Saturday, March 10, 2018

Capitol Update
Friday, March 09, 2018

CA Being Sued

Earlier this week, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions paid a visit to Sacramento. His message was clear- The United States is going to sue the State of California for defying Federal immigration laws. Three laws passed last year, specifically AB 103, AB 405, and SB 54, are the basis for the lawsuit against our state. Governor Brown said in response that Attorney General Sessions and the Trump Administration has “declared war” on “a state that’s really working”. What’ working about our state, exactly, Governor Brown? The fact that our ◼ violent crimes rates have risen for the first time in a decade? Or that we consistently fall in the ◼ bottom of national education rankings? Or how about the recent poll that exposes California as the state with the ◼ lowest quality of life? Maybe its our ◼ highest gas taxes in the nation? ◼ Highest poverty rankings? Or, as we will get to later, is it our High Speed Rail quest that’s “really working?”

Not to be outdone, our state’s Attorney General claimed that Californian’s priority was “in the business of public safety. Not in the business of deportations.” In last week’s Capitol Update ◼ (HERE - if you're registered), we addressed our fleeting public safety as well. Is it in the public’s safety interest to not deport violent felons or gang members? The three bills that Attorney General Sessions takes umbrage with make it very difficult for local, state, and federal law enforcement to work together to combat dangerous, felonious, illegal immigrants. The CFRW opposed all three bills last legislative session.

AB 103 (Budget Committee): Included in this criminal justice budget related bill were two specific provisions that prohibit our city and county jails from entering into or expanding contracts with the federal government to detain illegal immigrants awaiting trail for civil immigration proceedings.

AB 405 (Chui, D): This bill requires employers to ask immigration enforcement for a warrant, to alert employees of a federal employee audit, prohibits employers from re-verifying employee citizenship information, and prohibits employers from sharing employee information without a subpoena.

SB 54 (DeLeon, D): The “Sanctuary State” bill. Prohibits local and state law enforcement from sharing information on illegal immigrants with federal law enforcement. Prohibits same agencies from using resources to “investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest” illegal immigrants.

There is certainly more to come as this lawsuit unfolds. Stay up to date with the Capitol Update!
High Speed Fail

The High Speed Rail project makes headlines because the projected costs have ballooned once more. Today the High Speed Rail Authority said that costs have risen again, to 25-30 percent more than 2016 estimates, and totaling by some reports as much as $98 billion dollars. Not to mention, the project is at least four years behind. The HSRA is also concerned about the construction of some 45-50 miles of tunnels, both because of cost and complicated engineering. Our Republican Legislators have called on Governor Brown to quit. We should “cut our losses and use the billions not yet wasted on HSR to improve our freeways, highways, and roads and perhaps improve existing railways in California”, said Senator Andy Vidak (R, Hanford). These aren’t just tiny cost increases for the doomed project. Each time a new report comes out, these are massive budget increases to keep this project afloat. Assemblyman Vince Fong (R, Bakersfield) has implored Governor Brown to put taxpayers first in a press release sent out today. Assemblyman Fong is the author of several transportation funding bills that would fully fund repairing our crippling roads, attack traffic congestion, and build new roads, all without raising taxes! We’ve supported AB 1866 (Fong, R) since it’s inception, and we hope that it is not swiftly killed by legislative Democrats like it was last session so that Governor Brown could pass SB 1 (the Gas Tax) with false urgency. Please post articles like this one ◼ linkHERE, or the High Speed Rail Authority’s own report ◼ linkHERE on your social media with hashtags like #HighSpeedFail and #CADeservesBetter. Californians DO deserve better!
Join Us at CAGOP Convention!

The California Republican Women will have our spring Board of Directors Meeting at the California Republican Party Convention, in sunny San Diego, Friday, May 4th. The CRP Convention is May 4-6th, and it will include the first-ever Candidate Fair and nominating process. You won't want to miss it! For more information, visit ◼ and ◼ More information to follow.

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.

Bob Woodward: Some Reporters Are Becoming 'Emotionally Unhinged' Covering Trump

“That’s because he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win and he didn’t want to ‘rock the boat,’ ” Mr. Trump said on Twitter. “When I easily won the Electoral College, the whole game changed and the Russian excuse became the narrative of the Dems.”

...As the New York Times related in an exculpatory piece, “Some former Obama officials now confess to misgivings about Mr. Obama’s reluctance to act, or speak out more forcefully, even as the evidence piled up during the spring and summer of 2016 that the Russians had hacked the Democratic National Committee and were behind the leak of damaging emails about Hillary Clinton.”...

