June 22 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Day 2 of Special Session: Madigan to Hold Hearings – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Day-2-of-Special-Session-Madigan-to-Hold-Hearings-430137333.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD COOK COUNTY TIGHTENS: Black exodus accelerates in Cook County, census shows – Marwa Eltagouri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-black-population-declines-cook-county-met-20170621-story.html
— Top Illinois debt owners unlikely to sell if bonds cut to junk – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-debt-owners-junk-bond-rating-20170621-story.html
— Bernie Sanders, the Left, Christianity and the Constitution – John Kass (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between Islam and the Constitution.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-bernie-sanders-kass-met-20170621-column.html
— Democratic governor candidates to make pitches to Cook County party leaders – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: Which candidates are making pitches a) to the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, b) to your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC), c) to those IRP SCC members who have the heaviest weighted vote, d) to the IRP officers, e) to the IRP National Committeeman and National Committeewoman, and f) to Rauner?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cook-county-democrats-meeting-20170622-story.html
— Valedictorian kicked off stage for unapproved speech got to finish it on Jimmy Kimmel – Avi Selk
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-valedictorian-speech-jimmy-kimmel-20170621-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gunman suspected of shooting two Chicago cops believed to be in Mexico – Mitch Dudek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gunman-suspected-of-shooting-two-chicago-cops-believed-to-be-in-mexico/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR GRAPHICS: Census: Suburbs are getting older, more diverse – Kerry Lester  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  What do you say to political consultants who advise candidates to pander to those whose demographics are increasing and to dump those whose demographics are decreasing?
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170622/census-suburbs-are-getting-older-more-diverse
— Conservative split? – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170622/census-suburbs-are-getting-older-more-diverse
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “At this point, as a conservative Republican stuck in Illinois, I have no reason to vote for @BruceRauner,” conservative radio host and former Tea Party congressman Joe Walsh tweeted. Walsh’s comments followed a Wall Street Journal article that called the Republican governor from Winnetka “Governor Junk” for his role in the state’s two-year budget standoff, which threatens to cause Illinois to be knocked down to junk bond status.)

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Thanks, Wall Street Journal, but Illinois doesn’t need your help – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170622/ISSUE07/170629937
—  AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON THE CHICAGO METRO AREA TIGHTENS: Chicago metro area losing its families – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party focuses on destroying the traditional family.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170622/BLOGS02/170629936
— EPA keeping Chicago office, but likely not all its jobs – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: What about GAO’s Chicago office?  By now, it must be 100% Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170621/BLOGS02/170629943/epa-keeping-chicago-office-but-likely-not-all-its-jobs

 

WLS AM
— Illinois Republican leader Durkin says Dems should force Madigan to compromise – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/06/21/illinois-republican-leader-says-dems-should-force-madigan-to-compromise/

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP – James Q. Lynch
http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/in-iowa-trump-rallies-base-celebrates-gop-copy/article_fe2ad019-6a3e-5513-a7f0-c77ddae38a12.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Is this Illinois or the Third World? – Phil Luciano
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170621/luciano-is-this-illinois-or-third-world

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rep. Randy Hultgren constituents decry secrecy in Senate debate, seek stronger health care law  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats want Republicans to pay for everyone’s health care.)
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/06/21/rep-randy-hultgren-constituents-decry-secrecy-in-senate-debate-seek-stronger-health-care-law/agplyua/

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— ‘Failure to act is not an option’ – Editorial
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20170621/editorial-failure-to-act-is-not-option

 

TIMES
— In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/illinois/in-iowa-trump-rallies-base-celebrates-gop-resilience/article_6ea569a3-c6b6-5bad-8b83-fa5e2ee682d7.html

 

WSIL TV
— White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35721930/the-latest-white-house-paints-handel-win-as-trump-triumph

 

KSDK
— Illinois man charged after threatening President Trump on Facebook – Sam Clancy
http://www.ksdk.com/news/crime/illinois-man-charged-after-threatening-president-trump-on-facebook/451114639

 

SUN HERALD
— Illinois legislators to meet for 2nd day of budget session – AP
http://www.sunherald.com/news/business/article157530189.html

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— It’s A Beautiful Day To Stop A Massive Tax Hike
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/its-a-beautiful-day-to-stop-a-massive-tax-hike

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES, LOWER HOME VALUES AND INCREASED SCHOOL SPENDING PLAGUE ILLINOISANS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/06/thorner-higher-property-taxes-lower-home-values-and-increased-school-spending-plague-illinoisans.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— The Republican round-up of Day One
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/22/the-republican-round-up-of-day-one/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump calls for barring immigrants from welfare for five years  (DIERSEN: Have you ever been on welfare, and if so, why?  According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I have never been on welfare a) because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I have always been privileged, b) because my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and the rest of my ancestors were undeservedly filthy rich, c) because I was born a healthy White male, d) because I avoided the draft, e) because the federal government grossly overpaid me, f) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, g) because my Civil Service Retirement System pension and Social Security are too generous, h) etc.)
http://www.gopusa.com/trump-calls-for-barring-immigrants-from-welfare-for-five-years/
— Mothers charged with subjecting their daughters to genital mutilation
http://www.gopusa.com/mothers-charged-with-subjecting-their-daughters-to-genital-mutilation/
— Michigan terror suspect is Canadian citizen
http://www.gopusa.com/michigan-terror-suspect-is-canadian-citizen/
— Higher education: Failing on critical thinking (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat educators focus on cranking out “good little Democrats.”)
http://www.gopusa.com/higher-education-failing-on-critical-thinking/
— McCabe’s FBI Hosts Gay Pride Summit  (DIERSEN: Those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity do everything that they can to destroy the Republican Party.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=26113
— Colorado Springs churches form coalition to protect illegal aliens  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats succeed in turning religious leaders into operative and dupes for the anti-religious Democrat Party.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=26130

 

TPM
— Congressional Black Caucus Turns Down Second Trump Meeting, Citing Behavior – MATT SHUHAM
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/congressional-black-caucus-turn-down-second-trump-meeting

 

THE BLAZE
— Protesters try to interrupt Trump during Iowa rally – Sarah Taylor
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/21/protesters-try-to-interrupt-trump-during-iowa-rally-then-this-amazing-thing-happens/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS THE PUBLIC RELATIONS FIRM FOR RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE – Raynard Jackson
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/mainstream-media-is-the-public-relations-firm-for-russian-intelligence/
— MINIMUM WAGE LAWS ARE DESTROYING JOBS — JUST AS PREDICTED – Larry Elder  (DIERSEN: The higher the minimum wage, the more likely that employers will hire illegals and pay them under the table.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/uncategorized/minimum-wage-laws-are-destroying-jobs-just-as-predicted/

 

DAILY CALLER
— GOP Baseball Shooter Visited Bernie’s Office, Was In Contact With Two Senators Before Shooting – Justin Caruso
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/22/gop-baseball-shooter-visited-bernies-office-was-in-contact-with-two-senators-before-shooting/

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— What’s Your Passion? – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: What is your passion?  My passion is defending and advancing the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/06/22/whats-your-passion/

 

THE HILL
— Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.): Kushner has ‘serious’ questions to answer – REBECCA SAVRANSKY  (DIERSEN: What serious questions have you been asked? My Democrat superiors, my Democrat supervisors, my Democrat coworkers, and my Democrat subordinates in the federal government talked and acted like they wanted me to answer the following serious questions: 1) Why aren’t you a Democrat? 2) Why do you oppose patronage? 3) Why do you oppose political affiliation discrimination? 4) Why do you oppose reverse discrimination? 5) Why do you oppose age discrimination? 6) Why do you oppose retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid? 7) Why don’t you paint yourself as being a yes-man?  8) Why don’t you help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran? 9) Why did you avoid the Draft? 10) Why did you and your wife give up trying to have children? 11) Why didn’t you and your wife adopt and/or become foster parents? 12) Why are you conservative? 13) Why are you a Missouri Synod Lutheran? 14) Why do you own guns? 15) Why don’t you pretend that you are Swedish national origin? 16) Why do only buy American-nameplate cars? 17) Why don’t you own a dog? 18) You took all those non-job-related and distracting courses at UIC, NIU, DePaul, Roosevelt, and IIT etc. and you got all those non-job-related and distracting professional certifications and you got that non-job-related and distracting professional license because you wanted to get a job in the private sector, right?, 19) Why did you become an active member in a frivolous class action lawsuit in 1988 that charged us with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation? 20) Why are you a religious hypocrite, patriotic hypocrite, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things? 21) Why did you fraudulently try to defraud the federal government with your fraudulent sick leave requests, partial day per diem claims, and education deductions? and 22) Why didn’t you succumb to our efforts to get rid of you sooner than you did?)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/338921-dem-rep-kushner-has-serious-questions-to-answer

 

CBS NEWS
— 12 major American cities that are shrinking
http://www.cbsnews.com/media/12-major-american-cities-that-are-shrinking/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Insidious Influence of the SPLC – Jeryl Bier  (DIERSEN: According to SPLC, your group is a HATE GROUP unless it is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-insidious-influence-of-the-splc-1498085416

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: More teenagers choosing summer studies over jobs – Kellie Ell  (DIERSEN: Did you work while you took classes?  Since I was 16 years old, virtually all the time that I took classes, I also worked part-time or full-time. During 1964-1970, when I took classes at Crete-Monee High School, UIC, and NIU, I worked part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer. During 1971-1983 and 1992-1997, when I took classes at UIC, Loyola, DePaul, Roosevelt, and IIT, I worked full-time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/06/21/more-teenagers-choosing-summer-studies-over-jobs/396279001/

 

NPR
— Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History – Anya Kamanetz (DIERSEN: YOUR PAST PREDICTS YOUR FUTURE.)
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/06/22/533833428/louisiana-is-first-state-to-ban-public-colleges-from-asking-about-criminal-histo

 

THE ATLANTIC
— How the Democrats Can Take Back Congress  Two architects of their party’s last congressional victory argue Democrats need to recruit candidates who match their districts and offer voters a detailed agenda. – BRUCE REED AND RAHM EMANUEL (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  How well do they match your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, your congressional district, and Illinois? What percent of those in Milton Township Precinct 9, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, the 6th Congressional District, and Illinois are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, have ancestors who have been in America for a long time, retired federal employees, former union members, married, childless, pet-less, American-nameplate car owners, etc.?  In which of the aforesaid demographic/political jurisdiction combinations ARE YOU A MINORITY?)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/riding-the-2018-wave/530952/

