Saturday, December 2, 2017

12-2-17 Briefs


Editor’s Note:  A Dec 3 Briefs will not be posted, resuming  Dec 4. -ft

Senate-Passes-Major-Tax-Reform-Package. The U.S. Senate voted just before 2 a.m. ET Saturday to pass a sweeping tax overhaul worth roughly $1.4 trillion, putting the Trump White House a big step closer to its first major legislative victory – and many Americans closer to a tax cut.

LD28 PC Lynne Weaver: Please Sign Archie Dicksion’s Proxy Petition To Curb Proxy Abuse Http://Bit.Ly/2rzg2w8. When Signing The Petition, You Have Two Choices, Total Ban Or Limit To Two Per Person. Voting by proxy is inconsistent with the fundamental concept that voting rights are not transferable. Robert’s Rules of Order states outright that nonprofit organizations should prohibit it. Proxy voting is in conflict with the idea of the equality of members. Discussion and debate is pointless where one member has more votes than another, possibly more than all the others combined. You Can Help Restore Our Election Integrity By Signing The Petition.

PC Robert Richards to Senator Flake:  Before you retire as a Senator representing citizens in the State of AZ you can serve us greatly by voting in favor of the tax reductions being put forth in the legislative process in the Senate & House of Representatives. Please vote YES for this priceless value as a gift of "Thanksgiving" to us in AZ & citizens beyond. Thank you for your consideration to that end.

More Turmoil In Navajo County: See Things Heating Up In Navajo County GOP - Again County Chairman Slaton says Sen Allen groupees called illegal meeting.

Acker Night Will Be Celebrated between 5:30 – 8:30 pm., Fri, Dec 8 at Yavapai County Republican Headquarters, 112 B E Union St., in Prescott. Enjoy Christmas music from around the world. Refreshments to be served. Contributions for Tips for Scholarships can be made at each venue. All monetary donations go to Yavapai County school age children for music lessons.  J.S. Acker started a trust specifically to promote the culture of music to our children in 1988.  This year in downtown Prescott there will be over 120 musical groups donating their time. You will hear all kinds of music from jazz combos to chorales.

Landon Andreas, field organizer for the Republican National Committee and Trumps Victory team in Yavapai Count is asking voters to sign this petition LINK in support of President Trump and his new tax plan.

Dr. Bob Branch, Supt of Public Instruction candidate, will speak at the 1 pm, Sat., Dec 2 Colorado River Tea Party Patriots meeting at the Suddenlink Center 2380 Third St., Bullhead City AZ 86442.

ATTN Veterans: Congressman Ruben Gallego (D) is hosting a VA Appeals Clinic at 5 pm., wed., Dec 6 at Phoenix College, 1202 W Thomas in Phoenix. RSVP to 602-256-0551or go to

Pima County Republicans have announced that the following new PCs were appointed at the Board of Supervisors Nov 21 meeting. They are: Bobby J Wilson – LD2 , Tom Romeo and Josh Drawdy. – LD3, Dan Duffey, Christopher Brosky, Maria Young and Joe Pierson – LD10, Norma Corella – LD14.

AZGOP Field Organizer Landon Andreas is conducting a two-hour Republican Leadership Initiative from 10 am-noon on Dec 9 at the Prescott Valley Library. Contact Andreas at

The Pima County Republicans will decorate their Christmas tree at 4:45pm., Sat., Dec 2, immediately following the RLI leadership training at Pima GOP HQ, 1740 E Fort Lowell $140 in Tucson.

LD22’s Christmas Party is scheduled at 6 pm., Mon. Dec 11 at the home of Rita and Van DiCarlo, 8055 W Louise Dr in Peoria. Participants are asked to bring a dessert or snack. RSVP to the Di Carlo so that they might know the number of guests.

Candidates Are Asked to e-mail their announcements and a photo to Briefs at or for posting so readers can learn who the candidates are .

The AzCDL Drawing for a Thompson 1927A-1 "Tommy Gun" is Dec 15. Tickets are $10. click here for a link to the raffle website. New to AzCDL's online raffles?  A link to the raffle website along with instructions on how to buy tickets can be found on AzCDL's Raffle page.

Check Out Jeffrey Prather’s self defense BUJINKAN USA classes at The school was founded in 1990 by Shihan (Master) Jeffrey Prather and is the oldest, most authentic  Ninja School in Arizona.

To Donate To The AZRA Westside Chapter/Phoenix Children’s Hospital First Annual Toy Drive can contact chapter chairman Cid De La Fuente at (623) 312-7054 or

Christmas Cards For Deployed Troops. If you wish to send a Christmas card to one of the American deployed military personnel, please bring the sign card to the Sat., Dec 2 Arrowhead Republican Club Women’s luncheon between 11am-1 pm. Financial donations will be accepted to provide gift cards to families of deployed troops. Check should be made out to ARW.

