January 18 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats for state attorney general talk pot legalization, slam Trump administration at Evanston forum – Alex Nitkin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Green, or a RINO is to be a pot promoter. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-evr-attorney-general-candidate-forum-tl-0118-20180117-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: All of the candidates threw their support behind the full legalization of marijuana for recreational use, vowing to stymie any efforts by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to crack down on medical cannabis sales already being rung in across the state. “Don’t decriminalize. Don’t go halfway. Don’t investigate it,” said civil rights attorney and law professor Aaron Goldstein who is running for the post. “Illinois needs to show some courage and legalize this right now, and we need to stand up to [President Donald] Trump.)
— Treasurer wants Will County to sue University Park over alleged misappropriation of $1.2M – Zak Koeske
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-county-treasurer-university-park-st-0118-20180117-story.html
— Even after tax hike, Illinois education board wants double the money – Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-schools-money-20180118-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Sorry, Mr. President, your black approval rating has not doubled.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-page-blog-trump-black-approval-rating-wrong-0118-20180117-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump, Nielsen and the border wall fraud.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-trump-nielsen-wall-shutdown-0118-20180117-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: French bid to outlaw fake news makes news – AP (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should not include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, include my comments in the emails, or promote events in the emails without specific authorization from the following: a) the officers of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), b) my representative on the IRP State Central Committee, c) Mike Bost, Rodney Davis, Adam Kinzinger, Randy Hultgren, Darin LaHood, Peter Roskam, and John Shimkus, d) Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti, e) Michael Connelly and Jeanne Ives, f) DuPage County Republican elected officials, g) Milton Township Republican elected officials, h) Wheaton Republican elected officials, i) etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-france-fake-news-20180114-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump immigration deal MUST bring in more Norwegians, boot out everyone else.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-met-immigration-daca-shithole-norway-huppke-20180117-story.html
— Trump campaigned to remove the GOP’s ‘shackles.’ Instead, he’s often wearing them – Noah Bierman (DIERSEN: Trump promised that if he was elected, he would defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-gop-shackles-20180117-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump takes flak over press attacks, ‘fake news’ cracks.” – Noah Bierman
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180118/281492161730002
— The GOP that rips IRS now helps it – Erica Werner and Jeff Stein (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most to waste my knowledge of IRS.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180118/281990377936338
— 4 reasons Norwegians won’t go near Trump’s welcome mat – Dana Hill (DIERSEN: QUESTIONS: If Norway is so great, a) why do illegals come to America instead of Norway, b) why do illegals stay in America instead of going to Norway, and c) why do illegals bring others to America illegally instead of Norway? Why did your ancestors immigrate to America instead of Norway?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-persepc-norway-trump-immigrate-pensions-paid-family-leave-pension-0117-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Independent’ city watchdog Khan’s secret backer? Right-wing policy group (Illinois Policy Institute)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/independent-city-watchdog-khans-secret-backer-right-wing-policy-group/
— Perennial candidate Robert Marshall asks question that just won’t go away – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/perennial-candidate-asks-question-that-just-wont-go-away/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PHOTOS OF BIBBIANO AND MENDRICK: Opioid crisis a key issue for DuPage sheriff candidates – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180118/opioid-crisis-a-key-issue-for-dupage-sheriff-candidates
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Frivolous ‘Fake News Awards’ are threat to take seriously.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180117/editorial-frivolous-fake-news-awards-are-threat-to-take-seriously
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Arizona’s GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180117/news/301179917/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Meet the 2017-18 Daily Herald Leadership Team (DIERSEN: The higher the government or political office that you seek, the harder that your critics/opponents will work to discredit what you did when you were in high school.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180118/meet-the-2017-18-daily-herald-leadership-team
— ‘Birthday Boxes’ encourage Naperville 18-year-olds to vote – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps shout at 18-year-olds and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180116/birthday-boxes-encourage-naperville-18-year-olds-to-vote

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago makes first cut for Amazon HQ2
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180118/NEWS07/180119900/chicago-makes-first-cut-for-amazon-hq2

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Grasso, Mohammad make pitches for their candidacies – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20180117/chuck-sweeny-grasso-mohammad-make-pitches-for-their-candidacies

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Empty University of Illinois Board of Trustees seat should be filled – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-01-18/empty-seat-should-be-filled.html

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Political success formula is simple: listen to the voters – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: Question for Reeder: Should politicians listen to voters who want government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/scott-reeder-political-success-formula-is-simple-listen-to-the/article_e4e6a073-f745-5bad-af55-569b27ffbb87.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton eyes increase in stormwater fees to make up shortfall
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/01/15/wheaton-eyes-increase-in-stormwater-fees-to-make-up-shortfall/as5he9j/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Ives calls Kennedy debate reaction disqualifying GOP candidate for governor discusses DACA, recent polling – Paul Cicchini
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/ives-calls-kennedy-debate-reaction-disqualifying/922231088

 

WGLT
— Connie Beard Vying To Be County GOP Chair Wants To Win Hearts and Minds – RYAN DENHAM (DIERSEN: Who has announced their candidacy a) to serve as officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, b) to serve as your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and c) to serve as officers of the IRP?)
http://wglt.org/post/woman-vying-be-county-gop-chair-wants-win-hearts-and-minds#stream/0
— Rauner Signs Law Creating Tailored Response To Women Inmates – AP (DIERSEN: What about “creating tailored response” to inmates based on other demographics – race, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, and other demographics?)
http://wglt.org/post/rauner-signs-law-creating-tailored-response-women-inmates#stream/0

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— A Call For Transparency – CHARLES N. WHEELER III
http://nprillinois.org/post/call-transparency#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The intent of disclosure, of course, is to alert voters to economic interests that could pose a conflict as a public official carries out his or her duties. But identifying such conflicts “is a huge gray area” under the current rules, says Sarah Brune, the campaign’s executive director, because the filings are so vague. What’s needed, she says, is more detailed disclosure, so that the media and the public understands what someone’s interests are. Specific changes the campaign is proposing include requiring filers to disclose the names of businesses and investments with ties to the individual, along with the degree of ownership and the actual income received. Also, professionals should be required to provide the names of individual clients from whom they’ve received more than $5,000, unless barred by confidentiality rules, rather than simply the types of services provided and the nature of the businesses served. As a hypothetical, Brune notes a candidate now can report simply getting more than $5,000 for professional services on behalf of an energy company, when in fact the individual might have been paid $500,000 by Exelon.)

 

NORTHERN STAR
— Tax bill to impact higher education: Freeman talks NIU’s financial future
http://northernstar.info/news/tax-bill-to-impact-higher-education-freeman-talks-niu-s/article_969d9ff8-fc11-11e7-bb35-f335c67ef848.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Governor promised “superstar” appointee a year ago, hasn’t delivered (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/18/governor-promised-superstar-appointee-a-year-ago-hasnt-delivered/
— “Watchdog” flatly denies getting money from Illinois Policy Institute, but group funded 98 percent of budget
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/18/watchdog-flatly-denies-getting-money-from-illinois-policy-institute-but-group-funded-98-percent-of-budget/

 

GOPUSA
— 73% of convicted terrorists since 9/11 were non-citizens
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=37384

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— UNDER THE NEW TRUMP STANDARD, WHY WASN’T OBAMA IMPEACHED? – Larry Elder
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/under-the-new-trump-standard-why-wasnt-obama-impeached/

 

DAILY CALLER
— CNN Wins Big Time In Trump’s Fake News Awards – SAAGAR ENJETI
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/17/cnn-trump-fake-news-awards/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— ‘SPLC IS NOW A HATE GROUP ITSELF. IT’S A MONEY-GRABBING SLANDER MACHINE’ Chorus calling for probe of far-left organization grows – BOB UNRUH
http://www.wnd.com/2018/01/splc-is-now-a-hate-group-itself-its-a-money-grabbing-slander-machine/

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER SCAM John Stossel exposes a leftist hate group — and a money-grabbing slander machine.
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269049/video-southern-poverty-law-center-scam-frontpagemagcom

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DACA negotiations reveal consequences of Democrats’ increasingly radical base – Emily Jashinsky (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the base of the Democrat Party is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/daca-negotiations-reveal-consequences-of-democrats-increasingly-radical-base/article/2646277

 

ROLL CALL
— Two Democratic Lawmakers Go After One of Their Own in Illinois Schakowsky and Gutiérrez endorse Marie Newman over Daniel Lipinski in Democratic primary
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/dan-lipinski-lawmakers-endorse-opponent

 

CNN
— Graham, Durbin introduce bipartisan immigration bill despite setbacks – Tal Kopan and Daniella Diaz (DIERSEN: If a bill is “bipartisan,” it helps Democrats and harms Republicans.)
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/politics/dreamers-bill-immigration-graham-durbin-congress/index.html
– This is what happens during a government shutdown – Daniella Diaz (DIERSEN: Are/were you an “essential” employee? If I sought a government office or a political office, of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me as having been a nonessential employee while I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, for IRS for almost 9 years, and for the Post Office for almost 3 years. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being “essential” people.)
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/politics/what-happens-government-shutdown-explainer-congress-budget/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Hands Out ‘Fake News Awards,’ Sans the Red Carpet – MATT FLEGENHEIMER and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, the only news that is not fake news is the news that they put out. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/business/media/fake-news-awards.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Was Not ‘Fully Informed’ in Campaign Vows on Wall, Chief of Staff Says – Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Thomas Kaplan
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/chief-of-staff-kelly-trump-not-fully-informed.html
— SEPTEMBER 6, 1992 FLASHBACK: Andersen Consulting’s Culture of ‘Clones’ – GLENN RIFKIN (DIERSEN: Arthur Andersen’s Charles Bowsher ran GAO 1981-1996 and focused on imposing Arthur Andersen’s “up-or-out” policy on the agency. Bowsher used a) Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, b) pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, and c) acquiesce to budget cuts to get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/06/business/andersen-consulting-s-culture-of-clones.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At St. Charles, the rookies learn to fix their sights on partnerships, where the power and the six- and seven-figure salaries are found. There are only two directions on the Andersen career track — up or out. Many won’t make it. Andersen has a 15 percent annual turnover rate which translates into 1,200 of the firm’s 8,000 United States-based consultants leaving each year. Only 5 percent of recruits make partner.)
— Amazon Chooses 20 Locations as Finalists for New Headquarters – Nick Wingfield (DIERSEN: Chicago made the list.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/technology/amazon-finalists-headquarters.html

 

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO NEWS
— Trump’s idea of good and bad immigrant countries has a historical precedent – Tom Gjelten (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against females and the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/15/npr-trump-idea-good-bad-immigrant-countries-has-historical-precedent

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Amazon Narrows Choices for Second Headquarters to 20 Tech giant expects to create as many as 50,000 jobs and generate more than $5 billion in investments – Laura Stevens

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-narrows-choices-for-second-headquarters-to-20-1516284607
— One Accounting Firm Wants to Hire Retirees Most top firms require partners to exit by a certain age, PKF O’Connor Davies bucks that practice – Lauren Weber (DIERSEN: Arthur Andersen’s Charles Bowsher ran GAO 1981-1996 and focused on imposing Arthur Andersen’s “up-or-out” policy on the agency. Bowsher used a) Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, b) pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, and c) acquiesce to budget cuts to get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-accounting-firm-wants-to-hire-retirees-1516201200

 

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ Have a Sinister Subtext Back off, Mr. President. New libel laws aren’t needed to stop real defamation.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-17/trump-s-fake-news-awards-have-a-sinister-subtext
— Goldman Sachs and Ken Griffin Funds Give Big to Obama Foundation – Max Abelson
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-17/goldman-sachs-and-ken-griffin-funds-give-big-to-obama-foundation

 

GOVERNING
— The 6 Most Dysfunctional States Then and Now In 2009, Louis Jacobson ranked the states with the worst leadership and policy challenges. Almost a decade later, what’s changed? – LOUIS JACOBSON
http://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-six-most-dysfunctional-states.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The only state from the 2009 list that has remained in serious trouble is Illinois. Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t committed any serious ethics violations. Rather, the problem has been relentless gridlock between Rauner, a Republican, and the Democratic-controlled legislature. In fact, Illinois’ situation may actually have worsened in some ways since 2009. The state went without a full budget for more than two years, and it remains in fiscal trouble, with over $15 billion in unpaid bills and a massive unfunded pension liability. “This has made everything significantly worse — fiscal, social, economic and civic trust, [as well as] confidence and engagement,” says Kent Redfield, an emeritus professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield. All of this has all occurred at a time when Illinois’ policy challenges have grown, Redfield adds. These include “a weak, narrow revenue structure and insufficient tax rates, overspending and lack of priorities, a negative business climate, declining population, fiscal stresses for higher education, an aging state workforce, deteriorating infrastructure, state and local pension debt, and ineffective public service delivery at the state and local level,” he says. The one silver lining for Illinois is that the two sides did manage to enact a compromise budget last year — a significant, if belated, step forward. Still, Illinois would be a clear candidate for a new list of the nation’s most dysfunctional states. What other states might contend for this dubious honor?)

