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Thursday, October 24, 2013

10-23-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Oct 23, 2013  

 

·       John-McCain-Considering-Running-Again-For-US-Senate

 

·       McCain-Issues-Threat-To-Arizonans-Considering-2016-Run  Sen. John McCain appeared on the Barry Young Show announcing that he is considering another Senate run in 2016. The senior senator will be 80-years-old by that time and apparently, he has a pressing need to remain relevant – at least in his own mind. A section of McCain’s interview from Young’s show on KFYI can be heard in the following link:  Sen. McCain on Barry Young Show  The REAL McCain confronted by REAL constituents Interesting to note that in some news circles, there is speculation that if McCain runs in 2016, he will be targeted by tea party groups.

 

·       McCain-Shoos-Constituent-From-Phoenix-Town-Hall-Defends-Conservative-Record

 

·       John-McCain-Reliable-Senator “… You’re Only Here To Campaign Anyway …You Sure As Hell Don’t Represent The People Of Arizona”

·       McCain Polling Better Than Cruz After Shutdown

 

·       Congressman Matt Salmon (R-Az)  and Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA)  have launched the Congressional Algae Caucus, an effort to provide a forum for Members of Congress and their staffs to learn about and interact with the nascent algae industry.“Algae-based products deserve a chance to compete on a level playing field with other technologies,” said Salmon. “In my own state we are already seeing the economic development that is possible from a thriving algae sector, from jobs to research and development.  High tech jobs will help grow our economy and through this caucus, I hope to draw attention to the great economic and environmental benefits of algae production.” – Salmon and Peter co-chair the caucus committee.   Information: scottpeters.house.gov/congressionalalgaecaucus. 

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar Will Be In The Yavapai County Republican Headquarters conference room, 112 B E. Union St., Prescott at 2 pm, Oct 24 to chat with constituents. Contact: Penny Pew at (928) 308-2033 or Republican Headquarters  at (928) 776-4500.

 

·       Sen John McCain’s Staff Is Holding Veterans Informational Forum at 12:30 pm, Oct 25 in the North End Community Center, 160 East 1st St in Yuma. The forum will provide information regarding the new Fully Developed Claims (FDC) process, created to expedite the claims process for veterans.  McCain’s staff, as well as representatives from the Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VA) and local Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) will be present to brief veterans and answer questions regarding the new process. This forum is aimed at explaining the FDC process for new claims only – VA representatives and VSOs will not be able to answer questions regarding existing claims. Additional forums will be held in the coming weeks in Prescott, Cottonwood, Flagstaff and Payson. Contact:  (602) 952-2410 McCain’s Phx office.

 

·       Parking Lot Gatherings And Internet Chatter are sometimes more interesting than the formal meetings. CD1 candidates Adam Kwasman, Andy Tobin and Gary Keihne were the reported topic of chatter following a recent conservative forum. Campaign rhetoric doesn’t erase Tobin and Kwasman’s legislative passage expanding ‘Obamacare’ with many voters. Kwasman enlisting ‘expand Medicaid’ legislators TJ Shope and Ethan Orr, as his campaign managers drew lively commentary as well.  Of course, Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake were ‘villians’ on various issues as well.

 

·       The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will meet at 2 pm, Oct 24 at the Evans House, 1100 W. Washington Blvd, Phx. See:  Agenda Info   602-542-5221. Mtg will not be streamed online. (No live meeting).

 

·       Phx City  Councilman Sal Diciccio:  'Mayor Refuses Vote on Real Proposal To Stop Pension Spiking, Keeps Promise To Unions But Breaks Promise to Voters'  DiCiccio pensionstatement

  

·     Phx City Council Members Diciccio And Waring Call For Reconsideration Of Pension Reform   DiCiccio, Waring pension statement

 

·       Congressman Matt Salmon Is Looking For Summer Semester Interns for his Washington, DC and his new office in Gilbert.An internship in a Congressional office provides an opportunity to receive hands-on experience for college students who are interested in government, politics and public service. Internship candidates can expect a positive, fast-paced environment where they can learn and develop research, communicative, and leadership skills. Ideal candidates are team players who possess a strong work ethic and communication skills.  The deadline to apply for the spring semester is November 7th.  Applicants: here.

