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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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Firearms Expert Alan Korwin: “We passed a law in 2013 to stop exactly what she (Katie Couric) claims -- destruction of guns held by police -- a valuable public asset. And in this case, it is evidence of possible federal felonies.” …The new claim by Katie Couric’s documentary producer Stephanie Soechtig that guns she arranged to purchase in Arizona have been destroyed is in conflict with Arizona law that protects such public property once it is turned over to police. In a frantic effort to cover her tracks and “make good” on a failed attempt to paint gun owners in an ignorant light, Couric and her producer Stephanie Soechtig and team have apparently committed conspiracy and multiple federal felonies. Buying firearms privately without paperwork or background checks across state lines violates federal statute (18 USC §922 et seq.). Continued here were-katie-couric’s-shady-guns-actually-destroyed-by-police

GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump: First, I would like to thank the people of Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey and California. I am honored by your support. Together, we accomplished what nobody thought was possible – and we’re only getting started. Tonight, we close one chapter in history and begin another. Our campaign received more primary votes than any GOP campaign in history. This is not a testament to me, but a testament to all the people like you who believed real change is possible. We have received wide spread support, winning 37 states from New Hampshire, to Alabama, to California and everywhere in between. You have given me the honor to lead the Republican Party to victory this fall, and I won’t let you down. I will make you proud of your party, our movement and most importantly, our country. To everyone who voted for me throughout this campaign: thank you. My message continues to resonate and I know that my vision for the country is one that will make us stronger and better than ever before. Now more than ever we must be smart, we must be vigilant, and we must be tough. Every day moving forward – we must work to bring about all of the changes necessary to put an end to the destruction caused by the current administration. I am going to be the best jobs President God ever created! We are going to revitalize our economy, rebuild our infrastructure, repeal and replace ObamaCare, strengthen our military, defeat ISIS, end illegal immigration and put America first! This is a movement - it’s about common sense and doing the right thing. I’m going to take care of people. I’m going to make sure this country comes first. As Americans, we have incredible potential and I am the leader this country needs to Make America Great Again. Thank you again for your support.

The Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum will be held at 6 pm., Thurs, June 16 at the Palo Verde Education Center, 600 N Verrado Way in Buckeye (on Verrado Way just south of I-10).  CD 3, CD4, LD4, LD13, Maricopa County Supervisors LD4 and LD5, and Bucky City Council candidates will be presented. Contact: LD House candidate. Richard Hopkins hopkins4az@gmail.com

Grassroots Tea Party Activists: Part I of the5 Series DVD Series “My War” – the Testimony of Bradlee Dean will be shown at 6:30 pm., Wed., June 8 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Roo, 2717 W Bell Road, in Phoenix. Doors open at 6 pm. Adults are urged to bring high school students. Contact: Francine L Romesburg grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

The Ahwatukee Tea Party Candidate Round Table Event #2 will be held at 6:30 pm.,Thurs., June 16 in the Desert Room at the Quality Inn (previously the Clarion Hotel). 5121 E. LA Puente Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85044 (I-10 & Elliot Rd) featuring Bob Stump (Corporate Commissioner), Frank Schmuck (LD18 State Senator), Scott Ryan (Tempe Union School Board) and Jana Jackson (Maricopa County Supt. Of Schools) info@tukeeteaparty.com

Tempe Republican Women President Jessica Merrow has called a special meeting to be conducted between 11 am – 2 pm., during the June 11 luncheon, in which the proposed Bylaws Amendments will be voted on. Purchase tickets for the event planned at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport in Tempe. $25 per TRW members and associate members before June 8. $30 for guests. All tickets #35 after June

The Tempe Republican Women June 11 Luncheon features Ward Connerly, founder and the chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, a national non-profit organization in opposition to racial and gender preferences. He is considered to be the man behind California's Proposition 209 prohibiting race and gender-based preferences in state hiring, contracting and state university admissions, a program formerly known as affirmative action. $25 for members of associates of any AzFRW Club. $30 for guests. $35 for purchases after 6/8/16. Tickets available: ward-connerly

