August 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump says he cancelled military parade, citing ‘ridiculously high’ price tag – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-he-cancelled-military-parade-citing-ridiculously-high-price-tag/3981473/
— College student home from U.S. Senate internship shot in Riverdale – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/college-student-home-from-us-senate-internship-shot-in-riverdale/3977767/

 

CBS2
— U.S. Senate Adopts Resolution Declaring “The Press Is Not The Enemy Of The People” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream media a) defends and advances the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green Party platform and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns the Republican Party platform.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/08/16/senate-adopts-resolution-declaring-press-not-enemy-people/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 76 people overdose in Connecticut park near Yale – AP (DIERSEN: What percentage of those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois talk and/or act a) like they want to smoke pot, b) like they smoke pot, c) like they want to make money selling pot, and/or d) like they want government to take in lots of tax revenue from legalizing pot? Who leads the fight against pot in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? If/when the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs legalize pot in Illinois, and if municipalities and counties can ban the sale of pot in their jurisdictions, I am going to lead the fight to get Wheaton and DuPage County to be the first municipality and the first county in Illinois to ban the sale of pot in their jurisdictions.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/yale-new-haven-connecticut-park-overdoses-synthetic-marijuana-k2/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut, as officials try to determine exactly what sickened people. People on and around the historic New Haven Green near Yale University began falling ill shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, and the overdoses continued into Thursday morning. No deaths were reported, and most people brought to hospitals have been discharged, officials said. Symptoms varied. Many victims lost consciousness, officials said. Others vomited. Some just became nauseous or lethargic. City officials said police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel will staff a command post on the Green for the time being, and social workers and private health outreach workers will be on hand. Toxicology testing remained incomplete Thursday. Some victims tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, but it appeared most if not all the overdoses were caused only by a potent batch of “K2” synthetic marijuana, said Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an emergency medicine physician and professor at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where many of the victims were treated.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Emanuel says O’Hare protest wouldn’t ‘secure and strengthen the entire city of Chicago’ – Gregory Pratt
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-ohare-protest-20180816-story.html
— The new employee perk that’s slowly taking hold: Help for those caring for aging parents – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-working-caregivers-0819-story.html
— Illinois’ overdose crisis getting worse, mirroring nationwide trend, CDC says – John Keilman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-illinois-opioid-overdose-deaths-cdc-20180816-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-reagan-ronald-patti-davis-media-0817-story.html
— Connecticut police work to stop pot overdoses after 76 fall ill – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-ct–city-green-overdoses-20180816-story.html
— Congressman’s son rips him for ‘ruining’ FBI agent’s career – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–virginia-congressman-sons-tweets-20180813-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— ‘How I run my office is absolutely none of your business’: Lauzen, McMahon spar at Kane meeting – Jim Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180816/how-i-run-my-office-is-absolutely-none-of-your-business-lauzen-mcmahon-spar-at-kane-meeting
— DuPage voters to weigh in on consolidation, possible taxes – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180817/dupage-voters-to-weigh-in-on-consolidation-possible-taxes
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180816/editorial-keep-the-conversation-about-free-press-alive
— Are you in good enough shape to be an FBI agent? We took the test. – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: When you were young, could you have passed the test? I could not. While my having had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease) has not harmed my ability to walk or ride a bike, it has severely harmed my ability to run. Further, a) my eyesight has never been correctable to 20/20 and I have always had partial red/green color blindness.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180817/are-you-in-good-enough-shape-to-be-an-fbi-agent-we-took-the-test
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Of course, it requires much more than being in shape to make it as an FBI agent. But to meet the bureau’s fitness standards, a candidate must post a satisfactory result in four physical tests: number of situps in 60 seconds; a 300-meter sprint; maximum consecutive push-ups; and a 1½-mile run. To add to the difficulty, candidates move from one event to the next with just 5 minutes of rest in between.)
— Harper College wants to keep tax increase in place to fund $180 million in upgrades – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180817/harper-college-wants-to-keep-tax-increase-in-place-to-fund-180-million-in-upgrades

 

WTTW
— Rauner Uses State Fair to Compare Opponent to Swine
https://video.wttw.com/video/rauner-uses-state-fair-compare-opponent-swine-ez5xgl/

 

WBBM 780
— Congressman Kinzinger And Opponent Sara Dady Feud On Facebook After Staffer Knocks On Door – MIKE KRAUSER
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/congressman-kinzinger-and-opponent-sara-dady-feud-facebook-after-staffer-knocks-door

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois Democrats say downstate counties can go their way – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180816/illinois-democrats-say-downstate-counties-can-go-their-way

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Allies, not enemies – Editorial (DIERSEN: The mainstream new media is an ally of the Democrat Party, and therefore, it is an enemy of the Republican Party.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-08-16/editorial-allies-not-enemies.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Rauner paying no attention to issues – Dick Zaker, Decatur
https://herald-review.com/opinion/letters/rauner-paying-no-attention-to-issues/article_8afbef2b-9f6d-5a87-aeee-07c4f4eb1b06.html

 

CANTON DAILY REGISTER
— Illinois has led in banning employer ‘no-poaching’ pacts – Bill Knight (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, consistent with their “up-or-out” policy and their needing to meet Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, they wanted other employers to poach their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
http://www.cantondailyledger.com/news/20180816/illinois-has-led-in–banning-employer–no-poaching-pacts

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Lake County worries about flooding impact from Foxconn – Lee Bergquist
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/08/16/new-clash-illinois-county-worries-flooding-foxconn/1000955002/

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Stand in defense of the truth. Don’t let Trump label journalists as the enemy.”
    https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-stand-in-defense-of-the-truth-don-t-let/article_c00c0d05-9080-56ef-8a58-a7ea5467c92d.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Dems Vow Down-Ballot Effort, Red-State Reach – BRIAN MACKEY (DIERSEN: One could say that those who dominate the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) are united against those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that support Trump and the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the IRP platform.)
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/dems-vow-down-ballot-effort-red-state-reach#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They began by stressing how united they are as a party heading into the fall campaign. “There’s a basic rule in Illinois politics: The political party that remains united wins the election,” said Speaker of the Illinois House and chairman of the state Democratic Party Michael Madigan.)
— Rauner Offers Rare Public Display Of Affection For Trump – JACLYN DRISCOLL
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/rauner-offers-rare-public-display-affection-trump#stream/0
— Colorado Baker Sues State Again, After Refusing To Make Cake For Transgender Woman – JAMES DOUBEK
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/colorado-baker-sues-state-again-after-refusing-make-cake-transgender-woman#stream/0

 

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Rauner rallies Republicans at Governor’s Day: ‘We’ve got to fight’ – Rachel Droze
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/rauner-rallies-republicans-at-governors-day-weve-got-to-fight-08-16-2018

 

WSIL TV
— Gun safety group holds Be SMART Training – Brooke Schlyer
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/38903816/gun-safety-group-holds-be-smart-training

 

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— 5 REFERENDUMS ON NOV. 6 BALLOT IN KANE COUNTY
http://kanecountyconnects.com/2018/08/5-referendums-on-nov-6-ballot-in-kane-county/

 

CRYSTAL LAKE PATCH
— Psychiatrist Stabbed After Denying Pot Prescription A Crystal Lake man now faces attempted murder and armed violence charges – Amie Rowland
https://patch.com/illinois/crystallake/psychiatrist-stabbed-after-denying-pot-prescription-authorities

 

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— Annual Celebrating Diversity Reception, September 10 – Julie Barnhill (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2018/08/annual-celebrating-diversity-reception-september-10/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Survey: Illinois’ small business owners say state has failed them – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? How has Illinois failed those who share your demographics?)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/survey-illinois-small-business-owners-say-state-has-failed-them/article_43c06bd4-a0b8-11e8-bf88-a7f2cffcf46d.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER TELLS CONSERVATIVES WHY THEY SHOULD VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER (DIERSEN: It would be great if Rauner would pledge to take no further action against the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform. It would be even greater if he would pledge to defend and advance all the planks in the IRP platform, and especially its traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/gov-rauner-tells-conservatives-why-they-should-vote-for-him-in-november.html

 

BREITBART
— Rahm Emanuel Responds to Chicago Bloodshed by Pushing More Gun Control – Awr Hawkins
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/16/rahm-emanuel-responds-to-chicago-bloodshed-by-pushing-more-gun-control/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GAO: Govt. spent $2.5 billion to jail criminal migrants in 2016 – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/16/govt-spent-25-billion-jail-criminal-migrants-2016/

 

CBN NEWS
— The Media Can Dish It Out But They Sure Can’t Take It – Dale Hurd
http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/august/the-media-can-dish-it-out-but-they-sure-cant-take-it

 

CONSERVATIVE TRIBUNE
— Democrat Candidate Caught on Camera Stealing Opponent’s Flyer – LISA PAYNE-NAEGER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps in my precinct, including those who are registered Republican voters, talk and/or act like they have been told to disrespect, to be rude to, to be nasty to, to be mean to, to harass, and/or to threaten me and anyone else who brings Republican literature to their door.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/democrat-candidate-caught-stealing-flyer/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Marxism and Marriage – David Solway
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/08/marxism_and_marriage.html

 

CHRISTIANITY TODAY
— Canadian Christian College Drops Sex Standards in Law School Bid – Morgan Lee
https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/august/trinity-western-community-covenant-canada-law-school-twu.html

 

THE HILL
— Bernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream – AMIE PARNES
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/402251-bernie-sanders-socialism-moves-to-democratic-mainstream

 

CNN
— Clapper: Trump sending ‘chilling’ message (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have sent me many chilling messages. I should write a book about them.)
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/08/16/james-clapper-intv-john-brennan-security-clearance-first-amendment-trump-sot-newday-vpx.cnn
— Clapper: Trump is retaliating against an ‘enemies list’ – Jennifer Hansler (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being my enemies.)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/16/politics/james-clapper-brennan-trump-security-clearance-cnntv/index.html
— Key GOP senators say they have no issue with Trump revoking Brennan’s security clearance – Manu Raju, Lauren Fox, Daniella Diaz and Clare Foran (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican in Illinois have “no issue” with the adverse actions that those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc. have taken against me.)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/16/politics/republican-senators-john-brennan-security-clearance/index.html

 

CBS NEWS
— Newspapers don’t help themselves by coordinating against Trump – MICHAEL GRAHAM (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how my critics/opponents coordinate against me. Some of them reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks. Some of them reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution. Some of them focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. Some of them were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/commentary-newspapers-dont-help-themselves-by-coordinating-against-trump/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says that Trump uses the tools of government to punish his critics. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who use the tools of religion, government, politics, finance, etc. to punish me. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/opinion/donald-trump-john-brennan-security-clearance.html
— Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is the most empowering popular song ever. Could we have shown her more? Just a little bit, our critic writes. – Wesley Morris (DIERSEN: Who are the most disrespectful people in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about the most disrespectful people in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/arts/music/respect-aretha-franklin-death.html
— What it’s Like to Intern at The New York Times – Claire Ballantine (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://open.nytimes.com/what-its-like-to-intern-at-the-new-york-times-3d27af36715
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Working on the Luxury Sales team has been amazing, but I think that out of all the projects I’ve done this summer my most fulfilling project has been my Maker Week project. I worked on a Diversity & Inclusion project with interns from a variety of departments to create an employee resource site. The idea came from the fact that many people were unaware of diversity initiatives throughout the company so we thought that creating a database and website to record the diversity initiatives would be a great internal resource and create visibility for the programs. First, we gathered all the information about the diversity initiatives to create the database. Second, we interviewed different people in the company like A.G. Sulzberger, Dean Baquet, Meredith Kopit Levien and other employees involved in diversity initiatives. Lastly, we formatted the website to hold the database, show diversity efforts in recruiting, the newsroom and the business side. We also added a tab for various conferences based on departments. Our showcase at Maker Week was great because employees seemed really interested in the accessibility of the website. It was one of the best projects I’ve worked on and I’m so glad to have been a part of it. I think this project really taught me to be bold in my work. I spoke to all these amazing people by just emailing them and taking a chance and it worked out which was amazing. I’ve also been a diversity advocate throughout my years in school and this project showed me how an idea from one of my passions can become a useful reality. In the fall, I’ll be heading back to Syracuse University to be a Resident Advisor for my last year. I’ll also be a peer facilitator for our first diversity-oriented freshman forum. I want to use the skills I’ve learned in this internship to create something amazing on my campus that is fueled by my passion just like I got to create at The New York Times.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Facebook Ad Service Is Seen As Ripe for Political Trickery – Natasha Singer
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/technology/facebook-microtargeting-advertising.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump journalist says “Show of Unity in Face of Mockery and Threats.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/business/media/news-media-editorials-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump journalist says “Trump Says Newspapers Are in Collusion.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/us/politics/trump-news-media-collusion.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Signed a Trump Nondisclosure Agreement? Get banned from the airwaves – ROSS ROSENFELD
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-sign-a-trump-nda-get-banned-from-the-airwaves-20180816-story.html

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at immigrants and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Democrats want to use immigrants to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/08/16/immigrants-who-change-america-are-its-lifeblood/M6Aam5KzgBwls5aFiTyYhK/story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Youth Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low Data suggest more opportunities are available to some groups that historically struggled to find jobs – Andrew Duehren (DIERSEN: When you were young, would you have taken the jobs that I did? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; and pumped gasoline 1971-1972. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout a) that the aforesaid jobs were bad jobs, b) that my taking the aforesaid jobs proves that I am bad, and c) that they would never have stooped to take the aforesaid jobs.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/youth-unemployment-hits-52-year-low-1534455755

 

BLOOMBERG
— Funerals Are Becoming One Last Extravagant Display of Wealth – Olivia Carville
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-17/rolls-royce-hearse-7-million-crypt-are-final-displays-of-power

 

NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites.
https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/08/16/deradicalizing-white-people/

 

BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Aretha Franklin was an anti-Trump.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/aretha-franklin-frequently-bashed-trump-in-private-blew-off-inauguration-invite-5

 

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/567694/jose-antonio-vargas/

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Anti-war protest on 50th anniversary of 1968 Democratic National Convention (DIERSEN: What were you doing in 1968? I was a full-time student at UIC and a part-time employee for the Park Forest Post Office. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I sold my 1968 Oldsmobile 442 and bought a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE. I saved money for college expenses.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Anti-war-protest-on-50th-anniversary-of-1968-Democratic-National-Convention-/63814.html