 

·       The Chino Valley Pachyderm Is Hosting An Arizona Constitution Seminar starting at 10:30 am, Nov. 23 in the Living Faith Center, 7225 N. Coyote Springs Rd., Prescott Valley. Speakers: AZ Attorney General Tom Horne, Former Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce, AZ Sen. Chester Crandell; Constitution Attorney’s  Steve Moss and Shane Krauser. $20 per person, includes box lunch. RSVP required and paid in advance.  Make checks payable to:  Pachyderm Coalition and mail to Sue Goodchild, 1905 W. Rd. 2 South, Chino Valley, AZ 86323.

 

·       The JLBC Staff Reports Monthly To The Legislature On The Status Of General Fund Revenue collections and other fiscal issues. This report can be found on the following link: www.azleg.gov/jlbc.htm.   Among the key points of the document:

1.     September General Fund revenues increased by 2.4% compared to the prior year, but were $(25.1) million below the enacted budget forecast. This lower than expected revenue growth was largely due to a significant amount of Corporate Income Tax refunds processed in early September. Year-to-date, FY 2014 revenues are 3.8% above FY 2013 and are $(17.4) million below the enacted budget forecast.

2. As for the good news, sales tax collections were 6.7% above September 2012 and $4.8 million above the monthly forecast. For the first quarter of the fiscal year, sales tax revenues are 7.0% above the prior year and $13.1 million above forecast.

3. The state’s fiscal health can also be measured by the operating fund balance. The state pays its bills out of the operating fund balance, which consists of the General Fund and certain dedicated funds. The operating balance as of mid-October 2013 is $1.8 billion. In addition, the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund has a balance of $454.4 million.

4. Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) revenues consist of gasoline and use fuel (diesel) tax, motor carrier fees (commercial carriers), vehicle license tax and registration fees, and various other fees. HURF collections of $102.8 million in September were up $2.5 million, or 2.5%, compared to September of last year. Year-to-date revenues are 2.6% above collections in the prior year, and are $4.9 million above the budget forecast.

5. Our next legislative session does not begin until January 13. However, activity at the Capitol is beginning to pick up as members begin working on bills for 2014.  - Sen John McComish, Rep Bob Robson and Rep Jeff Dial.

 

·       Dr. Carl Goldberg Has Offered To Make His Presentation “What Non-Muslims Need to know about Islam and Why” (Islam as Ideology)  to any Republican groups. Contact: cgoldberg4@cox.net

 

·       Attn. GOP Candidates:  If you would like to have your candidacy announcement, fundraisers, speaking engagements, block walks etc posted in the Briefs or calendar, please forward your information to repcomm@cox.net by Friday noon. In fairness to all candidates, Briefs does NOT post pre-primary endorsements.

 

Oct 24 GOP Events

·       Oct 24 -National Federation Of Republican Women (In Conjunction With The Arizona Federation) Campaign Management School scheduled from 8 am to 4:30 pm, at the Prescott Resort/Conference Center, 1500 State Route 69, Prescott. See www.azfrw.com or www.nfrw.com for info.

 

·       Oct 24 - National Federation Of Republican Women (In Conjunction With The Arizona Federation) Campaign Management School.  8 am to 4:30 pm, at the Prescott Resort/Conference Center, 1500 State Route 69, Prescott. Registration  is $90.  See www.azfrw.com or www.nfrw.com for info.