LD4 Republicans are having a fundraising drawing for an engraved Ruger 10-22 rifle.  Rifle is engraved to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Second Amendment in 2016.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  Drawing to be held July 4 or when the 370 tickets are sold.  Tickets available from LD4 members or send payment made out to LD4 Republicans, c/o Hopkins4AZ, PO Box 134, Buckeye, AZ  85326.  Winner must meet eligibility requirements at AZ Firearms in Avondale. Contact: Richard Hopkins hopkins4az@gmail.com

LD 9 will meet at 9:30 am, Sat, June 11 at La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive in Tucson to hear Pima County School Superintendent candidate Margaret Burkholder. Coffee/donuts at 9 am. Contact Brad Johns, bcjohns99@gmail.com

LD21 Senator Debbie Lesko has started her own Independent Expenditure Committee aka Senate Republican Leadership Fund to help the GOP maintain its majority. Her goal is to raise $250,000.

LD24 Chairman Timothy Lee is recuperating from recent foot surgery.

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has developed a new webpage go.azsos.gov/cghy

consolidating more than 200 Primary candidates onto one convenient site –candidate bios, contact information, financial disclosure statements and links to official nomination paperwork.

Early Voting Begins for the primary on August 3, 2016. 

Republican Women Interested in joining the Paradise Republican Women should contact

contact Anna Morrison, VP Membership, at annamorrison55@aol.com or 623-234-3717.

Volunteers Wanted As Receptionists for the GOP West Valley office at 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50 in Sun City (Bell Rd. and 99th Avenue). Shifts are M-F 9am-1 pm and 1-5 pm. Must feel comfortable using the computer. Contact Office Manager Phyllis Lee at 623-583-5987 or mdcyclist@live.com.

Volunteers are needed for the Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Tempe office. Contact: Contact Harris at a 602-432-2871 (c) wwharris@msn.com

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day issued the following statement on tonight's election results: "Hillary Clinton's long struggle to the finish line is nearly complete thanks to the Democrat Party’s rigged system that empowers unelected, unbound super delegates. In a contest that was supposed to be a mere formality, Clinton suffered over twenty losses and was driven further to the extreme left by a 74-year old Vermont socialist who had never before run as a Democrat.
“Tonight, Donald Trump officially secured the requisite number of pledged delegates to be the Party’s presumptive nominee and built on his historic number of votes in the GOP Primary. Donald Trump sets up a clear contrast between Clinton who was anointed by Democrat insiders, and a successful businessman who offers a new path to get our country back on track.
“Clinton will now attempt to pivot to the general election under the shadow of a looming FBI investigation into her reckless conduct at the State Department while facing an electorate that overwhelmingly finds her unlikeable and untrustworthy. Too much is on the line in this election to hand the White House over to someone as untrustworthy and hypocritical as Hillary Clinton, who is committed to the same failed Obama agenda which has made our nation less prosperous, less safe, and less free.”
"It's a shame that the first female nominee of a major party will also be the first standard-bearer to be under FBI investigation," said RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day. "Hillary Clinton has been a disaster for women. Her actions speak louder than her words, whether it be paying women less than men or her scandal-plagued foundation taking millions of dollars from countries with dismal human rights records. We can and must do better than Hillary Clinton.”

The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) is not only the fastest growing Republican group in Arizona, it is also considered the more conservative wing of the Republican Party. Membership includes over half of the Republicans in the current Arizona Legislature.  The AZRA Scorecard is a great guide to who is doing what on your behalf in the Legislature, and can be accessed from the top menu:  www.azra2016.com  The Legislators are given a score based on over 230 bills proffered in the 2015-16 session.

Prescott’s David Stringer has filed his paperwork for a ran for LD1 House position. He has owned and operated the Comfort Inn in Prescott since 2004. Stringer is the co-chairman of the Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Finance Committee.

It Appears The Dem Might Be Challenging LD7 GOP House candidate Candace Bedogy-Begay’s nominating petitions. The Dems claim she doesn’t have enough valid GOP signatures to meet the 294 signature requirement.

