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‘Deplorable’: Journalist’s parents want conservatives to pull ad highlighting their son’s beheading

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The parents of a journalist beheaded by ISIS are calling for a conservative group to stop using his image, taken prior to being executed, in their ads supporting GOP candidates.

Diane and John Foley, parents of freelance journalist James Foley who was beheaded by ISIS in mid-August, have asked that ad be pulled from their home state of New Hampshire, where they brought up their son, according to NECN.

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The ad, being run by Secure America Now — a conservative group with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former UN Ambassador John Bolton on its advisory board — shows Foley in an orange jumpsuit prior to his execution.  Continually seeing the ad has forced Foley’s parents to relive their son’s death, with John Foley calling the ad “deplorable.”

“He was just the best of America,” Diane Foley said of her son, with her husband adding, “I think it is deplorable, and there should be an apology.”

According to the Foleys, they were never contacted by Secure America Now prior to the ad running.

Allen Roth, president of Secure America Now, admits the group did not contact the Foley family before making the ad public.

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“The image has appeared around the world millions of times. We meant no harm; we just took an image that is in public domain, and we used it,” Roth said in an interview.

Secure America is running the ad, critical of Democrats, in New Hampshire in support of Republican nominee Scott Brown, who is running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Shaheen has called the ad disgraceful, while Brown has called it disrespectful.

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Roth maintains there is nothing wrong with the ad and won’t apologize. He says people are trying to create controversy where there is none.

“I am saying there is an attempt to create a controversy here, and that attempt is purely political,” he explained.

Diane Foley disagreed, saying, “It makes me very sad that people would use the brutality of our son’s death for their own political purposes.”

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Pulitzer Prize-winner reveals why the White House thinks Trump’s Ukraine scandal ‘can be spun as positive’

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Despite the growing movement for impeachment, advisors to President Donald Trump believe the bombshell reports about soliciting foreign election interference from Ukraine can be "spun as a positive" for the president's 2020 re-election campaign.

Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post, was interviewed about the thinking of Trump's advisors by MSNBC's Steve Kornacki on Monday.

"This is a White House, a Trump White House, that is used to being under siege. There was of course the two-and-a-half-year saga with the Mueller investigation culminating in the Mueller report, Mueller’s testimony recently. There have been a million other controversies, flare-ups, moments when the White House was forced to defend a comment from the president, allegation against the president, these sorts of things," Kornacki noted.

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Pelosi may start ‘Select Panel’ for Trump impeachment after latest Ukraine bombshells: report

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As the movement in Congress to impeach President Donald Trump continues to grow, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is considering starting a select committee to focus the investigations into President Donald Trump.

"As House Democrats find themselves once more navigating the tricky politics of impeachment, a new idea is being floated by several members: creating a select panel of members that would handle those responsibilities," The Daily Beast reported Monday evening. "A senior Democratic aide tells The Daily Beast that the idea of a select panel has 'been raised by some members' as a way to consolidate impeachment proceedings around Donald Trump."

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Latest Democrat to back impeachment did so live on MSNBC: ‘We have no choice’

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Yet another Democrat is backing impeachment following the latest revelations that Donald Trump allegedly solicited foreign election interference from Ukraine in return for military aid.

The movement for impeachment grew significantly on Monday.

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