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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2-14-18 Briefs

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY / STATEHOOD DAY

Supervisor Denny Barney: As we celebrate Valentine's Day this week, we also say "Happy Birthday" to Maricopa County, established 147 years ago in 1871, as part of the Arizona Territory. February 14th is also Arizona Statehood Day, celebrating when Arizona became the 48th State in 1912.

In Honor Of Statehood Days, Supt Of Public Education Diane Douglas will present awards to the top three school in in the WeAreAz 4th Grade Statewide Collaborative Art Competition between 6-8 pm, Wed., Feb 14 at the Sonoran Arts League (7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Suite #144, in Cave Creek. Douglas will issue a proclamation, recognizing March as Arizona’s Youth Art Month. 

Some Misguided Individual recently referred to former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Lyle Tuttle as a “RINO” in a blog message. Over his more than 15 years of dedication to Arizona’s grassroots Republicans, he’s been tagged with numerous labels -- but a RINO he definitely is NOT! Tuttle is unquestionably a staunch conservative and for anyone to mislabel him as a RINO obviously has never had a conversation with him, nor do they know anything about him.

LD22 will meet at 6:30pm., Mon., Feb 19 at the Westbrook Village Association Recreation Center 18825 N Country Club Parkway in Peoria. 5:30 pm. sign in. $5 donation helps defray room rental fee. Contact Heather Morgan libertybelle@planetmorgan.net) or 602-410-9817 for food donations for the taco bar. Program features four Corporation Commission candidates - Neil Desanti, Rodney Glassman, Jim O'Connor, and Justin Olson.  Contact: Secretary Claudia Burr (480) 371-7409 or jandcburr@yahoo.com.

Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman Chris Herring is calling for precinct committee willing to serve on the Handcount/Audit Board for the CD8 Special election. You need to be available March 1 for this full-day, compensated job. If interested, send your name, address and e-mail address to Herring at ChrisHerringAZ@yahoo.com  Herring need them by Thurs., Fri so he can turn them in to the County recorder on Fri, Feb. 16.

Poll observers/volunteers are needed for the Tues., Feb 27 CD8 Special Election, please contact your District Chairman. Observers need prior approval by the county chairman. Each observer must have a signed authorization letter to present at the polls.

The State of Arizona Research Library continues its 2018 Arizona Author Series by hosting author Bernard Wilson as he discusses the process of research for his book, The Lives and Achievements of Tucson’s Unknown African American Pioneers, 1860-1910 at 3 pm., Fri, March 2 at the Polly Rosenbaum Archive and History Building. This free talk is part of the 2018 Arizona Author Series, hosted from on the first Friday of the month in February—July by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public  Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of the State.This program is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State’s office. Contact: Brianna Furcron, Special Collections Librarian 602) 926-3723 bfurcron@azlibrary.gov

Maricopa County Precinct Committeemen will be out in force between 9 am-noon on Sat., March 3 talking about President Trumps conservative agenda and registered voters for the 2018 elections to keep Maricopa County red. Sign up for this event, HERE to set up a phone app or get a walkbook. Contact SuperSaturday@MaricopaCountyGOP.org with any questions.

Attention Republican Group Leaders: If your event announcement is not posted within 24 hours from the time you submitted it - Briefs did NOT receive it. Please resend it to either frostytaylor@cox.net or repcomm@cox.net. – Editor Frosty Taylor

Mesa Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11 am, March 1 at 1900 E. University Suite 11 in Mesa.  The program features State Treasurer candidates Sen. Kimberly Yee and Tom Forese. Yee is a former State senator and Forese served as an Arizona Corporation Commissioner. Doors open at 11am. Member cost is $10; $12 for non-members.  Candidates for other races that wish for “2 Minutes at the Mike” should request to do so no later than Feb 26.  Contact: mesarepublicanwomen@hotmail.com to schedule. Nancy Cottle, MRW 1VC nancy@thebrandedimage.com 602.292.5646

If You Want To Help Your Favorite Republican Candidates get their petitions signed to get on the ballot, sign up on line with the Secretary of State office at voter petitions

