September 26 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner says ‘there’s no scenario where I’d ask for a third term’ – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-term-limits-20180925-story.html
— Democrats, Kavanaugh and the illness deep within the bones of the republic – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-brett-kavanaugh-kass-20180925-story.html
— Suburban Cook County sees surge in voter registration ahead of midterm election – Elvia Malagon
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-voter-registration-clerk-hamilton-20180925-story.html
— Top vote-getter, former convicted felon sworn in as Markham mayor after Rauner intervenes – Mike Nolan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-markham-mayor-st-0926-story.html
— Even in our diverse tribes, we’re still Americans – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: Democrats want Republicans to join Democrats and engage in disgusting divisive identity politics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_politics), that is, Democrats want Republicans to compete with Democrats in promising to use government to give preference to those who are minority, female, LGBTQers, younger, recent immigrants, unmarried, renters, non-Protestant, non-rich, veterans, disabled, those who have health problems, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-brett-kavanaugh-amy-chua-donald-trump-press-freedom-0926-20180925-story.html
— County clerks looking for more election judges – Linda Girardi
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-election-judges-st-0926-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: District 204 struggles to find applicants for some jobs and add diversity to teaching staff – Suzanne Baker (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-204-diversity-hiring-st-0926-story.html
— GOP congressman Kevin Cramer questions whether accusation against Kavanaugh should disqualify him, even if true – Sean Sullivan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kevin-cramer-kavanaugh-accusations-20180925-story.html
— Political parties should push anti-harassment policies to help overcome Illinois’ ‘old boys club culture,’ panel says – Mike Riopell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-democrats-sexual-harassment-report-20180925-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Panel’s ideas to combat harassment in politics: Rules for drinking, dating – and more women in power – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drank lots of booze, b) drink lots of booze, c) want to drink lots of booze, d) want others to drink lots of booze, e) want to make lots of money selling booze, and/or f) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of booze.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/anti-sexual-harassment-report-recruit-women-alcohol-dating-limits/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Media ignores Trump’s economy – Michael Reagan
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180926/media-ignores-trumps-economy
— Davie v. Morrison: Gun violence, exodus from Illinois among issues in 29th District Senate race – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180925/gun-violence-exodus-from-illinois-among-issues-in-29th-district-senate-race
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TABLE: How much is your township road district taxing per mile? – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180926/how-much-is-your-township-road-district-taxing-per-mile

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Casten shades truth in story about business meltdown The Dem challenger to U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam strongly suggests investors in his failed energy company still made money. But many apparently lost. – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/casten-shades-truth-story-about-business-meltdown

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Report recommends ways for political parties to combat sexual harassment – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180926/report-recommends-ways-for-political-parties-to-combat-sexual-harassment

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR & SJ-R
— ‘Lifelong Democrat’ in Rauner ad voted in four GOP primaries – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: I estimate that there are about 30 hardcore Democrats in my precinct a) who regularly cast Republican primary ballots to do what damage they can to the Illinois Republican Party, b) who only vote in contested Republican primary races and never vote for uncontested candidates in Republican primaries, and c) who always vote for Democrats in general elections. Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180925/lifelong-democrat-in-rauner-ad-voted-in-four-gop-primaries
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180925/lifelong-democrat-in-rauner-ad-took-four-gop-ballots

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— 26th Senate District candidates sound off on gun safety, economic development McConchie, Georges talk economy, guns – Daniel Gaitan
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/09/25/26th-senate-district-candidates-sound-off-on-gun-safety-economic-development/awg3scr/

 

TIMES
— Long releases apology statement – Derek Barichello
http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/09/25/long-releases-apology-statement/aafbipb/

 

WAND TV
— Household income rises in Illinois
http://www.wandtv.com/story/39170670/household-income-rises-in-illinois

 

WGLT
— TRAGIC: Worldwide Trans Advocate To Speak At ISU – MARY CULLEN
http://www.wglt.org/post/worldwide-trans-advocate-speak-isu#stream/0

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump defends ‘America ‘first,’ threatens to cut foreign aid budget in U.N. speech President bashes World Trade Organization, U.N. global compact on migration – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: At a minimum, America should cut off foreign aid to countries like Mexico that have constructively declared war on America. Illegally sending your citizens into another country is an act of war. Illegally keeping your citizens in another country is an act of war. Illegally sending illegal drugs into another country is an act of war.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/25/donald-trump-defends-america-first-un-general-asse/

 

FOX NEWS
— Rachel Mitchell, prosecutor experienced in sex-crimes cases, to question Kavanaugh and Ford, Grassley announces – Gregg Re
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/25/rachel-mitchell-prosecutor-experienced-in-sex-crimes-cases-to-question-kavanaugh-and-ford-grassley-announces.html
— Are Democrats playing games with the Kavanaugh nomination?
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5840290678001/?#sp=show-clips

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— ILLEGALS ON THE DOUBLE New study estimates disturbing number of illegals in USA. – Lloyd Billingsley
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271419/illegals-double-lloyd-billingsley

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— UNIVERSITY CORRUPTION – Walter E. Williams
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/university-corruption/

 

DAILY CALLER
— KAVANAUGH ACCUSER ISSUES ANOTHER DEMAND, WANTS TO LIMIT MEDIA PRESENT IN HEARING – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/25/kavanaugh-accuser-demand-media-hearing/

 

IMMIGRATION REFORM
— U.S. Cities Receive High Marks for How Well They Treat Illegal Aliens – COLTON OVERCASH
https://immigrationreform.com/2018/09/25/u-s-cities-receive-high-marks-for-how-well-they-treat-illegal-aliens/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Huckabee Sanders: You’re Innocent Until Proven Guilty in This Country Unless ‘You’re a Conservative Republican’ Press secretary rips Feinstein for handling of Kavanaugh accusation: ‘Disgraceful and disgusting’ – David Rutz
https://freebeacon.com/politics/huckabee-sanders-youre-innocent-proven-guilty-country-unless-youre-conservative-republican/

 

THE HILL
— Grassley taps Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Kavanaugh, Ford – JUSTIN WISE

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/408438-grassley-hires-arizona-rachel-mitchell-to-question-kavanaugh
— More veterans should be in Congress – RORY E. RILEY-TOPPING (DIERSEN: Proportionality: Why stop with veteran status? What about gender, age group, marital status, race, national origin, religion, political affiliation, income group, net worth group, gun ownership, length of time that your ancestors have been in America, etc.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/408378-more-veterans-should-be-in-congress
— Kavanaugh tactics divide Democrats – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/408418-kavanaugh-tactics-divide-democrats

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans crow about their success in stopping The Wall.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-still-no-wall_us_5baa77d4e4b0f143d10e0c8e

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps list questions that they want Kavanaugh to answer under oath.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/opinion/brett-kavanaugh-women-sexual-assault-questions.html
— Brett Kavanaugh and the Limits of Certainty Why revisiting the political scandals of the 1990s should temper partisanship today. – Ross Douthat
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/opinion/brett-kavanaugh-political-scandals-1990s.html
— Ex-Content Moderator Sues Facebook, Saying Violent Images Caused Her PTSD – Sandra E. Garcia (DIERSEN: What shows that you can endure lots of negativity? I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. I endured tremendous negativity while I served as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, GAO employee 1980-1997, IRS employee 1971-1980, Post Office employee 1966-1969, etc. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/technology/facebook-moderator-job-ptsd-lawsuit.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Kavanaugh is a rapist.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/opinion/padma-lakshmi-sexual-assault-rape.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants who need tremendous amounts of government assistance because those immigrants vote for Democrats.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/opinion/trumps-next-target-legal-immigrants.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Kavanaugh.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/opinion/the-many-faces-of-brett-kavanaugh.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-resume.html
— The Democratic Dream: Defeat Kavanaugh, Win the Senate and Stop Trump Supreme Court Picks – Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/us/politics/trump-kavanaugh-supreme-court-nomination.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a color photo of Ramirez unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps use Ramirez to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Kavanaugh.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/us/politics/deborah-ramirez-brett-kavanaugh-allegations.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump equates Bill Cosby with Brett Kavanaugh.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-cosby-kavanaugh-metoo-media-20180926-story.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Why lying, rather than sexual assault, could topple Brett Kavanaugh.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/09/26/why-lying-rather-than-sexual-assault-could-topple-brett-kavanaugh/
— Kavanaugh’s memory of himself in high school is very different than his portrayal in the yearbook – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/09/25/daily-202-kavanaugh-s-memory-of-himself-in-high-school-is-very-different-than-his-portrayal-in-the-yearbook/5ba945d21b326b7c8a8d165d/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump’s attack of ‘drunk’ Kavanaugh accuser highlights sobering truths about alcohol and sex assault – KATE FELDMAN and JESSICA SCHLADABECK (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drank lots of booze, b) drink lots of booze, c) want to drink lots of booze, d) want others to drink lots of booze, e) want to make lots of money selling booze, and/or f) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of booze.)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-trump-kavanaugh-accuser-drunk-20180925-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— #MeToo Becomes a Political Ploy Mazie Hirono makes clear that if Brett Kavanaugh were liberal, she’d give him the benefit of the doubt. – Abigail Shrier
https://www.wsj.com/articles/metoo-becomes-a-political-ploy-1537915920
— At U.N., Trump Defends His Administration’s Hard-Line Trade Policies President Trump criticized international organizations and alliances as unaccountable, but received pushback from other world leaders – Vivian Salama
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-call-for-international-trade-reforms-in-u-n-speech-1537876904
— Verizon Launches Early-Retirement Program to Trim Workforce Buyout offers sent to management as well as staffers – Sarah Krouse (DIERSEN: From what I see, when you are offered early retirement, your career is over. In 1993, when I was 45 years old, GAO “offered” me and all its other employees who had 25 or more years of federal service a $25,000 buyout and early retirement.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/verizon-launches-early-retirement-program-to-trim-workforce-1537882479

 

QUARTZ
— A surprising way minorities are turned off by job postings – Oliver Staley (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://qz.com/work/1397069/eeo-statements-a-surprising-way-minorities-are-turned-off-by-job-postings/

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Ancestry ethnicity tests getting more precise – Elizabeth Weise (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. What if I had pretended to be Swedish? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn people of German national origin. I should write a book about those of the aforesaid who are of German national origin themselves, but who demonize, denigrate, and condemn people of German national origin to curry favor with those who are anti-German American.)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/09/22/why-ancestry-coms-update-its-ethnicity-estimates-likely-wont-last/1369968002/

 

DES MOINES REGISTER
— Iowa Poll: Most place blame on employers who hire undocumented immigrants, not the workers – Barbara Rodriguez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers make it clear that they want to a) hire, retain, and promote citizens of foreign countries and b) get rid of their employees who are citizens of America.)
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2018/09/25/iowa-poll-immigration-workforce-iowans-blame-employers-undocumented-workers-illegal-aliens-e-verify/1408896002/

 

SACRAMENTO BEE
— How John Cox made the money he’s using to run for California governor – ALEXEI KOSEFF (DIERSEN: How did you make the money that you are now spending? 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; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. I have a $51,864/year Civil Service Retirement System pension because I delivered mail 1966-1969; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article218820635.html

 

HARVARD CRIMSON
— Some Harvard Law Professors Call for Investigation into Kavanaugh Allegations – Aidan F. Ryan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, you are presumed to be “guilty as charged” if you are one or more of the following: Trump supporter, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/9/26/law-profs-want-kavanaugh-investigation/

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-American countries want to dump their problematic citizens on America.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/26/pers-s26.html

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Needless-to-say, America should stop supporting and stop defending countries that laugh at America.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/25/trump-laughingstock-un-general-assembly

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC promotes hatred of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/09/25/top-10-moments-2018-values-voter-summit

 

METRO WEEKLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity promote LGBTQ activity. Soon, if not already, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you will be barred from getting an education, you will be barred from getting a job, etc.
https://www.metroweekly.com/2018/09/human-rights-campaign-urges-americans-vote-lgbtq-equality/
https://www.metroweekly.com/2018/09/lgbtq-and-progressive-groups-call-on-white-house-to-withdraw-kavanaugh-nomination/

September 25 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump Returns to the U.N.—with a Mountain of Evidence for ‘Peace Through Strength’
https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/president-trump-returns-u-n-mountain-evidence-peace-strength/
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6XXNWC5Koc

 

ABC7
— DISGUSTING: Ted Cruz and wife heckled at restaurant by Brett Kavanaugh protesters – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ted-cruz-wife-heckled-at-restaurant-by-brett-kavanaugh-protesters/4335535/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING: ‘Baby Trump’ coming to Chicago for women’s march
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/-baby-trump-coming-to-chicago-for-women-s-march
— Trump boasts of America’s might, draws headshakes at United Nations – AP (DIERSEN: Which countries shook their heads at America? Countries that shake their heads at America send their citizens into America to destroy America.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/home/trump-united-nations

 

WGN TV
— Harold calls attacks over conservative views ‘disingenuous’, Raoul calls her ‘extreme’ – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2018/09/25/harold-calls-attacks-over-conservative-views-disingenuous-raoul-calls-her-extreme/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Early voting for Illinois’ 2018 midterm election starts Thursday. Here’s what you need to know. – Mike Riopell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-early-voting-thursday-20180925-story.html
— Archdiocese to pay $2.9 million to settle suit of man who says he was sexually abused by Rev. Daniel McCormack as a boy – Matthew Walberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-daniel-mccormack-sex-abuse-victim-settlement-chicago-archdiocese-20180925-story.html
— Senate Judiciary Committee schedules vote on Kavanaugh nomination, one day after hearing from his first accuser – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kavanaugh-second-accuser-deborah-ramirez-20180925-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Racial slurs hurled in bleacher brawl at Wrigley on Hispanic Heritage Night – Satchel Price
https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/wrigley-field-brawl-racist-cubs-fan-2018/
— McCarthy supports retirees fighting for health care, blasts ‘callous’ Rahm – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would be overjoyed if Trump cut or eliminated my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and/or my Social Security. They paint me as being undeservedly filthy rich. They stress that I avoided the draft, that my wife and I gave trying to have children, that we did not adopt, and that we did not become foster parents. They hint/imply/argue/shout that the federal government grossly overpaid me and that my federal retirement benefits are much too generous.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mccarthy-retirees-health-care-blasts-callous-rahm/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get women to vote for Democrats, Democrats shout at women a) that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things and b) that Republicans have caused all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/equal-rights-amendment-illinois-constitution/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Cronin: DuPage County must trim spending to balance budget – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Have you had to trim your spending? Since 1997, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement offer, I have had to trim my spending in today’s dollars by $6,122/month or by $74,464/year, or by $1,542,744. My GAO salary was $125,325/year in today’s dollars, but my Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of that, or $51,864/year.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180925/cronin-dupage-county-must-trim-spending-to-balance-budget

