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“…In The Aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack this past weekend, a clearly defensive and thin-skinned Barack Obama stared into the cameras and declared it was America’s fault for the tragic loss of life and was defiant that he would not now, and not ever, place blame for what happened on radical Islam. It was quite possibly, the president’s most bizarre and anti-American performance yet”... See more: sneering-petulant-obama-just-condemned-america

Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: This is what is currently floating around the internet. unbound delegates And this is why it is so CRITICALLY important to make certain that all of us Trump delegates and alternates, make it to the Convention and stay on high alert for whatever the Establishment may have up its sleeve. This is Exactly what I have been warning about, since the beginning of the Trump campaign.  Also See hrepublican-convention-delegates-not-bound-donald-trump

Things Are Going To Get Interesting as candidacy challenges are starting to be filed with the Secretary of State over petitions signature qualifications for the Aug 30 Primary ballot. For starters, there’s Maricopa County Jay Lawrence v. Robert Lettieri (LD 23), Constantin Querard v. Ray Kouns (LD 13), and Pima County Betty Villegas v. Edna San Miguel.

The Republican Women of Prescott have scheduled famoud Judge Jeanine Pirro to speak Aug 3 at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Date and details tba. Contact: Pat Lorenzen patricialorenzen@aol.com

Northwest Conservative Co-founders Roxanne Ziegler & Sherese Steffens are hosting a “meet & Greet’ for CD1 candidate Gary Kiehne, scheduled at 6 pm., Thurs., June 16 at the Maranan-Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 Coachline Blvd, Marana. Complimentary appetizers will be served.

Services for George Schutte, who passed away on June 7th of a rare blood vessel cancer, will be held at 11 am, Fri, June 17 at the National Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N Cave Creek Road (101 Fwy/Cave Creek Road), Phoenix. See www.regencymortuary.com. Schutte is the husband of former long-time LD4 and LD22 secretary Jane Schutte.

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots won’t meet again until 6:30 pm., Tues., Sept 6 in the Grand Canyon Room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 WRH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West. Speaker to be tba. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the group on Sept 20. newsletter@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

The Northwest Conservatives met with LD11 legislative incumbents Sen Steve Smith and Reps Mark Finchem and Vince Leach last night at the Oro Valley Library.

AFP State Director Tom Jenney: This year's legislative session was very much a mixed bag.  While the Governor and the Arizona Legislature pushed forward on regulatory reform (such as legalizing AirBnb and other home sharing businesses) and on pension reform, our state leaders were mostly playing defense this year and ended up spending a lot of money in the budget, especially on additional one-time spending. click Here To View The 2016 Legislative Scorecard

AAARC Chairman Clyde Bowen: Brothers and Sisters -The paper said Sharon Helman (or is it Hellperson?) got two years probation for graft, lying, & Betraying the GI's in her care, therefore betraying everything she swore an oath to." Ex VA official" they called her, so politely. Peeps! She was the Director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System!!The AZ Republic (like it represented us, the real ones) said Sharon wept in court, WEPT. I Wept upon reading this person, who displayed such an appalling Lack of Leadership, Decided fates of our Finest men & women with a " Death Panel Mentality" Walked (all over the memory & sacrifice of our lost and our left barely alive, & others). OK, I'm a little upset:) Ladies & Gentleman, Boys & Girls the article did say the Judge Rebuked her. When the Judge Rebukes us, We gotta do some Time! If you are half as angry As me, one Tenth even, tell someone. Do something, shout out, protect our Vets. They protected you.

Tom Morrissey Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP: After reading Dan Saban's suggestion that Sheriff Arpaio "resign" because of the Federal Court Case, brought by those stalwart friends of our country and our culture, the "open borders crowd".  Dan Saban claims he is concerned about our Sheriff's performance in office and he just happens to be running against him this year.  By the way, he ran against Sheriff Arpaio in 2004 as a Republican, in 2008 as a Democrat and in 2012 he supported the Sheriff's Democrat opponent.  Now he is, once again, running, and this time he's a Republican.  Sheriff Arpaio, in my humble opinion, is being persecuted for doing his job, and doing it damn well, in a time when no one else was doing anything about the influx of ILLEGAL immigrants into this county and country. What is it that Dan Saban will do that Sheriff Joe is not doing?  Look the other way on ILLEGAL immigration? If Arpaio goes down, we who believe in the rule of law, go down with him.  When comes the time when the "good of the country" prevails over personal ambition? By the way racial profiling will take you to a rather balanced panel discussion aired on 5/15/16 FOX regarding the Contempt of Court finding against Sheriff Arpaio.  You might find it interesting.