Volunteers Are Needed to help run the Fountain Hills Republican Club and LD 23 booth during the three day Fountain Hills Great Fair (Fri, Feb 23- Sun Feb 25). Activities will include: voter registration; writing postcards to the troops; fun history quiz; political survey.  Candidates can gather petition signatures and "meet and greet".  Photos with "President Trump"! The 32 year fair includes over 500 artists and artisans from around the globe; The fair attracts over 200,000 people annually. Volunteers should contact FHRC 2nd VP, Membership Chairman Chris Brant chrisppbrant@gmail.com More details: www.fountainhillsrepublicanclub.org

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit’s can be viewed at Arizona Treasurer’s Quarterly Report. To see more details on pool performance, check out monthly Board of Investment reports. Contact: Communications Director Dajana Zlaticanin 602.542.7842 dajanaz@aztreasury.gov

AZGOP Executive Director Matt Kenney has announced the AZGOP is taking applications for conservative leaders in Arizona to work full time through the 2018 election cycle. If interested, you are invited to attend the 9 am., Sat., Feb 17 Political Operative Training at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016 apply here

The Maricopa County GOP is looking for a 20 hour a week political coordinator who will interact with voters and grassroots volunteers to support recruitment and Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) efforts, including evenings and weekends. This position will also involve becoming proficient with phone and canvassing digital products to support GOTV efforts. Prior campaign field experience and experience with Arizona GOP grassroots politics a plus. Send resume and contact information to Chairman Chris Herring at ChrisHerringAZ@yahoo.com

AZRRT CALL TO ACTION  By Jose Borrajero    Joseb4538@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/azrrt www.twitter.com/azrrt1 www.azpeopleslobbyist.com

· To learn more about how the legislative process works, go to FROM BILL TO LAW

· To get detailed information on any bill of your choosing, go to BILL INFORMATION

·  Upcoming action on bills we are tracking. It is impossible for most people to respond to all of them. Simply choose those bills that are most important to you and phone or email with your “yes” or “no” opinion, depending on your wishes. If bill is in committee, use “Request to Speak” at AZPEOPLESLOBBYIST-ALIS

· Emailing tips: E-MAIL INSTRUCTIONS    “Request to Speak” tips: RTS INSTRUCTION

· SPECIAL NOTICE
As a result of the special session on opiates and the Rep Don Shooter expulsion, the schedule has been set back. Now the legislature is trying to make up for lost time by scheduling a lot more activity than usual. No one is expected to respond to all the bills being heard this week. Just pick the ones that are most important and forget the rest.
INTERESTED IN HELPING TRACK, EVALUATE AND REPORT ON BILLS? Contact Jose at Joseb4538@gmail.com

For the latest from Borrajero regarding legislative activity, go to AZRRT/posts/

Cruz-Lone-Vote-Senate-Immigration-Reform-Here’s Why: Sen. Cruz has his faults, just as everyone else.  However, he recognized the problem with taking this issue to the Senate floor for debate under Mitch McConnell's leadership.  Unfortunately, other Republicans are thrilled to engage in "failure theater" in order to parade in front of the cameras to engage in a "pity party" crying "we tried, but couldn't get it accomplished so we did the best we could."

Sneaky Snake McConnell Using Failure Theater To Undermine Trump Immigration Platform Outline of How The "Failure Theater Strategy" Could Be Used By McConnell.

Our Infrastructure Is Broken. Years of inaction have allowed American infrastructure to degrade into a state of disrepair. With yesterday’s release of President Donald J. Trump’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America, the Administration is committed to reversing this sad course.

Here are the facts:

· One out of every five miles of highway pavement in the United States is in poor condition.

· More than 50,000 American bridges are rated as “structurally deficient.”

· Commute times have increased every year since 2009—and more than 40 percent of urban interstate miles are congested.

· Nearly 40 percent of Americans living in rural areas lack sufficient broadband access.

· Lengthy reviews hold up infrastructure projects for years.

· The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that failing to meet our infrastructure needs will cost us $4 trillion in GDP and 2.5 million jobs by 2025.

· Read why now is the moment we must fix America’s failing infrastructure.

