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3-31-17 Briefs

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Editor Frosty Taylor  repcomm@cox.net       Web Master John Strasser

The Republican National Committee (RNC) will hold a press call with former Senator Kelly Ayotte and former Judge Gorsuch law clerks at 10:30 am. (ET) Fri., March 31 to discuss Judge Gorsuch and the ongoing confirmation process.

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 3 at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2 in Phoenix to discuss Evelyn Farkas and why she spilled the beans on Obama’s secret Trump surveillance operation. In an appearance on MSNBC earlier this month, Farkas told Mika Brezinski about her role in the Obama administration's final days in the efforts to collect intelligence on Trump’s team, and their alleged ties with Russia. If Farkas resigned in 2015, how did she have access to Trump-Russian intelligence reports?” questions AP Chairman Ron Ludders. Shortly after her resignation, Farkas served as an adviser to the Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on foreign policy. Contact Ludders at 602-677-11496.

LD26 PC Barbara Medal: Here we go again, Boe James has turned the news posted on the Briefs into a ‘real’ food fight and to many of us that attended the ‘wonderful’ LD 23 Christmas party as a guest disagree with his hearsay, he should put his money where his big mouth is. He wasn’t there, I was. I had a great and filling meal covering all of the food pyramid including deserts and adult beverages and there were second and third helpings I have paid twice the cost of the evening for scanty portions at many fancy restaurants. When are we going to see some cordiality and getting together to do what districts do and stop the childish public pouting? Enough already, let’s get on with the business at hand i.e. supporting candidates, winning elections, recruiting pcs, and registering voters. The Briefs are not your platform to sling your arrows. Really…this is not only getting old to the rest of us that are active in politics but annoying to see small minded people publicly whine over contrived and untrue accusations. Editor’s Note: Here is the menu taken directly from the Dec 9, 2016 LD23 Christmas party hostess Shiree Verdone’s invitation – Bruschette, Penne Primavera, Meatballs, Penne Vodka,Chicken Marssala, Dessert, Soda, Wine, & Coffee. Verdone says all the staff in her building took food home and she invited the valet and others to come in and eat. She provided snacks as well. - ft

LD23 PC Liz James: Enough is enough already! Boe James (not related to me) please stop airing your personal dirty linen in public. If you have something to say to Nancy email her in person and find something positive about LD23 for a change instead of shooting yourself in the foot while taking aim at someone else. We are in a battle for survival, not snacks !!!

LD23PC Judy Rutkowski: I'm not sure what Boe James's motivation is behind his persistent criticism of the LD23 2016 Christmas Party, but I can't let his mischaracterization stand without correction.  As Boe himself, wrote, "I was not there, so I don't know for sure..." yet he insists that "some people did leave without getting any food."  Well, I was there, for the entire party, including the set-up before and the clean-up after.  So, I can say with certainty that there was food. It was delicious food, and there was plenty of it.  If people left without food, it was by their choice, not because of lack of food.  On another point, the original flyer (sent to PCs on November 16) stated "appetizers," but a follow-up flyer sent out one day later (once the menu was confirmed) no longer stated "appetizers."  It didn't claim to include "dinner," but listed the variety of items which were included in my previous post in Briefs.  Is an appetizer the same as a hors d'oeuvre and the same as a snack?  You can debate that if you like, but I stand by my "version" of the party - there was a variety of tasty food and there was plenty of it for those who attended and leftovers to spare.  As Edith Ann once said, "And that's the truth!"

Former Maricopa County Chairman Lyle Tuttle to LD23 PC Boe James. Give it a rest, Boe!  You can run for Chairman in less than 2 more years!

La Paz County Chairman Russell Sias and Bylaws Committeeman: Republicans – Democrats – or Patriots? In case no one noticed, last November we had an election. Republicans and Democrats, they have different ideas and concepts, so things got pretty contentious for a time. The election was finally decided, and now, we have a new president. It is now time for the contention to end. We must all, that’s each and every one of us, to work together to accomplish the goals and programs of the new administration. Hopefully, the campaign promises, the goals, the path forward, explained to us during the campaign, and the frankness, openness, and honesty that convinced us to go with a new administration will be honored by this new administration. It is up to us, now, to set aside the contention generated by the different ideals and goals of Republicans and Democrats. The new path has been chosen, and it is up to each one of us, while being honest to our own principles, to accept and support the new administration. In order to move this country forward, we must put our shoulder to the wheel, and do whatever we can to support the new administration and their programs. Our country decided to in a new direction. We need to support that new direction as much as our principles will allow. If we can do this, we not only are Republicans or Democrats, we also become Patriots. Being a Patriot should be the goal of every citizen in this country.

PC Jane Schutte: I just want to say you provide an invaluable source of information on the pros/cons of our Republican party.  You are unbiased.  If you want to make a personal comment on a topic you sign it with your initials. 

Former LD13 Chairman Robert Branch: Dear Congressman and Senators, I voted for President Trump, I support President Trump and I Stand with President Trump. If you do not stand with me on supporting President Trump, I will work to vote you out. You are not the opposition party any more, get with the program or get voted out.

Bob Richards: Dear State Legislators: Please vote for SB 1367 to save the lives of babies born following attempts to absorb them in the womb. Thank you.

