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4-17-14 MCRC Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

April 17, 2014

 

·       Today Gov Jan Brewer Signed HB 2103, the AzCDL-requested bill extending CCW permit eligibility to those with military service who are least 19 years old. There is still time to send your message to the Governor on the remaining firearms bills that have been sent to her using AzCDL's Legislative Action Center.

 

·       Following A Meeting With The Leaders Of The Phoenix VA Health Care System regarding recent reports of mismanagement and neglect in the system, U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake will hold a press conference at 11 am, Fri, April 18 across the street from the Phoenix VA at Steele Indian School Park. Officials from the Arizona chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will join Senators McCain and Flake at the meeting and press conference.  Senators McCain and Flake last week requested that the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee initiate an investigation and hold hearings as soon as possible. This press conference was originally scheduled at 2 pm at McCain’s Camelback Road office.  Contact: brian_rogers@mccain.senate.gov

 

·       A Meet & Greet for Diane Douglas, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, will scheduled at 6:30 pm, April 18, at the Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave (Southern Ave. between Center St. and Mesa Dr.), Mesa. RSVP hostess LD18 PC hostess Jennifer Reynolds  480-961-4214  AZSchoolChoice@cox.net

 

·       Voting Will Close At Noon April 18 on Congressman Paul Gosar’s 2014 Easter Card ‘People’s Choice’ Competition. To view all the entries, click HERE. Click "like" on a picture to vote for it (Note: you must have a Facebook account to vote). Voting will close April 18 at noon.

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones will conduct a “meet and greet” at 9 am, Fri, April 18 at the Horseshoe CafĂ©, 207 E Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg.

 

·       Jenny-Beth-Martin-On-New-IRS-Revelations: Targeting Tea Party Groups By The IRS. "On Wednesday, we saw another example of how the Obama administration has turned government ‘Of the People’ upside-down.  Instead of the Department of Justice investigating the IRS targeting of innocent Americans, we learned they were preparing to investigate groups like ours with absolutely no evidence of wrongdoing.  And where there is evidence of a crime at the IRS, the Justice Department isn’t interviewing Tea Party Patriots or other victims of IRS abuse.  Instead, there’s collusion with Senate Democrats and the IRS to find ways to prosecute innocent Americans.  The DoJ should change its name to the Department of Injustice. It is unjust and unfair…” www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.

 

·       Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke: Sadly, out of the entire United States of America - Detroit, Camden and Chicago included - Tempe, Arizona was voted the 8th most dangerous suburb to live in. My friends this is simply unacceptable. This is not an issue we can deflect the blame for, point fingers or sweep under the rug any longer. It is a fundamental role of the government to protect your liberty - this includes your life and property. Laying claim to the eighth most dangerous suburb in the country is not acceptable.

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs: “It’s great to see the Arizona legislature expand Education ESA's, especially for children of our fallen Warriors. As a proud Army vet, I commend the Legislature & Arizona Federation for Children for their good work,” said Riggs. He has been a national education leader for the past 18 years, both as a Member of Congress and CEO of the largest national nonprofit dedicated to helping public charter schools finance and build facilities. Riggs has promised to repeal Arizona's participation in Common Core to protect local control of standards, assessments and charter school autonomy, as well as Arizona's state sovereignty and responsibility for K-12 education.

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar Will Meet With The San Tan Valley Small Businessman at 4 pm, April 18 at the Daily Bread Bistro, 5618 East Skyline Drive, San Tan Valley. Click HERE  flyer.

 

·       The Gila County Republican Committee Has Only 200 Tickets To Sell For Its Cash Raffle. First prize is $2,000, 2nd prize is $1,000 and 3rd prize is $500. Winners will be drawn over the Memorial Day weekend. Contact: GCRC Chairman Gary Morris  602-803-7366.

