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Friday - May 8, 2015
· The Republican National Committee (RNC) Spring Meeting is scheduled May 13-15 at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale. Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will address the 6 pm., Wed., May 13 dinner. Sen Rick Santrum will speak a the 12:30 pm., Thurs., May 14 luncheon and Gov Jeb Bush will address the 7:30 pm reception/dinner. Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Ariz Gov Doug Ducey will speak at the 1 pm., Fri., May 15 luncheon.
· Ann Corcoran On Refugee Resettlement The Transformation Of America
· Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., May 12 to hear Tom Jenney’s presentation on the Americans for Prosperity’s Liberty Initiative in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. North, Sun Lakes 85248. Contact: Chr Mike Tennant 480-802-0178 http://slgop.org
· LD17 – Chandler, Sun Lakes and Gilbert – will meet at 7 pm, May 26 with Substance Abuse Coalition Consultant Deborrah Miller addressing the impact of marijuana legalization and Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer. Meeting location: Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building, (south side of parking lot), 2211 W. Germann Road,Chandler, AZ 85286
· Supt Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will appear at 9:30 am. Sat., May 9 in the Downtown Chandler Library on her Listening Tour.
· General Joseph Dunford Jr., Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, honored Senator John McCain during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., this evening. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. Photos http://www.barracks.marines.mil/ and https://www.facebook.com/MarineBarracks.
· 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
· Tea Party Petition Stop Congressional Exemptions From Obamacare.
· Contact www.arizonansagainstcommoncore.com for the latest on Arizonans Against Common Core
· Congresswoman Martha McSally will host a ceremony for participants in this year’s Congressional Art Competition at 1:50 pm, Sat., May 9 at Saguaro National Park, Rincon Mountain District, 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ to announce the winner, whose artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. The overall winner will be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. She will also announce the top12 winners, including second and third place winners whose artwork will be displayed in the Tucson or Sierra Vista district offices. This year, 90 students from 12 high schools throughout the Second District participated in the competition. The students’ artwork will be displayed during the ceremony. Open to the public. RSVP to email@example.com to ensure parking.
The Capitol Times “Morning Scoop – K-12 Education” is scheduled at 7:14 am., Tues., May 12 at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave., Phx. Registration – 6:45 am. Reservations required. Complimentary continental breakfast provided. Panelists:
Rep. Heather Carter, Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Supt Littleton School District Dr. Roger Freeman, Chairman & Founder, GreatHearts Academies & Chairman-elect, ABOR Jay Heiler, and Executive Director Support Our Schools AZ Doreen Zannis. Moderator: Editor, Arizona News Service Jim Small. RSVP Here Seating limited to 100. Contact Tracy Keller at (602) 889-7140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· A. J. Lafaro, Immediate Past Chairman Of The Maricopa County Republicans And The National Director Of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) has returned from the road trip up through Montana, Idaho and into Canada. He reports after seeing all of that awesome country he is rested and ready to get back on the speaking circuit on the “Closed Primary Resolution” and ‘harvesting of ballots.” He can be reached at email@example.com
· Reports, Terrorist Acts Corroborate ISIS in Mexico Story JW Broke Last Month -- A number of reports have surfaced in the last few weeks that corroborate a story Judicial Watch broke in mid-April verifying that ISIS is operating in a Mexican border town just eight miles from El Paso, Texas ... read more
· Jenn Daniels Was Elected To A Four-Year Gilbert City Council term in May 2009. The mother of four, has five years on the board of a non-profit, worked on several state ballot initiatives, volunteers with other charitable organizations, and takes an active interest in our Gilbert community.
· Congressman Matt Salmon presented American History student Audry Tapia a Congressional Silver Media Award and discussed the role of government with students during his recent visit to Skyline High School.
