December 15 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you say anything critical about immigration, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-tucker-carlson-immigrants-20181215-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ald. Marty Quinn withdraws controversial ballot challenge against teen contender – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ald-marty-quinn-withdraws-controversial-ballot-challenge-against-teen-contender/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Residents leaving Illinois will not be charged a fee – Bob Oswald (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time TO LEAVE ILLINOIS.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181215/facts-matter-residents-leaving-illinois-will-not-be-charged-a-fee-
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump floats fictions about the border.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20181215/news/312159960/

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Progressive income tax easier said than done – BGA
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20181215/progressive-income-tax-easier-said-than-done

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— OUTSTANDING: Medical officials oppose effort to legalize recreational use of marijuana – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20181215/medical-officials-oppose-effort-to-legalize-recreational-use-of-marijuana
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: While he was governor, Rauner took anti-religious, anti-conservative, and anti-Republican actions, but those in Illinois who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican voted for Pritzker anyway.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20181215/local-business-notes-imas-baise-offers-views-on-states-business-climate-politics
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The Republican Party needs to reflect the values of center-right voters, who I believe are a majority of voters in this state, utilizing issues of fiscal conservatism, trying to solve our pension problem, working on issues like improving education and our property tax issues,” Baise said. ” … If we’re going to continue to have arguments over whether or not you’re pro-life or pro-choice, whether or not you’re pro-gay marriage or anti-gay marriage, the majority of voters are going to turn their back on you.” Baise characterized his approach as pragmatic, focused on totally on winning. While not getting into specifics, Baise said the party should run candidates who have the ability to win over the majority of voters in the state and allow for differences of opinion on certain issues, like abortion. “Unless you can be elected, you can’t govern,” Baise said. “You can stand up and stay I’m right about this issue, you can scream from your lungs. But if you’re a backbencher, if you’re in the minority, if you’re out of power, you can’t anything done. So it should be in the mold of someone who can get 50.1 percent of the vote.”)

 

PAXTON RECORD
— ‘Mega Town Hall’ event to replace Ford County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in 2019 – Will Brumleve
http://www.paxtonrecord.net/news/2018-12-15/mega-town-hall-event-replace-ford-county-republican-lincoln-day-dinner-2019.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— 13-year-old brings pot brownies to school
https://foxillinois.com/news/offbeat/13-year-old-brings-pot-brownies-to-school-12-15-2018

 

TOWNHALL
— Hating The President Is Not a Strategy, As Bill Kristol Just Learned – Jeff Ballabon
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffballabon/2018/12/15/hating-the-president-is-not-a-strategy-as-bill-kristol-just-learned-n2537512

 

BREITBART
— Women’s March Leaders Face Anti-Semitic, Corruption Charges Ahead of Second Anti-Trump Event – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/15/womens-march-leaders-face-anti-semitic-corruption-charges-second-anti-trump-event/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Does Freedom of Religion Mean Satanic Displays in State Capitols? – E. Jeffrey Ludwig
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/does_freedom_of_religion_mean_satanic_displays_in_state_capitols.html
— Someone needs to be charged in migrant child’s desert death, and it’s not the lawmen – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/someone_needs_to_be_charged_in_migrant_childs_desert_death_and_its_not_the_lawmen.html

 

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Democrats Politicize And Criminalize Even Your Very Thoughts – Dave King
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2018/12/democrats-politicize-and-criminalize-even-your-very-thoughts/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— CNN Gives Liberal Activist Forum to Bash Trump on Migrant Child Death – Brad Wilmouth
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brad-wilmouth/2018/12/15/cnn-gives-liberal-activist-forum-bash-trump-child-death
— NY Times Blames ‘Hard-Line Immigration Enforcement’ for Migrant Girl’s Death – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2018/12/15/ny-times-blames-hard-line-immigration-enforcement-migrant-girls

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Paul Ryan Pushing Through Thousands Of Irish Visas Before Leaving Office The House speaker previously blocked efforts to help Dreamers. – Andy McDonald
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/speaker-paul-ryan-pushing-through-thousands-of-irish-visas-before-leaving-office_us_5c154703e4b009b8aea7c0fa

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you say anything critical about immigration, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/15/tucker-carlson-said-immigration-makes-america-dirtier-so-an-advertiser-took-action/

 

MOTLEY FOOL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/12/15/the-next-3-states-to-legalize-recreational-pot.aspx

 

DAILY MAIL
— The dawn raiders: Dozens of migrants attempt early-morning clamber over Mexico border fence after Trump stepped up patrols and shut down Tijuana crossing to block ‘very bad thugs’ reaching US soil – MIRANDA ALDERSLEY
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6498919/Migrants-attempt-early-morning-clamber-Mexico-border-Trump-shut-crossing.html

December 15 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Mendoza Calls Preckwinkle a ‘Bully’ Over Petition Challenges – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/susana-mendoza-toni-preckwinkle-spar-over-petition-challenges-502822572.html

 

CBS2
— GOP Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Legislation Limiting Powers Of Incoming Democrats – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/12/14/gop-wisconsin-gov-scott-walker-signs-legislation-limiting-powers-of-incoming-democrats/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Papadopoulos, fresh out of prison, announces run for Congress – Mitchell Armentrout (DIERSEN: Where is the nearest “little Republican enclave” to where you live?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/george-papadopoulos-congress-california-russia/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He told the British newspaper that since he and wife Simona Mangiante have moved to Los Angeles, “I just have to find a little Republican enclave somewhere in this part of the country and run there.” He also claimed political donors have already been in touch with him about his Orange County bid. Under the law, Papdopoulos’ felony conviction doesn’t preclude him from running for federal office.)
— Put the health of kids before revenues when it comes to legalizing pot – Jerald McNair, Homewood
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/marijuana-legalization-schools-taxes-mexico-wall/
— Latinos gain clout in new Congress – AP (DIERSEN: How much clout do those who share your demographics have in a) the world, b) America, c) Illinois, d) your county, e) your township/ward, and f) your municipality?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/their-numbers-growing-latinos-gain-clout-new-congress/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/pot-topics-rahm-emanuel-pensions-congress-marijuana-cannabis-legalize-hemp/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs bill reducing office’s power, slashing early voting ahead of Dems taking over – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-wisconsin-republican-governor-powers-20181214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting religious people to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-immigration-posada-chicago-20181214-story.html
— City’s restaurant boom, tough immigration policies create kitchen labor crunch: ‘There’s just not enough people’ – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (DIERSEN: I washed dishes part-time for the minimum wage 1964-1966 while was in high school. If there had been as many illegals back then as there are now, an illegal would have had that job. With money that I earned/saved from that job, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-restaurant-hiring-challenges-20181213-story.html
— Planning to give 23andMe or AncestryDNA kits this Christmas? Read this first. – Lisa Schencker (DIERSEN: What if I had claimed Swedish ancestry? What is your national origin? During the 1840s and 1850s, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany. Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, according to http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece. What if I had claimed Swedish ancestry?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-genetic-tests-for-christmas-1216-story.html