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar Is Conducting A “Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup from 2-4 pm, April 19 between Hwy 89 Marker Post 326 – 327 in Chino Valley. Wear gloves, long pants and boots.  Garbage bags and safety vests provided.Park and Meet at Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, 175 E. Road 2 South, Chino Valley 86323.  RSVP:  Jeremiah Cota at Jeremiah.Cota@mail.house.gov

 

·       LD13 Incumbent Reps Steve Montenegro And Darin Mitchell need volunteers to help walk their neighborhoods to gather petitions signatures to get on the primary ballot for re-election.  Volunteers are needed at 8:30 am until 12:30 pm, lunch provided:

·       Sat. April 19:  Walk neighborhoods in Yuma.

Or if you need petitions sheets for your neighborhoods RSVP to Melissa at : 623-670-8437   montenegro.mel@gmail.com

 

·       CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter needs volunteers to walk with him and gather petitions signatures between 8:45 am and 12:30 pm in the April 19 Ahwatukee Easter Parade/Spring Fling festivities. Gather at the Burger King parking lot, 4805 E Cathedral Rock Dr., Phx. Wear campaign T-shirt, sunscreen & hat. Carry water. please RSVP     www.AndrewWalter2014.com

 

·       Pinal County Republican Committee will feature candidates for the GOP nomination for governor of Arizona on April 19 with a 9:30 am reception and 10 am program at the Union Center, Sun City at Merrill Ranch at 3925 N. Sun City Blvd. in Florence.  Moderator is AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. Future Forums:  May 17 – Congressional District 1, June 21 – State Treasurer and July19 – Justice of the Peace/Constables.

 

·       LD18 House Candidate Jill Norgaard and her Team Norgaard plan walk in the Ahwatukee Easter Parade at 9 am, Sat., April 19 starting at Warner Road and 48th Street. They will have a booth from 11 am-5 pm.  Click here to RSVP

 

·       LD 18 Senate Candidate Tom Morrissey’s Float In 10 am, Sat., April 19 Ahwatukee Kiwanis Easter Parade will broadcast a recording of his last live performance as “The Ohio Express” band performing such hits as “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” and “Chewy, Chewy.  ” Morrissey is sponsoring a “Child Identification” service at his booth as part of the Spring Fling activities following the parade from 11 am to 4 pm at 48th St between Warner/Elliot Roads in Ahwatukee.  

 

·       LD17 Precinct Committeeman will be out in force again Saturday, April 19 for the  Matt Salmon Petition Gathering Day at The Family Easter Celebration between 9 am and noon at the Snediger Sports Complex, 4500 S. Alma School Rd, Chandler. Volunteers are asked to meet at the flagpole at 8:30 am. Bring:  Clipboard, Candidate flyers, Petitions, Pen, Water, Hat & Sunscreen.    Contact: Angi Stamm at 602 561 3817.

 

·       The Iranian-American Community Of Arizona And co-sponsor Peoria City Councilman Tony Rivero will conduct a 3:30 pm, April 25 symposium on  “Countering Iran’s Nuclear, Terrorist Threats” featuring  former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel Grand Ballroom AB,  340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix. Free admission. RSVP required to : info@iacaz.org  or (888) 304-4451 or Shiree Verdone shireeverdone@aol.com  (602) 541-2997.  The Iranian regime has been the main backer of Syria’s Assad with money, weapons and training, an ardent sponsor of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, the primary instigator of sectarian violence in Iraq, and an egregious human rights abuser in Iran. Nuclear talks with Iran over the past few years have only provided the regime the opportunity to advance its nuclear weapons program. A nuclear-armed Iran poses the greatest threat to the national security of the United States, while a free, democratic, and non-nuclear Iran greatly contributes to the establishment of peace in the region. The nuclear clock is ticking; now is the time for action to prevent a nightmare.  Sponsored by The Iranian-American Community of Arizona  www.iacaz.org

·       Tidbit: CD0 Candidate Andrew Walter is a native Arizonan and former Arizona State University and National Football League quarterback – now a valley businessman.

