November 30 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kill the tax bill – Robert Samuelson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-republican-tax-reform-20171129-story.html
— Why Bruce Rauner is ‘applaudin’ Congress’ – Monique Garcia (DIERSEN: From what I see, outrageously, under Republican “tax plan,” the more that your itemized deductions have been, the more federal income tax that you will pay.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-congress-taxes-20171130-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Professional services need competitive bidding – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171129/professional-services-need-competitive-bidding

 

WGN RADIO
— “Can we at least write President Trump up for violating our country’s social media policy?” – PETER ZIMMERMAN
http://wgnradio.com/2017/11/29/the-carry-out-11-29-17-can-we-at-least-write-president-trump-up-for-violating-our-countrys-social-media-policy/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker doesn’t seek cash as he backs labor – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20171129/bernard-schoenburg-pritzker-doesnt-seek-cash-as-he-backs-labor

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— In St. Charles speech, Trump says tax plan will bring back jobs, help Main Street – JOSEPH BUSTOS (DIERSEN: From what I see, outrageously, under Republican “tax plan,” the more that your itemized deductions have been, the more federal income tax that you will pay. My and my wife’s 2016 federal income tax return shows that we had $30,890 in itemized deductions. We paid $21,433 in medical and dental expenses and we were able to deduct $13,859 of that, we paid $12,835 in real estate taxes, we paid $1,468 in state income taxes, and we made $2,728 in 501(c)(3) contributions. From what I see, outrageously, the proposed “tax reform” is designed to a) punish those who have high medical and dental expenses, b) discourage homeownership, and c) discourage taking job-related graduate courses. Government should encourage homeownership. The deductibility of mortgage interest and real estate taxes a) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976 and b) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984. Further, government should encourage getting job-related education. The deductibility of job-related education encouraged me to take job-related graduate courses 1972-1983 and 1992-1997.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article187151903.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Third day of primary filing period sees three new candidates – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-11-30/third-day-primary-filing-period-sees-three-new-candidates.html

 

STATELINE
— America’s judiciary is whiter under Trump 8% of nominees are not white; similar to Reagan – JOAN BISKUPIC
http://www.mystateline.com/news/politics/americas-judiciary-is-whiter-under-trump/870453887

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Don’t give government last word on consolidation – Editorial
http://qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-don-t-give-government-last-word-on-consolidation/article_00613109-605e-5b91-bcae-303905885dff.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Campaign 2018: Rauner Vs. Madigan – CHARLES N. WHEELER III
http://nprillinois.org/post/campaign-2018-rauner-vs-madigan#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump claims the GOP tax plan will ‘cost me a fortune’ ‘Believe me, believe me, this is not good for me’ – DAN MERICA AND JEANNE SAHADI (DIERSEN: From what I see, outrageously, under Republican “tax plan,” the more that your itemized deductions have been, the more federal income tax that you will pay.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/factcheck-trump-claims-the-gop-tax-plan-will-cost-me-a-fortune/869302450

 

WSIU
— Boosting the Illinois Economy With Workforce Education – BRAD PALMER (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://news.wsiu.org/post/boosting-illinois-economy-workforce-education#stream/0

 

WIRE POINTS
— $750 million in new borrowing: Who will watch how it’s spent? – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/750-million-in-new-borrowing-who-will-watch-how-its-spent-quicktake/

 

CHEROKEE TRIBUNE LEDGER NEWS
— Bipartisan concern in Springfield for rising pension costs – Cole Lauterbach
http://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/bipartisan-concern-in-springfield-for-rising-pension-costs/article_d52ae07f-6037-5d3b-bbfe-4044d18c87eb.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois Association of School Boards’ Disturbing Document – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/illinois_association_schools_disturbing_document/
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-illinois-association-school-boards-disturbing-document/

 

THE HILL
— Lipinski v. Newman: Dems set for abortion showdown in Illinois – LISA HAGEN
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/362459-dems-set-for-abortion-showdown-in-illinois

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FORUM (DIERSEN: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois would still be hosting such candidate forums if my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes had not succeeded in killing TAPROOT in 2012.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2017/11/30/rush-only-il-rep-who-hasnt-filed-reelection-petitions-gutierrez-testing-2020-228126
— Programming note: We will not publish Illinois Playbook on Friday but will be back Monday. (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have gone out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015. Those emails included links to more than 288,000 articles and information on many upcoming events.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2017/11/30/rush-only-il-rep-who-hasnt-filed-reelection-petitions-gutierrez-testing-2020-228126

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Remembering Henry Hyde: Hero of the Pro-Life Movement Reflecting on the legacy of the Illinois congressman ten years after his death – Chuck Donovan
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454169/henry-hyde-pro-life-hero-died-ten-years-ago

 

THE HILL
— Congress should represent Americans — not illegal aliens – IRA MEHLMAN (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps put illegal aliens over citizens of America.)
http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/362375-congress-should-represent-americans-not-illegal-aliens

 

REUTERS
— Nearly half of Americans oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Amanda Becker, Chris Kahn
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-poll/nearly-half-of-americans-oppose-republican-tax-bill-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN1DT3BX

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Buried in the Tax Bills, Multiple Unintended Consequences Republicans’ determination to pass overhaul magnifies risks in an already complicated system – Greg Ip (DIERSEN: Obviously, the tax bills a) discourage owning a home and taking job-related graduate courses and b) punish those who have high medical expenses.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/buried-in-the-tax-bills-multiple-unintended-consequences-1511975166
— Taxes: What Would Jesus Do? – Daniel Henninger (DIERSEN: According to anti-Trumps, Jesus is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. According to anti-Trumps, Jesus promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and even worse things.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taxes-what-would-jesus-do-1511997571
— The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death. – Farhad Manjoo (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout want to manipulate/dominate the internet. My critics/opponents have done, are doing, and will increasingly do everything that they can to a) stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out, b) stop everyone from reading those emails, and c) stop everyone from visiting www.gopillinois.com. My critics/opponents do not want me to a) know about their events and other activities, b) promote their events and other activities, c) attend their events and other activities, and d) report on their events and other activities.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life. More inequality likely. – Peter S. Goodman and Patricia Cohen (DIERSEN: The tax plan a) discourages owning a home and taking job-related graduate courses and b) punishes those who have high medical and dental expenses.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/business/republican-tax-cut.html
— The Senate Is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/opinion/senate-tax-bill-problems-rush.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/technology/internet-dying-repeal-net-neutrality.html


— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Shares Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos, and Britain’s Leader Condemns Them – Peter Baker and Eileen Sullivan (DIERSEN: Since 2000, ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have focused on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails. Failing that, they ever-increasingly punish me for including links in the emails to articles that they do not like. Ever-increasingly, they make it clear that they do not want me to a) know about their events and other activities, b) promote their events and other activities, c) attend their events and other activities, and d) report on their events and other activities. My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. They are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. They are “rule or ruin” types who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/us/politics/trump-anti-muslim-videos-jayda-fransen.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Trump touched off another racially charged furor on Wednesday by sharing videos from a fringe British ultranationalist group purportedly showing Muslims committing acts of violence, a move that was swiftly condemned by Britain’s prime minister as well as politicians across the spectrum.)

 

MARKET WATCH
— The real reason why Americans can’t save any money (DIERSEN: What has helped you save money? For me, since 1964, it has been taking and keeping jobs that others do not want, being a homeowner rather than a renter, using public transportation, and spending little or nothing on restaurant meals, entertainment, vacations, clothing, booze, gambling, and other vices and immediate pleasures.)
https://www.marketwatch.com/video/the-real-reason-why-americans-cant-save-any-money/B0DDBECE-E0DB-4FD1-80F4-FE70F4C85BA7.html?mod=trending_now_video_1

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Here’s How to Make Sure You Have a Worry-Free Retirement – Walter Updegrave (DIERSEN: I have had and I will have for the rest of my life far less money because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://time.com/money/5038703/retiree-fear-retirement-income/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. Figure out how much income you’ll need each year. . .2. Understand how long you may live. . .3. Spend your money in a way that increases the odds that it will last.)

November 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump stokes anti-Muslim sentiments by retweeting extremist’s videos.”
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-stokes-anti-muslim-sentiments-by-retweeting-extremist/2713635/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois GOP signals support for Republican tax plan, but does Rauner? – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: From what I see, outrageously, under “Republican tax plan,” the more that your itemized deductions have been, the more federal income tax that you will pay. My and my wife’s 2016 federal income tax return shows that we had $30,890 in itemized deductions. We paid $21,433 in medical and dental expenses and we were able to deduct $13,859 of that, we paid $12,835 in real estate taxes, we paid $1,468 in state income taxes, and we made $2,728 in 501(c)(3) contributions. From what I see, outrageously, the proposed “tax reform” is designed to a) punish those who have high medical and dental expenses, b) discourage homeownership, and c) discourage taking job-related graduate courses. Government should encourage homeownership. The deductibility of mortgage interest and real estate taxes a) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976 and b) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984. Further, government should encourage getting job-related education. The deductibility of job-related education encouraged me to take job-related graduate courses 1972-1983 and 1992-1997.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-gop-signals-support-for-republican-tax-plan-but-does-rauner/
— Trump and Republican tax plan gives democracy a beating – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-trump-and-republican-tax-plan-gives-democracy-a-beating/
— Facing pressure, House OKs anti-harassment training- AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/facing-pressure-house-nears-ok-of-anti-harassment-training/
— Age and time can’t stop allegations of sexual harassment – Mary Mitchell
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sexual-harassment-public-humiliation-unwanted-sexual-advances/
— Smoking out investment gambles of Chris Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/smoking-out-investment-gambles-of-chris-kennedy-and-j-b-pritzker/
— Lipinski now supports DACA bill, Roskam still opposes – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/brown-lipinski-now-supports-daca-bill-roskam-still-opposes/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In Missouri speech, Trump touts benefits of tax cuts for ‘the people that like me best’ – John Wagner (DIERSEN: Trump must believe that those who take the standard deduction like him best. But overwhelmingly, those who take the standard deduction are young renters who vote for Democrats.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-tax-bill-20171129-story.html
— Matt Lauer’s firing and other skeletons in newsroom closets – Heidi Stevens
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-life-stevens-wednesday-matt-lauer-fired-ann-marie-lipinski-neiman-report-20171129-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Anti-Muslim videos retweeted by Trump misrepresent what happened.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/factcheck/ct-trump-retweets-fact-check-20171129-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump retweets hate group’s Islamaphobic videos — he is not well.”)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-met-trump-britain-first-video-muslim-huppke-20171129-story.html
— Sen. Durbin ratchets up government shutdown fight over ‘dreamers’ – Ed O’Keefe and Sean Sullivan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-durbin-dreamers-20171129-story.html
— Rauner campaign touts rating from activist who said Lincoln fought Civil War over taxes, not slavery – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-taxpayer-group-abe-lincoln-20171129-story.html
— Rauner says Medicaid plan will save money despite increased contract costs – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-medicaid-managed-care-20171129-story.html
— DuPage County Board signs off on no-tax-raise budget – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-county-board-budget-st-1201-20171129-story.html
— Supporters, opponents air concerns at Orland Park video gambling forum – Mike Nolan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-orland-video-gambling-st-1130-20171129-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage voters may get say on dissolving election commission – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171129/dupage-voters-may-get-say-on-dissolving-election-commission
— Schools want reimbursement for election security – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171129/schools-want-reimbursement-for-election-security-
— $157 million contract cemented with tollway firm despite conflict of interest doubts – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171129/157-million-contract-cemented-with-tollway-firm-despite-conflict-of-interest-doubts

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner says he’s ‘applauding Congress’ on tax bill
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171129/NEWS02/171129894/rauner-says-hes-applauding-congress-on-tax-bill-report

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner backs D.C. tax reform efforts, not specifics – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: To back “D.C. tax reform efforts” is to back a) letting those who take the standard deduction pay less federal income tax and b) making those who itemize their deductions pay more federal income tax.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171129/rauner-backs-dc-tax-reform-efforts-not-specifics

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton judge Linda Davenport announces bid for retiring chief judge’s seat
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/11/28/wheaton-judge-announces-bid-for-retiring-chief-judges-seat/ax5snk2/