 

HERALD REVIEW
— Hybrid-electric car fee an idea worth considering – Editorial
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-hybrid-electric-car-fee-an-idea-worth-considering/article_d845a4d7-3b8d-5c4e-8206-f36e253d3d66.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois does it our way – Rich Miller
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/editorial/miller-illinois-does-it-our-way/article_5860f889-af19-5025-8fe0-7152664c0db3.html

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— If court won’t change, change the court – Jim Nowlan
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/jim-nowlan-if-court-won-t-change-change-the-court/article_c0072e20-fe3d-11e8-9c63-17b2294065fa.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Elmhurst moves toward increase in tax levy Possible 1.3 percent hike based on library board decision – MARY STROKA
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/12/06/elmhurst-moves-toward-increase-in-tax-levy/ahayqit/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— In Trying To Replace Himself On Ballot, Critics (Ives and Barickman) Say Rauner ‘Cheated Republicans’ – BRIAN MACKEY
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/trying-replace-himself-ballot-critics-say-rauner-cheated-republicans#stream/0

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— 10 people could have records expunged thanks to Gov. Rauner (DIERSEN: What do you want expunged from your record? I want the following to be expunged from my employment record: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, 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 a $19,203 (26%) 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.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/10-people-could-have-records-expunged-thanks-to-gov-rauner

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Jan Shaw urges taxpayers to voice opinions on new Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 school – Kyla Asbury
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511646183-constituent-urges-taxpayers-to-voice-opinions-on-new-school

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Left-Wing Mayor Wants to Trade Addictions for Revenue – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/12/left-wing-mayor-wants-to-trade-addictions-for-revenue/
— New School Resource Officer Data Shows Increase in Teen Marijuana Use in Illinois – Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
https://illinoisfamily.org/marijuana-2/new-school-resource-officer-data-shows-increase-in-teen-marijuana-use-in-illinois/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— For the Love of Marriage – Jonathan Lewis
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/for-the-love-of-marriage/
— GOP Fails Pro-Life Voters by Refusing to Defund Planned Parenthood – Carly Hoilman
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/12/gop-fails-pro-life-voters-by-refusing-to-defund-planned-parenthood/

 

GOPUSA
— Women’s March leaders blame bigotry for group’s issues
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60982

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— Kinzinger, Yoder, Cubelo, Stefanik want ‘autopsy’ to determine reasons for heavy Republican losses in House – LINDSAY WISE (DIERSEN: Who wants an autopsy to determine reasons why Republican candidates lost in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct? From what I see, the main reason was Democrat success in a) promoting hatred of Trump and b) getting voters to punish Trump by voting for Democrats. But did Democrats have those successes?)
https://www.mcclatchydc.com/latest-news/article223126270.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The letter asks the next NRCC chairman, Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer, to undertake “a thorough, transparent autopsy of NRCC operations to formally analyze what went wrong, what lessons were learned — including those learned from the successful efforts of our Democratic counterparts — and what will be done to better support the next generation of Republican congressional candidates.” The autopsy should include everything from decision making to data, fundraising and polling to messaging and voter targeting, the letter says.)

 

CNN
— Mattis writes letter of recommendation for Reince Priebus to join the Navy – Sophie Tatum (DIERSEN: What is your “field of experience?” Mine is auditing federal agencies. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/politics/mattis-priebus-navy/index.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The process allows for career professionals to contribute their field’s experience, but in the capacity of serving in the US military, and those accepted will generally go to Newport, Rhode Island, for two weeks of training.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— After Parkland, a New Surge in State Gun Control Laws – MAGGIE ASTOR and KARL RUSSELL
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/14/us/politics/gun-control-laws.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Former Trump chief of staff Reince Priebus selected to join Navy with backing from Mattis – Dan Lamothe (DIERSEN: What human resources training do you have? Human resources was my area of concentration for my bachelor’s degree from NIU in 1970 and for my MBA from Loyola in 1976.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/former-trump-chief-of-staff-reince-priebus-selected-to-join-navy-with-backing-from-mattis/2018/12/14/b12c269e-ffb4-11e8-83c0-b06139e540e5_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Navy review board reviewed 42 candidates this month and “professionally recommended” Priebus and four others to join the service through a competitive direct-commission program for human resources officers, the memo said. Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey, a Navy spokesman, confirmed in a statement Friday evening that Priebus was recently selected and said that Priebus is “currently moving towards earning a commission as an ensign,” an entry-level officer. Anyone over the age of 42 needs a waiver to join as an officer and has to sign an agreement in which they acknowledge potential limitations on their career. . .Priebus was spotted at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland in July while considering joining the Navy Reserve and was open to doing legal work, human resources or intelligence, Politico reported at the time.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GM Says 2,700 Workers Slated for Layoffs Can Transfer – Mike Colias (DIERSEN: Federal employees can apply to transfer between federal agencies. If their application is approved, they transfer with them their federal seniority, unused vacation days, and unused sick days. But those who transfer should expect to be despised if not hated by those who work for the agency that they transfer to. I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were furious that I transferred with me almost 12 years (almost 3 years with the Post Office and almost 9 years with IRS) of federal seniority, 30 unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days. They were beyond furious that I started earning 26 vacation days a year in 1984 and that I got full-time federal service credit while I worked for the Post Office even though I worked only part-time. They were overjoyed that my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer. GAO audits IRS. They viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned what I had learned a) by working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880, b) by passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) by earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and d) by earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. They would not have done the aforesaid if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-says-2-700-workers-slated-for-layoffs-can-transfer-11544802691

 

NEWSWEEK
— Working-Class Hero: Does Sherrod Brown Have the Recipe to Beat Donald Trump in 2020? – NINA BURLEIGH
https://www.newsweek.com/2018/12/21/2020-elections-sherrod-brown-democrats-trump-1255743.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: A lifelong champion of the pro-labor left who started out in Ohio’s legislature in the 1970s, Brown is a champion of workers and a proponent of stricter regulations on Wall Street. But, like Trump, he is critical of trade deals like NAFTA and supports some tariffs. He campaigned in Ohio on what he terms the “dignity of work,” a political philosophy and a wide-ranging set of pro-labor policies. He advertises that he wears suits made within 10 miles of his house in Cleveland and drives an American-made Jeep Cherokee.)