 

DAILY MAIL
— White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says that Trump has ‘evolved’ in the way he looks at issues including the border wall – which he now believes can be a fence in some places – FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5281925/John-Kelly-says-Trump-evolved-border-wall.html

January 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Democrats square off at Sun-Times gubernatorial forum – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Diganvker v. Jhingan, e) Stella v. Vlakancic, f) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne, g) Kinzler v. Orozco, h) Zito v. Khouri, i) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, j) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Fichtner v. Gavanes, k) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully v. Broline, l) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, m) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, n) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, o) etc.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/democrats-square-off-at-gubernatorial-forum-/2959772/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps march in support of immigrant rights, clean DREAM Act
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/community-groups-march-in-support-of-immigrant-rights/2960189/
— ‘New California’ campaign declares ‘independence,’ wants to create 51st state –
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/new-california-campaign-declares-independence/2960116/
— Leaders wear black for #MeToo at first Chicago Council meeting of 2018 – Craig Wall and Tanja Babich
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/leaders-wear-black-for-metoo-at-first-chicago-council-meeting-of-2018/2958199/

 

NBC5
— Democratic Candidates Clash in Governor’s Race Forum – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/democratic-candidates-clash-in-chicago-sun-times-governors-race-forum-469826833.html
— Rauner Has a Comfortable Lead Over Ives in GOP Primary, Poll Shows – Brendan Pedersen
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/bruce-rauner-jeanne-ives-illinois-governor-republican-469813613.html
— Chicago Women in Government Wear Black in Solidarity With #MeToo
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-women-wear-black-me-too-469822333.html

 

CBS2
— Women Elected Officials Share #MeToo Stories – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/17/metoo-at-chicago-city-hall/

 

WGN TV
— Campaign funds for governor race expected to shatter records – TAHMAN BRADLEY
http://wgntv.com/2018/01/17/campaign-funds-for-governor-race-expected-to-shatter-records/
— Kinzinger: Durbin should have confronted Trump over comments – DANIEL REYES AND T.M. BARNAS
http://wgntv.com/2018/01/17/rep-adam-kinzinger-responds-to-dick-durban-comments-about-trump-daca-and-the-future-of-the-republican-party/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Durbin’s history of scrapes – Kim Janssen and Jonathon Berlin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-dick-durbin-most-controversial-moments-chicago-inc-2017-htmlstory.html
— Judge agrees to keep some documents secret in Dennis Hastert lawsuit – Christy Gutowski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-dennis-hastert-lawsuit-order-20180117-story.html
— Kelly: Some of Trump’s campaign pledges on immigration, wall ‘uninformed’ – Ed O’Keefe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kelly-trump-immigration-uninformed-20180117-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats spar over Blagojevich, black exodus and big bucks in Sun-Times forum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/democrats-spar-over-blagojevich-black-exodus-and-big-bucks-in-sun-times-forum/
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/democrats-governor-illinois-sun-times-editorial-board-livestream/
— Aldermen lock in pre-election labor peace with 21 percent of city workforce
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aldermen-lock-in-pre-election-labor-peace-with-21-percent-of-city-workforce/
— Women elected officials wear black in solidarity with ‘Me, Too’ movement
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/women-elected-officials-wear-black-in-solidarity-with-me-too-movement/
— How do you run for governor in Illinois if you are not a billionaire? – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/governor-in-illinois-billionaire-pritzker-rauner-kennedy-biss/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kane County official: Naloxone alone won’t stop opioid epidemic – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180117/kane-county-official-naloxone-alone-wont-stop-opioid-epidemic
— McHenry County auditor candidate running to abolish elected position – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180117/mchenry-county-auditor-candidate-running-to-abolish-elected-position

 

WLS AM
— Trump says he wants immigrants from ‘everywhere’ – Betsy Klein (DIERSEN: From the beginning, many German-Americans have pretended that their ancestors had not immigrated from Germany because from the beginning, many in America have not wanted immigrants from Germany. What if from the beginning, I had pretended to be Swedish-American? While all my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, according to DNA Ancestry at http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/01/16/trump-says-he-wants-immigrants-from-everywhere/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Did Cook County’s failed soda tax cause sales taxes to fizzle, too? – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180117/did-cook-countys-failed-soda-tax-cause-sales-taxes-to-fizzle-too

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Poll finds Rauner way ahead of GOP challenger – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180117/BLOGS02/180119906/poll-finds-rauner-way-ahead-of-gop-challenger
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A spokeswoman for Ives’ campaign termed the results “not big news,” given that Rauner continues to spend huge sums of money on TV ads. “The story is that the supermajority of those voters want the revolution Rauner promised. And they know they’re not going to get it from him,” the Ives spokeswoman said. “His inch-deep support will dissipate quickly once GOP voters are aware of the choice they have.” Rauner’s campaign had no immediate response.)
— Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180117/NEWS08/180119908/apple-to-build-2nd-campus-hire-20000-in-350b-pledge
— These are Chicago’s 25 largest employers – ANGIE STEWART (FROM THE ARTICLE: About 11 percent of the employees at Chicago’s largest employers work for the U.S. government, which tops the list again with a headcount of 41,500.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180112/ISSUE01/180119954/these-are-chicagos-25-largest-employers
— Dow closes above 26,000 for first time – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: What do the anti-Trumps attribute that to?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180117/NEWS01/180119905/dow-closes-above-26000-for-first-time

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— 2 Illinois governor candidates spend $26M in last 3 months – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180117/2-illinois-governor-candidates-spend-26m-in-last-3-months
— Education officials want to double state budget for schools – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180117/education-officials-want-to-double-state-budget-for-schools

 

HERALD NEWS
— Will County Clerk seeking Republican election judges – ALEX ORTIZ
http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/01/17/will-county-clerk-seeking-republican-election-judges/ae668ue/

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Who are the biggest donors to these governor hopefuls? The candidates themselves. – JOSEPH BUSTOS
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article195173394.html

 

MADISON RECORD
— Giant sucking sound: Illinois lost $3.4B in income to neighboring states since 2010 – Vincent Caruso
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/511317434-giant-sucking-sound-illinois-lost-3-4b-in-income-to-neighboring-states-since-2010

 

STARK COUNTY NEWS
— Erika Harold highlights Feb. 3 Lincoln Day event – Jim Nowlan
https://www.countyenews.com/?p=11842

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Kelly says Trump’s positions on issues are evolving – AP (DIERSEN: Trump promised that if elected, he would defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/kelly-says-trumps-positions-on-issues-are-evolving/922018378
— Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no – AP
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/liberals-press-dems-to-act-on-immigration-shutdown-or-no/921765856

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — National and state Dems in Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee using Greitens to attack their Republican governors – Kevin McDermott (DIERSEN: Who in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois do Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs use to attack Republicans?)
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/national-and-state-dems-in-illinois-iowa-tennessee-using-greitens/article_379bee66-f4f9-5977-8cce-f80db52fb3db.html
    — Raid on county offices, Missouri sex scandal weigh on Illinois politics – Pat Gauen
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/pat-gauen/gauen-raid-on-county-offices-missouri-sex-scandal-weigh-on/article_6b18e959-4743-5aa4-935c-dccfed395128.html

 

WE ASK AMERICA
— Statewide GOP Gov. Primary
http://weaskamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Statewide-GOP-Gov-Jan-15.pdf

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Poll: Rauner leads Ives 65-21
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/17/poll-rauner-leads-ives-65-21/
— Rauner tied to Greitens, Pritzker tied to Blagojevich
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/17/rauner-tied-to-greitens-pritzker-tied-to-blagojevich/

 

TOWNHALL
— Watch Trump Tell CNN’s Acosta To Get Out Of The Oval Office – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/01/17/watch-trump-tell-cnns-acosta-to-get-out-of-the-oval-office-n2435549
— Trump to Address March for Life – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/01/17/breaking-trump-to-address-march-for-life-n2435790
— CNN Panel Trashes Trump’s Physician: He’s Just A Fanboy. (Narrator Voice: He Was Obama’s Doctor Too) – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/01/17/cnn-panel-trashes-trumps-physician-hes-just-a-fanboy-narrator-voice-he-was-obamas-doctor-too-n2435825
— The Media Seemed Disappointed That Trump Didn’t Have AIDS, Hepatitis C, Ebola, Or Anything Awful – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/01/17/the-media-seemed-disappointed-that-trump-didnt-have-aids-hepatitis-c-ebola-or-n2435371

 

DAILY CALLER
— Durbin Only Senator To Stay For Jeff Flake’s Anti-Trump Floor Speech – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/17/jeff-flake-floor-speech-empty-trump-media/
— Medicaid And Obamacare May Be Incentivizing Opioid Trafficking And Abuse – Steve Birr
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/17/report-medicaid-incentivizing-opioid-abuse/

 

GOPUSA
— As DHS Considers Charges, Sanctuary City Mayors Laugh (DIERSEN: Concerning illegal immigration, does the mayor of your municipality laugh at the federal government, that is, does the mayor of your municipality reject the rule of law, that is, does the mayor of your municipality side with citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=37350

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Huckabee Sanders asks reporters why NBC gave so-called ‘racist’ Trump a show for years – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/huckabee-sanders-asks-reporters-why-nbc-gave-so-ca/

 

BLAZE
— Canadian Christians say they can’t apply for federal job funding due to abortion clause – Kate Scanlon (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/17/canadian-christians-say-they-cant-apply-for-federal-job-funding-due-to-abortion-clause

 

BREITBART
— Gay U.S. Olympian Rips Selection of VP Pence to Lead U.S. Olympic Delegation, Says He Won’t Meet With VP – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2018/01/17/gay-u-s-olympian-rips-selection-vp-pence-lead-u-s-delegation-says-he-wont-meet-vp/
— Poll: 76 Percent of Americans Favor Substantial Abortion Restrictions – DR. SUSAN BERRY
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/17/poll-76-percent-of-americans-favor-substantial-abortion-restrictions/

 

DAVID DUKE
— Gov Rauner Calls Dr Duke “Racist” but Loves Massive Anti-White Racist Discrimination – Duke Responds & Makes a Call for White Courage! (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trumps call for Rauner to officially call everyone in Illinois a racist who fails/refuses to join Rauner in calling David Duke a racist? Who else do anti-Trumps want Rauner to call a racist? Who next will Rauner call a racist?)
https://davidduke.com/gov-rauner-calls-dr-duke-racist-but-loves-massive-anti-white-racist-discrimination-duke-responds-makes-a-call-for-white-courage/

 

THE HILL
— Working people are watching, Mr. President – RICHARD TRUMKA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers in America talk and act like they want to hire, retain, and promote those who are members of Group A and get rid of their employees who are members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/369338-working-people-are-watching-mr-president

 

HUFFINGTON PRESS
— Jeff Flake Urges GOP To Stand Up To Trump’s Attacks Against The Press “A free press is the despot’s enemy, which makes the free press a guardian of democracy,” the Arizona Republican senator said on the Senate floor. – Igor Bobic (DIERSEN: Would Flake urge the Illinois Republican Party, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, etc., to stand up for me and for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-flake-trump-press_us_5a5f69d2e4b096ecfca98e30

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump Leon Panetta blasts Trump.
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/opinions/leon-panetta-the-world-needs-to-know-trump-is-not-who-we-are/index.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Mr. President, don’t betray your base with a DACA-only deal – Christopher Buskirk
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-president-dont-betray-your-base-with-a-daca-only-deal/2018/01/17/1f87a1ca-fbad-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Apple Plans to Pay $38 Billion in Repatriation Taxes As of last September, Apple had $252.3 billion in cash or cash equivalents abroad – Imani Moise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-to-pay-38-billion-in-repatriation-tax-plans-new-u-s-campus-1516215419

 

NEW YORK POST
— Judges need to stop trying to annul Trump’s election – Seth Lipsky
https://nypost.com/2018/01/17/judges-need-to-stop-trying-to-annul-trumps-election/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump promises ‘Fake News Awards’
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-fake-news-trump-20180117-story.html

 

NEWSWEEK
— VISIT THESE COUNTRIES AND YOU WILL PROBABLY DIE, SAYS U.S. GOVERNMENT – TOM O’CONNOR
http://www.newsweek.com/visit-these-countries-you-will-probably-die-us-government-782892

 

GALLUP
— Half of College Students Say Their Major Leads to a Good Job (DIERSEN: If I could do it over again, I would have majored in accounting at NIU.)
http://news.gallup.com/poll/225446/half-college-students-say-major-leads-good-job.aspx

 

FED SMITH
— 0.6% Decrease in Federal Employment in 2017 – Michael Wald
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/01/17/0-6-decrease-federal-employment-2017/

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Is Distorting Statistics to Demonize Immigrants.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/146634/trump-distorting-statistics-demonize-immigrants

 

SALON
— Michael Wolff basically duped Trump into White House access by bashing the press After watching Wolff criticize the media’s coverage of Trump on CNN, the president called him up and offered praise – CHARLIE MAY
https://www.salon.com/2018/01/17/michael-wolff-basically-duped-trump-into-white-house-access-by-bashing-the-press/

January 17 MorningEdition

CBS NEWS
— Illinois governor believes David Duke is a racist, spokesman clarifies – AP (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrat news media in Illinois demand that all those on March 20, 2018 Republican primary ballots in Illinois a) identify all those who they believe are racists and b) explain in detail the criteria that they use to deem someone a racist?)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/illinois-governor-believes-david-duke-is-a-racist-spokesman-clarifies/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After fumbling the answer to a question about whether a former Ku Klux Klan leader is a racist, the campaign of Republican Bruce Rauner on Tuesday clarified the governor’s opinion of David Duke. During a radio interview on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Rauner was asked if President Donald Trump was racist following reports he used vulgar language to refer to African nations. Trump allegedly also questioned why America would want to accept more immigrants from Haiti. Rauner repeatedly declined to directly answer, saying “that language has no place in our political conversation.” When WVON-AM host Charles Thomas on Monday asked if Duke is a racist, Rauner would only respond “we have racism in our society.” “We have got to come together to change our system,” Rauner said. On Tuesday, Rauner campaign spokesman Justin Giorgio sought to clarify those comments. In a statement, he said Rauner “believes that David Duke is a racist.” Democrats were quick to seize on what they characterized as Rauner’s attempt to “mince words.” “Instead of having a spine and standing up for what’s right, Rauner dodges even the most basic of questions to avoid giving Illinoisans the answers they deserve,” said Jordan Abudayyeh, spokeswoman for Democratic governor hopeful J.B. Pritzker. Also on Tuesday, Duke spoke about Rauner’s initial failure to call him a racist. “Probably at some point, he’s heard about David Duke, and deep down in his soul, something’s happened inside of him and he knows that I am not really a racist in the sense that I want to oppress and oppose other people,” Duke told the Chicago Tribune. Sen. Kwame Raoul, a Chicago Democrat running for attorney general, cited King when he noted Rauner’s failure to call Duke a racist. “Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us that our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter and Bruce Rauner’s inability to clearly state that David Duke is a racist is pretty damning,” said Raoul, the son of Haitian immigrants.)

