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Friday, February 3, 2017

2-3-17 Briefs

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Arizona Trump Team Activist Lori Urban and Thayer Verschoor are in Washington, DC, “as part of the transition team,” according to Urban. “We’re working with departments to help guide the agenda to what President Trump wants. Thayer is at the Department of Agriculture and I am with Department of Transportation at FAA. It is an amazing opportunity to help Make America Great Again!”  Neither had firm job titles at this point in time.

Border Patrol Agent Warns Of The Massive Holes At The US/Mexico Border ISIS Entering Zack Taylor, now a retired border patrol agent, addresses the reality of drug and human smuggling along the US/Mex border.

Trump-Cabinet-Tracker provides regular updates on Trump nominees.

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet at 6 pm., Mon., Feb 6 at the Millennium -McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale to two speakers. Scottsdale Fire Dept Public Education Officer Lori Schmidt will address “Safety Education For Scottsdale Residents” and Secretary of State Michele Reagan Will Talk About “Arizona State Election Issues.” 5:30 pm Meet & Greet, 6 pm., meeting, 6:15 dinner and 7 pm program. $35 per person. Reservations required. Send check made out to LRWC to Patricia Kaufman, 736 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or contact her at 480-368-2777 patiamiam@gmail.com Reservations deadline is Jan 31.

The Arizona Project Monday Evening Edition will meet at 6:30 pm.,Mon., Feb 6 at 3375 E Shea Blvd. #2, in Phoenix for continuation of Ben Wick’s discussion on his book The BATTLE for AMERICA (Restoring Virtue in the Soul of America. Group participation.  Copies available for sale. Not required to participate. Contact: Chr Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Feb 7 in the Quail Room at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd in Sun City West. Rep Phil Lovas will update the group on how to get involved in state government. Rick Preston, who has been listening to the Sunday Tea Party Weekly Webinar, will make a presentation.

The Northwest Valley Tea Party has joined forces with the Surprise Tea Party Patriots.

Obama’s Team Worked For Months On A Syria Plan. Trump’s Team Swiftly Tossed It. To the incoming Trump administration, President Obama’s plan to take Raqqa from ISIS was so incremental and risk-averse that it was almost certain to fail. “We found huge gaps in it,” said a senior Trump administration official. “It was poor staff work.” Read more »

Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders: Funny thing, President Donald Trump is actually fulfilling the promises he made during the campaign.  We haven't seen that in my lifetime and I'm old.  How refreshing! Once again, President Trump promised a pro-life, non-activist, jurist for the Supreme Court and boy did he deliver.  Americans do care about the intent of our Founding Fathers and we are excited with Trump's selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice to fill the Scalia vacancy. In recent days, the Democrats and the clueless media have been pushing the idea that the Scalia seat belongs to them and was stolen from them.  That idea is not only partisan bias, but illustrates how far the left has strayed from their understanding of our Constitution.  Truth is, the seat belongs to We the People. The intellectual gap between the right and left becomes more extreme daily and suggests that America has entered its second Civil War.  Extremist activists run amuck, liberal politicians can't deal with reality, crazy pro-abortion women wear head gear named after their genitalia and "free speech has been degraded into vulgarity.  America, once civilized, is now engaged a conflict with persons whose immediate gratification is superior to the higher intellectual ideals of the heart and mind. 

Phoenix A Sanctuary City? Wait - A Study Found That Illegal Immigrants Commit Crimes DisproportionatelyThis is approximately what my car looked like that was stolen by illegal immigrant gang members. I rode two buses and a shuttle from the U-District to my job at Microsoft for months, in order to save up money and buy this car, my first car at age 22. After it was stolen, I went back to riding buses for many more months until I could save up enough money again to buy a second car.  With Trump…”

McCain-Urges-Trump-To-Give-Ukraine-Lethal-Defensive-Aid …“In the first of what will be many tests for your new administration, Russia and its proxy forces launched attacks against Ukrainian forces this week, killing at least seven Ukrainian soldiers and wounding dozens more," Arizona senator John McCain wrote in a Wednesday letter. "Vladimir Putin's violent campaign to destabilize and dismember the sovereign nation of Ukraine will not stop unless and until he meets a strong and determined response. I urge you to exercise the authority given to you by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine to defend its territory against further violations by Russia and its separatist proxies." McCain also urged the president to maintain existing sanctions on Russia, including those levied after the annexation of Crimea in 2014. He advised ramping up sanctions based on the country's interference in elections…”

