January 31 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Gov. Rauner delivering State of the State address Wednesday – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-rauner-delivering-state-of-the-state-address-wednesday/3011538/
— State of the Union 2018: Donald Trump warns of immigration dangers – Rob Elgas and Liz Nagy
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/state-of-the-union-2018-trump-warns-of-immigration-dangers-/3007383/
— State of the Union 2018: Donald Trump gives first address – Rob Elgas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/state-of-the-union-2018-donald-trump-gives-first-address-/3007383/

 

NBC5
— Roskam Donates Campaign Cash From Disgraced Wynn to Wheaton Charity Wynn stepped down as RNC Finance Chair this weekend over allegations of sexual misconduct
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Roskam-Returns-Campaign-Cash-From-Disgraced-Wynn-471859743.html
— Gutierrez on Trump’s State of the Union Address: ‘Whoever Translated it for Him From Russian Did a Good Job’ The investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia in the 2016 election has been a storm cloud over the first year of the administration. – Richard Ray
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-democrat-response-trump-state-of-union-471877723.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump’s border wall prototypes prove impenetrable in testing
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/trumps-border-wall-prototypes-prove-impenetrable-in-testing

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rahm scorches Trump; State of the Union comes ‘amid peril for our nation’ – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/illinois-reaction-trump-state-of-union-2018/
— Illinois leaders react to Pres. Trump’s first State of the Union – LYNN SWEET
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/illinois-reaction-trump-state-of-union-2018/
— Dem gov hopefuls’ Downstate debate message: Trump the problem, not Trump voters – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dem-gov-hopefuls-downstate-debate-message-trump-the-problem-not-trump-voters/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/immigrants-in-chicago-speak-out-on-state-of-the-union-message/
— Chicago to hold police exam in May; fifth in seven years under Emanuel – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: If I had not passed the CPA examination in 1979, GAO would not have offered me a job in 1980. If I had not passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, IRS would not have offered me a job in 1971. If I had not passed the Post Office employment examination in 1966, the Post Office would not have offered me a job in 1966.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/chicago-to-hold-police-exam-in-may-fifth-in-seven-years-under-emanuel/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump calls for unity, then touts GOP agenda in State of the Union – Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-state-of-the-union-20180130-story.html
— Kennedy, Biss question Pritzker’s electability, citing Blagojevich ties – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Are you electable? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German Americans, draft avoider, childless, if your ancestors have been in America for a long time, if you are/were a union member, if you are/were a federal employee or retiree, if you do not love dogs, if dogs do not live you, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-democrats-debate-carbondale-20180130-story.html
— A day after reporting a $500,000 contribution from conservative businessman Richard Uihlein, Republican governor challenger Rep. Jeanne Ives reported an additional $20,000 in contributions.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ira-silverstein-petitions-20180131-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Roskams promote potential challenger Sean Casten.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ira-silverstein-petitions-20180131-story.html
— U. of C. alumni deliver petition urging school to rescind Steve Bannon invite – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-university-of-chicago-steve-bannon-petition-20180130-story.html
— Firearm-owning pot fans face choice – Mark Scolforo
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180131/282626033121790
— Gambling regulators in 2 states reviewing sexual misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-steve-wynn-sexual-misconduct-20180131-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Fact Check: Trump’s claims in State of the Union speech – AP (DIERSEN: Are/were you a fact checker? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180130/fact-check-trumps-claims-in-state-of-the-union-speech
— Schakowsky’s snub of State of the Union – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180131/editorial-schakowskys-snub-of-state-of-the-union

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Utilities giving freely to AG candidates after 15 years of Lisa Madigan freeze-out – STEVE DANIELS
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180131/NEWS02/180139967
— Godfather of Blago’s pension bond plan warns against replay – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180131/BLOGS02/180139973

 

WTTW
— State of the State Preview: Bipartisan and Blows – Amanda Vinicky
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/01/30/state-state-preview-bipartisan-and-blows
— $107 Billion Borrowing Plan Could Save State Pensions – Paris Schutz
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/01/30/107-billion-borrowing-plan-could-save-state-pensions

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Economic growth is in Illinois’ DNA – Bruce Rauner
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180131/gov-bruce-rauner-economic-growth-is-in-illinois-dna
— Statehouse legislation would ban smoking until age 21 – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180130/statehouse-legislation-would-ban-smoking-until-age-21
— Illinois State Board of Education to hire ‘storytellers’ – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180130/illinois-state-board-of-education-to-hire-storytellers

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rauner takes it on chin in debate with Republican challenger – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-01-31/jim-dey-rauner-takes-it-chin-debate-with-republican-challenger.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Central Illinois lawmakers react to State of the Union – ROGER MILLER
http://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/central-illinois-lawmakers-react-to-state-of-the-union/article_23c778d5-d6dd-5194-a571-4a2c57f40697.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Illinois lawmakers offer reactions to Trump speech
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180130/illinois-lawmakers-offer-reactions-to-trump-speech

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Local Republicans endorse Rauner for governor ahead of March primary – Nikki Baim (DIERSEN: Does your Republican township/ward and/or county party organization officially/unofficially endorse candidates in Republican primaries? If so, have they endorsed or will they endorse Rauner or Ives? Officially/unofficially the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) has endorsed Rauner. Presumptively, any township/ward or country party organization that seeks/accepts money from the IRP endorses Rauner. I should write a book about how Republican township/ward and county party organizations and the IRP get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Republican candidates who they did not endorse. Since 2001, those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the IRP have been trying to get rid of me because I supported Pat O’Malley in the 2002 Republican gubernatorial primary. SEE: August 10, 2001 article by Rick Pearson and Ray Long titled “Jim Ryan jumps into race” at http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-08-10/news/0108100118_1_george-ryan-sen-patrick-o-malley-gen-jim-ryan)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2018/01/30/city/local-republicans-endorse-rauner-governor-ahead-march-primary/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Illinois lawmakers respond to President Trump’s first State of the Union Address
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lawmakers-respond-to-president-trumps-first-state-of-the-union-address

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— “Crusher” Jeanne Ives Seeking Donations After Rauner Knockout – Cal Skinner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who tell Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they will not give them any sign locations, endorsements, money, etc. until they “get rid of Diersen.”)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/01/30/crusher-jeanne-ives-seeking-donations-after-rauner-knockout/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz & Rep. Skillicorn assess the 2018 IL Republican and Democratic Primary Gubernatorial candidates
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2018/01/watch-berkowitz-and-rep-skillicorn-assess-the-republican-and-democratic-primary-candidates-cable-and-web/

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Evanston GOP Chair, Rauner Lottery Chairman Garber calls East St. Louis “the shithole of the universe”
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511325512-evanston-gop-chair-rauner-lottery-chairman-garber-calls-east-st-louis-the-shithole-of-the-universe

 

WEST COOK NEWS
— Straub says story about Durkin’s possible influence on sister-in-law’s hiring raises questions – W.J. Kennedy
https://westcooknews.com/stories/511325057-straub-says-story-about-durkin-s-possible-influence-on-sister-in-law-s-hiring-raises-questions

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Lawmakers discuss proposal to borrow $107 billion to pay down pension debt; author concedes taxpayer risk – Dan McCaleb and Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/lawmakers-discuss-proposal-to-borrow-billion-to-pay-down-pension/article_ff0be296-0604-11e8-9337-1331e94c3793.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH DRAWS 70% POSITIVE REACTION, SAYS CNN POLL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/trumps-state-of-the-union-speech-draws-70-positive-reaction-says-cnn-poll.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner appointee/supporter in hot water over social media comments (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at everyone that they should not support or defend me in any way because sooner or later, I will say, write, or do something that will get them in “hot water.”)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/31/rauner-appointeesupporter-in-hot-water-over-social-media-comments/
— Rauner, interrupting
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/31/rauner-interrupting/
— Poll: Biss climbs into second place, Pritzker loses ground, Kennedy drops to third
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/31/poll-biss-climbs-into-second-place-pritzker-loses-ground-kennedy-drops-to-third/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats refuse to stand for Trump at State of the Union
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38232
— Border Patrol arrests third ‘DREAMer’ for smuggling illegal aliens
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38237

 

BREITBART
— Trump Presents Amnesty As Package Offer, Says it Puts Americans First – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Any kind of amnesty encourages people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. Of course, illegals have focused and will forever focus on getting rid of Republicans.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/30/trump-presents-amnesty-package-offer-says-put-americans-first/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— BOGUS RACIST CLAIMS AGAINST TRUMP – Star Parker
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/bogus-racist-claims-against-trump/
— IMMIGRATION LIES AND HYPOCRISY – Walter E. Williams
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/immigration-lies-and-hypocrisy/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Delusional Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidates promising the moon to citizens – Rick Moran
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/01/delusional_illinois_democratic_gubernatorial_candidates_promising_the_moon_to_citizens.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Luis Gutierrez Stormed Out Of House Chamber During SOTU – Henry Rodgers
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/30/gutierrez-stormed-out-sotu/
— Trump: ‘Americans Are Dreamers Too’ – Christian Datoc (DIERSEN: When you were in your early 20s, what was your career dream? My dream of getting a job in the automotive industry that had better potential for advancement ended in 1971 when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/30/trump-americans-are-dreamers-too/

 

TOWNHALL
— ‘Dreamers’ and Demons – Michelle Malkin
https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2018/01/31/dreamers-and-demons-n2442016

 

NEWSMAX
— Andrea Tantaros: Fox News Secretly Videotaped Female Staff Disrobing – Cathy Burke
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/andrea-tantaros-roger-ailes-recorded-women-changing-amended-lawsuit/2018/01/30/id/840409/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Joe Kennedy Delivers Dem Response to SOTU — Then People Notice What’s Behind Him, Yikes – JUSTEN CHARTERS
https://ijr.com/the-declaration/2018/01/1058562-joe-kennedy-delivers-dem-response-to-sotu-then-people-notice-whats-behind-him-yikes/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Democrats Are Stuck in an Immigration-Maximalist Mode – Philip DeVoe (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because they overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. Overwhelmingly, immigrants are minorities and/or females who need lots of government assistance. Democrats have always promised to use government to give preference to minorities and to females.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455924/democrats-immigration-maximalism-chuck-schumer-options

 

ROLL CALL
— Gutierrez Pulls No Punches on Trump: ‘Explicitly Racist’ ‘Whoever translated it for him from Russian did a good job,’ Democratic rep says – Griffin Connolly
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/gutierrez-pulls-no-punches-trump-explicitly-racist
— President Pitches ‘Dreamers’ Deal to Skeptical Congress Signs of the ongoing immigration battle were seen all over the chamber Tuesday night
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/president-pitches-dreamers-deal-skeptical-congress
— A Dream Deferred for Young Immigrants at State of the Union Guests at speech taken aback by hard-line talk from president – Camila Dechalus
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/dream-deferred-young-immigrants-state-union

 

THE HILL
— Trump makes case he’s stoking American dream – JORDAN FABIAN (DIERSEN: When you were in your early 20s, what was your career dream? My dream of getting a job in the automotive industry that had better potential for advancement ended in 1971 when Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/371525-trump-makes-case-hes-stoking-american-dream

 

REUTERS
— Illinois pension mega-bond sale idea gets legislative airing
https://www.reuters.com/article/illinois-bonds/illinois-pension-mega-bond-sale-idea-gets-legislative-airing-idUSL2N1PP2NA
— Despite crime, Chicago ranked world’s best city for enjoying life – Umberto Bacchi (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, Chicago 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-cities-index/despite-crime-chicago-ranked-worlds-best-city-for-enjoying-life-idUSKBN1FJ2G9

 

CNN
— Trump pledges to ‘make America great again for all Americans’ – Kevin Liptak and Jeff Zeleny
https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/30/politics/state-of-the-union-2018/index.html

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/state-our-union-strong-resistance-donald-trump-s-agenda-proves-ncna843061

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— State of the Union: Trump Declares ‘New American Moment’ While Democrats See ‘Chaos’
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/us/politics/trump-state-of-the-union.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump Can Sell an Improved Economy, but Not Himself.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/us/politics/president-trump-sotu.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump presses to expand VA firing powers across federal government – Lisa Rein (DIERSEN: While it is difficult to fire a federal employee, it is easy to take adverse actions against federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes approve of the adverse actions that the federal government took against me. 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, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superior did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/live-updates/trump-white-house/fact-checking-and-analysis-of-trumps-state-of-the-union-2018-address/trump-presses-to-expand-va-firing-powers-across-federal-government/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Do Democrats Even Want a Compromise on Immigration? Schumer and Durbin act as if they’d rather have an issue to use against the Republicans in November. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-democrats-even-want-a-compromise-on-immigration-1517355597
— VIDEO: Trump’s State of the Union in Three Minutes
http://www.wsj.com/video/trump-state-of-the-union-in-three-minutes/C55927DC-4DCE-4D1D-96EF-CAD35572C06A.html?mod=djemwhatsnews
— In State of the Union, Trump Vows Optimism as More Fights Loom President promotes infrastructure plan, lays down his vision on an immigration deal – Peter Nicholas, Louise Radnofsky and Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-state-of-the-union-trump-vows-optimism-as-more-fights-loom-1517359822
— Trump Tries Taking On a New Role: Optimist In a capital riven by divisions, president steered clear of some of the targets of his recent attacks and insisted he could see the possibility of unity – Gerald F. Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-tries-taking-on-a-new-role-optimist-1517371199
— Democrats Spurn Trump’s Vision of America In response to State of Union address, Rep. Joe Kennedy III laments ‘fault lines of a fractured country’ – Michael C. Bender (DIERSEN: Democrats want the federal government to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-spurn-trumps-vision-of-america-1517372115
— Amazon, Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Employee Company’s hunt for a second home is worrying some employers near the possible sites – Lauren Weber and Laura Stevens (DIERSEN: From what I see, big companies like Amazon only want to hire those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-thou-shalt-not-covet-thy-neighbors-employee-1517394601
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: OUTSTANDING: Homeownership Rate Rose in 2017 for First Time Since 2004 Rate hit 64.2% in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from 63.7% a year earlier; millennials spur buying activity – Laura Kusisto (DIERSEN: Government should promote homeownership. Those who do not want to do what it takes to be a homeowner were furious a) when I bought a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old, b) when I bought condos in 1974 and 1976, c) when my wife and I bought 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978, and d) when we had 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/homeownership-rate-rises-in-2017-for-first-time-since-2004-1517334537
— As Deficit Soars Toward $1 Trillion, Congress Shrugs and Keeps Spending – Alan Rappeport and Thomas Kaplan
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/us/politics/federal-deficit-1-trillion.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s simultaneously unifying and dividing State of the Union address, annotated – Callum Borchers (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of Group A are far more unified than those that are members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/30/trumps-first-state-of-the-union-address-annotated/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Connects Presidency With Prosperity in ‘American Moment’ – Justin Sink (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What helps retired people? ANSWER: Lower inflation, lower real estate taxes, lower medical and dental expenses, higher interest rates, lower crime, etc.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-30/trump-to-credit-tax-cuts-for-bonuses-paid-to-3-million-workers
— (Trump) asked Congress to give Cabinet secretaries the authority to fire federal workers “who undermine the public trust or fail the American people,” a proposal that would undercut U.S. civil service protections and would surely be fought by federal employee unions and Democrats. – Justin Sink (DIERSEN: Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for U.S. civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-30/trump-to-credit-tax-cuts-for-bonuses-paid-to-3-million-workers

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Ex-US Rep. Tancredo Abandons Bid for Colorado Governor – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/colorado/articles/2018-01-30/ex-us-rep-tancredo-abandons-third-bid-for-colorado-governor

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Trump wants to give every cabinet secretary authority to remove employees – Jason Miller (DIERSEN: While it is difficult to remove a federal employee, it is easy to take adverse actions against federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes approve of the adverse actions that the federal government took against me. 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, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superior did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2018/01/president-wants-to-give-every-cabinet-secretary-the-authority-to-remove-employees/

 

FED SMITH
— Trump Calls for Making it Easier to Fire Federal Employees in SOTU – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/01/31/trump-calls-making-easier-fire-federal-employees-sotu/

 

FED WEEK
— Budget Likely to Target Agencies, Appeal Rights
http://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/budget-likely-target-agencies-appeal-rights/

 

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in making teachers anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-teachers-are-training-themselves-to-be-dreamer-allies

 

VANITY FAIR
— THE LIMITATIONS OF FACT-CHECKING IN THE AGE OF TRUMP An army of experts can only do so much to shed light on a post-factual president. – JAMES WARREN (DIERSEN: Are/were you a fact checker? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports.)
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/01/the-limitations-of-fact-checking-in-the-age-of-trump

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— Corporate tax cheats bring home the stash Ryan de Laureal reports on how corporations like Apple are already reaping billions from Trump’s tax bill–and falsely claiming that they’re going to pass it on to workers.
https://socialistworker.org/2018/01/31/corporate-tax-cheats-bring-home-the-stash

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— ELECTIONS, 16TH CONG. DISTRICT GOP’s James Marter on LGBT issues, challenging Kinzinger – Carrie Maxwell
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/ELECTIONS-16TH-CONG-DISTRICT-GOPs-James-Marter-on-LGBT-issues-challenging-Kinzinger/61755.html

January 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— State of the Union 2018: Donald Trump makes first address tonight – Rob Elgas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/state-of-the-union-trump-makes-first-address-tonight/3007383/
— Celebs, activists speak at ‘hopeful, public alternative to Trump’s State of the Union’
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/celebs-speak-at-counter-event-to-state-of-the-union/3007780/
— 2 candidates drop out of 4th Congressional District race ahead of forum – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/2-candidates-drop-out-of-4th-congressional-district-race-ahead-of-forum/3008182/

 

NBC5
— Trump to Call for Unity in Address After Divisive Year Democrats, seeking to set the tone for their election-year strategy, have tapped Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, to deliver a post-speech rebuttal – Julie Pace and Zeke Miller
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Trump-State-of-the-Union-Address-471729224.html
— Board Says Silverstein Is 1 Signature Short in Ballot Challenge
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/ira-silverstein-signatures-ballot-challenge-illinois-primary-471802484.html

 