LD20 State Committeeman Marianne Ferrari: Global Govt. In Action 3-30-17-Briefs “The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is seeking public input for its Active Transportation Plan (ATP)...”) Warning: It's coming to your neighborhood, and already in Mine:  N 31ST Ave between Sandra Terrace/Grandview is residential, but it’s the way home for many in the neighborhood. Awhile back, they painted lines that conflict and confuse drivers: parking lane, bike lane. The space left for driving is less than one car width! It is confusing to drive down that street. You feel like you’re breaking the law. This is how globalism works. Increasing limits, over time. Precedence only for what THEY want: foot traffic and bicycles, not cars. Under global govt, we’ll all be on foot or in trams! Take one look at that block of N 31st Ave and you’ll know something is very wrong. This Maricopa County item uses the precise tactic Agenda 21 has always used: 1st a buzzword—Active Transportation--that sounds great, but isn’t. 2nd public meetings they hope you will NOT attend. Purpose: Creates impression of consensus. 3rd. Funding, i.e., more public money for globalist causes. Note: underlined words give away their intent. Quoted from item:A series of public meetings will be held in late April and early May. Dates and locations will be posted to the Active Transportation Page on the MCDOT website. The Active Transportation Plan will prioritize the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and individuals with disabilities who access and use county roadways and connect to adjacent facilities. In addition, the plan will address potential partnerships, explore funding options and recommend potential policies to enhance active transportation in Maricopa County.”

Sun Lakes Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 11 in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes Blvd in Sun Lakes to hear Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan address “Safeguarding Our State Elections.” Congressman Andy Biggs or his District Director Greg Safsten will give a national update and Rep Jeff Weninger will provide a state legislative update. Contact: Chairman Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178.

LD17 will meet at 7 pm, Thurs. April 20 with Congressman Andy Biggs in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. Contact Chr Bert Moll at az.ld17chairman@gmail.com

The National Federation of Republican Women’s Achievement Awards will be presented at the Biennial Convention in Philadelphia. 

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women State Achievement Awards will be presented at the AzFRW 67th Biennial Convention October 26-28, 2017 at the Mesa Hilton Hotel. 

Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy will kick off a community forum at 1:30 p.m. April 10, hosted by the Green Valley Council at West Center, 11111 S Green Valley Drive. A brief overview, annual report and a discussion about budgetary considerations will be followed by a question-answer session. Refreshments will be served. Read more

The Guv's Prayer Breakfast is scheduled at 7:30 am., Wed., April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 122 N Second St in Phoenix. Hobby Lobby CEO Steve Green will address the group. Contact: Chaplain Donna Kafer at 602-435-5144.

The World-Class Ben Avery Shooting Facility will host the Wed., April 19 “Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day” where recreational shooters can join together to symbolize the first shot fired in 1775 to mark the beginning of the American Revolution, while enjoying a fun shooting event. It will be 242 years to the day when the shot was fired in the pre-dawn light in Lexington, Mass., between the colonial militia and British army, starting the American Revolutionary War. The inaugural event, being promoted at public shooting ranges across the nation, also will provide an opportunity to increase participation and boost the economic benefits that shooting sports provide. As recreational shooters check in and visit BASF’s small bore range from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., they will be connected to recreational shooting mentor groups and shooting industry manufacturers and retailers inside the nearby indoor air gun and archery building. Whether or not a recreational shooter actively participates in hunting or angling, he or she contributes to the main source of funding for state wildlife conservation efforts through an excise tax placed on the purchase of shooting sports equipment and ammunition, as legislated by the Pittman-Robertson Act. Those funds also are spent on shooting sports projects, including the building of shooting ranges. See www.shotheardroundtheworldday.com or visit https://www.azgfd.com/Shooting/BASF/.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women is looking for candidates for their 2018-2020 Executive Committee before May 1. The two-year term positions include President; First Vice-President (programs), Second Vice-President (membership), Third Vice President (fundraising), Recording Secretary, Treasurer and Region Directors 1-8. See AzFRW Officer Application 2017

To Be Seated At The LD17 table at the 7:30 am., Wed, April 26 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast at the Hyatt in Phoenix Click Here

Check Out Arizona Legislative Bills with Jose Borrajero at joseb4538@gmail.com or visit www.azpeopleslobbyist.com

The National Governors Association (NGA) has announced governors’ support for the legislation introduced by and Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and to modernize the National Guard Military Technician program and preserve the Guard’s readiness for state and federal military missions, including responses to civil emergencies. National Guard dual-status military technicians are full-time, federally funded uniformed employees of the state military department who are required to maintain membership in their state’s National Guard. Military technicians are critical to the operations of the National Guard and serve as their governor’s immediate response force in times of emergency such as tornadoes, floods, wildfires and civil disturbances. Sen. Manchin’s and Rep. Abraham’s legislation modernizes the Technician Act of 1968 by addressing several concerns, including bonus eligibility for military technicians, access to Tricare reserve select and the establishment of a binding appeals process that is quick and efficient. Governors strongly support the legislation because it preserves the Guard’s ability to respond to state emergencies. The legislation will reduce the requirement that the Department of Defense must convert 20 percent of all military technicians from members of the Guard to full-time federal civilian employee status by October 1, 2017. The bill instead supports the military judgment of state Adjutants General and the findings of the Department of Defense that no more than 4.8 percent of current dual-status military technicians in the Guard and Reserves can be converted to full-time federal civilian employees without degrading military readiness. Contact: Elena Waskey, 202-624-7787, ewaskey@nga.org

