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  • Flake/Durbin/Gardner Plan: Amnesty for Millions or Shut Down Governmen

    01/20/2018 8:24:41 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2018 | John Binder
    An expansive amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens, being led by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his Democrat and Republican establishment allies, would annually give U.S. citizenship to 25,000 foreigners with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The Gang of Six amnesty plan is being pushed by Flake, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The pro-open borders Senators want to see the amnesty slipped into a spending bill that would fund the federal government, threatening a shutdown if it is not included. Despite being told by...
  • Arizona Pro-Life rally attracts hundreds of participants

    Hundreds gathered at the Arizona state capitol in support of pro-life. Valley community leaders, such as Governor Doug Ducey and Pam Tebow, Tim Tebow's mother, took part in Saturday's event hoping for a change.
  • Jeff Flake Blames Trump and McConnell for Bringing Government to Brink of Shutdown

    01/19/2018 6:33:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2018 | Andrew Desiderio
    As Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) break from President Donald Trump intensifies, the outspoken lawmaker appears headed for another intra-GOP face-off—with the leader of his party in the Senate. After a marathon session on Thursday night, Flake emerged from the Senate chamber frustrated with his Republican colleagues, in particular Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). After listening to McConnell and his Democratic counterpart, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), trade barbs over a stopgap spending bill to fund the government through Friday, Flake had decided it was better to side with Schumer and the Democrats on a key dispute over government funding.
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 237 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • McCain Associate Who Handled Dossier Asks Judge To Seal Deposition

    01/18/2018 12:48:43 PM PST · by mojito · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/2018 | Chuck Ross
    <p>David Kramer, a former State Department official and former director at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, filed a motion in federal court in Florida asking a judge for a protective order to block the public release of his deposition.</p>
  • The 80 Questions White House Reporters Asked Dr. Ronny Jackson About Donald Trump’s Health

    01/18/2018 10:03:26 AM PST · by DFG · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/17/2018 | Charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump’s military doctor Dr. Ronny Jackson conducted a physical exam of the president’s health and although the results were “excellent,” he answered questions about the president’s health at the White House press briefing on Tuesday. Dr. Jackson stood at the podium and answered questions from reporters for over 50 minutes, reassuring them that the president was healthy, he did not wear dentures, he did not have heart disease, and was mentally fit for duty. Here are the 80 questions that were asked.
  • Flake: Obsessed, Consumed and Lost in Hate

    01/18/2018 10:48:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Robert Graham
    Soft spoken, thoughtful and a principled leader were words that were sometimes used to describe Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. As a congressman, Flake built a reputation as a fiscally conservative republican, free market activist and a representative who was watery on immigration enforcement. Although most Arizonans did not stand with the Senator with regards to his position on immigration, his reputation as a fiscal conservative offered the general voting public definition and a path to what some would constitute his values and principles. Thus, helping him to be elected and reelected. Today, his reputation has eroded into what some would...
  • Committee votes to raise required liability insurance

    01/18/2018 6:04:10 AM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Rebuffing claims it will harm some low-income individuals, a Senate panel agreed Tuesday to increase the amount of liability insurance that motorists must purchase to drive on Arizona roads. The 6-1 vote by members of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Technology came over the objections of Sen. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, who said the more extensive coverage will increase costs. "There are a lot of folks that live paycheck to paycheck,'' he said. "There are people out there right now that are faced with either a permanent or temporary situation where they have to choose between paying the...
  • AZ Sen candidate: Your “clean DACA bill” isn’t happening (video)

    01/16/2018 11:50:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Major news outlets are already sounding the alarm about a possible government shutdown, assuming that a “clean” DACA bill is the hill that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to die on this week. This may be a real option in their minds, or perhaps it’s just a game of brinksmanship to see what they can get out of President Trump and the GOP leadership. But either way, a flat amnesty package with nothing in return isn’t just “a Trump thing.” The majority of the Republicans aren’t warming up to the idea either. This seems particularly true of Arizona Congresswoman...
  • Newly Released Arizona Crime Data Just Shattered a Key Liberal Narrative on Immigration

    01/16/2018 8:30:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Liberal narratives don’t die easily, but when they do the fall can often be hard and fast. Consider the “myth of the noble illegal immigrant,” an insistence by a Left longing for more Democratic votes and an Establishment Right longing for more cheap labor that illegal immigrants are uber-law-abiding - indeed, are the most law-abiding among us, so law-abiding, in fact, that they could easily teach us Americans something about how to law abide, or something. My Townhall column last month, entitled, “The 'Big Lie' Starts to Crumble as Feds Release Immigrant Crime Data,“ apparently caused an inkling of a stir...
  • The race for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat just got interesting yet again

    01/15/2018 4:45:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 143 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The question of who will be the next senator from Arizona, replacing Jeff Flake, is looking less clear than ever this week. For quite a while now it had been looking like Dr. Kelli Ward might have a fairly clear shot at it. She’s the same Tea Party candidate who had been trying to replace John McCain and has quite a following in conservative circles. But now two new flies have dropped into the ointment. In only a week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congresswoman Martha McSally have entered the fray. And the initial polling of this new alignment shows that...
  • Jeff Flake: ‘In no way’ comparing Trump to Stalin