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

Americans Strongly Disagree With Stanford Rape Sentence The trial of a Stanford University freshman charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has drawn widespread criticism for the perceived leniency of the judge's sentencing. An overwhelming number of Americans agree that the six-month jail sentence is too easy, and most say cases like Stanford are fair game for politicians to discuss publicly. Read More

Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against a Prescott Valley business accused of placing numerous telemarketing calls to Arizonans listed on the National Do Not Call Registry. The lawsuit alleges AJ’s Auto Glass, LLC made unwanted phone calls to consumers in order to advertise windshield repair and replacement services.  "This lawsuit should serve as a warning to telemarketers who ignore the law and continue to harass Arizonans on the Do Not Call list," said Brnovich.  "This office will take action against any business that blatantly violates Arizona's telephone solicitation laws."  The Attorney General is asking the Court to order AJ’s Auto Glass to stop the alleged illegal telephone solicitations and to order the business to pay civil penalties associated with the investigation and litigation. The case is being handled by Assistant Attorney General Cherie Howe.
For a copy of the Consumer Fraud Lawsuit, please
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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus in response to former President Bill Clinton’s role and the fundraising practices at the Clinton Foundation: “The Clinton Foundation is a $2 billion conflict of interest for Hillary Clinton that continues to grow with each shady foreign donation. We already know the ethical safeguards put in place while Clinton was secretary of state were summarily ignored, leaving the public in the dark as Clinton Foundation contributors routinely benefited from official State Department acts. The American people should not have to wonder whether their president is beholden to foreign interests, particularly governments notorious for failing to prevent the funding of radical Islamic terrorism and oppressing the rights of women and minorities. Voters deserve to know how the Clintons plan to address this unprecedented ethical quagmire before they cast their ballots, not after. ”

Donald J. Trump at Saint Anselm College. Donald J. Trump Addresses Terrorism, Immigration, And National Security

The National Tea Party Patriots will be delivering petitions against putting another liberal on the Supreme to Senator Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office, 2200 E Camelback Rd #120 at 12:30 pm., Wed., June 15. Lunch will be provided following both presentations. Sign petition or RVSP at https://saveourconstitution.act.teapartypatriots.org/

The Arizona Heritage Alliance Board will meet on Thurs., June 16 for a strategic planning session to draft goals and key priorities for the next several years. Please complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AHAMEMBER . Responses will be anonymous and results will only be shared in aggregate form. Public input is valuable and will be used throughout the planning session. Contact: azheritage.org

The AZGOP Is Host An i-360 Training for LD Chairs and Maricopa County precinct Committeeman between 9am and noon, Sat. June 18 at AZGOP Headquarters,3501 N 24th St., in Phx. Contact: Will Smith at will.smith@azgop.org

Democrats Are Biggest Fans of Restoring Felons' Voting Rights Democrats are much more enthusiastic than other voters about giving felons back their right to vote after they've served their time.  Read More

Who is Huma Abedin? Inquiring minds want to know: Huma Abedin, vice chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is also the person closest to Democratic candidate and was “deeply involved” in the creation of Clinton’s private email server, according to an expose by Roger Stone, an opposition research specialist for Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. “Huma has been […] Read Full Article »

The Commander Of The 10 U.S. Sailors who were captured and held by Iran in January has been relieved of his command by the U.S. Navy. The Navy said in a statement on June 9 that it had lost confidence in Cmdr. Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer […] Read Full Article »