WLS AM
— RTA’s Dillard: Gas tax increase needed for Trump infrastructure push – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/01/30/rtas-dillard-gas-tax-increase-needed-for-trump-infrastructure-push/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Democrat candidates for the 6th Congressional District.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/democrats-in-6th-cd-look-to-send-trump-message-by-sending-roskam-home/
— McCarthy gets $5,600 from Giuliani, won’t be goaded into talking about Trump – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mccarthy-gets-5600-from-giuliani-wont-be-goaded-into-talking-about-trump/
— The same old flimflam game on school funding – Phil Kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/kadner-the-same-old-flimflam-game-on-school-funding/
— Democrat Schneider, Republican Hultgren sitting together at State of the Union – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/democrat-schneider-republican-hultgren-sitting-together-at-state-of-the-union/
— Before Trump’s 2018 State of the Union: Democrats pitching for millennials – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Which candidates pitch for those who share your demographics?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/before-trumps-2018-state-of-the-union-democrats-pitching-for-millennials/
— Report shows Cook County’s revenue flow misses projected mark – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/report-shows-countys-revenue-flow-misses-projected-mark/
— More job-selling allegations emerge in Dorothy Brown investigation – Robert Herguth and Jon Seidel (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/more-job-selling-allegations-emerge-in-dorothy-brown-investigation/
— Rauner to call for end to ‘partisan sniping’ in State of State speech – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-to-call-for-end-to-partisan-sniping-in-state-of-state-speech/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Two Chicago-area ‘Dreamers’ to attend Trump’s State of the Union address.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-met-chicago-dreamers-state-of-the-union-0131-story.html
— Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., calls for police to arrest undocumented immigrants at State of the Union – Elise Viebeck
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-state-of-the-union-gosar-immigration-arrests-20180130-story.html
— Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts expected to take RNC finance job – Katherine Skiba (DIERSEN: At the September 28, 2016 Trump fundraiser in Bolingbrook, Todd Ricketts predicted a) that the Cubs would win the World Series and b) that Trump would win the presidency.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-todd-ricketts-wynn-rnc-finance-chair-20180130-story.html
— Harley-Davidson shuts plant as woes worsen for Trump’s model manufacturer – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-harley-davidson-shuts-down-plant-20180130-story.html
— By Rauner’s own standards, he’s a miserable failure on jobs – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-rauner-jobs-ives-illinois-governor-0131-20180129-story.html
— Rauner to issue bipartisan call in Wednesday speech after ripping Madigan – Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rauner-state-of-state-preview-20180130-story.html
— The smart way to dispatch Chief Illiniwek – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chief-illiniwek-mascot-university-20180130-story.html
— Ex-Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour arrested with gun at airport – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-former-mississippi-governor-arrested-20180130-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.: Police should arrest undocumented immigrants at State of the Union – Elise Viebeck
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180130/congressman-police-should-arrest-undocumented-immigrants-at-state-of-the-union
— Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts could succeed Wynn as RNC fundraiser – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: At the September 28, 2016 Trump fundraiser in Bolingbrook, Todd Ricketts predicted a) that the Cubs would win the World Series and b) that Trump would win the presidency.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180130/cubs-co-owner-todd-ricketts-could-succeed-wynn-as-rnc-fundraiser
— Lawmakers sending their own messages during Trump’s speech – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180130/news/301309994/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts to be named RNC finance chair (DIERSEN: At the September 28, 2016 Trump fundraiser in Bolingbrook, Todd Ricketts predicted a) that the Cubs would win the World Series and b) that Trump would win the presidency.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180130/NEWS02/180139981/todd-ricketts-to-be-named-rnc-finance-chair-report
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat news media gives Rauner advice on how to defeat Ives.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180130/BLOGS02/180139983/jeanne-ives-is-vulnerable-if-gov-rauner-dares-to-attack
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You want to avoid that fate, governor? Then quit whining about Mike Madigan and start acting like you would against any Democratic foe: Attack. Engage. Contrast your views and record with hers. There’s plenty of material to use, if Rauner chooses to do so. For instance, Ives told Crain’s editorial board last week she’d balance the state budget in large part by shifting the tax load to the people of Chicago and suburban Cook County. She’d do so by slashing aid to Chicago Public Schools under the state’s new formula, and by working to end the Obamacare expansion, which shifted to the federal government and, to a lesser degree, the state hundreds of millions of dollars a year in costs for caring for indigent patients at Cook County’s network of hospitals and clinics. Yes, that might mean a local tax hike, she conceded. Are you listening, Governor? Your opponent seems to favor a tax hike in Cook County, which, despite its reputation of being a Democratic stronghold, cast more than a third of the vote statewide in the 2014 GOP primary—a cool 428,345. When pressed if dropping Obamacare might also result in a reduction of health care to people without the funds to pay for it, Ives notes they run a nice voluntary dental clinic in DuPage County. Now, there’s a campaign plank that will sell with moderate voters, not only in Cook County but also in the five suburban collar counties, which provided another quarter of the statewide vote in the 2014 Republican primary. It has a real ring, doesn’t it? “Let ’em go to the free clinic.” Of course, most voters don’t know that Ives said that, because Rauner hasn’t told them. Over at the Tribune, Ives had another budget solution. If employee groups won’t cave with financial concessions, “lay them off,” she said. Right! Start with the state troopers and prison guards, and work your way down to university professors and doctors in the health department. The latter can use their free time to volunteer at the community clinic! Of course, Ives could spark another crisis like the one that left Illinois without a budget for two years. That certainly was a big success. Ives, at the Trib, also bragged about being one of a handful of lawmakers to vote against extending the state’s Edge payroll incentive program to woo jobs. I understand her zeal that lower taxes for everybody is the libertarian gold standard. But in a country in which almost every state offers something like Edge, unilateral disarmament would leave Illinois even worse off. Guv, you might consider communicating Ives’ stance on Edge to people who work for Amazon in Will County, Sears in Hoffman Estates and Ford at the Torrence Avenue plant, all of which received Edge. And you might cc: everyone who hopes to land a job at Amazon’s possible HQ2 here. There’s other material out there, material that could be effective not only in a general election against a Democrat, but in a primary against Ives. Sure, doing so would provoke some conservative voters who might not come home in November. But I suspect most of them already are mad over Rauner’s actions on abortion and so-called sanctuary cities. The question this fall: Would they rather have a liberal—or very liberal—Democrat in office? “I think Rauner’s folks are making a mistake. They need to take her straight on,” says one top party insider, who asks not to be named. In this predominantly blue state, that insider adds, the message ought to be: “A vote for Jeanne Ives is a vote for (Illinois House Speaker) Mike Madigan to draw the new legislative map that will be in place until 2031.” That source is right. You want to keep your job, Governor? It’s time to start acting like you mean it.)
— Condo owners: New law erodes privacy – DENNIS RODKIN (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want to be Republican Precinct Committeemen, but do not want anyone to know their home address, email address, or phone number? I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999. I have lived at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton since June of 1984. My email address has been [email protected] since January of 1995. My phone number has been 630-653-0462 since April of 1978.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20180130/CRED0701/180139995/condo-owners-new-law-erodes-privacy
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two Chicago aldermen want to give condo boards in the city the power to ignore a piece of Illinois condo law that some homeowners consider a threat to their privacy. The state rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, requires a condo association to provide a list of contact information—including mailing address, phone number and email address—on all unit owners to any owner who requests it. The rule is intended to “provide transparency,” said state Rep. Andre Thapedi, the chief sponsor of HB 189. His district runs from Park Manor on the city’s South Side west to suburban Hickory Hills.)
— One guess who Rauner is blaming for the state of the state – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180130/BLOGS02/180139968/one-guess-who-rauner-is-blaming-for-the-state-of-the-state

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— What happened to last year’s State of the State goals? – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: What were your goals for 2017 and did you meet them? My goals included sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening and I met that goal.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180130/what-happened-to-last-years-state-of-state-goals
— Jeb Bush praises Gov. Rauner for private school scholarship program
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180130/jeb-bush-praises-gov-rauner-for-private-school-scholarship-program

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Pritzker blames Rauner for vets home crisis – Doug Wilson (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for a) all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, b) their problems, c) your problems, d) my problems, and e) everyone’s problems. Should I write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes? Unlike many of them, I have never been a Milton Township Republican Central Committee officer, DuPage County Republican Central Committee officer or employee, Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee member, IRP officer or employee, Wheaton elected official or employee, Milton Township elected official or employee, DuPage County elected official or employee, State of Illinois official or employee, or federal elected official.)
http://www.whig.com/20180130/pritzker-blames-rauner-for-vets-home-crisis#

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— State of the State Preview – Doug Jenkins
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=259397#.WnD-EsuKSM8

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— GOP’s Erika Harold: Public Corruption Focus Goes Beyond Politics – RYAN DENHAM
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gops-erika-harold-public-corruption-focus-goes-beyond-politics#stream/0

 

WAND TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.wandtv.com/story/37384182/state-hashes-out-details-for-the-legalization-of-recreational-marijuana

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ives blames Rauner for stalling property tax reform effort – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511323742-ives-blames-rauner-for-stalling-property-tax-reform-effort

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Should Rauner retaliate against Ives?
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/30/question-of-the-day-2612/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s 2017 Illinois job disapproval rating was 62 percent.”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/30/gallup-trumps-2017-illinois-job-disapproval-rating-was-62-percent/

 

BREIBART
— WATCH: Conservative Jeanne Ives Debates Republican Establishment Gov. Bruce Rauner – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/30/jeanne-ives-crushes-gop-gov-bruce-rauner-illinois-candidates-meet-first-time/
— John Kass: Conservative Jeanne Ives ‘Crushed’ Gov. Bruce Rauner in Chicago Tribune ‘Debate’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/01/30/columnist-jeanne-ives-crushed-gov-bruce-rauner-chicago-tribune-debate/

 

GOPUSA
— If Pelosi Brings Illegals to SOTU, Trump Should Bring ICE Agents
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38180
— Judge rules illegals have constitutional right to ‘say goodbye’ to family (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those lawsuits in which judges denied me my 7th Amendment right to a jury trial. The judges did not like the law and/or facts on which I based my arguments, they disapproved of my demographics, they had a tremendous conflict of interest, they believed that a jury would not rule in my favor because I lack “jury appeal,” and/or the defendants had tremendous clout.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38155
— Obama’s presidential library ripped as ‘ugly waste of taxpayer resources’ by Chicagoans
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38153

 

NEWSMAX
— Newsmax’s 30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30 – Jen Krausz
https://www.newsmax.com/bestlists/30-under-30-influential-republicans/2018/01/30/id/840225/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 13. Diante Johnson—At only 21 years old, Johnson has already founded the Black Conservative Foundation, a millennial-targeted organization that promotes policies that lead to economic stability, educational opportunities, and community service and leadership. The Chicago native has run for local office in Illinois, been featured on CNN and other media outlets, and recently wrote a piece for the Washington Examiner about the benefits of the tax reform bill — all while attending college at the University of Illinois as a political science major.)

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump’s border wall prototypes virtually impassable, pass rigorous testing – William La Jeunesse
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/30/trump-s-border-wall-prototypes-virtually-impassable-pass-rigorous-testing.html

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Immigration Legislation Should Stress Border Security and Enforcement, Not Incentivize Bad Behavior – Hans von Spakovsky
http://dailysignal.com/2018/01/30/immigration-legislation-stress-border-security-and-enforcement/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Steve Scalise Tells Illegal Immigrants To ‘Get In Line Like Everybody Else’ – Nick Givas
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/30/steve-scalise-illegal-immigrants-fox-news/

 

TOWNHALL
— Guess Who Kirsten Gillibrand Is Bringing as Her Plus One to the State of the Union – Cortney O’Brien
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/01/30/gillibrand-trolling-trump-with-her-state-of-the-union-guest-n2441289

 

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Trump EEOC Gets Settlement for Muslim Security Guard Discriminated by Co.’s Grooming Policy (DIERSEN: Under Trump, Democrats continue to run the federal government just like they did under Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and the Bushes. Further, Democrats continue to run GAO no matter which party controls the U.S. House and/or the U.S. Senate.)
https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/01/trump-eeoc-gets-settlement-muslim-security-guard-discriminated-co-s-grooming-policy/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Three Reasons the Left Wants Ever More Immigrants – Dennis Prager (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, because immigrants overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, Democrats want to give immediate U.S. citizenship to ANYONE who promises to vote for Democrats.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455887/democrats-immigration-policy-even-more

 

THE HILL
— If Dreamers get a deal, it will be because of Trump, not Schumer – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/371380-if-dreamers-get-a-deal-it-will-be-because-of-trump-not-schumer

 

REUTERS
— #MeToo movement puts pressure on U.S. banks to disclose diversity data – Ross Kerber (DIERSEN: The federal government has always been under far more pressure than any other employer to meet Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion quotas, goals, and targets, that is, the federal government has always been under far more pressure than other employers a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Because of the aforesaid, extremely few federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-financials-diversity/metoo-movement-puts-pressure-on-u-s-banks-to-disclose-diversity-data-idUSKBN1FJ2WF

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Bill to evade President Trump’s tax overhaul gets watered down – LIAM DILLON
https://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-legislation-to-help-californians-evade-1517344326-htmlstory.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A bid to help Californians dodge the effects of President Trump’s tax plan has gotten a little less generous. State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has changed his bill allowing those who donate to a new state-run nonprofit to receive relief on both their state and federal taxes. In the new version of the bill, those who give to the nonprofit will reduce their state income taxes by 85% of the donation plus receive a federal charitable deduction. Previously, De León was aiming to provide a dollar-for-dollar reduction in state taxes for those who donated. But tax law experts working on the bill with De León worried that amount could cause the federal Internal Revenue Service to crack down on the plan, and advised that a lower percentage was more legally defensible. “The proposed 85% tax credit … will give Californians the opportunity to fund programs they care deeply about while at the same time shielding them from some of the most egregious elements of Trump’s tax reform plan,” De León said in a statement. De León, who also is running for U.S. Senate, introduced his bill after Trump and the GOP-led Congress passed a federal tax overhaul that capped state and local tax deductions at $10,000, an amount that disproportionately affects high-tax states like California. De León’s measure aims to allow Californians who previously used the state and local tax deduction — primarily single- and joint-filers reporting annual incomes of $100,000 or more — to instead take advantage of the charitable deduction.)

 

NEWSWEEK
— GOOD-LOOKING PEOPLE TEND TO VOTE REPUBLICAN BECAUSE THEY’VE HAD EASIER LIVES, SAYS STUDY – DANA DOVEY
http://www.newsweek.com/attractive-people-vote-democrat-republican-easier-lives-study-794966

 

FORBES
— 10 Cars Owners Keep 10 Years Or More – Jim Gorzelany (DIERSEN: I have owned my 1972 Corvette since 1971, my 1996 Thunderbird LX since 1995, my 2003 Cavalier since 2010, my 2005 Corvette since 2005, my 2013 Charger R/T since 2012, and my 2016 Mustang since 2016.)
http://www3.forbes.com/business/10-cars-owners-keep-10-years-or-more/

 

REASON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries oppose E-Verify? ANSWER: Those that are Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and/or 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://reason.com/blog/2018/01/30/national-id-by-any-other-name-still-stin

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “celebrities” who are “protesting at Trump’s State of the Union.”
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/jan/30/how-celebrities-are-protesting-trumps-state-of-the-union

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: If you are a Republican in Illinois, are the following legitimate reasons to NOT support a Republican candidate in a primary election? – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com
— The candidate lacks education, experience, professional certifications, etc. needed for the office sought
— The candidate’s opponent(s) is doing better in the polls
— The candidate’s opponent(s) has more money
— You believe the candidate’s opponent(s) has a better chance of winning in the general election
— You believe that the candidate has little or no chance of winning in the general election
— The candidate rejects planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform
— The candidate has said and/or done things that hint/imply/argue/shout that the candidate does not want your support
— Those who the candidate support and/or those who support the candidate have said and/or done things that hint/imply/argue/shout that the candidate does not want your support
— The candidate, those who the candidate supports, and/or those who the support the candidate hint/imply/argue/shout that they have a low opinion of you and/or those who share your demographics, values, priorities, etc.
— The candidate, those who the candidate supports, and/or those who the support the candidate demonize, denigrate, and condemn you and others who they cannot manipulate/dominate
— The candidate, those who the candidate supports, and/or those who the support the candidate have threatened you if you support the candidate’s opponent(s)

 

My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that any Republican candidate who I might support in contested Republican primary election is “too conservative” to win in the general election, and therefore, no Republican candidate should seek or accept my support in a contested Republican primary election.

January 30 Morning Edition

BREITBART
— Conservative Jeanne Ives Gets Massive Fundraising Boost in Illinois Governor’s Race – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/30/conservative-jeanne-ives-gets-massive-fundraising-boost-illinois-governors-race/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservative State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) received a massive donation on Monday from Lake Forest businessman Richard Uihlein, who formerly backed incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Uihlein wrote Ives’s insurgent campaign a $500,000 check, giving it a boost even as Rauner attempts to look past the March 20 primary and towards likely Democratic nominee J.B. Pritzker. Uihlen’s defection from Rauner may also be a sign of things to come among conservative voters, who may be attracted to a strong alternative. Rauner won in 2014 on an agenda of reform, but has failed to deliver. He vetoed a tax increase by was overridden by the state’s Democrat-dominated legislature. Worse, from a conservative point of view, he broke a key pledge and signed a law expanding state funding of abortions. He also signed legislation making Illinois a “sanctuary state.” Ives is a solid conservative who graduated from West Point and served overseas in the U.S. Army. Her only political weakness is her lack of name recognition outside of her district in the western suburbs of Chicago. She trails Rauner by a wide margin in early polls. However, as Crain’s notes, having a sizable campaign war chest will help her advertise. Recently, Ives told Breitbart News: “Any time conservative voters know that there’s an opponent to Bruce Rauner, they’re motivated to come to the polls and work for me and vote for me. And that’s because my record is one of conservatism, and they are very upset at sanctuary policies, taxpayer funding of abortion, junk science on transgender issues, [and] bailing out Chicago schools with our school money.” Pritzker, like Rauner, is a billionaire with little prior formal political experience, although he has close ties to the state’s Democratic Party establishment.)