August 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Democrats talk about ‘Blue Wave’ at state fair day – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/democrats-talk-about-blue-wave-at-state-fair-day/3973853/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Democrats Gather at State Fair to Boost Election Hopefuls
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-democrats-gather-at-state-fair-to-boost-election-hopefuls-491048101.html
— Staffer for Rep. Rodney Davis Arrested at Campaign Event
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/staffer-for-rep-rodney-davis-arrested-at-campaign-event-491039431.html

 

CBS2
— US Newspapers To Trump: We’re Not Enemies Of The People – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media acts as an arm of the Democrat Party.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/08/16/us-newspapers-not-enemies-of-the-people-trump/
— Trump Administration Fights Indiana Dunes National Park Plan
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/08/16/trump-administration-fights-indiana-dunes-national-park-plan/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Steel to invest $750 million to revitalize flagship Gary plant in wake of Trump tariffs – Robert Channick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-us-steel-tariffs-gary-plant-20180816-story.html
— Democrats preach party unity as they bash Rauner at State Fair – Rick Pearson, Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jb-pritzker-democrats-state-fair-20180816-story.html
— From racist tweets to the Mueller probe, double standard weighs upon postmodern justice – Victor Davis Hanson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-hanson-liberals-past-racist-tweets-justice-0816-story.html
— Democratic AG hopeful Kwame Raoul hits Mayor Emanuel over comments about morals in violent neighborhoods – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-kwame-raoul-violence-20180816-story.html
— DuPage County Board wants voter opinion on state property and mileage taxes, government consolidation – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-county-referendum-questions-st-0817-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Questions approved are: “Shall DuPage County oppose the General Assembly instituting a property tax increase equivalent to 1% of your home’s value to help retire state debt?” “Shall DuPage County oppose the creation of a statewide Vehicle Mileage Tax (VMT) which would tax DuPage County citizens based upon the number of miles driven annually?” “Shall DuPage County continue to dissolve and consolidate units of local government to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and increase accountability?”)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— It’s Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair, but only a Madigan morning – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/democrat-day-illinois-state-fair-mike-madigan-pritzker/
— Trump taps Sangamon County’s Milhiser to be U.S. Attorney in downstate Illinois – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/trump-taps-sangamon-countys-milhiser-to-be-u-s-attorney-in-downstate-illinois/
— Omarosa releases tape she says is offer to buy her silence – AP (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors offered me nothing for my silence. They wanted me to file a lawsuit against them. They wanted me to charge them a) with giving preference to their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger and b) with discriminating against their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. They saw my lawsuit as helping them a) recruit, retain, and promote employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger and b) get rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/omarosa-manigault-newman-book-donald-trump-secret-recordings-lara-trump/
— Trump lashes out after newspapers respond to his attacks – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-lashes-out-newspaper-editorials-free-press/
— Rep. Rod Davis’ campaign staffer fired after incident at rival’s event
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/us-rep-rodney-davis-campaign-worker-fired-levi-lovell-betsy-dirksen-londrigan-congress/
— When you argue emotions instead of facts, that’s miserable journalism – Gene Lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/sarah-jeong-new-york-times-journalism/
— Good journalism depends on savvy consumers who turn away from cable news junk – Georgie Anne Geyer
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/cable-news-fake-enemy-people-trump/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Trump responds after hundreds of newspaper editorials criticize his attacks on the press – Lindsey Bever and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180816/trump-responds-after-hundreds-of-newspaper-editorials-criticize-his-attacks-on-the-press
(FROM THE ARTICLE: THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY. It is very bad for our Great Country….BUT WE ARE WINNING! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners say “No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180816/ap-fact-check-no-pritzker-plan-to-increase-taxes-26-percent

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— CPS ‘consumers’ successfully voting with their feet, report finds U of C and Federal Reserve researchers conclude that the new high school admissions system is very widely used and largely gives kids their choice. But some schools remain troubled. – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/cps-consumers-successfully-voting-their-feet-report-finds

 

WLS AM
— Pritzker fires back, calls Rauner “incompetent”, “unhinged” – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/08/16/pritzker-fires-back-calls-rauner-incompetent-unhinged/

 

WBEZ
— Demand High For Half Of Chicago’s High Schools While 10 Schools Get Few Applicants – Sarah Karp
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/demand-high-for-half-of-chicagos-high-schools-while-10-schools-get-few-applicants/b7eb3437-d1d2-4322-9768-1f2137468782

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Rauner appoints GOP official Shaw to retirement board – BERNARD SCHOENBURG
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/rauner-appoints-gop-official-shaw-to-retirement-board/article_4624356e-208e-5abf-ac10-3755d5fd515f.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner appoints GOP official Mark Shaw to retirement board – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180815/rauner-appoints-gop-official-shaw-to-retirement-board
— Illinois Democrats talk of importance of fall elections – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180816/illinois-democrats-talk-of-importance-of-fall-elections

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Pritzker slams Rauner on property taxes at B-N rally – DEREK BEIGH
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/pritzker-slams-rauner-on-property-taxes-at-b-n-rally/article_81a1dbb8-117c-5f77-9d21-214517866e9d.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Durbin, Duckworth support Trump’s Central District of Illinois attorney nomination – Kevin Schwaller
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/durbin-duckworth-support-trump-s-central-district-of-illinois-attorney-nomination/1376420282

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Rep. Cummings Demands Explanation For Stripping Ex-CIA Chief’s Security Clearance – SCOTT HORSLEY (DIERSEN: Who comes to your defense? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that my Republican U.S. Senators and my Republican U.S. Representatives did not demand explanations when my critics/opponents ended my a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, c) Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, and e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that my Republican U.S. Senators and my Republican U.S. Representatives did not demand explanations when a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/revocation-ex-cia-directors-clearance-draws-mixed-reaction-congress#stream/0

 

CITY OF WHEATON
— Candidate Petitions for 2019 Municipal Election Available Aug. 28
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=138

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Will Northwest Herald Deserve a “Fake News” Label for County Board Coverage?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/16/will-northwest-herald-deserve-fake-news-label-county-board-coverage/
— Bad Math at the Chicago Tribune and Northwest Herald
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/16/bad-math-chicago-tribune-northwest-herald/
— Mike Madigan Faces Federal Lawsuit that Could Have Been Filed against Jack Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/16/mike-madigan-faces-federal-lawsuit-filed-jack-franks/
— 11-Year Old Changes Florida Vote Totals in Ten Minutes, McHenry County Vote Fraud in 1996
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/16/11-year-old-changes-florida-vote-totals-ten-minutes/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois Republicans rally to unify party – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/illinois-republicans-rally-to-unify-party/article_88e770e2-a0cf-11e8-96ae-63aaade400dd.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Media flattery of Uihlein turns to criticism
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/16/media-flattery-of-uihlein-turns-to-criticism/

 

FOX NEWS
— Will Trump’s GOP give candidates room to maneuver? – Chris Stirewalt
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/16/will-trumps-gop-give-candidates-room-to-maneuver.html

 

TOWNHALL
— ‘Unprecedented:’ Why John Brennan’s Extraordinary Partisanship Justifies Revoking His Security Clearance Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2018/08/16/trump-revoking-brennans-security-clearance-is-defensible-n2510376?

 

GOPUSA
— Trump wishes happy birthday to ‘leader of the Democrat Party’ Maxine Waters
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52660
— Mainstream media tries to ‘rewrite history’ to credit Obama for Trump accomplishments
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52522

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Church courting disaster with ‘obsession’ over social justice – Steve Jordahl
https://www.onenewsnow.com/church/2018/08/16/church-courting-disaster-with-obsession-over-social-justice

 

ROLL CALL
— Rodney Davis’ Field Director Charged With Assault After Crashing Opponent’s Event Staffer reportedly harassed Davis’ opponent Betsy Dirksen Londrigan – Bridget Bowman
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/rodney-davis-field-director-arrested-after-altercation-with-opponent

 

NBC NEWS
— Poll: Democrats more politically engaged than Republicans — but education and race are big factors
https://www.nbcnews.com/card/poll-democrats-more-politically-engaged-republicans-education-race-are-big-n901391

 

CBS NEWS
— Intern for Sen. Tim Scott shot in Chicago after returning home from D.C.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sen-tim-scott-intern-shot-in-chicago-after-returning-home-from-dc/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Encourages Justice Department to Sue Opioid Companies Trump asks Attorney General Sessions to bring federal lawsuit, separate from state litigation
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-encourages-justice-department-to-sue-opioid-companies-1534438160

August 16 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner’s pitch to GOP: J.B. Pritzker will bring ‘more corruption,’ ‘higher taxes’ – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-republicans-state-fair-20180815-story.html
— Illinois GOP — Rauner’s “No. 1 place” to give
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-morning-spin-thursday-20180815-story.html
— Rep. Hultgren says America’s ‘immigration laws need to be fixed’ at Yorkville town hall – Linda Girardi (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. In Illinois, if you do not defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party platform, including its immigration plank, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-yorkville-town-hall-st-0816-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: 20,000 CPS freshman seats unfilled – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-schools-under-enrollment-20180815-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Thousands of CPS high school seats unfilled despite new application process – Alexandra Arriaga and Tanveer Ali
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/thousands-cps-public-high-school-seats-unfilled-gocps-application-jones-college-prep/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Wheaton-Warrenville School District 200 pulls back on new Jefferson center, looks to referendum after all – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180815/district-200-pulls-back-on-new-jefferson-center-looks-to-referendum-after-all
— She works for Trump. He can’t stand him. This is life for Kellyanne and George Conway. – Ben Terris (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, how do you communicate with Republican voters in a home when anti-Republican voters in that home do everything that they can to stop you?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180816/she-works-for-trump-he-cant-stand-him-this-is-life-for-kellyanne-and-george-conway
— Hultgren said election security starts with dedicated polling place workers – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180816/hultgren-said-election-security-starts-with-dedicated-polling-place-workers
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you if you do not glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens. Ever increasingly, anti-Trumps count on foreign countries and their citizens to help Democrats destroy America.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180816/fox-seems-to-be-hosting-a-constant-anti-immigrant-olympics

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Corporate Chicago needs to do better on diversity Chicago may not hold the title of the best city for minority talent advancement or minority business success. But we can and we should. – GLORIA CASTILLO (DIERSEN: Will corporate Chicago bring in Charles Bowsher? Bowsher had great success during the 1980s and 1990s at GAO a) hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) making way for them by getting rid of GAO’s employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. Will corporate Chicago adopt a formal “up-or-out” policy of firing its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who are not earning at least $100,000 by age 25, $115,000 by age 30, $135,000 by age 35, and $165,000 by age 40?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/corporate-chicago-needs-do-better-diversity

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner: 2018 election is ‘one of most important’ in Illinois history – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180815/rauner-2018-election-is-one-of-most-important-in-illinois-history
— City, local NAACP marks 110th anniversary of 1908 Race Riots with new memorials – Crystal Thomas (DIERSEN: What were your ancestors doing in 1908? My grandfather on my father’s side helped his father operate Crete’s only a hardware store. My grandmother on my father’s side helped her parents operate a farm in Crete. My grandparents on my mother’s side helped their parents operate farms in Grant Park near the Indiana border.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180814/city-local-naacp-marks-110th-anniversary-of-1908-race-riots-with-new-memorials

 

TIMES
— Kinzinger criticizes Dady campaign on social media Democratic challenger defends canvassing visit – Derek Barichello
http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/08/14/kinzinger-criticizes-dady-campaign-on-social-media/a1704ia/

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— LaHood touts lock and dam upgrades during visit to Illinois River lock – Doug Wilson (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors tout a) their success in hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) their success in making way for the aforesaid by wasting the careers of and by getting rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.whig.com/20180815/lahood-touts-lock-and-dam-upgrades-during-visit-to-illinois-river-lock#//

 

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Hultgren talks issues at Yorkville event billed as ‘town hall’ – TONY SCOTT
http://www.kendallcountynow.com/2018/08/13/hultgren-talks-issues-at-yorkville-event-billed-as-town-hall/ajzpz2u/

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— In face of lawsuit, Wheaton-Warrenville School District 200 plans to put proposed childhood center on ballot
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/08/16/in-face-of-lawsuit-district-200-plans-to-put-proposed-childhood-center-on-ballot/aioqqbu/

 

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Money Magazine: Here’s Where Illinois Colleges Rank MONEY ranked more than 700 of the best colleges based on quality of education, affordability and outcomes. Here’s how our colleges ranked. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/money-magazine-here-s-where-illinois-colleges-rank

 

WHEATON-WARRENVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 200
— Board of Education tables action on new Jefferson Early Childhood Center and schedules an August 20 Special Meeting to consider a November referendum – Erica Loiacono
https://medium.com/district-200-newsroom/board-of-education-tables-action-on-new-jefferson-early-childhood-center-and-schedules-an-august-20-909bfe199a04

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— RAUNER walks TRUMP tightrope at state fair; SEX-HARASSMENT panel makes recommendations – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/08/16/rauner-walks-trump-tightrope-at-state-fair-sex-harassment-panel-makes-recommendations-and-lightfoot-pushes-back-on-violence-298567

 

ILLINOIS POLITICS BLOG
— PRITZKER LEADS RAUNER BY 11 POINTS IN LATEST ILLINOIS POLL (Pritzker’s lead down from 15 points six weeks ago. – Rod McCulloch (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote Rod McCulloch.)
https://www.illinoispoliticsblog.com/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Roskam on Medicare Red Tape Cutting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/15/roskam-medicare-red-tape-cutting/
— Governor Amendatorily Vetoes Marengo Rescue Squad Referendum Tax Hike Bill, Says Taxpayers Should Be Able to Cut Taxes, Too
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/15/governor-amendatorily-vetoes-marengo-rescue-squad-referendum-tax-hike-bill-says-taxpayers-able-cut-taxes/

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Dodge blames Springfield corruption, complacency for CPS sexual abuse scandal – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511529899-dodge-blames-springfield-corruption-complacency-for-cps-sexual-abuse-scandal