 

FED SMITH
— VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Tackles the Issue of Firing Insufficient Workers Without Pitfalls – Mathew B. Tully, Esq.  (DIERSEN: Are/were you an “insufficient worker?”  Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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 33.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/06/21/va-accountability-whistleblower-protection-act-tackles-issue-firing-insufficient-workers-without-pitfalls/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 76% of GOP Voters Believe Most Reporters Biased Against Trump
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/june_2017/76_of_gop_voters_believe_most_reporters_biased_against_trump
— Working-Class Republicanism – Kyle Kondik  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a member of the working-class?  I was 1964-1997.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes look down on past/present members of the working class, and especially those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. For that matter, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes look down on just about everyone and everything.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_kyle_kondik/working_class_republicanism
— Voters Say Money Too Big A Hurdle for Most to Run for Congress
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2017/voters_say_money_too_big_a_hurdle_for_most_to_run_for_congress

June 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Special session on budget off to slow start – Sarah Schulte and Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/special-session-on-budget-off-to-slow-start/2127678/
— Cook County Clerk David Orr won’t seek re-election – Leah Hope
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/cook-county-clerk-david-orr-wont-seek-re-election/2128787/

 

CBS2
— Alderman Blasts Ethics Board For Accusing Husband Of Illegal Lobbying – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/21/alderman-sophia-king-ethics-board-husband-illegal-lobbying/
— Critics Slam Proposed Time Limit For Public Comment At City Council Meetings – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/21/critics-slam-proposed-time-limit-for-public-comment-at-city-council-meetings/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Bickering continues upon lawmakers’ return to Springfield – Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-special-session-met-0622-20170621-story.html
— Yes, Rauner is in campaign mode. What Illinois pol isn’t? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-rauner-madigan-cullerton-illinois-edit-0622-jm-20170621-story.html
— Former pro-wrestler Jon “The Illustrious One” Stewart with ties to Kellyanne Conway seeks Illinois governor nod – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-wrestler-running-for-governor-0622-chicago-inc-20170621-story.html
— Republican Greg Gianforte convicted of attacking reporter joins House amid boos from colleagues – Matthew Daly
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-greg-gianforte-joins-congress-20170621-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— On Day 1 of special session, Madigan calls for committees of the whole – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/on-day-1-of-special-session-madigan-calls-for-committees-of-whole/amp/
— Dems to nix Rauner official Maggie Hickey as potential pick for U.S. Attorney post in Chicago – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/dems-to-nix-rauner-official-as-potential-pick-for-top-fed-chicago-spot/
— Chicago aldermen get an earful about public participation rules – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-aldermen-get-an-earful-about-public-participation-rules/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Merging McHenry County recorder’s, clerk’s offices will be up to voters – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170621/merging-mchenry-county-recorders-clerks-offices-will-be-up-to-voters
— Metra says new lobbyist contracts are worth the $2.7 million – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170621/metra-says-new-lobbyist-contracts-are-worth-the-27-million
— Indiana Congressman’s wife works part-time in $240K job – AP  (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  My critics/opponents have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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 33.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170621/news/306219924/
— Top Illinois debt owners unlikely to sell if bonds cut to junk – Bloomberg
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170621/top-illinois-debt-owners-unlikely-to-sell-if-bonds-cut-to-junk

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Tribune’s celebrity real estate writer Bob Goldsborough may save Wheaton golf mansion – Dennis Rodkin
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170621/CRED0701/170629956/tribunes-celebrity-real-estate-writer-may-save-wheaton-golf-mansion
— Could this finally spark a budget deal? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170621/BLOGS02/170629945/illinois-road-construction-threat-could-spark-budget-deal
— Is Ford’s China move a threat to Torrance Avenue? – Justin Bachman
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170621/NEWS05/170629942/is-fords-china-move-a-threat-to-torrance-avenue
— Biz group pushes for higher minimum wage – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170621/BLOGS02/170629949/biz-group-pushes-for-higher-minimum-wage

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— First day of special session over quickly, no progress – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170621/first-day-of-special-session-over-quickly-no-progress
— Rauner got a little help from Missouri firm in TV address – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170621/bernard-schoenburg-rauner-got-little-help-from-missouri-firm-in-tv-address

 

WMAY
— Little To Show For First Day of Special Session
http://www.wmay.com/2017/06/21/madigan-no-shows-house-floor-the-first-day-of-special-session/

 

WAND TV
— Nothing accomplished on first day of Special Session – Michon Lindstrom
http://www.wandtv.com/story/35720430/nothing-accomplished-on-first-day-of-special-session

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Republican state lawmakers call out House Democrats – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/republican-state-lawmakers-call-out-house-democrats-06-22-2017

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Champaign council extends video-gambling moratorium till Jan. 23 – Natalie Wickman
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-06-21/champaign-council-extends-video-gambling-moratorium-till-jan-23.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Downers Grove resident blames neighboring ‘eyesore’ for inability to sell home – BOB RAKOW  (DIERSEN: How many eyesore properties are there in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  On who/what do the owners of those properties blame their problems?)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/05/25/downers-grove-resident-blames-neighboring-eyesore-for-inability-to-sell-home/awt0bld/

 

DARIEN PATCH
— DuPage County Circuit Court Seeks New Judge  The 18th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois in DuPage County is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy for an Associate Judge position – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/darien-il/dupage-county-circuit-court-seeks-new-judge

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Projection: Chicago’s police pension fund will be broke in 2021
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511130434-projection-chicago-s-police-pension-fund-will-be-broke-in-2021

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Durkin tells Dems they need GOP to pass budget in ‘overtime’ – Hoang Tran
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511130810-durkin-tells-dems-they-need-gop-to-pass-budget-in-overtime

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Champaign: Ban on new video gambling licenses extended  License moratorium extended until January – Aaron Eades
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/ban-on-new-video-gambling-licenses-extended/746644805

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Two Questions: Could Illinois File Bankruptcy? Why Vote for Tax-Raising Politicians? – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/06/two-questions-could-illinois-file-bankruptcy-why-vote-for-tax-raising-politicians/

 

GOPUSA
— Miami Uber driver fined $250 for not being able to speak English
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=26063

 

BREITBART
— Rahm Emanuel: Democrats Are 1,000 Seats Behind Republicans – Pam Key
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/06/21/rahm-emanuel-democrats-1000-seats-behind-republicans/

 

CNS NEWS
— Google Pledges $1 Million To Preserve LGBTQ Stonewall Inn Story – Zenny Phuong
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/zenny-phuong/google-pledges-1-million-preserve-lgbtq-stonewall-inn-story

 

DAILY CALLER
— FBI Claims Attempted GOP Assassinations Are ‘Assault’ — NOT Terrorism – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/21/breaking-fbi-treating-attempted-gop-assassinations-as-assault/
— Spicer: Journalists Want To Become ‘YouTube Stars’ – Amber Athey  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout a) that my motives for serving as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman ARE EVIL and b) that my motives for having served as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, an IRS employee, etc. WERE EVIL.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/21/spicer-journos-want-to-become-youtube-stars-audio/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump’s Net Worth Slips to $2.9 Billion  (DIERSEN: Why isn’t your net worth higher than it is?   My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/US/trump-net-worth-slips/2017/06/21/id/797318/

 

POLITICO
— Scalise improves to ‘fair’ condition, hospital says – RACHAEL BADE
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/21/scalise-improves-to-fair-condition-hospital-says-239807

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Slow start to Illinois session called to solve budget fight – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/illinois-lawmakers-hold-special-session-amid-budget-impasse/2017/06/21/f0f2e8cc-5677-11e7-840b-512026319da7_story.html
— Democrats despondent, Trump emboldened after GOP victory in Georgia special election – Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/06/21/daily-202-democrats-despondent-trump-emboldened-after-gop-victory-in-georgia-special-election/59497f2fe9b69b2fb981ddc6/
— Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions – Shawn Boburg
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/trump-seeks-sharp-cuts-to-housing-aid-except-for-program-that-brings-him-millions/2017/06/20/bf1fb2b8-5531-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— The Donald Trump hiring crisis means America’s got no talent  From investigations to humiliations, the reputational risk of working for this administration is enormous. – Brian Klaas
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/06/21/donald-trumps-hiring-problems-result-his-own-incompetence-brian-klaas-column/102995924/
— Ex-lobbyists swarm Trump administration, despite ‘drain the swamp’ pledge – Fredreka Schouten
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/21/president-donald-trump-lobbyists-hired/416749001/

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Why the White Worker Theme Is Harmful.”
http://prospect.org/article/why-white-worker-theme-harmful

 

FCW
— VA chief: fast firing authority will improve morale – Adam Mazmanian  (DIERSEN: To improve the morale of their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted the careers of and got rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://fcw.com/articles/2017/06/21/shulkin-workforce-firing-power.aspx

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in dividing America.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2017/most_think_america_is_more_divided_since_trump