 

·       The San Tan Republican Club Gubernatorial Forum is scheduled at 9:30 am, Sat., April 19 in Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch, 3855 N Sun City Blvd, Florence.  . Contact: Paul Messinger 480-358-4046 or paulsgop@cox.net

 

·     Go To: http://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/precinctcommitteemen.aspx to print out your PC nomination paper and petition.  Scroll to

·       2014 PC Nomination Paper

·       2014 PC Nominaton Petition

Completed forms must be received by 5:00 PM on May 28, 2014 (postmarked does not count) at the Maricopa County Elections Dept, ATTN: Krist/Berta, 111 S. 3rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003.  Do not mail completed forms to the recorder’s office  before April 28, 2014.

 

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·       See MCRC Calendar For Complete Listing: Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/  Left Hand Column (In Red) - Maricopa County And State Wide GOP Activity Listings

 

·        Obama-Says 8-Million-Obamacare-Enrollments

·        Insurance Officials: 35-Percent-Of-Obamacare-Enrollees-Are Under Age 35

·        AZ Fact Check   The Issue: Opposition To The Affordable Care Act   Who Said It: Andy Tobin, Speaker, Arizona House Of Representatives

·        Easter-Events-Across-Metro-Phoenix

·        Raul-Grijalva-Tries-To-Tie-ALEC-To-Bundy-Ranch

·        Arizona-Drivers-At-Risk-Of-Paying-More-Because-Ride-Share-Companies-Dont-Have-Primary-Insurance-Policies

·        Pinal-County-Asks-End-Immigration-Detention-Contract    Pinal, Feds In Standoff Over ICE Contract

·        Arizona-Legislature-Passes-Affordable-Care-Act-Oversight-Bill

·        Arizona-Bill-Limiting-Medicaid-Sent-Brewer

·        86-Million-Full-Time-Private-Sector-Workers-Sustain-148-Million-Benefit-Takers

·        Overwhelming Majority Of Arizona Republicans Favor Anyone Else To John McCain In 2016  

·        Health-Care/Study-Cuts-To-Medicare-Advantage-Top-$1,500-Per-Senior    Analysis Says Obamacare Cuts Will Affect All Beneficiaries

·        28-Gang-Members-Tied-To-Pcp-Sales-Arrested-In-Drug-Sweep

·        Phoenix Trial Budget   Download To Review Budget Proposal

·        Phoenix Budget Hearing Calendar

·        Vets-Rally-Phoenix-Decry-VA-Care-Seek-Reforms

·        Rural-Population-Continues-To-Decline-In-The-US

·        Bill Could Reduce Power Of Homeowner's Associations

·        At The Capitol: Yee Recall Cancelled

·        Phoenix-Council-Tables-Ethics-Plan

·        Texas-Seizes-Polygamist-Groups-Secluded-Ranch

·        ADOT To Auction Cars, Equipment On Saturday  

·        100K Eggs Donated To St. Mary's Food Bank

·        Laurie Roberts: Legislature's Push To Weaken Public Schools Hits A Snag  

·        Robert Robb: The Gender Pay Argument The GOP Wouldn't Make   

·        Judge: MCSO Staff To Get Corrected On Arpaio Case

·        Brewer Signs Bill Limiting Autopsy Photo Access

·        Governor Vetoes Aggressive Panhandling Bill

·        Brewer Axes Bill Giving Tombstone Fed Land Access

·        Ariz. Jobless Rate Remains At 7.3 Percent In March

·        Gasoline Prices In Arizona At $3.46 Per Gallon

·        Apache Sitgreaves Joins In On Fire Restrictions

·        Agua Fria Customers Fired Up Over High Water Bills

·       Glendale-Officials-Call-Lawmakers-To-Approve-Super-Bowl-Bill

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Bloomberg’s $50 Million Attack On 2nd Amendment

 SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Front Page AZ Republic: AZ Bar Disciplinary Judge Mired In Corruption

·        An Arizona Rancher Speaks Out On The Blm Bundy Battle

MAGGIES NOTEBOOK

·        Louie Gohmert: IRS Targeting & Justice – Holder, In Contempt, Strolling Down The Aisle At SOTU

ALLEN WEST

·        Allen West “This Is What Happens When You Call Eric Holder Out!”

