October 31 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Obama Foundation Summit starts Tuesday, features Prince Harry and Chance the Rapper – Leah Hope
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/obama-foundation-summit-starts-tuesday-features-prince-harry-and-chance-the-rapper/2584878/
— Health care signups start Wednesday; enrollment period cut in half – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/health/health-care-signups-start-wednesday;-enrollment-period-cut-in-half/2584794/

NBC5
— Hillary Clinton Signs New Book in Winnetka, Reacts to Mueller Investigation “I have a great chapter about Russia in here,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Hillary-Clinton-Comes-to-Chicago-for-Book-Signing-Event-454110853.html

CBS2
— 2 Investigators: Did School Officials, Cop Bully Student To Death? Parents of a Naperville North High School student who committed suicide blame school officials and police, who interrogated the youth before he died. – Dave Savini
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-wbbmtv/3754383-2-investigators-did-school-officials-cop-bully-student-to-death/

AM 560 THE ANSWER
— Chicago’s Morning Answer Show Notes: Monday 10/30/2017 Illinois State Rep. Jeanne Ives will circulate petitions in pursuit of the required signatures to appear on the March 20 primary ballot while she continues contemplating the decision to run against Bruce Rauner:
http://morninganswerchicago.com/2017/10/30/chicagos-morning-answer-show-notes-monday-10302017/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH5HRmK8duY

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: SAT scores show vast disparity among Illinois high schools – Diane Rado and Jennifer Richards
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-illinois-school-report-card-20171030-story.html
— TRAGIC: Pennsylvania OKs betting online, in airports, at truck stops – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–pennsylvania-gambling-expansion-20171030-story.html
— TRAGIC: Highlights of Pennsylvania’s casino gambling expansion law – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-pa–pennsylvania-gambling-expansion-glance-20171030-story.html
— An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump is done.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-manafort-donald-trump-tweets-20171030-story.html
— Rebel GOP members win deal on property taxes as plan shifts – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–congress-taxes-20171030-story.html
— Survey wants to know source of Naperville student stress; results to be shared at January forum – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-survey-stress-st-1101-20171030-story.html
— AG Madigan warns parents to check sex offender registry before trick-or-treating
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-lisa-madigan-sex-offenders-halloween-trick-or-treat-20171030-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Arlington Heights library board president Debbie Smart defends diversity initiatives – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171030/arlington-heights-library-board-president-defends-diversity-initiatives
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: State test scores drop in most suburban schools, but changes coming – Madhu Krishnamurthy (DIERSEN: How much classroom time is spent learning Spanish and demonizing, denigrating, and condemning 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.dailyherald.com/news/20171031/state-test-scores-drop-in-most-suburban-schools-but-changes-coming

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois hospitals fall in national safety rankings – NONA TEPPER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171031/NEWS03/171039982

DNA INFO
— City Workers Get 1-Month Paid Leave To Recover From Domestic Violence: Rahm – Heather Cherone
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171030/austin/city-workers-get-1-month-paid-leave-recover-from-domestic-violence-rahm

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Governor faces fight for job on two fronts – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-10-31/jim-dey-governor-faces-fight-job-two-fronts.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Lawmakers Routinely Have To Fix Bills – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=254367#.WfhDUWhSyM8

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Minimum wage bill sponsor Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, says she’ll keep pressing for deal – DOUG FINKE
https://dailyegyptian.com/74597/state/minimum-wage-bill-sponsor-says-shell-keep-pressing-for-deal/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Q&A: The Woman Taking On Gov. Rauner – BRIAN MACKEY
http://nprillinois.org/post/qa-woman-taking-gov-rauner#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump factor dominates Virginia’s governor’s race Ed Gillespie’s campaign revolves around president – ERIC BRADNER AND RYAN NOBLES (DIERSEN: What if Trump and/or Bannon got involved with the Republican gubernatorial primary in Illinois?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-factor-dominates-virginias-governors-race/848181063
— Trump dismisses Papadopoulos as ‘low-level volunteer’ – ELIZABETH LANDERS (DIERSEN: What do you do that is unpaid? I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. Because I am unpaid, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes dismiss and deride me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-dismisses-papadopoulos-as-lowlevel-volunteer/848191286
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The White House has sought to distance itself from the three men. Officials have said Manafort and Gates’ alleged activities happened before the campaign, and has said Papadopoulos was not a part of the campaign’s inner workings. But during the campaign in March 2016, Trump had touted Papadopoulos, calling him an “excellent guy” who was an “energy and oil consultant” in an interview with The Washington Post. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders during her Monday briefing also tried to deride him as a mere volunteer because he was unpaid. The fact that Papadopoulos was unpaid puts him in line with many on Trump’s campaign and in no way gauges his stature in the operation. According to previous reporting, Manafort, Gates, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and senior strategist Steve Bannon were all unpaid “volunteers” while doing extensive, high-level work for the campaign.)

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Graduates of Illinois’ private universities earn more than public counterparts
https://www.ilnews.org/news/schools/report-graduates-of-illinois-private-universities-earn-more-than-public/article_424f2b62-bb4b-11e7-82c1-cbddf2cd5851.html

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz and Dabrowski debate which Lady Di(ana) caused the Gov’s revolution to fail?
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/10/berkowitz-and-wirepoints-new-presidentted-dabrowski-dissect-governor-rauners-failed-turnaround-revolution/

REAL GOP NEWS
— Illinois Family Institute’s David Smith: I’m conflicted about Bruce Rauner – video
https://realgopillinois.com/2017/10/30/illinois-family-institute-david-smith-conflicted-bruce-rauner-abortion/

OPEN THE BOOKS
— OpenTheBooks Oversight Report – Federal & State Government’s Gender Hiring Gap Men significantly outnumber women among federal and state government’s top-paid employees – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, it was extremely difficult for my superiors to hire and to retain women a) because federal pay and federal benefits are terrible, b) because federal advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lacked required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they could not pass employment examinations, e) because they could not pass physical examinations, f) because they could not take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.openthebooks.com/assets/1/7/Press_Release___Andrzejewski_Quote_Sheet.pdf

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Skyrocketing benchmark premiums, slim choices await Obamacare customers Average tax credit up whopping 45 percent as states adjust to Trump – Tom Howell Jr.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/30/hhs-obamacare-benchmark-rates-37-percent-choices-d/

BREITBART
— John McCain Admits He ‘Didn’t Pay Attention’ to Trump’s Popular, Pro-American Immigration Priorities – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/30/john-mccain-admits-he-didnt-pay-attention-to-trumps-popular-pro-american-immigration-priorities/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— John Boehner ungrateful – Chris Pandolfo
https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/john-boehner-ungrateful

HOT AIR
— It’s Time To Admit That Allowing Men Into The Workplace Was A Mistake – RUTH GRAHAM
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/10/time-admit-allowing-men-workplace-mistake/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Pope Francis is ‘the Pope of Islam’: Islam expert
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/watch-robert-spencer-on-pope-francis-the-pope-of-islam1
— Contraception leads to more abortions – Fr. Shenan Boquet
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-shocking-truth-behind-why-contraception-increases-abortion
— Fr. James Martin’s pro-LGBT spirituality is nothing more than ‘syrupy sweet depravity’
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/fr.-james-martins-teaching-on-lgbt-prayer-is-syrupy-sweet-depravity-former

HUFFINGTON POST
— To Create a New Amazon Village, It Takes a Graduate Degree (or Two, or Three…) – Terry Connelly (DIERSEN: The federal government encourages its employees to earn job-related degrees, certifications, and licenses. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/to-create-a-new-amazon-village-it-takes-a-graduate_us_59f7453ee4b05f0ade1b58d4
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A master’s-level education in IT Management would also be critical in terms of specifications for the fiber-optic network and related technology infrastructure required to meet Amazon’s standards and assure seamless and efficient communications between HQ2 and HQ1 — as well as a vast array of warehouses, logistical network, customers, suppliers. Finally, but crucially, linking all of these complex operations, a master’s degree level of expertise in Supply Chain Management would be essential to get the most value out of the new headquarters in terms of Amazon’s multifaceted connections to its suppliers, merchants and customers. By the time the new headquarters is fully operational, Amazon might well be operating its own cargo airline delivering food and pharmaceuticals as well as merchandise the company offers now. What an exciting opportunity for anyone who could in the next year begin pursuing any range of graduate degrees that are so integral to the success of Amazon’s headquarters project. You might even call it a “prime” opportunity!)

NEW YORK TIMES
— In the Heart of ‘The Resistance,’ California Conservatives Are Invigorated – JEREMY W. PETERS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/us/california-republicans-bannon-miller-conservative.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Americans Are Spending More, Saving Less Some economists say the trend could indicate growing risk in the economy and financial markets – Sarah Chaney and Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-consumer-spending-rose-robustly-in-september-1509366826
— Colleges Should Protect Speech—or Lose Funds Withhold federal research dollars from institutions that practice viewpoint discrimination. – Frederick M. Hess and Grant Addison
https://www.wsj.com/articles/colleges-should-protect-speechor-lose-funds-1509402305
— The Army’s Radical Fitness Shift The Army Combat Readiness Test would change how the military measures soldiers, with no adjustments for age or gender – Rachel Bachman (DIERSEN: Were you 1-A, that is, were you fit for military service? In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, that I had partial red/green color blindness, and that I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-armys-radical-fitness-shift-1509377795

FORBES
— Hiring Diverse Candidates Is Not Enough — It’s About Keeping Them – Maynard Webb (DIERSEN: To make way for its employees who are Democrat, minority, and/or female, the federal government wastes the careers of and gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, unless they make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/maynardwebb/2017/10/30/hiring-diverse-candidates-is-not-enough-its-about-keeping-them/#3ccca3165b7c

GAY STAR NEWS
— Hillary Clinton slams Trump administration for ‘attacks’ on LGBTI community She described them as ‘striking and scary’ – Anya Crittenton
https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hillary-clinton-slams-trump-attacks-lgbti/#gs.BjKVa38

October 30 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois bulks up Obamacare website – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-revives-obamacare-website-1031-story.html
— Former Trump campaign adviser, DePaul alum from Chicago George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to FBI – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-russia-papadopoulos-20171030-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The end of the conservative Republican.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-conservative-republican-dead-trump-20171030-story.html
— From Cancun to Cabo, wave of violence keeping tourists away from Mexico – Andrea Navarro and Nacha Cattan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-mexico-tourism-violence-20171030-story.html
— What’s more toxic for Democrats: Their tax hikes or Berrios? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Voters who pay little or no taxes and voters who are extremely wealthy might not oppose higher taxes. They might want higher taxes.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-property-tax-berrios-cook-20171030-story.html
— Fight for 18! Why is college necessary to be a professional athlete? – Allen R. Sanderson and John J. Siegfried (DIERSEN: Do you have a college degree? If I had not been taking undergraduate business courses, the Democrats who ran the Post Office might not have offered me a job in 1966 and they might have gotten rid of me sooner than they did. If I had not had a 1970 bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, a) Firestone Stores would not have offered me a job in 1970 and b) Oldsmobile and the Democrats who ran IRS would not have offered me jobs in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate business courses, the Democrats who ran IRS might not have promoted me 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had not had a 1976 MBA from Loyola and if I had not been taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul, the Democrats who ran GAO would not have offered me a job in 1980 and would not have promoted me in 1986. If I had not been taking graduate courses in financial markets and trading at IIT, my Democrat who ran GAO might have forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1993 instead of 1997.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-eighteen-nba-nfl-nascar-pga-adam-silver-1031-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “If Trump seems hysterical now, just wait.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-paul-manafort-20171030-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Will indicted Trump aides be stand-up guys — or rats? – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-george-papadopoulos-paul-manafort-rats-standup/
— Congress plots to rob Americans in three ways – Robert Reich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/reich-congress-plots-to-rob-americans-in-three-ways/

DAILY HERALD
— Madigan: Check sex offender registry before trick-or-treating
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171030/madigan-check-sex-offender-registry-before-trick-or-treating
— District 200 could build a new Jefferson school after all – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171030/district-200-could-build-a-new-jefferson-school-after-all
— Woodland Elementary District 50 board of education member Joyce Mason is running as a Democrat for state representative in northern Lake County’s 61st District. – Doug T. Graham
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171030/woodland-school-board-member-running-for-state-legislature

ABC7
— Paul Manafort, Rick Gates charged with conspiracy, money laundering in Russia probe – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/paul-manafort-rick-gates-charged-in-russia-probe/2583216/
— Plan to divide California into 3 new states clears first hurdle
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/plan-to-divide-california-into-3-parts-clears-first-hurdle/2584041/
— Chicago native George Papadopoulos pleads guilty in Special Counsel investigation into Russian meddling in 2016 election – Chuck Goudie and Ross Weidner, Barb Markoff and Christine Tressel
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-native-pleads-guilty-in-investigation-into-russian-meddling-in-2016-election/2583895/

NBC5
— Majority of Guns Used in Chicago Crimes Come From Outside Illinois – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-gun-trace-report-2017-454016983.html

WGN RADIO
— John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by former federal prosecutor and head of the Illinois Republican Party Pat Brady to talk about the race for Governor, what the GOP’s goals are in the coming elections, and what’s next for Gov. Bruce Rauner.
http://wgnradio.com/2017/10/30/the-chicago-way-wjohn-kass-103017-il-comptroller-mendoza-serves-out-justice-pat-brady-disagrees-but-thats-ok-and-kasso-get-trekkie/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rent is eating up a record share of Americans’ disposable income – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Since 1972 for me, and since 1978 for my wife and I, our housing costs have been less because we have owned instead of rented.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20171030/CRED03/171039992/rent-is-eating-up-a-record-share-of-americans-disposable-income
— Retired federal Judge Posner launching pro bono project – AP (DIERSEN: In 1996, when I was a 48-year-old GAO employee, I argued Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange before Judge Posner. SEE:
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1385001.html)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171030/NEWS04/171039997/retired-federal-judge-posner-launching-pro-bono-project
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A prominent retired judge is launching a pro bono law firm to help people who face court battles but don’t want or can’t afford lawyers. Richard Posner told the Law360 news service that several lawyers already signed up. He says he’ll fund the project himself, partly drawing on a $217,000 salary he’ll keep getting in retirement. The 78-year-old gained fame for his intellectually rigorous but sometimes off-beat opinions on Chicago’s 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Appointed in 1981, Posner abruptly retired in September, citing clashes with fellow judges over what Posner considered unfair treatment of those acting as their own attorneys.)