· “A Nation’s infrastructure is a measure of its greatness,” says Gary Cohn

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Notes From Readers

Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing. – ft

Former Sen Russell Pearce: ASU President Michael Crow apparently thinks Arizona voters are too stupid to understand “illegal.” His basis to claim that ASU will provide an education to all “Arizonans” is flawed in many respects. Crow ignorantly cites the AZ Constitution on our responsibility to educate everyone? First of all, the Arizona Constitution is written for Citizens and the specifics are left up to the legislature. ASU is spending millions in breaking the law, while slapping Arizona voters in the face. Crow wants to continue to break the law, even after the Appellate Court ruled unanimously that in-state tuition for illegals was illegal while out of state “citizens” must pay out-of-state tuition. In-state tuition for so-called “Dreamers” is illegal under Arizona law. The Board of Regents, including ASU, are required to obey the law and the State of Arizona is required to enforce the laws. With Proposition 300, Arizona voters said “NO” to in-state tuition, grants or scholarships or any tax subsidy, direct or indirect, to illegal aliens. Proposition 300 was overwhelmingly passed (73%) by Arizona voters who said “NO” to the so-called “Dream Act.” Federal Judge Neil Wake said, for government not to enforce its immigration laws hurts the most vulnerable amongst us. DACA is an illegal, unconstitutional Executive Order by corrupt President Obama that gave thousands of “Dreamers” false hope and did great damage to the rule of law and the Constitution– shame on him. We are a Nation of laws; we either stand up for the principles that are to ensure lasting Liberty enshrined in our Constitution, or we sow anarchy by having our emotions drive our actions. Arizona Citizens pay $2.6 billion per year to educate, medicate and incarcerate illegal aliens in our State. The Arizona Board of Regents voted to grant illegal aliens in-state tuition, in direct violation Arizona law and a great cost to taxpayers.  It’s a felony under federal law to aid, abet, encourage or help an illegal alien stay in this country. Arizona law passed in 2006 by 75% of voters made it very clear that illegal aliens cannot receive in-state tuition, grants or scholarships to attend higher ED.  The law is clear.  According to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an attorney and Constitutional scholar, “as a legal question” DACA is not even close. DACA is illegal for at least five reasons: three violations of federal law and two violations of the United States Constitution:” And in Arizona a violation of state law. Federal law violations:

1. 8 USC 1225(b)(2). This statute requires that any alien an ICE officer determines to be inadmissible “shall” be placed in removal proceedings.

2. The Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Obama violated federal law. The Fifth Circuit already came to this conclusion in Texas v. United States.

3. “Prosecutorial discretion” cannot be used to confer federal benefits. DACA doesn’t follow those avenues. The Fifth Circuit reached this conclusion as well in Texas v. United States.

United States Constitution violations:

1. The Constitutional Separation of Powers. The granting of the right to remain in the United States, plus employment authorization, is a legislative action.

2. Article 2, section 3, of the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution requires the president to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

3. “Prosecutorial discretion” cannot be used to confer federal benefits. DACA doesn’t follow those avenues. The Fifth Circuit reached this conclusion as well in Texas v. United States.

ARIZONA LAW: ARS 15-1803. Alien in-state student status A.  A person who is not a citizen of the United States, … without lawful immigration status … enrolled as a student at any university …under Arizona board of regents or at any community college … in this state is not entitled to tuition waivers, fee waivers, grants, scholarship assistance, financial aid, tuition assistance or any other type of financial assistance that is subsidized or paid in whole or in part with state monies.

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CANDIDATE’S CORNER

CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Candidates Are Welcome to e-mail their announcements and a photo to Briefs at repcomm@cox.net or frostytaylor@cox.net for posting so readers can learn who the candidates are. Editor’s Note: Please keep announcement at 400 words. Longer announcements subject to editing to conform. ft.

CANDIDATE COMMENTARY

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words. If extended, they will be subject to editing. – ft

Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Moses Sanchez: Please take a moment to read my latest op-ed in the Arizona Republic: "No, I’m not a City Hall veteran, which is a strength, not a weakness. I haven’t raised property taxes, voted to Make The Pension Problem A Full-Blown Crisis, or lost millions of taxpayer dollars in the Sheraton hotel boondoggle. Electing a mayor by Elvia’s standard guarantees our city is headed for more of the same." You can read the rest of my op-ed here We already know this is going to be a tough race, as my opponents have the backing of special interest groups with lots of resources. Can I count on you to help me? Your support will be the difference in this race, so please help me

make a difference and change the status quo!

