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Saturday, October 14, 2017

10-14-17 Briefs

REPUBLICAN BRIEFS

Former Trump Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus Was Interviewed By The Special Counsel Probing Russian Interference In The 2016 Election The interview, which lasted a full day and took place at the special counsel’s office in Washington, is a sign that Robert S. Mueller’s investigation is now reaching into the highest levels of President Trump’s team. Reince Priebus resigned in July. In a statement, Priebus’s lawyer, William Burck, said his client was interviewed voluntarily. “He was happy to answer all of their questions,” Burck said. Read more »

Concerns Mount Over McCain’s Defection On Tax Cuts Conservatives in the Grand Canyon state, exposed to Arizona’s senior senator (ASS) John McCain for three-and-a-half decades, know he loves nothing more than the face he sees reflected in the mirror each morning…

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words.

Former MCRC Executive Director-April Riggins: “We were fortunate to have Ted Nugent as our Keynote speaker for our Lincoln Day Dinner celebration of Precinct Committeemen. “I pass words from Ted Nugent on as they express our debt to those that have served our country and given us the freedom we enjoy today.  God Bless our United States of America .

zack taylorZack Taylor, Www.NAFBPO.ORG Chairman And Border Security Expert: Drug-Trafficking-In-Southeast-Arizona-Declining-But-Still-National-Crisis makes the point that Cochise County is a drug smuggling corridor at the Mexican border.  That should not be news. The first commenter makes the golden point that statistics don't actually indicate what is going on.  I whole heartedly agree. The reporter ignores a cause and effect factor operating on drug smuggling and human trafficking in Arizona, that being sanctuary city policies. As long as there are sanctuary cities or jurisdictions in Arizona they will facilitate drug smuggling into and through Arizona and the problem will persist, grow even. The Maricopa County Sheriff and the Chief of Police in Phoenix are facilitating drug smuggling into Arizona by their political stance on Immigration Enforcement. Neither would do so without the consent and encouragement of the Mayor and City Council and the consent and encouragement from the Board of Supervisors. And, I ask, is Arizona Law and what is best for the people of Arizona being ignored in this case by the Governor's office?  Silence is assent in this case. Since politics is about money and power I will leave it up to someone else to determine exactly what is guiding their decisions. It certainly is not in the best interest of the people of Arizona for this situation to continue.

Former DEA Agent Jeffrey Prather of ‘Prather’s Point’ has a new book on the market entitled Chase-Terror-on the Border .

Congresswoman Martha McSally: Recently the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University conducted a joint research study that listed ME as the 9th most effective member of Congress out of 435 for getting things done. When I decided to run for office and make Washington my new deployment location, I made it my mission to solve problems with a common-sense approach for the people I represent. In fact, one of the 5 core values in my office is "make it happen" -- so it's an honor to be listed as one of the most effective members of Congress based on objective analysis. While I am humbled by this honor, there is still much to be done. Whether it is fighting to save the A-10 and making sure our military has everything they need to come home safe - working to secure our border from the dangerous drug cartels - or crafting new policy that will continue to help build our economy, I will always be fighting for you. I'm no stranger to tough fights. I didn't back down when I was told I couldn't become a fighter pilot because I was a girl, or when I took on the Pentagon in an 8-year battle to stop making our female troops dress in local Muslim garb when off base in Saudi Arabia, and I didn't back down when I led my A-10 unit into combat as the first female squadron commander. I will not back down or be intimidated now, when my country needs me most. I take my mission in Washington as seriously as the missions I served overseas. It is an honor to serve at this critical time and I am committed to continuing to be effective and make a difference for our country and community. martha mcsally

The 4 pm., Saturday Chips N Salsa Show is still missing Don Jorge Ortiz but you can catch him daily on their Facebook page. Co-Host Alice Lara will interview Edna San Miguel, challenger to Congressman Raul Grijalva.  Get the latest from Fast & Furious whistleblower Jeff Prather on his weekly Prather Point.  Listen online www.CentralCityRadio.com. Contact Lara at alice@ChipsNSalsaShow.com

