Thursday, September 24, 2015

9-23-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs


Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Wednesday – Sept 23, 2015


·       An unsigned article blasting Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer for hiring an non-Republican attorney caused quite a flap as it circulated throughout Republican circles this afternoon.  After the initial shock wore off, some common sense questions started to surface:

1.     Who wrote the anonymous article? Does the writer not have the internal fortitude to sign his/her name?

2.     Is Karyl Krug a general counsel to the MCRC?  Bowyer confirmed that she is. Krug is listed  as one of two general counsels representing the MCRC, according to the appointees listed with the elected officials on

3.   What was Bowyer’s purpose in adding a second counsel?  He says she was helpful to  MCRC general counsel Ted Naeckel, (reportedly a patent attorney).

4.  What was the anonymous writer’s purpose in distributing this article?

a)     to expose the alleged left-leaning attorney within the county GOP higher circle? 

b)     to discredit Bowyer?

c)     to cause disruption/distraction as Naeckel/Krug proceed with a MCRC lawsuit?

d)   what is really going on behind the scenes?

5.     Is there wisdom in having attorney’s with differing political viewpoints working together on a case?  Look at the makeup of some legal and public relations firms.  It is sometimes advantageous to have a mixture of viewpoints on staff.


·       Reports That Bowyer appointed a non-Republican  legal counsel/blogger have floated around the inner circle for  several weeks.  When Briefs e-mailed Bowyer Sat., Aug 29, asking if the new MCRC legal counsel Karyl Krug was the same individual who posts on,  Bowyer said she was MCRC legal counsel Ted Naeckel’s next door neighbor and had been helpful to Naeckel with a case he was working on.

Briefs contacted Bowyer again Sun., Sept 20 after receiving a copy of MCRC 1st Vice Chair Jeni White’s Facebook posting referencing Bowyer’s hiring Krug. Bowyer opt not to make an ‘on the record’ statement. However, Facebook postings reveal he reprimanded White for airing her grievances on Facebook instead discussing the issue with him first.

Everything considered, the Oct 7 MCRC Executive Guidance Committee meeting might get very interesting. It appears Bowyer is caught between a rock and a hard spot again… and he has a lot of explaining to do.


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·       Congressman Trent Franks will conduct a public Town Hall at 6 pm., Tues., Oct 13, at the Community Church of Joy, 21000 N. 75th Ave, Glendale, AZ (Just north of the 101 on 75th Ave.)  Contact: Shari Farrington - Field Representative/Finance Manager  623-776-7911.


·       The Arrowhead Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Wed., Oct at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will address her work as a state senator.  Check-in begins 10:45am. Reservation required . $20 per person - payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through or Arrowhead Republican Women is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.


·       Arrowhead Republican Women: We know we have folks watching the Briefs closely! Thanks to all of you for sharing our news! 


·       Phoenix New Time Names Best-Republican-Blogger 2015  Local Republican blogger Barbara Espinosa is a colossal pain in the Arizona GOP's butt, a role she enjoys immensely. Whether she's openly supporting Democrat Fred DuVal in the 2014 general election against fellow Republican and Governor Doug Ducey, or lambasting the state GOP's miserly approach to funding education, she drives Sand Land GOPers bonkers with her blog, American Freedom by Barbara. Indeed, Espinosa's ideological heresy so unhinged former Maricopa County Republican Committee Chair A.J. LaFaro that he sought to strip her of her voting rights as a precinct committeeperson. (He ended up having her and some other rebel Rs censored, instead.) A month later, LaFaro ran for GOP State Party chair, and lost big-time. Guess he didn't figure on karma — or on Espinosa, who became his deadly enemy and helped dig his political grave. A Texan by birth, a lady, and a longtime GOP activist and donor, Espinosa blogs lightning bolts daily. Mess with her at your peril.”


·       Gov Doug Ducey: “Welcoming Pope Francis to the United States is a rare opportunity, and it’s one I won’t forget. Angela and I are honored to have been invited by the President to represent Arizona. As both an American and a Catholic, I was deeply humbled to be a small part of the Pope’s historic visit, and I look forward to attending his much-anticipated congressional address on Thursday.”


·       Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring and City Manager Ed Zuercher will conduct a community meeting at 6 pm., Mon., Sept 28 at the Paradise Valley Community Center (Rm D3, 17402 N 40th St., Phoenix.  Open to the public.


·       Trump Announces Brutal Plan to “Crush” Special Interest Group That Spent $1 Million to Bring Him Down    After a GOP establishment PAC tried to take down Donald Trump with ads that called him a liberal, The Donald was fighting back, threatening a lawsuit claiming the group misrepresented his political views in a libelous manner. According to The New York Times, Trump threatened the lawsuit one week after the Club for Growth began...


