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Friday, June 30, 2017

6-30-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

LD22PC Tom Platt: I would like to ask all of Arizona’s Republican US congressmen and women through the Republican Briefs if they plan to vote yes on any federal healthcare plan, where in the constitution does it give the Federal Government authority to be involved with healthcare…..except for repealing the entire Obamacare law?  Can they or a representative from their office, through the Republican Briefs, explain to their constitutes where the authority originates in the constitution?

PC Lolly Hathhorn: “Since THE BEAT GOES ON AND ON……maybe someone on the AZGOP Committee can take the bull by the horns and send out an e-mail to ALL State Committeemen and ALL County Chairmen and call them to ACTION!  It just seems that the majority of the members of the State Committee are not as dedicated as they should be.  When you see something wrong, do something about it.  Unification is needed now more than ever since AZGOP seems to be in left field.  How can one person (Lines) have so much power?  Did ‘We The People’ not elect him?  I say that ‘We the People’ should say what happens next.  This MISTAKE needs to be taken care of once and for all and have someone who is a dedicated Republican who is interested in ‘We The People’ and not Me, Myself and I.  I have now added another 2 cents worth. Just saying.

Tim Horn, LD23 1st Vice Chair: AZGOP: A Sad Situation (Part One) - It IS sad, really, to think about what has been going on in the headquarters of our party since the state mandatory meeting and elections. Multiple Party faithful have asked me about this subject and particularly about the first meeting with AZGOP after the election of the new Chairman. As a GOP activist, State Committeeman, PC Captain, Alt. Delegate to the National Convention, Donor, 1st Vice Chair of LD23, Campaign Assistant to opposing candidate for AZGOP Chair Jim O’Connor, and because I am one of the few actually present for several  negative AZGOP actions,  I probably have an obligation to “weigh in”. In several parts I will relate what happened on Election Day, and how the NON Establishment (NE) has been treated since. You should know facts rather than rumors. Day of State Meeting/Election, 1/28/17:  This is an important day when State Committeemen choose Party leadership. The “Election Rules” established that any candidate could access an election’s documentation. The day primarily featured the elections of AZGOP Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman. The NE candidates Gabby Mercer and Bob Lettieri respectively won. For Chairman, Jim O’Connor lost by 34 votes. I went to the back of the platform to a former AZGOP staffer and the day’s Parliamentarian to tell them that we wanted to review the supporting election documents. I specifically stated “We are NOT alleging fraud, but since the vote was so close, we need to make sure for our many supporters that there was no mistake.” I reiterated that to the Yellow Sheet reporter in attendance. The Parliamentarian instructed to make that statement to the executive meeting which was to follow. Mercer and Lettieri made that request at that follow-on meeting. Editor’s Note: See the rest of Horn’s statement at AZGOP: A Sad Situation

Former AZ PC Wayne Blair: I have come to the opinion that we have very few real Conservatives in any political office - Fed., State, & Local. The Progressive way is how many (most all) are raised. Take Global Warming as an example, most people believe that mankind is the major cause and forget about the natural disasters like volcano which cause more damage to our atmosphere than all of mankind. What is taught to our children will become the law of the land. Look at healthcare, children are not kicked out of the nest until 26 years of age. But we do not look at the birds/animals of the world that once they are taught to fly/stand on their own then the nest is not theirs any longer. Now we have the GOP believing that they have to provide HealthCare to all Americans. What about standing on our own two feet? So if the GOP believe they need to provide for us Americans, then they are no different than the DEM/ Progressives. The only difference at present is the DEMs are more RADICAL. Leave it to your own thought as to who are the Progressive and Conservative in Congress. I would say it would be real hard to name 100 Conservative Congressman/Senators in DC. Trump has a very big job in getting the Swamp Drained. Come 2018, The Trump supports have a big job to help him Drain that Swamp.

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, District 3: From all of us at Maricopa County, I want to wish you a Happy Independence Day and a blessed Fourth of July. We are fortunate to live in a great nation, state, and county. I encourage all of us to take a moment this Independence Day to count our blessings while we enjoy a day off with friends and family. I want to thank the Maricopa County Real Estate Department, Councilwoman Debra Stark and the City of Phoenix, and all of our constituents who attended the Shaw Butte public safety improvement meeting last week. Thanks to a great turnout, we were able to effectively communicate the details of the public safety improvement project.

The Arizona Project will not meet on Monday, July 3, according to Chairman Ron Ludders. Their next meeting is scheduled Mon., July 10 at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2 in Phoenix. Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496

Due To The Excessive Heat, the July 2 “Flags Along the Border” event has been rescheduled in August. Rescheduling tba.

Contrary To Reports Floating Around earlier this week, long-time Yavapai activist Sue Goodchild was not evacuated due to the Goodwin Wildfire. Yesterday morning she was in her kitchen preparing a catered luncheon for a dozen people.

AAARC Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen says the Feb 25 Emancipation Proclamation Observance FIVE Official Black History Month photos taken by photographer Michael Goodman are available for viewing at http://www.charity.photos/Major-Events/Emancipation-Proclamation-Main/EPOD-2017/EPOD5/

The State Transportation Board approved an annual update to ADOT’s Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, which includes projects in Greater Arizona and the Maricopa County and Pima County regions. See list of major projects at azdot.gov/fiveyearprogram.

