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Monday, July 31, 2017

7-31-17 Briefs

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Signatures On The “Call Petition” To Remove Chairman Lines Cannot Be Signed Online, according to Marianne Ferrari, LD20 State Committeeman and spokesman for the Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines “Call” petitions. Ferrari cautions, “Some State Committeemen believe they have signed our call to remove Chairman Lines online.  Actually, they probably signed Archie Dicksion's petition urging the legislature to end abuse of proxies.” State Committeemen wanting to sign the Remove Lions call petition, should contact Ferrari at Advocacy@indepthcritique.com for contact information on the designated individual gathering State Committeemen signatures in their county or district.

Only State Committeemen can sign the “Call for a special meeting petition” to address the removal of AZGOP Chairman Jonathon Lines, according to Marianne Ferrari, the Remove Lines spokesmanShe points out,Under Special Meetings, the By-laws state that the chairman can call a special meeting, and also the "membership of the state committee" can "issue the call. I wanted to remain faithful to that stipulation in all phases. To me, if it is the membership of the State Committee, i.e., the State Committeemen, who are issuing this call, and the State Committeemen are the only ones who can sign it, then it should also be State Committeemen who gather the signatures and sign the declaration on the back. That way, this project is 100% an action by the membership of the state committee.” Ferrari can be reached at advocacy@indepthcritique.com with questions. Ferrari has no assurance that the AZGOP will pay for the “special meeting” therefore, the Remove Lines group is asking for contributions to fund that meeting. To contribute funds for the Special Meeting go to www.InDepthCritique.com/Advocacy

Editor’s Note: There are two separate petitions circulating within Republican circles at the moment. One is the Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines “call” petition that must carry an original signature and be witnessed. The Remove Lines petition calls for the recall of Lines, and the first and second vice chairmen. Marianne Ferrai, Recall Lines spokesman, emphasized, “We have distributed NO ‘Remove Lines’ petitions for electronic signatures.” If a state committeeman or Executive Board member signed a petition electronically, thinking it was a Remove Lines petition, please contact Ferrari at Advocacy@indepthcritique.com so she can direct you to the individual in charge of gathering Remove Lines petition signatures in your area.

     The second petition in circulation is Archie Dicksion’s “Proxy” petition requesting that the Arizona State Legislature “prohibit the use of proxies at political party votes, or limit their use to no more than two (2) proxies per carrier” is posted at http://bit.ly/2rZG2w8 for signature gathering purposes. Just filled it out and submit it to Dicksion electronically. Dicksion can also be reached at 949-233-0009. - ft

Pima County area Arizona State Committeeman Leiann Anderson has paperwork available for state committeemen wanting to sign the "Remove AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines" meeting call. Anderson can be reached at binderosa10@gmail.com or 520 289-9600.

Prescott Area State Committeemen Rick Hennessey has petitions available to state committeemen wanting to sign “Remove GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines” Call petitions. Hennessey can be reached at rickhe1@msn.com or 928 499 9342.

LD6 State Committeeman Richard Sperry  to Sen Sylvia Allen: I have been reading all your emails and your reasons, if you want to call them that, about not recalling Jonathan Lines. I am very irritated, to say the least, especially knowing that the history of both our families goes back almost 400 hundred years in the land that was to become this great nation. They fought in all the major conflicts, including myself spending four years in and out of Viet Nam.  Our forefathers built a nation founded on the rule of law and I shudder to think what would have happened if they would have retreated at the first sign of defeat?  You're appealing to the State Committeemen to condone what many are seeing as blatant misconduct by the Chairman and his cohorts - for the sake of a unity that isn’t there - is insulting the intelligence of those that are trying to hold accountable the very people that are doing harm to the party.  When we turn our back, as you would have us do and allow people to break those rules we begin the demise of what our numerous ancestors fought for. What will then be left is for you to start writing the eulogy for the late great United States of America! As one of your constituents, I am requesting that you cease and desist from trying to convince us to go along with what clearly is a self-serving agenda. Let me make it perfectly clear, your letters have only motivated me to fight harder for this recall!

Tom Morrissey, Past Chairman AZ GOP: Chairman Lines, the best, and maybe the only, way to end this unrest in our state party, is to commission a forensic audit.  You should know that this would leave no stone unturned and absolutely clear the air for all concerned.  The continuing vitriol serves no one and is causing the exodus from our party of those we need most.  We all, including you, deserve to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but.  You claim to have raised more money than any previous chairman, up to this point, so why not spend some of it to help bring some accord back to the AZ GOP?  Leadership seems to be a rare commodity these days and leading the AZ GOP through a dynamic action such as a forensic audit will speak volumes on your behalf.

La Paz County Chairman Russell Sias to AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines: I read your letter posted in the 7-30-17-Briefs My concern is that you do not appear to understand that the issues are not about you or your staff – or even ballot harvesting. Sir, you have missed the point. It is about honesty, transparency, and representing the grassroots, instead of manipulating them.

     Let’s address honesty first. You brought up the money, suggesting in your letter that the amount is $235,000. In the minutes of the 11 Mar ex meeting, you stated it was $220,000. The minutes of that meeting stated that it was $250,000! Not that the actual amount really matters, for NONE of these amounts were brought to a previous ExComm meeting, as our bylaws suggest they should. Nor was our potential involvement in the ballot harvesting issue either. Had this issue, and amount of money, whatever it is, been brought before the Ex Committee, you, as the treasurer, would have known, so you COULD NOT have claimed surprise at the amount of the obligation.But, again, it’s not about the money, it is about following our bylaws, and being honest with the grassroots of our party.

     You state that you have raised most of this money already. How? From whom? If these donations are in increments of $100, or less, I don’t care. If, on the other hand, they are in amounts of thousands of dollars, we all need to know. Why? Because, if someone is handing you a donation for say, $1,000, $25,000, or even more, then the question becomes ...what are they expecting to buy, and what are you selling? Oh, IF you were following the bylaws, you, sir, wouldn’t be raising money, our finance chairman would be. Just saying….

Cochise county State Committeemen Bruce M Piepho response to Sen Sylvia Allen and Navajo County Republican Chairman Steve Slaton 7-30-17-Briefs

· Allen -Then what if Lines is re-elected? Then will you support him? Piepho - I for one will never support Lines. The real point of all this: the AZGOP is the PCs and it is the PCs who are the State Committeemen. AZGOP does not belong to the donors or the fake Flakes and corrupt McCain.

· Allen -So now we are somewhere in January/February and still not organized still not united, still fighting. I have thought the consequences of a recall that is why I sent my letter. Piepho - The AZGOP in-fighting has been going on for years. McCain operatives asked Tom Morrissey to fire AZGOP staff and allow “them” to restaff. Tom said NO! Robert Graham allegedly said yes. Lines said he would not hire Kenney- Lines hired him anyway. Unity will only come when the lies stop, the proxy harvesting stops and undue influence by McCain stops. If Flake loses to a democrat in 2018 are we really worse off?

· Slaton- We have huge problems NOW! With a dishonest party leadership! Piepho: I AGREE!

· Allen- We have lost civility in our country and party. Calling someone a liar is wrong. Piepho: I agree name calling, such as liar, is less than bad. McCain, Flake, Robert Graham, Lines and Kenney all lie. So what should we call them; the UN-truth brigade?

· Slaton- Why would we be sadly mistaken for holding our elected representatives accountable for their actions and inactions? Piepho: AMEN!

