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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2-27-13 MCR Briefs


Feb 27, 2013
·        Obama-Release-Illegal-Immigrants Brewer: Release of Hundreds of Illegals Ahead of Cuts 'Height of Absurdity'
·        Woodward-At-War
·        Woodward: A 'Very Senior' WH Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret" What I'm Doing   Editor’s Note: For those who may not remember - Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein broke the “Watergate” story in the 1970s that brought then Pres. Richard Nixon (R) down.
·        It's A New Bank  This is a hoot until you realize this is what the government is doing.
·        Politics on the Rocks will feature AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and Author James Strock at 6 pm, Feb. 28 at the Montelucia Resort Centro Lounge, 4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley.    politicsontherocks.com
·        LD13 Chairman  Robert Branch will address the Deer Valley Party Tea Party on Medicaid Expansion at 6:30 pm, March 1 at the Deer Valley Airport.  Branch presented Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to the LD13 Republicans (as requested by the Gov when she presented it to LD Chairmen). Branch will be presenting his own take on the plan (which is different than the Gov’s) at the Tea Party meeting. Branch was named one of two “Outstanding LD Chairman” at the AZGOP Chairman’s Award Banquet. Contact: chairman@azgopld13.com
·        Robert Graham, Arizona Republican Party Chairman, is forming a committee of to plan for Arizona's next redistricting process in 2020. The deadline is Feb. 28, to apply for committee membership.  Call AZGOP Headquarters at 602-957-7770 to apply for the nine member committee - one from each Arizona congressional districts. Redistricting each decade after the US Census population counts are completed and is based on the requirements in the U.S. Constitution.  The borders of Arizona's 30 legislative and nine congressional districts were drawn in 2010 by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, but few Republicans are happy with the results.
·        Ray Spitzer Will Coordinate An On-Going Campaign Across Arizona To Combat Agenda 21. Spitzer can be reached at r.spitzer@cox.net or 623-334-2325.
·        Congressman Paul Gosar Kingman Office Grand Opening will be held from 3:30-4:15 pm, March 1 at 310 N. 4th St., Kingman. Following the grand opening, he will be discussing his ‘Downwinders legislation’ to seek compensation and recognition of Mohave county residents suffering from weapons testing radiation. click HERE to learn more.   RSVP: Orlando Watson Orlando.Watson@mail.house.gov
·        Francis Battaglia, President Of The Independent Talk 1100 KFNX in Phoenix, says that KFNX offers up five of the top 10 talk shows in the country Imus In The Morning, mornings 3–6 am., Laura Ingraham 6-8 am,Dennis Miller 10am - 12 noon, Mike Huckabee 1-3 pm., Herman Cain S, afternoons 5–7 pm, and Michael Savage 7-9 pm.
·        Gov Jan Brewer: “I’m Appalled To Learn The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security has begun to release hundreds of illegal aliens from custody, the first of potentially thousands to soon be freed under the guise of federal budget cuts.”
·        Sheriff Paul Babeu:  ICE agents were paid overtime Saturday and Sunday to release over 500 detainees in Pinal County alone.  These criminal illegals were scheduled for deportation, yet now they receive a pardon and once again become the problem of local law enforcement and a burden to the state of Arizona.  The President predicts a doomsday scenario and his plans are already being implemented. Babeu concluded, “President Obama would never release 500 criminal illegals to the streets of his home town, yet he has no problem with releasing them in Arizona.  The safety of the public is threatened and the rule of law discarded as a political tactic in this Sequester Battle.” 
·        President Obama At The National Governors Association mtg, concluded his remarks by saying, “And with that, what I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions.”   This just a few days after he said, “This is the most transparent administration in history, and I can document that is the case.”
• Tom Jenney - Arizona Director  Americans For Prosperity  www.aztaxpayers.org reports that Feb 21, four Republican state senators joined Dems in SB 1182, a Paycheck Protection union reform bill (description below), from passing in the Arizona Senate. The following four Senators, who  joined with all of the Democratic Senators in voting No on SB 1182 can be reached :
 Sen. Rich Crandall (R-Mesa/LD16) 
rcrandall@azleg.gov   602-926-3020
 Sen. Adam Driggs (R-Paradise Valley/LD28)
adriggs@azleg.gov   602-926-3016
 Sen. John McComish (R-Ahwatukee/LD 18)
jmccomish@azleg.gov   602-926-5898
 Sen. Bob Worsley (R-Mesa/LD 25)
bworsley@azleg.gov   602-926-5760
• AZ AFP Director Tom Jenney Is Asking That Voters Contact The Two Gatekeepers In The House Rules Committee, House Speaker Andy Tobin (R-Yavapai County) and House Rules Chairman Bob Robson (R-Ahwatukee/Chandler), and encourage them to allow ALL of the union reform bills to get out of the Rules Committee so they can go to House floor to voted on. Contact Robson at
brobson@azleg.gov and/or 602-926-5549 and Tobin atobin@azleg.gov and/or 602-926-5172
• HB2047 Common Core Curriculum Passed In The House With 9 Republicans voting against it.  See 
http://arizonafreedomalliance.ning.com/group/watching-schools and scroll down to the Discussions Forum to find several postings with talking points. 
• Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has named the team he assembled to help him execute his plans for Republican victories in Arizona in 2014.
 Gretchen Conger Martinez will serve as Chief of Staff,
 Chad Heywood will serve as the party's Executive Director.
 Tim Sifert will continue as Communications Director, and
 Laddie Shane will serve as Graham's Executive Assistant.