 

ABC7
— Republican gubernatorial candidates Rauner, Ives face off in debate – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/republican-gubernatorial-candidates-face-off-in-debate/3004190/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote those who boycott Trump. Who leads boycotts in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage, and in Illinois who have had the most success in leading boycotts against individuals, against organizations (including TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois), against companies, and against governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/list-of-illinois-democrats-boycotting-trumps-first-state-of-the-union-grows/3005051/

 

NBC5
— Rauner, Ives Get Heated in Sole Meeting Before the Republican Primary – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/bruce-rauner-jeanne-ives-tribune-endorsement-session-471701764.html

 

CBS2
— Lawmaker Ives Takes Shot At Gov. Rauner During Debate
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-wbbmtv/3800868-lawmaker-takes-shot-at-gov-rauner-during-debate/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Ives crushes Rauner in Tribune governor debate – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-rauner-ives-kass-0130-story.html
— Ives vs. Rauner: It’s on. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-governor-rauner-ives-primary-20180129-story.html
— Stroger, Acevedo booted from ballot – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-russia-voter-data-20180130-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Durbin bringing Loyola Dreamer to State of the Union. Ever-increasingly, Democrats put foreign countries and their citizens ahead of America and its citizens.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/durbin-attending-state-of-union-to-respect-presidency-bringing-loyola-dreamer/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote those who boycott Trump. Who leads boycotts in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage, and in Illinois who have had the most success in leading boycotts against individuals, against organizations (including TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois), against companies, and against governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trumps-state-of-the-union-guests-boycotters-tell-another-story/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF IVES AND RAUNER: How the suburbs could decide the Rauner, Ives primary – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: According to this article, DuPage County leaders who support Rauner over Ives said “I suspect there are some single-issue Republicans that will (endorse Ives) as well, but mainstream Republicans are behind Rauner all the way” and “the talk on the street is he’ll beat Jeanne and Jeanne will pick up that hard-core base.” Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform. In Illinois, if you state that you are Republican, but you fail/refuse to defend/advance the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, you are not a Republican, you are a RINO, a Democrat plant, a Libertarian plant, or a Green plant. You should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office in Illinois as a Republican. Those who can/will defend/advance the IRP platform endorse Ives. Those who state that they are Republican, but fail/refuse to defend/advance the IRP platform endorse Rauner. I served on the 2008 IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee. The IRP’s 2012 and 2016 platforms are little changed from IRP’s 2008 platform. Needless-to-say, I want to serve on IRP’s 2020 Platform and Resolutions Committee. If Rauner wins the primary election, to win the general election, he will have to stress the planks in the IRP platform that he rejects, that is, he will have to destroy the IRP. Most commonly, RINOs, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, and Green plants reject the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks. Most commonly, they promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and even worse things. Most commonly, they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180130/how-the-suburbs-could-decide-the-rauner-ives-primary
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Rep. Jeanne Ives’ candidacy continues to roil Republicans as many in the GOP establishment embrace Gov. Bruce Rauner as their best hope in the general election, while conservatives dig in for the challenger in the March 20 primary. And if recent events are any indication, much of the battle will be fought in the suburbs. At a Rauner pep rally with DuPage County GOP leaders a week ago, some Republicans admitted to angst over how Ives, a social conservative from Wheaton, is splitting the party, although Rauner didn’t even mention her name. Instead, he said the real threat will come from Democrats in the November general election. “We can’t have Mike Madigan and J.B. Pritzker in total control,” Rauner said, referring to Illinois’ powerful House speaker and the Hyatt hotel heir who is one of six Democratic contenders for governor. Meanwhile, an undeterred Ives took the podium at Chicago’s Union League Club last week with her own posse of seven elected officials who back her candidacy. “It is unprecedented to have legislators in open revolt against the governor of their own party,” Ives said. The endorsement throwdown ramped up at Rauner’s event in Naperville, where DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin told party members in a private meeting “we’ve got to stick together” to re-elect the governor. “Nobody likes a primary,” Cronin said later. “We can ill afford to fight among ourselves.” Backing Rauner were 14 local mayors, countywide elected officials and four state senators and representatives. But not everyone’s on that bandwagon. While Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico hosted Rauner last week, two days later Naperville Township Assessor Warren Dixon was among those backing Ives. Likewise, state lawmakers Patti Bellock and (Peter) Breen represent neighboring districts in eastern DuPage County. She came out for Rauner and he for Ives. Said Chirico: “I suspect there are some single-issue Republicans that will (endorse Ives) as well, but mainstream Republicans are behind Rauner all the way. In my view, Gov. Rauner has the only realistic chance of winning as a Republican in the general election.” Breen, a Lombard state representative, said “our country was founded on a tradition of vigorous public debate. For these reasons, I’d respectfully contend that the greater good is best served by an open, robust contest for the Republican nomination for governor.” Ives has made some headway in Cook County with an endorsement by the Republicans of Wheeling Township organization. Rather than seeing Ives as a quixotic choice, Wheeling Township Committeeman Ruth O’Connell thinks Rauner “hasn’t accomplished anything” and Ives “has the better chance.” Ives’ opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage won’t sit well with the majority of Republicans in Cook and DuPage counties who are “strong fiscal conservatives and social moderates,” countered Aaron Del Mar, Cook County Republican Central Committee deputy chairman. Ives’ opposition to sanctuary cities also means Hispanic Republicans are with the incumbent, Northfield banker and Republican Joseph Gomez predicted. On the fiscal side, “there’s no doubt the Republican business community will be with Rauner,” Gomez said. The Cook County Central Committee votes on endorsements Feb. 5. “We’re the battleground,” Del Mar said. “I think (Ives will) do well in conservative areas and downstate. It will be uphill in Cook and DuPage.” Cook County lawmaker Tom Morrison of Palatine disagrees. “Consider the numbers of Republican congressmen and General Assembly members who are staying on the fence or actively speaking up for Rep. Ives,” he said. “By his own policy decisions, Bruce Rauner is a man without the base of support he needs to win in a general election.” Just-retired Addison Township Republican Chairman Pat Durante was shaken by Rauner’s signing a bill allowing for Medicaid to be used for abortions. But the veteran political observer said “the talk on the street is he’ll beat Jeanne and Jeanne will pick up that hard-core base.” Could Ives beat the odds? “Sure,” Durante said, “but she’ll need more money and the base needs to work for her.”)
— Ives’ campaign gets $500,000 from former Rauner supporter – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180130/ives-campaign-gets-500000-from-former-rauner-supporter

 

WTTW
— Rauner, Ives Get Heated in Only Primary Matchup – Amanda Vinicky
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/01/29/rauner-ives-get-heated-only-primary-matchup

 

WBEZ
— Activists: Gang Database Disproportionately Targets Young Men Of Color – Odette Yousef (DIERSEN: How many old White men do you know of who are members of street gangs in Chicago?)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/npr/activists-gang-database-disproportionately-targets-young-men-of-color/693f6b8b-4252-48b8-9812-5d461c99e86a

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Ives attacks Rauner on ‘trust’ over abortion, immigration – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180129/ives-attacks-rauner-on-trust-over-abortion-immigration
— Springfield’s City Water, Light and Power utility questions request to double level of chlorine concentration in water – Crystal Thomas
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180130/cwlp-questions-request-to-double-level-of-chlorine-concentration-in-water
— Springfield making effort to cut back on road salt use – Crystal Thomas
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180129/springfield-making-effort-to-cut-back-on-road-salt-use

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— In heavily Republican 15th District, consensus hard to find among Trump voters – Adalberto Toledo
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-01-30/heavily-republican-15th-district-consensus-hard-find-among-trump-voters.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois lawmakers seek feedback on legal marijuana – DEREK BEIGH (DIERSEN FEEDBACK: Marijuana is destruction.)
http://herald-review.com/news/local/state-and-regional/illinois-lawmakers-seek-feedback-on-legal-marijuana/article_ea0a17e2-1ade-54a1-98df-53874fd77c9f.html

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — Ives attacks Rauner on ‘trust’ over abortion, immigration – AP
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/ives-attacks-rauner-on-trust-over-abortion-immigration/article_543a8062-81e5-5f59-aef8-53317790cbad.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Analyst Jak Tichenor Predicts Little Action from Lawmakers in an Election Year – JENNIFER FULLER
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/analyst-predicts-little-action-lawmakers-election-year#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— New TV talker Christie says Trump shouldn’t sit with Mueller
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/former-new-jersey-gov-chris-christie-hired-by-abc-news/945378961

 

CHICAGO READER
— Jeanne Ives says Bruce Rauner has ‘betrayed’ Republicans, and other Chicago news – Kate Shepherd
https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/01/29/jeanne-ives-says-bruce-rauner-has-betrayed-republicans-and-other-chicago-news

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz w State Rep. Skillicorn on the 2018 IL Gov Democratic and Republican Party Primaries
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2018/01/watch-berkowitz-w-state-rep-skillicorn-on-the-2018-il-gov-democratic-and-republican-party-primaries-cable-web/

 

LOYOLA PHOENIX
— Undocumented Loyola Medical Student to Join Durbin at State of the Union – Christopher Hacker (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats put foreign countries and their citizens ahead of America and its citizens.)
http://loyolaphoenix.com/2018/01/undocumented-loyola-medical-student-join-durbin-state-union/

 

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— 14 REFERENDUMS ON MARCH 20 PRIMARY BALLOTS IN KANE COUNTY
http://kanecountyconnects.com/2018/01/14-referendums-on-march-20-primary-ballots-in-kane-county/


— KANE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE HOSTS ‘PASSPORT DAY’ SATURDAY, FEB. 3 (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I have no desire to visit any foreign countries. Anti-Trumps have been extremely successful getting foreign countries and their citizens to hate those who share my demographics. Anti-Trumps have had great success in convincing foreign countries and their citizens to view those who share my demographics as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://kanecountyconnects.com/2018/01/kane-county-clerks-office-hosts-passport-day-saturday-feb-3/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Riverdale, Park Forest, Harvey have highest effective property tax rates in Cook County (DIERSEN: What is the effective property tax rate for your home and for the homes in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? How much clout do you have to bring those rates down? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always wanted me to pay more real estate tax.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511319424-analysis-riverdale-park-forest-harvey-have-highest-effective-property-tax-rates-in-cook-county

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Republican candidates for governor clash, struggle to answer who’d get things done – Benjamin Yount
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/republican-candidates-for-governor-clash-struggle-to-answer-who-d/article_a209a81c-0523-11e8-9c74-db60681d92c2.html

— Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti: Name change could make Asian carp more appetizing – Benjamin Yount (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? How successful have those who despise/hate those who share your demographics been in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning your demographics? Should those who share demonized, denigrated, and condemned demographics consider changing the names of their demographics? Members of Group A have had tremendous success in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning 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 Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/outdoorsenvironment/lt-gov-name-change-could-make-asian-carp-more-appetizing/article_bdc441f0-0511-11e8-8577-3f35a39489d3.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— THANK YOU FOR SMOKING: ILLINOIS’ CIGARETTE TAXES FOURTH-HIGHEST IN THE MIDWEST – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/thank-you-for-smoking-illinois-cigarette-taxes-fourth-highest-in-the-midwest/

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Thanks to the Tribune Editorial Board, we had at least one chance to see Ives and Rauner side by side. Rauner has not signed on to any other debates with Ives and when directly pressed on that issue, he would only repeat that he was debating her right then and there. – Natasha Korecki (DIERSEN: Who in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county is leading the effort to defeat Ives/Morthland and to elect Rauner/Sanguinetti in the March 20 Republican primary? What are their marching orders? How much money has Rauner, that is, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), paid them so far? Conversely, who in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county is leading the effort to defeat Rauner/Sanguinetti and to elect Ives/Morthland in the March 20 Republican primary? What are their marching orders? How much money have Ives supporters paid them so far? Because I support the IRP platform, I am presumed to be an Ives supporter. I should write a book about Ives supporters who do not want me to support Ives. They stress my demographic negatives, namely, that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (69), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, I was a union member for almost 12 years, I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, I have been a federal retiree for more than 20 years, etc. They stress that they cannot manipulate or dominate me. They hint/imply/argue/shout that because no one supports me, I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/01/30/ives-gop-primary-come-alive-sotu-boycott-expands-sun-times-probes-roeper-twitter-followers-241294

 

BGA
— HOW HANDS OFF HAS RAUNER BEEN WITH HIS INVESTMENTS? – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://www.bettergov.org/news/fact-check-how-hands-off-has-rauner-been-with-his-investments

 

GOPUSA
— ‘Dreamers’ arrested, charged with smuggling illegal immigrants
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38137
— Justice Ginsburg, 84, plans to work for years but will skip Trump’s speech
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38056

 

DAILY CALLER
— Everything Is Racist — DACA Deal Edition – Scott Greer (DIERSEN: Democrats only want immigrants who will vote for Democrats; overwhelmingly, minorities and women vote for Democrats. RINOs only want immigrants who will work or less money; overwhelmingly. minorities and women will work for less money.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/30/racist-nyt-daca-deal-douthat/

 

BLAZE
— Democrat Senator is outraged at Trump’s sexism – but changes tune when Bill Clinton is mentioned – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: Democrats always want everyone to hold Republicans to much higher standards.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/29/dem-senator-is-outraged-at-trumps-sexism-but-changes-tune-when-bill-clinton-is-mentioned

 

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY
— Time to Reshape the Federal Bureaucracy: A Call for Civil Service Reform (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://americansforprosperity.org/time-reshape-federal-bureaucracy-call-civil-service-reform/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Bruce Rauner Brings Educational Freedom to Illinois Families – Jeb Bush (DIERSEN: My outstanding parents saved Crete-Monee School District 201-U (http://www.cm201u.org/) lots of money during the 1950s and 1960s by sending my brother and me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod. But my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, and especially those who are anti-Protestant and/or anti-German American, have always used that against me.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455879/school-choice-victory-illinois

 

THE HILL
— Dems boycotting Trump’s State of the Union – CRISTINA MARCOS (DIERSEN: Who leads boycotts in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage, and in Illinois who have had the most success in leading boycotts against individuals, against organizations (including TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois), against companies, and against governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/371312-whip-list-dems-boycotting-trumps-state-of-the-union
— Democrats block 20-week abortion ban – JESSIE HELLMANN
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/371269-dems-block-20-week-abortion-ban

 

CNN
— These Democrats plan to boycott Trump’s State of the Union address – Sophie Tatum (DIERSEN: Who leads boycotts in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage, and in Illinois who have had the most success in leading boycotts against individuals, against organizations (including TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois), against companies, and against governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/29/politics/state-of-the-union-congress-members-not-going/index.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Lawmakers sending their own messages during Trump’s speech – AP (DIERSEN: What message will your Republican Congressman send at the State of the Union?)
https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Lawmakers-sending-their-own-messages-during-12535394.php

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Are Republicans Ready to Join a Third Party? Conservatives are willing to leave the G.O.P. They just need a candidate. – Juleanna Glover (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those “Republicans” in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have worked the hardest to drive conservatives out of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, etc.?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/opinion/republicans-third-party-.html
— The State of the Union Is … Misspelled – Maggie Astor
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/us/politics/state-union-ticket-typo.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/opinion/east-germany-immigration-usa.html
— In Age of Trump, Political Reporters Are in Demand and Under Attack – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/business/media/media-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— McConnell hits Pelosi for ‘racial invective’ on immigration – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to curry favor with anti-Whites, anti-Trumps paint themselves as being anti-White.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/mcconnell-slams-pelosi-for-racial-invective-on-immigration/2018/01/29/f419549a-0550-11e8-aa61-f3391373867e_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF MCCABE: FBI Deputy Chief Steps Down After Trump Criticism – Aruna Viswanatha and Del Quentin Wilber (DIERSEN: Who criticizes you and for what? Civil Service protections discouraged my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government from openly criticizing me because I am Republican, conservative, Protestant, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, etc. So instead, they criticized my job performance, my intelligence, my judgment, my motives, my accomplishments, my etc. They were especially furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbi-deputy-director-andrew-mccabe-to-step-down-1517249397
— FRONT PAGE WITH TWO GRAPHICS: With Stocks Surging, Americans Are Saving at 12-Year Low Shift away from saving could leave consumers exposed if stocks or other assets take a sudden turn for the worse – Harriet Torry (DIERSEN: What stopped you from saving more money for your retirement? My Democrat GAO superiors a) forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, c) did not promote me beyond GS-13, d) got rid of my mentor in 1987, e) kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and f) forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors a) did not promote me beyond GS-12, b) disallowed my education deductions in 1978, c) got rid of my mentor in 1975, and d) disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors a) forced me resign in 1969 and b) disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-consumer-spending-rises-in-december-as-incomes-improve-1517233281
— The War on Grades Deserves to Fail New assessments make it almost impossible to compare schools. – Jennifer C. Braceras (DIERSEN: What grades did you get? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious that I got good enough grades to be in the top 20% of my high school class in 1966, to earn a bachelor’s degree from NIU in 1970, to earn an MBA from Loyola in 1976, to earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-war-on-grades-deserves-to-fail-1517270391

 

USA TODAY
— State of the Union: The Democratic boycott list grows – Nicole Gaudiano (DIERSEN: Who leads boycotts in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage, and in Illinois who have had the most success in leading boycotts against individuals, against organizations (including TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois), against companies, and against governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/01/29/state-union-democratic-boycott-list-grows/1076134001/

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Young immigrants who can’t afford lawyer will have to go without, court says – Bob Egelko (DIERSEN: Have you ever filed a lawsuit? I should write a book about the lawsuits in which I represented myself. They include Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange. SEE: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1385001.html)
https://www.sfchronicle.com/nation/article/Young-immigrants-who-can-t-afford-lawyer-will-12534763.php

 

NPR
— Why The Federal Workforce Morale Is At An All-Time Low – BRIAN NAYLOR (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, morale was always low, especially for its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
http://kcur.org/post/why-federal-workforce-morale-all-time-low#stream/0

 

TIME
— These Democrats Are Bringing ‘Dreamers’ to President Trump’s State of the Union Address – KATIE REILLY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats put foreign countries and their citizens ahead of America and its citizens.)
http://time.com/5123287/state-union-daca-dreamers-democrat-guests/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps crow over their success in getting women to hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinron), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.newsweek.com/womens-march-donald-trump-2018-midterms-794559
— TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS: THE DEMOCRAT LAWMAKERS BOYCOTTING SPEECH – CHANTAL DA SILVA (DIERSEN: Who leads boycotts in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage, and in Illinois who have had the most success in leading boycotts against individuals, against organizations (including TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois), against companies, and against governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.newsweek.com/trumps-state-union-address-democrat-lawmakers-boycott-794840