Radio Talk Show Host Alex Meluskey will address Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s federal trial, supporting President Donald Trump, the pending Healthcare Bill, Dr Carl Goldberg and threats from Sharia Law and Islam, and whether John F Kennedy would be running as a Republican is he were a candidate in today’s world. Show times Saturday at 6 pm at 1130AM KQNA, 4 pm at 1100AM KFNX and 9 pm., at 960AM KKNT. Contact: Virtuous Communications info@virtuouscommunications.com

Arizona’s Firearms Expert Alan Korwin: In a “more guns” bill that alarmed even pro-gun-rights activists, representative Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has proposed arming federal legislators to the exclusion of regular citizens. An existing bill, HR 38, to make the firearm-carry permits of normal American citizens valid nationally, has languished in Congress since the election of Donald Trump. Concealed Carry For Congress, But Not For You

Congressman Andy Biggs will hold a press conference at 11 am., Sat., July 1 with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Sen Steve Smith and Steve Ronneck regarding passage yesterday of H.R. 3003 today in the House of Representatives, which includes Congressman Biggs’ bill Grant’s Law.

Robo Graham, son of former AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and his wife Julia, was inducted into the Naval Academy yesterday.

The United States Will Impose Tough New Security Measures on all international flights bound for the United States. DHS officials said 280 airports in 105 countries would be affected by the tightened security, affecting around 2,000 flights a day. Airlines have been warned that a failure to comply with these enhanced security measures would carry consequences, including banning laptops altogether on the airlines U.S.-bound flights. Read more

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, District 3: As a Deer Valley High School graduate, I’m pleased to announce the Deer Valley Unified School District was the recipient of $120,000 in Federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant funding which it will use to cover 25% of the cost to purchase three new cleaner burning diesel school buses.  Not only will the new busses reduce emissions by 50%, it will also increase gas mileage, saving the District over 30,000 gallons of fuel per year, reducing operating costs to the District and helping to improve air quality. 

RNC Chr Ronna McDaniel: "You have to look at the evolution of this. Obamacare has failed on every level. You couldn't keep your doctor, you couldn't keep your plan. All these things were promised that you could keep; premiums have gone up. Now you have several states that will have just one insurer. When you have on insurer in a state, guess what they do: they jack up your premiums. We will have to find a consensus, but there are things Republicans agree on universally. We want to make the patient-doctor relationship stronger again; we want to restore that. We want to put more flexibility in the states so they can deal with their uninsured and make it a better plan. We want to get those premiums down. So we have to craft that, but right now the choice is failing Obamacare or finding a solution. Republicans are the only ones sitting at the table trying to find a solution to help the American people. It is shameful that the Democrats are nowhere to be found when they created this mess to begin with."

An “Early Bird Breakfast” is scheduled by Prescott Mayoral Candidate Mary Beth Krin at 7 am., Fri., July 7 at Waffles N’ More Restaurant, 1365 Iron Springs Rd in Prescott. $10 per person. RSVP: Brenda Dickinson, campaign manager 928-772-2835 or 928-925-1549.

President Donald Trump fans and other conservatives are invited to join the 10 am, Sat., July 1 Arizona Sign Waving event between 10-11:30 am., at 650 E Bell Road (7th Street/Bell Road) in Phoenix. The event is part of a MAGA National wide Trump/Pence support day. Participants are asked to bring your trump gear and support signs in support of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, active military, veterans, place and first responders. Contact www.facebook.com/groups/1961294490780543 or www.facebook.com/groups/45150780856810

Tickets To The Yavapai County’s "Night With The Eagles" featuring South of Winslow are available at www.yavgop.org or 928—776-4500. The event is scheduled between 5-8 pm., July 15 at the StoneRidge Golf Club. $40 per person. Bring a chair or blanket for an evening of BBQ and music.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 1

President Donald Trump fans and other conservatives are invited to join the 10 am, Sat., July 1 Arizona Sign Waving event between 10-11:30 am., at 650 E Bell Road (7th Street/Bell Road) in Phoenix. The event is part of a MAGA National wide Trump/Pence support day. Participants are asked to bring your trump gear and support signs in support of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, active military, veterans, place and first resonders. Contact www.facebook.com/groups/1961294490780543 or www.facebook.com/groups/45150780856810

JULY 2

Glen Spencer’s 10th anniversary “Flags Along the Border BBQ” is scheduled between 3-7 pm., Sun., July 2 – featuring The Sons of the Pioneers - at Spencer’s border ranch (overlooking the San Pedro River). Flags are already arriving from across the nation to be displayed along the border. In 2008, Spencer received 2,000 small American Flags. construction of an 18-foot steel beam fence - on the very spot the flags were placed --- was underway. In 2015, he received 50,000 from border fence supporters. Flags Along the Border tradition. A border technology demonstration will be offered between 2-4 pm. 14 years of border technology will be on display. Win a drone. Music. Limited seating. $30 per person or $50 per couple. Kids under 12 - $10. Reservations 520-803-7703. Sponsored by the American Border Patrol.

July 4

Grassroots Tea Party Patriots of American is hosting a “Celebration of the Rebirth of America” in support of President Donald Trump, his administration and supporters, law enforcement and first responders, at 4 pm., July 4 at the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy in New River. The no admission event includes a kid rodeo, vendors, face painting, music and fireworks. Salvation Army bins will be available to drop off clothing/non-perishable goods. Sign the “We support President Trump” poster and purchase Trump support post cards to send to the White House. Confirmed speakers include AzRA President Jim O’Connor; Sheriff Rickard Mack, Rally for Law Enforcement founder Nohl Rosen, Army JAG officer Eric Ponsati, Radio talk show host Steve Kates, Lance Hurley aka Patrick Henry, singer Peggy Stanton, veterans and former conservation candidates Marsha Hill and Jana Jackson and many others. Contact: Francine Romesburg 602-499-9553 or Dave Romesburg 602-499-0681.