 

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Local Support For Rauner? Area Republican Leaders Mum – Todd Wessell (DIERSEN: Rauner should be a) supported when he does things to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform and b) opposed when he does things against the IRP platform.)
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/local-support-for-rauner/
— Local Support For Rauner? Area Republican Leaders Mum – Todd Wessell
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/local-support-for-rauner/

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— College students would rather be offered an Illinois job than a state tax credit – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article186756403.html

 

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— SIU cheerleaders say they are being hidden during national anthem due to kneeling protests – NATHAN DODD AND BRIAN MUÑOZ
https://dailyegyptian.com/76302/showcase/siu-cheerleaders-say-they-are-being-hidden-during-national-anthem-due-to-kneeling-protests/

 

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— Joshua C. Griffin: Republican Maverick for Secretary of State – Lee Edwards
https://chicagodefender.com/2017/11/29/joshua-c-griffin-republican-maverick-for-secretary-of-state/

 

STATELINE
— New Campaign Ads, New Opponents for Illinois Governor Rauner in Gubernatorial Race Governor Rauner target of new Gubernatorial Campaign Ad – Jerrica Valtierra
http://www.mystateline.com/news/new-campaign-ads-new-opponents-for-illinois-governor-rauner-in-gubernatorial-race/866752332

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Ives Files ‘Maximum Number Of Signatures’ To Challenge Rauner Wheaton Rep. Jeanne Ives collected closed to 13,000 signatures in her bid to oust Gov. Bruce Rauner. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: I gathered 10 of those signatures from registered Republican voters in my precinct. Previously, I had gathered 30 signatures from them for her House race.)
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/ives-files-maximum-number-signatures-challenge-rauner

 

WILLIAM J. KELLY
— We have to break the Rauner coalition in 2018
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-we-have-to-break-the-rauner-coalition-in-2018

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Straub joins call for Silverstein to resign from Senate – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511276795-straub-joins-call-for-silverstein-to-resign-from-senate

 

GATEWAY JOURNALISM REVIEW
— Illinois’ ‘independent’ news network publishes pro-Rauner propaganda ‘Hyperlocal’ news written from afar – Nathaniel Dean Fortmeyer, William Recktenwald and William H. Freivogel (DIERSEN: What if Gateway Journalism Review wrote an article about Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? Would that article be similar to Bernard Schoenburg’s August 16, 2012 article titled “A bunch of political info — daily” at http://www.sj-r.com/x1782330063/Bernard-Schoenburg-A-bunch-of-political-info-daily ?)
http://gatewayjr.org/2017/11/28/illinois-independent-news-network-publishes-pro-rauner-propaganda/

 

WIREPOINTS
— A District’s Survey Finds Anger Over Anti-Conservative ‘School Climate’ – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/a-districts-survey-finds-anger-over-anti-conservative-school-climate-wirepoints-original/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— UIHLEIN DONATES TO ROY MOORE PAC, DEMS CRY FOUL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/uihlein-donates-to-roy-moore-pac-dems-cry-foul.html
— 5 DEMOCRATS, 1 REPUBLICAN FILE FOR ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL (DIERSEN: DuPage County Board Member Gary Grasso is circulating nominating petitions for the position.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/5-democrats-1-republican-file-for-illinois-attorney-general.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP, Biss, Pritzker respond *** Rauner says he’s “applauding Congress” on tax bill
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/29/rauner-says-hes-applauding-congress-on-tax-bill/
— Mendoza responds *** Rauner on Mendoza: “She is such a puppet for Madigan”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/29/rauner-on-mendoza-she-is-such-a-puppet-for-madigan/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump’s Justice Department Takes on Harvard’s Asian Quotas (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my superiors were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to meet Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets. They focused a) on hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, and especially Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger and b) getting rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially Republicans who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.gopusa.com/trumps-justice-department-takes-on-harvards-asian-quotas/

 

BREITBART
— Billionaire’s Cheap Labor Lobby Behind Year-End DACA Amnesty Push – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/29/billionaires-cheap-labor-lobby-behind-year-end-daca-amnesty-push/
— Tech Executives Claim DACA Illegal Aliens Are ‘The Next Mark Zuckerberg’ – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps think as highly of citizens of foreign countries as they look down on citizens of America.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/29/tech-executives-claim-daca-illegal-aliens-are-the-next-mark-zuckerberg/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Liberal Organizers Incentivize Protesters To Get Arrested – PHILLIP STUCKY (DIERSEN: Since 2000, operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents talk and act like my critics/opponents have promised them lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and much more if they succeed in stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/29/exclusive-liberal-organizers-incentivize-protesters-to-get-arrested/
— New York Times Openly Lobbies Against Republican Tax Bill On Twitter – Robert Donachie (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the NYT acts as an arm of the Democrat Party.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/29/nyt-openly-lobbies-against-republican-tax-bill-on-twitter/
— Almost Every Graduate Of DC High School Was Truant, Yet All Of Them Were Accepted To College – Amber Randall
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/28/almost-every-graduate-of-dc-high-school-was-truant-yet-all-of-them-were-accepted-to-college/

 

REUTERS
— Illinois’ $750 million bonds won by BofA with still hefty yields
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-bonds/illinois-750-million-bonds-won-by-bofa-with-still-hefty-yields-idUSKBN1DT325

 

WASHINGTON POST
— House to vote on lengthening trial period for federal employees from one to two years – Eric Yoder (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious that when I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, that because I had been under a probationary period at IRS, I was not under a probationary period at GAO. Nevertheless, they did everything that they could to get rid of me. They forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. GAO audits IRS. They kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They gave me unfair performance expectations and unfair performance appraisals. They assigned me to work for, to work with, and to supervise the office’s most problematic employees. They did not promote me beyond GS-13. They always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes. They forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, and even worse things. In my defense, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997. In addition, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/11/29/house-to-vote-on-lengthening-trial-period-for-federal-employees-from-one-to-two-years/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— We need a #metoo moment, but for prostitutes: The only way to combat their routine victimization is to decriminalize sex work – S.E. CUPP (DIERSEN: Of course, Libertarians agree. How many Libertarians are there in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in your county, in Illinois, and America who falsely claim to be Republican? They always vote for Democrats.)
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/metoo-moment-prostitutes-article-1.3665552

 

FED SMITH
— Cuts to Federal Retirement System: Evaded or Merely Postponed? – Randy Silvey
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/11/29/cuts-federal-retirement-system-evaded-merely-postponed/
— Are You a Good Bureaucrat, or a Bad Bureaucrat? – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I was a bad bureaucrat. They stress that a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. In my defense, I stress that they would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/11/29/good-bureaucrat-bad-bureaucrat/

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Preparations underway for Dec. 6 gubernatorial LGBT debate – Matt Simonette (DIERSEN: Which of these candidates will promise to do the most to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Preparations-underway-for-Dec-6-gubernatorial-LGBT-debate-/61225.html

November 29 Morning Edition

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal? Travel Expert Rick Steves Pushes For Legalization
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/28/recreational-marijuana-rick-steves-legalization/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gutierrez federal pension estimated at $62,000 a year – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-luis-gutierrez-pension-20171129-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez moves on from Congress to whatever is next for him, he could qualify for a federal pension of about $62,000 per year, a Washington group estimates. Federal pension details aren’t made public as they are for state officials and teachers. The estimate comes from the National Taxpayers Union, which since the late 1970s has calculated congressional pensions based on available data. Pete Sepp, the organization’s president, said the estimate assumes Gutierrez elected for his wife to be paid an annuity upon his death. His annual payout would be higher if he didn’t. Members of Congress also may receive a 401(k)-style supplement to their pensions if they made contributions, Sepp said. The calculation takes into account how long a lawmaker was in office. When Gutierrez entered Congress in 1993, the annual pay was $133,600. He has been paid $174,000 a year since 2009, when members of Congress last had a raise, according to the Congressional Research Service. In announcing he won’t run for re-election, Gutierrez said his plans included traveling the country with his wife, Soraida. Since 2010, Gutierrez has paid her a total of nearly $400,000 from his campaign war chest for help on his re-election campaigns, Federal Election Commission records show. The figure does not include reimbursements for office supplies and other expenses. During the first nine months of this year, he paid her a total of $42,000 in seven increments of $6,000 each. Reports show she has been paid for acting as his treasurer or account manager and for management and fundraising.)
— Gutierrez tries to anoint Garcia successor in Chicago politics shake-up – Rick Pearson and Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-luis-gutierrez-congress-politics-20171128-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Tax reform: ‘Middle class’ is in eye of beholder – Lynn Sweet and Ashlee Rezin (DIERSEN: From what I see, outrageously, under proposed “tax reform,” the more that your itemized deductions have been, the more federal income tax that you will pay. My and my wife’s 2016 federal income tax return shows that we had $30,890 in itemized deductions. We paid $21,433 in medical and dental expenses and we were able to deduct $13,859 of that, we paid $12,835 in real estate taxes, we paid $1,468 in state income taxes, and we made $2,728 in 501(c)(3) contributions. From what I see, outrageously, the proposed “tax reform” is designed to a) punish those who have high medical and dental expenses, b) discourage homeownership, and c) discourage taking job-related graduate courses. Government should encourage homeownership. The deductibility of mortgage interest and real estate taxes a) encouraged me to buy a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old, a studio condo in 1974, and a one bedroom condo in 1976 and b) encouraged my wife and I to buy a home in 1978 and to have one built in 1984. Further, government should encourage getting job-related education. The deductibility of job-related education encouraged me to take job-related graduate courses 1972-1983 and 1992-1997.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/tax-reform-middle-class-eye-beholder/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Complicating matters: For all the talk about giving the middle class tax breaks, Democrats are skeptical that repealing a variety of popular deductions — such as for state taxes, a big one for Illinois — will yield the promised relief. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said in CNN on Sunday, “the tax breaks for working families, half of them will see a tax increase, half a tax break. Those disappear, as Senator Graham just mentioned,” a Durbin reference to a provision that expires in 2027. “But the tax cuts for wealthiest people are permanent. That’s just unfair, and that’s why half of the American people are skeptical about this Trump tax plan,” Durbin said. . .Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., is on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and in a recent Sun-Times interview was asked what he considered middle-class income. He had no specific number. Neither did Trump White House Council of Economic Advisers chair Kevin Hassett when asked several weeks ago. “This is so fascinating because when you talk about middle income, it’s a very broad description,” Roskam said. “When you talk about who is wealthy, it is generally people saying, well, ‘I’m not wealthy, it’s somebody else.’” “And, we’ve had a wide range of opinions,” with places in the country “where $80,000 of household income is a whole lot of money and you have other areas around the country where $80,000 is not a whole lot of money. So it really is in the eyes of the beholder.”)
— Gutierrez: From chopping up ‘pig innards’ to owning $1.1M second home – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gutierrez-from-chopping-up-pig-innards-to-owning-1-1m-second-home/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gutierrez, who turns 64 next month, reported investments worth a total of between $1,325,022 and $2,975,000 at the end of 2015. That amount — which did not include his home in his 4th Congressional District — ranked 147th among the 435 House members, the Center for Responsive Politics said. He cashed in more than $1 million of those assets in 2016, lowering his total investments to somewhere between about $662,000 and $1.56 million, according to his most recent disclosure statement, which was filed in August. Gutierrez said that money went toward the June 2016 purchase of the new house in Puerto Rico for $1.1 million. “It cost us another couple hundred thousand dollars to rehab,” he said. “I bought a house that was then under construction for all of 2016.” . . . Gutierrez — who is paid $174,000 a year as a congressman — said he’s been smart with his personal finances but always acted appropriately as an elected official. “I’ve been fighting for people, doing my job, and ain’t nobody ever questioned my integrity,” he said, predicting that this article would be a “negative story.” For years, Gutierrez invested heavily in Chicago’s residential real estate market, moving repeatedly as he made hundreds of thousands of dollars buying and selling homes in the city. Although he described himself as a “walking open book,” he added, “It’s not important to look at what somebody is doing and what they’re buying. Big deal.” Assuming Gutierrez completes this final term in Congress in January 2019, he would have served 25 years in Washington and be eligible for a full pension of about $67,860 per year. Gutierrez also is eligible for Social Security. His payment would depend on the age he decided to start drawing a Social Security check, with maximum benefits reached by waiting until the age of 70. Before becoming a congressman, Gutierrez was an alderman representing the 26th Ward, the heart of the city’s Puerto Rican community. Chicago pension fund officials wouldn’t immediately say if he’s getting retirement benefits from the city or what those payments would be. His Gutierrez for Congress political committee has paid his wife, Soraida, nearly $400,000 for fundraising and for serving as treasurer and manager for the campaign fund during the past eight years, according to Federal Election Commission records. She was paid $42,000 by the campaign between the start of this year and Sept. 30. From 2003 and 2009, Soraida Gutierrez lobbied state government. The couple’s 37-year-old daughter Omaira Figueroa worked as a staffer for the Chicago City Council and now is on the state of Illinois payroll, with a $68,208-a-year salary as a “consumer counselor” for the Illinois Commerce Commission. Gutierrez often has highlighted the long road between his humble origins and where he ended up as a political power player. “After all, I’m the Puerto Rican son of a cabdriver and a factory worker, a kid who chopped up pig innards and swept the floor of an unsuccessful restaurant, a guy who had to drive a cab on the night shift to make ends meet,” he wrote in his autobiography, “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill.”)