Former Marine Bill Heuisler: He has panicked, but the barrage of (John) McCain ads makes me angry. For political-psychological drama McCain’s hit pieces against Kelli Ward are gloomy, sloppy & amateurish. We expected something more interesting – maybe a reasoned argument or a self-deprecating joke. But just like he did last time, McCain’s just throwing money and dirt. McCain is spending a million dollars through his favorite Super PAC to overwhelm a nice, normal woman with dollars again and to fool all of us silly Republican sheep again. Predictable and insulting, but this time McCain’s lousy logic and childish insults (a military wife is anti-military?) will only reinforce our contempt for him. See reference

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Contact: Bill Heuisler - Marine Vet, CIA Contractor in “Operation Mongoose” Tucson Police Officer, DPS Licensed Investigator & author of three books. Contact: (520-403-2939).

State Law Requires That In Order For The Presidential Nominee to appear on the ballot, the party chairman must submit its presidential electors’ nomination papers to the Secretary of State’s office at least 90 days before the primary election.  Arizona’s Green Party failed to submit its presidential electors’ by the June 1st deadline.  Consequently, their nominee will not appear on the General Election Ballot. “In consultation with the Attorney General’s office we could not identify any statutory authority to waive that deadline or accept late nomination papers,” said Secretary Reagan.  “The only remedy seems to be through the courts where a judge could direct our office to print the name of the Green Party nominee on the ballot." The President of the United States is selected by presidential electors through the Electoral College.  The Electoral College is the body that formally casts votes for the president and vice president.  The only way for any presidential candidate to be represented on the general election ballot is through those presidential electors.   The meeting of the electors takes place on the December 19, 2016. The General Election will be held on November 8, 2016 with early voting beginning October 12th.

Military Declares War on Hillary… Former General Openly Demands Jail Time A retired general who was George W. Bush’s undersecretary of defense for intelligence says that Hillary Clinton must be indicted after the names of CIA-protected agents were found on her private email server. In an interview with Breitbart News Radio, retired Army Gen. Jerry Boykin said that “lives have been endangered” by Clinton’s irresponsibility, which should be “punishable by jail time. What Hillary Clinton has done, I can tell you, it is … punishable by jail time. I think ultimately she’s going be indicted. She has to be. This cannot stand,” Boykin said during the Saturday interview.

A New Book By A Former Secret Service Agent in Bill Clinton’s White House paints Hillary Clinton as a moody, rude, often-violent presence that agents thought they may need to protect the president against, the New York Post reports. Gary Byrne, a 29-year veteran of military and federal law enforcement, called the Democrat presidential front-runner “erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent” in his new book, “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses his Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.” The book is set to be released on June 28, but it’s already shot to the top of the Amazon charts based on pre-orders alone. And for Hillary Clinton, that’s a very, very bad thing.

Taxpayers-Billed-For Obama Taxpayers were billed more than $300,000 for costs associated with president Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, Japan, to deliver a speech calling for a “world without nuclear weapons” at the site of the atomic bomb attack that ended the second world war. The tab includes $134,569 for accommodations for a foreign ministers meeting for the G7 summit in Hiroshima, $5,487 to rent a conference room, and $7,002 for “POTUS working space” in the Grand Prince Hotel. Contracts for hotel rooms include $15,251 at the Rihga Royal Hotel and $36,241 at the Grand Prince. Rooms for the Secret Service cost $3,625, and another conference room was booked for $4,164. Numerous contracts were signed for the president’s motorcade, including $19,340 for transportation in Hiroshima, and several “urgent” contracts signed last month, costing taxpayers $19,175, $19,103, and $7,123. Trucks were also rented for the trip, costing $4,025. More

Early Voter Request Forms Available At http://recorder.maricopa.gov/pdf/PEVL_Request_Form.pdf

Important 2016 Election Dates And Deadlines

  • Aug 30 – Primary Election
  • June 1 – Last day to file candidate nomination petitions.
  • July 7 – Last day to file constitution and initiative petitions.
  • July 13 – Last day to file arguments for or against ballot measurer.
  • July 21 – Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the Primary Election (Aug 30)
  • Aug 1 – Voter registration deadline for Primary Election.
  • Aug 3 – Early Ballot Voting begins for Primary Election
  • Sept 29 – Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.
  • Oct 10 – Voter registration deadline for General Election.
  • Oct 12 – Early Ballot Voting begins for General Election.
  • Nov 8 – General Election Day.

