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Web Master John Strasser
Thursday - May 7, 2015
· Another-Poll-Shows-John-McCain-In-Trouble-With-2016-Voters McCain has fared poorly in numerous polls, as well as in the eyes of Arizona Republicans, for the duration of his current term. He’s been censured; he’s polled badly; and — at least in one survey — voters have indicated they’d prefer literally anybody else over McCain in 2016.
· McCain-Takes-Shot-Paul-Ahead-Of ASU-Visit The political feud between Sens. John McCain and Rand Paul continues to rage on eve of Paul's appearance at a "Stand with Rand" rally at Arizona State University in Tempe.
· Condolences To Activist Beth Jamison. Her mother passed away on May 8.
· Former Gubernatorial Candidate Christine Jones and Jini Simpson are hosting a coffee reception for Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina at 10 am., Wed., May 13 at the Simpson residence, 6022 N 51st Place, Paradise Valley. 10 am Host Reception: $2700 per individual. $5400 per couple. 10:30 am Coffee Reception. $500 per attendee. RSVP by Mon., May 11 to Katie Granger at 303-803-0747 or email@example.com www.CarlyForPresident.com
· US Senator And Presidential Candidate Rand Paul is coming to ASU between 3-5 pm, May 8. Arizona State University's Undergraduate Student Government is hosting this event on campus. Sponsors include Turning Point USA, Arizona Young Americans for Liberty, ASU College Republicans & the Republican Party of Maricopa County Open to the public. RSVP rand-paul-at-asu-tickets
· The Arizona Project offers Krystal Slivinski address on “Economic Fun and Games” at 6:30 pm, Mon., May 11 at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phx. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.
· Retire-John-McCain-Gofundme-Project challenger Alex Meluskey.
· LD5 Sen Kelli Ward Considers running against McCain http://kellipac.us/
· Ray-Stevens-Talks-Politics-And-Country-Music Country music star Ray Stevens discusses politics in the country music community, his satirical songs and the 2016 GOP presidential candidates.
· Intervenor Dennis L. Montgomerys Motion To Disqualify Judge G. Murray Snow Under 28 U.S.C. 144 Today, motions were filed by NSA and CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery to disqualify federal judge G. Murray Snow for ethics violations and extra-judicial bias and prejudice in the ongoing contempt proceeds in ACLU v. Arpaio, et al. (CV-07-2513-PHX-GMS) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. [Proposed] Order Granting Intervenor Dennis L. Montgomerys Motion To Disqualify Judge G. Murray Snow Under 28 U.S.C. 144 Pleadings Can Be Viewed at www.freedomwatchusa.org
· Montel Williams Makes Heartfelt Plea To Free Veteran Imprisoned In Iran Amir Hekmati, a former US Marine, has been imprisoned in Iran for over three and a half years, longer than any American citizen held captive by the country. In 2011, he was taken prisoner while visiting his sick grandmother. The Iranian government charged him with “espionage, waging war against God, and corrupting the earth” and sentenced him to die. While the verdict was overturned, he was sentenced during a new secret trial to 10 years in prison. Amir and his lawyers didn’t know until after the trial took place. Now, veterans like Montel Williams are trying to raise awareness for Amir’s plight and see an opportunity for U.S. leaders to take action as the Obama administration looks to improve relations with Iran. Montel joined Glenn on TV to discuss this story. MORE
· Gov Doug Ducey’s ‘Governor’s Leadership Summit’ is scheduled at 1:30 pm., thurs., May 14 at the University of Phoenix.