 

NBC5
— White CPD Recruits Hired More Than Minorities – Christian Farr (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-recruit-minority-hiring-469613583.html

 

WGN TV
— Governor believes KKK leader is racist, Rauner campaign says (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps call all Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Who next will Rauner call a racist?)
http://wgntv.com/2018/01/16/governor-believes-kkk-leader-is-racist-rauner-campaign-says/

 

WGN RADIO
— “Government has turned into the high school principal trying to get to the bottom of who swore at the driver from the back of the bus” – PETER ZIMMERMAN
http://wgnradio.com/2018/01/16/the-carry-out-1-16-18-government-has-turned-into-the-high-school-principal-trying-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-who-swore-at-the-driver-from-the-back-of-the-bus/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How governor candidates stack up against big-money rivals
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-governor-finances-20180117-story.html
— Wrecked and retching: Obscure vomiting illness linked to long-term pot use – Pauline Bartolone
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-vomiting-illness-long-term-pot-use-20180104-story.html
— Walmart, Jewel-Osco join list of retailers taking steps to curb opioid epidemic – Corilyn Shropshire and Lauren Zumbach
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-jewel-osco-narcan-walmart-safe-opioid-disposal-0117-story.html
— Is diversity a strength, and should strength be a core value? – Jonah Goldberg (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/sns-201801161237–tms–jgoldbrgctnjg-a20180117-20180117-column.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURES IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: Those who are anti-men promote those who are anti-men.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-womens-march-what-to-expect-20180113-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner, Pritzker digging deep — $350,000-plus every day — as primaries loom
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-pritzker-digging-deep-350000-plus-every-day-as-primaries-loom/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-men promote those who are anti-men.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/womens-march-focuses-on-electoral-power-amplifying-voices/
— How Chicago worked with labor unions rather than step on them – Mayor Emanuel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/how-chicago-worked-with-labor-unions-rather-than-step-on-them/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage gets more time to switch to state-mandated e-filing system – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180116/dupage-gets-more-time-to-switch-to-state-mandated-e-filing-system
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180117/trump-is-at-war-with-the-central-ideal-of-the-republic

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “Rauner’s Medicaid overhaul will risk kids’ lives.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180117/OPINION/180119916/rauners-medicaid-managed-care-overhaul-risks-childrens-lives
— Would you move to Wisconsin to save 10 minutes? – AARON RENN (DIERSEN: Have you ever walked to work or college? From my Outer Drive East condo, I walked to work in the Loop 1974-1978, to graduate business classes at Loyola 1974-1976, and to graduate accounting classes at DePaul 1976-1978.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180116/OPINION/180119920#utm_medium=email&utm_source=ccb-morning10&utm_campaign=ccb-morning10-20180117

 

WTTW
— Chicago Teacher Pension Payday: Top Earners in 2017 – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/01/16/chicago-teacher-pension-payday-top-earners-2017

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner campaign: ‘Governor believes David Duke is a racist’ – Monique Garcia (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps call all Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Who next will Rauner call a racist?)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180116/rauner-campaign-governor-believes-david-duke-is-racist

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rauner spokesman: ‘Governor believes David Duke is a racist’ – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps call all Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Who next will Rauner call a racist?)
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/17/rauner-spokesman-governor-believes-david-duke-is-a-racist/axosdyh/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Kennedy’s hot rhetoric, not policies, drawing attention – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-01-17/jim-dey-kennedys-hot-rhetoric-not-policies-drawing-attention.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-01-17/four-champaign-headed-dc-advocate-dreamers.html
— Vacancy on UI Board of Trustees still unfilled after a year – Julie Wurth
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-01-17/vacancy-ui-board-trustees-still-unfilled-after-year.html

— Fired Cunningham Township workers say they’re owed money – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-01-17/tom-kacich-fired-cunningham-township-workers-say-theyre-owed-money.html

 

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Democratic Lt. gov. candidates speak at Knox forum – Mitch Prentice (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Diganvker v. Jhingan, e) Stella v. Vlakancic, f) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne, g) Kinzler v. Orozco, h) Zito v. Khouri, i) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, j) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Fichtner v. Gavanes, k) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully v. Broline, l) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, m) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, n) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, o) etc.)
http://www.galesburg.com/news/20180116/democratic-lt-gov-candidates-speak-at-knox-forum

 

RIVER BENDER
— Rauner Meets Business Leaders in Edwardsville – Mark Ellebracht (DIERSEN: To discredit me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress to business leaders that I was a lowly wage earner 1964-1997 and a lowly government wage earner 1966-1969 and 1971-1997.)
https://m.riverbender.com/wbgznews/details.cfm?id=258650

 

PONTIAC DAILY LEADER
— Rauner says cutting taxes is important for Illinoians – Kent Casson
http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/news/20180116/rauner-says-cutting-taxes-is-important-for-illinoians

 

WTAD
— IVES SAYS SHE WON’T RAISE TAXES AS GOVERNOR – Scott Hardy
http://www.wtad.com/ives-says-she-wont-raise-taxes-as-governor.html

 

POLITIFACT ILLINOIS
— Rauner says ‘Legionella bacteria is in most water systems in Illinois’ – Brett Chase
http://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2018/jan/16/bruce-rauner/rauner-says-legionella-bacteria-most-water-systems/

 

BGA
— TOO MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ILLINOIS? WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION – Danish Murtaza
https://www.bettergov.org/news/too-many-school-districts-in-illinois-what-you-should-know-about-school-consolidation

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Khouri contends taxes causing serious harm by driving residents away – Angela Underwood
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511316442-khouri-contends-taxes-causing-serious-harm-by-driving-residents-away

 

WIRE POINTS
— Pritzker: Let Cities Dictate What The Rent Should Be – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Have you ever been a landlord? I rented out a town home in University Park 1976-1984.)
http://www.wirepoints.com/j-b-pritzker-wants-illinois-to-allow-cities-and-towns-to-impose-rent-control-quicktake/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— 11th Ward GOP backing Ives in bid to unseat ‘double-agent’ Rauner – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511317451-11th-ward-gop-backing-ives-in-bid-to-unseat-double-agent-rauner

— 11th Ward GOP backing Ives in bid to unseat ‘double-agent’ Rauner – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511317451-11th-ward-gop-backing-ives-in-bid-to-unseat-double-agent-rauner

 

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— Sen. McCann, PolitiFact agree: Rauner dishonest about Legionnaires’ claim
https://realgopillinois.com/2018/01/16/sen-mccann-politifact-agree-rauner-dishonest-legionnaires-claim/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Government report: Illinois GDP lagged behind Midwest, nation in last decade – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/government-report-illinois-gdp-lagged-behind-midwest-nation-in-last/article_23afc3d4-fb0f-11e7-b687-c323d2f7fd60.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Gubernatorial Hopeful Chris Kennedy’s Unseemly Temper Tantrum – Laurie Higgins (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform discourages traditional marriage.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/01/gubernatorial-hopeful-chris-kennedys-unseemly-temper-tantrum/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO TOP RANKED SCHOOL FOR VIEWPOINT DIVERSITY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/university-of-chicago-top-ranked-school-for-viewpoint-diversity.html

 

FEDERALIST
— Democrats Don’t Actually Want A DACA Compromise What if Democrats are using DACA recipients as human shields to get increased voter intensity, political donations, and turnout in upcoming elections? – Mollie Hemingway
http://thefederalist.com/2018/01/17/democrats-dont-want-a-daca-comprom

 

FOX BUSINESS
— IRS asks for extra cash: Are Americans more at risk of being audited? – Brittany De Lea
http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2018/01/17/irs-asks-for-extra-cash-are-americans-more-at-risk-being-audited.html

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump Accuses Democrat of Undermining Trust on Immigration – Darlene Superville & Jonathan Lemire
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/01/16/trump_accuses_democrat_of_undermining_trust_on_immigration_136016.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Eric Trump: ‘My father sees one color: green’ – Anna Giaritelli
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/eric-trump-my-father-sees-on-color-green/article/2646153

 

POLITICO
— Trump’s revenge on California: The Census Democrats fear that a proposed question on citizenship might cost the state a seat in Congress. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/16/trump-california-census-342116
— Trump on immigrants: ‘I want them to come in from everywhere’ – CRISTIANO LIMA (DIERSEN: As Germany becomes more and more and more anti-conservative, will hatred of German-Americans diminish?)
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/16/trump-on-immigration-i-want-them-to-come-in-from-everywhere-341180

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Anti-Trumps say “America still sees itself as a nation of immigrants.” Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps focus on getting rid of those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shithole-countries-racist-polling_us_5a5e6c49e4b096ecfca85c6e

 

AOL NEWS
— Donald Trump’s physical revealed he might be obese — here’s how much weight he needs to lose according to his BMI
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/01/16/donald-trumps-physical-revealed-he-might-be-obese-heres-how-much-weight-he-needs-to-lose-according-to-his-bmi/23335106/

 

CBS NEW YORK
— ‘Seething With Anger:’ Booker Slams DHS Secretary Over Failure To Remember Trump’s Words
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/01/16/booker-dhs-secretary-trump/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Will Soil You. Ask Lindsey Graham. – Frank Bruni
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/opinion/trump-lindsey-graham-shithole.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES & LAS VEGAS SUN & ARIZONA DAILY STAR & U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT & FOX 2 NOW & SEATTLE TIMES
— Rauner spokesman: ‘Governor believes David Duke is a racist’ – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps call all Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Who next will Rauner call a racist?)
http://www.latimes.com/sns-bc-il–illinois-governor-racism-20180117-story.html
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jan/17/rauner-spokesman-governor-believes-david-duke-is-a/
http://tucson.com/news/national/rauner-spokesman-governor-believes-david-duke-is-a-racist/article_a2ca122e-f827-5b54-91a5-4d3bd06e738e.html
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-01-16/rauner-spokesman-governor-believes-david-duke-is-a-racist
http://fox2now.com/2018/01/16/rauner-spokesman-governor-believes-david-duke-is-a-racist/
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/rauner-spokesman-governor-believes-david-duke-is-a-racist/

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/01/16/not-just-cake-shop-lgbt-people-battle-bias-everyday-routines/1031339001/

 

SAN ANTONIO
— Firms struggle to find, retain workers as economy hums – David J. Lynch (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/economy/article/Firms-struggle-to-find-retain-workers-as-economy-12495539.php

 

NEWSWEEK
— ‘ONLY DONALD TRUMP CARES ABOUT BLACK AMERICAN CITIZENS,’ SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE SAYS – RYAN SIT
http://www.newsweek.com/david-clarke-donald-trump-dick-durbin-shithole-shithouse-black-people-american-782971

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Fight for the Suburbs How a battle over the Fair Housing Act could transform U.S. politics – RACHEL M. COHEN (DIERSEN: Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation. Democrats want minorities to live in areas where minorities are the majority.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/145893/fight-suburbs-battle-fair-housing-act

 

FED SMITH
— 50-Count Indictment Leads to Indefinite Suspension at VA – Susan McGuire Smith (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors and those who support them a) have had me on an “indefinite suspension” since 1997 and b) have had the Civil Service Retirement System pay me $1,054,568 ($4,322/month X 244 months) in today’s dollars since then. What do you say to my Democrat GAO superiors and to those who support them?)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/01/16/50-count-indictment-leads-indefinite-suspension-va/

 

WALLET HUB
— The Real Cost of Smoking by State – Richie Bernardo
https://wallethub.com/edu/the-financial-cost-of-smoking-by-state/9520/

January 16 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— State representative candidate Burt Minor held an outstanding fundraiser Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018, at Cooper’s Corner in Winfield. State Senator Mike Connelly, State Representative Dave Olsen, and DuPage County Board Members Jim Jay and Tonia Khouri spoke very highly of him. The 120+ attendees included Alekna, Anderson, Atkinson, Bond, Brennan, Bucholz, Burke, Carlyle, Caruso, Cherry, Dabrowski, Dusza, Fisher, Furstenau, Halley, Hummel, T. Johnson, R. Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, Kmiecik, Kleeman, Krajewski, Larsen, MacKay, McCluskey, McGowen, McKillip, Mendrick, A. Murphy, Prater, Rash, Rathje, Romano, Russo, R. Sanguinetti, Schultz, Thomas, Voelz, Wiley, Wilson, Winger, Yurgaitis, and Zegel. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “Saturday’s Women’s March Chicago” that “seeks to energize women in politics.”
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/saturdays-womens-march-chicago-seeks-to-energize-women-in-politics/2954011/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “Chicago priest on hunger strike due to inaction on DACA.”
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-priest-on-hunger-strike-due-to-inaction-on-daca/2951839/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DHS secretary says she doesn’t recall Trump vulgarity in White House meeting on immigration – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kirstjen-nielsen-senate-judiciary-committee-20180116-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters say “Legal marijuana could generate more than $132 billion in federal tax revenue and 1 million jobs.” If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-legal-marijuana-revenue-jobs-20180110-story.html
— Ford goes ‘all in’ on electric cars with $11 billion investment – Keith Naughton, Ryan Beene and Gabrielle Coppola
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ford-electric-cars-20180115-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Judge orders Illinois to expand medical marijuana qualifying conditions to include pain – Robert McCoppin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-medical-marijuana-pain-illinois-ruling-20180116-story.html
— Rauner campaign: ‘Governor believes David Duke is a racist’ – Monique Garcia (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps call all Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexist, bigots, and even worse things, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Who next will Rauner call a racist?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-david-duke-racist-20180116-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Dreamers. Democrats are counting on Dreamers to help Democrats get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-met-daca-renewal-update-0117-story.html
— Race to run against Rep. Peter Roskam in November reflects new wave of women candidates – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-women-candidates-st-0117-20180116-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “Is Trump a racist or does he just say racist things?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-donald-trump-immigration-vulgarity-daca-0117-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin grills DHS Secretary about Trump vulgarity regarding African nations – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/white-house-press-secretary-sanders-trump-is-not-denying-strong-language/
— VERY SAD, IF NOT TRAGIC: Republican AG candidate Erika Harold up for ‘exploring’ legalizing marijuana – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/republican-ag-candidate-erika-harold-up-for-exploring-legalizing-marijuana/
— Foxx should steer clear of donations from property tax lawyers – Editorial (DIERSEN: In Illinois, Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, political consultants, etc. should steer clear of donations from any individual, organization, and company that rejects any of the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform. He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-foxx-should-steer-clear-of-donations-from-property-tax-lawyers/
— More minority cops in Chicago? Not many. Yet. – Sam Charles (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/minority-cops-chicago-police-department-watchdogs/
— ‘Enthusiasm for Trump hasn’t diminished one bit’ downstate – Neil Steinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/trump-approval-rating-popular-wayne-county/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Commission recommends government reforms in Lake County – Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180116/commission-recommends-government-reforms-in-lake-county
— Police, DuPage minority leaders ‘want to find peace and harmony’ – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180116/police-dupage-minority-leaders-want-to-find-peace-and-harmony
— DuPage County voters to decide several ballot questions in March – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180116/dupage-county-voters-to-decide-several-ballot-questions-in-march

