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Monday, May 29, 2017

5-29-17 Briefs

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MEMORIAL DAY

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Ronald Reagan: Freedom Is Not Free - A Soldier's Pledge

7,000 Combat Boots Memorialize Fallen Solldiers At Ft Bragg

Kudos to the Boy Scouts across the nation who spent the weekend putting flags out to honor our nationals fallen. They put out more than 43,000 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

Down In Yuma, the day’s festivities  start at 8 am at the Riverside Park with the traditional wreath throwing into the Colorado River. A BBQ is scheduled a 11 am, American Legion Post #19.

Memorial Day Presents An Ideal Opportunity to look back on perhaps Ireland’s greatest achievement in America. That is the extraordinary number of Medals of Honor won by Irish natives in the toughest arena of all – fighting for their adopted country in the Civil War. The correct title for the military award often called the “Congressional Medal of Honor,” is simply “Medal of Honor,” and those who receive it prefer to be called “recipients” rather than “winners.” It is the only US Military Award that is worn from a ribbon hung around the neck, and the only award presented by the President in the name of Congress. It is the greatest award given to American fighting heroes. The Irish own far more than any other foreign country. See full story Celebrating the Irish who fought in the Civil War

Members of Pioneers' Cemetery Association and the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department are in high gear preparing for the annual Memorial Day Remembrance! Free family festivities begin at 9 am., Mon., May 29 at the historic Pioneer & Military Memorial Park at 14th​​ Avenue and Jefferson Street in downtown Phoenix. Tours will be offered of the 1897 Smurthwaite House. Radio personality, Marty Manning, will be the MC for the celebration while renowned historian Len Marcisz will be the keynote speaker. shopping opportunities available. Memorial Day committee pioneercem@yahoo.com

Paola Lombardi: The most memorable moment from the trip in Israel of President Trump and the First Lady was probably that moment at the entrance to the house of President Rivlin. "Nechama Rivlin, President Rivlin’s wife, welcomed the First Lady Melania Trump at the door. As they were about to walk inside, Nechama whispered to Melania that she will do her best to catch up with the walking pace, but she might be a bit slower because of her medical condition which requires her to use an oxygen tank. Melania took her hand, looked at her and said: “We’ll walk at any pace you choose”. And so they walked, slowly, gracefully and proudly, hand in hand. That, is the moment I choose to cherish. That silent gesture has neither any political significance nor any colorful tone to it, but it is everything.

Supt Of Public Education Candidate Frank Riggs: It's the official start of Summer and a long holiday weekend, but on Memorial Day, let us recall our country has shed more blood for the freedom of other people than all the other nations in the history of the world. We should never forget that it's the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces who've defended our freedom with their lives and secured it for millions of others as well. May God Bless and Keep those who have made the ultimate sacrifice...heroes all. Riggs is an Army veteran, former police officer, businessman, three-term U.S. Congressman and retired CEO of national education nonprofit.

Current AZGOP Chairman Johnathan Lines, his wife Rosalie, and former AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham participated in the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Veterans in Hawaii.

Court-Rules-State-Department-Must-Release-Clinton-Emails-Detailing-Obama-Response-To Benghazi Judicial Watch HAS announced that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has ordered the U.S. Department of State to turn over to Judicial Watch “eight identical paragraphs” of previously redacted material in two September 13, 2012, Hillary Clinton emails regarding phone calls made by President Barack Obama to Egyptian and Libyan leaders immediately following the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.  Both emails had the subject line “Quick Summary of POTUS Calls to Presidents of Libya and Egypt” and were among the emails stored on Clinton’s unofficial email server.  Judge Jackson reviewed the documents directly and rejected the government’s contention that the records had been properly withheld under the FOIA B(5) “deliberative process” exemption.