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trumps says “Trump Keeps Throwing Tantrums When He Remembers He Isn’t a Dictator.”
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/trump-keeps-getting-mad-when-he-realizes-he-isnt-a-dictator.html

 

VAULT
— 5 Ways to Tell If Your Job Is Hurting Your Health – Annamarie Houlis (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors made it clear to me that if I did not take their early retirement “offer,” they would kill me figuratively if not literally.)
http://www.vault.com/blog/workplace-issues/5-ways-to-tell-if-your-job-is-bad-for-your-health

 

TRUTHOUT
— When It Comes to Elections, There Are More Options Than Endorsing a Candidate – Page May and B. Loewe (DIERSEN: Are/were you an incumbent? I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. I should write a book about those who succeeded in getting rid of me, the strategies and tactics that they used, who came to my defense, and who failed/refused to come to my defense.)
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43348-when-it-comes-to-elections-there-are-more-options-than-endorsing-a-candidate

(FROM THE ARTICLE: To beat these incumbents took a variety of tactics, and the victories are in no way ours alone to claim. In both races, multiple local efforts formed sometimes intersecting and sometimes divergent forces aimed at taking down the incumbents. In Chicago, some groups focused on traditional phone and door-knocking outreach tactics on behalf of Alvarez’s challenger Kim Foxx. In Arizona, an organization received funding to send mailers targeting Republican voters to convince them that challenger Paul Penzone would do a better job at keeping them safer than his opponent. In contrast, each of us put our energies into grassroots campaigns that did not endorse anyone in the race. Instead, the #ByeAnita and #BaztaArpaio campaigns framed the races as watermark moments and motivated voters to set an example by taking down the incumbents for their racist behaviors. In these times, voters — especially voters of color — are cynical. (More eligible voters sat out the 2016 election, despite the stakes, than cast a ballot.) We would attribute this low turnout not only to extensive voter suppression efforts by the GOP, but also to decades of promises from Democrats who either fail to fulfill those promises, or campaign with the assumption that voters of color are a captive base. It’s created a broad disenchantment that any challenger has a hard time overcoming. Some candidates address this by continuing to count out or ignore segments of voters who are seen as notoriously hard to mobilize. Instead, they focus their efforts to tilt the turnout needle in their direction, aiming their messaging strictly at “high efficacy” or “reliable” voters. (Ironically, these “reliable” constituents are narrowly defined as people who have a history of turning out to vote in presidential and midterm elections. It isn’t defined as the Black women who reliably vote for Democrats at a much higher margin than any other demographic.) Others set up town halls and forums to get to know the candidates, particularly when they are lesser known than the incumbents.)

January 29 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Rauner, Ives Tangle At Only Governor’s Debate
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/29/rauner-ives-governors-debate/
— Sen. Durbin To Bring ‘Dreamer’ To Trump’s State Of The Union Address (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats put foreign countries and their citizens ahead of America and its citizens.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/29/durbin-trump-state-of-the-union/
— Trump To Roll Out Immigration Plan
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/29/president-trump-immigration-plan/

 

NBC5
— How to Watch President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Live on TV and Online
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/watch-president-donald-trump-state-of-the-union-live-tv-online-471652784.html

 

ABC7
— Dreamers, sexual assault victims, San Juan mayor among Democrat guests for State of the Union
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/dreamers-metoo-leaders-among-state-of-the-union-guests/3003216/
— Viral petition asks for food stamps to pay for pet food – Alex Meier (DIERSEN HEADLINE: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that one reason why I can afford to spend 10+ hours each and every day and to spend thousands of dollars each year putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out is that I have never owned a pet. SEE: Owning a pet can cost you $42,000, or 7 times as much as you expect by Zack Guzman at https://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/27/how-much-does-it-cost-to-own-a-dog-7-times-more-than-you-expect.html)
http://abc7chicago.com/pets-animals/should-food-stamps-cover-cost-of-pet-food-/3003900/
— Illinois, IRS begin accepting tax returns today, Monday
http://abc7chicago.com/finance/illinois-irs-begin-accepting-tax-returns-monday/3003472/
— Silverstein accuser says IG report sets up narrative of ‘victim blaming’ – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/silverstein-accuser-ig-report-sets-up-narrative-of-victim-blaming-/3004158/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rauner, Ives square off before March GOP governor primary – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/rauner-ives-square-off-before-march-gop-governor-primary-1

 

WLS AM
— Rauner, Ives debate strategy of attacking Mike Madigan – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/01/29/rauner-ives-debate-strategy-of-attacking-mike-madigan/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner challenger Ives goes on attack during only forum of Republican governor race – Rick Pearson and Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-jeanne-ives-debate-20180129-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ives, who was on the attack for nearly the entire time, offered a blunt assessment of Rauner’s anti-Madigan strategy. “He’s never going to have a chance,” Ives said. “Republicans across the state don’t trust him. He’s betrayed everything that we stand for.” Rauner repeatedly sought to paint a larger picture for Illinois during a second term and to look past Ives, a three-term Republican state lawmaker from Wheaton. He vowed a “revolution” using term limits and opposition to Madigan would take “power back from the corrupt insiders and (give) it back to the people of Illinois.” Ives, who’s not well known statewide and lacks the personal wealth of Rauner, used the forum to repeatedly attack Rauner’s credibility among GOP conservatives. She said fellow Republican lawmakers can attest to a lack of trustworthiness with the governor. Ives contended Rauner’s signature on legislation that expanded taxpayer-subsidized abortions for women covered by Medicaid and state employee health insurance demonstrated that all the governor accomplished in his first term was a “progressive social agenda.” “He told us he would veto the bill,” she said. He lied to a cardinal,” she said, a reference to Cardinal Blase Cupich. Rauner would not say what he told Cupich about the abortion legislation, but called Ives’ allegations “outrageous.” “There are a lot of politics swirling around the bill,” said Rauner, who repeatedly added that “the simple fact is I support a woman’s right to decide.” The governor said his choice to sign the bill was either to “follow what I believe or do politics.” But Ives said the March 20 primary contest was a referendum on “character and courage” and that by signing the bill, Rauner was following the “agenda” of his wife, Democrat Diana Rauner. “This is more false vicious attacks,” Rauner replied. “Madigan loves everything that you’re saying, everything that you’re doing.” Ives interjected frequently while Rauner answered questions, seeking to make the most of their only scheduled forum. Rauner repeatedly asked Ives to allow him to finish and at one point used one of his favorite condemnations, “such baloney,” to describe one of her attacks. Ives contended Rauner was “responsible” for the state income tax increase that was enacted over his veto and that he now was making “unrealistic promises” by calling for it to be phased out. Rauner said he “sure as heck did” work to block Republicans from ultimately supporting the veto override and said he was “devastated” when it and a state budget were enacted. The governor maintained that he expected federal court victories that would grant him the power to weaken the influence of unions, which are traditionally aligned with Democrats. “I’m not going to wait for Speaker Madigan to do it with me. I’m going to do it unilaterally,” Rauner said of his union-weakening efforts. “You watch us boom when we get the rest of the changes made in the court system, even if Madigan is still in power.” Rauner said if the courts rule against him, “We keep working, we keep changing, we keep fighting.” Ives, who has backed Rauner’s agenda taking on unions in the past, said her answer to dealing with public employee unions has been to fire workers who don’t accept conditions. “If you can’t impose your final best offer because the courts have blocked it, you start laying off people,” Ives said.)
— Proposal for Wheaton drug treatment center fails to win planning board support – Bob Goldsborough
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton/news/ct-met-wheaton-drug-treatment-proposal-20180124-story.html
— A savings plan for each generation – Jill Schlesinger (DIERSEN: What stopped you from saving more money for your retirement? My Democrat GAO superiors a) forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, c) did not promote me beyond GS-13, d) got rid of my mentor in 1987, e) kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and f) forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors a) did not promote me beyond GS-12, b) disallowed my education deductions in 1978, c) got rid of my mentor in 1975, and d) disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors a) forced me resign in 1969 and b) disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/jillonmoney/tca-a-savings-plan-by-generation-20180122-story.html
— Sitting on sidelines shortchanges your retirement – Ryan Ermey (DIERSEN: My wife and I have always been conservative investors. Consequently, we have not benefited that much from stock market gains.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/kiplinger/tca-sitting-on-sidelines-shortchanges-your-retirement-20180119-story.html
— The last gasps of America’s outrage culture – Heather Wilhelm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-wilhelm-0129-story.html
— Chicago’s shoddy defense of police lawsuits – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-law-department-chicago-police-20180124-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An Trump says “Trump’s ‘Dreamers’ plan unfair deal for detestable wall.” Democrats make it very clear that if/when they get back into power, they will immediately tear down any wall that has been built and give immediate U.S. citizenship to ANYONE who promises to vote for Democrats.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-met-donald-trump-dahleen-glanton-20180126-story.html
— Reps. Bobby Rush, Danny Davis to skip Trump’s State of the Union address – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-state-of-the-union-20180129-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-daca-group-st-0129-20180129-story.html
— Chicago State ends contract with Paul Vallas, accusing him of using college for political boost – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-paul-vallas-leaves-chicago-state-20180128-story.html
— Veteran of war in Afghanistan loses appeal, could be deported soon, attorney says – Gregory Pratt (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are not a veteran, and especially if you are a draft dodger, anti-Trumps use that against you.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-met-green-card-veteran-20180129-story.html
— Quincy Jones says Chicago was way worse when he was a kid – Tracy Swartz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chicagoinc/ct-ent-quincy-jones-chicago-childhood-20180129-story.html
— Study: White House plan slashes legal immigration rates by 44 percent – David Nakamura
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-white-house-legal-immigration-20180129-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— GOP mega donor Uihlein makes beeline to Rauner rival Ives
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gop-mega-donor-uihlein-makes-b-line-to-rauner-rival-ives/
— Rauner, Ives spar in only debate: She says he ‘betrayed’ GOP, he says ‘baloney’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-ives-spar-in-only-debate-she-says-he-betrayed-gop-he-says-baloney/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ives supported Rauner when he first ran for governor in 2014, but on Monday she portrayed him as a failure. “I understood very quickly that Gov. Rauner isn’t who he, who I thought he was. … I just saw him for what he was. He was ineffective, didn’t go and try to get things done that he could have gotten done … and then he doubled down on just ridiculing you if you were a social conservative.” “Oh, come on,” Rauner interrupted. “And financially hurting us,” Ives said. “Come on,” Rauner replied again.)
— Year after chaos of first travel ban, tumult still rules immigration landscape – Maudlyne Ihejirika
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/travel-ban-immigration-protests-chaos/
— OUTSTANDING: Fewer Chicago high-schoolers smoke, new health department report says – Julie Whitehair
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/teen-smoking-cigarettes-chicago-high-schoolers/
— North to freedom on Illinois’ Underground Railroad – Jake Griffin (DIERSEN: All my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/illinois-200/north-to-freedom-on-illinois-underground-railroad/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite Illinois’ status as a free state, runaway slaves and free blacks did not find the state accommodating in its earliest days. Slave owners in southern Illinois were allowed to keep their slaves when Illinois joined the union in 1818. Then they were permitted to commit newer generations of freed black residents to indentured servitude for decades. Illinois’ early years are also littered with laws subverting black residents’ freedoms, the welcoming of slave catchers and on at least one occasion an attempt to change the state Constitution to allow slavery statewide.)
— Trump State of the Union speech: Who is boycotting from Illinois – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rep-bobby-rush-to-boycott-president-trumps-state-of-the-union-speech/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Sun-Times sidelines Richard Roeper while investigating Twitter account – Robert Feder
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180129/feder-sun-times-sidelines-richard-roeper-while-investigating-twitter-account
— Tollway should show credentials for connected executive – Editorial (DIERSEN: What credentials could your employers show for you? GAO could show that my ending salary in 1997 in today’s dollars was $125,325 and that I a) earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, b) became a Forensic Accountant in 1997, c) became a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, d) became a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, e) became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, f) became a licensed CPA in 1981, g) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and h) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. IRS could show that my ending salary in 1980 in today’s dollars was $91,880 and that I a) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, b) earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, c) earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, and d) passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970. The Post Office could show that my ending salary in 1969 in today’s dollars was $16.91/hour and that I a) earned a diploma from Crete-Monee High School in 1966 and b) passed the Post Office’s employment examination in 1966.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180129/editorial-tollway-should-show-credentials-for-connected-executive
— Suburban opposition to cellular antenna bill growing – Bob Susnjara and Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180129/suburban-opposition-to-cellular-antenna-bill-growing

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Jeanne Ives gets $500,000 donation from Dick Uihlein – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180129/BLOGS02/180129885/ives-gets-500000-donation-from-dick-uihlein
— Latest magic pension plan has some problems – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180129/BLOGS02/180129887/latest-magic-pension-plan-has-some-problems

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— New Peoria Township supervisor shakes up his office a little – Chris Kaergard and Nick Vlahos
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180128/word-on-street-new-peoria-township-supervisor-shakes-up-his-office-little

 

SOUTHERN
— Rauner, Ives square off before March GOP governor primary – AP
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rauner-ives-square-off-before-march-gop-governor-primary/article_296211b2-3bda-51e4-b085-5ed9186bdcc0.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Lawmakers are going back to work in Springfield. Here’s what they’ll be talking about. – JOSEPH BUSTOS
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article197256894.html

 

IVES FOR GOVERNOR
— “Madigan, Madigan, Madigan:” Ives Embarrasses Rauner In Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Interview Ives forcefully and effectively prosecuted the case against Bruce Rauner.
https://mailchi.mp/046a751651d9/madigan-madigan-madigan-ives-embarrasses-rauner-in-chicago-tribune-editorial-board-interview?e=985ad8c00b

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jeanne Ives Literature Piece – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/01/29/jeanne-ives-literature-piece/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AFTER “CRUSHING” RAUNER BEFORE TRIBUNE EDITORIAL BOARD, IVES DISCLOSES $500K DONATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/after-chicago-tribune-editorial-board-ives-discloses-500k-donation-.html
— CONSERVATIVE FAMILY GROUP ENDORSES IVES FOR GOVERNOR; MORE IN PRIMARY RACES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/conservative-family-group-endorses-ives-for-governor-others-in-primary-races.html
— DURBIN AND EXPECTANT DUCKWORTH LIKELY TO OPPOSE PROTECTING 20-WEEK-OLD PREBORN BABIES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/durbin-and-expectant-duckworth-likely-to-oppose-protecting-20-week-old-preborn-babies.html

 

GOPUSA
— 2018 Grammys: #MeToo, Dreamers, Hillary Clinton pass for entertainment
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38079

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Immigration Plan: Making America Into California – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/27287

 

BREITBART
— Dave Brat: White House Amnesty Plan ‘Does Not Represent Promises President Trump Made to the American People’ – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/29/brat-white-house-amnesty-plan-does-not-represent-promises-trump-made-american-people/
— More Than a Photo: Obama’s Close Associations With Notorious Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan – AARON KLEIN
http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2018/01/29/photo-obamas-close-associations-notorious-anti-semite-louis-farrakhan/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— California’s Soft Secession Accelerates – David French
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455820/california-secession-good-done-soft-correctly

 

TRANSFORMING HEALTH
— Is smoking pot while pregnant safe for the baby? – Sarah Varney/Kaiser Heal
http://www.transforminghealth.org/stories/2018/01/is-smoking-pot-while-pregnant-safe-for-the-baby.php

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How the Finance Industry Is Trying to Cash In on #MeToo – Matthew Goldstein and Jessica Silver-Greenberg (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are charged with sexual harassment, 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 owners, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/business/metoo-finance-lawsuits-harassment.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Accusations of sexual harassment have felled dozens of executives, but in one quiet corner of the financial world, the #MeToo movement looks like a golden opportunity. Companies that offer money to plaintiffs in anticipation of future legal settlements are racing to capitalize on sexual harassment lawsuits. That is setting off alarms in some quarters because the industry, like payday lenders, has a history of providing cash at exorbitant interest rates to customers who need the money for living and sometimes medical expenses. The largely unregulated companies have operated with less public scrutiny than the rest of the litigation finance industry, which provides money to law firms to fund commercial lawsuits.)
— It’s Trump’s Economy Now – Stephen Moore
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/opinion/trump-economy-credit.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they want America to surrender to Mexico and to the rest of the foreign countries.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/opinion/immigrations-border-enforcement-myth.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote abortion.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/opinion/editorials/white-house-religious-freedom-doctors.html
— The Subway Is Next Door. Should New Yorkers Pay Extra for That? – James Barron (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that the assessed valuation of my home should be higher because it is in walking distance of the Wheaton train station.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/29/nyregion/subway-real-estate-nyc.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that the longer that your ancestors have been in America, a) the more that you have benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against females and b) the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/us/indian-slaves-genizaros.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What About Social-Media Neutrality? Facebook’s algorithms have outsize power, both culturally and economically. – Daniel Gallant (DIERSEN: What percent of Facebook employees want to promote the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and/or the Green Party platform?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-about-social-media-neutrality-1517175805
— The Truth in Trump’s Vulgarity Migrants leave their homes for a reason—often fleeing chaos from poor governance. – Mary Anastasia O’Grady (DIERSEN: What if your ancestors had not immigrated to America? I would like to think that my ancestors would have opposed those who caused WWI and WWII. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-truth-in-trumps-vulgarity-1517175367

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Opioids are adding a dangerous wrinkle to violent cities – Aamer Madhani
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/01/25/murder-opioid-epidemic-violence-st-louis/1065533001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Asians were ‘refuse and dregs’ in the 1880s” and ask “Is that how Trump sees Haitians and Africans?”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/01/15/asians-were-refuse-dregs-1880-s-how-trump-sees-haitians-africans-now-gee-shen-column/1032758001/
— Why self-driving cars will likely be light-colored – Nathan Bomey (DIERSEN: Red was the color of my first new car in 1966 and red has been the color of all the new cars that I have bought since 1989.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/01/29/self-driving-cars-paint-detroit-auto-show/1032397001/