AZCDL Update: On June 12, in Orlando, Florida, an ISIS inspired terrorist shot over one hundred people in a crowded night club, killing forty-nine.  For the unarmed victims, when seconds counted, the police were hours away. It was three hours before the police were able to perform the necessary act of shooting the bad guy. That option SHOULD have been available to every lawful patron of that club. Why wasn’t it?  The reason is gun control. The attack took place in a so-called “gun free zone.” Even worse, anti-freedom “activists” are already taking this opportunity to dance in the blood of the victims while screaming for more “background checks.” The Orlando murderer passed multiple background checks. He was the poster child for so-called “common sense gun laws,” with a government issued firearms permit that required repeated background checks and yearly renewals.  Like virtually all recent mass killers, he passed a background check for the retail purchase of his rifle.  But now politicians are telling us that if we just criminalize the private transfer of your firearms, this kind of thing would never happen.  What nonsense! This demonstrates the utter fraud of “background checks.”  Now the demonization phase – Since it’s politically incorrect to bring up the killer’s motives, the media blames the tool, the most popular small caliber rifle in America, the AR-15.  Of course, we now discover that this terrorist didn’t even use an AR pattern rifle, but that won’t matter as long as there is an agenda to push. AzCDL stands with the Pink Pistols, who, in their press release, state that now is not the time “to demonize the man’s tools, but to condemn his acts and work to prevent such acts in the future.” To politicians everywhere, we say GUN CONTROL KILLS. We have a right to defend ourselves whenever, wherever and however we choose.  You stand with us or against us.  We will not let you exploit this tragedy to disarm us. - Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

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

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

Important 2016 Election Dates And Deadlines

· June 15 – 5 pm - Last day to file write-in candidates for Primary.

· July 7 – Last day to file constitution and initiative petitions.

· July 13 – Last day to file arguments for or against ballot measure.

· 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

· Aug 30 – 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.

Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/   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: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CALENDA OF EVENTS

June 15

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

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward will be featured at a noon, Wed., June 15 ‘Meet And Greet’ Luncheon in the Cattleman’s Room at the Rock Springs CafĂ©, 35769 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324. Contact: Carolyn Leff at events@kelliward.com or 928-230-0633.

US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey will address the Valley Republican Women’s Club at 11 am., Wed., June 15 at the Sedona Rouge Hotel/Spa, 2250 AZ-89A and at 6:30 pm, that evening to the Glendale Tea Party in the banquet room at Denny's, 2717 W. Bell Rd in Phoenix. Contact: Scheduler@Meluskey.com (480) 659-5503. Directions HERE.

Palo Verde Republican Women will meet at 11 am., Wed., June 15 for lunch with Maricopa County Sheriff incumbent Joe Arpaio at the Grayhawk Golf Club 8620 Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Social begins at 11 am, Lunch/Program 11:30. $26/Cash, $27/CC. RSVP to pvrlunch@gmail.com or call 480-298-7818.

Aaron & Christine Accurso, Genny Jones and Gary & Maria Livacari are hosting a private “ Meet The Candidates from Town Council to Congress” at 7 pm., Wed., June 15 at the Spectrum Community Center, 2928 S Spectrum Way in Gilbert featuring US senate candidate Kelli Ward, CD5 congressional candidate Andy Biggs, Gilbert Town Council candidate Jared Taylor, Board of Supervisors incumbent Denny Barney and Maricopa County Attorney incumbent Bill Montgomery, along with LD12 incumbents Eddie Farnsworth, Travis Grantham and Warren Petersen.

June 16

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm, Thurs., June 16 in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma to hear US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey, who is running against incumbent Sen John McCain in the Aug 30 Primary. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer  coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com 928-210-1219.

LD25 Senate Write-in Candidate Itasca Small will be appearing at: 7 pm, June 16 at the LD25 meeting at the Charles K. Luster Building, 640 N Mesa Dr.. in Mesa. Contact: Gene Dufoe--480-835-9637 or Karen Gevaert--480-710-5676.

· 7 pm., June 20 in Leisure World Ballroom, 908 S Power Road, Mesa. contact Diane Anderson--480-395-5515

· 7:30 pm., June 29 open house at Barbara Blewster’s, 915 W Fairway Road, Mesa. RSVP Barbara 480-833-4937.

US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey is scheduled to address the Colorado River Tea Party at 6 pm., Thurs., June 16 at 6480 U.S. 95 in Yuma. Scheduler@Meluskey.com or (480) 659-5503.