The-Anonymous-Pro-Trump-Decius-Now-Works-Inside-The-White-House “The reporters peppering Spicer with questions were unlikely to know it, but the wallflower watching over the proceedings happened to be the leading conservative intellectual to argue for the election of Donald Trump. His pseudonymous essays during the campaign sparked more discussion—and disputation—among thinkers on the right than just about anyone else's…”

An Appreciation Party for retired Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is scheduled at 4 pm., Sat., Feb 11 at the home of Liz and Dave Alcorn, 12040 N. 133rd Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Hosted by Steven Segal, Liz & Dave Alcorn, and Tom and Kris Morrissey, the event is a “thank you” for Arpaio’s 20 years of service and dedication to the residents of Maricopa County. Open to all Joe supporters. Entertainment, food & drinks. No admission fee. RSVP to Liz500sl@gmail.com so she knows how much food to prepare.

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will gather for brunch Sat., Feb 18 to hear a presentation on “Lobbyists: Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame?” at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Social at 9:30 am, meeting at 10 am., and brunch at 11 am. $28 per person. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Reservations here Membership dues delinquent March 1.

The Pinal County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:14 am, Feb 18. Doors open at 10:30 am at the Property Conference Center, 1251 W Gold Bend Hwy, Casa Grande, AZ 85293. Tickets: $40 per individual, $75 per couple. $280 – reserved table for 8, $350 reserved table for 10 Speakers in US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward, LD18 Rep David Cook; Tim Kanavel, Pinal County Economic development program manager and Congressman Paul Gosar Chief of Staff Tom Van Flein. . Tickets http://pinal.arizonagop.net/contact/ or call 520-840-3091.

Dan Schultz' Series On What It Means To Be A PC. Schultz produced this five point series a few years ago with teleprompter and a professional film production company and are posted on the Yavapai Committee’s Resources page.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Feb 4

The Colorado River Tea Party Appreciation BBQ is set between 2-5 pm., Sat., Feb 4 at the American Legion Post 19 honoring Congressman Paul Gosar, Sen Steve Montenegro and Reps Don Shooter and Darin Mitchell.  Volunteers are needed for set up/breakdown, serving food and bringing desserts. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer, 928-210-1219 coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Feb 4 with Itasca Small, an Arizona researcher and consultant on the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions and the Arizona Revised Statues. The meeting will be held in the Quail room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R H Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts available. A $2 donation is requested which helps pay for the room rental. All West Valley Republicans are welcome to attend. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010.

A Constitution Study Group for third graders through seniors will meet at 2 pm Feb 4, 11, 18, March 4 and 11 at American Family Education, 4833 E Southern in Mesa. $5 donation. RSVP to Verl Farnsworth  (480) 204-0964  or   vfarnsworth13@yahoo.com www.citcaz.com

Feb 6

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club dinner meeting is scheduled at 6 pm., Mon., Feb 6 at the Millennium -McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale to hear Scottsdale Fire Department Public Education officer Lori Schmidt address “Safety Education for Scottsdale Residents” and Secretary of State Michele Reagan on “Arizona State Election Issues.” $35 per person. RSVP deadline is Jan 31. Send check made out to “LRWC” to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale AZ 85250, call her at patiamiam@gmail.com and have cash at the door.

Feb 8

The Pinal County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:14 am, Feb 18. Doors open at 10:30 am at the Property Conference Center, 1251 W Gold Bend Hwy, Casa Grande, AZ 85293. $40 per individual, $75 per couple. $280 – reserved table for 8, $350 reserved table for 10 Speakers in US Sen candidate Dr Kelli Ward, LD18 Rep David Cook; Tim Kanavel, Pinal County Economic development program manager and Congressman Paul Gosar Chief of Staff Tom Van Flein. . Tickets http://pinal.arizonagop.net/contact/ or call 520-840-3091.