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kennedy, Emanuel and race: Where’s the truth? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180116/BLOGS02/180119925/kennedy-emanuel-and-race-wheres-the-truth

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— State Rep. Ives sees too many leaving Illinois, vows to revive business climate as governor – Doug Wilson
http://www.whig.com/20180116/state-rep-ives-sees-too-many-leaving-illinois-vows-to-revive-business-climate-as-governor#//

 

WAND
— Governor signs bill to help women inmates – Joe Astrouski
http://www.wandtv.com/story/37278821/governor-signs-bill-to-help-women-inmates

 

FOX 2 NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Judge orders intractable pain onto marijuana treatment list – AP
http://fox2now.com/2018/01/16/judge-orders-intractable-pain-onto-marijuana-treatment-list/

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— A Village’s Fight With Jim Durkin
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/a-villages-fight-with-jim-durkin

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois group wants to know where the candidates stand on gerrymandering – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/illinois-group-wants-to-know-where-the-candidates-stand-on/article_e01a613c-f7ef-11e7-a144-93340fec8c1f.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Is Illinois Going to Pot? – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/01/spotlight-is-illinois-going-to-pot/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives takes heat (FROM THOSE WHO REJECT THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY PLANK IN THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM) for claiming solution to Chicago’s gun crime is fathers in the home
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/16/ives-takes-heat-for-claiming-solution-to-chicagos-gun-crime-is-fathers-in-the-home/
— Rauner campaign responds *** David Duke tries to use Rauner quote to his own advantage (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps call all Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexist, bigots, and even worse things, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Who next will Rauner call a racist?)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/16/david-duke-tries-to-use-rauner-quote-to-his-own-advantage/

 

BREITBART
— Schumer to Trump: You Can Begin to Prove You’re Not Racist or Bigoted By Supporting Bipartisan Immigration Compromise – IAN HANCHETT (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. What did Hitler call the Jews during the 1930s and 1940s?)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/01/15/schumer-to-trump-you-can-begin-to-prove-youre-not-racist-or-bigoted-by-supporting-bipartisan-immigration-compromise/
— Sen. Dick Durbin: I’m Working ‘Full Time’ for DACA Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs see illegals as being cannon fodder for them to use in their war against Republicans.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/16/sen-dick-durbin-im-working-full-time-for-daca-illegal-aliens/

 

DAILY CALLER
— DHS Recommends Arrests For Sanctuary City Leaders – Chuck Ross
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/16/dhs-recommends-arrests-for-sanctuary-city-leaders-video/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— ‘GANG OF 6’ PUSHES AMNESTY FOR MORE THAN 10 MILLION ILLEGALS ‘Dreamers … will be able to sponsor their parents under chain migration laws’ – GREG COROMBOS
http://www.wnd.com/2018/01/gang-of-6-pushes-amnesty-for-more-than-10-million-illegals/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DHS secretary under oath: Trump didn’t say ‘sh—hole’ Others in meeting used ‘inappropriate language’ with president – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/dhs-secretary-under-oath-trump-didnt-say-sh–hole/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Sen. McCann, PolitiFact agree: Rauner dishonest about Legionnaires’ claim
https://realgopillinois.com/2018/01/16/sen-mccann-politifact-agree-rauner-dishonest-legionnaires-claim/

 

ROLL CALL
— Illinois House Primaries Will Be Early Testing Ground for Democrats  Democrats have several pickup opportunities, but they need viable candidates first – Simone Pathé
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/illinois-house-primaries-democrats
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Based on 2016 presidential performance, the 6th District looks like Democrats’ best pickup opportunity. Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the race Likely Republican. “It’s one of those districts where we have to perform; it’s a part of our path,” a national Democratic strategist said. Out of the four Illinois seats on the DCCC’s target list, it’s the only one Clinton carried — by 7 points. But voters in this affluent suburban Chicago district also backed incumbent Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk, who lost statewide, and easily gave Rep. Peter Roskam a sixth term. Democrats plan to hit Roskam on the GOP tax overhaul, which the state’s Republican governor called “punishing” because of its cap on state and local tax deductions. “It’s clear that [Roskam’s] voters wanted a conservative representative who was focused on cutting their taxes — and that’s exactly what Roskam did,” Maddie Anderson, a spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in an email. “I’m a little confused by the notion that following through on what voters asked for would lead to being voted out of office,” she added. Seven Democrats have filed the requisite signatures to run in the primary, including 2016 nominee Amanda Howland, who lost to Roskam by 18 points. But the DCCC is not in a position to back any of the other candidates because members of the Illinois delegation are split. Many national Democrats see Kelly Mazeski, a former financial adviser and local elected official, as the front-runner. The breast cancer survivor announced her candidacy the day the House voted to repeal the 2010 health care law, which earned her national attention. She raised $163,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017 and loaned herself another $100,000. She ended December with $510,000 in the bank. In addition to support from EMILY’s List, she has endorsements from Illinois Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Cheri Bustos and several of Bustos’ closest female allies in Congress, who have been politically active across the country. But some members of the delegation prefer lawyer Carole Cheney, a former district chief of staff to Rep. Bill Foster. She has the backing of Foster and Rep. Robin Kelly. She had $90,000 at the end of the third quarter.)

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Ranking the Democrats’ Chances in the 2018 Governors Races – Paul Grossinger
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ranking-the-democrats-chances-in-the-2018-governors_us_5a5e3350e4b01ccdd48b5fd8
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tier 1: Democrats Clearly Favored Illinois: Bruce Rauner is an unpopular incumbent and Illinois is a Democratic state. The budget freeze doesn’t help.)

 

AOL NEWS
— President Trump’s daily medications include Propecia, rosacea cream
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/01/16/president-trumps-daily-medications-include-propecia-rosacea-cream/23335096/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Tax Law Sharpens the Red-Blue Divide – Carl Hulse
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/us/politics/hulse-congress-tax-cut-campaigns.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Can Lawyer Ignore Wishes Of His Client- Jeffery C. Mays
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/nyregion/mccoy-louisiana-lawyer-larry-english.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump did ‘exceedingly well’ on a cognitive test, top White House doctor says – Jenna Johnson and Lenny Bernstein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-did-exceedingly-well-on-a-cognitive-test-top-white-house-doctor-says/2018/01/16/e8af8b8a-fadb-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story.html
— Trump’s disruption of government could aid top federal employees, survey says – Joe Davidson (DIERSEN: I have been an Association of Government Accountants (AGA) member since 1979 and I served on the AGA Chicago Chapter Executive Committee 1983-1996.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/01/16/trumps-disruption-of-government-could-aid-top-federal-employees-survey-says/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With President Trump’s first presidential anniversary days away, hundreds of political positions in the federal government still lack nominees. Perhaps some folks don’t want to work for a white supremacist, but that’s another column. While the lack of political appointees can cause myriad problems, there also can be an upside for career staffers — like the opportunity for them to disrupt, which is not the same as resist. In fact, Trump campaigned and has governed with disruption of the established order as a primary goal. A new survey on “Navigating Disruption” sought to determine if government leaders “are being inducted into a new phase of government service, with disruption as its key operating principle.” Think of disruption as bold action upsetting the status quo. That can be good or bad. The survey, conducted by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and the Grant Thornton accounting firm, focused on federal chief financial officers (CFOs), but the findings also are relevant to other career government leaders.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Census Should Ask About Citizenship Current data aren’t enough to enforce the Voting Rights Act. – Edward Blum
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-census-should-ask-about-citizenship-1516044136
— OK Google, You’ve Been Served The company may find its political monoculture hard to defend under California labor law. – Allysia Finley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ok-google-youve-been-served-1516044100
— Deciding Against the Paper Chase High costs, indifferent teachers, hours devoted to subjects that have little to do with earning a living in the real world: Is it all worth it? Naomi Schaefer Riley reviews ‘The Case Against Education’ by Bryan Caplan and ‘Rethinking School’ by Susan Wise Bauer. – Naomi Schaefer Riley (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate and graduate courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction. To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/review-deciding-against-the-paper-chase-1516044311
— What Is the Perfect Age? Researchers are studying when we feel our best and why—giving new relevance to the question of the ideal age. – Clare Ansberry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-is-the-perfect-age-1515844860
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Getting Married: 28-32 Waiting to wed reduces the odds of divorce—by 11% a year—but waiting too long increases the odds by 5% annually, says Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, who looked at divorce rates in a 2015 study Those who wait longer may be “congenitally cantankerous” people who put off marriage because they can’t find anyone to marry them, he says. Having Children: before 32 That’s the age when fertility starts to drop off, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The decline becomes precipitous after 37. Making financial decisions: peak around 50 To measure financial literacy, researchers at Texas Tech University in a study published in 2016 asked 16 questions about borrowing, investing and insurance. They found the average scores increased within each year up to roughly age 50. After 60, financial literacy begins to fall.)

 

USA TODAY
— ‘Fake news’ and ‘Truth Decay’ threaten America. How can we revive respect for facts? – Michael D. Rich and Jennifer Kavanagh (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news is fake except for the news that they publish.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/01/16/fake-news-and-truth-decay-threaten-america-how-revive-respect-facts-rich-kavanagh-column/1033920001/

 

FORBES
— Financial Sinkhole States In The Trump Tax Era – William Baldwin
https://www.forbes.com/sites/baldwin/2018/01/16/financial-sinkhole-states-in-the-trump-tax-era/#4b5a4610dd9b
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Now high-income folks who pay the bills for big government in California, Illinois and New York will be even more motivated to decamp for Nevada, Florida or Texas. If they leave, a dwindling group of productive workers will be left to shoulder a rising financial burden. . .Illinois is $361 billion in the hole on state pensions. (That figure doesn’t include Chicago’s $90 billion shortfall.) If Illinois asked workers in the private sector and the federal government to make up the state’s deficit, each maker would have to chip in $68,000. That monkey on the back helps explain why, in the income migration that the IRS is tracking, Illinois is a loser.)

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti- Trump says “Standing With Trump Is Standing With Racism.”
https://www.usnews.com/opinion/thomas-jefferson-street/articles/2018-01-16/standing-with-trumps-immigration-policies-is-racist

 

FED SMITH
— Happy Anniversary to Federal Civil Servants 135th Anniversary of the Federal Civil Service – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/01/16/happy-anniversary-federal-civil-servants/

January 16 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Chris Kennedy Walks Off Stage During Gun Violence Comment at Forum “It hit a very special nerve for me,” Kennedy said in an interview with NBC5 – Mary Ann Ahern and Brendan Pedersen (DIERSEN: Republicans promote the traditional family. Democrats promote things that destroy the traditional family. Children raised in traditional families are far less likely to commit crime and they are far more likely to be successful in life.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chris-kennedy-leaves-stage-during-forum-469429893.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy left the stage during a forum on Monday after Republican State Rep. Jeanne Ives argued the solution to the state’s gun violence was having “more fathers in the home.” Kennedy, a Democrat, replied by pointing out he had grown up without a father before standing up and walking out of the venue. For the Winnetka businessman and politician, gun violence is personal. Both his father and uncle – Sen. Robert Kennedy (D) and President John F. Kennedy (D), respectively – were shot and killed during the turbulent 1960s. Kennedy has made gun violence a top priority of his campaign since he declared his candidacy last February, earning endorsements from African-American Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis in the process. “It hit a very special nerve for me,” Kennedy said in an interview with NBC 5. “I lost my father to someone with a gun. For someone to say simply the solution is to have a father-in-law – I don’t know. How shall I react? What should my family have done?” Kathleen Murphy, a spokesperson for Ives, said in a statement Monday night that the representative did not mean to offend Mr. Kennedy during the forum. However, Murphy also reiterated the importance of fathers in domestic life, citing “similar statements” like President Barack Obama’s 2008 Father’s Day speech at the Apostolic Church of God on Chicago’s South Side. In his speech, the then-candidate said, “too many fathers also are is missing — missing from too many lives and too many homes.” “Those are President Obama’s words, and that was what she was echoing today,” Murphy said. “She certainly meant no offense to Mr. Kennedy.” Kennedy made the decision to leave after watching the 2016 Republican primary debates, where he said, “the Republican Party allowed Donald Trump to say racist and simplistic things.” Kennedy argued that Republicans should have vacated the stage in protest like he did when he heard “simplistic solutions to tragic problems.” Kennedy’s running mate, Ra Joy, has also been personally stricken by gun violence. His son Xavier was killed by gunfire in Hyde Park last June. After returning home from college for the summer, his family believes he was killed for his cell phone just two blocks from his home. Kennedy quoted his running mate when it came to tackling violence. “As Ra points out, hurt people hurt people,” he said. “We need to be sensitive to that; think in terms of empathy and not in terms of punishment, and that’s not what I was hearing today.”)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump hits Durbin on his immigration remark – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-racist-defends-himself/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Top 3 Illinois Dem gubernatorial candidates agree: We all smoked pot back in the day – Kim Janssen (DIERSEN: I have never used pot or any other kind of illegal drug and I never will. If I had smoked pot “in the day,” would I have been able to a) score 24 on the ACT and graduate in the top 20% of my high school class in 1966 when I was 17, b) buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, c) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, d) buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, e) earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, f) buy an new town home in 1972, g) etc. One thing is for sure, if I had smoked pot, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966, Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, IRS would not have hired me in 1971, and GAO would not have hired me in 1980.) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-met-pritzker-pot-0116-chicago-inc-20180112-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A look inside the tense, vulgar White House meeting on immigration.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-white-house-immigration-meeting-20180115-story.html
— Illinois election officials won’t pass along voter data for now – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Those who promote voter fraud are overjoyed.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-election-voter-data-20180116-story.html
— More #MeToo fallout – Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-election-voter-data-20180116-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Government agencies would be required to publicly disclose whether they’ve entered into a severance agreement with an employee accused of sexual harassment under legislation introduced by a Republican lawmaker. The proposal from Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, comes as elected officials and prominent figures nationwide face heightened scrutiny amid a flood of sexual misconduct allegations. In Illinois, state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, has been accused of sexually harassing a victims rights advocate while working with the woman to pass legislation. Silverstein denied the allegations, which brought to light flaws in the way ethics complaints are handled at the Capitol as the office charged with investigating allegations sat empty for three years. The measure pushed by McSweeney would require local government agencies, including schools and community colleges, to disclose within three days details of severance agreements whenever any workers are fired over alleged sexual harassment or discrimination. A related proposal he also introduced late last week would prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to pay off legal settlements resulting from a state lawmaker’s sexual misconduct.)
— Africa is sending us its best and brightest – Tyler Cowen (DIERSEN: Are/were you among the “best and brightest?” In the federal government, for its non-veteran White male employees, to be among the “best and brightest,” you have to make GS-13 ($96,403) by age 25, GS-14 ($113,920) by age 30, GS-15 ($134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($164,200) by age 40.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-africa-immigration-trump-norway-slur-0116-20180112-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: Obama will campaign more in second year off the job, but continue a low political profile – Katherine Skiba (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Bushes make it clear that they side with Obama and that they reject most if not all of the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-barack-obama-post-presidency-20180111-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF ROSKAM: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Roskam sides with Trump’s critics on immigration. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Trump’s critics reject the immigration planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform. What does Roskam say to those like me who support the immigration planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform? From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers prefer to hire recent immigrants over those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Overwhelmingly, recent immigrants are young minorities and/or young females who talk and act like Democrats. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. Ever-increasingly, Democrats oppose anything that is merit based. My Democrat IRS superiors were furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. My Democrat GAO superiors were furious when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 years old. The young Democrat minorities and the young Democrat females who my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors promoted over me had not taken those examinations, let alone passed them.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180115/roskam-on-immigration-we-want-those-very-people-among-us
— Narcan now available at all Jewel-Osco stores (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, making Narcan available encourages the illegal use of opioids such as heroin.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180115/narcan-now-available-at-all-jewel-osco-stores
— Labels matter but real value of census designations is data – Esther J. Cepeda (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? According to anti-Trumps, my demographics are terrible: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (69), rich, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, retired federal employee, former union member, American nameplate car owner, childless, pet-less, etc.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180116/labels-matter-but-real-value-of-census-designations-is-data
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Daily Herald demonized, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180115/editorial-mlk-and-a-question-we-must-not-lose-sight-of

