France's worst night of violence so far
Molly Moore / Washington Post:
Rage of French Youth Is a Fight for Recognition  —  Spreading Rampage in Country's Slums Is Rooted in Alienation and Abiding Government Neglect  —  LE BLANC-MESNIL, France, Nov. 5 — Mohammed Rezzoug, caretaker of the municipal gymnasium and soccer field, knows far more about the youths hurling firebombs …
Lexington Green /   Paris Burns, The Second Leftist Utopia Burns With It
Chirac vows order as French riots spread
Tim F. / Balloon Juice:   Uprising in France  —  As I write this, rioting in France …
Christopher Dickey / Newsweek:
Rage on Rue Picasso
Discussion: ¡No Pasarán!
Hans-Hermann Nikolei /   France rioters: \'Each night we make this place Baghdad\'
¡No Pasarán!:   Now that it's Sunday, do you think rioters will respect the Sabbath day?
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
Riots Spread From Paris to Other French Cities
Discussion: Riding Sun
Hindrocket / Power Line:   BAD TO WORSE IN FRANCE
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
TORTURE AND THE VICE PRESIDENT....As I mentioned yesterday, Sunday's New York Times carries a story about Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, an al-Qaeda prisoner captured shortly after 9/11.  According to a newly declassified memo, not only did al-Libi provide us with false information suggesting that Iraq …
Douglas Jehl / New York Times:
Report Warned Bush Team About Intelligence Doubts
Discussion: Carol Platt Liebau
New York Times:
Major Offensive Hits Insurgents on Iraqi Border  —  HUSAYBA, Iraq, Nov. 5 - Thousands of American and Iraqi troops laid siege on Saturday to this town near the Syrian border in one of the largest military assaults since American-led forces stormed the guerrilla stronghold of Falluja last year, Marine Corps officials said.
Discussion: Daily Pundit and Daily Kos
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:   Steel Curtain and the Anbar Campaign
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Steel Curtain Update
Bush sends staff back to ethics class  —  Memo: Staff should adhere to 'spirit' of all rules  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — With his chief political aide under investigation as part of a probe into the public unmasking of a CIA operative, President Bush is sending his staff back to school — ethics school.
Discussion: and The Reaction
Mark Tapscott /
If Bush and the White House …
Discussion: Democracy Project
Victoria Toensing / Opinion Journal:
Investigate the CIA  —  An "outing" was the result of either incompetence or an effort to undermine the White House.  —  In a surprise, closed-door debate, Senate Democrats last week demanded an investigation of pre-Iraq War intelligence.  Here's an issue for them: Assess the validity …
Discussion: Blogs for Bush
Dick Stanley / Austin American-Statesman:
3,000 protest Klan's rally of 14  —  Klan favors banning gay marriage  —  Ten men and four women calling themselves members of the American White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan gathered at City Hall plaza Saturday for a brief and hugely contested rally against gay marriage.
Washington Post:
Sex at School Increasing, Some Educators Say  —  Perhaps the most shocking thing about students having sex in a high school auditorium was that other students didn't find it very shocking at all.  —  "I glanced over and, whatever, I just let him continue on with his business," …
John Hendren / Los Angeles Times:
McCain vows to add torture ban to all major Senate legislation  —  WASHINGTON - Girding for a potential fight with the Bush administration, supporters of a ban on torturing prisoners of war by U.S. interrogators threatened Friday to include the prohibition in nearly every bill the Senate considers until it becomes law.
A White House Without Rove?  —  He's not gone yet, but his Texas-size ambitions are giving way to smaller goals  —  He's weary. his wife and only child, who is approaching college, miss him.  He has monstrous legal bills.  His unique bond with the President is under stress.  His most important work is done.
Washington Post:
Voter Anger Might Mean an Electoral Shift in '06  —  Public Voices Dissatisfaction Over Iraq War, Economy  —  One year before the 2006 midterm elections, Republicans are facing the most adverse political conditions of the 11 years since they vaulted to power in Congress in 1994.
Discussion: firedoglake
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
Chalabi, in Tehran, Meets With Iranian President Before Traveling to U.S. Next Week  —  TEHRAN, Nov. 5 — Ahmad Chalabi, the former Iraqi exile who has become a deputy prime minister, met with senior Iranian leaders here on Saturday in what appeared to be an effort to distance himself …
Tornado kills 15 in Indiana  —  (CNN) — An overnight tornado ripped a 20-mile-long path through southwestern Indiana, killing at least 15 people and injuring 160 others, officials said Sunday.  —  Adam Groupey, deputy director of emergency management for Evansville and Vanderburgh County …

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