July 6

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., July 6 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 in Yuma. Speaker tba. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

JULY 8

LD30 will host a 1 pm., Sat., July 8 “Big Mesquite Smoked Brisket BBQ” with Congressman Trent Franks at the First United Methodist Church, 7102 N 58th Dr (Fellowship Hall), Glendale, AZ 85301. RSVP required to First Vice Chair Timothy Schwartz alive.kicking.ts@icloud.com so they have ample food.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

(300 word limit. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited)

Congressman Trent Franks: The House Armed Services Committee has approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) after 14 hours of debate and amendments. The NDAA authorizes $696.5 billion in defense spending for 2018, a 10% increase over the proposed Obama budget. Franks successfully amended the NDAA to take steps to implement a Space-Based Ballistic Missile Intercept Layer in order to protect America from nuclear attack. Franks said: “This year’s defense budget helps revitalize the military that Obama let atrophy by taking strides to provide our troops with the best training and equipment available. We were able to provide the resources our troops need to ensure their success in keeping the American homeland safe. More than that, this year’s defense budget bolsters our efforts to create a robust missile defense system. We took the single biggest step since Reagan in preventing a nuclear attack by passing the Development of a Space-Based Ballistic Missile Defense Layer Amendment with bipartisan support. As the world becomes more dangerous and volatile, we need to be able to protect the American homeland from world actors bent on violence and destruction. By taking our presence into space, we will have the ultimate high ground to defend our home.”

Congressman Trent Franks: The House has passed two bills – the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law – that are designed to create safe cities and protect American citizens from violence. The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act begins to address the problem of “sanctuary cities,” or cities that choose to not comply with federal immigration laws. Kate’s Law increases penalties for illegal aliens who re-enter the United States or are repeat offenders, and it creates an office to aid victims of immigration crime. Franks’ on the passage of the immigration bills: “Public safety should be an easy priority for Americans to rally around – today’s legislative victories move the ball forward. Lax enforcement of our immigration laws has failed the American people – partisan negligence has been responsible for the death of multiple innocent citizens. Those victims, Kate Steinle, Sarah Root, Grant Ronnebeck, as well as too many others, are especially tragic seeing as their deaths were preventable. Let us not forget their fates and make sure we are doing all we can to keep American citizens safe.”

Congressman Andy Biggs: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004). Congressman Andy Biggs co-authored The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which included his bill, Grant’s Law. Congressman Biggs said: “Everybody in America agrees that someone who is criminally violent should not be released on the streets of America. Yet for years, the policies of the Obama Administration have allowed exactly the opposite to happen, leading to countless innocent Americans being put in harm’s way.  One of them, my constituent, Grant Ronnebeck, was murdered in 2015 by an illegal immigrant who had a long criminal record and had been released from federal custody while awaiting deportation proceedings. We cannot allow tragedies like this one to continue to happen, and I am pleased that Congress has taken action to bring these lax policies to an end. I would be remiss if I did not thank my predecessor, Matt Salmon, whose initial work on “Grant’s Law” in the House helped to make today possible. I also wish to mention Steve Ronnebeck, father of Grant, whose dedication to the cause has energized countless lawmakers and activists around the country to protect innocent Americans. I am grateful for the leadership and commitment of Chairman Bob Goodlatte to ensure that these important bills received consideration and passed the House of Representatives. I hope these bills receive a swift vote in the Senate and are quickly signed into law by President Trump.”

US Senator John McCain on a Russian court’s conviction of five people for the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov: “Whatever the guilt or innocence of the men convicted in Moscow, the reality is that the criminal who is truly responsible for the murder of Boris Nemtsov remains at large and ensconced in the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin may not have ordered Boris’s assassination. But what is so frightening about Putin’s Russia is that he didn’t need to. My friend Boris was killed because of the culture of impunity that Vladimir Putin has created in Russia, where individuals who dare to speak the truth about Putin’s tyranny and corruption are routinely persecuted, attacked, and often killed, but those responsible are never held accountable. Vladimir Putin and his thugs may have succeeded in taking Boris’s life, but they did not silence him. His memory, and the cause for which he gave his life, lives on in the hearts and minds of true Russian patriots, tens of thousands of whom have been taking to the streets in recent months to fight for truth and liberty for the Russian people. Inspired by Boris’s example, I know that someday they will succeed.”

NEWS LINKS

· Top-Aide-Says-Joe-Arpaio-Incompetent-Not-Criminal

· Sheriff Employees Testify As Joe-Arpaio-Defense Begins In Criminal-Contempt-Trial

· Paul-Manafort's Arizona Campaign Contribution To Family Friend Winds Up In Trump/Russia Investigation Filing

· Russia Probe Pile-On: No Fewer Than 9 Teams Investigating Collusion, Meddling

· Sen-John-McCain-Refuses-To-Report-Big-Foreign-Donors-To-His-Institute

· ICE Director Thomas-Homan Warns: No Illegals Should 'Feel Comfortable'

· Crews Battle Wildfires Across Western States

· Mesa Woman Continues Fight Against Immigrant Crime With New Group

· McConnell Could Turn To Dems To Salvage Healthcare Bill

· Attorney-General-Sessions:Congress-Must-Pass-Kates-Law-And-Make-America-Safer

· Liberal Protesters Plot To Turn 4th Of July Into An All-Out Hell

· FBI Agent Indicted In Connection With Lavoy Finicum Shooting

· After "Idiot" Destroyed Biblical Monument, Huckabee Unleashed 1 Hilarious Tweet
National Park Service Agrees To Stop Discriminating Against Christian Geologist

· Antifa-Picks-New Target

· Study Highlights Need For Education And Training To Help Human Trafficking Victims

· Former-White-House-Press-Secretaries-Urge-Trump-Administration-To-Embargo-Daily-Press-Briefings

· Oro Valley Moves To 6 Year Plan, Residents Duped

· Good Samaritans Step Up To Help 76-Year-Old With Expensive AC Repairs

· Third Highest Ranking Vatican Official, Chief Adviser To Pope, Charged With Child Molestation