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Will Rauner win in 2018? – Jim Nowlan
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20171030/nowlan-will-rauner-win-in-2018

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Anti-Military State Resolution Draws Criticism in Springfield – Cole Lauterbach
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=254298#.WfeUqcvR-M8

CHICAGOIST
— Staunch Conservative Jeanne Ives Might Be Challenging Gov. Rauner In The Primary
http://chicagoist.com/2017/10/30/rauner_may_have_a_potential_primary.php

LAKE COUNTY REPUBLICAN FEDERATION
— Lake County Republican Federation Pleased with Success of “A Celebration of Women Republican Leaders”
http://lcgop.org/2017/10/lake-county-republican-federation-pleased-with-success-of-a-celebration-of-women-republican-leaders/

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Mistakes common in massive, rushed legislation out of Springfield – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/mistakes-common-in-massive-rushed-legislation-out-of-springfield/article_54ac6436-ba84-11e7-8dd3-6b713973b8fb.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Problems in Coles County continue; coach charged with molestation – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/10/problems-in-coles-county-continue-coach-charged-with-molestation/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn Endorses Ives for Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/30/skillicorn-endorses-ives-for-governor/

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner in Israel
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/30/rauner-in-israel/
— State Rep. Bill Mitchell, Forsyth, blasts use of state funds for Obama library infrastructure
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/30/gop-legislator-blasts-use-of-state-funds-for-obama-library-infrastructure/
— Almost 60 percent of seized Chicago guns came from out of state dealers
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/30/almost-60-percent-of-seized-chicago-guns-came-from-out-of-state-dealers/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE: IT’S REAL As real as the discrimination against black people was under segregation. – Daniel Greenfield (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268256/discrimination-against-white-people-its-real-daniel-greenfield
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The release of an NPR poll in which a majority of white people (55%) answered that they face racial discrimination was treated with the media’s usual cocktail of condescension, disbelief and contempt. But it’s not up for debate. Racial discrimination against white people today is as real as the discrimination against black people was under segregation. We can talk about subjective experiences and do statistical correlations about differential outcomes until the cows come home. And that’s what most talk about racism is these days. That and emotional outbursts, cries of, “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe”. But only one racial group in America is subject to a system of codes, regulations and laws discriminating against members of its race when it comes to employment and education. Affirmative action is an inescapably real and racist as segregated water fountains. Affirmative action is racial discrimination, not as a matter of opinion, but as a hard objective fact. Racial preferences reward and punish people based on their race. These preferences, no matter how they are disguised, pervade not just one region, the way that segregation did, but much of the country. Diversity is a mandate on campuses and in corporations across the country. And it’s the very definition of racism.)
— SOME REPUBLICANS LOOK FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES Being praised by leftists is a bad sign. – Bruce Thornton
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268266/some-republicans-look-love-all-wrong-places-bruce-thornton

GOPUSA
— 500 most, least ‘LGBTQ-inclusive’ U.S. cities are …
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=32530
— Shrinking pains: ESPN purging another 40–60 staffers
http://www.gopusa.com/shrinking-pains-espn-purging-another-40-60-staffers/

DAILY CALLER
— US District Court Blocks Trump From Banning Transgenders In Military – Jonah Bennett
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/30/us-district-court-blocks-trump-from-banning-transgenders-in-military/

COLLEGE FIX
— Universities abandon core curriculums, offer ‘thin and patchy education,’ survey finds – SOPHIA BUONO
https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/38274/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Unexcused absence: GOP senators skip hearing on campus free speech – Charyssa Parent
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/unexcused-absence-gop-senators-skip-hearing-on-campus-free-speech/article/2639017

THE HILL
— Debunking the myth of federal employee dissatisfaction – ROSS MARCHAND (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran would be much more satisfied if GAO got rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/357891-debunking-the-myth-of-federal-employee-dissatisfaction

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— ‘You should be outraged,’ Cardin says of federal pay and benefits proposals – Nicole Ogrysko
https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2017/10/you-should-be-outraged-cardin-says-of-federal-pay-and-benefits-proposals/

MARIJUANA TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. If you push pot, you push destruction.
https://www.marijuanatimes.org/former-republican-national-committee-chairman-thinks-marijuana-legalization-is-coming-soon/

October 30 Morning Edition

HERALD EXTRA
— OCTOBER 3, 2017 FLASHBACK: Your local newspaper: The real deal – JIM ZACHARY (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, to candidates, to campaign managers, to elected officials, to party leaders, to major donors, and to political consultants in Illinois who state that they are conservative and/or Republican, but who fail/refuse to keep 
diersen@aol.com on their press advisory and press release lists? I have served as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. Since 2004, I have sent out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails each and every morning, and since 2015, each and every evening too. Those emails have included links to almost 285,600 articles and information on many upcoming Republican events. What do you say to those who “punish” me by not sending me their press advisories and press releases a) because I refuse to serve as one or their operatives or dupes, b) because I refuse to carry out their backlist orders, c) because I have included links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like, d) because I have failed/refused to give them money, e) because they blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems, f) because I am “too conservative,” g) because they want to curry favor with my competitors, Rich Miller, and/or the rest of the Democrat news media in Illinois, and/or h) because they focus on destroying individuals like me, organizations like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate? They do not want me a) to know about or promote their public events and other public activities, b) to attend their events, and c) to report on their public events and other activities. They do not want anyone to first learn of anything by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They want you to only know what they want you to know. They paint me as being illegitimate if not worse things a) because I sent out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails free of charge, b) because the emails do not contain any advertising, c) because no one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, d) because I do not have a college degree in journalism, and/or e) because I state that I am conservative and Republican. They proudly paint themselves as being anti-Diersen. They do not return my phone calls. They read my emails for “opposition research.” Should I publish a list of the aforesaid punishers? Some of them, if not many of them, talk and act like they want me to do that.) 
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/opinion/national-editorials/commentary-your-local-newspaper-the-real-deal/article_d1295fef-ca14-5903-bc68-f82c03845a6a.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a world of fake news spread on social media and attacks on the media from people in power, it is important for the public to know the difference between legitimate reporting by credible sources and all the noise posing as “the media.” Here are some reasons your local newspaper is the most trustworthy source for news and information: — Newspaper newsrooms are staffed with real people — people you know — reporters, photographers, editors — gathering the news, conducting interviews, covering meetings, attending events, writing, editing, fact-checking and making sure every day you can trust what you read. — Newspapers rely on recognizable sources. Quotes in the articles you read are attributed to real people and can be easily verified. — Newspapers work hard to stay away from single source reporting, giving readers context and balance. — Newspaper websites have legitimate URLs ending in .com or .org extensions, listing contact information, the names of staff members and the media organization’s leadership team on the website. — Newspapers correct mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes at times, but there is a big difference between an error and intentionally and knowingly publishing a false report because of some political or social agenda. Spurious websites, blogs and social media do not correct errors. They thrive on them. In the United States newspapers have a long and important legacy of holding the powerful accountable, defending the First Amendment and advocating for government transparency. Democracy is protected when the newspaper provides checks and balances as the Fourth Estate of government from city hall to the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House. Newspapers are committed to the neighborhoods, cities, counties, states and coverage areas they serve. Straightforward news reporting and thought-provoking commentary give a voice to the voiceless and empower the powerless. Newspapers hold government accountable because at our very core we believe that government belongs to the governed and not to the governing. Don’t be embarrassed because you shared some sensational, agenda-driven report on social media only to find out it is totally fake. Get your news where real news has always been found: Your local newspaper, the real deal.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The top 5 Republicans (Flake, Romney, Cruz, Kasich, and Sasse) who could challenge Trump in 2020 – Aaron Blake
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-republican-candidates-2020-20171027-story.html
— Illinois Office of Tourism to expand to Mexico and China – Nereida Moreno
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-tourism-mexico-china-1030-story.html
— 12 things you can do right now to help women in the workplace – Lolly Daskal (DIERSEN: Women should consider becoming federal employees. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997), I saw absolutely no sexual harassment. All my superiors, all my supervisors, all my coworkers, and all my subordinates knew that all women are members of a protected class and that they should be given preference.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-12-things-you-can-do-right-now-to-help-women-in-the-workplace-20171023-story.html
— Why it’s easier to concentrate in a coffee shop than an open office – Geoffrey James (DIERSEN: In 1990, GAO moved to new office space in a new building – 200 West Adams in Chicago. I got a preferred corner office because a) I had been promoted to GS-13 in 1986 and b) I had more federal seniority because I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years and I had worked for the Post Office for almost 3 years. Needless-to-say, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were beyond furious.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-why-it-s-easier-to-concentrate-in-a-coffee-shop-20171023-story.html
— LaPortas lawsuit: How to raid deep pockets — the Chicago way – William Choslovsky
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-cop-kelly-shooting-court-1030-20171027-story.html
— Scream at the sky. Then what? – Heather Wilhelm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-wilhelm-trump-anniversary-scream-sky-1030-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On n Nov. 8, it’s anticipated that thousands of Americans in at least nine cities will take to the streets to “scream helplessly at the sky.” You can probably guess the reason: It’s to mark the one-year anniversary of the election of Donald Trump as president. Can you believe it’s almost been a year since the election? Time flies when everyone seems to be losing their minds! Here’s the good news: If you’re reading this, you’re still alive. The stock market seems downright giddy — knock on wood, at least for now — and despite our president’s occasionally baffling and sometimes alarming tweets, our country is apparently still free enough for people to get on Facebook and organize cross-country protests that involve shouting at clouds.)
— Make it worth their time Young professionals need to follow 3 rules to impress executives – Mary Rezek (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40. To impress your Democrat supervisors and your Democrat superiors, you need to impress them that a) you can and will help them get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and b) that can and will serve as their operative or dupe.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20171030/281870118696909

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— New FBI chief says he’s already losing sleep over Chicago violence – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/fbi-special-agent-chicago-jeff-sallet/

DAILY HERALD
— Ives: ‘We expect to be on the ballot’ against Rauner – Steve Zalusky (DIERSEN: Which Republicans will run for her 42nd District House seat?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171029/ives-we-expect-to-be-on-the-ballot-against-rauner

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Meet the Chicagoans mentoring women – LISA BERTAGNOLI (DIERSEN: What happened to your mentors? My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, who got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and who promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171027/ISSUE01/171029867

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Onward and upward? So just what’s up with all the interest in the state attorney general’s office? – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-10-30/onward-and-upward.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— State Rep. Jeanne Ives emerges as Republican primary challenger for Rauner – ALLISON PETTY
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/state-rep-jeanne-ives-emerges-as-republican-primary-challenger-for/article_a9e09dfc-9a4a-5ddc-a3c1-afa0779f1c01.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Central Illinois unions, contractors struggle to attract next generation of workers – CLAIRE HETTINGER and RYAN VOYLES
http://herald-review.com/news/local/central-illinois-unions-contractors-struggle-to-attract-next-generation-of/article_f28ed091-96f0-526c-ac32-fc55e06b8bd8.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Minimum wage bill sponsor says she’ll keep pressing for deal – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171029/minimum-wage-bill-sponsor-says-shell-keep-pressing-for-deal

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Former Miss America shares her story of overcoming obstacles and launching a political career – Allison Shapiro
http://www.daily-journal.com/life/former-miss-america-shares-her-story-of-overcoming-obstacles-and/article_0f683678-9d48-5675-852d-b235d9efb905.html

JOURNAL COURIER
— Expert: Dumping voter program a danger – Scot Bertram
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/115500/expert-dumping-voter-program-a-danger

WQAD
— Former IL State Rep. Morthland may be back on the ballot – CHRISTINA LOREY
http://wqad.com/2017/10/29/former-il-state-rep-morthland-may-be-back-on-the-ballot/

WTAX
— Rauner roughed up This veto session has been a different one for Gov. Bruce Rauner: many overrides.
http://wtax.com/news/101101-rauner-roughed-up/

DAILY ILLINI
— A broken record: Illinois continues to remind us it cares about sexual assault – ISAIAH REYNOLDS
https://dailyillini.com/opinions/2017/10/30/broken-record-illinois-continues-remind-us-cares-sexual-assault/

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Don’t let Rauner’s allies divide GOP primary
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/dont-let-rauners-allies-divide-gop-primary

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jeanne Ives’ Petition for Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/30/jeanne-ives-petition-for-governor/
— Pam Althoff, the Woman Jack Franks Does Not Want on the County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/30/the-woman-jack-franks-does-not-want-on-the-county-board/
— Effect of Federal GOP Income Tax Elimination of Real Estate Tax Deduction On Randy Hultgren’s District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/29/effect-of-federal-gop-income-tax-on-randy-hultgrens-district/

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— State Rep. Laura Fine, D-Glenview, scolded for proposing anti-Trump military spending measure – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/lawmaker-scolded-for-proposing-anti-trump-military-spending-measure/article_afeeb350-bb59-11e7-88e5-5fc70a58dcd9.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER & O’NEIL: WHEN MEDIA BECOMES PART OF THE PROBLEM
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/10/thorner-oneil-when-media-becomes-part-of-the-problem.html

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Jeanne Ives picks a running mate, sends email to supporters proclaiming her intent to challenge Rauner in Republican primary (DIERSEN: Have you received that email? I still have not. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes might use that to hint/imply/argue/shout a) that Ives does not want my support, b) that Ives is punishing me, and/or c) that Ives doses not consider me to be a member of the news media.)
https://www.politico.com/tipsheets/illinois-playbook/2017/10/30/ives-out-with-gop-primary-petitions-whos-selling-guns-traced-to-chicago-crime-ex-gov-quinn-joins-ag-race-223053

CAPITOL FAX
— Republican Attorneys General Association ridicules potential Quinn candidacy
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/30/raga-ridicules-potential-quinn-candidacy/

GOPUSA
— Most Houston players kneel during anthem, then lose the game
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=32548
— Christ Church and the slavers’ blood money
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=32553

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Whistleblower calls for VA czar in open letter to Trump – Scott Davis (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, if GAO’s employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran had gotten a GAO czar appointed, they might still be working for GAO. GAO did not unionize until 2007.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/whistleblower-calls-for-va-czar-in-open-letter-to-trump/article/2638939

JP MEDIA
— ‘I am Undocumented and Unafraid,’ Says DACA Beneficiary Declaring Trump a ‘Coward’ – NICHOLAS BALLASY (DIERSEN: Democrats use illegals 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.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/undocumented-unafraid-says-daca-beneficiary-declaring-trump-coward/

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Enjoy Each Day – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What do you do for others each and every day? I put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together each and every morning and each and every evening and send them out.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/10/30/enjoy-each-day/

POLITICO
— John Boehner Unchained The former House speaker feels liberated—but he’s also seething about what happened to his party. – TIM ALBERTA (DIERSEN: If Boehner did not reject so many planks in the Republican Party platform, I would suggest that he become the GOPUSA Ohio Editor.)
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/10/29/john-boehner-trump-house-republican-party-retirement-profile-feature-215741
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After leaving office, Boehner says a longtime family friend approached him. “You’ve always had a purpose—your business, your family, politics,” the friend said. “What’s your purpose now?” Boehner says the question gnaws at him every day. We met three times over the summer, his most candid and revealing series of interviews since a third attempted coup on his speakership led him to say to hell with it and retire early.)