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

·        Bundy Ranch Now Surrounded By Heavily Armed Guards As Talk Of Federal Raid Picks Up

·        Jose Borrajero    AZRRT Results Of Recent Votes

 

RNC/GOP   www.gop.com

·        Priebus On America's Newsroom 4-17-14

·         …the RNC has filed a lawsuit against the IRS and we have requested some pretty basic documents almost a year ago and they have requested one extension after the next in violation of the law…these are documents that they should have…they have a lot to hide…

·         … what we need is Lois Lerner to get prosecuted so we can have real discovery…and figure out what really happened…Lerner was setting up meetings with the DOJ to purposely target conservative groups…she specifically targeted Crossroads in writing and emails…she has apologized publically now to the American Bar Association…and she is admitting wrongdoing in front of the entire world…it is time the Obama administration force transparency here at the IRS and be who they said they would be…

·        …The problem is when they sit on documents for almost a year now, but they are not producing. They are hiding something that is worse. It is going to come out eventually…delay is a lawyers best weapon…imagine what it would be like if we decided not to pay taxes for over a year or didn’t file on April 15th…what would the IRS say to us?

·         …It’s not just the candidates that are doing great…but even so at the national level…we outraised the Democratic Committee by almost $20 million…people are excited about what we are doing…I think we will win the majority in the Senate but we have to keep our head down and fight like crazy to make sure it happens.

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        The Hill: Cantor Blasts Obama Over Phone Call On Immigration Reform

·        The Hill: GOP Lawmaker To Congress: Act On Immigration Reform Or Obama Will

·        Obama Chides House GOP On Immigration

·        Slap-On-The-Wrist-For-Employing-Illegal-Aliens  Aliens Prosper While Mocking Immigration Laws 

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN RIGHTS

·        Bloomberg-Spending-$50-Million-Attacking-2nd-Amendments-Rights

·        FBI Visiting Gun Shops To Investigate “People Talking About Big Government”

·        Raid-On-Brass-Processor-Attributed-To-Lack-Of-Subservience-To-Government

·        Alarms-Being-Raised-Over-New-Government-Ammo-Buys

·        Why-Is-The-Postal-Service-Now-Stockpiling-Ammo

·        He-May-Be-First-Person-Charged-Under-Conn-Gun-Registration-Law-But-Police-Also-Seized-Several-Of-His-Legal-Firearms-For-Safe-Keeping     Shot A Squirrel

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        Online Advertising Helps Hillary Clinton Super PAC Raise $5.7 Million

·        Democratic Governors Association Raises $11.7 Million

·        Republican Governors Association Raises $22 Million, Lists Donors (Updated)

·        The Hill: Dems Serious About Sebelius

·        Sebelius Senate Bid Seen As Easy Win For GOP

·        The Kiss That Launched A Thousand Theories

·        And The Number 1 Issue This Fall Is…    Is The Republican Establishment Listening?

DEMS/LIBS

·        House Democrats Bank Over $10 Million In March

·        The Washington Post: Democratic Women Rake In Campaign Cash

·        Female-Democratic-Gov-Candidate-Files-Complaint-Against-Her-On-Party

·        'X-Men'-Director-Sued-For-Sexual-Abuse; Big-Dem-Donor

NSA

·        Spying Accusation Halts 9/11 Pretrial Hearing

IRS

·        ‘Now I See Why IRS Is Scared To Give Up Emails’

·        IRS Considers Taxing Work Perks Like Food, Gym Memberships

·        Woodward-Wants-Full-Investigation-Of-Irs-Probes-Find-IRS-Workers-Backed-Obama-While-On-The-Job