· Border Patrol Rescues Continue To Climb

· Rush Limbaugh: The Democratic Party Is ‘The Biggest Hate Group’ In America

· 12 More Arrests In Marijuana Bust As Part Of Larger Operation

· McConnell Is Trying To Revise The Senate Health-Care Bill By Friday

· Ducey Declares State Of Emergency For Goodwin Fire

· Supreme Court May Be Eyeing State’s Appeal On DACA Driver’s Licenses

· Buckeye Airport Coordinator Killed In Crash In Gila Mountains

· Air Force Reservist Indicted For Attempted Child Exploitation

· Yavapai Level 3 Sex Offender Notification In Rimrock


SEEING RED AZ

· AZ Republic’s Front Page: Blatant Trickery:On Display

· Pres-Trump-Is-Right: Fake-News-Abounds---CNN-Is-Proof-Updates

· Is Your Name Carrying A Taint? Time To Rebrand

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Crackdown: House-Passes-Kates-Law

· Biggs On House Passage Of Immigration Enforcement Legislation

· Supreme-Court: Trump-Travel-Order-To-Go Into Effect Now...

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· CNN Sr. Producer Busts CNN - Project Veritas

· AZGOP: A Sad Situation

· The Obama Healthcare Bill, is Like a Woman Without Curves

· Opioid problem

· Trump summons GOP Senators to White House

· End Proxy Elections at AZGOP

PAMELA GELLER

· Sen. Dick Durbin REFUSES to Release His Emails With GOP Baseball Gunman

MICHELLE MALKIN

· Malkin Slams 'Swamp Creatures' Behind Delayed Health Care Vote

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· Pregnant Woman Mows Down Purse Thief With SUV In Walmart Parking Lot (Video)

BARACK OBAMA

· The-Obama-Scandal-He-Forgot Still Not Off The Hook On Gun Running Scandal That Killed A Border Agent

HEARINGS

· Gingrich: Congress Must Summon Obama To Testify On Russia

MEDIA

· Bob Woodward To MSM: End Anti-Trump Bias

JUDGE NAPOLITANO

· Judge-Nap-Explains How Loretta-Lynch Could Face Possible 10 Years Behind Cars

DEMS/LIBERALS

· DNC Boss CLUELESS Over Who Leads The Democratic Party

MEDIA

· Playboy Writer Brian-Karem Has A History Of Hostile Behavior

· Hannity: Liberal Media On The Brink Of 'Total Collapse'

CONGRESS

· Claire-McAskill-Lied About Meeting Russian-Ambassador

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

6-29-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Worlds-Largest-Air-Tanker-On-The-Sidelines-As-AZ-Fires-Burn It's the largest firefighting air tanker in the world. Stationed in southern Arizona, the converted Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet can drop nearly twice the payload of its competitors. But it won't be fighting the fires now burning near Prescott. The owner of the massive plane says it's ready to go, but government bureaucracy is keeping his plane on the ground. "The process that you go through with the Forest Service is not one that gets finished in a hurry," said James Wheeler

Goodwin-Fire-Now-21000-Acres; 1000-Personnel-Battling-Blaze The wildfire sparked Saturday in the Prescott National Forest, originating in the Pine Flat area. See Arizona Wildfire Forces Thousands Of People From Their Homes The fire is burning in chaparral and ponderosa pine, which officials say "is conducive to extreme erratic fire behavior." Wednesday Media briefings: Goodwin Fire- PART 1 and Goodwin Fire- PART 2

Tuesday evening we stood on the back patio and watched huge plumes of smoke rolling upward from Goodwin fire. Contrary to fire pipeline scuttlebutt that political activist Sue Goodchild was evacuated yesterday, she was not evacuated. In fact, she is in her kitchen cooking up a storm this morning for a meeting she is catering today.  Reports that Arizona’s RNC Committeewoman Lori Klein-Corbin’s cabin went up in smoke remain unconfirmed at post time.  Some Yavapai County contacts told Briefs that they had put everything they could into their campers in preparation to evacuate. Reports came in that those who couldn’t get their horses/cattle out in time, have tied their phone numbers to their animals and turned them loose in hopes those who might find them can phone them after the fire is over. One fellow was badly in need of horse trailers to remove 50 sheep. Dave Hunt, a retired Game and Fish pilot, happens to be one of the pilots flying the Goodwin fire. So far, the annual Fourth of July Prescott rodeo is still on. - ft

For Eight Years We Heard how the Republican Congressional Delegations would repeal ObamaCare and provide a better plan. Instead of preparing that “better” plan well in advance – waffling, whimpy Mitch McConnell developed a plan behind closed doors that turned out to be less than satisfactory when it surfaced a few days ago. Now the bumbling ole pol is scrambling around trying to come up with a revised plan because he doesn’t have the votes to pass his backfiring plan. Yup, it’s time to drain the swamp of the career pols. The Dems may love him, but he’s an embarrassment to the GOP. –ft

Bruce Piepho, Cochise county State Committee/PC:  LD20 PC and State Committeeman Marianne Ferrari asked:  As treasurer, why would Jonathan Lines fail to call for the 2016 audit prior to the Statutory Meeting, as bylaws require? 6-26-17 Briefs My answer: Probably because the books were under the control of AZGOP Chair Robert Graham. Before the January 2017 election, Jonathan Lines, AZGOP Treasurer and AZGOP Chair candidate and I discussed on the phone an audit of the AZGOP accounting records. I asked if it was being done by a CPA firm. He said yes actually two audits were to take place or will be soon. One was an internal review and the other by a CPA firm. I asked for the name of the CPA firm but Lines could not remember the name. Was he just Treasurer-in-Name-Only? Probably. If Lines took his oath of office, but never actually served as treasurer, would that not be another breach of the bylaws? YES. A big thank you to Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl 6-28-17-briefs: And, the beat goes on. As Lolly Hathhorn ask, “Where are all of the other County Chairmen? 6-27-17-briefs I have looked up the link provided by Jim and will ask that very question.