CALENDA OF EVENTS

June 8

The Chandler Chamber City Council Candidate Forum is scheduled at 6 pm., Wed., June 8 in the in the City Council Chambers of Chandler City Hall, 88 E Chicago Street Chandler, AZ 85225. Doors open at 5:30 pm.  The candidates involved will answer questions regarding their positions on issues relevant to the public in an interview with members of the Chamber’s Good Government Committee. Nine candidates are vying for three seats on City Council. All candidates that meet the state’s official filing requirements will be allowed to participate in the Chandler City Council Forum. Admission is free of charge, registration is required. Register Now

June 9

LD12 will introduce Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Marsha Hill at 7, Thurs., June 9 at the Cooley Middle School, 1100 S Recker Roads, in Gilbert. Contact: Marsha Hill For Sheriff Marshahill.Sheriff2016@Juno.Com

Biometric Identification Solutions & Arizona Corporation Commission Election will be the topics of discussion on the S/W Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Radio Show at 10 am., Thurs., June 9 featuring Dr. Allen Pitt, Nick Patel, Dr Regina Ponder, Lori Murphy, Lois Owens, Fred Taylor along with candidates Bill Mundell and Tom Chabin on Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM www.familyvaluesradio1010.com Call-in 602.977-1010

The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association 11:50 am, June 9 lunch will feature former Mesa Mayor and Interim CEO of Valley Metro Scott Smith at Gallagher & Kennedy, 2575 E Camelback Road in Phoenix. $20 for members. $35 for non-members. Check in-11:30 am RSVP: azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com If you would like to be recognized for an achievement or make an announcement to the group, please make a note in your RSVP.

June 11

LD30 Is Hosting A Family Fun Day/BBQ featuring US Senate candidate Kelli Ward between 1-2:30 pm., Sat, June 11 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (corner 58th Drive/Palmaire, N of Glendale Ave. Early pay $7 includes a brisket sandwich on a Sesame Seed bun, fire roasted corn on the cob, mild green chile ranch beans, homemade peach cobbler and punch. RSVP by June 7 to get the special price. $9 after deadline. Reservation to Alive.Kicking.TS@icloud.com or call (623) 522-7359 . Checks to LD30 Republicans, PO Box 57321, Phoenix, AZ 85079-7321.

CD5 Senate Candidate Christine Jones Team will gather for donuts between 8-10 am, Sat.. June 11 as they distribute yard signs. See details HERE.

The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club Candidate’s Forum is scheduled between 2-5 pm., June 11 at the Briarwood County Club Twenty-three candidates have confirmed appearances. Doors open at 1 pm.

The NW Maricopa County Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly will host county-wide candidates running for the Central Arizona Project Board of Directors at its 9:15 am, Sat., June 11 meeting scheduled in the Maricopa County Maintenance Building, 12975 W Bell Road in Surprise. Mark Lewis, a current CAP Board member, will speak on the potential complete loss of the Navajo Generating Station and how it will affect every resident of the Valley.  He will be joined by Board Candidate Michael Francis, a rose farmer in the west valley, who will share information about the CAP from the agricultural perspective. Doors open at 8:45 am., Open to the public. Contact: Lyle Tuttle l.tuttle@cox.net

The Paradise Republican Women's Club will meet at 11 am, Sat., June 11 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale to hear Cheryl Todd speak on “The Importance Of The 2nd Amendment And How It Can Be A Powerful Vehicle To Drive Voters To The Polls.” NRA certified firearms instructor Cyndee Harding will also be featured. 10:30 am Social. $30 per person for lunch. Reservations required. Reservations here or contact Barbara McMullen at barbmcmullen@cox.net

The Gila County Republican Party has scheduled a grand opening at 10 am., Sat., June 11 at their new headquarters building, 307 South Beeline Highway, (east side to the road, behind the Buffalo Bar and Grill). Elected Republican officials and candidates from throughout the County and Legislative District 6 have been invited and the public is welcome to join the event. The headquarters serves a number of purposes. First, the facility provides a location for the public to visit and register to vote. Additionally, the public can also pick up Republican candidate campaign literature such as bumper stickers, yard signs etc. Second, the headquarters can be used by any declared Republican elected official or candidate for office to conduct meetings, meet and greets and other campaign activities. The facility will be operational through the General election. The Republican Headquarters is open week days from 9AM to 5 PM. Gila County also has a second headquarters in Globe, operated by the Cobra Valley Republican Club. Contact: Gary P. Morris, Chairman; Gila County Republican Committee 602-803-7366.

