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 …
French Muslim group issues fatwa against rioting — PARIS, Nov 6 (Reuters) - One of France's largest Islamic groups issued a fatwa against rioting on Sunday after officials suggested Muslim militants could be partly to blame for violent protests scarring poor neighbourhoods around the country.
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" …
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.
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 …
Biden says filibuster on Alito unlikely — Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. said yesterday that he expects an up-or-down vote by the full Senate on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., without the parliamentary blockades that Democrats used against 10 of President Bush's appellate court nominees.
Massive Muslim Demonstration Against Al Qaida!! — * 150,000 Demonstrate Against Al Qaida in Morocco — * Protesters Pledge Unity with Iraq! — * "All Moroccans are with Iraq, all Moroccans are innocent," the marchers chanted. — * Rally draws people cutting across political lines
Libertarian Litmus Test — Over at Volokh, the puppy blood is flying again. This time, it's Juan Non-Volokh who defends America's network of secret, overseas torture centers against the vicious charge that they resemble Soviet gulags: … Nice to see a fine legal mind at work on such a hard problem.
"Red Belt" Riots — In December 1979, at 31, I first went to Europe. I was then an anti-Stalinist, revolutionary communist. I flew to London and after a boat-train trip to Paris, was met by comrades in the small movement to which I belonged, centered in France and Spain.
For Many in Iraq, Death Is Quick and Capricious — Platoon Sergeant's Fate Turned on Factors He Could Not Calculate — KIRKUK, Iraq — His men called him "Big Daddy," and, for many of them, Sgt. 1st Class Robbie D. McNary was larger than life. — He stood more than six feet tall …
D.C.'s Professional B.S. Artists Again Go Off On Iraq — The Philadelphia Inquirer's top political reporter, Dick Polman, has an interesting piece today about how more Democrats are (finally) admitting they were wrong in supporting the Iraq War, and that they were misled by the Bush administration.
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.
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 …
Azeri ruling party 'wins' polls — Azerbaijan's ruling party has won parliamentary elections, according to partial official results. — With around 90% of votes counted, the New Azerbaijan Party had won 62 of the 125 seats in parliament, the electoral body said.
Paris: The Beirut of Europe — They say Beirut is the Paris of the Middle East. Does that mean Paris is the Beirut of Europe? Or is that an insult to Beirut? — Paris has been on fire for 11 days now. The violence is out of control and it's spreading. Some are calling this the French Intifada.
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