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump Expects Justice Department to Serve Him Instead of Justice.”
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/trump-expects-justice-department-to-serve-him-not-justice.html

 

FED SMITH
— SWAMP Act Would Require Agencies to Relocate Their Headquarters Outside of Washington – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board in headquartered in Chicago.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/01/29/swamp-act-require-agencies-relocate-headquarters-outside-washington/

January 29 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner, Ives to spar live online at 11 a.m. (DIERSEN: One would expect that far more Republican incumbents, rather than their Republican primary challengers, wanted to get rid of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois. If I was still the TAPROOT chairman, the organization would be hosting debates for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee candidates, and d) many other races. Those who wanted to get rid of TAPROOT were furious when I asked candidates if they would defend and advance all the planks in the IRP platform if they were elected. From what I see, protecting Republican incumbents is a top priority for the IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, etc. Of course, there are exceptions. The IRP succeeded in getting Peter Fitzgerald to not seek a second term. That brought us Jack Ryan, Alan Keyes, and Obama.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-jeanne-ives-editorial-board-20180129-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and primary challenger state Rep. Jeanne Ives will appear before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board at 11 a.m. Monday for an endorsement session that will be streamed online at chicagotribune.com. It’s the first time since Ives announced her campaign that voters will have a chance to see the two candidates together. And it might be the last. No televised debates between the two are scheduled, and Rauner has been careful not to talk about Ives much, once suggesting she is a “fringe” candidate. Rauner’s position is a common one for well-heeled incumbents: If your opponent isn’t well-known and doesn’t have a lot of money to remedy that, don’t raise his or her profile. (A Republican-aligned pollster this month suggested the governor has a big early lead.) Ives, though, has criticized Rauner at every turn. She hit him when he said “I am not in charge” late last year. A West Point graduate, Ives has slammed Rauner over veterans’ deaths in Quincy. And as recently as last week, she continued to criticize the governor’s signature of a law to expand the availability of taxpayer-funded abortions. That last issue, of course, is the one that sparked Ives’ candidacy in the first place. Ives is a third-term lawmaker from Wheaton, and Rauner is seeking a second term as governor. The Tribune Editorial Board, which operates separately from the newsroom, will use the session to help decide on its endorsement.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use Duckworth’s pregnancy to promote Duckworth.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-jeanne-ives-editorial-board-20180129-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Arrest linked to Chief Illiniwek dispute leads to renewed calls for new U. of I. mascot – John Keilman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-chief-illiniwek-controversy-continues-20180126-story.html

 

ABC7
— 1967 blizzard: Nearly 2 ft. of snow falls on Chicago – John Garcia (DIERSEN: I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office in 1967. I drove the first mail truck from Park Forest that got through to Monee and to Peotone after the blizzard.)
http://abc7chicago.com/weather/1967-blizzard-nearly-2-ft-of-snow-falls-on-chicago/2992203/

 

NBC5
— Candidates Call on Rep. Roskam to Return Reported Campaign Donations From Steve Wynn   Wynn stepped down as RNC Finance Chair this weekend over allegations of sexual misconduct
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/democratic-candidates-call-on-peter-roskam-to-return-donations-from-steve-wynn-471576083.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Wynn contributed to a host of Republican campaigns in 2016, including Senator Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign and Political Action Committee, but did not appear to make any individual contributions to Roskam, according to a Federal Election Commission database. Kenneth Vogel of the New York Times did include Roskam on his list of politicians, committees, and 527 groups that received contributions from Wynn, saying that the “Roskam for Congress Committee” received $1465, according to FEC and IRS data.)

 

WGN RADIO
— Rick Pearson talks with Republican State Rep. David McSweeney about the debt that IL is in and the pressure that he is applying on the Governor in order to have a more detailed budget moving forward.
http://wgnradio.com/2018/01/28/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-1-28-18/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote foreign countries, their citizens, and Islam.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/travel-ban-immigration-protests-chaos/
— Chicago’s former top fed Patrick Fitzgerald swept up in Michigan State’s Larry Nassar fallout – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicagos-former-top-fed-swept-up-in-michigan-states-larry-nassar-fallout/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Tollway denies patronage in hiring state lawmaker’s relative, but won’t release resume – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180129/tollway-denies-patronage-in-hiring-state-lawmakers-relative-but-wont-release-resume
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: OUTRAGEOUS: After a naloxone revival, hospital protocol is to just let opioid addicts go – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180129/after-a-naloxone-revival-hospital-protocol-is-to-just-let-opioid-addicts-go
— Stigma still stopping opioid users from seeking naloxone – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180129/stigma-still-stopping-opioid-users-from-seeking-naloxone

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Ives is a real Republican – Jim Young, Mount Sterling
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180128/letter-ives-is-real-republican

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Rauner set to give State of the State – DEREK BEIGH
http://jg-tc.com/news/local/state-and-regional/rauner-set-to-give-state-of-the-state/article_846bfe8b-368d-5ce3-b795-77c591d26e64.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers Consider More Property Tax Breaks For Seniors – SAM DUNKLAU (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who want my wife and I to pay more real estate tax. They stress that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, that we did not adopt, and that we did not become foster parents. They stress that I avoided the draft, that I am not a member of a church, that I do not attend church services, and that I do not give money to a church. They hint/imply/argue/shout that the federal government grossly overpaid me and that my federal pension and my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies are much too generous. They side with the developer of our subdivision, the City of Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County that argue that our home and the subdivision it was built in never had any defects.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/lawmakers-consider-more-property-tax-breaks-seniors#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democratic state Senator Laura Murphy of Des Plaines said the cost of owning a home in her suburban district is getting too pricey for older people. “It’s a very common concern of seniors anxious about how they’re gonna remain in their homes,” she said. She wants more seniors to be able to claim a homestead exemption on their property taxes — raising the maximum annual income from $65,000 to $75,000. Another proposal would allow seniors in downstate communities to cut their tax by $7,000, up from the current $5,000. But Carol Portman, president of the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois, calls that problematic. “By reducing the taxes of those folks a little bit, then you’re raising it for the next door neighbors and the people across the street. Where you draw the line of who gets the benefit and who has to pay the taxes for them, it gets really tough to draw.” Property taxes have become a top political issue in the 2018 elections, from the race for governor on down the ballot.)

 

WIRE POINTS
— Snake oil, the budget impasse and Illinois’ $1 billion in late payment penalties – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/snake-oil-the-budget-impasse-and-illinois-1-billion-in-late-payment-penalties-wirepoints-original/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ONLY A FEW MORE HOURS ON IR POLL: DO YOU SUPPORT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IN ILLINOIS? (DIERSEN: If you support legalizing marijuana in Illinois, you support the destruction of Illinois.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/only-a-few-more-hours-on-ir-poll-do-you-support-legalizing-marijuana-in-illinois.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner, Ives meet today at 11
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/29/rauner-ives-meet-today-at-11/
— Rauner ends crisis he created by cutting a deal with people he appointed
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/29/rauner-ends-crisis-he-created-by-cutting-a-deal-with-people-he-appointed/

 

GOPUSA
— DOJ: Crime rate higher among illegal aliens (DIERSEN: By definition, if you are in America illegally, you are a law breaker.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38046
— Illiterates, no-shows, all seniors graduate at DC high
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=37402
— Military court throws out rape conviction because jury was packed with female activists
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=38054

 

DAILY CALLER
— President Trump Has NOT Stopped Federal Contractors From Offshoring American Jobs. Will He Start? – GEORGE FARADAY
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/29/president-trump-has-not-stopped-federal-contractors-from-outsourcing-american-jobs-will-he-start/
— Trump: It Was ‘Getting Too Cold,’ So Now They Say Climate Change – Michael Bastasch
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/28/donald-trump-piers-morgan/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— DACA: What is Trump doing? – James Simpson
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/daca_what_is_trump_doing.html

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Trump masterfully set the stage for a SOTU address for the ages – Jeffrey A. Rendall (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents paint themselves as being operatives or dupes for a) insiders and/or b) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/27286-outsiders-vs-insiders-how-trump-masterfully-set-stage-sotu-address-ages

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Sessions sanctuary city crackdown hits Calif., Ore., NYC, Chicago, LA hardest, lose $53 million – Paul Bedard
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sessions-sanctuary-city-crackdown-hits-calif-ore-nyc-chicago-la-hardest-lose-53-million/article/2647071
— Republican donors happy with Trump’s policy successes but worry his demeanor will cost GOP in the midterms – David M. Drucker (DIERSEN: Is your precinct “upscale,” that is, do many, most, or virtually all its residents pay more than $10,000 a year in real estate taxes and state income taxes? What percent of the voters in your precinct are “educated white women.” What do they think of Trump?)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/republican-donors-happy-with-trumps-policy-successes-but-worry-his-demeanor-will-cost-gop-in-the-midterms/article/2647353
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Roskam holds a suburban Chicago district, the sort where educated white women are prevalent. Despite the booming economy, they don’t like Trump. Additionally, the Republican tax bill has been a hard sell in upscale suburban strongholds in blue states that usually vote for Republicans but believe the new law could raise their taxes. “Educated suburban white women have decided that they’re not interested,” DeBlasio said. “People tend to react in a sense they want to protect themselves…Trump doesn’t give people a sense of security, particularly that demographic.”)

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Someone named “Marc Short” says “Conservatives support Trump’s immigration plan.” Who are these “conservatives?”)
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/28/trump-immigration-plan-conservatives-373829
— Both parties face dissent over handling of #MeToo Some Democrats regret rush to judgment, while some in GOP say their party needs to take allegations more seriously. – MAGGIE SEVERNS and MARIANNE LEVINE (DIERSEN: Of course, those who are anti-men will use #MeToo to destroy men. The will hint/imply/argue/shout that all men are sexual harassers.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/29/congress-sexual-harassment-metoo-372855

 

CNN
— Reality sets in that DACA deal might not get done – Tal Kopan
https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/29/politics/daca-deal-reality/index.html
— Bruno Mars and politics play big at Grammys – Lisa France
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/28/entertainment/grammys-2018-recap/index.html

 

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use Duckworth’s pregnancy to promote Duckworth.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sen-tammy-duckworth-pregnant-face-the-nation/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam. How soon, if not already, will the Democrats try to make Islam the official religion of America? How open are you to becoming a Muslim?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/01/29/why-the-trump-administration-is-trying-to-make-muslim-immigrants-seem-dangerous/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Harassment Training for Lawmakers: Where’s the Line? As sexual-harassment accusations draw scrutiny, state officials are learning to adjust their behavior – Dan Frosch and Nour Malas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/harassment-training-for-lawmakers-wheres-the-line-1517221801
— Koch Groups Move On From Health-Care Fight Network of pro-GOP donors shifts focus to tax law, protecting Republicans in midterm elections – Julie Bykowicz (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? How does the tax law help those who share your demographics? Republicans should not expect those who are not helped by the tax law to promote the tax law and they certainly should not expect those who are harmed by the tax law to promote it. Those who pay more than $10,000 a year in real estate tax and state income tax are harmed the most.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/koch-groups-move-on-from-health-care-fight-1517172843
Steve Wynn Fallout Ripples as Republicans Seek Distance
— Casino mogul steps down as RNC finance chairman and some GOP officials redirect donations – Kristina Peterson, Chris Kirkham and Chris Gordon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/steve-wynn-fallout-ripples-as-republicans-seek-distance-1517188851

 

DALLAS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Immigrants aren’t ‘pouring’ across the border, as Trump says in pitching the wall.”
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2018/01/29/immigrants-pouring-across-border-trump-says-pitching-wall

 

AXIOS
— MAY 23, 2017 FLASHBACK: How Google and Facebook drive internet traffic by topic – Sara Fischer (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents are beyond furious that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails drive far more internet traffic than their emails do.)
https://www.axios.com/how-google-and-facebook-drive-internet-traffic-by-topic-1513302486-57f12c0b-c248-4f2c-ac44-76e4d8b616ca.html

 

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican hating Democrat says “It’s Still 1965 in Donald Trump’s Mind on Immigration Until Trump, politicians who staked their careers on xenophobia and nativism were losers. Maybe even he is beginning to realize this.” Beyond overwhelmingly, immigrants vote for Democrats. Since 1965, ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to use immigrants to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/its-still-1965-in-donald-trumps-mind-on-immigration

(FROM THE ARTICLE: There are two Americas when it comes to attitudes toward immigration, and the numbers tell the story. In 1960, 5.4 percent were foreign born; in 1970, it was 4.7 percent. Today it’s 13.5 percent. And the newcomers are not spread evenly across the country. Trump lost 16 of the 20 states with the most immigrants, with California the most obvious, and he won 26 of the 30 states with the least number of immigrants. Thanks to incendiary comments by politicians with a vested interest in stoking fears, people in states with the fewest immigrants are the most frightened of what they believe is an “invasion.” Surveys find that people think there are far more immigrants than there actually are, mirroring their belief that government devotes a vast amount of money to foreign aid, when it’s less than 1 percent of the federal budget. The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, which Ted Kennedy shepherded through the Senate, opened the door to the modern wave of immigrants from around the world. Before that, they came mainly from Northern Europe. Family unification, which Trump derides as “chain migration,” was put in place as a way to insure the flow of largely white and European immigrants would continue. Now that immigrants from other places are the beneficiaries, Trump wants to end it.)

January 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump wants Jay-Z to know black jobless rate at record low – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-wants-jay-z-to-know-black-jobless-rate-at-record-low/3000198/
— In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/what-to-expect-during-trumps-state-of-the-union/3000144/

 

NBC5
— #MeToo Movement Starting to Show Generational Divides Baby Boomer women “took it for granted they wouldn’t be heard” by men, especially in sexual situations – David Crary and Tamara Lush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Me-Too-Movement-Starting-Generational-Divides-471543283.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump trades barbs with Jay-Z over remarks on African-American unemployment
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/trump-trades-barbs-with-jay-z-over-remarks-on-african-american-unemployment

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump expected to tout infrastructure plan this week, but funding remains murky – Mary Wisniewski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/wisniewski/ct-met-trump-infrastructure-getting-around-20180124-story.html
— Trump says he rejects feminism because he is ‘for everyone’ – Eugene Scott (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, etc. require everyone in America to give preference to those who are minority and/or female, that is, to discriminate against those who are White and/or male. Democrats use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of those who are Republican, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Of course, the aforesaid encourages minorities and females a) to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring other minorities and females to America illegally. What percent of those who are in America illegally are minority and/or female – 97%, 98%, 99%?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-feminism-20180128-story.html
— State Sen. Silverstein should stay on March ballot, election official says – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-ira-silverstein-ballot-20180128-story.html
— Two Republicans vie to represent Lake County’s 3rd District – Emily K. Coleman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-board-3rd-primary-st-0127-20180128-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Celebrity chef provides “no further details” on Ivanka Trump alleged party snub (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at everyone that if I include a link to an article in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email that you do not like, it is because I am snubbing you.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/celebrity-chef-jose-andres-ivanka-trump-afterparty/

 

WGN RADIO
— McSweeney: IL Needs To See A Detailed Budget
http://wgnradio.com/2018/01/28/il-needs-to-see-a-detailed-budget/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Delaying retirement can have remarkable benefits – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: My $51,864/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of my $125,325/year ending salary in today’s dollars a) because my Democrat GAO superiors had refused to promote me beyond GS-13, b) because they always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and c) because I succumbed to their efforts to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I would not again be eligible to retire until I was 55 years old in 2003. They had made it very clear to me that if did not take their early retirement “offer” that expired on September 30, 1997, they would kill me figuratively if not literally.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180128/analysis-delaying-retirement-can-have-remarkable-benefits
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You’re 49 years old, you make $113,000 a year and you’re starting to get worried about financing your retirement. You could take the drastic step of upping your retirement savings by 10 percent of your salary. Or you could achieve the same result by retiring two years and five months later than you had been planning to. This is one of a number of such comparisons in a remarkable new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, “The Power of Working Longer,” that I imagine is going to become a staple of retirement advice in the coming years. . .The basic result is that delaying retirement by 3-6 months has the same impact on the retirement standard of living as saving an additional one-percentage point of labor earnings for 30 years. The working-longer effect is strongest for those with the lowest incomes.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Hundreds march in Springfield to share pro-life message – Jason Nevel
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180128/hundreds-march-in-springfield-to-share-pro-life-message

 

SOUTHERN
— All eyes on Gov. Rauner as Wednesday’s State of the State address quickly approaches – DEREK BEIGH
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/all-eyes-on-gov-rauner-as-wednesday-s-state-of/article_27310da0-77c3-54ff-9d69-4e498c41f740.html
— Illinois 200: Through many decades of challenges, newspapers remain strong voice for information, democracy- TARA MCCLELLAN MCANDREW (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to a) stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stop everyone from reading those emails.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/state-and-regional/illinois-through-many-decades-of-challenges-newspapers-remain-strong-voice/article_26b890fe-6247-52f0-88a2-21f5b224582e.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Bruce Rauner, attorney general hopeful Erika Harold to appear at Stark County event – Gary L. Smith
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180128/bruce-rauner-attorney-general-hopeful-erika-harold-to-appear-at-stark-county-event

 

HERALD NEWS
— Despite regulations, video gambling provides benefits for some local businesses – ALEX ORTI (DIERSEN: If you promote video gambling, you promote destruction.)
http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/01/28/6fc00521fe2c4581801d4049daae0161/index.xml

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries oppose the wall? 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://nprillinois.org/post/former-mexican-president-vicente-fox-trump-and-false-prophets#stream/0

 

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s Why Trump’s Offering Amnesty To 1.8 Million Illegal Immigrants – SAAGAR ENJETI
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/28/trump-offers-amnesty-1-8-million-illegal-immigrants/

 

THE HILL
— GOP goes on offense with 20-week abortion vote – JESSIE HELLMANN
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/370992-gop-goes-on-offense-with-20-week-abortion-vote?rnd=1517136487

 

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Dreamers reject White House immigration framework for restricting family-based migration.”
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/dreamers-reject-white-house-immigration-framework-restricting-family/story?id=52652720

 