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner makes final pitch as early voting begins The struggle for spending reform continues, the GOP incumbent tells Crain’s editorial board. But what is his plan to get there after a bumpy four years? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/rauner-makes-final-pitch-early-voting-begins

 

WTTW
— William J. Kelly Launches Second Bid for Chicago Mayor – Jay Shefsky
https://news.wttw.com/2018/09/25/william-j-kelly-launches-second-bid-chicago-mayor

 

WBBM 780
— Illinois AG Race: Raoul, Harold Criticize Each Other’s Potential Impact On Families – CRAIG DELLIMORE
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/raoul-harold-criticize-each-others-potential-impact-families

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A pot promoter says “Rauner overstates Colorado pot trouble.”
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20180624/georgette-braun-rauner-overstates-colo-pot-trouble

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Harold says Raoul has turned Illinois attorney general race into referendum on her views on same-sex marriage, abortion – RICK PEARSON
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/harold-says-raoul-has-turned-illinois-attorney-general-race-into/article_339735a9-fb3d-5bde-a259-2b65b29beaf8.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Ex-governor Jim Edgar’s public silence foreshadows GOP’s doom – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-09-25/jim-dey-ex-governors-public-silence-foreshadows-gops-doom.html

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Milwaukee County Republicans’ tweet mocks accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – Molly Beck
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/09/25/milwaukee-county-gops-tweet-mocks-claims-against-kavanaugh/1419696002/

 

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sample ballots are available.
https://www.dupageco.org/VoterLookup/

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Rauner speaks at annual Chamber of Commerce luncheon – Kyla Asbury
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511578187-rauner-speaks-at-annual-chamber-of-commerce-luncheon

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Harold and Raoul battle it out at the Tribune
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/25/harold-and-raoul-battle-it-out-at-the-tribune/
— Rauner talks about gaming and marijuana
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/25/rauner-talks-about-gaming-and-marijuana/
— Rauner makes his pitch to Crain’s
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/25/rauner-makes-his-pitch-to-crains/

 

BREITBART
— Donald Trump to U.N.: Refugees Should Return to Their Countries and ‘Make Them Great Again’ – Charlie Spiering (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want refugees to come to American and help Democrats get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/25/donald-trump-u-n-refugees-should-return-their-countries-make-great-again/
— United Nations Audience Laughs at Donald Trump During Speech – Charlie Spiering (DIERSEN: Globalists want to destroy America. Which countries laughed at America? Countries that laugh at America send their citizens into America to destroy America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/25/united-nations-audience-laughs-at-donald-trump-during-speech/

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump brushes off laughing UN audience, doubles down on ‘America First’ – Adam Shaw (DIERSEN: Which countries laughed at America? Countries that laugh at America send their citizens into America to destroy America.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/25/trump-brushes-off-laughing-un-audience-doubles-down-on-america-first.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The Latest: GOP hires female attorney for Kavanaugh hearing – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/25/the-latest-mcconnell-urges-fairness-for-kavanaugh/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Gallup: GOP Has Highest Favorability Rating in 7 Years – Andrew Kugle
https://freebeacon.com/politics/gallup-gop-highest-favorability-rating-seven-years/

 

DAILY CALLER
— THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH INTENSIFIES – Stephanie Hamill
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/25/kavanaugh-supreme-court-the-new-yorker/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— GOP Senator: Second Kavanaugh Accuser Refuses to Respond to Congress – MAIREAD MCARDLE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/gop-senator-second-brett-kavanaugh-accuser-refuses-to-respond-to-congress/

 

ACTION NEWS NOW
— CNN MOVES 9 KEY HOUSE RACES IN DEMS’ FAVOR
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/national/494299831.html?ref=831
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Race moves from Likely Republican to Lean Republican IL-06: Will GOP Rep. Peter Roskam, first elected amid the Democratic wave of 2006, be able to withstand the political currents of 2018? This suburban Chicago seat where a majority of residents hold a college degree is exactly the kind of district Democrats are eyeing to lift the party back to the majority in the House. Trump only received 42% of the vote here in 2016, losing the district by seven points to Clinton. That was a swing from 2012, when Romney carried the district 53% to 45%. A recent NYT/Siena poll found 57% of voters in the district disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president. That survey also found Roskam and his Democratic challenger, Sean Casten, locked in a close race at 45% to 44%. Casten, a scientist and clean energy businessman, has drawn scrutiny for some controversial statements, including comparing the President to Osama bin Laden. He later said he regretted his comments. Casten has also sought to put Roskam on defense for not being a check on the President and for supporting Trump’s agenda, especially the GOP tax plan, which the Democrat says could hurt taxpayers in the district because of the cap on state and local deductions.)

 

THE HILL
— Senate panel schedules Friday morning vote for Kavanaugh

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/408402-senate-panel-schedules-friday-morning-vote-for-kavanaugh
— Trump attacks second Kavanaugh accuser: ‘She admits that she was drunk’ – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/408285-trump-blasts-democrats-for-playing-a-con-game-with-kavanaugh

 

POLITICO
— Laughter, frowns and shrugs: Trump speaks to the U.N. The president told world leaders that the U.S. would always put its interests above theirs, rejecting the rise of ‘globalism.’ – NAHAL TOOSI (DIERSEN: Which countries laughed, frowned, shrugged at America? Countries that laugh, frown, shrug at America send their citizens into America to destroy America.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/25/trump-united-nations-globalism-840045
— GOP hires female attorney to question Kavanaugh accuser Republicans, however, won’t name the questioner. – ELANA SCHOR, JOHN BRESNAHAN and BURGESS EVERETT
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/25/white-house-lashes-out-feinstein-838942

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Unleashes on Kavanaugh Accuser as Key Republican Wavers – Peter Baker and Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/us/politics/lisa-murkowski-brett-kavanaugh.html
— Trump Accuses Democrats of Running ‘Con Game’ Against Kavanaugh – Mark Landler and Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/us/politics/trump-brett-kavanaugh.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump attacks second Kavanaugh accuser, saying she ‘has nothing,’ admits she was drunk – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-open-to-public-testimony-from-second-kavanaugh-accuser-sanders-says/2018/09/25/5169442e-c0aa-11e8-9005-5104e9616c21_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Criticizes Democrats Who Raised Kavanaugh Misconduct Allegations They are ‘lousy politicians,’ says president in defense of Supreme Court nominee – Vivian Salama
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-open-to-testimony-from-second-kavanaugh-accuser-1537886519

 

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Republicans to join Democrats and engage in disgusting divisive identity politics, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_politics), that is, Democrats want Republicans to compete with Democrats in promising to use government to give preference to those who are minority, female, LGBTQers, younger, recent immigrants, unmarried, renters, non-Protestant, non-rich, veterans, disabled, those who have health problems, etc.
https://politics.myajc.com/blog/politics/reminder-that-the-gop-can-reach-for-immigrant-voters-wants-them/ayC9X2LvyhSPpz8bCVN1bL/

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Trump Defends Kavanaugh: ‘I Understand College Very Well’ – Jonathan Chait
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/09/trump-defends-kavanaugh-i-understand-college-very-well.html

 

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— New Yorker Under Fire Over Latest Kavanaugh Allegations – Jason Schwartz
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/new-yorker-under-fire-over-latest-kavanaugh-allegations/

September 25 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s a centrist while Republican, Democratic parties dominated by extremes – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Since at least 1977, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) has been dominated by anti-conservative extremists. These anti-conservative extremists reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and/or other planks in the IRP platform. These anti-conservative extremists do everything that they can to drive conservatives out of the IRP, that is, they do everything that they can to destroy the IRP.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-governors-race-rauner-calls-himself-a-centrist-20180924-story.html
— Rauner reaching out to suburban women – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-attorney-general-editorial-board-meeting-20180924-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Suburban women have been a critical factor in deciding special elections this year and, amid their dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is reaching out in a new ad. The ad features Anne Wedner, a former backer of President Barack Obama, who is founder of Kent Road Strategies, who has worked on Democratic and Republican campaigns with a focus on the North Shore. Billing herself as a lifelong Democrat, Wedner touts her childhood support for the Equal Rights Amendment and her dissatisfaction with national politics — a distancing effort from Trump aimed at helping Rauner in the suburbs while he seeks Trump supporter backing Downstate. “Today, I’m not happy with Washington and I’m also heartbroken about Illinois,” she says. “We have to fix our financial problems and Bruce Rauner is the only candidate with the courage to do it,” she adds. Wedner goes on to say the election “isn’t about party politics. This is about saving our state.” The suburban collar counties voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton over Trump — except for McHenry County — in the 2016 presidential and there are GOP fears that moderate suburban women will be a major factor in Illinois’ November elections because of the controversial president. The ad can be viewed here.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Protestant leaders to Cardinal Cupich: Condemn priest who burned rainbow flag – Michael Sneed (DIERSEN: One could say that Rev. Paul Kalchik gave ammunition to those who promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/religious-leaders-cardinal-cupich-condemn-catholic-priest-burned-gay-flag-lgbtq-rainbow/
— Tax Reform 2.0 is just another GOP scam to benefit the wealthy – Editorial (DIERSEN: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/tax-cuts-republican-congress-midterm-elections/
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Plus, 2.0 would make more cuts to the estate tax that’s paid by only about 5,000 wealthy families — while permanently capping the $10,000 SALT (state and local tax) deduction that millions of taxpayers use. There’s more, but you get the drift.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage clerk candidates don’t want to rush election commission merger – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180925/dupage-clerk-candidates-dont-want-to-rush-election-commission-merger
— This is not politics as usual — it is political pyromania – Michael Gerson
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180925/this-is-not-politics-as-usual—-it-is-political-pyromania
— National Voters Registration Day worth marking – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at young people a) that they should register to vote to get rid of Republicans and b) that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180924/editorial-national-voters-registration-day-worth-marking

 

WBEZ
— Chicago Public Schools Alumni Score Record High College-Going Rate – Sarah Karp (DIERSEN: What percent of those who you graduated from high school with a) went to college, b) earned a bachelor’s degree, c) earned a master’s degree, d) earned a professional certification, e) earned a professional license, and/or f) earned a degree from an Ivy League university?)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-public-schools-alumni-score-record-high-collegegoing-rate/2e18c96c-6742-4ce7-9dd5-4489ab1c0dc9

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh – AP
https://www.bnd.com/news/business/article218917545.html

 

TIMES
— The New Century Republicans will be hosting Illinois GOP chairman Tim Schneider to share his perspective on this fall’s elections.
http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/09/24/gop-chairman-to-speak-in-la-salle/ajf68fv/

 

CHALK BEAT
— With the alarm sounded statewide over shortages, Chicago forges ahead with a teacher experiment – CASSIE WALKER BURKE (DIERSEN: How bad were the jobs that you held? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job; b) that IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job; and c) that the Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/09/14/chicago-teacher-residencies-illinois-teacher-shortage/

 

WEST COOK NEWS
— House GOP Leader Durkin’s Western Springs’ home for sale
https://westcooknews.com/stories/511579898-house-gop-leader-durkin-s-western-springs-home-for-sale

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Despite national economic recovery, Illinois’ debt per taxpayer worse than during Great Recession – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/despite-national-economic-recovery-illinois-debt-per-taxpayer-worse-than/article_62d5071c-c036-11e8-9def-f7b98e97df52.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner claims “moderation” is how “Illinois can be saved” (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Since at least 1977, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) has been dominated by anti-conservative extremists. These anti-conservative extremists reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and/or other planks in the IRP platform. These anti-conservative extremists do everything that they can to drive conservatives out of the IRP, that is, they do everything that they can to destroy the IRP.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/25/rauner-claims-moderation-is-how-illinois-can-be-saved/
— Paid Rauner consultant appears in new Rauner TV ad
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/25/paid-rauner-consultant-appears-in-rauner-tv-ad/
— Thirteen months later, Pritzker still hasn’t kept his promise to release his “full” tax plan
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/25/thirteen-months-later-pritzker-still-hasnt-kept-his-promise-to-release-his-full-tax-plan/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Kavanaugh Interview Explains Why Feminist Left Hates Him
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/28803

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Kavanaugh confirmation derailed by sexual misconduct allegations: A list of his accusers – Kaitlyn Schallhorn
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/25/kavanaugh-confirmation-derailed-by-sexual-misconduct-allegations-list-his-accusers.html
— Laura Ingraham: Kavanaugh, Democratic emotional extortion and the lessons to be learned
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/09/25/laura-ingraham-kavanaugh-democratic-emotional-extortion-and-lessons-to-be-learned.html

 

FEDERALIST
— Why Open Borders Are Bad For Everyone
https://thefederalist.com/2018/09/24/podcast-why-open-borders-are-bad-for-everyone/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Yale study: Illegal immigrant population likely double, possibly triple previous estimates – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Anti-Americans are overjoyed about that.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/24/yale-study-finds-us-illegal-immigrant-population-s/
— Republicans ‘all in deep depression’ over midterms — and fear Trump isn’t helping – S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/24/republicans-alarmed-midterms-internal-polling-fear/

 

DAILY CALLER
— CONSERVATIVES, KAVANAUGH ALLIES GALVANIZED AND DEFIANT AFTER NEW ROUND OF ALLEGATIONS – Kevin Daley
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/24/blasey-ford-ramirez-kavanaugh/
— ‘MELTING POT OR CIVIL WAR?’ — TUCKER AND NATIONAL REVIEW EDITOR REIHAN SALAM DISCUSS UPDATED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT NUMBERS – Scott Morefield (DIERSEN: Anti-Republicans plan on using illegals to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/24/tucker-carlson-reihan-salaam-illegal-immigration/
— SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM ATTACKS DEMOCRATS’ WILLINGNESS TO BELIEVE KAVANAUGH ACCUSER BUT NOT OTHERS – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes immediately believe any and all accusations that are made against me.)
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/24/sen-lindsey-graham-attacks-democrats/
— TED CRUZ CHASED OUT OF DC RESTAURANT BY ANTI-KAVANAUGH PROTESTERS – Amber Athey (DIERSEN: I should write an article about what anti-Trumps in my precinct do to discourage me from doing anything to help elect Republicans. From what I can tell, about 30 registered voters in my precinct cast Republican primary ballots to inflict whatever damage they can on the Republican Party, but then they always vote for Democrats in general elections. They are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. They never vote for candidates in uncontested Republican primary races.)
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/24/ted-cruz-protested-dc-restaurant/
— LIBERAL PAC TARGETING #METOO-ACCUSED POLITICIANS ONLY TARGETS REPUBLICANS, GIVES PROMINENT DEMOCRATS A PASS – Peter Hasson
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/24/liberal-metoo-pac-keith-ellison-tom-carper/