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— RETIRING AS EARLY AS AGE 50, SPRINGFIELD MUNICIPAL PENSIONERS BANK OVER $1M – Joe Kaiser
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/retiring-as-early-as-age-50-springfield-municipal-pensioners-bank-over-1m/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— A Free Press – Our thoughts… – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/08/a-free-press-our-thoughts/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Time for Illinois Attorney General’s office to take on corruption here – Brett Rowland
https://www.ilnews.org/opinion/op-ed-time-for-illinois-attorney-general-s-office-to/article_0ef67f3a-a09d-11e8-997e-d7de764963da.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rodney Davis’ field director arrested for alleged fight at opponent’s campaign event
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/16/rodney-davis-field-director-arrested-for-alleged-fight-at-opponents-campaign-event/
— Senger agrees Rauner is “lesser of two evils”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/16/senger-agrees-rauner-is-lesser-of-two-evils/
— Lay off the ageism, Jason
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/16/lay-off-the-ageism-jason/
— Harold goes on the attack
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/16/harold-goes-on-the-attack/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrat Andrew Cuomo: America ‘was never that great’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a Republican, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents, and the rest of your ancestors as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52589
— Pearl Jam releases poster depicting dead president and burning White House
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52584
— Fake News: Newspapers collusion to publish anti-Trump editorials on same day proves Trump’s point
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52612
— The anti-bigotry bigots at work (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give them standing to destroy those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52361

 

FOX NEWS
— Joe Biden ‘under doctor’s orders’ to skip Democrat Day at Illinois State Fair, reports say – Amy Lieu (DIERSEN: If you were asked what evidences your good health, what would you say? I would say that since 2000, health problems have never stopped me from putting a GOPUSA Illinois email together and sending it out. Since 2004, I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, and since 2015, each and every evening too. It takes 5+ hours to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email.)
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/15/joe-biden-under-doctors-orders-to-skip-democrat-day-at-illinois-state-fair-reports-say.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— CANADIAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CAVES ON HOMOSEXUALITY – David Krayden
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/15/christian-university-caves-on-homosexuality/
— DOCTOR TELLS JOE BIDEN TO STAY HOME ON ‘DEMOCRAT DAY’ – David Krayden (DIERSEN: If you were asked what evidences your good health, what would you say? I would say that since 2000, health problems have never stopped me from putting a GOPUSA Illinois email together and sending it out. Since 2004, I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, and since 2015, each and every evening too. It takes 5+ hours to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/15/biden-misses-democrat-day-doctors-orders/
— #METOO ACTIVISTS ARE AWFULLY QUIET ABOUT THE ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST KEITH ELLISON – Stephanie Hamill
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/15/keith-ellison-metoo-dnc/

 

BREITBART
— Tucker Carlson: If Children of Illegal Aliens Are Given U.S. Citizenship, Why Should I Pay Taxes? – Jon Binder (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/15/watch-tucker-carlson-if-children-of-illegal-aliens-are-given-u-s-citizenship-why-should-i-pay-taxes/

 

HANNITY
— BIDEN’S HEALTH: Democrat Official Says Former VP Under Doctor’s Orders ‘NOT TO TRAVEL’ (DIERSEN: If you were asked what evidences your good health, what would you say? I would say that since 2000, health problems have never stopped me from putting a GOPUSA Illinois email together and sending it out. Since 2004, I have put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, and since 2015, each and every evening too. It takes 5+ hours to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email.)
https://www.hannity.com/media-room/bidens-health-democrat-official-says-former-vp-under-doctors-orders-not-to-travel/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— MASTERCARD ORDERS CRITIC OF JIHAD DROPPED Islam expert Robert Spencer points to influence of far-left SPLC – ART MOORE
https://www.wnd.com/2018/08/mastercard-orders-critic-of-jihad-dropped/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Media Strike Back – THEODORE KUPFER
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/the-media-strikes-back/

 

THE HILL
— Are Trump’s Nondisclosure Agreements legal? – STEPHEN M. KOHN
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/402027-are-trumps-ndas-legal
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s big wall isn’t going anywhere.”
http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/401630-trumps-big-wall-isnt-going-anywhere-and-the-polls-show-why

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Texas Democrats Discard Washington Platform in Bid for House Control – Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/us/politics/democrats-house-midterm-campaign.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “Is Trump a Regular Guy?” and says “Yes, an Ex-Aide Says, Sometimes He Drives His Rolls-Royce.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/us/politics/trump-regular-people-corey-lewandowski.html
— Protesters in Russia Accuse Government of Entrapping Young Critics – Neil MacFarquhar and Ivan Nechepurenko
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/world/europe/russia-online-extremism-teenagers.html

 

USA TODAY
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: School violence skyrockets across USA, report finds – Marina Pitofsky
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/08/14/school-violence-us-schools/987901002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump investigative journalists say “What our investigative journalists expose isn’t fake news.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/08/14/what-our-investigative-journalists-expose-isnt-fake-news-column/992760002/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FROM THE ARTICLE: “But the return of the Blame America First Democrats is bad news for the Democratic Party in 2020—and for the country as a whole.” – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/listen-to-the-democratic-left-1534374165
— Don’t Invite Me to a Party if It’s a Political One A good friend of mine says he ‘hates’ Paul Ryan. Hates! What motivates such an unseemly passion? – Joseph Epstein
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-invite-me-to-a-party-if-its-a-political-one-1534374083
— The Case Against Cutting Class It’s a waste of money, and it’s bad for your mental health. – Jennifer L. Taitz (DIERSEN: Far too often, while I was a student at UIC 1966-1968 and at NIU in 1969, I skipped Monday and Friday classes to earn more money working for the Park Forest Post Office.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-case-against-cutting-class-1534374214

 

BLOOMBERG
— GOP Mega-Donor Richard Uihlein Struggles to Find a Winner in Midterm Races – John McCormick
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-16/gop-mega-donor-struggles-to-find-a-winner-in-midterm-races

 

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
— Have public employee pensions become more generous, or less? – Andrew G. Biggs
https://www.aei.org/publication/have-public-employee-pensions-become-more-generous-or-less/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, “newsrooms” paint themselves as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2018-08-15/us-newsrooms-to-trump-were-not-enemies-of-the-people

 

PEW TRUSTS
— Olympia Fields: Where Black Homeownership Is the Norm – Tim Henderson
http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/08/15/where-black-homeownership-is-the-norm

 

TECH REPUBLIC
— The top 10 most successful cities in the U.S. Based on median income, unemployment rate, and education rate, here are the most successful cities in the country. – Macy Bayern
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-top-10-most-successful-cities-in-the-us/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Zippia, a career search engine, found the most successful city in every US state. Using Census data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey PUMS, Zippia ranked cities based on median income, unemployment rate, and education rate (percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor’s degree). Each city’s success was measured on a scale of 1 to the number of cities in each state, along with the three variables above, and averaged those values to determine an individual index, according to Zippia’s announcement. The lower the score, the better the rating, said Zippia. Here are Zippia’s top 10 most successful US cities in 2018: 1. Glencoe, Illinois. . .Ranked first is Glencoe, Illinois, right outside of Chicago. With a median income of $185,320, unemployment rate of 1.5%, and education rate of 86.7%, Glencoe reigns supreme. In close proximity to Chicago, residents can escape the fast pace of the Windy City, while still being in close proximity to visit.)

 

THE WEEK
— Democrats’ massive primary turnout advantage fuels more predictions of a blue wave (DIERSEN: What percent of the Democrat voters in your precinct voted in the March 20, 2018 election versus Republican voters? Of the 137 registered Democrat voters in my precinct, 107 (78%) voted while of the 207 registered Republican voters, only 112 (54%) voted.)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/790397/democrats-massive-primary-turnout-advantage-fuels-more-predictions-blue-wave

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have. What if the Union had not defeated the Confederacy, that is, what if Republicans had not defeated the Democrats?
http://prospect.org/article/sorry-sarah-sanders-black-job-creation-doesnt-excuse-racism

 

FED SMITH
— GAO Report Suggests Improvements for Handling Federal Employee Misconduct – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took adverse employment actions against me, that is, disciplined me, because of my misconduct and a) NOT because of political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, or age discrimination, b) NOT because I complained about the aforesaid, and c) NOT because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/08/15/report-suggests-improvements-handling-federal-employee-misconduct/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: GAO said that an average of less than 1 percent (17,000) of the federal government’s 2.1 million employees are formally disciplined for misconduct annually. While this is a very small number, GAO notes that even a few cases of employee misconduct can have significant impacts on workplace morale and impede an agency’s efforts to achieve its mission. Based on data from the Office of Personnel Management, federal agencies made 10,249 suspensions, 7,411 removals, and 114 demotions for misconduct in 2016. However, GAO said that because of weaknesses in OPM’s data on employee misconduct, which is provided by the agencies, OPM is unable to accurately target supervisory training to address misconduct, and decision-makers do not know the full extent or nature of this misconduct. Examples of employee misconduct can include: time and attendance infractions, intoxication, workplace violence, physical aggression toward an employee, improper use of a government-issued credit card, misuse of government equipment (such as viewing pornography or gambling), use of public position for private gain, behavior that affects national security)

 

FED WEEK
— Age Discrimination, 50 Years Later – Editorial (DIERSEN: For federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, age discrimination starts at age 25. The federal government wastes the careers of and gets rid its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who fail to make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotions.)
https://www.fedweek.com/publishers-perspective/age-discrimination-50-years-later/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The federal government officially outlawed age discrimination in the workplace 50 years ago and therefore it is now nothing but a distant memory. We now pause for the laughter to die down. Unfortunately, it is still with us—as are a number of other forms of bias also outlawed around the same time, not incidentally—according to the very agency that enforces the law in the federal workplace as in other workplaces, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act was passed in 1967 but its effective date was put off until June of the following year. The law barred discrimination on grounds of age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment; barred retaliation for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination charge; and generally barred including age preferences in job notices. Protection against bias on the basis of advanced age was an admirable foresight in a nation awash with young baby boomers. However, “After 50 years of a federal law whose purpose is to promote the employment of older workers based on ability, age discrimination remains too common and too accepted,” says an EEOC report. “Despite decades of research finding that age does not predict ability or performance, employers often fall back on precisely the ageist stereotypes the ADEA was enacted to prohibit.” While quantifying age discrimination is difficult—in part because, like other forms of discrimination it often is not formally reported—“the perception that age discrimination exists in our workplaces is prevalent,” it said. It cited a recent survey finding that more than 6 in 10 workers age 45 and older say they have seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace and of those, 90 percent say it is somewhat or very common. This most frequently takes the form of unlawful firing, harassment, discriminatory terms of employment and discriminatory discipline, said the assessment of the nationwide workforce whose findings should be of special concern in the generally older federal workforce. For those who don’t have a job and are looking at an older age—such as in the common scenario of a federal employee who retires relatively young and wishes to continue working—things can be even worse. In another survey cited in the report, more than 3 of 4 older workers said their age was an obstacle to finding a job. It also cited studies that have documented age discrimination by employers as reflected by the share of job applicants who are called for an interview when applications contained an age, versus those that were age-neutral. Employers also have been found to be signaling a preference for younger workers by stating that “digital natives” are needed.)

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Being a Federal Employee, Simplified – Steve Goodrich (DIERSEN: Good rich should write about Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion. Goodrich should write about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Goodrich should write about how Democrats use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire Republicans, to not retain Republicans, to not promote Republicans, and to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.govexec.com/excellence/management-matters/2018/08/being-federal-employee-simplified/150553/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The average age of a federal employee is pushing closer to the 50-year mark and less than 17 percent of workers are under age 35, pointing to the facts that people are working longer and fewer young people are entering government. Civil service reform discussions have for years focused on streamlining hiring and modernizing the approach to employee compensation, never quite getting any of it done. Some believe federal employees are underpaid, others claim they’re overpaid. Maybe there is just too much noise in the system for some to regard federal employment as a great place to work. Perhaps we need to hit the reset button and take a hard look at what is right. Let’s begin with a basic premise: To obtain a job, you must possess a skill set, or at least the aptitude to develop the skills needed. Employment then becomes a form of contract. The employer agrees to pay the employee money and benefits in exchange for job performance consistent with defined requirements and standards. This should be obvious. However, in today’s environment we need to add a second premise: In a rapidly changing world, jobs and organizations must continually evolve, grow, and adapt to be effective. This applies to government, not just the private sector. It should be easy, right? Unfortunately, it’s not. Achieving the following three things would go a long way toward improving the performance and accountability of federal employees.)
— One Quarter of Suspended Feds Have Been Suspended Before – Eric Katz (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress the many adverse employment actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2018/08/one-quarter-suspended-feds-have-been-suspended/150582/

 

GAO
— Actions Needed to Ensure Agencies Have Tools to Effectively Address Misconduct (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took adverse employment actions against me, that is, disciplined me, because of my misconduct and a) NOT because of political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, or age discrimination, b) NOT because I complained about the aforesaid, and c) NOT because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-18-48

August 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Republicans tout unified front at Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/republicans-tout-unified-front-at-governors-day-at-illinois-state-fair/3966998/

 

NBC5
— Rauner, GOP Candidates Mark ‘Governor’s Day’ at Illinois State Fair – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/bruce-rauner-gop-candidates-mark-governors-day-at-illinois-state-fair-490970601.html
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB-5P-GOP-STATE-FAIR-AHERN_Chicago-490964501.html
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Governors-Day-at-State-Fair-Puts-Focus-on-November-Election-490932511.html

 

CBS2
— Lake Shore Drive Protest Organizer Plans To Block Roads To O’Hare On Labor Day
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/08/15/lake-shore-drive-protest-march-ohare-airport-traffic/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner asks Republicans to ‘chip in’ to fight Pritzker’s ‘inherited’ wealth – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-financial-help-beat-pritzker/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report that Omarosa says that Trump is “a racist, a misogynist, a bigot.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/omarosa-manigault-newman-calls-trump-racist-bigot/
— Lake Shore Drive protest leader vows to shut down O’Hare traffic on Labor Day – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/lake-shore-drive-protest-leader-vows-to-shut-down-ohare-traffic-on-labor-day/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use “migrant children” to blast Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/senate-study-faults-government-care-of-migrant-children/
— White House says it values diversity but won’t disclose numbers – AP (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/white-house-diversity-wont-disclose-numbers/
— Rahm Emanuel denies Chicago is a ‘tale of two cities’ – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-denies-chicago-tale-of-two-cities/
— Illinois manufacturer Stack-on Products to lay off 150 workers, move to Mexico – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-manufacturer-to-lay-off-150-workers-move-to-mexico/
— Governor’s Day at state fair puts focus on November election – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-state-fair-governors-day-november-election/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that they are “the enemy of all that hurts the people.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/freedom-press-newspaper-friend-trump-enemy-people/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Trump’s fans would not mine it if he said the N-word.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/president-donald-trump-omarosa-n-word-cupp/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner’s pitch to GOP: J.B. Pritzker will bring ‘more corruption,’ ‘higher taxes’ – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-republicans-state-fair-20180815-story.html
— Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gay couple won’t create one for gender transition – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-colorado-baker-gender-transition-cake-20180815-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-met-omarosa-black-card-dahleen-glanton-20180815-story.html
— The anti-Trump news media says “Mr. President: We aren’t enemies of the people. We’re a check on government.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-press-journalists-20180813-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps condemn you if you do not condemn those who they tell you to condemn.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-thiessen-trump-alt-right-racist-charlottesville-0817-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— A DuPage County Board candidate plans to withdraw before the November election to help a fellow a Democrat in the race. Arlene Kendorski of Downers Grove says she’s abandoning her bid for one of two District 2 seats on the county board. She plans to file the paperwork to drop out soon. – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180815/democrat-leaving-dupage-county-board-race
— In midst of assaults, we must defend principles of First Amendment – Editorial (DIERSEN: The mainstream media acts like it is an arm of the Democrat Party.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180815/editorial-in-midst-of-assaults-we-must-defend-principles-of-first-amendment
— ‘He created Omarosa’: How Trump’s protegee turned his tactics against him – Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20180815/he-created-omarosa-how-trumps-protegee-turned-his-tactics-against-him