June 21 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Lawmakers Hold Special Session Amid Budget Impasse
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Illinois-Lawmakers-Hold-Special-Session-Amid-Budget-Impasse-429871073.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner calls for compromise in speech Democrats dismiss as empty rhetoric – Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-special-session-speech-met-0621-20170620-story.html
— What to do with a broken Illinois: Dissolve the Land of Lincoln – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-dissolving-illinois-kass-met-20170620-column.html
— Illinois governors haven’t had much success with special sessions – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-special-session-history-20170620-story.html
— How does Illinois’ richest man get top tech talent to Citadel? Competitions. – Robert Holly  (DIERSEN: Have you gotten a government job?  If so, how did you get it?  I got my Post Office job in 1966 when I was 18 by having a high school diploma, by passing the Post Office employment examination, by passing a physical examination, by passing a background check, by having a drivers license, by having a good driving record, by passing a truck driving test, and by having a car to use to deliver mail. I got my IRS job in 1971 by having a bachelor’s degree in management, by passing the Federal Service Entrance Examination, and by passing a background check.  I got my GAO job in 1980 by having worked for IRS for almost 9 years, by having an MBA, by passing the CPA examination, by having almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting, and by passing a background check.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-bsi-citadel-datathons-20170620-story.html
— Office perks are nice, but here’s what new college grads really want – Robert Holly  (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors and supervisors hinted/implied/argued/shouted/acted like their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-bsi-lasalle-network-jobs-hiring-20170619-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: What good are standardized tests? – Darlena Cunha  (DIERSEN: What tests have you taken and passed?  I passed a) the Certified Internal Auditor test on my first attempt in 1981 and that helped me get promoted in 1986; b) the CPA test on my first attempt in 1979 and that helped me become a GAO employee in 1980; c) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, and a diploma from Crete-Monee High School in 1966; d) the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970 and that helped me become an IRS employee in 1971; and e) the Post Office employment test in 1966 that helped me become a Post Office employee in 1966.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-standardized-testing-reading-math-grades-20170620-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner calls for unity, House Dems call it campaigning – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-calls-for-unity-house-dems-call-it-campaigning/
— Reilly makes ‘urgent request’ for more Downtown police patrols – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: How much time have you spent in downtown Chicago? I lived there 1974-1978, I worked there during the last 6 months of 1971 and then 1973-1997, and I took graduate business, accounting, and finance courses there 1972-1981 and 1992-1997.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/reilly-makes-urgent-request-for-more-downtown-police-patrols/
— Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/house-race-in-georgia-finally-heads-to-voters-as-d-c-watches-closely/
— Durbin, Duckworth warn Illinois budget impasse will block federal aid – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/durbin-duckworth-warn-illinois-budget-impasse-will-block-federal-aide/
— Can attending church really help you live longer? This study says yes  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about churchgoers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on destroying those like me a) who do not pander to them, b) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or c) who refuse to give them money.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/lifestyles/can-attending-church-really-help-you-live-longer-this-study-says-yes/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Special session stipends could cost $185,000, but lawmakers must wait – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170621/special-session-could-cost-taxpayers-185000-but-lawmakers-wont-see-checks-soon
— Rauner urges action — and GOP proposal for state budget – Dan McCaleb, Greg Bishop, and Cole Lauterbach
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170620/rauner-urges-action-x2014-and-gop-proposal-for-state-budget
— FRONT PAGE: Illinois official Steve Sandvoss to testify about Russian election hacking – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170620/illinois-official-to-testify-about-russian-election-hacking

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump talk aside, Chicago is getting anti-violence help from the feds – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170620/BLOGS02/170629979/chicago-anti-violence-funds-coming-despite-trump-talk

 

WTTW
— Scott Drury, the Anti-Madigan Democratic Candidate for Governor – Alexandra Silets
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/06/20/scott-drury-anti-madigan-democratic-candidate-governor

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield among 12 cities to receive federal aid to lower crime – Jason Nevel
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170620/springfield-among-12-cities-to-receive-federal-aid-to-lower-crime

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Governor Rauner has Harsh Words Before Special Session  He hopes lawmakers will pass a balanced budget – Shane Gustafson
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/governor-rauner-has-harsh-words-before-special-session/746634512
— Business Community Urging Governor Rauner to Sign Trust Act – Pierce Roberson  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the business community in Illinois a) wants cheap labor and b) sides with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/business-community-urging-governor-rauner-to-sign-trust-act/746601411

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Radogno warns of ‘devastating’ results of rejecting budget compromise – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511130289-radogno-warns-of-devastating-results-of-rejecting-budget-compromise
— Ives applauds Rauner’s words but rejects tax hike
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511130433-ives-applauds-rauner-s-words-but-rejects-tax-hike
— Rauner urges political unity to save the future of Illinois – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511130421-rauner-urges-political-unity-to-save-the-future-of-illinois

 

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Rauner did right by demanding return to Capitol, Righter says – Caitlin Nordahl
http://seillinoisnews.com/stories/511130301-rauner-did-right-by-demanding-return-to-capitol-righter-says

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— College of DuPage to vote on Glaser-Sapyta lawsuit dismissal – $0 – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/06/college-of-dupage-to-vote-on-glaser-sapyta-lawsuit-dismissal-0/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Abortion is What Planned Parenthood Does – Eric Metaxas
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/abortion-planned-parenthood/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RHOADS: WHEN DIVERSITY IS A CODE WORD FOR COERCION  (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/06/when-diversity-is-a-code-word-for-coercion.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— WSJ says Rauner is capitulating, calls him “Governor Junk”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/21/wsj-says-rauner-is-capitulating-calls-him-governor-junk/
— What the Republicans want you to see  (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I should NOT include links to anything in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails unless I get their specific authorization.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/21/what-the-republicans-want-you-to-see/

 

GOPUSA
— CBS News anchor Scott Pelley asks if GOP shooting was ‘self-inflicted’  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that all my problems are self-inflicted.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that because of problems that I inflicted on myself, I am a) no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) no longer a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) no longer the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, d) no longer an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) no longer an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) no longer a GAO employee, and g) no longer etc.  My critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and they use their clout to destroy those like me a) who do not pander to them, b) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or c) who refuse to give them money.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=26094

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— HOW WE CAN START TAKING BACK OUR COUNTRY – Star Parker
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/how-we-can-start-taking-back-our-country/

 

THE HILL
— McCain: No American has seen healthcare bill, but I’m sure Russia has – MAX GREENWOOD  (DIERSEN: If you are Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, a) how good a job do the leaders of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations and the Illinois Republican Party do in keeping you up to date on relevant government/political news/commentary and b) how often do they seek your input?)
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/338633-mccain-no-american-has-seen-healthcare-bill-but-im-sure-russia-has

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— FBI: Gunman Acted Alone in Shooting of Congressman
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-06-21/fbi-to-detail-findings-on-congressional-baseball-shooting
— Donald Trump thanks students whose yearbooks were altered
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/35712063/donald-trump-thanks-students-whose-yearbooks-were-altered

 

ABC NEWS
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger shares ‘hateful, vitriolic’ messages he received following Alexandria shooting – DAVID CAPLAN
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-adam-kinzinger-shares-hateful-vitriolic-messages-received/story

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Health Care of Millions Depends on a Few Senators – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are undeservedly filthy rich, and therefore, Republicans should pay for everyone’s health care.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/opinion/health-care-bill-senate.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity make it clear that they will get rid of those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/world/europe/russia-gay-propaganda.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Some States Beat Supreme Court to Punch on Eliminating Gerrymanders – THOMAS FULLER and MICHAEL WINES
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/us/politics/some-states-beat-supreme-court-to-punch-on-eliminating-gerrymanders.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Illinois Capitulation  Gov. Bruce Rauner cries uncle on taxes and economic reform. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-illinois-capitulation-1498000268
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: The End of Car Ownership – Tim Higgins (DIERSEN: The cars that you own/owed say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.  I own a 1972 Chevy Corvette, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max, and 2016 Ford Mustang.  I have owned a 1958 Chevy BelAir, 1962 Chevy BelAir, 1962 Chevy Impala SS, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, 1969 Dodge Charger SE, 1974 Dodge Dart, 1978 Chevy Chevette, 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX, 1993 Ford Thunderbird, and 1997 Chevy Cavalier.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-end-of-car-ownership-1498011001
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Workers’ Motivation Is Fueled By Family – Kelsey Gee  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government saw it this way: The more dependents that you have, the more desperate that you are for money, and therefore, the easier it would be for them to manipulate/dominate you. Based on what was in the February 1978 Money Magazine article on my wife and I, my Democrat GAO superiors and supervisors fully expected us to a) have children, b) adopt, and/or c) become foster parents. They became increasingly furious when we did not do any of the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/
— Rise Above Your Awful Commute  As mass transit delays and complaints rise in several cities, veteran commuters and other experts have tips for staying calm – Sue Shellenbarger  (DIERSEN: I rode mass transit to/from work and/or school during the last 6 months of 1971 and then 1973-1997. I used that time to read newspapers and/or do homework.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rise-above-your-awful-commute-1497975204

 

WASHINGTON POST
— FBI says gunman in GOP baseball shooting had storage locker in Virginia with more than 200 rounds of ammunition
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2017/06/21/fbi-says-gunman-in-gop-baseball-shooting-had-storage-locker-in-virginia-with-more-than-200-rounds-of-ammunition/
— In just one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues – Joel Achenbach and Dan Keating  (DIERSEN: Who pushes opioids in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/06/20/in-just-one-year-nearly-1-3-million-americans-needed-hospital-care-for-opioid-related-issues/

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Google wants to help you find a job – Edward C. Baig  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers want employees who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2017/06/20/how-find-job-through-google/103019930/

 

MORNING CONSULT
— Opposition to AHCA Has Doubled Among GOP Voters Since April – JON REID (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are undeservedly filthy rich, and therefore, Republicans should pay for everyone’s health care.)
https://morningconsult.com/2017/06/21/opposition-ahca-doubled-among-gop-voters-since-april/

June 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Governor Rauner gives address focused on unity, budget – Eric Horng and Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/governor-rauner-gives-address-focused-on-unity-budget/2124059/

 

NBC5
— Gov. Rauner Addresses Illinois Day Before Special Session – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Gov-Rauner-to-Address-Illinois-One-Day-Before-Special-Session-429692643.html

 

CBS2
— On Eve Of Special Session, Pressure Mounts For Bipartisan State Budget – Jim Williams
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/20/on-eve-of-special-session-pressure-mounts-for-bipartisan-state-budget/

 

WGN TV
— Rauner urges lawmakers to end ‘unnecessary’ budget impasse – AP
http://wgntv.com/2017/06/20/rauner-urges-lawmakers-to-end-unnecessary-budget-impasse/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In speech, Rauner urges lawmakers to ‘do what is right’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/in-speech-rauner-urges-lawmakers-to-do-what-is-right/
— Ten days of bad news for 10 days of a Springfield special session – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/ten-days-of-bad-news-for-10-days-of-a-springfield-special-session/
— Living in Illinois teaches people to hate government – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/living-in-illinois-teaches-people-to-hate-government/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Emanuel takes CPS graduation plan, and Rauner criticism, to a national audience – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-dc-speech-0620-met-20170620-story.html
— Bill Daley: Rauner can’t be re-elected without a budget deal – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-bill-daley-on-rauner-0621-chicago-inc-20170620-story.html
— Evanston residents petition to leave Skokie Park District, claim ‘double-taxation’ – Mike Isaacs
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/skokie/news/ct-skr-park-district-disconnect-petition-tl-0622-20170619-story.html
— Democrats are left wondering if Rauner is trying to intimidate them – Rich Miller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-miller-column-st-0621-20170620-story.html
— Four seek McAsey’s seat – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-four-seek-mcasey-seat-st-0621-20170620-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage forest district employee Ed Stevenson named new leader – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170620/dupage-forest-district-employee-named-new-leader
— WASHINGTON: GOP leaders exclude most lawmakers from secret tax talks – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170620/news/306209859/
— COD board to vote on settlement with two former administrators – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170620/cod-board-to-vote-on-settlement-with-two-former-administrators
— TRAGIC: St. Charles aldermen favor expanded alcohol sales in city – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170620/st-charles-aldermen-favor-expanded-alcohol-sales-in-city