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR GRAPHIC: Suburban schools losing students but adding teachers – Jake Griffin (DIERSEN: As fewer and fewer and fewer students come from traditional families, it is harder and harder and harder to teach them.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171129/suburban-schools-losing-students-but-adding-teachers
— Palatine Township wants expert to referee board meetings – Bob Susnjara
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171129/palatine-township-wants-expert-to-referee-board-meetings

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner finalizes $15 billion Medicaid overhaul – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171129/NEWS03/171129897

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Feds sue Springfield over group home ordinance – Crystal Thomas
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171128/feds-sue-springfield-over-group-home-ordinance
— Candidates should release full tax returns – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20171128/our-view-candidates-should-release-full-tax-returns

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Big-bucks Dems bare some income sources, but not all – Jim Dey (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they get lots of money from individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries 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 and/or from those that a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-11-29/jim-dey-big-bucks-dems-bare-some-income-sources-not-all.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Taxing bodies should follow McHenry County Board in cutting property tax levies by 10 percent – Editorial
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/11/16/our-view-taxing-bodies-should-follow-mchenry-county-board-in-cutting-property-tax-levies-by-10-percent/atvnxlw/

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— CEO’s Dislike Illinois – Cole Lauterbach
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=255971#.Wh6U0svR-M8

 

STATELINE
— New Campaign Ads, New Opponents for Illinois Governor Rauner in Gubernatorial Race Governor Rauner target of new Gubernatorial Campaign Ad – Jerrica Valtierra
http://www.mystateline.com/news/new-campaign-ads-new-opponents-for-illinois-governor-rauner-in-gubernatorial-race/866752332

 

SAUK VALLEY
— In search of honesty among public servants With the example of an honest retired city clerk and the perseverance of an ancient philosopher as inspiration, voters should accept the challenge of finding honest men and women to vote for in the March primary. – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do not want honest people. They want people who they can manipulate/dominate, and yes, who will do dishonest things for them. I am overjoyed when my critics/opponents say about me that “You cannot tell him what to do.”)
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/11/22/svm-editorial-in-search-of-honesty-among-public-servants/akv2n4/

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— People want alternative to Rauner, Ives says – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511278535-people-want-alternative-to-rauner-ives-says

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Roy Moore scandal divides Illinois GOP Moore’s mega-donor revealed – Mark Maxwell
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/moore-scandal-divides-illinois-gop/868194166

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO BAKERY LOSES $21M AFTER 800 WORKERS CAUGHT UP IN IMMIGRATION RAIDS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/chicago-bakery-loses-800-illegal-aliens-from-workforce.html
— THORNER: BACHMANN IN CHICAGO TO RAISE ABSTINENCE EDUCATION FUNDS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/thorner-michelle-bachman-touts-the-beauty-of-marriage-as-priority-view-in-todays-society.html
— CEO SURVEY: ILLINOIS THIRD-WORST STATE TO DO BUSINESS IN SINCE GREAT RECESSION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/ceo-survey-illinois-third-worst-state-to-do-business-in-since-great-recession.html
— ILLINOIS ON UNSUSTAINABLE PATH, 113TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE SAYS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/illinois-on-unsustainable-path-113th-district-candidate-says.html

 

GOPUSA
— Chuck & Nancy boycott WH meeting; Trump shames them with empty chairs
http://www.gopusa.com/chuck-trump-shames-them-with-empty-chairs/

 

DAILY CALLER
— CNN Boycotts The White House Christmas Party — Sarah Sanders’ Response Is FIRE – Benny Johnson (DIERSEN: Who has boycotted your events? Members of the following groups boycotted TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois events while I served as the organization’s chairman 2005-2012: anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. The aforesaid also boycotted Wheaton’s 2004 and 2005 Patriot Day events that I organized.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/28/cnn-boycotts-the-white-house-christmas-party-sarah-sanders-response-is-fire/

 

BLAZE
— Schumer and Pelosi skipped a meeting with Trump because of this tweet – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they disapprove of. They punish me rather than punishing the authors of those articles. What do you think about that?)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/28/schumer-and-pelosi-skipped-a-meeting-with-trump-because-of-this-tweet

 

POLITICO
— Luis Gutiérrez’s totally abnormal retirement ploy The abruptness and timing of the congressman’s announcement raises questions about his motives. – NATASHA KORECKI
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/28/luis-gutierrez-retirement-chicago-illinois-267821

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— What the Tax Bill Would Look Like for 25,000 Middle-Class Families – QUOCTRUNG BUI and BEN CASSELMAN (FROM THE ARTICLE: The story is very different for the roughly one-quarter of middle-class families that itemize deductions. The Senate bill would eliminate some popular tax breaks, including deductions for state and local taxes. As a result, households that take those deductions now could lose out. In total, about 40 percent of households that itemize their deductions would pay more in 2018 under the Senate bill — in some cases a lot more.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/28/upshot/what-the-tax-bill-would-look-like-for-25000-middle-class-families.html
— Senate Considers Making a Terrible Tax Bill Even Worse Dragging its abysmal standards lower, it may throw more money at billionaires to win two crucial votes. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/opinion/senate-tax-bill.html
— Millions Pay the Obamacare Penalty Instead of Buying Insurance. Who Are They? – K.K. REBECCA LAI and ALICIA PARLAPIANO (DIERSEN: During my lifetime, I have paid lots of money for insurance including life insurance, health, dental, and vision insurance, home insurance, and car insurance.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/28/us/politics/obamacare-individual-mandate-penalty-maps.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Shares Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/us/politics/trump-anti-muslim-videos-jayda-fransen.html
— Retail Jobs Don’t Need to Be Bad. Here’s Proof. – Eduardo Porter (DIERSEN: What bad jobs have you had? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were bad. But nevertheless, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that instead of me, Democrats, minorities, women, younger people, and veterans should have had the jobs that I had. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/business/economy/retail-work.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Pushed to Fringes, Needy New Yorkers Face a Long Slog to Work – Jim Dwyer (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were beyond furious a) when I got promoted to a GS-12 (currently $79,563) job in the Loop in 1974, b) when I bought a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974 and walked to work and to graduate business classes at Loyola, and c) when I bought a one bedroom condo in that building in 1976 and walked to work and to graduate accounting classes at DePaul.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/nyregion/new-york-subway-funding-real-estate.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: “Trump retweets inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos.” (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents want me to “verify” all articles before I include links to them in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, that is, they want me to only include links to articles that they like.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/11/29/trump-retweets-inflammatory-and-unverified-anti-muslim-videos/
— Republicans had a big idea to give tax relief to the poor. Then it disappeared. – Jeff Stein (DIERSEN: If you are “poor,” you do not pay federal income tax.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/29/republicans-had-a-big-idea-to-give-tax-relief-to-the-poor-then-it-disappeared/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Where Chicago Isn’t the Second City Trains arrive on time, and the subway has 4G. This is the power of public investment. – William A. Galston
https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-chicago-isnt-the-second-city-1511913175
— Companies Foster Collaboration – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: The federal government fosters collaboration. It wants its employees to collaborate to get rid of their superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who are Republican, and especially those who are White, male, non-veteran and who failed to 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.wsj.com/articles/taking-one-for-the-team-companies-foster-collaboration-1511885844

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— Who Funds Conservative Campus Group Turning Point USA? Donors Revealed – ALEX KOTCH (DIERSEN: Who funds you? No one funds me. To discredit me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, my critics/opponent stress that Ed Bachrach, Henry Bradley, Richard DeVos, William Dixon, Stephen Einhorn, Vince Foglia, Foster Friess, Peter Huizenga, Vince Kolber, Mike Leven, Bernie Marcus, Virginia McCaskey, Mike Miller, Gary Rabine, Bruce Rauner, Richard Uihlein, Elizabeth Weiss, etc. HAVE NOT GIVEN ME ANY MONEY. They further stress that Bachrach, Kolber, McCaskey, and Rabine did not want to know about, to promote, to attend, or to report on their November 20 fundraiser for Ives.)
http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/who-funds-conservative-campus-group-turning-point-usa-donors-revealed-2620325

 

MOTLEY FOOL
— Will Tax Reform Get Rid of the Marriage Penalty? Married couples with two working spouses often have to pay a higher tax rate than if they were single. – Matthew Frankel (DIERSEN: My wife and I have paid the marriage penalty big time ever since we got married in 1978.)
https://www.fool.com/taxes/2017/11/25/will-tax-reform-get-rid-of-the-marriage-penalty.aspx

 

PILOT ONLINE
— Too late for training – Anamae Leon, Norfolk (DIERSEN: I was a federal employee for almost 30 years.)
https://pilotonline.com/opinion/letters/letter-too-late-for-training/article_349b45d2-70d2-5d48-9cdd-1206acb8bdfa.html

(FROM THE LETTER: I am a retired federal employee. I attended annual required classes on the prevention of sexual harassment for many years. The last few years I worked, an additional course on the prevention of sexual assault was required. Apparently, our esteemed members of Congress were exempt from this training and now must pass a bill so that they will be required to get such training. People in such positions know how to behave in the workplace. These men know exactly what they are doing. Years ago, when I was a teenager, my mother told me that it’s a man’s world. I protested at the time, but now, sadly, I know what she meant. We must do better as a nation. Our girls deserve better.)

