Must see TV: AZ AG debate Sun. July 20, 5:30 pm

July 20, 2014

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This brief preview of “Politics Unplugged” gives a hint of the tone of the debate between conservative Attorney General Tom Horne and challenger, Mark Brnovich, recruited by establishment power brokers.  Sticking to his script, Brnovich talks about “allegations,” and continually talks over Attorney General Tom Horne.

In this TV 3 clip, Horne asks Brnovich, who has referred to himself as a “principled conservative,” why he “contributed to Pete Rios, the leading left-wing champion of illegal immigration, who actually had a bill to give licenses to illegals.” Brnovich refused to answer, saying “Tom doesn’t have anything else,“ and calling the charge “a red herring,” but never denying it. In fact, Brnovich was listed as a “top contributor” on this Project Vote Smart list.

Clumsily misgauging his audience, Brnovich touts the endorsement he received from Republicrat Gov. Jan Brewer —- which most conservatives would run from given her Medicaid Expansion —- falling in line with Obamacare, her veto of the mischaracterized SB 1062 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and push for a statewide sales tax hike in the worst economy in decades.

Watch the entire program this evening, Sunday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. on 3TV (or 1003 HD Cable). Mobile users click here

If you missed it, Channel 3 has you covered.  The entire Attorney General debate can be seen here.

 

 


AZ AG Horne blasts ACLU for defending I.D. theft for illegals

July 15, 2014

Arizona Attorney General is working on behalf of the citizens of the state of AZ

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne recently issued a statement criticizing the American Civil Liberties Union for filing a lawsuit —- Puente Arizona —- against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others, which would seek to render unconstitutional Arizona’s law creating the crime of aggravated identity theft for stealing another person’s identity for the purpose of obtaining employment.

Shockingly the radically leftwing ACLU wants to make an exception to the statute for those in the United States illegally.

Horne stated: “We have been working hard to fight identity theft, a serious problem in Arizona, and the idea that laws to fight this problem are unconstitutional is absurd.”

The Attorney General said, “My office works hand in hand with the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition, which is dedicated to creating public awareness about identity theft and training law enforcement officers on how best to respond to identity theft victims.”

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office’s role in the coalition is to promote cooperation among members, create and maintain training materials, outreach tools, and victim assistance services to better serve identity theft victims.

Help Tom Horne continue the crucial fight to protect Arizona’s citizens.

 


AZ Political feeding frenzies — past is prologue

July 11, 2014

Even the far-left AZ Republic realizes and exposes Bill Montgomery’s arrogant conflict of interest in conducting an investigation into AG  Horne while Montgomery is campaigning for his opponent

The current feeding frenzy encompassing Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne being whipped into a lather by the media and the GOP establishment brings to mind the obscene removal of Gov. Evan Mecham in 1988.

The two men stand unified in a single aspect —– being conservative Republicans, of the stripe the liberal media love to hate.

From the day he was sworn in as governor there was a multi-pronged campaign to bring Mecham down. The issue that grew legs? The trusty fallback of allegations of campaign finance law violations. A simultaneous recall, impeachment and criminal trial were hurled at the governor by the political elite, who saw it as an imperative that at least one of the efforts would stick.  He was indicted by a state grand jury on six felony charges of fraud, perjury, and filing false documents alleging he concealed a $350,000 campaign loan.

Ultimately he was impeached after only 15 months in office and replaced by a Democrat. The jubilation from the left was unrestrained. Two months after his impeachment, Mecham was acquitted in criminal court of all six felony counts of violating campaign finance laws. But such facts or any others supporting his denials of wrongdoing were inconsequential.  The damage had been done and the conservative was gone. The recall never came to fruition.

Fast forward to 2014, and only the cast of characters has changed. The daily reports that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is launching an investigation into alleged campaign violations by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. This action is reminiscent of a previous County Attorney targeting political opponents. That County Attorney has since been disbarred.

The fact that Montgomery not only has endorsed Horne’s challenger —- a kindred McCain ally —- but helped recruit him, marginalizes Montgomery’s credibility even further. Although an endorsement quote remains on the challenger’s campaign website, the video featuring Montgomery praising him has been mysteriously removed. 

Horne addressed Montgomery’s investigation in this statement:

“It is no secret that Bill Montgomery has been a political enemy for a long time. If an investigation is taking place, there is a serious conflict with his involvement. Having his subordinates do the investigation, rather than conflicting it out, is no solution because they know what their boss wants — as does all of Arizona. Any involvement that MCAO has is a serious ethical violation and abuse of power by Bill Montgomery and his subordinates.”