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Rauner: 2018 election is ‘one of most important’ in Illinois history – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180815/rauner-2018-election-is-one-of-most-important-in-illinois-history

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Republican Helland questions if Jesse White would stay on the job – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180815/bernard-schoenburg-republican-helland-questions-if-jesse-white-would-stay-on-job

 

WJBC
— Congressmen busy at Illinois State Fair Ag Day
http://www.wjbc.com/2018/08/14/congressmen-busy-at-illinois-state-fair-ag-day/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Is David McSweeney Thinking About Running Against Dick Durbin?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/15/david-mcsweeney-thinking-running-dick-durbin/
— As Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Court Date Approaches, Letter to NWH Printed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/15/illinois-integrity-sic-fund-court-date-approaches-letter-nwh-printed/
— Route 31 McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Supporters Threatened
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/14/route-31-mchenry-township-road-district-consolidation-supporters-threatened/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Voters salute Tonia Khouri’s dependability in new video on social media – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511530297-voters-salute-tonia-khouri-s-dependability-in-new-video-on-social-media

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— GOVERNOR CALLS FOR REVVED-UP GROUND GAME AS “MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF HIS LIFETIME” NEARS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/governor-calls-for-revved-up-ground-game-as-most-important-election-of-his-lifetime-nears.html
— ILLINOIS RANKS AS ONE OF MOST ANTI-TRUMP STATES IN NEW SURVEY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/illinois-ranks-as-one-of-most-anti-trump-states-in-new-survey.html
— DABROWSKI: IT’S THE PENSION PROMISES, STUPID! – Ted Dabrowski
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/dabrowski-its-the-pension-promises-stupid.html
— LIBERTARIANISM VS. CONSERVATISM (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Libertarian Party platform and the Republican Party platform.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/libertarianism-vs-conservatism-video.html
— THORNER & O’NEIL – IMPORTANCE OF RELIGION AND MORAL VALUES IN RESTORING OUR REPUBLIC
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/thorner-oneil-importance-of-religion-and-moral-values-in-restoring-our-republic.html
— DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM THREATENS MINORITIES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/democratic-socialism-threatens-minorities.html
— DEMOCRATS MORE POSITIVE ABOUT SOCIALISM THAN CAPITALISM
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/democrats-more-positive-about-socialism-than-capitalism.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Harold mocks Raoul for not agreeing to debates
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/15/harold-mocks-raoul-for-not-agreeing-to-debates/
— LIVE COVERAGE *** Today is Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair. Follow along with ScribbleLive
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/15/live-coverage-52/
— The governor’s $1 million donation to the state fair’s foundation yesterday was actually a purchase of the Coliseum’s naming rights
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/15/question-of-the-day-2725/

 

FOX NEWS
— FLASHBACK: Schumer Called Illegal Immigration ‘Wrong,’ Said ‘Aliens’ Should Not Be Treated Same as Legal Immigrants
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/08/15/chuck-schumer-sounded-president-trump-illegal-immigration-2009
— Poll: Dems View Socialism More Positively Than Capitalism by 10 Points
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/08/14/gallup-poll-democrats-view-socialism-more-positively-they-do-capitalism
— Tucker: Left-Wing Political Conference Shows ‘Intolerant’ Dems Ready for ‘Radical’ Change
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/08/14/tucker-carlson-left-wing-netroots-conference-shows-intolerant-democrats-ready-elections
— Ingraham: ‘Anti-Trump Delirium’ Pushes Democrats Toward Socialism
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/08/15/ingraham-anti-trump-delirium-pushes-democrats-toward-socialism

 

GOPUSA
— Facebook equal to Soviet Union’s Pravda
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52357
— Legalized pot will be a catastrophe in corrupt Massachusetts
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52374

 

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A NYT anti-Trump says “Tape of Trump Using ‘N-Word’ ‘Might Actually Increase His Support’ from Supporters.”
https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/08/15/nyts-blow-tape-trump-using-n-word-might-actually-increase-his-support-supporters/
— ‘San Fransicko’ Announces ‘Poop Patrol’ to Clean up Revolting, Feces-Covered Sidewalks – Adelle Nazarian
https://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/08/15/san-fransicko-announces-poop-patrol-to-clean-up-revolting-feces-covered-sidewalks/

 

DAILY CALLER
— MEDIA DOESN’T CARE ABOUT CREDIBILITY OR EVIDENCE WHEN ATTACKING REPUBLICANS – Derek Hunter
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/15/media-doesnt-care-about-credibility-or-evidence-when-attacking-republicans/
— TRUMP REVOKES EX-CIA DIR. JOHN BRENNAN’S SECURITY CLEARANCE – Benny Johnson
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/15/john-brennan-security-clearance-revoked/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Chelsea Clinton: Roe v. Wade freed women to add $3.5 trillion to U.S. economy – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/chelsea-clinton-roe-v.-wade-freed-women-to-add-3.5-trillion-to-u.s.-economy

 

EAGLE FORUM REPORT
— Gambling: Getting Nothing From Something
https://mailchi.mp/eagleforum/gambling-getting-nothing-from-something-august-2018-eagle-forum-report-now-online

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— A FREE PRESS NEEDS YOU – Editorial (DIERSEN: The mainstream media acts like it is an arm of the Democrat Party.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/15/opinion/editorials/free-press-local-journalism-news-donald-trump.html

August 15 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Bob Berlin spoke very highly of Jeff MacKay at his outstanding fundraiser Tuesday evening, August 14, 2018, at the Danada House in Wheaton. The 60+ attendees included J. Anderson, Bakalis, Brennan, Chapman, CoCo, DiCianni, Fullerton, Gavanes, Gibson, Guerin, Kinsella, Kleeman, LeVan, G. Marchese, McCluskey, McKillip, Mendrick, Olsen, Puchalski, Reidy, Rohm, Walsh, C. Zaruba, and Zay. Jim Ryan was a host and sponsor of the event. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Erika Harold attacks Kwame Raoul with first TV ad in Illinois attorney general race – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/harold-attacks-raoul-with-first-tv-ad-in-attorney-general-race/3957421/

 

CBS2
— Fact-Checking Attorney General Candidate Erika Harold’s Political TV Ad – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/08/14/fact-checking-attorney-general-candidate-erika-harolds-political-tv-ad/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Wrath of the Omarosa – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-omarosa-trump-kass-20180814-story.html
— Republicans to have their state fair rally as Rauner tries to unify party (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. One could ask what has the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) done since the March 20, 2018 primary to encourage those who support the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the IRP platform to vote for Republicans?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-republicans-illinois-state-fair-20180814-story.html
— Rauner hopes Madigan’s a crook, but he still can’t back up his accusations – Eric Zorn (DIERSEN: Who has hoped that you would do illegal things so that you would be prosecuted? My Democrat superiors always hoped that I would do illegal things so that they could use those things to get rid of me faster than they did. In 1968 and 1969, my Democrat Post Office superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my sick leave requests were illegal. In 1974, my Democrat IRS superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my partial per diem requests were illegal and in 1978, they and Money Magazine hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my education deductions were illegal.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-rauner-madigan-criminal-0815-20180814-story.html
— Pelosi takes on the roaring economy, and Trump – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pelosi-house-speaker-democrat-20180814-story.html
— Rauner vetoes anti-discrimination proposal – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Have you ever worked for an employer that had 14 or fewer employees? Between 1964 and 1997, I worked for only one such employer, John’s Sinclair in Chicago Heights for 2 months in 1966. I worked for S.S. Kresges 1964-1966; Flossmoor Country Club, Thrall Car, and John’s Sinclair in 1966; the Post Office 1966-1969; Chrysler and University Plaza Dormitory in 1970; Firestone stores 1970-1972; IRS 1971-1980; and GAO 1980-1997.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-discrimination-veto-20180813-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats a) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and especially citizens of Mexico and b) count on citizens of foreign countries and especially citizens of Mexico to help Democrats get rid of Republicans.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-republicans-illinois-state-fair-20180814-story.html
— One group (introverts) definitely faces prejudice in college admissions – Jonathan Zimmerman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-shy-asian-americans-college-admissions-discrimination-0815-story.html
— When the call to evacuate comes, what will you take? – Amy Koss (DIERSEN: What have you owned for a long time? I have owned my 1972 Corvette since October 14, 1971.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-evacuate-special-possessions-insurance-documents-passports-photo-albums-0815-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps argue for open borders.
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180815/281771335029105
— Chicago cop files lawsuit over years on desk duty while under investigation – Jeremy Gorner (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat superiors in the federal government always had me “under investigation” and “on desk duty” because I have always been a Republican, but also because I have always opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-cop-lawsuit-desk-duty-20180814-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago police officer on desk duty for years in connection with one of the Police Department’s worst scandals in its history has filed a federal lawsuit against the city that alleges that the department refused to hold a disciplinary hearing, violating his constitutional rights. In a front-page article in October 2016, the Chicago Tribune chronicled how Officer Thomas Sherry and a second officer remained on desk duty at full pay, filing papers or answering phones because they were barred from working the street because of ongoing disciplinary investigations that can take years to close.)
— Misinformed gullibility is the true ‘enemy of the people’ – Jerry Davich (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all you need to know is what they tell you, no more and no less.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-enemy-of-the-people-trump-cnn-st-0808-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Canceled Trump campaign rally at UIC was turning point for Omarosa – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/omarosa-trump-uic-rally-protests-donald-manigault-newman/
— The joy of being first with a ’64 Mustang – Editorial (DIERSEN: D&M Corvette in Downers Grove has appraised my 1972 Corvette at $41,500. But that was after I recently invested $6,702 in the car – $5,228 to D&M ($3,466 labor and $1,762 parts) and $1,474 to Coker Tire for 5 Firestone Wide Oval replica tires. I had not started the car for almost 9 years. Most of D&M’s bill was for repairing damage that ethanol did to car’s entire fuel system. The master cylinder and four calipers were replaced, A/C was charged, carbonator was rebuilt and fuel pump replaced, minor electrical and mechanical problems were fixed, five new tires were installed, new battery was installed, etc. I could have avoided much if not all of the fuel system and brake problems if I had driven the car more – at least once each summer. But my excuse for not starting the car since 2009 is that since 2004, I have spent 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/autos/first-ford-mustang-park-ridge-convertible-garage/
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Ford has confirmed what Tom and Gail were hearing — that their Mustang was the first ever sold — and now the car is on display in Michigan this week as the company celebrates the sale of its 10 millionth Mustang. Not only did the Gail and Tom Wise hang on to their Mustang all these years; they also hung on to the original paperwork. By one estimate, that makes their old blue car worth as much as $450,000. We are constantly reminded to de-junk our lives. The KonMari method tells us to tidy up. Feng shui tells us to remove unneeded items. But sometimes there’s joy to be found in proper storage.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Governor signs bill requiring public notice of tollway contracts (DIERSEN: Government employers should be required to give “public notice” whenever they take adverse employment actions against their employees. Government employers have always been under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180814/governor-signs-bill-requiring-public-notice-of-tollway-contracts
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO COLOR PICTURES: Pritzker, Rauner storm the suburbs in battle for swing voters – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180815/pritzker-rauner-storm-the-suburbs-in-battle-for-swing-voters
— Why politics has become so acrimonious – Jim Oberweis
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180815/oberweis-why-politics-has-become-so-acrimonious
— FRONT PAGE: Voters have rejected new school twice. Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 board looks to build it anyway. – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180815/voters-have-rejected-new-school-twice-district-200-board-looks-to-build-it-anyway

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
–DIERSEN HEADLINE: How much money per month would it take to get you to stop working and to go on welfare – $500, $1,000, $2,000, $4,000, $8,000, $16,000+? What have you done to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? Even though my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted me as being stupid and lazy, I nevertheless earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. One could argue that if I could do the aforesaid, ANYONE could do the aforesaid.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/why-chicago-should-test-basic-income-program

 

WBBM
— Rauner Takes Fresh Jab At Emanuel Over Chicago Crime – CRAIG DELLIMORE
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/rauner-takes-fresh-jab-emanuel-over-chicago-crime

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Joe Biden ill, cancels trip to Springfield
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180814/joe-biden-ill-cancels-trip-to-springfield

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Lawsuit filed against Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 to prevent construction of new early childhood center
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/08/14/lawsuit-filed-against-district-200-to-prevent-construction-of-new-early-childhood-center/a9bp4g2/

 

TRI STATE PUBLIC RADIO
— Statehouse Reporting Pool Grows Smaller while Candidates’ Pocketbooks Grow Larger – RICH EGGER
http://www.tspr.org/post/statehouse-reporting-pool-grows-smaller-while-candidates-pocketbooks-grow-larger

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Chicago Battles Its Image As Murder Capital Of The Nation – CHERYL CORLEY
https://www.npr.org/2018/08/10/637410426/chicago-battles-its-image-as-murder-capital-of-the-nation

 

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? CHECK OUT THE STATEWIDE CANDIDATES IN 2018 GENERAL ELECTION; Two Republican incumbents for Congress (Roskam and Davis) are ramping up their advertising.
http://kanecountyconnects.com/2018/08/whos-on-the-ballot-check-out-the-statewide-candidates-in-2018-general-election/