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Woman Up, Chicago: Time to promote female leaders – Editorial (DIERSEN: In my opinion, GAO failed/refused to promote into its Senior Executive Service a GS-15 woman a) who was my immediate supervisor during my last 4 years at GAO and b) who supervised my immediate supervisor the previous 4 years because she failed/refused to do more to waste my career and to get rid of me. Most, if not virtually all of my GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates DID NOT want to work for her, work with her, or supervise her because she was very demanding, female, younger, Jewish, and wealthy. She had an MBA from the University of Chicago and had passed the CPA examination on her first attempt. To turn her against me, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates stressed to her that I was conservative (she was liberal), Republican (she was Democrat), I was 100% German national origin (she was 100% Russian national origin), I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (she was Jewish), and that my ancestors had been in America since the 1840s (her ancestors were recent immigrants.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180112/ISSUE07/180119944
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in driving Trump condo prices down.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20180116/CRED0701/180119930/trump-condo-prices-down-12-in-2017

 

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Civil Rights Leaders use MLK Day to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Trump.
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/01/15/civil-rights-leaders-react-trump-while-honoring-mlk

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrat Kennedy calls Republican Ives’ gun crime solution ignorant and stupid – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are ignorant and stupid.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180115/democrat-kennedy-calls-republican-ives-gun-crime-solution-ignorant-and-stupid

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Algonquin Township fires Ryan Provenzano as chief of staff
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/15/algonquin-township-fires-ryan-provenzano-as-chief-of-staff/adlo5at/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Harold’s GOP challenger for AG Gary Grasso proposes pension convention – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-01-16/harolds-gop-challenger-ag-proposes-pension-convention.html

 

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Voters need to elect good people – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: According to anti-Trumps, “good people” are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.galesburg.com/opinion/20180116/scott-reeder-voters-need-to-elect-good-people

 

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Deadline passes for local units of government in Illinois to update harassment policies – Chris Green
http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20180115/deadline-passes-for-local-units-of-government-in-illinois-to-update-harassment-policies

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Winnebago County auditor’s memo much ado about nothing – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20180115/chuck-sweeny-winnebago-county-auditors-memo-much-ado-about-nothing

 

STATELINE
— Young Eagles Success Club, Lt. Governor Celebrate MLK Day
http://www.mystateline.com/news/yes-club-lt-governor-celebrate-mlk-day/918258068

 

MADISON TIMES
— Meet the Illinoisan (Richard Uihlein) trying to buy a Wisconsin Senate seat
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/morning-briefing-meet-the-illinoisan-trying-to-buy-a-wisconsin/article_6eeccdac-fab9-11e7-9fc8-97e144a99222.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report that “Hundreds converge on Times Square to protest racism, Trump.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/hundreds-converge-on-times-square-to-protest-racism-trump/917693545

 

WSIL TV
— Grasso runs for Republican nomination for Illinois Attorney General – Roni LeForge
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/37269988/grasso-runs-for-republican-nomination-for-illinois-attorney-general

 

DEPAULIA
— DePaul pro-lifers speak out at March for Life rally March for Life rally attracts protesters of all ages and values – Jonathan Ballew (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, because it is a Catholic university, everyone at DePaul should be pro-life. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)
http://depauliaonline.com/31270/news/depaul-pro-lifers-speak-out-at-march-for-life-rally/

 

WIRE POINTS
— Chris Kennedy’s appalling response to Jeanne Ives – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Republicans promote the traditional family. Democrats promote things that destroy the traditional family. Children raised in traditional families are far less likely to commit crime and they are far more likely to be successful in life.)
http://www.wirepoints.com/chris-kennedys-appalling-response-to-jeanne-ives-quicktake/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “We know the statistics — that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.” That was Senator Barack Obama in 2008. “You know how you’re going to solve [gun violence]? Fathers in the home.” That was Jeanne Ives, candidate for governor, at a forum today. This time, the audience booed and shouted. Chris Kennedy walked off the stage and said, “When I hear such ignorance and stupidity aired out by someone who knows so little about so much, I don’t think there’s an appropriate place for them to be on a podium on a dais.” Mayor Emanuel last year proudly attributed a historic low in teen births to the City’s work and to Obamacare. The federal government, under Obama and long before, linked unwed births to crime. Ives made her comment to a crowd she knew would be hostile — mostly Democratic on the west side of Chicago. Over the booing she repeated what she believes, “Fathers in the home.” Seeing that, instead of joining the jeering hypocrisy, maybe Kennedy should have remembered something his father said: “Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.”)

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— McSweeney property tax reform effort starts with consolidation – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511316527-mcsweeney-property-tax-reform-effort-starts-with-consolidation

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— West Chicago teachers cite lack of leadership in no-confidence vote in District 94 president – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511314175-west-chicago-teachers-cite-lack-of-leadership-in-no-confidence-vote-in-district-94-president

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— GIANT SUCKING SOUND: ILLINOIS LOST $3.4B IN INCOME TO NEIGHBORING STATES SINCE 2010 Policy failures have resulted in a steady stream of income flowing to neighboring states. – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/giant-sucking-sound-illinois-lost-3-4b-in-income-to-neighboring-states-since-2010/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Women’s March Plans New Event, But Rejects Human Rights – Liberty McArtor
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/womens-march-plans-new-event-rejects-human-rights/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner says solution to high black unemployment is getting rid of Madigan
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/16/rauner-says-solution-to-high-black-unemployment-is-getting-rid-of-madigan/
— Rauner sticks tightly to talking points when asked about Trump and even David Duke
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/16/rauner-sticks-tightly-to-talking-points-when-asked-about-trump-and-even-david-duke/
— Pritzker slammed for floating vehicle miles tax idea (DIERSEN: My wife and I drive very few miles. For car insurance, I would be more than happy to pay $1 a mile for each mile that I drive my 2016 Ford Mustang, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, and 1972 Chevy Corvette.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/16/pritzker-slammed-for-floating-vehicle-miles-tax-idea/
— Kennedy blames U of I’s African-American enrollment decline on predecessors
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/16/kennedy-blames-u-of-is-african-american-enrollment-decline-on-predecessors/

 

WHITE HOUSE
— Our Current Immigration System Jeopardizes American Security
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/current-immigration-system-jeopardizes-american-security/

 

GOPUSA
— Kasich still angling for the White House by criticizing Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=37265
— San Francisco: Poop City, USA
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=37193

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE “PROMISED LAND” 50 YEARS LATER – Eric M. Wallace, PhD (DIERSEN: What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say today about how Democrats increasingly use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-promised-land-50-years-later/

 

BREITBART
— Evaluating the Damage: Immigration’s Impact on Black Americans – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers prefer hiring recent immigrants over those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/15/evaluating-the-damage-immigrations-impact-black-americans/
— Mitt Romney Uses Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Attack Donald Trump – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/15/mitt-romney-uses-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-bash-donald-trump/

 

DAILY CALLER
— NYT Officially Designates Trump A Racist, And Nobody Cares – Scott Greer (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call Trump and his supporters White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. What did Hitler call the Jews during the 1930s and 1940s?)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/16/nyt-trump-racist/
— When CNN Can’t Pronounce Indian-American Trump Aide’s Name, Sarah Sanders Makes Them Pay – Benny Johnson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who miss-pronounce the names of Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, and Republican party leaders.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/15/sarah-sanders-cnn-chris-cuomo-raj-whatever-his-name/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s point is well-taken; the rest is Durbin noise – Ralph Z. Hallow (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to advance young Democrat minorities and to advance young Democrat females, Democrats oppose anything that is merit based. Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans. My Democrat IRS superiors were furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. My Democrat GAO superiors were furious when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 years old. The young Democrat minorities and the young Democrat females who my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors promoted over me had not taken those examinations, let alone passed them.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/donald-trumps-point-is-well-taken-the-rest-is-durb/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Most people aren’t race-baiters, haters or supremacists, including those nodding their heads in agreement with what President Trump said in a private meeting to Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Most people simply think it’s neither the mission nor the obligation of the United States to educate people who can’t get anything that even passes for education in their countries of origin — or get even basic health care, sanitation and job opportunities. Most people think it’s in America’s and Americans’ interest to emphasize merit over need in deciding whom to admit to our shores for possible citizenship. Emphasize merit but not exclusively. Mr. Trump, for all his controversial word choice and political incorrectness, has forced that discussion into the public square — and other heretofore verboten subjects. Maybe in time to save the republic from the elites who are killing it, maybe not.)

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Illinois Senator Dick Durbin Has a Long History of Lies and Calumny – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2018/01/15/illinois-senator-dick-durbin-long-history-lies-calumny/

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— Analysis Projects ‘Gang of Six’ Plan Grants Amnesty to 10 Million Illegals NumbersUSA think tank estimates eligibility would be 14 times higher than provided by proposals by Trump, House bill – Brendan Kirby (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers talk and act like they want to replace their employees who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and replace them with employees who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/analysis-projects-gang-of-six-plan-grants-amnesty-to-10-million-illegals/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Someone Needs to Sort Out the Tech Idiots on Censorship – Christopher Chantrill
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/someone_needs_to_sort_out_the_tech_idiots_on_censorship.html

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Country of Origin Matters – Rick Lowery
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/455422/country-origin-matters

 

THE HILL
— Oprah Winfrey would beat President Trump in a 2020 showdown, Winfrey would win the White House over Trump, 50 to 39 percent, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll – JUDY KURTZ (DIERSEN: What percent would vote for Winfrey and what percent would vote for Trump in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Those who support Winfrey are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/368685-poll-majority-dont-want-oprah-to-run

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The “Shithole” Remark Was Trump Covering His Right-Wing Nativist Flank After Appearing Too Open To Immigration Compromise.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-shithole-remark-was-trump-covering-his-right_us_5a5d3df7e4b003efadb6b05a

 

NBC NEWS
— Foreign regimes, others spend big at Trump properties to ‘curry favor’ – JULIA AINSLEY and RICH GARDELLA (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who claim to be conservative and/or Republican and b) who demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me to curry favor with the Democrat news media in Illinois. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I deliberately spread false rumors with my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Should I sue them for slander?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/watchdog-foreign-regimes-others-spend-big-trump-properties-curry-favor-n837851

 

CBS NEWS
— Trump remarks polarize conservative Christians
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-remarks-polarize-conservative-christians/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans, do you want a race-based immigration system, too? – Eugene Robinson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats oppose anything that is merit based. My Democrat IRS superiors were furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. My Democrat GAO superiors were furious when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 years old. The young Democrat minorities and the young Democrat females who my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors promoted over me had not taken those examinations, let alone passed them.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-do-you-want-a-race-based-immigration-system-too/2018/01/15/9d060684-fa2a-11e7-8f66-2df0b94bb98a_story.html

 

ABC FRESNO
— President Trump tweets he wants ‘merit based’ immigration system (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats oppose anything that is merit based. My Democrat IRS superiors were furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. My Democrat GAO superiors were furious when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 years old. The young Democrat minorities and the young Democrat females who my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors promoted over me had not taken those examinations, let alone passed them.)
http://abc30.com/politics/president-trump-tweets-he-wants-merit-based-immigration-system-/2950162/

 

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— Libel laws: What are they and why is Trump talking about them, again? – Luis Gomez (DIERSEN: According to this article, “Publicly elected officials have a higher bar to meet because, unlike private citizens, statements made about them are probably a matter of public importance. Public officials like Trump, still, have recourse when they can prove “actual malice” or that the falsehoods made were done recklessly or maliciously.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes routinely slander and libel me because they believe that they can get away with it because I have to meet a “higher bar” to prove slander and libel a) because I have been the GOPUSA Editor since 2000 and b) because I have been an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman since 2000. Further, they know that because of my demographics, I have terrible “jury appeal.” Ever-increasingly, juries are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-what-are-libel-laws-and-why-trump-talking-about-them-20180110-htmlstory.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So, what are libel laws? Here’s how the American Lawyer Media defines libel: “to publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others.” Libel is one form of defamation that is distinguished by how it is done, through the broadcast or dissemination of a printed material, like a book. Slander is another form of defamation but one that is done orally like spoken in a public meeting. Can Trump sue for defamation and win? To win a defamation suit, according to one law firm, one must prove A) that the statement made was false, B) that it caused “material harm” and C) that those who made the statement acted with malice or with negligence. Publicly elected officials have a higher bar to meet because, unlike private citizens, statements made about them are probably a matter of public importance. Public officials like Trump, still, have recourse when they can prove “actual malice” or that the falsehoods made were done recklessly or maliciously.)

