VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 24  |  JUNE 15, 2016

By Linda Bentley | June 15, 2016

Jury finds Minuteman co-founder Simcox guilty of child molestation

Had Simcox not been acquitted of those three sexual conduct charges, he would be facing a mandatory life sentence without parole

PHOENIX – On Wednesday, June 8, a Maricopa County Superior Court jury found Chris Simcox, 55, guilty of two counts of child molestation, a class 2 felony, and one count of furnishing obscene material to a minor, a class 4 felony.

The victim, who was 5 years old at the time, was a playmate of Simcox’s two young daughters, one of which also accused Simcox of molesting her.

By Linda Bentley | June 15, 2016

Oregonian celebrates gender dysphoria after judge’s ruling

‘I have effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities’

PORTLAND, Ore. – Last Friday, Multnomah County, Ore. Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn ordered the sex of Portland resident Jamie Shupe to be changed from female to non-binary.

Shupe, 52, was born a male and served 18 years in the army, retiring as a sergeant in 2000.

Suffering from gender dysphoria, Shupe decided at the age of 49 to transition to becoming female via hormone therapy.

By Linda Bentley | June 15, 2016

States face challenges in detecting SNAP fraud

‘SNAP recipient fraud can undermine the integrity of the program and the public’s
confidence in the program’

WASHINGTON – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) provided testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Interior, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding development of enhanced detection tools and reporting to combat recipient fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.

June 15, 2016

Babeu: Voters deserve political discourse, not supression

CASA GRANDE – Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu chastised the Arizona Democratic Party and one of his congressional challengers for considering an attempt to remove candidates from the Congressional District 1 field.

Democrats and their allies pulled the signatures of several CD1 Republican candidates, including Sen. Carlyle Begay, former Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Navajo businessman Shawn Redd. A supporter of Gary Kiehne also pulled the nomination signatures for several candidates.

June 15, 2016

California proposes Obamacare for illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON, DC – If lawmakers in California have their way, the doors will open wider for illegal aliens.  Legislators in that state have passed a measure that would use an Affordable Care Act loophole to open its Obamacare Exchanges to undocumented immigrants.

"If liberal Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill into law, California would become the first and only state in the nation to invite illegals to sign up for subsidized healthcare.  And, it would tempt other so-called 'socially responsible' states to follow suit," according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.  

June 15, 2016 | Kerry Picket

Astorino: Trump will stop Obamazoning of your neighborhood

WESTCHESTER, New York — Donald Trump told Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino he will discontinue the Housing and Urban Development regulation that allows the federal government to dictate local and state zoning laws.

June 15, 2016

Big Brother is watching

FBI Expanding Abilities to Monitor Internet Activity?

In what is potentially one of the most explosive changes in the internet era, FBI Director James B. Coney is lobbying Congress to amend the surveillance law to give the FBI authority to have access to a person’s internet browsing history without a warrant in terrorism and spy cases. Meanwhile, Facebook, Google and Yahoo have sent a joint letter to Congress saying surveillance laws do NOT apply to web browsing records.

June 15, 2016

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents foil weekend smuggling at I-8 checkpoint

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint thwarted two smuggling attempts resulting in arrests for alien and narcotics smuggling this past weekend.

Agents arrested a male U.S. citizen who attempted to smuggle four illegal aliens. The man tried to avoid inspection by circumventing the checkpoint through Dome Valley on Friday morning.

June 15, 2016

Support for Katko amendment to stop IRS intimidation

FAIRFAX, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning issued the following statement in support of an amendment to the Department of Treasury appropriations bill that prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from hiring outside individuals or firms to take sworn testimony, or to conduct examination work involving confidential taxpayer information:

"Representative John Katko's proposed amendment to the Department of Treasury appropriations bill rolls back an IRS regulation that further weaponizes that agency's ability to intimidate companies or individuals, and must be included into the bill.