The Freedom Coalition announces the April 1 "National Timeout Day" to free political prisoners in the US. The freedom coalition is a nationwide group of professionals and average Americans who have united to call for the release of many people who are currently in prison or who have been victimized by federal bureaucracies for violating unlawful regulations and rules that have not been passed by congress. The original open letter to President Trump, Congress, the Attorney General, and other authorities, along with the list of Coalition members, which include congressmen, Judge Andrew Napolitano, and others, may be found on the Coalition website. NTD is a day when all politicians, the media, and all Americans stop talking about Russia, Health Care, Wiretapping, Tax Returns, Immigration, or which leader is lying, and focus on one issue; returning jailed innocent Americans to their families!"  An example is: Sam Girod, an Amish farmer in Kentucky, who has been fending off the FDA for five years. He was recently arrested and now sits in a federal prison. What was his crime? Girod actually made a healing salve out of Chickweed and shared it with people in need. He was stripped from his family and now faces life in prison. Donations to defray costs of lobbying Congress may be made on the website also. See CSPOA | 480-840-9091 | INFO@CSPOA.ORG | WWW.CSPOA.ORG

The AZFRW Laura Bush Scholarship Application deadline is April 28 . The criteria includes:

1. Female, full time student and an Arizona resident

2. Registered Republican for two years, or if applicant is 18 years old she may substitute current evidence of her parents' Republican registrations for a minimum of two years.

3. Majoring in Political Science, Business, Education or Economics fields

1. Minimum of 3.0 GPA and involvement in leadership activities on or off campus

The Laura Bush Scholarship was established by the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) to honor former First Lady Laura Bush's work in the area of literacy and educational reform. The Laura Bush Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding young Republican woman attending an Arizona university or college to provide financial assistance for her educational pursuits as well as to promote involvement in Republican political activity. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded each year. Previous LB Scholarship recipients may not reapply.

National Pathfinder and Betty Rendel Scholarship applications are due to AzFRW President Loraine Pellegrino by June 1. Pathfinder Scholarship Rendel Scholarship

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Maricopa County Precinct Committeemen Information

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 Tom O’Halleran (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 Andy Biggs (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

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH 31

An AZGOP Annual Legislative Salute is scheduled on March 31, starting with a 5 pm reception followed with a 6 pm dinner, at Chateau Luxe, 1175 E Lone Cactus Drive in Phoenix – featuring Gov Doug Ducey and AZGOP chairman Jonathan Lines. Tickets range from $200 per individual to $5,000 table sponsorships. http://az.gop/tickets-for-2017-legislative-salute/

APRIL 1

The Alex Meluskey Show airs on Sat, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6 am on 1130AM, at 4 pm on 1100AM KRNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT. Contact: info@virtuouscommunications.com

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat, April 1 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R. H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts are available before the meeting starts. A $2 donation is requested to help defray the room rental. Dr. Carl Goldberg who will speak on "What non-Muslims need to know about Islam as ideology and why". After 9/11, Dr. Goldberg became seriously interested in Islam because the hijacker-murderers were religious Muslims who quoted the Koran. He read the Koran from cover to cover, followed by many other books and articles about Islam in order to understand what motivated the Muslim terrorists. Goldberg has made it his patriotic duty to help educate our fellow citizens about the doctrines of Islam, which are having such an enormous negative impact on our world in general, and on our country in particular. All Republicans in SCW, Sun City, Surprise and all surrounding communities are invited to attend our very informative meetings. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity, 623-214-8010. azjean@centurylink.net or www.GOP.scwclubs.com

APRIL 6

The Colorado River Tea Party will have a booth at the Yuma County Fair instead of holding their regularly scheduled April 6 meeting. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

The Mesa RepublicanWomen will meet at 11:30 am., Thur., April 6 at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (NW corner of University Drive/ Gilbert Road; Riviera Plaza). Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice President from the Goldwater Institute will present "Litigating for Liberty". She will provide insight into the important work Goldwater Institute is involved in with policy development and case litigation advancing healthcare freedom, free enterprise, private property rights, free speech, and taxpayer rights. RSVP required by Sun evening, April 2 to mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net or call (480) 615-0524. Lunch is $10 for members and $12 for visitors/guests. They are a Republican membership club so they will ask visitors/guests to pay membership fees after they've attended two meetings without being a member. $25/year (Jan-Dec) for full membership and $15 for Associate Members (for men, or for women who are members of another Republican Women's club). Upcoming meetings: May 4th: John Hook, Fox News; June 1st: Congressman Andy Biggs. Contact President Sherry Pierce at mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net or call (480) 615-0524

NEWS LINKS

· John McCain And Jeff Flake In Last-Minute Attempt To Avert Gorsuch Constitutional Option

· Sahuarita, County Likely To Part On Animal Control

· In Their Own Words: Farmers Talk Valley Agriculture

· Soto Named Caring Professional Of The Year At Haven Of Safford

· Gosar Says Trump Acted In “Good Faith,” Ryan “Lied To The President”

· Man Charged With Bacon Crime Against Muslim Woman

· Call For Crackdown On Immigration, Sanctuary Cities, Splits House Panel

· Hawaii Judge Continues His Meddling Into National Security

· Is AZ Representative’s Facebook Post To Blame For President Trump Billboard Vandalism?

