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  • A Most Dangerous Condition with Judge Roy Moore

    11/20/2017 9:16:41 AM PST · by Baynative · 79 replies
    Redoubt news ^ | 11/19/17 | Jim Boyer
    While most of the focus is on the media's “shiny object”, Judge Roy Moore and the contentious senate race in Alabama, a very dangerous statement has been tossed out by Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. With the support of Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Todd Young of Indiana, Gardner has put forth the idea that if Judge Roy Moore wins the election in Alabama the senate should expel him because he does not meet the moral and ethical standards of the senate.
  • Trump Tears Into Flake Over His Hot Mic Comment

    11/20/2017 7:33:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | November 20, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump slammed Sen. Jeff Flake Sunday over comments he made during a hot mic moment.“Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on “mike” saying bad things about your favorite President,” Trump tweeted. “He’ll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is “toast.” Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on “mike” saying bad things about your favorite President. He’ll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is...
  • Trump insults Arizona senator as 'Flake(y)'

    11/19/2017 7:42:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2017 7:19 PM EST
    … Flake was caught on an open microphone Friday saying the GOP is “toast” if the party follows Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. It was not a surprising sentiment given Flake’s previous criticism of Trump. In a Sunday night tweet, Trump fired back: “Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on “mike” saying bad things about your favorite President. He’ll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is ‘toast.’” …
  • Jeff Flake: 'No doubt' I'd support a Democrat over Roy Moore

    11/13/2017 3:36:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2017 | Al Weaver
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Monday that he would vote for Democrat Doug Jones over Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama special election for Senate and would support expelling Moore if he wins. “I don’t think it will get to that,” Flake said regarding expulsion. “But if it does, yes.”
  • [Jeff] Flake on hot mic: GOP 'toast' if we become the party of Trump, Moore

    11/18/2017 2:31:09 PM PST · by Hadean · 54 replies ^ | Nov. 18, 2017 | John Bowden
    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) was caught on a hot mic Saturday warning that the Republican Party will be "toast" if it becomes the party of President Trump and Roy Moore. At a tax-reform event in Arizona on Saturday, Flake was caught on a live microphone by ABC affiliate KNXV bashing the president in a conversation with Mesa Mayor John Giles, a friend of Flake's. "If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast," Flake is overheard saying.
  • NeverTrumper Jeff Flake Was Foreign Lobbyist Working For Uranium Firm With Ties to Iran

    11/19/2017 12:40:50 PM PST · by · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 19, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Since announcing he will not seek re-election in 2018, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is on a warpath against President Trump. While Flake is lamenting President Trump's rhetoric and nationalist, populist policies, it's important to remember the Arizona lawmaker has a checkered past as a foreign lobbyist who worked for a uranium mining firm with ties to Iran. Yahoo News reports: [Flake] came back to Washington [from Namibia] in 1990 and launched a consulting firm, Interface Public Affairs; he signed up the Rossing uranium mine, one of the new nation's economic drivers, as a client. Flake signed on as the mine's...
  • Mesa, AZ Mayor Caught on Hot Mic Encouraging Jeff Flake to Run Against ‘Idiot’ Trump in 2020...

    11/18/2017 6:31:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Politistick ^ | 11/17/17
    Outgoing establishment RINO Jeff Flake appeared in Mesa, Arizona — the city that in 2014 was rated the “most conservative big city in America,” on Friday to speak at a town hall event. But the real fireworks came after Flake spoke when he was caught on a hot mic in a conversation with Republican Mesa Mayor John Giles, who was encouraging Flake to run for the presidency in 2020 against “idiot” President Donald Trump “just for fun.”
  • Deported Gangster in Murder Plot Worked in Colorado City that Wouldn’t Hire Police Chief for...

    11/16/2017 10:07:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 16, 2017
    A previously deported illegal immigrant gang member charged with attempted murder and kidnapping this month was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Ft. Collins, a northern Colorado sanctuary city that ousted a finalist for police chief over his support of immigration enforcement. Judicial Watch blew the scandal open in September and is embroiled in a public records saga with Ft. Collins officials for documents surrounding the selection process and abrupt elimination of a respected veteran law enforcement official with impressive credentials. Ft. Collins is trying to keep records secret by asserting that the “material is so candid or personal that public...
  • Panel talks ‘moral injury’ vets have

    11/16/2017 6:16:06 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Fraser Allan Best Cronkite News
    WASHINGTON – Brad Allenby remembers being an Army officer during the Vietnam era and watching fellow soldiers return from the war suffering from trauma from what they had experienced there – trauma made worse by their reception at home. “They come home to a society that calls them ‘baby killers’ and spits on them . . . with the result that we exacerbated moral injury that they might have suffered on the battlefield,” Allenby, now a professor at Arizona State University, said Monday. The “moral injury” Allenby referred to is a broad term used to describe the negative impact war...
  • McCain: Roy Moore ‘Should Not Be a United States Senator’

    11/15/2017 5:23:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14, 2017 | Pam Key
    On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) addressed the sexual misconduct accusations leveled against former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. McCain said, “We have to find out whether the people of Alabama choose him or not. Then you explore the various options. ” He added, “But he should not be a United States senator.”
  • Leadership self forgiveness

