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Graham-And-McCain-Need-To-Get-A-Grip While the rest of the Republican Party is busy celebrating the Make America Great Again movement and hoping for good things to come out of the Trump era, Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain can apparently not come to terms with the new direction of the conservative movement. Every time they get in front of a microphone, we can only conclude that they would have been much happier with President Hillary. Last week, it was McCain’s turn to tell our friends in Germany that Trump’s ideas were not those of America. This week, he’s letting Graham take the lead with an uncalled for assault on the new White House budget proposal. Graham told reporters, “It’s not going to happen. It would be a disaster.”…
John McCain, Lindsey Graham Get Emotional describing friendship: 'I love him to death' …Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham both ended a CNN town hall wiping away tears Wednesday night, coming as the two leading Republican foreign policy hawks explained their close, years-long friendship. "I feel like I'm on Oprah now," Graham joked.
Flashback: 2010 McCain TV Ad " Complete The Dang Fence"
Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: I beg to differ with the comment that the AZ GOP "has never underwritten" the Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary Celebration. To the best of my memory, when I was chairman, we did help to begin the tradition of the celebration of this, the greatest proclamation in the history of our nation, by underwriting the event. Along with that, we applauded the efforts of Chairman Clyde Bowen and Dr CT Wright for making it all happen. This is not an easy event to produce and it behooves all of us to support Chairman Bowen and Dr Wright to make certain that this celebration goes off without a hitch every year. Editor’s Note: Morrissey refers to e-mail messages between Bowen and AZGOP headquarters that circulated after Bowen submitted several invoices on Thursday to the AZGOP for reimbursement for the March 25 “5th Annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance/Official Black History Month Celebration” in Phoenix. Friday morning, Will Smith at the AZGOP office informed Bowen that the AZGOP has agreed to give Bowen $500 to help with expenses for the event. Friday evening Bowen sent an e-mail to former Chairman Robert Graham that reads, “So, there we are! What passes for underwriting. We will address the shortfall. Perhaps it was our misunderstanding. After all, every past chairman has welcomed the efforts of the AAARC in the arena of EPOD, etc. The event was a success for the Party! Chairman Lines rode the bounce. We will move on. If you would like to help, we don't even have a donate button, just 21 years of donating our time to AAARC & the Party. A check to AAARC would help.”
Activist Richard W Hawkins of Lake Havasu City, AZ: Too many Republicans have succumbed to the brain numbing mantra's of the fake news mainstream propaganda machines and fail to focus on what is important. This has allowed too many of our elected representatives to wander far from their oaths of office. What is required is our reclaiming us, We the People, the sovereigns of this nation and putting those we elected into office back to their rightful positions as our servants. We have allowed them to become our masters along with the entrenched, unelected bureaucrats of government departments and agencies. My suggestion to turn our national and state failings around is for us to greatly minimize wasted time watching and listening to the mainstream propaganda machines and focus on the 2016 Republican Platform along with spending time reading and truly understanding the Organic Laws of the United States. The Declaration of Independence to understand the purpose of civil government. The US Constitution to understand the structure and organization of civil government. The Articles of Confederation and the Northwest Ordinance to help elucidate the meaning of the Constitution and Declaration. To purposely and regularly meet with each other to help encourage and teach the deeper meanings of these documents and become a unified force before those we put into office. Soliciting the help from Jesus Christ would be most appropriate and putting our trust in Him once again to bless this nation is essential. In God we Trust.
Gov Doug Ducey: Frosty -- In February, DHS Secretary John Kelly joined us to tour the Arizona-Mexico border in Nogales. We discussed the importance of keeping our border secure, especially cracking down on the drug cartels, human trafficking, and illegal activity coming across our borders. If you share our concerns about border security, check out some of the news coverage from the visit: KGUN 9 (Tucson): DHS Sec. Kelly, Gov. Ducey tour border ports and 3TV (Phoenix): Homeland Security passes through AZ on tour of US-Mexico border
LD17 PC Whitney Lawrence, Phoenix City Council candidate Chris DeRose’s campaign manager, needs volunteers for precinct walks or making calls from home. Walkers will meet at 9 am the next two Saturdays at Fry’s Grocery Store, 14th Street/Bell Road. Contract her at 480-381-3868 or email@example.com. See DeRose’s campaign website at https://www.chrisderose.org.