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— BIDEN CANCELS Illinois speech due to illness
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/08/15/biden-cancels-illinois-speech-due-to-illness-lisa-madigan-targets-trump-lou-lang-is-back-in-the-fold-and-campaign-ads-rev-up-298056

 

DUPAGE COUNTY
— DuPage County Board Approves Three Referenda Questions for November Ballot
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=58006

 

WIREPOINTS
— $125,000: The pension debt each Chicago household is really on the hook for – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
http://www.wirepoints.com/chicagoans-cant-count-on-mayor-emanuel-for-the-truth-on-pension-debts/

 

WEST COOK NEWS
— CRETE-MONEE HIGH SCHOOL Football Players Take the Advanced Placement Challenge
https://westcooknews.com/stories/511530197-balmoral-elementary-school-cmhs-football-players-take-the-ap-challenge

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Politically connected former employees sue to get state jobs back – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operative, and their dupes a) are “politically connected,” b) paint themselves as being “politically connected,” or c) want to be “politically connected.” Most commonly, they paint themselves as being operatives or as being dupes for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operative, and their dupes.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/justice/politically-connected-former-employees-sue-to-get-state-jobs-back/article_ad04c49e-9fde-11e8-b7e9-83574e4b0c09.html
— Illinois Supreme Court rules city liable in trip-and-fall accident, could cause more suits statewide – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/justice/illinois-supreme-court-rules-city-liable-in-trip-and-fall/article_c7227c6e-9ccc-11e8-945c-6725ad9095d1.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— GOP national committeeman calls Pritzker a “billionaire ass-kisser”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/15/gop-national-committeeman-calls-pritzker-a-billionaire-ass-kisser/
— County commissioner says Rauner camp threatened him with a smear campaign
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/15/county-commissioner-says-rauner-camp-threatened-him-with-a-smear-campaign/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— URBAN VIOLENCE BEGINS IN BROKEN HOMES – Star Parker
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/urban-violence-begins-in-broken-homes/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats demand DHS un-deport illegal alien parents
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52526
— Chelsea Clinton: Roe v. Wade was a boon to U.S. economy
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52518
— The War on Gender
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52294

 

BREITBART
— CNN: Antifa’s Violence Against ‘Bigots’ Is ‘Right’ – John Nolte (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call everyone who is not an anti-Trump a bigot.)
https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/14/cnn-chris-cuomo-antifa-violence-right/

 

DAILY CALLER
— HERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE TRUMP HAS CALLED ‘DOG’ – Saagar Enjeti
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/14/heres-all-the-people-trump-has-called-dog/
— MAINSTREAM MEDIA GLORIFIES VIOLENT ANTIFA PROTESTS – Sharan Kumar
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/14/unfake-news-media-glorifies-antifa/

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— Why John Cox Can Win Governor of California – BRIAN HARRINGTON
https://spectator.org/everyone-knows-why-john-cox-can-win-governor-of-california/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Times Conflates Conservatives with Society’s White-Supremacist Fringe – HEATHER MAC DONALD
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/new-york-times-conflates-conservatives-and-white-supremacists/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Supporters Raise Over $300,000 for Peter Strzok’s Legal Expenses – Haris Alic
https://freebeacon.com/politics/supporters-raise-300000-peter-strzoks-legal-expenses/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Trump’s Trying To Shut Omarosa Up. Good Luck With That. Unlike the nondisclosure agreements Trump used in his business, those he made staffers sign at the White House are almost certainly unenforceable. – S.V. Date
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-omarosa-nda_us_5b734531e4b02b415d73668b
— Omarosa Fiasco Spotlights Unusual Trump Tactic To Silence White House Aides President Donald Trump’s administration reportedly asked aides, including Omarosa Manigault Newman, to sign nondisclosure agreements. – Dominique Mosbergen (DIERSEN: If Democrat superiors in the federal government required their employees to sign nondisclosure agreements to be hired, retained, and/or promoted, those agreements would cover their efforts to a) not hire Republicans, b) not retain Republicans, and c) to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-omarosa-nondisclosure-agreement_us_5b7288c9e4b0ae32af9b3861

 

POLITICO
— ‘People are terrified’: Trump staffers live in fear of Omarosa’s next tape Trump aides are suffering from the same type of psychological warfare that gripped Clinton’s campaign during the WikiLeaks dumps. – ANNIE KARNI
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/14/white-house-staff-omarosa-tapes-777490

 

UPI
— ICE needs jail space in Midwest, but communities resist – Jessie Higgins
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/08/14/ICE-needs-jail-space-in-Midwest-but-communities-resist/4871534159291/

 

CNBC
— Trump launches Twitter attack on Omarosa: ‘She was vicious, but not smart’ – Tucker Higgins
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/13/trump-launches-twitter-attack-on-omarosa-she-was-vicious-but-not-smart.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Illinois Sues Trump Tower Over Wastewater Discharged Into the Chicago River – Matt Stevens
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/trump-tower-chicago-river-lawsuit.html
— The New York Times Joins Effort to Combat Trump’s Anti-Press Rhetoric – Jaclyn Peiser (DIERSEN: Should GOPUSA ILLINOIS join the effort to combat the Illinois mainstream media’s anti-Trump rhetoric?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/business/media/trump-news-media-editorials.html
— Trump Campaign Says It Has Filed Case Against Omarosa Manigault Newman – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/politics/omarosa-trump-campaign-arbitration-case.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites oppose school choice.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/opinion/charter-schools-desegregation-los-angeles.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Raging Dumpster Fire of the President vs. Omarosa We are yet again reminded of how this president has hired people who reflect and reinforce his nastiness, neediness and narcissism.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/opinion/editorials/trump-omarosa-firing-recording.html

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: An anti-Trump says “Trump-Omarosa feud deepens racial divisions. President’s rhetoric may bolster Democrats.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/08/14/trump-omarosa-feud-deepens-wedge-black-voters-ahead-midterms/990640002/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Illinois accuses Trump hotel of jeopardizing the Chicago River aquatic life
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/illinois-accuss-trump-hotel-of-jeopardizing-the-chicago-river-aquatic-life/2018/08/14/385b2bba-907f-11e8-b769-e3fff17f0689_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Help us cover our polarized nation. We’re reporting on the political and cultural divide in America and want to surface unheard views across the country. Give us a hand by filling out our questionnaire.
https://graphics.wsj.com/across-the-divide/
— New Topic on Campus: Civil Discourse 101 Skits, questionnaires and dinner parties help teach students, faculty to have constructive, if still heated, conversations – Melissa Korn (DIERSEN: What percent of educators are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-topic-on-campus-civil-discourse-101-1534325402
— Wage Stagnation Is Everyone’s Problem Low working- and middle-class incomes aren’t likely to rise without new subsidies. – William A. Galston
https://www.wsj.com/articles/wage-stagnation-is-everyones-problem-1534287594
— Household Borrowing Reaches Record $13.3 Trillion as Rising Rates Have Yet to Bite Borrowing has continued at a brisk pace for auto loans and mortgages, as delinquencies remain low – Josh Zumbrun
https://www.wsj.com/articles/household-borrowing-reaches-record-13-3-trillion-as-rising-rates-have-yet-to-bite-1534258838

 

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illegals and their supporters oppose the border wall. Bloomberg and GAO side with the illegals.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2018-08-14/trump-s-border-boondoggle-editorial
— College Donors Are Getting Picky Universities face more scrutiny from donors over how their gifts are used. – Janet Lorin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, it seems like college donors insist that their donations be used to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and even worse vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and hatred of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-15/college-donors-are-getting-picky

 

FORBES
— Have Public Employee Pensions Become More Generous, or Less? – Andrew Biggs
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbiggs/2018/08/14/have-public-employee-pensions-become-more-generous-or-less/

 

MARKET WATCH
— Don’t confuse public pension cost with generosity States and localities are paying less for benefits than in the past – ALICIA H. MUNNELL
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dont-confuse-public-pension-cost-with-generosity-2018-08-14

 

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are “mean and clueless.”
https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2018/08/13/jennifer-rubin-how/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Governor’s Day at State Fair Puts Focus on November Election Illinois Republicans are converging on Springfield and the Illinois State Fair for Governor’s Day.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-08-15/governors-day-at-state-fair-puts-focus-on-november-election

 

ILLINOIS SENATE DEMOCRATS
— Castro: Rauner shows once again he is no friend of working class (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes look down on those who are/were members of the working class. I was a lowly member of the working class 1964-1997.)
http://illinoissenatedemocrats.com/sen-castro-home/6626-castro-rauner-shows-once-again-he-is-no-friend-of-working-class

August 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her ‘that dog’, a ‘lowlife’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-lashes-out-at-omarosa-calls-her-that-dog-a-lowlife/3953700/

 

NBC5
— Madigan Sues Trump Tower for Allegedly ‘Jeopardizing Fish and Aquatic Life in the Chicago River’
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-madigan-trump-tower-lawsuit-490837781.html
— Rauner Signs Law Requiring State Jobs Be in Capital
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-signs-law-requiring-state-jobs-be-in-capital-490808031.html
— Florida House Candidate Accused of Faking Diploma Drops Out Melissa Howard posted an apology on her campaign Facebook page and admitted she didn’t graduate from the school
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Florida-House-Candidate-Apologizes-Over-Fake-Diploma-Controversy-Vows-to-Stay-in-Race-490806891.html

 

CBS2
— Jesse Jackson Jr. Blasts Trump After President Calls Omarosa A ‘Dog’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/08/14/omarosa-trump-that-dog/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump calling former aide Omarosa a ‘dog’ triggers outrage – USA TODAY
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-omarosa-manigault-newman-dog-outrage/
— Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her ‘that dog’ – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/donald-trump-omarosa-manigault-newman-tell-all-book-white-house/
— Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me ‘suffers’ – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/donald-trump-andrew-cuomo-2020-presidential-election-suffers/
— Black Lives Matter, other activists demand changes to police consent decree – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-lives-matter-aclu-activists-chicago-police-department-reform-consent-decree-laquan-mcdonald/
— Illinois attorney general sues Trump Tower over releasing water into river – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/illinois-attorney-general-lisa-madigan-lawsuit-trump-internationa-hotel-tower-water-released-chicago-river/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump turns on ‘lowlife’ hires, Kelly reaps the mess – William M. Daley
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-omarosa-john-kelly-trump-fired-tapes-0815-20180814-story.html
— President Trump calls former aide Omarosa a ‘dog’ after release of audio recordings – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-omarosa-audio-recordings-20180814-story.html
— ACLU, Black Lives Matter say plans to reform the Chicago police don’t go far enough – Dan Hinkel
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-consent-decree-criticisms-20180813-story.html
— Mayoral hopeful Vallas calls possible $10B Emanuel pension payoff ‘irresponsible’ – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-paul-vallas-chicago-borrowing-20180814-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauner says “Rauner shows once again he is no friend of working class.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/barrington/community/chi-ugc-article-castro-rauner-shows-once-again-he-is-no-frie-2018-08-14-story.html
— Chicago-area manufacturer to lay off 150 people as it moves operations to Mexico, in part to avoid tariffs on Chinese metal – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-layoffs-stack-on-tariffs-0815-biz-20180814-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Lake County Board members spar over advisory property tax referendum – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180814/lake-county-board-members-spar-over-advisory-property-tax-referendum
— Will County plans sex trafficking summit
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20180814/will-county-plans-sex-trafficking-summit

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump way underwater in latest Illinois poll Morning Consult finds just 38 percent of state residents approve of the president’s job performance, with 58 percent thumbs-down—numbers that won’t help Bruce Rauner any.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/trump-way-underwater-latest-illinois-poll
— State sues Trump Tower over Chicago River pollution – DANNY ECKER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/state-sues-trump-tower-over-chicago-river-pollution
— DuPage County business park finally gets some mojo Two companies have agreed to move into DuPage Business Center in West Chicago, providing the 800-acre park with a much-needed boost. – ALBY GALLUN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/dupage-county-business-park-finally-gets-some-mojo

 

WLS AM
— Rauner on Madigan lawsuit: “ I hope they get to the truth of it” – Kimberly Kaczmarek
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/08/14/rauner-on-madigan-i-hope-hes-been-doing-something-illegal-and-i-hope-he-gets-prosecuted/

 

WTTW
— Gov. Rauner Ratchets Up Anti-Madigan Rhetoric – Amanda Vinicky
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/08/13/gov-rauner-ratchets-anti-madigan-rhetoric

 

WBBM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats Urge Rauner To Sign Safe Zones Act
https://wbbm780.radio.com/immigration-safe-zones-act-senate-bill-35-governor-rauner

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Busting the myth of downstate disparity – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-08-14/editorial-busting-the-myth-downstate-disparity.html

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Kinzinger: Rival staffer ‘peered’ into home – David Giuliani
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/kinzinger-rival-staffer-peered-into-home/article_f709c7b0-9f43-11e8-a5ab-67731d22c987.html

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Rauner Continues To Blame Madigan For ‘Illegal Activity’ – DAISY CONTRERAS
http://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/rauner-continues-blame-madigan-illegal-activity

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn CL Chamber of Commerce Open House This Afternoon
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/14/skillicorn-cl-chamber-commerce-open-house-afternoon/
— Congressman Randy Hultgren’s Woodstock Town Hall Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/14/congressman-randy-hultgren/
— Jack Franks’ Friends Follow Rahm Emmanuel’s Distraction Technique
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/13/jack-franks-friends-follow-rahm-emmanuels-distraction-technique/
— Bob Anderson Continues NWH Drumbeat for Township Consolidation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/13/bob-anderson-continues-nwh-drumbeat-township-consolidation/
— The Question of Who Can Enter the Algonquin Highway Department Office
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/08/14/question-can-enter-algonquin-highway-department-office/

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Edgar County Watchdogs: DuPage Township supervisor exceeded authority hiring attorney – W.J. Kennedy
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/511530850-edgar-county-watchdogs-dupage-township-supervisor-exceeded-authority-hiring-attorney

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Addiction: Targeting Children – Kathy Valente
https://illinoisfamily.org/marijuana-2/addiction-targeting-children/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner announces $1 million donation to repair Coliseum
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/14/rauner-announces-1-million-donation-to-repair-coliseum/
— McCann lays out his path
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/14/mccann-lays-out-his-path/

 

GOPUSA
— CIS: 51% of immigrants in US on welfare
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52285
— First they all came for one guy…
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52289

 

HOT AIR
— What About Chicago? Good Question – JAZZ SHAW
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/08/14/chicago-good-question/