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Ready for the golden years? 8 facts on retirement savings (DIERSEN: I should write a book about early retirement. I have been retired since 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://wtop.com/consumer-news/2017/10/ready-for-the-golden-years-8-facts-on-retirement-savings/ 

NEW YORK TIMES
— MARCH 18, 2002 FLASHBACK: Animosity High in Both Parties In Illinois Governor Primaries – AP (DIERSEN: Who do you blame for your losses? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes continue to blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, but especially Jim Ryan’s loss to Blagojevich in the 2002 general election. Of course, if a Democrat becomes the next governor of Illinois, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for that.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/18/us/animosity-high-in-both-parties-in-illinois-governor-primaries.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Republicans, facing their first real contested primary in decades, have worked to distance themselves from the governor’s problems. The two other Republican candidates, State Senator Patrick O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood, accused Jim Ryan of knowing about the bribery scheme but refusing to use his power as attorney general to stop it. The attorney general maintains that it would have been irresponsible for him to get involved in a federal investigation. Recent polls have shown Jim Ryan with about 50 percent of the vote. . .Among the Republican candidates, Ms. Wood ran advertisements calling Mr. Ryan and Mr. O’Malley “too extreme” because they oppose abortion even in cases of rape and incest. Ms. Wood is also courting Democrats and liberal groups to cross over to the Republican primary and vote for her.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Democrat says “The Economy Can’t Grow Without Birth Control.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/opinion/economy-birth-control.html
— Checking My Male Privilege – Charles M. Blow (DIERSEN: What do you say to men who paint themselves as being anti-men to curry favor with anti-men? What do you say to Whites who paint themselves as being anti-White to curry favor with anti-Whites? What do you say to older people who paint themselves as being anti-older people to curry favor with anti-older people? What do you say to rich people who paint themselves as being anti-rich people to curry favor with anti-rich people? What do you say to German-Americans who paint themselves as being anti-German Americans to curry favor with anti-German Americans? What do you say to Americans who paint themselves as being anti-American to curry favor with anti-Americans? What do you say to “Republicans” who paint themselves as being anti-Republicans to curry favor with anti-Republicans? What do you say to “conservatives” who paint themselves as being anti-conservative to curry favor with anti-conservatives? What do you say to Protestants who paint themselves as being anti-Protestant to curry favor with anti-Protestants? What do you say to etc. who paint themselves as being anti-etc. to curry favor with anti-etc.? I should write books about such aforesaid frauds in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/opinion/checking-my-male-privilege.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump Wants to Raise Your Taxes.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/opinion/trump-raise-taxes.html
— Her Peers Made School Look Easy. Now, With Hard Work, She’s Catching Up. – JOHN OTIS (DIERSEN: If I could do it over again, I would have majored in accounting at NIU instead of management, earned a master’s degree in accounting much sooner than I did, passed the CPA examination much sooner than I did, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/nyregion/her-peers-made-school-look-easy-now-her-hard-work-is-paying-off.html
— Catalonia Civil Servants Must Decide: Resist or Obey Madrid’s Rule – PATRICK KINGSLEY (DIERSEN: What if the Democrats succeed in getting California, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, etc. to leave the United States and join up with Mexico?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/world/europe/catalonia-spain-carles-puigdemont.html

WASHINGTON POST
— John Boehner, retired and a little bitter, f-bombs some old GOP enemies – Derek Hawkins (DIERSEN: If Boehner did not reject so many planks in the Republican Party platform, I would suggest that he become the GOPUSA Ohio Editor.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/10/30/john-boehner-retired-and-a-little-bitter-f-bombs-some-old-gop-enemies/?utm_term=.6822cd3916c2

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Big Brewer Makes a Play for Marijuana Beverages Corona brewer to invest nearly $200 million in Canadian marijuana grower, with plans to develop cannabis-infused drinks – Jennifer Maloney and David George-Cosh (DIERSEN: Those who promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices have always worked very hard against me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-brewer-makes-a-play-for-marijuana-beverages-1509300002
— Stuck in Place, U.S. Homeowners Hunker Down as Housing Supply Stays Tight More choose to stay where they are and renovate, making it harder for renters to enter market – Laura Kusisto and Christina Rexrode (DIERSEN: How much have spent renovating your home? Since we had our home built in 1984 at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton, my wife and I have spent lots of money renovating it. We have had the following replaced plus more: roof, garage doors, furnace and air conditioning, kitchen appliances, kitchen countertops, and flooring, carpeting, water heater, and deck flooring. We have had a deck and gazebo built, an underground sprinkler system installed and controller replaced, fencing installed and replaced, a car lift installed, garage flooring installed, the basement finished, a whole-house natural-gas backup electric generator installed, and a home security system installed. We have spent lots of money and I have spent lots of time making landscaping and lot drainage improvements.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stuck-in-place-u-s-homeowners-hunker-down-as-housing-supply-stays-tight-1509274802

USA TODAY
— Cash-strapped (ILLEGALS) in Chicago flock to free community colleges – Aamer Madhani (DIERSEN: I earned a bachelor’s degree from NIU in 1970 when I was 21. Were you cash-strapped while you earned your bachelor’s degree? I was not because I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; and worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970. Further, my parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete while I attended UIC 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/24/cash-strapped-undocumented-immigrants-chicago-flock-free-community-college/794428001/
— Survey: Teachers’ mental health declining amid job stress – Greg Toppo (DIERSEN: Cranking out “good little Democrats” is very stressful. Not every student wants to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/30/survey-teachers-mental-health-declining-amid-job-stress/811577001/
— The Bush twins: Could politics be in their future? – Jocelyn McClurg
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2017/10/25/bookmarkthis-bush-twins-could-politics-their-future/800965001/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— John Kasich Is Already Running For the Ohio governor, the campaign against Trump never stopped. And it won’t till 2020. – Lisa Miller
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/10/john-kasich-2020-challenge-against-donald-trump.html

DETROIT FREE PRESS
— Choosing sides in the next civil war may be tricky – Brian Dickerson (DIERSEN: On what side will you be on? On Side A will be those 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. On Side B will be those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would call Side A “The Anti-Americans” and side B “The Americans.” I will be on Side B. On what side will you be on?)
http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/brian-dickerson/2017/10/29/second-civil-war-republicans-democrats/806319001/

METRO NEWS
— The power of incumbency – Hoppy Kercheval
http://wvmetronews.com/2017/10/30/the-power-of-the-incumbency/

BALLOT PEDIA
— 88 percent of benefits from state/local tax deductions go to upper-income Americans – Scott Rasmussen (DIERSEN: Those who can and do itemize pay less federal income taxes. Sadly, Shimkus says that 79 percent of the people in his district do not itemize their deductions. Because I itemized, I paid less federal income taxes 1972-1977, and because my wife and I have always itemized, we have paid less federal income taxes since 1978. We have been able to itemize, that is, to pay less federal tax because of the money we paid for education, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, state income taxes, medical expenses, and charitable contributions. Those who do not itemize in Shimkus’s district must not pay that much money for education, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, state income taxes, medical expenses, and/or charitable contributions.)
https://ballotpedia.org/Scott_Rasmussen%27s_Number_of_the_Day

GM AUTHORITY
— Would You Rather Buy A Brand New Chevrolet Corvette Or An iPhone X? – FRANCISCO CRUZ
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2017/10/would-you-rather-buy-a-brand-new-chevrolet-corvette-or-an-iphone-x/

CHRONICLE JOURNAL
— Reflecting on those good old days – ANNETTE O’BRIEN (DIERSEN: When were your good old days? My good old days include a) 1948-1972 when I lived in Crete; b) 1953-1961 when I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete; c) 1961-1962 when I attended Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest; and 1962-1966 when I attended Crete-Monee High School. They include a) 1970 when I was 21 and earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU; b) 1976, 1980, and 1997 when I earned master’s degrees in business from Loyola, in accounting from DePaul, and in finance from IIT; c) 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997 when I earned professional certifications (CPA, CIA, CFE, CGFM), CFSA, and Forensic Accountant); d) 1981 when I earned a professional license (CPA); e) 1972, 1973, and 1974 when IRS promoted me; f) 1986, 1987, and 1988 when I worked for GAO on audits of IRS; g) 1986 when GAO promoted me; h) 1966 when I bought my first new car and 1971 when I bought a new 1972 Corvette; i) 1972 when I bought a new town home; j) 1974 and 1976 when I bought condos; k) 1978 when I got married; j) 1978 when we bought a home in Wheaton; k) 1984 when we had a home built in Wheaton; and l) 1978-1992 when my wife and I took many vacations following her many business trips to luxury resorts all across America. When were your bad old days? My bad old days include a) 1968 and 1969 when my Democrat Post Office superiors disallowed my sick leave requests; b) 1969 when my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign and my father died suddenly; c) 1974 when my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my partial day per diem claims; d) 1978 when Money Magazine published its article on me resulting in my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my education deductions; e) after 1974 when my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12; f) 1980 when my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO; g) 1980-1985 and 1989-1997 when my Democrat GAO superiors kept me off audits of IRS; h) after 1986 when my Democrat GAO superiors did not promote me beyond GS-13; i) 1989-1997 when my Democrat GAO superiors always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes; and j) 1997 when my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/opinion/reflecting-on-those-good-old-days/article_ee4910ec-bcb6-11e7-b8f9-cbc830d1a9ab.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Republicans Follow Trump, Not GOP Senators (DIERSEN: Who does the majority of the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois follow?)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/october_2017/most_republicans_follow_trump_not_gop_senators

October 29 Evening Edition

WGN RADIO
— What are Jeanne Ives’ chances of beating out Bruce Rauner in the GOP primary? – CASERA
http://wgnradio.com/2017/10/29/what-are-jeanne-ives-chances-of-beating-out-bruce-rauner-in-the-gop-primary/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With Governor Bruce Rauner’s recent formal annunciation of re-election and Rep. Jeanne Ives circulating petitions to run for governor, What does this mean for Rauner? Could Jeanne Ives stand as a primary challenger? Rick Pearson is joined in the studio by Pat Brady, former state Republican chairman now with Next Generation Strategies, to discuss this; as well as the defections amongst Senate Republicans with President Trump.)

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti- Trumps say “Trump’s Approval Rating Sinks to New Low.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Trumps-Approval-Rating-Sinks-to-New-Low-Poll-453974583.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— BEYOND TRAGIC: States consider best ways to legalize recreational marijuana – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-ri–marijuana-legalization-20171029-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Jeanne Ives circulating petitions for GOP primary run against Rauner – Steve Zalusky
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171029/jeanne-ives-circulating-petitions-for-gop-primary-run-against-rauner
— Analysis: Is $100,000 middle class in America? – Heather Long
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20171029/analysis-is-100000-middle-class-in-america

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois gambling addiction’s only cure is more gambling – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article181291071.html

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Growth of extremely wealthy candidates could alter political landscape Illinois governor’s race could come down to 2 billionaires – Jim Niedelman
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/growth-of-extremely-wealthy-candidates-could-alter-political-landscape/846028555

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Rauner administration stirs up uncertainty by scaling back social service funding – KIANNAH SEPEDA-MILLER, Better Government Association
http://www.qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/rauner-adminstration-stirs-up-uncertainty-by-scaling-back-social-service/article_0b4cd611-7ed1-57a5-a085-ee0a81a4600a.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— The governor himself is hoping to put down threats of a primary challenge from those upset about his budget-battle tenure and recent signature of a controversial abortion bill.
http://herald-review.com/news/local/coming-up-stories-we-re-working-on-this-week/article_e59dfa6c-a84a-5805-a0b4-cdb24ddfc0f0.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— House GOP concedes on property tax deduction Tax reform bill yet to be released – JEANNE SAHADI
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/house-gop-concedes-on-property-tax-deduction/846841477

CHICAGO NOW
— How America deals with Hate Speech – James Kirk Wall
http://www.chicagonow.com/an-atheist-in-illinois/2017/10/how-america-deals-with-hate-speech/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 1995 the KKK came to Wheaton, IL Wheaton is a Western suburb of Chicago next to Naperville. In 1995 the Ku Klux Klan legally obtained a permit to demonstrate in the county court house. So what do you do when this happens in your town? An organization of hate and ignorance which has historically caused great suffering to a great number of people. This is how it was handled in Wheaton. Citizens of Mexican heritage organized a 26-piece mariachi band to perform on the common grounds. There were also protestors. If you came to this event you could stand with the protestors and chant, “Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! KKK has got to go!” Or you could hang out with the band and do a little La Bamba. The best case scenario for a KKK rally is that nobody shows up. Having not that many people there and a mariachi band wasn’t a bad response. That organization hasn’t been back to Wheaton since. There was a police presence to keep the peace. To make sure people were protected from harmful actions, not offensive words.)