· Arizona-House-Budget-Rejects-Most-Ducey-Education-Proposals

· Gov-Ducey-Signed-Bill-Expanding-Arizona-Terror-Law

· City Of Phoenix Opens New Trade Office, Signs Economic Agreements With Two Mexican Cities

· Out-Of-Control-Government-Spending-Harms-Taxpayers

· Arizona-Freedom-Caucus-Members-Shrug Off President-Donald-Trump-Threat

· Desktop Scanners Can Be Hijacked To Perpetrate Cyberattacks

· Slouching-Towards-Socialism

· High-Winds-Sweep-Across-Arizona-Advisory-Issued-Out-Flagstaff

· Border Patrol K9 Unit Helps DPS Arrest Suspects

· What-Led-Long-Lines-Polls-Last-Year-Maricopa-County-Report-Details-Blame

· Nogales CBP Officers Seize $126K In Meth

· Sen-Steve-Montenegro-Jumps-Into-Race-Arizona-Secretary-State

· Javelina Bites Oro Valley Woman Walking Dog

· Sen-Jeff-Flake-Defends-Blocking-Internet-Privacy-Rule

· Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Asking For Help

· Chandler Police Arrest 6 Hamilton High School Football Players In Hazing Case

· Flynn-Lawyer-Client-Wants-Assurances-Against-Witch-Hunt-Prosecution

· Limited Recreation Sites In Flagstaff, Ranger District Opening Early

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Joe Arpaio Has Been There For Us: Let’s Return The Favor AZ Republic Endorsed Soros-Funded Candidates Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Paul Penzone & Diego Rodriguez

· McCain & Flake’s Amnesty Pal Schumer Is A Jerk

· Melania Trump’s Communications Director’s Deep AZ Roots

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Fmr. Obama Official Appears To Let Slip That Trump Staff Was Spied On

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Defund-Cities-That-Habor-Criminals

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· The-Thing-No-One-Dares-Talk-About

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Rogue-Federal-Judge-Just-Made-Halt-Of-Trumps-Travel-Ban-Indefinite

· Keystone Pipeline Provides Trump With Yet Another Victory

· White-House-Lockdown After Man Shows Up With Suspicious Package

· Trump-Calls-Investigation-Clintons' Russia Ties

· Masked "Tough Guy" Messes With The Wrong Trump Fans

· Trump Tweet From 2014 Explains Why He Killed Health Care Bill

· Trump-Tapping-Chris-Christie-Lead-New-Opioid-Drug-Commission

BARACK OBAMA

· Ex-Obama Official Discloses Rush To Get & Spread Intelligence On Trump Before He Took Over

· The Rats, They Are A Jumping, Abandoning The Rapidly Sinking Barack Hussein. Squealing Obama Lackey Admits She Helped Spy On Trump For Obama

HEARINGS

· Gowdy-Slams-Schumer-For Calling-For Nunes-Removal As-House-Intelligence-Chairman

· Top-Senate-Democrat-Cool-To Filibustering-Gorsuchs-Nomination

· Gowdy Goes On 'Face The Nation,' Exposes Russian Truth Dems Can No Longer Hide

MEDIA

· Fox-Posts-Highest-Watched-Quarter-Ever

MILITARY

· Iran Boats Threatened US Ships... Here's How A Nimitz-Class Supercarrier Responded

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances Of Clinton Sending Classified Information Through Unsecured Emails, Special Favors For Clinton Donors

ILLEGALS/REFUGEES/IMMIGRATION

· Immigrant-Accused-Child-Rape-Disappears-After Posting-Bond

WAR AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT

· Police Officers Ambushed in City That's Home to 450K Illegals

WAR AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Immigrant-Accused-Child-Rape-Disappears-After Posting-Bond

CONGRESS

· Senator Pocahontas Warren Attacks Ivanka Trump

· Flashback: When Chuck Schumer Wanted An Up Or Down Vote, No Matter Who’s In Charge

· Watch: Gowdy Goes On 'Face The Nation,' Exposes Russian Truth Dems Can No Longer Hide

· Maxine Waters Questions Patriotism Of Trump Supporters On House Floor

· Paul Ryan, Sob (Son Of Boehner)

HEALTH

· Planned Parenthood Unashamedly Dealing Baby Parts (Video)

EDUCATION

· Long Hike: Alabama Teacher Walking U.S.-Mexico Border

· Christian Student Suspended For Being Christian By Florida Professor

· Muslim Professor Claims Jesus Wasn’t Crucified, Student Who Disagrees Is Suspended

INTERNATIONAL

· U.S. Commander In Iraq: "I'm Not Targeting Civilians. ISIS Is."

· VIDEO: Somali Pirates Search Out Easy Prey... Never Expected THIS

· Nikki Haley Walks Out On U.N. Plan To Ban Nuclear Weapons

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

3-30-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor  repcomm@cox.net       Web Master John Strasser

Due To Some Technical Server Glitch, the Briefs could neither send or receive e-mail message last evening… so if you sent a message and got no response, please try sending it again to either frostytaylor@cox.net or repcomm@cox.net this morning. Cox techs seem to have things back in working order. - ft

Governor Doug Ducey has signed House Bill 2280, legislation intended to increase electronic filing and payment of most business taxes beginning later this year, allowing the Arizona Department of Revenue to better operate at the speed of business. LD 13 Representative Don Shooter sponsored the bill. Under HB2280, businesses will be required to file and pay transaction privilege tax (TPT), which will be phased in over a five-year period. Annual electronic filing of annual corporate income tax, fiduciary, and partnership returns will begin in tax year 2020. The phased approach provides the Department of Revenue time to enhance its infrastructure framework to provide for an electronic filing experience for all taxpayers. See News Release: Governor Ducey Signs HB2280 To Expand Electronic Filing And Payment Of Business Taxes

clip_image001Congrats to Stephanie Grisham for her recent appointment as First Lady Melanie Trump’s Communication Director. She was a White House deputy press secretary . Grisham is the former Arizona House of Representatives press secretary. stephanie-grisham-communications-director Lindsay Reynolds is the First Lady’s Chief of Staff, Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd aka Rickie is her social secretary, and Stephanie Winsont Wolkoff is her senior adviser and chief strategist.