· Pima County Republicans are going all out to obtain three Tucson City Council seats this season. A meet a candidate and walk for signatures is scheduled between 9:45 am- noon and from 1-3 pm., Sat., May 9 starting at Starbucks, Broadway & Houghton, 50 South Houghton Road for Ward 2 candidate Kelly Lawton. Lawton is the Campus Director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide. Lawton oversees operations and student services of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Huachuca campuses. He is a member of the Tucson and Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, and the Susan G. Komen Riders for the Cure Bicycle Team. The native Tucsonan graduated from Palo Verde High, The University of Arizona (BSBA) and the University of Phoenix (MBA). He and his wife Keli Ann have a 12 year-old daughter. RSVP at Hq@pimagop.org or 321-1492.
· A. J. LaFaro, National Director of the Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA) and Immediate Past Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) is making presentations to Arizona County and Legislative District (LD) Committees, Republican Clubs, Tea Parties and Liberty Movements about
ü 1) ballot harvesting, stuffing and tampering and
ü 2) closing the Republican primaries here in Arizona
LaFaro is scheduled to speak to the
ü May 19 – Fountain Hills Tea Party
ü May 27 – Estrella Conservative Republican Club.
Any County or Legislative District (LD) Committee, Republican Club, Tea Party or Liberty Movement interested in hearing LaFaro's presentation can
contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Pima County Recorder, F. Ann Rodriguez announced that after several decades at the Old Courthouse at 115 N. Church Avenue, the Recorder’s Office will be relocating to the new County Public Service Center at 240 N. Stone Avenue on Mon., May 11.
· Congressman Matt Salmon: As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, I have the responsibility to monitor the State Department’s budgetary allocations in this region of the world. To better understand where our priorities should be, I’ve spent the past months meeting with State Department officials as well as ambassadors and dignitaries from several Asia-Pacific nations to discuss how the United States can be a friend and ally in the region's economic and political growth.
· Last week, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar introduced a bill to prohibit members of Congress from flying first-class using taxpayer funds. The bipartisan legislation titled the Coach-Only Airfare for Capitol Hill Act (COACH) would prohibit members of Congress from using official funds known as Member Representational Allowance (MRA) to purchase first-class airline tickets while traveling for official Congressional duties.
ü Town Hall: “When's the last time you flew first class? Did you know that lawmakers on Capitol Hill do it all the time and pay for it using money from your hard earned paycheck? …Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has tried to close the loophole that allows Congress to use taxpayer money to pay for first class flights back to their districts. Now, along with Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and 14 other co-sponsors, Gosar has introduced bipartisan legislation banning the practice.”
ü The Hill: “Each lawmaker is allotted funds known as a Member Representational Allowance to pay for running their offices, including staff salaries and office supplies. The bill from Gosar and Ruiz, titled the Coach-Only Airfare for Capitol Hill (COACH) Act, would mandate that lawmakers and staffers can only fly first-class with personal funds. It would permit exceptions for first-class travel to accommodate disabilities or other medical needs.”
ü WND: “Lawmakers from both parties are pressing forward with a bill to bar members of Congress from using tax dollars to pay for first-class flights. In joint statements, Reps. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., and Paul Gosar, R-Arizona, called the luxury travel “especially wasteful.”
· Editor’s Note: When expressing opinions, please limit commentary to 300 words.
· RNC Chairman Reince on the April jobs report: “We're glad some Americans found work last month, but if you’re a mom or dad who’s been looking for a job month after month, this report just isn’t good enough for you,” said Priebus. “If you’re one of the millions of Americans working part time because there aren’t enough full-time jobs, then the Obama economy isn’t growing fast enough for you.
From those who have dropped out of the labor force to those who can’t find enough work to pay the bills, this economy has left behind too many everyday Americans. There is still a long way to go, and there’s little evidence that the Obama or Clinton economic agendas will get us there.
