Saturday, January 6, 2018

In its final 16 days, the Obama administration pushed through regulations costing a whopping $24.8 billion, or over $1.55 billion a day, leaving a spending hangover that the Trump administration is still trying to deal with.

Who made every one of his critics pair his name with the word “genius” for the next month?

Donald Trump got up this morning. For the 351st day in a row, he was president. He had meetings to attend with Republican congressmen at Camp David all day, so he decided to throw some crumbs to the birds on press row.... He dashed out three tweets:

Netanyahu's video in support of Iranian protesters is his most viral yet. Not only was the short video seen by millions, it also generated thousands of responses, many of them in Farsi, and many of those supportive of Netanyahu and Israel

Remarks From Camp David

Federal judge rules against Fusion GPS effort to keep financial records from House Intelligence Committee

Less than 5 years ago, all 54 Democrats in the Senate voted to: double the length of a new border fence with Mexico, end the diversity visa lottery, spend $40B on border security, create “merit-based” visas and more.

Jan 10 is the first deadline for returning you signed petition for the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative. Did you do it yet?

The only antidote to fake news is the First Amendment, not censorship

R.I.P. Astronaut John Young

ONE MILLION Americans (and counting) will receive tax reform bonuses

BREAKING: Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ARRESTED!

Obama wiretapped James Rosen, threw Dinesh D´Souza in jail, and spied on Sharyl Attkisson.

Operation Condor – How NSA Director Mike Rogers Saved The U.S. From a Massive Constitutional Crisis…

Most bitter falling out between a president and an aide in modern history, but is Michael Wolff Making Things Up in His Trump Book? (UPDATED & BUMPED)

...Wolff is trying to sell the idea that Trump is completely clueless. But the claim is implausible. Trump had been very interested in politics even before he officially jumped into the race. He was quite familiar with Pelosi. Does Wolff really expect us to believe he didn't know who the House Speaker was?

But Wolff's book panders to progressive prejudices. And all that matters is that media types whose contempt for Trump has no rational limit find it plausible....

Friday, January 5, 2018

Unlike President Obama, President Trump will not be silent on Iran.

Trump called Mitt Romney, encouraged him to run for Utah Senate seat

This tax overwhelmingly falls on the working class. About 80% of the 6.5 million Americans who paid the penalty in 2016 earned less than $50,000 per year.

... the tax reform bill — signed into law on December 22 — effectively repeals ObamaCare's individual mandate, which fines people for not buying ObamaCare-compliant health plans. Right now, people must pay a penalty of $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, up to a maximum of $2,085 or 2.5% of household income — whichever is greater — if they fail to obtain such coverage....

Right now, term health plans are of limited appeal to consumers, who must pay the individual mandate penalty if they buy them. Our 40-year-old San Franciscan would pay a $1,375 fine — 2.5% of his income — if he opted for the $141 term health plan. The mandate penalty wipes out most of the savings he'd enjoy from choosing the cheaper plan.

As a result, many people grit their teeth and pay for overpriced ObamaCare-compliant coverage.

Without the mandate penalty, millions of healthy people who currently shop in the exchanges — even middle-income people who receive small ObamaCare subsidies —would instead purchase more affordable, year-long term plans. Only people with pre-existing conditions and those with low incomes — who receive subsidies that cover virtually the full cost of ObamaCare plans — would remain in the exchanges....

New reading material.

DACA versus marijuana: Campuses selectively enforce federal law

Is It Time To Decriminalize Marijuana?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Capitol Update Thursday, January 04, 2018

New Year, New Laws

January 1st has come and gone, and with it, a bevvy of new laws for Californians to get used to. First among them, legalized, recreational marijuana. Despite U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatening to crack down on states like CA, WA, CO, and OR, our state says it will defend it's right to grow, sell, and use marijuana. The state of California is also now officially a sanctuary state, meaning local and state law enforcement may not investigate, detain, or arrest people for immigration purposes. Another bill will require shopping malls, arenas, and public bathrooms to provide baby changing tables in the men's rooms, as they currently exist in women's restrooms. Our elections will be dramatically different this year as well. Counties may now issue mail-only ballots, doing away with neighborhood polling places, and instead providing ballot drop-boxes to be available four weeks before an election and "temporary voting centers" ten days prior to the election. Also, college tuition may be free for full-time freshman at on of California's 114 Community Colleges- if the legislature can put away enough money in the 2018-19 budget to fund it. And finally, Californians can choose "no gender" or "nonbinary" on their birth certificates and driver's licenses (starting in 2019). If all these new bills are overwhelming for you, just wait. The second year of a legislative session is always more exciting. Get ready for what's to come!