Pima County Tea Party Patriots will conduct a Tucson Rally in support of President Donald Trump at noon., Sat., March 4 at Reid Park, (corner of 22nd & Country Club. Participants are asked to bring positive signs, posters, American flags and wear Trump hats or shirts, if you have them. Main Street Patriots said it perfectly! " Unlike those protesting against President Trump’s vision, we are a diverse coalition that are the heart and soul of America that wants our nation to fulfill our potential, as the greatest nation on God’s green earth! Come join us and stand united as one across this great nation and rally in the Spirit of America." For further information, you can reach PCTPP members Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, Jan Humble at Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com
A Young Professionals Reception in support of Phoenix City Council candidate Chris DeRose will be held between 5:30 – 7 pm, Thurs., March 9 at the home of Jess Yescalis in Phoenix. Co-hosts include Mark Briggs, Starlee Coleman, Eric Crown, Sal DiCiccio, Tom Galvin, Marcus Huey, Cal Kendrick, Catie Kendrick, Pascal Kropf, Heather Lauer, Robert Meyer, Bea Rocklin, Tysen Schlink, Brandy Wells and Jim Waring. $250 for reception, $500 host committee and $1,000 to co-chair. RSVP to Schlink at firstname.lastname@example.org 480-789-9869.
Pima County Tea Party Patriots are planning their 5th “Stand With Trump Rally” between 4:30-5:30 pm., Thurs., March 9 in front of Sen John McCain’s office, 407 W Congress St #103 in Tucson. Participants are asked to bring signs, posters and American flags. Can't make it to the Stand With Trump Rally. Express yourself by calling the Senator's office (520) 670-6334.
Coconino County Parks and Recreation has a Bread Baking Clinic scheduled between 9 am and noon, Sat., March 4. $15 per person to learn how to make basic yeast bread and quick breads, including white bread, rolls, banana bread, and other recipes and knowledge. The class is for 14 years and older. Registration deadline is 3 pm., Fri., March 3. Information and registration, here.
Riders USA Is hosting the "Trump & Spirit Of America" support march/rally scheduled between noon and 3 pm March 4 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 Washington in Phoenix. Participants are asked to bring flags and patriotic signs to show unity and support for this country. Tim Horn will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, Pastor C.T. Wright will give the invocation/blessing, and Ms Senior Arizona Sharon Friendly will sing. Speakers include Sen Steve Smith, Rep Phil Lovas, Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora, Sheriff Richard Mack, Joanne Selena Lopez Cervantz, Mark Spencer of Judicial Watch, Mary Ann Mendoza, Sheriff Paul Babeu, AZGOP Secretary Gabby Mercer; Arizona Republican National Committeewoman Lori Klein, former Sen Russell Pearce, Vietnam War Veteran Mark DeMastro, State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, Rep Anthony Kern, Gary Lvov, Pastor Elisheyah McKinley, Wiccan Widow Gold Star Wife Roberta Stewart and CEO Texas Team Trump Tania Vojvodic. Official Site's: http://mainstreetpatriots.us/ Official Facebook page: events Official GoFundMe page: spirit rally Caution: If you receive requests for donations from any other group, please decline. Arizona is funding its own event. Volunteers should be at the Capitol between 9:30-10 am. Bring your lawn chairs, any snacks for the day. Bottled water will be available for $1. Contact: Vera Anderson, Spirit of America Rally for Trump email@example.com
The “Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk” honoring wounded heroes is scheduled at 9 am. Sat. March 11 in Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. Register now and pickup your packet at 8am the day of the race, according to coordinator Kathy Pearce. $40 - 5K RUN/$30 - 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk . Register: salute-a-soldier-5k-run-1-mile-walk-2017? or you can visit our website AZHeroestoHometowns.org Register early and receive a $15 discount on the 5K by using code SAS15– good until January 22nd, 2017. Military use MIL10 for $5 off until March 9. Kathy Pearce firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail to: AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.