·        Trump Vs Boehner: A Slugfast For The Soul Of The GOP   by Pastor Chuck Baldwin …”Trump acknowledges that the great purpose of the right to keep and bear arms has nothing to do with hunting or target shooting and everything to do with self-defense. And that includes protecting the other rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights from any government that would seek to take them from us. His position statement also rightly acknowledges the utter failure of firearm and magazine bans. The statement says, “Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own.”.......

·       The Public Integrity Alliance has filed complaints Susan Bitter Smith be removed from the Corp Comm, according to today’s Yellow Sheet.


·       Congressman Matt Salmon released the following statement ahead of His Holiness Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress, at which he will be joined by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “I look forward to hearing from His Holiness Pope Francis at his historic address to Congress tomorrow, and I am honored that Governor Ducey will join me as my guest in the House chamber. As the spiritual leader to millions of people across the globe, Pope Francis’ message of love, peace, and charity is one that transcends politics and religion. It is my hope that after listening to Pope Francis' address, public officials at all levels of government will be better able to serve our citizens.”


·       National Republican Senatorial Committee political director Sarah Morgan was highlighted in yesterday’s Roll Call.  Morgan is the former campaign manager for Congressman Jeff Flake.


·       Mesa Republican Women will meet Oct 1st, 11:30am at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213.  Speaker Charles James will address "Can Conservatism Withstand the New Progressive Coalition? 2016 and Beyond."   RSVP deadline Sun., Sept 29 to or call (480) 615-0524.  Lunch is $10 for members, $12 for visitors/guests. Membership is $25 Jan-Dec, but you can join now for $15 (Sept-Dec).  Men associates $15.  The group meets the first Thursday of each month.  2015 Meetings are scheduled for Oct 1, Nov 5, and Dec 3. Contact: President Sherry Pierce at the above phone or email address.


·       LD13 Representatives Darrin Mitchell and Steven Montenegro will address the Wickenburg Republican Club at 7 pm., Mon., Sept 28 in the Lifeline Ambulance Building, 1155 N. Tegner, Wickenburg.  Open to registered Republican. Contact:


·       The Paradise Republican Women will host Judicial Watch Southwest Coordinator Mark Spencer and Author of "A Moment in Time" at 11 am., Sat., Oct 10 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Golf Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. 10:30 am social.  Judicial Watch fights corruption and has been in front of scandals:  Hillary's Emails, IRS Attacks, Fast & Furious Gun Scandal, and Benghazi Attack. Registration due by Thurs, Oct 8. $30 per person. Mail your check and reservation to:  PRWC, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale, AZ 85267.  Contact


·       The Paradise Republican Women’s nominating committee has announced the 2015 slate for officers:

ü  President : Judy Lawrence

ü  1st Vice-President: Ashley Fritz

ü  2nd Vice-President : Anna Morrison

ü  3rd Vice-President: Ruth Foster

ü  Recording Secretary: Carol Zraket

ü  Corresponding Secretary: Diana Marsh

ü  Treasurer: Barb McMullen


·       The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon., Sept 28, at Siegel Suites Select (formerly Legacy Suites), at 540 N. Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande, located ½ mile west of I-10 on Florence Blvd. Speaker: LD11 Rep Mark Finchem. Contact: Secretary Jason Hayes : 202-394-7202  :


·       The LD 30 Special Meeting will be held at 7 pm., Mon., Sept 28. Doors open for credentialing at 6 pm. Only credentialed persons will be admitted into the meeting.  All calls concerning this meeting are to be directed to Republican Party of Maricopa County at 480. 264.5266. Do NOT call the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1433.  Thank you for your consideration of our Honored Veterans, who we are Proud to Support. - April Riggins  Executive Director, Republican Party of Maricopa County (MCRC)


·       LD17 will meet  at 7 pm.,  Tues., Sept 29 where activist Laddie Shane will teach them how to be “effective precinct committeemen”  before AZGOP Robert Graham and author Loren Spivack give pep talks. They will gather at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286


·       The Presidential Preference Election is scheduled March 22, 2016. See details Presidential Preference Election Info


·       The 10-Year Celebration Of The Center For Arizona Policy (CAP) is scheduled at 7:30 pm., Tues., Oct 20 at the Mesa Arts Center in the Ikeda Theater. 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201.  Semiformal Attired. Program includes a review of the history of CAP and a concert from Shane & Shane. Tickets - $25 per person. Purchase Tickets .


