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TRUMP’S BIG BUDGET CUTS

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

 

These are the promises that Trump ran and won on.  Call or write to your representatives in congress if you agree that these cuts need to be made.  Without those of us at the grassroots letting our voices be heard,  congress won’t have the backbone to do this.  Nancy 
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Trump Budget Seeks Big Cuts to Environment, Arts, Foreign Aid

EPA, State Department are among those to see sharp spending reductions to offset military outlay in White House plan

March 16, 2017

President Donald Trump called for sharp cuts to spending on foreign aid, the arts, environmental protection and public broadcasting to pay for a bigger military and a more secure border in a fiscal 2018 budget blueprint released Thursday.

The budget proposal is certain to run into stiff opposition in Congress, where lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have already signaled they are unlikely to enact Mr. Trump’s deep cuts when they pass spending bills that actually fund the government.

The budget proposes hefty cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the State Department. It also seeks to eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts and other independent agencies long in the crosshairs of some conservative Republicans.

The cuts, if enacted, would mean some agencies would have to lay off federal workers, though the budget doesn’t always offer exact head counts. It does specify that cuts to the EPA “would result in approximately 3,200 fewer positions at the agency.”

“You can’t drain the swamp and leave all the people in it,” said Mick Mulvaney, the president’s budget director. “I would expect there would have to be reductions of forces at various agencies.”

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VIDEO – PROJECT VERITAS – RIGGING THE ELECTION PART 1

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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PHOTOS: CONSERVATIVE WOMEN AND ICON GARDEN PARTY

Friday, June 24th, 2016

 

ICON and Conservative Women’s Forum joined together to host a Midsummer’s Eve Garden Party on June 21, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Our special guests were Judge Richard Dietz and his wife Kelley.  Judge Dietz is  the incumbent Republican judge for the NC  Court of Appeals in this November’s election. 
ICON’s next free summer movie will be 13 Hours, The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, that will be shown on Tuesday, August 2 at  Extraordinary Ventures, 200 South Elliiott Road, Chapel Hill at 7 p.m.   On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, Stephen  Moore, the well known economist with the Heritage Foundation, will be speaking on the Fed and The True Economy. 
As you can see from the photos from the party, when conservatives get together, we have a lot of fun !   Come join us !!!    Nancy
From the left:  Lee Green, Judge Richard Dietz, incumbent judge, NC Court of Appeals, and Dr. Laura Gutman

From the left: Lee Green, Judge Richard Dietz, incumbent judge, NC Court of Appeals, and Dr. Laura Gutman

From the left:  PJ Gentry and Cathy Wright

From the left: PJ Gentry and Cathy Wright

From the left:  Nancy Clark, Don Hunter and Dr. Brenda Hunter

From the left: Nancy Clark, Don Hunter and Dr. Brenda Hunter

From the left:  Dee Park, Betty Ann Guidry, M.J. Hall, and Bro Park

From the left: Dee Park, Betty Ann Guidry, M.J. Hall, and Bro Park

From the left:  Shelley Dietz, wife of Judge Dietz, Dave and Mary Carter

From the left: Shelley Dietz, wife of Judge Dietz, Dave and Mary Carter

Cynthia West and Colonel Jay Stobbs (ret), candidate for  Chatham County Commissioner

Cynthia West and Colonel Jay Stobbs (ret), candidate for Chatham County Commissioner

Betsy and Jim Duncan

Betsy and Jim Duncan

From the left:  Andrea Rock, M.J. Hall, Lee Green, and Meg Gresham

From the left: Andrea Rock, M.J. Hall, Lee Green, and Meg Gresham

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From the left:  Cathy Wright, Sandy Bazley, Ruth Bishop, Dr. John Wright, Betsy Riggan, Gladys Kofalt,

Wendy Ball, Nancy Clark, Jamie Skinner and in front, Cynthia West and Lee Green

Gladys Kofalt and John Dodd of the Jesse Helms Center

Gladys Kofalt and John Dodd of the Jesse Helms Center

 

From the left:  Fran Handmaker, Rosemarie Wenzel and Kitty Felten

From the left: Fran Handmaker, Rosemarie Wenzel and Kitty Felten

From the left:  Betty Ann Guidry, John Dodd, Jim Duncan, Cynthia West, Sandy Bazley, and Wendy Ball