Former LD 22 PC Brian Reilly: Team Arpaio continues to utilize smoke and mirrors in an attempt to convince the public that some great miscarriage of justice is occurring because the Ninth District Court of Appeals held that Joe Arpaio was not entitled to a jury trial for his criminal contempt trial which begins on June 26, 2017. Criminal contempt, in this case, is a misdemeanor crime subject to a maximum of 6 months in jail upon Arpaio’s conviction. In a recent motion to the U.S. Supreme Court, Arpaio’s new attorneys argued that not allowing Arpaio a jury trial would be “undemocratic.” The Phoenix New Times reported that Arpaio’s attorneys said that “the right to a jury trial is sacred. It’s the foundation to our democracy.” Before you start wringing your hands or protesting down at the U.S. District Court for former Sheriff Arpaio, you should be advised that Team Arpaio is not telling you one very important detail which can be viewed at the following link. USA-v-Arpaio-83-Order-Setting-Bench-Trial In USA v. Arpaio, #83 Order Setting Bench Trial you will read the following: “At the January 25, 2017 argument, Defendant [Arpaio], through his counsel stated, “Judge if the question you posed to me was if it goes jury, all bets are off, if it goes court it’s capped, I [Arpaio] would vote court.” Arpaio already agreed to go with a bench trial and not a jury trial because by going with a bench trial, Arpaio’s penalty, if convicted, would be limited to only 6 months in jail. Team Arpaio now wants the best of both worlds, a capped penalty of 6 months in jail, and a trial by jury. My expectation is that SCOTUS will not hear the case and Arpaio will get his bench trial and capped penalty if convicted.

7-Million-Voter-Registrations-Duplicated-Multiple-States New Study Finds 7.2 Million Individuals Possibly Registered In Two States At The Same Time

LD30 will meet with Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio at 7 pm., Mon., June 12 at the First United Methodist Church, 7102 N 58th Dr (Fellowship Hall), Glendale, AZ 85301. Contact First Vice Chair Timothy Schwartz alive.kicking.ts@icloud.com

Surfacing the Internet: Jeff-Flake-Most-Unpopular-Senator-In America It wasn't easy dethroning Mitch McConnell as America's least favorite Senator, but Flake has done that … Alexander Abad-Santos Apr 29, 2013.

The AzCDL Newsletter for May 2017 is available for viewing and downloading

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAY 28

Pima County Republicans will conduct at “Honoring the Fallen” Memorial event and Flag Retiring Ceremony at 5 pm., Sun., May 28 at Desert Christian High School, 7525 E Speedway Blvd., in Tucson. Contact: Adriana@tc4az.com or call her at 520-867-5767

MAY 29

Bikers USA has scheduled a “Flags for our Fallen” ceremony between 6 am and noon., May 29, 2017 at the Phoenix National Cemetery located at 23029 N Cave Creek Rd in North Phoenix. Details: http://RidersUSA.net

Memorial Day Ceremony at 8 am at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix - with various speakers;

Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial Ceremony, 17200 E El Lago Blvd, Fountain Hills, at 9 am with speakers Barbara Hatch, Executive Director of the Veterans Heritage Project and Mike Ferguson, Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart and former Commander, AZ Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Memorial Service Chaplain Statue at 10 am., at Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., with speaker Lt Col John Chavez, US Army.  

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet at 11 am, Memorial Day (May 29) at Tiny's Restaurant, Highway 260 in Payson to hear former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey address his experiences with the Establishment when he was State Chairman and what really goes on behind closed doors.

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm. ,Mon., May 29 featuring Dr. Chris Salvino who will address the GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix. Chairman Ron Ludders 602-677.1496

May 30

Coffee & Donuts with Senator Jeff Flake , 8 am, AZGOP West Valley Office - 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50, Sun City, AZ 85351.

JUNE 1

The Navajo County Republicans will meet at 6 pm., June 1 in the Frontier Conference Room, 550 N. 9th Place in Show Low. www.navajocountyazgop.org

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 1 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Mystery speaker. Chr Sally Kizer at coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet with teacher/author Ben Wick at 6:16 pm., Thurs., June 1 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas in Phoenix. Reservations required. $30 per dinner. make reservation or RSVP to Jan Webb reservations@crwop.org 602-318-10-10- by May 28. Social/check in at 5:30 pm.