· LD29 Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm, May 12 at Kings & Associates Realty, LLC, 6006 N 83rd Ave, Suite 201, Glendale, AZ 85303. Meet and Greet at 6:30 pm. Contact Alan Gaugert at 623-330-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Supt Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today expressed her appreciation for everyone who attended her “We Are Listening” tour last week in both Yuma and Glendale. “I have been pleased with the feedback we have received,” said Superintendent Douglas. “I appreciate that so many Arizonans have already taken the time to share their thoughts on improving our education system.” Rep. Paul Boyer, Chairman of the House Education Committee and Co-Chair at the Glendale “We Are Listening” meeting, was excited to hear from such an engaged group of community members. “What we heard from educators, parents, and other stakeholders can go a long way as we look to shape education policy in Arizona,” Boyer. “I look forward to working with Superintendent Douglas throughout this process to make sure that happens.”
· The Superintendent’s Tour continues tonight at the Coronado High School Auditorium in Scottsdale from 5:30-7:30 p.m. followed by a visit to the Chandler Public Library Downtown Branch’s Copper Room on Saturday, May 9 from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The “We Are Listening” tour will make a total of 14 stops around the state through the end of June. Members of the public also can submit their feedback via email at HearingEveryVoice@azed.gov, online at www.azed.gov/HearingEveryVoice, or via the @azedschools Twitter account using #HearingEveryVoice.
· A Drive-Thru Petition Signature Gathering for Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Anna Brennan is scheduled this week end at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Suite 2-B, Phoenix, AZ 85028. As you drive up in front of the office, someone will meet you at your car so you can sign the petition and drive on home without getting out of your car:
ü Saturday, May 9 from 8am-11 am
ü Sunday, May 10 from 3pm-5 pm
ü Monday, May 11 from 5pm-7 pm.
Contact Nina Marlow (480) 707-9043 nmarlowCBL@gmail.com
· The Sun City Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., May 18 at the Sundial Center 14801 N 103rd Ave, , in Sun City with Maricopa County Community College Board members Jean McGrath and John Heep. 6:30 pm – social.
· Dr. Carl Goldberg will speak to the Tuesday Morning Discussion Group at the Arizona Republican West Valley Office, 99th Ave/Bell Road, Sun City at 9:30 am, Tues., May 19, according to office manager Peter Lee. Goldberg will address the many aspects of Islam.
· Contact www.arizonansagainstcommoncore.com for the latest on Arizonans Against Common Core
· The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) can use some helping hands to work at their guns shows and other events from Page to Yuma, Bullhead City to Wilcox. AzCDL started in June 2005 with a handful of citizens. Today, the membership is nearly 12,000 and is expected to expand to 13,000 by the opening of the next legislative session. See Volunteer page for information about volunteering. Volunteers interested in helping should contact Fred at email@example.com To join go to (AzCDL) for information on the all volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.
· Editor’s Note: When expressing opinions, please limit commentary to 300 words.
· Immediate Past AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: Hey, where is everybody? I am wondering where so many of the elected officials who gained office because of the endorsement of Sheriff Joe Arpaio are these days? They were falling all over themselves trying to get his blessing for their campaigns at election time and I can attest to that stubborn fact because many of them asked me to bring them to him. Now I don't see a soul standing with him and it sickens me.
He is our standard bearer who has stood tall and strong against the actions of a government that is not meeting its primary responsibility of protecting our borders as he did his job by enforcing the laws he was elected to enforce. The Sheriff has been targeted by the open borders supporters in the business world, by the left and now, the oh so many in our own party.
· Please pass this on to everyone you know who cares about this country and our way of life. Ask them to pass it around and to write letters to the editors protesting what is going on. If Sheriff Joe goes down, we all go down with him. Do not allow this voice of liberty to be silenced. It's time for all of us to get involved and Really do something that will show these folks we mean business and we are going to stand up for ourselves by standing with Sheriff Joe.