AZ Heroes to Hometowns would like to make sure every Wounded Hero family in need gets a new pair of pajamas and a toy. Drop off locations: AZ Heroes to Hometowns - 40 W. Brown Rd. Ste. 105, Mesa AZ 85201 (by appointment call 480.330.1632) All items must be new. Wrapping Paper and Gift Tags are always appreciated. Contact founder Kathy Pearce 480.330.1632

Maricopa County Republican Precinct Committeemen need to mark their calendars for the Jan 13, 2018 MCR Mandatory Meeting. THE AZGOP Mandatory meeting is Jan 27, 2018. Details tba for both meetings.

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The Pima County Republicans leadership initiative (RLI) training is scheduled at 3 pm. Dec 2 at GOP HQ, 1740 E Fort Lowell Rd Suite 140), followed by a little door knocking at 4:30 pm. RSVP training-tickets or Dan Duffey, RNC Regional Field Director Southern Arizona at (520) 800-4450.

The Pima County Republican Women’s Silver Tea is scheduled between 10 am-1 pm., Sat., Dec 2 at the home of Jeanie Merideth, 6210 N Camino Pimeria Alta Tea, light refreshments, installation of 2018 officers & presentation of Ruth Gaddis Jeffries Award. RSVP to Susan: 520-275 3443 or

Arrowhead Republican Women will meet at 11:45 am, Sat., Dec 2 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave in Sun City West with Alex Meluskey, syndicated radio host and Chairman of Contract with American Veterans , who will address giving back to America's veterans and their families. Members will be signing holiday cards to send to deployed troops and providing holiday assistance to local families thanks to Debbie Lee of America's Mighty Warriors - Reservations required or by contacting Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224. . $20 payable at the door. Doors open at 10:45 am.

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am, Sat., Dec 2 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R. H. Johnson Blvd.  Coffee and donuts are available for $2, which helps pay for the room rental.  All Republicans from the Sun Cities, Surprise, and surrounding areas are welcome to attend to hear Gerald "Jerry" Sheridan who has been associated with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for four decades.  He will speak about the complex operations at the Sheriff's Office. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity, 623-214-8010 www.GOP.SCWCLUBS.COM


The Tempe Republican Women’s Christmas Party will be held at 7 pm., Dec 4 at Floridino's on 590 N Alma School Rd #35, Chandler, 85224. Doors open at 6:30pm. Dinner at 7 pm. No charge for members or associates. $15 - guests. Attendees are asked to bring a small wrapped gift (value of $10 or less) for exchange in the “Dirty Santa” game. RSVP to

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club’s Holiday Gathering is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Mon., Dec 4 at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort – Scottsdale McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Spouses invited. 5:30 pm – meet and greet. 6 pm – meeting, 6:20 pm – dinner, 7 pm program with Peter Gentala, General Counsel and Vice President for Government Affairs & Public Policy at Childhelp. Congressman David Schweikert has also been invited. $35 per person. Reservations required. RVSP deadline Nov 30. Send check made out to “LRW” to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or bring cash. Contact Kaufman at 480-368-2777

The AZ Project Annual Christmas Potluck Party is scheduled between 6-8:30 pm., Dec 4 at 3375 E. Shea Blvd in Phoenix. Please bring a dish to share.  Contact: Anita Gerulis 602-670-4303.


A “Red Hot & Blue BBQ” is scheduled between 6-8 pm, Dec 5 at the home of Debbie and Bill Cheatham, in support of Rep Jill Norgaard and Maria Syms, and LD20 House candidate Shawnna Bolick and featuring Diamondbacks Legend Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez. RSVP

Dec 6

The Sun City Republican Club Christmas party and installation of new officers will be held between 6-8 pm, Wed., Dec 6 in the Sundial East Hall, 14801 N 103rd Ave, Sun City. Treats, snacks and drinks (BYOB), holiday music and GOP cheer. Contact Patti at 1-713-557-5800.


The Colorado River Tea Party’s Annual Christmas Potluck is scheduled at 6 pm. Thur., Dec 7 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 (last building behind church) in Yuma. Participants are asked to bring a salad, veggie or dessert. The rest is provided. Also bring a ‘white elephant’ gift. Hosted by Chairman Sally Kizer, Vice Chairman Cecil Boelts, Secretary Cora Lee Schingnitz, Treasurer Nancy Smith and Sargent at Arms Dick Gale. RSVP to 928-210-1219 or

An Arizona Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony is scheduled at 10:55 am., Thurs., Dec 7 at Wesley Bolen Memorial Plaza in Phoenix in memory that 183 Japanese attacked US Military and Naval facilities on Oahu in the in the Hawaiian Islands without warning.