 

BREITBART
— Trump Reforms Cut Back Migrant Youth-to-Illegal Alien Relative Pipeline – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/24/migrant-children-5x-government-shelters/
— Vatican Cardinal: Pope Francis Is ‘Ice-Cold, Cunning Machiavellian’ – Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/09/24/vatican-cardinal-pope-francis-ice-cold-cunning-machiavellian/

 

CNS NEWS
— McConnell: It’s ‘A Smear Campaign, Pure and Simple,’ But the Senate WILL Vote on This Nomination – Susan Jones
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/mcconnell-its-smear-campaign-pure-and-simple-senate-will-vote-nomination
— If Pro-Life Movement on Capitol Hill Is Dead, Republicans Killed It – Rachel Bovard (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who say that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican reject the right to life plank in the Republican Party platform and work very hard against me. I should write a book about them.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/rachel-bovard/if-pro-life-movement-capitol-hill-dead-it-republicans-who-have-killed-it

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— ‘Unfit’ for Supreme Court: Leftist Hollywood Weighs In on Kavanaugh Accusers Nominee vehemently denies allegations from two women; he’s under attack by anti-Trump celebs on social media
https://www.lifezette.com/2018/09/unfit-for-supreme-court-leftist-hollywood-weighs-in-on-kavanaugh-accusers/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats Demonstrate Their Hatred of Women – Tom Trinko
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/09/democrats_demonstrate_their_hatred_of_women.html

 

FOX NEWS
— Andrew Cuomo using banks to target NRA, faces major legal test – Fred Lucas
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/24/andrew-cuomo-using-banks-to-target-nra-faces-major-legal-test.html

 

THE HILL
— 13 states accepted Sessions invitation to meeting on social media bias: report – MICHAEL BURKE
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/408197-13-states-accepted-sessions-invitation-to-meeting-on-social-media-bias

 

POLITICO
— Avenatti stars in ‘avenging angel’ role For the third time this year, the attorney and 2020 presidential prospect has rolled a grenade into the Trump White House. – NATASHA KORECKI (DIERSEN: Who have been the Michael Avenattis in your life? I should write a book about those who have taken the lead in turning everyone against me in 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. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/24/michael-avenatti-kavanaugh-2020-trump-838149

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Christians say “Pence is first VP to speak at anti-gay group’s Values Voter Summit.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/pence-first-vp-speak-anti-gay-group-s-values-voter-n912641

 

CBS NEWS
— Michael Avenatti says new Brett Kavanaugh accuser will come forward before Thursday (DIERSEN: Who have been the Michael Avenattis in your life? I should write a book about those who have taken the lead in turning everyone against me in 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. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-avenatti-says-new-brett-kavanaugh-accuser-will-come-forward-before-thursday/
— White House Open To Having Second Kavanaugh Accuser Testify On Thursday
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/09/25/white-house-open-to-deborah-ramirez-kavanaugh-accuser-testimony/

 

CBS BALTIMORE
— With Newfound Aggressiveness, GOP Ramps Up Kavanaugh Fight – AP
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/09/25/with-newfound-aggressiveness-gop-ramps-up-kavanaugh-fight/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Conservative Divide Over Kavanaugh
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/podcasts/the-daily/kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-conservative-divide.html
— FRONT PAGE HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: U.S. Senate candidate from Arizona: A story of Hard Times, but Was She Homeless – Jonathan Martin (DIERSEN: How do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint your parents? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted my parents as being undeservedly filthy rich.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/us/politics/kyrsten-sinema-arizona.html
— Pigs All the Way Down Kavanaugh and our rotten ruling class. – Michelle Goldberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/opinion/columnists/kavanaugh-georgetown-supreme-court.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The New York Times editorial board claims that it is separate from its newsroom.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/opinion/editorials/immigrants-welfare-benefits-trump-administration.html
— Protesters Rally Against Kavanaugh, and Back His Accusers: ‘The Wave of Women Is Here’ – Maya Salam and Niraj Chokshi
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/us/stop-kavanaugh-walkout-sexual-assault.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘I know his heart’: Ashley Estes Kavanaugh revives old-fashioned script in newfangled era – Isaac Stanley-Becker (DIERSEN: Are you married? I have been married for 40 years. My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were beyond furious when I got married in 1978. They had always painted me as being someone who so bad that no one would marry me. Many of them were never married, were divorced, had spouses who had little or no income, and/or had major marital problems.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/09/25/i-know-his-heart-ashley-estes-kavanaugh-revives-old-fashioned-script-in-newfangled-era/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fighting to save his Supreme Court nomination, Kavanaugh was joined by his wife Monday for a Fox News interview. Ashley Estes Kavanaugh is a town manager in the Washington, D.C., suburbs and a former aide in George W. Bush’s White House, where she and Kavanaugh met. The interview was powerful proof that, even in the #MeToo moment, Wynette’s call to “show the world you love him” still carries weight, as it did for Clinton, even though she disparaged the song. The comparison is especially fitting given Kavanaugh’s role — as associate counsel in the office of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr — in proposing sexually explicit questions for President Bill Clinton to answer about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Asked by Fox’s Martha MacCallum whether she doubted her husband, the mother of two daughters replied, “No. I mean, I know Brett — I’ve known him for 17 years.” “And,” she continued, as her husband glanced sideways to look plaintively at her, “this is not at all characteristic. It’s really hard to believe. He’s decent. He’s kind. He’s good. I know his heart. This is not consistent with Brett.”)
— An Illinois priest living legally in the U.S. for 14 years is being deported — over a single vote he shouldn’t have cast – Meagan Flynn
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/09/24/an-illinois-priest-living-legally-in-the-u-s-for-14-years-is-being-deported-over-a-single-vote-he-shouldnt-have-cast/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— The Kavanaugh hearings have become a ‘witch hunt,’ where belief is all that matters – Jonah Goldberg
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goldberg-kavanaugh-blasey-ford-20180925-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Politics of Destruction A second Kavanaugh accuser betrays the Democratic strategy of character assassination – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-politics-of-destruction-1537831889
— Republicans Rally Around Kavanaugh Nomination McConnell, Trump reiterate support for high-court pick after a new allegation emerges – Natalie Andrews and Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/kavanaugh-confirmation-process-encounters-more-uncertainty-1537798999
— Kavanaugh, in Rare Interview, Denies Sex-Assault Allegations, Says He Won’t Withdraw Interview with Fox News is the first Judge Kavanaugh has given since Mr. Trump nominated him in July – Peter Nicholas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/kavanaugh-in-rare-interview-denies-sex-assault-allegations-says-he-wont-withdraw-1537841186
— Kavanaugh Controversy Adds to Public’s Crisis of Confidence As Americans continue to lose faith in bedrock democratic institutions, perhaps the solution is outside the Beltway – Gerald F. Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/kavanaugh-controversy-adds-to-publics-crisis-of-confidence-1537799881
— A Shameful Season for American Journalism The Nation, the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books all run scared from criticism.
116 Comments – Christopher M. Finan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-shameful-season-for-american-journalism-1537830679
— A Stumble Down Memory Lane Like Kavanaugh’s latest accuser, people often have ‘gaps.’ They don’t always fill them with truth. – Richard B. McKenzie
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-stumble-down-memory-lane-1537830831

 

USA TODAY
— For Democrats, Kavanaugh nomination is about Donald Trump, not sexual misconduct – Andy Biggs
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/24/brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-hearings-donald-trump-nomination-column/1410654002/
— In Ford v. Kavanaugh, truth-seeking is a casualty – Editorial
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/20/christine-blasey-ford-needs-testify-brett-kavanaugh-editorials-debates/1372242002/
— Kavanaugh allegations: ‘What boy hasn’t done this in high school?’ Most haven’t, experts say. – Ashley May
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/25/kavanaugh-allegations-sex-assault-isnt-common-high-school-behavior/1408911002/
— To clear Brett Kavanaugh, FBI investigation is the only option – Ross K. Baker
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/25/brett-kavnaugh-fbi-investigation-dr-christine-blasey-ford-ramirez-column/1414412002/
— Kavanaugh classmate Mark Judge spotted hiding out at Delaware beach house by reporter – William Cummings (DIERSEN: Will Mark Judge say that he was a bad influence on Kavanaugh?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/09/25/kavanaugh-classmate-mark-judge-spotted/1418443002/

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
— ‘How’d you find me?’: Mark Judge has been holed up in a beach house amid media firestorm – Gabriel Pogrund, Carol D. Leonnig & Aaron C. Davis
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/mark-judge-beach-house-delaware-amid-media-firestorm-kavanaugh-20180925.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— White House Considers Draft Order to Look Into Google, Facebook – Ben Brody and Jennifer Jacobs
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2018/09/22/draft-order-for-trump-would-crack-down-on-google-facebook#gs.nEjRi9c

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The White House is considering an antitrust investigation into ‘online platform bias’ at Google and Facebook — read the leaked document here – Jim Edwards
https://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-executive-order-investigate-google-facebook-antitrust-2018-9/

 

LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Here’s a roadmap to navigating background check laws – Anet Drapalski (DIERSEN: What would a background check on you disclose? A background check on me would disclose a) that 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 a $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) that 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) that my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2018/09/24/roadmap-to-navigating-background-check-laws.html

 

FORBES
— If you want to get ahead in your career: Don’t get lucky, get a champion – Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj (DIERSEN: I should write a book about a) my Democrat IRS superiors’ success in getting rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and b) my Democrat GAO superiors’ success in getting rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaheenajanjuhajivrajeurope/2018/09/24/if-you-want-to-get-ahead-in-your-career-dont-get-lucky-get-a-champion/#4580dd3a5e75

 

NEWSWEEK
— CHICAGO PRIEST WHO BURNED RAINBOW FLAG WHILE RECITING EXORCISM PRAYER REMOVED FROM PARISH – JASON MURDOCK
https://www.newsweek.com/chicago-priest-who-burned-rainbow-flag-while-reciting-exorcism-prayer-removed-1135126
— KAVANAUGH: I WAS A VIRGIN IN HIGH SCHOOL AND ‘MANY YEARS THEREAFTER’ – DAVID BRENNAN
https://www.newsweek.com/kavanaugh-i-was-virgin-high-school-and-many-years-thereafter-1137069

 

NATIONAL MEMO
— White House Drafts Exec Order Against Liberal ‘Bias’ Online
http://www.nationalmemo.com/white-house-drafts-exec-order-against-liberal-bias-online/

 

THE WEEK
— Kavanaugh’s Yale freshman roommate says when he drank heavily, he got ‘aggressive and belligerent’ (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drank lots of booze, b) drink lots of booze, c) want to drink lots of booze, d) want to make lots of money selling booze, and/or e) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of booze.)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/797971/kavanaughs-yale-freshman-roommate-says-when-drank-heavily-got-aggressive-belligerent

 

NARFE
— How Much Will You Need to Retire?
https://discovernarfe.org/NARFEHOWMUCHMONEYFEDWEEKEMAIL0918

 

CATO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, CATO acts like it is a paid agent a) for foreign countries and b) for employers that want cheap labor.
https://www.cato.org/blog/what-there-were-millions-more-illegal-immigrants

 

ATLANTIC
— Yale Law School’s Reckoning Over Brett Kavanaugh Students and faculty staged a sit-in Monday in protest against President Trump’s nomination of the conservative appellate court judge, a 1990 Yale law graduate, to the Supreme Court. – JACOB STERN, DAVID YAFFE-BELLANY
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/09/protests-grow-yale-law-school-over-brett-kavanaugh/571225/

September 24 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party reported taking in $874,000 last week, including $500,000 from the House Republican Organization. Rauner heavily subsidizes the state GOP as well as the HRO, the main campaign fund for House Republican lawmakers and candidates. In addition to the HRO money, Rauner’s campaign gave Illinois Republicans $100,000 while the Republican State Senate Campaign Committee chipped in $225,000.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-gery-chico-chicago-mayor-20180923-story,amp.html
— DISGUSTING: ‘Baby Trump’ balloon to float through Chicago for March to the Polls rally – Katie Galioto
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-baby-trump-balloon-womens-march-20180924-story.html
— The new ‘woke’ Speaker Madigan – Kristen McQueary
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-mcqueary-madigan-sexual-harassment-20180925-story.html
— Reporters used to bury the dark secrets of powerful men. Why it’s different now. – Jon Healey
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-secrets-politicians-reporters-hide-ethics-0925-20180924-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— PAC targets politicians it says act against women’s interest – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/michele-dauber-enough-is-enough-pac-targets-politicians-sexual-violence-womens-interest/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Fox News interview: Kavanaugh denies sexually assaulting anyone – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180924/fox-news-interview-kavanaugh-denies-sexually-assaulting-anyone
— Gubernatorial candidate Jackson avoids jail by paying child support – Lee Filas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180924/gubernatorial-candidate-jackson-avoids-jail-by-paying-child-support
— Khouri v. Villa: 49th District candidates talk taxes, term limits – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180921/49th-district-candidates-talk-taxes-term-limits
— Naperville House candidate Valerie Montgomery says race prompted residency questions – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180924/naperville-house-candidate-says-race-prompted-residency-questions–

 

ABC7
— Lawmakers vow to override governor’s salary history bill veto – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: What about those who work for government entities? Their salary history is public.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lawmakers-vow-to-override-governors-salary-history-bill-veto/4329461/

 

CBS2
— Has J.B. Pritzker Trimmed His Taxes By Hiding Millions Offshore? – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/09/24/j-b-pritzker-trimmed-taxes-hiding-millions-offshore/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Recruiters help funnel more global students to Illinois universities Private contractors, once controversial, now scour from Pakistan to Mexico for students eager to have a professional ease their way into a U.S. school like UIC or DePaul. – LYNNE MAREK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly it seems, universities prefer students who are citizens of foreign countries over students who are citizens of America.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/recruiters-help-funnel-more-global-students-illinois-universities

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Women’s Wave: Backlash To Trump Persists, Reshaping Politics In 2018.”
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/womens-wave-backlash-trump-persists-reshaping-politics-2018#stream/0
— Lawmakers Vow To Override Governor’s Wage Equity Veto — For A Second Time – DAISY CONTRERAS (DIERSEN: What about those who work for government entities? Their salary history is public.)
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/lawmakers-vow-override-governors-wage-equity-veto-second-time#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan last week that would bar employers from asking about salary history. Now, some lawmakers say these actions could impact the governor’s race in which Rauner is vying for a second term.)