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward: This week the Senate will be fully focused on immigration. This morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said "there's no reason why we should not reach a bipartisan solution this week." I couldn't agree more... The fact is: fixing our broken immigration system should not be difficult to accomplish if legislators consider the facts and not the politics of the situation. MSNBC recent asked me about this very thing It's really quite simple. We have to...

· Build the Wall

· Eliminate the diversity lottery

· End chain-migration

· Defund Sanctuary Cities

· Implement E-Verify in workplaces

I am convinced that these items alone will provide us with the America First immigration and border security policies we desperately need. Despite the Left and their Republican Establishment allies like Sanctuary Senator Jeff Flake, I know that the vast majority of Americans agree that there can be no immigration reform without border security and the Wall. Of course, it's my hope that Congress will reach a consensus this week and agree upon a common-sense solution to secure our borders and end bad immigration policies like chain migration... but, unfortunately, I'm not expecting much. With so many “Amnesty First” Senators like Jeff Flake and John McCain, I'm just not convinced that we'll see the fixes we deserve by the weekend. In fact, part of me fears that the fake "conservatives" in the Senate could agree on a "bipartisan agreement" with the Left to make things even worse.I need your support to take my America First policies to Washington. chip in here Please take a few minutes to watch my recent appearance on MSNBC. I mentioned that Congress needs to move on only five simple things in order to fix our immigration system and secure our opens borders. Take a look right here.

US Senate candidate Kelli Ward: Reasons to be McSkeptical of Martha McSally - Rep. Martha McSally wants to be a U.S. Senator. That we know for sure. What we don’t know is if she wants to be Martha McSally. Because that person – whoever it is – keeps changing. She paints herself as the straight-talking, hard-charging former fighter pilot, but she was McSilent for the longest time when it came to giving a straight answer on running for the Senate. See ej-montini: reasons-to be skeptical-of martha-mcsally

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ELECTED OFFICIALS COMMENTARY

Congressman Andy Biggs regarding the stalled Senate deliberations on border security and immigration reform: “Today, Democrats objected to debating amendments on legislation regarding sanctuary cities. This objection came on the very first amendment offered and shows, once again, that their party is more concerned with using immigration as a political wedge. The American people gave President Trump and this Congress a mandate to build the wall and fully secure the border – and we must do just that – before considering any other immigration legislation. Because of the Senate’s lack of courage to take tough votes and their outdated filibuster rules, we have done neither. Time is running out, and all Americans will be affected by our decisions and delays.”

Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen: How to Identify Legal Plunder - "Quite simply.  See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong."  Frederic Bastiat. There are two bills that have been heating up the email and phones! SCR1016 minimum wage; sick time repeal was heard in Commerce and Public Safety Committee on Monday. This is my bill, and it would hold the minimum wage at $10.50 and repeal the sick time leave.  Wages and benefits must be between the employer and employee.  Businesses should have the freedom to determine what they can do within the confines of their business profit margin. The consequences of Prop 206 which raised the minimum wage, have been felt most by small businesses.  The Moms and Pops, small enterprises that are the backbone of rural Arizona, are feeling the consequences of the mandatory wage increases.  Some will close their doors.   As time goes on, if we don't change this law then the far-reaching consequences are that only large corporations and chain businesses will be left. Michelle D. Sims, Professor of Economics, Arizona Western College is doing her Doctorate on the effects of mandatory wage increases on small businesses.  She testified in favor of the bill.    So far, she has found that 80% of the business that she spoke with have cut the hours of their employees, 80% have increased their product prices, and 70% are only hiring experienced workers.  Donna, who has owned a small business for 40 years in Yuma, said that she will not be able to absorb the $12.00 minimum wage increase.  There is not the profit margin in her specialty shop selling candy and nuts. Ronny's 34-year-old pizza business can't compete with the pizza chains and mandatory sick time.  His employees are high school students. There were many who testified against my bill.