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— No buyers for Chicago school bonds causes rates to hit 9% – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170620/NEWS13/170629975/no-buyers-for-chicago-school-bonds-causes-rates-to-hit-9

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner calls for unity ahead of special session – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170620/rauner-calls-for-unity-ahead-of-special-session
— Full text: Gov. Rauner’s special session address and reaction
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170620/full-text-gov-rauners-special-session-address-and-reaction

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rep. Davis shares strong words for Congressional shooter
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rep-davis-shares-strong-words-for-congressional-shooter

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Food Bank: ‘Cuts to SNAP Would Hurt State Economy’ – CASS HERRINGTON
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-food-bank-cuts-snap-would-hurt-state-economy#stream/0

 

TIMES
— SALMAGUNDI: Even charity gambling needs regulation – Scott T. Holland
http://www.mywebtimes.com/opinion/columnists/salmagundi-even-charity-gambling-needs-regulation/article_c06b91f3-a94c-5d4d-8b21-91c3ff338909.html

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Watch IPI’s Dabrowski show Gov. Rauner & Speaker Madigan how to balance the IL budget w no new taxes – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/06/watch-ipis-dabrowski-show-gov-rauner-speaker-madigan-how-to-balance-the-il-budget-w-no-new-taxes-cableweb/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Sen. Bill Brady On Impasse And Special Session – SEAN CRAWFORD
http://nprillinois.org/post/sen-bill-brady-impasse-and-special-session#stream/0

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois Policy writer: Old guard throws barbs as new media grabs awards – Karen Kidd
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511126210-illinois-policy-writer-old-guard-throws-barbs-as-new-media-grabs-awards

 

BGA
— ILLINOIS IS BROKE. WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT LAWMAKERS’ SPECIAL SESSION – Jose Sanchez
http://www.bettergov.org/news/illinois-is-broke-why-you-should-care-about-lawmakers-special-session

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— State Board of Elections refuses to answer Mautino Complaint – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/06/state-board-of-elections-refuses-to-answer-mautino-complaint/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Gov. Rauner’s “unity” address
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/20/live-coverage-gov-rauners-unity-address/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Senator calls college president ‘unfit’ for canceling conservative speakers on campus – Alex Swoyer
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/20/senator-college-prez-unfit-cancel-conservatives/

 

GOPUSA
— St. Louis finishes high — on ‘worst place to live’ list
http://www.gopusa.com/st-louis-finishes-high-on-worst-place-to-live-list/

 

BREITBART
— St. Louis Cardinals Refuse to Bow to LGBT Demands to Punish Christians – WARNER TODD HUSTON  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois that have bowed to demands from by critics/opponents to punish me.  I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc.)
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/06/19/st-louis-cardinals-refuse-bow-lgbt-demands-punish-christians/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— A look at Illinois’ budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/a-look-at-illinois-budget-mess-as-lawmakers-head-to-capitol/2017/06/20/fb03db40-55d8-11e7-840b-512026319da7_story.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Anger Runs High on Both Sides of the Trump Divide
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2017/anger_runs_high_on_both_sides_of_the_trump_divide

June 20 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Governor Rauner to deliver live address on budget Tuesday – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/governor-rauner-to-deliver-live-address-on-budget-tuesday/2120304/

 

NBC5
— Rauner Skips Republican Fundraiser – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-republican-fundraiser-429522163.html
— Congressman Bobby Rush Endorses Chris Kennedy for Illinois Governor (DIERSEN: It may come out that in 1997, Rush succeeded in getting my Democrat GAO superiors to force me to retire in when I was 49 years old so that my Black Democrat subordinate could have my job and have my preferred corner office.  Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and their supporters would have no problem with that because they all promote patronage.  SEE: http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/bobby-rush-endorses-chris-kennedy-illinois-governor-429507493.html
— Congressman Luis Gutierrez Endorses JB Pritzker for Illinois Governor
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/luis-gutierrez-endorses-jb-pritzer-illinois-governor-429460103.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner, schools play blame game as CPS takes out costly $275M loan – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-schools-close-expensive-loan-met-20170619-story.html
— Emanuel hits D.C. to talk up proposed high school graduation requirement – Katherine Skiba  (DIERSEN: What did you have when you graduated from high school?  I had an acceptance letter from UIC when I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966. However, many, if not most, if not virtually everyone viewed me as not being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma.  My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-dc-talk-20170620-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: His speech, being billed as “Moving Forward in Chicago,” will address his bid to require public high school seniors to provide a college or trade school acceptance letter, proof of military enlistment or a job offer in order to graduate, the announcement said.)
— Chicago records 300th homicide over Father’s Day weekend — just like last year – Elyssa Cherney
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-weekend-violence-20170619-story.html
— I’m a member of Congress. I’m going to start carrying a gun. – Chris Collins  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors PROMOTE HATRED AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-congress-shooting-carry-guns-20170619-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 32 members of Chicago Fire Department brass return to rank-and-file – Fran Spielman and Frank Main (DIERSEN: Constructively, in the federal government, you are a member of the rank-and-file until you become a member of the Senior Executive Service, currently $161,900/year.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/32-members-of-chicago-fire-department-brass-return-to-rank-and-file/
— Chicago Public Schools borrow $275 million at sky-high interest rate – Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: What loans have you taken out and what helped you avoid sky-high interest rates?  I borrowed to buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, a new town home in University Park in 1972, a studio condo downtown Chicago in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976. My having worked for Firestone Stores 1970-1972 and for IRS 1971-1980 helped me avoid sky-high interest rates.  My wife and I borrowed to buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 and to have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984. My having worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997 and my wife’s having worked for FBI 1968-1970 and for the U.S. League of Savings institutions 1970-1992 helped us avoid sky-high interest rates.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/chicago-public-schools-borrow-275-million-at-sky-high-interest-rate/
— Redistricting: Supreme Court could restore the power of your vote – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/supreme-court-could-restore-the-power-of-your-vote/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/no-reason-in-the-world-a-muslim-girl-cant-be-an-american-girl/
— Pride Day is kids’ day too – Shia Kapos  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/hobson-lucas-are-a-force-behind-south-side-indoor-track-center/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago attorney Aubrey Parker and her pediatrician wife will be among the throngs attending this year’s Pride Parade on June 25. The couple have attended the annual event before but this time they’re bringing along their two young children. Families aren’t new to the parade. Parents and children of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities have long been “allies” of the parade, noted Richard Pfeiffer, who’s coordinated the event since the 1970s. Marriage equality has made the parade even more of a family affair, he said. You see it in the number of young faces in the parade and on the sidelines. The Back Lot Bash, that coincides with the parade, even includes kids music. Though never as flamboyant as San Francisco’s Pride Parade, where nudity is part of the mix, Chicago’s parade has its share of over-the-top floats. Though that’s changed, too, Pfeiffer said. “Forty years ago, people saw cross-dressing as flamboyant. Not anymore.” For Parker, a family law attorney at Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP, and her wife, Dr. Ellen Parker, the parade is about celebrating differences. Aubrey and Ellen met while attending Creighton University in 2005. Back then, Aubrey’s last name was Parlet and Ellen’s last name was Klocker. When they married, they merged their surnames to Parker. “We knew we were going to have kids and thought here we are two moms, and if we can make things more average we wanted to,” Aubrey Parker said. “It’s nice and generic.”)
— Big questions remain in Navy destroyer’s collision with container ship – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/big-questions-remain-in-navy-destroyers-collision-with-container-ship/

 

DAILY HERALD
— After protesters gather, Rauner skips Republican fundraiser – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170619/after-protesters-gather-rauner-skips-republican-fundraiser
— Des Plaines reverses decision, opts out of Cook County wage law – Chacour Koop
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170619/des-plaines-reverses-decision-opts-out-of-cook-county-wage-law
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Eisendrath bids Sun-Times, wants it to serve the 99% – Robert Feder  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a member of the 1%? While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did everything that they could to paint me as being a member of the hated 1%. While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, they stressed the new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, the new 1968 Oldsmobile 442, and the new 1969 Dodge Charger SE that I had bought and drove to work.  They stressed that I stayed at the University Plaza Dormitory at NIU.  While I worked for IRS 1971-1980, they stressed the new 1972 Chevy Corvette, the new 1978 Chevy Chevette, and the new 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale that I had bought.  They stressed the new town home that I had bought in 1972, the studio condo that I had bought in 1974, the one bedroom condo that I had bought in 1976, 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton that my wife and I had bought in 1978. They stressed the tuition that I had paid for graduate courses at Loyola 1972-1976 and DePaul 1976-1980. They stressed my wife’s salary.  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, they stressed 915 Cove Court that we had built in Wheaton in 1984, the collector cars that I had bought in 1989 and 1994, the tuition that I had paid for graduate finance courses 1992-1997, my wife’s salary, that we had no children, and the money that we had saved for our retirement.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170619/eisendrath-talks-about-plans-to-buy-sun-times
— Both sides are talking again in tollway, railroad feud over O’Hare bypass land – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170619/both-sides-are-talking-again-in-tollway-railroad-feud-over-ohare-bypass-land
— A response to hate crime that goes beyond punishment – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors PROMOTE HATRED AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170619/editorial-a-response-to-hate-crime-that-goes-beyond-punishment

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner goes on offense in budget standoff with televised call for ‘unity’ – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170620/BLOGS02/170629998/illinois-gov-bruce-rauner-tv-address-seeks-unity-on-budget
— Paralyzed by violence, Chicago needs state-of-emergency action from state, feds – RICHARD BOYKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/OPINION/170619903

 

WBEZ
— ‘Do I Look Like I’m Packing?’ Chicago’s 50 aldermen on whether they carry a gun – Lauren Chooljian
http://interactive.wbez.org/everyotherhour/aldermen/

 