A “Red/White & Blue Revolution” Rally is scheduled between 11 am-4 pm, April 22 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix in support of President Donald J Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. This is a nationwide movement. See https://www.facebook.com/events/288651578222775/

A Petition-To “Move-Melania-Trump-To-White-House-Or-She-Can-Foot-Security-Bill is floating around . The Trumps made it clear that Melania and Barron would be staying in New York until he gets through this school term. It’s been announced Melania has selected a school for Barron in DC for this fall. Trump is taking $1 of his normal presidency pay check and they vacation at mar a lago estate – which Trump already owns and he plays golf on his own course when down there. Isn’t it sad, that after we worked so hard to get Trump elected, there are those who continue to bitch about everything he and his family do? Stop and think about the $$$Billions Obama gave away to countries that hate us - and no one said a word. – ft

Alert: The Democrat Party is circulating a petition asking for signatures and a donation to denounce Arizona Attorney Mark Brnovich for spending tax $ to defend Donald Trump’s “racist Mulim ban.”

Randy Miller: I  was at Sky Harbor yesterday at terminal 2 to pick up my sister. The terminal was full of Muslim women, about 30 with around 7 children and 7 men speaking Farsi or Arabic, I don't really know. They greeted approximately 6 more coming off a plane to Phoenix.  Hmmm, refugees still coming in possibly?

LD23 PC Boe James: I am not sure how Judy can criticize my saying "snacks (hors d’oevres)" since the LD 23 Christmas party itself called it appetizers.  I quote from the LD23 Christmas flyer "Assorted appetizers, soda, wine, & coffee ( and the company of your fellow Republicans )".  Appetizers, hors d'oevres and snacks are synonyms). Judy Rutkowski's version of last year's LD 23 Christmas party varies greatly from the stories I heard about it.  I heard multiple complaints of people saying that the venue ran out of food and that they left without getting anything to eat.  If, in fact, some attendees did leave with extra food then something was very wrong with the organization of the food distribution or the complaints of no food were unfounded.  I tend to believe that some people did leave without getting any food believing that they were out of food.  I was not there, so I don't know for sure and can only rely on what I heard.  But I do know that it was advertised as appetizers and not dinner - which was one of the points I was trying to make.  It was not dinner, as Judy Rutkowski's comment might leave one to believe.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: We receive the ‘Republican Party News’ which bills itself as “The Only Official Newsletter of the Arizona Republican Party!”  We wonder if that is a put-down to ‘Frosty’ Taylor’s ‘Republican Communications. We read interesting things going on within the party in ‘Frosty’s’ publication, so what would we expect to read in the Republican Party news except things we could read in the news media??  How about information on the AZ GOP bylaws update?  The AZ GOP bylaws haven’t been reviewed and updated in a recorded six years.  AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines appointed Kathie Petsas to chair a bylaws review and update committee. To date nothing has been said.  Is it a secret??  Petsas refused to name committeemen.  This bylaws thing has been a bone of contention since a bylaws committee chaired by Webb Crockett that was cancelled by state chair Mike Minnaugh because the changes were not  what Minnaugh wanted.  At the end of the bylaws there is a notation, “APPROVED at the Special Meeting of the Republican State Committee in Tucson, Arizona, on March 21, 1959.’ as the first entry and ended with “ APPROVED at the Statutory Meeting of the Republican State Committee in Phoenix, Arizona on January 22, 2011.”  We’ve never been told who attended “the special meeting’, nor does anyone remember the bylaws being voted on for approval at a Statutory meeting. A bylaws committee is not provided for in the AZ GOP bylaws, only as a committee appointed by the state chair.   Lines could just as easily cancel the committee as did Minnaaugh.  What chair would want to give up the power and authority, and lack of being held responsible for any violations of the bylaws???  If Lines was serious about updating the bylaws that he would appoint the county chairs to hammer out a updated bylaws to present to the membership.  As long as the county chairs and state committeemen are under the spell of the RINOs, we are still headed downhill like a snowball headed for hell. 

LD24 PC Carol Joyce: Something to think about. Folks need to understand…These  (our) Congressmen and Senators are quick to criticize  the Healthcare plan,  But let’s remember, We (The People) pay for their outstanding healthcare insurance…we certainly do not have the same coverage as they do…  They will shove anything down our throats! Why can’t we buy into their nice Federal Plan, after all it’s our tax dollar paying for it. They do not even work full time; yet get outstanding benefits and a salary which is BS.  They should not get any benefits for being in session part time and especially not doing their job for the people. They want to rid Medicare and privatize everything. Well they need to join all of us and get the same!

For Those With A Sense Of Humor: A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?" All the women raised their hands. Then they were asked, “When was the last time you told your husband you loved him? "Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn’t remember. The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text their husband - "I love you, Sweetheart". Next the women were instructed to exchange phones with one another and read aloud the text message they received in response to their message. Below are 11 replies. If you have been married for quite a while, you understand that these replies are a sign of true love. Who else would reply in such a succinct and honest way?
1. Who the hell is this?
2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?
3. Yeah and I love you too. What's wrong?
4. What now? Did you wreck the car again?
5. I don't understand what you mean?
6. What the hell did you do now?
7. Don't beat around the bush; just tell me how much you need?