November 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Rep. Luis Gutierrez announces he is not running for re-election, endorses Chuy Garcia – Diane Pathieu and Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rep-luis-gutierrez-not-running-for-re-election-endorses-chuy-garcia/2706378/
— OUTRAGEOUS: Rick Steves testifies in favor of marijuana legalization in Illinois – Diane Pathieu and Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rick-steves-testifies-in-favor-of-marijuana-legalization-in-illinois/2707105/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— OUTRAGEOUS: Rick Steves: Marijuana legalization can help West, South Sides – Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rick-steves-marijuana-legalization-can-help-west-south-sides/
— Five questions about legal pot that demand better answers – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/illinois-legalize-pot-marijuana-rick-steves-five-questions-steans-cassidy/
— Gutierrez not running for re-election — or mayor or governor – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gutierrez-not-seeking-re-election-but-not-retiring/
— Rauner silent on $2.6M from friend supporting fund helping Roy Moore – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-silent-on-2-6m-from-friend-supporting-fund-helping-roy-moore/
— Gutierrez for president? You heard it here first – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/brown-gutierrez-for-president-you-heard-it-here-first/
— Fools and knaves and the scam of Republican tax “reform” – Robert Reich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/reich-fools-and-knaves-and-the-scam-of-republican-tax-reform/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez won’t run again, wants to rebuild Puerto Rico – Rick Pearson and John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-luis-gutierrez-congress-politics-20171128-story.html
— Chicago immigration raid leaves bakery scrambling to rehire after 800 workers lost – Thomas Mulier
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cloverhill-aryzta-immigration-raid-20171128-story.html
— Actual experts confirm that the GOP tax plan is a dud – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-booth-experts-tax-reform-1129-20171128-story.html
— Trump’s petty feuds with Warren, LaVar Ball are the true offense – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-trump-levar-ball-elizabeth-warren-pocahontas-1129-20171128-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County approves budget that cuts sheriff’s office jobs – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171128/dupage-county-approves-budget-that-cuts-sheriffs-office-jobs

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Moores and anti-Rauners say “Uihlein’s support for Roy Moore causes headache for Rauner.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171128/NEWS02/171129903/uihleins-support-for-roy-moore-causes-headache-for-rauner
— Luis Gutierrez calls it quits—but why? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171128/BLOGS02/171129918/luis-gutierrez-calls-it-quits-but-why

 

WLS AM
— Roskam talks tax reform with John and Ray
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/11/28/roskam-talks-tax-reform-with-john-and-ray/

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Welcoming city status for immigrants pushed in Bloomington – Maria Nagle (DIERSEN: For a city to say that it is welcoming is that city to say that it is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/welcoming-city-status-for-immigrants-pushed-in-bloomington/article_efc5dc5b-a32a-58f0-b57a-f4d791d95b01.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump’s family denied German heritage for years Father claimed he was from Sweden – JENNIFER HANSLER (DIERSEN: What percent of those in America during the 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s were anti-German? What percent of those in America today are anti-German?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trumps-family-denied-german-heritage-for-years/866612952

 

DUPAGE COUNTY
— DuPage County Board Approves 2018 Budget
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=56339

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Niles Township supervisor says a property tax freeze would be life altering – Glenn Minnis
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511277051-niles-township-supervisor-says-a-property-tax-freeze-would-be-life-altering

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Frank Mautino’s Attorney abruptly cancels FOIA Hearing in Edgar County Circuit Court – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/11/frank-mautinos-attorney-abruptly-cancels-foia-hearing-in-edgar-county-circuit-court/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Is Gov. Rauner Buying the Support of Illinois GOP County Chairmen? – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/11/is-gov-rauner-buying-the-support-of-illinois-gop-county-chairmen/
— “Is America Racist?” – John Biver (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, America is anti-White.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/podcast/is-america-racist-illinois-family-spotlight-070/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker, DGA respond *** Rauner completely dodges questions on Uihlein
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/28/rauner-completely-dodges-questions-on-uihlein/
— Erika Harold campaign claims Pat Quinn is a “Madigan ally”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/28/erika-harold-campaign-claims-pat-quinn-is-a-madigan-ally/

 

BREITBART
— 21 Times Exiting Rep. Luis Gutierrez Touted Open-Borders – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/28/21-times-exiting-rep-luis-gutierrez-touted-open-borders/

 

DAILY CALLER
— With Gutierrez’s Departure, Dems Will Lose Leading Open Borders Crusader – Will Racke
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/28/with-gutierrezs-departure-dems-will-lose-leading-open-borders-crusader/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Jack Ryan’s past was laid bare; all the more reason to see John Conyers’ – David Freddoso
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jack-ryans-past-was-laid-bare-all-the-more-reason-to-see-john-conyers/article/2641846

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Congress Shouldn’t Rub SALT in the Wound – Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congress-shouldnt-rub-salt-in-the-wound_us_5a1dbfd1e4b069379df3edcf

 

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Moores say “Donor Backing Roy Moore (Richard Uihlein) Causes Headaches for Other Republicans.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-28/donor-backing-roy-moore-causes-headaches-for-other-republicans

November 28 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In defense of the presumption of innocence – Brendan O’Neill (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-innocense-presumption-guilty-metoo-sexual-misconduct-1128-20171127-story.html
— Outrage further divides us — and doesn’t drive positive change – Leonid Bershidsky (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of Group A promote outrage against members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-outrage-racist-campaigns-media-coverage-nazi-tony-hovater-swastika-1128-story.html
— From prison, white supremacist Matthew Hale endorses Roy Moore – Mohammed Kloub (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who state that they are conservative and/or Republican and b) who hint/imply/argue/shout at candidates that they should not seek my endorsement, not that my endorsement means anything anyway. They stress my demographics (Trump supporter, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (69), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, federal retiree, childless, pet-less, etc. and that I am not a member of any church, that I do not attend church services, that I do not give money to a church, and that Crete is my hometown) and hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. They stress that I support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform. They stress that I oppose promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-matthew-hale-roy-moore-chicago-inc-20171127-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: TV travel guide Rick Steves to speak out today for legalizing marijuana in Illinois – Robert McCoppin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-rick-steves-illinois-marijuana-legalize-20171127-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Supreme Court’s health care ruling will cost city retirees – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Who wants your retirement benefits to be cut, if not eliminated? Of course, my critics/opponents want the federal government to cut, if not eliminate its 75% health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy. Currently, for my wife and I, that subsidy is $17,288/year. We pay only $5,763/year for $23,051/year worth of health, dental, and vision insurance. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois despise, if not hate federal employees and federal retirees. Overwhelmingly, they despise, if not hate wage earners like I was 1964-1997 and other “little people.”)

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/illinois-supreme-courts-health-care-ruling-will-cost-city-retirees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More than 20,000 city employees and retirees have been dealt a crushing blow that could cost them dearly, but end up saving Chicago taxpayers $130 million a year. In a six-word ruling on Thanksgiving eve, the Illinois Supreme Court refused to hear the retirees’ appeal of a state Appellate Court ruling that essentially upheld Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s now-completed, three-year phase-out of retiree health care coverage and a 55 percent city subsidy for anyone who did not retire by Aug. 23, 1989. Clint Krislov, an attorney representing the retirees, said the decision means those retirees are entitled only to bare-bones protections outlined by lower courts. “For the city, this is a huge benefit. The amount they’re paying is dropped from $137 million a year to between $7 million and $8 million,” Krislov said Monday. “What the [lower courts] have said is that all you get is what’s in the statute. You cannot rely on anything the city tells you unless you can prove that person had authority to bind the city.” Law Department spokesman Bill McCaffrey refused to comment on the ruling while there is “still litigation pending.”)

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF BIBBIANO AND MENDRICK: Two cops seeking DuPage sheriff’s seat in GOP primary – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171127/two-cops-seeking-dupage-sheriffs-seat-in-gop-primary–
— Contested races expected in Kane, McHenry counties after first day of filing – James Fuller and Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171127/contested-races-expected-in-kane-mchenry-counties-after-first-day-of-filing
— Real ID: Why you might soon need a passport even for domestic flights – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171127/real-id-why-you-might-soon-need-a-passport-even-for-domestic-flights

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Wealthy candidates for Illinois governor release tax returns – AP (DIERSEN: Are/were you wealthy? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who since 1966 have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being wealthy. They stress the new cars that I bought and especially the 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint that I bought in 1966 when I was 17 years old, the 1968 Oldsmobile 442 that I bought in 1967, the 1969 Dodge Charger SE that I bought in 1968, and the 1972 Chevy Corvette that I bought in 1971. They stress the new town home that I bought in 1972, the studio condo that I bought in 1974, and the one bedroom condo that I bought in 1976. They stress 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton that my wife and I bought in 1978 and 915 Cove Court in Wheaton that we had built in 1984. They stress the collector cars that I bought in 1989 and 1994. They stress the money that I paid for tuition and books to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. They stress the money that I paid for review courses to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981. They stress the money that my wife and I have saved for our retirement.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171127/wealthy-candidates-for-illinois-governor-release-tax-returns

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Petition mission accomplished for Illinois candidates Monday marked the first day established party candidates could file for office, and there were plenty in line, jockeying for top spots on the ballot – Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/11/28/petition-mission-accomplished-for-illinois-candidates/atslsaw/

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Gubernatorial Candidates Graded by Tax Watchdog Group – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=255909#.Wh0_QMvR-M8

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump: NFL ‘weak’ for allowing kneeling
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/sports/nfl/trump-nfl-weak-for-allowing-kneeling/866427226

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Filing For Election, Finding Lines And Friendship – BRIAN MACKEY
http://nprillinois.org/post/filing-election-finding-lines-and-friendship#stream/0

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Darin LaHood: Roy Moore’s Behavior ‘Disqualifies’ Him From Senate – RYAN DENHAM (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office, what allegations would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes make against you? Would LaHood believe them?)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lahood-roy-moores-behavior-disqualifies-him-senate#stream/0

 

WILLIAM J. KELLY
— Kelly launches new ad, “Thanks, Bruce Rauner!
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-launches-new-ad-thanks-bruce-rauner

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Gubernatorial candidates received wide range of grades for taxpayer friendliness in survey – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: What percent of Illinois voters a) pay little or no taxes and want everyone else to pay more taxes, b) are Democrats who want Republicans to pay more taxes, and/or c) have less money than others and want those who have more money to pay more taxes?)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/gubernatorial-candidates-received-wide-range-of-grades-for-taxpayer-friendliness/article_eb0c13cc-cfb5-11e7-9a2d-279bd512fa4e.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For the first time, group President James Tobin said a sitting Illinois governor received a score of more than 70 percent. “Gov. [Bruce] Rauner had a score of 92 percent,” Tobin said. “That is an incredibly high score.” Tobin said Rauner’s veto of the income tax hike this summer will help his score in the next survey, which will be out after next year. “But it’s been bad for taxpayers this year because with the income tax being raised by 32 percent, we still remain bankrupt,” Tobin said. Another first in the report for the 99th General Assembly were three state lawmakers getting a perfect score of 100 percent. Those were state Reps. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, Tom Morrison, R-Palatine, and Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton.)

 

ILLINOIS CHRONICLE
— Rauner silent on tax bill that would net him millions more each year (DIERSEN: Diersen has not been silent on bills that would force him and his wife, his aunt, and all taxpayers who have large itemized deductions to pay significantly more federal income tax.)
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-rauner-silent-on-tax-bill-that-would-net-him-millions-more-each-year/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Three Convincing Reasons to Boycott Target this Christmas – Tim Wildmon (DIERSEN: So that I can publicly rebut them, it would be great if my leading critics/opponents would come out from behind their operatives and their dupes and publish their top three reasons why they want everyone to boycott GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/11/three-convincing-reasons-to-boycott-target-this-christmas/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker campaign responds *** ILGOP claims Pritzker and Madigan “continue to push for higher taxes on Illinois families”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/27/ilgop-claims-pritzker-and-madigan-continue-to-push-for-higher-taxes-on-illinois-families/
— Rotheimer: “I understand now more clearly than before why I am the only one who named a name” (DIERSEN: Because they knew that proving that GAO was guilty of reverse discrimination, age discrimination, or retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid was extremely difficult, virtually all of my GAO coworkers who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran “cut deals” with GAO to keep their jobs. Most commonly, they agreed to help GAO get rid of its employees who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/28/rotheimer-i-understand-now-more-clearly-than-before-why-i-am-the-only-one-who-named-a-name/
— Bost is fourth Republican congressman to pass on endorsing Rauner
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/28/bost-is-fourth-republican-congressman-to-pass-on-endorsing-rauner/

 

BLAZE
— Undercover reporter reveals ‘brutal’ working conditions at Amazon – Teri Webster
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/27/undercover-reporter-reveals-brutal-working-conditions-at-amazon

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— Feds Going After Fast-Food Chain Employing Illegal Immigrants ICE is investigating allegations that the company paid the workers less than the minimum wage, says report – Brendan Kirby (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor.)
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/report-feds-going-after-fast-food-chain-employing-illegal-immigrants/

 

GOPUSA
— Official language could save big bucks (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries discourage people from speaking English? 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.)
http://www.gopusa.com/official-language-could-save-big-bucks/
— Floods are inevitable. Soaking taxpayers isn’t.
http://www.gopusa.com/floods-are-inevitable-soaking-taxpayers-isnt/

 