·       Oct 24 - LD24 ( normally 3rd Thru) 7 pm, AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Election of  first vice chairman, recording secretary and treasurer. Speakers: Laddie Shane - AZGOP PC training program and his candidacy for the Scottsdale School Board; and  immediate past AZGOP Chairman and author Tom Morrissey. Contact: Chr LD24 Chr  Brian Kaufman  480-442-2424   bkaufx@gmail,com  http://azld24republicans.org/

·       Oct 24 – Politics on the Rocks. (4th Thurs) 6 pm, The Mint, 7373 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale.  Contact: Charles A. Jensen    Politics on the Rocks

Oct 25 & 26 GOP EVENTS

·       Oct 25 - Liberty Amendment Dinner (supports the initiative for state’ use of Article V to pass a balanced budget amendment to the US constitution),  El Conquistador  Resort, 10000 N Oracle, Oro Valley. $50 per person. Contact: Jeff Utsch jeff@managearizona.com  (520) 977-7946.

·       Oct 26 – SUN CITY GRAND REPUBLICAN INTEREST GROUP. (4th Sat) 9 am, 19781 N. Remington Dr. Chaparral Center - Hopi Room. Speaker:  Chief Frazier, Surprise Chief of Police.  Contacts Dick Mayfield at richard.mayfield@cox.net or 623 217-2110; or Ginny Nyre at gnyre@cox.net or 623-544-7187.

·       Oct 26  - Shane Krauser's radio show  (960 AM 5 pm every Saturday) Call in at 602.508.0960 (Phoenix area) or 888.960.9696 (outside of Phoenix).

·       Oct 26  – Voice Of Veterans Talk Show (every Sat) 3-5 pm, Host: Vernon Bagley with co-host Phil Mason.  NBC 1260 AM, 96.1 FM.  Questions: 480-423-1260. Contact: Bagley at vbagley@azgop.org or MAVS@azgop.org   VOICE OF THE VETERANS

·       Oct 26 - Steve Kates’ “A Call To Rights” Radio Show. (Sat)  Noon to 2 pm, KFNX 1100 AM   Call in 602-277-5369.  

 

·        APS To Revise Its Plan In Solar-Subsidy Debate

·        $4 Million In Marijuana Seized During Shutdown

·        Advocates: Case Leads To Awareness Of Safe Baby Law

·        Former Glendale Official Won't Appeal His Firing

·        Judge-Orders-Release-Records-With-Pension-Info

·        Arizona Jail Builds Sweat Lodge For Inmates

·        Montini: Phoenix Politics ‘All In The Family,’ Sadly

·        Judge Denies Former Cave Creek Manager’s Request

·        Senator-Yee-Personal-Finance-Instruction-Will-Lead-To-Better-Choices

·        Mass-Shooting-Thwarted-Arizona-Concealed-Carrier, Think-Socialist-Gun-Grabbers-Will-Mention

·        Judgment-Day-For-Nazi-Police-Chief   Spotlight On Cop Who Frogmarched Woman From Quartsite Meeting

·        Arizona-Advocates-For-Reform-Try-To-Take-Immigration-Appeal-Directly-Tospeaker-John-Boehner

·        EPA-Should-Go-With-Option-To-Keep-Navajo-Generating-Station-Open

·        Mayors-Urge-US-Senate-To-Pass-Law-Keeping-More-Casinos-Out-Of-Phoenix-Area

·        Remembering The 'Trunk Murderess' Case

·        What People Don't Know About UN And Constitution Is Killing America

·        White Southern Democrat Burns Cross On Tea Party's Lawn

·        Establishment-GOP-Didnt-Fight-End-Obamacare-Now-Cant

·        GOP: Washington-Generals …If John McCain and John Boehner were the head coach and offensive coordinator of any football team in the country, at any level, would they still have a job?


AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA  Updated Daily

·         Arizona-Bruce-Ash-Op-Ed-On-Obamas-Pick  Committeeman Speaks Out On President Obama's Pick Dick Griffin For NLRB.

