Saturday, August 10, 2013

8-9-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Aug 9, 2013


·       Day 4: 1 Congressional Hearing and 1 Town Hall scheduled during our Congressman’s five week break from Washington: 

·       Congressional Hearing on IRS Abuse/EPA Overreach: Aug 22 – 3:30-7:30 pm, Mesa Arts Center (Virginia G. Piper Repertory Theater) in Mesa.   See details below. Event flyer: HERE

·       CD4 Townhall: Sept 24 - CD4 Paul Gosar, 6 pm, 7401 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley


·       Congressional Hearing on IRS/EPA: (AZ-04) joined by Congressmen Matt Salmon (AZ-05), David Schweikert (AZ-06) and Trent Franks (AZ-08), will host a congressional hearing on I.R.S. abuse and E.P.A. overreach at 3 pm, Aug 22 in Virginia G. Piper Repertory Theater, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. This hearing was previously scheduled for July 1, but was postponed due to the tragic Yarnell Hill Fire.

The hearing will take place at the Mesa Arts Center (Virginia G. Piper Repertory Theater) in Mesa, Arizona.

Attorney General Tom Horne and State Representative Brenda Barton will also offer testimony. Representatives from Tea Party groups, industry associations and businesses will testify as well.

The hearing will be for purposes of taking testimony from constituents in regards to problems or concerns they have with the IRS or the EPA. Witnesses will also offer testimony on the impact a closure of the Navajo Generating Station would have on Arizona. These issues not only impact Arizonans, but also affect Americans across the country. 

·       Contact your Arizona Senators:

·       Contact your Arizona Representatives

·       1st Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D]

·       2nd Rep. Ron Barber [D]

·       3rd Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D]

·       4th Rep. Paul Gosar [R]     928-445-1683               202-225-2315

·       5th Rep. Matt Salmon [R] 480-699-8239  202-225-2635

·       6th Rep. David Schweikert [R] 480-946-2411   202-225-2190

·       7th Rep. Ed Pastor [D]

·       8th Rep. Trent Franks [R] 623-776-7911 202- 225-4576

·       9th Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D]


·       Condolences To Gayle And Doug Salter on their loss of the son David Salter who died early this morning.  Cards can be sent to 18155 N. Sterling Drive, Surprise, AZ. 85374. The Salter’s have been very active in the Arizona Federation of Women’s Clubs and west valley GOP activities for several years.


·       Sen John McCain Spent The Day At The Grand Canyon with officials from the Arizona Game and Fish Dept., US Fish and Wildlife and the National Parks Service discussing ways to protect the endangered California Condors.  Several condors have died from ingestion of lead shellings  in the Arizona/Utah border area. Condors were re-introduced to Arizona in the mid-90s.  McCain met with the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce later this afternoon.


·       Hugh Hallman, Candidate For Governor, And Adam Kwasman, candidate for Congress from CD-1, will be speaking at the Coconino County Republican Committee's PC meeting on October 19th. The meeting is from 9:30-11:30 at Mc Coy Motors in Flagstaff. Everyone is welcome, but if you are not a CCRC PC, please RSVP to the County Chairwoman, Joy Staveley, at  a week prior to the meeting so they can be sure to have enough chairs for everyone.


·       Congressman Matt Salmon and former general counsel and EMP Christine Jones will address LD25 at 7 pm, Aug 15.


·       Nick Dranias Of The Goldwater Institute will speak to the  6:30 pm, Aug 12 Arizona Project members, debating the merits of the Arizona Power Consumers Coalition’s presentation Thayer Vershoor recently made.  The question is regulation or deregulation. The debate will be held at the AP office, 3375 E. Shea Blvd, #2, Phx. Contact: Chairman Ron Ludders at 602-677-1496.


·       The Arizona Vietnam Veterans’ Dinner is planned for Oct 5 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale with registration/no host bar at 5:30 pm and the program beginning at 6 pm. $45 per person. Business attire/casual or Army Class A or service equivalent is appropriate. RSVP: Joseph E. Abodeely, AZ Military Museum Director, at 520-868-6777 or mail check payable to Abodeely at  AZ Military Museum, 9014 N. Wealth Road, Maricopa, AZ 85139.


·       Hwy 69 Republicans Will Hear Carl Goldberg address ‘What Non-Muslims Need To Know About Islam’ at the  6 pm, Aug 12 meeting at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. AZ Hwy 69, Dewey, Az 86327. ( 5 pm social hour). RSVP: FOR SEATING TO 928-632-4661or email: with "Hwy 69 August 12th Mtg"in the subject line.  ‘Buz’ Williams, conservative columnist, is scheduled for Sept 9. AZ Supt of Education will there on Oct. 14.