NBC NEWS
— Millions of ex-cons lost their right to vote. Now they might get it back. – JANE C. TIMM (DIERSEN: What percent of criminals vote for Democrats?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/felony-disenfranchisement-bars-millions-voting-might-be-about-change-n841566
— Poll: Americans want government to “do more” – DANTE CHINNI (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants government to do more? ANSWER: Those who promote class warfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft dodgers (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/poll-americans-want-government-do-more-n841731

January 28 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New Naperville Park District budget includes property tax, fee increases – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-park-district-budget-st-0128-20180126-story.html
— Socially responsible investing gets a Trump bump – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Trumps invest in companies 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, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-socially-responsible-investing-20180125-story.html
— Bye, bye, boomers — banks are looking toward millennials – Terry Savage
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-201801232133–tms–savagectnts-a20180123-20180123-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The Trump economy is no great success.” How does the Trump economy help retired people? Interest rates continue to be far below inflation. Retirement savings in fixed income accounts continue to lose purchasing power.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-trump-economy-growth-jobs-128-20180126-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Vallas mayoral bid would shine light on his record. Potential challenger to Emanuel has liabilities as well as experience. — Bill Ruthhart, John Byrne and Patrick M. O’Connell (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office, what would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that even though I have been an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman since 2000, those who continue to dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) have never asked me to be an MTRCC committee chairman let alone a MTRCC officer. They would stress that they rudely dumped me as MTRCC webmaster in 2004 and 2010. They would stress that I got only 13 votes when I ran for MTRCC Treasurer in 2004. They would stress their success a) in closing a nearby polling place that served my precinct and b) in gerrymandering my precinct. They would stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They would stress the activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who could/should have come to my defense, but failed/refused to do so. They would stress that they blame me for all the problems that MTRCC has had, is having, and will have. They would stress that they blame me for all the problems that they have, that you have, that I have, and that everyone has. They reject most, if not virtually all of the planks in the Republican Party platform and in the Illinois Republican Party platform. They reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-paul-vallas-rahm-emanuel-mayor-challenge-20180126-story.html
— Military service isn’t required for public office – Paul Bloustein, Cincinnati, Ohio (DIERSEN: What does Duckworth think of you and what does she think of those who share your demographics? From what I see, she wants to get rid of me and she wants to get rid of those who share my demographics.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-duckworth-trump-draft-military-20180126-story.html
(FROM THE LETTER: U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois recent labeled President Donald Trump a draft dodger and implied that not serving in the military renders one incapable of insight on budgetary matters related to the Defense Department. Yes, Trump was deferred from military service when we had a draft, as were erstwhile President Bill Clinton and Vice President Dick Cheney. Our immediate past president, also from the Land of Lincoln, chose not to serve. Does Duckworth believe then that we should amend the Constitution so that only presidents who have worn the uniform can bear the commander-in-chief title? Animus directed at the orange-maned man in the Oval Office has reached manic proportions when senators can make ad hominem statements in lieu of addressing the issue of the moment. Duckworth may curry favor with other sufferers of Trump Distemper with her intemperate and illogical insults, but she leaves this disabled military veteran who did not vote for Trump displeased.)
— ‘Saturday Night Live’: Will Ferrell reprises George W. Bush to skewer Trump – Debra Birnbaum
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-snl-will-ferrell-20180128-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union – AP (DIERSEN: How disrespectful do you anticipate that the anti-Trumps will be during the State of the Union?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/amid-turmoil-trump-seeking-a-reset-with-state-of-the-union/
— To get at reasons for street crime, we need to look at black youth unemployment – Mary Mitchell (DIERSEN: Did you get jobs and promotions that young Blacks should have gotten? Do you agree with my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a young Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a young Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a young Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted young Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a young Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a young Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a young Black could have my job and my preferred corner office?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/to-get-at-reasons-for-street-crime-we-need-to-look-at-black-youth-unemployment/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Opioid antidote saves lives, but overdose survivors still need help. Dr. Dipul Patadia says naloxone might save overdose patients from dying, but it doesn’t cure their addiction. – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180127/opioid-antidote-saves-lives-but-overdose-survivors-still-need-help
— Kochs to spend $20 million to promote tax overhaul – AP (DIERSEN: What do the Kochs say to those undeservedly filthy rich retired people who pay more than $10,000 a year in real estate taxes and state income tax?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180127/business/301279858/
— Blue states’ tax workarounds could mean $154B lost to Treasury – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will those who promote the Republican tax bill demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who pay more than $10,000 a year in real estate and state income tax as being undeservedly filthy rich people who should pay more federal income tax?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180128/blue-states-tax-workarounds-could-mean-154b-lost-to-treasury

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Catholic bishops side with AFSCME in Supreme Court case – JACK JENKINS
http://www.sj-r.com/entertainmentlife/20180127/catholic-bishops-side-with-afscme-in-supreme-court-case
— Most governor candidates favor new tax system – AP (DIERSEN: “New tax system” is code for making everyone pay more taxes and especially those who have more income.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180127/most-governor-candidates-favor-new-tax-system
— Here’s hoping for a sense of decorum at this week’s speeches – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180127/our-view-heres-hoping-for-sense-of-decorum-at-this-weeks-speeches
— Renewed focus on bipartisanship from both sides necessary for country to move forward – Rodney Davis (DIERSEN: Bipartisanship always harms Republicans because Republican elected officials fail/refuse to defend/advance the Republican Party platform. That is why Trump got elected.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180127/rep-rodney-davis-renewed-focus-on-bipartisanship-from-both-sides-necessary-for-country-to-move-forward
— Daiber suggests taxing retirement income to help pay for pensions – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: Since 1997, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been beyond furious that my Civil Service Retirement System pension, currently $51,864/year, is not subject to state income tax. Since 2010, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been beyond furious that my Social Security, currently $2,064/year, is not subject to state income tax.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180126/daiber-suggests-taxing-retirement-income-to-help-pay-for-pensions

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Illinois among states on road to ruin – Editorial
http://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/illinois-among-states-on-road-to-ruin/article_73183291-e175-586f-a93b-ffba63786a39.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Rauner faces hard year – Editorial
http://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-rauner-faces-hard-year/article_ba792fda-acec-5f34-90f6-5c88c9553d60.html
— State of the State 2018: Governor or candidate? – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/state-of-the-state-governor-or-candidate/article_b531cd7b-068d-5d6d-837c-280d721f9c5b.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Mismanaged managed care – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-01-28/mismanaged-managed-care.html

 

MORTON TIMES NEWS
— Time for another State of the State. Try to remain calm – Doug Finke
http://www.mortontimesnews.com/news/20180127/statehouse-insider-time-for-another-state-of-state-try-to-remain-calm

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Women’s Heavy Disapproval Of Trump May Not Cut So Deep Against GOP In 2018 Midterms – DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN (DIERSEN: Ever increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at women and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/womens-heavy-disapproval-trump-may-not-cut-so-deep-against-gop-2018-midterms#stream/0
— State Of The Federal Workforce: Low – BRIAN NAYLOR (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, morale was always low, especially for its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/state-federal-workforce-low#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The past year has been a tough one for the federal workforce. There was a hiring freeze at many agencies. For three days earlier this month, there was a government shutdown, leaving many workers to wonder when their next paycheck would arrive. Now, as President Trump prepares his first State of the Union address, one issue he is expected to take up, if not there then in his soon-to-follow proposed budget for fiscal year 2019, is reorganizing the federal bureaucracy. It’s a prospect that many in the federal workforce are dreading. Already, the state of the federal workforce is described as low. Morale “is the lowest that I have ever seen it in my just shy of 40 years” being a federal employee and working with federal employees, said J.David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents some 700,000 federal workers. Agencies, he says, are already short-staffed, with vacancies unfilled, and Cox worries pay will be frozen. “We are concerned,” Cox says, “because reorganization means let’s figure out a way to cut or do more with less and do away with services that the American people want.”)

 

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
— LaBarbera, Mefferd Assail Millennial Conservative Guy Benson’s ‘Prager U’ Video Claim to Be ‘Gay Christian’
https://americansfortruth.com/2018/01/26/radio-labarbera-mefferd-assail-millennial-conservative-guy-bensons-prager-u-video-claim-to-be-gay-christian/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— Why Illinois Needs a Spending Cap Spending has consistently outpaced state tax revenues in Illinois for more than a decade. To avoid future tax hikes, Illinois must impose real fiscal discipline on state lawmakers. – Orphe Divounguy, Bryce Hill, Joe Tabor
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/why-illinois-needs-a-spending-cap/

 

BREITBART
— Ronald Reagan’s Biggest Regret Was Granting Amnesty and Trusting Congress on Border Security – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/01/27/kelli-ward-ronald-reagans-biggest-regret-was-granting-amnesty-and-trusting-congress-on-border-security/

 

BLAZE
— Pelosi again says Republican tax cuts offer ‘crumbs’ for middle class workers – Teri Webster (DIERSEN: Are/were you a worker? I was a worker 1964-1997. One could argue that I did not become a middle class worker until 1986 when I got promoted to GS-13, currently $96,403/year.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/27/pelosi-again-says-republican-tax-cuts-offer-crumbs-for-middle-class-workers

 

DAILY CALLER
— D.C. Protesters Shut Down Streets — Have No Clue What They’re Protesting – Julia Nista
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/27/d-c-protesters-shut-down-streets-have-no-clue-what-theyre-protesting/

 

HOT AIR
— How DREAMers Came To Dominate U.S. Politics (DIERSEN: Democrats count on Dreamers to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2018/01/dreamers-came-dominate-u-s-politics/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Pelosi Tries to Extend $137,000 Tax Break for Two of Her Multi-Million-Dollar Homes Congress’s wealthiest woman plays the tax game too: Pelosi rushed to pre-pay property taxes after decrying GOP tax overhaul as middle-class tax hike and corporate giveaway – Susan Crabtree (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the definition of being undeservedly filthy rich will paying more than $10,000 a year in combined real estate taxes and state income taxes?)
http://freebeacon.com/politics/pelosi-tries-extend-tax-break-two-multi-million-dollar-homes/
— CNN’s Jim Acosta Frustrated He Wasn’t Called on During White House Press Briefing – Haris Alic (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those a) who do not want me to know about their press conferences, b) who do not want me to attend their press conferences, c) who do not want me to ask questions at their press conferences, and d) who do not want me to report on their press conferences. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They are scapegoaters to be polite.)
http://freebeacon.com/politics/cnns-jim-acosta-frustrated-wasnt-called-press-briefing/
— Wasserman Schultz Slams $1,000 Bonuses Due to Tax Reform, Says They Won’t Go ‘Very Far’ – Cameron Cawthorne (DIERSEN: $1,000 would not go very far at all to cover my out-of-pocket expenses (nine home delivery and internet access newspaper subscriptions, Constant Contact, ISP expenses, etc.) to put together send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails every morning and every evening.)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/wasserman-schultz-slams-1000-bonuses-tax-reform-says-wont-go-far/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Male journalists love gender-based pay cut – Ed Straker
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/01/male_journalists_love_genderbased_pay_cut.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What is it that makes liberal journalists happy? Sexually harassing their coworkers? Creating fake news stories about Donald Trump? Pushing the liberal agenda day after day? Well, it turns out that what makes male journalists the happiest is a pay cut, at least at the BBC. The BBC said on Friday that it was reducing the salaries of several of its most prominent male journalists following Carrie Gracie’s decision this month to leave her position as the British broadcaster’s China editor to protest unequal pay between men and women at the organization. Among those receiving pay cuts are the presenters Jeremy Vine, Huw Edwards and John Humphrys. Mr. Vine described his decision to take a wage cut as a “no-brainer.”)

 

CBN NEWS
— How Much Do You Need To Retire? Learn how to Calculate your Retirement Income Needs (DIERSEN: My $51,864/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of ending salary of $125,325 in today’s dollars.)
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/finance/2018/january/how-much-do-you-need-to-retire-learn-how-to-calculate-your-retirement-income-needs
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The next step is to determine what net annual income will be necessary upon retirement. The easiest method I have seen is simply to review a current pay stub and use the “net income” on the pay stub as a good starting point to know how much money is needed in retirement to maintain your lifestyle. I recommend this because some expenses may go up in retirement and some may go down. Many clients might not want to change their lifestyle in retirement, i.e., they want to live off the same income pre- and post-retirement. It’s all part of the discovery process, but I err on the side of overestimating these needs initially.)

 

THE HILL
— Republicans hope for calm amid storm at State of the Union – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: How disrespectful do you anticipate that the anti-Trumps will be during the State of the Union?)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/371000-the-memo-republicans-hope-for-calm-amid-storm-at-state-of-the-union

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want criminals to vote.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/felony-disenfranchisement-bars-millions-voting-might-be-about-change-n841566

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why Is Hollywood So Liberal? – Neil Gross
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/27/opinion/sunday/hollywood-liberal.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/opinion/sunday/trump-davos-speech.html
— Are Corporate Tax Cuts Raising Pay? Yes, for Bosses – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/27/opinion/corporate-tax-cuts-salaries.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Fox News host’s hyperbolic take on the ‘war’ between Trump and the press – Margaret Sullivan (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who has been at war against GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails since 2000? ANSWER: 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 and those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/fox-news-hosts-hyperbolic-take-on-the-war-between-trump-and-the-press/2018/01/25/264f8eba-0156-11e8-bb03-722769454f82_story.html
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE TITLE: Advocates petitioning to allow use of food stamps to feed pets – Caitlin Dewey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/01/23/the-surprising-argument-for-extending-food-stamps-to-pets/?utm_term=.8d47c5a5c3be

 

USA TODAY
— Too much in retirement savings? Not possible – Peter Dunn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/columnist/2018/01/27/pete-planner-too-much-retirement-savings-not-possible/1035009001/

 

NEWS & OBSERVER
— Is Trump in ‘love’ with Dreamers again? – Editorial
http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article196876709.html

 

CPA JOURNAL
— FROM THE ARTICLE: The Conference Committee adopted the seven-bracket approach of the Senate bill and adopted rates ranging from 10% on taxable income not over $9,525 for individuals ($19,050 for married couples filing jointly (MFJ) to a maximum of 37% for taxable income over $500,000 for individuals ($600,000 for MFJ). The Conference Committee bill therefore imposes a marriage penalty on married couples filing jointly. (DIERSEN: My wife and I have been paying the marriage penalty big time since we got married in 1978.)
https://www.cpajournal.com/2018/01/22/tax-act-first-look-complex-new-world-qualified-business-deduction-rule/

January 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois school districts – BGA
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-illinois-school-districts/2992817/

 

NBC5
— Rauner Announces Compromise on School Tax-Credit Program
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-announces-compromise-on-school-tax-credit-program-471442084.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Steve Wynn resigns as RNC finance chair amid sex assault allegations – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/wynn-resigns-rnc-finance-chair

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fine over campaign contributions prompts assessor Berrios to sue ethics board – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/fine-over-campaign-contributions-prompts-assessor-berrios-to-sue-ethics-board/
— Illinois will start accepting state tax returns Monday – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-will-start-accepting-state-tax-returns-monday/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Ald. Burke under ethics board investigation for possible conflict of interest – Hal Dardick (DIERSEN: Who wants you to pay more taxes and why? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who want me to pay more a) real estate tax, b) state income tax, c) federal income tax, d) etc. and why.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-ed-burke-ethics-conflict-20180126-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: City ethics officials are looking into whether longtime Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, violated ethics rules when he sidelined an effort to increase the property taxes paid by the owners of two buildings his law firm represents, according to the alderman whose effort he blocked.)
— In wake of #MeToo movement, sex education evolves – Vikki Ortiz Healy
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-sex-ed-after-metoo-20180125-story.html
— Porn industry once braced for a crackdown, but annual expo enjoys Trump-size spotlight – Frances Stead Sellers
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-trump-porn-expo-stormy-daniels-jessica-drake-20180127-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Why evangelicals made a deal with the devilish Donald Trump.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-trump-evangelicals-tony-perkins-0128-20180126-story.html
— Bad boy, Ira – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-ethics-illinois-silverstein-rotheimer-harassment-20180126-story.html
— Mixed verdict in state sex-harassment investigation a victory for process – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-silverstein-rotheimer-sex-harassment-verdict-0128-20180126-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— No wonder Rauner opposed debt transparency – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180127/editorial-no-wonder-rauner-opposed-debt-transparency
— The trouble with Facebook’s plan to rate media credibility
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180127/analysis-the-trouble-with-facebooks-plan-to-rate-media-credibility
— Thomas More Society applauds ruling in District 211 transgender suit
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180126/thomas-more-society-applauds-ruling-in-district-211-transgender-suit
— Former Elgin deputy chief will pay $20K for hacking email of girlfriend’s husband – Harry Hitzeman
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180125/former-elgin-deputy-chief-will-pay-20k-for-hacking-email-of-girlfriends-husband

 

WLS AM
— Outraged by Trump, these candidates of color are now running for office – CNN (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps shout at minorities and at everyone else that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.wlsam.com/news/outraged-by-trump-these-candidates-of-color-are-now-running-for-office/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Kennedy says his family always fought party when needed – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180127/bernard-schoenburg-kennedy-says-his-family-always-fought-party-when-needed

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Lawmakers brace for another dysfunctional year in Springfield – TOM LISI
http://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lawmakers-brace-for-another-dysfunctional-year-in-springfield/article_194ed442-4838-5621-b474-5bcce3cc1a45.html
— A look at where Illinois governor candidates stand on taxes – AP
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/a-look-at-where-illinois-governor-candidates-stand-on-taxes/article_5464a0b9-754d-526c-a05f-f6bebbd8c0f0.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Lose two U.S. House seats, gain a fairer map? – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article196457874.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
– Pedigreed, but not ready – Rich Miller
http://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-pedigreed-but-not-ready/article_fff8f0cc-926f-5d87-8693-697841ce809d.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Illinois agency picks Boston company for opioid helpline – AP
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/26/illinois-agency-picks-boston-company-for-opioid-helpline/affzq50/

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Consider Republican women running for office
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20180127/my-view-consider-republican-women-running-for-office

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Ives supporter disappointed in Rauner – Ron Hansen
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/letters/ives-supporter-disappointed-in-rauner/article_a758d0a5-604b-5bc4-b5f0-c9a015971053.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Tillerson seeks to show ‘America First’ isn’t America alone – AP
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/tillerson-seeks-to-show-america-first-isnt-america-alone/941680525
— Justice Ginsburg signals her intent to work for years more – AP
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/justice-ginsburg-signals-her-intent-to-work-for-years-more/941740859

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Trump Trickbags Dems On DACA
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/trump-trickbags-dems-on-daca

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illegals commit crimes at double the rate of native-born – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/26/illegals-commit-crimes-double-rate-native-born-stu/

 

GOPUSA
— Supporters of illegal aliens respond to Trump’s DACA proposal
http://www.gopusa.com/supporters-of-illegal-aliens-respond-to-trumps-daca-proposal/
— Susan Collins and Her Stupid Stick
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=37833

 

BREITBART
— Trump’s Draft Amnesty: Unlimited, Forever, and Before a Wall Is Built – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/01/27/trump-draft-amnesty-unlimited-forever/

 

DAILY WIRE
— Betrayal? Trump Unveils Immigration Plan, Republican Hawks Start Burning MAGA Hats – BEN SHAPIRO
https://www.dailywire.com/news/26376/betrayal-trump-unveils-immigration-plan-republican-ben-shapiro#exit-modal

 

THE HILL
— Some State Dept. employees retaining lawyers amid career concerns – MAX GREENWOOD (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me. 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, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/370944-some-state-dept-employees-retain-lawyers-amid-career-concerns-report
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Several State Department employees are retaining lawyers amid concerns that their careers are now being stalled because of past work on policies and initiatives championed by former President Obama. According to a Friday CNN report, frustration is growing among some at the department, who returned to Foggy Bottom from high-level assignments only to be put on low-level jobs such as responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Many of the workers who have been reassigned under the Trump administration previously worked in the offices of special envoys created during the Obama administration. But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has over the past year moved to do away with some of the special offices created by Obama. Other offices were absorbed by regional bureaus, and some responsibilities were folded into the State Department’s Policy Planning Office, CNN reported. Officials who previously worked in those offices have been assigned to clerical tasks they say do not match up with their ranks. Some allege that they may be victims of political retribution.)

