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  • Amendment limits military band activities to installations

    07/03/2016 8:45:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Those who enjoy hearing the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band from Fort Huachuca playing patriotic tunes at summer concerts in Veterans’ Memorial Park or while marching in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Sierra Vista may want to pay special attention to their performances during Monday’s Independence Day celebrations, because it could be one of the last times the band performs off post. In what she calls an effort by Congress to tell the Department of Defense that it has concerns about defense spending priorities, Rep. Martha McSally recently proposed an amendment to the annual Department...
  • Democrats continue campaigns for CD2 seat

    05/03/2016 3:10:17 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra ra Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    With a little over eight weeks remaining until nominating petitions have to be filed, two Democratic Party candidates seeking the District 2 congressional seat are continuing to campaign. Both Victoria Steele and Dr. Matt Heinz are gathering signatures to get on the Aug. 30 primary ballot. The winner of that election is expected to face incumbent Republican, congresswoman Martha McSally. McSally is currently unopposed in her bid for re-election to a second full-term as the Arizona Congressional District 2 U.S. Representative. Steele is a former State Representative for District 9 in the Tucson area, elected twice since 2012 before she...
  • [From November 13, 2014] GOP honcho Bruce Ash imitates threatening street thug

    04/16/2016 7:54:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    McSally promoting Ash menacingly calls for “kneecapping” Wooten supporters When a conservative site such as Townhall goes after a Republican National Committeeman, it’s worthy of notice. This article provides the shocking details of the events leading up to the thuggish not-so-veiled threats issued by Tucson businessman and longtime activist Bruce Ash —- a man who should know better. The Arizona Daily Independent fills in the rest of the story, detailing that Ash actually called for violence against leading Southern Arizona afternoon drive time radio show host, James T. Harris. The bad blood goes back to this year’s primary election when...
  • McSally hails reports Air Force backing off A-10 retirement

    01/14/2016 9:49:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 78 replies ^ | Dylan Smith
    The Pentagon "is finally coming to its senses," said U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, welcoming reports Wednesday that the military is backing off plans to retire the Air Force's A-10 fleet, including planes based at Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The plans, leaked from the Pentagon, indicate a change of policy from the Obama administration's last two budget requests, which called for retiring the entire A-10 program, McSally said. Congressional pressure, including support from McSally and her predecessor, Rep. Ron Barber, kept the planes on active duty. "It appears the administration is finally coming to its senses and recognizing the importance...
  • Congress Looks to Cut U.S. Aid to Palestinians Amid Terror Campaign

    10/17/2015 11:43:10 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Momentum is building on Capitol Hill for a new congressional resolution that would cut more than $5 billion in U.S. aid to the Palestinians as a result of an increase in violence that has claimed the lives of at least eight Israelis and wounded many more, according to a copy of the measure viewed by the Free Beacon. The bill comes amid criticism from lawmakers about the Obama administration’s response to the terrorism and efforts to blame Israel for the violence. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.), among others, has demanded that Secretary of State John Kerry resign his post in...
  • Understanding Memorial Day. Congresswoman speaks to more than 400 at Monday evening event

    05/27/2015 5:42:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — There are two things Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally dislikes about Memorial Day. One is people who wish others a “Happy Memorial Day,” which means they have no idea of the significance of the day. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifice those who served in the nation’s armed forces and gave their lives and there is nothing joyful about that, she told more than 400 people who attended the late Monday afternoon ceremony at the state-operated Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.
  • Democrats Shocked by Giffords Aide’s Decision to Join McSally Staff

    01/13/2015 1:20:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | January 12, 2015 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    C.J. Karamargin isn’t the first congressional staffer to cross the partisan aisle, but some Democrats are shocked this former staffer to Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is working for the new Republican congresswoman in Arizona’s 2nd District. On Jan. 9, in a hiring coup, freshman GOP Rep. Martha E. McSally announced Karamargin as her new district director. Karamargin was communications director for Giffords at the time of the Tucson shootings before handling media relations for Pima Community College. The timing of the hiring — just one day after the four-year anniversary of the Tucson tragedy — also gnawed at still-raw wounds...
  • Martha McSally Announces Transition Team(Jim Kolbe & other RINOS)

    12/20/2014 1:05:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today announced the members who will serve on her Transition Team. The diverse group of experts and community leaders from Pima and Cochise Counties will provide input on hiring decisions and help set up McSally’s Arizona Congressional offices to ensure a smooth transition to office. “It’s a privilege to work with so many talented and accomplished individuals from our community to get our office up and running,” said McSally. “Above all, our office needs to work for the people of Southern Arizona. Whether it’s constituent services or representing the views of Southern Arizonans in...
  • McSally Wins!