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates will hold neighborhood coffee at 8 am., Thurs., June 1 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Road #B in Phoenix with guest Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

JUNE 2

Graham County Republican Meeting 12:00 PM  Manor House, 415 E. U.S. Hwy 70, Safford, AZ 85546.

JUNE 3

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., St., June 3 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R. H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West to hear Lisa Fink, chairman of the AZ Constitutional Commemoration Committee for eight years. She is one of the founders and board president of Choice Academies, Inc., a charter school organization and is part of the Mommy Lobby seeking to remove Common Core and assisted in the writing of the National Common Core Standards System which articulated the problems with Common Core in Arizona. Coffee/donuts at 8a m., $2 donation to help refray room rental costs. All Republicans in Sun City West, Sun City, Surprise and surrounding communities are welcome to attend. Contact: 623-546-3753. No July or August meetings; resume in September.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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Congressman Paul Gosar: This past week, I hosted our latest installment of the Western Caucus Monthly Member Meeting and Speaker Series with Special Guest EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. These roundtables are a unique opportunity for our members to meet with key members of the administration to discuss issues that are unique to their districts and the Western Caucus. Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar and Western Caucus members Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Rep. Doug LaMalfa, and Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01) issued the following statements in reaction to the White House Budget that was released today: “While no budget is perfect, I am pleased to see a serious proposal from the White House to tackle our country’s spending crisis and put us on sustainable path toward economic growth,” said Gosar. “Unlike the pipe-dream proposals put forth by the Obama Administration, this budget is grounded in sound policy and fiscal responsibility. Kudos to the Trump Administration for reducing bureaucratic blight within the EPA, supporting a true all-of-the-above energy strategy and providing much needed relief to rural communities and local stakeholders.”

Sens. Jeff Flake and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced a bipartisan Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), al-Qaeda, and the Taliban. Flake serves as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Kaine serves as a member of both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee. Nearly 16 years after Congress passed the 2001 AUMF, the U.S. fight against those responsible for the September 11th attacks has been expanded to numerous terrorist organizations that did not exist in 2001, such as ISIS. Flake and Kaine’s bipartisan AUMF explicitly authorizes military action against the three terrorist groups, gives Congress an oversight role it currently lacks over who can be considered to be “associated” with the terrorist groups and in which countries military action can take place, and provides an expedited process for Congress to re-authorize this AUMF in five years. Lastly, it repeals the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs.

ARIZONA OFFICIALS

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Rep Paul Mosley: Arizona has a one child tax policy. In the Arizona state tax code, you get a personal exemption ($2,100) if you file single, two personal exemptions ($4,200) if you file a joint return and three personal exemptions ($6,300) if you file joint with dependents. I asked the Arizona Department of Revenue how much it was cost the state in revenue if every child was counted as a personal exemption - it comes to about $43 million. Reps Tony Rivero & Michelle Ugenti-Rita and I got the personal exemption raised by $50 in 2018 and another $50 in 2019. So while we have had inflation and the cost of living and wages have gone up in Arizona we have been paying more taxes, because our personal exemption hasn't gone up in over 25 years. Inflation doubles about every 18 years. The US birthrate is about 1.7 which is quite a bit below the replacement rate of 2.13. A two-hour special called the Demographic Winter highlights the fact that world population will start to decrease. The Arizona state tax code needs to be updated to help strengthen the family. It is time that the Arizona state income tax be updated to count every child as a personal exemption.

The Tax Foundation Fiscal Fact Feb. 2016

· Individual income taxes are a major source of state government revenue, accounting for 37 percent of state tax collections.

· Forty-three states levy individual income taxes. Forty-one tax wage and salary income, while two states exclusively tax dividend and interest income. Seven states levy no income tax at all.

· Of those states taxing wages, eight have single-rate tax structures, with one rate applying to all taxable income. Conversely, 33 states levy graduated-rate income taxes.

· States’ approaches to income taxes vary in other details as well.