POLITICO
— APRIL 25, 2017 FLASHBACK: Capitol Hill correspondents committee declines to credential Breitbart – HADAS GOLD (DIERSEN: All news organizations engage in political advocacy. Illegitimate news organizations deny that they engage in political advocacy. GOPUSA ILLINOIS is a legitimate news organization because it proudly states that advocates for the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/04/25/capitol-hill-correspondents-committee-breitbart-237577
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Capitol Hill Standing Committee of Correspondents has voted to table Breitbart News’ credential process and declined to extend the organization’s temporary credentials to cover Congress, which expire at the end of May. The committee, which permits media access to the U.S. Capitol only to outlets it considers legitimate news organizations, not political advocacy or other groups, expressed frustration over Breitbart’s inconsistent answers to questions about its masthead and office space, among other problems. Breitbart CEO Larry Solov, in correspondence with the committee since its most recent meeting, asserted that Republican megadonor Rebekah Mercer had no editorial input, that a managing editor who also had a role in an advocacy group was no longer on the masthead, and that the site was having trouble finding office space in part because of security issues. The committee said Breitbart could reapply for credentials if it addresses the concerns. Otherwise, three staff members who currently have temporary credentials (which the site has had for more than two years) will no longer have access after May 31. Breitbart reporters could still attend events on Capitol Hill that are open to the public without the credentials, but the lack of credentials would limit their access in the complex and hamper their ability to get other credentials, such as permanent White House passes. “Breitbart News is unequivocally entitled to permanent Senate Press Gallery credentials and is determined to secure them,” Chad Wilkinson, a Breitbart spokesperson, said in a statement Tuesday. Among the issues raised by the Capitol Hill committee were concerns that members of Breitbart’s masthead, provided last month by Solov, were also employed by the Mercer-funded Government Accountability Institute, which was co-founded by now-White House chief strategist (and former Breitbart chairman) Steve Bannon. The GAI and the work and advocacy it does would not be in line with the committee’s guidelines for credentialing. In a letter to the committee, Solov said that although Managing Editor Wynton Hall was listed on the masthead as of last month, he actually resigned in February and the position “has remained vacant since then.” “We have fully and fairly cooperated with your inquiries in good faith and believe that we have met and responded to the concerns you have raised,” Solov wrote. Breitbart “is an editorially independent news organization and is entitled to and deserves issuance of its permanent Senate Press Gallery credentials.” The committee also noted that Bannon’s Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure had a different date for his separation from Breitbart than what Solov had indicated in their last meeting. Solov has asserted that Breitbart is completely editorially independent, without influence from Bannon or Mercer. But the committee expressed some doubts. “I don’t know how we get Breitbart to prove that Bannon isn’t picking up the phone and talking to them,” said standing committee chairman Billy House, a reporter with Bloomberg News. Last month, the committee, composed of five journalists, also expressed frustration that Breitbart may have misled them on where the site’s offices are located. A Capitol Hill townhouse, known as the “Breitbart Embassy,” had been provided as the address of the company’s Washington office, and the committee was told that Breitbart was leasing the space as a “mixed use” place for both corporate housing (often where Bannon stayed), events and office space. But the committee last month noted that the townhouse is not technically zoned for commercial use and that the owner of the house filed taxes as the sole occupant, meaning that a commercial lease would not even be legally possible. (Most Breitbart writers work remotely.) Solov told the committee that Breitbart has yet to find a new office space and likely would not for some time, partly because of security issues. “I still want to give them the benefit of doubt on these things, that it’s misunderstandings or confusion [instead of] something more nefarious, but we still have these office space issues,” said committee secretary Joseph Morton, who works for the Omaha World-Herald. “The whole thing suggests to me that they’re just not ready for a credential.” In another letter to the committee, sent two days ago, Solov argued that individual members of Breitbart would and should qualify for credentials. But the committee said it doesn’t credential individuals but instead looks at the entire organization and leadership. Solov also insinuated in the letter that there are other organizations that deserve the same scrutiny Breitbart is getting. “Without limitation, is it the Standing Committee’s position that a news organization cannot be credentialed if it employs any editor and/or reporter who is also employed by or affiliated with any advocacy group or non-profit?” he asked. “Of course, we respectfully assert that any such rules, standards and/or criteria must be reasonable and realistic, and transparent — and applied equally and fairly to all news organizations.” During the meeting on Tuesday, the committee said it would happily look into any credentialed reporter and potentially revoke their access if they were found to also be employed or affiliated with an advocacy or nonprofit group. “This is not content driven, we aren’t singling out Breitbart either for extra scrutiny or special treatment,” House said. “This is our job as a board, and these rules have been in place long before any of us came to the board. Our job is to do the best we can and see whether the information they’ve provided meshes with the requirements.”)

WASHINGTON POST
— A woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation. – Shawn Boburg, Aaron C. Davis and Alice Crites (DIERSEN: Does Darin LaHood believe this woman and her allegations?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/a-woman-approached-the-post-with-dramatic–and-false–tale-about-roy-moore-sje-appears-to-be-part-of-undercover-sting-operation/2017/11/27/0c2e335a-cfb6-11e7-9d3a-bcbe2af58c3a_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Wealthy candidates for Illinois governor release tax returns – AP
http://www.latimes.com/sns-bc-il–illinois-governor-2018-20171127-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: How Net-neutrality repeal affects you. New rules allow internet providers to block or slow any website, app – Rob Pegoraro (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want internet providers to “block or slow” my www.gopillinois.com website and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. What will my critics/opponents do to get internet providers to “block or slow” my www.gopillinois.com website and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? My critics/opponents 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. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2017/11/28/after-net-neutrality-how-tell-if-your-isp-slowing-your-internet/898098001/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Can Anyone Save Neighborhood Journalism? Joe Ricketts spent millions trying, only to be smeared once he moved on. – Alfred Levitt
https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-anyone-save-neighborhood-journalism-1511825846

November 27 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Peter Breen, Dan Cronin, and Greg Hart spoke very highly of Amy Grant at her outstanding fundraiser Monday evening, November 27, 2017 at Warren’s Ale House in Wheaton. The 60+ attendees included Almiron, Brown, Eckhoff, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Grasso, Gresk, Krajewski, Larsen, LeVan, Mazzochi, Morrissey, Muehlfelt, Noonan, Pacilli, Paulsen, Rutledge, Ryan, and Zay. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
— Candidate list
http://www.dupageco.org/Election/Candidates_and_Campaigns/37053/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats Pritzker, Kennedy release income tax returns – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/democrats-pritzker-kennedy-release-income-tax-returns/
— Lake Forest business magnate Uihlein gave $100K to pro-Roy Moore fund – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/lake-forest-business-magnate-uihlein-gave-100k-to-pro-roy-moore-fund/
— ‘Real Men Charities’ extends its reach to build community – Mary Mitchell
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mitchell-real-men-charities-extends-its-reach-to-build-community/
— Races for governor, attorney general take shape: Who’s in (so far) – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/races-for-governor-attorney-general-take-shape-whos-in-so-far/
— Rep. Luis Gutierrez to retire from Congress – Dan Mihalopoulos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rep-luis-gutierrez-to-retire-from-congress-sources-say/
— Will attorney general candidates focus on corruption? – Madeleine Doubek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/doubek-will-attorney-general-candidates-focus-on-corruption/
— Rich guys Pritzker, Kennedy do poor job leveling with public – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/brown-rich-guys-pritzker-kennedy-do-poor-job-leveling-with-public/
— Rival says Pritzker, Kennedy income info doesn’t give ‘full picture’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/democrats-pritzker-kennedy-release-income-tax-returns/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Slew of suburban Democrats seek to challenge Roskam, Hultgren in 2018 – Erin Hegarty (DIERSEN: Both Roskam and Hultgren endorsed me when I first ran for DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 Republican Committeeman in Wheaton in 2000.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-6th-congress-election-filing-st-1129-20171127-story.html
— Lake Forest businessman Uihlein is top donor to pro-Moore fund in Alabama Senate race – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-richard-uihlein-roy-moore-super-pac-contribution-20171127-story.html
— Pritzker made $16 million last year, Kennedy $1.3 million as Dem governor candidates release tax returns – Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-governor-candidate-filing-20171127-story.html
— Several Southland incumbents seek re-election on first day to file for office – Mike Nolan and Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-candidate-filings-st-1128-20171127-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Strong early filing for Illinois attorney general, Congress – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171127/strong-early-filing-for-illinois-attorney-general-congress
— OUTRAGEOUS: Harper College calls on Congress to give legal status to ‘Dreamers’ – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171127/harper-college-calls-on-congress-to-give-legal-status-to-dreamers

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker, Kennedy lift veil on their tax returns – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171127/BLOGS02/171129925/pritzker-kennedy-lift-veil-on-their-tax-returns
— Richard Uihlein funding pro-Roy Moore super PAC
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171127/NEWS02/171129933/richard-uihlein-funding-pro-roy-moore-super-pac-report
— It’s up to the Senate to block GOP tax bill: Rep. Schneider – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171127/BLOGS02/171129931/up-to-the-senate-to-block-gop-tax-bill-rep-schneider

 

ABC7
— Candidates line up to file petitions for 2018 Illinois primary – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/candidates-line-up-to-file-petitions-for-2018-primary/2702622/
— President Trump, honoring Navajos, revives ‘Pocahontas’ jab at Sen. Warren – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-trump-honoring-navajos-revives-pocahontas-jab-at-sen-warren/2703396/

 

NBC5
— Gutierrez to Announce He Won’t Seek Reelection – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Gutierrez-to-Announce-He-Wont-Seek-Reelection-460393433.html

 

CBS2
— Candidates Line Up To File Petitions For Cook County Office
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/27/candidates-line-up-to-file-petitions-for-cook-county-office/

 

WGN TV
— Illinois resident Richard Uihlein big backer of pro-Roy Moore PAC – BEN BRADLEY
http://wgntv.com/2017/11/27/illinois-resident-big-backer-of-roy-moore/

 

WTTW
— Chris Kennedy, J.B. Pritzker Release Partial Tax Returns – Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/11/27/chris-kennedy-jb-pritzker-release-partial-tax-returns

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Candidates begin filing petitions for 2018 Illinois primary –
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20171127/candidates-begin-filing-petitions-for-2018-illinois-primary

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Congressman Bost not yet taking sides in governor’s race – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171127/congressman-bost-not-yet-taking-sides-in-governors-race

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Dozens of candidates submit petitions on 1st day of filing period – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/elections/dozens-of-candidates-submit-petitions-on-st-day-of-filing/article_deab3ccd-6fca-5daf-ad0b-07930b875720.html

 

SOUTHERN
— Candidates begin filing petitions for 2018 Illinois primary – AP
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/candidates-begin-filing-petitions-for-illinois-primary/article_6448e944-03ed-5e6e-8f1e-431f28045f44.html

 

WAND TV
— Candidates turn in petitions – Michon Lindstrom
http://www.wandtv.com/story/36935205/candidates-turn-in-petitions

 

WJBD RADIO
— First Day of Candidate Filing for March Primary Election Is Underway Both Candidates Wanting to Be Marion County’s New Treasurer Were on Hand When Filing Began Monday Morning
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2017/11/27/first-day-of-candidate-filing-for-march-primary-election-is-underway-

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Can 10th CD R Primary candidate Dr. Shah win the primary & upset Dem incumbent Schneider – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/11/can-10th-cd-r-primary-candidate-dr-shah-win-the-primary-upset-dem-incumbent-schneider-watch-doc-shah-wberkowitz-on-cable-web/

 

WILLIAM J. KELLY
— Kelly: We need to replace Rauner and the Illinois GOP chairman
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-we-need-to-replace-rauner-and-the-illinois-gop-chairman

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Jeanne Ives’ Case Against Bruce Rauner
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/jeanne-ives-case-against-bruce-rauner-1

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives expected to file for governor after gathering nearly 13,000 signatures – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511278246-ives-expected-to-file-for-governor-after-gathering-nearly-13-000-signatures

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HOW ENDING STATE AND LOCAL TAX DEDUCTION PUTS ILLINOIS’ ECONOMY AT A CROSSROADS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/how-ending-state-and-local-tax-deduction-puts-illinois-economy-at-a-crossroads.html
— REAL STORY BEHIND IL-BASED HEARTLAND INSTITUTE’S ROLE IN THE TRUMP ADMIN
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/real-story-behind-il-based-heartland-institutes-role-in-the-trump-admin.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: EXPOSING LEFTIST’S ACTIVITIES: ‘ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA’
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/thorneroneil-exposing-leftists-activities-organizing-for-america.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Proft group runs new cable TV ad for Durkin opponent Mickey Straub
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/27/proft-group-runs-new-cable-tv-ad-for-durkin-opponent/
— A quick look at the first day of petition filing
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/27/a-quick-look-at-the-first-day-of-petition-filing/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Rick Steves to back legalizing marijuana in Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/27/rick-steves-to-back-legalizing-marijuana-in-illinois/
— Pritzker, others file petitions
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/27/pritzker-others-file-petitions/