·       Governor Doug Ducey Will Light The Capitol Dome Purple as a symbol of Arizona’s dedication to ending domestic violence at an event outside the Capitol at 6 pm., Oct 1. The lighting is open to the public.  “Domestic violence is a pervasive problem that affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in Arizona, and stands in direct opposition to our No. 1 priority of protecting Arizona families and communities,” said Ducey. 


·       If You Wish To Light Up Your Home With Purple Light Bulbs Oct 1 in recognition of putting a stop to domestic violence, you can pick them up at your local Home Depot, according to the Guv’s office.  Proceeds will benefit domestic violence prevention. See


·       A Fundraiser For LD28 Rep Kate Brophy Mcgee is scheduled from 5-7 pm., Oct. 6 at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central., Ave.,Phx. RSVP: Yes I'll be there


·       The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has selected the recipients of its 2015 Commission Awards that will be awarded at the Sat., Jan 16 Commission banquet schedujled at the Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 S Arizona Grand Parkway in Phoenix. 5 pm social hour. 6 dinner/awards. Tickets are $65 per person. RSVP at commission/awards  The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state's wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The recipients are:

ü  Award of Excellence: Hildy Angius


ü  Award of Excellence: Mark Brnovich

ü  Youth Environmentalist of the Year: KJ Aldridge

ü  Outdoor Writer of the Year: Margaret Anderson

ü  Media of the Year: Rosie Romero Jr.

ü  Conservation Organization of the Year: Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary

ü  Conservationist of the Year: Steve Clark

ü  Natural Resource Professional of the Year: Ray Suazo

ü  Volunteer of the Year: Chad Villamor

ü  Educator of the Year: Melanie Engstrom

ü  Mentor of the Year: Richard Williams

ü  Advocate of the Year - State: David Gowan Sr., Speaker of the House

ü  Advocate of the Year – Federal: Senator John McCain

ü  Buck Appleby Hunter Education Instructor of the Year: Pattrick Headington

ü  Wildlife Habitat Steward of the Year: Spider Ranch

ü  North American Model Commissioners Award: Carol Lynde.

·       Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives   Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable.  Arizona delegation phone numbers: 

ü  Senator John McCain (R- AZ)           202-224-2235             202-228-2862

ü  Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)                202-224-4521             202-228-0515

ü  Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                 202-225-3361             202-225-3462

ü  Rep Martha McSally  (R2)                 202-225-2542             520-881-3588

ü  Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)                202-225-2435             202-225-1541

ü  Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                      202-225-2315             202-226-9739

ü  Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635             202-226-4386

ü  Rep David Schweikert (R6)               202-225-2190             202-225-0096

ü  Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)                  202-225-4065             202-225-1655

ü  Rep Trent Franks (R8)                       202-225-4576             202-225-6328

ü  Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)                  202-225-9888             202-225-9731





·        LD17 will conduct PC training at its 7 pm., Tues, Sept 29 meeting at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286.  Contact: Chairman Shadow Asgari,


·        The Arizona American African Republican Committee (AAARC) will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 24 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Contact: AAARC Chairman: Rev Clyde Bowen  602 274 5439



·        The Sabino High School Young Republican Club will meet Fri., Sept 25 at 450 S Tucson Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85716. Tim tba.


·        The Republican Club of Green Valley/Sahuarita will meet at 9 am, Fri., Sept 25 at 301 W Camino Casa Verde Green Valley, AZ 85614.


·        ‘Close the Primary Resolution Author A J LaFaro's  will speak to the 6:30 pm, Fri., Sept 25  Deer Valley Tea Party, Deer Valley Airport, 702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027.


·        The Annual Citizens Defense League ( AzCDL) Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) Will Be Held On Sept 25-27 In Phoenix.  This Is A Great Opportunity To Network And Hear The Leaders In The “Gun Rights” Movement.



·        PC Training will be held 9am-11am., Sat. Sept 26 at the West Valley Republican Office 10050 W. Bell Road, Suite 50 Sun City, AZ  85351. Training will focus on recruiting PC's and engaging with voters. The second hour of the training will allow PCs to work with experienced activists on a short walk using i360 voter data. RSVP to Chris Herring


·        Sat., Sept 26 Is The Deadline for making reservations for the Oct 10 Arizona Citizens Defense League AzCDL’s Tenth Annual Meeting of Members. Online tickets $20 each.   Click here to join AzCDL. Speakers include  David Codrea will address“Attorney For Freedom” and Marc Victor, a criminal defense attorney with an expertise in firearms related issues.  Door prizes will be several 500 round groupings of ammunition in popular handgun and rifle calibers, including the elusive .22 LR.  Drawings: four Ruger LC9S pistols.  Raffle tickets - online store - right below the annual meeting tickets. As with all our annual meetings the open carrying of holstered firearms is appreciated. (AzCDL).