LD24 Will Meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 16 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. Sign in open at 6 pm. Speakers include CD5 Rep David Schweikert and LD28 incumbent Kate Brophy McGee.

LD25 Senate Write-in Candidate Itasca Small will be appearing at the 7 pm, June 16 at the LD25 meeting at the Charles K. Luster Building, 640 N Mesa Dr.. in Mesa. contact: Gene Dufoe--480-835-9637 or Karen Gevaert--480-710-5676 irisheyes3@cox.net

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

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

June 17

US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward will be host a Prescott meet and Greet between 2-3 pm, Fri, June 17 at the Cuppers Coffee Bistro, 258 N Lee Blvd #102, in Prescott. Contact: Carolyn Leff at events@kelliward.com or 928-230-0633

June 18

LD2 will meet at 9 am., Sat., June 18. Contact Chairman Sergio Arellano for location at 396-9426. www.PimaGOP.org

The AZGOP Is Host An i-360 Training for LD Chairs and Maricopa County precinct Committeeman between 9am and noon, Sat. June 18 at AZGOP Headquarters,3501 N 24th St., in Phx. Contact: Will Smith at will.smith@azgop.org

A Republican National Committee VIP Meeting/Reception/Photo Op/Fundraiser For Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is scheduled at 2 pm., Sat., June 18 in Phoenix. Location will be revealed upon RSVP. $2,700 per person, Host Committee: $25,000 per couple, photo op - $10,000 per person. RSVP to Brian Plaut at FINANCE.RSVP@GOP.COM OR (202) 863-5313. Or see details at AZ Event for Donald J. Trump

Fountain Hills Republican Club meets at 9 am., Sat., June 18 with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N LaMontana Drive in FH. Breakfast snacks/social at 8:30 am. Candidates and elected officials will be recognized. Everyone welcome. County Recorder Helen Purcell is scheduled to address the group at the July 16 regarding early balloting and elections. Candidates and elected officials will be recognized and given a short opportunity to speak.

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward will ‘Meet And Greet’ voters between 5-6:30 pm., Sat., June 18 at the Half Moon Windy City Sports Girll, 2121 E Highland Ave in Phoenix. Contact scheduled Carolyn Leff at events@kelliward.com or 928-230-0633.

June 20

Leisure World Republican Club’s Candidate Forum – featuring Maricopa County Supt of Education candidate Jana Jackson, Congressional candidate Andy Biggs, and House candidate Ross Groen, is scheduled at 7 pm., Mon., June 20 at 908 S Power Road in Mesa. Contact: Diane Andersen azpatriot13@yahoo.com or 480-395-5515.

LD25 Senate Write-in Candidate Itasca Small will be appearing at 7 pm., June 20 in Leisure World Ballroom, 908 S Power Road, Mesa. Contact Diane Anderson--480-395-5515 or Karen Gevaert--480-710-5676.

June 21

US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey will be speaking to the Lake Havasu City Republican Men's Club at 5 am., Tues, June 21 at the Golden Corral, 1550 S. Palo Verde in Lake Havasu. Contact: Scheduler@Meluskey.com or(480) 659-5503.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

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Congressman Paul A. Gosar after the House successfully passed legislation he cosponsored, H.R. 5053, the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act, which prohibits the IRS from requiring tax-exempt organizations to provide personal identifiable information about its donors: “Under the Obama Administration, the IRS has consistently proven that it cannot be trusted to serve the best interests of the American people. Unelected bureaucrats like Lois Learner and John Koskinen have weaponized this agency and used it as a tool to blatantly target innocent Americans simply for having different political beliefs. It is beyond outrageous that no one has been brought to justice for this political targeting. Koskinen is within reach and I will not yield in my efforts to hold this lawless agency accountable. I’m proud to see the House pass commonsense legislation that protects privacy and free speech from bureaucratic abuse. I will continue to target the IRS and disarm their ability to harm innocent Americans by utilizing the power of the purse.”