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— 50-50 in 2020 a lofty goal to elect women to office Almost 200 non-incumbent women on November ballot nationally – Jim Niedelman (DIERSEN: Proportionality: Why stop with gender? What about age group, marital status, race, national origin, religion, political affiliation, income group, net worth group, gun ownership, veteran status, length of time that your ancestors have been in America, etc.)
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/50-50-in-2020-a-lofty-goal-to-elect-women-to-office/1471550787

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Pre-existing conditions in health insurance take center stage in midterm election – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: What pre-existing conditions do you have? I have type 2 diabetes. I am obese (BMI 30.7). My vision cannot be corrected to 20/30, let alone 20/20. I need cataract surgery on both eyes. I have partial red/green color blindness. I do not get enough exercise. I sit in a chair 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/health/pre-existing-conditions-in-health-insurance-take-center-stage-in/article_8ebb78ca-c009-11e8-b561-6b23412187c3.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Why Christians Should Support Building a Wall – Jonathan Clay de Hale
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/09/why-christians-should-support-building-a-wall-part-i/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DI LEO: LESSONS TO LEARN FROM CAMPAIGN YARD SIGNS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/09/primary-choices-and-general-repercussions.html
— WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MEDIA PRESUMING INNOCENCE OF THE ACCUSED?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/09/what-happened-to-the-media-presuming-innocence-of-the-accused-.html
— LEFTIST #METOO STEPS UP PRESSURE ON US SENATORS OVER KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/09/leftist-metoo-steps-up-pressure-on-us-senators-over-kavanaugh-confirmation.html
— SINGLETON: JUDGE KAVANAUGH’S CHARACTER ASSASSINS COULD BE CONTROLLING YOUR MEDICAL CARE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/09/singleton-judge-kavanaughs-character-assassins-could-be-controlling-your-medical-care.html
— KAVANAUGH TO JUDICIAL COMMITTEE: “I WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED INTO WITHDRAWING FROM THIS PROCESS”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/09/kavanaugh-to-judicial-committee-i-will-not-be-intimidated-into-withdrawing-from-this-process.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— JB Pritzker has financial ties to Jim Edgar
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/24/jb-pritzker-has-financial-ties-to-jim-edgar/
— Blue Wave money update
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/24/blue-wave-money-update/
— AG candidate Kwame Raoul tweets out engagement announcement
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/24/ag-candidate-tweets-out-engagement-announcement/
— Could Rauner declare the Willowbrook plant a “threat to public health” and sue?
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/24/could-rauner-declare-the-willowbrook-plant-a-threat-to-public-health-and-sue/
— Democrats, activists say Jesse White “failed” to implement AVR
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/24/democrats-activists-say-jesse-white-failed-to-implement-avr/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner asks “Does the governor realize he’s been in office almost four years?”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/24/does-the-governor-realize-hes-been-in-office-almost-four-years/
— An all-around disaster in the 41st House District
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/24/an-all-around-disaster-in-the-41st-house-district/

 

TOWMHALL
— I Will Not Be Driven Out: Brett Kavanaugh Sends New Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee With a Grave Warning – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/09/24/brett-kavanaugh-sends-s-new-letter-to-the-senate-judiciary-committee-with-a-warning-n2522118

 

BREITBART
— Brett Kavanaugh Defies ‘Grotesque Character Assassination’ from the Left – Charlie Spiering
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/24/brett-kavanaugh-defies-grotesque-character-assassination-from-the-left/
— GOP Leaders: Social Media Giants Should Admit Bias Before Congress Intervenes – Tom Ciccotta
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/24/gop-leaders-social-media-giants-should-admit-bias-before-congress-intervenes/
— Limbaugh: If GOP Does Not Get Kavanaugh Confirmed, Kiss the Midterms Goodbye – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/09/24/limbaugh-if-gop-does-not-get-kavanaugh-confirmed-kiss-the-midterms-goodbye/

 

DAILY CALLER
— KAVANAUGH SENDS DEFIANT LETTER TO GRASSLEY, FEINSTEIN: ‘I WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED’ – Benny Johnson
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/24/kavanaugh-feinstein-letter-will-not-be-intimidated/
— REPUBLICANS CONSIDER USING FEMALE STAFFERS TO QUESTION KAVANAUGH ACCUSER, HER ATTORNEYS PUSH BACK – Evie Fordham
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/24/female-staffers-questions-ford-kavanaugh/
— THE NEW YORK TIMES WAS UNABLE TO CORROBORATE SECOND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER’S STORY – Amber Athey
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/24/new-york-times-second-kavanaugh-accuser/
— MCCONNELL BREAKS SILENCE ON NEW ‘DISGUSTING’ KAVANAUGH ALLEGATION, DEFIANTLY PROMISES VOTE – Benny Johnson
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/24/mcconnell-breaks-silence-kavanaugh/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Immigrants Should Support Themselves – Editorial (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, because of the Republicans, no one in America, and especially minorities, females, and veterans, can succeed without massive government assistance.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/immigration-visa-green-card-rules-benefits/
— NYT: Ramirez told Classmates She Wasn’t Sure Kavanaugh Exposed Himself – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/nyt-ramirez-told-classmates-she-wasnt-sure-kavanaugh-exposed-himself/
— ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’ Doesn’t Apply to Conservatives – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/innocent-until-proven-guilty-doesnt-apply-to-conservatives/

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Character Assassins in the Fake News Media – David Horowitz
https://amgreatness.com/2018/09/24/character-assassins-in-the-fake-news-media/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Google-Funded Stanford Slams Conservatives in Study as ‘Fake News’ – Corinne Weaver
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2018/09/24/google-funded-stanford-slams-conservatives-study-fake-news

 

GOPUSA
— ‘#MeToo has been weaponized’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=55262
— More unsubstantiated accusations made against Brett Kavanaugh
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=55251
— Trump supporters drop from deplorables to dregs in Democrat rhetoric
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=55040
— Do you believe your race is whatever you think it is? (DIERSEN: As members of the following groups are ever-increasingly demonized, denigrated, and condemned by anti-Trumps as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things, fewer and fewer and fewer want to be members of the following groups: Trump supporters, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=54820
— California district modernizes ‘sexist’ dress code
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=55112
— Northwest Side priest who burned rainbow banner removed from church effective immediately, ‘must take time away from the parish’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=55239
— Values voters see Donald Trump’s ‘red tide’ for GOP
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=55255

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Activist federal staffer who said she ‘can’t really get fired’ no longer working at DOJ Paralegal Allison Hrabar caught in undercover sting by Project Veritas – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Was I an “activist” federal employee? I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my federal superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/24/activist-federal-staffer-no-longer-at-doj/
— Michael Moore’s anti-Trump ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ tanks opening weekend – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/24/michael-moores-anti-trump-fahrenheit-119-tanks-ope/

 

THE HILL
— GOP launches counteroffensive on Kavanaugh – JORDAN FABIAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/408161-gop-mounts-counter-offensive-on-kavanaugh
— Kavanaugh: ‘I will not be intimidated into withdrawing’ – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/408116-kavanaugh-i-will-not-be-intimidated-into-withdrawing

 

REUTERS
— China shuts down thousands of websites in clean-up campaign (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents succeeded in shutting down www.gopillinois.com and GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, which individuals, which organizations, which companies, and which governments a) would come to my defense or b) side with my critics/opponents? My critics/opponents stress those individuals, those organizations, those companies, and those governments that could/should have come to defense in the past, but did not. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-internet/china-shuts-thousands-of-websites-in-clean-up-campaign-xinhua-idUSKCN1M302F
(FROM THE ARTICLE: China has shut down more than 4,000 websites and online accounts in a three-month campaign against “harmful” online information, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, citing the country’s illegal publication watchdog. China keeps the internet under tight control and has been cracking down on a range of illegal online activities including pornography, gambling, religious proselytizing and even “spreading rumors”. In a campaign that started in May, the authorities tackled 120 violations and ordered 230 firms to rectify irregularities. More than 147,000 pieces of harmful information were removed by the end of August, according to China’s National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications. Xinhua said the campaign targeted content in online fiction that spread improper values, vulgarity and obscenity, as well as content that infringed on copyright. Authorities announced last week that they had busted a live-streaming pornography platform hosted in Cambodia and said to have more than 3.5 million registered users.)

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s trade wars start biting GOP ahead of midterms.”
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/24/trump-midterms-trade-wars-china-801315

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Brett Kavanaugh, Facing New Allegations, Vows He Will Not Withdraw – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-confirmation.html
— Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named – Kate Kelly and David Enrich
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/business/brett-kavanaugh-yearbook-renate.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Brett Kavanaugh’s page in his high school yearbook offers a glimpse of the teenage years of the man who is now President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee: lots of football, plenty of drinking, parties at the beach. Among the reminiscences about sports and booze is a mysterious entry: “Renate Alumnius.” The word “Renate” appears at least 14 times in Georgetown Preparatory School’s 1983 yearbook, on individuals’ pages and in a group photo of nine football players, including Judge Kavanaugh, who were described as the “Renate Alumni.” It is a reference to Renate Schroeder, then a student at a nearby Catholic girls’ school. Two of Judge Kavanaugh’s classmates say the mentions of Renate were part of the football players’ unsubstantiated boasting about their conquests. “They were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate,” said Sean Hagan, a Georgetown Prep student at the time, referring to Judge Kavanaugh and his teammates. “I can’t express how disgusted I am with them, then and now.”)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Kavanaugh vows to fight misconduct allegations as Trump and Republicans dig in – John Wagner and Seung Min Kim
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-fantastic-fantastic-man-trump-showers-praise-on-kavanaugh-in-new-radio-interview/2018/09/24/d6a7c39c-bfe0-11e8-9005-5104e9616c21_story.html

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
— Candidates curry favor with unions – Patrick Anderson and Katherine Gregg
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180923/political-scene-candidates-curry-favor-with-unions

 

FORBES
— ONE MORE REASON TO STAY AWAY FROM CANADA: Canadian Military Green-Lights Cannabis Use For Most Personnel – Janet Burns
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2018/09/11/canadas-military-green-lights-adult-cannabis-use-for-most-personnel/#49f8a73575a3

 

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Use Your Everyday Privilege to Help Others – Dolly Chugh (DIERSEN: No good deed goes unpunished. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_good_deed_goes_unpunished  I should write a book about those times when my efforts to help people were either negligently or intentionally taken/promoted as being efforts to harm them.)
https://hbr.org/2018/09/use-your-everyday-privilege-to-help-others

 

TIMES
— Trump vows to stand by court nominee despite sex claims (DIERSEN: Who stands by you? If my critics/opponents succeeded in shutting down www.gopillinois.com and GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, which individuals, which organizations, which companies, and which governments a) would come to my defense or b) side with my critics/opponents? My critics/opponents stress those individuals, those organizations, those companies, and those governments that could/should have come to defense in the past, but did not. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/trump-court-nominee-brett-kavanaugh-faces-fresh-sex-claims-8lxqbrgch

September 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/new-sexual-misconduct-accusation-rocks-kavanaugh-nomination/4326227/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “2nd woman claims sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/report-2nd-woman-claims-sexual-misconduct-by-kavanaugh/4322399/

 

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “New Sexual Misconduct Accusation Rocks Kavanaugh Nomination The agreement and the latest accusation set the stage for a dramatic showdown as Kavanaugh and Ford each tell their side of the story.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Kavanaugh-Accuser-Christine-Blasey-Ford-Hearing-Date-Time-494076301.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.”
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/new-sexual-misconduct-accusation-rocks-brett-kavanaugh-s-supreme-court-nomination

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–supreme-court-kavanaugh-20180924-story.html
— How much evidence do we need to destroy someone? – Marc A. Thiessen (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, you are presumed to be “guilty as charged” if you are one or more of the following: Trump supporter, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-thiessen-brett-kavanaugh-christine-ford-supreme-court-nomination-20180924-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “New calls for Kavanaugh to withdraw after 2nd misconduct claim by classmate.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/report-senate-democrats-investigating-new-claim-of-misconduct-against-kavanaugh/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TO OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF KAVANAUGH: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180923/as-senate-hearing-set-for-kavanaugh-new-accuser-emerges
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180923/news/309239953/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS of CASTEN AND ROSKAM: How women’s issues divide 6th Congressional District candidates – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Democrats are extremely divisive. Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on a) turning women against Republicans who are male, b) turning minorities against Republicans who are White, c) turning younger people against Republicans who are older, d) turning non-Christians against Republicans who are Christian, e) turning those who were not raised in traditional families against Republicans who were raised in traditional families, f) turning those who are not married against Republicans who are married, g) turning those who have less money against Republicans who have more money, h) turning those who do not own guns against Republicans who own guns, and i) turning those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time against Republicans whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180924/how-womens-issues-divide-6th-congressional-district-candidates
— Memory’s frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180924/memorys-frailty-may-be-playing-role-in-kavanaugh-matter

 

TIMES
— La Salle County GOP stands by Rep. Long – Derek Barichello
http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/09/23/la-salle-county-gop-stands-by-rep-long/a97k6an/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Kavanaugh Denies Fresh Harassment Allegations From College Classmate – KELSEY SNELL & BRETT NEELY
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/kavanaugh-denies-fresh-harassment-allegations-college-classmate#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Car enthusiasts say vehicle miles traveled tax is a non-starter – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Are you a car enthusiast? I have always been one. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and theirs dupes have always been anti-cars, anti-American nameplate cars, and especially anti-Corvette.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/car-enthusiasts-say-vehicle-miles-traveled-tax-is-a-non/article_8ef51db4-bde3-11e8-96ea-ef2a800e4d84.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats poised to grill Brett Kavanaugh on drinking, partying in high school – Naomi Lim (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drank lots of booze, b) drink lots of booze, c) want to drink lots of booze, d) want to make lots money selling booze, and/or e) want government to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of booze.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democrats-poised-to-grill-brett-kavanaugh-on-drinking-partying-in-high-school

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Kavanaugh support slips as public believes accuser – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, the more of the following that you are, the more that people believe your accusers: Trump supporter, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, non-veteran, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/23/brett-kavanaugh-support-slips-public-believes-accu/