From the left: Betty Ann Guidry, John Dodd, Jim Duncan, Cynthia West, Sandy Bazley, and Wendy Ball

From the left:  Mary Lou Drake, Ruth Bishop and Sandy Bazley

From the left: Mary Lou Drake, Ruth Bishop and Sandy Bazley

From the left:  Linda Devore, Dave Carter, Gadi Adelman, Mary Carter, Betsy Duncan and Nancy Clark

From the left: Linda Devore, Dave Carter, Gadi Adelman, Mary Carter, Betsy Duncan and Nancy Clark

From the left:  Gadi Adelman, Dick Blake, Dee Sams, Steve Clipp and Patrick Williams

From the left: Gadi Adelman, Dick Blake, Dee Sams, Steve Clipp and Patrick Williams

From the left:  Tom Glenndinning, Colonel Jay Stobbs (ret), and Jay Baker

From the left: Tom Glenndinning, Colonel Jay Stobbs (ret), and Jay Baker

From the left:  Don Wenzel and Bob Shearer

From the left: Don Wenzel and Bob Shearer

 

From the left:  Mary Ann Baker and Diane Block

From the left: Mary Ann Baker and Diane Block

Ken Thigpen

Ken Thigpen

Enjoying the garden

Enjoying the garden

From the left:  Betsy Riggan and M.J. Hall

From the left: Bob Drake, Betsy Riggan and M.J. Hall

From the left:  Mary Lou Drake, Kimberly Sanchez, Steve Clipp, Bill Harris and Colonel Jay Stobbs (ret)

From the left: Mary Lou Drake, Kimberly Sanchez, Steve Clipp, Bill Harris and Colonel Jay Stobbs (ret)

From the left:  Kitty Felten, Patrick Williams and Rosemarie Wenzel

From the left: Kitty Felten, Patrick Williams and Rosemarie Wenzel

From the left:  Dee Sams, Jeanie and Dick Blake and Gadi Adelman

From the left: Dee Sams, Jeanie and Dick Blake and Gadi Adelman

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From the left:  Elizabeth Fisher and Brenda Dowling

From the left: Elizabeth Fisher and Brenda Dowling

From the left:  Linda Devore of Fayetteville, NC and Jeanie Blake

From the left: Linda Devore of Fayetteville, NC and Jeanie Blake

From the left:  Betsy Riggan, Ruth Bishop, and Jamie Skinner

From the left: Betsy Riggan, Ruth Bishop, and Jamie Skinner

From the left:  Dr. John Wright and Jay Baker

From the left: Dr. John Wright and Jay Baker

From the left:  Bob Shearer, Linda Devore, Betsy and Jim Duncan, Mary Lou and Bob Drake, Janie Wagstaff and Mary and Dave Carter

From the left: Bob Shearer, Linda Devore, Betsy and Jim Duncan, Mary Lou and Bob Drake, Janie Wagstaff and Mary and Dave Carter

Emily Walker and her daughter

Emily Walker and her daughter

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PHOTOS – ICON LECTURE – THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT MIGRATION CRISIS

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

 

THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT MIGRATION CRISIS
James Simpson, a nationally  known economist and an  investigative journalist  was the guest speaker at the ICON Lecture on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Mr. Simpson is an expert on immigration and the refugee program that is being  presently debated in this country.  His talk. entitled , “The Refugee Resettlement  Migration Crisis” provided  crucial information on this important subject that is causing great controversy as to the advisability of bringing in refugees from the Middle East and other areas that are presently in turmoil.  Mr. Simpson is the author of “The Red-Green Axis:  Refugees, Immigration, and the Agenda to Erase America”.   
ICON’s next lecture, “The EMP Threat” will be presented on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Chapel Hill.  Mr. James Jay Carafano, PhD, a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, is the Heritage Foundation’s Vice President and in 2012 assumed responsibility for Heritage’s entire defense and foreign policy team.   For tickets and more details, please go to www.iconlectureseries.com  
The following photos were taken at the James Simpson lecture.    Nancy  
  