Writer Dexter Dugan: Frosty, I'd like to commend your accurately citing some recent quotations I used from Rob Haney 6-26-17 Briefs and Constantin Querard 6-28-17-Briefs

Yuma PC Connie Uribe: Last evening was the first meeting of the Yuma County Republican Committee under newly-elected Chairman Russ Jones. There was a lack of the new PCs appointed at the last meeting. Jones reminded us of Reagan's 11th Commandment -- speak not ill of another Republican. Jones offered PC applications for appointments explaining we had 77 PCs. I reminded him Paul Brierley announced at the meeting last month we had 95 PCs -- 51 on record and 44 harvested for the election. I inquired as to what happened to the others. Jones questioned how many voted in last month’s election; and a voice from the back said, "78!" I said there is no way every PC voted in that election, pointing out the difference between his number and the number that voted. He said he'd check into the discrepancy. Later he remarked that Paul Brierley is working on the state bylaws and after they are completed, we need to tackle our local bylaws. I told Jones a committee was formed months ago and it has been working on our bylaws. Jones remarked he wasn't aware of that and I said, "That's because you haven't been around." Talk about touching a nerve! Jones spun around and said, "Oh, you don't need to make a snide remark like that!" I replied with, "All I'm saying is Jonathan or Paul or Nathaniel should have explained this to you if you've been in touch with them." Then a voice from the back of the room (someone who hasn't been around for some time,) shouted for me to shut up. Jones had no response to his loud outburst. This is the third time we've seen Jones at a local GOP meeting since he lost his legislative position to Darin Mitchell three election cycles ago after which Jones sued Mitchell and lost. Editor’s Note: Uribe’s commentary was condensed to conform with the Briefs 300 word limit policy. – ft

Clint Hickman, District 4 Maricopa County Board of Supervisors: Need a nature fix? Join a guided Bird Walk On Saturday, July 1 at 7:15 am at the Hassayampa River Preserve, of which a portion now officially belongs to Maricopa County. The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department has assumed day-to-day management of the preserve, including its trails, educational outreach, services and visitor programs. As part of a new partnership, The Nature Conservancy and the Parks and Recreation Department will integrate the 770-acre preserve near Wickenburg as a component of the planned Vulture Mountains Recreation Area, a 71,000-acre regional recreational area west and south of the Hassayampa River Preserve. The 100-mile course of the Hassayampa River flows almost entirely underground, but within the preserve its waters emerge, creating a habitat for wildlife including a spectacular assortment of birds. Summer hours:  7 to 11 a.m. Contact Hickman at www.maricopa.gov/dist4 602-506-7161.

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced that Arizona’s state and local election officials have successfully brought an end to a lawsuit filed by a national voting rights advocacy organization in 2016.  The negotiated settlement with Project Vote will improve the accuracy and accessibility of the information and avoided any finding of liability or imposition of attorneys’ fees against the state. Project Vote sued the state and two of its counties after objecting to the cost of purchasing voter registration information.  “We’re extremely pleased to have wrapped up this case and look forward to improving the data contained in the state’s voter registration database,” said Reagan.  “While the agreement commits us to do nothing more than the NVRA and state law requires, we will work with our counties to make sure the database contains everything that is required by federal law. Election officials often urge voters to verify their registration status.  In addition, counties work diligently to make sure their rolls are as accurate as possible.  With this agreement in place, it will be easier for all parties to ensure voters are not inadvertently kept off or canceled for inappropriate reasons.”

AzCDL Has Sold All 300 Tickets for the GSG-5 semi-auto rifle. Volunteers are processing ticket sales and mailing out the tickets. They hope to announced the winning ticket by the end of the week. The winner will receive a new-in-box, never fired, second generation GSG-5 .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle donated by AzCDL Life Member Stephen Wenger.The winner does not have to be present for the drawing.  However, the winner must comply with all federal, state, and local laws, and must pick up the firearm from a federally licensed (FFL) firearms dealer.  If the winner does not qualify for the possession of this firearm, their ticket is invalid and a new winner will be drawn. Contact: Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL),

Monsoon Season Has Arrived In Arizona. Don’t drive into dust storms. Remember, Pull Aside, Stay Alive

Fourth of July fireworks scheduled at Lake Pleasant at 9 pm., July 3. See Celebrate The Fourth Of July Lakeside for details.

LD24 Will Provide Candies And Flags for the annual 8 am., Tues., July 4th Arcadia neighborhood parade in Phoenix. Participants include kids, pets, bicycles, wagons, cars. Participants/viewers are urged to dress in Patriotic/4th of July wear or colors.  Contact LD24 parade coordinator: Roger Pongratz roger.pongratz@gmail.com (anytime) or 602-617-4473 (day of parade). Parade info www.arcadiaparade.com

Drivers Will Get A Break From Construction-related closures along freeways in the Phoenix area and across the state over the Independence Day weekend, according to ADOT. Drivers are urged to focus on safe driving, including slowing down and using extra caution in existing work zones across the state. Arizona’s “Stay Alert – Stay Alive” highway safety recommendations include:

  • Check your vehicle, including the tire pressure
  • Get some rest before traveling – fatigue is a serious safety risk
  • Never drive while impaired – arrange for a designated driver in advance
  • Allow extra travel time and be prepared for unscheduled closures

· See ADOT Weekend Travel Advisory map or visit site for safety tips.

Clear Your Maricopa County Library Book Fines while stocking local food pantries. Bring non-perishable food items to any County library branch from July 7 – 15 and they’ll waive $2 in overdue fines per item, up to $50 per account, according to District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman.