 

GOPUSA
— How about a ‘cannibis equity program’ for minorities, the homeless and ex-cons?
http://www.gopusa.com/how-about-a-cannibis-equity-program-for-minorities-the-homeless-and-ex-cons/
— Sexual Harassment: Pelosi wants due process for Democrats, none for Republicans
http://www.gopusa.com/sexual-harassment-pelosi-wants-due-process-for-democrats-none-for-republicans/
— Washington, Seattle spending $1.1M to fence off highways and bridges from the homeless
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33974

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Amid sex scandals, Hollywood releases gay ‘romance’ that normalizes man-boy sex
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/call-me-by-your-name-film-wants-to-normalize-sex-between-men-and-boys-forme

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— OBAMA USED ‘ILLEGAL PROPAGANDA’ ON AMERICANS ‘Bureaucrats seem to be more like social activists than public employees’ – Bob Unruh
http://www.wnd.com/2017/11/report-obama-used-illegal-propaganda-on-americans/

 

POLITICO
— Gutierrez won’t seek reelection – NATASHA KORECKI
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/27/gutierrez-illinois-house-democrat-261092

 

CNN
— Poor Americans would lose billions under Senate GOP tax bill – Tami Luhby
http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/27/news/economy/senate-gop-tax-bill-poor/index.html


— New York Times says it regrets offense caused by ‘Nazi sympathizer’ story – Jackie Wattles
http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/26/media/new-york-times-nazi-sympathizer-next-door/index.html

November 27 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— 38 candidates were in line at the DuPage County Election Commission by 8:00 AM this morning to file nominating petitions. Cantore was first in the line followed by Wiley, McGowen, Mendrick, Almiron, Covert, Tully, Selmon, Rutledge, Hart, Zay, Eckhoff, Tornatore, Painter, Hinds, Holz, Moretti, Dabrowski, Suratwala, Grant, Zaruba, Nero, Bibbiano, Orsianger, Chaplin, Qayyum, Schultz, Kaczmarek, Anderson, Falbo, Murphy, Ruscitti, Cooper, Renehan, Fisher, Demichele, Prater, and Abbott.

 

Since 2000, I have gathered signatures on nominating petitions for all the candidates who seek to be on Republican primary ballots in my precinct. For the March 20, 2018 Republican primary, I gathered 667 signatures from 19 households in my precinct for the following candidates:


U.S. CONGRESS: Peter Roskam;
STATE OF ILLINOIS: Bruce Rauner, Governor and Evelyn Sanguinette, Lieutenant Governor; Jeanne Ives, Governor and Rich Morthland, Lieutenant Governor; William Kelly, Governor and Brian Leggero, Lieutenant Governor; Erika Harold, Attorney General; Jason Helland, Secretary of State; Jim Dodge, Treasurer; and Darlene Senger, Comptroller;
ILLINOIS SENATE: Michael Connelly;
ILLINOIS HOUSE: Amy Grant, Jeanne Ives; Burt Minor
DUPAGE COUNTY: Dan Cronin, Board Chairman; James Mendrick and Frank Bibbiano, Sheriff; Paul Hinds, Clerk; Gwen Henry, Treasurer; Darlene Ruscitti, Regional Superintendent of Schools;
DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD District 4: Ron Almiron, Grant Eckhoff, Amy Grant, Paula McGowen, Thommen Poozhikunnel, Beth Tatro, and Chris Zaruba;
DUPAGE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE: Joseph Cantore, President;
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE: Jeff MacKay, Richard Russo, Karen Wilson
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives says she won’t file petitions today
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/27/ives-says-she-wont-file-petitions-today/
— Pritzker, others file petitions
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/27/pritzker-others-file-petitions/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Senate GOP tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, CBO finds – Heather Long
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-senate-gop-tax-bill-cbo-analysis-20171126-story.html
— Guns were Black Friday must-haves, going by the FBI’s record 203,086 background-check requests – Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-guns-black-friday-20171126-story.html
— College grads, it’s time to start repaying your loans – Steve Rosen (DIERSEN: Because I graduating debt-free from NIU in 1970 and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE when I was 21 years old, I had more money to help support my mother and brother 1970-1972, buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, pay for tuition and books for graduate business courses at Loyola 1972-1976, buy a new town home in 1972, buy a studio condo in 1974, buy a one bedroom condo in 1976, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/yourmoney/sns-201711171511–tms–kidmoneyctnsr-a20171117-20171117-story.html
— Scholarships are free money for the taking – Terry Savage (DIERSEN: Did you apply for scholarships? I did not. When you in high school, were you “college material?” While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the top 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-201711172143–tms–savagectnts-a20171117-20171117-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No ‘easy task’ recouping $1M Rush owes Trump pal’s firm, feds for loan – Sandy Bergo and Chuck Neubauer
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/no-easy-task-recouping-1m-rush-owes-trump-pal-feds-for-church-loan/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Ballots to take shape as Illinois candidates begin filing today
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171127/ballots-to-take-shape-as-illinois-candidates-begin-filing-today
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Three members of tollway board have links to contractor seeking 10-year deal – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171127/3-members-of-tollway-board-have-links-to-contractor-seeking-10-year-deal

 

ABC7
— 6 dead, 30 wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago
http://abc7chicago.com/6-dead-30-wounded-in-thanksgiving-weekend-shootings-across-chicago/2697946/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Lakewood trustees to talk censure of Village President Paul Serwatka Trustee alleges board was kept out of the loop on recent hires – MIKE MALLORY
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/11/24/lakewood-trustees-to-talk-censure-of-village-president-paul-serwatka/avynkao/

 

EVANSTON NOW
— Aldermen to vote on 3 percent property tax hike – Bill Smith
http://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/2017-11-26/78777/aldermen-to-vote-on-3-percent-property-tax-hike

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Algonquin Township – Clerk demands control over meetings – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/11/algonquin-township-clerk-demands-control-over-meetings/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DEMS DO NO GOOD WHEN THEY KICK HISPANIC REPUBLICANS TO CURB
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/dems-do-no-good-when-they-kick-hispanic-republicans-to-curb.html
— GOODBYE NET NEUTRALITY; HELLO COMPETITION (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “companies” act like they are not in business to make a profit, but instead, to defend and advance the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green platforms.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/goodbye-net-neutrality-hello-competition.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Tax reform puts blue-state Republicans in difficult spot – S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/26/tax-reform-puts-blue-state-republicans-in-difficul/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Myth of White Privilege – John Meinhold (DIERSEN: In 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew its job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/11/the_myth_of_white_privilege.html

 

BLAZE
— Black Friday posts new all-time record for number of background checks in single day, FBI says – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/26/black-friday-posts-new-all-time-record-for-number-of-background-checks-in-single-day-fbi-says
— The NFL and its TV partners are on track to lose $500 million this year alone as ratings plunge – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/26/the-nfl-and-its-tv-partners-are-on-track-to-lose-500-million-this-year-alone-as-ratings-plunge

 

CONSERVATIVE AMERICAN
— Don’t Blame Donald Trump for Eclipsing the State Department The real culprit is a much older one: our militaristic foreign policy. – PETER VAN BUREN
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/dont-blame-donald-trump-for-eclipsing-the-state-department/

 

FOX BUSINESS
— Military overhauls retirement system in biggest shift since World War II – Brittany De Lea
http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/11/22/military-overhauls-retirement-system-in-biggest-shift-since-world-war-ii.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves – GARDINER HARRIS (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency’s top priority was to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. If my Democrat GAO superiors had not succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I might still be a GAO employee and paying 7% of my salary into the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) instead of the CSRS pension paying me a pension. In today’s dollars, since September 30, 1997, I would have paid $173,622 into the CSRS instead of the CSRS paying me $1,025,596.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/24/us/politics/state-department-tillerson.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Comey tweeted about freedom of the press — minutes after Trump attacked CNN – Kristine Phillips (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents oppose “freedom of the press.” My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. They a) glorify and praise, pander to, serve as operatives or dupes for, and/or give money to “reporters” and to “journalists” who they manipulate/dominate and b) viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, viciously condemn, and blacklist reporters and journalists like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. They refuse to keep diersen@aol.com on their press advisory and press release lists. They do not want me to know about their events or other activities. They do not want me to promote their events or other activities. They do not want me to attend their events or other activities. They do not want me to report on their events or other activities. They focus on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/26/james-b-comey-tweeted-about-freedom-of-the-press-minutes-after-trump-attacked-cnn/James B.
— Time to take baby boomers off the ticket – David Von Drehle (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination, most commonly to get promoted or to curry favor with those who are younger.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/time-to-take-baby-boomers-off-the-ticket/2017/11/24/7b4aa97c-d154-11e7-81bc-c55a220c8cbe_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: For many, a leisurely retirement is a long shot Fewer older American think they’ll be able to afford trips, survey finds – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: How much money do you have to go on trips? Since 1997, in today’s dollars, I have had $1,454,723 less dollars to go on trips, that is, $72,135 less a year, $6,011 less a month, $1,403 less a week, and $200 less a day. In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” In 1997, in today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $122,991/year. But my Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $50,856/year, or 41% of that.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/11/26/retirees-dream-more-travel-less-health-care-tough-achieve/890562001/
— Hijab Barbie: Perfect Christmas gift for non-Muslim parents who want to stick it to Trump – James S. Robbins
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/11/24/hijab-barbie-perfect-christmas-gift-non-muslim-parents-who-want-stick-trump-james-robbins-column/884583001/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Why Immigrants Make Great Entrepreneurs – Adrian Furnham (DIERSEN: Are you an immigrant and/or an entrepreneur? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes shout that I am neither. My ancestors have been in America since 1844 and I was a lowly wage earner 1964-1997. I washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-immigrants-make-great-entrepreneurs-1511752261

 

NEWSWEEK
— REX TILLERSON IS MAKING THE STATE DEPARTMENT A LOT MORE WHITE – CARLOS BALLESTEROS (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency’s top priority was to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. If my Democrat GAO superiors had not succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I might still be a GAO employee and paying 7% of my salary into the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) instead of the CSRS pension paying me a pension. In today’s dollars, since September 30, 1997, I would have paid $173,622 into the CSRS instead of the CSRS paying me $1,025,596.)
http://www.newsweek.com/rex-tillerson-diversity-state-department-foreign-service-722653
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rex Tillerson is ousting many of the State Department’s high-ranking women diplomats and diplomats of color. On Friday, the New York Times revealed how Tillerson’s State Department is pushing out scores of career diplomats from the agency, offering them buyouts and early retirement in the hopes of getting them out the door. “Among those fired or sidelined were most of the top African-American and Latino diplomats, as well as many women, difficult losses in a department that has long struggled with diversity,” reported the Times. The drastic reduction in senior staff is part of Tillerson’s plan to slash the State Department’s expenses by 31 percent. Former officials warn that Tillerson is worsening America’s image abroad and compromising the country’s foreign policy agenda. “These people either do not believe the U.S. should be a world leader or they’re utterly incompetent,” former ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith, who retired from the service in June, told the Times. Tillerson has put a stop to most hiring at the State Department and hopes to push out some 2,000 career diplomats by this time next year, according to the Times. Tillerson plans on doing so by arbitrarily denying posts and assignments to certain diplomats, as well as offering $25,000 contract buyouts for many of the agency’s senior staff. His aides have also simply fired many diplomats whose vision does not align with that of the Secretary of State. Senior non-male and non-white diplomats have been among those targeted by Tillerson. The State Department’s level of diversity has historically been low: In 2016, 5.4 percent of career diplomats were black, 6.9 percent were Asian, and 5.6 percent Hispanic, according to Foreign Policy. The Obama administration made an effort to increase the number of diplomats of color in order to create a Foreign Service that “looked more like America.” But Tillerson’s plans are much different. Instead of recruiting a more diverse pool of talent, the State Department is in the process of substantially reducing its staff, all but ending the drive to diversify the agency.)