December 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois Republicans stunned after Gov. Rauner admits to recruiting 4 others to run in November gubernatorial race – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-gop-stunned-after-rauner-admits-to-recruiting-4-others-to-run-for-governor/4900233/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison, a leading state Republican, is now calling for an emergency meeting of the State Central Committee to address what the Rauner revelation, which he and others are calling a deeply troubling matter. In a statement, he said: “I personally asked the Governor on two separate occasions before the Primary if he was committed to his re-election. Both times, to my face, he made clear that he was all in – not only for himself but for all statewide candidates…this private surrender by Bruce Rauner shows a lack of loyalty, integrity, and character.” Rauner is being accused of betraying the party. “Stunned and even more disappointed, I didn’t think I could be more disappointed or betrayed because I think that the Governor really betrayed everybody in the party and by extension everyone in the state,” said Chris Robling, a Republican strategist. Sources said that Rauner approached his attorney general candidate Erika Harold the day after the state fair in August, less than three months before the election, and asked her to take his place on the ballot. “It appears in this case he wasn’t really into it and he got more and more out of it the longer the campaign went on,” Robling said. Rauner had also asked then-state Sen. Karen McConnaughay to do the same in April. McConnaughay said first lady Diana Rauner approached her with a similar request the year before. The fallout has Republicans frustrated and angry. “What happened at the top of the ticket brought us down across the whole state, we lost a whole lot of state legislative seats because of what he did and that’s what really hurts, because now Madigan has a super majority and we can’t stop him,” said Chris Cleveland, chairman of the Chicago Republican Party. The chairman of the state Republican Party Tim Schneider said in a statement that “Neither myself nor the staff at the Illinois Republican Party had any knowledge of the discussions Governor Rauner had regarding his candidacy.” Other Republicans are not only shocked by what the governor did, but that he publicly admitted it.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— McConnaughay told Rauner he couldn’t pick his own replacement on ballot – Jake Griffin (DIERSEN: What if Rauner had withdrawn and Ives had been selected to fill the vacancy? The Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) fills vacancies by weighted vote when candidates withdraw in statewide races. In the 2004 Illinois U.S. Senate race, I attended all the IRP SCC meetings that were open to the press that resulted in the IRP SCC selecting Alan Keyes to replace Jack Ryan who had withdrawn. I unsuccessfully urged the IRP SCC to select Jim Oberweis because Oberweis had received the second most votes in the primary. Steve Rauschenberger had received the third most votes and Andy McKenna the fourth most. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_United_States_Senate_election_in_Illinois At that time, I was the GOPUSA Illinois Editor, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Vice-Chairman, a Republican Precinct Committeeman, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181214/mcconnaughay-told-rauner-he-couldnt-pick-his-own-replacement-on-ballot
— New DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek drops lawsuit to get records from election commission – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181214/new-dupage-county-clerk-drops-lawsuit-to-get-records-from-election-commission
— District 304 board approves five-year contract with teacher raises totaling 19.6 percent – Justin Kmitch (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1986-1997 as a GS-13 Analyst, in today’s dollars, because of step increases, my salary increased from $96,403 to $125,325, or by 30%. During that time, became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997. In 1997, after taking graduate courses since 1992, I earned a masters’ degree in financial markets and trading from IIT. I worked on audits of a) IRS 1986-1988, b) Department of Defense and Railroad Retirement Board in 1989, and c) federal financial industry regulators 1990-1997.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181214/district-304-board-approves-five-year-contract-with-teacher-raises-totaling-196-percent
– Wheaton middle schooler charged with false threat to the school – Justin Kmitch
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181213/wheaton-middle-schooler-charged-with-false-threat-to-the-school
— Chicago man held on $500,000 bail in Wheaton carjacking – Justin Kmitch
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181214/chicago-man-held-on-500000-bail-in-wheaton-carjacking

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sensing defeat, Rauner admits seeking other candidates to replace him on ballot – Alexandra Arriaga
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sensing-defeat-rauner-admits-seeking-other-candidates-to-replace-him-on-ballot/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Indeed, officials said if Rauner had relinquished the nomination, the GOP state central committee would have had eight days to name a replacement, according to State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich. “Obviously, he could have recommended a preferred replacement, but the decision would have had to be made by the Republican state central committee,” Dietrich said. McConnaughey said Rauner’s tactic was similar to his style of governing. “He tried to end his career as governor the same way he got into it — always this idea he would strong-arm it,” she said. “He never respected the fact that there’s a process to governing. Never accepted responsibility for mistakes he made, always [House Speaker Michael] Madigan or someone else’s fault.” She added: “The Republicans could have and should have had a better candidate. He didn’t bring the kind of energy to the race that was necessary.” During the interview, Rauner also blamed President Trump as a “contributing factor” in his 16-point loss to Pritzker. He believes his chances to stay in office would have been better if Democrat Hillary Clinton had won.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Under the Dome Podcast: Rauner tried to drop out of governors race
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20181214/under-dome-podcast-rauner-tried-to-drop-out-of-governors-race

 

WGLT
— Barickman: Rauner Bailout Attempt Tried To Cheat Voters – CHARLIE SCHLENKER
http://www.wglt.org/post/barickman-rauner-bailout-attempt-tried-cheat-voters#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Barickman said the report just makes you scratch your head and shake it negatively. “First of all, it’s not the way the process works. Incumbent governors don’t get to select their replacement,” said Barickman. Rauner reportedly asked four different people to take the job of running for governor as late as August. “It’s disingenuous at best. Most importantly it cheats Republican voters from their opportunity to have a say in this. And that’s their voice that gets shut out,” said Barickman. Barickman said this shows Rauner’s failure to understand the political and legislative processes.)

 

WSPY NEWS
— Karen McConnaughay, Former St. Charles Sen., Kane Board Chair Among 4 That Rauner Sought to Replace Himself With Projecting Re-Election Loss
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/former-st-charles-sen-kane-board-chair-among-that-rauner/article_ea118366-ffa8-11e8-8a84-bfe47379964b.html
— McConnaughay on Declining Rauner Request for Gubernatorial Run: ‘Process is Everything in Government, Politics’
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/mcconnaughay-on-declining-rauner-request-for-gubernatorial-run-process-is/article_ea118366-ffa8-11e8-8a84-bfe47379964b.html

 

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Sean Morrison slams Governor Rauner for abandoning GOP
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2018/12/14/sean-morrison-slams-governor-rauner-for-abandoning-gop/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Cook County Commissioner and County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison issued the following statement: To learn yesterday that Bruce Rauner secretly tried to abdicate his candidacy – on several occasions – is an affront to everyone in the Illinois Republican Party and the entire State of Illinois. It is an egregious betrayal of trust that countless members of the Republican Party placed in him, and that 1.7 Million residents of Illinois had when they cast their vote for him in November. I personally asked the Governor on two separate occasions before the Primary if he was committed to his re-election. Both times, to my face, he made clear that he was all in – not only for himself but for all Statewide candidates. We now know, by his own admission, that he deceived me and others. Evidently, the deception didn’t end there. After the primary, Bruce explicitly promised a statewide absentee ballot and early voting program to boost Republican turnout. Was the program ever implemented? No. And his answer to questions about this program’s failure was nothing more than continued excuses. . .As a Republican elected official and a member of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, this kind of betrayal and deception is totally unacceptable and has no place within our party. For this reason, I will call for an emergency meeting of the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee to address this deeply troubling matter and to immediately forge a plan forward to rebuild our party as one that will fight for the working families of Illinois and will challenge Illinois Democratic Party policies that have forced our state into economic peril.)