 

CNN
— Frustrated State Department employees hire attorneys, charging ‘political retribution’ – Elise Labott (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me. 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, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/26/politics/state-department-employees-hire-attorneys-political-retribution/index.html

 

CNBC
— These companies are paying bonuses with their tax savings – Nick Wells, Helen Zhao, and Fred Imbert (DIERSEN: One could point out that retired people do not get bonuses.)
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/01/26/us-companies-that-have-announced-bonuses-investments-after-tax-cut.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Celebrities, athletes, pundits and politicians have millions of fake followers. The world’s social media platforms are struggling to respond. – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, RICHARD HARRIS and MARK HANSEN
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/27/technology/100000005704904.app.html

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Celebrities to attend ‘The People’s State of the Union’ – AP
https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2018/01/26/mark-ruffalo-alyssa-milano-attend-the-people-state-union/IJF7p3ZpDAAcger7Jrs1KP/story.html

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Most Americans agree with Trump about letting Dreamers stay.”
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/grieder/article/Most-Americans-agree-with-Trump-about-letting-12530840.php

January 27 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump legislators who invite anti-Trumps to attend Trump’s State of the Union Address.  Anti-Trumps promote class warfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, and even worse things. Anti-Trumps call Trump and his supporter White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/state-of-the-union-guests-hope-presence-will-make-impact/2993472/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Judge dismisses lawsuit against Rauner, orders arbitration – AP (DIERSEN: What do you base your opinion of arbitration on? I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 1998. I filed a lawsuit to get out of a bad arbitration clause in 1986. SEE: https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1975935/diersen-v-joe-keim-builders-inc/  An arbitrator ruled in my favor in Diersen v. IRS in the 1970s. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866  An arbitrator ruled in my favor in Diersen v. United States Post Office in the 1960s.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-against-rauner-orders-arbitration-1

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic governor candidate Bob Daiber’s settlement in retaliation case cost taxpayers nearly $500,000 – Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bob-daiber-retaliation-lawsuit-settlement-20180126-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But records show that Madison County taxpayers paid nearly $500,000 to settle a 2010 lawsuit after a federal jury found Daiber retaliated against a woman by laying her off after she complained she wasn’t being paid as much as a male colleague. Daiber described the case as an “unfortunate situation,” but denied retaliating against the employee. Daiber said he tried to work with her to find a resolution, and added that he has built a reputation as a fair employer who has worked to help women achieve leadership roles in education and government. “People that know my character, (they) know that’s not my character,” said Daiber, the Madison County Regional Office of Education superintendent, in an interview Thursday. “I treat women as 100 percent equals.” As the only Democratic governor candidate from outside the Chicago area, Daiber frequently touts his government experience as something nearly all of his rivals lack. Daiber has raised just $104,000, a tiny fraction compared to what’s been spent by Gold Coast billionaire J.B. Pritzker, Kenilworth millionaire Chris Kennedy and Evanston state Sen. Daniel Biss. Daiber worked as a school teacher for more than a quarter century, and served on a village board, county board and as a township supervisor.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries demonize, denigrate, and condemn E-Verify? 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, anti-Draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-tns-bc-everify-workers-20180123-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Prospects for immigration deal dim as Trump taunts Schumer over shutdown fight.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-schumer-immigration-fight-20180126-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Time to end gender pay disparities – Sen. Michael Connelly, Naperville (DIERSEN: If I had not be denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with many examples in which women a) who had less job-related work experience than I had, b) who had less job-related education than I had, and/or c) who had fewer job-related professional certifications and/or licenses than I had were paid more by GAO than GAO paid me.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180127/time-to-end-gender-pay-disparities
— Holocaust refugee to speak on international day of remembrance (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, to turn my many Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates constantly reminded them a) that I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I am conservative, Republican, and a draft avoider. In my defense, I stressed that all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180126/holocaust-refugee-to-speak-on-international-day-of-remembrance

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How UIC is defying the odds and actually growing – LYNNE MAREK (DIERSEN: I attended UIC 1966-1968.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180126/ISSUE01/180129903

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— New tax law could cause McHenry County home values to plummet
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/25/new-tax-law-could-cause-mchenry-county-home-values-to-plummet/aovxqt1/

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Rauner among the GOP leaders expected at Reagan-themed dinner (DIERSEN: Who has the chairmen of a) your Republican township/ward party, b) your Republican county party, and c) the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) invited to speak at upcoming party events? When, where, and who will speak at your next Republican township/ward event, your next Republican county party event, and the next IRP event?)
http://www.saukvalley.com/2018/01/26/rauner-among-the-gop-leaders-expected-at-reagan-themed-dinner/a7yal2b/

 

TIMES
— Voters lose when governor refuses to debate – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting debates for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Diganvker v. Jhingan, e) Stella v. Vlakancic, f) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne, g) Kinzler v. Orozco, h) Zito v. Khouri, i) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, j) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Gavanes, k) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully, l) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, m) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, n) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, o) etc.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/opinion/columnists/statehouse-reeder-voters-lose-when-governor-refuses-to-debate/article_0773ad3a-c951-50de-97c4-7f78940ae4df.html

 

WAND
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to this article, “Congressman Rodney Davis, (R) Illinois, says he believes elected officials and others working for the federal government are going to be held to a much higher standard of transparency in the future.” I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. Unlike  other employers, the federal government treats its Democrat employees who are female and/or minority not only like they are members of protected groups, the federal government uses Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to give them preference over its employees who are Republican, male, White, older, and/or non-veteran. The federal government’s top priorities are a) to hire, retain, and promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who are female, minority, and/or young and b) to make way for them by getting rid of its employees who Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
http://www.wandtv.com/story/37360876/congress-battles-sexual-harassment-claims

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they hate America.
http://nprillinois.org/post/world-economic-forum-trump-tries-sell-america-first-message#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— First lady’s rep blasts ‘false’ reports about Melania Trump
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/first-ladys-rep-blasts-false-reports-about-melania-trump/941098689

 

ILLINOIS CHRONICLE
— Despite claiming blind trust, Rauner held private business meetings at taxpayer expense
https://theillinoischronicle.com/despite-claiming-blind-trust-rauner-held-private-business-meetings-at-taxpayer-expense/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— What is the Conservatives Movement’s Answer to Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube’s ‘Viewpoint Discrimination’? – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/conservatives-movements-answer-google-facebook-twitter-youtubes-viewpoint-discrimination/
— It’s Time to Bring the Southern Poverty Law Center to Justice – Tom DeWeese
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/01/its-time-to-bring-the-southern-poverty-law-center-to-justice/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Before We Get High – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/01/spotlight-before-we-get-high/
— Rauner was For a State Income Tax Increase Before He was Against It – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/01/rauner-was-for-a-state-income-tax-increase-before-he-was-against-it/
— 2018 Primary Election Picks
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/01/2018-primary-election-picks/
(FROM THE ARTICLE:

 

Illinois Statewide Races:


Governor – Jeanne Ives

 

Illinois General Assembly Races:
State Senate Dist. 54 – Jason Plummer
State Rep. Dist. 42 – Amy Grant
State Rep. Dist. 46 – Jay Kinzler
State Rep. Dist. 49 – Tonia Khouri
State Rep. Dist. 62 – Ken Idstein
State Rep. Dist. 82 – Mickey Straub
State Rep. Dist. 89 – Andrew Chesney
State Rep. Dist. 93 – Joshua Griffith
State Rep. Dist. 100 – Jonas Petty
State Rep. Dist. 107 – Blaine Wilhour
State Rep. Dist. 108 – Don Moore
State Rep. Dist. 109 – Darren Bailey
State Rep. Dist. 110 – Chris Miller
State Rep. Dist. 111 – Mike Babcock
State Rep. Dist. 112 – Dwight Kay
State Rep. Dist. 115 – Paul Jacobs
State Rep. Dist. 118 – Samuel Stratemeyer

 

Federal Races:
U.S. House Dist. 16 – James Marter
U.S. House Dist. 18 – Darin LaHood

 

The following candidates fell short of earning an IFA-pac endorsement in this election cycle, however, the board of directors have decided to recommend them to voters in these districts:

State Rep. Dist. 38 – Max Solomon
State Rep. Dist. 56 – Jillian Rose Bernas
State Rep. Dist. 101 – Dan Caulkins

 

Additionally, the IFA board of directors have unanimously endorsed Craig Chinchilla for DuPage County Board.)

 

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Provokes Democrats Into Showing Their True Colors On Immigration – Scott Greer (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Democrats want concerning immigration? ANSWER: Democrats want the United States to give immediate citizenship to ANYONE who promises to vote for Democrats.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/26/democrats-refuse-to-compromise-on-daca/

 

BREITBART
— E-Verify Advocate Lamar Smith: White House Amnesty Plan ‘Not a Good Deal’ for American Workers – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers in America talk and act like they want to replace all their employees who are citizens of America with citizens of foreign countries, that is, with people a) who will work for less money and b) who they can more easily manipulate, dominate, and exploit.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/26/e-verify-advocate-lamar-smith-white-house-amnesty-plan-not-a-good-deal-for-american-workers/
— Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Firmly Opposed to White House Immigration Reform Framework, Amnesty: ‘We’re Gonna Kill It’ – MICHELLE MOONS
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/26/fair-firmly-opposed-to-white-house-immigration-reform-framework-amnesty-were-gonna-kill-it/

 

BLAZE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats make it clear that they not only want amnesty, they want America to officially surrender to Mexico and to surrender the rest of the foreign counties. Ever-increasingly, the Democrats make it clear that if you hate America, you should vote for Democrats.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/26/trump-offered-democrats-amnesty-for-the-border-wall-heres-how-schumer-responded
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Bushes talk and act like they have always been operatives or dupes for Mexico.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/26/jeb-bush-says-there-will-no-border-wall-and-mexico-will-not-pay-for-it

 

PJ MEDIA
— Trump Citizenship Plan for 1.8M DREAMers Draws Opponents on Both Sides – BRIDGET JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Deamers and everyone else who will never vote for Trump or for any other Republican are overjoyed that Trump would give Dreamers the right to vote. Is Trump aware that ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at Dreamers and at everyone else that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things? Is Trump caving into the anti-Trumps? Is Trump throwing his supporters under the bus to curry favor with the anti-Trumps who will never vote for him or any other Republican?
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/trump-citizenship-plan-1-8m-dreamers-draws-opponents-sides/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— OUTSTANDING: Senator Cruz Opposes Amnesty for Anyone Entering America Illegally – Steve Byas
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/28140-senator-cruz-opposes-amnesty-for-anyone-entering-america-illegally

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans and anti-Whites say “The White House Dreamer Deal Isn’t A Compromise. It’s A Racist Ransom Note.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-escalante-dreamer-deal_us_5a6b366de4b0ddb658c5b86c

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump turns the tables on immigration.” Dreamers and everyone else who will never vote for Trump or for any other Republican are overjoyed that Trump would give Dreamers the right to vote. Is Trump aware that ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at Dreamers and at everyone else that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things? Is Trump caving into the anti-Trumps? Is Trump throwing his supporters under the bus to curry favor with anti-Trumps who will never vote for him or any other Republican?
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-turns-tables-immigration-n841326

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— It’s Tax Time: What to Remember – Ann Carrns (DIERSEN: Do you prepare and file your own income tax returns? I have since 1964. I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO on audits of IRS 1986-1988. I itemized 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized since 1978. I won a split decision in Tax Court when my Democrat IRS superiors and Money Magazine disallowed my education deductions in 1978. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. I have used Quicken and Turbotax since they became available. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn my knowledge of IRS and of federal taxes. What do you say to people who do not even know if they take the standard deduction or if they itemize who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn my knowledge of IRS and of federal taxes?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/your-money/tax-return-filing.html
— You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t. – Carl Zimmer (DIERSEN: Were you considered to be 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). Further, my father had fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. I am sure that many thought that I would soon come down with type 1 diabetes too.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/science/children-parents-genes-education.html
— Women Outnumber Men in Oxford’s Newest Class. It Only Took 1,000 Years. – Stephen Castle (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, men are falling behind women.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/world/europe/women-men-oxford.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Forget Senate negotiators — House conservatives could have the last word on immigration – Mike DeBonis (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote Dreamers are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors or they are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/forget-senate-negotiators-house-conservatives-feel-no-pressure-to-deal-on-immigration/2018/01/26/1962bbbe-0255-11e8-bb03-722769454f82_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump like Jeb Bush does, anti-Trumps promote you.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/26/jeb-bush-warns-trumps-character-may-drag-down-gop-2018-elections/1067795001/
— Google employees say the company’s not doing enough to protect them from harassment, threats – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/01/26/google-diversity-culture-war/1071107001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The firing of Google engineer James Damore for claiming women are not biologically suited for technical roles has triggered a culture war inside the Internet giant, with some Google employees saying the company is not doing enough to protect them from a harassment campaign that has subjected them to hateful comments and violent threats. These employees, many of whom volunteer as diversity advocates, say they’ve been targeted by some of their own coworkers for fighting to bring greater diversity to Google’s 78,000-plus staff of mostly white and Asian men. Their personal information and comments expressed in internal company forums have been leaked to the public and published on far-right websites, leading to mistreatment by online vigilantes. What’s more, they say they’ve been subjected to doxing on websites like 4Chan and Kiwi Farms after screenshots were included in the 161-page lawsuit Damore filed in January alleging Google discriminates against whites, conservatives and men.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Thank You for Tax Reform Fourth quarter GDP shows the economy needed a growth boost. (DIERSEN: In what ways does a growing economy help retired people? Retired people want a) lower inflation, lower medical and dental expenses, lower taxes and especially lower real estate taxes, etc. and b) higher interest rates.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/thank-you-for-tax-reform-1517009242
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Chinese Shoppers Splurge Again – Matthew Dalton (DIERSEN: What discourages you from splurging? Since 1997 and for the rest of my life, it is knowing that my Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of my 1997 salary in today’s dollars.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-shoppers-are-splurging-on-luxury-goods-again-1516962601
– My 10-Year Odyssey Through America’s Housing Crisis Misery over real estate hasn’t ended—2.5 million homes are still worth less than their mortgages. Here’s the story of one Wall Street Journal reporter’s upside-down American dream. – Ryan Dezember (DIERSEN: I have owned real estate since I was 24 years old in 1972. I should write a book about my real estate odyssey. Government should encourage homeownership.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/my-10-year-odyssey-through-americas-housing-crisis-1516981725
— At #MeToo U, the Faculty Loses Its Ideological Immunity A ‘down’ Marxist prof is accused of harassing ‘young women and gender nonconforming people.’ – Allen C. Guelzo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-metoo-u-the-faculty-loses-its-ideological-immunity-1517007716
— Congress Plans to Bolster Technical Training. But First: Safeguards As lawmakers push to bolster short-term training, some raise concerns about quality and unintended consequences – Michelle Hackman (DIERSEN: Were you considered to be 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). Further, my father had fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. I am sure that many thought that I would soon come down with type 1 diabetes too.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/congress-plans-to-bolster-technical-training-but-first-safeguards-1516975200

 

BLOOMBERG
— Sorry, Blue States: You Can’t Fix the Tax Bill In the end, federal deductibility changes maybe simply force New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to cut their rates to compete with red states. – Megan McArdle (DIERSEN: Are you one of those undeservedly filthy rich homeowners who pays more than $10,000 a year in real estate taxes and state income taxes? Has the Republican tax bill motivated you to force the school districts on your real estate tax bill and other taxing bodies to lower their tax levies? How are you going to respond a) to your school districts, b) to other taxing bodies, and c) to others when they demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being undeservedly filthy rich because you pay more than $10,000 a year in real estate taxes and state income taxes?)
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-26/sorry-blue-states-you-can-t-fix-the-tax-bill

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP Lawmakers Warm to White House Plan to Give Citizenship to 1.8M. Democrats and some conservatives criticized the proposal, but Republicans – including some immigration hawks – signaled openness to the plan.” Deamers and everyone else who will never vote for Trump or for any other Republican are overjoyed that Trump would give Dreamers the right to vote. Is Trump aware that ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at Dreamers and at everyone else that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things? Is Trump caving into the anti-Trumps? Is Trump throwing his supporters under the bus to curry favor with anti-Trumps who will never vote for him or any other Republican?
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2018-01-26/gop-lawmakers-warm-to-white-house-plan-to-give-citizenship-to-18m