·        Randy-Pullen-Gearing-Up-To Run For State Treasurer

·        ICYMI-American-Freedom-By-Barbara

SEEINGREDAZ

·        McCain Tells Town Hall He’s A “Reagan Republican”

·        Guv Candidate Christine Jones: DUI Convictions, Jail Time, A “Mistake”

·       AZ Rep├║blica, Valdez: No Relevancy To Real World

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Arizona Common Core State Standards Symposium

VOICE OF THE VETERANS

      ·        NSA-Spying-People-Outside-Protection-Law  By Steve Bowers, Retired U.S. Army, One Tour In Iraq, One Tour In Afghanistan

GILBERT WATCH  See daily updates

·        Have Arizona Teachers Received Gag Orders To Not Oppose Common Core?

·        Deceptive Gilbert Override Signs

·        Dr. Sandra Stotsky At Civitas Common Core Forum

·        Common Core Symposium - 10/30/2013

ESPRESSOPUNDIT

·        I Was Told There Would Be No Math

ALLENWESTREPUBLIC

·        Failure To Have A Trained And Ready Military Is Potentially Catastrophic, If Not Treasonous.

·        I Felt That President Obama, The Champion Of Civility In Political Discourse, Would Schedule A Press Event Today

·        Until America Produces A President With Resolve, Who Understands The History Of This Enemy, We Shall Not Prevail 

FLOYD REPORTS     Daily updates

·        Obamacare Hotline Employee: Nobody Likes Obamacare

·        Liberal Jon Stewart Mercilessly Mocks Obamacare Snafu

ARIZONAFREEDOMALLIANCE   Daily updates

·         They-Come-To-America-II-Presentation

·        Ten-Biggest-Lies-Of-The-Showdown

 

AZGOP

·       A Recent Poll Commissioned By The Arizona Republican Party, shows that while many voters are frustrated with Washington politics, voters in our state still look to Republicans to lead on the issues and will be looking to vote Republican in 2014. Republicans currently hold every statewide office and have majorities in the both the State Senate and House of Representatives. "There is a lot of voter frustration with the divided government we have in Washington, and the impact it's having here in Arizona," said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.  "But what we're hearing from voters is that they are looking to Republicans to maintain a united state government, because the GOP has a good track on everyone's top issue: creating jobs and growing our economy."

The poll shows 43% of voters would support a Republican candidate for governor while only 37% would support a Democrat.  Additionally, the survey showed that voters are 70% less likely to vote for a lobbyist. "The Democrats have two problems: voters don't trust them on economic issues and their only candidate for governor is a lobbyist," said Graham. "The Republican candidates for governor reflect a lot of business and job-creation experience, and voters are telling us that Republicans overall have the ability to address their top concern: job creation."

The survey pool reflects Arizona's electoral landscape, where Republicans hold a five percent voter registration advantage and an eight percent turnout advantage. Magellan Strategies conducted the survey on Oct 14 and 15.  AZGOP.org

 

SHUTDOWN

·        78%-Didn’t-Miss-Government-During-Shutdown

 

ILLEGALS, IMMIGRATION, BORDERS

·        Video: Obama’s DOJ Giving Grenades To Drug Cartels 

 

DEPT OF JUSTICE

·        Video: Obama’s DOJ Giving Grenades To Drug Cartels

 

SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS/GUN CONTROl

·        Obamacare Tech Firm Tried, Failed To Build Gun Registry In Canada

·        The Sunshine State Moves To Fortify The 2nd Amendment Against Federal Infringements

·        Video: Watch Combat Vets Rally For Second Amendment

·        Mass-Shooting-Thwarted-Arizona-Concealed-Carrier, Think-Socialist-Gun-Grabbers-Will-Mention

·        Are Americans Ready To Accept A Police State? … If You Are Living In A State That Does Not Recognize Your Right To Keep And Bear Arms

  

NSA/SPYING

·        What You Need To Know About Microsoft’s Spying Ways

 

IRS

·        Video: IRS Scandal: Targeting Evidence Leading Straight To Obama

·        IRS Aid-More-$110B-Improper-Tax-Credits

 

IMPEACHMENT/TREASON/REMOVAL

·        Articles Of Impeachment Filed By Black Republicans

 

HILLARY

·        ARE THE CLINTONS IN TROUBLE AGAIN?