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Kavanaugh denies 2nd accuser’s sexual misconduct allegation as Avenatti claims ‘evidence’ of ‘targeting’ women for gang rape – Samuel Chamberlain
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/23/college-classmate-says-kavanaugh-exposed-himself-to-her-at-yale-party.html
— Grassley promises evaluation of new claims against Kavanaugh, hits Dems for withholding info – Edmund DeMarche, Samuel Chamberlain, Chad Pregram
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/24/grassley-promises-evaluation-new-claims-against-kavanaugh-hits-dems-for-withholding-info.html

 

BREITBART
— After Criticism from Republican John Cox, Jerry Brown Orders DMV Audit – Joel Pollak
https://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/09/24/after-criticism-from-republican-john-cox-jerry-brown-orders-dmv-audit/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Four Reasons the New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are Weaker Than Ford’s – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/four-reasons-the-new-accusations-against-kavanaugh-are-weaker-than-fords/

 

DAILY CALLER
— A SECOND WOMAN: KAVANAUGH DECRIES LAST MINUTE SMEAR AS NEW ACCUSER EMERGES – Kevin Daley
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/23/kavanaugh-second-accuser-yale/

 

TOWNHALL
— The Fragile Role Of Memory In The Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh – Scott Morefield (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that they can manipulate/dominate any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that they want to. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottmorefield/2018/09/24/the-fragile-role-of-memory-in-the-allegations-against-judge-kavanaugh-n2521865
— Dear Moderate Democrats: Your Party Has Completely Abandoned You – Justin Haskins
https://townhall.com/columnists/justinhaskins/2018/09/24/dear-moderate-democrats-your-party-has-completely-abandoned-you-n2521802

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— ELLIS ISLAND’S ANSWERS TO OUR IMMIGRATION PROBLEMS Chuck Norris urges us to look to the past for solutions to the present
https://www.wnd.com/2018/09/ellis-islands-answers-to-our-immigration-problems/

 

EPOCH TIMES
— Experts Spar Over New Estimate of 22 Million Illegal Immigrants in US – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/experts-spar-over-new-estimate-of-22-million-illegal-immigrants-in-us_2669190.html

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— New Accusation from Kavanaugh’s College Years Emerges (DIERSEN: What did you do during your “college years?” I attended UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970. I delivered mail for the Park Forest Post office 1966-1969 and I worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete 1966-1968 and the summer of 1969, at University Plaza dormitory in DeKalb 1969-1970, and at Lincolnshire West Apartments in DeKalb during the summer of 1970.)
https://www.weeklystandard.com/tws-staff/new-accusation-from-kavanaughs-college-years-emerges

 

THE HILL
— Trump calls Kavanaugh accusations ‘totally political’ – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/408056-trump-doubles-down-calls-kavanaugh-accusations-totally-political?userid=3526
— Pompeo on Rosenstein bombshell: Maybe you just ought to find something else to do if you can’t be on the team – JUSTIN WISE (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, if you wanted to be “on the team,” that is, if you wanted to keep your job or get promoted, you had to help your superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made 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.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/407952-pompeo-on-rosenstein-bombshell-if-you-cant-be-on-the-team-maybe-you
— Grassley: Dems ‘withheld information’ on new Kavanaugh allegation – EMILY BIRNBAUM
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/408033-grassley-panel-will-attempt-to-evaluate-new-kavanaugh-allegations

 

UPI
— Feinstein calls for postponement on Kavanaugh vote after new sex allegation – Ray Downs
https://www.upi.com/Feinstein-calls-for-postponement-on-Kavanaugh-vote-after-new-sex-allegation/6011537762595/

 

REUTERS
— Democrats’ enthusiasm to blunt Trump soars for congressional election: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Chris Kahn
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-enthusiasm/democrats-enthusiasm-to-blunt-trump-soars-for-congressional-election-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1M10DB

 

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Defense of Kavanaugh could backfire on GOP.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/note-defense-kavanaugh-backfire-gop/story?id=58032323

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Stands by ‘Fantastic’ Kavanaugh as He Seeks G.O.P. Votes – Peter Baker (DIERSEN: Who stands by you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress those who could/should have stood by me, but did not. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. I stress that my critics/opponents have tremendous religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They have made it very clear a) that they have viciously destroyed people who have stood by me and b) that they can and will viciously destroy anyone who stands by me. I should write a book about by critics/opponents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/us/politics/trump-brett-kavanaugh-interview.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— New sexual abuse allegations roil Kavanaugh nomination – LAURA KING and SARAH D. WIRE
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-kavanaugh-ford-20180923-story.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump says he stands by his Supreme Court nominee ‘all the way’ following second accusation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/09/24/trump-says-he-stands-by-his-supreme-court-nominee-all-the-way-following-second-accusation-of-sexual-misconduct-against-kavanaugh/
— Senate Judiciary panel’s top Democrat calls for delay in Kavanaugh hearing after new allegation – Karoun Demirjian and Amy Gardner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/as-hearing-on-kavanaugh-assault-allegations-loom-senators-seem-unwilling-to-budge/2018/09/23/99f3fd3e-bf37-11e8-90c9-23f963eea204_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Republican Party has laid itself bare.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/09/23/the-republican-party-has-laid-itself-bare/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— More Voters Want Democrats to Control Congress, New Poll Shows Support grows among women, suburbanites for change in direction from Trump ahead of midterm election – Janet Hook
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-voters-want-democrats-to-control-congress-new-poll-shows-1537707600
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Wall Street’s Marijuana Madness: ‘It’s Like the Internet in 1997’ Tilray, a startup with just $20 million in first-half revenue, was briefly worth $20 billion during a wild ride last week – Jacquie McNish and Vipal Monga
https://www.wsj.com/articles/wall-streets-marijuana-madness-its-like-the-internet-in-1997-1537718400?mod=hp_lead_pos8&mod=djemwhatsnews
— Adviser on Kavanaugh Nomination Resigns Allegations arose of sexual harassment in a previous job in North Carolina – Siobhan Hughes and Julie Bykowicz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/adviser-on-kavanaugh-nomination-resigns-1537635215
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Used-Car Sales Boom as New Cars Get Too Pricey for Many Price gap between new and preowned cars has widened to a near decade high – Adrienne Roberts
https://www.wsj.com/articles/used-car-sales-boom-as-new-cars-get-too-pricey-for-many-1537700401
— Colleges, Buffeted by Courts and Washington, Navigate Sexual Assault Amid rising claims, schools are outsourcing investigations and hearings, experimenting with alternative forms of dispute resolution – Douglas Belkin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/colleges-buffeted-by-courts-washington-navigate-sexual-assault-1537614000

 

BLOOMBERG
— Democrats Have Edge Ahead of Midterms, But Republican Interest Up – Ros Krasny and Mark Niquette
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-23/democrats-have-edge-ahead-of-midterms-but-republican-interest-up

 

FORBES
— Gender #PayGap: UBER Case Study – Avivah Wittenberg-Cox (DIERSEN: Pay-for-performance is extremely subjective. GAO should study why it pays its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger more than it pays its better qualified employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/avivahwittenbergcox/2018/09/23/gender-paygap-uber-case-study/#7f26981bb555

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “How Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Second Sexual Assault Allegation Could Change Everything.”
http://fortune.com/2018/09/24/kavanaugh-second-sexual-assault-allegation/

 

KANSAS CITY STAR
— Term limits have been ‘a disaster’ for Missouri, say many state leaders – JASON HANCOCK (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote term limits. They stress how much better off a) that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois is without me as its chairman, b) that Wheaton Chamber of Commerce is without me as one of its Government Affairs Committee members, c) that Milton Township Republican Central Committee is without me as its webmaster, d) that Illinois Center Right Coalition is without me on its Steering Committee, e) that American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter is without me as one of its board member, f) that GAO is without me as one of its employees, g) that IRS is without me as one of its employees, h) etc.)
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/influencers/article218682105.html

 

THE WEEK
— Ex-girlfriend of Kavanaugh’s friend says he’s lying about the sexual culture at Georgetown Prep
http://theweek.com/speedreads/797721/exgirlfriend-kavanaughs-friend-says-hes-lying-about-sexual-culture-georgetown-prep
— Michael Avenatti says he has a 3rd victim, several witnesses in the Brett Kavanaugh imbroglio
http://theweek.com/speedreads/797724/michael-avenatti-says-3rd-victim-several-witnesses-brett-kavanaugh-imbroglio

 

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump.”
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/01/how-russia-helped-to-swing-the-election-for-trump

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Brett Kavanaugh Is Probably a Goner Now.”
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-withdraw-deborah-ramirez.html
— Michael Avenatti Implicates Kavanaugh in Pattern of Teenage Sexual Assault – Adam K. Raymond
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/09/avenatti-implicates-kavanaugh-in-pattern-of-sexual-assault.html

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and “hostile sexism”: A concept that shapes our moment Sociologist David Smith on the blend of anger, bigotry and authoritarianism that defines the Trump coalition.”
https://www.salon.com/2018/09/24/donald-trump-brett-kavanaugh-and-hostile-sexism-a-new-concept-that-shapes-our-moment/

September 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Kavanaugh accuser, panel agree on timing of hearing; unclear who will question her – BILL HUTCHINSON
https://abc7chicago.com/kavanaugh-accuser-committee-reach-deal-on-timing;-unclear-who-will-question-her/4320174/
— Some students aren’t voting absentee because they don’t know where to buy stamps – Danny Clemens (DIERSEN: While I was a student at UIC 1966-1968 and at NIU in 1969, I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/not-having-stamps-stops-college-students-from-absentee-voting-report/4319971/

 

CBS2
— Loved Ones Hold Rally Calling On Justice System To Punish Drug Dealers
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/09/23/loved-ones-hold-rally-calling-on-justice-system-to-punish-drug-dealers/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 2nd woman claims sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, this time in college – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-hearing-20180923-story.html
— In governor’s races, Trump emerges as a defining issue – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-governor-races-trump-20180923-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Senate Democrats investigating new claim of misconduct against Kavanaugh
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/report-senate-democrats-investigating-new-claim-of-misconduct-against-kavanaugh/
— Sudden focus on Feb. mayoral race could hurt Dems on Nov. 6 – Laura Washington
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/chicago-mayoral-race-november-election-rahm-emanuel-toni-preckwinkle/
— Fact-check: Slow down, Bruce Rauner — Pritzker is not planning new ‘mileage tax’ – BGA
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/bruce-rauner-j-b-pritzker-illinois-mileage-tax-gps-plan-fact-check-politifact-false/
— Neighbor calls cops on black candidate campaigning in her Wisconsin district – USA Today
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/neighbor-calls-cops-black-candidate-campaigning-her-wisconsin-district/
— Ben & Jerry’s will roll out 7 new ice cream flavors for liberal candidates – USA Today
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/ben-jerrys-roll-out-7-new-ice-cream-flavors-liberal-candidates-us-house-seats/

 

WLS AM
— Stephanie speaks with David Smith of Illinois Family Institute and Stephanie Hitt, Political Commentator.
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/09/22/today-stephanie-speaks-with-david-smith-of-illinios-family-institute-and-stephanie-hitt-political-commentator/
— Nikki Haley says sexual harassment accusers shouldn’t be blamed or second-guessed – CNN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are presumed to be “guilty as charged:” Trump supporter, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that your charges against the aforesaid are presumed to be true: anti-Trump, anti-Christian, 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 avoider, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.wlsam.com/news/nikki-haley-says-sexual-harassment-accusers-shouldnt-be-blamed-or-second-guessed/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— TRAGIC: Patrons in McHenry County spend $294M on video gaming – BRITTANY KEEPERMAN
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/09/21/patrons-in-mchenry-county-spend-294m-on-video-gaming/adotedi/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Cut debate field to two – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-09-23/editorial-cut-debate-field-two.html
— Rauner could break GOP’s 82-year streak here – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-09-23/tom-kacich-rauner-could-break-gops-82-year-streak-here.html
— How rotten is too rotten for Illinois? – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-09-23/jim-dey-how-rotten-too-rotten-illinois.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— 91.9 percent of Wheaton North teachers stay put; average earns $72,830 per year
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511573176-91-9-percent-of-wheaton-north-teachers-stay-put-average-earns-72-830-per-year

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— 73.5 percent of Crete-Monee teachers stay put; average earns $59,468 per year
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/511575830-73-5-percent-of-crete-monee-teachers-stay-put-average-earns-59-468-per-year

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— College classmate says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at Yale party – Samuel Chamberlain
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/23/college-classmate-says-kavanaugh-exposed-himself-to-her-at-yale-party.html
— Schumer, Feinstein urge Trump to order FBI investigation of Kavanaugh allegations – Samuel Chamberlain (DIERSEN: Who has investigated you and why? To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates got IRS to investigate my partial day per diem claims in 1974 and my education deductions in 1978.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/23/schumer-feinstein-urge-trump-to-order-fbi-investigation-kavanaugh-allegations.html

 

BREITBART
— 5 More Dirty Tricks Democrats Could Still Try to Derail Brett Kavanaugh – Joel Pollak
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/23/5-more-dirty-tricks-democrats-could-still-try-to-derail-brett-kavanaugh/

 

DAILY CALLER
— JUDGE KAVANAUGH STILL HAS HIS SOCIAL CALENDAR FROM 1982 – Virginia Kruta (DIERSEN: What was on your social calendar when you were 17? My social calendar was virtually empty. I worked as a part-time dishwasher for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint with the money that I had earned and saved washing dishes. I graduated from Crete-Monee High School. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. Nevertheless, I got accepted by UIC. During the summer of 1966, I worked as a golf shoe cleaner for the Flossmoor Country Club, as a slag chipper for Thrall Car in Chicago Heights, and as a gasoline pumper for John’s Sinclair in South Chicago Heights. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I saved money for college expenses. My eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20. I had partial red/green color blindness. I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/23/kavanaugh-social-calendar-1982/
— ANOTHER PERSON WHO ALLEGEDLY HAS KNOWLEDGE OF KAVANAUGH ACCUSER’S ASSAULT HAS ‘NO RECOLLECTION’ OF BEING AT PARTY – Molly Prince
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/22/report-another-person-who-allegedly-has-knowledge-of-fords-assault-has-no-recollection-of-being-at-party/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Brett Kavanaugh Will Provide 36-Year-Old High School Calendars to Back Up Sexual Assault Denial – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/brett-kavanaugh-will-provide-36-year-old-high-school-calendars-to-back-up-sexual-assault-denial/