JD Hayworth Is Teaming Up With Laura Ingraham for a fundraising campaign kick-off for US Senate candidate Kelli Ward at 6 pm., Tues., Oct 17 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 6333 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. A VIP reception is scheduled at 5 pm., followed by a general reception at 6 pm. RSVP to Kate@KelliWard.com or call 928-208-5703 or visit www.KelliWard.com Co-hosts include Dr. Jeremy Barnes, Dr. Suzanne Bentz, Jim Casy, Elloine Clark, Frank Christian, Jack & Barbara Dadam, Raymond Dankel, Charles & Gloria Diaz, Bill Doddridge, Patrick Doherty, Dr. Jim Edwards and David & Lelia Farr. Also TJ & Dana Flynn, Dr Lawrence Gelman, Mike & Ellen Handa, Tina Hillstrom, Sam LaParne, Sen. Barbara Leff, Dr. Edmund Leff, Robert & Diana Mercer, Lenora Pusta, Kenneth Ramage, Mike Ryan and Hank Seale.

ATTN Pima County Republicans: Pima County Dems will be beating the brushes for votes to beat Republican candidates starting at 9 am., Sat., Oct 14 and 3 pm, Sun., Oct 15.

Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Oct 23 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern to hear Sam Stone from Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio’s office address the housing scam that is reportedly occurring in neighborhoods, and Tempe City Council candidate Robin Arrendondo-Savage, who will discuss her city council campaign.

Following The President’s Decision to terminate cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, the National Governors Association (NGA) today released the following statement: “Governors have been clear: funding CSR payments is a fundamental responsibility of the federal government to ensure the stability of insurance markets and health care affordability for state residents. We are deeply concerned that the Administration has declined to continue these payments, further increasing uncertainty for state marketplaces. With this latest development, governors will intensify our efforts to partner with Congress, find an immediate bipartisan solution to fund CSRs and provide much-needed certainty for insurers and the insured. When Congress and governors coalesce around legislation to resume these payments, it is our sincere hope the President will sign and implement it. Our nation’s health care future depends on it.”

Congresswoman Martha McSally will name the 2017 Veteran of Distinction for Arizona at 4:30 pm., Tues., Oct 17 at the Lindsey Auditorium at Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 3601 S 6th Ave., in Tucson. This veteran continues to exemplify the principles at the core of the U.S. military: duty, service and a commitment to a cause greater than any one individual. The Veterans of Distinction Award is open to any resident of Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District who has served in our armed forces. Members of the Community have nominated veterans that they believe deserve congressional recognition. A local panel of veterans and other community members have reviewed the nominations. The selected veteran of distinction, the runner ups, and all candidates will be publically applauded at a reception at the Lindsey Auditorium at Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Tempe Republican Women are gathering items for their Nov 3 and 4 fall yard sale scheduled at 2009 E Caroline Lane in Tempe. Contact Jacobson.barnes4jp@gmail.com to setup a time to drop off.

Congresswoman Martha McSally will host a roundtable discussion on tax reform at 11:30 am., Tues., Oct 17 with chambers of commerce executives to discuss a topic that will consume Washington DC for the remainder of the year: tax reform. The roundtable will be followed by press availability to discuss the plan. McSally and Chamber Executives will take questions on the need for tax reform and why it matters for Southern Arizona. Location: Pima Community College East Campus Community Room (L101), 8181 E Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85709.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a coalition of 13 state attorneys general in urging Congress to curb the authority of federal agencies to create and enforce regulations. The attorneys general wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the Senate to pass a bill that would amend the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), a statute which sets forth the requirements for lawful executive agency action.  “We urge our lawmakers to put politics aside and pass regulatory reform that will restore the rule of law and bring much needed economic relief to the American people,” said Brnovich. The letter states that the Obama-era executive overreach demonstrates that existing congressional, judicial, and other structural checks on the regulatory state have proven inadequate. One issue with current regulatory action highlighted in the letter is the increasing trend among agencies to make binding rules through so-called guidance documents. Federal agencies often fail to consider existing state law or the costs of regulation. The growing administrative state has resulted in a vast, unelected bureaucracy that is unaccountable to the people. In addition to Arizona, the letter was joined by the attorneys general of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. To read letter, click here.