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Ignoring The Institutionalization Of Injustice at IRS (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $94,610-$100,917. I should write a book about those who have done the most to waste my knowledge of IRS. They include my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, and their staffs.)
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/ignoring-the-institutionalization-of-injustice-at-irs

AMERICAN THINKER
— The much-vaunted Women’s Conference descends into Maxine Waters shrieking – Monica Showalter
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/10/the_muchvaunted_womens_conference_descends_into_maxine_waters_shrieking.html
— Corruption Is the Fruit of a Biased Media – Michael E. Young
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/corruption_is_the_fruit_of_a_biased_media.html

TOWNHALL
— The 6 Big Ways Liberals Are Destroying America’s Culture – John Hawkins
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2017/10/29/the-6-big-ways-liberals-are-destroying-americas-culture-n2401839

DAILY CALLER
— Star Parker: Black Leaders Peddle ‘The Perception Of Racism’ To Get Money And Power – GINNI THOMAS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/star-parker-black-leaders-peddle-the-perception-of-racism-to-get-money-and-power-video/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— OMB: Top 20% pay 95% of taxes, middle class ‘single digits’ – Paul Bedard
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/omb-top-20-pay-95-of-taxes-middle-class-single-digits/article/2638746

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you bash Trump, anti-Trumps glorify and praise you.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-okay–even-good–to-change-your-mind/2017/10/28/b86156d2-bb4f-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Debate Over Sanctuary Cities Gets a Test Run in Virginia Governor’s Race Republican candidate is running ads linking sanctuary cities and crime, and Democrats are figuring out how to frame response – Laura Meckler
https://www.wsj.com/articles/debate-over-sanctuary-cities-gets-a-test-run-in-virginia-governors-race-1509274801

BLOOMBERG
— Virginia Governor’s Race Isn’t Just About the Candidates Bernie Sanders and Steve Bannon aren’t running, but they’re shadow-campaigning. – Albert R. Hunt (DIERSEN: What does Bannon have to say about the Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary?)
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-29/virginia-governor-s-race-isn-t-just-about-the-candidates

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who says “Bulk Of The Republican Party” Supports Immigration, Opposes “Nationalism?” ANSWER: Those like Kasich 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.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/10/29/kasich_bulk_of_the_republican_party_supports_immigration_opposes_nationalism.html

October 29 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Proposed Naperville budget calls for less than 1% property tax increase – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-budget-overview-naperville-st-1029-20171028-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement: Catalyst for change or fleeting moment? – Vikki Ortiz Healy and Angie Leventis Lourgos (DIERSEN: Women should consider becoming federal employees. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997), I saw absolutely no sexual harassment. All my superiors, all my supervisors, all my coworkers, and all my subordinates knew that all women are members of a protected class and that they should be given preference.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-sexual-harassment-tipping-point-20171027-story.html
— The #MeToo bonfire – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-harass-metoo-gender-20171026-story.html
— #MeToo movement sparks both sadness and hope – Sally Higginson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/ct-hpn-higginson-column-tl-1102-20171026-story.html
— Facebook announces new transparency for political ads before Russia hearing – AP (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Everyone involved in government, politics, news media, etc. should be required to disclose who calls their tunes, that is, who pays them, that is, the sources and amounts of all of their income and of all their spouse’s income.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-facebook-ads-20171027-story.html
— VERY SAD: Marijuana users have more sex, study finds – Christopher Ingraham (DIERSEN: One would expect a) that stoners have far more STDs and b) that children of stoners have far more health problems.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-marijuana-sex-study-20171027-story.html
— Hundreds to brave elements to empathize with, raise money for homeless in DuPage County – Diane Moca (DIERSEN: What have you done to help the homeless? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) stress that they have done lots to help the homeless and b) demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me for not helping the homeless. They hint/imply/argue/shout that unlike them, I have lots of time and money to help the homeless because I have always been privileged, because I avoided the draft, because the federal government grossly overpaid me, because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, because we did not become foster parents, because my federal retirement benefits are too generous, and because I do not give money to a church like they do.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-sleep-out-saturday-homeless-naperville-st-1029-20171027-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you criticize Trump, anti-Trumps glorify and praise you.
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171029/elected-gop-trump-critics-are-heroes-of-sanity-and-principle
— Study: Americans are retiring later, dying sooner and sicker in-between – Bloomberg
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20171029/study-americans-are-retiring-later-dying-sooner-and-sicker-in-between

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Bill seeks to shed light on social media political ads – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Everyone involved in government, politics, news media, etc. should be required to disclose who calls their tunes, that is, who pays them, that is, the sources and amounts of all of their income and of all their spouse’s income.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20171028/bernard-schoenburg-bill-seeks-to-shed-light-on-social-media-political-ads

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— County clerk race gets more interesting – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-10-29/tom-kacich-county-clerk-race-gets-more-interesting.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rauner’s TV ad makes me go ‘Huh?’ – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20171028/chuck-sweeny-rauners-tv-ad-makes-me-go-huh

NEWS GAZETTE
— Shimkus’ pitch for Republicans’ tax plan: ‘I want simplicity’ – Tom Kacich (DIERSEN: Those who can and do itemize pay less federal income taxes. Sadly, Shimkus says that 79 percent of the people in his district do not itemize their deductions. Because I itemized, I paid less federal income taxes 1972-1977 and because we have always itemized, my wife and I have paid less federal income taxes since 1978. We have been able to itemize, that is, to pay less federal tax because of the money we paid for education, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, state income taxes, medical expenses, and charitable contributions. Those who do not itemize in Shimkus’s district must not pay much money for education, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, state income taxes, medical expenses, and/or charitable contributions.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-10-28/shimkus-pitch-republicans-tax-plan-i-want-simplicity.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Why Central Illinois unions, contractors are struggling to fill jobs – CLAIRE HETTINGER and RYAN VOYLES (DIERSEN: The federal government struggles to fill jobs. Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
http://herald-review.com/news/local/why-central-illinois-unions-contractors-are-struggling-to-fill-jobs/article_f28ed091-96f0-526c-ac32-fc55e06b8bd8.html

SAUK VALLEY
— New city manager’s contract raises questions While Dixon City Council members voted unanimously to hire the city’s police chief as city manager, the vote was split regarding the liberal terms of his contract. Appearances of favoritism and cronyism should give city residents pause. – Editorial
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/10/25/new-city-managers-contract-raises-questions/anjo6a0/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— State Rep. Ives circulating petitions to challenge Rauner
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/10/28/state-rep-ives-circulating-petitions-to-challenge-rauner/ayjfnna/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “After ‘Choosing Donald Trump,’ Is The Evangelical Church In Crisis?”
http://nprillinois.org/post/after-choosing-donald-trump-evangelical-church-crisis#stream/0

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— Abolishing the State Tax Deduction Is Not Conservative – BRANDON CROCKER (DIERSEN: Government should encourage home ownership.)
https://spectator.org/abolishing-the-state-tax-deduction-is-not-conservative/

BREITBART
— Poll: Majority Still Disapprove of NFL Anthem Protests – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/10/27/poll-majority-still-disapprove-nfl-anthem-protests/

PJ MEDIA
— Kent State Socialist Group Suggests Gulag for Dissenting Voice – TOM KNIGHTON (DIERSEN: Who wants to send you to a gulag? I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who want to send me to a gulag. Most commonly, a) they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform, b) they promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, c) they focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, and/or d) they were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/kent-state-socialist-group-suggests-gulag-dissenting-voice/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Cdl. Sarah: Some people ‘exploit the Word of God’ to promote multiculturalism, immigration – Dorothy Cummings McLean
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-sarah-some-people-exploit-the-word-of-god-to-promote-multicultural

COLLEGE FIX
— School assignment which identifies the KKK as ‘right wing’ angers parents – DAVE HUBER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/38357/

THE HILL
— GOP in uncharted territory rolling back rules through resolutions – LYDIA WHEELER
http://thehill.com/regulation/357552-gop-in-unchartered-territory-rolling-back-rules-through-resolutions

CNN
— Poll: 71% of Americans say politics has reached a dangerous low point – Maegan Vazquez and Jennifer Agiesta
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/28/politics/poll-politics-low-point/index.html

MERCURY NEWS
— Bitter feud divides Berkeley College Republicans as the club’s future hangs in the balance Amid concerns the Berkeley College Republicans are lurching too far right, more moderate forces attempted to stage a coup. – EMILY DERUY
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/28/bitter-feud-divides-berkeley-college-republicans-as-the-clubs-future-hangs-in-the-balance/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/sunday/dreamers-children-immigration-congress.html
— Too Many Colleges Flunk Trump 101 The 2016 election is forcing campuses to examine their dangerous estrangement. – Frank Bruni (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, colleges focus on cranking out “good little Democrats” 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.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/opinion/sunday/colleges-flunk-trump-101.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: And a growing number of educators have been wondering aloud if there should be “affirmative action” for conservative professors, given the hugely disproportionate percentage of liberal faculty in the humanities and social sciences. They often conclude that outright preferences are a bad idea but that creating an extra position in, say, military history rather than gender studies would probably up the odds of adding a Republican to the lineup.)
— The Misery Filter – Ross Douthat
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/opinion/sunday/misery-filter-suffering.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For personal reasons his essay resonated strongly with me at the time, and particularly his point about how Americans tend to “filter for misery” in the same way we filter for political agreement in our increasingly self-segregated social worlds.)
— Happiness Is Other People – RUTH WHIPPMAN (DIERSEN: How happy are you? Should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who viciously demonize me, who viciously denigrate me, and who viciously condemn me for my not being happy enough? They hint/imply/argue/shout that I got everything that I have that is positive because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, because I have always been privileged, because I avoided the draft, because the federal government grossly overpaid me, because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, because we did not become foster parents, because my federal retirement benefits are too generous, and because I do not give money to a church like they do.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/sunday/happiness-is-other-people.html
— At Women’s Convention in Detroit, a Test of Momentum and Focus – MONICA DAVEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at women that they should not only hate Trump and his supporters, that they should get rid of Trump and his supporters.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/us/women-convention-detroit-march.html
— F.B.I. Agents Faced Arrest and Ruin After Trying to Conceive a Child – ADAM GOLDMAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who took the lead in punishing me because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents. They crow that in 1989, when I was 40 years old, a) they threw me off audits of IRS, b) they assigned me to an extremely undesirable audit, c) they gave me extremely unrealistic performance expectations, d) they gave me an extremely unfair performance appraisal, and e) they ranked me at the bottom of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes. The aforesaid punishment was not only because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents, but also because in 1988, when I turned 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/us/politics/fbi-matt-litton-fertility.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Limit on 401(k) Savings? It’s About Paying for Tax Cuts – PATRICIA COHEN (DIERSEN: Have you always put the maximum into tax-deferred accounts? My wife and I always have. Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are furious about that.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/business/401k-limit-tax-cuts.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Maryland development under fire after selling homes only to Muslims – Justin Wm. Moyer DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trumps refuse to sell to those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maryland-development-under-fire-after-only-selling-homes-to-muslims/2017/10/24/4cb3dfbe-aece-11e7-add3-da4b781e34b1_story.html
— Nancy Pelosi’s claims on middle-income taxpayers and state and local tax deductions – Glenn Kessler (DIERSEN: Government should encourage home ownership.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/27/nancy-pelosis-claims-on-middle-income-taxpayers-and-statelocal-tax-deductions/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Want to attack foreign election meddling? Hold internet ads to the same standard as radio and TV – Editorial
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-facebook-russia-20171028-story.html

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Martin Luther’s influence still strong in Texas With 95 Theses, priest wasn’t afraid to speak truth to power – Douglas Krenge
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Martin-Luther-s-influence-still-strong-in-Texas-12314358.php

USA TODAY
— How to work fewer hours and get more done (yes, it’s possible) – Marc Saltzman
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/saltzman/2017/10/21/how-boost-your-productivity-work-smart-tricks-get-more-out-work-day/787114001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Approval Rating Falls to Lowest Level Since Taking Office.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-approval-rating-falls-to-lowest-level-since-taking-office-1509282048

October 28 Evening Edition

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ives mounts challenge to Rauner in Republican primary
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511256258-ives-mounts-challenge-to-rauner-in-republican-primary
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After weeks of speculation, State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has decided to take a concrete step towards challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Ives stopped short of announcing her candidacy but said she will circulate petitions in pursuit of the required signatures to appear on the March 20 primary ballot while she continues contemplating the decision to run. “Today my team and I are taking the first step toward restoring common sense in Illinois,” Ives said. “I have started circulating petitions to get on the ballot as governor of Illinois.” Ives’ announcement comes in the wake of withering support of Rauner, who has lost a growing list of allies in the conservative community after signing into law HB40, which forces Illinois taxpayers to fund abortions during all nine months of pregnancy. Rauner had earlier he would veto the bill, and his reversal led to an open revolt within the Illinois Republican Party leading many local party organizations to withdraw invitation by Rauner to speak and refuse to circulate his petitions. “There is little trust between most Illinoisans and their government at many levels — and for good reasons,“ Ives said. “Top political leaders have lied to the people about who they are and what they are going to do, and they continue to make promises we cannot keep.” In addition, Rauner has been roundly criticized for signing a so called “sanctuary state” bill that limits cooperation between the state and federal authorities in matters involving the deportation of illegal immigrants, signing legislation that allows persons to change their listed gender on their birth certificates and for authorizing a 15 percent premium increase on Obamacare silver health insurance plans in order to prop up Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. As a member of the General Assembly, Ives has focused much of her efforts on government transparency. “Public corruption is an everyday event across the state,” she said. “Many Illinoisans have simply decided to leave for better opportunities elsewhere.” Ives’ tenure has also been marked by her pursuit of tax reform, term limits and school choice. Rock Island-based former state representative and community college Prof. Rich Morthland will be Ives’ running mate. “Rich and I know, however, that if you change out the politicians and tell people the truth, then the reform can begin,” Ives said. “And Illinois can recover. Our promise to you is to be honest about the problems we face and the path we must take to make Illinois a place where businesses and families can thrive. We will confront and expose public corruption at every level of government until it stops.” Ives, the mother of five, is a West Point graduate and former Army officer who has represented the 42nd House District since 2013. She formerly served on the Wheaton City Council and was an ROTC instructor at Wheaton College. Chicago GOP Chairman Chris Cleveland will serve as the chairman of the Ives for Illinois campaign. Petitions for Ives’ candidacy are available here (https://jnswire.s3.amazonaws.com/jns-media/cc/64/715668/ivescirculation.pdf). Candidates for state office in Illinois must file their candidacy paperwork by December 4.)