AZ CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS
· Congressman Matt Salmon on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that the NSA’s domestic metadata spying program is not authorized by section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. “Members of Congress have long maintained that the domestic spying operations currently employed by the Executive Branch against American citizens are unconstitutional. Rather than respect the will of the people, the Executive Branch has pretended that it is interpreting the USA PATRIOT Act correctly and continued behavior that is in direct violation to our constitution. While it’s true that government has a duty to protect the nation, we must take care to do it in a way that protects the civil liberties of all Americans. When even the law’s principal author has ardently maintained that these actions are against the intent of the legislation, the outcome of this case at the trial court should’ve been easy to read. Fortunately, today the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has corrected the district court’s error and remanded the case to them for consideration of the Constitutional violations so clearly present. I look forward to seeing the outcome of that case.”
· Reps. Gosar, Pearce Call on Kornze NOT to Combine New Mexico, Arizona BLM Offices “Relocating Arizona’s BLM office to Santa Fe defies commonsense and will lead to permitting delays, job losses, increased wildfires and less efficient land management. Furthermore, forcing 120 Arizona employees to uproot their lives and move to Santa Fe or lose their jobs is not normal workforce attrition. Currently, BLM spends almost $100 million each year on new land acquisition when the agency already can’t manage their existing land portfolio. Instead it should prioritize spending and find the necessary funding for this field office that is critical to Arizona’s economy. The millions of acres of BLM land in our state require a local office with local employees that are familiar with the unique topography and multiple land-use planning process utilized in Arizona. This relocation idea hasn’t been thoroughly examined and no economic impact statement has been completed. BLM should immediately put the brakes on this misguided proposal.”
· HSGAC Passes McCain’s Bill To Enhance Border Security Senator Jeff Flake cosponsored the Senate bill. AZ Republican Reps Matt Salmon, Trent Franks, Paul Gosar Martha McSally and David Schweikert introduced identical legislation in the House of Representatives.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FRIDAY - MAY 8
The May 8 Tempe Republican Women’s 1920’s ‘Speakeasy’ Cocktail Party at the Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St., Tempe. $25 for members, $30 for non-members and $35 for at-the-door registrants. Participants are asked to dress in prohibition era flapper wear. http://temperw.weebly.com/trw-cocktail-party.htmlContact: Jessica Merrow, 480-306-2545, firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidential Candidate Rand Paul’s “Stand with Rand” Rally has grown beyond the capacity of Hayden Lawn and has been moved to the ASU Sun Devil Fitness Complex, 400 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ between 3-5 pm., Fri., May 8. Speakers include Sen Kelli Ward, potential Senate candidate, ASU Student Body President Cassidy Possehl and Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer. Tickets are free, but you must have one to get in the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rand-paul-at-asu-tickets-16823774362
SATURDAY - MAY 9
· The LD23 Legislative Buffet Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am, Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley featuring Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Sen John Kavanagh and Reps Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence. Check in at 8:30 am. $40 per person. Checks payable to LD23 Republican Committee, 8776 E Shea Blvd, #106-341, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Reservation deadline – May 6. Contact: Liz Alcorn 602-315-0349.
· LD11 will meet between 10am-noon, Sat., May 9 in the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W Naranja Dr, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 (Southeast corner of La Canada Rd. & Najanra Dr.) to hear a recap of the recent legislative session by Reps Mark Finchem and Vince Leach. Contact: (520) 594-5580
· LD9 meets at 9:30 am, May 9 in the LaPaloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E Sunrise Dr., Tucson to hear Tucson City Council #4 Candidate Margaret Burkholder and Amiercans for Prosperity Arizona Director Tom Jenney. Sign ins at 9 am. http://azgopld9.org/
· The Arizona Teenage Republicans Fundraiser dinner/auction is scheduled at 7 pm., Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort with speakers former CA Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, and former Secretary of State Ken Bennett. Tickets: www.arizonatars.eventbrite.com
Attorney General Mark Brnovich will address ‘Opinions, Thoughts And Goals’ at the Paradise Republican Women 11 am, Sat., May 9 luncheon at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Golf Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. 10:30 social. Proposed bylaws changes will be voted on. $30 per person. RSVP by May 8. Mail check and reservation to: PRWC, P.O. Box 14425, Scottsdale, AZ 85267. www.prwc.org
· Congressman Paul Gosar and former Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr, along with former Secretary of State Ken Bennett will speak at the 7 pm., Sat., May 9 Arizona Teenage Republican (TARS) banquet at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Tickets: Click here
MONDAY, MAY 11
· LD1 (Maricopa County) Is Hosting Congressman Trent Franks at 7 pm., May 11 at the Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N. 7th St., Phx. 85086 (7th St. and Carefree Hwy., just north of Burger King). Contact Cathy Schwanke email@example.com to confirm that Franks will be speaking in case of a scheduling change.