November 26 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP leaders in advanced talks to change tax plan in bid to win over holdouts – Damian Paletta (DIERSEN: I certainly hope that Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Kinzinger, LaHood, Roskam, and Shimkus will work hard in conference with the Senate to keep all the current itemized deductions and the personal exemption.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-tax-plan-20171126-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Congressional leaders face internal pressure to act on harassment.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-congress-sexual-harassment-20171126-story.html
— Geneva church stages counter-protest in support of LGBT community – Linda Girardi (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-geneva-church-counterprotest-st-1127-20171126-story.html
— TRAGIC: Will Supreme Court open a ‘dam burst’ of legalized sports betting? – Robert Barnes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-supreme-court-sports-betting-20171126-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— TRAGIC: Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171126/news/311269907/

 

WGN RADIO
— Professor Emeritus Kent Redfield: “Will Bruce Rauner get a credible challenger?” (DIERSEN: Are you credible? Who demonizes, denigrates, and condemns you as not being credible? Those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as not being credible are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or they a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
http://wgnradio.com/2017/11/26/professor-emeritus-kent-redfield-will-bruce-rauner-get-a-credible-challenger/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Wealthy Illinois candidates face tax disclosure minefield – Matt Dietrich
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171125/wealthy-illinois-candidates-face-tax-disclosure-minefield

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Ives calls Southern Poverty Law Center a ‘hate group’ Candidate for Illinois governor defends controversial posts on social media – Jim Niedelman
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/ives-calls-southern-poverty-law-center-a-hate-group/863769194
— Ives wouldn’t commit more to higher education in Illinois Gubernatorial candidate maintains money wasted on pensions, administrative bloat
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/ives-wouldnt-commit-more-to-higher-education-in-illinois/863744143
— Rauner’s Republican challenger calls him a failure Rep. Jeanne Ives goes after governor for not delivering on promises – Jim Niedelman
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/rauners-republican-challenger-calls-him-a-failure/863785790

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Candidate filing for March primary in Illinois begins Monday – Thomas Geyer
http://qctimes.com/news/local/candidate-filing-for-march-primary-in-illinois-begins-monday/article_77e39efe-0d8b-52fc-af59-2595135a2c5d.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pritzker faces tough tax, spending issues – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-11-26/jim-dey-pritzker-faces-tough-tax-spending-issues.html

 

METRO EAST SUN
— McCarter backing Ives in run for governor – Glenn Minnis
https://metroeastsun.com/stories/511275136-mccarter-backing-ives-in-run-for-governor

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Public now wary of ‘unhinged’ liberal press – Jennifer Harper (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants Vince Kolber and everyone else to be wary of Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/26/inside-the-beltway-public-now-wary-of-unhinged-lib/

 

BREITBART
— Sen Durbin: ‘I’m Not Prepared To Go Home for the Holidays Until’ We Get DREAM Act Done – PAM KEY
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/11/26/sen-durbin-im-not-prepared-go-home-holidays-get-dream-act-done/

 

THE HILL
— The tax bill is a bad deal for America – DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/361819-the-tax-bill-is-a-bad-deal-for-america
— For Trump, GOP tax bill could have big downside – MELANIE ZANONA
http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/361616-for-trump-gop-tax-bill-could-have-big-downside
— Conyers stepping aside as ranking Dem on House Judiciary Committee – REBECCA SAVRANSKY AND OLIVIA BEAVERS
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/361858-conyers-stepping-down-as-ranking-dem-on-house-judiciary-committee

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Congress’ Assault on Charities – RAY D. MADOFFN
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/26/opinion/congress-charities-giving.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump reiterates support for Alabama’s Roy Moore – Tracy Wilkinson
http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-pol-essential-washington-updates-trump-reiterates-support-for-alabama-s-1511720507-htmlstory.html

 

CHARLESTON POST AND COURIER
— Cap tax deductions for the wealthy – STEPHEN MOORE
http://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/cap-tax-deductions-for-the-wealthy/article_4328346a-d131-11e7-8d3a-676631168f65.html

November 26 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— NOVEMBER 23, 2015 FLASHBACK: Some primary races shaping up in DuPage – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: The 30 candidates who were in line before 8:00 AM this morning in the following order were: Bucholz, Grogan, Berlin, Kachiroubas, Jorgensen, Holz, Olsen, Noonan, Bila, Sejnost, Krajewski, Tornatore, Diersen, Puchalski, Hinz, Novak, Anderson, Redick, Elliott, Wehrli, Falbo, Schultz, Blass, Moore, Dabrowski, Kordik, Larsen, Healy, Fisher, and Minor. Whelan, Zanis, and Grant got in line shortly after 8:00 AM. Of the aforesaid, the following 10 candidates will be on March 15, 2016 Republican primary ballots in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 and I gathered nominating petition signatures for them: Bucholz, Grogan, Berlin, Kachiroubas, Jorgensen, Diersen, Elliott, Moore, Whelan, and Grant. In addition, I gathered signatures for the following 7 candidates: Kirk, Roskam, Munger, Ives, Brennan, Fullerton, and Telander who will also be on the Republican primary ballots in my precinct; they either have filed in Springfield or will file in Springfield. I gathered a total of 761 signatures for the aforesaid 17 candidates from 44 households in my precinct.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151123/news/151129662/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More than a dozen countywide, county board and forest preserve candidates lined up outside the DuPage County Election Commission office Monday morning to file nominating petitions to enter the March 15 primary election. At the head of the line was county Recorder Fred Bucholz, who showed up around 5:15 a.m. and was soon joined by Auditor Bob Grogan, State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Clerk of the Circuit Court Chris Kachiroubas and Coroner Richard Jorgensen.)
— Itasca teacher inspires students to change the world – Bob Smith (DIERSEN: What about those who want to change the world so that it is even more anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171122/itasca-teacher-inspires-students-to-change-the-world
— Las Vegas looks outside the casinos to draw in millennials – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171125/news/311259895/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: GOP says tax cuts will lift wages – Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee (DIERSEN: What about retirees who will have to pay more federal income tax, but have no wages? Since 1997, I have been retired and I have not had any wages.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20171126/281505046531031
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article titled “Chaotic year in immigration policy challenges Chicago,” the Democrats who run Chicago make it clear that they will get rid of individuals, organizations, and companies a) that do not encourage people to come to America illegally, b) that do not encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) that do not encourage people to bring other people to America illegally. Constructively, the Democrats who run Chicago have declared war on America.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-met-chicago-immigration-chaos-2017-story.html
— Retirement planning should include long-term care costs – AP (DIERSEN: What do you know about retirement? I have been retired for more than 20 years. What do you know about long-term care. Since 2009, I have been legally responsible for my 87-year-old aunt who has Alzheimer’s. She has lived in an assisted living facility since 2010 that currently costs $230/day. She did not attend college, she never married, she never had children, she had low-paying data entry jobs, she lived frugally, and she saved more than $600,000 for her retirement. But her retirement savings will be exhausted much sooner if the Republicans succeed in forcing her to pay income tax by taking away the medical deduction.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sns-bc-us–on-the-money-long-term-care-20171115-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The U.S. government estimates that 70 percent of people aged 65 today will require some form of long-term care during their lives. Most of the time, that type of assistance is non-medical, including help with daily tasks such as bathing. The need can arise unexpectedly after a major illness or even suffering an injury from a fall. The costs of such care can easily outstrip retirement savings: A 65-year-old today can expect to incur $138,000 in long-term care costs over their lifetime, according to a 2017 Bipartisan Policy Center report. Two-thirds of Americans age 40 and up say they’ve done little or no planning for their long-term care needs, according to a poll conducted this year by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from the SCAN Foundation.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Later start times, less homework: Here’s what elite schools are doing to help students cope with stress – Karen Ann Cullotta, Karen Berkowitz, Kimberly Fornek and Jennifer Johnson (DIERSEN: When you in high school, were you “college material?” While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the top 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/anxietyhigh/ct-teen-anxiety-part-two-tl-1123-20171121-story.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rauner faces challenge from GOP in 2018 – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/rauner-faces-challenge-from-gop-in-2018
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ives is getting support from an anti-abortion activist base that “is basically done with Rauner,” said Republican businessman Vince Kolber, who knocked on doors for Rauner in 2014 but is now volunteering for Ives’ campaign. Assuming Rauner makes it to the general election, some of those voters — an important part of the GOP base — could opt to stay home on Election Day rather than vote to give him a second term. Kolber, who has a home in Florida, said if Rauner wins the primary, he’ll consider registering to vote in Florida in November rather than support Rauner again. Ives said she’s “a party person” and will vote for the GOP nominee. But “My husband won’t. And neither will many of my friends.”  Ives’ candidacy could reinforce the image Rauner stressed during his successful 2014 campaign of being a moderate and an outsider, Gaines said. That could help him win over some independents and other voters looking for someone who’s more middle-of-the-road — the kind of Republican candidate Illinois voters have historically favored for statewide office — or not beholden to a political party. “It might generally help him if he can say ‘The establishment in both parties doesn’t like me because I’m shaking things up,’” Gaines said. Democrats already have been fighting it out for their party’s nomination. More than a half dozen Democrats have said they’re running, including state Sen. Daniel Biss, businessman Chris Kennedy and billionaire J.B. Pritzker. The candidate filing period ends Dec. 4. Candidates for statewide office must submit at least 5,000 valid signatures; people seeking to challenge the validity of a candidate’s petitions have until Dec. 11 to file an objection that would be considered before the ballot is finalized.)
— Shoppers crowd stores to support local businesses – Dakarai Turner (DIERSEN: How much money do you have to shop locally with? Since 1997, in today’s dollars, I have had $1,454,723 less dollars to shop locally with, that is, $72,135 less a year, $6,011 less a month, $1,403 less a week, and $200 less a day. In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” In 1997, in today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $122,991/year. But my Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $50,856/year, or 41% of that.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/shoppers-crowd-stores-to-support-local-businesses
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Shoppers flocked to locally owned shops as part of Small Business Saturday. “Half of everyone in Illinois, half of everyone in America works for a locally-owned small business,” said Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner at a bakery in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. “They are providing jobs, creating products and developing services that drive our nation and the state of Illinois towards economic growth.”)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield has its own looming pension problem
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171125/springfield-has-its-own-looming-pension-problem

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— Primary races bringing visits from hopefuls – Nick Draper (DIERSEN: Aside from fundraisers, how often have the primary candidates visited your municipality, your township/ward, and your county? How many votes did Trump get compared to Clinton in your municipality, your township/ward, and your county?)
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/116446/primary-races-bringing-visits-from-hopefuls

 

  1. St. LOUIS TODAY & PBS & WASHINGTON POST & ABC NEWS
    — Illinois’ GOP governor faces challenge from right in 2018 – AP
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/illinois-gop-governor-faces-challenge-from-right-in/article_fd24f4f9-854f-56f8-9cc2-b2d6a9041973.html
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/illinois-gop-governor-faces-challenge-from-right-in-2018
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/illinois-gop-governor-faces-challenge-from-right-in-2018/2017/11/26/6cf586ec-d2be-11e7-9ad9-ca0619edfa05_story.html
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/illinois-gop-governor-faces-challenge-2018-51390967

 

VINCE KOLBER
— Biography (DIERSEN: Sadly, according to people who presented themselves at Ive’s November 20, 2017 fundraiser as being spokespersons for Kolber, Kolbler did not want to speak with me and he wanted me to be evicted from the event because I am a “reporter.”
https://www.facebook.com/pg/VoteVinceKolber/about/?ref=page_internal
(BIOGRAPHY: Vince Kolber has called the 5th congressional district home for his entire adult life. Vince Kolber’s personal story matches the hopes, dreams and aspirations of his future constituents. Born of Polish immigrant stock, Vince learned the values of hard work and family that immigrants bring with them to America, home of the American Dream. The youngest of three brothers, Vince learned honesty and integrity at an early age. Vince was raised to be a good listener, to value the opinions of others and to seek opportunities to serve the community. Vince started his first job at 12, cleaning out dog kennels before rushing home to deliver the evening paper. Vince worked his way through school as a short order cook, janitor and truck driver, or as Vince likes to say: “I did whatever I could to support myself, be successful and make my parents proud. In Congress my goal is to create good-paying jobs, protect seniors and working families, and to ensure a better future and increase opportunity for every family and young adult in the 5th congressional district.” Vince left his boyhood home of West Seneca, New York, to attend Wharton, the business school at the University of Pennsylvania. Vince then earned his MBA from the University of Chicago, attending school at night while launching his own equipment leasing business focused on the transportation industry. Vince is the founder and principal of RESIDCO, which has supported the creation, expansion and maintenance of thousands of jobs here at home and across the country. Vince serves on the board of Little Sisters of the Poor and has always been active in his local community. Vince donates and helps raise money for the Sacred Heart Schools and the Big Shoulders Foundation, which provides support to Catholic schools in the most needy areas of inner city Chicago. Vince has also chaired the board of directors at St. Genevieve, a mostly Hispanic K-8 school on Chicago’s West Side. Vince is running for Congress on a platform of job creation, government living within its means, eliminating waste, fraud and abuse, stopping government from snooping into or interfering with our private lives, ending crony capitalism and corporate welfare while eliminating tax breaks for the privileged few in favor of lower tax rates for all. Most importantly, Vince will ensure those most in need have access to services they require. With your help, Vince Kolber will be elected Illinois’ newest congressman.)