Tempe Republican Women President Jessica Merrow has called a special meeting to be conducted between 11 am – 2 pm., during the June 11 luncheon, in which the proposed Bylaws Amendments will be voted on. Purchase tickets for the event planned at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport in Tempe. $25 per TRW members and associate members before June 8. $30 for guests. All tickets #35 after June

The Tempe Republican Women June 11 Luncheon features Ward Connerly, founder and the chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, a national non-profit organization in opposition to racial and gender preferences. He is considered to be the man behind California's Proposition 209 prohibiting race and gender-based preferences in state hiring, contracting and state university admissions, a program formerly known as affirmative action. $25 for members of associates of any AzFRW Club. $30 for guests. $35 for purchases after 6/8/16. Tickets available: ward-connerly

The Yavapai County Republicans to Elect Donald J. Trump for President Committee will meet at 2 pm., Sat., June 11 at the home of Duckhee and Jack Pierson, 385 Cross Creek Circle, Cross Creek Ranch, Sedona, AZ  86336. Seating is limited. Gate Code will be given when RSVP. Bring a clipboard, paper and pen. RSVP:  Brenda Dickinson at (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 11 am., Sat., June 11 at Gainey Golf Club , 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale to hear Cheryl Todd, Owner and co-host of Gun Freedom Radio talk about how the Second Amendment can be a powerful vehicle to drive voters to the polls. Todd is the owner of AZFirearms.com, Pop Of Gold Estate Auctions, a lifetime NRA members and holds a degree in psychology. Cyndee Harding, a NRA certified instructor, and owner/designer of Cyndee’s Conceal Carry Purses, will have her purses on display. Reservations required. $30 per person. Tickets! Social at 10:30 am., Lunch at noon.

June 13

The Western Pinal County Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly (Casa Grande, Arizona City, and Maricopa) will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon., June 13 at 408 N Sacaton St. #2, Casa Grande with Pinal County Supervisors Dave Cook. Doors open at 6 pm. Contact: Secretary Jason Hayes at 202-394-7202 wpcc.azra@gmail.com jason@jasonthayes.com

Hwy 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., June 13 with Secretary of State Michelle Reagan at a new location – the VFW Mingus Mountain Post 10227 Bar/Grill, 2375 N 5th St., Prescott Valley (on road to Rain Lake Park – behind the Moose Lodge). $7 dinner/mtg. Limited menu. Menu will change from date to date. RSVP for seating to June 899-3150. Social house 4:30 – 5:45 pm. Candidate introductions 5:45 pm.

July 14

LD13 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., June 14 at Tuscany Falls Clubhouse, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, in Goodyear with Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Registration opens at 6:30 pm. Contact Chairman Wally Campbell at wallycampbell@cox.net 623-451-1100.

The Arizona Tea Party Patriots Support Team, lead by Gregg Cummings and Diana Reimer, will visit Sen Jeff Flake’s offices in an effort to counter Pres. Barack Obama’s determination to appoint his liberal Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland before his term is up. Cummings and Reimer will urge Flake not to hold hearings and to refuse to vote on the Obama nominee. The Tea Party Team will gather at:

· 2:45 pm., Tues., June 14 at Flake’s Tucson office, 6840 N Oracle Road #150 in Tucson for sign waving and to deliver petitions. They will provide lunch afterwards. RSVP Tuesday in Tucson

· 12:30 pm., Wed., June 15 at Flake’s Phoenix office, 2200 E Camelback Rd #120 for a repeat performance. RSVP Wednesday in Phoenix