DAILY LINE
— Announcing The Springfield Daily Line – Mike Fourcher  (DIERSEN: Since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000 and started sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, many government/political news/commentary Internet newsletters have come and gone.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that I do not have a degree in journalism and b) that I have never worked as a paid reporter or paid journalist.  In my defense, I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently, $79,563-$90,173.  Much of what I did for GAO and for IRS was similar to what reporters and journalist do, including interviewing; fact gathering, summary, and analysis; and report writing.  In addition, I am a Forensic Accountant, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner, licensed CPA, and Certified Internal Auditor.  In addition, I have master’s degrees in finance, accounting, and business.  In addition, concerning politics, I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/06/19/2017/announcing-springfield-daily-line/
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m excited to announce that next month, The Daily Line will open a bureau in Springfield to publish a new newsletter, the Springfield Daily Line, focusing on state government news ($395/year or $650/year group subscription). Our bureau will be led full-time by experienced state government reporter Rae Hodge, who just completed a Fulbright Scholarship studying journalism at Cardiff University. Before heading over the pond, Rae worked for the Associated Press and then operated her own news service in the Frankfort, Kentucky statehouse. Everyone knows the amount of Illinois statehouse news coverage has declined precipitously. Our plan for the Springfield Daily Line is to produce new reporting from new angles currently uncovered. We’re going to produce something completely different from any existing publication, creating a must-have report for our paying subscribers–just as we have in Chicago. Exactly what do we plan to cover? We will focus on stories that most impact those who depend on government for their business success. That means, like in Chicago, we will provide fine-grained detail on legislation and policies moving through the General Assembly, publish as many bill briefings and primary documents as we can get our hands on, and include more coverage of state boards like JCAR and the ICC than you’ll find elsewhere. Our plan is unearth detail uninteresting to the regular citizen, but critical to those who know how can government turn on the little things.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner address set for Tuesday night
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170619/rauner-address-set-for-tuesday-night
— Rep. Darin LaHood wants to turn old mines into recreational areas – Chris Kaergard
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170619/rep-darin-lahood-wants-to-turn-old-mines-into-recreational-areas

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Local lawmakers unsure whether special session will yield Illinois budget – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/06/19/local-lawmakers-unsure-whether-special-session-will-yield-illinois-budget/ao4fxuz/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Congressman Rodney Davis doesn’t support President Trump’s Cuba policy  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Cuba and against America.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/congressman-rodney-davis-doesnt-support-president-trumps-cuba-policy
— Illinois farmers worry President Trump’s Cuba plan will stop exports – Joe Cadotte
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-farmers-worry-president-trumps-cuba-plan-will-stop-exports
— Locals protest President Trump’s Healthcare Plan  (DIERSEN: Are you a local? How long have you lived in your home, in your municipality, in your precinct, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I have lived in my home and precinct since 1984; in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County since 1978; and in northeast Illinois since 1948.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/locals-protest-president-trumps-healthcare-plan

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Chicago Public Schools takes out $375 million loan – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article157078749.html

 

SOUTHERN
— A circus without elephants? Bill on governor’s desk would ban performing elephants in traveling acts – MOLLY PARKER  (DIERSEN: In 2007, I arranged for an elephant to walk behind Congressman Roskam in Wheaton’s Independence Day parade.)
http://thesouthern.com/a-circus-without-elephants-bill-on-governor-s-desk-would/article_68ab6ef8-4441-5454-a077-5dd50cd12413.html

 

CHEROKEE TRIBUNE LEDGER NEWS
— Sen. Bill Brady defends capital spending plan supported by former Gov. Pat Quinn – Cole Lauterbach and Dan McCaleb
http://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/sen-bill-brady-defends-capital-spending-plan-supported-by-former/article_864b291f-280e-56a5-b342-f4bfd448a63f.html

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— How Zoning Shaped—and Segregated—Chicago  To the many causes of the city’s segregation, add the city’s first zoning ordinance, which was set in place in 1923 and had profound implications for how the city grew from there. – WHET MOSER
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/June-2017/How-Zoning-Shapedand-SegregatedChicago/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Newspaper: Dems need to point finger at themselves, not Rauner – Caitlin Nordahl
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511128311-newspaper-dems-need-to-point-finger-at-themselves-not-rauner

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Who has the answer to Illinois’ budget woes? Speaker Madigan, Gov. Rauner or Ted Dabrowski? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/06/who-has-the-answer-to-illinois-budget-woes-speaker-madigan-gov-rauner-or-ted-dabrowski-cableweb/

 

MOMKUS MCCLUSKEY ROBERTS LLC
— Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC Attorney Gerald A. Cassioppi Becomes DuPage County Bar Association President
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14435423.htm

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Thomas More Society Wins in Abortion “Bubble Zone” Settlement
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/thomas-society-wins-abortion-bubble-zone-settlement/
— NY Casinos Want to Loan Money to Gamblers – Charlie Butts
https://illinoisfamily.org/gambling/ny-casinos-want-loan-money-gamblers/

 

FOX NEWS
— Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe – Brooke Singman
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/20/illinois-careens-into-financial-meltdown-and-not-even-lottery-is-safe.html

 

GOPUSA
— Kaepernick compares police to slave patrols following Castile verdict
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=26014
— Numbers of Illegal Voters Higher than Estimated
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=26038
— Living and Working with Sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25961
— Decades of Blaming Violence on the Right
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25985

 

BREITBART
— Wayne LaPierre: If ‘Violent Left’ Attacks, They will Face ‘Freedom in the Hands of the American People’ – AWR HAWKINS  (DIERSEN: Those on the left are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky. Ever-increasingly, they make it clear that they want to get rid of those on the right.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/19/wayne-lapierre-if-violent-left-attacks-they-will-face-freedom-in-the-hands-of-americans/

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Praying For Understanding – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) intentionally misunderstand me and b) pray that everyone would misunderstand me.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/06/20/praying-for-understanding/

 

FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE
— ANGER PRIVILEGE  Only leftists are allowed to be angry. – Daniel Greenfield
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267037/anger-privilege-daniel-greenfield

 

CVONSERVATIVE HQ
— Obama LGBT Policies at Pentagon, Other Agencies Running On Autopilot  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, for anti-Trumps, promoting LGBTQ activity is their top priority.)
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/25894
— No More Free Lunch
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/25895

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— WHICH CONSERVATIVES WERE ON THE ALEXANDRIA SHOOTER’S ‘KILL LIST’? HERE ARE SOME NAMES. (DIERSEN: If Hodgkinson had focused on Illinois conservatives, would I have been on his list? Beyond tragically, as the Democrat Party’s stranglehold on Illinois tightens, fewer and fewer and fewer individuals, organizations, companies, and governments identify themselves as being conservative and even fewer and fewer and fewer talk or act like they are conservative.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/06/20/which-conservatives-were-on-the-alexandria-shooters-kill-list-here-are-some-names/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The 15 Best-Educated Districts in the U.S., and Why It Matters in the Georgia Race – Nate Cohn  (DIERSEN: What percent of voters in your precinct, municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois have at least a bachelor’s degree?  What are the most common majors?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/19/upshot/this-list-of-well-educated-districts-explains-why-georgias-election-is-close.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 15. ILLINOIS’S 5TH NORTHERN CHICAGO AND WESTERN SUBURBS. 50 percent have a college degree. Illinois’s Fifth is an odd one. It extends all the way from Lincoln Park, along Lake Michigan, to O’Hare International Airport, then heads south through many suburbs west of the city. It’s exactly the kind of weird-looking district you’d get in one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country. It does nonetheless cobble together plenty of well-educated areas, whether young neighborhoods on Chicago’s north side or office-park-dotted western suburbs. It’s the only district on this list that voted for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. He won it by three points.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Rising Power of Philanthropy  Latter-day Rockefellers may be generous but are accountable to no one. – David Callahan (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.  What do leftist 501(c)(3)s think of you? From what I see, leftist 501(c)(3)s despise if not hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/opinion/jeff-bezos-bill-gates-philanthropy.html

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘Born this way’? It’s way more complicated than that – Alia E. Dastagir  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage everyone to engage in LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/16/born-way-many-lgbt-community-its-way-more-complex/395035001/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Fearless Girl’ Steals the Conversation – Suzanne Vranica  (DIERSEN: Constructively, the “Fearless Girl” promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fearless-girl-steals-the-conversation-1497864600

 

PBS NEWSHOUR
— Trump lawyer: No information that the president is under investigation  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors were always investigating me a) because I had not become a Democrat, b) because I had not painted myself as being a yes-man, c) because I had not helped my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) because I had complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid, and e) because I had become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my Democrat superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/trump-lawyer-no-information-president-investigation/

 

THE NATION
— Our Schools Are Actually Resegregating – Michelle Chen  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote segregation.)
https://www.thenation.com/article/our-schools-are-actually-re-segregating/

 

THE BEAST
— President Trump’s White House Media Blackout Has Reporters Talking Mutiny  After Sean Spicer banned live broadcasts of press briefings, many long-suffering White House correspondents are openly wondering whether it’s worth the hassle anymore. – Scott Bixby (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who pander to the Democrat news media, but blackout GOPUSA ILLINOIS.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/president-trumps-white-house-media-blackout-has-reporters-talking-mutiny

June 19 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Illinois Governor’s Race Heats Up With Strong Endorsements – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/19/illinois-governors-race-heats-up-with-strong-endorsements/
— Black Caucus Wary Of Trump Invite; ‘Not Interested In Just A Photo Op” – Nancy Harty
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/19/black-caucus-wary-of-trump-invite-not-interested-in-just-a-photo-op/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Losing lottery jackpots could break state budget deadlock – Charles Selle
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-illinois-lottery-stalemate-st-0620-20170619-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois gerrymandering doesn’t measure up to Wisconsin – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/illinois-gerrymandering-doesnt-measure-up-to-wisconsin/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Fundraiser, protest set for Illinois GOP representatives – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170619/BLOGS02/170619882/fundraiser-protest-set-for-illinois-gop-representatives
— Congressional duel: Rush, Gutierrez split backing for Illinois governor – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170619/BLOGS02/170619885/rush-gutierrez-split-backing-for-illinois-governor

 

WTTW
— Illinois State Reps Discuss Budget Ahead of Special Session – Evan Garcia
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/06/19/illinois-state-reps-discuss-budget-ahead-special-session

 

TIMES
— Raffle, poker run rules spark outcry – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/raffle-poker-run-rules-spark-outcry/article_bfa4b689-a2ea-537a-9e05-498b99773231.html

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Dick Durbin and Rodney Davis Hold Bipartisan Meeting In Wake Of Shooting – BRIAN MACKEY
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/two-illinois-congressmen-hold-bipartisan-meeting-wake-shooting