 

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want to destroy America say: “GOP & Democratic Governor Candidates Agree: Legalize Marijuana.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2018/01/16/gop-democratic-governor-candidates-agree-legalize-marijuana/#3c4bf81eb318

 

NPR
— Trump Adviser Krikorian Backs Shift To Merit-Based Immigration (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats oppose anything that is merit based. My Democrat IRS superiors were furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. My Democrat GAO superiors were furious when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 years old. The young Democrat minorities and the young Democrat females who my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors promoted over me had not taken those examinations, let alone passed them.)
https://www.npr.org/2018/01/16/578247210/trump-adviser-backs-shift-to-merit-based-immigration

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— EPA may offer more buyouts, early retirement, depending on funding from Congress – Jory Heckman (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use budget cuts to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://federalnewsradio.com/pay/2018/01/epa-may-offer-more-buyouts-early-retirement-depending-on-funding-from-congress/

 

DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND
— Being A Federal Employee Right Now Hard Because Of Administration Purge Mentality (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially their Republican employees like me who were White, male, and non-veteran.)
https://upload.democraticunderground.com/100210105846

 

EXPERT RE
— FOR SALE: 620 West Roosevelt Road Unit A2, Wheaton – $155,000
http://www.expertre.net/listing?address=620-West-Roosevelt-Road-Unit-A2-Wheaton-IL-60187&mlsno=09560607&idx=1440796055

January 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump tweets Sen. “Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented” DACA comments – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-tweets-sen-dicky-durbin-totally-misrepresented-daca-comments/2948444/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use “Chicago MLK Day event” to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Trump.
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-remarks-on-racism-immigration-focus-at-chicago-mlk-day-event/2947693/
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-mlk-day-marked-by-community-service-tinged-by-trump-remarks-/2947693/

 

 

NBC5
— Trump Calls Out ‘Dicky Durbin’ in Tweet, Says Senator ‘Totally Misrepresented’ Meeting Remarks “I know what happened,” Durbin said earlier in the day at an MLK Jr. Day press conference. “I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/trump-durbin-tweet-misrepresented-illinois-senator-469413003.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use MLK Day events to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Trump.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Honored-at-Gatherings-Across-Country-469364833.html

 

CBS2
— Rauner: ‘No Place’ For Trump Immigration Comments, Won’t Call President Racist
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/15/bruce-rauner-donald-trump-racism/
— Rauner: Volunteers Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy By Serving The Community
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/15/rauner-mlk-day-volunteers/

 

WGN TV
— Woman attacked in DuPage County home; Police seek suspect
http://wgntv.com/2018/01/15/woman-attacked-in-dupage-county-home-police-seek-suspect/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump says ‘Dicky’ Durbin ‘misrepresented what was said’ at immigration meeting – Jon Seidel and Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/durbin-if-trumps-not-a-racist-he-can-prove-it-by-compromising-on-dreamers/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump hating “Rev. Jackson calls Trump threat to U.S. global interests.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/rev-jackson-calls-trump-threat-to-u-s-global-interests/
— ACLU urges City Council to deny $5.5M subsidy to Presence Health – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aclu-urges-city-council-to-deny-5-5m-subsidy-presence-health/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrat Kennedy calls Republican Ives’ gun crime solution ignorant and stupid – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-ives-kennedy-chicago-gun-violence-20180115-story.html
— Trump says his words on immigration were misrepresented by ‘Senator Dicky Durbin’ – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-trump-tweet-criticizes-durbin-0116-story.html
— On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Trump visits Trump golf course – Anne Gearan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-luther-king-jr-day-20180115-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Guess what else is key to the jobs boom? Public transit. – IRK DILLARD, Chair, Regional Transportation Authority  (DIERSEN: I used public transportation to get to/from work in 1971,  1973, 1974, and 1978-1997.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180112/ISSUE07/180119943/public-transit-good-for-chicago-job-boom-letters

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— End patronage at Algonquin Township – Editorial
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/11/our-view-end-patronage-at-algonquin-township/az57khq/

 

SOUTHERN
— SIU cheerleaders who took a knee during anthem honored at NAACP MLK Breakfast – K. JANIS ESCH (DIERSEN: If you take the knee, members of the following groups glorify and praise you: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/siu/siu-cheerleaders-who-took-a-knee-during-anthem-honored-at/article_44af9a08-ab9f-50c7-a8cc-84408608028c.html

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Veterans deserve better than state’s sorry Legionella response – Editorial
http://www.thetelegraph.com/opinion/115912/editorial-veterans-deserve-better-than-states-sorry-legionella-response

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘A Lesson For How NOT To Do Bill-Making’ – DUSTY RHODES
http://nprillinois.org/post/lesson-how-not-do-bill-making#stream/0

 

CHICAGO DAILY OBSERVER
— Ives Offers Real Change for Illinois – JIM RIDINGS
http://www.cdobs.com/archive/featured/ives-offers-real-change-for-illinois/

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— When Does the #MeToo Reckoning Come to Springfield? “We either have a system that checks the abuses of those in power or we have a system where those in power abuse.”
http://mailchi.mp/2dbac9b2d5ee/ives-rotheimer-bring-the-metoo-reckoning-to-springfield

 

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— Ives thanks Rauner for fueling her bid to become governor (DIERSEN: QUESTION: In Illinois, what should encourage Republican candidates to run against Republican incumbents? ANSWER: The incumbents’ failure/refusal to defend/advance the Illinois Republican Party platform. Most commonly, Republican incumbents fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and/or Second Amendment planks. Most commonly they take actions that promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, and/or diminution of Second Amendment rights.)
https://rockislandtoday.com/stories/511316953-ives-thanks-rauner-for-fueling-her-bid-to-become-governor

 

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois Treasurer Shoots Self In Foot Defending Activist Social Investing – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/illinois-treasurer-shoots-self-in-head-defending-activist-social-investing-wirepoints-original/

 

COOK COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Burr Ridge rebukes Illinois GOP, House leader Durkin – Kevin Beese
http://chronicleillinois.com/news/cook-county-news/burr-ridge-rebukes-illinois-gop-house-leader-durkin/

 

WEST COOK NEWS
— Oak Park property taxpayers’ lament: their local government spending has more than doubled in last 40 years
https://westcooknews.com/stories/511316199-oak-park-property-taxpayers-lament-their-local-government-spending-has-more-than-doubled-in-last-40-years

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORUM TOPIC TURNS TO GUN VIOLENCE, KENNEDY EXITS AFTER IVES’ RESPONSE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/forum-topic-turns-to-gun-violence-kennedy-exits-after-ives-response.html
— GREYHOUND BUS HIJACKER PREVIOUSLY DEPORTED, NOW PROTECTED IN LAKE COUNTY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/greyhound-bus-hijacker-previously-deported-now-protected-in-lake-county.html
— NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP GOP COMMITTEEMAN RACE HEATS UP OVER DEBATE CHALLENGE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/new-trier-township-gop-committeeman-race-heats-up-over-debate-challenge.html
— ILLINOIS U.S. SENATOR HAS A HISTORY OF LYING ABOUT PRIVATE WHITE HOUSE MEETINGS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/illinois-us-senator-has-a-history-of-lying-about-private-white-house-meetings.html
— IVES AT MARCH FOR LIFE 2018: “YOUR POLITICAL LEADERS HAVE BETRAYED YOU”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/ives-at-march-for-life-2018-your-political-leaders-have-betrayed-you-video.html
— ILLINOIS SKEWED JOBS DATA TO GET FEDERAL OK TO WAIVE WORK REQUIREMENT FOR FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/illinois-skewed-jobs-data-to-get-federal-ok-to-waive-work-requirement-for-food-stamp-recipients.html
— THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/the-inconvenient-truth-about-the-republican-party.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gender studies coordinator denounces the ‘logic of meritocracy’ as fundamentally ‘racist’ – Bradford Richardson (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans. My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/15/reshmi-dutt-ballerstadt-english-professor-says-mer/
— Blacks can be racist, too – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/15/blacks-can-be-racist-too/

 

GOPUSA
— Condoleezza Rice urges caution on #MeToo movement: ‘Let’s not turn women into snowflakes’
http://www.gopusa.com/condoleezza-rice-urges-caution-on-metoo-movement-lets-not-turn-women-into-snowflakes/
— Secret Service should arrest Virginia governor
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=37149

 

LIFE NEWS
— Chicago March for Life Draws Record Crowd as Over 6,000 Pro-Life People Oppose Abortion
http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/15/chicago-march-for-life-draws-record-crowd-as-over-6000-pro-life-people-oppose-abortion/

 

NEWSMAX
— Dems Want New Gun Study After GAO Report – Brian Freeman
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/democrats-new-gun-study-gao-report/2018/01/15/id/837261/

 

FOX NEWS
— Romney takes swipe at Trump over ‘s—hole’ comments, race relations – Barnini Chakraborty
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/15/romney-takes-swipe-at-trump-over-s-hole-comments-race-relations.html
— Maxine Waters to Boycott Trump’s SOTU: He’s the ‘Most Despicable Human Being’ At least four Democrats will skip the Jan. 30 address.
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/13/democrats-maxine-waters-john-lewis-boycotting-donald-trumps-state-union

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump hating House Democrat from New York Jerry Nadler says “Trump is ‘absolutely’ a racist.”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-democrat-trump-is-absolutely-a-racist/article/2645935

 

THE HILL
— Conservative writer Erick Erickson: Trump called friends to brag about ‘s—hole countries’ remark – REBECCA SAVRANSKY
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368967-conservative-writer-trump-called-friends-to-brag-about-s-hole

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors say “In 1920, Jews, Italians, Irish and Greeks were the People from ‘Shithole’ Countries.” What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn German-Americans? What if from the beginning I had pretended to be Swedish-American? While all my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, according to DNA Ancestry at http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/in-1920-jews-italians-irish-and-greeks-were-the_us_5a5c8d06e4b01ccdd48b5e1b

 

CBS NEWS
— Mitt Romney slams Trump over alleged immigration comment
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mitt-romney-slams-trump-over-alleged-immigration-comment-shithole/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump honors King’s legacy in weekly address to nation – Darlene Superville
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-honors-kings-legacy-in-weekly-address-to-nation/2018/01/15/7683ca7c-fa21-11e7-9b5d-bbf0da31214d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “Two senators do backflips to protect a racist president.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2018/01/15/two-senators-do-backflips-to-protect-a-racist-president/?utm_term=.1d8855e1f240
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “Rand Paul bashes those denouncing Trump’s racism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2018/01/15/rand-paul-bashes-those-denouncing-trumps-racism/?utm_term=.e73978bafd2d
— Some U.S. towns get called ‘shitholes,’ too. It’s not racist. – Gary Abernathy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my hometown Crete. My ancestors on my father’s side have lived in Crete since 1854. My brother continues to live in Crete in a home that my grandfather had built in 1926 on land that his grandfather bought in 1864.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/some-us-towns-get-called-shitholes-too-its-not-racist/2018/01/15/38c4b0e8-f990-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story.html

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Warren calls Trump a ‘racist bully’ at Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast – Joshua Miller (DIERSEN: Until further notice, to avoid giving credibility a) to those who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me and b) to those who blame me for Wheaton’s problems, for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone else’s problems, I will not be attending Wheaton State of the City addresses.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/15/state-politicians-mark-martin-luther-king-day/Alo0FdOsfHgcDRRZVZGkgJ/story.html

 

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— King event: Atlanta pastor wants Trump to ‘repent’ for racist comments – Todd C. Duncan (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to “repent” for a) each and every article that I have included a link to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) each and every comment that I have included in those emails.)
http://www.ajc.com/news/local/king-event-atlanta-pastor-wants-trump-repent-for-racist-comments/Hpcsb36n7safwsqdvKqQCO/

 

USA TODAY
— Durbin calls on White House to release tapes of Trump’s remarks about African countries – Michael Collins
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/01/15/durbin-calls-white-house-release-tapes-trumps-remarks-african-countries/1033972001/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “TRUMP’S AMERICA IS A SHITHOLE COUNTRY.”
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-america-shithole-country-780888

 

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Five Decades of White Backlash President Trump is the embodiment of over 50 years of resistance to the policies Martin Luther King Jr. fought to enact.” Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/trump-massive-resistance-history-mlk/550544/

 

SALON
— Donald Trump is celebrating Martin Luther King day at his golf course What better way to celebrate a civil rights icon than heading to one’s private club? – JEREMY BINCKES
https://www.salon.com/2018/01/15/donald-trump-is-celebrating-martin-luther-king-day-at-his-golf-course/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Just 22% Think Race Relations Are Getting Better (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at minorities and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/january_2018/just_22_think_race_relations_are_getting_better