 

WINNETKA PATCH
— Gov. Rauner Says He Tried To Drop Out Of Race, Handpick Successor The outgoing governor said he tried to recruit four Republicans to replace him on the ballot but they all rejected him. – Jonah Meadows
https://patch.com/illinois/winnetka/gov-rauner-says-he-tried-drop-out-race-handpick-successor

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Rauner ‘tried to get out of being the governor,’ sought replacements post-primary – Greg Bishop & Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/opponents-slam-rauner-following-revelation-he-sought-others-to-take/article_4e5136ca-ffca-11e8-a62a-37ef9654d541.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While such a move would have been unusual, the Illinois State Board of Elections said it’s possible to replace a candidate on the ballot if they want to step down, as Rauner indicated earlier this week he wanted to do. “If Rauner had relinquished the nomination, the GOP state central committee would have had eight days following his withdrawal to name a replacement,” ISBE spokesman Matt Dietrich said. “And this would need to happen at least 15 days before the general election for Rauner’s name to be removed and replaced with the new candidate’s name.” State Rep. Jeanne Ives, who lost to Rauner in the March primary by 2.8 percent, said there was talk about a switch in some GOP circles. She said radio host Dan Proft, a former Republican candidate for governor, had mentioned it. She also said she’d be surprised if party officials didn’t know Rauner had considered leaving the race. “They knew that Rauner was not in for the fight,” said Ives, R-Wheaton. “There’s no doubt in my mind that they knew he asked others to run. [Schneider] can say what he wants to all day long, I do not believe him.” McConnaughay said she didn’t know if GOP officials were aware Rauner wanted someone else to take over in the race against Pritzker. “I only know what I know and I’m not interested in engaging in conspiracy theories, I’ll leave that to Representative Ives,” McConnaughay said. Ives called for Schneider to step down as the party’s leader. She said the GOP leadership “has failed to provide a necessary contrast to the horrible policies of the Democrats and their corrupt dealings.”)

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN RESPONDS TO RAUNER’S POST-ELECTION COMMENTS; CALLS FOR EMERGENCY IL GOP MEETING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/cook-county-gop-chairman-responds-to-rauners-post-election-comments-calls-for-emergency-il-gop-meeti.html


— RAUNER REVEALS HE DIDN’T WANT TO RUN AGAIN IN 2018, BEGGED FOUR OTHERS TO TAKE HIS PLACE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/rauner-reveals-he-didnt-want-to-run-again-in-2018-begged-four-others-to-take-his-place.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Morrison wants emergency meeting of ILGOP – McConnaughay explains – Schneider responds *** Rauner says he tried to drop out of race after primary
https://capitolfax.com/2018/12/14/rauner-says-he-tried-to-drop-out-of-race-after-primary/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider: Neither myself nor the staff at the Illinois Republican Party had any knowledge of the discussions Governor Rauner had regarding his candidacy.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago’s next mayor is key to political fate of South Suburban Airport – Ted Slowik
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-slowik-south-suburban-airport-st-1216-story.html

 

WLS AM
— Pritzker: Emanuel’s pension plan is not “viable” – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/12/14/pritzker-emanuels-pension-plan-is-not-viable/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Attorney for Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer Refuses to Follow Court Order to Reveal Identities of Originators of Smear Mail, But Admits She Now Represents “s/he/the[m]”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/12/14/attorney-for-jack-franks-allys-printer-refuses-to-follow-court-order-to-reveal-identities-of-originators-of-smear-mail/
— Capitol Fax Picks McSweeney as GOP State Rep. of the Year
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/12/13/capitol-fax-picks-mcsweeney-as-gop-state-rep-of-the-year/

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— State Board of Elections asked to investigate Underwood’s voting history – W.J. Kennedy
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/511669527-state-board-of-elections-asked-to-investigate-underwood-s-voting-history

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives predicts rise in Geneva property taxes to meet teacher demands – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511669612-ives-predicts-rise-in-geneva-property-taxes-to-meet-teacher-demands

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— As Labor Market Tightens, Women Are Moving Into Male-Dominated Jobs Widening opportunities do not automatically translate into better pay or a decline in gender discrimination. – Jed Kolko and Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: As all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will attest to, all the jobs that I had were BAD jobs, jobs that were so BAD that qualified Democrats, qualified minorities, qualified women, qualified younger people, and qualified veterans did not want them. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/upshot/as-labor-market-tightens-women-are-moving-into-male-dominated-jobs.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump routinely says things that aren’t true. Few Americans believe him.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/politics/political-knowledge-poll-trump-falsehoods/

 

FORBES
— The Federal Employee Pay Penalty: 31% Less Than State and Local Government Workers. Really? – Andrew Biggs (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbiggs/2018/12/14/the-federal-employee-pay-penalty-31-less-than-state-and-local-government-workers-really/#449726c562e5

 

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— 86% Of Government Spending Is Now On Autopilot
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/federal-spending-budget-deficits/

December 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Sensing re-election loss, Gov. Bruce Rauner looked to replace himself on Nov. 6 ballot – Mike Riopell and Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: According to Greg Bishop, Ives “said there’s no doubt in her mind GOP leadership in Illinois knew about this and ‘let this go on.’ She demanded top leadership step down.” One could ask Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Chairman Tim Schneider and each of the IRP State Central Committee members when did they first learn of this?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-pritzker-trump-governors-meeting-20181213-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Republican state Sen. Karen McConnaughay of St. Charles acknowledged to the Tribune that she was recruited by Rauner in mid-April, about a month after he defeated GOP primary challenger state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton by just 3 percentage points. Sources said Rauner’s recruitment effort also included Todd Ricketts, a member of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs who is now finance chairman of the Republican National Committee; and Erika Harold, an Urbana attorney who at the time was the GOP nominee for attorney general. She ultimately lost to Democratic state Sen. Kwame Raoul. A source close to Harold said Rauner contacted her about replacing him on the ticket in August, mere months before the general election.)
— 3 DuPage County Board members want to end prayer at start of meetings – Suzanne Baker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-county-board-prayer-st-1214-story.html
— Former Kane County sheriff left office with $309K deficit and stopped reporting finances in August, new sheriff says – Gloria Casas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-kane-sheriff-budget-deficit-st-1214-story.html