Yesterday, President Trump announced two actions to stabilize the failing health care sector and help return additional free market control to patients and their doctors. The actions included an order to allow insurance companies to sell coverage plans across state lines and an order to eliminate the unlawful appropriation of cost-saving reductions to the Obamacare insurance industry. Congressman Andy Biggs statement: "I wholeheartedly support President Trump's efforts to stabilize the health care industry and lower premiums for consumers. While his actions do not take the place of real legislative repeal and revitalization of free market health care, he is doing everything possible to save Americans from crippling health care costs and decreasing quality of care. At least there is one branch of government in the Swamp that is concerned about keeping its promises to constituents. Congress should take note. Rather than idly sit back and solely allow the President to make these meaningful, yet temporary, reforms, Congress should boldly take up legislation to fully repeal Obamacare. This would fulfill our commitment and codify the President's actions. Before that could even occur, however, the Senate must eliminate its flawed and extra-Constitutional sixty-vote rule to allow for this legislation to be rightly crafted. We will not achieve the majority of our goals and agenda with the sixty-vote rule still in effect. I remain stalwart in opposition to Obamacare and focused on a full repeal of its unconstitutional schemes." Congressman Biggs Supports President Trump's Recent Actions on Obamacare

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s reevaluation of the Iran Deal: "Since it was announced, the Iran Deal has been smoke and mirrors. Iran has continually violated terms of the agreement and increased its aggression around the globe. President Trump took an important first step today towards ensuring the safety and security of Americans both at home and abroad. His strategy will prevent one of the world’s leading state sponsors of terrorism from further developing nuclear weapons."

Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas yesterday announced that local education agencies (LEAs) will be notified of their Title I allocations next week due to efforts taken by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). The State Auditor General and the United States Department of Education (ED) identified several audit findings with respect to Title I that first occurred under the previous administration in FY2013-14. ADE confirmed these findings, uncovering additional issues related to the Title I allocation process. ADE staff made LEAs aware of an issue with Title I entitlements as early as the Committee of Practitioners and Spring Coordinators meetings in April 2017. In response to the findings, ADE has established an action committee to solve the issue for this year and replaced the parties responsible for the misallocation of Title I funds. ADE additionally procured Afton Partners Inc., a third-party, independent fiscal consulting firm to analyze and validate the processes, policies and procedures used to calculate the allocations. These processes have been reviewed and validated by staff at ED.  Also, ADE’s policy manual that includes proper procedures and approval authorities are being enhanced, while specialized training of certain Title I staff and cross-training backup personnel is being developed. ADE has been working to minimize the impact to Title I LEAs as these findings are resolved, to ensure LEAs are not adversely impacted. “I am proud of my staff for working diligently to uncover and solve these issues,” Douglas said. “Fortunately, these findings have not impacted our statewide Title I appropriation for Arizona from the federal government. There is nothing more important than ensuring our most socio-economically disadvantaged students are accurately provided the resources they need to thrive.” Although all money was spent on Title I services, the misallocation may result in how future funds are allocated. ADE will continue to work in conjunction with ED to ensure all individual LEAs accurately receive the funds in which they are entitled.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

OCT 14

LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko and her husband Joe will host the 6 pm., Sat., Oct 14 “West Valley Keep It Red” fundraiser at their home at 6740 W Corrine Drive in Peoria.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Oct 14 at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale for a presentation the AZ Dental Care Debate. 9:30 am social. 11 am brunch. Hear directly from Goldwater's national health policy expert Naomi Lopez-Bauman, and political consultant Kristen Boilini, about dental therapy, the reform that can increase dental access and affordability here in Arizona - as well as from Dr. Regina Cobb, to learn more about the views of those who oppose the measures. $28 per person. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

OCT 15

POSTPONED: LD10 Has Postponed its Sun, Oct 15 Foot Golf Event. New date tba. See www.pimagop.org

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues. Oct 15 to hear Az Sen Majority Leader Kimberly Yee’s presentation on “Preserving Liberty” and Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice-President of the Goldwater Institute on “Litigating For Liberty.” See DETAILS

OCT 16

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm, Mon, Oct 16 at the Recreation One Ballroom, 908 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ. Speakers will be the Honorable Russell Pearce, Mark Spencer with Judicial Watch and Greg Safsten from US Congressman Andy Biggs office. Contact: Diane Andersen azpatriot13@yahoo.com.

LD22 will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Oct 16 at Westbrook Village Assoc. Recreation Center, 18825 N Country Club Parkway in Peoria. Contact Heather Morgan at libertybelle@planetmorgan.net for food donations to go with assorted sandwiches. $5 donations help defray rental costs. Agenda items include an update on redefining voting districts by MCRC Chairman Chris Herring and updates on the proposed amendments to the Maricopa County Republican Committee Bylaws MCRC_Bylaws_Proposed_Amendments_10_03_17_A.pdf

The AZGOP will host a Tax Reform Townhall at 5:30 pm., Mon., Oct 16 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix, featuring Congressman Andy Biggs and AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. RVSP required. 602) 957-7770.