 

CHRISTIAN POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kasich a) glorifies and praises Democrats and citizens of foreign countries and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Republicans and citizens of America.
https://www.christianpost.com/news/lack-of-faith-fueling-anti-immigrant-sentiments-incivility-john-kasich-226751/

 

THE HILL
— Trump campaign files for arbitration against Omarosa over confidentiality breach – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 1998. SEE: http://www.finra.org/arbitration-and-mediation/information-for-arbitrators)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/401743-trump-campaign-files-for-arbitration-against-omarosa-over-confidentiality

 

REUTERS
— Boy, 11, hacks into replica U.S. vote website in minutes at convention
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-cyber/boy-11-hacks-into-replica-u-s-vote-website-in-minutes-at-convention-idUSKBN1KZ0O2

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump calls Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘that dog’ as she continues publicity tour – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-calls-manigault-newman-that-dog-as-she-continues-publicity-tour/2018/08/14/d0956e2c-9fb1-11e8-93e3-24d1703d2a7a_story.html
— America’s debt has exploded. Why does no one care? – Robert E. Rubin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americas-debt-has-exploded-why-does-no-one-care/2018/08/13/f1d96aee-9cdb-11e8-843b-36e177f3081c_story.html

 

MOTLEY FOOL
— Here’s a Good Reason to Hustle at Your Summer Job Hint: It could help your career in a very big way. – Maurie Backman (DIERSEN: I worked for the Park Forest Post Office during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969. If I had become a Democrat, that would helped my subsequent career in the federal government.)
https://www.fool.com/careers/2018/08/14/heres-a-good-reason-to-hustle-at-your-summer-job.aspx

August 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner signs bill easing private takeover of water utilities, stirring outcry – Patrick M. O’Connell and Cecilia Reyes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-water-bill-signed-20180813-story.html
— Is your child ready for kindergarten? Probably not – Editorial (DIERSEN: Did your parents send you to kindergarten? Should I write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted since 1953 that I have had an unfair advantage in life because my outstanding parents sent me to kindergarten at Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete in 1953?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-kids-kindergarten-ready-20180808-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Could a long neglected Illinois law (teaching moral values) help curb violence? – Mary Mitchell (DIERSEN: It certainly seems like Democrat teachers in Illinois focus on teaching the Democrat Party, Libertarian Party, and Green Party platforms.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/spencer-leaks-jesse-l-prince/
— ALMOST THE ENTIRE FRONT PAGE: Alderman demands city stop letting rescue groups ‘cherry-pick’ purebred dogs – Fran Spielman and Stefano Esposito (DIERSEN: What is your national origin? During the 1840s and 1850s, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, according to http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/alderman-ray-lopez-city-animal-care-control-shelter-pound-dog-breed-rescue-groups-purebred-dibs/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call Trump supporters Nazis and even worse things.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/neo-nazis-wobblin-concentration-camp-charlottesville/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF HULTGREN: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report that anti-Trumps boo Hultgren. The hardcopy article headline is “Hultgren booed over tax cuts.” Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180813/are-you-better-off-now-hultgren-asks-audience-about-tax-cuts-no-most-say
— Start miles-traveled tax study, but as part of comprehensive roads strategy – Editorial (DIERSEN: How many miles do you drive in a typical day, week, month, year, and decade? I drive extremely few miles because I spend 10+ hours a day, 70+ hours a week, 300+ hours a month, 3,650+ hours a year, and 36,500+ hours a decade putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180814/editorial-start-miles-traveled-tax-study-but-as-part-of-comprehensive-roads-strategy
— People’s Resource Center reopens food pantry after monthlong ‘refresh’ – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats, soon, everyone in America will be handing out charity and/or receiving charity. The Democrat Party platform a) promotes dependency on government, b) promotes dependency on charity, and c) discourages individual responsibility.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180813/peoples-resource-center-reopens-food-pantry-after-monthlong-refresh

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois is a laboratory for a national experiment: Super-rich rookie candidates In January, Illinois will swear in a governor who is a super-rich rookie. How do these candidates perform in office? The record is decidedly mixed. – CHRISTOPHER Z. MOONEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-laboratory-national-experiment-super-rich-rookie-candidates
— Chicago area is missing almost a quarter-million new houses Building activity came to a near-standstill when the housing market collapsed, and now, a decade later, years of underbuilding have left a big gap of homes missing from housing stock. – DENNIS RODKIN (DIERSEN: How many homes in your precinct are functionally obsolete and should be torn down and replaced with new homes. There are many in my precinct.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/chicago-area-missing-almost-quarter-million-new-houses

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— EEOC sues Urbana school district over caps on teacher raises – Lyndsay Jones (DIERSEN: My nastier critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that GAO’s promoting me to GS-13 in 1986 and then giving me step increases after that were really pension spikes to get me to take GAO’s $25,000 buyout offer in 1993 when I was 45 years old.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-08-13/federal-agency-sues-urbana-school-district-over-caps-teacher-raises.html

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Bringing veterans together and bringing homelessness among vets to an end – Shawn Loging
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/bringing-veterans-together-and-bringing-homelessness-among-vets-to-an-end/1366597128

 

WAND
— Lawsuit: Capped teacher raises violated law (DIERSEN: My nastier critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that GAO’s promoting me to GS-13 in 1986 and then giving me step increases after that were really pension spikes to get me to take GAO’s $25,000 buyout offer in 1993 when I was 45 years old.)
http://www.wandtv.com/story/38876575/lawsuit-capped-teacher-raises-violated-law

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— How To Make A Civics Education Stick – EMILY CARDINALI (DIERSEN: For Democrats, to teach civics is to teach how to use government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-make-civics-education-stick

 

MADISON STATE JOURNAL
— Pride Parade sponsors urged to boycott event if cops weren’t banned from marching – ROB SCHULTZ (DIERSEN: For many years, Republicans have been the lead sponsors of Wheaton Independence Day parades. Of course, those who are members of the following groups what everyone to boycott Wheaton Independence Day parades: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/pride-parade-sponsors-urged-to-boycott-event-if-cops-weren/article_0ab09289-30fb-509c-ae4a-5167dc32b4c5.html

 

WIREPOINTS
— Don’t buy into the Pritzker progressive tax pitch – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
http://www.wirepoints.com/dont-buy-into-the-pritzker-progressive-tax-pitch/

 

ILLINOIS WATCHDOG
— Fed looks to crack down on blue-state tax workaround before many are implemented – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.watchdog.org/illinois/fed-looks-to-crack-down-on-blue-state-tax-workaround/article_91b70c86-95f3-5ad1-a118-50824c4e0115.html

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township’s improper expenditures, attorney hiring without board consent – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/08/dupage-townships-improper-expenditures-attorney-hiring-without-board-consent/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— With Chicago’s continued violence, federal public safety grants tied up over “sanctuary” status – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/justice/with-chicago-s-continued-violence-federal-public-safety-grants-tied/article_95869674-9ccf-11e8-84e4-bb83c765f265.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— The Question: Your best questions for the governor?
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/14/question-of-the-day-2724/

 

GOPUSA
— Shameless Peter Strzok ‘deeply saddened’ by firing opens GoFundMe page
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52421
— Antifa and BLM riots are the left’s version of free speech
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52419

— Public sick and tired of elitists’ hatred toward Pence, Christians (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who takes the lead in promoting hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52353

 

DAILY CALLER
— PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS CUOMO WANTS TO TAKE AWAY THE SECOND AMENDMENT, ASKS HIM TO RUN IN 2020 – Mike Brest
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/13/president-trump-cuomo-second-amendment-2020/
— IRANIANS POSING AS ANTI-IMMIGRANT AMERICANS ONLINE – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/13/iranians-fake-american-twitter/

TOWNHALL
— Left Claims The Moral High Ground – For What? – Robert Knight
https://townhall.com/columnists/robertknight/2018/08/14/draft-n2509460

 

BLAZE
— Trump’s media attacks endanger journalists worldwide, UN human rights official says – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who have attacked me for what I have done as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, including those who use pretexts? My attackers include past and present Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, etc. officers, directors, and members.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/08/13/trumps-media-attacks-endanger-journalists-worldwide-un-human-rights-official-says
— Democrats favor socialism over capitalism for the first time, poll shows – Aaron Colen
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/08/13/democrats-favor-socialism-over-capitalism-for-the-first-time-poll-shows
— Nancy Pelosi is now attacking the media – here’s why – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who have attacked me for what I have done as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, including those who use pretexts? My attackers include past and present Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, etc, officers, directors, and members.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/08/13/nancy-pelosi-says-trump-is-scared-of-her-and-accuses-the-media-of-bias-against-her
— Peter Strzok tweets GoFundMe link after FBI firing – here’s how much he’s raised – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: According to this article: “After only being active for 12 hours, the donation page reached its goal of $150,000, and increased its goal to $350,000.” What if GoFundMe had existed and I had used it when my Democrat superiors took adverse actions against me? My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/08/14/peter-strzok-tweets-gofundme-link-after-fbi-firing-heres-how-much-hes-raised
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Peter Strzok, the anti-Trump FBI official at the center of the “deep state” allegations, opened a new social media account and posted a link asking for donations from the public after being fired Monday. Here’s how much he’s raised Strzok opened a Twitter account Monday after being fired from the bureau and posted just one message on the social media service. It was a statement explaining how the Deputy Director of the FBI had overruled the decision to punish Strzok with “a 60-day suspension and demotion from supervisory duties was the appropriate punishment.” “This decision should be deeply troubling to all Americans,” the letter continued. The statement made the claim that “the decision to terminate was taken in response to political pressure, and to punish Special Agent Strzok for political speech protected by the First Amendment, not on a fair and independent examination of the facts.” “It is a decision that produces only one winner – those who seek to harm our country and weaken our democracy,” the statement concluded. “The FBI and the American people deserve better.” Strzok included a link to a GoFundMe donation page. After only being active for 12 hours, the donation page reached its goal of $150,000, and increased its goal to $350,000. The page stated that the funds would go towards Strzok’s legal defense and his loss of income. Allies of the president have used the released texts from Strzok to his mistress and FBI lawyer Lisa Page to substantiate claims of an orchestrated effort to defeat the president and his policies. Strok denied that the texts proved anything beyond his personal contempt for the president, and the Inspector General’s report said there was no evidence his personal bias interfered with his professional conduct. Nevertheless, Trump and his supporters say that the bias in Strzok’s texts prove that the special counsel’s Russian investigation was begun under dubious circumstances and should be immediately shut down.)

 

LIBERTY NATION
— NANCY PELOSI’S MESSAGE TO ILLEGALS IS A GIFT TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY – John Dempsey
https://www.libertynation.com/nancy-pelosis-message-to-illegals-is-a-gift-to-the-republican-party/

 

NEW JERSEY LAW JOURNAL
— What Marijuana Legalization Means For Employers As Governor Murphy works to make New Jersey the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana, employers throughout the state are paying close attention to what is occurring in Trenton. – David Disler (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs have made it very clear that they will destroy any employer who tries to take any kind of adverse employment action against any employee who smokes pot.)
https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2018/08/10/employ-5-what-marijuana-legalization-means-for-employers/

 

THE HILL
— Trump ignores practical solution (E-Verify) for stopping illegal immigration – BRUCE P. KADING
http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/401492-trump-ignores-practical-solution-for-stopping-illegal-immigration

 

ABC NEWS
— Governors’ races take on an understated but outsize role in 2018 landscape – JOHN VERHOVEK and KENDALL KARSON
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/governors-races-understated-outsize-role-2018-landscape/story?id=57152200
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats view the Midwest as a particularly fertile ground to pick up governorships this cycle. In addition to Wisconsin, the open seat races in Michigan and Iowa are possible pickup opportunities. In Illinois, GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner is viewed as the most vulnerable Republican in the country, and Democrats are hoping that the deep pockets of Hyatt hotel chain heir J.B. Pritzker will help them take back control of the governor’s mansion.)

 

CNBC
— FBI fires Peter Strzok over anti-Trump texts – Tucker Higgins and Kevin Breuninger (DIERSEN: Employers should be required to issue press releases each and every time that they take adverse employment actions against their employees. Those press releases should be required to disclose the a) the adverse employment action taken, b) the employer’s stated reason for taking the action, and c) the employee’s response. My Democrat supervisors in the federal government took many adverse employment actions against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/13/fbi-fires-peter-strzok-over-anti-trump-texts-report-says.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Appears to Admit White House Aides Signed Nondisclosure Agreements – Maggie Haberman (DIERSEN: One could argue that those who demand nondisclosure agreements have very big skeletons in their closets. They would use Jack Ryan as an example.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/us/politics/trump-nondisclosure-agreements-omarosa.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Welcome to the Resistance, Omarosa.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/opinion/columnists/omarosa-unhinged-book-trump-cult.html%2Fopinion&action=click&contentCollection=opinion®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront
— Fighting Conspiracy Theories, Sandy Hook Parent Is Thwarted by Online Policies – Sapna Maheshwari and John Herrman (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, etc. to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, to dictate what is included in the emails and what is not included in the emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/business/media/sandy-hook-conspiracies-leonard-pozner.html
— Documenting ‘Slavery by Another Name’ in Texas An African-American burial ground recently unearthed in Texas reveals details about an ugly chapter in the history of the American South. – Editorial (DIERSEN: All my ancestors immigrated to America from what is now Germany during the 1840s and 1850s. In my defense, in my parents’ defense, in my grandparents’ defense, in my great grandparents’ defense, and in my great great grandparent’s defense, they never lived in the “American South” and they always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/opinion/texas-slavery-african-american-graveyard.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘Everyone signed one’: Trump is aggressive in his use of nondisclosure agreements, even in government – Josh Dawsey and Ashley Parker (DIERSEN: In my opinion, my Democrat superiors in the federal government were secretly overjoyed a) that I disclosed their giving preference to their Democrat employees, and especially to their Democrat employees who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran and b) that I disclosed their discriminating against their Republican employee, and especially against their Republican employees who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. They saw my disclosures as being proof that they were doing what Democrat politicians wanted them to do. They saw my disclosures as helping them hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. They saw my disclosures as helping them get rid of their Republican employees.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/everyone-signed-one-trump-is-aggressive-in-his-use-of-nondisclosure-agreements-even-in-government/2018/08/13/9d0315ba-9f15-11e8-93e3-24d1703d2a7a_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dozens of White House aides have signed NDAs in exchange for working for Trump, who has long relied on such agreements in his business career, according to current and former administration employees. But NDAs have not been widely used by past administrations outside the transition time between presidents, in part because most legal experts believe such agreements are not legally enforceable for public employees. Copies of Trump NDAs obtained by The Washington Post or described by current and former aides lay out breathtakingly broad prohibitions on behavior and appear to be drawn heavily from similar contracts used in the past by the Trump Organization, the president’s family firm. Under one agreement from the 2016 campaign, signers promised not to “demean or disparage publicly” Trump, his company or any member of his family — and also not to assist any other politician exploring a federal or state office. An agreement circulated in the White House last year barred signers from sharing any information they had learned in the building, according to several aides who signed the document. And the agreement proposed to Manigault Newman after her firing from the White House would have forbidden her from releasing derogatory information not only about Trump and his family, but about Vice President Pence and his family as well.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Wisconsin Primary Shows Waning Power of State’s GOP Leaders – Reid J. Epstein (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Because virtually all the money that the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) gets is from Rauner and from his associates, Rauner runs the IRP. One could say that if your star is rising in the IRP, it is because Rauner likes you, and if your star is falling in the IRP, it is because Rauner does not like you.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/wisconsin-primary-shows-waning-power-of-states-gop-leaders-1534152601
— A Clampdown Slowing Legal, Not Just Illegal, Immigration Trump administration is taking myriad quieter steps to reduce legal immigration through new policies or a stricter interpretation of existing regulations – Gerald F. Seib (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-clampdown-slowing-legal-not-just-illegal-immigration-1534168660