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Rauner tells Chicago TV he sought others to run in his place, blames Trump for re-election loss – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/rauner-tells-chicago-tv-he-sought-others-to-run-in/article_69735202-ffa3-11e8-b4d4-23a2c5afe9f5.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ives said she was not one of the four asked. “It was obvious from the beginning that he was not serious about winning the race so he destroyed Republicans up and down the ticket by not bowing out politely and letting someone else take the lead,” Ives said. She said there’s no doubt in her mind GOP leadership in Illinois knew about this and “let this go on.” She demanded top leadership step down. “It’s really unfortunate for everybody involved in politics who now completely understand that [Rauner] essentially bought his race and then lied down to the Democrats and was never going to be the watchdog that we need in the face of Pritzker’s tax increase and increased spending that will drive Illinois to the brink of disaster,” Ives said.)
— Highest-in-the-nation cellphone taxes disproportionately hurt poor Illinoisans – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/report-highest-in-the-nation-cellphone-taxes-disproportionately-hurt-poor/article_db1d345e-fee0-11e8-91d5-33331895be0d.html
— Not all suburban mayors on board with Emanuel’s state gas tax hike proposal – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/statewide/not-all-suburban-mayors-on-board-with-emanuel-s-state/article_f8318532-ff0c-11e8-90a7-475dafe33ac2.html

 

BREITBART
— Bruce Rauner Reveals He Tried to Recruit Other Candidates to Run for Governor of Illinois – Joel B. Pollak
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/14/bruce-rauner-reveals-he-tried-to-recruit-other-candidates-to-run-for-governor-of-illinois/
— Sarah Sanders: ‘Democrats Have to Decide if They Love Our Country More Than They Hate This President’ – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/12/13/sarah-sanders-democrats-have-to-decide-if-they-love-our-country-more-than-they-hate-this-president/
— Facebook’s ‘Fact Checkers’ Increasingly Alienated — ‘They Threw Us Under the Bus,’ Used Us for ‘Crisis PR’ – Charlie Nash (DIERSEN: What are your qualifications to be 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. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/13/report-facebooks-fact-checkers-increasingly-alienated-they-threw-us-under-the-bus-used-us-for-crisis-pr/

 

NBC5
— JB Pritzker Joins Fellow Governors in Meeting With President Trump
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/jb-pritzker-joins-fellow-governors-meets-president-donald-trump-502748281.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pragmatic Pritzker, a Trump basher, meets with president at the White House – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pragmatic-jb-pritzker-donald-trump-basher-meets-president-white-house/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago doesn’t need to gamble on pension bonds Selling debt is a short-term fix that could exacerbate a challenging long-term problem. – BRIAN CHAPPATTA
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/chicago-doesnt-need-gamble-pension-bonds

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sensing re-election loss, Rauner looked to replace himself on Nov. 6 ballot – Mike Riopell and Rick Pearson
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20181213/sensing-re-election-loss-rauner-looked-to-replace-himself-on-nov-6-ballot

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Republican state Sen. Karen McConnaughay of St. Charles acknowledged to the Tribune that she was recruited by Rauner in mid-April, about a month after he defeated GOP primary challenger state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton by just 3 percentage points. Sources said Rauner’s recruitment effort also included Todd Ricketts, a member of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs who is now finance chairman of the Republican National Committee; and Erika Harold, an Urbana attorney who at the time was the GOP nominee for attorney general. She ultimately lost to Democratic state Sen. Kwame Raoul. A source close to Harold said Rauner contacted her about replacing him on the ticket in August, mere months before the general election.)

 

CHICAGO NOW
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Why The Outlook Is So Poor For The Chicago Area Real Estate Market – Gary Lucido (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats and RINOs in Lake County, in McHenry County, in Kane County, in DuPage County, and in Will County have enough votes to “consolidate” the aforesaid counties into Cook County? How soon will the Democrats and RINOs in Cook County have enough votes to “consolidate” Cook County municipalities into Chicago?)
http://www.chicagonow.com/getting-real/2018/12/why-the-outlook-is-so-poor-for-the-chicago-real-estate-market/

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— The governor-elect — who referred to Trump as “racist and a xenophobe and a misogynist and a homophobe” during the campaign — took the high road in the White House. – Shia Kapos (DIERSEN: Of course, sooner or later, if not already, because Pritzker has called Trump a “racist and a xenophobe and a misogynist and a homophobe,” if you are a Trump supporter, those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois will call you a “racist and a xenophobe and a misogynist and a homophobe.” How should Trump supporters react to that?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/12/14/new-pac-targets-lipinski-land-pritzkers-trumpy-day-another-fed-raid-on-burke-363555

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS MUST NOT TRIUMPH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/thorner-death-by-a-thousand-cuts-must-not-triumph.html
— WHO ARE THE MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN AMERICA? (DIERSEN: Who has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Of course, individuals, organizations, and companies that the powerful a) approve of move up the ladder and b) disapprove of move down the ladder. Are you moving up the ladder or down the ladder?)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/who-are-the-most-powerful-people-in-america.html

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Border reality: A caravan crosses every day – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/border-reality-a-caravan-crosses-every-day/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— GOP Leadership Crumbling On Wall Funding – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29312

 

GOPUSA
— Pelosi tells leftist media not to cover the president’s criminal probes ‘morning, noon and night’ (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to dictate the content of GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want the Illinois Republican Party, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee to dictate the content of GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. According to my critics/opponents, all news and commentary is fake except for the news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=61060


— New president of Mexico offers Trump ambitious plan to address migration issue (DIERSEN: Countries commit acts of war when they a) illegally send many millions of their citizens into another country illegally, b) illegally keep many millions of their citizens in another country illegally, and c) send many mountains of illegal drugs illegally into another country illegally. Not only constructively, but actually, Mexico has declared war on America.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=61057

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats can’t stand the thought of protecting Americans – J. Marsolo
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/democrats_cant_stand_the_thought_of_protecting_americans.html
— The GOP Needs to Stop Being the Stupid Party – Apolo Villalobos
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/the_gop_needs_to_stop_being_the_stupid_party.html
— Calling their bluff – Anna L. Stark
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/calling_their_bluff.html
— When Does Trump Say, ‘Enough Is Enough!’? – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/when_does_trump_say_enough_is_enough.html

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— $5B for wall way less than illegals’ $155B annual burden – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/national-security/2018/12/13/5b-for-wall-way-less-than-illegals-155b-annual-burden

 

TOWNHALL
— Pelosi and Schumer Show Their Colors – David Limbaugh
https://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2018/12/14/pelosi-and-schumer-show-their-colors-n2537458

 

LIFE NEWS
— Barack Obama, The Abortion President, Receives Human Rights Award – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2018/12/13/barack-obama-the-abortion-president-receives-human-rights-award/

 