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— State Representative Ives circulating petitions for Governor – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/10/state-representative-ives-circulating-petitions-for-governor/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Today my team and I are taking the first step toward restoring common sense in Illinois,” Ives said. “I have started circulating petitions to get on the ballot as governor of Illinois.” (Prairie State Wire) Although a formal announcement that she is running has not been made, the first step of getting on the ballot and identifying future support has begun with the circulation of petitions. Full coverage appears to be the first shared by the Prairie State Wire that includes links to download petitions for circulation. (Prairie State Wire) We suspect this is not the Shake Up Governor Rauner was looking for.)
— Auditor General Frank Mautino – Will the people ever see justice in Illinois? – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/10/auditor-general-frank-mautino-will-the-people-every-see-justice-in-illinois/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES ANNOUNCES VIA EMAIL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/10/ives-announces-via-email.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Rep. Jeanne Ives is in to challenge incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner, according to an email sent out Saturday afternoon … From: Jeanne Ives <jeanneives@yahoo.com> Date: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 1:21 PM Subject: Ives for Illinois To: Dear Friends, Today my team and I are taking the first step towards restoring commonsense in Illinois. I have started circulating petitions to place my name on the ballot for Governor of Illinois. I have selected as my Lt. Governor Rich Morthland, a farmer, former state representative and community college professor from the Rock Island area. There is little trust between most Illinoisans and their government at many levels – and for good reasons. Top political leaders have lied to the people about who they are and what they are going to do – and they continue to make promises we cannot keep. Public corruption is an everyday event across the state. Many Illinoisans have simply decided to leave for better opportunities elsewhere. Rich and I know, however, that if you change out the politicians, replacing them with public servants, and tell people the truth, then reform can begin. Illinois can and must recover. Our promise to you is to be honest about the problems we face and the path we must take to make Illinois a place where businesses and families can thrive again. We will confront and expose public corruption at every level of government until it stops. I am most thankful that my team includes Chris Cleveland. He will serve as the Chairman of the Ives for Illinois campaign. Chris was among the first to encourage me to enter this race and has been a key advisor to me on a daily basis. His position as the current Chicago GOP chairman shows the broad base of support this campaign already has. We need your help to get on the ballot. Our petition is attached along with the instructions. Please read through the instructions prior to circulating. In advance, I give my sincere thanks to all for your support and work that is ahead of us. Best Regards, Jeanne)
— ILLINOIS CHANNEL INTERVIEWS GOP LAWMAKER JEANNE IVES ABOUT POSSIBLE GUBERNATORIAL RUN
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/10/illinois-channel-interviews-gop-lawmaker-jeanne-ives-about-possible-gubernatorial-run.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Apparently, Ives has picked former State Rep. Rich Morthland as her LG. The petitions are now online. Radio talk show host and Illinois Opportunity Project head Dan Proft’s Prairie State Wire exclusively revealed the petitions Saturday morning. SPRINGFIELD – Who is State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton)? Why is her name in a buzz about challenging Republican Governor Bruce Rauner in next March’s IL GOP Primary? Illinois Channel’s Terry Martin offers this first in-depth interview from a non-Rauner funded news source that provides a one on one insight into Ives’ thinking about the need for a viable conservative candidate in 2018. While reports say she’s out fundraising to reach a $1 million goal to launch the campaign, she’s also picking her running mate as Illinois law requires gubernatorial candidates to run as a team with their lieutenants. UPDATE: The Ives petitions are now online (https://jnswire.s3.amazonaws.com/jns-media/cc/64/715668/ivescirculation.pdf) and her running mate is former State Rep. Rich Morthland. Before today, we were hearing the top two choices for her LG are Quincy state rep Randy Frese and Chicago businessman and the city’s GOP Chairman Chris Cleveland.)

ILLINOIS CHANNEL
— Rep Jeanne Ives (R) Makes it Official — She’s Taking on Gov Rauner in a Fight for the Republican Nomination
http://www.illinoischannel.org/2017/10/28/rep-jeanne-ives-r-makes-it-official-shes-taking-on-gov-rauner-in-a-fight-for-the-republican-nomination/

CAPITOL FAX
— It’s an Ives-Morthland ticket
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/28/its-an-ives-morthland-ticket/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Numerous folks I’ve talked to today have seen Rep. Jeanne Ives’ nominating petitions for governor. Her running mate is former Rep. Rich Morthland (R-Cordova), who lost to Democrat Mike Smiddy in 2012. …Adding… The petition is here (https://jnswire.s3.amazonaws.com/jns-media/cc/64/715668/ivescirculation.pdf). And this is from one of Dan Proft’s outlets… After weeks of speculation, State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has decided to take a concrete step towards challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Ives stopped short of announcing her candidacy but said she will circulate petitions in pursuit of the required signatures to appear on the March 20 primary ballot while she continues contemplating the decision to run. […] Rock Island-based former state representative and community college Prof. Rich Morthland will be Ives’ running mate. “Rich and I know, however, that if you change out the politicians and tell people the truth, then the reform can begin,” Ives said. “And Illinois can recover. Our promise to you is to be honest about the problems we face and the path we must take to make Illinois a place where businesses and families can thrive. We will confront and expose public corruption at every level of government until it stops.” […] Chicago GOP Chairman Chris Cleveland will serve as the chairman of the Ives for Illinois campaign.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State Rep. Ives collecting signatures for possible Rauner primary challenge – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jeanne-ives-bruce-rauner-primary-20171028-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ives said she does not plan on making a formal candidacy announcement until securing the signatures needed to appear on the March 20 primary ballot. Candidates for governor need a minimum of 5,000 valid signatures by Dec. 4 to qualify. “We are doing everything possible to get on the ballot. I would say nobody’s running until they’re on the ballot. We’ve got catch-up work to do here so we’ve got to put out the petitions and get the signatures. When we’ve got that done, we can officially announce,” Ives said. “We know that we’re behind the curveball here to some degree in that we’ve only got about a month to put it all together,” she said. Responding to the move, Rauner’s campaign issued a statement that did not mention Ives and focused on the governor’s favorite political target, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. . .She said the commitments she has received so far are enough to get started with a campaign. “Obviously that’s a big issue. To get your message out, you’ve got to have the money behind you,” she said. “Unless you can self-fund like the other billionaires in the race, (raising money is) an ongoing process for any candidate. We’re not intimidated by it either.” Ives said she selected Morthland, an associate professor at Black Hawk College, as her lieutenant governor candidate because he “also represents Illinois.” “He’s a farmer. He comes from an area that’s outside the suburban area. He’s somebody who is recognized for having been elected before and he’s a professional also as a community college teacher,” she said.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Communities in Illinois can take lead against climate change – Howard A. Learner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/communities-in-illinois-can-take-lead-against-climate-change/
— 500 years later, Luther’s split from church teaches lessons – Neil Steinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/luther-reformation-protestant-95-theses-500th-anniversary-luther-steinberg/

DAILY HERALD
— Campaign advice for Gov. Bruce Rauner – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171028/editorial-campaign-advice-for-gov-bruce-rauner
— A boon if suburbs land ‘Amazon HQ2’ but mass challenges follow success – Kerry Lester and Eric Peterson (DIERSEN: From what I see, those who Amazon might hire woud be anti-Trump. Sophispicated home buyers that they would be, they would only buy homes in precincts, municipalities, township/wards, and counties in which Trump lost big time. Trump lost big time in my precinct. He got only 137 votes while Clinton got 211.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171028/a-boon-if-suburbs-land-amazon-hq2-but-mass-challenges-follow-success
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Should Amazon choose Schaumburg or Oak Brook for its second headquarters, it would be a huge boon to the suburbs, bringing an estimated 50,000 jobs with salaries averaging close to $100,000 — creating a giant ripple effect on the local economy.)

WGN TV
— Rep. Jeanne Ives circulating petitions to run for governor – TAHMAN BRADLEY
http://wgntv.com/2017/10/28/rep-jeanne-ives-circulating-petitions-to-run-for-governor/

NBC5
— Ives Begins Circulating Petitions to Challenge Rauner in GOP Primary – Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/jeanne-ives-petitions-illinois-governor-453903723.html

ABC7
— Inaugural Obama Foundation Summit coming to Chicago
http://abc7chicago.com/community-events/inaugural-obama-foundation-summit-coming-to-chicago/2576080/
— Rauner’s social service funding cuts
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-rauners-social-service-funding-cuts/2575245/

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Rauner wins some, loses more – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20171028/statehouse-insider-rauner-wins-some-loses-more

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Could Springfield lose money for being ‘welcoming’? – Jason Nevel (DIERSEN: As everyone knows, “welcoming” cities 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.sj-r.com/news/20171028/could-springfield-lose-money-for-being-welcoming

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Illinois has wrong answers to economic questions – Dave Willis
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20171028/my-view-illinois-has-wrong-answers-to-economic-questions

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Poll: 71% of Americans say politics at dangerous low point Washington Post, University survey US adults – MAEGAN VAZQUEZ AND JENNIFER AGIESTA
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/poll-71-of-americans-say-politics-at-dangerous-low-point/846409966

WILLIAM J. KELLY
— OCTOBER 23, 2017 FLASHBACK: Great day interviewing candidates for the open 42nd state rep seat! (DIERSEN: I live in 42nd House District. With Ives running for Governor, who will run for Ives’ 42nd House seat? When I circulate Ives/Morthland petitions in my precinct, how should I respond when asked who is running for Ives’ 42nd House seat?)
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news

NEWSMAX
— Poll: America Divided Like Vietnam Days – Jason Devaney (DIERSEN: How bad is it for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America? One major indicator is the number of votes that Trump got compared to the number votes Clinton got in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America.)
https://www.newsmax.com/Politics/poll-vietnam-america-divided/2017/10/28/id/822651/

WASHINGTON POST
— Jeff Flake knew his criticism of Trump would cost him. He couldn’t stop himself. – Ed O’Keefe
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/jeff-flake-knew-his-criticism-of-trump-would-cost-him–he-couldnt-stop-himself/2017/10/27/b766655a-bb32-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html

WJLA
— Virginia race tests energy of anti-Trump resistance – AP (DIERSEN: What about Ives/Morthland v. Rauner/Sanguinetti in Illinois? What percent of those who voted for Rauner/Sanguinetti in 2014 will vote for Rauner/Sanguinetti in 2018? What percent of those who voted for Trump in 2016 will vote for Ives/Morthland OR for Rauner/Sanguinetti in 2018? Given Rauner/Sanguinetti’s low opinion of Trump, one woould expect that Trunp voters will vote for Ives/Sanguinetti.)
http://wjla.com/news/local/virginia-race-tests-energy-of-anti-trump-resistance

DAILY MAIL
— ‘You can’t have the inmates running the prison’: Texans owner Bob McNair allegedly likens NFL players to prisoners while arguing for a mandate forcing them to stand for anthem – ALEX RASKIN (DIERSEN: One could liken the federal government to a prison and liken its employees to prisoners. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997). The longer that you work for the federal government government, the more difficult it is to get a job outside of the federal government, especially if you are a Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran. The federal government writes off its Republican, White, male, and non-veteran employees as being losers if they do not make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40.)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5024743/Texans-owner-allegedly-likens-NFL-players-prisoners.html

PEW RESEARCH CENTER
— OCTOBER 2, 2017 FLASHBACK: Covering President Trump in a Polarized Media Environment – AMY MITCHELL, JEFFREY GOTTFRIED, GALEN STOCKING, KATERINA EVA MATSA AND ELIZABETH GRIECO (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected offials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois a) who do not want me to know about or promote their public events or other public acivities, b) who do not want me to attend their public events, and/or c) who do not want me to report on their public events or other activities. They do not want anyone to first learn of anything by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They focus on destroying individuals like me, organizations like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate. They reject some, most, virtually all, if not all the planks in the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.journalism.org/2017/10/02/covering-president-trump-in-a-polarized-media-environment/

October 28, 2017 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— According to a 9:37 AM Saturday, October 28, 217 bulk email from Martin Keller, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee Chairman, “Jeanne is running!! In the next day or so she will be sending out her petitions to be on the ballot in the March 2018 Republican Primary. As soon as more information is available we will get it to you. Start thinking about friends and family around the state who can help her get the required number of signatures.” According to an extremely reliable source, former state representative Rich Morthland is her running mate.  At the October 11, 2017 Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meeting, Ives said MTRCC members would be the first to know if she decides to run for Governor. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER’S CAMPAIGN WAR CHEST DOUBLES SIZE OF DEMOCRAT HOPEFULS’
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/10/rauners-campaign-war-chest-doubles-size-of-democrat-hopefuls.htm
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Campaign for Political Reform shows Republican Bruce Rauner has raised campaign funds at more than twice the amount of his most well-funded Democrat hopeful J.B. Pritzker has raised. But even more stunning is that Rauner shows $65 million on hand while Pritzker shows only $7 million on hand. Will those numbers intimidate anyone from the conservative majority of the IL GOP from giving a serious challenge to the incumbent governor? Time is running out to circulate petitions.)

