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Salem-News.com (May-16-2018 22:58)

Open Letter to Dick Cheney

Torture is illegal under the Geneva Conventions, and redefining it does not make it legal.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Dick Cheney Mr. former Vice President— or Dick, if you don’t mind — I was greatly disturbed to hear that you endorsed Gina Haspel or “Bloody Gina” as she has been affectionately called, for Director of the CIA, and your call to restart the use of torture, or as you once euphemistically called torture, “enhanced interrogation techniques.”

Shame on you Dick, torture is never justifiable.

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Salem-News.com (May-08-2018 23:48)

Trump Pulls Out of Iran Nuclear Agreement

...losing more international credibility and alienating European allies

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - nuclear iran deal On May 8, 2018, Trump abandoned the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union, which severely limited Iran’s ability to enrich uranium fuel and other activities necessary to make nuclear weapons.

In return, a wide array of economic penalties that had been imposed on Iran were rescinded or suspended, including many American sanctions and a European oil embargo that had weakened the Iranian economy.

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Salem-News.com (May-07-2018 13:40)

Trump, Our Cartoon Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

In truth, Kim Jung-un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in led the peace initiative.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Nobel peace prize On May 1st, 18 Republican members of Congress sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, nominating Trump to receive the award for his work to "end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region.”

No, this isn’t a joke or a piece from The Onion. It took chutzpah for these Republicans to nominate a racist, misogynist, anti-immigrant, homophobic xenophobic, and corrupt person for the prize.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-04-2018 16:10)

Reports of the Demise of DACA are Premature

For now, DACA participants will still be able to renew their status.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Salem-News.com Easter is a festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary.

In the spirit of this important Christian holiday, President Trump tweeted that morning that a deal for Dreamers was dead. The next day he declared DACA “dead.”

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Salem-News.com (Mar-18-2018 23:53)

Bloody Gina Nominated to be CIA Chief

The "interrogations" she oversaw included depriving them of sleep, squeezing them into coffins, and waterboarding.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Gina Haspel During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said he would consider bringing back waterboarding “and a hell of a lot worse.” President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to be Director of the CIA. Previously, he appointed her as Deputy Director.

With Bloody Gina as CIA Director, if confirmed, he will have just the leader for the job.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-22-2018 00:57)

Sen. Feinstein`s New Assault Weapons Ban

The AR-15 has been used in a number of recent mass shootings

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Salem-News.com On February 14, 2018, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) joined by 24 Democrats introduced new legislation that would ban AR-15s, which is the most popular rifle in the U.S. According to Sen. Feinstein, an AR-15 is a military weapon. No militaries use civilian AR-15s.

The new Feinstein bill will also prohibit the ownership, manufacture, or sale of bump stocks.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-08-2018 11:21)

Iran`s Women Standing Strong

As Iran’s women continue to rise and fly their Hijabs... Woe be unto the Mullahs

(OXFORD) - Iranian women speaking 29 Iranian women were arrested for challenging Iran’s theocratic regime. But they have just begun to fight.

Women across the country climbed on telecom boxes, took off their headscarves and waved them aloft on sticks, protesting the law that makes wearing the hijab compulsory. Now, nearly 30 women are behind bars, with at least one being held on $100,000 bail. That won't stop the movement.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-06-2018 21:15)

Comment on Release of Controversial Nunes Memo

"The latest attacks against the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests" -Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Nunes memo The release of the highly-anticipated Representative Devin Nunes memo which claims to show the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI abusing their surveillance power, is really just a list of past Republican talking points on Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Trump’s and the GOP leaders’ main justification for the release is all about transparency.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-01-2018 16:48)

Oregon Voters Urged to Learn the Truth About Knute Buehler

No more playing politics with women's lives.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - TheTruthAboutKnute.com "In the year since Donald Trump has taken office, we've seen a full-on assault on reproductive freedom. That is why it's more important than ever for voters to be fully informed about the candidates."

TheTruthAboutKnute.com contains a timeline of news items dating back to 2014 that demonstrate why Oregon voters should be alarmed.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-25-2018 13:55)

Kentucky Shooting - Deja Vu All Over Again

Same silence about gun control...another tragic day.

(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) - Marshall County HS While listening and reading about the post-Kentucky shooting, where a 15-year old student killed two and wounded at least 19 others at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky on January 23, I had another sense of deja vu.

Just substitute Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Virginia Tech, Charleston, Aurora Theater in Colorado, Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., and the other mass shootings too numerous to mention, for Kentucky, and you will see what I mean.

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