Russell Sias, La Paz County Chairman: When people ask me if I am a Republican or a Democrat, I almost always reply that I am a Constitutionalist. This baffles some; others understand. I am SO sick and tired of the manipulation that goes on! Don’t tell me that someone will vote to repeal ObamaCare just to get my vote come election time. While I don’t expect that everyone will agree with me all the time, just most of the time (giggle!), I absolutely do expect all to be honest with me ALL the time. I would much rather know where someone honestly stands, that to be pandered to - because that’s what they think I want them to express. This despicable nonsense leads to chaos – and the politics, in the nasty mess that Pres. Trump wants to rename from the swamp to the cesspool. It is my humble opinion, that the vote in the last few days on health care was a set up. Until I see differently, those that voted for the bill knew that McCain was going to vote against it, so they could go ahead and vote for it, knowing full well that doing so would cover themselves in some future election. This same deceptive nonsense has been going on for years! How many times did they vote for repeal, knowing that Obama would reject it, and now, when our president would actually sign the repeal, they no longer can hide their true position in the same manner. AT LEAST WE KNOW that the Democrats are essentially socialists (at least), so we cannot let them run our government, but if we don’t “repeal and replace” our crooked Republicans with those that won’t deceive us, our government will continue to decline and ultimately fail.

Pima County Tea Party Patriots: After the Senate failure to repeal ObamaCare it is time to make them feel the pain as many of us have. Congress has an exemption that excludes them from ObamaCare. President Trump can issue a new rule to override this exemption. Please use the talking points below and call the White House switchboard at 202.456.1414.

   1. Ask the President to end the illegal and unfair exemption from ObamaCare that Congress currently enjoys.

   2. Tweet the President and ask him to end the congressional exemption. Use @POTUS so President Trump will see your tweets.

TALKING POINTS

   Fact #1: ObamaCare is an unworkable law. We knew before Congress passed it that it would be unworkable. More taxes, more fees, more regulations, and the expansion of the federal government are NOT workable solutions.

   Fact #2: As soon as Members of Congress and staffers realized the law, as written, would not work for them, they got a special exemption so they could keep their generous taxpayer-funded subsidies.

   Fact #3: ObamaCare requires that Members of Congress and their staffers go on an ObamaCare exchange. Congress is illegally enrolled in the Washington, DC Small Business Exchange in order to retain their taxpayer-funded health insurance subsidies. How unfair is that?

   Fact #4: Americans have been struggling with this law for seven years. We were not granted special permission to dance around the law, and we certainly have not been forgiven for breaking the law or not following the letter of the law.

    Fact #5: The United States is a nation built on the principle of the rule of law. Allowing our lawmakers to become lawbreakers makes a mockery of our rule of law system.

   Fact #6: Our experience with ObamaCare over the last seven years has convinced us that the law needs to be repealed. We look forward to that same awakening moment for Members of Congress. So, join us under the law, and then let’s get serious as a nation about repealing the law. Contact: Sherese Steffens, Dee Pfeiffer, Frank Olivieri, Grady Rhodes, Maria Elena Leeper, or Jan Humble at
Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

A Meet & Greet For Prescott Mayoral Candidate Mary Beth Hrin is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Tues., Aug 8 in The Community Room, 1235 E. Gurley St., in Prescott for refreshments & Q&A’s. RSVP: Brenda Dickinson @ (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549.

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., July 31 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix to make nominations for a new award called “Spineless Jellyfish Award,” discuss healthcare issues kirkpatrick's proudest moment and the success of the post card program, hear how J C Piers uses Twitter, rename Hillary Clinton’s latest book “What Happened” to “The truth Really Hurts,” according to Chr Ron Ludder at 602.677.1496

The Maricopa County Republicans Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) will meet at 7 pm., Tues, Aug 1 at the AZGOP Headquarters. The EGC is comprised of Officers (Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer), LD chairs in the county, and 5 Members-at-large (MALs). PCs may attend to observe, according to Chairman Chris Herring.

The Deadline To Register To Vote in the Aug 29 Phoenix City Council Election for Districts 2,4,6 & 8 is midnight July 31. Contact: Phoenix City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683) or use the 7-1-1 Relay System.

The Arizona Chapter Of Americans For Prosperity will hold a policy panel on "Death And Taxes: Health Insurance And Tax Reform In Congress" at 5:30 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at a yet to be disclosed location. The panel will feature freshman Congressman Andy Biggs, an outspoken proponent of health insurance and tax reform, and Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a Phoenix surgeon and Cato Institute senior fellow. Tickets : reform-in-congress-tickets Once you have been cleared to attend by their security process, the staff will send you confirmation and more details about the event. - Leslie D. White , Grassroots Director, Americans for Prosperity – AZ

Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders is calling for volunteers to help plan and organize the Citizens Business League of Arizona’s 2018 State Hood Day activities scheduled Fri, Feb 16 and Sat., Feb 17, 2018 at Pioneer Living History Village, 3901 W Pioneer Road (I-17 and Pioneer Road), Phoenix, AZ 85076 in celebration of Arizona’s 106th birthday. (Statehood day is actually, Wed., Feb 14.) Activities include a parade, vendors, demonstrations, displays, petting zoo, booths, and numerous other family activities. Ludders can be reached at 602.677.1496

The Desert Roses at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center will host a shotgun shooting sports field day between 9 am and 2 pm., on Aug 20 at the Prescott Valley Trap and Skeet Club, 10800 AZ-69, Dewey, AZ  86327, to teach women safety and firearms fundamentals. $10 registration fee includes eye and ear protection, loaner shotguns, ammunitions and targets. For information about Desert Roses, visit www.azgfd.com/shooting/BASF/Classes/. Also, view a video about the program that recently appeared on 3TV/CBS 5 at  https://tinyurl.com/ya3mm4cm. For more information about the Ben Avery Clay Target Center, visit www.azgfd.com/shooting or call (623) 434-8119.

Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey’s new radio show will air between 4-6 pm., Thur., Aug 3 in Payson, stream through Facebook site KRIM96 FM. Morrissey’s says the show is about music and stories of his experiences in the music business.

The Gila County Republican Committee’s 4th Annual Reagan Day Dinner is scheduled at 6 pm., Sept 1 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. The cash bar opens at 5 pm. Congressman Paul Gosar will give an update on what is happening in Congress. Tickets available at http://www.gilagop.com/. For more information call Gila GOP at 928-478-8186.

The Republican Women of Prescott will host nationally recognized speaker retired Army Lt Col Allen B West at 7 pm., Sat., Aug 12 dinner at the Prescott Valley Event Center. Western attire encouraged. Pre-event VIP reception tickets limited. Tickets $35 - $65 at 800-745-3000 between 10 am-3 pm, Mon-Fri. www.prescottvalleyeventcenter.com Lodging: call Hampton Inn & Suites in Prescott Valley for RWOP discount rate- 928-772-1800. West is a retired 22 year army warrior, former Florida Congressman, Fox News contributor and Current Executive Director/vice chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

President Donald Trump's staff is too "incestuous" and Washington-oriented and needs changes, Larry Klayman, founder of the government watchdog Freedom Watch, told Newsmax TV on Friday amid major changes in White House communications office. "I think that the president got the wrong people and it's not bad that there's going to be a shakeup here," Klayman, a former federal prosecutor, told Miranda Khan on Newsmax's "America Talks Live." Continue Reading...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

AUG 2

The Ahwatukee Republican Women Luncheon Fundraiser featuring Radio Personalities Mike Broomhead, Seth Leibsohn, Chris Buskirk and Suzanne Sharer is scheduled at 11:30 am., Wed., Aug 2 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St in Phoenix. Book singing between 11 am-1 pm. Pre-registration required. Reservation Deadline – Fri, July 28. Member/Associate - $20. Non-Member - $25. Table Host - $250 Members & $300 Non-Members www.ahwatukeerepublicanwomen.com

AUG 3

Concerned Citizens for America is hosting a movie night featuring “Revelation, Dawn Of Global Government”, starring Charlie Daniels, Alex Jones, Sheriff Richard Mack, Joseph Farrah, & Many More Patriots who believe the country dodged a bullet in November of 2016 with the election of Donald J. Trump. The group will meet at 6:30 pm., Aug 3 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Summer desserts will be served. Contact: Andrea Kadar at andreakadar7@yahoo.com

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet not meet on Thurs., Aug 3, according to Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com They will resume at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 17 to hear local candidates speak. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

Aug 7

Riders USA present “Arizona Immigration Updates” featuring Judicial Watch S/W Projects Coordinator Mark Spencer at 7 pm., Aug 7 at the Elks Lodge #2251, 2320 S Hardy Drive in Tempe. Judicial Watch is on the front lines battle on immigration issues in Arizona. Spencer is a former Phoenix police officer and past President of Police Law Enforcement Association (PLEA). He will address the Phoenix police “draft” order regarding immigration, unlawful in-state tuition for Dreamers, Identification cards for illegals in Phoenix, SB1070 and much more.