OCT 17

The Pima County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 am., Tues., Oct 17 at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S Tucson Blvd., in Tucson.
LD 10
Meets at 6 pm., Tues., Oct 17 at Wilmot Library, 530 North Wilmot Road in Tucson.

Conservative Commentator Laura Ingraham will be flying into Scottsdale for Sen candidate Kelli Ward’s kickoff reception between 6-8 pm, Tues., Oct 17 at the Hilton Scottsdale resort, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. A VIP reception is scheduled at 5 pm. RSVP HERE Admission includes a copy of Laura’s new book: “Billionaire at the Barricades”The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump. RSVP required register online. Or printing and completing this form

Chandler Republican Women will sponsor a “Girls With Guns”, featuring KFYI’s Mike Broonhead, at 6 pm., Tues., Oct 17 at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road, in Chandler. To RSVP:  CLICK HERE or email Lisa at lisa@rocketchics.com

Rep Jill Norgaard’s re-election campaign kick-off is scheduled between 5:30-7:30 pm, Tues, Oct 17 hosted by Mark and Terry Giebelhausat, 3026 E Rockledge Road in Phoenix. RSVP to jnorgaard@cox.net

OCT 18

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, Oct 18 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway. Check in at 11 am with luncheon at 11:30 am. Dr Larry Schweikart, author, professor and musician will be addressing the group. Reservations required by midnight, Thurs, Oct 12 at pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com Check, cash or credit card at the door.

Mark Spencer, Southwest Project Coordinator of Judicial Watch, will address the Grassroots Tea Party Patriots at 7 pm., Wed., Oct 18 at the Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 W Black Canyon Highway, Acess Rd, just south of the Dunlap Ave exit off the I-17. Spencer is a former Phoenix Police officer and former President of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Assoc., and served as a the chaplain at the recent National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Mesa. Facilitators David and Francine Romesburg grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

OCT 19

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit will address LD24 at 7 pm, Thurs., Oct 19 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix, according to Chairman Barry Wong. DeWit will discuss “Arizona’s Checkbook and Finances; Is there enough Money? Are Bill Paid on Time? What’s Arizona’ Constitution Require? LD24 Bylaws Committee chairman Brian Kaufman will give an update on the Maricopa County Republican and the AZGOP Bylaws Committee’s progress. Contact Wong at barry@barrywong.com
OCT 20

The Republican Women of Pinal County will meet at 10 am., Fri., Octo 20 in the Saddlebrooke Club House.

OCT 21

AZRA West Chapter meeting will be held between 8:30 am-10am, Sat., Oct 21 at Culver’s Restaurant, 5127 N 99th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305 with Dr. Robert Branch, candidate for Supt of Public Instruction. Contact: ola2que128@gmail.com

The annual Fountain Hills Republican Club picnic is scheduled Sat., Oct 21. Proceeds will be donated to the AZ 100 Club “Financial Assistance Program” and G.W. Bush Institute Veteran Transition Program (charities for veterans and first responders). $22 per ticket. RSVP to Nicole Oswalk at replady2015@outlook.com or P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills 85269.  Reservations made are reservations paid.  Mail checks to FH Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7814.   Reservation will also be taken at Saturday's meeting and the GOP Social on Tuesday the 26th. Contact: Sec Boe James at ro_james@yahoo.com

NEWS LINKS

· John McCain Threatens To Derail Republican Tax Reform

· McCain Gearing Up For Yet Another Disappointing Turncoat Moment

· Trump Addresses PC War On Christmas: ‘We’re Saying Merry Christmas Again!’