James Simpson, ICON guest speaker

James Simpson, ICON guest speaker

Ann Bowman, Chapter Leader, ACT for America, James Simpson, and Keith Davis, ACT for America Chapter Leader, Fayetteville, NC

Ann Bowman, Chapter Leader, ACT for America, James Simpson, and Keith Davis, ACT for America Chapter Leader, Fayetteville, NC

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From the left, seated, Jane Hogan, Jenise Guidry, and standing, Kimberly Sanchez, Betty Ann Guidry and Andrea Rock and P.J. Gentry

From the left, seated, Jane Hogan, Jenise Guidry, and standing, Kimberly Sanchez, Betty Ann Guidry and Andrea Rock and P.J. Gentry, Person County GOP Chair

B.J. and Barry Vogel

B.J. and Barry Vogel

From the left:  Hannah Stein, Dr. Rosemary Stein, P.J. Gentry and standing, Marlene Waller

From the left: Hannah Stein, Dr. Rosemary Stein, P.J. Gentry and standing, Marlene Waller

ACT for America Chapter Leaders:  From the left:  Fay Haggard, Highpoint, NC, Tina Forsberg, Greensberg, Cheri Pickett, Greensboro, Carolyn Parker-Ballou, Southpoint, Nancy Clark, ICON board member, Leigh Sudbrink, Greensboro, and back row - Dee Davis, Fayetteville and Robert Goodwill, High Point, NC

ACT for America Chapter Leaders: From the left: Fay Haggard, Highpoint, NC, Tina Forsberg, Greensberg, Cheri Pickett, Greensboro, Carolyn Parker-Ballou, Southpoint, Nancy Clark, ICON board member, Leigh Sudbrink, Greensboro, and back row – Dee Davis, Fayetteville and Robert Goodwill, High Point, NC

From the left:  Susan Berkowitz, Marty Berkowitz, Mike Ross, Vickie Jernigan, Joe Jernigan, Michael LaPaglia, candidate for NC Secretary of State, and Mike Abramson

From the left: Susan Berkowitz, Marty Berkowitz, Mike Ross, Vickie Jernigan, Joe Jernigan, Michael LaPaglia, candidate for NC Secretary of State, and Mike Abramson

From the left:  Buckey Waters, Janie Wagstaff, President, ICON Lecture Series, and Mike Waters

From the left: Buckey Waters, Janie Wagstaff, President, ICON Lecture Series, and Mike Waters

From the left:  Tony Bruno, Mary McKinney, Joel Freelander, and Jack McCallus

From the left: Tony Bruno, Mary McKinney, Joel Freelander, and Jack McCallus

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From the left:  Karen Kolias and Gladys Kofalt

From the left: Karen Kolias and Gladys Kofalt

From the left:  Tracy Marillo and Rosemarie Wenzel

From the left: Tracy Marillo and Rosemarie Wenzel

Susan Myrick, Civitas, and James Simpson

Susan Myrick, Civitas, and James Simpson

Meg Gresham, ICON board member and Jeff Miller

Meg Gresham, ICON board member and Jeff Miller

From the left:  Tina Forsberg and Mary Carter

From the left: Tina Forsberg and Mary Carter

AFTER THE LECTURE AT THE SILVERSPOT IN CHAPEL HILL

Ann Bowman, ACT for America Chapter Leader and James Simpson

Ann Bowman, ACT for America Chapter Leader and James Simpson

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from the left:  Dr. Laura Gutman, ICON board member and Carolyn and Bob Ballou

from the left: Dr. Laura Gutman, ICON board member and Carolyn and Bob Ballou

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PHOTOS – CIVITAS CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE – MARCH 2016

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

 

Civitas Institute presented their Conservative Leadership Conference for 2016 on March 4 and 5 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary, North Carolina.

Civitas was founded in 2005 and is committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.