NEWS LINKS

· Senator-John-McCain-Betrays-American People Again

· McCain’s Morning After: Sunday’s Comic

· On The Lines: Sunday’s Comic

· Video-After-McCain-Betrayed-Trump-And-All-Of-The-US-This-Shameful-Video-Surfaces-Showing-His-True-Colors

· John McCain’s 1969 “Tokyo Rose” Propaganda Recording Released

· McCain Not Repealing Obamacare Is A Revenge Vote Against Trump, Said O'Reilly

· Wikileaks Just Dropped A Massive Bombshell About Robert Mueller – This Is Huge!

· Who-McCain-Met-With-Before-His-Vote-On-Obamacare-Repeal-Tells-You-Everything-You-Need-To-Know

· Poll: Flake-Most-Unpopular-Senator-In-The-Nation

· John-McCain-Hero-Or Bum

· Petition: 100,000 Signatures To Force Congress To Use Obamacare!

· Judicial-Watch-Sues-For Info-On Comey-Memos

· Muellers-Russia-Probe-Is-A-Political-Hit-Job; Either-Rein-Him-In-Or-Fire-Him

· Once A RINO, Always A RINO – McCain Sinks Obamacare Repeal

· McCain-Was-Just-Caught

· Texas Judge Placed On Unpaid Leave Because She’s Not A US Citizen

· Family Proposes New Law To Regulate Bouncers After Death Of Valley Firefighter

· Scottsdale Fashion Square Renovates To Keep Luxury Shoppers In Stores And Offline

· False-Information-And-Omitted-Facts-Given-To-Senator-Chuck-Grassley

· Child Sex Offender Arrested By Border Patrol

· Biggs Moves To Direct Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Emails

· Bolton-Blasts-Trump-Russia-Collusion-Narrative-In-Epic-Fashion

· Cloned Dish Van Busted At Ajo Immigration Checkpoint

· Now-Hiring: Multiple-Valley-Career-Fairs-At Sky-Harbor, Portillo’s, Roadhouse-Cinemas

· No Prosecution Of Man Accused Of Making A Bomb Threat At Sky Harbor

· Northwestern-Us-Heat-Wave-To-Jeopardize-All-Time-Record-Highs-At-Midweek

· Border Patrol K9 Sniffs Out Marijuana In Gas Tank

· San Luis CBP Officers Seize Meth/Cocaine Worth $362k

· Secretary-State-Michele-Reagan-Reviewing-New-Request-For Voter-Data

· Methamphetamine Seized By Nogales Cbp Officers

· Another Arizona Business Sumco Joins ICE Image Program

· Navajo Men Sentenced For Deadly Assault

· Pima County Tilting At Climate Change

· Goldwater Takes On Santa Fe Nonprofits Speech Ordinance

· Spicer Taking Meetings, Holding Out For ‘Big TV Job’

· Ducey’s Donors: Sunday’s Comic

· What-Ducey-Told-McCain-Ahead-His-Big-Vote-To Kill-GOP-Repeal-Bill/

· McCain-Returning- To Arizona; Starts-Cancer-Treatment-Monday

· Make Room For Reince: Sunday’s Comic

· Sole-Survivor-Of-Antelope-Canyon-Flash-Flood-Describes-Horrific-Tragedy-20-Years-Later

· Cochise County Search And Rescue Saves Man In Flash Flood

· Monsoon-Water-Damage-Prompts-Adjustments-To-Phoenix-Library

· Sells Man Gets 37 Months In Prison For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor


SEEING RED AZ

· Hero Or Goat? Typifying The Liberal Quandary

· Chaotic Musical Chairs,Shakespearean Style Backstabbing In The West Wing

· McCain Single-Handedly Kills GOP Effort To Repeal Obamacare

· AZ Republic Morphs Into The Daily McCain

· McCain Curses Conservatives From US Senate Chamber

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Senator-John-McCain-Betrays-American People… Again

· What Was Found On McCain's Laptop - Will Turn Your Stomach !!!

· Republicans-Scam-All-Talk-For-Show-On Obamacare

· President-Names John Kelley WH Chief Of Staff

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Look What McCain Told Upchuck Schumer Right Before Healthcare Vote

· Trump Tweets. Congress Weeps!

· Trump Replaces Priebus

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· GOP-Governor-Issues-Warning-Pf Plot-Underway-By George-Soros


WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· The-Real-Reason-That-Trump-Just-Kicked-Priebus-To-The-Curb

· Trump Urges, Threatens Republicans Not To Abandon Obamacare Repeal

· The Coup Against Trump

· Trump-Threatens-To-Cancel-Some-Health-Care-Benefits-For-Lawmakers

SECOND AMENDMENT

· A New Law Passed By Democrats Completely THREATENS To Undo The 2nd Amendment – They Can Now LEGALLY Confiscate Guns!

MILITARY/VETERANS

· An-83-Year-Old-Veteran-Walked-Into-A-Fast-Food-Restaurant-What-Happens-Next-Will-Have-Tears-In-Your-Eyes

· US Conducts Anti-Missile Test In Reply To N Korea

JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO

· Former First-Lady-Gets-Verbal-Whoopin’-From Judge-Jeanine-Video

INTERNATIONAL

· Putin Orders Cut Of 755 Personnel At U.S. Diplomatic Missions In Russia

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

7-30-17 Briefs

Former LD13 Chairman Robert Branch: How many Cowardly Senators hid behind McCain's vote knowing the bill had no chance of passing? You know that Flake and Graham would never have voted for that bill if they thought it would pass, who else?

LD20 Chairman Colleen Lombard has announced their meetings scheduled through the end of the year. Meetings dates are Aug. 14, Sept 11, October 9, November 13, December 11. Meetings are open to Registered Republicans only. Non-LD 20 PCs will need to bring their Voter Registration card for presentation in order to gain admittance. Guests who would like to speak at an LD 20 Meeting must contact the Chairman at least 2 weeks in advance of any meeting. Contact: Lombard ChairmanLD20@gmail.com

LD29 PC Mike Meacham: Based on Sen John McCain's speech the other night, there is no denying that his intention was to stick it to Republicans, but yesterday, Louie Gomert was on Rush Limbaugh with Mark Steyn, and said that the "skinny" bill was so bad that the Senate leadership told the House leadership that they would only pass it (to get to conference) if the House promised to shoot it down. They removed the individual mandates but kept the requirement that anyone who did get insurance had to have the complete package, (including maternity care for men), which meant that the cost, with fewer takers, would sky rocket. Getting to conference with something so bad is placing far too much faith in Paul Ryan and not worth the risk. If may be that McCain's evil deed had unintended consequences that actually benefited the Republicans. We need total repeal first, and do not forget that Gov Doug Ducey shares as much guilt here as McCain.