·        Emails Link Justice Dept. To IRS Tea Party Targeting

MEDIA

·        Woodward-Wants-Full-Investigation-Of-IRS-Probes-Find-Irs-Workers-Backed-Obama-While-On-The-Job

IMPEACHMENT

·        Operation-American-Spring-Delivering-Docs-Calling-For-Impeachment-Resignations

·        This Is A Major Development In The Obama Impeachment Drive

FAST AND FURIOUS

·        Fast And Furious Guns Flowed Back Into Texas, New Mexico

BENGHAZI

·        Obama Admin Sends Hundreds Of Armed Feds To Harass Cliven Bundy - Wouldn’t Send 1 Soldier To Defend In Benghazi - Why?

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        Lawmaker-Introduces-Bill-Requiring-Veterans-To-Warn-Neighbors-Of-Their-Combat-Service

·        Cop-Beats-Up-Model-Air-Force-Captain-In-His-Own-Home-Issues-Arrest-Weeks-Later

·        VA Hospitals On Par With Private Sector For Patient Satisfaction

·        Marine-Kicked-Out-Of-Pizza-Hut-The-Reason-Why-Will-Make-Your-Blood-Boil

·        Human-Barricade-In-Works-To-Stop-Obamabot   'Evil' Minion Has U.S. War Heroes Seeing Red, Storming Washington

·        Congressman;-Soldiers-Pleading-For-Right-To-Carry-Guns Congressional Push For Soldiers To Carry On Base: More Shooting Violence, Deaths Since Ban On Armed Defenders Adopted

·        Hardcore-Combat-Compilation

·        Fl-Police-Ralph-Tackett-Seek-3-Suspects-Who-Shot-Former-Marine-Stole-His-Car

BILL/HILLARY

·        Hillary-Clinton-Bundler-Pleads-Guilty-To-Illegal-Contributions

·        If I Could Question-Hillary-Clinton

·        Poll: Hillary-Clintons-Numbers-Worst-Since-2008-As-Gop-Brand-Surges

·        Clinton-Insiders-Worried; Nothing-Shines-That-Brightly-In-State-Dept-Record

·        Chelsea Clinton Announces She’s Pregnant

RACIST

·        The-Race-Card-One-Of-The-Oldest-Tricks-In-Politics

·        Dr. Ben Carson On Holder Playing The Race Card: He Sees What He Wants To See

DEPT OF JUSTICE/HOLDER

·        Legislation Introduced To Deny Eric Holder's Salary Due To Contempt Of Congress

·        Emails Link Justice Dept. To IRS Tea Party Targeting

·        Rep-Louie-Gohmert: Holders-Childish-And-Lame-Performance-At-Hearing-Undermines-His-Credibility-On-The-IRS-Scandal

FEDERAL

·        Regulation Nation: Breweries Fight Back Against New Government Grain Rules

·        Rothman: Yet-Another-Crazy-Conservative-Conspiracy-Theory-Proven-Correct

·        Clinton/Obama-Cronies-Behind-Bundy-Showdown   High-Level Democrats Positioned To Profit From 'Green' Projects

·        Harry-Reid-Dems-Selling-Out-The-Southwest  Erik Rush Labels Senate Majority Leader A 'Putrescent Little Tin God'

·        Lawyer-Discusses-Constitutionality-Cliven-Bundy-Ranch-Saga

FEDERAL LAND GRABS/HEAVY HANDED RAIDS

·        Bureau Of Land Management Attempting Land Grab Of 90,000 Acres Of Texas Ranchland

·        Flashback: CBD-Loses-Defamation-Lawsuit-Arizona-Rancher 

·                      Chilton's Sue Enviros And Win    Range Magazine 2005  

·        Armed-Fed-Raid-Prompted-By-Safety-Rules    Shooting-Sports Advocate Seeks Accountability, Given 'Heavy-Handed' Nevada Situation

·        Reid: Supporters Of Nevada Rancher Are ‘Domestic Terrorists’