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Mattoon township businesses file class action lawsuit after skyrocketing property taxes – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/statewide/township-businesses-file-class-action-lawsuit-after-skyrocketing-property-taxes/article_0e9b97b8-52de-11e7-8b8f-638c67eced53.html#new_tab
— Critics: Senate Democrats’ ‘privilege’ tax bad policy, a political shot at Rauner – Jacob Bielanski
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/critics-senate-democrats-privilege-tax-bad-policy-a-political-shot/article_faba5b1c-5297-11e7-8636-57013abbc671.html

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Cook County voters told to demand property tax freeze over 10 percent hike – Caitlin Nordahl
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511128335-cook-county-voters-told-to-demand-property-tax-freeze-over-10-percent-hike

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Now is the Season for Success for the GOP on the Issues Battlefield – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/06/now-is-the-season-for-success-for-the-gop-on-the-issues-battlefield/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker responds to cancellation
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/19/rauner-slammed-over-ahca-silence/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The governor has canceled his appearance tonight…  Gov. Bruce Rauner had been set to be there and, in fact, was billed as the star of the evening. But he’s now canceled. Rauner’s office says it’s because of the special legislative session on the budget that begins the day after tomorrow, but perhaps he also doesn’t want to be too closely associated with some of the health care and other votes coming down in Washington.)
— Rauner folks blitz Peoria doors
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/19/rauner-folks-blitz-peoria-doors/

 

GOPUSA
— Scores of farm workers, illegals march on liberal Ben & Jerry’s
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25949
— Food stamp use rose dramatically under Obama; Trump cuts are next
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25968
— Before assassination attempt on Scalise, one GOP representative, Ann Wagner, had reported 5 death threats
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25979

 

DAILY CALLER
— Illinois Hate Crime Convicts To Receive ‘Diversity Training’ – Anders Hagstrom  (DIERSEN: The federal government requires all its employees to take to take lots of diversity training.  I took lots of diversity training while I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/19/illinois-hate-crime-convicts-to-receive-diversity-training/
— NYT Columnist: Deport Americans, Not Illegal Immigrants – Scott Greer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/18/nyt-columnist-deport-americans-not-illegal-immigrants/
— Black Organizations Honor Slavery’s End By Taking Over Property – Amber Randall
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/19/black-organizations-honor-slaverys-end-by-taking-over-property/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Something is fishy about USS Fitzgerald story we are getting from the media – Thomas Lifson
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/06/something_is_fishy_about_uss_fitzgerald_story_we_are_getting_from_the_media.html

 

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois – Editorial
http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/dont-bail-out-failing-states-like-illinois/

 

THE HILL
— White House reporters fume over off-camera briefings – JONATHAN EASLEY
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338457-white-house-reporters-fume-over-off-camera-briefings

 

WASHINGTON POST
— The destruction of political norms started decades ago. Here’s how it happened. – E.J. Dionne Jr.  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-destruction-of-political-norms-started-decades-ago-heres-how-it-happened/2017/06/18/0a963bf6-52d3-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html

 

FORBES
— Five Reasons To Wear The Same Thing Every Day – Joshua Becker
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshuabecker/2017/06/14/five-reasons-to-wear-the-same-thing-every-day/#39e333a6c7de

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— 100-plus lawmakers join in opposing fed pay, benefits cuts in proposed 2018 budget – Rachael Kalinyak
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/100-plus-lawmakers-join-in-opposing-fed-pay-benefits-cuts-in-proposed-2018-budget

June 19 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Rauner Campaign Fires Back at Emanuel After New TV Ad Criticism – James Neveau
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-campaign-fires-back-after-emanuels-criticism-of-new-tv-ad-429281433.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— At least 7 dead, 50 wounded in weekend shootings
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/13-people-shot-in-chicago-during-first-12-hours-of-weekend/
— Online health portal, ‘done quickly,’ gives Illinois headaches – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/online-health-portal-done-quickly-gives-illinois-headaches/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Roadwork already slowing down over state budget impasse – Mary Wisniewski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-illinois-budget-roads-getting-around-0619-20170619-column.html
— Taking the temperature of Chicago’s Pride Parade in era of Trump – James Steinbauer  (DIERSEN: From what I see, if you do not a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) badmouth Trump, you are or will be viciously marginalized a) by those who promote LGBTQ activity and b) by those who are anti-Trump..)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-pride-parade-preview-20170618-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Los Angeles, the city’s decades-old pride parade was replaced with a “resist march,” and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., led chants to impeach the president. “There are so many issues on the front burner right now, and I think you’ll see that reflected,” said Richard Pfeiffer, Chicago’s Pride Parade coordinator. “Since the change in Washington in November, LGBT people and others have been marginalized verbally and in other ways. There’s anger over that.” Pfeiffer said more than 250,000 people are expected along the parade route, and nearly 1 million could move in and out of the area surrounding the parade throughout the day.)
— If Foxx listened to mentor’s advice, she might not be state’s attorney – Hal Dardick  (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my IRS mentor after he promoted me in 1974.  My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my GAO mentor after he promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-morning-spin-monday-edition-20170616-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Online health portal, ‘done quickly,’ gives Illinois headaches – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170618/news/306189958/
— Marvin Meyer of Oak Forest faces hate crime after message to Muslim group – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170618/news/306189945/
— Teens learn self-defense at Schaumburg library
http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170618/teens-learn-self-defense-at-schaumburg-library
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Naperville attorney’s stance against hate crimes set to become state law – Marie Wilson  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries talk and act like they hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170619/naperville-attorneys-stance-against-hate-crimes-set-to-become-state-law
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A hate crime is defined as one committed because of a bias against someone in a Constitutionally-protected class because of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, physical or mental status, or national origin.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, the Daily Herald promotes LGBTQ activity big time.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170619/fired-after-revealing-gay-marriage-plans-music-director-helps-launch-new-faith-venture
— Anti-Israel graffiti spray painted at Jewish deli in Naperville – Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170619/anti-israel-graffiti-spray-painted-at-jewish-deli-in-naperville

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Will this week’s special session accomplish anything? – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170618/will-this-weeks-special-session-accomplish-anything
— Opinions split about likelihood of special session success – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170618/opinions-split-about-likelihood-of-special-session-success

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Freeze on gambling: In or out? – Natalie Wickman
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-06-19/freeze-gambling-or-out.html

 

WSIL TV
— Indiana Christian school at center of LGBT voucher debate – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35692963/indiana-christian-school-at-center-of-lgbt-voucher-debate

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Why voters can’t tune out next state election – Editorial  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to “tune out” everything EXCEPT WHAT THEY SAY.)
http://www.qconline.com/editorials/editorial-why-voters-can-t-tune-out-next-state-election/article_a09da4ab-ad4c-5cf0-86ce-791ebf684c78.html

 

THE JOURNAL
— Quality Of Education Shouldn’t Depend On Zip Code – Gabe Springer, Hillsboro  (DIERSEN: Property owners in my precinct, in the 60189 zip code, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County pay much higher property taxes to get “quality education.”)
http://www.thejournal-news.net/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/quality-of-education-shouldn-t-depend-on-zip-code/article_5434bbb0-5491-11e7-b045-276f705706f8.html

 

WSIL TV
— Liberal groups focus on Ivanka Trump – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35692929/liberal-groups-focus-on-ivanka-trump

 

SOUTH COOK NEWS
— U.S. reps join Rauner at ‘Cocktails’ fundraiser in Rosemont – Caitlin Nordahl
http://southcooknews.com/stories/511128334-u-s-reps-join-rauner-at-cocktails-fundraiser-in-rosemont

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Naperville builder argues that home repair tax goes against people’s will – Glenn Minnis  (DIERSEN: Since our home was built in 1984, my wife and I have spent many thousands of dollars on repairs and improvements including foundation repairs, lot drainage repairs, finishing the basement, installing a whole-house natural-gas backup generator, installing security systems, and replacing the roof, furnace and central air, garage doors, kitchen appliances, kitchen countertops and floor, water heater, deck, etc.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511124770-naperville-builder-argues-that-home-repair-tax-goes-against-people-s-will
— Tax measure described as potential fatal blow to ailing laundry industry – Giovanni Whaley
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511121520-tax-measure-described-as-potential-fatal-blow-to-ailing-laundry-industry

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/INGOLD: A POUND OF PREVENTION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/06/thorneringold-a-pound-of-prevention-.html

 

GOPUSA
— After Scalise shooting, Congress wants to pack heat
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25957
— College ‘safe spaces’ not for conservative students
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25877
— Texas companies tie worker shortages to deportation fears  (DIERSEN: If you are employed, what percent of your superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates are illegals?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=25952

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— RADICAL LEFT WILL GET MORE VIOLENT  Gina Loudon declares, ‘Decades of demonizing conservatives has paid off’
http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/radical-left-will-get-more-violent/

 

FOX NEWS
— Congressman Rodney Davis Who Survived Shooting: Gunman Turned His Religion Into Politics
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/06/18/congressman-survived-shooting-rodney-davis-gunman-turned-religion-politics

 

THE BLAZE
— Disturbing number of colleges offering ‘social justice’ degrees — crazy socialist courses included – Justin Haskins (DIERSEN: From what I see, to promote “social justice” is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/18/disturbing-number-of-colleges-offering-social-justice-degrees-crazy-socialist-courses-included/
— This latest LGBT controversy proves activists aren’t really interested in tolerance – Jon Street
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/18/this-latest-lgbt-controversy-proves-activists-arent-really-interested-in-tolerance/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Republicans Delude Themselves With Demands For More Civility – Scott Greer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/18/republicans-get-duped-into-believing-civility-can-be-restored/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How We Became Bitter Political Enemies – EMILY BADGER and NIRAJ CHOKSHI
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/upshot/how-we-became-bitter-political-enemies.html
— A Newsroom and a Lifeline: Univision’s Urgent Sense of Purpose  The Spanish-language network is a striking example of a news organization
that is meeting the needs of a frightened and information-famished audience. – JIM RUTENBERG  (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails bring to your attention articles that members of the following groups do not want you to see: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/18/business/media/a-newsroom-and-a-lifeline-univisions-urgent-sense-of-purpose.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Zuckerberg’s Opiate for the Masses  If we get ‘universal basic income,’ the millennials will never leave our basements. – Andy Kessler
https://www.wsj.com/articles/zuckerbergs-opiate-for-the-masses-1497821885
— Advertisers Try to Avoid the Web’s Dark Side, From Fake News to Extremist Videos  Marketers are reevaluating their approach to automated ad-buying and demanding more accountability – Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/articles/advertisers-try-to-avoid-the-webs-dark-side-from-fake-news-to-extremist-videos-1497778201
— Europe’s Elites Seem Determined to Commit Suicide by ‘Diversity’ – Douglas Murray
https://www.wsj.com/articles/europes-elites-seem-determined-to-commit-suicide-by-diversity-1497821665