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

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A Bipartisan Group Of 18 House Members – Led By Reps Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Betty McCollum (D-MN) – wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to prioritize religious freedom in India during his meeting tomorrow with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, especially in light of ongoing violence and harassment against religious minorities, including Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and Sikhs. “We respectfully request that during your meetings with the Prime Minister, the ‘shared value’ of the fundamental right of religious freedom will be a priority in your conversation. Religious minority communities – including Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and Sikhs – have endured ongoing violence and harassment for decades in India, and continue to live in a climate where known perpetrators commit violence with impunity,” the Members of Congress wrote. “It is in the best interest of the United States and India to reaffirm religious freedom as a shared value in this growing partnership, and ensure that conversation concerning justice and accountability for such horrific acts of violence continues.” In the letter, the lawmakers cite several specific examples of violent attacks that have killed or displaced religious minorities. Human rights groups in India have investigated and traced these attacks to specific groups, but a current climate of impunity exists in India around such attacks and many victims never receive justice. “As we consider the shared values of the United States and India, due attention to the fundamental human right of religious freedom is of the utmost importance,” Representative Franks said. “Religious minority communities in India have endured incidents of harassment, discrimination, intimidation and violent attacks for decades, often with little hope for justice. It is my sincere hope that every person in India will experience true freedom of faith, regardless of religion.” View the full letter here.

Congressman Jeff Flake: Expanding HSAs: Forbes is reporting that Sen. Flake and Rep. Dave Brat have teamed up to introduce a bill that tackles rising health care costs by expanding Heath Savings Accounts (HSAs). The Flake-Brat HSA Expansion Act would increase the annual contribution limits and allowing for more universal participation in HSAs. This bill would also eliminate current regulations associated with HSAs and repeal some of the restrictions that were put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Read the full story here.

· Key Takeaway: “Flake-Brat would make health care better, more affordable, and more secure.  It would do so by dramatically reducing government’s influence over the health care sector.  By shifting from employers to consumers nearly a quarter of the $3 trillion Americans spend annually on health care, Large HSAs would begin to make the health care sector and health policy respond to the needs of patients.”

Wasteful Spending: The Arizona Republic published a front-page story on Sen. Flake’s recent oversight report, Twenty Questions: Government Studies That Will Leave You Scratching your head. Read the full story here.

· Key Takeaway: "These agencies are always saying we need additional money," Flake told The Arizona Republic. In particular, NIH (National Institutes of Health) coming out and saying if we hadn't seen the (spending) cuts then we would have had a vaccine for Ebola," he added. "I understand that we need to appropriate additional money sometimes when we have something like Ebola or Zika — I think that's justified. But at the same time, to be wasting money on some studies like this when we ought to prioritize better, just strikes me as something we ought to draw attention to."

Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on the Statement of Administration Policy on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017: “Like all products of bureaucracy, the Statement of Administration Policy is a sorry defense of the status quo: misalignment of authority and accountability, deficits in strategic integration and harnessing innovation, bloated staffs, a broken defense acquisition system, and dependence on Russia for access to space. In its laundry list of imaginary doomsday scenarios, the Administration repeatedly misstates and misconstrues provisions of the NDAA, leaving one to wonder how closely Administration officials read this legislation, or whether they read it at all. I hope when the NDAA reaches the President’s desk, he understands the critical importance of this legislation to our national security better than his Administration seems to now.”

U.S. Senator John McCain on the announcement by the U.S. Forest Service and its partners that they will invest over $11 million to support work and training opportunities for more than 1,500 youth and veterans in national forests and public lands through the 21st Century Conservation Corps (21CSC): “I applaud today’s announcement that the U.S. Forest Service and its partners will invest over $11 million to support important projects on public lands in Arizona and across the country through 21CSC. The 21CSC is an important public-private partnership that has put returning veterans and young people to work on public lands, expanding national service opportunities and completing priority projects in our national parks, forests and tribal lands. Today’s announcement follows the $3.16 million commitment that the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture made last month with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for similar projects.With today's announcement, these conservation corps will partner with federal land management agencies to complete projects critical to our state, including trail construction and maintenance, fire mitigation, mining reclamation, invasive species management, and water conservation. These projects stretch from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the Coconino, Tonto, and Coronado National Forests. Native American conservation corps participants will also conduct desert restoration and trail improvement projects on tribal lands, in Tonto National Forest and across Maricopa County. I recently introduced the 21CSC Act to build on this work in Arizona and across the country by providing the legislative authority necessary to ensure its continued success. The legislation would increase national service opportunities for young people and veterans working to protect, restore, and enhance the outdoors by leveraging existing resources and private funding. In addition to providing valuable service opportunities, these efforts would address the National Park Service’s deferred maintenance backlog totaling over $11.9 billion nationwide in a cost-effective way. The commitment announced today is not only critical for enhancing service opportunities for our young people, but also revitalizing and preserving our great outdoors for the next generation.”