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 11 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phx. with Founder of Public Speaking is Fun Founder Fred R Doidge aka The Doctor of Public Speaking. He will address five ways to manage conflict, five ways to make a great first impressions and your personal commercial. Contact Chr Ron Ludders at 602-677-1496
· The Yavapai County Republican Men’s Forum will elect new board members at the 11:30 am, May 11 meeting at St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. Candidates include: Barry Denton – President; Tom Roegge – First Vice Chair; Mike Beatty – Secretary and Treasurer – Bob Luzius. Speakers include Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Central Yavapai County Fire District Chief Scott Freitag. $18 per person. Reservation deadline – Thurs., May 7. RSVP: Bob Luzius (928) 717-2551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is sponsoring a town hall meeting with Congressman Trent Franks at 10 am., Mon, May 11 at the Recreation Centers of Sun City Lakeview Center, Social Hall #1, 10636 W Thunderbird Rd (corner of Del Webb & Thunderbird Rd). Franks will be addressing senior issues. Bring your questions. Seating may be limited. RSVP to Ted Farmer email@example.com
· The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., May 11 at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant (rear dining room), 11901 E. HWY 69, Dewey AZ, 86327, to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio discuss protecting the borders. 5 pm – social. RSVP or June at 928-632-4661 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.highway69republicans.com
The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 11 at the Legacy Suites, 540 N. Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande (½ mile west of I-10 on Florence Blvd.) with Pinal County Superintendent of Schools Jill Broussard. Contact Chairman Jason Hayes 202-394-7202 email@example.com
TUESDAY, MAY 12
· The Phoenix Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter is hosting a Lunch with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at noon, Tues., May 12 at the Ritz-Carltonk, 2401 E Camelback Road, Phx. Tickets: Event Website RSVP: Melissa Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Prescott Mayoral Candidate Harry Oberg will appear before the Las Fuentes Village, 1035 Scotts Dr., Prescott at 10 am, Tues., May 12. Contact 928-848-9289.
· The Mingus Mountain Republican Club meets at 11:15 am, May 12 at the VFW Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood, AZ. $11 per person. Cost: $11.00. LD5 Sen Kelly Ward. Topic: "Is it time for Sen. McCain to Retire?" Quang Nguyen, CEO of Caddis Branding Agency will address "Immigration - No Free Pass." RSVP: Niles Haton (928) 649-1643 or Mingus_Mountain@hotmail.com
· The Northwest Conservatives Present Jeff Utsch: “The Pros, Cons And All You Want To Know Regarding The Article V Debate” at 6 pm. May 12 in the Oro Valley Library Community Room.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
The SaddleBrooke Republican Club will hear from Sen Steve Smith and Reps Mark Finchem and Vince Leach at the 4 pm., May 13 Forum. Doors open at 3:30 at the MountainView Club House, Ballroom at HOW#2, 38759 Mountain View Blvd, SaddleBrooke, AZ. Smith will address public safety, the military and veterans issues and the budget. Finchem will cover education, infrastructure, energy, natural resources and state sovereignty. Leach will talk about state deb, state roll overs, pensions, budget and deficits. Contact: Neil MacDonald - VP Communications email@example.com
· The Arrowhead Republican Women will be collecting new youth patriotic books at their May 13 luncheon at Briarwood Country Club. Gently used suitcases will be appreciated by foster children needing a way to carry their belongings.