· One women from the Domestic Violence Coalition claimed that a low minimum wage increases domestic violence.

· Testimony was given that those businesses who could not afford the new wages were badly run businesses. 

· Much of the anti-testimony was built upon socialism and redistribution of the wealth.

My position is that government is here to protect individual rights and property rights.  We do not have a right to force businesses to pay any wage.  A higher minimum wage will not relieve poverty.  More education or workforce training will lift people out of poverty.  Lowering the cost of living would give everyone a raise!

Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen: SB 1391; schools suicide prevention training, is not my bill but was assigned to my Education Committee.  I received a great number of emails and phone calls.   I was willing to give it a hearing, but the sponsor, Senator Bowie, held the bill because it had been double assigned to the Health Committee and the Education Committee.  The chairman of Health was not going to hear the bill, which stopped the bill from moving forward.  

Teenage suicide is a tragic subject.  The bill would have mandated that school district require their teachers and administrators attend a program designed to train them to recognize signs of possible suicide tendencies in our youth.  We put tremendous pressure on our schools to be aware of, and to solve social ills that plague our society.   Once they are given this responsibility, then they also have the liability.  Title 15, which is the statute that regulates our schools, is over 3 inches thick.   Education organizations fight hard to stop any mandates that put more responsibility upon them the teachers and schools. Right now, there is nothing stopping any school district or charter from providing this type of training for their teachers.  They have local control over this issue.Early on when I was getting emails to hear this bill, I made a comment about family responsibility for this issue and was criticized.  Any issue that affects our youth, whether it be drug addiction, teen pregnancy, suicide, etc., families are the first line of defense.  My comment was not meant to be insensitive to any family who has experienced this tragedy, but was meant to include families to be educated and strengthened to deal with the challenges of our youth.  In the end, our children have their agency, and after all we do they still make choices that can break our hearts. 

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CALENDER OF EVENTS

FEB 14 – Valentine’s Day

Seven of the CD8 candidates will speak at the Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed., Feb 14 at the BriarwoodCountry Club, 20800 N. 135th Avenue in Sun City West. Check-in at 10:45 am. $20 per person, including luncheon. Reservations required and must be received by 5 pm., Sun., Feb 11. Cancellations are also due at 5 pm., Sun., Feb 11 or you will billed. Candidates available for your questions include Chad Allen, Debbie Lesko, Phil Lovas, Richard Mack, Steve Montenegro, Mark Yates and Clair Van Steenwyk. Candidate Bob Stump had to canceled due to a business trip to Washington, DC. Contact Reservation Team at arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com or call Lezlee at 602-354-5224.

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet with Susan Ellsworth, the Arizona State Director of the Phylis Schlafly Eagles, at 6:30 pm., Wed., Feb 14 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Rd, Dunlap Ave Exit off I-17.  Eagle Forum is a conservative interest group founded by Phyllis Schlafly in 1972 and is the parent organization that also includes the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund and the Eagle Forum PAC. The Eagle Forum has been primarily focused on social issues; it describes itself as pro-family and reports membership of 80,000. Others have described it as socially conservative and anti-feminist.  Ellsworth will focus on the dangerous aspects of having a Constitutional Convention of States or a Con Con.  www.grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

FEB 15

The Ahwatukee Republican Women "Chocolate & Politics" Forum with Arizona Superintendent of Public Education Candidate’s Dr Robert Branch, Jonathan Gelbart, Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs, and incumbent Supt Diane Douglas, is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thur., Feb 15 in the Club West Golf Clubhouse, 16400 14th Ave., Phx, 85045. 6 pm – social. Complimentary dessert. Cash bar. Contact: ARWomen@aol.com 602-300-4185.

