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2:30 PM ET, November 14, 2015

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Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times:
ISIS Claims Responsibility, Calling Paris Attacks ‘First of the Storm’  —  SINONE, Iraq — The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the catastrophic attacks in the French capital, calling them “the first of the storm” and mocking France as a “capital of prostitution and obscenity …
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New York Times:
Paris Attacks Were an ‘Act of War’ by ISIS, Hollande Says  —  PARIS — President François Hollande on Saturday blamed the Islamic State for the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, as the death toll rose to 129 victims, with 352 others injured, 99 of them with serious injuries.
Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates  —  As I write, Paris is under curfew for the first time since the German occupation, and the death toll from the multiple attacks stands at 158, the vast majority of them slaughtered during a concert at the Bataclan theatre …
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Paris attacks: Hollande holds Islamic State responsible for ‘act of war’ - live  —  In the statement, released in French, Islamic State said “soldiers of Caliphate has targeted the capital of abomination and perversion.”  —  It continues: … The Islamic State claim responsibility for the Paris attacks
CNN:
Paris attacks: ISIS claims responsibility for gunfire, blasts that killed 128 people
Isabelle Fraser / Telegraph:
Paris terror attack: Syrian passport found on attacker was used to seek asylum in Greece
John Hinderaker / Power Line:   “The American Blood Is Best, and We Will Taste It Soon”
Daily Mail:
France's year of terror: How Charlie Hebdo massacre sparked series of extremist attacks …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
CBS Shifts Emphasis of Democratic Debate to Reflect Paris Attacks  —  DES MOINES — In the hours after the deadly attacks in Paris, CBS News significantly reworked its plans for the Democratic presidential debate it is hosting here on Saturday night to focus more on issues of terrorism, national security and foreign relations.
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Mike Huckabee / Mike Huckabee for President:
Response to Paris Terror Attacks
RealClearPolitics:
Obama on ISIS: “We Have Contained Them”  —  In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America that was broadcasted Friday, President Obama said ISIS has been “contained.”  —  “I don't think they're gaining strength,” Obama said of ISIS.
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Ben Carson: U.S. should block Middle Eastern refugees after Paris attacks
Paul Watson / Infowars:
Merkel Calls For “Tolerance” Towards Migrants After Paris Massacre  —  Open border policy likely to come under intense scrutiny after last night's bloodshed  —  Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons.  —  German Chancellor Angela Merkel responded to the Paris massacre by calling for “tolerance” …
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Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:   BREAKING=> Paris ISIS Terrorist Registered as ‘REFUGEE’ on Leros Island in Greece IN OCTOBER
Jerome Hudson / Reuters:
Spike Lee Calls Out Black Lives Matter: 'You Can't Ignore That We Are Killing Ourselves, Too'  —  While promoting his new film Chi-Raq, a satirical take on the gang violence in Chicago, Spike Lee told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he's “all for Black Lives Matter,” but “we as a people can't be blind to” black-on-black crime.
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TBogg / Raw Story:
Because Twitter is our national id here are the worst conservative reactions to the Paris attacks  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Presented without comment other than to say that people are awful and conservatives are even worse:
Los Angeles Times:
Cal State Long Beach student among those killed in Paris terror attacks  —  A Cal State Long Beach student was among those killed in the Paris terrorist attacks, according to the university.  —  Nohemi Gonzalez, a 20-year-old design student from El Monte, was part of an international exchange program …
Discussion: Politico and WGN-TV
James Oliphant / Reuters:
Trump surges among likely Republican primary voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a week in which he hosted Saturday Night Live and stood center-stage at a Republican debate, Donald Trump is surging among Republicans likely to cast votes in the party's presidential primary.
Meg Wagner / New York Daily News:
Pope Francis calls Paris massacre part of ‘piecemeal Third World War’  —  Pope Francis condemned Friday night's Paris massacre, calling the attacks a part of a disorganized World War III.  —  “I am close to the people of France, to the families of the victims, and I am praying for all of them …
Discussion: Political Wire and UPROXX
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BBC:
Paris shootings in city centre and explosion at Stade de France
New York Times:
Multiple Attacks Hit Paris Area in Night of Deadly Terror
Oliver Lane / Breitbart:
WATCH: Migrants Dislike Food, Demand TVs, Threaten To Go Back To Syria  —  In a performance of ingratitude so staggering it should almost be satire, a group of newly arrived migrants in the Netherlands have declared their accommodation so poor they want to go back to Syria.
New York Times:
Marco Rubio's History on Immigration Leaves Conservatives Distrustful of Shift  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Joyce Kaufman sat in her radio studio here the other day and said the first word that comes to mind when she thinks of Marco Rubio.  “A chameleon,” she scoffed.
Discussion: Political Wire, whorunsGov and Salon
AJ Vicens / Mother Jones:
Here Are the Most Horrible Tweets About the Paris Tragedy  —  Here are some of the worst reactions we've seen so far to the tragedy in Paris.  Follow our breaking news reporting on the attacks here. … Donald J. Trump, the son of the leading GOP presidential candidate, had retweeted the above James Woods tweet.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
“Shame On You”: Newt Gingrich Called Out On French TV For Paris Tweet  —  “So he's using this atrocity to make his point that people should be able to carry guns, basically.”  —  Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was called out on French television for a tweet he sent about the deadly terrorist attack in Paris on Friday.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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Kate Brannen / The Daily Beast:
U.S. Kills Leader of ISIS in Libya
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Caleb Howe / Truth Revolt:
During Paris Attacks, MSNBC's Brian Williams Asks About Impact On Climate Conference
Discussion: Mediaite and twitchy.com
Roger Kimball / Wall Street Journal:
The Rise of the College Crybullies
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