 

INC.
— Want to Be More Productive? Break This 9 Toxic Habits  When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits. – Travis Bradberry  (DIERSEN: How productive are you?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they are infinitely more productive than I am.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that they, or anyone who they manipulate/dominate, could put together GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and send them out in a small faction of the time that it takes me.)
https://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/9-bad-habits-you-must-break-to-be-more-productive_1.html

 

INC
— How to Ask For a Raise: The 1 Strategy Guaranteed to Work  Want to ask your boss for a raise? Then you definitely should — but only if you take the right approach to asking for an increase in pay. – Jeff Haden (DIERSEN: In the federal government, all employees get COLAs and virtually all employees get step increases.  But when it comes to promotions, with only rare exceptions, those far up the ladder from your immediate supervisor determine who gets promoted.)
https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-to-ask-for-a-raise-the-1-strategy-guaranteed-to-work.html
— Breaking These 11 Bad Habits Will Make You a Lot Happier  We all have bad habits, but some cost us more in happiness than others. – Lolly Daskal
https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/breaking-these-11-bad-habits-will-make-you-happier.html

June 18 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis displays shrapnel as he urges: ‘Tone down this rhetoric’ – Ted Gregory
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rodney-davis-fox-interview-20170618-story.html
— Budgeting for retirement? Plan on spending an eye-popping amount on health costs – Gail MarksJarvis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-retirement-health-care-costs-marksjarvis-column-0618-biz-20170615-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Can we wait to pontificate until the blood is cleaned up? – Neil Steinberg
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/can-we-wait-to-pontificate-until-the-blood-is-cleaned-up/

 

WGN RADIO
— Illinois Senate Pres. Cullerton says Gov. Rauner is more focused on his campaign commercials than the state budget – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/06/18/illinois-senate-pres-cullerton-says-gov-rauner-is-more-focused-on-his-campaign-commercials-than-the-state-budget/
— The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 6/18/17 – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/06/18/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-61817/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s slow housing recovery has a huge price tag – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/ISSUE01/170619896/chicagos-slow-housing-recovery-costing-area-107-billion

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Is process really broken? – Editorial
http://thetelegraph.com/opinion/104120/editorial-is-process-really-broken
— What’s a junk bond and why Illinois will be America’s first “junk” state – Michael Lucci
http://thetelegraph.com/opinion/104123/lucci-whats-a-junk-bond-and-why-illinois-will-be-americas-first-junk-state

 

TIME
— Where have all the new homes gone? – Austin Berg
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/editorial/statewise-where-have-all-the-new-homes-gone/article_3e348f26-05f5-5cfa-b68d-98276e980c21.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump lawyer says President isn’t under investigation, despite tweets – ELI WATKINS  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors were always investigating me a) because I had not become a Democrat, b) because I had not painted myself as being a yes-man, c) because I had not helped my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) because I had complained about patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid, and e) because I had become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my Democrat superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-lawyer-says-president-isnt-under-investigation-despite-tweets/744542059

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Medical Cannabis Could Be Harder to Access – Cymphanie Sherman
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/medical-cannabis-could-be-harder-to-access-06-18-2017

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — Trump administration systematically dismantling civil rights programs – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the federal government’s top priority has been to hire, to retain, and to promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, and/or younger. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
    http://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-trump-administration-systematically-dismantling-civil-rights-programs/article_eb012914-9791-55fd-9ba8-dd798b7bb736.html

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Republican’s Budget Offer – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/18/the-republicans-budget-offer/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAXES IN ILLINOIS’ NEIGHBORING STATES TARGET MIDDLE-CLASS WORKERS – Ted Dabrowski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/progressive-income-taxes-in-illinois-neighboring-states-target-middle-class-workers/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s immigration policies keep advocates on their toes – Stephen Dinan
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/18/donald-trumps-immigration-policies-keep-advocates-/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Ann Coulter Turns Against Trump Over Border Wall: ‘I Thought He’d Help OUR Country’ – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/06/18/ann-coulter-turns-against-trump-over-border-wall-i-thought-hed-help-our-country/

 

THE BLAZE
— New York Times downplays role of liberal politics in baseball shooter’s motive — but emphasizes ‘anti-Muslim’ Portland stabber – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/18/new-york-times-tries-to-downplay-role-of-liberal-politics-in-baseball-shooters-motive/

 

THE HILL
— What do Illinois and Hawaii have in common that’s causing residents to flee? – MALIA BLOM
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/state-local-politics/338291-what-do-illinois-and-hawaii-have-in-common-thats
— For Trump, danger signs in the polls – NIALL STANAGE
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338225-the-memo-for-trump-danger-signs-in-the-polls

 

WASHINGTON POST
— A teacher’s decision to be ‘visibly queer’ in his photo with President Trump – Avi Selk
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/06/17/a-teachers-decision-to-be-visibly-queer-in-his-photo-with-president-trump/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump Robert Reich says “THE LICKSPITTLES WHO SERVE TRUMP, NOT AMERICA.”
http://www.newsweek.com/robert-reich-lickspittles-who-serve-trump-not-america-627009

 

BLOOMBERG
— The Old Are Eating the Young  Around the world, a generational divide is worsening. – Satyajit Das
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-06-13/the-old-are-eating-the-young

June 18 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Springfield, you’ve got 10 days. Do it in less. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-rauner-budget-special-session-madigan-edit-20170618-story.html
— Why it’s foolish not to appeal your property tax assessment – Eric Zorn  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the assessment history of 915 Cove Court in Wheaton and related litigation.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-property-tax-appeals-appalling-zorn-perspec-0618-md-20170617-column.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: DIERSEN HEADLINE: In front page top of fold editorials with a big color picture unethically made to look like news articles, anti-Trumps promote Islam big time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-ramadan-big-for-naperville-restaurants-st-0618-20170616-story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-islamic-center-naperville-ramadan-st-0618-20170617-story.html
— New poll of rural Americans shows deep cultural divide with urban centers – Jose A. Delreal and Scott Clement  (DIERSEN: What is your connection with rural America?  During the 1950s, I spend a lot of time during the summers at my mother’s parents’ farm in Grant Park on the Indiana border.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-rural-americans-poll-urban-divide-20170617-story.html
— Chicago’s first murder — ‘bad blood’ and a butcher’s knife on the American frontier – Colleen Connolly  (DIERSEN: My ancestors on my father’s side immigrated to Chicago from what is now Germany in 1844.  They worked in a brick factory until they homesteaded a farm in southeast Crete in 1854.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-first-murder-kinzie-la-lime-20170616-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Privatize air traffic control, watch efficiency soar – John Stossel  (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Libertarian Party platform and the Republican Party platform.  Libertarians and Libertarian plants demonize, denigrate, and condemn government, government employees, and government retirees, and especially the federal government, federal employees, and federal retirees.  I should write a book about my Libertarian and Libertarian plant critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.  They have always worked very hard against me above the table and under the table.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/privatize-air-traffic-control-and-fly-right/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Where can you afford a two-bedroom apartment on minimum wage? Nowhere in U.S. – Tracy Jan  (DIERSEN: If you ever worked for the minimum wage, when, how old were you, and what did you do with the money that you earned?  I washed dishes for the minimum wage 1964-1966 in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights when I was 16 and 17 years old.  I used the money that earned to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint to commute to/from classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170618/where-can-you-afford-a-two-bedroom-apartment-on-minimum-wage-nowhere-in-us

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Governor candidate Biss is a traitor, say private-equity investors – LYNNE MAREK
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/ISSUE01/170619894/illinois-private-equity-turns-against-biss-over-privilege-tax

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois’ future dimmed by keeping the status quo – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170617/our-view-illinois-future-dimmed-by-keeping-status-quo
— LaHood hopes unity that grew from tragedy lasts – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170617/bernard-schoenburg-lahood-hopes-unity-that-grew-from-tragedy-lasts
— It’s that special (session) time of year – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170617/statehouse-insider-its-that-special-session-time-of-year

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Fear and loathing rattle Statehouse – Rich Miller
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2017-06-18/rich-millercapitol-fax-fear-and-loathing-rattle-statehouse.html
— Get ‘er done – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-06-18/get-er-done.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Democracy In Chains’ Traces The Rise Of American Libertarianism – Editorial (DIERSEN: There are tremendous conflicts between the Libertarian Party platform and the Republican Party platform.  Libertarians and Libertarian plants demonize, denigrate, and condemn government, government employees, and government retirees, and especially the federal government, federal employees, and federal retirees.  I should write a book about my Libertarian and Libertarian plant critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.  They have always worked very hard against me above the table and under the table.
http://nprillinois.org/post/democracy-chains-traces-rise-american-libertarianism#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, criticizes capital spending bill, calls projects ‘earmarks,’ ‘wasteful’ – Dan McCaleb and Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/lawmaker-criticizes-capital-spending-bill-calls-projects-earmarks-wasteful/article_cb32189e-537d-11e7-8343-3f66fe000969.html
— Are GOP reforms enough to justify $5.4 billion tax hike? – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/are-gop-reforms-enough-to-justify-billion-tax-hike/article_f3c05916-52b9-11e7-ab49-0f67e87e784f.html

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— HUMOR: Illinois Democrat Sponsors Bill to Kill all White Puppies in State Because They Have White Privilege – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/06/17/illinois-democrat-sponsors-bill-kill-white-puppies-state-white-privilege/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Illinois taxpayers fund golden parachute form NIU president resigning amid scandal investigation – Thomas Lifson
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/06/illinois_taxpayers_fund_golden_parachute_form_university_president_resigning_amid_scandal_investigation.html

 

POLITICO
— Davis calls baseball shooting ‘political terrorism’ – HANNA TRUDO
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/18/congress-baseball-shooting-davis-scalise-239677