PC Art Olivas, Jr: I was asked last week about Congressman Paul Gosar! My answer was, I like others, don't know about him. Well, I had two very good conservative Republicans come to his defense. And as always Frosty gave first hand info on her Briefs-  “to see what he’s been doing for Arizona go to official web site at https://gosar.house.gov/. Click on his press release or newsletter section to get updated on his activities.”                                                               

      I ask, why is he not in the forefront in the news - like the Democrat Ruben Gallegos’ fighting, stomping and raising cane on TV on behalf of illegals who are beating the hell out of us with their free gimmes from taxpayers. One Democrat beating the hell out of all the Republican congressmen that have been in office over 10 yrs. This is Ruben Gallegos first term! Can you imagine what he will be able to do to us while our Republican congress is dormant or partying - as Schweikert and the rest of them are leading me to believe!! I think we are on the road to becoming Mexico with Ruben Gallegos leading the way as I don't see any Republicans stopping him! As a matter of fact our silence and lack of leadership may get us killed as illegals get more rights than us for now. We have been going down this path for over 10 yrs. Our self-serving politicians got us there. We keep voting for them and I can assure you they will deliver us to where the Gallegos and Democrats want us. If you are Republican and thinking of running for office in South Phoenix - forget it. I ran for City Council twice and got ZERO help from any Republican. NONE at all. Not from the GOP or any one from my own LD!  In my eyes the John McCain and his RINOs are in the Democrats and Soros dark money pocket!! I say what I think will wake you up or they will put us to sleep forever!! 

PC Clair Van Steenwyk:   The time has come to face the facts that the GOP in DC aren’t the same GOP candidates campaigning at home. They have finally shown the entire nation their true color - which is purple. They fit the mold of swamp managers.  AZ’s Sen. McCain has always been for big government. His joining RINO Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, (the chosen three to stop the Repeal of Obamacare) gave political cover to all the other GOP senators who couldn’t afford to vote against it with the 2018 primary election season. Those two who are in safe states and McCain (who’ll never run again) became the scape goats for the other GOP senators. I hope this political theater doesn’t escape all those who’ve supported many of these Senators in the past like Sen. Flake, Hatch, McConnell - just because they say they’re Republicans. In states having primaries to re-elect GOP candidates (many of whom are RINO’s) will find qualified, dedicated, honest supporters of the US Constitution to run against all of these incumbents in the 2018 Primary, or you may as well kiss a final good bye to the small amount of the Republic we have left. DC has now sunk to a new low of nothing more than a septic tank in dire need of a DRAINING. We must read the US Constitution and realize that Education, Healthcare, Housing, Commerce, Interior and all the other departments, except for Defense, Treasury, State and Attorney General are States Rights and the Federal Government must remain out to those areas. The States must exercise those rights and stop taking Federal Welfare Funds which is enslaving all of US. We can be thankful Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus are out of the White House. Hopefully, their replacements will be loyal to the President & the US citizens; not the GOP Elite RINO’s in DC and elsewhere. gop-wins-vote-skinny-repeal

Navajo County Chairman Steven Slaton; I completely agree with 1st Vice Chairman of La Paz County Jade Jones’ 7-29-17 Briefs I am disturbed as well that someone allegedly turned over the state committeemen list to State Senator Sylvia Allen and Bruce Ash! It sure is interesting Chairman Lines CANNOT SEEM TO get these records to Gabby Mercer but others have access to them.

Navajo County Chairman Steven Slaton E-mail Exchange With Sen. Sylvia Allen:

     · Slaton-This is not a Letter war! It’s just so happens you sent out your e-mail letter, the day before mine was ready to send out. As to your questions: Allen-I would just ask you to consider the consequences of a recall.  Let’s say it happens.  How long do you think that it will take to get the signatures and then the date for the election?  Say three months, four?

     · Slaton- Signatures and date is set, money is being raised for it. Allen -Then what if Lines is re-elected? Then will you support him?

     · Slaton- To be honest with you I do not know if I can support him! Allen -If not who can unite us?

     · Slaton- Tim Horn! Allen -Will the Lines supporters refuse to work with the new leaders?

     · Slaton- I believe they will. Tim is a very honest and committed conservative who is not going to have John McCainites and oligarchy running the party! Allen -What about the people who donate the huge dollars amounts watching this all take place and refusing to donate due to lack of confidence in the Party?

     · Slaton- Huge Donors (just a few) are running the party! Confidence being placed back into the hands of PC’S has been proven to be effective. By the way, the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will not release the names of these Donors! Do you know who they are? Allen -So now we are somewhere in January/February and still not organized still not united, still fighting.  I have thought the consequences of a recall that is why I sent my letter.

     · Slaton- I appreciate your concern. We’ll be ready here in Navajo County. After speaking with many other chairmen’s, I’m quite confident they’ll be ready as well. Chairman Lines brought this on the Party by lying. Sorry I’ll say misrepresenting the TRUTH! Allen- I say again we have serious problems and if we lose in 2018 the problems will be much bigger than the ones you feel you are fighting.

     · Slaton- We have huge problems NOW! With a dishonest party leadership! I can’t tell you how many people come through our TRUMPED STORE and express how fed up they are with the RINO’S, the McCainites and the do nothing Republicans! Support for President Trump is huge. If we do not clean this mess up we’re no better than Democrats! Allen - I could go through your letter line by line countering your points, remember I was at that meeting also.

     ·  Slaton- Yes you were at the meeting, and to be very honest Sylvia, I was quite surprise that you did not support my motion for Chairman Lines to turn over records to Gabby along with the problems Bob was having! If you don’t want to follow the bylaws, state statues then why do you want to be a state senator? Allen- But, sadly I don’t believe you want to find any possible middle ground or way to resolve this peacefully.

     · Slaton- Common ground is Chairman Lines stepping up doing what the bylaws and statues require him to do! Really, Linda White has the records? This is Chairman Lines excuse “The Dog Ate the Home Work”! Come ON SYLVIA. Allen- We have lost civility in our country and party.  Calling someone a liar is wrong.

     · Slaton- I call like I see it Sylvia! Will you feel better as I have using Misrepresenting the TRUTH much Better? The AZGOP Leadership has not only misrepresented the TRUTH to me and our Committee, they have been Misrepresenting the TRUTH to many, many other county chair’s and LD Chairs. I’ve talked too many of them. Allen- Refusing to believe them when they tell you their side only shows that we are doomed to fail.

     · Slaton- Sylvia their side is not the TRUTH! TRUST BUT VERIFY!!! There’s plenty of Documentation, personal conservation, and failure following bylaws and Statues! That’s why I don’t believe them! Allen- Something is going to have to change and if you think it is a re-call you will be sadly mistaken.

     · Slaton- Why would we be sadly mistaken for holding our elected representatives accountable for their actions and inactions?

AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines to AZGOP Executive Committee Members: Over the last few weeks, you may have seen some dishonest allegations against me and my staff. You may have even been approached about signing various petitions or “calls.” Obviously, our members are free to sign, or not sign, any public document that they wish. But I hope everyone will consider the facts before entering the party into a costly attempt to change leadership in the middle of a crucial election cycle.

    The most serious concern revolves around the $235,000 debt that I inherited when I was elected chairman in January. I can’t imagine that anyone receiving this believes that we should NOT be fighting against the practice of ballot harvesting. I do understand that some wonder why, as the treasurer in 2015-16, was I not aware of this debt? As all of my predecessors can attest, the treasurer is ONLY aware of those invoices and expenses that are approved by the chairman. In this case, Chairman Graham chose not to share these legal bills with me. I can’t speak to why that was, only that I had no knowledge of these invoices until I assumed the role as party chairman. I am thrilled to report that, in just six months, we are on the verge of retiring all inherited debt. I will keep you updated and look forward to letting you know when the debt is officially retired.