Jana Jackson, former Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate, will speak at the Feb 8 Arrowhead Republican Women’s luncheon about her new book "Forgotten Soldiers - Children of Carpi”. The story is about a group of African-American U.S. soldiers who buried Jewish children who had died from abuses while in concentration camps. The book will be available for purchase at the luncheon.

FEB 10

The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women’s Winter meeting is scheduled Feb 10 and 11 at the Windemere Hotel & Conference Center, 2047 S Highway 92 in Sierra Vista. Registration: Kathy at 602-510-8986 or Arrangements@azfrw.com

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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Congressmen Paul Gosar, chairman Energy and Minerals Subcommittee, House Natural Resources, Jared Polis (D-CO), Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), introduced bipartisan legislation, the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2017, which aims to streamline the permitting process for wind, solar and geothermal development on public lands and establishes a revenue sharing mechanism that ensures a fair return for relevant parties: “This bipartisan bill removes government red tape and unnecessary bureaucracy while developing a streamlined process that will drive investment toward high quality renewable resources,” stated Gosar. “The revenue sharing mechanism in this bill will help local governments deliver critical services on important projects such as road maintenance, public safety and law enforcement.”

Congressman Andy Biggs has joined the Congressional Western Caucus. The stated mission of the Western Caucus is to enhance, sustain and preserve the West’s dynamic and unique culture, and to find innovative solutions that address the distinctive concerns facing western and rural communities. The Western Caucus includes over 50 House members, including three from Arizona. Congressman Paul Gosar serves as the chair of the Caucus. Biggs said “I am excited to join the Congressional Western Caucus and lend my voice to the vital issues it promotes. This Caucus provides a much-needed voice to our western states and ensures that their issues become Congressional priorities. As a member, I will focus on removing federal regulations that, for too long, have overburdened Arizonans and their businesses at the price of economic growth and job creation.I look forward to working alongside Chairman Gosar and the rest of my colleagues to advance the Caucus’ agenda in the 115th Congress. For many years, Chairman Gosar has fought courageously against an out-of-control federal government’s assault against the West and its resources. I know he is looking forward to working with an administration that respects states’ rights and their unique resources to create economic growth and jobs. I am honored to be a part of this Caucus.”

NEWS LINKS

· Court Sets Standard For On Use Of Blood Samples In DUI Cases

· AG's Office Warns Of "Can You Hear Me?" Scam

· Credit-Card-Shimmers: Valley-Officials-Seeing-New-Threat-To-Card-Security

· Arizona-Regulator-Andy-Tobin-Calls-Emergency-Summit-Save-Navajo-Generating-Station-Near-Page

· Arizona-Bill-Would-Bring-Stricter-Penalties-On Rioters Under Senate Bill 1142, Rioting Would Be Added To A List Of Offenses Included Under Racketeering Law.

· Border-Cities-Unprepared-Mass-Deportations

· Lawmaker-Suspend-Arizona’s-Refugee-Program-Fine-Violators

· Paul-Gosar-Will-Not-Challenge-Jeff-Flake-For-Senator

· McCain-Calls-Australian-Ambassador-After-Trump-Call Expressed "Unwavering Support For The U.S.-Australia Alliance."

· Phoenix-Considers-Petitionto -Become-Sanctuary-City Petition Calls For The Police Department To Stop Complying With Federal Immigration Enforcement.

· Windows Shot Out At Pima County Building In Downtown Tucson

· Maricopa County Attorney's Office Welcomes New Therapy Dog

· Trump Says US Will Prioritize Christian Refugees

· Phoenix-Spring-Festivals-From-Food-To-Music-To-Art-80-Festivals-To-Visit-This-Spring-In-Phoenix

· Reforming The Corrupt Arizona Bar: Bill Would Protect Public From Lawyers

· The Night Berkeley Betrayed The Free Speech Movement

· Imam Debunks Muslim Man’s Claim That Targeted Trump’s Travel Ban

· Judge Rules Against County In World View Deal

· Domestic Terrorism Hits UC Berkeley And Our Media Only Encourages More

· UFC Fighter Saves Trump Supporter From Violent Berkeley Thugs

· ‘Drain The Swamp’ Bill Would Force The Bureaucrats Out Of Washington

· Top Violent Gangs In Chicago Want To Help Trump Says Pastor [Video]

· Trump Immigration Reform Sees Huge Support In Polls

· Border Wall Schedule Updated; Could Be Finished Sooner Than Expected

· 57 U.S. Jewish Centers Receive Bomb Threats In Past Month: ‘Why Is No One Talking About This?’