 

EPOCH TIMES
— All Witnesses Deny Allegations Against Kavanaugh Ahead of Hearing – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/all-witnesses-deny-allegations-against-kavanaugh-ahead-of-hearing_2668991.html

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) Won’t Say Kavanaugh Has Presumption of Innocence, Questions His Credibility Because of His Views – SYDNEY MONDUY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are presumed to be “guilty as charged:” Trump supporter, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://ijr.com/2018/09/1125904-dem-senator-kavanaugh-innocent/

 

THE HILL
— Ex-college classmate accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct – EMILY BIRNBAUM
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/408022-new-woman-accuses-kavanaugh-of-sexual-misconduct
— Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser – EMILY BIRNBAUM (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who accuse me and those who support them.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/408020-progressive-groups-plan-walkout-in-support-of-kavanaugh-accuser
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Republican Durbin says “Kavanaugh’s accuser is not being treated respectfully.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/407963-sen-durbin-kavanaughs-accuser-is-not-being-treated-respectfully

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Second Woman Accuses Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct In New Yorker Bombshell The Supreme Court nominee denied the latest allegation, calling it a “smear, plain and simple.” – Nick Visser
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-yorker-deborah-ramirez-brett-kavanaugh_us_5ba81e37e4b0375f8f9e41f5

 

POLITICO
— Second woman alleges assault by Kavanaugh – QUINT FORGEY
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/23/second-woman-assault-kavanaugh-837678

 

ABC NEWS
— 2nd woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2nd-woman-accuses-brett-kavanaugh-sexual-misconduct-report/story?id=58031736

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Republican says “Republicans wrestle with election impact of Kavanaugh controversy” and “Just six weeks from November’s elections, the allegation against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is muddling the campaigns.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/republicans-wrestle-kavanaugh-impact-midterms-n912141

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Kavanaugh to Give Senate Calendars From 1982 to Back Up Denial – Peter Baker (DIERSEN: What were you doing 36 years ago? In 1982, I was working for GAO. I had a) become a licensed CPA in 1981, b) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, d) transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980, e) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, f) got married an bought a home in Wheaton in 1978, g) earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/us/politics/kavanaugh-senate-calendar.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ACCORDING TO ANTI-TRUMPS: Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life. It wasn’t far enough. (DIERSEN: If you make a list of the biggest negatives in your life, what would it include? My list would include my Democrat GAO superiors’ success in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/christine-blasey-ford-wanted-to-flee-the-us-to-avoid-brett-kavanaugh-now-she-may-testify-against-him/2018/09/22/db942340-bdb1-11e8-8792-78719177250f_story.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, claims he exposed himself to her at college party – KATE FELDMAN
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-brett-kavanaugh-sexual-misconduct-20180923-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Poll: Kavanaugh support hits record low amid sex assault claims – Marisa Schultz (DIERSEN: Who has worked the hardest to drive support for you down? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have worked the hardest to drive support for me down. All of the aforesaid a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://nypost.com/2018/09/23/kavanaugh-support-hits-record-low-amid-sex-assault-claims-poll/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate Lacking worthy menaces to fight, it is driven to find a replacement for racism. Failing this, what is left? – Shelby Steele
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-left-is-consumed-with-hate-1537723198
— Lawyer for Kavanaugh’s Accuser Faces Tough Scrutiny Debra Katz has worked on women’s rights for decades, but the political, social and legal stakes in the Kavanaugh case raise the bar – Brent Kendall and Natalie Andrews
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawyer-for-kavanaughs-accuser-faces-tough-scrutiny-1537746608

 

WHEATON BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Juanita Broaddrick: Democrats were okay with putting ‘sexual predator/rapist‘ in White House
https://wheatonbusinessjournal.com/juanita-broaddrick-democrats-were-okay-with-putting-sexual-predator-rapist-in-white-house/25797/
— Vice President Mike Pence: Brett Kavanaugh is ‘man of integrity‘
https://wheatonbusinessjournal.com/vice-president-mike-pence-brett-kavanaugh-is-man-of-integrity/25799/

 

ATLANTIC
— Christine Blasey Ford and the Search for a Standard of Proof The Sunday shows were filled with commentary on the 51-year-old research psychologist’s expected testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but no one could quite define what a fair hearing should look like. – ANDREW KRAGIE
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/09/christine-blasey-ford-and-the-search-for-a-standard-of-proof/571063/

 

NEW YORKER
— Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years – Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer
https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/senate-democrats-investigate-a-new-allegation-of-sexual-misconduct-from-the-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaughs-college-years-deborah-ramirez

September 23 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford agree to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday – Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick, Jonathan Lemire
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-20180922-story.html
— At Missouri rally, Trump praises Kavanaugh and says, ‘We have to fight for him’ – Rachel Chason, David Nakamura
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-missouri-rally-kavanaugh-20180921-story.html
— Northwest Side priest who burned rainbow banner removed from church effective immediately, ‘must take time away from the parish’: Cupich – Ese Olumhense (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors removed me in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Since then they have had the Civil Service Retirement System pay me $1,089,144 ($4,322 X 252 months) in today’s dollars to not come to work.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-rainbow-banner-burning-priest-replaced-cupich-20180922-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Public school in Alameda, California encourages its female students to dress sexy.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-us–relaxing-school-dress-codes-20180919-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, you are “guilty as charged” if you are a member of any of the following groups: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-judge-kavanaugh-president-trump-christine-blasey-ford-0923-20180921-story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-met-brett-kavanaugh-mary-schmich-why-i-didnt-report-20180921-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps use refugees to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-refugee-agency-struggles-agg-story-20180918-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about the success that Democrat teachers have in cranking out “good little Democrats.” What percent of public high school students are filled with hatred against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-school-mock-elections-st-0919-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Students can be a harbinger for how the actual election might go. Becky Simon, president of the League of Women Voters of Naperville, said in past elections students have been accurate in picking the winners of the popular vote. Among the 14 percent of teens at the three local high schools who voted, Democrat J.B. Pritzker was favored by 62 percent of the nearly 1,200 teens who voted. Republican incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner came in second with 25 percent of the vote. In the 11th District Congressional race, incumbent Democrat Bill Foster led with 72 percent of the mock vote over Republican Nick Stella’s 28 percent. Democratic Secretary of State Jesse White, probably the most familiar candidate with teens because his name is on their driver’s licenses and driving permits, was the overwhelming vote-getter in all of the races, receiving 74 percent of the ballots cast. In the other races, the Democrats were on top with more than half of the teen vote.)
— FRONT PAGE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville woman won’t withdraw from ballot despite DuPage County error that makes her ineligible to run for state seat – Erin Hagarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-election-commission-address-coding-st-0923-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner, Pritzker and a dismal first governor debate – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180922/editorial-rauner-pritzker-and-a-dismal-first-governor-debate
— Lawyer who tackled Uber now suing IBM for age bias – Gerrit De Vynck
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180923/lawyer-who-tackled-uber-now-suing-ibm-for-age-bias

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rep. Hultgren talks Trump, tariffs and the upcoming election Incumbent has represented 14th Congressional District since 2011 – BRITTANY KEEPERMAN
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/09/19/rep-hultgren-talks-trump-tariffs-and-the-upcoming-election/af2p9pl/

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Wanted: An Illinois governor candidate to talk about Central Illinois – Editorial
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-wanted-an-illinois-governor-candidate-to-talk-about/article_b194a4c0-4bbf-5406-8759-1816243c6457.html

 

FEDERALIST
— Fourth Supposed Witness To Kavanaugh Accuser’s Alleged Assault Says It Didn’t Happen – Margot Cleveland
http://thefederalist.com/2018/09/23/fourth-supposed-witness-kavanaugh-accusers-alleged-assault-says-didnt-happen/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump administration moves to deny green cards to immigrants on public aid – Elliot Spagat
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/23/trump-administration-moves-deny-green-cards-immigr/
— Woman doesn’t recall party, ‘does not know’ Kavanaugh despite accuser’s claim, lawyer says – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/23/leland-keyser-doesnt-recall-party-know-brett-kavan/
— DHS proposes limits on welfare payments to immigrants ‘Public charge’ plan would save nearly $20 billion over next decade – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/22/kirstjen-nielsen-approves-welfare-limits-immigrant/
— Kavanaugh a ‘man of integrity,’ Pence tells Values Voter Summit Hails judge’s ‘strong record of support for limited government, religious liberty and our Second Amendment’ – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/22/vice-president-mike-pence-brett-kavanaugh-man-inte/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Ellison Accuser Says She Has Been ‘Smeared’ by Her Party Karen Monahan says her accusations have been treated nothing like those against Brett Kavanaugh – Jeffrey Cimmino
https://freebeacon.com/politics/keith-ellison-accuser-says-she-has-been-smeared-by-her-party/
— Immigration, Inequality, and America’s Future Review: ‘Melting Pot or Civil War?’ by Reihan Salam – Charles Fain Lehman
https://freebeacon.com/culture/immigration-inequality-and-americas-future/

 

TOWNHALL
— The Six Significant Hurdles Preventing Ford From Deep Sixing Kavanaugh – Kevin McCullough
https://townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2018/09/23/the-six-significant-hurdles-preventing-ford-from-deep-sixing-kavanaugh-n2521633

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— A political smear and the 6th Amendment – Raoul Lowery Contreras
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/a_political_smear_and_the_6th_amendment.html
— Shocker: Study shows the number of illegals double what was previously thought – Rick Moran
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/shocker_study_shows_the_number_of_illegals_double_what_was_previously_thought.html
— Prediction: Kavanaugh will not be confirmed before the midterms – Christopher Paslay
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/prediction_kavanaugh_will_not_be_confirmed_before_the_midterms.html
— With the Kavanaugh Charade, Do Polls Now Replace the Constitution? – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/09/with_the_kavanaugh_charade_do_polls_now_replace_the_constitution.html

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Kavanaugh and the #MeToo Terror – Ned Ryun
https://amgreatness.com/2018/09/23/kavanaugh-and-the-metoo-terror/

 

FOX NEWS
— Media overjoyed with Obama, tough on Trump
http://video.foxnews.com/v/5838746626001/?#sp=show-clips

 

PJ MEDIA
— Study: Twice the Number of Illegal Aliens in U.S. as Previously Thought – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/study-twice-the-number-of-illegal-aliens-in-us-as-previously-thought/

 

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Trump Jr. Unleashes in Rare Op-Ed: Democrats Are Now the Party of Lawlessness and Anarchy – KARISTA BALDWIN
https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-jr-unleashes-rare-op-ed-democrats-now-party-lawlessness-anarchy/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Third Named Witness Rejects Kavanaugh’s Accuser’s Allegations – CHARLES C. W. COOKE
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/third-named-witness-rejects-kavanaughs-accusers-allegations/
— Long-Time Friend of Christine Blasey Ford Contradicts Her on Party – MAIREAD MCARDLE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/christine-blasey-ford-friend-contradicts-her-on-party/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say that Democrats see Kavanaugh saga as playing to their advantage.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/407863-dems-see-kavanaugh-saga-as-playing-to-their-advantage

 

POITICO
— Woman denies attending party where alleged Kavanaugh assault occurred – BURGESS EVERETT
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/22/kavanaugh-ford-woman-party-letter-836913

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Kavanaugh Was Supposed to Be a Midterm Boon for G.O.P. Not Anymore.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/us/politics/kavanaugh-senate-republicans-elections.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, you are “guilty as charged” if you are a member of any of the following groups: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/opinion/sunday/brett-kavanaugh-burden-of-proof.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Man-haters promote man-haters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/opinion/sunday/brett-kavanaugh-anger-women-metoo.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/opinion/sunday/immigration-children-detention.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, anti-Trumps blame all poverty on those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/opinion/sunday/bill-gates-melinda-gates-global-poverty.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, members of Group A crow about their success in destroying members of Group B. Members of Group A 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/opinion/sunday/resistance-kavanaugh-trump-protest.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. Anti-Trumps want to get rid of Trump and his supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/us/politics/trump-25th-amendment.html
— The Five Battlefields for Control of the House – Astead W. Herndon
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/19/us/politics/midterm-elections-congressional-districts.html
(ANTI-TRUMPS SAY: Illinois’s Sixth District The suburbs of Chicago were a base of the Republican Party before Mr. Trump. One need only visit a shopping mall in Burr Ridge or a youth baseball game in Barrington Hills to see throngs of the white, highly educated voters who are the electoral backbone of the area, and once voted solidly for presidential candidates like Mitt Romney. But if these voters have leaned right in the past, drawn to promises of lower taxes and smaller government, Mr. Trump has pitched many of them back in the other direction. In Illinois’s Sixth Congressional District, the president’s combustible persona and administration have put Republican candidates in dire peril. Jane Melvin, 55, said she has typically voted Republican in the past and still yearned for a version of the party that has been fading away. “If John Kasich was running in my district, I would vote for him,” said Ms. Melvin, referring to the right-of-center Ohio governor who routinely chides Mr. Trump. Ms. Melvin said she had long supported her congressman, Peter Roskam, but was reconsidering this year because Republicans had failed to check the president. “It’s a character question and a silence question,” she said. “Because they won’t stand up to Trump and say this is wrong.” Mr. Roskam, a former member of the House Republican leadership team, represents one of 21 seats where college-educated white suburbanites could upend the Republican majority in the House. Most of these seats, in relatively homogenous communities around cities like Minneapolis and Philadelphia, are seen as electoral toss-ups. In 2016, Mr. Roskam easily secured re-election by nearly 20 percentage points, but Mrs. Clinton carried the area in the presidential race by about seven points. A Times/Siena College poll found Mr. Roskam effectively tied with his Democratic challenger, Sean Casten, a clean-energy businessman. Mr. Casten has closed in on Mr. Roskam with help from voters like Karrie Sullivan, a former Roskam supporter who said she now favors divided government — both in Washington, where Republicans are in charge, and in Illinois, where Democrats may take full control of government in November. “It seems like the best situation is when neither party has complete control,” Ms. Sullivan said. Mr. Roskam, like other Republican candidates in similar wealthy suburbs, has tried to make the Republican tax overhaul an asset to his campaign. But many suburban voters have bristled at changes to federal deductions for state and local taxes. Highlighting the gulf between the Republican white-collar base and Mr. Trump’s hard-line following, candidates like Mr. Roskam have broken with Mr. Trump on critical issues like tariffs. Pursuing both wavering moderates and hard-core conservatives, Mr. Roskam said at a recent debate that he considered Mr. Trump’s performance “middling.” “Good on the economy, jumbling on other issues,” he said.)
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are anti-American.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/sports/baseball/mexico-baseball-laredo.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, those who stay in America illegally, and those who bring others to America illegally.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/accused-of-ms-13-and-other-gang-ties-separated-parents-struggle-to-get-their-kids-back/2018/09/10/989db652-abda-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html
— UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016 – AP (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of booze, b) want to drink lots of booze, c) want to make lots of money selling booze, and/or s) want government to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of booze.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/un-excessive-drinking-killed-over-3-million-people-in-2016/2018/09/21/a4a8b5ea-be05-11e8-8243-f3ae9c99658a_story.html
— ‘Incredibly frustrated’: Inside the GOP effort to save Kavanaugh amid assault allegation – Seung Min Kim and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/incredibly-frustrated-inside-the-gop-effort-to-save-kavanaugh-amid-assault-allegation/2018/09/22/6808baf6-bde0-11e8-b7d2-0773aa1e33da_story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— The ‘deep state’ leaves Trump with no good options – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2018/09/22/the-deep-state-leaves-trump-with-no-good-options/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-abramsky-trump-politics-of-fear-midterms-20180923-story.html

