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“Jim Foley’s Life Stands in Stark Contrast to His Killers”


“Jim Foley’s Life Stands in Stark Contrast to His Killers”

This afternoon, President Obama spoke about the killing of journalist James Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. “The entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley,” he said. “Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away.”

The President made clear that Foley’s life “stands in stark contrast to his killers” — and reiterated that the U.S. will continue to do whatever is necessary to protect the American people.

“We will be vigilant and we will be relentless,” he said. “When people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done. And we act against ISIL, standing alongside others.”

Watch the President’s full statement here:

Watch the President's statement on James Foley.

The Attorney General’s Message to the People of Ferguson

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Missouri today to review the Department of Justice’s ongoing independent investigation into the tragic death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. In an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Attorney General Holder pledged to help find justice for a community that is rightfully hurting and looking for answers.

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Day One: Mikey Dickerson, U.S. Digital Service Administrator

Ever wondered what a first day as a new employee at the White House looks like? What about a first day as the very first employee of a brand-new government service designed to remake the way people and businesses interact with their government online? Follow along as Mikey Dickerson, Administrator of the newly created U.S. Digital Service, makes his way through Day One.

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President Obama Provides an Update on Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri

On Monday, President Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri — two issues he has been following closely each day.

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Sign and send the petition to the Justice Department: Pursue an end to police violence nationwide

The events following the killing of Michael Brown have captivated us all.

Many have asked what they can do to make a difference. Over the next days and weeks, we will be calling on you to take collective action so that decision makers from Ferguson, MO to Washington, DC can hear our united voice.

The Department of Justice has unique capabilities and direct authority to investigate police departments and enforce fairness, adherence to constitutional values, and the rule of law.

Attorney General Holder has visited Ferguson. The visit and the attention it brings is welcome however, we want these steps to be followed by concrete action.

Sign and send the petition to the Justice Department, and call Eric Holder today. Tell him to pursue an end to police violence nationwide.

Please customize the message below, as personalized messages are more powerful. Once you hit the submit button, the text of the email will be sent directly to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The events following the killing of Michael Brown have rocked the nation, and people want to know how they can help. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has gone to Ferguson, MO—which gives us an opportunity to demand real change.

The Department of Justice has unique capabilities and direct authority to investigate police departments and enforce fairness, adherence to constitutional values, and the rule of law.

We need to make sure the tragedy inflicted upon Michael Brown and the community of Ferguson does not happen again.

Sign and send the petition to the Justice Department, and call Eric Holder today. Tell him to pursue an end to police violence nationwide.

Keep fighting,
Chris Bowers, Daily Kos