· Gosar To Stay In House

· Heightened Police Presence For Phoenix Open And Super Bowl Sunday

 

SEEING RED AZ

· McCain and Flake deserve Senate phony’s award AZ U.S. Senators hypocritically praise Pres. Trump’s SCOTUS pick, though if they got their way during election, we’d be faced with a permanently leftist skewed high court

· Fed. Judge Neil Gorsuch Named To Replace Scalia

· Pres. Trump’s Travel Ban Protects Americans

· McCain: “I’ve Seen No Evidence Of Illegal Voting”

· Jonathan Lines New AZ GOP Chair — More Of The Same Syndicate Reigns

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Arizona State Senator Follows Planned Parenthood Marching Orders

· And the Main Thing is.....

· And the Winner is.... The Proxies

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· My Interview With NY Times On Trump Order

· 4-Democrats-5-Republicans-Presidents Who Banned Immigration

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

· Krauthammer Outlines How Dems Will Oppose Gorsuch Nomination

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· GOP-Introduces-Bill-Requested-Trump

· Revealed: Who Obama Gave $400k Grant To In Last Week Of Presidency

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-Is-Still-On-WHCA-Says

· Trump’s First Executive Order Guts Irs Enforcement “Frees Middle Class Of Obamacare Penalties”

· President Trump Versus The Democrat Dunce-Cap Lobby

· John McCain And Lindsey Graham Stand Against Trump, Trump Says Stop Trying “To Start Wwiii”!

· Iran Fires Back At Trump, Dismisses 'Useless' Threats

· Trump Vows To Repeal Political Limits On Churches

· National Security Adviser Michael Flynn: ‘We Are Officially Putting Iran On Notice’

FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA

· Obama May Be Gone But He’s Still Spending Our Money – $125 Million To Honduras

· Classless Obama Speaks Out Against Trump

· Breaking Silence, Obama Speaks Out On Trump Immigrants Order

MEDIA

· ABC News Deceptively Edits Quotes to Make Trump Admin. Look Bad

· View-Invites-Omarosa-Immediately-Regrets-Decision

DEMS/LIBERALS

· College Liberals Destroy Campus Over Milo Tour

· Outraged, Disgusted, and Embarrassed: How America Feels about the Democrats

TERRORISTS

· [VIDEO] BLM Activist Goes On Profanity-Laced, Racist Rant, Advocating Killing Donald Trump And White People

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Dhs-Secretly-Allowed-Suspects-With-Terror-Ties-Into-Country

· Abolish The Welfare State And We Wouldn’t Need A Wall

JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO

· Judge Jeanine: 'Impressive' Gorsuch Has The Right Credentials & Temperament

JUDGE NAPOLITANO

· Judge Nap: Gorsuch Brings 'Scalia-Like Dose Of Skepticism About Gov't'

MILITARY/VETERANS/DEFENSE

· Trump-Flag-Spotted-Military-Humvee-Goes-Viral-Video

CONGRESS

· Cruz Introduces Measure To Label Obama’s Buddies As Terrorist Organization

· John McCain And Lindsey Graham Stand Against Trump, Trump Says Stop Trying “To Start WWIII”!

· Senate Confirms Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State

· Sharpton Egging On Schumer To Fight GOP

HEALTH

· Overwhelming Majority Of Americans, Including Women, Support Trump On Abortion

· Hawaii Bills Aim To Save Best Parts Of Affordable Care Act

· Games, Crafts, Other Activities May Safeguard Aging Brain

EDUCATION

· School Shootings Rise When Economy Struggles, Study Suggests

DHS

· DHS-Secretly-Allowed-Suspects-With-Terror-Ties-Into-Country

INTERNATIONAL

· Iran Fires Back at Trump, Dismisses 'Useless' Threats

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