 

BOSTON HERALD
— Ford ill-served by anti-Kavanaugh forces – Marc A. Thiessen
http://www.bostonherald.com/opinion/op_ed/2018/09/ford_ill_served_by_anti_kavanaugh_forces

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Yale Law Professor Amy Chua Rejects Charge She Coached Female Students on How to Dress for Kavanaugh News outlets had reported she told women to dress ‘outgoing’ – Melissa Korn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/yale-law-professor-amy-chua-rejects-charge-she-coached-female-students-on-how-to-dress-for-kavanaugh-1537663769

 

TIME
— Trump Administration Targets Immigrants Who Receive Public Benefits – MAYA RHODAN
http://time.com/5384007/trump-administration-public-charge-rule/

September 22 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Governor Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner spoke at an outstanding brunch hosted by Women Working for Change at the Courthouse Square Entertainment Room in Wheaton Saturday, September 22, 2018. The 70+ attendees included Cherry, Fitch, Mathison, McNeily, Rutledge, Saake, R. Sanguinetti, Senger, and Suess. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Ford’s lawyers say she accepts request to speak to Judiciary Committee next week, but details need to be worked out – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/fords-lawyers-say-she-accepts-request-to-speak-to-judiciary-committee-next-week/4312752/

 

NBC5
— Father Kalchik Removed Following Recent Flag Burning Controversy, Threats – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors removed me in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/father-kalchik-removed-following-recent-controversy-threats-sources-say-494047531.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It was revealed just this week that a rainbow pride flag, that had hung in the church sanctuary, was burned outside the church 10 days ago. “There have been death threats against him and even his elderly parents, and lots of threats of vandalism to the Church,” the primary source said. That source believes it’s best Kalchik is removed for his safety. As of Saturday evening, the Archdiocese has not responded to NBC 5’s request for a comment on Kalchik’s removal.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Flag-burning priest removed from Avondale parish by Cardinal Cupich – Mitchell Armentrout (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors removed me in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/flag-burning-priest-removed-from-avondale-parish-by-cardinal-cupich/
— More uncertainty as Kavanaugh accuser agrees to talk to Senate – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/after-uncertainty-more-brett-kavanaugh-accuser-christine-blasey-ford-agrees-talk-us-senate/
— In first debate, gov candidates focused on zingers, not issues – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/pritzker-bruce-rauner-governor-debate-election/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White House distances itself from reports that Trump could target Facebook, Google and Twitter with a new executive order – Tony Romm, Josh Dawsey
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-white-house-trump-facebook-google-twitter-executive-order-20180922-story.html
— Trump administration seeks to limit access to U.S. for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance – Nick Miroff
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-administration-immigrants-public-assistance-20180922-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Cadre of GOP insiders getting big salaries at Illinois tollway – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors treated me like I was part of a plot to stop them from hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. They knew that my wife had helped elect Jim Thompson. They were fully aware of the arguments that Thompson and Jim Edgar made in Rutan that government employers should be allowed to engage in political affiliation discrimination (SEE: http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html).)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180922/cadre-of-gop-insiders-getting-big-salaries-at-illinois-tollway
(FROM THE ARTICLE: All six positions are Rutan-exempt, meaning it’s allowable to hire someone with political affiliations. The term stems from a lawsuit filed against former Republican Gov. James Thompson over political hiring. The tollway has a history of hiring and awarding contracts to political insiders under Democratic and Republican governors. Former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich, imprisoned on corruption charges, was charged with strong-arming a construction company for donations and taking contributions from a contractor. State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a conservative Republican from Wheaton, has criticized the hiring of Gorman and Durkin. Of the other staffers, Ives said it’s reasonable for leadership to want “people who are aligned with you politically and you see eye-to-eye with. But it has to be disappointing to folks who’ve worked at the tollway a long time and have more institutional knowledge not to be given the opportunity.”)
— Elgin police officers complain about diversity consultant’s Facebook posts – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180921/elgin-police-officers-complain-about-diversity-consultants-facebook-posts
— Alec Baldwin said it’s ‘agony’ to be Trump on ‘SNL,’ but it looks as if he will be back anyway – Bethonie Butler
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20180922/alec-baldwin-said-its-agony-to-be-trump-on-snl-but-it-looks-as-if-he-will-be-back-anyway

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lots of sound, not much light in governor debate – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180922/statehouse-insider-lots-of-sound-not-much-light-in-governor-debate

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats move Kavanaugh nomination into bizarro male-bashing land (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from women, Democrats promote hated of men.)
http://www.gopusa.com/democrats-move-kavanaugh-nomination-into-bizarro-male-bashing-land/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why California’s Republican John Cox looks increasingly likely to win the governorship – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/why_californias_republican_john_cox_looks_increasingly_likely_to_win.html

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Agencies Probe Deep State Subversives After Video Stings – R. Cort Kirkwood (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government viewed their employees who were Republican, and especially those like me who were White, male, and/or non-veteran, as being subversives. They saw us as subverting their efforts to hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.)
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/30144-agencies-probe-deep-state-subversives-after-video-stings

 

THE HILL
— Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify next week – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/407925-kavanaugh-accuser-agrees-to-testify-next-week

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Administration Aims to Sharply Restrict New Green Cards for Those on Public Aid – Michael D. Shear and Emily Baumgaertner
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/22/us/politics/immigrants-green-card-public-aid.html

 

CNN
— Reagan’s daughter defends Kavanaugh’s accuser
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/09/22/ronald-reagan-patti-davis-sexual-assault-accuser-kavanaugh-new-day-vpx.cnn

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump may push antitrust probe into Google, Facebook – Eileen AJ Connelly
https://nypost.com/2018/09/22/trump-may-push-antitrust-probe-into-google-facebook/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump administration seeks to limit access to U.S. for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance – Nick Miroff
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-seeks-to-limit-access-to-us-for-immigrants-who-use-or-are-likely-to-use-public-assistance/2018/09/22/c5a43012-bd06-11e8-be70-52bd11fe18af_story.html

September 22 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois AG candidate responds to abortion, gay marriage attacks – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/illinois-ag-candidate-responds-to-abortion-gay-marriage-attacks

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— CPS recommends firing at least 13 adults based on background re-checks – Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-recommends-firing-13-adults-background-checks/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/weed-museum-coca-cola-cannabis-marijuana-cdb-oil/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner vetoes bill that would prohibit employers from asking job candidates about salary history – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have provided a jury with many examples in which GAO paid its female employees who had less work experience, less education, and/or fewer professional certifications and licenses higher salaries than GAO paid its male employees.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-rauner-vetoes-no-salary-history-bill-again-0921-story.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Trump questions credibility of Kavanaugh accuser as Senate panel issues ultimatum on her testimony – John Wagner, Seung Min Kim, and Sean Sullivan
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180921/trump-questions-credibility-of-kavanaugh-accuser-as-senate-panel-issues-ultimatum-on-her-testimony

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Pritzker open to building south suburban airport, Rauner not – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20180922/chuck-sweeny-pritzker-open-to-building-south-suburban-airport-rauner-not

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gov. Rauner recommends changes to salary history bill – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: What assumptions do people make about people based on their salary? Federal employees have always been viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being tremendously overpaid. In today’s dollars, the federal government paid me a) $15.85/hour when I was 18, b) $45,703/year when I was 22, c) $55,905/year when I was 23, d) $67,638/year when I was 24, e) $81,071/year when I was 25, f) $91,880/year when I was 30, g) $96,403/year when I was 38, and $122,325/year when I was 49. In my defense, 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.sj-r.com/news/20180921/gov-rauner-recommends-changes-to-salary-history-bill

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Voters hear from DuPage County candidates at Glen Ellyn forum – F. Amanda Tugade
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/09/18/voters-hear-from-dupage-county-candidates-at-glen-ellyn-forum/d5vy1ec/

 

LCBC RADIO
— Kinzinger Speaks About Maligned Supreme Court Nominee
http://www.lcbcradio.com/wlpo/kinzinger-speaks-about-maligned-supreme-court-nominee/article_8d4815a6-bd99-11e8-950b-8f198f4fbed1.html

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Illinois Is a Few Elections Away from a Graduated Income Tax The state’s regressive taxation is surfacing in both the gubernatorial and mayoral races — and by 2020, it could look a lot different. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants a graduated income tax? ANSWER: Mainly, it is those who have little or no income, but also, those who have lots of income and who can easily afford to pay more tax.)
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/September-2018/Illinois-Is-a-Few-Elections-Away-From-a-Graduated-Income-Tax/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— College football earned $117 million for Illinois schools in 2016
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511558391-college-football-earned-117-million-for-illinois-schools-in-2016

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Bans Nepotism, Signs McSweeney Bill Banning of Payment of Legislative Hush Money in Sexual Harassment Cases
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/09/21/rauner-bans-nepotism-payment-of-legislative-hush-money-in-sexual-harassment-cases/
— Illinois Taxes per Person Top Surrounding States
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/09/21/illinois-taxes-per-person-top-surrounding-states/
— What Happened in County Board Cutback Consideration that Displeased Chairman Jack Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/09/21/what-happened-in-county-board-cutback-consideration-that-displeaed-chairman-jack-franks/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Legislating Behavior – Yes, It Is Possible – Micah Clark (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/legislating-behavior-yes-it-is-possible/

 

GOPUSA
— Buying a stamp to mail a ballot too high a ‘hump’ for college students
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=54930
— Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser another extension
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=55202

 

FOX NEWS
— Ben Carson defends Kavanaugh, says opponents ‘desperate’ to control courts – Stephen Sorace
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/22/ben-carson-defends-kavanaugh-says-opponents-desperate-to-control-courts.html

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Brett Kavanaugh is Guilty Until Proven Innocent – Alex Griswold (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get their votes, Democrats give women more and more and more power to destroy Republicans.)
https://freebeacon.com/blog/brett-kavanaugh-guilty-proven-innocent-part-ii/
— Seventy-Five Women Voice Support for Kavanaugh Kavanaugh’s friends, colleagues speak in support of nominee’s conscience, character – Haris Alic (DIERSEN: Which women support you? Women who support the right to life plank and the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform support me. Women who reject one or both of the aforesaid planks work against me.)
https://freebeacon.com/issues/seventy-five-women-come-forward-to-voice-support-for-kavanaugh/

 

DAILY CALLER
— MIT STUDY: THE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS COULD BE DOUBLE PREVIOUS ESTIMATES – Will Racke
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/21/mit-study-illegal-immigrants-double/

 

HOT AIR
— Yale Study: There Are Probably Twice As Many Illegal Immigrants Living In America As Commonly Believed – JOHN SEXTON  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with illegals against America and against Americans.)
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/09/21/yale-study-may-twice-many-illegal-immigrants-living-america-commonly-believe

 

BREITBART
— Nikki Haley Excluded from Refugee Reduction Meeting for Pro-Immigration Views – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/21/report-nikki-haley-excluded-from-refugee-reduction-meeting-for-pro-immigration-views/

 

TOWNHALL
— The Character Assassination of Brett Kavanaugh – Charlie Kirk
https://townhall.com/columnists/charliekirk/2018/09/22/the-character-assassination-of-brett-kavanaugh-n2521456

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— No matter how low the Democrats go, I’m not ashamed to be a man – Dennis McCarthy (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps paint all men as being rapists who should be gotten rid of.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/no_matter_how_low_the_democrats_go_im_not_ashamed_to_be_a_man.html
— The Future of Gun Sanctuaries – Andrew Nickel
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/the_future_of_gun_sanctuaries.html
— Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel suddenly concerned Trump may…invade Venezuela – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/rahm_emanuel_suddenly_concerned_trump_may__invade_venezuela.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE LAZY MAN’S GUIDE TO WORLD DOMINATION Patrice Lewis updates Paul Harvey’s radio classic about satanic influence
https://www.wnd.com/2018/09/the-lazy-mans-guide-to-world-domination/

 

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Trump Angry At Republicans Over ‘Ridiculous’ Spending Bill; Blasts Them for Not Funding Wall – KARA PENDLETON
https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-angry-republicans-spending/
— Twitter’s Initial Classification of ‘Illegal Alien’ As Hateful Shows Social Media’s Censorship Potential – Hans von Spakovsky and Ashley Vaughan
https://www.westernjournal.com/twitters-initial-classification-illegal-alien-hateful-shows-social-medias-censorship-potential/

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— America’s Immigration System Contributes to Income Inequality – Brendan Kirby
https://www.lifezette.com/2018/09/what-liberals-ignore-americas-immigration-system-contributes-to-income-inequality/

 

THE HILL
— Kavanaugh fight roils an already ugly political climate – MELANIE ZANONA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Trump to shout at everyone that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, hater, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/407844-kavanaugh-fight-roils-an-already-ugly-political-climate
— Grassley extends deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to decide on testifying – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/407895-grassley-extends-deadline-for-kavanaugh-accuser-to-decide-on-testifying
— Yale, MIT study: 22 million, not 11 million, undocumented immigrants in US – RAFAEL BERNAL
https://thehill.com/latino/407848-yale-mit-study-22-million-not-11-million-undocumented-immigrants-in-us

 

POLITICO
— The first general election ballots are cast today – ZACH MONTELLARO
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-score/2018/09/21/the-first-general-election-ballots-are-cast-today-347505