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF DUPAGE COUNTY
— Become an Elected Official at the Most Important Level (DIERSEN: How much credibility do you have? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, Precinct Committeemen like me have no credibility. According to them, the higher position that you hold in the party, the more credibility that you have. They stress that even though I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, I am a) NOT a member of any Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) committee, b) NOT the chairman of any MTRCC committee, c) NOT a MTRCC officer, d) NOT a member of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) Executive Committee, e) NOT a DCRCC officer, f) NOT a member of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, g) NOT an IRP officer, and h) NOT the IRP National Committeeman. They stress that MTRCC rudely dumped me as its webmaster in 2010 and 2004 and that when I ran for Treasurer in 2004, I got only 13 votes. Those who dominate MTRCC focus on demonizing, denigrating, and condemning me, my credibility, and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They further stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
http://www.dupagedemocrats.com/cms2/become-an-elected-official-at-the-most-important-level/
(FROM THE POSTING: For many, the first elected position they hold is that of Precinct Committeeman, PC for short. PC’s are elected officials and are vital to their fellow candidates running for Public Office. Elected PC’s serve a two year term and make up the Central Committee of the County Party and vote on all major decisions. The DuPage Elections Committee describes the role of PC as follows: The grass roots and foundation of the political parties are its precinct committeemen. They serve as the foot soldiers to the most fundamental political unit of government, the precinct. The precinct committeeman helps shape party policy and participates in the selection process of candidates. A precinct committeeman is elected to a two-year term in the even-year primary elections. In our PC orientation, we cover exactly how you can *Represent the party’s voters at the county central committee convention to elect the county central chairman and its officers. The precinct committeeman casts a total number of party votes, (weighted vote), as cast in the precinct at the recent primary election *Become a voter registrar and register all qualified constituents *Appoint and fill vacancies of election judges for the precinct polling place *Provide candidate and election information to the voters *Circulate petitions for candidates prior to the primary election *Become familiar with the elected officials and legislatures so the concerns of the voters can be passed on to them. *Attend and become involved in the party’s Township meetings in one of the nine townships in which you live)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Conservative website Washington Free Beacon first paid Fusion GPS for Trump research that led to dossier – Devlin Barrett, Sari Horwitz and Adam Entous (DIERSEN: If your critics/opponents wanted a dossier on you, who would they hire to put it together?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-conservative-website-trump-dossier-20171027-story.html
— Aldermen call for tougher background checks of Uber, Lyft drivers – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-city-council-transportation-budget-hearing-20171027-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Taxpayers lost $1.2M on cancelled concert at Guaranteed Rate Field – Shia Kapos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/taxpayers-lost-1-2m-on-cancelled-concert-at-guarantee-rate-field/

CBS2
— Crete-Monee School Superintendent Resigns Just eight weeks into the school year, Crete-Monee School District 201-U Superintendent Nathaniel Cunningham Jr has resigned.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-wbbmtv/3749018-crete-monee-school-superintendent-resigns/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Why is sexual harassment rampant in Springfield? – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997), I saw absolutely no sexual harassment. All my superiors, all my supervisors, all my coworkers, and all my subordinates knew that all women are members of a protected class and that they should be given preference.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171027/ISSUE05/171029869/why-is-sexual-harassment-rampant-in-springfield
— Before it gets personal, House speaker scrambles on sexual harassment – RICH MILLER (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997), I saw absolutely no sexual harassment. All my superiors, all my supervisors, all my coworkers, and all my subordinates knew that all women are members of a protected class and that they should be given preference.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171027/NEWS02/171029861/before-it-gets-personal-house-speaker-scrambles-on-sexual-harassment
— Here’s how not to bring jobs to Illinois – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171027/ISSUE07/171029886/rauner-is-right-to-veto-local-right-to-work-ban-in-illinois

WTTW
— Chicago to Add 10 Environmental Inspectors, Increase Fine Amounts – Alex Ruppenthal
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/10/27/chicago-add-10-environmental-inspectors-increase-fine-amounts

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State lawmakers file plans calling for sexual harassment training – AP (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years (Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997), I saw absolutely no sexual harassment. All my superiors, all my supervisors, all my coworkers, and all my subordinates knew that all women are members of a protected class and that they should be given preference.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171027/state-lawmakers-file-plans-calling-for-sexual-harassment-training?rssfeed=true

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Rauner remains right for Illinois in 2018 – Andy Wheeler, Kankakee County Board chairman
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/letters/rauner-remains-right-for-illinois-in/article_26965952-5ba8-5b7a-950c-67fc268681e5.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Springfield-area dog survives vicious coyote attack – Carla Jimenez
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171027/springfield-area-dog-survives-vicious-coyote-attack

DAILY ILLINI
— ‘Meeting with the Chief’ results in vandalism and police involvement – KARAN ABROL
https://dailyillini.com/news/2017/10/27/meeting-chief-results-vandalism-police-involvement/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHILE ILLINOIS COURTS AMAZON, PRIVACY LITIGATION THREATENS TECH FIRMS, ILLINOIS EMPLOYERS – Amy Korte
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/while-illinois-courts-amazon-privacy-litigation-threatens-tech-firms-illinois-employers/

BREITBART
— Anti-Trump Dossier Original Funder Paul Singer an Open Borders Establishment Republican Billionaire – IAN MASON (DIERSEN: If your critics/opponents wanted a dossier on you, who would they hire to put it together?)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/27/anti-trump-dossier-original-funder-paul-singer-an-open-borders-establishment-republican-billionaire/

CAMPUS REFORM
— A College Republicans meeting at the University of Illinois was disrupted Thursday by a woman who is allegedly a university employee. – Anthony Gockowski and Nikita Vladimirov
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10056

NEW YORK TIMES
— Citizenship Applications in the U.S. Surge as Immigration Talk Toughens – MIRIAM JORDAN
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/us/citizenship-applications-immigration.html
— More Fake News From the New York Times – ESTHER GOLDBERG (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, a) GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are full of fake news and b) the only real news is the news that they put out.)
https://spectator.org/more-fake-news-from-the-new-york-times/
— A Student Loan Nightmare: The Teacher in the Wrong Payment Plan – RON LIEBER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/your-money/paying-for-college/student-loan-payments.html
— How Twitter Killed the First Amendment – Tim Wu
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/twitter-first-amendment.html
— Communism Through Rose-Colored Glasses Why can’t the left condemn this evil as it does its historical equivalents? – Bret Stephens
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/opinion/communism-rose-colored-glasses.html
— The U.S. Nursed an Undocumented 10-Year-Old. Now It May Deport Her. – VIVIAN YEE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/us/immigrant-girl-surgery-detained.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Spain Dismisses Catalonia Government After Region Declares Independence – RAPHAEL MINDER and PATRICK KINGSLEY (DIERSEN: If the Democrats who run Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago fail in their efforts to destroy Trump, will they declare that Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago are “Independent Democrat Republics?” Will they declare that every precinct, every municipality, every township/ward, and every county in Illinois in which Clinton got more votes than Trump is an “Independent Democrat Republic?”)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/world/europe/spain-catalonia-puigdemont.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Conservative Website Washington Free Beacon First Funded Anti-Trump Research by Firm That Later Produced Dossier- KENNETH P. VOGEL and MAGGIE HABERMAN (DIERSEN: If your critics/opponents wanted a dossier on you, who would they hire to put it together?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/us/politics/trump-dossier-paul-singer.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Most think political divisions as bad as Vietnam era, new poll shows. The Post-U. Md. survey reveals a starkly pessimistic view of the U.S. political system under President Trump. – John Wagner and Scott Clement (DIERSEN: How bad is it for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America? One major indicator is the number of votes that Trump got compared to the number votes Clinton got in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/democracy-poll/?utm_term=.5617556b9ac0&wpisrc=al_news__alert-politics–alert-national&wpmk=1

NEW YORK POST
— Conservative website originally funded research firm that produced Trump dossier – Joe Tacopino (DIERSEN: If your critics/opponents wanted a dossier on you, who would they hire to put it together?)
http://nypost.com/2017/10/27/conservative-paper-originally-funded-research-for-trump-dossier/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/27/white-lives-matter-religious-leaders/805807001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Tussle Within Facebook Focuses on How to Address Misleading Material – Mike Isaac (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all material is misleading except the material that they put out.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/technology/facebook-fake-content-employees.html?_r=0
— Spain Seizes Power in Catalonia After Region Declares Independence – Jeannette Neumann and Marina Force (DIERSEN: If the Democrats who run Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago fail in their efforts to destroy Trump, will they declare that Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago are “Independent Democrat Republics?” Will they declare that every precinct, every municipality, every township/ward, and every county in Illinois in which Clinton got more votes than Trump is an “Independent Democrat Republic?”)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/catalans-rally-as-spain-is-poised-to-approve-direct-rule-1509108392
— The Trump Dossier Dam Is Breaking A U.S. political party applied to a hostile power for lurid stories about a domestic opponent. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. (DIERSEN: If your critics/opponents wanted a dossier on you, who would they hire to put it together?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trump-dossier-dam-is-breaking-1509143847
— Conservative Publication Hired Fusion GPS to Research Trump, Other Candidates Washington Free Beacon denies involvement in anti-Trump dossier compiled by ex-British spy – Byron Tau (DIERSEN: If your critics/opponents wanted a dossier on you, who would they hire to put it together?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/conservative-publication-hired-fusion-gps-to-research-trump-other-candidates-1509153787
— When Art Joined the Russian Revolution A Chicago exhibition showcases posters, furniture, cookie boxes—and a lot more – Susan Delson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-art-joined-the-russian-revolution-1509119232
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who make money off of pets promote pets. Owning a pet consumes a tremendous amount of your time and your money.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-real-benefits-of-pet-ownership-1509116398
— New Rules for More Media Competition Limits on media ownership don’t reflect Digital Age reality.- Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who fund my competition, that is, I should write a book about those who pay lots of money a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-rules-for-more-media-competition-1509144835

RICHMOND COUNTY DAILY JOURNAL
— The entitlement mentality – Robert Lee
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/76743/the-entitlement-mentality

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS
— In era of forever wars, suicide rate soars among young veterans – Martin Kuz (DIERSEN: The Vietnam War lasted 20 years, from 1955 to 1975. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War. How old were you during the Vietnam War? I was 7 years old in 1955 and 27 years old in 1975.) 
http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/In-era-of-forever-wars-suicide-rate-soars-among-12306110.php

STANDARD
— Protests and counter protests: history will judge the political class harshly – Maggie Ireri (DIERSEN: Protestors want to get rid of individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001258626/protests-and-counter-protests-history-will-judge-the-political-class-harshly

October 27 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO GOP CHAIRMAN CHRIS CLEVELAND STANDS UP TO RAUNER’S BULLYING TACTICS (FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s past time for the state central committee to step in and right the ship. First, I ask that you prevail upon Bruce Rauner to stop the petty retribution. This is the Republican Party, not the mob, and it’s time for them to grow up. Second, I ask that you consider separating the state party apparatus from the Rauner campaign.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/10/chicago-gop-chairman-stands-up-to-rauners-bullying-tactics.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chris Cleveland, chairman of the Chicago GOP and a conservative leader in the party, wrote to the IL GOP’s State Central Committee this week, expressing the frustrations the conservative base is having with the party’s direction and Governor Rauner’s bullying tactics within the party ranks. “State Central Committee member, I’m writing to alert you to a problem with the Rauner campaign’s use of state party resources, and to problems within the state party generally. A few days ago, a Chicago GOP staffer was informed that he could no longer use a desk within state party headquarters. We had put him there a few days a week so we could coordinate our activities with the state party. In the past, the city GOP has frequently supplied volunteers for state party-backed candidates. The reason they offered was a press report that I was under consideration as Rep. Jeanne Ives running mate. (Jeanne and I have talked, but as of this moment she has not yet made a final decision, and she has a number of very good candidates to choose from.) Subsequently, the state party cut off our GOPDataCenter access. Consider what has happened here: the Rauner campaign has ordered the state party to cut off an elected, regular Republican organization, based purely on the rumor that the head of the organization *might* be working with a candidate in a primary against him. To the best of my knowledge, the state central committee has neither endorsed nor slated Bruce Rauner. And given the widespread doubt within the Republican Party over his policy choices and his ability to execute, it seems to me that some dissent is warranted. But whether you love him or hate him, this behavior is abusive, and the state central committee should not stand for it. Our difficulties with the state party go beyond this recent behavior. It has long been the position of senior staffers in the state party that the Chicago GOP should not be running candidates in the city. The theory is that this just “activates” the other side and reminds them that there is an election. We in the Chicago GOP have rejected this position, and believe that a vigorous attack in the belly of the beast has many benefits. While the Chicago GOP is a small organization, and Chicago is often derided as a Democratic bastion, the number of Republican voters here is not small. We cover 7.5% of the Republican voters in the state, more than any county except Cook and DuPage, with 20,000 more voters than the next largest county, Lake. You ignore this constituency at your peril. Four years ago, we ran candidates across the city for the purpose of generating enthusiasm and volunteers for phone calls and door knocks. In close coordination with the Rauner campaign, we flooded their offices with volunteers and executed 363,000 voter contacts, 263,000 of which were door knocks. We were able to raise Rauner’s vote in Chicago to 20.63%, just a hair above the magic 20% threshold. And he won. If Rauner is on the ballot this fall, this won’t happen. Not because we wouldn’t want to; we’re loyal Republicans and Rauner over Pritzker would be an easy choice. It won’t happen because the state party has consistently undermined our efforts to recruit here, and because there is zero enthusiasm for this governor. Even prior to HB 40, we couldn’t get people to sign his petition. It’s past time for the state central committee to step in and right the ship. First, I ask that you prevail upon Bruce Rauner to stop the petty retribution. This is the Republican Party, not the mob, and it’s time for them to grow up. Second, I ask that you consider separating the state party apparatus from the Rauner campaign. They are acting as one and the same, but our party is bigger than Bruce, and we have broader concerns than his personal well-being. Notably, we need to take back the House, and we have two very viable candidates for state rep in Chicago, both of whom *might actually win*. A party must support such activities. I am open to discussing this matter with any of you individually. Chris Cleveland Chairman, Chicago Republican Party)
— GOP COULD WIN 9 DEM HOUSE SEATS IN 2018, GRAB MADIGAN’S MAJORITY – Nancy Thorner
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/10/thorner-gop-could-win-9-dem-house-seats-in-2018-grab-madigans-majority.html
— COMBAT VETERAN RAFAEL HIM RUNNING FOR STATE SENATE IN THE 54TH DISTRICT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/10/combat-veteran-running-for-state-senate-in-the-54th-district.html