    01/15/2018 1:47:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Sen. Jeff Flake said Monday that his upcoming speech was “in no way” comparing President Trump and former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. “Joseph Stalin was a killer. Our president is not,” Mr. Flake, Arizona Republican, explained in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. He emphasized the non-comparison in a subsequent tweet with a link to the article.
  • Jeff Flake Compares Trump to Joseph Stalin

    01/14/2018 4:21:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 124 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) compared President Donald J. Trump’s animus towards the media to totalitarian dictator Joseph Stalin's propaganda on ABC News' ‘This Week’.While discussing a series of speeches the soon-to-be-retired Senator will be giving over the next few weeks, host George Stephanopoulos read aloud an excerpt from one.  STEPHANOPOULOS: We’ve gotten some excerpts of what you’re planning to say, taking on the president’s comments about calling the press the enemy of the people. And I just want to read a portion of what we’ve had.It’s a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses...
  • Flake to denounce Trump media attacks as Stalinist in Senate Speech

    01/14/2018 2:04:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 99 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1-14-2017 | Kasie Hunt and Kendall Breitman
    Sen. Jeff Flake is planning to slam President Donald Trump's attacks on the press on the Senate floor this week in a speech that will compare the president's use of the term "enemy of the people" to describe the media to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. "When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him 'fake news,' it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press," Flake, R-Ariz., will say, according to excerpts of the speech provided to NBC News. Trump called the media the "enemy of the people" in a February...
  • McSally makes it official - she's running for senate

    01/13/2018 6:50:17 AM PST · by SandRat · 64 replies
    Print Save TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Martha McSally made it official on Friday: She’s running for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat. McSally, 51, made the announcement at the Tucson Jet Center near Tucson International Airport this morning, then took off in a World War II-era two-seater training plane headed to Phoenix and Prescott to deliver the same message. “I don't sit quietly and I don't scare easily. When I make promises, I don't interpret them loosely,” McSally told about 200 people, including a strong contingent of veterans. “Should I take an oath as your senator, raising my right hand again, you...
  • Fusion GPS Admits They Used John McCain to Pass Anti-Trump Dossier to Obama-Era Intel Agencies

    01/10/2018 7:20:00 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 163 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/10/18 | Aaron Klein
    EILAT, Israel — The founders of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted that they helped the researcher hired to compile the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump to share the document with Sen. John McCain. The goal of providing the dossier to McCain, the Fusion GPS founders explained, was to pass the information contained in the questionable document to the U.S. intelligence community under the Obama administration.
  • The impact of illegal aliens on crime rates

    01/12/2018 7:18:12 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    Using newly released detailed data on all prisoners who entered the Arizona state prison from January 1985 through June 2017, we are able to separate non-U.S. citizens by whether they are illegal or legal residents. This data do not rely on self-reporting by criminals. Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans.
  • McSally: Clean DACA bill ‘not happening’

    01/11/2018 10:58:13 AM PST · by yoe · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2018 | Sally Persons
    "Accuses Democrats of ‘trying to hold our budget negotiations hostage’ over issue"Video......(Rep. Martha McSally) that Democrats’ continued push for a so-called “clean” DACA bill is a non-starter for House Republicans. “It’s not happening,” Ms. McSally, Arizona Republican, said on Fox News.he said Democrats are pushing for a deal that just protects recipients of the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals without any additional reforms to the immigration system, and are willing to hold up the upcoming budget deadline. “They are trying to hold our budget negotiations hostage to this issue and it’s our military that is suffering the most,”...
  • Will Sheriff Joe Be the Next Roy Moore?

    01/11/2018 8:03:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/10/2018 | By Theodore Kupfer
    Joe Arpaio, the infamous former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., announced on Tuesday that he is running for the Senate seat soon to be left open by retiring Republican senator Jeff Flake. Before Arpaio entered the race, the dynamics of the GOP primary seemed straightforward enough: In the populist lane was Kelli Ward, who enjoyed endorsements from the likes of Steve Bannon and Sean Hannity; Representative Martha McSally was set to fill the other lane, earning the support of Mitch McConnell and his political allies. If a third candidate entered, it was expected to be former state GOP chairman...
  • Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

    01/09/2018 10:07:52 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 9, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Republican Joe Arpaio, a close ally of President Trump and former sheriff known for his provocative approach to combatting illegal immigration, is running for Senate in Arizona. The 85-year-old Arpaio could shake up the late August Republican primary in a critical open-seat race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. Trump pardoned Arpaio last summer, sparing the former sheriff jail time after he was convicted of ignoring a federal court order in a racial-profiling case. The polarizing yet iconic former Maricopa County sheriff, beloved by many conservatives for his hawkish immigration policies, presents an alternative to the unimpressive Kelli Ward...