·       Anti-Medicaid Expansion petitions will be available to sign at the Aug 10 (8 am-5 pm ) constitutional seminars scheduled at the Thomas Jefferson Center, 1355 S. Clearview, Mesa.  Petition Volunteers: Contact -  Edna Haws   Seminar registration Register Now


·       LD6 Rep Bob Thorpe Is Asking For Help for people who have flood damage in the recent flagstaff floods. Details, go to


·       Karen MacKean Is In Charge Of Gathering “Veto Obrewer Care” Petitions in the Show Low area.  She needs volunteers to help man petition signing tables  between 10 am and 4 pm, at the Aug 10 and 11 gun show at the Show Low Elks Lodge, 805  E. Whipple. Contact MacKean at 520.444.6880.


·       Phoenix Voters Can Cast An Early Ballot for the Phoenix City Council Elections during business hours at Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., 15th floor, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 23.  Other early voting sites will be open on Saturday, Aug. 10 are:

o   Saturday, Aug. 10 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

o   Mesquite Library, 4525 E. Paradise  Village Pkwy.

o   Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St.

o   South Mountain Community Center, 212 E. Alta Vista Road


·       Governor Jan Brewer late today received word from the Obama Administration that it had denied the state’s request for a federal Major Disaster Declaration in response to the Yarnell Hill Fire.  Brewer’s statement:  “I am deeply troubled by the Obama Administration’s decision to deny much-needed recovery assistance in the wake of Arizona’s deadliest wildfire. This designation would have provided critical aid to citizens most impacted by the fire. The State of Arizona continues to mourn this tragedy, which took the lives of nineteen of our bravest first responders. While no amount of federal assistance could ever ease the pain of such an extraordinary loss, it would have provided significant financial relief to Yarnell and Peeples Valley. Local residents are under enough emotional stress as they work to pick up the pieces and put their communities back together. Wondering how or if they will recover their losses should be the last of their worries.

“In the days after the fire, I appreciated the call I received from President Obama, during which he pledged to support our state during its time of great need. I was even more encouraged when Vice President Biden reiterated that commitment at the memorial service for the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots. With today’s denial of the state’s request, Arizonans are left questioning what help they were willing to give. I was hopeful the federal government would recognize the exceptionally devastating circumstances surrounding this tragedy, and support Arizona’s request.

“The State will review its options regarding an appeal of this misguided decision. We will continue to do everything in our power to assist in that effort. Rest assured, that is a pledge that will not be broken.”


·       Robert Graham, Chairman Of The Arizona Republican Party, formed a committee of Republican election experts to monitor the ongoing work of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Committee through the 2020 redistricting process. "The 2010 redistricting results left Arizona voters with a destructive redrawing of our communities and did a terrible injustice to our elected representatives and the constituents they serve," said Graham.  "We are going to be fully prepared to look out for the interests of our voters, and I am excited that these fine people have agreed to serve and ensure that the next process is conducted with fairness and transparency."

Graham appointed the following members to the committee, with Mike Liburdi agreeing to serve as the chairman.  Liburdi is an experienced elections and voting rights attorney.

o   Auggie Barton, CD7

o   Lynne Breyer, CD6

o   Jake Brown, CD9

o   David Bushman, CD9

o   Jeff DeWitt, CD8

o   Harold Hough, CD3

o   Alice Lara, CD7

o   Mike Liburdi, Chairman

o   LG Mace, CD4

o   John Platt, CD5

o   John Saline, CD1

o   Eric Spencer, CD8

o   Kelly Townsend, CD5

o   Michael Ward, CD4

o   Benny White, CD2


Message from Clint Bolick, Goldwater Institute:  This week, on behalf of two candidates and a committee of citizen-activists, we asked a court to allow us to defend a recently passed campaign finance law that is vital to protecting Arizonans' First Amendment freedoms in the elections process. This new law, which enhanced the ability of citizens to support candidates by raising the individual contribution maximum and eliminated restrictions capping the number of political committees who could make donations to candidates, is under attack by local special interest groups, who claim the legislation conflicts with a voter-protected measure passed 15 years ago.

In our request to the court this week on behalf of State Senator Steve Pierce, legislative candidate Thomas Grier and the Southern Arizona Political Action Committee, we dispute that this new law violates that earlier statute, and we assert that if this new law is struck down, Arizonans' First Amendment rights to free speech and the freedom to associate and support candidates as a group will be in jeopardy.