8. Am I dreaming?
9. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.
10. I thought we agreed you wouldn’t drink during the day.
11. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn't she?
Love is a splendor thing, isn’t it?

ADOT Travel Hints For Final Four Weekend: Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes instead of westbound Interstate 10 before the April 3 national championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Loop 101 also will have heavier traffic approaching the stadium. Plan to get to your destination early and consider public transportation (see  ValleyMetro.org/FinalFour) or carpooling. West Valley residents can help limit westbound I-10 traffic on the afternoon of Monday, April 3, by flexing work hours. If it’s an option, telecommuting is a sure way to avoid being part of evening rush hour. Ticketholders should get to University of Phoenix Stadium or nearby venues early on 6 pm Monday, April 3. Parking lots open at 1 p.m., and tailgate events for ticketholders begin at 2 p.m. For both ticketholders and many West Valley residents, westbound Loop 101 from Interstate 17 or all the way from the East Valley provides an alternate route to westbound I-10. The Arizona Department of Transportation’s freeway message boards will provide information on traffic conditions and stadium parking. Overhead message boards will help guide motorists to the appropriate exits for Final Four events beginning Friday, March 31, in downtown Phoenix. When Final Four events are underway in downtown Phoenix, drivers should use Seventh Avenue to or from either direction of Interstate 10 or take northbound Seventh Avenue from I-17 to reach venues from the south. For information on Final Four-related street closures in downtown Phoenix, visit Phoenix.gov/FinalFour.The westbound I-10 HOV-lane off-ramp at Third Street will be closed on the following dates and times:

· Friday, March 31, from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

· Saturday, April 1, from 1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

· Sunday, April 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The local Final Four organizing committee’s website, PhoenixFinalFour.com, provides comprehensive event information, including schedules and information on a clear bag policy in effect for all events. Also see  ADOT’s Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT) and Facebook account (facebook.com/AZDOT) and @GlendaleAZPD on Twitter.

As Temperatures Begin To Warm Up, locals and tourists alike have begun flocking to valley lakes in hopes of securing a space along the shoreline to camp, fish, swim, or simply dip their toes in the water. This year, those visiting Lake Pleasant Regional Park are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot. "The water levels at Lake Pleasant Regional Park are unusually high this year, and high water levels impact the amount of shoreline we have available for day-use and camping opportunities," said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Director.  The water stored at Lake Pleasant Regional Park comes from two main sources: the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal, and runoff from the Agua Fria River. CAP pumps Colorado River water into the lake during the fall and winter months, and releases water during the spring and summer. Staff anticipate this challenge will continue to occur thru mid-July until CAP has drawn down enough water to increase shoreline availability. Currently, the Concrete Spillway is under water; and Two Cow Cove, Jet Ski Point, and Fireman's Cove, which are popular destinations for shoreline camping, are near capacity. At this time staff are asking park visitors to:

· Plan ahead, and arrive at the park early;

· Anticipate possible closures and delays, especially during holiday weekends;

· Understand that temporary fire bans may be issued due to the lack of available shoreline;

· Respect the land; and

· Stay on designated roadways and parking areas.

See www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/lake-pleasant-regional-park/shoreline-access/ for current updates, or contact the park's entry station at (928) 501-1710.

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is seeking public input for its Active Transportation Plan (ATP). An interactive website is now available on the MCDOT website allowing residents to identify areas where improvements could be made to increase accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists and users of other non-motorized modes of transportation. “The Active Transportation Plan will give MCDOT the information it needs to provide connections to pedestrians and others who may not rely on cars to travel, work or conduct business in Maricopa County,” said MCDOT Director Jennifer Toth.  “Public input is a critical component of making sure the Plan identifies the needs of Maricopa County.” A series of public meetings will be held in late April and early May. Dates and locations will be posted to the Active Transportation Page on the MCDOT website. The Active Transportation Plan will prioritize the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and individuals with disabilities who access and use county roadways and connect to adjacent facilities. In addition, the plan will address potential partnerships, explore funding options and recommend potential policies to enhance active transportation in Maricopa County. The ATP is a key element of MCDOT’s Transportation System Plan (TSP), which identifies and plans for future transportation needs in Maricopa County. More information on both the ATP and TSP are available on the MCDOT website at: www.mcdot.maricopa.gov

“In Our Constitutional Government, there is always a push and pull on power between the three major branches,” said David Avella, president of GOPAC, which recruits and mentors Republican legislative candidates. “While some see Republican legislators asserting their power on executive responsibilities, others will see the judges asserting their power in redistricting cases against Republican legislators.” More here

A-Call-To-Action-March-30 & 31-2017 Big things are about to happen in the Washington Swamp at the end of March. President Trump needs our help.  He promised to clean out the swamp in Washington, and, even before the inauguration, he asked Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., for help to clean up the scientific fraud and other scandals at the CDC regarding vaccines...

Supremes-Overturn-Gorsuch-Ruling-And-Dems-Vow-To-Filibuster Dem Sen. Bob Casey, son of the famous Pennsylvania pro-life Gov. Bob Casey, who is up for reelection, and who pretends to be pro-life, announced he will join the filibuster.  Gorsuch and the pro-choice backed and funded Federalist Society made that easy for Sen. Casey to do.  It might even help his reelection in light of Gorsuch's pro-choice performance...

