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Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
10 Officers Shot as Riots Worsen in French Cities  —  PARIS, Monday, Nov. 7 - Rioters fired shotguns at the police in a working-class suburb of Paris on Sunday, wounding 10 officers as the country's fast-spreading urban unrest escalated dangerously.  Just hours earlier, President Jacques Chirac called …
Steven Plaut / Arutz Sheva:
Got That "Ooo La La, Intifada" Feeling?  —  Well, there are very few things as amusing these days as watching the French grapple with their backyard intifada.  The suburbs of Paris are now more dangerous than Jenin, and the French are getting their comeuppance for decades of snootiness …
Molly Moore / Washington Post:
Chirac Speaks Out on Rioting  —  On 11th Day of Unrest, French President Vows to Restore Order  —  PARIS, Nov. 6 — French President Jacques Chirac addressed the public Sunday for the first time in 11 days of the country's worst violence in decades, saying his government's "absolute priority" …
Chirac vows to punish rioters
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Biden: Alito Filibuster Seems Unlikely  —  WASHINGTON - Samuel Alito should get an up-or-down vote on his Supreme Court nomination, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday, playing down the chances of a filibuster.  —  "My instinct is we should commit," said Sen. Joseph Biden …
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Thomas Ferraro / Reuters:
Democrat says Alito unlikely to face a filibuster
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   Biden: Alito Probably Won't Be Filibustered
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   Filibuster Momentum Dying Out
Ron Harris / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Is Jimmy Massey telling the truth about Iraq?  —  WASHINGTON  —  For more than a year, former Marine Staff Sgt. Jimmy Massey has been telling anybody who will listen about the atrocities that he and other Marines committed in Iraq.  —  In scores of newspaper, magazine and broadcast stories …
Ron Harris / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Why did the press swallow Massey's stories?  —  WASHINGTON  —  Media outlets throughout the world have reported Jimmy Massey's claims of war crimes, frequently without ever seeking to verify them.  —  For instance, no one ever called any of the five journalists who were embedded …
Bruce Kesler / Democracy Project:   What a difference 34-years makes!
Transcript for November 6  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: the vice president's former chief of staff, Lewis Libby, is arraigned in federal court.  —  (Videotape):  —  MR. THEODORE WELLS: He has declared that he wants to clear his good name.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Rep. Tom Coburn: Body Language Soothsayer
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Pandagon
Janny Scott / New York Times:
Court Choice Is Conservative by Nature, Not Ideology  —  In an office two doors away from Attorney General Edwin Meese III, Samuel A. Alito Jr. found himself at the heart of the Reagan revolution.  He was a 35-year-old deputy assistant attorney general and it was 1985.
Jennifer Aniston: Seven Things* I'd Rather Talk About ... Than the Men in (or Out) of My Life  —  My new movie, "Derailed."  It's a really sexy psychological thriller with Clive Owen.  I had never done a thriller before.  It was hard to kiss Clive, but you know what?
Discussion: mediabistro and TalkLeft
Washington Post:
Cheney Fights for Detainee Policy  —  As Pressure Mounts to Limit Handling Of Terror Suspects, He Holds Hard Line  —  Over the past year, Vice President Cheney has waged an intense and largely unpublicized campaign to stop Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department from imposing …
Discussion: War and Piece
U.S. Marine killed in Anbar offensive  —  Operation targets insurgents near Iraq's border with Syria  —  HUSAYBA, Iraq (CNN) — U.S. Marines and Iraqi troops fought insurgents house-to-house in a town near the Syrian border Sunday, with one U.S. Marine killed during the latest major offensive in the region.
Discussion: The Fourth Rail and Vodkapundit
Dan /
SO FRIDAY WAS A PRETTY GOOD DAY....  Friday was a great day for two reasons.  First, a 70 degree day in Chicago in November is a rare treat and needs to be properly savored.  —  [Wow, you're keeping up such a brave face after getting denied tenure—ed.] Well, that leads to the second …
Discussion: Pharyngula and The Moderate Voice
Jerusalem Post:
EU to launch Palestinian police mission  —  The EU plans to announce on Monday that it will launch a three-year mission, starting January 1, to help the Palestinians build up a credible police force, EU officials said.  —  Officials said the decision by the EU foreign ministers …
Richard W. Stevenson / New York Times:
White House Tries to Keep Distance From Leak Case  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 - In the hours before the Justice Department informed the White House in late September 2003 that it would investigate the leak of a covert C.I.A. officer's identity, Scott McClellan, the White House press secretary …
California Conservative:
"Carnival Of Arnold" — Inaugural Edition  —  In the order they were received, and without further ado, we recommend you read the following:  —  Proposition 77: Vote Yes  —  by Eric's Grumbles Before The Grave  —  Excerpt: A history of the deal that lead to the 2000 Gerrymander …
Discussion: mccannta
The Brussels Journal:
Show Them Who Is the Boss in France  —  Here are today's headlines in Belgium's (only) Sunday newspaper De Zondag.  Page One: "No Sign of Revolt in Belgium Yet."  Page Five: "Violence Moves Towards Belgium."  It almost sounds like a weather forecast, anticipating the onslaught of a hurricane that is inevitably coming.

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