Tag Archives: Eric Holder

News from North America, Wednesday 15th May 2013

The Guardian: “The US attorney general, Eric Holder, has defended the Obama administration’s controversial seizure of phone records from the Associated Press, saying that a story run by the news organisation had posed a major security threat to the American public. Holder, speaking at a press conference at the Department of Justice on Tuesday, said […]

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News from North America, Thursday 7th March 2013

SPLC: “For decades, iconoclastic Seattle artist Charles Krafft has made references to Nazis in his highly acclaimed, sometimes shocking pieces of art that most critics and art lovers brand as simple, ironic satire pushing the boundaries…Now, the 65-year-old hippie-turned-artist is at the center of a growing controversy following a published report detailing evidence — including […]

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News from North America, Wednesday 6th March 2013

Huffington Post: “The number of anti-government “patriot” groups, including paramilitary hate organizations, reached an all-time high in 2012, fanned by President Barack Obama’s reelection and talk of gun control following the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.” Mother Jones: “The president does have the authority to use […]

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News from North America, Thursday 28th February 2013

ABC News: “After years of security briefings and thwarting terrorist plots, national security still keeps Eric Holder awake. ‘I still worry at night,’ the U.S. attorney general told ABC’s Pierre Thomas in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview on Wednesday…America now confronts a very different terrorist threat than it did four years ago, according to Holder. While […]

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