Congressman Matt Salmon after introducing the Ensure Responsible Borrowing Act, a bill to ensure students are better informed to make financial decisions and only borrow what they need. “Knowledge is power.  Nowhere is that more true than in our finances, and in a time with astronomical student loan debt, we need to do all we can to empower students.  Today, many college graduates are paying an average of 20% of their incomes toward their student loan debt.  I’m proposing a simple change that would help student borrowers better understand what exactly they’re getting themselves into. The Ensure Responsible Borrowing Act would enable students to get a better picture of their financial futures before authorizing future loans.  It would also require annual acceptance of new loans—ensuring that no student is put on autopilot potentially amassing large amounts of unnecessary debt.” Background: 60% of college graduates aged 35 and younger “expect to be paying off student loans into their 40s”.  The Ensure Responsible Borrowing Act serves as a step toward addressing the rising costs of student loan borrowing in two ways.  The first permits individual institutions of higher education to further advise students seeking federal student loans. The second aims to keep students informed on their borrowing by requiring proactive annual acceptance of their loan.

Senator Jeff Flake: Confronting Homelessness: Sen. Flake joined Sen. McCain and other members of the Arizona congressional delegation to write the Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of 67 families in Maricopa County facing homelessness due to a last-minute agency decision not to fund several Arizona-based housing organizations. The letter urges HUD use existing resources to work with these local groups to find a short-term solution to prevent these families from being abruptly displaced. Read the entire letter here. Key Takeaway: “While we support increased competition in the [Continuum of Care] allocation process, due to limited funds, several Arizona-based housing organizations did not receive funding. This has resulted in the unfortunate and imminent displacement of 67 families in Maricopa County if a short-term solution is not found…In light of this impending housing problem, we request that HUD work with these housing organizations to identify any existing resources to prevent the 67 Arizona families from returning to homelessness.”

Reigning in EPA Ozone Regulations: Sen. Flake’s bill to reign in EPA’s unreasonable and potentially devastating proposed ozone standard was approved by the House of Representatives last week. Read the full story here. Key Takeaway : “After today’s victory in the House, the Senate is positioned to make headway in the effort to reign in overreaching EPA regulations, including the flawed ozone standard. Hopefully it’s not long before this bill aimed at protecting jobs, eliminating unnecessary economic burdens, and restoring regulatory certainty finds its way to the president’s desk," said Flake.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: The saying “putting the cart before the horse” surely pre-dates the invention of flight, yet it couldn’t be more accurate to describe the Air Force’s shifting and flawed arguments for retiring the A-10 well ahead of schedule, and before we have a proven, tested replacement. As an airman, I am concerned about our ability to ensure air superiority as threats increase globally and our capability and numerical advantages steadily recede. We desperately need a fifth-generation fighter like the F-35 to provide air superiority and guarantee access to targets anywhere in the world. However, the Pentagon’s backward plan to replace the A-10 and its critical missions with the F-35 — before we even know if the F-35 can perform them — risks losing these vital capabilities permanently and puts the lives of American troops in danger. The A-10 is uniquely designed for life-saving missions such as close-air support and combat search and rescue. The former protects troops in harm’s way while the latter involves rescuing downed pilots or other isolated personnel from enemy territory before they become prisoners of war. The Pentagon’s confusing and inconsistent statements about the future of CAS and CSAR raise questions about how serious leadership is about preserving these missions. The Defense Department budget, released in February, begins replacing the A-10 with the F-35 on a squadron by squadron basis starting in fiscal 2018, just a little more than a year from now. Yet, in contradiction to that plan, General Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff, said March 3 that the mission capability of the A-10 would not be replaced by the F-35, but with the F-16 and F-15E. All of this becomes moot when considering that the Pentagon plans to eventually replace all our remaining legacy air-to-ground fighter planes — the A-10, F-16 and F-15E — with the F-35. See complete article: why-we-need- A-10/F-35-fly-off

CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

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Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Marsha Hill: I attended the Melendres vs Arpaio trial since 2012. I was an avid follower of the trial and long-time supporter of the Sheriff. Later the Sheriff and his henchmen chose me and the animal posse for harassment when the 501c3 I am president of refused a request for $200,000 to alleviate "budgetary constraints" of the Sheriff's office. Unfair illegal process used at MCSO was the last thing I expected to be experiencing. I now attend the  trial - eyes open to damage done by "out of control" MCSO command staff. I see clearly change is necessary and having been given many chances those in charge have refused to repent. Most of the current candidates for Sheriff, with service in law enforcement, have problems remembering to be truthful. This does not bode well for MCSO. There have been about $240 million lost to lies and bad police work at MCSO and Melendres totals aren't in this amount as they are unknown. The wonderful deputies should be allowed to do their job the right way, the savings in court and judgments would put more deputies on the street catching criminals, investigating crime and putting bad guys away. Harassing without "probable cause" isn't worth it. The Sheriff built the Posses. Command staff and Enforcement Support have destroyed them.  I believe posse’s are largely untapped under-appreciated asset and potential for good in Maricopa County. Organized and utilized for more than just good press for the Sheriff they could do billions of dollars of good for our county and Arizona. Several are an important force for good in areas like Sun City, but issues caused by Enforcement Support and Fed Court orders requiring training as if they are Deputies, have stifled participation and made it painful instead of rewarding to participate in the posse’s.

LD2 candidate Shelley Kais: In the past six months $8,406,400 of contracts have been awarded to G4S by United States federal agencies.  G4S employees are working on government programs, providing government services, and protecting government assets without the on-going vetting and extensive background checks required.  Allegations of inadequate training and screening of workers have been made against G4S in the past. “Monitoring the performance of government contracts is a requirement of the organization that awards the contract.  This includes ensuring the people hired to do the work of the contract are properly vetted.  The shooting at the Navy Yard brought to light the vulnerability of the vetting process” Kais said.  “As a result of this most recent tragedy in Florida, it is time to take a very serious look at our acquisition process in federal government. G4S’s footprint across our federal agencies is vast and our federal government and Congress need to re-evaluate how we monitor the work and workers of federal contracts” Kais said. Agencies that have awarded contracts to G4S since January 2016 include:  Veterans Affairs, U.S.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshalls Service, Federal Prison System, Railroad Retirement Board, Federal Acquisition Services, Department of State, Department of the Army, Department of the Air Force, Department of the Navy, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Energy, and Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Shelley Kais is a Southern Arizona business owner.  She is a Republican Candidate for the Legislative District 2 Senate seat.

LEGISLATIVE COMMENTARY

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· Pima County World View Deal “Boggles The Mind”

· Active-Shooter, Possible-Hostages-At-Amarillo-Texas-Walmart

· Paramilitary_Groups_Ready_To_Defend_Poland

· How A Utah County Silenced Native American Voters; How Navajos Are Fighting Back

· When ‘Smart’ Apps Become Smart For Real

· Is Mitt Romney A Coward For Not Entering Race While Criticizing Everyone In It?

· Woman Arrested With 51 Lbs. Of Meth At Nogales Port

· Yuma CBP Agents Foil Weekend Smuggling

· DPS Border Strike Force Arrests Sex Traffickers

· Saudi Goes Nuts At Anti-ISIS Rally, Until Big White Infidel Shuts Him Up!

· Navajo Nation Council Delegate Publicly Attacks NHA

· Mexican Fugitive Wanted For Rape Deported

· Cochise County Reports New Phone Scam

· Prescott Welfare Check Leads To Arrest


 

SEEING RED AZ

· Americans Becoming More Wary Confidence In Many Established Institutions Dropping Like A Rock

· Flag Day 2016

· John McCain Needs To Heed His Own Advice “If All You Have To Run On Is Negative Attack Ads, You Don’t Have Much Of A Vision For The Future.”

· Orlando Gay Bar Massacre: Global Jihadi War, Not A Hate Crime

· Romney Turns On Trump Is Religion The Back Story?

SONORAN ALLIANCE

· Christine Jones First to Release Campaign Ad in AZ-5

· Frank Schmuck: Fly Your Flag And Show Your Patriotism In The Face of Terrorism

· Wendy Rogers Discusses The Race for CD-1 With Flagstaff’s KAFF 93.5

· Christine Jones – Conservative Business Leader For Congress

· Arizona Free Enterprise Club: Minimum Wage Initiative a Ploy to Unionize Workers

· Olson, Biggs, Stapley – Career Politicians Seeking Arizona’s CD-5

· Senator Sylvia Allen: Just Say No To Obama’s Intrusive Federal Mandates!