Concerned Citizens For America (CC4A) will host MATFORCE Executive Director Merilee Fowler address the latest news on “Marijuana, the Arizona and the National Landscape” and “the Opioid crisis in our state” at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Dec 7 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. She will also give an update on youth use of drugs in Yavapai County., drug related deaths in the community, the plans that marijuana advocates have to pass another Initiative legalizing recreational “pot”, and what to do to keep your kids off drugs. Desserts to be served. Contact: Andrea Kadar

The Pima County Republican Committee’s Holiday Party is scheduled at 5 pm., Thurs., Dec 7 at the Radisson Hotel, 6555 E Speedway Blvd. Open seating, dinner & cash bar. $30 per person thru Nov 29. $45 per person after Nov 30. Arizona’s National Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash will the speaker. Contact:

Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm., Tues., Dec 7 at the University Club Garden, 39 E Monte Vista Road in Phoenix for a Christmas celebration and to hear nationally known guitarist Jay Soto. 5:30 pm – social, 6:15 pm – dinner, $30 includes dinner/program. RSVP to Jan Webb by Dec 3 at or 602-318-1010.


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· Will Congress Clean Up Its Own Act When It Comes To Dealing With Members Guilty Of Sexual Harassment?

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· Petition: Tell Sen. McConnell And Speaker Ryan To Release The Names Of Congressional Sex Offenders.

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· Arizona Rancher, Official Tell Congress States Need Voice In Water Regs

· Immigration Watchdogs Aghast At Steinle Verdict

· Tom Forese Has An Opportunity To Show Himself As A True Free Market Conservative

· Top Republican Claims Enough Votes For Senate Ok Of Tax Bill

· Teen Smuggler Arrested After Fleeing Immigration Checkpoint

· Flynn Pleads Guilty To 1 Count Of Lying To The FBI; He's Cooperating With Mueller

· 'Laughable': Tillerson Dismisses Reports He’ll Be Ousted

· Border Patrol Agent Assaulted While Making Arrest Near Vamori

· Officials: Trump Might Declare Jerusalem The Israeli Capital

· Breaking: Arrest Warrant Issued For Illegal Who Was Let Off The Hook For Kate Steinle’s Murder…

· Laughable-The-Liberals-Debating-If-Trump-Is-Fit-To-Serve-As-President-Arent-Even-Fit-To-Work-Around-Women

· Why Is Al Sharpton's "Half-Brother" Registering Thousands Of Felons To Vote In Alabama's Controversial Senate Race? [Video]

· Arizona State Library Unveils New Digital Map

· Siren Will Wail In Hawaii Test For Possible Nuclear Attack

· Border Patrol MRT Agents Rescue Mexican Man Fleeing From Assailants

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· Agents Seize $90K Worth Of Meth, Rescue Honduran

· Bishops’ Border Tremors To End, Too?. . . Establishment’s Fever To Ignore Sex Abuse Finally Breaks

· Tucson Man Returns To Prison For Not Completing Sex-Offender Treatment

· Peoria Police Seek Information On Assault Of Teen

· Woman, Girl Run Down By Driver Are Wife, Daughter Of MCSO Deputy

· Ex-Tucson Teacher Convicted Of Sex Crimes Involving Students

· Pinal County "Porch Pirate" Caught On Video Stealing Packages

· Watch For Rattlesnakes Hiding Among Your Christmas Decorations

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· Thumbs Up McCain? Contrarian Octogenarian Flips On Tax Bill

· Trump Nominates AZ Treasurer Dewit As NASA Finance Chief

· Stock market spectacular: Dow surges to all time high 24,000

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· AZ Rep.Grijalva Accused Of Drunkenness, Hostile Workplace


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· First-Lady-Melania-Trump-In-Festive

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· Former Trump Adviser Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To Fbi

· Trump Cancels Uk Visit After Pm Theresa May’s Islamic Attacks On Him

· Trump Announces That Rex Tillerson Is Not Leaving…


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· Clash Poll: Should The U.S. House Be Forced To Cough Up Its Sexual Offender List?


· Fox News Host Exposes Jimmy Kimmel Hypocrisy After His Paid "Goon” Disrupts Al Church Service Where Roy Moore Spoke


· Kid Visiting WH Says Something About Melania That Would Never Be Said About Mo


· Game-Changer? Trump Admin Says OBAMA AUTHORIZED Flynn’s Contacts…


· Like It Or Not, Congress Might Be Forced To Clean Up Its Own Act

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· Congress Has Spent $10.9 Trillion Under McConnell; $91,142 Per Household


· Black Friday 2017 Gun Sales Hits Record High

· House Approves Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

· SCOTUS Ignores Words Of Second Amendment - Allows Open Carry Ban To Stand


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· Navy Unveils Blue Angels-Inspired Uniforms For Army-Navy Game

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· Veterans Are Key As Surge Of States Ok Medical Pot For Ptsd

· Army Takes A Steady, Cautious Approach To Women In Infantry

· Marine Colonel Who Retired In Disgrace Faces New Felony Charges

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· VA Owes $226 Million To Treasury Department, Inspector General Finds

· Veterans Can Now Apply For Va Identification Cards

· Thunderbirds Commander Fired For 'Loss Of Confidence'

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