In an editorial today, Montgomery is strongly chastised for his duplicity by none other than the leftwing Arizona Republic —- no friend of conservative Tom Horne.

Columnist Robert Robb has referred to Bill Montgomery as a statewide “Kingmaker,” endorsing candidates far and wide. It doesn’t take a clairvoyant to realize he will be calling in his chips when that much grander political perch he covets finally opens.

In clearing Horne earlier this year, independent law judge Tammy Eigenheer made note of the fact that the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office acknowledged it had no knowledge or evidence as to the content of phone conversations or the circumstances surrounding e-mails, and instead drew inferences that Horne illegally coordinated with an independent expenditure committee during his 2010 campaign.

Horne is also in the sights of the so-called Clean Elections Commission, intent on joining in the foray although he is not a publicly funded candidate. In fact even in the face of the outrageous assaults, Attorney General Horne has significantly out raised his establishment-backed challenger, who is lagging behind many legislative district candidates in fundraising.

A ray of sunshine brightened Tom Horne’s horizon on Thursday as Gov.Jan Brewer anointed his challenger Mark Brnovich with her endorsement. Given her unpopularity on issues ranging from her orchestration of the legislative coup d’etat on Medicaid Expansion and support for Obama’s Common Core agenda to her caving to the radical homosexual lobby on religious liberty protections, it would be a rare conservative seeking her endorsement.

The same day the newspaper’s editorial condescendingly patronized its few remaining readers, opining that it may fall on the voters to decide the fate of conservative Tom Horne.

Let’s hope so!


9th Circus: AZ’s denial of illegals driver’s licenses based in “animosity”

July 8, 2014

Brewer calls DACA program “President Obama’s lawless directive”

In a unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals it has been ordered that “DREAMers allowed to work in the U.S. by virtue of one of Barack Obama’s infamous executive orders, also must be issued Arizona driver’s licenses.

The Ninth Circuit, often referred to as the Ninth Circus, is the most overturned court in the nation. The judges on the panel —- political appointees of Presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama —- rendered their ruling Monday.

The court rejected arguments by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that she was entitled to deny licenses to those in the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The appeals court ordered U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell, to direct the state Department of Transportation to provide licenses to those who are in that program.

Among the completely unverifiable provisions referred to in the decision are the DACA eligibility factors —- including the claim that they were brought to the United States before the age of sixteen and were under thirty-one years old as of June 15, 2012. They must have been living in the United States when DACA was announced and have continuously resided in the United States for at least the previous five years; and they must have graduated from high school, or obtained a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, or be currently enrolled in school. Additionally, they must not pose any threat to public safety. Anyone who has been convicted of multiple misdemeanors, single significant misdemeanor, or any felony offense is supposedly ineligible for DACA.

Attempting to prove any of these ages, dates or status, is a fool’s errand. Names and other pertinent identifying information are routinely altered making proof of criminal offenses an enterprise with the incentives far greater than fear of discovery.

Arizona is dealing with an illegal community where forged, stolen or otherwise counterfeit documents to underwrite life in the United States is de rigueur.  Identity theft is a major criminal enterprise especially evident in border states. The intent is to provide documents to facilitate the lives of foreign nationals illegally entering the U.S.

The Ninth Circuit Court’s opinion can be read here.

Gov. Jan Brewer’s strongly worded, single page response to the ruling can be read here.


Mark Brnovich: Just “Can’t Get No $atisTraction”

July 3, 2014

Dismal fundraising, questionable judgement,  indicate establishment recruit Brnovich not a contender

These days candidate Mark Brnovich reminds us of rocker Mick Jagger. Although he was recruited by establishment Republicrats to challenge conservative incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne, he appears to be drawing not much more than dust in the campaign donation department. Jagger sang about not getting no satisfaction’ and Brnovich is clearly not generating much in the way of the all-important fundraising traction.

Endorser Jon Kyl, a titan in the McCain brigade sent an urgent message to Tucson auto dealer Jim Click some time back, urging him to rally the car dealers to Brnovich’s aid. Zilch came of that. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery,  who has become a close McCain ally, was instrumental in recruiting Brnovich, but hasn’t come to the table with the cash needed to run a viable campaign. Lobbyist Steve Twist, another in Brnovich’s McInner circle delivered 2K, but the newly released campaign finance reports show Brnovich has raised just $127,961, of which he has spent $40,475. In statewide races, that’s considered chump change. 

