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Shameful: U.S. House passes bill to effectively stop Syrian refugees from coming to America

The Unit­ed States House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives today dis­graced itself by vot­ing over­whelm­ing­ly to approve a Repub­­li­­can-backed bill intend­ed to effec­tive­ly block Amer­i­ca from tak­ing in more Syr­i­an refugees. The vote on the leg­is­la­tion was two hun­dred and eighty-nine to one hun­dred and thir­­ty-sev­en, with forty-sev­en Democ­rats shame­ful­ly join­ing near­ly all the Repub­li­cans in vot­ing aye. H.R. […]

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The disgusting extremism of Republican Jay Rodne, Snoqualmie’s own resident bigot

Over the past few days, we’ve seen a vile esca­la­tion of anti-refugee rhetoric from some of the Repub­li­can Par­ty’s most bom­bas­tic fig­ures, includ­ing pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates like Don­ald Trump and Ted Cruz in the wake of the hor­rif­ic attacks in Paris, France. A num­ber of Repub­li­can gov­er­nors have also got­ten into the act, declar­ing that the […]