Introducing... 2018 Bills

With last session's bills becoming law January 1st behind them, the Legislature returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to begin introducing this session's bill-fest. As always with the start of legislative session, there are some very good bills introduced by our Republican representatives. Many of those bills are likely to see an early defeat, yet we fight hard to support them anyway. Here are a couple early bills that have already caught our attention:

AB 403 (Melendez, R): Legislative Whistleblower Protection Act- not surprisingly, this bill is finally receiving bi-partisan support. This bill, which has been killed in the Senate every prior session it has been introduced, would protect legislative staff who report improper or unethical behavior. Seems like a no-brainer, right? But since 2012, this simple bill has been stalled and killed in the Senate, which is currently dealing with multiple sexual harassment scandals. Coincidence? We think not.

AB 1756 (Brough, R): Repeal of the Gas Tax- Republicans are trying every avenue to repeal SB 1, the sneaky Gas Tax that came into effect November. This bill would simply repeal SB 1, the 12 cent per gallon increase on our gasoline tax, the 20 cent diesel tax increase, and the $75-$175 increase in vehicle registration fees.

June Ballot Measures

There are four ballot measures on our June Primary Election ballot. Remember, only the legislature or the Governor can place measures on our June ballot. Any and all citizen driven initiatives are forced to the November ballot. Here are the June measures- we will go over them more thoroughly in subsequent Capitol Updates as well as release our official CFRW positions on each measure.

ACA 5 (Frazier, D): Motor vehicle fees and taxes: restriction on expenditures: appropriations limit

ACA 1 (Mayes, R): Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund

SB 5 (De León, D): California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018

ACA 17 (Mullin, D): Ballot measures: effective date


Our Winter Board of Directors Meeting is just around the corner! Join us in sunny Long Beach as we work to take back our state! We have exciting workshops, speakers, and a sisterhood of Republican Women that can't be beat! Our speakers include TV and YouTube personality, Anna Khait, as well as our banquet speaker, Project Veritas Founder, James O'Keefe. Registration is open and there are still rooms available at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel, for February 9-11th, at our 2018 Winter BOD Meeting! CLICK HERE to register and for more information!

Disclaimer: The Capitol Update is an activity of the CFRW Advocate's Office. The update is for information only. CFRW official positions on legislation are stated immediately preceding the stated legislation or immediately following the stated legislation in this report.

Disclaimer: The Capitol Update is an activity of the CFRW Advocate's Office. The update is for information only. CFRW official positions on legislation are stated immediately preceding the stated legislation or immediately following the stated legislation in this report.

Staying informed is a strength, but for many people it's mushroomed into an obsession with the news.

Trump Administration to open 90% of US Offshore to leasing and rollback Obama-era drilling

#Dow25K: Dow crosses 25,000 for the first time

Reminder - one more week before the Jan 10 deadline for the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative signatures. Have you signed yet?

Jeff Sessions RESCINDS OBAMA Decision on Legal Marijuana

#BREAKING: Trump admin suspends security assistance to Pakistan. Rand Paul introduces bill to end aid to Pakistan

Iran, Afghanistan 1950. 1970, and now

Another fake

Some of leaked info was classified.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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Meet Judge Steven Bailey, retired judge of California's Superior Court, candidate for Attorney General of California...

He'll be in Eureka February 17th.

At this point, why WOULD people trust the Main Stream Media?

Women are the Key to the Iranian Uprising

South Korea says it has begun preliminary contacts with North Korea on a reopened cross-border communication system

Reducing sentences for violent crime and early release have exposed Californians to the rising threat of violent crime.

What do the five states that have seen the most taxpayers leave recently have in common?

In Iran: The regime is more vulnerable than people think.

If you read one thing today: As the Dossier Scandal Looms, the New York Times Struggles to Save Its Collusion Tale

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Caroline Glick: If the Iranian protesters succeed, they will save Iran, and the world.

This email, FOIAed by Judicial Watch, is to what the president is referring.

Signs Of The Times: Official Sanctuary State: Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!

All Of Melania Trump's 2017 Coats, Ranked

France's 2018 problem: Failed integration and endemic criminality

Cruz holds nearly 20-point lead over likely Dem challenger

Romney the frontrunner in Utah

Plan finally moving to overhaul H-1B visa program

Amid bitter partisan divisions over immigration, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have come together in support of a bill under close watch in Silicon Valley that would make it harder for certain companies to employ skilled foreign workers.

The plan, expected to go before Congress in the new year, is aimed at reforming the H-1B visa program, which critics say allows companies to bring in cheaper, skilled foreign labor at the expense of American technical workers.

“We created a reform that will minimize the abuses,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, author of the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act” that emerged from the bipartisan House Judiciary Committee.

Heroic Women Fighting for Freedom

"Proposition 13 isn’t the problem, pensions and spending are."

2018 ideology primer:

Southwest, American Airlines announce $1,000 bonuses for employees because of tax bill

Monday, January 1, 2018

Gloria Allred's daughter, Lisa Bloom, David Brock, Media Matters, Clinton donors, offers to PAY $700,000 for women to accuse trump