 

THE DRIVE
— Casino Courier Crash Leaves Illinois Highway Covered in Thousands of Dollars in Cash Police say they’ve cleaned up all the money. We’re wondering if that’s true. – KYLE CHEROMCHA
http://www.thedrive.com/news/18004/casino-courier-crash-leaves-illinois-highway-covered-in-thousands-of-dollars-in-cash

 

FEDERAL NEW RADIO
— From janitor to Thrift Savings Plan millionaire – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: I put the maximum into the TSP from when it was first available in 1987 until my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997. In today’s dollars, between 1987 and 1997, my GAO salary increased from $96,403/year to $122,325/year.)
https://federalnewsradio.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2018/01/from-janitor-to-tsp-millionaire/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Thanks to the booming stock market, the miracle of compounding and a steady-as-she-goes investing plan, the number of federal workers and retirees with $1 million-plus Thrift Savings Plan accounts is rapidly expanding. Except for a relatively small number of political appointees (many successful lawyers named federal judges) most of the millionaires are rank-and-file civil servants who did it the old-fashioned way. They invested from day one, took advantage of the government’s generous 5 percent match and stuck with the C and S stock funds through good times and bad. They didn’t flinch during the Great Recession and kept on buying the C and S funds when they were on sale. One of the newest members of the Millionaires Club started out as a janitor at the Veterans Administration, spent 10 years in the Marine Corps and for the last 35-plus years has been a senior counsel at a federal agency. Here’s how he did it:)

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries promote Dreamers? ANSWER: Those that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/27/the-civil-rights-issue-of-our-time-how-dreamers-came-to-dominate-us-politics

 

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— Dreamers slam Trump’s “White Supremacist Ransom Note” – MARK GRUENBERG (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use anti-Whites to get rid of Trump and to get rid of Trump’s supporters.)
http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/dreamers-slam-trumps-white-supremacist-ransom-note/

January 26 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner, Ives should debate – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: If I was still the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, the organization would be hosting debates for a) Rauner v. Ives, b) Sanguinetti v. Morthland, c) Harold v. Grasso, d) Diganvker v. Jhingan, e) Stella v. Vlakancic, f) Minor v. Grant v. Byrne, g) Kinzler v. Orozco, h) Zito v. Khouri, i) Mendrick v. Bibbiano, j) Tornatore v. DeMichele v. Gavanes, k) Hart v. Abbott v. Tully, l) McGowen v. Almiron v. Eckhoff v. Zaruba v. Tatro v. Chinchilla, m) Wiley v. Zay v. McQuade, n) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidates, o) etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-sta-reeder-column-st-0128-20180126-story.html
— Rauner ignores questions about meeting on back porch of governor’s mansion – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-lawsuit-20180126-story.html
— Trump EPA pick for Chicago office wore false nose to help me beat driving test, daughter says – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-met-epa-cathy-stepp-0125-chicago-inc-20180125-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I failed my first driving test,” Hannah told Chicago Inc., repeating a story that she acknowledges she told the packed room of her mother’s staff Jan. 11. “My mom said, ‘You’re not going to fail it again!’ ” “She put on a disguise of a fake nose and sunglasses and went to the DMV and followed someone taking the driving portion of the test so that she could learn the route, and then we practiced it,” Hannah continued. “I didn’t fail the second time!” Stepp’s daughter said she took the test when she was 16, about seven years ago, which would place the time of the test to around the time Stepp was appointed to lead the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources by Gov. Scott Walker. Hannah said she did not know where her mother got the false nose but that she “always has it with her.” The speech went down well, Hannah thought. Not everyone in the room agreed. Though two EPA staffers Inc. spoke with both praised Hannah’s “poise” they were taken aback by the driving test story.)
— Debt payments, Icelandic adventures, car repairs: How area workers are spending their tax cut bonuses – Lauren Zumbach, Robert Channick and Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: Are you an “area worker?” I have not been an “area worker” since 1997.  Have you gotten a tax cut bonus? Of course, I have not.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-trump-tax-reform-bonuses-20180124-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner wins battle to have ex-business partner’s complaint sent to arbitration “Illinois policy strongly favors resolution of disputes by arbitration, particularly when prescribed broadly as it is here,” Judge David Atkins wrote. (DIERSEN: What do you base your opinion of arbitration on? I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 1998. I filed a lawsuit to get out of an bad arbitration clause in 1986 SEE: https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1975935/diersen-v-joe-keim-builders-inc/ An arbitrator ruled in my favor in Diersen v. IRS in the 1970s. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866 An arbitrator ruled in my favor in Diersen v. United States Post Office in the 1960s.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-wins-battle-to-have-ex-business-partners-complaint-sent-to-arbitration/
— Schakowsky will boycott Trump’s State of the Union speech Trump has “disrespected millions and millions of Americans and the presidency itself,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky D-Ill., told the Sun-Times.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/schakowsky-will-boycott-trumps-state-of-the-union-speech/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Roskam: Tax bill law modernizes rules, promotes growth – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Government should encourage home ownership. According to this article, “Critics say the tax law discourages homeownership and could decrease charitable giving because the higher standard deduction will lead fewer filers to itemize. To both of these, Roskam says the answer is economic growth, which he says the tax law will provide. The more the economy grows, the more money people have, they more likely they are to buy houses, he says. And the more money that people make, the more that they have to give.” But what about those, including retired people like the Diersens, who do not benefit from “economic growth?” It seems that the tax law encourages lower interest rates because it reduces the incentive to borrow money to buy/build a home. Young people, who typically are borrowers, benefit from low interest rates, while older people, who typically are savers, suffer from low interest rates.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180126/roskam-tax-bill-law-modernizes-rules-promotes-growth
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One immediate effect of the tax law sparked a flurry of suburban residents prepaying property taxes, in hopes the payments can be deducted under old rules. New rules cap the amount of state and local taxes that can be deducted at $10,000, and many in the 6th District pay more than that in property taxes alone. “The new law was silent as to the ability to prepay property taxes,” Roskam said, but he said he is working closely with the Internal Revenue Service and the House Ways and Means Committee to try to ensure people will see the advantage of early payment. Still, he said analyzing the whole array of changes, including a standard deduction increased to $24,000 for couples and a child tax credit doubled to $2,000, the law will produce positive results. He said a sample family in the 6th District — with a median income of $135,000 a year for a husband, wife and two children — is predicted to receive a $4,000 tax cut. “When you evaluate all of these things,” Roskam said, “even if the deductions go down, the way the rates are structured, it offers tax relief.” Critics say the tax law discourages homeownership and could decrease charitable giving because the higher standard deduction will lead fewer filers to itemize. To both of these, Roskam says the answer is economic growth, which he says the tax law will provide. The more the economy grows, the more money people have, they more likely they are to buy houses, he says. And the more money people make, the more they have to give. “We’re a generous country,” he said. “We celebrate this. We want a big civil society because we, as a country, have made a cultural decision as Americans that we highly value the nonprofit sector.”)
— 10th District congressional candidates sound off on immigration policies – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. If you are not going to defend and advance the Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold a government or political office as a Republican.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180126/10th-district-congressional-candidates-sound-off-on-immigration-policies
— West Chicago High School teachers authorize strike – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180126/west-chicago-high-school-teachers-authorize-strike

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s crafty DACA offer deserves a serious look.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180126/BLOGS02/180129911/trumps-crafty-daca-offer-deserves-a-serious-look
— Illinois ponders pension-fund moonshot: a $107B bond sale – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180126/NEWS02/180129902/illinois-ponders-pension-fund-moonshot-a-107b-bond-sale
— Why are local employers so darn stingy? – JOE CAHILL
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180126/ISSUE10/180129942
— Rauner and Emanuel, bury the hatchet and get to work for HQ2 – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180126/ISSUE07/180129933/rauner-and-emanuel-bury-the-hatchet-and-get-to-work-for-hq2

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Ives says that Obama never linked fatherless homes with gun violence.
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180126/fact-check-ives-says-she-shares-obamas-view-on-gun-violence

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— School conference costs McHenry County taxpayers $73,000, including parking
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/24/school-conference-costs-mchenry-county-taxpayers-73-000-including-parking/auou3nl/

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Gov. Replacing Longtime DCFS Watchdog After Report Critizing Agency – TONY ARNOLD
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-gov-replacing-longtime-dcfs-watchdog-after-report-critizing-agency

 

WGLT
— Progressives Use Cardboard Cutout Stunt To Critique Davis, LaHood – STUDENT REPORTER DANIA DE LA HOYA
http://wglt.org/post/progressives-use-cardboard-cutout-stunt-critique-davis-lahood#stream/0

 

BRUCE RAUNER
— Pritzker, Biss Call Each Other Insiders: Both Are Right (DIERSEN: Are you an insider? I certainly am not. I have never been an officer of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, or Illinois Republican Party (IRP). I have never been an IRP State Central Committee member. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRCC webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://www.brucerauner.com/news/pritzker-biss-call-each-other-insiders-both-are-right/

 

POLITIFACT ILLINOIS
— Illinois Rep. Jeanne Ives says she shares Obama’s view on gun violence – Brett Chase
http://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2018/jan/26/jeanne-ives/illinois-rep-says-she-shares-obamas-view-gun-viole/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Fortner in favor of bill allowing 5G wireless antennas in Illinois – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511322300-fortner-in-favor-of-bill-allowing-5g-wireless-antennas-in-illinois

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PROPOSED BILL WOULD PROHIBIT UNFUNDED MANDATES, REQUIRE REVENUE FOR ALL DISCRETIONARY SPENDING – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/proposed-bill-would-prohibit-unfunded-mandates-require-revenue-for-all-discretionary-spending/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— The audacity of broke – Austin Berg
https://www.ilnews.org/opinion/op-ed-the-audacity-of-broke/article_ce915100-01ea-11e8-b473-0fcb61109c28.html
— INN investigation: Some school districts prevented lavish spending at conference – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/schools/inn-investigation-some-school-districts-prevented-lavish-spending-at-conference/article_4a37b438-021e-11e8-97ea-4f1f881bb3f9.html

 

ILLINOIS CHRONICLE
— More Republicans lining up behind Rauner’s primary opponent
https://theillinoischronicle.com/more-republicans-lining-up-behind-rauners-primary-opponent/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEEMAN STAN BOND RESPONDS TO PARTY SPENDING ON SMEAR MAILERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/il-gop-committeeman-responds-to-party-spending-on-smear-mailers.html
— IVES GAINS ENDORSEMENT FROM GROWING NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN ELECTED OFFICIALS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/ives-gains-endorsement-from-growing-number-of-republican-elected-officials-.html
— IT’S A BAD THING TO BE OPPOSED TO ILLEGAL DRUGS? DEMOCRAT J.B. PRITZKER THINKS SO
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/now-its-a-bad-thing-to-be-opposed-to-drugs-democrat-jb-pritzker-thinks-so.html
— PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHUTTERS 32 OFFICES NATIONWIDE; OPENS NEW FACILITY IN FLOSSMOOR, IL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/planned-parenthood-shutters-32-offices-nationwide-opens-new-facility-in-flossmoor-il.html
— MAINSTREAM MEDIA MISLEAD ON NEW STUDY OF ILLINOIS PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT LAW
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/new-mainstream-media-mislead-on-new-study-of-illinois-parental-involvement-law.html
— ILLINOIS JUDGE REJECTS TRANSGENDER STUDENT’S DEMAND TO CHANGE IN GIRLS’ LOCKER ROOM
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/illinois-judge-rejects-transgender-students-demand-to-change-in-girls-locker-room.html
— THORNER: TAKE STOCK IN AMERICA: TRUMP’S WAY OF GOVERNING
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/01/thorner-take-stock-in-america-trumps-way-of-governing.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, in Chicago, in Cook County, and in Illinois, Democrats rely on illegals to stay in power.
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/26/another-way-illinois-could-lose-two-congressional-districts/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Ives says that Obama never linked fatherless homes with gun violence.
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/26/ives-claim-rated-false/
— Rauner vetoes booze license exemption bill
https://capitolfax.com/2018/01/26/rauner-vetoes-booze-license-exemption-bill/

 

BREITBART
— WH Cancels Scheduled Rollout of Citizenship for Illegal Aliens Plan – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/26/wh-cancels-scheduled-rollout-of-citizenship-for-illegal-aliens-plan/
— Schumer Pockets White House Amnesty Giveaway, Demands More Concessions – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Who “represents” you and those who share your demographics? How much have they given away to those who disapprove of your demographics? Ever-increasingly, those who “represent” members of Group B give away much to members of Group A. 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://www.breitbart.com/economics/2018/01/26/sen-schumer-pockets-white-house-amnesty-plan-wants-more/
— Critics: WH Amnesty Plan Is the ‘Self-Impeachment Act of 2018’ – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: One could argue that the more that Trump does to dump his supporters, the less likely that anti-Trumps will impeach him.)
http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/01/26/critics-wh-amnesty-plan-self-impeachment-act-2018/
— Senate Report: Americans Bought Nearly $800 Million in Chinese Fentanyl Opioid Online – EDWIN MORA
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/01/26/senate-report-americans-bought-nearly-800-million-chinese-fentanyl-opioid-online/

 

GOPUSA
— Half of U.S. voters see FBI as crooked
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=37885
— Students quizzed on ‘Pyramid of White Supremacy’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=37614

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— One-time Trump Allies to Fight Him on Amnesty For DACA ‘Dreamers’ Immigration hawks feel betrayed by the president’s negotiating offer for 1.8 million people in the U.S. illegally – Brendan Kirby
https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/onetime-trump-allies-to-fight-him-on-amnesty/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— GOP Lawmakers Split Over Trump’s Latest Immigration Plan – Rachel del Guidice
http://dailysignal.com/2018/01/26/gop-lawmakers-split-trumps-latest-immigration-plan/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Seven Quotes On Jews, Gays And White People From Louis Farrakhan, Tied To Obama – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/26/louis-farrakhan-barack-obama-nation-of-islam/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Amnesty Disaster – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/27284

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— No, Rahm Emanuel, Trump isn’t bullying you — he’s just enforcing immigration law – Margot Cleveland
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/no-rahm-emanuel-trump-isnt-bullying-you-hes-just-enforcing-immigration-law/article/2647208

 

THE HILL
— Trump immigration plan hits wall of opposition – SCOTT WONG AND RAFAEL BERNAL
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/370920-trump-immigration-plan-hits-wall-of-opposition
— Former GOP rep Joe Walsh: If there is nothing to hide, why does Trump try to fire everyone? – JOHN BOWDEN
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/370850-joe-walsh-if-trump-did-nothing-wrong-why-does-he-try-to-fire

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Judge dismisses lawsuit against Rauner, orders arbitration (DIERSEN: What do you base your opinion of arbitration on? I have been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 1998. I filed a lawsuit to get out of an bad arbitration clause in 1986 SEE: https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1975935/diersen-v-joe-keim-builders-inc/ An arbitrator ruled in my favor in Diersen v. IRS in the 1970s. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866 An arbitrator ruled in my favor in Diersen v. United States Post Office in the 1960s.)
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-against-rauner-orders-arbitration/

 

REUTERS
— New York, New Jersey, Connecticut to sue over federal tax law – Stephanie Kelly (DIERSEN: What percent of the homeowners in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois pay more than $10,000 a year in SALT taxes? What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that if you pay more than $10,000 in SALT taxes a year, a) you are undeservedly filthy rich and b) you should pay more federal income tax?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-states-coalition/new-york-new-jersey-connecticut-to-sue-over-federal-tax-law-idUSKBN1FF273?il=0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The governors said during a call with reporters that the bill unfairly affects their states with its repeal of state and local tax deductibility, the first federal double taxation in U.S. history. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there were “very strong” arguments that the bill violates states’ rights as well as the Equal Protection clause in the U.S. Constitution. “The top 12 states that get hurt (by the bill) coincidentally all happen to be Democratic states,” Cuomo said, adding he had spoken with California Governor Jerry Brown about potential actions against the bill. The sweeping Republican tax bill signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump introduced a $10,000 cap on deductions of state and local income and property taxes, known as SALT. The SALT provision will affect many taxpayers in states with high incomes, property values and taxes, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California.)

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump drags GOP to war on legal immigration.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-drags-gop-war-legal-immigration-n841026

 

CBS NEWS
— Retirement planning for middle-income workers – STEVE VERNON (DIERSEN: Are you retired? How much have you had to reduce your living expenses? My $51,864 Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of my $125,325 GAO salary in today’s dollars.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/retirement-planning-for-middle-income-workers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recent study by the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL), in collaboration with the Society of Actuaries (SOA), identifies the following retirement planning decisions as having the biggest financial impact on middle-income workers: . . . Managing and reducing living expenses, specifically housing, transportation and medical costs.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Immigration proposal contains bitter pills for both sides.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/immigration-proposal-contains-bitter-pills-for-both-sides/2018/01/26/5e66a47c-024c-11e8-9d31-d72cf78dbeee_story.html?utm_term=.63eb6578c75c
— How to work for a president who loathes the civil service – Nancy McEldowney (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/how-to-work-for-a-president-who-hates-the-civil-service/2018/01/26/34dbe95c-0204-11e8-bb03-722769454f82_story.html

 

PBS
— White House immigration plan sparks criticism from top Democrats, some conservatives – AP
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/white-house-immigration-plan-sparks-criticism-from-top-democrats-some-conservatives

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— GAO Will Probe ‘Fake Comments’ to Regulatory Agencies – Charles S. Clark
http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2018/01/gao-will-probe-fake-comments-regulatory-agencies/145481/

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— The trait happy federal agencies have in common – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the agency’s employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran told them that they would be much happier if the agency got rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2018/01/26/the-trait-happy-federal-agencies-have-in-common/

 

GM AUTHORITY
— National Corvette Museum Sees Increased Attendance For Third Year In A Row – FRANCISCO CRUZ
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2018/01/national-corvette-museum-sees-increased-attendance-for-third-year-in-a-row/

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Who Will Defeat Governor Rauner? – Terry Cosgrove, President and CEO, Personal PAC
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/VOIEWPOINT-Who-Will-Defeat-Governor-Rauner/61720.html