     On our telephone town hall last week, it was implied that the party is preventing our Secretary from doing her job. This is false. First off, it is the responsibility of the past Secretary to hand over all permanent records to the current Secretary. In order to be helpful, I’ve reached out to our former Secretary multiple times through email, phone and even sent a letter by certified mail with a prepaid envelope addressed to Gabby Mercer to facilitate the transfer of records. Second, my staff reached out to Secretary Mercer and asked if she needed any information or files. She declined, and I would be happy to share this e-mail with anyone who wishes to see it. Let me say publicly what my staff and I have told Secretary Mercer: The Secretary is welcome to come to the AZ GOP headquarters at any time. She is welcome to whatever permanent records that she desires, to be handed over by her predecessor. And she is welcome to inspect any documents related to doing her job that she wishes.

      We are running the most transparent and open state party operation in years. Our treasurer, Bob Lettieri, has access to far more records than I had as treasurer, far beyond what is required in the bylaws. I provided those to him, because I want him to be able to effectively do his job, and to ensure party solvency in 2018 and beyond. And Bob is doing a tremendous job; we may have run on opposing slates in January, but I’m proud to call him a colleague and friend.

     It’s time we unite as a party and place 100% of our energy behind electing Republicans and defeating Democrats. Make no mistake about it, the Democrats are hard at work preparing for the midterms elections and have high expectations. We cannot let our guard down for one minute, if we do, we will spend 2018 asking ourselves “what if!”

      Fellow Republicans, the election is over. And just as the Democrats and Fake News media refuse to acknowledge Donald Trump as the lawfully elected President of the United States, some in our party refuse to accept the outcome of our chairman’s race. It was a close race, it was spirited, but it’s over. It’s long past time to bury the hatchet, and place 100% of our energy behind electing Republicans and defeating Democrats.

     Now for some real news: We have shattered fundraising records for a new chairman in the first six months. We have empowered more PCs than ever before, providing unprecedented levels of data access, training and technology. We are putting Democrats on the defensive, exposing their hypocrisy and calling them out for their failed, left-wing policies. And we are working overtime to support the agenda of our President, Donald Trump. From repealing ObamaCare to protecting our citizens, the Arizona GOP has been an unflinching supporter of the President; when I visited with him in Washington, DC, he made it a point to thank me, and by extension, all of you, for the steadfast support for his agenda. In his words, we’re doing “one heck of a job,’ although he didn’t really say “heck!”

     Please take advantage of our trainings, voter data base access and encourage your fellow PCs and fellow leaders to do the same. Register voters, sign up for our newsletter, submit articles and meeting dates and let’s get back to the business of electing Republicans. As always, it is an honor to serve as your chairman. I am hopeful that you will reject the forces within our party who are creating a massive distraction, and instead focus on leading, organizing, and winning in 2018. Together, nothing can stop us.

     Editor’s Note: Due to various allegations against Lines over the past few months and the Recall Lines movement that is currently underway, Briefs opted to run Lines entire letter to the Executive Committee. Complaints that surfaced several days after the June 17 Executive Committee meeting in Flagstaff can be viewed starting with the 6-20-17 Briefs archives

The Maricopa County Republicans Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) will meet at 7 pm., Tues, Aug 1 at the AZGOP Headquarters. The EGC is comprised of Officers (Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer), LD chairs in the county, and 5 Members-at-large (MALs). PCs may attend to observe, according to Chairman Chris Herrin

Archie Dicksion, The Proxy Petition Spokesman, says the petition requesting that Arizona State Legislature “prohibit the use of proxies at political party votes, or limit their use to no more than two (2) proxies per carrier” is posted at http://bit.ly/2rZG2w8 for signature gathering purposes. Just filled it out and submit it to Dicksion electronically. Dicksion can also be reached at 949-233-0009.

Midnight July 31 is the deadline to register to vote in the Aug 29 Phoenix City Council Election for Districts 2,4,6 & 8 . Contact: Phoenix City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683) or use the 7-1-1 Relay System.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

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The Ahwatukee Republican Women Luncheon Fundraiser featuring Radio Personalities Mike Broomhead, Seth Leibsohn, Chris Buskirk and Suzanne Sharer is scheduled at 11:30 am., Wed., Aug 2 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St in Phoenix. Book singing between 11 am-1 pm. Pre-registration required. Reservation Deadline – Fri, July 28. Member/Associate - $20. Non-Member - $25. Table Host - $250 Members & $300 Non-Members www.ahwatukeerepublicanwomen.com

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Concerned Citizens for America is hosting a movie night featuring “Revelation, Dawn Of Global Government”, starring Charlie Daniels, Alex Jones, Sheriff Richard Mack, Joseph Farrah, & Many More Patriots who believe the country dodged a bullet in November of 2016 with the election of Donald J. Trump. The group will meet at 6:30 pm., Aug 3 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Summer desserts will be served. Contact: Andrea Kadar at andreakadar7@yahoo.com

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet not meet on Thurs., Aug 3, according to Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com They will resume at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 17 to hear local candidates speak. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

Aug 7

Riders USA present “Arizona Immigration Updates” featuring Judicial Watch S/W Projects Coordinator Mark Spencer at 7 pm., Aug 7 at the Elks Lodge #2251, 2320 S Hardy Drive in Tempe. Judicial Watch is on the front lines battle on immigration issues in Arizona. Spencer is a former Phoenix police officer and past President of Police Law Enforcement Association (PLEA). He will address the Phoenix police “draft” order regarding immigration, unlawful in-state tuition for Dreamers, Identification cards for illegals in Phoenix, SB1070 and much more.

CITY COUNCILMAN SPEAKs OUT

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

District 6 Phoenix City Council Incumbent Sal DiCiccio: We are days away from early ballots dropping and I need your help now more than ever. Democrats are out in force getting out the vote and I need you to help me do the same. There are 2 easy things you can do to help in 60 seconds or less

  1. Will you place a yard sign?
    If so email your address to
    annie@salforcitycouncil.com and she will have one delivered to you this week.

Will you post a video or photo in support of me and put it on your Facebook? We are in the final stretch of this election and I can't win this without you.

Thank you for your help!


SEEING RED AZ

· Chaotic Musical Chairs,Shakespearean Style Backstabbing In The West Wing Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus Out, Scaramucci Falls Short In Communications Department

· McCain Single-Handedly Kills GOP Effort To Repeal Obamacare

· AZ Republic Morphs Into The Daily McCain

· McCain Curses Conservatives From US Senate Chamber

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Republicans-Scam-All-Talk-For-Show-On Obamacare

· President-Names John Kelley WH Chief Of Staff

· House-Passes-Bill-To-Fund-Building-Wall

· Should-AG-Sessions-Sue-President-Trump For Creating Hostile Workplace

· Arizona Immigration Update W/Judicial Watch Official, Mark Spencer

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Trump Tweets. Congress Weeps!

· Trump Replaces Priebus

· Approval Ratings

· EIC Cantor 'Fesses Up

· Arizona Immigration Update W/Judicial Watch Official, Mark Spencer

· Businesses File Brief Supporting Phoenix Non-Discrimination Ordinance

DENNIS MICHAEL LYNCH

· GOP-Governor-Issues-Warning-Of Plot-Underway-By George-Soros

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

7-29-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

McCain-Proves-Revenge-Is-A-Dish-Best-Eaten-Cold Senator John McCain took his revenge very calmly on President Trump in the early hours of Friday morning with a simple literal thumbs down for the latest iteration of the increasingly bizarre GOP attempts to kill Obamacare…

McCain Comes Through for Democrats, Casts Deciding ‘No’ Vote on GOP Health Care Bill Gasps erupted in the Senate chamber early Friday morning when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) cast the deciding “no” vote that killed the Republicans’ so-called “skinny repeal” bill – their final effort to lift some elements of Obamacare…

“In Accordance With The Guidance of his physicians, Senator McCain is returning to Arizona to undergo further treatment at Mayo Clinic. On Monday, July 31, he will begin a standard post-surgical regimen of targeted radiation and chemotherapy. During that time, Senator McCain will maintain a work schedule. He plans to return to Washington at the conclusion of the August recess,” according to his office staff.