Single Filer Married Filing Jointly Standard Deduction Personal Exemption

State Rates Brackets Rates Brackets Single Couple Single Couple Dependent

Ariz. 2.59% > $0 2.59% > $0 $5,091 $10,173 $2,100 $4,200 $2,100

2.88% > $10,000 2.88% > $20,000

3.36% > $25,000 3.36% > $50,000

4.24% > $50,000 4.24% > $100,000

4.54% > $150,000 4.54% > $300,000

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SEEING RED AZ

· AZ Political Heavyweights Indicted On Multiple Charges In Federal Court Serious charges leveled against high-powered lobbyist, utility company owner, former chairman of AZ Corporation Commission and his wife

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

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· President-Trumps-Statement-On-Muslim Ramadan

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ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· The State Of Free Speech On College Campuses

· The Future Of A Leftist Education

· Draining The Swamp Is Messy

GILBERT WATCH

· We Are Forever Grateful To Donald Trump!

· Tom Morrissey To Speak At Rim Country Republican Club - 5/29/17.

MICHELLE MALKIN

· The Forgotten Slaughters Of The Innocents

· The 'Social Justice Approach' To Fighting Terrorism Has Failed

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Federal-Prosecutor-Mysteriously-Found-Dead

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trumps-Shove-Was-Inoffensive-Montenegro-Prime-Minister-Says

· Pelosi-Complains-Trump-Not-Visiting-Countries-Alphabetical-Order

· Gen. Jack Keane: Trump 'Put America Back On World Stage' With Trip

· Mainstream-Media-Spreads-Fake-News-About-Trump-In-Italy-Then-Sean-Spicer-Sets-The-Record-Straight

· Trump-Meets With To-US-Troops; That-Infuriates-The-Anti-Trump-Media

· Back At The White House, Trump Unleashes A Twitter Rant About Fake News, Leaks And ‘The Enemy’

· Trump-Comes-Away-From-G7-Summit-With-An-Ally-That-Will-Shock-You

FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP

· Melania-Trump-Meets-French-Lady-Brigitte-Macron

· 'This Trip Has Been Incredible For Me':

· Melania-Trump-Fashion-Photos-From Trip

· Melinia Put Michelle To Shame With 1 Message She Posted For US Army Aviators

· The-Liberal-Media-Is-Going-Crazy-After-Trump-Kisses Melania-Right-After-Her-Speech

MILITARY/VETERANS

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· Pilots-Remains-Back-US-Soil-Vietnam-52-Years

MEDIA

· CNN Caught Begging Viewers To Ignore This Huge Democratic Scandal – This Is Pathetic!

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Hillary Announces Her Plan To Destroy Trump – Then Immediately Loses Control!

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Pedogate: President Of NY Young Democrats/De Blasio Staffer Arrested For Child Porn As Young As 6 Mos.

· Tim-Kaines-Son-Faces-Criminal-Charges-After-Joining-Masked-Violent-Anti-Trump-Riot

· CNN Caught Begging Viewers To Ignore This Huge Democratic Scandal – This Is Pathetic!

REFUGEES

· Afghan-Refugee-Sentenced-To-2-Years-In-Prison-For-Sexual-Assault-Of-14-Women-Over-4-Months

WAR AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Afghan-Refugee-Sentenced-To-2-Years-In-Prison-For-Sexual-Assault-Of-14-Women-Over-4-Months

CONGRESS

· Lindsey-Graham-Comey-Russia-Email-Incompetent

· Trey Gowdy Plays Hardball With The NSA And Says Congress Won’t Re-Authorize Their Program Until They Answer Unmasking Questions

COURTS

· Fourth-Circuit-Incorrectly-Upholds-Injunction-Against-National-Security-Executive-Order

EDUCATION

· Schools Are Training Our Children To Be Global Serfs-Save Your Kids-HOMESCHOOL

· Nearly 200 D.C. Public Schools Teachers Have Quit Their Jobs Since The School Year Began

INTERNATIONAL

· Europe Can No Longer Rely On ‘Others,’ Merkel Says After Trump’s Visit

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