Nohl Rosen has posted an online  "Bring-President-Trump-To-Wickenburg, AZ" Petition   Rosen said, “We would like President Trump to come to Wickenburg, AZ for a visit and for a rally. The town voted overwhelmingly for President Trump during the election and we believe deserves a presidential visit instead of the big city.”  When asked who is sponsoring the petition, and who would be paying for security if Trump made the visit, Rosen said, he posted the petition to see if we can get him to come. Contact Rosen at catprotector@panthertekit.com

Pima County Tea Party Patriots have alerted voters that public comments on seven Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals applicants - Sean E.  Brearcliffe, David J. Euchner, George O. Krauja, Jacob R. Lines, D. Douglas Metcalf, Regina L. Nassen, and Jonathan Reich – will be heard at 8 am., Thurs., June 29 at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel, 5151 E Grant Road in Tucson. The selected applicants will be interviewed on July 31. The commission will recommend at least three nominees to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint retiring Judge Michael O. Miller’s replacement. The Court hears cases in Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties. Contact: Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper or Jan Humble for applicant background information at Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

An “Early Bird Breakfast” is scheduled by Prescott Mayoral Candidate Mary Beth Krin at 7 am., Fri., July 7 at Waffles N’ More Restaurant, 1365 Iron Springs Rd in Prescott. $10 per person. RSVP: Brenda Dickinson, campaign manager 928-772-2835 or 928-925-1549.

RNC Chr Ronna McDaniel: "I think Republicans are focused solely on the people who are hurting right now, who recognize that the system is collapsing. People in the near future are not going to have any choice in the marketplace. We've seen these states where they have one insurer left. Premiums go up in some cases up to 43 percent. It's not sustainable for a family to have suddenly $200 added to their monthly bill. They can't do it. We have to find relief for these families; they elected us to do it. It would be great if Democrats would come along and help. It would be great to find a way to work together and not make this a political football. It's unfortunate that Democrats have no interest in solving a problem that they created. Republicans are committed to it. We recognize the urgency, we recognize that people are looking to us to find relief." See It's Unfortunate Democrats Have No Interest In Solving A Problem They Created

President Donald Trump fans and other conservatives are invited to join the 10 am, Sat., July 1 Arizona Sign Waving event between 10-11:30 am., at 650 E Bell Road (7th Street/Bell Road) in Phoenix. The event is part of a MAGA National wide Trump/Pence support day. Participants are asked to bring your trump gear and support signs in support of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, active military, veterans, place and first responders. Contact www.facebook.com/groups/1961294490780543 or www.facebook.com/groups/45150780856810

Judicial Watch announced that it asked a federal court to order the State Department to end its “slow dragging strategy” in producing documents regarding the handling of requests about the false talking points used by…Read More

Clair Van Steenwyk’s “Van’s Crossroads” radio talk featured “America Wake Up and Fight DC Socialism!” at 3 pm., yesterday at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man/2017/06/28/vans-crossroads

Americans for Prosperity Grassroots Leadership Academy Classes start at 6 pm., July 18 at the Phoenix Field office, 3835 North 32nd Street, Suite #7, Phoenix AZ 85018, according to Leslie White, field director. Register at http://bit.ly/2rM6shu by June 30. Sessions:

· 7/18/17 - Session 1: Making the Case for Economic Freedom

· 7/25/17 - Session 2: A Brief History of Grassroots Activism & How the Left Operates

· 8/01/17 - Session 3: Building Communities

· 8/08/17 - Session 4: Sharing Freedom by Telling Your Story

· 8/15/17 - Session 5: Persuasive Messaging

· 8/22/17 - Session 6: Data, Technology, and Freedom

Contact: White <LWhite@afphq.org or 480.290.2286.

Sun City West Republican Club President John Neal recently resigned for medical reasons.  He is currently in "home isolation" while his immune system rebuilds, according to his wife Jan. She shares his thoughts about how we each need to do our part to help this nation. (Condensed to fit the 300 word limit policy) –ft . John Neal: We are in a “homebound season,” therefore, we watch Sunday church services on television.  Yesterday, we heard a pastor preach on "conscience" and how it informs our thinking and response to life, i.e., decision-making "righteousness or wickedness." Living in a fallen world that is becoming increasing vile, evil, dark, and filled with hateful rhetoric allows each of us to let His light shine into these VERY dark places and demands that we stand up for our Christian values...or, WE will BE silenced!   It’s time to ask ourselves "How can I step up my game" in public places "speaking the truth in love?"  How can I serve this great country in ways I have not, yet, served her?  Am I willing to sacrifice some "me time" to serve on political committees, school boards, city councils, etc."  These are days that try men's souls and they aren't going to get any better UNLESS we speak out and let the progressive liberals know we are a courageous, self-sacrificing people who are unwilling to lose this great country because we sat back and let "someone else do it."  Recently, two new books Rediscovering Americanism:  And the Tyranny of Progressivism by Mark Levine, and Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America by David Horowitz, former liberal leftist. Many people have not a clue about what is going on in this country.  There are many wicked people who hate America. We Christian patriots have the very real potential to be a part of helping to "Make America Great Again" beginning with prayer.  This "4th of July" let each of us sing "God Bless America" with a new passion, a new vision of how we are to serve this land that we love.   We Can Do This, Christian Patriots!!!   I believe that when each of us reach that "other side," we will be grateful we gave our best while we were here.     

Congressman Andy Biggs is looking for interns for both his Washington, D.C. and Arizona offices. Click here if you are interested in applying for an internship with my office.