'New California' begins battle to become 51st state

We are committed to contesting every office and drawing contrasts with Democrats who have a fundamentally different vision

Spring forward

This is why California is circling the drain...

The state of California and the sanctuary city laws that make it a safe-haven for criminal illegal aliens is likely responsible for at least 5,000 crimes that were committed by criminal illegal aliens released by local authorities rather than being handed over to federal immigration officials.
According to data conducted for Breitbart News by the Center for Immigration Studies’ Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan, the state of California — which refuses to hand over criminal illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency — makes up about half of all non-cooperation with federal immigration officials in the U.S.

For example, roughly 50 percent of the ICE detainers — the hold that federal immigration officials place on a criminal illegal alien — ignored by local sanctuary city authorities across the U.S. occurred in California....

CFRW May 4th, Spring Meeting & CAGOP Convention Information

CFRW May 4th, Spring Meeting & CAGOP Convention Information

Dear CFRW Members, let’s do it!

Club Presidents: Please share with members who do not have email.

CFRW BOD Committees: It is important that you attend to make a quorum.

Please promote this combined CFRW/GOP event. We can win!

Everywhere we go, we hear people talking about fixing some of what's wrong in California politics. This is a great opportunity for CFRW members to hear and to be heard, to get more deeply involved, to show our commitment to unity, to make things really happen.

This CRP Convention is the only major GOP event this important election year.
There will be a lot going on, including our CFRW Spring BOD/Advocacy/Caucus Meeting during the CRP Convention on Friday - which will continue to Sunday Morning.

CFRW members do not need to be delegates to attend this exciting CRP Convention where so much will be going on.

A fun thing organized by Spring Advocacy Chair, Gaylon Kastner, CFRW VP North and CFRW Ways & Means Chair, Janet Price. Members who join will have opportunities to win one or more of several free door prizes along with a “Pandora’s Box” valued at $800, which will be won by one of our registered attendees.

You must register with both the CFRW and CRP to attend. (United We Win)
CAGOP Registration: ◼
Conference package or pay online is up on the CFRW website. ◼

STUDENTS: CFRW registration is FREE. For the CAGOP Convention, the information is on ◼

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FYI: It is highly recommend to make your reservations ASAP before sold out. Usually rooms are booked very fast. Save $$. Take advantage of the CRP's special room rate.

Make your reservation by April 11, 2018 to receive your California Republican Party discounted rate of $179(single/double occupancy) plus tax & fees per night. This rate is based upon availability at the time you book your reservation. Rooms may sell out prior to the above date.

◼ Click to Book your room online TODAY
If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, please call the San Diego Sheraton Hotel and Marina (1380 Harbor Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92101) at 619-291-2900 and refer to the California Republican Party.

Cancellation Policy
In order to make sure the hotel doesn’t artificially sell out of rooms early, reservations cancelled on or before March 30, 2018 will be charged for one night’s stay. Reservations cancelled after March 30, 2018 will be charged for the full stay.

Any questions about the meeting, please contact:
Allison Olson: Phone: (916) 442-4084
Spring BOD Meeting Chair, Gaylon Kastner: Email:
Cell: (707)254-5946 Home: (707)255-2815


Nam-Yong Horn
CFRW President

CNN, MSNBC Journalists Give Trump Glowing Praise for North Korea Move

...“That is an incredible thing and I don't think there’s anybody watching this or any expert on Korea who expected that response at this time, pretty stunning,” she added.

Before a commercial break at 7:35 p.m Eastern, Burnett offered this jaw-dropping quote of praise for the President: “Just an extraordinary evening and, of course, opening the door to the big question: If President Trump can truly solve this problem, that would be going down as a great President and there’s no way around that. That is the reality here.”...

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The Economy Is Looking Awfully Strong: DOW +441... RECORD 155,215,000 EMPLOYED

Americans don’t need help from Moscow to tear each other apart on social media

Tick Tock: Shailagh Murray, the new name in the #SteeleDossier investigation wasn’t just any assistant, she was Special Assistant to President Obama and Vice President Biden. She’s also a reporter for WAPO and her husband works at #FusionGPS

Judicial Watch released 78 pages of new Hillary Clinton docs from the State Dept containing emails that include even more classified info & that show Clinton had knowledge about the serious security problems w/ her unsecured non-State(dot)gov email system.

New from HJTA: a calculator that tells you how high your property taxes would be without #Prop13.

$77 BILLION?! $77 Billion for a train that we don’t want. It is time to cut our losses and end this madness.