·        Freedom Under Fire - Part 2:  This documentary on the failure of the federal government to secure the border includes the last interview given by highly respected Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever before his death. This video was released Feb. 21, 2013.
·        Hitler Survivor Warning America: Wake Up Now! "Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom. No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up."...by lauren lane
·        A Medicaid Expension Forum is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 pm, March 7 at the Loft Cineman, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson. Confirmed: AZ State Senator Steve Farley, AZ Representative Ethan Orr, Dr. Orient, Tom Jenney, AZ Director of Americans for Prosperity, AZ Senator Frank Antenori. An invitation has been extended to the Brewer Administration, the Tucson Metro Chamber Board, and to members of the hospital and insurance lobbies. Open to the public. RSVP: Christine: 520-235-2234 or cb12221@gmail.com
·        Editor’s Note:  Go to Please go to http://briefs.maricopagop.org/ to see the daily posting of the Maricopa County Republican (MCRC) Briefs and the MCRC/GOP Events Calendar. Past issues are listed in the archives on the left hand column.
·        Editor’s Note:  The deadline for calendar event listings is Friday noon. Events occurring in Maricopa, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, and Yavapai currently appear on the calendar as submitted by the various county organizations.  To be added to the list send your information to repcomm@cox.net
·        The LD20 meeting has been rescheduled from March 18 to March 25, according to Chairman Ray Malnar.  7 pm. Washington Elementary School District Office, 4650 W Sweetwater Rd, Phx. Contact: Chr Ray Malnar raymalnar@cox.net
·        Maricopa Board Of Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox Recall efforts.  Contact: Ron Harders at hbaronaz@msn.com
·        “Stop the Recall” on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpairo Recall. Contact: John DeCarlo  stop.the.az.recall@gmail.com or or call 602-486-4725. 

·        Immigrant Release An Outrage But Not The Only Outrage   Laurie Roberts
·          Contact Your Arizona Legislators  www.azleg.gov 
GOLDWATER INSTITUTE  frequent updates
·        Voice Of Veterans” Radio Shows Www.Vovradioshow.Org
SEEINGREDAZ   daily updates
·        McCain, Leftist Pals, Denounce Oscar Contender  Liberal Senators With Too Much Time On Their Hands, Intimidate Academy Awards
·        Lloyd Marcus: Free Man
FLOYD REPORTS     Daily updates
·        Obama’s DHS Makes Targets Of Americans
GILBERT WATCH  Updates
·        Statewide-Tour-Presentation-Discussing-Agenda-21   Dr. Lyle Rapack
·        Arguing Over Argo
 
SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS/GUN CONTROL
ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDER
·        Michael Cutler: On The Radio 8:05 Am, Eastern Time 
·        M3 Report   Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  
·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·        need2no.us   Border News Watch: links to sites on matters of law enforcement for illegal human and drug traffic.
VETERANS
·        A-Special-Kind-Of-No   Over 1,000 former and current Green Berets signed their names to a letter released to the media lobbying against any restrictions whatsoever to gun ownership.
BENGHAZI – GATE
·        Obama's New Libya Update  An American And Three Others Arrested In Benghazi For Preaching Christianity.    
·        Brennan: From Barack To Benghazi    By Doug Hagmann
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT  (NDAA)
GOP/REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)    www.GOP.com
·        Republicans-Address-Minorities-Los-Angeles  RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Held The Party's Growth And Opportunity Project In East Los Angeles Tuesday To Reach Out To Latinos, Asian Americans And Pacific Islanders.
COURTS/JUSTICE
CONGRESSIONAL
·        GOP-Doubles-Down-Against-Lew-On-Medicare-Spending
·        Senate-GOP-Ponders-Shifting-Power-To-Obama-Video  Days before the March 1 deadline, Senate Republicans are circulating a draft bill that would cancel $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts and instead turn over authority to President Barack Obama to achieve the same level of savings under a plan to be filed by March 8.
ENERGY/OIL/EPA/SOLAR
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
OBAMACARE/MEDICAL/HEALTH
EPA
·        My Toilet Doesn't Work   Rand Paul at EPA hearings
·        Review For Keystone XL Has Taken Longer Than The Build Time  Government efficiency:The State Department is expected to release a draft environmental impact statement of the Keystone XL pipeline soon. All signs indicate this new report will echo the findings of previous federal reviews and conclude the project is environmentally sound.
EDUCATION
HOMELAND SECURITY
WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA
·        Republican-Attorneys-General-See-Obama-Misuse-Of-Power  Top Republican legal officials say the Obama administration is reneging on key duties such as border security while overstepping its role through health care mandates and tight regulation of the energy industry, a trend that has led states to heighten their defenses against federal intrusion.
·        President’s Afghan Withdrawal Based on Fraudulent Data? On Tuesday, the NATO command in the Afghan capital of Kabul acknowledged that 'a database error' caused it to report a 7 percent decline in “enemy initiated attacks,” when the actual number remained the same compared to 2011.
·        National Review: Obama Caught Lying About Sequester
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