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— McConnell reassures conservatives Kavanaugh will be confirmed – KELLEN BROWNING
https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article218789760.html

 

CNBC
— Trump attacks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s credibility and says judge is ‘under assault by radical left wing’ – Mike Calia
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/21/trump-on-kavanaugh-why-didnt-somebody-call-the-fbi-36-years-ago.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, according to the anti-Trumps, you are “guilty as charged” if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (over age 40), non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/opinion/republicans-christine-blasey-ford-brett-kavanaugh.html
— As Economy Roars, Army Falls Thousands Short of Recruiting Goals – Dave Philipps (DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18, I was deemed 1-A even though my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/army-recruiting-shortage.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Kavanaugh Hearing Without Facts Would Be a Sham Liberal voters should save their fury for Senate Democrats rather than Republicans. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-kavanaugh-hearing-without-facts-would-be-a-sham-1537566966
— The Presumption of Guilt The new liberal standard turns American due process upside down. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to the Democrats, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are “guilty as charged” and the more that should be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-presumption-of-guilt-1537570627
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who came to America illegally, who stayed in America illegally, and/or who brought others to America illegally should NEVER BE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-way-out-of-the-immigration-crisis-1537540971
— What Punishment Is Cruel and Unusual for a Crime Committed at 17? The courts in Mississippi failed to address whether Joey Chandler exhibited ‘irretrievable depravity.’ – Michael B. Mukasey and Mary B. McCord (DIERSEN: What were you doing when you were 17 years old? I worked as a part-time dishwasher for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint with the money that I had earned and saved washing dishes. I graduated from Crete-Monee High School. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. Nevertheless, I got accepted by UIC. During the summer of 1966, I worked as a golf shoe cleaner for the Flossmoor Country Club, as a slag chipper for Thrall Car in Chicago Heights, and as a gasoline pumper for John’s Sinclair in South Chicago Heights. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I saved money for college expenses. My eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20. I had partial red/green color blindness. I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-punishment-is-cruel-and-unusual-for-a-crime-committed-at-17-1537567051
— ‘I Don’t Want to Die Without Telling This Story’: Reports of Alleged Abuse by Catholic Priests Rise Sharply More than 900 people have called a hotline set up by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office following its report on sexual abuse – Ian Lovett
https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-dont-want-to-die-without-telling-this-story-more-catholic-church-abuse-victims-come-forward-1537522200

 

PEOPLE
— Trump Questions Why Kavanaugh Accuser Didn’t Call the FBI ’36 Years Ago’ – DAVE QUINN (DIERSEN: What were you doing 36 years ago? In 1982, I was working for GAO. I had become a licensed CPA in 1981, passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980, passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, got married an bought a home in Wheaton in 1978, earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, etc.)
https://people.com/politics/trump-kavanaugh-accuser-36-years-ago-comment/

 

HERALD TRIBUNE
— How much evidence is needed to destroy a reputation? – MARC A. THIESSEN DIERSEN: What facts do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use to destroy your reputation? Mine stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (almost 70), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, union member for almost 12 years, Federal employee for almost 30 years, never promoted beyond GS-13, forced to take early retirement, federal retiree for almost 18 years, American nameplate car owner, childless, pet-less, no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
http://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20180922/thiessen-how-much-evidence-is-needed-to-destroy-reputation

 

VIRGINIA PILOT
— Poorest Americans risk the most in hopes of striking it rich – Riley Griffin and Katia Dmitri
https://pilotonline.com/business/article_b5f15ce3-acb6-5c0e-a368-374ffe841e9a.html

 

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The Kavanaugh Confirmation Process Is Getting Even Uglier.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/09/trump-kavanaugh-accusations/570973/

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Love of Trump covers a multitude of sins for Christian conservatives.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/21/christian-conservatives-trump-values-voters

September 21 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Governor Debate Gets Heated: Top 9 Moments Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker launched attacks at one another amid an already-heated campaign for governor of Illinois
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/debate-governor-of-illinois-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker-493970491.html

 

ABC7
— Computer error may derail political newcomer’s state house race in DuPage County – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/computer-error-may-derail-political-newcomers-state-house-race-in-dupage-county/4305645/
— Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested recording Trump, removing him via 25th Amendment – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sources-deputy-ag-rosenstein-suggested-recording-trump-removing-him-via-25th-amendment/4304965/

 

CBS2
— Kane County Board Chair Chris Lauzen Takes Issue With Cost Of Prosecutor Handling Van Dyke Case – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/09/21/jason-van-dyke-murder-trial-costs-kane-county-joseph-mcmahon-chris-lauzen/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump calls out Kavanaugh’s accuser; McConnell says GOP will ‘plow right through’ on nomination – John Wagner, Seung Min Kim, Sean Sullivan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford-20180921-story.html
— Avondale priest on torching of rainbow banner: ‘Love the sinner, hate the sin — that’s as harsh as I get’ – Ese Olumhense
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-church-addresses-banner-burning-20180921-story.html
— Trump, Rauner have the power to shut down a toxic Willowbrook plant. Will they use it? – Michael Hawthorne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-sterigenics-cancer-risks-politics-20180919-story.html
— Rauner’s ‘Chris Kennedy moment’ puts a fitting capper on a nasty debate – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-rauner-pritzker-debate-burge-mccarthy-20180921-story.html
— Is America more politically polarized than ever? Not quite – Steve Chapman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-polarized-america-civil-war-0923-20180921-story.html
— Naperville candidate Lauren Underwood to get ice cream made in her honor by Ben and Jerry (yes, THAT Ben and Jerry) – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-underwood-ben-jerry-ice-cream-flavor-st-0923-story.html
— Serious or sarcastic? Sources say Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-rod-rosenstein-trump-wire-20180921-story.html
— Elgin-area union members, Dems set up picket line to protest appearance by man who helped GOP win union dues case in Supreme Court – Janelle Walker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-union-protest-elgin-st-0923-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Why Chicago-area high school students are leaving Illinois for college – Adam Thorp and Jane Recker (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, if you graduate from a college in Illinois, you are presumed to be 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://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-high-school-graduates-leaving-illinois-chicago-suburbs-colleges-universities-outofstate-higher-education/
— First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon. Ever since I became a GOPUSA reporter in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I ask bad questions, and that because of that, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. should a) stop me from learning about their events and other activities, b) stop me from promoting their events and other activities, c) stop me from attending their events, and d) stop me from reporting on their events and other activities.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/first-black-female-white-house-reporter-gets-newseum-statue/
— Supreme Court appointment requires high standards – Gene Lyons (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-christine-blasey-ford/
— As a journalist, I plead guilty to ‘reporting while black’ – John W. Fountain (DIERSEN: As a journalist, I plead guilty to reporting while being a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (almost 70), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, former union member, federal retiree, married, childless, pet-less, American nameplate car owner, etc.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/journalism-kerner-report-african-americans-john-fountain/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Deputy Gov. Munger moves to state commerce job
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180921/deputy-gov-munger-moves-to-state-commerce-job
— Georges v. McConchie: Senate candidates disagree on recreational pot, budgeting approach – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180921/senate-candidates-disagree-on-recreational-pot-budgeting-approach
— Memory’s frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter – AP (DIERSEN: What were you doing when you were 17 years old? I worked as a part-time dishwasher for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint with the money that I had earned and saved washing dishes. I graduated from Crete-Monee High School. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. Nevertheless, I got accepted by UIC. During the summer of 1966, I worked as a golf shoe cleaner for the Flossmoor Country Club, as a slag chipper for Thrall Car in Chicago Heights, and as a gasoline pumper for John’s Sinclair in South Chicago Heights. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I saved money for college expenses. My eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20. I had partial red/green color blindness. I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180921/news/309219993/
— Krishnamoorthi, Diganvker at odds over tax cuts Krishnamoorthi and Diganvker debate their benefits, fairness – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180921/krishnamoorthi-diganvker-at-odds-over-tax-cuts-
— Lesser v. Morgan: What’s driving the candidates in 58th state House race – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180921/whats-driving-the-candidates-in-58th-state-house-race

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Democratic House campaign outpaces GOP in fundraising And Chicago moguls on both sides of the political spectrum are writing big checks. – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/democratic-house-campaign-outpaces-gop-fundraising

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Who won last night’s Illinois governor debate? A look at what was said – Rick Pearson and Mike Riopell
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/who-won-last-night-s-illinois-governor-debate-a-look/article_1dc13b36-d3c3-5896-bb1b-9dfd97bb6cde.html

 

WSIL TV
— Rauner eliminates 53 boards and commissions
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/39148778/rauner-eliminates-53-boards-and-commissions
— Reaction to the first debate between candidates for governor – Joe Ragusa
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/39149934/reaction-to-the-first-debate-between-candidates-for-governor

 

HOMER GLEN PATCH
— Will County Board Members Visit White House The delegation met with administration officials about securing resources for local projects including public health and infrastructure. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/homerglen-lockport/will-county-board-visits-white-house

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Democratic candidate Val Montgomery formerly indicted for felony forgery in Texas, documents show – Chandra Lye
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511571230-democratic-candidate-formerly-indicted-for-felony-forgery-in-texas-documents-show

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Debate shows McCann could be a problem for Rauner, expert says – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/debate-shows-mccann-could-be-a-problem-for-rauner-expert/article_f206c42e-bdb2-11e8-b597-3ff5755b37b9.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES SPAR IN FIRST DEBATE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/09/il-gubernatorial-candidates-spar-in-first-debate-.html
— MUNGER NAMED INTERIM DCEO DIRECTOR
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/09/munger-named-interim-dceo-director.html
— KAVANAUGH SUPPORTERS HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/09/kavanaugh-supporters-hold-press-conference-.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— IRP v. Long: Empty threat? Or does somebody know something we don’t?
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/21/empty-threat-or-does-somebody-know-something-we-dont/
— Rauner vetoes second bill to address gender wage gap (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have provided a jury with many examples in which GAO paid it female employees who had less work experience, less education, and/or fewer professional certifications and licenses higher salaries than GAO paid its male employees.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/21/rauner-vetoes-second-bill-to-address-gender-wage-gap/
— Munger moves to DCEO
https://capitolfax.com/2018/09/21/munger-moves-to-dceo/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Communist GAO auditor says federal bureaucracy abuzz with socialists Agency plans to investigate employee caught in Project Veritas sting – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: One could say that GAO got rid of me so that it could hire, retain, and promote people like Subramanian.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/20/communist-gao-auditor-says-federal-bureaucracy-abu/

 

BREITBART
— Feminists on Kavanaugh-Ford: ‘We Don’t Need to Prove This Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ – Robert Kraychik (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get their votes, Democrats give women the power to destroy any Republican who they want to.)
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/21/feminists-kavanaugh-ford-dont-need-prove-beyond-reasonable-doubt/
— Ivy League Study: Illegal Population is 22 Million, Double Estb. Estimate – Neil Munro (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at all 22 million of these citizens of foreign countries that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of. Democrats plan on using these 22 million citizens of foreign countries to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/21/ivy-league-study-illegal-population-is-22-million-double-estb-estimate/
— Twitter Approves Ads in Favor of Female Genital Mutilation After Blacklisting Pro-Lifers – Charlie Nash
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/21/twitter-approves-ads-in-favor-of-female-genital-mutilation-after-blacklisting-pro-lifers/

 

DAILY CALLER
— HIGH-RANKING DEMOCRATS SAY THEY BELIEVE KAVANAUGH’S ACCUSER – Benny Johnson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, the more of the following that you are, the more that people believe charges against you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/21/democrats-believe-kavanaugh-accuser-video/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Christine Blasey Ford’s Hidden High School Social Life
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/28785

 

VALUES VOTER SUMMIT
— Values Voter Summit 2018 VIDEO ARCHIVE
http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/archive

 

TOWNHALL
— Polls: Democrats Believe Kavanaugh’s Accuser, Dismiss Keith Ellison’s — Despite Gap in Corroborating Evidence – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2018/09/21/home-stretch-n2521225

 

GOPUSA
— Trump calls on Kavanaugh accuser to provide police report from alleged assault
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=55168

 

DAILY TORCH
— Project Veritas videos expose unaccountable federal government employees – Natalia Castro (DIERSEN: One could say that GAO got rid of me so that it could hire, retain, and promote people like Subramanian.)
http://dailytorch.com/2018/09/project-veritas-videos-expose-unaccountable-federal-government-employees/

 

PROJECT VERITAS
— The Deep State Unmasked: Federal Employee Admits to Breaking Rules Every Day (DIERSEN: One could say that GAO got rid of me so that it could hire, retain, and promote people like Subramanian.)
https://www.projectveritas.com/video/the-deep-state-unmasked-federal-employee-admits-to-breaking-rules-every-day/

 

POLITICO
— POLITICO Race Ratings: GOP grip on House continues to slip 7 GOP-held seats move toward Democrats. – STEVEN SHEPARD
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/21/republican-grip-on-house-slips-834666
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois-06 (from Lean Republican to Toss-Up): GOP Rep. Peter Roskam faces his toughest race since 2006. A New York Times/Siena College poll showed Roskam essentially tied with Democrat Sean Casten. But this was the jaw-dropping finding: President Trump’s approval rating is just 36 percent, with 57 percent disapproving, meaning Roskam is fighting against fierce political headwinds.)

 

THE HILL
— GAO investigating after employee featured in Project Veritas video – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: One could say that GAO got rid of me so that it could hire, retain, and promote people like Subramanian.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/407578-gao-investigating-after-employee-featured-in-project-veritas-video

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— More than 75 women come to defense of Kavanagh
https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-75-women-come-defense-175345598.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Says if Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser Was ‘as Bad as She Says,’ Charges Would Have Been Filed – Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Eileen Sullivan
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/politics/trump-kavanaugh-blasey-attack.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Debunking 5 Viral Rumors About Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s Accuser.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/us/politics/christine-blasey-ford-kavanaughs-fact-check.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Senate panel chairman threatens Kavanaugh vote on Monday if accuser does not respond by 10 p.m. – John Wagner, Seung Min Kim, and
Sean Sulliva
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-questions-credibility-of-kavanaugh-accuser-lashes-out-at-democrats/2018/09/21/dd557fc6-bd84-11e8-b7d2-0773aa1e33da_story.html

 

NEWSWEEK
— GOOGLE BRAINSTORMED WAYS TO COMBAT TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN BY LEVERAGING SEARCH RESULTS FOR PRO-IMMIGRATION CAUSES – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER
https://www.newsweek.com/google-brainstormed-search-functions-mitigate-trump-travel-ban-1132848