THE HILL
— Some reporters after White House cancels press holiday party: We wouldn’t have gone anyway – ARIS FOLLEY (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, anti-conservative governments, political organizations, and politicians have never invited me to parties that they have thrown for the press. They pander to and curry favor with the anti-conservative new media by a) failing/refusing to keep [email protected] on their press advisory lists, b) barring me from their press conferences, c) telling me to not speak with anyone at their press conferences, d) telling me to not ask any questions at their press conferences, e) telling me to not report anything about their press conferences, f) throwing me out of their press conferences, and g) having their operatives and their dupes leave threatening messages on my phone answering machine.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/421345-reporters-after-white-house-cancels-press-holiday-party-we-wouldnt-have-gone

 

REUTERS
— Trump says GM shift to electric vehicles is ‘not going to work’ – David Shepardson, Lisa Lambert
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-gm-interview/trump-says-gm-shift-to-electric-vehicles-is-not-going-to-work-fox-idUSKBN1OC2KT

 

CBS NEWS
— Half of America hasn’t recovered from the recession – IRINA IVANOVA
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/half-of-america-hasnt-recovered-from-the-recession/

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL
— Marco Rubio seeks protected status for Venezuelan immigrants – Steven Lemongello (DIERSEN: My Republican U.S. Senators and my Republican U.S. Representatives should have sought protected status for federal employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and a) who complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and/or retaliation and b) who did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. But that would have meant siding with Rutan in Rutan v. Illinois Republican Party (http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html).
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-ne-rubio-venezuelans-protected-status-20181213-story.html

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— How the Media Encourages—and Sustains—Political Warfare – Kyle Jensen and Jack Selzer
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-how-the-media-encourages-and-sustains-political-warfare/

December 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Bruce Rauner considered not running for reelection, tried to recruit other candidates – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/rauner-considered-not-running-for-reelection-tried-to-recruit-other-candidates/4893696/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “This election cycle, I knew it was gonna be very difficult, I knew that early in 2017. Very, very difficult to win, this election cycle and over the course of the election I actually went to two women and two men who I knew well, two who were successful in elected office two who were very successful in business and in law, and asked them to run for governor,” he said. Rauner said all four, whose names he would not reveal, turned him down.)

 

WLS AM
— A diplomatic JB Pritzker meets President Trump – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/12/13/a-diplomatic-jb-pritzker-meets-president-trump/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Financial secrecy: 10 of 16 top Chicago mayoral candidates refuse to release full tax returns – Bill Ruthhart
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-mayor-candidates-tax-returns-20181207-story.html
— Teen quits Walmart job over the store’s intercom: ‘Attention all shoppers … nobody should work here — ever’- Michael Brice-Saddler (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors took adverse actions against me like they wanted me to sue them. They wanted current and potential GAO employees to see how they waste the careers of and get rid of their employees who complain about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination. They forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, 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 a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-walmart-video-teen-quitting-intercom-20181213-story.html
— Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker meets with President Trump, other new governors in Washington – Mike Riopell
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-pritzker-trump-governors-meeting-20181213-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— New Dem lawmaker: I’m being ‘threatened’ not to vote against Madigan – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mike-madigan-anne-stava-murray-democrat-speaker-legislature-springfield

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-adlai-stevenson-trump-president-twitter/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County panel to examine adult businesses – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181213/dupage-county-panel-to-examine-adult-businesses
— Trump claims ‘money we save’ from trade deal means ‘Mexico is paying’ for border wall – John Wagner and Damian Paletta
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181213/trump-claims-money-we-save-from-trade-deal-means-mexico-is-paying-for-border-wall

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Gov.-elect JB Pritzker meets president at White House – Mike Riopell
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20181213/gov-elect-jb-pritzker-meets-president-at-white-house

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State’s huge public-pension problem growing larger – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-12-12/jim-dey-states-huge-public-pension-problem-growing-larger.html

 

CHANGE
— Keep Prayer of all faiths at our DuPage County Board Meetings – Janice Anderson
https://www.change.org/p/dan-cronin-keep-prayer-of-all-faiths-at-our-dupage-county-board-meetings

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— House honors Breen for four years of service – Kyla Asbury
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511668776-house-honors-breen-for-four-years-of-service
— Ives: ‘We need to tamp things down’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511668805-ives-we-need-to-tamp-things-down

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/cannabis-industry-expert-big-could-bigger-for-marijuana/article_5087bcda-fe48-11e8-ba79-dfcd2997f4c6.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Marijuana: What Will You Do About It? – Kathy Valente
https://illinoisfamily.org/marijuana-2/what-will-you-do-about-it/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Absolute hypocrites’: Trump uses Democrats’ own words in border security pitch – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/13/trump-uses-obama-hillary-clinton-chuck-schumer-quo/

 

GOPUSA
— State panel on Parkland shooting concludes teachers need guns; schools need security
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=61018

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ

— Conservatives Launch All Out Battle For Trump Border Wall
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29303

 

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Why Democrats Will Never Fund the Wall
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/12/13/why-democrats-will-never-fund-the-wall/
— Will Trump’s Base Get Tired of Defending Him?
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/12/13/will-trumps-base-get-tired-of-defending-him/
— Did You Hear What the Pope Said About Migrants?
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/12/13/did-you-hear-what-the-pope-said-about-migrants/

 

SEAN HANNITY
— PARTY’S OVER: President Trump Cancels Media’s White House Christmas Party
https://www.hannity.com/media-room/partys-over-president-trump-cancels-medias-white-house-christmas-party/

 

BREITBART
— RNC Chair McDaniel Calls on Democrats to Work with GOP on ‘Border Crisis’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/12/13/rnc-chair-mcdaniel-calls-on-democrats-to-work-with-gop-on-border-crisis/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— WALL ‘SINGLE GREATEST OBSTRUCTION TO THE FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’ Limbaugh: ‘They do not want a wall. They will not support a wall’
https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/wall-single-greatest-obstruction-to-the-future-of-the-democrat-party/
— ISRAEL’S SOUTHERN WALL CUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO ZERO Former mayor in Jewish state concludes ‘it works’
https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/israels-southern-wall-cut-illegal-immigration-to-zero/

 

TOWNHALL
— The DOJ Inspector General Found 19,000 ‘Lost’ Strzok and Page Texts – Katie Pavlich (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government knew that they should not put in writing things that would get them in trouble.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/12/13/breaking-doj-ig-report-strzok-and-page-n2537436

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— The Fury of the Establishment – Cal Thomas (DIERSEN: Who is the establishment in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? What do they think of you? How do they treat you?)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/cal-thomas/2018/12/13/fury-establishment
— April Ryan: ‘This Border Wall Thing Is About Controlling the Browning of America’ – Ryan Foley
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/ryan-foley/2018/12/13/april-ryan-border-wall-thing-about-controlling-browning-america