The following photos were taken at the event. Nancy

Francis DeLuca, President, Civitas Institute

Francis DeLuca, President, Civitas Institute

North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest

North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest

Lt. Colonel Allen West, Executive Director, The National Center for Policy Analysis

Lt. Colonel Allen West, Executive Director, The National Center for Policy Analysis

Francis DeLuca and Lt. Colonel Allen West

Francis DeLuca and Lt. Colonel Allen West

Lt. Governor Dan Forest and Howard Schultz

Lt. Governor Dan Forest and Howard Schultz

Lt. Colonel Allen West

Lt. Colonel Allen West

Ann McElhinney, Journalist, Firm Producer and Director - Frack Nation and soon to be released movie, Gosnell

Ann McElhinney, Journalist, Firm Producer and Director – Frack Nation and soon to be released movie, Gosnell

Dinesh D'Souza, Filmmaker, Author & commentator, soon to be released Hillary's America

Dinesh D’Souza, Filmmaker, Author & commentator, soon to be released Hillary’s America

David Limbaugh, Author, Columnist & Commentator

David Limbaugh, Author, Columnist & Commentator

Heidi Cruz, wife of Senator Ted Cruz

Heidi Cruz, wife of Senator Ted Cruz

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Heidi Cruz

Heidi Cruz

From the left:  Jim Duncan, candidate of U.S. House of Representatives and Sean Moser

From the left: Jim Duncan, candidate of U.S. House of Representatives and Sean Moser

From the left:  Dr. Rosemary Fernandez Stein, candidate, North Carolina Superintendent of Public Schools and Emily Walker, Durham GOP

From the left: Dr. Rosemary Fernandez Stein, candidate, North Carolina Superintendent of Public Schools and Emily Walker, Durham GOP

Frank Roche, candidate, U.S. House of Representatives and Nancy Clark, founder, Conservative Women's Forum

Frank Roche, candidate, U.S. House of Representatives and Nancy Clark, founder, Conservative Women’s Forum

On the right:  Mark Harris, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

On the right: Mark Harris, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

Robert Knight, candidate, North Carolina House, District 91 and Mary Lou Drake

Robert Knight, candidate, North Carolina House, District 91 and Mary Lou Drake

From the left:  Donna Willimas, past Chair, Wake County GOP, Ron Margiotta and Ann Marie Calabria, Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

From the left: Donna Willimas, past Chair, Wake County GOP, Ron Margiotta and Ann Marie Calabria, Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

From the left:  Terry Johnson, Francis DeLuca, President, Civitas Institute, and Patricia Johnson

From the left: Terry Johnson, Francis DeLuca, President, Civitas Institute, and Patricia Johnson

From the right:  Ted Hicks, Johnathan Riches, and Peter Lipsett

From the right: Ted Hicks, Johnathan Riches, and Peter Lipsett

Dinesh D'Souza and his fiancee and Mary Lou Drake

Dinesh D’Souza and his fiancee and Mary Lou Drake

Center, Ken McClendon, The Best in Urban Conservative Talk

Center, Ken McClendon, The Best in Urban Conservative Talk

From the left:  Robert Knight, Mary Lou Drake, Ann McElhinney, and Felice Pete

From the left: Robert Knight, Mary Lou Drake, Ann McElhinney, and Felice Pete

Lt. Colonel Patrick Testerman, Civitas Guest Speaker and Nancy Clark, Conservative Women's Forum.  Lt. Col. Testerman's talk was Reversing the Leadership Crisis in our Armed Forces

Lt. Colonel Patrick Testerman, Civitas Guest Speaker and Nancy Clark, Conservative Women’s Forum. Lt. Col. Testerman’s talk was Reversing the Leadership Crisis in our Armed Forces

Jimmy Kemp, son of Jack Kemp,  Civitas Guest Speaker

Jimmy Kemp, son of Jack Kemp, Civitas Guest Speaker

From the left:  Zan Bunn, President, North Carolina Federation of Republican Women, Felice Pete, past President, Wake County GOP and Emily Walker, Durham GOP

From the left: Zan Bunn, President, North Carolina Federation of Republican Women, Felice Pete, past President, Wake County GOP and Emily Walker, Durham GOP

From the left:  Dave Carter, Sean Moser and Janie Wagstaff, President, ICON Lecture Series

From the left: Dave Carter, Sean Moser and Janie Wagstaff, President, ICON Lecture Series

From the left:  Meg Gresham, ICON Board Member and Jane Hogan , ICON Advisory Board Member