    11/14/2017 5:07:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Dr. Maria Church
    Because forgiveness is a state of being, action is then required to move into that place. Like so many other lessons, avoiding forgiveness is not a static exercise. The resultant anger that follows a confrontation leads to judgment, “He was so mean, disrespectful or vindictive when he did that to me,” or “She is so arrogant that she didn’t even realize she hurt me.” Judgment leads to blame, and blame leads to resentment. Resentment is unresolved anger and it hurts us in many ways, manifesting in stress-related illness, anxiety or depression. Resentment hardens our hearts and paves a pathway to...
  • Pay Attention to the Arizona Governor’s Race

    11/13/2017 5:47:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 13, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    With all due respect to Senator Jeff Flake’s recent surrender to prevailing populist political winds, and the reasonable assumption that Senator John McCain would face stiff headwinds if he was up for reelection this year, Republican Governor Doug Ducey also has big problems on the horizon as he seeks reelection in 2018. Sure, conventional wisdom could lead one to believe a Koch Brothers’ favorite with all the trappings and advantages of power (including millions of dollars in expected fundraising and independent expenditures) could not be defeated in the historically red state of Arizona. However, like the 2016 election, the 2018...
  • Bill Gates Firm buys AZ land for $80 Mil to create futuristic metropolis

    11/12/2017 7:14:05 PM PST · by luv2ski · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2017
    A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.” Arizona-based Belmont Partners, one of Gates’ investment firms, purchased close to 25,000 acres of land in Tonopah, around 50 miles west of Phoenix, to create a “smart city” called Belmont, KPNX reported.
  • Goddard pushing bill to ban ‘dark money’

    11/11/2017 6:44:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX – A former state attorney general wants Arizonans to vote to constitutionally ban anonymous donations from political campaigns. Terry Goddard is crafting a "right to know'' initiative that would guarantee in the state constitution that voters are entitled to know who is trying to sway their votes on who to elect for everything from statewide offices to school board members. The measure, which Goddard hopes to put to voters a year from now, also would impose the same requirements on those pushing future ballot measures. Campaign consultant Bob Grossfeld said the effort starts with redefining for voters exactly what...
  • Robocalls can’t come to the phone right now FCC examines automated callers

    11/11/2017 6:14:57 AM PST · by SandRat · 55 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    SIERRA VISTA — Unsolicited automated phone calls are a top source of complaint for the Federal Communications Commission, which is way the government agency is trying to enact new restrictions in order to protect consumers. A proposal brought forth by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai last month would allow voice service providers to block certain calls that “falsely appear” to be unable to make outgoing or taking incoming calls, according to an October FCC fact sheet. The commission estimated that U.S. consumers received more than 2.4 billion automated calls per month in 2016, many of which included a caller with a...
  • McSally’s chances Flakes’ seat could open primary fight

    11/10/2017 7:58:21 AM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Isaac Windes and Joel T. Vernile Cronkite News
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, told House colleagues that she will run next year for the seat being vacated by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, setting the stage for what could be a fractious primary fight with Kelli Ward. Flake announced last month that he would not seek re-election because he did not think he could win a GOP primary without resorting to the sort of incivil politics he said is causing Washington gridlock. That left the field to Ward, a vocal Trump supporter who ran unsuccessfully against Sen. John McCain in 2016. Political analysts say McSally — with...
  • Iranian nuclear scientist recounts 'CIA abduction'

    07/14/2010 11:24:46 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/14/2010 | Richard Spencer
    Mr Amiri, 32, said he was seized and spirited from the country after being offered a lift while walking towards a mosque. He gave his account before flying home to Iran on Wednesday after taking refuge at the Iranian Interests Section of the Pakistani embassy in Washington earlier this week. The US state department has insisted he was in the US of his own free will but Mr Amiri said he was kidnapped by secret agents in Medina, Islam's second holiest city, in May last year. "A white van stopped in front of me... They told me in Farsi that...

    11/06/2017 6:03:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 66 replies
    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) ^ | Nov 06 2017 | Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
    Washington, D.C. ­– The office of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today: “Senator McCain was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend for a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, as well as for other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer therapy. Senator McCain has returned to work in the Senate and will be wearing a walking boot until his injured tendon is fully healed.” ###
  • Sen. Jeff Flake Tells ABC's 'The View': I Couldn’t Win an Election By Telling the Truth

    11/06/2017 2:18:30 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies ^ | 12:26 pm, November 6th, 2017 | by Joe DePaolo |
    The View welcomed Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to the table on Monday. As expected, the outgoing Senator received plaudits from the anti-President Donald Trump–View panel, and a warm reception from the largely progressive-leaning studio audience in the wake of his dramatic speech bashing Trump on the Senate floor. After the hospitable greeting, Flake dropped some harsh truth — talking about the state of the Republican party, and the reason he’s not running to retain his seat. “I felt that I could not run the kind of race I would need to run to be competitive,” Flake said. “I could not...
  • Sen. McCain treated at Walter Reed for torn Achilles tendon

    11/06/2017 12:53:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 109 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 6, 2017 | By RICHARD LARDNER
    Sen. John McCain's office says he suffered a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon and was treated over the weekend at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. A statement from his office says the 81-year-old Arizona Republican also was treated for "other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer therapy." McCain is in his sixth Senate term and has brain cancer. McCain was limping badly last week. The statement says he's back at work and will wear a walking boot until his injured tendon is fully healed.