January 15 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona expected to deliver speech on Senate floor comparing Trump to Stalin – CNN
http://wgntv.com/2018/01/15/republican-expected-to-deliver-speech-on-senate-floor-comparing-trump-to-stalin/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump Durbin says “I stand by every word I said.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-durbin-says-i-stand-by-every-word-i-said/
— Guv candidates address social issues at Trinity’s public meeting honoring MLK – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/guv-candidates-address-social-issues-at-trinity-public-meeting-honoring-mlk/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates for governor took pledges to end cash bail, enact a progressive income tax and establish an elected Chicago school board amid a public meeting held Sunday in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Martin Luther King’s noble words ring hollow in 2018.” If King was asked, who should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, how would King respond? According to members of Group A, members of Group B should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/martin-luther-king-trump-bigotry-racism-steinberg/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The constitutional case against partisan gerrymandering – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-gerrymandering-carolina-supreme-court-20180112-story.html
— Too many nonprofit boards lack diversity. It’s a problem that can be fixed. – Kenneth Anderson Taylor
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-nonprofits-diversity-white-minorities-0115-20180110-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Durbin spokesman: GOP senator David Perdue has no credibility – AP (DIERSEN: Who works the hardest to damage your credibility? I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to damage my credibility. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. They are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180114/news/301149940
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF KING: Suburban leaders on how you can honor Martin Luther King’s legacy (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans. Who should pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion? My Democrat GAO superiors would say that they honored King’s legacy by forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, getting rid of my mentor in 1987, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors would say that they honored King’s legacy by not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions in 1978, getting rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors would say that they honored King’s legacy by forcing me to resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180115/suburban-leaders-on-how-you-can-honor-martin-luther-kings-legacy
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: How professor developed a survey to explain Naperville students’ stress – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: How much stress were you under when you were in high school? When you were in high school, were you “college material?” While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time 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. I just barely made into the top 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180115/how-professor-developed-a-survey-to-explain-naperville-students-stress

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Voter registration drive held at Cook County Jail (DIERSEN: What percent of criminals vote for Democrats?)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/voter-registration-drive-held-at-cook-county-jail

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— What exactly has Bruce Rauner done to reduce state regulations? – Chris Kaergard and Nick Vlahos
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180114/word-on-street-what-exactly-has-bruce-rauner-done-to-reduce-state-regulations

 

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Illinois Racial Progress: How Far Have We Come? Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, how much progress have we made? A study compares states based on equality and integration. – Shannon Antinori (DIERSEN: What do you say to anti-Trumps who ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things?)
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/illinois-racial-progress-how-far-have-we-come

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: ‘I’m least racist person you will ever interview’ – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: What do you say to anti-Trumps who ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/14/trump-denies-racism-allegations/

 

BLAZE
— Sen. Tom Cotton: Durbin is lying about what Trump said – Teri Webster
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/14/sen-tom-cotton-durbin-is-lying-about-what-trump-said

 

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— No, Medicaid Work Requirements Aren’t Racist or Cruel – DAVID CATRON
https://spectator.org/no-medicaid-work-requirements-arent-racist-or-cruel/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— When Durbin Asked the IRS to Silence Karl Rove – Daniel John Sobieski (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to silence me. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/when_durbin_asked_the_irs_to_silence_karl_rove.html

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Ben Carson: Martin Luther King’s Message Is ‘Urgently Needed to Heal the Divisions’ Now – Rachel del Guidice (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of Group A demonize, denigrate, and condemn members of Group B as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://dailysignal.com/2018/01/14/ben-carson-martin-luther-kings-message-is-urgently-needed-to-heal-the-divisions-now/

 

NEWSMAX
— GOP Lawmakers Eager for Romney to Be in Senate – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/gop-lawmakers-romney-senate/2018/01/15/id/837159/

 

HOT AIR
— Mysteriously, More People Are Fleeing The Highest Taxed States – JAZZ SHAW (DIERSEN: The $10,000 cap on SALT taxes encourages people who pay lots of real estate and/or state income tax to leave Illinois.)
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/01/15/mysteriously-people-fleeing-highest-taxed-states/

 

THE HILL
— Poll: Republicans’ satisfaction with nation’s direction highest in decade – REBECCA SAVRANSKY
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/369011-poll-republican-satisfaction-with-nations-direction-highest-in-decade

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Racism charges swarm Trump as ‘shithole’ debate rattles immigration talks A year into his presidency, disputes over the president’s views and rhetoric about religious and racial minorities continue to hamper his policies.”
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/14/trump-racism-immigration-shithole-340601

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump remains the biggest obstacle in his administration’s messaging.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-remains-biggest-obstacle-his-administration-s-messaging-n837516

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Hopes Dim for DACA Deal as Lawmakers Battle Over Trump’s Immigration Remarks – THOMAS KAPLAN, NOAH WEILAND and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/us/politics/david-perdue-trump-shithole.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump Is a Racist. Period.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/opinion/trump-racist-shithole.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “Will America Choose King’s Dream or Trump’s Nightmare?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/opinion/martin-luther-king-trump-racism.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘I’m Running,’ Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe? – JONATHAN MARTIN
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/us/politics/romney-trump-senate-utah.html
— Half of all college students struggle with food insecurity. – Sara Goldrick-Rab (DIERSEN: Did you struggle with food insecurity while you were in college? I did not. My outstanding parents provided me with room and board a) while I attended UIC 1966-1968, b) weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and c) the summer of 1969. I bought food while I attended NIU 1969-1970 with money that I had earned/saved working for the Post office 1966-1969 and working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/opinion/hunger-college-food-insecurity.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump provides “Details on the List of Trump’s Racist Statements.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/opinion/donald-trump-racist-statements.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “In Trump’s Remarks, Black Churches See a Nation Backsliding.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/us/black-churches-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump says that he is ‘not a racist,’ denies souring chances for immigration overhaul by using vulgarity.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/hopes-for-immigration-deal-fade-as-lawmakers-trade-barbs-and-trump-declares-dreamer-program-probably-dead/2018/01/14/247bd8ee-f8ac-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/01/15/these-words-are-not-of-christ-sunday-sermons-take-on-trumps-reported-vulgarity/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Republicans often point to Rep. Mia Love as proof of their inclusivity. But she thinks Trump’s comments are racist.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/14/republicans-often-point-to-rep-mia-love-as-proof-of-their-inclusivity-but-she-thinks-trumps-comments-are-racist/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America? – Kerry Jackson
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jackson-california-poverty-20180114-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— President Trump: ‘I am not a racist’ – Jane Onyanga-Omara
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/15/trump-am-not-racist/1033371001/

 

REASON
— The Corrupt Politics of Low-Income Housing State officials gleefully line their own pockets at taxpayers’ expense. – Christian Britschgi
http://reason.com/archives/2018/01/15/the-corrupt-politics-of-low-in

 

INQUISITR
— DIERSEN: The anti-Trump Obama “Implies That Donald Trump Is Changing American Culture For The Worse. (DIERSEN: What do you say to anti-Trumps who ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things?)
https://www.inquisitr.com/4736913/president-obama-implies-donald-trump-changing-american-culture-worse/

 

SALON
— Slowly, Capitol Hill is embracing diversity With bipartisan leadership, the Senate is slowly changing its culture and becoming more diverse – Don Bell (DIERSEN: To embrace diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.salon.com/2018/01/15/slowly-capitol-hill-is-embracing-diversity/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants who will vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants who will work for less money.
https://www.salon.com/2018/01/15/our-values-down-the-shole-trump-pushes-against-legal-immigration/

January 14 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Ives challenges Rauner on abortion rights at Chicago March for Life – Nereida Moreno
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-anti-abortion-march-0115-story.html
— Hopes for immigration deal fade as Trump says program to protect ‘Dreamers’ is ‘probably dead’ – Mike Debonis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-daca-program-20180114-story.html
— Smoking penalties, ER fees, premiums on the poor: How states want to shrink Medicaid – Jeff Stein
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-how-states-want-to-shrink-medicaid-20180113-story.html
— My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice – AP (DIERSEN: There are many activities that pot does not mix with including driving vehicles, holding a job, owning firearms or ammunition, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–medical-marijuana-guns-20180114-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition.)
— New alarm among Republicans that Democrats could win big in 2018 midterms – Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey and Sean Sullivan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republicans-democrats-midterms-20180114-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “MLK died fighting racism, classism that is Trump hallmark.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/martin-luther-king-civil-rights-leaders-trump-racism-classism/
— Durbin spokesman: GOP senator Perdue has no credibility – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/durbin-spokesman-gop-senator-has-no-credibility/
— State lawmakers continue to grapple with handling sexual misconduct complaints – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/state-lawmakers-continue-to-grapple-with-handling-sexual-misconduct-complaints/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps do everything that they can to make everyone anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/martin-luther-king-trump-bigotry-racism-steinberg/

 

DAILY HERALD
— My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice – AP (DIERSEN: There are many activities that pot does not mix with including driving vehicles, holding a job, owning firearms or ammunition, etc.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180114/business/301149934/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana in a potentially uncomfortable position. Federal law prohibits marijuana users from owning or even possessing guns or ammunition.)
— Taxpayers lose again in District 200 plan – Jim Harding, Wheaton
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180114/taxpayers-lose-again-in-district-200-plan

 

ABC7
— Lawyer denies President Trump had sexual encounter with porn star in 2006 – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/lawyer-denies-president-trump-had-encounter-with-porn-star/2944273/
— Trump tweets DACA ‘probably dead’ – CNN
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-tweets-daca-probably-dead/2942454/

 

NBC5
— 2 GOP Senators Claim Trump Didn’t Use Vulgarity, Say Durbin ‘Misrepresented’ Remarks Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue had previously issued a joint statement in which they said they “do not recall the President saying these comments specifically” – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/tom-cotton-david-perdue-dick-durbin-trump-comments-469261543.html
— Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Record Breaking Tourism Numbers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rahm-emanuel-announces-record-breaking-tourism-numbers-469270753.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Where the money went: A town-by-town look at 2017 government spending – Jeff D’Alessio
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-01-14/where-the-money-went-town-town-look-2017-government-spending.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Gun violence: Illinois gubernatorial candidates address the issue – SARA BURNETT
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/elections/gun-violence-illinois-gubernatorial-candidates-address-the-issue/article_f2d58e86-f30d-5b1a-8069-c6e521a7814c.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Bill Brady: Expanding gaming could pay for capital spending – Paul Cicchini (DIERSEN: If you promote gambling, you promote destruction.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/ldr-brady-expanding-gaming-could-pay-for-capital-spending/912777547
— Gov. Bruce Rauner says able-bodied Medicaid recipients should be required to work, but jobs need to be available and there aren’t enough in Illinois. – Paul Cicchini
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/rauner-work-requirement-for-some-medicaid-recipients/912803548
— Trump declares ‘I am not a racist’
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/the-latest-gop-senator-insists-trump-didnt-use-vulgar-term/915317492

 

DOWNERS GROVE PATCH
— DuPage County Holds 28th Annual MLK Day Celebration DuPage County’s 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Wheaton. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: Will anti-Trumps bar Republicans from attending?)
https://patch.com/illinois/downersgrove/dupage-county-holds-28th-annual-mlk-day-celebration

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— How Illinois governor candidates would address gun violence – SARA BURNETT
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/article194641959.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— G.O.P. Senator David Perdue Says Trump Didn’t Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations – Noah Weiland
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/us/politics/david-perdue-trump-shithole.html
— Restoring Voting Rights for Felons – RACHEL COREY, ELLY KALFUS, BOSTON (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at felons and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/opinion/voting-rights-felons.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office – Robert O’Harrow Jr. (DIERSEN: What were you doing the year that you turned 24? I turned 24 in 1972. I worked in Harvey as a Revenue Officer for IRS. I was a member of the National Treasury Employees Union. I worked part-time for Firestone Stores in Chicago Heights. IRS promoted me from GS-7 (currently $45,703) to GS-9 (currently $55,905). I bought a new town home in University Park. I took graduate business courses at Loyola. I drove a 1962 Chevy BelAir and a 1972 Corvette.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/meet-the-24-year-old-trump-campaign-worker-appointed-to-help-lead-the-governments-drug-policy-office/2018/01/13/abdada34-f64e-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html

January 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Government, citing ruling, again will accept requests for DACA protection – Martin Weil and Clarence Williams (DIERSEN: Accepting requests for DACA protection a) encourages people to come to America illegally, b) encourages people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourages people to bring other people to America illegally.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-administration-daca-protection-20180113-story.html
— University Park getting forensic audit of misappropriated TIF funds – Zak Koeske (DIERSEN: I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old. I lived in it full-time while I worked for IRS in Harvey, 63rd & Halsted in Chicago, and Joliet 1972-1974, then weekends while I worked for IRS in the Loop 1974-1976, then I rented it out 1976-1984, and then I sold it in 1984.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-university-park-financial-crisis-st-0112-20180112-story.html
–DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps focus on turning women against men.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-met-schmich-womens-march-20180112-story.html
— He almost died in Iraq. Now, an Aurora cop and ex-Marine owes the VA $16K due to a clerical error. – Denise Crosby
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-va-benefits-st-0114-20180112-column.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Hotel tax hike, new Airbnb tax on Naperville council docket – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-hotel-tax-increase-naperville-st-0114-20180112-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kadner-i-stand-with-the-children-of-the-american-dream/
— Pritzker campaign passes test after Rauner’s new attack ad – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/miller-pritzker-campaign-passes-test-after-rauners-new-attack-ad/
— Sun-Times/WBBM Religion Roundup: A higher power? – Robert Herguth
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sun-times-wbbm-religion-roundup-a-higher-power/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Churchgoers seek a connection to God. But a survey by Addictions.com puts a new twist on what constitutes a “higher power” in the pews. The website — dedicated to helping people with substance abuse — recently conducted a nonscientific, online survey on drugs and church with responses from more than 1,000 people who said they “regularly use drugs.” Among the findings: More than 3 percent of Protestants responding to the survey said they’ve bought “illicit substances at their place of worship.” Roughly one in five Catholics relayed being “high” at mass “at least once.” Catholics and Protestants were found “more likely to have used marijuana” than atheists. But agnostics — those not sure whether there’s a God — reported the most drug use. The stated goal of the survey: raise awareness about the help available for addictions. Another survey is planned on other faiths, including Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kennedy is right about Madigan conflict – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180114/editorial-kennedy-is-right-about-madigan-conflict
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: How Sears created modern retail in Illinois – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180114/how-sears-created-modern-retail-in-illinois
— Start planning your 2018 vacation now – Andrea Sachs (DIERSEN: During 2017, the Diersens took no vacations at all, and therefore, we spent no money on vacations. The main reason for that is that a) the cost of living in Wheaton is very high and b) my Civil Service Retirement System pension was only $50,856 (only 41% of my 1997 salary in today’s dollars) and my Social Security was only $2,028. Our SALT taxes were $26,769, which includes prepaid real estate tax, our medical and dental expenses were $13,459, our Roth IRS contributions were $13,000, our utilities were $11,433, our federal withholding taxes were $8,889, our home delivery newspapers with online access were $3,621 (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Naperville Sun, and Wheaton Leader), and our 501(c)(3) contributions were $1,940.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180114/start-planning-your-2018-vacation-now-here-are-the-best-times-to-book-flights
— Graduate school: Where student loan debt is a real problem – Jeffrey J. Selingo (DIERSEN: I paid for tuition and books a) to earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976 with my Firestone Stores salary and my IRS salary, b) to earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul with my IRS salary and my GAO salary, and c) to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997 with my GAO salary.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180114/graduate-school-where-student-loan-debt-is-a-real-problem
— $20K (or more) to every baby born in the United States? Here’s how it would work – Heather Long (DIERSEN: How much money would your parents have gotten under this proposal? What would your superiors say that they did to fight income inequality? My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they 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, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 (1986-1988) 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 would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180114/20k-or-more-to-every-baby-born-in-the-united-states-heres-how-it-would-work
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Under the Baby Bonds proposal, kids of incredibly rich parents such as Beyoncé and Jay-Z would get the lowest amount, $500, while babies born into extremely poor families would get the highest amount, $50,000. There would be a sliding scale to determine how much each baby would receive based on the parents’ wealth. A typical middle-class baby would receive around $20,000. Forget baby showers. There’s a proposal to give every newborn in the United States a “Baby Bond” account with somewhere between $500 to $50,000 in cash. Neither the kids nor their parents would be able to touch the money until the child turned 18. Then the young adult could spend the trust fund on attending college, buying a home or starting a business. The whole point of Baby Bonds would be to dramatically lessen wealth inequality in the United States, according to the economists who came up with the idea, Darrick Hamilton of the New School and William Darity of Duke University.)
— Report: GOP tax law to strain IRS resources – Jeff Stein
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180114/report-gop-tax-law-to-strain-irs-resources