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's first annual gun raffle is in progress.  Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 16 tickets for $100.  For tickets contact any officer or Board Member.  First prize is a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 SPORT II.  Second Prize is a Golck 43.  Drawing will be at the FHRC picnic on Sat., Oct 21.  Contact 2nd VP David Spelich.   Tickets should be available at the GOP Social.

The Grassroots Tea Party Patriots met last night at Denny’s Restaurant in Phoenix to hear from Eric Ponsati, the son of immigrants parents who come to America from Spain and got their citizenship. He is fluent in several languages, is a former associate general counsel at MD Helicopters, a former contacts and counsel at Sikorsky Aircraft and an Army Reserves JAG officer. He discussed legal immigration and his family experiences. Contact Francine Romesburg www.grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

A MUST SEE: US-Immigration-History-Map This is very informative.  Also watch the lower left of the screen. For the past 200 years where have all the people been coming from? Notice what happens after 1970.

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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 Tom O’Halleran (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 Andy Biggs (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

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH 31

An AZGOP Annual Legislative Salute is scheduled on March 31, starting with a 5 pm reception followed with a 6 pm dinner, at Chateau Luxe, 1175 E Lone Cactus Drive in Phoenix – featuring Gov Doug Ducey and AZGOP chairman Jonathan Lines. Tickets range from $200 per individual to $5,000 table sponsorships. http://az.gop/tickets-for-2017-legislative-salute/

APRIL 1

The Alex Meluskey Show airs on Sat, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6 am on 1130AM, at 4 pm on 1100AM KRNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT. Contact: info@virtuouscommunications.com

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat, April 1 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R. H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts are available before the meeting starts. A $2 donation is requested to help defray the room rental. Dr. Carl Goldberg who will speak on "What non-Muslims need to know about Islam as ideology and why". After 9/11, Dr. Goldberg became seriously interested in Islam because the hijacker-murderers were religious Muslims who quoted the Koran. He read the Koran from cover to cover, followed by many other books and articles about Islam in order to understand what motivated the Muslim terrorists. Goldberg has made it his patriotic duty to help educate our fellow citizens about the doctrines of Islam, which are having such an enormous negative impact on our world in general, and on our country in particular. All Republicans in SCW, Sun City, Surprise and all surrounding communities are invited to attend our very informative meetings. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity, 623-214-8010. azjean@centurylink.net or www.GOP.scwclubs.com

APRIL 2

Mesa RepublicanWomen will meet at 11:30 am., Thurs, April 6 at 1900 E University Dr #11 in Mesa. RSVP by April 2 to mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net

APRIL 3

LD20 will meet at 7 pm., Mon, April 3 at 4659 W Sweetwater Ave in Glendale.

The Cochise County Republicans will meet at 4 pm., April 3 at the Cochose County GOP HQ, 325 W Fry Blvd in Sierra Vista.

APRIL 4

The Maricopa County Republican Committee EGC is scheduled to meet at 7 pm., Tues., April 4 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix.

APRIL 6

The Colorado River Tea Party will have a booth at the Yuma County Fair instead of holding their regularly scheduled April 6 meeting. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

The Mesa RepublicanWomen will meet at 11:30 am., Thur., April 6 at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (NW corner of University Drive/ Gilbert Road; Riviera Plaza). Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice President from the Goldwater Institute will present "Litigating for Liberty". She will provide insight into the important work Goldwater Institute is involved in with policy development and case litigation advancing healthcare freedom, free enterprise, private property rights, free speech, and taxpayer rights. RSVP required by Sun evening, April 2 to mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net or call (480) 615-0524. Lunch is $10 for members and $12 for visitors/guests. They are a Republican membership club so they will ask visitors/guests to pay membership fees after they've attended two meetings without being a member. $25/year (Jan-Dec) for full membership and $15 for Associate Members (for men, or for women who are members of another Republican Women's club). Upcoming meetings: May 4th: John Hook, Fox News; June 1st: Congressman Andy Biggs. Contact President Sherry Pierce at mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net or call (480) 615-0524.

Navajo County Republicans will meet at 6 pm., April 6 at the Frontier Conference Room, 550 N. 9th Place in Show Low, Arizona 85901. Contact: www.navajocountyazgop.org They will meet May 4 in Show Low.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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Senator John McCain and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi reintroduced the Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act of 2017 (COINS Act), legislation that would modernize our currency by moving to a $1 dollar coin, reduce the cost of nickel production and suspend the minting of the penny, which currently costs more than one cent to produce. These money-saving reforms, which have been studied and supported by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office, could generate up to $16 billion in taxpayer savings. “With our country facing $20 trillion in debt, Congress must act to protect the American taxpayer,” said McCain. “By reforming and modernizing America’s outdated currency system, this commonsense bill would bring about billions in savings without raising taxes.”

CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

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US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward: Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the federal government will not be funding sanctuary cities. I full heartedly agree. It’s outrageous that taxpayers are forced to subsidize left-wing local governments who ignore our immigration laws and provide sanctuary to some of the most violent and dangerous criminals anywhere. Sanctuary cities must answer to our federal immigration laws. Arizona needs a Senator who will stand up and fight against illegal immigration and will work to deport the violent criminals being given sanctuary by do-gooder liberal politicians more concerned about the so-called ‘rights’ of illegal aliens than the rights of American citizens. Unfortunately for our state, my opponent - Jeff Flake - has repeatedly sided with illegal immigrants. This is unacceptable.  kelli ward.com

NEWS LINKS

· Trump’s Order Undoing Clean Power Plan Isn’t Anti-Environment: It’s Pro Jobs And Pro African/Hispanic-American