“Rice’s Personal Involvement in unmasking the identities of U.S. persons from [U.S. intelligence] collection activities is extraordinarily unusual and smacks of an unlawful domestic political intelligence operation being run out of the Obama White House,” Chris Farrell, director of research and investigation for Judicial Watch, told Fox News…Read More

Tickets To The Yavapai County’s "Night With The Eagles" featuring South of Winslow are available at www.yavgop.org or 928—776-4500. The event is scheduled between 5-8 pm., July 15 at the StoneRidge Golf Club. $40 per person. Bring a chair or blanket for an evening of BBQ and music.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 1

President Donald Trump fans and other conservatives are invited to join the 10 am, Sat., July 1 Arizona Sign Waving event between 10-11:30 am., at 650 E Bell Road (7th Street/Bell Road) in Phoenix. The event is part of a MAGA National wide Trump/Pence support day. Participants are asked to bring your trump gear and support signs in support of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, active military, veterans, place and first resonders. Contact www.facebook.com/groups/1961294490780543 or www.facebook.com/groups/45150780856810

JULY 2

Glen Spencer’s 10th anniversary “Flags Along the Border BBQ” is scheduled between 3-7 pm., Sun., July 2 – featuring The Sons of the Pioneers - at Spencer’s border ranch (overlooking the San Pedro River). Flags are already arriving from across the nation to be displayed along the border. In 2008, Spencer received 2,000 small American Flags. construction of an 18-foot steel beam fence - on the very spot the flags were placed --- was underway. In 2015, he received 50,000 from border fence supporters. Flags Along the Border tradition. A border technology demonstration will be offered between 2-4 pm. 14 years of border technology will be on display. Win a drone. Music. Limited seating. $30 per person or $50 per couple. Kids under 12 - $10. Reservations 520-803-7703. Sponsored by the American Border Patrol.

July 4

Grassroots Tea Party Patriots of American is hosting a “Celebration of the Rebirth of America” in support of President Donald Trump, his administration and supporters, law enforcement and first responders, at 4 pm., July 4 at the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy in New River. The no admission event includes a kid rodeo, vendors, face painting, music and fireworks. Salvation Army bins will be available to drop off clothing/non-perishable goods. Sign the “We support President Trump” poster and purchase Trump support post cards to send to the White House. Confirmed speakers include AzRA President Jim O’Connor; Sheriff Rickard Mack, Rally for Law Enforcement founder Nohl Rosen, Army JAG officer Eric Ponsati, Radio talk show host Steve Kates, Lance Hurley aka Patrick Henry, singer Peggy Stanton, veterans and former conservation candidates Marsha Hill and Jana Jackson and many others. Contact: Francine Romesburg 602-499-9553 or Dave Romesburg 602-499-0681.

July 6

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., July 6 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 in Yuma. Speaker tba. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

JULY 8

LD30 will host a 1 pm., Sat., July 8 “Big Mesquite Smoked Brisket BBQ” with Congressman Trent Franks at the First United Methodist Church, 7102 N 58th Dr (Fellowship Hall), Glendale, AZ 85301. RSVP required to First Vice Chair Timothy Schwartz alive.kicking.ts@icloud.com so they have ample food.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

(300 word limit. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited)

· Rep-Paul-Gosar: Hoyers-Travel-Ban-Comments-A-Slap-In-The-Face-To-Anyone-With-Common-Sense

· Flake Statement On Proposal To Repeal Of Harmful Wotus Rule

Congresswoman Martha McSally yesterday announced she has successfully secured full funding for the A-10 fleet, $103 million for new A-10 wings, $17.5 million for other necessary upgrades, and $6 million for safety inspections. This funding to support the A-10 Warthog was included in both the House Defense Appropriations bill approved by the House Armed Services Committee with a final vote on the entire Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expected later today or tomorrow morning.  "The A-10 Warthog, which I flew, is a one-of-a-kind aircraft that is critical on any battlefield to keep our troops alive and rescue anyone trapped behind enemy lines. It is currently in the demilitarized zone protecting against North Korea aggression, destroying ISIS in the Middle East, and regularly deployed to Europe to support NATO and allies in the face of Russian aggression. It is crucial to keep the A-10 fully funded and upgraded until there is a proven, tested, replacement,” said McSally. “Today I secured two more victories with both the House Armed Services and Defense Appropriations Committees, including full funding for the entire A-10 fleet and additional funds to strengthen the wings of the A-10s that require it to fly well into the future." Currently, 110 A-10 aircraft are in need of re-fitted wings, or else these planes will start to be grounded beginning in FY 2018. Throughout her time in Congress, McSally has consistently advocated for necessary funding to keep the A-10 fleet operational. Last June, McSally successfully added an amendment to defense funding legislation for new A-10 wing upgrades, and worked with congressional leadership to include $20 million for new A-10 wings in the final FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill. McSally also prevented the proposed premature retirement of the A-10 fleet under the Obama Administration. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base located in Rep. McSally’s district houses 83 A-10 Warthogs.

Congresswoman Martha McSally regarding the decision by the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to propose a rule to repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and substantially redefine it to be consistent with Supreme Court decisions and long-standing practice: “WOTUS is a sweeping regulation written by unelected bureaucrats that would give the EPA jurisdiction over any type of body of water on private land—lakes, ponds, creeks, and even desert washes. I have heard from countless small businesses, farmers, and ranchers that this rule prevents them from doing their job, which is why I led dozens of my colleagues in Congress in writing to the Administration in February urging the President to reverse this rule for the sake of Southern Arizona and communities throughout the United States. I am pleased with the EPA’s decision to repeal the harmful WOTUS rule—and I know that Americans across the country are relieved by this news.” Since coming to Congress, McSally has consistently fought to reverse the WOTUS rule. On February 17, 2017, she led a letter signed by 40 members of Congress to President Trump urging him to take action against the WOTUS rule and other overreaching regulations. The President responded by issuing an executive order directing the EPA to reevaluate this rule. The EPA’s proposed new rule fulfills the President’s request and codifies a repeal of WOTUS.