A quick scan through the state legislative filings show several candidates have raised more in their small home districts than Jan Brewer’s former gambling director has mustered for his statewide race.  One district candidate has raised nearly $152,500 more than this recruited Attorney General challenger!  Not a good sign.

Between his primary and general election filings, and despite a constant barrage from the left-wing local media, Attorney General Tom Horne has already amassed a healthy $417,254. But campaigns are costly and the Democrat general election challenger has a hefty war chest. Conservative Tom Horne won this office back for Republicans  after nearly a dozen years of Democrat control —- beating the current retread Democrat challenger in 2009.  Liberals desperately want to regain this key office and are hoping for the easy pickings offered by Brnovich.

Showing his disconnect to basic political realities, Brnovich proudly displays the endorsement of Malcolm Barrett, who was ousted as Yavapai County Republican Chairman —- for being too liberal. He also proclaims the support of former state legislator Frank Antenori. We covered Antenori’s questionable antics here as Antenori joined with the unified Democrats, abandoning the Republican caucus, to defeat bills dealing with the continued invasion of our country by illegal aliens. 

Having these RINO endorsements should not come as a surprise. Brnovich has contributed to Democrats himself.  Here Brnovich is listed as a “Top Contributor” to Pete Rios, formerly one of the most liberal state legislators, now a Pinal County (District 1) Democrat Supervisor.

This post, “Brnovich’s campaign ads violate code of conduct,” clearly indicates he thinks adherence to ethics are for others.

Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne has won the endorsement of “America’s Sheriff” Joe Arpaio. He recently received the strong endorsement of one of Arizona’s most conservative and respected legislators, Sen. Judy Burges.

Visit Tom Horne’s campaign website. Read his impressive achievements while in office.  Arizonans need this good man to continue his work on our behalf.


Newsmax TV makes it official: JD Hayworth onboard

June 25, 2014

Hayworth hosts AZ AG Tom Horne Thursday, June 26, 8:00 am

The Hill’s Judy Kurtz reports that former Rep. J.D. Hayworth is headed to the television airwaves.

The Arizona Republican has been named host of the news and talk show “America’s Forum” on the newly launched Newsmax TV.

The six-term congressman previously hosted a Phoenix-based conservative talk radio show but resigned in 2010 to make a failed Senate bid against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Newsmax TV, which is geared toward baby boomers and is planning a hard launch this fall — says the weekday, three-hour show, will feature Hayworth, 55, in conversation with newsmakers and analysts. Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy praised Hayworth in a statement, saying he’s a “smart, informed, and passionate host who is not afraid to speak his mind.” Hayworth already hosts an online show for the conservative media outlet.

“With his experience in Washington, D.C., we believe he can give our viewers unique insight into how Washington works,” Ruddy said.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will join Hayworth tomorrow, Thursday June 26, following the “Newsmax Now” update at 8:00 am, AZ Time.

“America’s Forum” runs weekdays from 6:00 – 9:00 am AZ. Time.

Newsmax TV is also seen on both Dish Network (Ch. 223) and DirecTV (Ch. 349), providing the latest news, expert views and live programming from your favorite TV hosts and A-list guests. Tune in! Add www.newsmaxtv.com to your “favorites.”


Did Bill Montgomery violate state statute? Will he resign?

June 13, 2014

Montgomery should hold himself to the same standard he imposes on others

The daily reports that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is taking flak for his recent boasts about legal questions he was researching on behalf of Doug Ducey, a political ally who is running for governor. Montgomery used his bi-weekly press conference to expound on the advice he has been providing Ducey. In response, Ducey issued this June 8, press release, acknowledging Montgomery was supplying him and his gubernatorial campaign with legal advice. This letter seeking legal advice was written to Montgomery the same day, on Ducey’s campaign letterhead.

Experts on both sides of the political aisle question the ethics of such political involvement since the statutory scope of Montgomery’s duties include but one client: Maricopa County.

Montgomery recently took the low ground, arrogantly demanding Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne abandon his reelection bid and resign the office to which he was elected. This haughty overreach came despite the decision by an independent administrative law judge clearing Horne of allegations of illegal coordination with an independent expenditure committee during his 2010 campaign. 