Former Senator Russell Pearce: While my prayers go out to Senator McCain and his family for the tragic news they just received on his serious health issues, I am fuming mad at his deception to the American people and his broken campaign promises.  Senator McCain was the deciding vote to keep Obamacare.  He had a chance to keep his promise to Arizona and America. It needs to be called McCainCare, he owns it.  Arizona if you are not mad, you are not paying attention.  I am as mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.  Sen. McCain “PROMISED” us he would fight to eliminate Obamacare if we re-elected him and instead he was the deciding vote to keep it.  He decided to fund Planned Parenthood and the selling of baby parts.  He decided to keep the law to take away “We the People’s” freedom of choice and force people to buy his healthcare.  He decided to keep the mandates on private business in place. He decided to keep the burdensome taxes in place.  And he decided to lie to the American people again. In his previous re-election effort he promised to help build the wall and after several failed attempts to get Amnesty for illegal aliens, he promised to end his efforts on Amnesty and stood on the border and said, “build this dang fence,” only to block that effort, but lead the Gang of Eight, along with Jeff Flake and Lindsay Graham to pass the most egregious Amnesty bill ever introduced that would have allowed MS-13 gang members illegally in the country to stay, convicted felons to stay; and it gets much worse than that. Politicians wonder why we have so much disdain for them!!  Maybe if we could count on them to keep their promise, protect our freedoms, allow us to keep some of the money we earn and honor their Oath of Office.  Good people can disagree, but being honest and keeping your word ought to be the one thing we should be able to count on.  We elected Donald J. Trump to be our President for many reasons.  We are sick and tired of what goes on in Washington D.C. 

LaPaz County 1st Vice Chairman Jade Jones: This is disturbing on so many levels it's painful. As a member of the Executive Committee, it is, according to the Bylaws, my job to advise the Chairman, so here's my advice: By 5pm tomorrow, Friday July 28th,  I request, nay demand a copy of the codified position and or protocol for releasing my email and mailing address or verification that nonesuch exists. Clearly, it was made available to Senator Allen and National Committeeman Bruce Ash, both of whom have contacted me with pleas of support for the current administration. In light of what transpired at the last ExCom meeting in Flagstaff, specifically the refusal to give out ExCom members contact information and the contact information of the Bylaws Committee members, under some sort of pretext for privacy concern, the double standard is alarming. And please don't give me any nonsense about "standing rules" that don't exist as Ms. Petsas tried to do with Chairman Sias.

     I also demand a copy of all meeting minutes, documents and other work product of the last Bylaws Committee meeting or verification that nonesuch exists, since ExCom member attendance was barred and I was physically assaulted by Petsas for trying to watch and record the meeting for Chairman Sias who could not attend due to not being given notice in time. This assault as well as the refusal to give out contact information was captured on video and posted to Youtube. (link to the playlist for the videos: 20170617 110559) I demand also a copy of the AZGOP codified policy on minutes, agendas, attendance and recording of committee meetings, to include sub committees and meetings called by the will of the Chair, or verification that nonesuch exists. AZ is a one party state for recording and transparency of Party business should always be the objective. The secrecy surrounding the Bylaws Committee, specifically the dates, times, locations, member names and contact information does not reflect well on current administration.

     I also demand a copy of the codified powers of the appointed Bylaws Committee Chair, Vice Chair and any Parliamentarian(s) who might be in attendance whether or not in an official capacity, as well as the applicability of Robert's Rules to this Committee and a copy of the Committee Mission Statement, or verification that nonesuch exists. Chairman Sias has appointed me to this Committee by notarized document, so again I "advise" this all be replied to and stated in an open and transparent manner prior to the Bylaws Committee meeting on Saturday morning, or else I will be left with no other recourse than to submit the OpEd I have drafted, entitled "A House Divided" to the Capitol Times, AZ Republic, and all other media on my contact list.

Sen Sylvia Allen to AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines:  I recently distributed a letter to the executive committee calling for party unity and an end to party infighting. In the hours since I sent that letter out, I have talked to a number of my Precinct Committeemen in my District, and after hearing their concerns, I think it would be worthwhile if at the next Executive Committee you brought up three issues for discussion that would go a long way to bring our party together.

   1.  People are concerned about the last election being done electronically, because there were so many problems with the cell phones.   It is just hard to trust that kind of voting or maybe we just don't understand the safeguards in place.  However if the EC could discuss the policy for future elections and have input on what means are used for voting it would go far to build trust. Please allow the Executive Committee to discuss and take a vote on this issue.

   2. There is a huge problem with proxies.  We have many ghost PC's who never show up but by proxy.  This is wrong.  We need to reform the use of proxies and not allow huge numbers of proxies to be carried by any one PC.  In 2014 I carried a bill to reform this but could not get the votes.  I believe it should be down through the party and not the Legislature.  The EC needs to have a discussion on this.

   3. There is a strong feeling among the PCs that there is no transparency for the changes of our party bylaws.  At the next Executive Committee, everyone should be encouraged to bring their ideas of what should be changed in the bylaws.  Those suggestions could then be given to the bylaw committee for consideration.  Then the committee should be encouraged to send our updates to the EC of their progress.   

I feel if these three issues were addressed, it would go a long way in bringing unity to our party and PCs.  The Executive Committee members all want to feel that they have voice in the policy of our Party.

Bruce M Piepho, Cochise State Committeeman/PC Response to Former Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman Lyle Tuttle: I have two words to add to your analogy - trust and accountability.  The Executive Committee is not holding the AZGOP Chairman, present and immediate past, accountable.  Therefore trust is lost.  Undue influence from McCain operatives also contributes to broken trust. Problem is the PC’s or STOCKHOLDERS; I prefer stakeholders; who elected the persons who serve must have the By-laws changed so that the Executive Committee meets, chaired, independently sets the agenda and operates to reflect the stakeholders not the elected AZGOP officers. Specifically the Executive Committee must elect their own chair person and the Elected AZGOP serves an advisory role. In the corporate world I am the boss and even with an advisory executive committee as long as I am the chair of that committee, I am the boss and I set the agenda. A corporate CEO and Chairman of the Board effectively should not be the same person.

LD22 State Committeeman Lori Hack:  McCain's vote on 7-29-2017 to NOT repeal Obamacare can only be summoned up with this:  John is evil to the core!  RINO unto death.  He is a modern day Benedict Arnold! We had a chance to send a Constitutional, liberty loving, Conservative woman, Dr. KelliWard.com, to retire McCain in 2016.  But don't loose heart, we can vote out #FakeFlake in 2018 with Dr. Kelli Ward!  Contact Ward at www.KelliWard.com

LD24 PC Tristan Manos: "What's going on in the AZGOP and MCRC when there’s four Phoenix City Council positions up for election and there’s only two Republicans running? For the upcoming Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 election, there are two races where Democrats are running as the only candidate. There are races in Districts 2, 4, 6, 8. In D2, REP Jim Waring is running as the only candidate (good for Republicans, and go, Jim, go). In D4, DEM Laura Pastor is the only candidate ("good" for Democrats, but where's the Republican? In D6, REP Sal DiCiccio is running against DEM Kevin Patterson (go, Sal, go). In D8, DEM Kate Gallego is the only candidate. Where's "Make America Great Again" start? It should be right here - in our own city - where we live, work, and play. We're the Republican Party; we're all responsible for this, but where's the "leadership up at the top?" "We the PCs" must get our acts together. How about we design and provide prefab candidate resources, featuring "ABC-123" Republican campaign templates promoting the Republican Platform, then insert good Republican candidates. DEMs are dominating REPs at Phoenix City Hall.” Jim and Sal (and, sometimes, REP Thelda Williams - D1) hold the line, but there's nine seats on the council and six are DEMs, including the misguided mayor. How long will it take for REPs to get in the game and "Make Phoenix Great Again?" Contact: tristanmanos2@gmail.com

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words or they will be edited to conform. -ft

A Call To Rights Talk Show Host And Concealed Weapons Trainer Steve Kates will discuss the Second Amendment with Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy at 1 pm, Sat., July 29 on KFNX 1100AM. Call in number: 602 277-5369. Out of the area: 1 866-536-1100 www.calltorights.com Sponsorship 602 684-7597.

