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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 …
Molly Moore / Washington Post:
'Shock Wave' of Violence Spreads Across France for Eleventh Night  —  PARIS, Nov. 7 — France's national police chief warned Monday that a "shock wave is spreading across the country" as rioting intensified in cities throughout France during an eleventh night of violence.
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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" …
What's Wrong with Europe?
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
French Riots Come After Multiple Warnings Of Islamist Attacks  —  The riots in France have little connection to the Islamist terrorist offensive against the West, if the American media coverage gives any indication.  However, alert CQ reader Mr. Michael points out that both American …
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.
Steven Plaut / Arutz Sheva:
Got That "Ooo La La, Intifada" Feeling?
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.
Los Angeles Times:
Alito's Record Defies Labels  —  There's little talk of a filibuster by Democrats, who see no ideological bent in 15 years' worth of legal opinions by the high court nominee.  —  WASHINGTON — For the second time in three tries, President Bush has found a Supreme Court nominee who does not present an easy target for Senate Democrats.
Charles Hurt / Washington Times:
Biden says filibuster on Alito unlikely
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Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Biden: Alito Filibuster Seems Unlikely
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
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 …
Gateway Pundit:
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
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
Kieran Healy / Crooked Timber:
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.
Discussion: Balkinization
Juan Non-Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:   GITMO STILL NO "GULAG": Back in June I endorsed former Soviet …
Rachel / Tinkerty Tonk:
RINO SIGHTINGS  —  Get out your binoculars and focus: The RINOs have been sighted.  —  INOs aren't always in the right, reports Professor Bainbridge.  Big spending Conservatives used their weight to push the repeal of Colorado's TABOR law, a model of limited government and, by extension, limited government spending.
Steve Fainaru / Washington Post:
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 …
Discussion: Rantingprofs
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?
FRANCE: A TIME OF TROUBLES  —  We might say that the vandalism, mayhem and car-torching that have wreaked havoc through the Parisian suburbs over the past ten nights, increasingly spreading to other regions, penetrating the very central 3rd and 17th arrondisments Saturday night …
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.
Marianna /   Exit Poll Released
Blair's litany of failures on Iraq - ambassador's damning verdict  —  Meyer says PM failed to exert any leverage on Bush and was seduced by US power  —  President Bush with Tony Blair in the Blue Room at the White House a few hours before addressing Congress and the nation on September 20 2001.
Discussion: Informed Comment
David Sirota / The Huffington Post:
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.

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