ABC7
— Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announces run for attorney general – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-gov-pat-quinn-announces-run-for-attorney-general/2575759/
— Rauner ‘deeply troubled’ by accounts of sexual harassment in Springfield – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rauner-deeply-troubled-by-accounts-of-sexual-harassment-in-springfield/2575811/

NBC5
— Illinois Governor’s Race ‘Leaning Democratic’ According to New Ranking – James Neveau
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/governor-rauner-classified-as-vulnerable-according-to-new-ranking-453672463.html
— Former Governor Pat Quinn Running for Attorney General
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/former-governor-pat-quinn-running-for-attorney-general-453712053.html

CBS2
— Gov. Rauner Calls For Zero Tolerance Against Sex Harassment – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/10/27/gov-rauner-calls-for-zero-tolerance-on-sex-harassment/
— Rauner ‘Deeply, Deeply Troubled’ By Letter Detailing Sexual Harassment In Springfield – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/10/27/bruce-rauner-open-letter-sexual-harassment-springfield/
— Ex-Gov. Pat Quinn To Run For Illinois Attorney General
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/10/27/ex-gov-pat-quinn-to-run-for-illinois-attorney-general/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announces run for attorney general – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/former-illinois-gov-pat-quinn-announces-run-for-attorney-general

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner calls transparency bill ‘political manipulation,’ angering GOP – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/rauner-calls-transparency-bill-political-manipulation-angering-gop/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many lawmakers saw those comments as a sour grapes response to the override, which passed with a 112-0 vote on Wednesday. It was also seen as a strange comment as the governor continues to try to gain back the support of Republican lawmakers after many criticized him for signing a bill to expand taxpayer-funding of abortions. The override was one of nearly a dozen the Illinois House delivered to the governor this week. He did score a major victory, however, in the failed override of a bill that would have prohibited local municipalities from enacting “right-to-work” zones. State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, said he was happy to co-sponsor the debt transparency legislation and asked Republican colleagues to unanimously support the override. “It was the right thing to do. #thatsleadership,” Skillicorn tweeted. Others had stronger words for the governor’s backlash. “This is another example of failed Governor Rauner’s alternate reality,” State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said. “The governor lost 112-0 on the override — no Republicans voted against the override.” McSweeney said the measure will allow lawmakers and the public to know just how much the state owes, including $2.8 billion in unappropriated bills, which was detailed in a bond offering submitted by the governor’s office and the state’s budget office. “The real question is what did the governor know about the hidden bills and when did he know it?” McSweeney said. Mendoza’s office said the unanimous vote shows the measure represented good policy. “That vote — 112-0 — every single Republican voting with every single Democrat, that ends the discussion over whether this is good policy or politics,” Mendoza spokesman Abdon Pallasch said. “Madigan did not hypnotize [Republicans] David McSweeney and Jeanne Ives to vote for the bill? No. it’s just good policy and the legislators could see which side was telling the truth on this one.” The governor, though, said he is a “strong advocate for transparency” while bringing up a months old feud with Mendoza about IT upgrades.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote voter fraud.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dick-durbin-tammy-duckworth-illinois-quit-crosscheck-kris-kobach/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “The Grand Old Party is at a crossroads as Americans suffer.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/republican-party-crossroads-as-americans-suffer-lincoln-gop/
— Ex-Gov. Pat Quinn to run for state attorney general – Michael Sneed
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ex-illinois-governor-pat-quinn-run-attorney-general/
— Black economic virtue flows one way: out of our community – John Fountain
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/racism-discrimination-businesses-black-communities-fountain/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries promote divisiveness? ANSWER: Those that 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://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/trump-nixon-jackson-american-divisiveness-kadner/
— Tensions simmer between African-Americans and Latinos – LAURA WASHINGTON – Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/latinos-blacks-tension-laura-washington/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Ives will probably challenge Rauner – Scott Reeder
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-reeder-column-st-1029-20171027-story.html
— Ex-Gov. Pat Quinn looks at possible attorney general bid
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-pat-quinn-attorney-general-20171027-story.html
— Lake County is a ‘role model’ for progressive drug treatment programs, says lieutenant governor – Jim Newton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-state-officials-opioid-crisis-visit-st-1028-20171027-story.html
— All of the women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment are lying, White House says – John Wagner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-sexual-harassment–20171027-story.html
— ‘It’s been worse’ for liberties under Trump, ACLU official says – Rafael Guerrero
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-ecn-ecc-aclu-visit-st-1029-20171027-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— State officials visit Lake County to learn about substance abuse programs – Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171027/state-officials-visit-lake-county-to-learn-about-substance-abuse-programs
— Survey aims to find causes of Naperville students’ stress
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171027/survey-aims-to-find-causes-of-naperville-students-stress

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Why would a sane billionaire spend his fortune to lead the Illinois asylum? – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article181237511.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Women Are Speaking Up About Harassment And Abuse, But Why Now? – ELIZABETH BLAIR
http://nprillinois.org/post/women-are-speaking-about-harassment-and-abuse-why-now#stream/0

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— Illinois politicians will continue to hail a progressive income tax as a quick fix to the state’s poor spending habits. Don’t be tricked. – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/the-illinois-tax-trick-thats-years-in-the-making/

CAPITOL FAX
— “This is the Republican Party, not the mob”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/27/this-is-the-republican-party-not-the-mob/
— Because… Madigan!
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/27/because-madigan-40/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Jeanne Ives was asked this week what she’d do if she was elected governor… “So, what would I do differently? That’s a good question. First of all I’d ask everybody to turn out. You have to completely turn out, uh, turnover the Democrat legislature. You must get rid of Mike Madigan. He is stopping all the good economic policies that would come to fruition.” Which leads us to this kinda tongue in cheek oppo dump… Jeanne Ives: Secret Democrat? . . . Proft Ally Jeanne Ives Has Raised 24 Percent Of Her Campaign Funds From Donors Who Also Gave To Madigan Jeanne Ives Has Raised $288,943.11 Since First Running For Office In 2011. (Illinois Board of Elections, Accessed 10/26/17) $68,012 – 24 Percent – Of Ives’ Fundraising Has Come From Donors Who Also Contributed To Friends Of Michael J. Madigan. (Illinois Board of Elections, Accessed 10/26/17) Proft Called Out Durkin For Receiving Money From A Union That Also Gave To Ives . . . Ives Received A $1,000 Contribution From The Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management Political Action Committee On September 5, 2017. (Illinois Board of Elections, Accessed 10/26/17) Ives Has Received $5,900 Since 2013 From The Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management Political Action Committee. (Illinois Board of Elections, Accessed 10/26/17) The contributions are compiled here.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote voter fraud.
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/27/duckworth-durbin-demand-state-exit-crosscheck/
— Dem AG candidate claims “all voting machines have been penetrated by the Russians in Illinois”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/27/dem-ag-candidate-claims-all-voting-machines-have-been-penetrated-by-the-russians-in-illinois/
— Rauner travels to Israel next week
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/27/rauner-travels-to-israel-next-week/
— General Assembly’s inspector general post still vacant
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/27/gas-inspector-general-post-still-vacant/
— Facebook and Twitter roll out changes to fend off regulation
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/27/facebook-and-twitter-roll-out-changes-to-fend-off-regulation/

GOPUSA
— Gun Control: An opportunity for the NFL to become even more unpopular
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=32472

BREITBART
— Poll: Majority of White People Believe Whites Also Face Discrimination – WARNER TODD HUSTON (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/26/poll-majority-white-people-believe-whites-also-face-discrimination/

DAILY CALLER
— Washington Post Article Calls For Amendment To ‘Ban The Incitement Of Bigotry’ The Washington Post published an article Thursday that called for a constitutional amendment to ban inequality and racist speech. – Justin Caruso (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/27/wapo-article-calls-for-amendment-to-ban-the-incitement-of-bigotry/

TOWNHALL
— GAO Will Soon Investigate Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2017/10/27/trumps-voter-fraud-commission-is-going-to-be-investigated-n2401237

ABC NEWS
— GOP faith ambassador quits, complains of priorities of RNC – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/gop-faith-ambassador-quits-complains-priorities-rnc-50772425

WASHINGTON POST
— Illinois college Republicans say free speech limited to ‘0.0013 percent’ of campus in federal lawsuit – Justin Wm. Moyer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/10/26/illinois-college-republicans-say-free-speech-limited-to-0-0013-percent-of-campus-in-federal-lawsuit/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Former Illinois Governor Announces Run for Attorney General Former Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn is joining a crowded field attempting to become the state’s next attorney general. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-10-27/former-illinois-governor-announces-run-for-attorney-general

BLOOMBERG
— Cities Fall Short on Preparing for Disaster Meanwhile, U.S. companies are going all in to prepare for the effects of climate change. – Nathaniel Bullard
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-10-27/cities-fall-short-on-preparing-for-disaster

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Americans are already showing signs of maxing out on debt – Pedro Nicolaci da Costa (DIERSEN: My wife and I have never come anywhere close to “maxing out on debt.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that is because I avoided the draft, the federal government grossly overpaid me, my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, we did not become foster parents, my federal retirement benefits are much too generous, and I do not give lots of money to a church like they do. Our supporters would stress that my wife and I always saved a lot of our income for our retirement.)
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-consumer-debt-is-a-problem-for-the-poor-2017-10

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call Trump and his supporters White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/145534/disdain-black-women-doesnt-stop-donald-trump

October 27 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF RAUNER, IVES, OBERWEIS, AND CONNELLY: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Back Rauner or reject him? – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: This article includes quotes from Durante, Ives, Stolman, Gasser, Breen, Rauner, Andersson, Gomez, and Harris.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171027/gop-dilemma-after-abortion-bill-surprise-join-rauner-or-reject-him
— China sees opportunity in America’s declines – Fareed Zakaria (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps have no problem with China ruling the world.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171027/china-sees-opportunity-in-americas-declines
— Arlington Heights library official says controversial initiatives led to firing – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171026/arlington-heights-library-official-controversial-initiatives-led-to-firing
— Mortgage interest, property taxes in play in tax bill – Ken Harney
http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20171027/mortgage-interest-property-taxes-in-play-in-tax-bill

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Dem candidates for governor focus on women’s issues at UIC forum – Mitchell Armentrout (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at women that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/dem-candidates-for-governor-focus-on-womens-issues-at-uic-forum/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Emanuel’s ethics board walks back $2,500 fines against 3 who illegally lobbied him – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-board-of-ethics-fines-20171026-story.html
— Billionaire drug company founder charged with bribing doctors to prescribe opioids – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-insys-john-kapoor-pharma-drug-bribery-20171027-story.html

CBS2
— After 2 Opponents Forfeited, Hope Academy To Start Playoffs Friday Night
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/10/27/hope-academy-football-playoff-game/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Can mom of 5 beat Rauner in primary? – Scott Reeder
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20171026/my-view-can-mom-of-5-beat-rauner-in-primary

DEWITT DAILY NEWS
— Bill Transparency Act Could Have Revealed Billions in Bills
http://dewittdailynews.com/local-news/330480

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger announces candidacy, challengers seek signatures – Brett Herrmann
http://www.newstrib.com/free/kinzinger-announces-candidacy-challengers-seek-signatures/article_4beae366-bb08-11e7-98ed-cf2141665757.html

POLITIFACT ILLINOIS
— Rauner’s “blind trust procedures” don’t excuse lawsuit secrecy – Matt Dietrich
http://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2017/oct/27/bruce-rauner/rauners-blind-trust-procedures-dont-excuse-lawsuit/

GOPUSA
— Donald Trump recalls death of brother Fred from alcoholism, promotes abstinence
http://www.gopusa.com/donald-trump-recalls-death-of-brother-fred-from-alcoholism-promotes-abstinence/

BREITBART
— Paul Ryan Says He Wants to ‘Fix’ DACA: But Reformers Want Much More – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/26/immigration-reformers-seek-strategic-win-on-numbers-not-just-amnesty-block/

DAILY SIGNAL
— University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’ – Jarrett Stepman
http://dailysignal.com/2017/10/24/university-of-wisconsin-students-protest-abraham-lincoln-statue-because-he-owned-slaves/

DAILY CALLER
— NFL Popularity Plummets In New Poll, Especially Among Republicans – Katie Jerkovich
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/26/nfl-popularity-plummets-in-new-poll-especially-among-republicans/

NEWSMAX
— Rubio: My Campaign Didn’t Dig Up Dirt on Trump – Cathy Burke (DIERSEN: What do Democrats consider to be “dirt” — a) being a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American; b) having ancestors who have been in America for a long time; c) avoiding the draft (except if you are Bill Clinton); d) not owning a dog?)
https://www.newsmax.com/Politics/dossier-fusion-gps-campaign-gop/2017/10/26/id/822384/

COLLEGE FIX
— USC professor defends tweet promoting violence against whiteness – NATHAN RUBBELKE
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/38304/

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise illegals and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/united-we-dream-houston-immigrants-daca-harvey_us_59e697b5e4b00905bdad5a7f

NBC NEWS
— To Fight the Opioid Crisis, These Doctors Cut Back on Opioids – MAGGIE FOX (DIERSEN: I have never taken opioids. None of my doctors have ever recommended that I take opioids.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/fight-opioid-crisis-these-doctors-cut-back-opioids-n814636

WASHINGTON POST
— As DACA winds down, 20,000 educators are in limbo – Moriah Balingit (DIERSEN: From what I see, overwhelmingly, educators are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/as-daca-winds-down-20000-educators-are-in-limbo/2017/10/25/4cd36de4-b9b3-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disney encourages children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/10/26/disney-channel-is-making-history-with-its-first-gay-coming-out-story/