LATimes: "The generous spending, then, has not only failed to decrease poverty; it actually seems to have made it worse."

Trump pardons Kristian Saucier, former sailor jailed for submarine pictures

Exposing Eric Holder's Obstruction of Justice

Friday, March 9, 2018

How the Trump Doctrine applied to North Korea: President Trump’s Stunningly Effective North Korea Policy Leaves Professional Diplomatic Corps Gobsmacked…

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Meet the Conservative Parkland Massacre Survivor, @KyleKashuv, the Media Has Largely Ignored

On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, Kyle Kashuv found himself in the midst of a waking nightmare, huddled in a classroom closet for two harrowing hours, attempting to console and reassure terrified fellow students. An apparent fire drill had abruptly turned into a bloodbath after a gunman calculatingly lured potential victims into the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by pulling the fire alarm -- a ghoulish maneuver designed to maximize the bodycount.

...Kashuv is just as much a Parkland survivor as now-familiar names like David Hogg and Cameron Kasky, yet his views have only garnered limited attention.

I ask him why he thinks that's the case. "I don't know," he says, hesitantly. "Maybe because I don't use inflammatory language. I speak calmly and logically without much emotion. I don't necessarily make the very best headline." He's politely referring to some of his more "famous" peers' propensity to launch provocative and partisan attacks, such as repeated assertions that people who disagree with their political or policy preferences "don't care" about dead children, or have 'blood on their hands.' But Kashuv knows that the disparate treatment he's lived isn't merely attributable to stylistic differences; he's convinced that the substance of his views is what has diminished his appeal to many activists and journalists....

...He wasn't invited to participate in CNN's raucous and emotional town hall meeting in the wake of the shooting, watching it instead on television along with the general public (he says some of the pro-gun control students who traveled with him in Tallahassee were flown back for the event). He didn't like what he saw. "The entire CNN town hall was very ineffective. It worsened the divide," he laments. "It was so counter productive because Republicans would answer back, and they weren't really able to voice logical concerns and [talk about] what they wanted to do because they were just booed. It was simply counterproductive. That's the only word for it."...

Ending 70-year Ban, Saudi Arabia Allows Flights to Israel Over Its Airspace

Had this video been released weeks ago, I believe it would have re-focused a portion of the public outrage where it belongs, i.e. on the law enforcement failures that were part of this.

Deputy Scot Peterson is the armed Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy who remained outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school during the shooting last month. Peterson was heavily criticized for his inaction and, through his lawyer, released a statement saying he, “believed that those gunshots were originating from outside of any of the buildings on the school campus.” Today the Miami Herald reports that audio recordings of police dispatch indicate Peterson knew almost right away that the shots were coming from a specific building....

As the world marks #InternationalWomensDay, Iran sends a woman to jail for two years. Her crime? Removing her hijab in public.



This President has, in one year, fought more for steel workers, coal miners and auto workers then any of their elected officials have in decades.

Arkancided? Poisoned Russian Spy May Have Worked on 'Dossier'

Diplomat whose tip prompted FBI Russia-probe has tie to Clintons

Did Bernie Sanders 2016 Campaign Violate Federal Election Law?

More Taxpayer Bailouts Will Only Paper Over Obamacare’s Many Failures

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

91% Negative

The San Francisco exodus is creating a U-Haul shortage

Department of Justice sues California over "sanctuary" status

States resisting Trump's plan to expand access to cheaper health plans

...The Trump administration has said the rule will help give people an opportunity to buy cheaper health plans and avoid high premiums on the exchanges.

The administration also proposed a regulation that expands the duration of short-term plans from 90 days to nearly 12 months.

The other states joining New York and Massachusetts are California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

Justice Department to turn over "Fast and Furious" documents to House panel

"We're trying to have a DACA victory for everybody, by the way, and @TheDemocrats are nowhere to be found."

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Federal Judge Rules Trump DACA Program Elimination Appropriate and Authorized

Federal judge Roger W Titus (Maryland) has ruled that President Trump acted appropriately and within his authority by announcing his intent to rescind the Obama-era executive order surrounding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). However, the Judge Titus order does not stop the previous blocks by activist judges currently working through the courts....

Germany: Two (attempted) honour killings in two days, both videotaped, shared and posted by the attackers

USS Lexington wreckage found after 76 years

GREAT AGAIN: US Poised to Become WORLD'S LARGEST Oil Producer Within 5 YEARS

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Devin Nunes You Don’t Know

Have you met @GOPChairwoman yet? This is her story.

Heritage Foundation: 64% of Trump's agenda already done, faster than Reagan