    12/17/2014 6:00:02 PM PST · by Flycatcher · 37 replies
    Vanity | 12/17/14 | Flycatcher
    I haven't seen this posted yet but it's been certified that Republican Martha McSally beat the Dem in the Arizona House seat recount.The good guys win a recount!
  • McSally (R) Wins Recount in Arizona CD-2, Officially Delared Winner

    12/17/2014 9:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | December 17, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Martha McSally (R) has been officially declared the winner in Arizona's second congressional district by a razor-thin 167-vote margin over incumbent Rep. Ron Barber (D). This was the final race of the 2014 election that was yet to be decided, as Arizona law mandates a recount if an election is decided by fewer than 200 votes.Member-elect McSally released the following statement thanking everyone who worked on her campaign and the people of southern Arizona: "We're grateful to everyone who devoted their time and resources, especially during the extended vote and recount processes, to get us over the finish line," said...
  • Barber wants more votes counted in Arizona 2nd CD

    11/19/2014 8:44:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies
    Ssierra Vista Herald ^ | HERALD/REVIEW
    PHOENIX — The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a request from Democratic Rep. Ron Barber to delay certifying election results as he challenges the reasons ballots that could shrink Republican challenger Martha McSally’s slim vote lead weren’t counted. Kevin Hamilton, a lawyer representing Barber’s campaign, said in a letter to the board that there are more than 130 rejected ballots that should have been counted. Barber’s campaign has collected affidavits from voters who said they were qualified to cast a ballot but had their ballots rejected. “As a result, if the board certifies the canvass without correcting...
  • The Heart of the RNC – The Radical Neanderthal Core

    11/16/2014 5:33:35 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Joanne Moudy
    Dirty politics, lies and cover-ups are the liberal, socialist Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) stock in trade, but one hopes for higher standards from the Republican National Committee (RNC). But apparently that’s too much to expect, especially in Arizona. On Saturday, November 8, Arizona’s RNC National Committeeman Bruce Ash got on the airwaves with quasi-conservative radio talk-show host Emil Franzi, and called for violence against those who happened to support the Tea Party candidate, Chuck Wooten, during the primary in the U.S. Congressional race for AZ D-2. Conservative voters in the greater Tucson area knew the RNC’s top pick for the...
  • DEVELOPING: McSally declares victory in CD2 race, automatic recount triggered

    11/12/2014 9:14:17 PM PST · by House Atreides · 30 replies ^ | Sep 12, 2014 | Anthony Victor Reyes
    McSally released the following statement after receiving the news of her unofficial win. "All ballots are now counted and the voters have made their choice. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we've seen from across Southern Arizona," she said. "While we still have a recount to go, we expect similar results and will provide the necessary oversight to ensure accurate results. I want to thank the voters again for their support and trust in me and look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work from day one to serve Southern Arizonans in Congress."
  • Martha McSally now up 165 Votes

    11/12/2014 7:02:56 PM PST · by nd76 · 29 replies
    They counted the newly discovered 213 ballots from the school in Green Valley, AZ, and Martha McSally gained 32 net votes to now lead by 165. The fate of the 200 provisional ballots which were supposed to be verified by the affected voters by 5 pm MST (7 pm EST) is unknown.
  • One week later, they are still counting provisional ballots, even though they are unsigned