From the left: Meg Gresham, ICON Board Member and Jane Hogan , ICON Advisory Board Member

Dinesh D'Souza and Nancy Clark

Dinesh D’Souza and Nancy Clark

ICON Lecture Series table at Civitas CLC

ICON Lecture Series table at Civitas CLC

From the left:   Meg Gresham and Nancy Clark, ICON Lecture Series Board Members

From the left: Meg Gresham and Nancy Clark, ICON Lecture Series Board Members

From the left:  Betty Ann Guidry, ICON Treasurer, Karin Nemetz, LIberty Lunch and Meg Gresham, ICON Board Member

From the left: Betty Ann Guidry, ICON Treasurer, Karin Nemetz, LIberty Lunch and Meg Gresham, ICON Board Member

From the left:  Colonel (Ret) Jay Stoobs, Ranger, US Army, Mary Lou Drake and Jay DeLancy, Voter Integrity Project

From the left: Colonel (Ret) Jay Stoobs, Ranger, US Army, Mary Lou Drake and Jay DeLancy, Voter Integrity Project

Mary and Dave Carter

Mary and Dave Carter

From the left:  Janie Wagstaff and Betty Ann Guidry

From the left: Janie Wagstaff and Betty Ann Guidry

From the left:  Karen Nemetz, LIberty Lunch, Andrea Rock, ICON Board Member and Lee Green, Vice Chair, Durham GOP

From the left: Karen Nemetz, LIberty Lunch, Andrea Rock, ICON Board Member and Lee Green, Vice Chair, Durham GOP

 

 

Francis DeLuca, President, Civitas Institute

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VIDEO TEACHER TESTIFIES THAT SHE WAS INTIMIDATED BECAUSE OF HER OPPOSITION TO COMMON CORE

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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THE BROWN SHIRTS OF WISCONSIN

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
WISCONSIN POLITICAL SPEECH RAID
Subpoenas hit allies of Scott Walker  as his reelection campaign looms

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  Mr. O’Keefe says he received his subpoena in early October. He adds that at least three of the targets had their homes raided at dawn, with law-enforcement officers turning over belongings to seize computers and files…... The subpoena demand for the names of donors to nonprofit groups that aren’t legally required to disclose them is especially troubling. Readers may recall that the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent the tax-exempt applications of several conservative groups to the ProPublica news website in 2012….

Perhaps the probe will turn up some nefarious activity that warrants this subpoena monsoon and home raids. But in the meantime the effect is to limit political speech by intimidating these groups from participating in the 2014 campaign. Stifling allies of Mr. Walker would be an enormous in-kind contribution to Democrats. Even if no charges are filed, the subpoenas will have served as a form of speech suppression.

Mr. O’Keefe told us that the flurry of subpoenas “froze my communications and frightened many allies and vendors of the pro-taxpayer political movement in Wisconsin and across the country.” Even if no one is ever convicted of a crime, he says, “the process is the punishment.”

Americans learned in the IRS political targeting scandal that government enforcement power can be used to stifle political speech. Something similar may be unfolding in Wisconsin, where a special prosecutor is targeting conservative groups that participated in the battle over Governor Scott Walker’s union reforms.

In recent weeks, special prosecutor Francis Schmitz has hit dozens of conservative groups with subpoenas demanding documents related to the 2011 and 2012 campaigns to recall Governor Walker and state legislative leaders.

Copies of two subpoenas we’ve seen demand “all memoranda, email . . . correspondence, and communications” both internally and between the subpoena target and some 29 conservative groups, including Wisconsin and national nonprofits, political vendors and party committees. The groups include the League of American Voters, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Americans for Prosperity—Wisconsin, American Crossroads, the Republican Governors Association, Friends of Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Associated Press

One subpoena also demands “all records of income received, including fundraising information and the identity of persons contributing to the corporation.” In other words, tell us who your donors are. (more…)

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VIDEO – DR. BEN CARSON’S FULL SPEECH AT CPAC 2013

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

 

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VIDEO – GUN CONTROL IS REALLY PEOPLE CONTROL

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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VIDEO – SWITZERLAND AND THEIR HISTORY OF ARMED CITIZENS

Friday, March 1st, 2013

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