 

CAPITOL HILL BLUE
— Marine Mueller vs draft dodger Trump? No contest – HAL BROWN (DIERSEN: Democrats use everything that they can to harm Republicans. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all of my superiors were Democrats, and virtually all of them who were males were veterans. My Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates stressed to my Democrat superiors, and especially to those who were veterans, that I avoided the draft by getting four student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship deferment 1970-1971. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that non-veterans like me should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and downsizing, and that a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/72837

 

GUARDIAN
— Google records your location even when you tell it not to Some services on Android and iPhone automatically stores your movements even after you pause the ‘location history’ setting – AP
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/13/google-location-tracking-android-iphone-mobile
— Houston restaurant faces boycott after saying it was an ‘honor’ to serve Jeff Sessions Supporters and opponents of the US attorney general have called for a boycott of the Tex-Mex restaurant that served him, then apologized for doing so – Sam Wolfson (DIERSEN: Ever increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they destroy those who are not anti-Trump. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who are anti-Trump and b) who destroy those like me who are not anti-Trump.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/13/restaurant-boycott-jeff-sessions-us-attorney-general

 

INTO MORE
— Illinois Governor Vetoes LGBTQ Small Business Workplace Protections – KATE SOSIN
https://www.intomore.com/impact/illinois-governor-vetoes-lgbtq-small-business-workplace-protections

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Lambda Legal files FOIA for Kavanaugh documents to discover LGBTQ record (DIERSEN: What is your LGBTQ record? Ever increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity make it clear that they destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ activity. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who promote LGBTQ activity and b) who destroy those like me who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Lambda-Legal-files-FOIA-for-Kavanaugh-documents-to-discover-LGBTQ-record/63773.html

 

PINK NEWS
— 22 percent of Latino Millennials identify as LGBT+ – Nick Duffy (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? What percent of those who share your demographics identify as LGBTQ+?)
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/08/13/22-percent-latino-millennials-lgbt/

August 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Rauner lashes out at rival Sam McCann as election nears – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/rauner-lashes-out-at-rival-sam-mccann-as-election-nears/3949401/
— Donald Trump lashes out at ‘Wacky Omarosa’ over book, tapes – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-lashes-out-at-wacky-omarosa-over-book-tapes/3946895/

 

NBC5
— Women’s March Chicago Plans October ‘March to the Polls’
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/womens-march-chicago-plans-october-march-to-the-polls-490710021.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner doesn’t say what crimes he wants Madigan ‘prosecuted’ for: ‘I hope he’s been doing something illegal’ – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-michael-madigan-prosecuted-20180813-story.html
— Alderman says Chicago police broke city’s sanctuary law in counterfeit clothing raid – Gregory Pratt
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-police-counterfeit-raid-immigration-20180813-story.html
— Personal issues leave Lake County Republicans scrambling – Charles Selle
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-rising-stars-st-0814-story.html
— Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn’t mention him – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-signs-bill-mccain-20180813-story.html
— FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-fbi-peter-strzok-fired-20180813-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner wish list: Hopes Madigan ‘doing something illegal’ and ‘gets prosecuted’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/governor-bruce-rauner-hopes-michael-madigan-prosecuted-lawsuit-sham-candidates/
— Madigan foe: Speaker’s call for Rauner deposition part of ‘political witch hunt’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/madigan-gonzales-rauner-deposition-lawsuit-political-witch-hunt/
— Johnson denies his officers violated welcoming city ordinance – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/danny-solis-chicago-police-department-raid-pilsen-welcoming-city-ordinance-deportation-homeland-security/
— Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/teacher-candidacies-surge-in-wake-of-spring-walkouts/
— Targeted Republicans say County Board races about Toni and taxes, not Trump – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/targeted-republicans-county-board-races-preckwinkle-pop-soda-tax-trump/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Trump’s Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary – ASP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180813/trumps-harley-boycott-call-roils-wisconsin-primary
— Propaganda for white supremacist group found in Wheaton – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180813/propaganda-for-white-supremacist-group-found-in-wheaton

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Gov. Rauner calls out Illinois politicians Monday
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/gov-rauner-calls-out-illinois-politicians-monday

 

WAND
— Disagreement over video gambling led to stabbing
http://www.wandtv.com/story/38872386/documents-disagreement-over-video-gambling-led-to-stabbing

 

TINLEY JUNCTION
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: News From Your Neighbors: Orland Park lifts video gaming ban by 4-3 vote
https://www.tinleyjunction.com/news-news-your-neighbors/news-your-neighbors-orland-park-lifts-video-gaming-ban-4-3-vote

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Municipal election petitions packets for candidacy will be available August 21 at City Hall
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2018/08/13/92511/92511

 

MOMKUS LLC
— Momkus McCluskey Congratulates Exiting Partner James F. McCluskey on Judgeship, Announces Name Change
https://www.prweb.com/releases/momkus_mccluskey_congratulates_exiting_partner_james_f_mccluskey_on_judgeship_announces_name_change/prweb15686669.htm

 

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Citizen Kelly on Newsmax: Rahm facing epic political crisis
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/citizen-kelly-on-newsmax-rahm-facing-epic-political-crisis

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SEN. RIGHTER CALLS FOR POWER TO SUBPOENA CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS OVER SEXUAL ABUSE ACCUSATIONS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/sen-righter-calls-for-power-to-subpoena-chicago-public-school-officials-over-sexual-abuse-accusation.html
— NEW LAW BANS STATE TAX DOLLARS BEING USED TO SILENCE SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/new-law-bans-state-tax-dollars-being-used-to-silence-sexual-harassment-victims.html
— THORNER: IS AMERICA IN THE MIDST OF ANOTHER CIVIL WAR?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/thorner-is-america-in-the-midst-of-another-civil-war-.html
— KINZINGER SECURITY SYSTEM DETECTS DEMOCRAT OPPONENT WORKER BEING “SKETCHY”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/kinzinger-security-system-detects-democrat-opponent-worker-being-sketchy-.html
— 31 MALES, 3 FEMALES SHOT AND WOUNDED; ONE FEMALE KILLED OVER 2ND 2018 AUGUST WEEKEND
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/31-males-3-females-shot-and-wounded-one-female-killed-over-2nd-2018-august-weekend.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner on Madigan: “I hope he’s been doing something illegal, and I hope he gets prosecuted”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/13/rauner-on-madigan-i-hope-he%e2%80%99s-been-doing-something-illegal-and-i-hope-he-gets-prosecuted/
— Erika Harold criticizes AG Madigan for “targeting” the coal industry
https://capitolfax.com/2018/08/13/erika-harold-criticizes-ag-madigan-for-targeting-the-coal-industry/

 

WESTERN JOURNAL
— California Bill Would Force Companies To Put Women on Board of Directors – LISA PAYNE-NAEGER (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors talked and acted like Democrat politicians forced them a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/california-force-companies-women/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump Hatred, a Consuming Virus
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52298
— Leftists force Houston Mexican restaurant to shut down social media, apologize, after serving Jeff Sessions (DIERSEN: What percent of restaurants are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? What percent of restaurants employ illegals? What percent of restaurants are arms of the Democrat Party? I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52312
— Liz Warren’s ‘racist’ justice system comment irks cops
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52291
— Muslim Democrat Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52305
— FBI finally fires anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52393
— Trump: Harley-Davidson boycott would be ‘great’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=52378

 

DAILY CALLER
— NYT: TRUMP ‘SEIZED ON’ STRZOK’S BIASED TEXT MESSAGES – Amber Athey
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/13/nyt-trump-seized-strzok-texts/

 

CONVERSATION
— Designed to deceive: How gambling distorts reality and hooks your brain The longer they keep you plugged in to a game, the better it is for the house – Mike Robinson
http://theconversation.com/designed-to-deceive-how-gambling-distorts-reality-and-hooks-your-brain-91052

 

THE HILL
— Is the ‘Ferguson Effect’ to blame for the carnage in Chicago? – JAMES GAGLIANO
http://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/401545-is-the-ferguson-effect-to-blame-for-the-carnage-in-chicago

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CNBC
— U.S. reaps more than $1.4 billion from steel and aluminum tariffs, report finds – Stephanie Dhue and Tayla Tausche
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/13/us-reaps-more-than-1point4-billion-from-steel-aluminum-tariffs-report.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats go left, Republicans go to Trump as Minnesota candidates veer to the poles before Tuesday’s primary – David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-go-left-republicans-go-to-trump-as-minnesota-candidates-veer-to-the-poles-before-tuesdays-primary/2018/08/13/07fcf184-9e43-11e8-83d2-70203b8d7b44_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Who Sent Anti-Trump Text Messages – Del Quentin Wilber and Sadie Gurman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbi-fires-peter-strzok-who-sent-anti-trump-text-messages-1534174199

August 13 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rich donors keep giving big in Illinois campaigns; Dems highlight Rauner’s no-show at “The Bud”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-morning-spin-illinois-wealth-donors-20180812-story.html
— The truth about income inequality, in six amazing charts – Michael Hiltzik (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-biz-income-inequality-charts-hiltzik-20180808-story.html
— Rauner signs anti-sexual harassment bills into law – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rauner-sex-harassment-bill-signings-20180812-story.html
— Aurora set to OK funding for higher parade security – Steve Lord (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast parades in Aurora with parades in Wheaton. For many years, Republicans have been the lead sponsor of Wheaton’s Independence Day parades. This year, Illinois Republican Party leader and Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar contributed $500, Judge Jeff MacKay contributed $250, and DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner Tim Whelan contributed $150. Bob Berlin, Dan Cronin, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Gwen Henry, Paul Hinds, Marty Keller, Deanne Mazzochi, Dave Molitor, John Monino, Chris Nybo, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Phil Suess, Kevin Wiley, and Karen Wilson each contributed $100.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-security-st-0813-story.html
— Take the 30-day challenge Get off social media, end the workday at 5 and stop checking email on weekends – John Brandon (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all you need to know is what they tell you, no more, and no less.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180813/281831464566814
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Asylum seekers face restrictive process.”
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180813/281663960842270

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Donors to shatter political spending records, assisting underdog Democrats – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/donors-shatter-political-spending-records-assisting-underdog-democrats/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Casten v. Roskam: Debate shows clear differences – Tom Paulsen, Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180811/debate-shows-clear-differences-

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A desperate measure for Chicago’s desperate times The expanding tab for public employee pensions is one of the biggest headaches facing Chicago. It’s a pain so intense, in fact, that no remedy should be dismissed out of hand. – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/desperate-measure-chicagos-desperate-times

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner again calls Pritzker, Madigan corrupt – Brenden Moore
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180812/rauner-again-calls-pritzker-madigan-corrupt

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Coaches skirt line of truth with the media – Loren Tate
http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/illini-sports/football/2018-08-12/tate-coaches-skirt-line-truth-with-the-media.html
— A state patronage hiring scandal going back 12 years just won’t go away. – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-08-11/editorial-hiring-lawsuit.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Democratic, Green candidates seek to win 64th Illinois House District seat – DREW ZIMMERMAN
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/08/10/democratic-green-candidates-seek-to-win-64th-illinois-house-district-seat/aa0aq8i/

 

LOOP NORTH NEWS
— Sky-high property tax assessments will spark apartment rent hikes – Don DeBat
https://www.loopnorth.com/news/rent0812.htm

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Rauner: Current AG Protecting Status Quo of Corruption – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=269784#.W3FkHuhKiM8

 

CITY JOURNAL
— Chicago’s Fiscal Storm The deeply indebted city, with bonds already rated as junk, considers borrowing billions to cover its pension costs.
– Steven Malanga
https://www.city-journal.org/html/chicagos-fiscal-storm-16102.html

 

WIREPOINTS
— It’s the pension promises, stupid! – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: Those who hate government employees force governments to provide more generous pensions. Ever since the beginning of time, government employees have been viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, viciously condemned, and viciously hated. To get and keep employees who can withstand that vicious demonization, that vicious denigration, that vicious condemnation, and that vicious hatred, governments have been forced to provide more generous pensions. I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, viciously condemn, and viciously hate past, present, and future federal employees and federal retirees. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years. I have been a federal retiree for almost 21 years.)
http://www.wirepoints.com/its-the-pension-promises-stupid/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LIST: CORRUPT ILLINOIS POLITICIANS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/08/list-corrupt-illinois-politicians.html

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Refuting Omarosa’s Trump-is-Racist Lie – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/08/refuting_omarosas_trumpisracist_lie.html
— Obama Foundation’s monumental rip-off – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/08/obama_foundations_monumental_ripoff.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— NANCY PELOSI STRUGGLES TO EXPLAIN WHAT DEMOCRATS STAND FOR OTHER THAN STOPPING TRUMP – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents stand for? My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/12/nancy-pelosi-democrats-stopping-trump/
— MEXICAN RESTAURANT RECEIVES BACKLASH FOR SERVING JEFF SESSIONS – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: What percent of restaurants are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? What percent of restaurants employ illegals? What percent of restaurants are arms of the Democrat Party? I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/12/mexican-restaurant-backlash-jeff-sessions/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Laura Ingraham disavows white nationalist support amid ‘demographic changes’ controversy – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/12/laura-ingraham-fox-news-disavows-white-nationalist/
— NASCAR fans still intensely loyal to Trump – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/12/nascar-fans-still-intensely-loyal-to-trump/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— 51% of immigrants in U.S. on welfare – Michael F. Haverluck (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats.)
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2018/08/12/cis-51-of-immigrants-in-us-on-welfare