· AZ-Rep-Kelly Townsend Doesnt-Regret-Paintball-Comments-About-President-Trump-Billboard-Before-It-Was-Vandalized

· Arizona-Secretary-States-Website-Track-Political-Spending-Triples-Cost

· Mccain Says People Are Desperate For A New World Order (Video)

· Career Parasite Chuck Schumer Blows A Gasket Screaming At Trump Supporter At Swanky New York Restaurant

· Voters Measure Illegal Immigration In Major Crime, More Tax Dollars

· Voters Like Ryan Less Now

· Planned-Parenthood-Director-Caught-Admitting-Babies-Born-Alive-After-Abortion-Are-Killed Former Medical Director Of Planned Parenthood Of Arizona

· Most Powerful Argument Against Sanctuary Cities In America

· Can-Hear-Me-Scam-Has-Police-Urging-People-To-Hang-Up-Immediately

· Has Dem. Waters Lost Her Marbles? Says Trump Supporters Aren’t As Patriotic

· Ex-Arizona House Media Chief Is Melania Trump's Spokeswoman

· New Republican Effort To Target Arizona Initiatives Appears

· Just Like Death And Taxes, Tax Scammers Are A Sure Thing, IRS Warns

· Phoenix-Unloading-Hundreds-City-Owned-Properties-Following Report

· Arizona-Bill-164-Percent-Fee-Loan-Appears-Dead

· Under Climate Change, Farming Is Becoming Riskier

· Anti-Defamation-League-Disgusted-By-Anti-Semitic-Fliers-Found-In-Scottsdale-Neighborhood

· Senate Rejects Ducey Bid To Increase Parks Director’s Power - GOP-Controlled Senate Government Committee Voted 6-1 To Keep The Arizona Parks Board Rather Than Hand Those Powers To The Director.

· New Republican Effort To Target Arizona Initiatives Appears

· Feds-Extend-Border-Wall-Design-Deadline-Amid-Confusion

· Arizona-Freedom-Caucus-Members-Still-Want-Obamacare-Repeal

 

SEEING RED AZ

· McCain & Flake’s Amnesty Pal Schumer Is A Jerk Sen. Chuck Schumer’s bad behavior not limited to the senate

· Melania Trump’s Communications Director’s Deep AZ Roots

· Monday Morning Quarterbacking: To Your Health!

· AP Reconfigures Language, Tries To Control Thinking — Again

· Cranky McCain Urges Trump To “Do Some Outreach” — To Him

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Pyuler vs. The American Citizen

· Clinton/Obama Spy Network?

· Constitutional Crisis In The Making?

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Homeland-Security-Protecting-Usa-In Many Ways

· President-Trump-Signs Four Resolutions

· For America-Calls-For-Overhaul-Of-GOP Congressional Leadership

· Judge-Gorsuch-In-His-Own-Words

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· Dems-At-Least-Have-Guts-And-Spine

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/ newsletter@azgop.org

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Obamas Defense-Deputy-Admits-Obama-White-House-Spied-On-Candidatepresident-Elect-Trump

· Poll: Do You Agree With Donald Trump’s Plan To Stop Immigration From Terrorist Countries?

· Former Obama Official Discloses Rush To Get Intelligence On Trump Team

· Secret Service Investigating Mysterious Package Near White House

BARACK OBAMA

· Rats-Jumping-Abandoning-Rapidly-Sinking-Barack-Hussein-Squealing-Obama-Lackey-Admits-Helped-Spy-Trump-Obama

· Obamas Defense-Deputy-Admits-Obama-White-House-Spied-On-Candidatepresident-Elect-Trump

· Underage-Malia-Obama-Gets-Drunk; Attacks-Conservative-Reporter-At-Nyc-Night-Club

· Poll: Is Malia Obama An Entitled Brat?

HEARINGS

· The Rasmussen Minute: Comey In The Crosshairs

DOJ, CIA, FBI

· New Report Shows Undercover FBI Agent Was Tracking Terrorists And On Scene At Garland, TX Attack

MILITARY

· US Commander: Russia May Be Supplying Taliban With Weapons

SANCTUARY CITIES

· Most Powerful Argument Against Sanctuary Cities In America

· The Rasmussen Minute: High School Rape Turns Spotlight On Sanctuary Movement

CONGRESS

· Another Congressman Files One Sentence Repeal Obamacare Bill

· Senator Chuck Schumer Attacks Trump Supporter At Fancy New York City Restaurant

· Rep. Devin Nunes Refuses To Step Down From Russian Investigation

· Senators Expand Russia Investigation, Amid Scrutiny Of House Probe

· GOP Failure In Congress Boosts Medicaid Effort In Kansas

· Bitter GOP Finger-Pointing Clouds Path For Trump Agenda

ECONOMY

· Trump Says Ford Investing In 3 Michigan Auto Plants

EDUCATION

· Critics To Ivy Leagues: 'Taxpayer Gravy Train Needs To End'

· Father Calls Police On Daughter Planning Mass Shooting At Her High School

TERRORIST

· Carlos The Jackal Sentenced To Third Life Term For 1974 Paris Attack

· Hamas Develops Powerful New Rockets, Threatening Israeli Towns Near Gaza

INTERNATIONAL

· Sweden: Man Prosecuted For Eating Bacon Too Closely To A Group Of Veiled Muslim Women

· China Completes Military Construction On Three Disputed Islands

· Hamas Develops Powerful New Rockets, Threatening Israeli Towns Near Gaza

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