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Americans Are Finally Learning About False Flag Terror

· Hillary Clinton’s Money-Laundering Scheme For Super-Delegates

· Alex Meluskey Blasts Senator McCain’s Proposal to Draft Women

· The Takeover Of America - La Raza

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Hillary-Has-Taken-Milions-And-Millions See List

· Former-Democrat-California-Senator Admits He Took Bribes

· These Colors Don't Run

· Paul-Ryan-Agrees-With-President-Obama

· Julian-Assange-Four-Years-Of-Freedom Denied

· Speaker Ryan Was Quiet When President Obama And Judge Sotomayor Made Racist Comments

· The LBGT Community Is Also People With Feelings

· Arizona Department Of Child Safety: The Crisis Continues

· The Clinton Crime Family: Hillary The Gift That Keeps On Giving

· Julian Assange, Four Years Of Freedom Denied

· Donald-Trump: We-Mourn-As-One-People One Of His Most Powerful Speeches

KRAUTHAMMER

· Krauthammer: 'Hillary Will Say Radical Islam Now That It's Politically Convenient'

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Donald-Trumps-Position-On-The-BLM

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

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· ACLU-Partly-Responsible-For-Orlando-Slaughter

· Who-Organized-The-Rioters

PAMELA GELLER

· “Act Of Hate”: Obama Blames Homophobic Guns In Nightclub Shooting Speech, Censors “Allahu Akbar” Shouts

ORLANDO MASSACRE

· Wife Of Nightclub Shooter Knew Of Deadly Plans, Source Says

· Omar-Mateen's-Wife-Tried-Talk-Him-Out-Orlando-Attack

· Update: Orlando Swat Officer Doing Well After Taking Bullet To Helmet

· Orlando Survivor: Mateen Was Laughing While He Was Shooting

· Gingrich: Obama, Hillary Are 'Willing To Risk American Lives'

· 'Bodies Everywhere': Orlando Survivor Says He Played Dead After Being Shot In Leg

· Ex-Wife’s Bombshell Claim: Club Shooter Was Gay

· Florida Ag: Disappointing That Obama Has Not Called Gov. Scott

· The Islamic Radicals Want To Kill All Of Us -- Gay, Straight, Christian And Jew

· Federal-Prosecutors-Convene-Grand-Jury-To-Investigate-Wife-Orlando-Massacre-Gunman-Source-Say

· Wife Of Nightclub Shooter Knew Of Deadly Plans, Source Says

· Orlando Attack Survivor Says Gunman Executed Wounded Victims

· Gay Writer Drops Truth About Orlando Terrorist… By Herman Cain

· Obama Excoriates Republican Obsession With The Term ‘Radical Islam’

· Isis-Success-Inspires-Terrorists-Like-Omar-Mateen

· AR-15 Falsely Blamed By Anti-Gun Groups In The Wake Of Orlando Terror Attack

· Trump Speech On Orlando Terrorist Attack: "We Need To Tell The Truth About Radical Islam"

· The ACLU Blames Christians For The Terrorist Attack In Orlando

· Orlando Shooting To Drive Spike In NRA Membership [News Video]

· “Has ISIS Infiltrated Homeland Security?” - Orlando Shooter Was A DHS Security Contractor

· 49 Americans Were Murdered Because Of A Radical Ideology, And Our Leaders Won’t Lift A Finger

· Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen ‘Was A Regular At Pulse Nightclub’

· Breaking: Hillary’s State Dept. Deleted Records That Could Have Stopped Orlando Attack

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· Paul Ryan Refuses To Call Out Trump For Renewed Muslim Ban Push

· GOP Chair Sends Bold Message To Mitt Romney About Anti-Trump Attacks: ‘Let’s Stop This And…’

DONALD TRUMP

· Hillary Is No Friend Of Gays When She Takes Million$ From …

· Trump Says, American Mosques Should Be Heavily Monitored … Do You Agree?