·        Sat, Sept 26, Is The Deadline to purchase tickets for Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL)Tenth Annual Membership Meeting  to be held Oct 10 in Tucson. Pre-registration required. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 


·        Volunteers Are Needed to walk with Dr. Kelli Ward’s ‘Team Ward’ at the Andy Divine Days Parade scheduled at 10 a.m, Sat., Sept 26 in Kingman. Ward has announced her ‘intent to run’ for US senate against Sen. John McCain. If interested contact Josh DeFord at


·        Election Integrity in Pima County will be addressed at 2 pm., Sat., Sept 26 in the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road, Tucson, Arizona 85710.

·        The Foundation For Responsible Accountable Government will hold an “Election Integrity in Pima County’ meeting at 2 pm., Sat., Sept 26 in the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710.


·        Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) plans its final clean up between 6:30 am and noon, Sat., Sept 26 for Viet Nam Corps of Engineers veteran Fred Terry of New River. Terry lost his home to a kitchen fire several months ago. Location:  (East of 7th St & Circle Mtn Road), New River, AZ. Contact:  OEG founder Charlie Ellis (480) 678-0938  Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org      www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org



·        The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon., Sept 28, at Siegel Suites Select (formerly Legacy Suites), at 540 N. Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande, located ½ mile west of I-10 on Florence Blvd. Speaker: LD11 Rep Mark Finchem. Contact: Secretary Jason Hayes : 202-394-7202  :


·        The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Sept 28 at the Pyle Recreation Center, 655 E Southern, Tempe to hear Free Market Warrior, author, economist Loren Spivack. Contact: President Jessica Merrow    480-306-2545.



·        Arizona Capitol Times will honor the 2015 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy Honorees
at a 5:30 pm., Sept 30 cocktail party at the Arizona Biltmore, McArthur Ballroom, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix. Individual tickets $85. Corporate table $900. VIP table $1,500.  Contact: Kim McWherter at 602.889.7125 or



·        Mexican-Video-Celebrates-The-Conquest-Of-America-The-Invaders-Are-Rubbing-Our-Noses-In-It-Wolves-Love-Blind-Sheep

·        Republican Bush Says Multiculturalism Wrong For Us

·        Republican Predicts He Won’t Be Alone With Pope Boycott 

·        Few Support Bringing More Syrian Refugees To U.S. 

·        Petraeus Apologizes For Giving Classified Info To Mistress 

·        Video: The Catastrophic Interview Question That Sent Hillary Staff Running To The Bathroom

·        911 Operator Picks Up, Hears 4-Year-Old Singing And Instantly Realizes He Needs Help

·        If Carson Is Wrong, Why Are Islamists Trying To Change The Constitution?



·        Dr. Kelli Ward For US Senate: The Right Medicine For AZ 

·        Gov-Scott-Walker-Suspends-Campaign, Raising-Question 


·        It’s Official! ‘Recall Douglas’ Is Run By Inept Morons

·        Arizona Republican Party Video: Excitement In Diverse Presidential Candidate Field


·        Judicial-Watch-Tip-Sheet

·        Rand-Paul-Would-Vote-For-A-Muslim

·        2-Corporation-Commissioners-Should-Sit-Out-Aps-Case  

·        Carly-Fiorina-Has Become The Darling Of The Gope

·        US-Marshal-David-Gonzales-Considering-2016-Run-For-Maricopa County Sheriff  

·        Mitch McConnell's Record On Planned Parenthood






·        2016 Republican Field May Be Pared By Campaign Costs Super Pacs Can’t Cover

·        The GOP Is Terrified Of Donald Trump


·        Analysis Of The-Senate Verion Of The Davis-Oliver-Act

·       Triple-Play-Will-Bring-Still-More-L-1-Workers

·       2.5-Million-Join-Illegal-Population-Under-Obama

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2no    Border News Watch


·        New Jersey Takes Man's Legally Owned Guns - The Reason Why Is Infuriating!   Grandfather’s Gun


·        German: Migrants’-Rape-Epidemic

·        Muslim Wants To Chat With Girl About Her Outfit, See What Happens Next

·        Islamic-Invasion-Of-Sweden-Has-Led-To-Rape-Crisis

·        German-Girls-Must-Cover-Arms-And-Legs-To-Appease-Syrian-Refugees

·        Muslim-Refugees-Savagely-Attack-Mother-Daughter-In-Germany

·        Model-Got-A-Restraining-Order-Against-Her-Muslim-Parents; Then-She’s-Found-Dead

·        ‘Religion Of Peace’: Muslim Refugees At Center Of Rape Allegations

·        Former-ISIS-Sex-Slave-Jinan-Narrates-Her-Horrific-Story


·        Head Of Sheriffs-Assoc. Issues Blunt Threat To Cop-Hater Obama... 'If You Don't, We Will...'