The Chips N Salsa Show scheduled at 4 pm., Sat., July 29 on King FM will feature former Marine and wheelchair athlete Ronnie Jimenez and Catholic Evangelist Jesse Romero. Hosts LD 19 Chairman George Ortiz and LD 27 State Committeeman Alice Lara offer headlines and commentary from a Latino Republican perspective. Listen online  www.CentralCityRadio.com King FM or watch Facebook Live. Contact alice@ChipsNSalsaShow.com

Following His Resignation as White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus said it had been 'one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this President and our country. I want to thank the President for giving me this very special opportunity.' john-kelly-replaces-reince-priebus-as-white-house-chief-staff

Ken Cuccinelli II, President Senate Action, has announced a “Ditch Mitch” campaign to rid the Senate of Speaker Mitch McConnell for the Senate’s failure to keep their promise to repeal Obamacare. “It’s a total disgrace and Mitch McConnell bears the blame. While the seven Republicans who opposed clean repeal should be held accountable, it was McConnell who created the environment that encouraged their betrayal. His use of the party's massive political machine to defend these senators in primary elections – something the party used to stay out of – has made them much less accountable to the Republican voters who elected them and much more willing to break their promises. Both Lisa Murkowski and John McCain were protected from competitive primary challenges and they both know they will be protected again as long as Mitch McConnell is the leader. Also, McConnell's early decision to abandon repeal in favor of keeping some of the worst parts of Obamacare encouraged others to do the same. He will pretend that he tried to repeal the law, but the truth is that he gave up on that many months ago. And finally, McConnell's prediction that a bipartisan bailout for the insurance companies would occur if repeal were to fail also gave moderates a reason to hold out for something else. That was one of the biggest strategic errors we have seen in some time. The truth is, McConnell began this health care debate with no endgame strategy for repeal. He was simply going through the motions to make it look like he tried. And now that his "Failure Theater" is complete, he wants to give up and move on.” See petition to replace Mitch McConnell.

The Maricopa County Republicans Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) will meet at 7 pm., Tues, Aug 1 at the AZGOP Headquarters. The EGC is comprised of Officers (Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer), LD chairs in the county, and 5 Members-at-large (MALs). PCs may attend to observe, according to Chairman Chris Herring.

The Arizona Chapter Of Americans For Prosperity will hold a policy panel on "Death And Taxes: Health Insurance And Tax Reform In Congress" at 5:30 pm., Tues., Aug 22 at a yet to be disclosed location. The panel will feature freshman Congressman Andy Biggs, an outspoken proponent of health insurance and tax reform, and Dr. Jeffrey Singer, a Phoenix surgeon and Cato Institute senior fellow. Tickets : reform-in-congress-tickets Once you have been cleared to attend by their security process, the staff will send you confirmation and more details about the event. - Leslie D. White , Grassroots Director, Americans for Prosperity – AZ

Frustrated House GOP To Begin Five-Week Recess House Republicans departed Washington on Friday in a gloomy mood. While they are going home for a five-week recess, the Senate’s rejection of a slimmed-down ObamaCare repeal bill ends their summer session on a sour note. full story here

Klayman: McCain Is a National Disgrace! Watch The Dramatic Moment When John Mccain Killed The GOP's 'Skinny Repeal' Health Care Bill The Senate burst into audible gasps when Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona delivered the decisive, finishing blow to the GOP's "skinny repeal" health care bill early Friday morning when he became the 51st senator to vote against it. Republican senators were seeking to pass the bill, which would have stripped a few essential elements of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, to establish a conference with the House and create a more robust bill. Continue Reading.....

The Deadline To Register To Vote in the Aug 29 Phoenix City Council Election for Districts 2,4,6 & 8 is midnight July 31. Contact: Phoenix City Clerk Department at 602-261-VOTE (8683) or use the 7-1-1 Relay System.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Mexican Papayas. U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of one person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states. The Food and Drug Administration said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with state health officials to track cases of the food borne illness linked to Caribena brand maradol papayas. Read More Here

The Desert Roses at the Ben Avery Clay Target Center will host a shotgun shooting sports field day between 9 am and 2 pm., on Aug 20 at the Prescott Valley Trap and Skeet Club, 10800 AZ-69, Dewey, AZ  86327, to teach women safety and firearms fundamentals. $10 registration fee includes eye and ear protection, loaner shotguns, ammunitions and targets. For information about Desert Roses, visit www.azgfd.com/shooting/BASF/Classes/. Also, view a video about the program that recently appeared on 3TV/CBS 5 at  https://tinyurl.com/ya3mm4cm. For more information about the Ben Avery Clay Target Center, visit www.azgfd.com/shooting or call (623) 434-8119.

Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey’s new radio show will air between 4-6 pm., Thur., Aug 3 in Payson, stream through Facebook site KRIM96 FM. Morrissey’s says the show is about music and stories of his experiences in the music business.

The Gila County Republican Committee’s 4th Annual Reagan Day Dinner is scheduled at 6 pm., Sept 1 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. The cash bar opens at 5 pm. Congressman Paul Gosar will give an update on what is happening in Congress. Tickets available at http://www.gilagop.com/. For more information call Gila GOP at 928-478-8186.

Only State Committeemen can sign the “Call for a special meeting” petition to address the removal of AZGOP Chairman Jonathon Lines, according to Marianne Ferrari, the Remove Lines spokesmanShe points out,Under Special Meetings, the By-laws state that the chairman can call a special meeting, and also the "membership of the state committee" can "issue the call. I wanted to remain faithful to that stipulation in all phases. To me, if it is the membership of the State Committee, i.e., the State Committeemen, who are issuing this call, and the State Committeemen are the only ones who can sign it, then it should also be State Committeemen who gather the signatures and sign the declaration on the back. That way, this project is 100% an action by the membership of the state committee.” Ferrari can be reached at advocacy@indepthcritique.com with questions. To contribute funds for the Special Meeting go to www.InDepthCritique.com/Advocacy

The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) is raffling off a Ruger LCP II .380 caliber, striker fired, semi-automatic pistol.  Included are a 6 round magazine and a pocket holster.  This pistol was "Made in America" at Ruger's Prescott, Arizona facility.Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Raffle Website AzCDL has migrated to an automated system to allow them to provide you with more raffle opportunities.  Contact Fred at treasurer@azcdl.org or text or call (623) 242-9086.

Prescott Area State Committeemen Rick Hennessey says he has petitions available to state committeemen wanting to sign “Remove GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines” Call petitions. Hennessey can be reached at rickhe1@msn.com or 928 499 9342.

Archie Dicksion, The Proxy Petition Spokesman, says the petition requesting that Arizona State Legislature “prohibit the use of proxies at political party votes, or limit their use to no more than two (2) proxies per carrier” is posted at http://bit.ly/2rZG2w8 for signature gathering purposes. Just filled it out and submit it to Dicksion electronically. Dicksion can also be reached at 949-233-0009.

The West Valley GOP Office is in need of a refrigerator. Seems the old one ceased working and cannot be economically repaired. If you know of a refrigerator that could be donated please call Phyllis 623-583-5987 or Mike at 520-820-1454.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

July 29

OathKeepers is sponsoring a Rally for America between 9 am-4 pm, Sat., July 29 at the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. to show pride in the USA and support for President Donald Trump. more information.