    11/10/2014 10:34:37 AM PST · by lulu16 · 10 replies
    Arizona Daily (Red) Star ^ | 11/ 10/14 | Joe Ferguson
    he Martha McSally campaign is threatening legal action to throw out some provisional ballots that lack a signature from an election official. The legal saber rattling came shortly before new vote totals were announced showing the retired Air Force colonel’s lead over Democratic incumbent Ron Barber in Arizona Congressional District 2 had again shrunk, with McSally now ahead by 341 votes. Eric Spencer, an attorney representing the McSally campaign and the Republican Party, wants the Pima County Recorder’s Office to stop counting any provisional ballot that lacks a signature from an election official.
  • Pro-Gun Candidate Has 36 Vote Lead For Giffords' Old Seat, 'Glitch' Stops Vote Count

    11/05/2014 8:34:38 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 11/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Pro-Second Amendment Congressional candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) leads pro-gun control incumbent Ron Barber (D-AZ-2) by 36 points in Arizona's District 2 race, but a "glitch" in a voting machine has momentarily stalled the vote count.
  • McSally leads Barber by 36 votes; recount set for early Cochise Co. ballots

    11/05/2014 7:08:12 AM PST · by HiJinx · 18 replies
    KGUN9-TV ^ | Nov 5, 2014 | Christina Myers, Justin Schecker
    Republican challenger Martha McSally grabbed a 36-vote lead overnight against Democratic incumbent Rep. Ron Barber in the rematch of a congressional race decided by less than one percent of the vote in 2012. McSally trailed Rep. Barber after the initial early ballot numbers from Congressional District 2 were released Tuesday night. But those numbers did not include early ballots from Cochise County, the conservative portion of District 2 McSally won with 59 percent of the vote in 2012. Late Tuesday night the Cochise County elections website posted this message: "Due to technical difficulties the early ballot counting machine did not...
  • Mere 400 votes separate McSally, Barber (AZ, Cong. Dist. 2)

    11/10/2012 8:10:48 AM PST · by rabidralph · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 11/08/2012 | Brady McCombs
    The Congressional District 2 showdown between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Ron Barber has gone into overtime - and it could come down to instant replay. McSally holds a minuscule lead of less than two-tenths of a percentage point over Barber - a 400-vote difference in a race in which more 228,000 votes have been tabulated, with several days of additional vote counting to go. What remains are an estimated 70,000 votes in Pima County, about 27,000 of them provisional ballots that need to be verified and the rest early ballots that were dropped off at polling places or delivered...
  • Dennis Miller Show interviews Col Martha McSally [running for Congress Arizona]

    09/29/2012 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 27 September 2012 | Dennis Miller
    [audio] 4:25 Col. Martha McSally is running for Arizona's 8th district congressional seat House of Reps [Gabrielle Giffords is stepping down]
  • Kelly Won't Challenge Barber in November (AZ update)

    06/14/2012 5:19:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hotline ^ | June 14, 2012 | Scott Bland
    Two days after losing the special election for Gabrielle Giffords's old House seat, Republican Jesse Kelly has decided to forego a run for Arizona's new 2nd Congressional District this fall. "Looking at the results from Tuesday, we have decided to withdraw from the race for Congress in AZ-02 and to seek other opportunities," Kelly said in a statement Thursday."I will forever be thankful to our generous supporters and volunteers." Kelly's withdrawal vaults Air Force veteran Martha McSally to front-runner status for the GOP nomination in the new district. McSally finished second behind Kelly in the special Republican primary earlier this...
  • Female Combat Pilot Wants to Kick Santorum 'in the Jimmy' for Remarks on Women

    02/17/2012 7:39:24 PM PST · by red flanker · 297 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Houston/FoxAndFriends ^ | February 17, 2012 | Fox Houston/FoxAndFriends
    A retired female fighter pilot running for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' open seat in Congress said Friday that Rick Santorum's recent remarks on women in combat make her want to "go kick him in the jimmy." Martha McSally, a retired US Air Force colonel and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is running in Arizona's congressional special election as a Republican. According to her Facebook page, she was the first American woman to fly in combat since the 1991 lifting of a ban on women in that role. Appearing Friday morning on FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends," she...
  • McSally blows it on Fox and Friends this Morning

    02/17/2012 7:38:44 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 120 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 Feb 2012 | Fightin Kentuckian
    Fox and Friends did an interview with Col.(Ret)McSally. She's running for Gabby's seat in Arizona CD8 and she just blew herself out of the water.
  • Female Air Force pilot sues over Muslim clothing rule for women who leave base in Saudi Arabia