The fact that Montgomery not only has endorsed Horne’s challenger —- a kindred McCain ally —- but helped recruit him, marginalizes Montgomery’s credibility even further.  The challenger, who pompously campaigns on “restoring integrity” to the office, has his own problems in that regard.

Will Montgomery now hold himself to his own standard and step down? Should his recruit abandon his campaign?

Attorney General Tom Horne’s distinguished public service record is clearly conservative, and decidedly anti-amnesty. The hard fact is, those are the actual issues that render Horne unpalatable to the local leftwing media and the establishment elites.

The newspaper reports that the usually glib Montgomery refused to respond to requests for comment. Instead, his public information officer responded on his behalf  —- by e-mail —-  rather than engaging with the press and having to field embarrassing questions.

Going mute is uncharacteristic for the loquacious Montgomery. He’s likely pondering how he will respond to calls for him to step down.


AZ AG Tom Horne’s strong message to Feds: Stop sending Illegals to AZ

June 12, 2014

AG cites federal statutes, potential legal action if dumping of illegals continues

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne today formally demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immediately cease and desist the transportation and abandonment of illegal aliens from other states into Arizona.

Citing federal statutes - 8 U.S.C. § 1103(a)(5) and 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(ii) —  the Department of Homeland Security has been told to stop abandoning foreign nationals in Arizona.

In a statement released today, Horne said, “In the past two weeks, the Department of Homeland Security has transported, and continues to transport, a significant number of illegal immigrants from other states into Arizona.

Men, women and children left at bus terminals in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees with nothing more than instructions to report to the nearest ICE office within 15 days, posing significant health and safety risks both for the people being abandoned and the communities in which they are being stranded, is not acceptable.”

He noted, “Not only were these inadvisable and irresponsible actions done without notifying Arizona officials, but DHS has yet to explain why it is apprehending aliens in Texas, moving them some 1200 miles and simply releasing them in our state. There does not appear to be any lawful authority for such actions, and I am demanding it immediately stops. In the meantime, my office is aggressively looking into what legal remedies are available to allow for a federal lawsuit.”

This letter, the formal request for immediate agency action, was sent to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson earlier today (June 12, 2014). In it, Attorney General Horne requests that the DHS furnish the following information as soon as possible:

1. The number of aliens transported to Arizona from Texas and left at bus stations since May 1, 2014;

2. The steps DHS took to ensure that none of these aliens were in need of medical treatment and that all of them were inoculated against communicable diseases;

3. The steps DHS took to ensure that none of these aliens were convicted criminals or engaged in smuggling or human trafficking at the time of their apprehension;

4. The steps DHS took to ensure that these aliens had sufficient financial and other means to avoid exploitation or the need for intervention by Arizona public officials in order to protect their safety and welfare; and

5. The steps DHS is taking to monitor their whereabouts and/or ensure that they will report to ICE offices for processing as instructed before they were released.

Given the Democrat-aiding amnesty scheming by the Obama administration, we might grow old waiting for an appropriate response to Attorney General Horne‘s reasonable request.


AZ AG Tom Horne on “America’s Forum” 8:15am, Thurs, July 12

June 11, 2014

Start your day off RIGHT

JD Hayworth, host of “America’s Forum” on NewsMax TV, will interview Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne, Thursday morning, July 12, at 8:15 am.

“America’s Forum” runs from 6:00 – 9:00 am AZ. Time.

Watch the broadcast live by clicking HERE.

Beginning Monday, Newsmax TV will also be seen on both Dish Network and DirecTV!

Newsmax TV provides the latest news, expert views and live programming from your favorite TV hosts and A-list guests. Tune in! Add www.newsmaxtv.com to your “favorites.”


JD Hayworth interviews AZ AG Tom Horne, Mon. 9am.

June 1, 2014

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will guest on “America’s Forum” with host JD Hayworth —- tomorrow —-  Monday morning, June 2, at 9:00 am, AZ time.

To watch Newsmax TV Streaming Live on your computer, simply click here.

More good news is in store. Beginning in mid-June, DirecTV customers will be able to watch Newsmax on their TVs. “America’s Forum” will change times in one week —- to 6 – 9:00 am, AZ Time/9-Noon, EDT.

Newsmax TV provides the latest news, expert views and live programming from your favorite TV hosts and A-list guests. Tune in! Add www.newsmaxtv.com to your “favorites.”


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