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gambling expansion in Illinois no sure bet – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: If you promote gambling, you promote destruction.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180113/gambling-expansion-in-illinois-no-sure-bet
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, the SJ-R a) glorifies and praises Durbin’s credibility and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump’s credibility. I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my credibility, my judgment, my motives, my ethics, my accomplishments, my etc. They include activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be conservative and/or Republican. They include people who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. They are not conservative or Republican. They are Democrat Party plants, Libertarian Party plants, Green Party plants, or RINOs.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180113/angie-muhs-why-we-told-you-exactly-what-president-said
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial, the SJ-R a) glorifies and praises Durbin’s credibility and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump’s credibility.
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180113/our-view-trumps-divisive-comments-have-no-place-in-america
— That’s no way to treat your big accomplishment – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180113/statehouse-insider-thats-no-way-to-treat-your-big-accomplishment

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— To fix DACA, Democrats must bargain – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will the Democrats offer to stop demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, and bigots? Far too many Democrats in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in DuPage County, in Illinois, in America, and across the world talk and act like the Democrat Party has directed them to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, and bigots.)
http://qctimes.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-to-fix-daca-democrats-must-bargain/article_eed75df2-5c77-5da6-aaf9-95aea4e2e63a.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks.”
http://www.pjstar.com/articles/20180113/evangelical-rift-intensifies-over-trump-immigration-remarks

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— State Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield, Alleges Bogus Budgeting – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=258431#.Wls2gozR-M8

 

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— Ads Up the Battle Between Rauner and Pritzker – Rich Miller
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/ads-up-battle-rauner-pritzker

 

CHICAGO DAILY OBSERVER
— Jeanne Ives Routs Rauner with 90% of the Vote in Wheeling Township
http://www.cdobs.com/archive/featured/jeanne-ives-routs-rauner-with-90-of-the-vote-in-wheeling-township/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Dick Durbin: Race-Baiting Hypocrite – Daniel John Sobieski
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/dick_durbin_racebaiting_hypocrite.html

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— California and Illinois Rank as Worst States and People are Moving Out in Droves – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2018/01/13/california-illinois-rank-worst-states-people-moving-droves/

 

BLAZE
— Zuckerberg lost $3.3 billion after announcing major changes to Facebook news feed – Teri Webster (DIERSEN: Does Zuckerberg consider www.gopillinois.com to be “media outlet?”)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/13/zuckerberg-lost-3-3-billion-after-announcing-major-changes-to-facebook-news-feed
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg announced major changes to his social media empire this week that caused stocks — and his fortune — to tumble, Bloomberg news reported. Zuckerberg lost $3.3 billion Friday after he said content from family and friends, and not media outlets and businesses, will dominate Facebook’s news feed. Facebook’s shares fell as much as 5.5 percent, to $177.40,” Bloomberg reported.)

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Who’s Lying, Trump or Durbin? ‘The Ingraham Angle’ calls out Illinois Democrat senator’s history of making highly questionable comments about Republicans – Brendan Kirby (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe their end (including dumping Trump) justifies their means (including lying about Trump). Democrat are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/whos-lying-trump-or-durbin/

 

THE HILL
— GOP may increase IRS’s budget – NAOMI JAGODA
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/368769-gop-may-increase-irss-budget

 

CNN
— Trump tweets DACA ‘probably dead’ – Jason Hoffman
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/14/politics/trump-tweets-daca-probably-dead/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump CNN says “These lawmakers were in the Trump immigration meeting. Here’s what they had to say.”
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/13/politics/trump-remark-reaction/index.html

 

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use epithet to turn “immigration debate into new Trump drama.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/shithole-epithet-turned-immigration-debate-into-new-trump-drama-idUSKBN1F200G

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DACA Participants Can Again Apply for Renewal, Immigration Agency Says – Matt Stevens
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/us/politics/daca-renewals-requests.html
— When Mercy Collides With the Law – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being extremely merciful. They hint/imply/argue/shout that they would let homeless people sleep in their basements if zoning codes and municipal regulations allowed it.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/opinion/homeless-winter-shelters-law.html
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: A man’s home may be his castle, but even castles are governed these days by zoning codes and other local ordinances. An Illinois man named Greg Schiller had that lesson reinforced after he opened his basement to homeless people, letting them sleep there overnight during the recent deep freeze that enveloped much of the country. No way, said city officials in Elgin, the Chicago suburb where he lives. They shut down Mr. Schiller’s “slumber parties,” as he has called them, on grounds that they violated a fistful of municipal regulations, among them ventilation and fire-safety requirements.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/opinion/sunday/heartbeat-of-racism-denial.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/us/trump-immigration-history.html
–DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A Year Later, Trump Is Less Popular Across Voting Blocs. See by How Much.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/11/us/politics/trump-approval.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Jailed, shunned, but now hired in tight market – Ben Casselman (DIERSEN: From what I see, more and more and more employers are members of Group A and they do not want to hire members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/business/economy/labor-market-inmates.html

 

CBS LOS ANGELES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report that anti-Trumps call Trump a racist.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/01/13/ny-times-editorial-board-the-president-is-a-racist/

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs say “Trump’s Wavering on Immigration Puts Deal in Doubt.” Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because they work for less money.
http://fortune.com/2018/01/13/trump-immigration-deal/

January 13 Evening Edition

CBS2
— A 33-year-old man previously deported from the United States faces felony charges after he allegedly threatened passengers aboard a Milwaukee-to-Chicago Greyhound bus late Friday.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/13/police-chase-greyhound-bus-with-possible-gunman-aboard/

 

NBC5
— Jeanne Ives Wins Notable Endorsement in Republican Governor’s Race
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/jeanne-ives-wins-key-straw-poll-in-illinois-republican-primary-469175613.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s been a good week for State Rep. Jeanne Ives, as she picked up another endorsement in her campaign to unseat Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. In a tweet, Ives announced that she had won the endorsement of the Wheeling Republican Party in landslide fashion, winning 90 percent of the vote on Saturday. According to Ives, there were more Republican votes cast in Wheeling Township alone than in a staggering 89 of Illinois’ 102 counties during the 2014 primary season. Her victory comes just days after the Chicago Republican Party handed her an overwhelming victory in a straw poll. Ives beat Rauner 17-3 in that vote, which was conducted by the party’s Central Committee in Chicago.)
— The DACA Population Numbers Congress is negotiating a deal on what to do about DACA before a March 5 deadline set by the president – Lori Robertson
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Fact-Check-The-DACA-Population-Numbers-469018023.html

 

WGN TV
— Civil Rights leaders call for Trump apology
http://wgntv.com/2018/01/13/civil-rights-leaders-call-for-trump-apology/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kane clerk looks at ways to handle Aurora elections if commission is eliminated – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-election-st-1114-20171113-story.html
— Trump becomes Bill the Butcher, and Democrats feel the thrill – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-trump-immigration-debate-kass-0114-story.html
— Wisconsin ads need a touch of creepiness to appeal to Illinois millennials – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-wisconsin-advertising-kass-0111-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Vulgar remark removes all doubt: Trump is a racist.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-trump-shithole-racist-norway-20180112-story.html
— Rep. Kelly rallies south suburbs against GOP tax plan – Frank Vaisvilas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-kelly-teach-in-st-0115-20180113-story.html
— Ambitious Missouri governor was controversial even before affair was public – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-missouri-governor-controversy-20180113-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Durbin, the “Dreamer crusader.” Ever-increasingly anti-Trumps put citizens of foreign countries ahead of citizens of America.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/sweet-exposing-trump-puts-global-spotlight-on-durbin-the-dreamer-crusader/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump immigrants and anti-Trump politicians demand apology from Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/immigrants-politicians-demand-apology-from-trump-after-shithole-comment/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn star.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/report-trump-lawyer-brokered-130000-payment-to-porn-star/

 

DAILY HERALD
— 2½ years after applying for Social Security disability, finally a hearing – Burt Constable
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180113/constable-2xbd-years-after-applying-for-social-security-disability-finally-a-hearing
— Property tax refund for AT&T costs District 220 $1.1 million
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180113/property-tax-refund-for-atampt-costs-district-220-11-million
— Let facts guide decision on Wheaton treatment center – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180112/editorial-let-facts-guide-decision-on-treatment-center

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180112/ISSUE05/180119938/legal-weed-in-illinois-imagine-the-possibilities

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois State University encourages people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/isu-to-seek-ways-to-help-undocumented-students/article_c8dbd639-dcc7-58d6-86b7-41abb8791c41.html

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Beloit casino adds urgency to Illinois gambling expansion (DIERSEN: If you promote gambling, you promote destruction.)
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20180113/beloit-casino-adds-urgency-to-illinois-gambling-expansion

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Bipartisan deal would create 12-year citizenship pathway – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at illegals and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/bipartisan-deal-would-create-12year-citizenship-pathway/914181845

 

97.1 FM NEWS TALK
— Look Out Rauner, Here She Comes Annie Frey talks with Jeannie Ives about her run for Illinois Governor.
http://www.971talk.com/blogs/annie-frey-show/weekender/look-out-rauner-here-she-comes

 

WMAY
— Rauner Supports Medicaid Work Requirement (DIERSEN: What would you stress to prove that you are able-bodied? I would stress that neither health problems nor any other kind of problems have stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening since 2015.)
http://www.wmay.com/2018/01/13/rauner-supports-medicaid-work-requirement/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Governor Bruce Rauner says he favors requiring able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive benefits. New federal rules allow states to impose that work requirement. But Rauner is indicating that pursuing that policy change won’t be an immediate priority. The governor says first, Illinois needs more jobs so that there are enough available for everyone, including Medicaid recipients.)

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— Jeanne Ives Wins Wheeling Township GOP Endorsement with 90% of the Vote “The endorsement of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization is a game-changer.”
http://mailchi.mp/74b92cd8bf53/jeanne-ives-wins-wheeling-township-gop-endorsement-with-90-of-the-vote

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER SAYS NO TO DEBATING CHALLENGER IVES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/rauner-says-no-to-debating-challenger-ives-.html
— GOVERNOR TO BE FEATURED AT BI-PARTISAN LINCOLN FORUM IN JANUARY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/governor-to-be-featured-at-bi-partisan-lincoln-forum-in-january.html
— DURKIN ATTACKS BURR RIDGE IN GOP PRIMARY CAMPAIGN; VILLAGE BOARD THREATENS LAWSUIT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/durkin-attacks-burr-ridge-in-gop-primary-campaign-village-board-threatens-lawsuit.html
— GOV REJECTS HANDING MORE POWERS OVER TO MCHENRY COUNTY BD CHAIRMAN
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/gov-rejects-handing-more-powers-over-to-mchenry-county-bd-chairman.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lindsey Graham called Mexico, other countries ‘hellholes’ in 2013 immigration debate – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/12/graham-called-mexico-other-countries-hellholes-201/

 

BREITBART
— Lindsey Graham to Americans: Your Country Belongs to the World – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with citizens of foreign countries against citizens of America.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/12/lindsey-graham-americans-country-belongs-to-the-world/

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— MLK’s Niece: ‘Outrageous’ That Critics Are ‘Unjustly’ Calling Trump Racist
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/13/alveda-king-donald-trump-not-racist-helping-bring-attention-minorities-martin-luther-king

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-American says “Curbing immigration means curbing job creation.” Democrats only want immigrants who are going to vote for Democrats. RINOs only want immigrants who will work for less money.
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/368792-banning-immigrants-means-banning-job-creators
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s hateful remarks bring new level of shame to the nation.”
http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/368768-trumps-hateful-remarks-bring-new-level-of-shame-to-the-nation
— Media industry braces for Facebook changes – HARPER NEIDIG
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/368825-media-industry-braces-for-facebook-changes?rnd=1515893216

 

CBS NEWS
— African ambassadors to U.N. call Trump’s remark “outrageous, racist”
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/african-ambassadors-to-u-n-call-trumps-remark-outrageous-racist/

 

NBC NEW YORK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Governor-Andrew-Cuomo-on-President-Trump-Slur-Doesnt-Understand-What-This-Country-Is-About-469038913.html

 

DETROIT FREE PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “How much more damage will Trump be allowed to do?”
https://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2018/01/13/riley-trump-damage/1030359001/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Bipartisan Deal Would Create 12-Year Citizenship Pathway A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants includes a pathway to citizenship that would take up to 12 years. (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at these “hundreds of thousands of young immigrants” and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2018-01-13/bipartisan-deal-would-create-12-year-citizenship-pathway