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Aug. 14 to Aug. 28

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Jeff Flake(top) and Will Cardon (bottom) are participating in a Republican debate. Aug. 22

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Featured Event Is A Republican Debate Including Jeff Flake, Will Cardon, And Clair Van Steenwyk, For the Open U.S. Senate Seat On Aug. 22


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 13, 2012 — The original North Phoenix Tea Party will be hosting a republican Senatorial debate on Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. in Deer Valley Church, 15220 N. 39th Ave., Phoenix. Three GOP candidates for U.S. Senate are expected to attend, including Jeff Flake, Will Cardon and Clair Van Steenwyk.

Flake and Cardon have shown through recent polling to be the two biggest competitors for the seat. The two gentlemen were part of the same Mormon “ward” in Mesa most their lives. Cardon was one of Flake's most prodigious backers throughout his term in the House of Representatives.

Today, however, they’re throwing barbs that reflect the tenor of a friendship gone awry, with allegations that only close friends could know and corresponding apologies on Facebook.

Coincidentally, both Cardon and Flake have strong ties to Mitt Romney. Cardon’s father is a cousin of Romney — thereby making Romney Cardon’s first cousin, once removed.

Flake is often a surrogate for Romney on the campaign trail. Romney has personally donated to the campaigns of both men, although he does so extremely rarely.

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Aug. 14

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Workforce Committee Meeting will convene Aug. 14 at 2:00 p.m. The committee monitors overall employment regulation issues related to the cost and quality of doing business in the Valley and works to strengthen academic accountability to create a stronger future workforce. For more information, visit The Greater Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce.                    

The New River/Desert Hills Community Association is presenting A Meet the Candidates event on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. to  9 p.m. at Crossroads Christain Fellowship, 42425 N. New River Rd., New River. The event is an an opportunity to meet many of the candidates who are running for public office in that area. For more information, contact Alan Muller at 602-432-2800 or Terry Marron at 623-587-7039, visit or NR/DHCA website - Meeting Page

Aug. 15

A panel entitled “Metric of Recovery: Arizona and U.S. Housing Markets After The Bubble,” will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Cronkite Theatre at the ASU downtown campus, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Panelists are scheduled to include: Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office; and Michael Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the ASU W. P. Carey School of Business. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP here. The event will be streamed live. For more information, visit

The Caravan for Peace, led by Mexican-poet, turned activist Javier Sicilia and the Trans-border Caravan for Peace and Justice, will arrive at Civic Space Park, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix at 6 p.m. Aug. 15, and a host of Phoenix-based supporters will hear testimonies and participate in a peaceful and prayerful rally. For more information, visit and

A cacophony of activists are organizing a protest of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s stated intent to prosecute marijuana dispensary owners licensed by the state under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The protest is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in front of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, 301 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. For more information, visit and

Aug. 16

An in-studio debate between candidates for the republican nomination for U.S. Senate will be televised at 5 p.m. on KAET channel 8.

A primary election
candidate forum for Congressional district No. 3 and state legislative district No. 2 will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Rio Rico High School, 590 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico. For more information, visit

The future of Southern Arizona’s film industry will be the topic of a town hall and panel discussion entitled "The Power of Film Incentives to Create Jobs and Economic Development," at 7 p.m., Aug. 16, in the auditorium of the Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road, Tucson. Among those participating are Tucson Film Office Director Shelli Hall, Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik and industry professionals. The discussion will be moderated by Harry Tate, former director of the Arizona State Film Office. Reservations are requested as seating is limited. Call 520-770-2151. For more information visit,

Aug. 17

The Phoenix Roman Catholic Diocese will sponsor the Respect Life Leader’s Luncheon Friday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Diocesan Pastoral Center 400 E. Monroe Street Phoenix. At the Defend and Proclaim Life Luncheon, Dr. Maricella Moffitt will describe her journey as a Catholic physician and, “warn people about the impending dangers to religious liberty.” Bishop Thomas Olmsted will also present his annual address and encouragement for pro-life leaders. For more information about the luncheon call Trent Horn at 602-354-2132 or email

The Phoenix Harm Reduction Organization, a group dedicated to decriminalizing needle exchange in Arizona, is raising money in their hopes of becoming a 501c3 non-profit organization at 8 p.m. at the Rusty Spoke, 1023 NW Grand Ave. DJs Matty P. and Djentrification will be spinning, and KELS and ADER will be doing live graffiti art to be auctioned off. The suggested donation is $5 and cups for the keg are an additional $5. For more information, visit,

Aug. 18

CAMP 420: The Campaign Against Marijuana Prohibition, a local activist group, will be hosting a float down the Salt River Saturday, Aug. 18 beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is the regular $15 for a tube and a bus ride by Salt River Recreation. For more information, visit

Aug.  19

Occupy Phoenix is holding a planning meeting for the Oct. 15 anniversary of the movement at 4 p.m. Aug. 19  at Aside of Heart, 901 N. 5th St, Phoenix. Options to get the discussion started include: a week of actions; an activist fair with like-minded groups; a block party at Cesar Chavez Plaza or Margaret T. Hance Park; a concert at Aside of Heart; a huge protest; or an occupation downtown or at the capitol. For more information, visit

Aug. 20

KUAT Channel 6 will televise a Congressional debate for district 2 on Aug. 20 between candidates Rep. Ron Barber and state Representative Matt Heinz on Arizona Illustrated. The debate will be pre-recorded in the studio.

The Phoenix Tea Party is endorsing a talk on AZ Gun Laws Relating to Self Defense, Aug. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Dillon's Top of Central, 8525 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. The featured speaker will be attorney Marc J. Victor. For more information, visit

Aug. 22

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Valley Young Professionals are hosting a behind the scenes tour of Amazon’s Fulfillment Facility, 800 N. 75th Ave. Prior to the 8:30 a.m. tour, guests will have the opportunity to hear from Amazon’s Phoenix General Manager, Dan Fay and learn more about Amazon’s impact on the valley’s economy. Cost is $20 for non-chamber-members. For more information, visit

Aug. 25

Columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and author Ted Rall — creator of Tom Tomorrow — will be at Changing Hands Bookstore at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 to discuss his book, The Book of Obama” From Hope And Change To The Age of Revolt. Rall describes Obama as "conservative, risk-averse, and tone-deaf." For more information, visit

Aug. 26

Valley supporters of Ron Paul will gather at noon in Civic Space Park, 444 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. The rally will be in support of a similar rally held in Tampa, Florida at the site of the republican convention, in support of Ron Paul. For more information, visit or

Aug. 27

Gardeners and others are holding a Fall Seed Swap from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Chandler Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road, Chandler. Gardening tips will also be shared and organizers invite all to attend, even those who don’t have a green thumb. For more information, email to

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