    12/03/2001 4:15:00 PM PST · by veronica · 692 replies · 1,498+ views
    AP/Staten Island Live ^ | 12/03/01 | Staff Writer (s)
    The Air Force's highest-ranking female fighter pilot sued on Monday to try to overturn a policy requiring servicewomen to wear restrictive Muslim clothing when off base in Saudi Arabia. Female military personnel in Saudi Arabia must wear black head-to-foot robes called abayas and ride in the back seat when off base. They can only leave base if they are accompanied by a man. Lt. Col. Martha McSally says the policy is unconstitutional. It discriminates against women and violates their religious freedom, forcing them to wear clothing and follow customs mandated by a religion other than their own, her lawsuit says. ...
  • Senator Levin wants U.S. out of Saudi Arabia

    01/16/2002 6:00:32 AM PST · by truthandlife · 37 replies · 5,673+ views
    UPI ^ | 1/16/02 | Pamela Hess
    <p>The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee wants the United States to close the Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia and shift its air operation to another base in the region, possibly Bahrain.</p> <p>The situation at the Saudi base seems very unclear. We may need to move that base," said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., at a breakfast meeting with reporters. "I have an unease about our presence in Saudi Arabia. I think we may be able to find a place where we are much more welcomed openly."</p>
  • Female Combatants, Islam and the Multicultural-Feminist Divide

    07/18/2002 12:38:14 PM PDT · by Gunrunner2 · 32 replies · 2,562+ views
    Female Combatants, Islam and the Multicultural-Feminist Divide “Faith is a thing to be respected, especially when it has no apparent supports but in the soul” G. K. Chesterton In the fall of 1995, a F-15E “Strike Eagle” squadron deployed to Saudi Arabia to enforce no-fly zone restrictions. This deployment was the first time the United States sent a female fighter pilot to fly combat missions in a combat zone. Did you get that? A western infidel female combatant was going to defend the center of the Islamic faith. Because of possible negative Saudi Arabian reaction to this event, discussions were...
  • LtCol in the AF stands up for her rights

    09/18/2002 6:36:50 AM PDT · by flyer182 · 24 replies · 358+ views
    Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star September 15, 2002 Pg. D1 Fighter Pilot Standing Up For Core Values By John W.Whitehead CHARLOTTESVILLE--When Lt. Col. Martha McSally takes to the skies, she is the embodiment of a modern-day hero: courageous, selfless, and loyal to God and country. She is a patriot who has willingly put her life on the line to protect American interests abroad--a perfect example of how far women have come in their fight for equality. But upon Lt. Col. McSally's landing at the Saudi Arabian base where she was stationed with the Air Force to carry out combat search-and-rescue missions...
  • Female Fighter Pilot Presses Ahead with Lawsuit

    05/02/2002 1:05:32 PM PDT · by meandog · 52 replies · 227+ views
    CNS | recently
    Female Fighter Pilot Presses Ahead with Lawsuit - Attorneys for U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Martha McSally are pressing ahead with their lawsuit against the Pentagon and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, even though the Pentagon has modified its policy on U.S. military women wearing a Muslim abaya. The abaya is a head-to-toe covering that women are required to wear in public in many Arab and Muslim nations. At a hearing in federal court in Washington on Wednesday, attorneys for McSally plan to challenge a Defense Department motion to dismiss McSally's lawsuit. McSally, who is based at Prince Sultan Air...
  • McSally Takes Command Of Air Combat Squadron

    07/27/2004 2:47:35 AM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 4 replies · 399+ views
    Arizona Daily Star | July 20, 2004 | Lynn Freehill
    McSally Takes Command Of Air Combat Squadron By Lynn Freehill, Arizona Daily Star The pilot who was the Air Force's first female to fly in combat in 1994 launched into new territory again Monday by becoming the first female commander of an air combat unit. Lt. Col. Martha McSally, 38, was installed as head of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's 354th Fighter Squadron in a 9 a.m. ceremony closed to the public but attended by more than 125 military personnel and families. Her new position fulfills a longtime dream after 20 years in uniform, McSally said. "Commanding a fighter squadron is...