 

SCANDALS/LEAKS

·        Emails: White House, State Department Coordinated With Journalist On National Security Leaks

 

TERRORISTS

·        The Growing Terror Threat From Radical Women Converts

 

FIRST AMENDMENT/FREE SPEECH

·        More Colleges Suppress Constitution

 

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Liberalism's War On Women

·        154,000-Fewer-Women-Held-Jobs-September-Female-Participation-Labor - Female Participation In Labor Force Matches 24-Year Low

 

CULTURAL WARS/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        Is This Proper-American-Muslim-Response-To Jihad-In America?

·       Finally, Some Good News Out Of Washington   Bishop Donald Wuerl, The Head Of The Catholic Archdiocese Of Washington D.C., Has Found His “Inner St. Michael” And Decided To Fight Back Against The Constant Anti Catholic Attacks From King Barack.

 

VETERANS/MILITARY

·        Ft Hood Soldiers: Army Calls Christians & Tea Party "Terror Threats?"

·        Army-Briefing-Tells-Soldiers-That-Christians-And-Tea-Party-Members-Are-A-Threat-To-The-Nation

·        Senior Master Sgt. Relieved Of Position Because Of Christian Faith

·        West Needs To Heed Iran's 'Kill, Kill Again' Message   By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, Usmc (Ret)

·        Troops' 2014 Pay Raise Comes Into Focus

·        Retiree Cost-Of-Living Adjustment Still Unknown

·        Forrestal-Navy-First-Supercarrier-Sold-For-1-Penny

·        Why I Would Not Join The Military Today

·        Video: Watch Combat Vets Rally For Second Amendment

·       Shutdown Sent Commissary Sales Through Roof

·        Shocking-Admission-Army-Preparedness-Training-Last-6-Months

·        List-Of-17-Generals-High-Ranking-Military-Officials-Purged-By-Dictator-Obama

·        Obama Leaves American Pow To Rot In Afghanistan - Provides Only Excuses

·        Marine-Blaine-Cooper-To-John-McCain: I-Would-Have-You-Arrested-For-Treason

·        American Pow Languishes In Afghanistan – Bureaucrats Do Nothing

·        The-$7 billion-Warship-Rule-Waves-US-Navys-Largest-Destroyer-Built-Gets-Ready-Set-Sail 

 

WHISTLEBLOWERS

·        CNN-Is-Paid-By-Islamic-Supremacist-Regimes-Not-To-Report-Damaging-Stories

 

FEDERAL

·        Budget Deal Allows For January Federal Pay Raise

·        Post-Office-$5-Billion-Default

 

COURTS

·        Supreme Court Asked To Stop Government Discrimination Against Church Signs   Arizona Church

·        Lawsuit Against Obamacare Subsidies - Federal Judge Denies Government Request To Dismiss Case

 

CONGRESSIONAL

·        House-Democrats-Angry-At-Botched-Obamacare-Website-Rollout

·        What Questions Do Lawmakers Want Sebelius To Answer?

·        Dem Unease Grows On Health Law Lawmakers Cite Website Woes In Call For Delay In Penalties For The Uninsured

·        Rand Paul’s New Amendment Would Make It Illegal For Congress To Exempt Themselves From Their Own Laws

·        Dick-Durbin-Stands-By-Comments-On-GOP

·        Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Pleads For Higher Taxes, More Government Spending, Big Farm Bill, No Cuts In Food Stamps

·        Red-State-Democrats Propose Changes To Obamacare

·        GOP-Congresswoman-Scolds-Cnns-Carol-Costello-Youre-Getting-Awfully-Angry

 

ENERGY

·        Native-Americans-Are-Among-Chief-Victims-Of-Big-Greens-War-On-Coal

·        Big-Oil-Extortion-Story-The-Left-Doesnt-Want-You-To-Know

·        The Great American Wind Power Fraud

 

WELFARE

·        Study: Food Stamps Most Rapidly Growing Welfare Program

 

LAYOFFS/UNEMPLOYMENT

·        The Us Labor Force Participation Rate Is At A 35 Year Low

·        90,609,000-Americans-Not-Labor-Force-Climbs-Another-Record

·       154,000-Fewer-Women-Held-Jobs-September-Female-Participation-Labor

 

ECONOMY

·        Has GM Used Taxpayer Dollars To Send Jobs Overseas?