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· Trump-University-Playbook-Is-Filled...

· Hillary’s-Lies-Exposed-By-State-Dept

RUSSELL PEARCE

· Sheriff-Joe-In-Contempt-Of-Liberal-Judge...Not-The-Law

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Donald-Trumps-Position-On-The-BLM

· Recruitment-Method-Of-Trump-Protesters-Uncovered

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· Report: Trump-Refused-$200-Million-To-Pick-Gingrich-As-VP Establishment Tries To Control Trump Through VP Pick

· Paul-Ryan-Is He Reason-GOP-Is Losing-America

DONALD TRUMP

· Donald-Trumps-Position-On-The-BLM

· The-Donald-And-The-La-Raza-Judge

· San Jose Police Chief Who Admits Allowing Attacks On Trump Supporters Is Affiliated With La Raza

· Report: Trump-Refused-$200-Million-To-Pick-Gingrich-As-Vp Establishment Tries To Control Trump Through VP Pick

· Syrian-Refugees-Go-To Saudi-Arabia; Not-Us

Buzzfeed Terminates RNC Ad Deal, Refusing To Run Ads For Trump

· Facing GOP Backlash, Trump Says Comments On Judge Were ‘Misconstrued’

· Lindsey Graham To Trump-Backing GOP: Now's The Time To Bail

· RYAN SLAMS TRUMP JUDGE REMARKS: 'TEXTBOOK RACIST'

· NBC NEWS REPORTER: ‘GROWING INTERNAL DISSENT’ WITHIN TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN

BILL AND HILLARY

· Former U.S. Attorney: Big Red Flag In FBi's Hillary Clinton Investigation With "Attorney-Sharing"

· Clinton Refuses To Recognize The Right To Keep And Bear Arms – Instead Gives What She Thinks And Believes

· Emails Show State Dept. Officials Were Warned Of Hillary Clinton Email Spin

· Obama Admin Promises Clinton Email Dump On A Day That Doesn’t Exist

· On A Major Satanic Holiday In California, Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Presidental Nomination

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· California will Now “Give” Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

· This Washington Quote On The 2nd Amendment Is WHY Hillary Must Be Stopped

BENGHAZI

· Trey Gowdy Releases Report Proving Dem Insiders Obstructed Benghazi Investigation

FEDERAL

· Gold-King-Mine-Report-Botched-By-The-Mines-Federal-Part-Owner

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Marine Veteran Outrageously Fired For Lowering Flag On Memorial Day

EPA

· Gold-King-Mine-Report-Botched-By-The-Mines-Federal-Part-Owner

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

· 92k Coloradans May Lose Their Insurance This Year Due To Obamacare

STATE DEPARTMENT

· State Dept. Ignored Advice To Stay Away From Clinton Email Scandal

· Emails Show State Dept. Officials Were Warned Of Hillary Clinton Email Spin

· Human Rights Group Demands John Kerry Stop Profiting On Tibet Exploitation

MICHELLE OBAMA

· Michelle-Ticked-After Congress-Takes Her Down A Notch

WHITE HOUSE

· Obama Admin Promises Clinton Email Dump On A Day That Doesn’t Exist

· Grandson Of Muslim Brotherhood Terror Suspect Elevated In Obama Administration

· Obama Is The Most Radical Pro-LGBT President In U.S. History

INTERNATIONAL

· American Taxpayers Billed $300k+ For Obama’s Hiroshima Speech

· ISIS-Converting-US-Humvees-Into Car-Bombs

· Captured Hamas Operative: Terror Tunnel Network Extends Across Gaza

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