· The Arizona Corporation Commission is conducting an open to public “Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Workshop at 1 pm., Wed., May 13 in Hearing Room One at 1200 W Washington Street, Phx.
· Reservations Are Being Taken for the 11:30 am., May 13 Arrowhead Republican Women’s luncheon at the Briarwood County Club. $20 per person. Check-ins at 10:45 am. RSVP on line at http://arrowheadrw.weebly.com/luncheons no later than 5 pm., May 8. You will receive a confirmation notice within 24 hrs of your reservation! If you do not - please send another e-mail (sometimes computers eat things) or call Lezlee at 602-354-5224.
· The Arizona Capitol Museum (AzCM) is hosting an exhibit of the 2014 winners of Arizona Forward’s “34th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards” through May 13. Arizona Forward and SRP presented 20 first-place Crescordia awards and 24 Awards of Merit. The winning projects set standards for achieving a balance between the built and natural environment in Arizona’s physical, technical, social and aesthetic development. The AzCM is open M-F, 9am-4pm, and Sat, 10 am-2 pm. Free parking for Museum visitors in Wesley Bolin Plaza at 17th Avenue and Washington Street. For information 602-926-3620. AzCM online at www.azlibrary.gov/AZCM.
THURSDAY, MAY 14
· Flagstaff Tea Party will present K Carl Smith, CEO/Founder of the Frederick Douglass Republicans at 6:30 pm., May 14 at the LaQuinta Inn, 2015 Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
· Governor Doug Ducey will host economic development, education, business and elected leaders from all corners of Arizona for a leadership summit at 1:30 pm., Thur., May 14, 2015 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The event will allow leaders from across the state to convene for a discussion about how to make Arizona the best place in America to work, do business and get an education. Speakers at the Governor's Leadership Summit will include:
ü Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute
ü An Education Panel featuring Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and
ü Paul Pastorek, former Louisiana Superintendent of Public Instruction
ü Frank Luntz, Author, pollster, and leading communications consultant.
· A Snow Job: Abuse From The Bench
· Do Black Lives Matter? Devastating Testimony On Illegal Immigration By Father Of Slain Black American.
· Shocking Link Between ISIS And Mohammad Cartoon Shooter Discovered Shooters From Phoenix
Would You Buy A “Danged Fence” From This Man? Pre-Election Border Policy Reversals Routine For Deceptive McCain
· Ethics Attorneys: Judge Snow Must Recuse Himself From Arpaio Case
· "Truth" Depends On Who Speaks It...
· AZGOP financial reports filed/ AZ Sec of State azsos.gov/cfs/FilerDetail
· FEC Filing Updated/Current AZGOP Financials Info CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?canId
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2No Border News Watch
· VA-Sending-Veterans-Mental-Health-Information; FBI-Restrict-Gun-Ownership Veterans’ Rights Being Violated Without Due Process Of Law.
· Official-Takes-Weapons-To-Los-Zetas More Border Gun Smuggling
FIRST AMENDMENT – FREEDOM OF SPEECH
· Montel Williams Makes Heartfelt Plea To Free Veteran Imprisoned In Iran Amir Hekmati, A Former Marine, Has Been Imprisoned In Iran For Over Three And A Half Years, Longer Than Any American Citizen Held Captive By The Country.
· Worry-Over-Black-Helicopters-Goes-Mainstream Republican Areas Designated 'Hostile' For Military Training -- Member Of Congress Warns: 'Patriotic Americans Have Reason To Be Concerned'
· Pentagon-Really-Did-Goof-By-Announcing-Invasion Briefing On Recapturing Mosul Discloses 'Military Secrets,' Says Defense Secretary
JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO
BILL AND HILLARY
· What Has Happened To Bill Clinton? By Dick Morris
· Homeschoolers-Interrogated-On-Guns, Vaccines Caseworker Demands: 'Follow Public School' Curriculum
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