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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 16:44)

Say No to Big Money

We’ve already seen the results of Citizens United.  We know what happens when the special interests are left unchecked.  We know what the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove and their deep-pocketed friends can do when they have free reign to spend and spend and spend on political campaigns.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Senator Ron Wyden You’ve heard me say it before: The Supreme Court’s recent decision in McCutcheon v. FEC is another crack in the dam standing between us and unlimited political spending.

The decision eliminates the restrictions on how many campaigns wealthy donors can seek to influence. And let me tell you – it’s a step in the wrong direction.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 16:38)

Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers Reacts to Recent ICE Court Ruling

A judge found that the practice of complying with ICE detainers by extending the duration of confinement constitutes an unlawful seizure for purposes of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution.

(SALEM) - Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers In responses to media inquires Sheriff Jason Myers has issued the following statement regarding the Miranda-Olivares decisions set forth by the US District Court of Oregon.

Effective April 16, 2014, and consistent with the Miranda-Olivares decision, the Marion County Jail will no longer hold inmates pursuant to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer alone. ICE may issue or forward a federal judicial warrant or order authorizing a suspected alien's detention, and the Jail will honor such warrants and orders.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 12:00)

Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Veterans To Warn Neighbors Of Their Combat Service

"After reading this i am of the opinion that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va) would have been better named Jim Moron." - Salem-News.com's Bob Collinsworth

(WASHINGTON DC) - Land of the Free with Restrictions Following a second mass shooting at Fort Hood, at least one lawmaker thinks a bill currently under consideration will ensure the safety of American communities by requiring the estimated 2.6 million unstable veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to tell their neighbors of their combat service.

The Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874) which was introduced on Tuesday, would require military veterans to register with the Department of Homeland Security and periodically “check-in” with a case officer...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 10:54)

American Legion Post #1 Supports Veteran Health Motorcycle Outreach Mission

Portland Veterans support our annual ride to help educate Veterans.

(PORTLAND) - Tim King's Suzuki GFS1200 Bandit The American Legion Post #1 in Portland made a generous donation to Operation Red Dragonfly, Salem-News.com's Veteran Health Outreach Mission that is taking place for the second year in a row.

Salem-News.com editor Tim King will traverse the nation, giving talks about critical life and death issues affecting Veterans, their families, and all Americans.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-16-2014 11:22)

Amnesty International: Israel... Lift `Ludicrous` Restrictions on Whistleblower Vanunu Decade After Release

Vanunu had been previously held by Israel in solitary confinement for 11 years from 1986 in conditions that Amnesty International at the time called cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Mordechai Vanunu served an 18-year-prison sentence for disclosing information to journalists about Israel’s nuclear arsenal during the 1980s. Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association, said Amnesty International.

The former nuclear technician already served an 18-year-prison sentence...

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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2014 19:59)

Oregon State Rep Kim Thatcher Contributes to Motorcycle Veteran`s Outreach Mission

I strongly appreciate the donation from Kim Thatcher, I hope it inspires others in Oregon to do the same...

(SALEM) - Oregon State Rep Kim Thatcher and Tim King State Representative Kim Thatcher is the first Oregon politician to contribute to Operation Red Dragonfly.

It is my personal outreach mission to educate Americans about the impacts of military base chemical toxic contamination on Veterans, their families, and civilians who are affected due to residential proximity to polluted bases, many of which are closed, yet no less lethal.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2014 19:26)

USD 800 Million Acquisition of House of Fraser, China`s Largest Foreign Retail Investment to Date

Clyde & Co has a presence in four locations in Greater China, namely in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

(LONDON) - House of Fraser The law firm Clyde & Co has advised Sanpower Group Co. Limited (Sanpower Group) in relation to its acquisition of an 89% stake in British retailer House of Fraser.

The deal, signed on 3 April 2014 and valued at approximately GBP 480 million (USD 800 million), is the Sanpower Group’s first major investment in the UK retail sector and China’s largest foreign retail investment to date.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-15-2014 12:22)

Ukraine Falling to Economic Warfare and Its Own Missteps

There has been no movement by the Ukrainian military to make good on its ultimatum; indeed, the messages have been unclear and contradictory.

(LONDON OilPrices.com) - Violence in Ukraine As protests in Ukraine's eastern region turned violent on Sunday leading to the death of a Ukrainian security officer in a shootout with pro-Russian militia, Kiev threatens military action while Moscow flexes its geo-economic warfare muscles.

Pro-Russian militia groups have seized government buildings and police headquarters in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk and Slovyanks--where the shoot-out took place--and despite a Monday morning ultimatum by the Ukrainian government, these groups have shown no sign of giving in.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-13-2014 17:47)

Senator Ron Wyden: Sign the Petition: Turn Back McCutcheon

I’ve joined with my Senate colleagues in drafting a petition calling for action to turn back McCutcheon and Citizens United. You can join us: sign the petition and add your name. - Ron Wyden

(WASHINGTON DC) - Senator Ron Wyden By now you’ve probably heard the news: the Supreme Court ruled yet again in support of the deep-pocketed political spenders.

The decision is McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. Think of it like a sequel to the Citizens United decision. The result: new opportunities for wealthy donors to influence political campaigns.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-13-2014 10:48)

President Vladimir Putin`s Letter to Leaders of European Countries

President Vladimir Putin is obviously not giving into the World Order that Washington wants. He talks big… he talks tough… he talks sense!

(DUBAI) - Salem-News.com President Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are proving to be rational leaders and true statesmen compared to their pathetic counterparts in the US, France, Germany and Britain.

The US Foreign Policy is irrational.They want countries to be subservient to them and they don’t want Israel’s actions or ambitions questioned in the Middle East.

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