A Fundraiser For LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko is scheduled from 6-8 pm., Sat., July 29 at 640 W Corrine Drive in Peoria. RSVP to Teresa Wright wrightvision1@gmail.com or call at 623-498-7999. Lesko Invitation

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The Ahwatukee Republican Women Luncheon Fundraiser featuring Radio Personalities Mike Broomhead, Seth Leibsohn, Chris Buskirk and Suzanne Sharer is scheduled at 11:30 am., Wed., Aug 2 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St in Phoenix. Book singing between 11 am-1 pm. Pre-registration required. Reservation Deadline – Fri, July 28. Member/Associate - $20. Non-Member - $25. Table Host - $250 Members & $300 Non-Members www.ahwatukeerepublicanwomen.com

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Concerned Citizens for America is hosting a movie night featuring “Revelation, Dawn Of Global Government”, starring Charlie Daniels, Alex Jones, Sheriff Richard Mack, Joseph Farrah, & Many More Patriots who believe the country dodged a bullet in November of 2016 with the election of Donald J. Trump. The group will meet at 6:30 pm., Aug 3 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Summer desserts will be served. Contact: Andrea Kadar at andreakadar7@yahoo.com

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet not meet on Thurs., Aug 3, according to Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com They will resume at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 17 to hear local candidates speak. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

Aug 7

Riders USA present “Arizona Immigration Updates” featuring Judicial Watch S/W Projects Coordinator Mark Spencer at 7 pm., Aug 7 at the Elks Lodge #2251, 2320 S Hardy Drive in Tempe. Judicial Watch is on the front lines battle on immigration issues in Arizona. Spencer is a former Phoenix police officer and past President of Police Law Enforcement Association (PLEA). He will address the Phoenix police “draft” order regarding immigration, unlawful in-state tuition for Dreamers, Identification cards for illegals in Phoenix, SB1070 and much more.

NEWS LINKS

· John McCain's Curious Definition Of 'Leading The Fight To Stop Obamacare'

· John-McCain-Voted-Against Bipartisanship, Not For It

· HYPOCRITE: John McCain Issues Statement After Screwing Over GOP By Killing Obamacare Repeal [VIDEO]

· John McCain And The Swamp - 1, The American People - 0

· Soros, Clinton-Linked Teneo-Among-Donors-To-McCain-Institute

· Dem Senator Elated With McCain ‘I Was Trying Not To Jump Up And Down And Smile’

· John-McCain-Traitor-To Conservative-Cause

· McCain Strangles 'Skinny Repeal' Of Obamacare, McConnell Passes Nothing

· The Night John McCain Killed The GOP’s Health-Care Fight; “Wait For The Show,” He Told Reporters Just An Hour Before Shocking The Senate.

· McCain-Explains-Why-He-Voted-To-Kill-Skinny-Obamacare-Repeal-Bill

· Trump-Pushes-Out-Priebus-Names-DHS-Kelly-WH-Chief-Of-Staff

· Reince Priebus: Trump 'Wanted To Go In A Different Direction'

· McConnell Reveals 'Skinny' Bill Text As Midnight Vote Looms

· National Security Adviser H R McMaster Pushes Out Middle East Advisers Derek Harvey

· McCain Kills Skinny Repeal Healthcare Bill

· Charlie-Daniels: Congress, We-Did-Not-Send-You-DC-Be-Republicans Or Dems

· 'Obamacare' Repeal Reeling After Senate Defeat

· McCain Torpedoes GOP Health-Care Effort, Kills 'Skinny Repeal' Bill

· US-Salmonella-Outbreak-Linked-To-Papayas-From-Mexico, 1-Dead

· Senator John McCain: The Traitor Within Kills GOP's Chance At Any Obamacare Repeal

· House Oks Spending Bill With Border Wall Funds, Other Amendments

· VIDEO: Carnival Ride From Hell Leaves One Dead, Seven Injured; Results In Nationwide Shutdown

· Tempe-Council-Reprimands-Member-Who-Called-Resident-A-Psycho

· Toddlers Learn Rules Of Reading, Writing At Early Age

· Hilarious: Debra Messing Proves That Politics Is WAY Above Her Head In Unintended ‘Conservative’ Tweet

· Spying? Deliveries? No, These Drones Are For Racing

· Cartel Members Found Guilty Of Murder ICE Special Agent Zapata

· Phoenix Rising Hopes Gold Cup Success Helps MLS Cause

· Emergency Declared As Mexican Sewage Pours Into U.S. Creek

· Texas Judge Placed On Unpaid Leave Because She's Not A US Citizen

· Mom Nabbed Smuggling Meth, 2 Kids On Board

· Marijuana Bundle Launched Over Border Fence

· Judgment Against Mandatory Poster For Sending Deceptive Mailers To AZ Businesses

· 2015 Arizona Jazz Festival Promoter Must Refund Money

· Charlie-Daniels-Open-Letter-Chuck-Schumer-You’ve-Opened-Pandoras-Box

· George Washington's Mount Vernon Becomes Gun-Free Zone


SEEING RED AZ

· McCain Single-Handedly Kills GOP Effort To Repeal Obamacare McCain Has Written His Own Obituary

· AZ Republic Morphs Into The Daily McCain

· McCain Curses Conservatives From US Senate Chamber

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Republicans-Scam-All-Talk-For-Show-On Obamacare

· President-Names John Kelley WH Chief Of Staff

· House-Passes-Bill-To-Fund-Building-Wall

· Should-AG-Sessions-Sue-President-Trump For Creating Hostile Workplace

· Arizona Immigration Update W/Judicial Watch Official, Mark Spencer

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Trump Replaces Priebus

· Approval Ratings

· EIC Cantor 'Fesses Up

· Arizona Immigration Update W/Judicial Watch Official, Mark Spencer

· Businesses File Brief Supporting Phoenix Non-Discrimination Ordinance

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump: '3 Republicans And 48 Democrats Let The American People Down'

· Scaramucci Won’t Take A White House Salary

· Trump-Pushes-Out-Priebus-Names-DHS-Kelly-Wh-Chief-Of-Staff

· Keith Ellison Calls For Revolutionary WAR Against Trump

· McMaster Kicks Bannon Ally Off National Security Council After Mattis Complained

BARACK OBAMA

· Obama Admin Broke Law “Hundreds of Times” During 2016 Campaign, Says House Intelligence Chair

CONGRESS

· Impotent Republicans Can't Fulfill Promise: "Clean" Repeal Of Obamacare Dies In Senate

· House-Judiciary-Committee-Votes-To-Probe-Comey-And-Clintons-2016-Campaign

· Trump Again Presses For End To Filibuster

· Senate Rejects Measure To Partly Repeal Affordable Care Act, Dealing GOP Leaders A Major Setback

· Maxine’s Meltdown: Waters Goes On Bizarre Rant Repeating Herself 14 Times [Video]

STATE DEPARTMENT

· State-Dept-Issues-New-Warning-After-Reports-Tainted-Alcohol-Mexican-Resorts

SECOND AMENDMENT

· Federal Court Shoots Down DC Gun Law: Carrying In Public A “Core” Second Amendment Right

DOJ, CIA, FBI, ICE

· Justice Department Opens Investigation Of FBI Head Attorney For Leaking Classified Information

· Report: FBI General Counsel James A. Baker Under Investigation For Leaking Classified Information

MEDIA

· Brian Williams Lauds John McCain's Vote To Keep Obamacare: 'Profile In Courage'

· Main Stream Media Bury Scandal Engulfing Debbie Wasserman Schultz

· MSNBC Gushes Over McCain’s ‘Courageous’ ‘Moment' Standing Up To Trump

· Michael Moore: We Need MORE Anti-Trump Comedians To ‘Bring Him Down’

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Clintons And Pelosi Now Caught Up In Democrat Muslim IT Spy Scandal

INTERNATIONAL

· Russia Orders Us To Cut Diplomatic Staff In Response To Sanctions

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