 

TOWNHALL
— Chicago: The Death of One Thousand Cuts – Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/sheriffdavidclarke(ret)/2018/08/13/the-death-of-one-thousand-cuts-n2509218

 

CNS NEWS
— Pelosi on Trump: ‘His Whole Thing Is Make America White Again’ – Susan Jones (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites. Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party is the anti-White party.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/pelosi-trump-his-whole-thing-make-america-white-again

 

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans hint/imply/argue/shout that “Republican Party Becoming a Party That Is Fundamentally Anti-Black.” The Democrat Party is fundamentally anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/08/12/msnbcs-kasie-hunt-is-the-republican-party-becoming-a-party-that-is-fundamentally-anti-black/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Pelosi to Dem Candidates: “Do Whatever You Have To Do, Just Win” – Tim Hains (DIERSEN: Democrats are morale relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/08/12/pelosi_to_dem_candidates_say_whatever_you_need_to_say_to_win.html

 

THE HILL
— White House: Omarosa revelations prove her ‘lack of character and integrity’ – JACQUELINE THOMSEN
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/401485-white-house-omarosa-revelations-prove-her-lack-of-character-and
— Vulnerable Republicans include several up-and-coming GOP leaders – MELANIE ZANONA AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE (DIERSEN: If politics was like the federal government is for its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, politicians would be dumped if they do not get elected to local government by age 25, county government by age 30, state government by age 35, and federal government by age 40.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/401343-vulnerable-republicans-include-several-up-and-coming-gop-leaders

 

CBS NEWS
— Young women: Age group of women most unhappy with Trump presidency – CBS News / Refinery 29 poll – Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps shout at “young women” and at everyone else that Republicans cause their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/young-women-are-the-group-most-unhappy-with-trump-presidency-cbs-news-refinery-29-poll/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump Tweets Reflect Fixation on Women’s Appearances.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/12/us/politics/trump-tweets-lisa-page-nellie-ohr.html
— Marco Rubio Looks for His Place in Trump’s Republican Party – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/08/13/us/politics/ap-us-rubios-next-act.html
— You Know Who the Tax Cuts Helped? Rich People – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/12/opinion/editorials/trump-tax-cuts.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Tensions Flare as Hackers Root Out Flaws in Voting Machines Defcon hack-a-thon conference aims to help test election security, but makers of voting equipment raise doubts – Robert McMillan and Dustin Volz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tensions-flare-as-hackers-root-out-flaws-in-voting-machines-1534078801
— No, You Can’t Vote Via Text or Tweet As midterm elections loom, state officials and social-media companies combat disinformation on how to vote – Alexa Corse and Dustin Volz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-you-cant-vote-via-text-or-tweet-1533985201
— A Company’s Performance Depends First of All on Its People – Rick Wartzman and Lawrence Crosby (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats only want employees who are Democrat, and especially those who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-companys-performance-depends-first-of-all-on-its-people-1534125840
— The Tricky Task of Managing the New, Multigenerational Workplace With older employees working longer, bosses must make sure they feel valued while also creating advancement opportunities for young employees – Carol Hymowitz (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tricky-task-of-managing-the-new-multigenerational-workplace-1534126021

 

FORBES
— Age Discrimination By Employers Is Common, AARP Survey Says (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2018/08/12/age-discrimination-by-employers-is-common-aarp-survey-says/#36c0942b2cc5
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The vast majority of Americans who work into in their 50s, 60s and beyond need to keep making money as they grow older but encounter widespread age discrimination in job hunts and at the workplace, a new AARP survey has found. AARP surveyed 3,900 people age 45 and older who were working full-time or part-time or looking for work and learned that more than nine in 10 older workers see age discrimination as common. And 61% say they’ve personally seen or experienced it. Women are more likely than men to have seen or experienced age discrimination, according to the survey. More than three quarters of African-American respondents, 60% of Latinos and 59% of whites reported seeing or experiencing it. What AARP Says About Age Discrimination “Older workers want to work, they’re ready to work and they need to work,” said Susan Weinstock, AARP’s vice president of financial resilience. “They should have the opportunity to be judged on their merits, rather than their age.” But the survey results strongly suggest older job applicants routinely are denied that opportunity. Since turning 40, a striking 30% of respondents experienced at least one of these six actions and 17% experienced two or more: not getting hired for a job they applied for because of their age; heard negative remarks related to their older age from a colleague; passed up for a chance to get ahead because of their age; heard negative remarks related to their older age from a supervisor; were laid off, fired or forced out of job because of their age or were denied access to training or professional development opportunities because of their age. Among respondents who’ve applied for a new position in the past two years, 44% said they were asked for age-related information such as birth dates and graduation years. Such information is often used to discriminate against older applicants and requests for it discourage many older workers from applying, according to AARP. Fears of Getting Hired After a Job Loss About one third of the survey respondents said they doubted they’d be able to quickly land another job if theirs was eliminated. Almost half of them said the major reason would be age discrimination. Government data shows that nearly one third of workers 55 and older who lose their jobs are unemployed a financially-dangerous six months or more. By contrast, just 18% of those ages 16 to 54 are out of work similar periods. The AARP survey also suggests that most older workers don’t think they have much protection against age discrimination. While a majority reported seeing or experiencing age bias, barely 3% said they’d filed a formal complaint with an employer or government agency.)

 

BLOOMBERG
— Voters Upbeat on Economy May Boost Republican Election Prospects – Ari Natter
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-12/voters-upbeat-on-economy-may-boost-republican-mid-term-prospects

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “White House Looks at Legal Options for Muzzling Omarosa, Probably Won’t Find Any.” It certainly looks like my Democrat GAO superiors and their supporters do not want to muzzle me. It certainly looks like they want me stress facts that prove a) that they give preference to Democrats, and especially to Democrats who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran and b) that they discriminate against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/omarosa-legal-debate.html

 

BUZZFEED NEWS
— Chicago GOP Operative Made “Suspicious” Cash Withdrawals During Pursuit Of Clinton Emails Peter W. Smith withdrew $4,900 in cash the day after he finalized a plan to work with “dark web” hackers. – Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/jasonleopold/peter-w-smith-hillary-clinton-emails-trump-flynn-money

 

DAILY MAIL
— White House explodes at Omarosa’s ‘lack of character and integrity’ for ‘threatening national security’ by smuggling her smartphone into secure Situation Room to record her own firing – DAVID MARTOSKO and FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6053415/White-House-explodes-Omarosa-bringing-cellphone-secure-Situation-Room-record-firing.html

August 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Counterprotesters gather in D.C. as white nationalists rally near White House – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/counterprotesters-gather-in-dc-as-white-nationalists-rally-near-white-house/3940624/
— Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays the audio – AP (DIERSEN: What if I had taped the threats that my Democrat GAO superiors made to me to force me to take their early retirement “offer?”)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/omarosa-says-she-secretly-taped-her-firing-plays-the-audio/3941638/

 

NBC5
— Counterprotesters Outnumber White Supremacists Ahead of DC Rally White supremacist rally sparsely attended Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Square outside White House – NBC Washington and Associated Press
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/White-Nationalists-Unite-the-Right-2-DC-Counterprotesters-Expected-for-Rallies-490634451.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fact-check: Rx needed for Peter Roskam’s portrayal of Casten’s healthcare stand – BGA (DIERSEN: What are your fact checking qualifications? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/peter-roskam-healthcare-claim-sean-casten-facebook-ad-obamacare-2018-elections-fact-check/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Union-Promoters say “Missouri vote is a boost for workers everywhere.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/missouri-right-to-work-unions-illinois-janus-lincolnshire/
— Gov. Rauner, Speaker Madigan both expected to be deposed in election lawsuit – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brucer-rauner-mike-madigan-larry-dominick-deposition-federal-lawsuit-elections-jason-gonzales-sham-candidates/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Police unions urge members to boycott Dolphins over anthem demonstrations – Cindy Boren
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/ct-spt-police-unions-dolphins-national-anthem-protest-20180812-story.html
— Chicago’s mayoral race on display as Emanuel, opponents politick at Bud Billiken parade – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bud-billiken-parade-mayors-race-20180809-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Drunks on your train? Here’s what Metra can do about it – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: How much have you ridden Metra? I rode Metra to work/school in 1971, 1973, 1974, and then 1978-1997.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180812/drunks-on-your-train-heres-what-metra-can-do-about-it
— 1908 Springfield race riot led to the creation of the NAACP (DIERSEN: What were your ancestors doing in 1908? My grandfather on my father’s side helped his father operate Crete’s only a hardware store. My grandmother on my father’s side helped her parents operate a farm in Crete. My grandparents on my mother’s side helped their parents operate farms in Grant Park near the Indiana border.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180812/illinois-200-1908-springfield-race-riot-led-to-the-creation-of-the-naacp
— Sending kids to college increases the chances you’ll lose your house – Andrew Van Dam (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn my wife and I as being undeservedly filthy rich a) because we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, b) because I avoided the draft, c) because the federal government grossly overpaid me, and d) because my federal pension and health, dental, and vision benefits are much too generous.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180812/sending-kids-to-college-increases-the-chances-youll-lose-your-house
— Can you mix politics with job interviews? – Karla L. Miller (DIERSEN: Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180812/can-you-mix-politics-with-job-interviews

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Benefit of incumbency on display in 15th race – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-08-12/tom-kacich-benefit-incumbency-display-15th-race.html
— Don’t look to Springfield for reform this year – BRETT ROWLAND
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-08-12/brett-rowland-dont-look-springfield-reform-year.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— State Rep. Reflects On Her Tenure And The Future Of Women In Politics – JACLYN DRISCOLL
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/state-rep-reflects-her-tenure-and-future-women-politics#stream/0

 

WGLT
— Rauner To Spend Millions To Help GOP Chances In November – ERIC STOCK
http://www.wglt.org/post/rauner-spend-millions-help-gop-chances-november#stream/0

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Illinois’ unpaid vendor debt surpasses $8 billion – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511528368-illinois-unpaid-vendor-debt-surpasses-8-billion

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Roskam touts digital marketing for small businesses – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511526199-roskam-touts-digital-marketing-for-small-businesses
— Lawsuit filed to stop District 200 from building new school – Kasey Schefflin-Emrich
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511528194-lawsuit-filed-to-stop-district-200-from-building-new-school
— College of DuPage enrolls 26,165 undergrads
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511518314-college-of-dupage-enrolls-26-165-undergrads

 

DAILY CALLER
— TRUMP PRAISES BIKERS FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON BOYCOTT, TALKS ‘LEVEL’ TRADE PLAYING FIELD – Evie Fordham
http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/12/trump-harley-davidson-boycott/

 

THE HILL
— White nationalists, counterprotesters rally in DC
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/401479-live-coverage-white-nationalists-counter-protesters-rally-in-dc
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Union-promoters say :”Missourians see ‘Right-to-Work’ for what it is: an assault on workers.”
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/401430-missourians-see-right-to-work-for-what-it-is-a-death-knell-for-wages

 

POLITIFACT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Roskam says “Roskam ad makes absurd claims about Democratic challenger’s health care stance.”
https://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2018/aug/12/peter-roskam/roskam-makes-absurd-claims-about-democratic-challe/

 

CNBC
— Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman accuses John Kelly of threats in her firing Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman leveled a number of damaging claims against the White House on Sunday, and accused Chief of Staff John Kelly.
She said her secret recordings were part of an effort to “protect herself, and I have no regrets about it.” – Javier E. David
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/12/omarosa-manigault-newman-accuses-white-house-of-threats-in-firing.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Anti-hate protesters far outnumber white supremacists as groups rally near White House.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/washington-readies-for-todays-planned-white-supremacist-rally-near-white-house/2018/08/12/551720c4-9c28-11e8-8d5e-c6c594024954_story.html
— ‘Not the enemy of the people’: 70 news organizations will blast Trump’s attack on the media – Cleve R. Wootson Jr. (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being an enemy of religious people, conservatives, Republicans, Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, Republican etc.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2018/08/11/not-the-enemy-of-the-people-70-news-organizations-will-blast-trumps-attack-on-the-press/
— Florida candidate tried to prove she’s a college graduate. The school says her diploma is fake. – Kristine Phillips
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/11/florida-candidate-tried-to-prove-shes-a-college-graduate-the-school-says-her-diploma-is-fake/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say Melania Trump’s immigration lawyer calls president’s attacks on chain migration “unconscionable.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/11/melania-trumps-immigration-lawyer-calls-presidents-attacks-on-chain-migration-unconscionable/
— What happens when the government stops doing its job? – Steven Mufson (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion a) to hire, to retain, and to promote Democrats and b) to not hire, to not retain, and to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/what-happens-when-the-government-stops-doing-its-job/2018/08/10/74cc7a52-9b53-11e8-8d5e-c6c594024954_story.html
— New data makes it clear: Nonvoters handed Trump the presidency – Philip Bump (DIERSEN: What percent of nonvoters are illegals?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/09/new-data-makes-it-clear-nonvoters-handed-trump-the-presidency/

 

FORBES
— Companies Need To Know The Dollar Cost Of Employee Turnover – Bill Conerly (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the millions of taxpayer dollars that the Democrats who run the federal government wasted to get rid of me. When the Democrats who ran the Post Office succeeded in forcing me to resign in 1969 when I was 20 years old, they wasted all the training that the Post Office had invested in me. When the Democrats who run IRS refused to promote me beyond GS-12, they a) wasted all the training that IRS had invested in me and b) wasted what I had learned earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, and passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. When the Democrats who ran GAO refused to assign me to audits of IRS 1980-1985, and then after 1988, they wasted what I had learned working for IRS for almost 9 years. When the Democrats who ran GAO refused to promote me beyond GS-13 and forced me to retire in 1997, they a) wasted all the training that GAO had invested in me and b) wasted what I had learned earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/billconerly/2018/08/12/companies-need-to-know-the-dollar-cost-of-employee-turnover/#451d30b2d590