· Trump Supporters In India Throw Party For His 70th Birthday

· Trump: When I'm Elected, I Will Suspend Immigration From Some Countries

· Trump: Must Be 'Consequences' For Muslims Who Don't Report Terrorists

· Trump Speech On Orlando Terrorist Attack: "We Need To Tell The Truth About Radical Islam"

· Video: Blame Donald Trump For Being Right?

· Trump Fires Back At Romney: ‘Choked Like A Dog’

BILL AND HILLARY

· When You Hear What Hillary Wants To Do For Muslims After #Orlando, You’ll Pray She Isn’t President

· Hillary’s State Dept. DELETED Records That Could Have Stopped Orlando Attack

· Hillary Clinton Guilty Of Espionage Over Email Scandal?

· Obama Signals FBI To Clear Hillary Of All Criminal Charges

· Krauthammer: 'Hillary Will Say Radical Islam Now That It's Politically Convenient'

· Racist Hillary Clinton Called Bill’s Campaign Manager A “F***Ing Jew B*Stard”!

DEM & LIBS

· Democratic National Committee Computer Network Breached By Russian Hackers

· Dems Heckle Ryan On Gun Control On House Floor Day After Orlando Nightclub Massacre

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Why Does Illegal Immigration Chaos Continue In The US?

· Trump: When I'm Elected, I Will Suspend Immigration From Some Countries

· Ultimate-Sleeper-Cell-Us-Born-Kids-Of-Immigrants-Are-Fertile-Jihadist-Recruiting-Grounds

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

· Poll: What Kills People … Guns Or Liberal Immigration Policies?

· Major LGBT Group Just Silenced Gun Grabbers With Only 10 Words

· Harry Reid: Democrats Will “Force A Vote” On Gun Control

· AR-15 Falsely Blamed By Anti-Gun Groups In The Wake Of Orlando Terror Attack

· Orlando Shooting To Drive Spike In NRA Membership [News Video]

· Democrats Heckle Ryan On Gun Control On House Floor Day After Orlando Nightclub Massacre

· After Orlando, Conan O'Brien Has The Most Ignorant Rant On Guns Of Any Celebrity

FIRST AMENDMENT

· First Amendment Violation? Gov’t Demands And Threats Of ‘Liability’ For Not Using Transgender Pronouns

REFUGEES

· Refugees Sue EU Because Deportations Breach Right To ‘Dignity’

JUDGE NAPOLITANO

· Hillary Clinton Guilty Of Espionage Over Email Scandal?

· 'They-Don’t-Give-Damn': Feds Access-Browsing-History

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Five Differences Between Delta Force And Navy Seals… And Why They’re Both Legendary

FBI/CIA

· Actions/Directives That Caused The FBI To “Overlook” The Orlando Shooter

· Obama Signals FBI To Clear Hillary Of All Criminal Charges

CONGRESS

· Dems-Disrupt-House-Moment-Of-Silence-For-Orlando-Victims

· Dems Heckle Ryan On Gun Control On House Floor Day After Orlando Nightclub Massacre

BEN CARSON

· Time To Ditch Political Correctness And Get Serious About Terrorism

MIKE HUCKABEE

· Huckabee Rips House Dems For 'Embarrassing' Protest To Moment Of Silence

· Dems-Disrupt-House-Moment-Of-Silence-For-Orlando-Victims

HOMELAND SECURITY

· DHS Forbids The Use Of The Terms “Jihad” And “Sharia” – They’re Too “Disrespectful”

STATE DEPARTMENT

· Breaking: Hillary’s State Dept. Deleted Records That Could Have Stopped Orlando Attack

WHITE HOUSE

· Obama Signals FBI To Clear Hillary Of All Criminal Charges

· Mr-President, You Disgust Me

· Obama Unleashes On GOP Critics Over 'Radical Islam' Term

· Obama Spins The Gay Nightclub As YMCA

· London’s Muslim Mayor Just Banned Sexy Women In Ads … Is This Bullsh*t?

INTERNATIONAL

· Iraq-Warns-Hundreds-Of-ISIL-Jihadists-Are-Fleeing-Fallujah-With-Civilians

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