What’s behind Eric Holder’s resignation? [Video]


yahoo-74e6a8c0-45dd-11e4-95e5-2335a8db090b_cover2An omen for Obama?
‘Today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation. Is he leaving by choice, or was he forced out due to his statement about ground troops in Syria?

‘President Obama declared that the offensive would be conducted entirely with air strikes, but Holder’s statement regarding ground troops being sent in, and his emphasis that we will be fighting Khorasan, not ISIS, was in direct opposition to that of the President.

‘Who are we really fighting in Syria? It seems we are on a direct path to Damascus, and a confrontation with Assad…’
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Why I lost my respect for David Cameron
David Cameron Says Non-Violent Conspiracy Theorists Are Just As Dangerous As ISIS
‘…David Cameron told the U.N. that “non-violent extremism” is just as dangerous as terrorism and must be eradicated using all means at the government’s disposal. He references 9/11 and 7/7 Truthers as examples of the type of extremism that must be dealt in a similar fashion to ISIS.

‘If you thought Obama’s War is Peace speech to the U.N. was creepy, wait until you get a load of this. Cameron is officially announcing a the plan to use a full assault on dissenting views…’
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‘Daily Show’ airs segment pitting Redskins fans against Native Americans
‘“We learned later that some of the individuals who participated in the piece, they didn’t enjoy the experience. It’s something that happens a lot less than you would think,” Stewart said in an unusual, apologetic preamble to a segment featuring correspondent Jason Jones. “But we take the complaint seriously. We generally don’t want people who participate in the show to have a bad experience. We work very hard to find real people who have real beliefs and want to express those beliefs on television, and we work hard to make sure that the gist of those beliefs are represented accurately, albeit sometimes comedically on our program.

‘The segment showed Jones interviewing the Native American critics of the name in one room and the Redskins fans in another. At one point, Jones attended a recent tailgate at FedEx Field and then he concluded the piece by showing a few seconds of the fans being confronted by the Native Americans, in which the two sides are briefly seen shaking hands…’
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Access, Partners Recognize Heroes, Villains on Human Rights and Communications Surveillance
Today, Access recognizes individuals and groups around the world for their work as it relates to the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance (“the Principles”).

Access recognizes both those who have worked to advance the thirteen principles, as well as those who have taken steps that violate or undermine this rights-protecting framework. Importantly, the below individuals and groups represent only the tip of the iceberg; Selecting only one honoree for each role was difficult, as many qualified individuals were nominated, and deserve recognition for the work they have done over the past year, and in years prior. We are grateful to all of those who work to advance human rights principles.
For their work in 2013-2014, our heroes and villains are:

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