·        U.S. Military Indifference To Afghan Sex Abuse Led Boy To Kill Marines, Lawsuit Claims

·        Israel Needs U.S. Military Aid, Intelligence Sharing In Wake Of Iran Deal, Top Lawmaker Says

·        Shocking Report: Afghan Muslims Regularly Rape Children, US Military Knew And Did Nothing!

·        Soldiers Punished For Speaking Out About Muslim Child Rape In Afghanistan

·        American Soldiers Ordered To Ignore Child Rape In Afghanistan

·        West-Point-Instructor-Issued-A-Call-To-The-Military-To-Overthrow-The-Obama-Regime

·        Combat Vet: U.S. Personnel Told Not To Report Muslim Child Rape


·        Report: Obama-Knew-This-Before-He-Traded-For-Bergdahl-And-It-Doesnt-Look-Good-For-Him


·        FBI Recovers Emails From Hillary Clinton’s Server; She Tells Paper She’s Been ‘As Transparent As She Can Be’

·        FBI Refuses To Cooperate In Hillary Clinton E-Mail Server Probe

·        CIA-Officer-Clair-Lopez: Obama-Is-A-Muslim-Terrorist-With-Brotherhood-Ties-To-Take-Down-USA


·        Miami Priest Knocks Pope For Condemning Capitalism But Staying Silent On Communism

·        Pope-To-Canonize-18th-Century-Missionary-Not-Everyone-Happy


·        Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano Says ‘Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand Economics’


·        Ted Cruz Says Excluding Muslims From Office Is Unconstitutional


·             Trump Explodes, Fires Back After Seeing What Fox News Just Did To Him


·        Huckabee-To-Doritos-Meet-Your-Sick-New-Partner   Frito-Lay Working With Radical Homosexual Activist Dan Savage On LGBT Campaign


·        Ben Carson Is Right - America Should Never Allow A Muslim President

·        Carson Did Not Violate The Religious Test Clause

·        Pro Ben Carson Fundraising Spikes After Muslim Questioning


·        The Stunning Unpopularity Of Hillary Clinton

·        FBI Recovers Emails From Hillary Clinton’s Server; She Tells Paper She’s Been ‘As Transparent As She Can Be’

·        Hillary Clinton Reveals Keystone Opposition, Sides With Environmentalists Over Unions


·        Liberals Want A Government Shutdown But They Also Want Republicans Blamed For It!


·        4 Votes That Show McConnell Doesn’t Want To Defund Planned Parenthood

·        Democrat Says That Bill Requiring Bringing Abortion-Surviving Babies To The Hospital “May Kill Children”

·        Boehner-On-Dealing-With-Conservatives; Garbage-Men-Get-Used-To-The-Smell-Of-Bad-Garbage


·        Philadelphia Hospitals Prep For Overseas Visitors, Diseases


·        The AP ‘Should Be Ashamed’ For This Take On Planned Parenthood Videos

·        4 Votes That Show Mcconnell Doesn’t Want To Defund Planned Parenthood


·        White House ‘College Scorecard’ Shuts Out Conservative Schools

·        Unbelievable-When-A-Father-Picks-Up-His-Daughter-From-School-Because-A-Boy-Put-Super-Glue-In-Her-Hair-A-Cop-Threatens-Him-With-This


·         ‘Nearly Impossible’ To Keep Terrorists From Coming In With Refugees


·        Judge Tells State Dept. To Find More Staffers To Process Clinton Emails

·        Kerry to Open Doors to ISIS Terrorists


·        If Obama Is A Christian, Then What About His Non-Christian Policies?

·        Obama Promises to Veto Bill that Would Make Killing Newborn Babies a Crime

·        Liberals Want a Government Shutdown but They Also Want Republicans Blamed for It!

·        White House ‘College Scorecard’ shuts out conservative schools


·        Castro Praises Pope's Anti-Capitalism Stance

·        Iran Increases Funding To Hezbollah, Hamas With Support From Nuclear Deal

·        Israel Needs U.S. Military Aid, Intelligence Sharing In Wake Of Iran Deal, Top Lawmaker Says