The Yavapai County Republican Education Committee Precinct Committeemen meeting is scheduled at 6 pm., Thur., Feb 15 at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 E Rosser St., in Prescott with State Treasurer candidate Kimberly Lee. 5 pm – social hour. Contact: info@yavgop.org

The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Feb 15 in the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) with Leslie White, Grassroots Director of Americans for Prosperity - Arizona.  White will discuss issues before the legislature and strategies to promote smaller, more responsive government and increased economic prosperity. Friends and neighbors welcome. Admission is free but donations to help offset expenses are welcome and appreciated.  Contact:  Richard Rutkowski contact@fhteaparty.us  or www.fhteaparty.us

LD24 will meet with Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb at 7 pm., Thurs. Feb 15 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. 6:30 pm registration. Contact: Chairman – Barry Wong barry@barrywong.com

CD1 House candidate Kevin Cavanaugh and author Dinesh D’Souza have teamed up for a “Republican Revolt Against Globalism and Leftist Ideology” evening on Feb 15, 2018 at the Mesa Center for Performing Arts in Mesa. General Seating Tickets - $39. College Student Tickets - $25. VIP Reception - $500. Private Dinner With Dinesh -$2,700.

Feb 16

The Yuma County Republican’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled Fri., Feb 16 at Arizona Western College featuring Gov Doug Ducey. Contact Russ Jones (928) 580-8996 or Bonnie Knight (928) 210-0179.

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and Senator Dr. Rand Paul will hold a “Rally With Rand” between 5-7 pm., Fri, Feb 16 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 5100 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Tickets $25 & $50. Register Now

FEB 17

The Pima County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 5 pm., Sat., Feb 17, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd in Tucson. Ticket $35 includes buffet.

Tickets available at PimaGOP.org Candidate display tables - $25. Speaker – Author/historian Dr Gene Kopelson.

The Green Valley Sahuarita Republican Club’s  Annual Lincoln-Reagan Luncheon is scheduled at 11 am., Sat., Feb 17 in the Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse, 2055 Quail Crossing Blvd in Green Valley, for a discussion on “Illegal Immigration: Its Impact on Ordinary Americans” with speakers Laura Wilkinson & Paul Gosar. Lunch $45 per person, RSVP , VIP tickets are $95, which includes lunch and meeting with speakers - plus, three guests will win autographed books by Mark Levin, Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham! RSVP to Lauren (520)405-1590. Contact Kay at 520-904-9103. Repclubgvs.org

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and Congressman Dr. Rand Paul will hold a “Rally With Rand” between 5-7 pm., Sat., Fri 17 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 5100 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Tickets $25 & $50. Register Now

Riders USA Is Sponsoring A Rally Supporting The Second Amendment on Sat, Feb 17 at the Arizona State Capitol between Noon and 2 PM.  Open to the public. A motorcycle procession will start at Encanto Park and travel to the State Capitol to open the event.  Participants can register with Riders USA. More information at Riders USA's website and their Facebook page. Or email Mike Sullivan (mikeridersusa@cox.net).  The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) president Dave Kopp, has been invited to speak. Join or renew your AzCDL membership at the rally and receive a $10 discount.

The AZGOP Political Operative Training session for those wishing to work full time for the Republican party through the 2018 election cycle will be held at 9 am, Sat. Feb 17 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix. Interested party leaders can apply here

The Fountain Hills Republic Club will see a Power Point presentation Congressman David Schweikert explaining the recent two year-bi-cameral budget deal. He’ll also be sharing his thoughts on Trumps State of Union speech. FHRC meets at 9 am, Sat., Feb 17 in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Drive. Complimentary coffee and light breakfast snacks are available at 8:30 am.  GOP candidates are invited to introduce themselves and to say a few words following the program. Contact 1st VP, Program Chairman Leona Johnston, ljohnstonfh@outlook.com, 480-837-6068; 480-215-6635. Attendees will receive Fortune cookies to celebrate the Chinese New Year!  www.fountainhillsrepublicanclub.org

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SEEING RED AZ

· Jeff-Flake-Sidles-Up-To-NBC-Auditions-For-Network-Gig Hustling for work at uber-liberal CNN, likely won’t pay off as the network finds Trump bashing isn’t profitable, laying off “dozens” of employees

· AZ-US-Rep-Paul-Gosar-Is-A-Man-Of-Impeccable-Integrity

· Why-Higher-Ed-Produces-Brainwashed-Liberals

· Fearing-The-Flu, McCain-Stays-In-Cornville

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Drugs, Sex-Offender, Gang-Member, Human Smuggling Stopped At Border; Build The Wall