 

CNS NEWS
— Poll: Majority of Democrats Want Their Party to Become Less Liberal – Emily Ward
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/emily-ward/poll-majority-democrats-want-their-party-become-less-liberal

 

NEWSMAX
— Top Dems Voted for Border Barrier Before They Were Against It – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/pelosi-schumer-saudi-arabia-sfa/2018/12/13/id/894302/

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— MEXICO TO FIGHT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BY CLOSING GUATEMALA BORDER – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/272232/mexico-fight-illegal-immigration-closing-guatemala-daniel-greenfield

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Why Our Country Needs the Wall, and Now – Ted Budd
https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/12/13/why-our-country-needs-the-wall-and-now/

 

DAILY WIRE
— BORDER CONTROL: Mexico Cracks Down On Illegal Immigration By Shutting Border With Guatemala – EMILY ZANOTTI
https://www.dailywire.com/news/39333/border-control-mexico-cracks-down-illegal-emily-zanotti
— Columbia Student ‘Under Investigation’ For Praising White People Responds To Backlash “I was theatrically and sarcastically demonstrating that whites are not allowed to embrace their cultural achievements.” – AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO
https://www.dailywire.com/news/39324/watch-columbia-student-under-investigation-amanda-prestigiacomo

 

DAILY CALLER
— WHITE HOUSE CANCELS CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR PRESS – Benny Johnson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, anti-conservative governments, political organizations, and politicians have never invited me to parties that they have thrown for the press. They pander to and curry favor with the anti-conservative new media by a) failing/refusing to keep [email protected] on their press advisory lists, b) barring me from their press conferences, c) telling me to not speak with anyone at their press conferences, d) telling me to not ask any questions at their press conferences, e) telling me to not report anything about their press conferences, f) throwing me out of their press conferences, and g) having their operatives and their dupes leave threatening messages on my phone answering machine.)
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/13/white-house-cancels-party-for-press/

 

COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— Trump cancels the underserved White House Press Corps Christmas Party – Jacquie Kubin
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/trump-cancels-undeserved-white-house-press-corps-christmas-party-110307/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Migrants Attempt Extortion: Give Us $50K, and We’ll Leave – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/30910-migrants-attempt-extortion-give-us-50k-and-we-ll-leave

 

THE HILL
— Alleged Russian agent Butina pleads guilty to engaging in conspiracy against U.S. – LYDIA WHEELER AND JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: Far too many in America talk and/or act like they are agents for Mexico and/or for other foreign countries who work against the U.S.)
https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/421216-butina-pleads-guilty-to-acting-as-unregistered-russian-agent


— Trump’s own undocumented help highlights plight of many immigrants – RAUL REYES (DIERSEN: All illegals use false identifications.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/421012-trumps-own-undocumented-help-highlights-plight-of-many-immigrants

 

ROLL CALL
— With Minority Looming, Could More Republicans Be Headed for the Exits? After the 2006 Democratic wave, 23 Republicans retired – Bridget Bowman (DIERSEN: Demographically (political affiliation, liberal/conservative, race, gender, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, income, net worth, etc.), in what ways are/were you a minority a) in the organizations that you are/were a member of, b) where you live/lived, and c) where you work/worked? Everyone wants to be in the majority.)
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/minority-looming-republicans-head-exits

 

REUTERS
— U.S. weekly jobless claims drop to near 49-year low
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/us-weekly-jobless-claims-near-49-year-low-import-prices-fall-idUSKBN1OC1UV

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers crow about their success in making seniors stoners.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/07/health/seniors-marijuana-cannabis-pain.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— How tech workers are fueling a new employee activism movement – Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: What percent of tech workers 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 for a long time?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/12/13/how-tech-workers-are-fueling-new-employee-activism-movement/
— Russian Maria Butina pleads guilty in case to forge Kremlin bond with U.S. conservatives – Spencer S. Hsu and Tom Jackman (DIERSEN: Far too many in America talk and/or act like they are agents for Mexico and/or for other foreign countries who work against the U.S.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/russian-maria-butina-pleads-guilty-in-effort-to-forge-kremlin-bond-with-us-conservatives/2018/12/13/c27f2d26-fe4f-11e8-ad40-cdfd0e0dd65a_story.html

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Trump’s most disparaging nicknames of 2018 – Eliza Relman
https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-most-disparaging-nicknames-of-2018-2018-12

December 13 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chuck, Nancy, Donald and ‘The Wall’ – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-trump-pelosi-schumer-kass-20181212-story.html
— Emanuel’s pension prescription: Amend the Illinois Constitution – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-emanuel-pension-constitution-amend-unions-illinois-chicago-20181212-story.html
— Who paid for ‘Crooked Joe’ election flyers? Judge orders release of names behind McHenry candidate smear campaign – Amanda Marrazzo
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-met-election-mudslinging-lawsuit-mchenry-clerk-20181211-story.html
— Calling all mayors: Join Emanuel’s pension push – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-rahm-pension-chicago-constitution-20181212-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Here’s what he proposes: Amend the Illinois Constitution’s pension clause that in effect says the retirement benefits in force on an employee’s first day of work can’t be changed for the rest of his or her life. Scale back the too-generous 3 percent compounded cost-of-living adjustments that most retirees receive. “The fact is, a 3 percent annual compounded COLA in an era of very low nonexistent inflation is not progressive and not sustainable,” Emanuel said. He also lobbied for a constitutional amendment switching the state from a flat income tax to a graduated one that would hit wealthier taxpayers. “Coming at this challenge from both sides, revenue and reform, is the clearest path out of this challenge and the fairest,” he said. Emanuel also suggested borrowing in the short term to shore up the funds, reintroducing what’s known as a “consideration” model to give public employees more retirement savings choices, and bringing a casino to Chicago.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— After years of penny-pinching, let’s fully refuel our transit system – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/illinois-gas-tax-rta-cta-metra-roads-bridges-transportation-funding/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blame Trump for everything that is bad, including bad water.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/clean-water-act-epa-protections-pesticides-algae-blooms-pollution-trump-illinois/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Madigan’s office says Wheeling improperly restricted comments but didn’t violate law – Chacour Koop
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181212/madigans-office-says-wheeling-improperly-restricted-comments-but-didnt-violate-law
— Why do we still have pension double dipping? – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20181212/editorial-why-do-we-still-have-pension-double-dipping

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Central Illinois congressmen don’t want shutdown – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20181212/bernard-schoenburg-central-illinois-congressmen-dont-want-shutdown

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— More promises than cash for pensions – Scott Reeder
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20181212/my-view-more-promises-than-cash-for-pensions

 

DECATUR DAILY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-Second Amendment hint/imply/argue/shout that those who are pro-Second Amendment are racists.
https://www.decaturdaily.com/opinion/editorials/not-everyone-equal-under-nd-amendment/article_1f54e2ad-030c-579e-82e1-fbf9764f6fda.html