· Arizona Among States With Numerous Financial Complaints From Older Consumers

· Sessions’ DOJ Issues ‘Last Chance’ Warning To Sanctuary Cities

· 19 GOP Congressmen Call For Mueller Hearings Trent Franks Signs Letter

· KJU Swore To Shoot The Next Plane He Saw, So Trump Issued Order To Entire Bomber Wing

· Blackwater Founder Asks For AG Probe On Obama ‘Unmasking'

· Cochise-College-Joins-Nations-Top-Ranked-Schools

· Arizona Voter Registration Systems Not Targeted By Russian Hackers

· Conservatives-Groups-Are-Going-To-War-Against-McConnell

· Steve-Bannon-Is-Taking-Over-The-Role-Of-The-Republican-Party

· Wine-Industry-Bubbling-Up-Fast-In-Arizona

· Trump Blindsides UN With Major Withdrawal Over Evidence Of ‘Enormous Anti-Israel Bias’

· 1st Child Allegation Against Weinstein Breaks… Pedophile Stories Coming

· Goldwater Institute City Courts Report Shows How Americans Are Denied Their Rights

· Blockbuster Report: Blue States Refuse To Reveal Amount Of Taxpayer Dollars Being Spent To Fight Trump

· Border Patrol Arrests Drivers Human Smuggling Vehicles

· 911 Call, Rescue Beacon Activation Result In 7 Rescued

· Arizona Academy Gives Free Music Lessons, Instruments To Youth

· Fundamentally Transforming America?

· Two Search And Rescue Missions On San Francisco Peaks

· Driver Stranded In Rocks In Yavapai County

· CBP Agents Arrest Two Gang Members Reentering The United States


SEEING RED AZ

· Concerns Mount Over McCain’s Defection On Tax Cuts

· AZ Republic Fixates On Pervert’s Rehab;Trump’s Tax Redo? 0

· Jeff Flake Loses His Smirk As Harsh Reality Sinks In

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Time-To-Replace-Mitch-McConnell

· Presidential-Executive-Order-Promoting Healthcare Across The Nation

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Why Isn't The MSM Talking About This Video?

· When The World Discovers God Is Dead

· Morning Has Come Back To America

· Trump On The Move

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· It Was Just Revealed Who Was Behind The Scenes Helping Clinton & Obama To SPY On Trump!

· Trump Addresses PC War On Christmas: ‘We’re Saying Merry Christmas Again!’

· Freedom Caucus May Save Trump From Deep State [VIDEO]

· Rand Paul And Donald Trump Improve Healthcare For Americans! [VIDEO]

· Donald Trump: ‘Countries Starting To Respect U.S. Again’

· Trump To Make History Friday As First Sitting President To Speak At ‘Values Voter Summit’

· Trump Says Time Is Running Out: ‘FEMA Can’t Stay In Puerto Rico Forever’

· Right After Pelosi Rips Trump On Executive Order, Immediately Forced To Admit Truth

· Trump Tells Puerto Rico He’s Going To Cut Them Off

NFL

· Sheriff Clarke Weighs In On NFL Debate: ‘What The Hell Is There To Discuss?’

· 67% Of Americans Oppose Tax Breaks For NFL Teams

· Fans Kneel In Middle Of Arena… That’s When They Feel It Running Down Their Head

· Cheerleaders Find Out That It’s A Bad Idea To Kneel For The National Anthem

HURRICANES/EARTHQUAKES

· New Hurricane Forms In Atlantic, First Time In 124 Years It Has Happened This Way...

· FBI Reviews Allegations Of Puerto Rican Officials Withholding Hurricane Relief

CONGRESS

· Rand Paul Says Trump’s Obamacare Order ‘Has The Potential To Be Amazing’

· 19 GOP Congressmen Call For Mueller Hearings

DOJ, CIA, FBI, ICE

· DOJ Moves On Weinstein, Orders FBI To Open Probe Fearing He Will ‘Do A Polanski’

MEDIA

· Reports-NBC-News-Tried-To-Kill-Weinstein-Bombshell-Story

· ‘NBC Is Lying’: Tucker Slams Network For Holding Blockbuster Weinstein Story

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Bill-Clinton’s Rape -Victim-Makes Announcement

· Hillary Throws Assaulted Women Under Bus To Insult Trump, Weinstein

· FBI ‘Finds’ New Documents About Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting

HEALTH

· Mom-Sees-Small-Red-Dots-Sons-Body-Looks-Inside-Mouth-Knows

· Washington DC Is Swamped With Teenagers Who Have Sexually Transmitted Diseases

EPA

· Voters Favor EPA Reduction In CO2 Emissions, Are Torn On Environmental Impact

INTERNATIONAL

· KJU Swore To Shoot The Next Plane He Saw, So Trump Issued Order To Entire Bomber Wing

· Watch: Trump Blindsides UN With Major Withdrawal Over Evidence Of ‘Enormous Anti-Israel Bias’

· Swedish Dental Hygienist Was Fired For Reporting 80% Of Child Migrants Are Adults

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