VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 9   |  MARCH 2, 2016

By Linda Bentley | MARCH 2, 2016

What does 2016 herald for DFL and censorship?

CAVE CREEK – On Jan. 14, Dr. Steve Carol, author and retired professor with a Ph.D. in history specializing in the Middle East, held a speaking engagement at Desert Foothills Library (DFL) titled “What does 2016 Herald for the Middle East and for the United States?” as a tie-in with the release of his newest book: “Understanding the Volatile and Dangerous Middle East.

The 998-page paperback book is available on Amazon.com for just under $60 or $27.99 for the Kindle version.

By Linda Bentley | MARCH 2, 2016

Bill pending to declare Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Hassan al-Banna’s book taught jihad as an obligation from Allah on every Muslim that cannot be ignored or evaded

WASHINGTON – Last week, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 3892, the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015, to call on the State Department to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group.

The bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., was voted out of committee with a 17-10 party-line vote and is expected to go before the full House for a vote.

By Linda Bentley | MARCH 2, 2016

Canadian sentenced for smuggling dinosaur fossils from China

‘Paleontologists are cautious about a sample obtained from fossil smugglers’

TUCSON – Last week Jun Yang, 36, a resident of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to five years of probation and a $25,000 fine after pleading guilty last year to illegally removing dinosaur and egg fossils from China, which he smuggled in shipping containers to the United States.

Yang, president of Arctic Products, Inc., was attempting to sell a Psittacosaurus fossil for $15,000 and 16 Hadrosaur egg fossils for $450 apiece during the 2015 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.

Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center to benefit from Arizona Gives Day

CAVE CREEK, Arizona – The Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center will benefit from Arizona Gives Day, a powerful 24-hour online giving experience that unites Arizonans around causes they believe in. Arizona Gives Day is April 5. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a great way for non-profits to connect to the larger community.

MARCH 2, 2016

Fiesta Days announces David Kimmerle as 2016 CCFDR Parade Grand Marshal

“We are pleased to announce our 2016 CCFDR Parade Grand Marshal as Mr. David Kimmerle, of Sanderson Ford.  Sanderson Ford is our Presenting Sponsor for both the Pro Rodeo and the Concert this year and we couldn’t think of any better way to honor them for their support,” said Robbie Hall, CCFDR Parade Chairperson.

MARCH 2, 2016

Sens. Kirk and Collins called on to join the GOP in Supreme Court fight

FAIRFAX, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement urging Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to stand with their party in the U.S. Senate against President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination:

“Our nation faces its greatest internal divide in more than 100 years, and the Supreme Court’s current composition reflects that division. Many of the issues that will define the next century are likely to be decided by whoever is the next member of the Supreme Court, and it is fitting that the American people should have a say in that process.

MARCH 2, 2016

SmarterSafer urges Reps. Sinema and Schweikert to back proposal to expand consumer choice on flood insurance

35,000 Arizona homeowners could benefit from congressional flood insurance proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — SmarterSafer.org, a national coalition of taxpayer advocates, environmental groups, insurance interests, housing organizations and mitigation advocates urged Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and David Schweikert to back a proposal that expands consumer choice on flood insurance. 

Joseph Bast | President | The Heartland Institute | MARCH 2, 2016

Heartland Institute joins coalition telling Congress to reject a carbon tax

The Heartland Institute has joined the American Energy Alliance and 21 other free-market and conservative groups as signatories to a letter in support of a resolution by Majority House Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) in opposition to a carbon tax. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released a budget that included imposing a $10.25 carbon tax on every barrel of oil.

MARCH 2, 2016

Sen. Mike Lee offers bill to end net neutrality

FAIRFAX, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement urging members of the U.S. Senate to cosponsor legislation by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that will bring an end to so-called net neutrality regulations by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

"Sen. Mike Lee once again shows his commitment to reining the Obama administrative state's regulatory onslaught and stranglehold on the U.S. economy.  Lee's offering a bill that will repeal FCC's so-called net neutrality regulations and prohibits the Commission from issuing any similar regulations until such time that Congress authorizes it to act is the exact kind of application of Congress' Article One responsibilities that all members of Congress should follow.