USA TODAY
— From Billy Graham to Roy Moore, evangelicals have come a ways, but still aren’t there – Rick Hampson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/26/billy-graham-roy-moore-evangelicals-have-come-ways-but-still-arent-there/798329001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Billionaire Boom: More of Them, With More Billions UBS reports shows Asia’s billionaires grew 23% in 2016, though U.S. still tops total wealth – Brian Blackstone
https://www.wsj.com/articles/asias-billionaire-ranks-outstrip-u-s-for-first-time-1509003434
— Let’s Agree: Racial Affirmative Action Failed And college admissions offices should reveal the true secret sauce (not test scores) for getting in. – John Katzman and Steve Cohen (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that minorities should have been admitted instead of me a) by UIC in 1966, b) by NIU in 1969, c) by Loyola in 1972, d) by DePaul in 1976, e) by Roosevelt in 1980, and f) by IIT in 1992.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lets-agree-racial-affirmative-action-failed-1509058963
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We disagree in principle about affirmative action. One of us, a frequent fundraiser for Democratic candidates, believes that it’s better for colleges to have a diverse student body that more faithfully reflects the nation; and that we need to counterbalance the impact of poverty on education and opportunity, which often means giving special consideration to minority students. The other, a former Reagan staffer, believes consideration of race is intrinsically unfair and hinders race relations. But we agree that race-based affirmative action hasn’t worked. Because of how it has played out in practical terms, it’s time for colleges to shift the policy from being based on race to income. Affirmative action’s original intent was to incorporate more minority students, specifically blacks and Hispanics, into elite universities. But blacks and Hispanics have actually lost ground in the admissions race over the past 25 years, as recently reported by the New York Times . And while the original policy was intended to help minorities, Asian-American students feel they are taking the biggest hit. As a result, many have filed lawsuits against Ivy League schools such as Harvard, claiming that to gain admission, Asian-American students, on average, have to score 140 points higher on the SAT than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students, and 450 points higher than African-American students.)
— How Martin Luther Advanced Freedom The Reformation brought a radical egalitarianism to Christendom. – Joseph Loconte (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who paint themselves as being anti-Missouri Synod Lutheran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-martin-luther-advanced-freedom-1509059066

BLOOMBERG
— Why a GOP Tax Plan Without SALT Will Be a Tough Sell – Alexis Leondis
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-26/why-gop-tax-plan-without-salt-is-tough-to-swallow-quicktake-q-a

GOVERNING
— Since Trump Took Office, State Democrats’ Chances Have Improved for 2018 The GOP holds the majority of governorships, but the number of those vulnerable next year has doubled. – LOUIS JACOBSON
http://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-trump-democrats-governors-races-2018.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Three Republican-held governorships are so vulnerable that we’ve rated them lean Democratic. Those are the open seats being vacated by Paul LePage of Maine and Susana Martinez of New Mexico, as well as the seat held by incumbent Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who announced his run for re-election earlier this week. . .Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) Rauner’s first term continues to be tough. A Republican in a strongly Democratic state, he’s fought an ongoing battle with the Democratic-controlled legislature that kept the state without a full budget for more than two years. The state remains in fiscal trouble, though, with over $15 billion in unpaid bills and the biggest public pension unfunded liability of any state. A decision to sign a bill providing state funding for abortions for low-income women in September, precipitated a war between the governor and social conservatives, possibly enough to provoke a primary challenge. Rauner has a vast personal fortune, but discontent within the GOP, combined with approval ratings in the mid-30s, point to a difficult re-election bid. The Democratic field includes three figures from the populous Cook County: J.B. Pritzker, a multibillionaire and the brother of the former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; Chris Kennedy, a businessman and son of Robert F. Kennedy; and progressive state Sen. Daniel Biss. Pritzker appears to be in the best position, having secured endorsements from the AFL-CIO, key unions and Cook County Democratic officialdom. Perhaps most important, Pritzker is a self-funder, which is attractive to Democrats looking for a way to beat the deep-pocketed Rauner.)

October 26 Evening Edition

CAPITOL FAX
— Claim: ILGOP boots Chicago GOP from office over Ives allegiance  I’ve asked the ILGOP for a response. (DIERSEN: 28 comments as of 5:36 PM.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/26/claim-ilgop-boots-chicago-gop-from-office-over-ives-allegiance/
— House overrode veto of Frerichs life insurance bill
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/26/house-overrode-veto-of-frerichs-life-insurance-bill/
— House unanimously overrides Debt Transparency Act veto
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/26/house-unanimously-overrides-debt-transparency-act-veto/
— Press release from House Republican Leader Jim Durkin’s primary opponent Mickey Straub (DIERSEN: 34 comments as of 7:46 PM.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/10/26/caption-contest-366/

ABC7
— Illinois House rejects gun ‘bump stock’ ban as too broad – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-house-rejects-gun-bump-stock-ban-as-too-broad/2565982/
— 2nd woman accuses George H.W. Bush of grabbing her backside
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/2nd-woman-accuses-george-hw-bush-of-grabbing-her-backside/2570019/
— Illinois House rejects bump stock ban along rural-urban line – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-house-rejects-bump-stock-ban-along-rural-urban-line/2565982/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois House fails to pass ‘bump stock’ ban – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-house-fails-to-pass-bump-stock-ban/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps oppose concealed-carry reciprocity.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/concealed-carry-gun-bill-congress-illinois-national-rifle-association/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois House rejects ‘bump stock’ ban for semi-automatic rifles – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-legislature-bump-stocks-20171026-story.html
— Uneasy rider: Illinois needs a leader, not a fighter – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-rauner-campaign-video-20171026-story.html
— BILLIONS LOST, MILLIONS WASTED Why Chicago area residents pay millions for water that never reaches their taps – Patrick M. O’Connell, Cecilia Reyes, Ted Gregory and Angela Caputo
http://graphics.chicagotribune.com/news/lake-michigan-drinking-water-rates/loss.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s success will mean destruction of the Republican Party.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-anti-trump-republicans-flake-corker-20171026-story.html
— After budget narrowly passes, big divisions remain as GOP nears its tax deadline – Mike Debonis and Damian Paletta
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-tax-deadline-gop-divisions-20171026-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County forest district surveying residents on priorities – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171026/dupage-county-forest-district-surveying-residents-on-priorities

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 3 suburban GOP reps (Roskam, Kinzinger, and Hultgren) provide crucial votes on tax plan – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171026/BLOGS02/171029890/3-suburban-gop-reps-provide-crucial-votes-on-tax-plan
— NAACP’s American Airlines warning might be just the beginning for brands – ADRIANNE PASQUARELLI (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trumps boycott all 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.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171026/NEWS06/171029888/naacps-american-airlines-warning-might-be-just-the-beginning-for

WTTW
— Scathing Criticism of Trump Fails to Undermine Base Support – Paul Caine
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/10/26/scathing-criticism-trump-fails-undermine-base-support

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Under the Dome Podcast: Bump stock ban fails, sexual harassment at the Capitol – Schoenburg, Finke, & Muhs
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171026/under-dome-podcast-bump-stock-ban-fails-sexual-harassment-at-capitol
— Trump’s action on opioids pleases Illinois experts
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171026/trumps-action-on-opioids-pleases-illinois-experts

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— University of Chicago president won’t wilt under free-speech fire – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-10-26/jim-dey-university-chicago-president-wont-wilt-under-free-speech-fire.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— House Overrides Many Vetoes – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=254176#.WfJQg4zR-M8

FOX ILLINOIS
— Melting pot mural coming to downtown Springfield – Mat Gaskins (DIERSEN: According to anti-Trumps, if you are a Republican, and especially if you are a White male 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 Immigration, Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/melting-pot-mural-coming-to-downtown-springfield-10-26-2017

WIFR
— Adam Kinzinger announces bid for re-election
http://www.wifr.com/content/news/Adam-Kinzinger-announces-bid-for-re-election-453425403.html

HOMER GLEN PATCH
— Homer Glen Mayor Announces Endorsement Of Jim Durkin For State Representative Homer Glen Mayor George Yukich, as well as several mayors and village presidents across the 82nd district, have announced their endorsement – Andrea Earnest (DIERSEN: QUESTION: If I sought a government office or a political office, who would endorse my opponents? ANSWER: Those 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, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. Those who cannot manipulate/dominate me. Those who I have sued.)
https://patch.com/illinois/homerglen-lockport/homer-glen-mayor-announces-endorsement-jim-durkin-state-representative
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Other mayors and village presidents that have endorsed Durkin include: Addison Mayor Rich Veenstra, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, Bensenville Village President Frank DeSimone, Bloomingdale Village President Franco A. Coladipietro, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Carol Stream Mayor Frank Saverino, Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, Hanover Park Village President Rodney Craig, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Tony Ragucci, Roselle Mayor Andy Maglio, West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda, Western Springs Village President Alice Gallagher, Willowbrook Mayor Frank Trilla and Wood Dale Mayor Nunzio Pulice.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jay Sekulow Announces Court Defeat of IRS re Its Targeting of Conservative/Tea Party Groups
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/26/jay-sekulow-announces-court-defeat-of-irs-re-its-targeting-of-conservative-groups/
— Illinois Does Not Make the Bottom Ten on Business Climate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/26/illinois-does-not-make-the-bottom-ten-on-business-climate/
— Roskum Supports Budget, Shows Knowledge of Constituent Concern about GOP Proposal to End Income Tax Property Tax Deduction
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/26/roskum-supports-budget-show-knowledge-of-constituent-concern-about-ending-income-tax-property-tax-deduction/
— Illegal Alien Arrested for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Hebron Child “In Transit”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/26/illegal-alien-arrested-for-predatory-criminal-sexual-assault-of-a-hebron-child-in-transit/
— Big Crowd at Sheriff Bill Prim’s Marengo Event
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/10/26/big-crowd-at-sheriff-bill-prims-marengo-event/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— House Republican Leader Durkin solicits Democrats to back re-election bid
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511251992-house-republican-leader-durkin-solicits-democrats-to-back-re-election-bid

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— Rauner’s thug Dan Proft to GOP: Love me or else!
https://realgopillinois.com/2017/10/26/rauner-thug-dan-proft-gop-love-else/

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Lawmakers override nearly dozen bills – Emilee Fannon
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/lawmakers-override-nearly-dozen-bills/845252244
— Lawmakers have productive veto session – Raquel Martin
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/lawmakers-have-productive-veto-session/844463267

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Help Prevent Voter Fraud: Serve as Election Judge or Poll Watcher – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/10/help-prevent-voter-fraud-serve-as-an-election-judge-or-poll-watcher/

DAILY CALLER
— Justice Department Agrees To Pay Tea Party Victims In Obama IRS Targeting Scandal – JACK CROWE (DIERSEN: Were it not for Henry Hyde’s help, I doubt that IRS would ever had approved Adversity.Net’s 501(c)(3) application in 2001. SEE: 
http://www.adversity.net/)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/26/justice-department-agrees-to-pay-tea-party-victims-in-irs-targeting-scandal/
— FBI Informant’s Lawyer — Obama Admin ‘Threatened’ My Client And His Career – Chuck Ross (DIERSEN: During September of 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors made it very clear to me that they would kill me figuratively if not litterally if I did not take their early retirement “offer” by the end of the month.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/26/fbi-informants-lawyer-obama-admin-threatened-my-client-and-his-career/

BREITBART
— Pentagon Recommends Requiring Women to Sign Up for Draft – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ (DIERSEN: Employers are extremely reluctant to hire those who are subject to the draft. When I graduated from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old, potential employers did not believe that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment would be approved. After it was approved in 1971 and because my being subject to draft ended because of my draft lottery number, Oldsmobile offered me a job which I accepted. But Oldsmobile withdrew that offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/10/26/pentagon-recommends-requiring-women-sign-draft/

NEWSMAX
— Assistant Treasury Secretary Kautter to Replace Koskinen at IRS
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/white-house-treasury-irs-chief/2017/10/26/id/822246/

GOPUSA
— DHS drops DACA status for prominent illegal alien activist Jessica Colotl
http://www.gopusa.com/dhs-drops-daca-status-for-prominent-illegal-alien-activist/
— Pentagon advocates requiring women to sign up for military draft (DIERSEN: Employers are extremely reluctant to hire those who are subject to the draft. When I graduated from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old, potential employers did not believe that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment would be approved. After it was approved in 1971 and because my being subject to draft ended because of my draft lottery number, Oldsmobile offered me a job which I accepted. But Oldsmobile withdrew that offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=32376

THE HILL
— Jeff Flake knows the GOP is in trouble, and so does the base – JEFFREY LORD
http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/357233-jeff-flake-knows-the-gop-is-in-trouble-and-so-does-the-base

CNN
— GAO to investigate Trump voter commission – Tal Kopan
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/26/politics/trump-voter-commission-gao-investigation/index.html

NBC NEWS
— GAO Probe Launched Into Trump Voter Fraud Panel – DARTUNORRO CLARK
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/probe-launched-trump-voter-fraud-panel-n814666

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Steps Up Efforts to Sway Lawmakers – Julie Bykowicz (DIERSEN: What does Facebook think of those who share your demographics? For what I see, Facebook has a very low opinion of those who share my demographics.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-steps-up-efforts-to-sway-lawmakers-1509044190
— Google Parent Alphabet’s Profit Grows 33% – Jack Nicas (DIERSEN: What does Google think of those who share your demographics? For what I see, Google has a very low opinion of those who share my demographics.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-parent-alphabets-profit-grows-33-1509049686

USA TODAY
— Conservatives hate overspending. So why did they OK a budget with a $1.5 trillion debt increase? – Eliza Collins
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/26/heres-why-conservatives-tough-spot-tax-reform/803568001/

NEW YORKER
— Does the Far Right Have a Place at Academic Conferences? – Masha Gessen (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being “far right” because I support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform and because I support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling. They work very hard to get rid of me because I refuse to join them in promoting LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the Second Amendment, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, etc.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/does-the-far-right-have-a-place-at-academic-conferences

FED SMITH
— The Decisive Decade: The 10-Years That Will Shape Your Retirement – Tom Walker (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. During the 10-years before that, they did not promote me, they always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and they kept me off audits of IRS. Consequently, my Civil Service Retitement System pension is dramatically reduced. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/10/26/decisive-decade-10-years-will-shape-retirement/