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How ‘Snowflake’ Became America’s Inescapable Tough-Guy Taunt – AMANDA HESS  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would call me a snowflake a) because I avoided the draft and b) because I have never engaged in aggressive sports.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/magazine/how-snowflake-became-americas-inescapable-tough-guy-taunt.html
— I’m O.K. — You’re Pure Evil – Frank Bruni  (DIERSEN: Those who demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being evil stress that I am a Trump supporter; baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran; conservative; Republican; American; White; male; old (68); non-poor; gun owner; 100% German American; draft avoider; ancestors have been in America since 1844; federal retiree since 1997; former union member; childless and pet-less; American-nameplate car owner; and even worse things.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/opinion/sunday/im-ok-youre-pure-evil.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want America to pander to foreign countries and to their citizens.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/opinion/sunday/allies-start-planning-a-life-without-america.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/opinion/sunday/is-pride-still-for-queer-people-like-me.html
— Why Are So Many Young Voters Falling for Old Socialists? – SARAH LEONARD  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government and on charity.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/opinion/sunday/sanders-corbyn-socialsts.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks, “Does Trump Embarrass You?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/opinion/sunday/does-trump-embarrass-you.html
— Liberals in Strange Places – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz  (DIERSEN: How many in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America want Trump to be impeached?  Why do the aforesaid live in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/opinion/sunday/liberals-in-strange-places.html
— Rooting for Scalise Through Hospital Ordeal: His 3 Capitol Roommates – KATIE ROGERS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/us/politics/scalise-paulsen-brady-shimkus-washington.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The initial report about his injury was a little Pollyannaish,” Mr. Shimkus said. “It’s going to be a tough rest of the year for us.” His roommates said the home they share, about a mile and a half from the Capitol in southwest Washington, had offered a bit of solace during a week marked by violence. Their living arrangement, complete with scuffed-up furniture, children’s toys and baseball photos on the wall, continues the Washington tradition of lawmakers who have decided to split the bill on an affordable, collegelike crash pad where they can spend a few days a week with like-minded colleagues. (Mr. Shimkus bought the home 15 years ago, and they split the mortgage costs, an amount they would not disclose, four ways.) Their shared politics help: Policy discussions tend to creep up amid viewings of the western movie “Tombstone” or of endless sports coverage on ESPN, Mr. Shimkus said. But a love of baseball is what has drawn these colleagues together. Mr. Scalise, 51, who is popular in his heavily Republican district and has been a Trump supporter, has been known as the night owl of the group, still able to wake up for practice and be out the door within minutes. “You’ve got three boring guys and one guy who’s kind of lively,” Mr. Shimkus said. “It’s been really quiet.” In the days since the shooting, they said, life has been a blur of hospital visits, phone calls and, of course, the bright lights of a ballgame, this city’s last best attempt at bipartisan showmanship. The game included a prayer at second base in honor of Mr. Scalise, and staff members wore T-shirts emblazoned with a photo of the four congressmen, taken at a game years ago. “With my roomies @RepShimkus @RepKevinBrady supporting @SteveScalise at congressional baseball game & pray for his recovery,” Mr. Paulsen tweeted on Thursday, posting a photo of him and his housemates wearing mismatched jerseys and yellow Louisiana State University hats, a tribute to Mr. Scalise’s alma mater. . .“The vitriol and the debate has gone so far to the extreme,” Mr. Shimkus said. “Compromise, which is the essence of public policy and passing laws, has been disparaged by extremes on both sides.”)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Congress is considering a bill that would expand Jeff Sessions’s power to escalate the war on drugs – Christopher Ingraham  (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries push illegal/addictive/destructive drugs and/or other vices in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/16/congress-is-considering-a-bill-that-would-expand-jeff-sessions-power-to-escalate-the-war-on-drugs/

 

USA TODAY
— APRIL 27, 2017 FLASHBACK: IVF: How to pay for an expensive and emotional process – Emily Starbuck Crone  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates viciously demonized, denigrated, condemned, and punished me because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran. Of course, since the 1970s, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used my childlessness against me.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2017/04/27/ivf-how-pay-expensive-and-emotional-process/100961654/

 

BLOOMBERG
— The U.S. is where the rich are the richest – Ben Steverman  (DIERSEN: What do those who have more money than you have think of you?  I should write a book about those who look down on me because I have less money than they have.  What do those who have less money than you have think of you? I should write a book about those who look down on me because I have more money than they have.)
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/the-u-s-is-where-the-rich-are-the-richest/article_da981ed1-f07d-5855-aae6-ec1f09712aff.html

 

FED SMITH
— Federal Employee Pension, G Fund Used to Avoid Government Default – Ralph R. Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/06/18/federal-employee-pension-g-fund-used-avoid-government-default/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Fatherhood Still Seen as Man’s Most Important Role  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates viciously demonized, denigrated, condemned, and punished me because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.  Of course, since the 1970s, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used my childlessness against me.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/holidays/june_2017/fatherhood_still_seen_as_man_s_most_important_role

 

RAW STORY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Count me out: Conservative staffers have no desire to work for ‘radioactive’ Trump administration.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/count-me-out-conservative-staffers-have-no-desire-to-work-for-radioactive-trump-administration/

June 17 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ bill backlog has state more than $1 billion behind in payments to schools – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-education-funding-budget-impasse-met-20170618-story.html
— Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post – Abby Phillip
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-david-clarke-homeland-security-20170617-story.html
— Who’s to blame for American inequality? It might be you – John Keilman  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor person in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor person in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted a poor people in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor person in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor person in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-column-keilman-dream-hoarders-met-20170616-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people a) to come to America illegally, b) to stay in America illegally, and c) to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-daca-decision-trump-met-20170616-story.html
— Scalise upgraded to serious condition; shooter had list of names – Eric Tucker and Erica Werner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-virginia-shooter-list-names-20170617-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Who would want to move into this mess? – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/ISSUE07/170619908/editorial-who-would-want-to-move-into-this-mess
— Rauner and Madigan have one thing in common: They’re both cowards – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/ISSUE11/170619898/rauner-madigan-still-unlikely-to-enact-an-illinois-budget
— Rauner is beatable—if Democrats don’t self-destruct – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170617/ISSUE05/170619900/property-taxes-could-hurt-pritzker-in-race-against-gov-rauner

 

ABC7
— Indiana to pay firm $100k to handle Pence email requests – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/indiana-to-pay-firm-$100k-to-handle-pence-email-requests/2112275/

 

NBC5
— Mayor Emanuel Blasts Governor Rauner Over New Campaign Ad – James Neveau
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/mayor-rahm-emanuel-blasts-governor-bruce-rauner-over-new-campaign-ad-429133543.html
— Comptroller Susana Mendoza Warns Illinois Finances in ‘Massive Crisis Mode’ – Sara Burnett
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/mendoza-warns-illinois-finances-massive-crisis-mode-429122123.html

 

CBS2
— Emanuel Jabs At Rauner, Lawmakers During Speech To New Grads
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/17/emanuel-swipes-at-rauner-lawmakers-during-speech-to-new-grads/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Comptroller Susana Mendoza warns Illinois finances in ‘massive crisis mode’ – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/262155419-story

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Budget blues haven’t impeded good government progress – Andy Shaw
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170617/andy-shaw-budget-blues-havent-impeded-good-government-progress

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Litesa Wallace says a budget deal is ‘low on the totem pole’ – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20170617/chuck-sweeny-litesa-wallace-says-budget-deal-is-low-on-totem-pole

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Business: Illinois’ budget mess shackling growth – TONY REID
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/business-illinois-budget-mess-shackling-growth/article_287e7a90-8966-5b16-a487-5995051b97d3.html

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Illinois’ budget mess shackling growth, business leaders warn – TONY REID
http://qctimes.com/business/illinois-budget-mess-shackling-growth-business-leaders-warn/article_531c873e-792c-55e5-ba80-176cfe8b5cdf.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois making business impossible – Editorial
http://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-illinois-making-business-impossible/article_40e85953-71d0-583b-8f0d-fa73b21b0c75.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Pot activists have been holding their breath for months on Jeff Sessions  ‘Conflict’ between state, federal law – ELI WATKINS
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/pot-activists-have-been-holding-their-breath-for-months-on-jeff-sessions/744031873
— Cuba to Trump: U.S. in no ‘condition to lecture us’ on human rights  Statement complains of double standard – MIRANDA GREEN  (DIERSEN: According to anti-Trumps, members of the following groups oppress everyone: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/cuba-to-trump-us-in-no-condition-to-lecture-us-on-human-rights/744174887

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— 15 Illinois Retailers On The Verge Of Bankruptcy – Amie Rowland
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/15-illinois-retailers-verge-bankruptcy

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Minimum wage hike unfair to young, kills jobs, economics professor says – Karen Kidd
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511126277-minimum-wage-hike-unfair-to-young-kills-jobs-economics-professor-says

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Catholic Troubled by Cupich’s Statement
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/catholic-troubled-cupichs-statement/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The New Conservative Legal Mainstream—and Why the Left is Worried – John A. Sparks
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/06/the-new-conservative-legal-mainstream-and-why-the-left-is-worried/

 

BREITBART
— Chairman of House Media Fairness Caucus: Fake News Is a ‘Threat to Our Democracy’ – Penny Starr
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/17/chairman-of-house-media-fairness-caucus-fake-news-is-a-threat-to-our-democracy/

 

THE HILL
— Hospital: Scalise now in serious condition after surgery – JULIA MANCHESTER
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/338295-hospital-scalise-now-in-serious-condition-after-surgery
— Trump to young Americans: ‘There is dignity in every honest job’ – JULIA MANCHESTER  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would disagree. They would hint/imply/argue/shout that the following jobs have no dignity: 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 assemble 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.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338207-trump-there-is-dignity-in-every-honest-job

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Before the Gunfire in Virginia, a Volatile Home Life in Illinois – JULIE TURKEWITZ, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, JOHN ELIGON and ALAN BLINDER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/us/virginia-shooting-james-hodgkinson-illinois.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump retains assets worth at least $1.4 billion, new disclosure shows – Matea Gold, Drew Harwell and Rosalind S. Helderman
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-retains-assets-worth-at-least-14-billion-new-disclosure-shows/2017/06/16/c0bc4caa-52b9-11e7-be25-3a519335381c_story.html
— Rural divide  America’s cultural divide runs deep. While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. On few issues are they more at odds than immigration. – Jose A. DelReal and Scott Clement
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/rural-america/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress – Jason Riley
http://nypost.com/2017/06/17/why-obamas-presidency-didnt-lead-to-black-progress/

 

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— Are States The Next ‘Too Big To Fail’? – TED DABROWSK
http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/are-states-the-next-too-big-to-fail/