This is not the first time we've worked to defend free speech in the elections process. In 2010, we won a U.S. Supreme Court victory striking down an illegal campaign finance scheme called "matching funds" that similarly endangered the First Amendment rights of Arizonans engaged in the electoral process. It is vital that we protect the First Amendment rights of both candidates and activists and supporters alike. The support of friends like you makes this important work possible. I look forward to keeping you updated as this case proceeds. - Clint Bolick


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·        Feds Close Probes Into 2 Arizona Border Shootings

·        City Manager Discusses Reasons For Leaving

·        McCain Clout Helps Bridge Partisan Gap

·        Ex-Go Daddy Exec Enters GOP Governor Race

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·        Phoenix-Area Officers Helped Keep Obama Safe During His Visit

·        Nasa Visits Satellite-Building Company In Gilbert

·        ALERT: House-Fires-Caused-By-Storage-Of-9-Volt-Aa-Batteries-On-The-Rise

·        Nancy Grace Thanks Sheriff Joe For Stopping Death Threat

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·        Petition:  Tell-Congress-Supports-201-To-Stop-Military-Aid-To-Egypt

·        Petition: Tell-Congress-Keep-Presidential-Term-Limits-Oppose-Hj-Res-15

·        Petition: Tell-Congress-Reject-Feinsteins-2013-Assault-Weapons-Ban

·        Petition: Tell Congress To Refuse The U.N. Small Arms Treaty Select Here

·        Petition: Tell Congress "No United Nations Internet Control" Select Here

·        Petition: Tell Congress To Oppose Online Sales Taxes Select Here


·        AZGOP-Redistricting-Committee-Appointed

·        Citizen's Birdeye View Of Obama's Visit To Phoenix Arizona Video


·        “Schumer Republicans” Ready To Sell Us Out    McCain, Flake’s Co-Gangster Schumer Enthralled By GOP’s Amnesty Scheme

·        Sheriff Joe Arpaio Arms Deputies With AR-15 Rifles

·        McCain: Obama’s Ace Muslim Brotherhood Negotiator

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·        The-Filthy-Filner-Cover-Up




·        President-Obamas-Surprise-Revelation-Of Sealed-Benghazi-Indictment  Leaving Some Wondering If He Crossed A Legal Line.

·        Issa Demands More Documents Over Benghazi Talking Points

·        Benghazi Suspect Says He’s ‘Having A Normal Life,’ Denies Charges

·        CNN Report Slams Wh On Benghazi: “Inconsistent, Conflicting, Inaccurate”

·        US Files Charges Against Benghazi Attack Suspects, Official Says

·        Benghazi Bombshell: Senator Says Syrian Arms Shipments Would Have Been Illegal - Dick Morris

·        Rand Paul Exclusive: Hold Obama Accountable For Benghazi Cover-Up

·        Rep. Steve Stockman: Benghazi Charges Mask Cover-Up



·        Congressman Calls For Immediate Termination Of Holder



·        Ark. Attorney General Says School Must Name Teachers In Gun Program

·        To The Dir Of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Policies Like Yours Killed My Aunt

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·        Obama Lied Claiming There’s No Domestic Spying Program

·        Obamacare’s Brave New World Database

·        Snowdens-Email-Provider-Shuts-Down

·        Van Jones: President's Claim Of No Domestic Spying 'Ridiculous'

·        Rep. Amash: Congress Purposely Kept In Dark On Surveillance Efforts

·        Why We Collect Your Data   1984 Is Here

·        National Data Center In Utah

·        NSA Collects 'Word For Word' Every Domestic Communications, Says Former Analyst



·        It’s Not Just The IRS Attacking Conservatives

·        Issa Targets FEC In IRS Investigation

·        IRS-Tea-Party-Targeting-Leads-Directly-To-Obama



·        Video: Black Patriots Demand Impeachment Of Obama

·        Peaceful “Impeach Obama” Protester Assaulted

·        “Impeach Obama” Protesters Greet Obama In Phoenix

·        Editor: Obama Should Be Expelled From Office And Criminally Charged

·        America In Crisis: Impeach, Charge Treason, Or Actively Resist

·        Impeach Obama Protests Erupt Across America

·        Impeach Obama Overpass Demo – Oceanside, California

·        California Quashes Impeach-Obama Protest



·        Cowardly-Congressman-Refuses-Affidavit-On-Obama-Id-Fraud

·        Gallups: How I Know That Obama Was Not Born In The USA

·        Congressman Confirms He Has Bill About Obama ID Fraud



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·        Don’t Hold Your Breath For A Fox Movie Bashing Hillary