·        Harry Reid And His Chinese Sugar Daddy Vs. Cliven Bundy

·        Issa-Launches-Federal-Investigation-Obamareid-Involvement-Blm-Land-Grab

·        Biggest-Land-Grab-In-The-History-Of-The-World   EPA

·        Clinton/Obama-Cronies-Behind-Bundy-Showdown   High-Level Democrats Positioned To Profit From 'Green' Projects

·        Harry-Reid/Dems-Selling-Out-The-Southwest  Erik Rush Labels Senate Majority Leader A 'Putrescent Little Tin God'

·        Paul Slams Feds On Bundy

BUNDY/BLM STAND OFF

·        Lawyer-Discusses-Constitutionality-Cliven-Bundy-Ranch-Saga

·        View Fed Destruction At Ranch - Bulls Shot, Water Lines Broken, , Etc

·        Graphic-Photos-Show-What-The-BLM-Really-Did-To-Bundy’s-Cows

CONGRESS

·        Louie Gohmert: Leadership Won’t Act

·        Dennis Miller Rips Harry Reid A New One

·        Issa-Launches-Federal-Investigation-Obama/Reid-Involvement-Blm-Land-Grab

·        Clinton/Obama-Cronies-Behind-Bundy-Showdown   High-Level Democrats Positioned To Profit From 'Green' Projects

·        Lawmaker Reid: Supporters Of Nevada Rancher Are ‘Domestic Terrorists’

·        Lawmaker-Introduces-Bill-Requiring-Veterans-To-Warn-Neighbors-Of-Their-Combat-Service

·        Harry-Reid/Dems-Selling-Out-The-Southwest  Erik Rush Labels Senate Majority Leader A 'Putrescent Little Tin God'

·        The Hill: GOP Stars Steer Clear Of Nevada Ranch Fight

·        The Hill: Cantor Blasts Obama Over Phone Call On Immigration Reform

·        The Hill: GOP Lawmaker To Congress: Act On Immigration Reform Or Obama Will

·        Key Congressmen Head To Ukraine, Plan Energy Talks

·        Hoeven Warns EPA Not To Regulate Livestock Emissions

·        Obama Chides House GOP On Immigration

·        Paul Slams Feds On Bundy

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        How Much Will Obamacare Cost You In Taxes?

·        Survey Shows Obamacare Sending Premiums Rising At Fastest Clip In Decades

·        Widows-Dropped-Health-Care-Due-Obamacare-Alabama

·        Brain-Patient: Obamacare-Makes-It-Hard-To-Find-Doctors-Meds

·        Health-Care/Study-Cuts-To-Medicare-Advantage-Top-$1,500-Per-Senior    Analysis Says Obamacare Cuts Will Affect All Beneficiaries

·        Changes To U.S. Census Questions Could Cloud Obamacare Impact

EPA

·        Delays-Issuing-Annual-RFS-Hurt-Refiners

·        Hoeven Warns EPA Not To Regulate Livestock Emissions

EDUCATION

·        Study: 4.6M Children Attend Schools Near Chemical Facilities

·        Nebraska-Schools-Ludicrous-Advice-For-Bullying-Victims-Sparks-Parent-Outrage-Read-The-9-Rules-Here

·        Teacher-Screams-At-High-School-Student-For-Carrying-Bible-In-Hallway-Video

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama-Administration-Begins-Stealth-Bailout-Of Detroit

·        Mention-Of-Mass-Stabbing-Curiously-Missing-From-Obamas-Pennsylvania-Speech

·        Poll: Many-Voters-Say-Obama-Lies-To-Country-On-Important-Matters

·        442 Proposed Tax Hikes From The President Who Promised Not To Raise Taxes On Most Americans

INTERNATIONAL

·        Islamic-Trojan-Horse-Conspiracy-Take-British-Schools-Cameron-New-Problem

·        US-Releases-$450M-Frozen-Funds-Iran-For Good-Behavior

 

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