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 …
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" …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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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