 

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Anthem study by NFL not surprising – Al Hamnik
http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/columnists/al-hamnik/al-hamnik-anthem-study-by-nfl-not-suprising/article_ba64b785-76a2-5114-83fc-08345bcf59c1.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With 70 percent of the NFL comprised of African-American players, according to Answers.com and Reference.com, there is a new reason for Goodell to toss and turn at night. American young adults are divided along racial lines when it comes to protests from NFL players during our national anthem, says a study from Ball State University and the University of Texas at Dallas. The study found African-American respondents were more likely than other ethnic groups to agree with forms of protests such as kneeling, sitting and fist-raising during the national anthem — while being less likely to support punishment of the players by either the NFL or team owners. That’s no surprise, given the divisive times we live in.)

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Firm with ties to Rauner’s office lands $12M no-bid Medicaid deal – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511274528-firm-with-ties-to-rauner-s-office-lands-12m-no-bid-medicaid-deal

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Philip Haney: The Problem of Sharia in America – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/islam-sharia/philip-haney-problem-sharia-america/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— While 2017 was a bad year for Illinois taxpayers, there are bright spots among the bills that passed the General Assembly. – Mindy Ruckman
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/in-a-tough-year-some-new-illinois-laws-to-welcome/
— RECORD SEALING, EXPUNGEMENT HAVE THE POWER TO REDUCE CRIME, BENEFIT ILLINOIS’ ECONOMY In 2017 the Illinois General Assembly passed two bills that can improve employment outcomes for ex-offenders, potentially reducing crime and saving millions of dollars. – Orphe Divounguy and Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, a) rewards for good behavior diminish and b) penalties for bad behavior diminish.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/record-sealing-expungement-have-the-power-to-reduce-crime-benefit-illinois-economy/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Special Legislative OIG sent me a letter – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/11/illinois-special-legislative-oig-sent-me-a-letter/

 

BREITBART
— Parents and Students Stand Up to Forced Gender Ideology in Schools – DR. SUSAN BERRY
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/24/parents-students-stand-forced-gender-ideology-schools/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-males crow about their success. Anti-males shout at women that their top priority should be getting rid of men, promoting LGBTQ activity, promoting abortion, promoting gender based preference giving, promoting dependency on government, and promoting dependency on charity.
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/361603-fed-up-women-voters-are-preparing-to-run-for-political-office

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Like white supremacy, another monster rears its head in America, and no one is talking about it – Kashif N Chaudhry
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/like-white-supremacy-another-monster-rears-its-head_us_5a174fa6e4b0250a107bfe94

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Culling Voter Rolls: Battling Over Who Even Gets to Go to the Polls – Michael Wines (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there on the voting rolls for your precinct, for your municipality, for your township/ward, for your county, for Illinois, and for America? Members of the following groups do not want deadwood to be culled from voting rolls: 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/2017/11/25/us/voter-rolls-registration-culling-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, 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/2017/11/25/us/atlanta-immigration-arrests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things 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.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/us/ohio-hovater-white-nationalist.html
— The Republican Tax on the Future – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/opinion/sunday/the-republican-tax-on-the-future.html
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Of all the lies Republican lawmakers and President Trump tell about their tax bills, the biggest whopper is that these windfall tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy would generate so much growth that they would pay for themselves. The House and Senate tax bills probably would provide a tiny lift to the economy for a couple years — enough, supporters no doubt hope, for them to cynically claim success. It’s what comes next that the G.O.P. glosses over: the addition of more than a trillion dollars to the federal debt in just 10 years. Far from paying for themselves, these cuts would leave a bill for several future generations to pay off. In other words, Republican leaders aren’t just trying to transfer money from current middle-class and poor Americans to corporations and the very wealthy. They are also trying to transfer money from future middle-class and poor Americans to corporations and the very wealthy.)
— Ivanka, Louise and the Little People – Frank Bruni (DIERSEN: Who treats you like you are “little people?” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes treat everyone like they are “little people” except those who glorify and praise them, who pander to them, who serve as operatives or as dupes for them, and/or given them money.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/25/opinion/sunday/ivanka-trump-louise-linton-populism.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— A panic is not an answer: We’re at imminent risk of turning this #metoo moment into a frenzied rush to blame all men – CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, me more that you are presumed to be a sexual harasser: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/panic-not-answer-article-1.3651778

 

USA TODAY
— Trump presidency spurs cottage industry of ethics watchdogs – Fredreka Schouten (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What has spurred me to put together and send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails since 2000? ANSWER: The failure/refusal of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, etc. to defend and advance the Republican Party platform and the IRP platform, and especially the following planks in those platforms: traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving. Ever-increasingly, far too many “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, political affiliation discrimination, patronage, and even worse things.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/23/trump-presidency-spurs-cottage-industry-ethics-watchdogs/889695001/

 

HARVARD CRIMSON
— Department of Justice Threatens Lawsuit Against Harvard in Admissions Probe – WILLIAM S. FLANAGAN and MICHAEL E. XIE (DIERSEN: Who should pay the price of Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes either a) have paid little or none of the price of AA, Diversity, and/or Inclusion, b) have personally benefited from AA, Diversity, and/or Inclusion, and/or c) promote AA, Diversity, and/or Inclusion. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that people like me should pay the price of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, those who are White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, conservative, Republican, German American, Protestant, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/11/26/DOJ-lawsuit-harvard/

 

MEDIA MATTERS
— Fox News allows host Jeanine Pirro to work as a paid GOP fundraising speaker – ERIC HANANOKI (DIERSEN: What do you say to my nasty critics/opponents who, to serve their own purposes, alternate between denying and asserting that I am a reporter? I have been a reporter for www.GOPUSA.com since 2000. They deny that I am a reporter by refusing to include diersen@aol.com on their press advisory and press lists. But then they assert that I am a reporter to bar me from their fundraisers and other activities. My nasty critics/opponents are not Republicans. They are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs or they are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/11/20/fox-news-allows-host-jeanine-pirro-work-paid-gop-fundraising-speaker/218609

 

November 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be ‘off limits’ to media – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/ivanka-trump-malia-obama-should-be-off-limits-to-media/2695286/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Impeach Trump? Why top Democrats say it’s too soon – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-impeach-trump-luis-gutierrez-1126-20171122-story.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Brady, Barickman seek re-election to state senate – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/family/brady-barickman-seek-re-election-to-state-senate/article_ea271eed-5b9d-542a-8e10-99385148acda.html
— Higher ed has concerns with tax reform package – Lenore Sobota
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/higher-ed-has-concerns-with-tax-reform-package/article_a2457ee7-287e-5b7d-8eac-737ccb095080.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Filmmaker builds a case to save Thompson Center in Chicago – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20171125/bernard-schoenburg-filmmaker-builds-case-to-save-thompson-center-in-chicago

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— State Rep. John Cabello may soon return to Rockford Police Department
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20171125/state-rep-john-cabello-may-soon-return-to-rockford-police-department

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump could be on track to triple Obama’s time on the golf course President on track to beat Bush’s golf stats, too – DAN MERICA AND JEFF ZELENY
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-could-triple-obamas-time-on-golf-course/863594989

 

WILLIAM J. KELLY
— William J. Kelly announces Dundee Republican endorsement
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/william-j-kelly-announces-dundee-republican-endorsement

 

FOX NEWS
— Democrats’ ‘DREAMer’ demands threaten spending bill, gov shutdown in coming weeks – Chad Pergram
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/25/democrats-dreamer-demands-threaten-spending-bill-gov-shutdown-in-coming-weeks.html

 

BREITBART
— Celebrity Starlets Sophia Bush, Cara Delevingne, and More Urge Ivanka Trump to Push DACA Amnesty – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/11/25/celebrity-starlets-sophia-bush-cara-delevingne-urge-ivanka-trump-push-daca-amnesty/

 

TOWNHALL
— 15 Things Far Too Many Americans Are Foolishly Taking For Granted – John Hawkins
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2017/11/25/15-things-far-too-many-americans-are-foolishly-taking-for-granted-n2413935

 

THE HILL
— GOP tax bill draws fire from AARP, universities – NAOMI JAGODA
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/361614-gop-tax-bill-draws-fire-from-aarp-universities?rnd=1511653804
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The AARP has raised concerns about provisions in both the House and Senate bills, warning they would be harmful to older Americans. Both bills would increase the deficit and could trigger cuts to Medicare if Congress doesn’t waive sequestration rules for federal spending. The AARP is also concerned that many seniors would see their taxes go up under the bills. There are also provisions unique to the House and Senate bills that the group opposes. The AARP opposes the House’s push to repeal the deduction for medical expenses and the Senate’s push to repeal the ObamaCare individual mandate. Housing industry Key groups in the housing industry took issue with the tax bills even before they were released, warning that they reduce incentives for homeownership. Both bills would substantially increase the size of the standard deduction taxpayers can take. This would reduce the number of people who take the mortgage interest deduction and concentrate those who do claim the preference at the upper end of the income scale. The House bill would cap the mortgage interest deduction for new mortgages at the first $500,000, down from $1 million under current law, and would eliminate the deduction for second homes. It also would eliminate the deduction for state and local income and sales taxes and would cap the deduction for state and local property taxes at $10,000. The Senate bill does not curb the mortgage deduction, but it would completely eliminate the property-tax deduction. . .Charities Nonprofits have several concerns with the GOP’s legislation. The increase in the standard deduction in the House and Senate bills would reduce the number of people who would claim the itemized deduction for charitable contributions. Charities are concerned that this change could lead to a decline in charitable giving. Additionally, the House bill would scale back the “Johnson amendment” that prevents churches and other organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Under the House bill, nonprofits would be allowed to engage in political speech from 2019 to 2023 as long as the speech is in the ordinary course of business and expenses related to the speech is minimal. Nonprofits generally oppose curbing the Johnson amendment because they think doing so would inject partisan politics into charities.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, those who stay in America illegally, and those who bring others to America illegally.
http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/361622-congress-must-protect-dreamers-after-trumps-failure-to-lead

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees A Trump supporter explains rising conservative anger at American universities. (DIERSEN: Democrats run education in America. Ever-increasingly, their focus is to crank out “good little Democrats.”)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2017/11/25/elitists-crybabies-and-junky-degrees/

 

DAILY KOS
— THE REAL RINO’s AREN’T CONSERVATIVES AT ALL, NEITHER ARE THEIR VOTERS, THEY JUST USE THE BRAND. (DIERSEN: Most commonly, RINOs reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, RINOs promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, political affiliation discrimination, patronage, and even worse things.)
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/25/1718372/-THE-REAL-RINO-s-AREN-T-CONSERVATIVES-AT-ALL-NEITHER-ARE-THEIR-VOTERS-THEY-JUST-USE-THE-BRAND

 

BLASTING NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, members of Group A hint/imply/argue/shout that members of Group B are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/11/donald-trumps-world-has-been-rocked-by-diversity-002191947.html