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·        MX Court Releses Drug Lord Who Ordered Murder Of DEA Agent

·        Ex-Border-Patrol-Agents-American-Politicians-Helping-Cartels-Invest-Millions-To-Build-Criminal-Network-Inside-US-Ex-Border-Patrol-Agents-American-Politicians-Helping-Cartels-Invest-Millions-To-Build-Criminal-Network-Inside-US

·        Group Demanding Transplants For Illegal Immigrants From Chicago Hospital

·        Amnesty-Bill-Follows-Lawmakers-Home

·        Coulter-On-Fire-Defund-Obamacare: Throw-Out-GOP-Amnesty-Supporters

·        White House Endorses GOP Piecemeal Immigration Strategy

·        Border Agents: Mexican Drug Cartels Operating In US, With Help From U.S. Politicians

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·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras  

·   law enforcement: illegal human and drug traffic.



·        Million-Muslim-March-On-DC-Set-For-9/11/2013



·        Video: Black Patriots Demand Impeachment Of Obama

·        An-Open-Letter-To-White-Black-Brown-And-Yellow-Thugs

·        Media-Blackout: Man-Nearly-Stomped-To-Death-Amid-Shouts-Of-Black-Power

·        Video: Teens Brutally Beating 13-Yr-Old Boy On Fla. School Bus

·        Obama-Administration-To-Track-Diversity-Of-Your-Neighborhood

·        Critics Blast Jackson, Sharpton Over Silence On Florida School Bus Beating

·        Will Bus Driver Be Charged For Not Stopping Brutal Beating?

·        juan Williams: I'm Calling Out Civil Rights Hustlers Sharpton, Dyson



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·        Whats-The-Worst-Thing-You-Could-Say-To-A-Congresswoman-Who-Lost-Her-Legs-In-Battle An IRS contractor named Braulio Castillo hurt his foot playing football in military prep school. He never served in the actual military. Then one day, decades later, he used it to get preferred treatment in government contracts. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs and still could lose her arm from combat injuries, felt that this might just be a touch inappropriate. It gets amazing around 4:30.



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·        Feds Give Millions In Contracts To Firms Owned By Fictitious People

·        DOJ Files Civil Suit Against Bank Of America (+Video)

·        Obama’s DOD Slaps Gag Order On Fort Hood Survivors And Family Members

·        Federal Government Twice As Bankrupt As Detroit

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·        Maryland-Court-Says-Arrest-Of-Illegal-Immigrant-Violated-Her-Constitutional-Rights



·        Cowardly-Congressman-Refuses-Affidavit-On-Obama-ID-Fraud

·        Senators Building ‘Grassroots Army’ To Pressure McConnell, GOP Leadership To Defund Obamacare

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·        Congressman Asked Why They’re Blocking Efforts To Bring Obama To Justice



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·        Gas Lobby Pledges To Keep Up Pressure On Biofuel Program



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·        USDA Sets Goal To Serve 166 M Gov’t Subsidized Meals To Kids This Summer

·        Members, Staff Will Keep Health-Care Subsidies Under Obamacare



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·        Obama Admin. To Gut The Military Because Of Sequestration



·        Obamacare ‘Death Panel’ Faces Opposition

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·        Report: 3 Out Of 4 Detroit Schools Failing

·        Ark. Attorney General Says School Must Name Teachers In Gun Program



·        DHS Grants Tentative Asylum To Illegals Who Crossed Border In Pro-Amnesty Protest


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·        The Presidency & Country Were Diminished By Obama’s Leno Appearance

·        Terror Alerts Everywhere, Obama Goes On Vacation Again

·        Obama Leaked Al-Qaeda Call

·        Media Ignore Obama’s Multiple Gaffes On Leno

·        Did Obama Set Up Embassy Shutdown To Justify Gitmo Release?

·        What-Happened-To-All-The-Promises-Obama-Made: State-Of-The-Union

·        Cold War: Obama Accuses Putin Of Slouching...

·        Russian Minister Tells Us To Behave 'Like Grown-Ups'...

·        In Misstep, President Discusses Sealed Indictment...

·        Obama Makes More Gaffes Than George W. Bush & Sarah Palin Combined

·        Washington Journalists Lower Their Standards To Accommodate Obama

·        The Same Story Keeps Repeating! Jobless Claims Up, But Labor Market “Healing”

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·        Ten Questions Jay Leno Could Have Asked Barack Obama

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