The text of the letter can be found HERE

· Sen John McCain: Resources For Arizona’s Goodwin Fire

· John McCain On State Department’s Trafficking In Persons Report

· Senator John McCain On EPA’s Proposed Withdrawal Of The Waters Of The United States” Rule

· McCain Announces Arizona Defense Priorities In National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2018

US Sen John McCain on the Better Care Reconciliation Act: “As the Senate moves forward with negotiations on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, I will be working hard to include important measures that address the concerns raised by Governor Ducey and other leaders across our state about the bill’s impact on Arizona’s Medicaid system. Arizona has been nationally recognized for running one of the most efficient and cost-effective Medicaid programs in the country. This legislation should reward states like Arizona that are responsibly managing their health care services and controlling costs – not penalize them. I continue to believe we must repeal and replace Obamacare, which has hit Arizonans with some of the highest premium increases in the nation and left 14 out of Arizona’s 15 counties with only one provider option on the exchanges this year. But we must do so in a way that recognizes our state’s success, protects our economy, and ensures citizens who are most in need do not have the rug pulled out from under them.” 

NEWS LINKS

· Gov- Ducey-Declares-State-Of-Emergency-In-Yavapai-County-For-Goodwin-Fire

· A Look At Past, Present And Future Arizona Wildfires

· Drone-Forces-Firefighting-Aircraft-Goodwin-Fire-To Land; Yavapai-County-Sheriffs-Office-Investigating

· Goodwin-Fire: Mayer-Town Of -Independent-People-Willing-To Help

· It’s-Tear-Jerking: Goodwin-Fire-Evacuees-Pack-Pets-Memories-Hope

· Senate-Health-Bill Will 'Blow A Hole' In AZ Budget, Business Leaders Say

· Arpaio's Trial Enters Its 3rd Day Of Testimony

· McCain-Institute-Refuses-To-Disclose-Big-Donors

· End Proxy Elections At AZGOP

· PSPRS House Committee Hearings Begin In Flagstaff

· Big-Changes-Coming-Airport-Security

· Ten Commandments Monument Maimed By Repeat Offender In Arkansas

· Tobin’s Arizona Water Vote Raises Questions, Concerns

· Most Uphold Baker's Right To Refuse Gay Wedding Cake

· Rep-Paul-Gosar: Hoyers-Travel-Ban-Comments-A-Slap-In-The-Face-To-Anyone-With-Common-Sense

· Petition To Congress: Demand That Congress Pass A Law To Ban The Use Of Federal Tax

· Dollars To Bail Out Financially Indebted States

· Tucson Utility Proposes $6 Million Cut To Energy Conservation Programs

· Secrecy Backfires On Mitch McConnell As Senate Health-Care Bill Teeters

· Rescue Beacon Activation Saves Two In Distress

· Red, White And Blue Celebrations Light Up The Valley

· Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Bullhead City Jet Ski Rental Company

· 20 Things To Do At Home Before Leaving On Summer Vacation

· Liberal Reporter-Starts-Screaming At White-House Spokeswoman

· FBI Agent Indicted For False Statements In Lavoy Finicum Shooting Death

· BP Agents Arrest Two Sex Offenders Over Weekend

· Of Course: Susan Rice Says She's Being Attacked Because Of Race, Gender

· Deadline Nears For Pima County Sewer Amnesty Program

· Outrage: New-Ten-Commandments-Statue-Destroyed

· Poll: Mesa-Residents-Overwhelmingly-Want-Council-Member-To-Resign-After-DUI-Charge

· Drone Puts Aircraft At Risk In Power Fire Fight


SEEING RED AZ

· Pres-Trump-Is-Right: Fake-News-Abounds---CNN-Is-Proof-Updates

· Is Your Name Carrying A Taint? Time To Rebrand

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Supreme-Court: Trump-Travel-Order-To-Go Into Effect Now...

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· The Obama Healthcare Bill, is Like a Woman Without Curves

· Opioid problem

· Trump summons GOP Senators to White House

· End Proxy Elections at AZGOP

PAMELA GELLER

· Sen. Dick Durbin REFUSES to Release His Emails With GOP Baseball Gunman

MICHELLE MALKIN

· Malkin Slams 'Swamp Creatures' Behind Delayed Health Care Vote


WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· White-House-Signals-Frustration-With-China-On-North-Korea-Human-Trafficking

· Trump-Its-Good-For-Gop-If-Pelosi-And-Schumer-Keep-Leading-Dems

FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP

· Melania-Liberals-Fashion-Critics-Target

BARACK OBAMA

· Optical-Disillusion-Left-Fed-Up-With-Obamas-Lifestyles-Of-The-Rich-And-Famous-Vacations

MEDIA

· CNN Producer Admitted Trump-Russia Story Is “Bullsh*T” [Video]

DEMS/LIBERALS

· The Rasmussen Minute: Democrats Getting Tired Of 'Toxic' Pelosi

PROTESTORS

· Businesses to Sue The City Of Baltimore for Failing to Protect Them During Riots

MEDIA

· Hannity Rips 'Unhinged' Jim Acosta: 'He's Looking For Ways To Damage The President'

· Undercover Video Reveals CNN’s Van Jones Calling Russia Story A ‘Nothing Burger’

· Jason Chaffetz To Join Fox News Channel As A Contributor

· Sharyl Attkisson: 'Well-Funded Actors' Manipulate News And The Way We Think

CONGRESS

· 'Now We're Keeping Obamacare?': Paul Slams 'Weak-Kneed' GOP Colleagues

· WATCH: Unhinged Nancy Pelosi Says GOP Healthcare Bill Is An Attack On God

· Podcast: McConnell's Health Care Seesaw

HEALTH

· Meghan McCain: 'Arbitrary Deadlines' Will Sink GOP Health Care Bill

DHS

· Homeland-Security-To-Begin-Building-Border-Wall-Prototypes-This-Summer

ECONOMY

· Gutfeld: Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike Failures

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