The Arizona Corporation Commission adopted a resolution which allows the Chairman to establish Committees of the Corporation Commission to examine policy issues in depth and make recommendations to the entire Commission. Commissioners will serve as chairs of the committees and will include Staff and stakeholders to discuss recommendations and solutions to often complex issues. “I’m pleased to announce that three Committees have already been created,” said Chairman Tom Forese. “These Committees will provide an opportunity for a ‘deep dive’ into issues that come before the Commission and will offer a more complete perspective as to how we can best serve the residents of Arizona.” The three new Committees are the Committee on Water in which Commissioner Andy Tobin will serve as its Chairman, the Committee on Ethics and the Committee on Federal Affairs both which Boyd Dunn will lead as Chairman.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has scheduled public forum between 6-8 pm., Mon., March 6 at the AzGFD office, 555 N. Greasewood Road in Tucson to meet with constituents about developing the 2017 fall hunt recommendations for deer, bighorn sheep, turkey, javelina, bison, bear, mountain lion, and small game animals. The final proposed draft hunt recommendations will be made available for public review at several regional open houses and posted on the department’s website at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines in late March. The final fall hunt recommendations will be presented to the commission for consideration at its April 8 meeting in Phoenix. See hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.
Ron Paul Will Be In Arizona for several events on March 8. He will be at the State Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix at noon on March 8 to promote Rep Mark Finchem’s HB2014 that seeks to restore precious metals in Arizona – ending the Federal Reserve’s money monopoly. HB2014 support petitions will be available for signing. They will be hand-delivered to the Senate Finance Committee where HB2014 will be heard. Free ticket registration march-8-noon-tickets The noon event is free and open to the public.
Ron Paul will have coffee at 9:30 am, Wed., March 8 with the Saddlebrooke Republican Club in the East Room of the Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountain View Road, Saddlebrooke, AZ. Free event
Ron Paul Will Be Featured at a 2pm, Wed, March 8 reception in Paradise Valley where guests can mingle, take photos and enjoy light refreshments while Paul shares details on “Audit the Fed and sound money.” Tickets are $150 per person. Limited space. Be sure to enter your email address andphone number on the payment form so my staff can send you the address after your ticket purchase. reception tickets here
Coconino County Parks and Recreation has scheduled a sweet Decorating Desserts clinic between 9am – noon, Sat., March 11. $15 for 14 years and older. registration here. See coconino.az.gov/recprograms programs. Or email@example.com, or phone, (928) 679 8028.
Fox News Host Tucker Carlson will be featured at the 6 pm., April 22, CAP Family Dinner at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, according to Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) President Cathi Herrod. Tucker will give his candid analysis of President Donald J Trumps first 100 days in office. reserve sponsorships. Tickets: Contact CAP’s VP of Advancement Chris St. John, by phone at 480-442-7765 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun City West Republicans will hear from Robert Michael, who will explain Common Core in laymen’s term, at 8:30 am., Sat., March 4 in the Quail Room of the Sun City West Foundation Buildikng. 8 am – coffee/donuts. $2 donation to help with room rental expenses. www.GOP.scwclubs.com
East Valley Teen Age Republicans are forming a new club and accepting membership applications from young Republicans between the ages of 13-19. Their first meeting will be held in April to elect officers. For information or membership application e-mail EastValleyTars@gmail.com Face Book @EastValleyTeenAgeRepublicans. Contact Connie Sunday at EastValleyTars@gmail.com
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LD22 Chair Rae Chornenky and PC KarenThomas: On Saturday, March 4, “Spirit of America Pro Trump Rallies” will be held across America, including here in Arizona! We hope you will want to participate. If so, get your signs, flags, etc. ready. For more info, please go to spirit-america-conservative-grassroots-leaders-plan-massive-pro-trump-demonstrations-nationwide.