“We need leaders who have a clear-eyed understanding of the frustrations of average Americans. The Clintons, however, think you can own two homes and be ‘dead broke.’ They think they’re earning 'almost no capital gains' when they make $371,000 off of investments. And they think earning half a million dollars from a Russian oligarch for a single speech is just ‘paying the bills.’ Americans who are out of work can’t trust a leader who is that out of touch. Hillary Clinton is not the answer to what still ails our economy.”
· Constitution Expert Alan Korwin: The "state paper" paper took a very delicate stance today. In today's Arizona Republican editorial, "Baiting Didn't Justify Attack" (5/5/15), you attacked the American Freedom Defense Initiative for displaying art in Texas that Muslim fanatics worldwide want censored in America. Using vile derogatory language, you assailed these patriotic defenders of the First Amendment -- which you would like us to believe you are. Bowing to an unholy demand for censorship, and caving in to the risks that serious free expression represents, you wrote, "There are better ways to make the point" -- than AFDI's obviously dangerous display... of artworks. Oh yeah? Name it. Prove you're not the sympathizing quislings you've inadvertently made yourselves out to be and publish a bunch of the 200 cartoons in the paper -- the good ones. Don't let planet Earth's greatest enemies tell the great Arizona Republic what to publish.
AZ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATE
· Congresswoman Martha McSally yesterday returned from leading a Congressional Delegation trip to the Middle East and Afghanistan, where she and a group of women lawmakers met with U.S. service members and deployed Department of Defense mothers and received mission briefings on our military operations in the region. The group also met with Afghan Women Parliamentarians and Civil Society leaders as well as Mrs. Ghani, wife of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. “Being over there, we were reminded that every day our deployed service members make sacrifices for our safety and security at home,” said McSally. “We heard about the serious threats to us and our allies from ISIS terrorists and Taliban insurgents and saw how our forces are assisting in these fights, including an A-10 squadron. It was especially rewarding to meet some of our deployed Airmen from Davis-Monthan and deliver Mother’s Day cards written by local students. When you’re deployed, you often sacrifice holidays and spending time with family to carry out your duty, so this was a nice way to say “thank you” for all that they do.” She met 1st Lieutenant Stephanie Edson, who’s deployed from Davis-Monthan (DM). The Congressional Delegation traveled to Qatar, Afghanistan, and southwest Asia. In addition to sharing meals with service members and deployed Department of Defense mothers, the Congresswomen heard briefings on the latest in our fight against ISIS (Operation Inherent Resolve) from the Joint Task Force Commander and Air Component Commander. They also received briefings about our ongoing operations in Afghanistan (Operation Resolute Support) from General John Campbell, Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, and U.S. embassy leadership. They meet with women of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Central Command, Airmen from the 55th Electronic Combat Group from DM. She delivered Mother’s Day cards written by students from Ventana Vista Elementary and White Elementary School in Tucson. See trip photos click HERE.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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 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.
· 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
· 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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
· 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.
· Gov Doug Ducey’s ‘Governor’s Leadership Summit’ is scheduled at 1:30 pm., Thurs., May 14 at the University of Phoenix.
· McCain-Americas-Most-Wasted-Programs Pork-Barrel Spending Thrives on Lack of Accountability “…10 federal government programs are eating up $1.1 billion in American taxpayer funds every year because "there's a lack of accountability."
· Grand Jury reinstates charges in dog deaths: Flakes excluded Did prosecutor present sculpted facts to new Grand Jury omitting the actual responsible parties?
“Reckless cowboys” stand up for free speech First Amendment butts heads with violent Jihadists
· Ethics Attorneys: Judge Snow Must Recuse Himself From Arpaio Case
· "Truth" Depends On Who Speaks It...
· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily
· Need2No Border News Watch
FIRST AMENDMENT – FREEDOM OF SPEECH
· Obama Orders Illegal Aliens To Be Admitted Into Military The Armed Forces Recruit On Average About 5000 Non-Citizens A Year.
America’s Oldest Living Veteran Is Turning 109. See What He Does To Stay Young.
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JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO
BILL AND HILLARY
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