· Democrats-What-Do-You-Stand-For? Video

· Refugee Costs: $8.8 Billion, $80,000 Per Immigrant, Free Welfare, Medicaid Etc

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Bills Propose Proposition 301 Extension

· Secure And Succeed Act Of 2018 - Being Debated In Senate Now

· Celebrate And Protect The 2nd Amendment Rally

· GOP Senators To Introduce Bill For Path To Citizenship For 1.8m Dreamers Monday

· Sheriff Mack Calls On Steve Montenegro To “Quit Lying”

GilaWatch.com

· Chairman Morris to Payson RoundUp: No GOP "Feuding" in Gila County.

· U.S. Rep. Dr. Paul Gosar and U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward to Speak in Payson March 2.

NEWS LINKS

· If You Are A Muslim Or Illegal Alien & Don’t Like The US Or Its People, Get Out!

· Refugees Cost Taxpayers Billions To Remain In U.S.

· Democrats-Fleeing-Blue-States-Infecting-Red-States-Failed-Liberal-Disease

· Security Drags Woman From Hearing For Exposing Big Oil Bribes To Politicians

· New Federal Bill Targets Patriot Groups And Citizen Militias As Domestic Terrorists

· Cruz-The-Left-Is-Going-To-Show-Up-In-Texas-Elections

· Mass-Exodus-Underway-In California… Larges In Over A Decade

· Manhunt Launched For DACA Recipient Wanted For Murder In TX

· Feds Collect Record Taxes In First Month Under Tax Cut; Run Surplus In January

· Allen West: America’s Mandatory Spending Is Leading Us Down The Road To Ruin

· Kochs Launch $4M Campaign Against Dems In Missouri, Indiana

· Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Judge Removed Over Rape Plea Deal

· Voters Wonder Where Conservatives Are In Washington

· ICYMI: American Flag Rescued From Burning Building By Firefighters

ARIZONA

· Anti-Trump Group Seeks To Put Energy Policy On Ballot

· Moses-Sanchez; Outsider-Qualifies-Me-For Phoenix-Mayor

· Arizona Woman Wakes Up Sound Irish And British - Diagnosed With Rare Foreign Accent Syndrome

· Tribal Leaders Call On Washington To Respect Native Sovereignty

· Finchem Hopes To Extend Rio Nuevo District Funding To At Least 2035

· Arizona Legislator Kills Bill That Would Have Given Female Inmates Free Feminine Products

· A-Wolf-Attack-In-Greenlee-County-Reignites-Concerns

· Authorities Grant Stay To Undocumented Immigrant And Father Of Five Who Sought Sanctuary At Phoenix Church

· Scottsdale-Residents-Rally-Tuesday-School-Board-Fire-Superintendent-Denise-Birdwell

· Border Patrol Agent Comes To The Rescue During House Fire

· Previously Removed Convicted Rapist Apprehended By Border Patrol Agents

· Legislators Propose Tougher Laws To Stop Wrong-Way Crashes

· Facial Recognition Technology “Key” To Arresting Goodyear Resident

· Huachuca City Woman Gets Prison For Assault On Federal Officer

· Yuma County Supervisors Appoint Dunn To Replace Shooter In LD13

· Cartel Drug Courier Convicted Of Transporting 5,368 Heroin Pills

· BP Canine Team Discovers Meth Bundles In Truck Fenders

· Pile Burns Continue On South Side Of Williams Ranger District

· Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Issues Notice Of Sex Offender Address

WHITE HOUSE/TRUMP

· White House Releases 55-Page, $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

· Tracking Trump: Trumps Net Approval Rating

· Pence: US Open To Talking To North-Korea

· WH: ‘If Anyone Is Publishing Or Putting Out Classified Information, It’s Members Of The Press, Not The White House’

· Kellyanne Conway: Trump Has ‘Full Faith’ In Chief Of Staff John Kelly; Not Actively Searching For Replacements’

· Chuck Grassley Zeroes In On Clinton Connection To Trump Dossier - New Details

· Minnesota State Senators Want To Spend $18,000,000 Of Taxpayer Money On “Somali Community Development”

· Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Allows State And Local Governments To Make Decisions, Reduces Red Tape

· Glenn On DACA Deal: ‘Trump Was Left Cleaning Up Obama’s Illegal Mess’

OBAMA

· Obama Painter Kehinde Wiley Known For Portraying Black Heroines Decapitating White Women

· Michelle And Barack Obama Struggle To Smile After Their Official [Horrible] Portraits Unveil – This Was Bad, Even If They Deserved It…

· Congress

· Feinstein Flashback: ‘Day When America Could Be The Welfare State For Mexico Is Gone’

· Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'I Found An Odd And Disturbing Email From Susan Rice...'

FBI/CIA/DOJ/IRS

· FBI Director Blows Hole In White House Rob Porter Explanation

· FBI Director Hails The Professionalism Of His Agency; No Evidence Of Political Bias

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Media-Attacks-Israel-In-Front-Of-General-Mattis-Bad-Idea-What-He-Said-Next-Left-The-Media-Slack-Jawed

· Troops-Would-Get-2.6%-Pay-Raise-In 2019-Under-Trump-Budget

· Everything You Need To Know About Trump's 2019 Budget Request

· US-Army Going Old School With Training After Too Many Recruits Act 'Entitled'

· To Make Way For Future Bomber, AF Plans To Retire B-1, B-2 In 2030s

· Army Requests 4K More Soldiers; Boost In Missile, Artillery Stockpile

· Dale Beatty, Who Lost His Legs But Helped Hundreds Of Veterans, Dies

· Massive Navy Budget Request Includes Only Modest Shipbuilding Bump

· Air Force Kills Jstars Upgrade

· Feds: Military Impersonator Used Helicopter To Impress Woman

· US Military Adds More Than 4,000 Names To Gun Ban List

· Armed Vet, Facing Eviction Over Service Dogs, Shot To Death By Police

· Air Force Wants To Add 4,700 Airmen; Buy More F-35s, Drones

· Navy's 30-Year Plan Charts Course To 355 Ships By 2050s

· Coast Guard Budget Would Fund 1st New Heavy Icebreaker In 40 Years

· Marines Double Himars Spending, Get Manpower Boost In Budget Request

REFUGEES

· Refugees Cost Taxpayers Billions To Remain In U.S.

ILLEGALS

· Rep. Mo Brooks: Lawmakers-Who-Harbor-Illegals Are Complicit In Their Crimes…

MEDIA

· 'Dreamer' Tells Tucker Carlson U.S. Is HIS Country - Tucker SHUT Him UP With Just 6 Words

· Watch: Media Asks Sarah Sanders About Leaking Classified Information - Her Response Left The Room SILENT

· Washington Post, CNN, NPR, PBS All Praise Murderous North Korea And Its Slave State Leaders

WAR ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

· Taxpayers-Shell-$175K-Brave-Cop-Fired-Dept-Refusing-Kill-Man After A Heroic Cop Did The Right Thing And Chose Not To Kill A Suicidal Father, He Was Fired For Preserving Life. Now The Taxpayers Are Being Held Responsible For The Murderous Wishes Of The Department.

· NFL Player Who Protested Police Violence, Anthem Arrested For Domestic Violence

CLINTONS

· How Hillary Covered Up Sex Crimes With A 15-Year-Old During Her Campaign Run

EDUCATION

· Failing Professor Reveals What’s Wrong With Education Establishment

· Federal-Judge-Strikes-CAIR-Hamas-Reference-From San Diego Suit

· California’s Ramona High-School-Students-Ban-National-Anthem-At Pep-Rallies

· Duluth, MN School-Drops-Beloved-Literary-Classics-Oppressive-Language

INTERNATIONAL

· British Prison Inmates Face Forced Conversion To Islam

· Soros-Behind-Plot-To Trap-Nation-Globalist-Bureaucracy Soros’ Cash Found… WHERE!?

· American-Fighter-Jets-Take-Russian-Tank-Syria-Citing

· Criminologist-Says-Italian-Teen-Butchered-By-Nigerian-Migrant-Could-Have-Been-Eaten

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