The Sun City West Republican Club will hold its' March 4 meeting in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts available before the 8:30am start of the meeting. A $2 donation is requested for room rental. Speaker Robert Michael, who has done extensive work and research into America's educational system, will explain Common Core in layman's terms. All Republicans in SCW, Sun City, Surprise and all surrounding communities are invited to attend. Contact: Publicity chr Jean Goncalves 623-214-8010, or www.SCWRC.org
The Paradise Republican Women will meet at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Dr in Scottsdale at 10 am, Sat., March 4 to hear a presentation by Dr Donald Critchlow, author of “Takeover: How the Left’s Quest for Social Justice Corrupted Liberalism.” 9:30 am social; 11 am brunch. $28 per person. Reservations required. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door.
Amphi School Board Representative Scott Leska will conduct a Town-Hall Meeting on Education at 12:30pm., Sat., March 4 in the Pima County Nanini Public Library, 7300 N. Shannon Road, Tucson AZ 85741. RSVP (email@example.com) or just show up.
Tempe Republican Women will be helping clean up Papago Park during the 7am-noon, March 4 Tempe Cares Volunteer Event. Parking will be at the heritage museum parking lot Just north of Curry on College). The community enrichment project will be held within LoPiano Mesquite Bosque, a 13-acre natural habitat along the north side of Loop 202 between College and Mill Avenue. Volunteers of all ages can serve in project areas including tree limb removal, trail maintenance, painting, and more. T-shirts and a complimentary breakfast will also be provided. For information clean up sign up Club volunteers are also asked to let President Jessica Merrow know at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-306-2545.
The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will be wearing green when they meet for dinner on Mon, March 6 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548. Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm., 6 pm mtg, 6:20 dinner, 7 pm program. Spouses welcome. $35. Breanna Vales, director of Red Light Rebellion, and John R Raeder, Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, are the speakers for the evening. Reservations required. RSVP by sending a check made out to “LRW” or bring Cash to Patricia Kaufman,7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250,480-368-2777or email her at email@example.com
Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 6 to spend an “Evening With Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas” at 3375 E Shea Blvd., in Phoenix (32nd St/Shea), according to Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.
Republican Women of Prescott will participate in “A Day at the Capitol” including a tour of the capitol, museum, and grounds, on March 7 at 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. Coach Bus transportation - $25 per person. Bus departs Prescott at 8 am, returning 4:30 pm. Bus will accommodate 50 people. Spouses and guests invited. For reservations contact: Elsie Tyree 928-778-0235 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Congressman Paul A. Gosar in response to bogus accusations from Democratic leaders falsely accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to Congress: “Democrats appear to be stuck on the denial stage of grief in the wake of getting shellacked in the 2016 elections. The latest accusations against Attorney General Jeff Sessions are clearly a desperate attempt to distract from President Trump’s widely praised Joint Address to Congress. There is zero evidence to suggest Attorney General Sessions acted inappropriately for doing his job as a Senior member of the Armed Services Committee. To interpret his answers during his confirmation hearing as ‘lying to Congress’ requires a stunning level of ignorance and deceit. While I am glad to see that Democratic leaders in Congress have started caring about government accountability once again, their dishonest actions to undermine the president are disgraceful. I’m proud to stand by the Attorney General and I call on all members of Congress to stop wasting time on sideshow distractions and personal attacks and focus instead on border security, tax reform and restoring the free markets--the very issues Americans support and deserve.”
Congressman Andy Biggs was named FreedomWorks’ Member of the Month for March. Congressman Biggs received this recognition for being an advocate for individual liberty and federalism throughout his first two months in Congress. FreedomWorks specifically mentioned Congressman Biggs’ work on the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, the Right to Try Act, and H.R. 899, which eliminates the Department of Education. Congressman Biggs issued the following statement: “I am thankful for this recognition from FreedomWorks, which highlights my work in Congress. Last year, I promised my constituents that I would fight to achieve six major goals in the 115thCongress, and I have fought to bring those issues to the forefront of national conversation. Americans expect nothing less from their representation in Congress, and I am honored to be the voice of my constituents from Arizona’s Congressional District Five.”
Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar after U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a Secretarial Order overturning a midnight United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) directive that banned the use of traditional lead based ammunition and tackle on federal lands: “On his first day on the job, Secretary Zinke has shown that he is here to listen and to serve; a welcome departure from the actions displayed by the Department of the Interior over the past eight years. By repealing this misguided Fish and Wildlife Service directive that failed to involve those closest to the issue, our hunters and fishermen can continue to enjoy the outdoors and help maintain healthy population levels of wildlife,” said Gosar. “I couldn’t be happier to see reason and logic prevail and look forward to the many successes we will accomplish with Zinke holding the reins. Background:On March 2, 2017 Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued a Secretarial Order 3346, which increases hunting, fishing, and recreation opportunities nationwide. The orders deliver on promises made by both President Donald J. Trump and Secretary Zinke to expand access to America’s public lands. The action was hailed by representatives from sportsmen, conservation, and recreation organizations. The order overturned a midnight directive issued by the Obama regulation that banned lead ammunition and fish tackle from being used on USFWS waters, facilities and lands. Secretarial Order 3346 Here.
Congresswoman Martha McSally yesterday introduced legislation to require a stress test of U.S. government protection and prevention programs against terrorist travel. The bill implements a recommendation made by the Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel, on which McSally served. The Task Force investigated U.S. security vulnerabilities and the threat posed by ISIS for six months and released a report last Congress containing 32 key findings and over 50 recommendations to keep Americans safe. “The last major test of our security systems aimed at preventing terrorist travel was done in 2009. Since then, ISIS’s rise and spread across the globe has created new challenges for law enforcement, and we must be able to ensure we are prepared,” said McSally. “This was a top recommendation from a task force I served on focused on combating foreign fighter travel. We should not delay in moving this critical legislation forward and taking the necessary steps to ensure we are doing all we can to keep Americans safe.” The last major government exercise on terrorist travel was conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2009. The test focused primarily on terrorists attempting to infiltrate the United States. In their Task Force recommendations, McSally and her colleagues found that law enforcement today should also be addressing the threat of Americans leaving the country to train overseas with terrorist groups as foreign fighters. Last Congress, McSally introduced similar legislation, which passed the House on June 11, 2016.
Sen Jeff Flake, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, this week welcomed representatives from Arizona's counties to Washington. To mark their arrival, Flake began his "Earth, Wind, and Fire Week," an initiative during which he introduced a total of seven land, air, and forestry bills designed to ease burdensome regulations and provide for more economic development and infrastructure investment in rural Arizona. Flake kicked off the week by reintroducing three "Wind" bills to rein in overreaching and economically harmful Environmental Protection Agency air regulations. bills here. “Arizona ratepayers and businesses shouldn’t be forced to shoulder the burden of EPA’s costly, convoluted regulations,” said Flake. “By holding EPA accountable for its actions, we can keep our air clean without creating job-killing regulatory uncertainty.” Flake also reintroduced three "Earth" bills that will provide for more private land ownership and local control over rural roads in Arizona. bills here. “With nearly half of the land in our state under federal control, Arizonans miss out on the economic opportunities and property tax bases that help bolster communities in other states,” said Flake. “These bills will empower Arizonans to diversify our local economies and improve rural road systems that are essential lifelines for rural communities.” Flake concluded his "Earth, Wind, and Fire" initiative by reintroducing legislation to prevent catastrophic wildfires and promote healthy forests. Read more about the bill here. “Long-term stewardship contracting needs to be in the federal government’s toolbox to combat catastrophic wildfires,”said Flake.“We should be using all tools at our disposal to restore Arizona’s forests and protect our communities.”
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2018 US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward: Earlier this week, President Trump made his first address to Congress where he outlined his agenda to restore the rule of law, freedom, health care, rights and to secure our borders. With his leadership, our country is taking a step in the right direction. But the fight has just begun. The Washington establishment has ignored the will of the people for far too long. Americans are sick and tired. That's why I am running. While fake conservatives and liberals try to shut us down, we must stand together to fight for the values that make this country so great. defeat the DC machine We don’t have the corrupt big money donors that they have, but we have the will of the people on our side. Our biggest strength is in numbers, and conservative champions like you are going to power this campaign to victory. It’s time to start electing fighters, not liberals masquerading as conservatives — together, we’ll make Arizona great again!
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