 

OBAMACARE aka ACA/MEDICAL/HEALTH

·        Obamacare-Website Developers: It's Not Our Fault

·        Obamacare-Contractors-Dont-Blame-Us

·        Obamacares-Impact-On-Seniors

·        Liberal Jon Stewart Mercilessly Mocks Obamacare Snafu

·        Insurance-Brokers-Frustrated-With-Health-Care-Law

·        Video: Obamacare Hotline Employee: Nobody Likes Obamacare

·        No-You-Cannot-Do-That-Trying-To-Buy-Obamacare-Over-The-Phone

·        Lawsuit Against Obamacare Subsidies - Federal Judge Denies Government Request To Dismiss Case

·        White House May 'Align' Obamacare Signup Dates

·        Obama Allies Join In Criticism Of Healthcare Website Even Democrats Who Support Obamacare Suggest That Parts May Need To Be Postponed If Changes Aren't Made Quickly. Some Call On President Obama To Hold People Accountable For The Problems

·        Did Obamacare Cause An Increase In Part-Time Jobs? No Says Ritholtz And Reuters; I Say Yes

·        Single Payer System: Was The Disastrous Obamacare Rollout Designed To Push Us Towards That?

·        YOUR TAX $: Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens Get $130,000 In Taxpayer Money To Peddle Obamacare

·        Fail: New Obamacare Website Snag ‘Dramatically Underestimates’ Health Costs

·        The Sebelius Double Standard: Refusing To Sign Up For Obamacare [Video]

·        Obamacare Wipes Out More Than 1 Million Plans

·        Is This The Case That Blows Up Obamacare?

·        Obama's Ex-Bodyguard Losing Health Coverage

·        Hundreds Of Thousands Losing Health Plans

·        Doctors In Congress: Obamacare Worse Than You Think         

·        The-Administration-Knew-Healthcare-Gov-Would-Be-A-Disaster

·        Obamacare Rollout: Broken Promises, Outright Lies, And Frustrated Citizens

 

EDUCATION/INDOCTRINATION

·        Schools Banning Lunches From Home To Push Socialist Agenda

·       Population Control Agenda: Now Being Relentlessly Pushed In American Public Schools

 

COMMON CORE

Aka AZ's College And Career Ready Standards

 

·        Education Expert Speaks Out: Common Core Is Social Engineering

 

DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

·        Homeland-Security-Spends-80-Million-On-Armed-Guards-For-Civil-Disturbances

 

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Dick-Cheney: Obama-Without-A-Clue    Former VP Unloads On President's Health-Care Plan
Obamas-Ex-Bodyguard-Losing-Health-Coverage
   'My Plan Was Canceled, Simple As That'

·        White House, Dick Durbin At Odds  Durbin-Stands-By-Comments-On-GOP

·        Rose Garden Fainting Was Not Obama’s First Staged Fainting

·        Obama To Insurers: Keep Enrollment Numbers Quiet

·        Report: White House Responsible For Obamacare Website Fiasco

·        Watch How Jay Carney Handles Being Pelted With Questions About Obamacare Website Disaster

·        White House Not Transparent On Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

·        Obama Pick For NLRB Was Dick Griffin Top Lawyer For Union Tainted By Mob Ties, History Of Corruption

·        CBS: Obama-Headed-Toward-Credibility-Death-Spiral-One-False-Promise-Another

·        Obama: Dont-Listen-Anyone But Me

·        Obama Adm Knew Healthcare Website Would Crash

 

INTERNATIONAL

·        Saudis-Major-Shift-Away-From-US-Called-National-Security-Threat

·        CA Pastor Arrested In Iran While Protesting Imprisonment Of Christians

 

 

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