 

WQAD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wqad.com/2018/12/13/cannabis-industry-expert-2018-big-2019-could-bigger-for-marijuana/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Pension liabilities causing state fiscal crisis – SCOTT REEDER
https://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/pension-liabilities-causing-state-fiscal-crisis/article_9bab7064-19b4-50cc-bd51-275f8a7623e4.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Why Illinois Won’t ‘Ban The Box’ On College Applications – LEE V. GAINES (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future. All my critics/opponents a) promote political affiliation discrimination, promote reverse discrimination, promote age discrimination, and promote retaliation and they all are fully aware that I have complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation big time.)
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/why-illinois-won-t-ban-box-college-applications#stream/0

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Note to employers: You do not embrace “diversity” if you don’t have age diversity (DIERSEN: Prospective federal employees should be advised that if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, the federal government will waste your career and get rid of you if you do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotions.)
http://www.chicagonow.com/windy-city-legal-geek/2018/12/note-to-employers-you-do-not-embrace-diversity-if-you-dont-have-age-diversity/

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers want minorities and women to push pot.
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2019/Will-Illinois-Help-Fix-the-Weed-Industrys-Diversity-Problem/

 

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois has $73 billion in retiree health insurance debts, nobody talks about it, but it’s there, and it’s scary.
https://www.wirepoints.com/illinois-has-73-billion-in-retiree-health-insurance-debts-nobody-talks-about-it-but-its-there-and-its-scary-ted-on-illinois-rising/

 

GOPUSA
— CNN claims climate change motivated Central American caravan
http://www.gopusa.com/cnn-claims-climate-change-motivated-central-american-caravan/

 

FOX NEWS
— Immigration truths the Democrats deny – Laura Ingraham
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/laura-ingraham-immigration-truths-the-democrats-deny
— ‘It Works’: Israeli Mayor Says Border Wall With Egypt Eliminated Illegal Immigration in 2 Years
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/12/12/former-israeli-mayor-david-rubin-says-border-wall-egypt-eliminated-illegal-immigration-2
— Democrats say border walls are immoral, don’t work. What about Israel? – Tucker Carlson
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-democrats-say-border-walls-are-immoral-dont-work-what-about-israel

 

BREITBART
— Abortion ‘Haven’ Illinois Attracting Thousands of Women from Other States – Dr. Susan Berry
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/12/abortion-haven-illinois-attracting-thousands-of-women-from-other-states/
— Over 95% DACA Applications, Renewals for Illegal Aliens Approved Under Trump – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/12/over-95-daca-applications-renewals-for-illegal-aliens-approved-under-trump/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Breakdown of Family and Religion Explains France’s Social Unrest – Star Parker
https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/12/12/the-breakdown-of-family-and-religion-explains-frances-social-unrest/

 

LIFEZETTE
— Pelosi, Schumer ‘Used to’ Care About ‘Poorest Citizens’ Before Prioritizing Illegal Immigrants As ‘The Ingraham Angle’ explains, Dem leaders ‘seem more like the Grinch making promises to’ the undocumented – Kathryn Blackhurst
https://www.lifezette.com/2018/12/pelosi-and-schumer-used-to-care-about-our-poorest-citizens-before-prioritizing-illegal-immigrants/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Hate-Soaked Liberals Go Hunting for Rudolph the Reindeer – Doris O’Brien
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/hatesoaked_liberals_go_hunting_for_rudolph_the_reindeer.html
— The Women’s March’s poisonous mix of anti-Jewish toxic femininity – Ethel C. Fenig
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/the_womens_marchs_poisonous_mix_of_antijewish_toxic_femininity.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Bill O’Reilly to Newsmax TV: Asylum Situation Is a ‘Scam’ – Jason Devaney
https://www.newsmax.com/platinum/asylum-migrant-caravan-illegal-immigration-immigration-law/2018/12/12/id/894247/

 

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Don’t Let Them Succeed in Their Pursuit to Destroy Donald Trump
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/12/12/dont-let-them-succeed-in-their-pursuit-to-destroy-donald-trump/

 

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— President Trump Treats Foreign Governments Like Obama Used To Treat US Citizens – Dave King
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2018/12/president-trump-treats-foreign-governments-like-obama-used-to-treat-us-citizens/

 

EPOCH TIMES
— US Border Crisis: 100,000 Illegal Immigrants in 60 Days Smuggling groups exploit loopholes in US immigration laws amid congressional inaction – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-border-crisis-100000-illegal-immigrants-in-60-days_2737307.html

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump shock leaves Republicans anxious over 2019.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/421133-gop-anxiety-grows-after-seeing-negotiating-tactics-from-trump

 

REUTERS
— Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-global-rights-journalists/number-of-journalists-jailed-for-doing-job-near-record-high-report-idUKKBN1OC0CY

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Congress May Have Fallen for Facebook’s Data Trap, but You Don’t Have To It always has, and it probably always will. – Michal Kosinski (DIERSEN: What data does Facebook have about you that it can sell to your critics/opponents to use against you? Facebook knows that I am Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, union member for almost 12 years, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for more than 21 years, married, childless, pet-less, American nameplate car owner, Crete is my hometown, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I have filed lawsuits, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/opinion/facebook-data-privacy-advertising.html


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting women to hate Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/opinion/gop-women-republican-stefanik.html
— State Courts Become Battleground Over Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Policy – Christina Goldbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/nyregion/sanctuary-cities-state-courts.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump made competence a dirty word. Now he has to settle for second-rate talent. Actively bad-mouthing expertise is how you get the current White House quagmire. – Tom Nichols (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. Needless-to-say, seeing how GAO wasted my knowledge of IRS, IRS employees are discouraged from transferring from IRS to GAO.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/12/12/trump-made-competence-dirty-word-now-he-has-settle-second-rate-talent/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you are demonized, denigrated, condemned, and gotten rid of.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/13/farewell-hatch-calls-religious-conservatives-find-common-ground-with-lgbt-community/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Six steps to surviving a job in the Trump administration.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/six-steps-to-surviving-a-job-in-the-trump-administration/2018/12/12/a29d20ac-fe50-11e8-ad40-cdfd0e0dd65a_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Democrats, California voters want massive welfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.
https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-skelton-ppic-immigration-republicans-20181213-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— MARCH 3, 2017 FLASHBACK: Drilling for More Revenue, States Hit Gasoline  Gasoline taxes should be used exclusively for roads, bridges and mass transit. – Kirk Dillard, Chair, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago
https://www.wsj.com/articles/drilling-for-more-revenue-states-hit-gasoline-1488576509
— Many States See Strong Revenue Economic growth, tax-law changes help brighten short-term fiscal outlook, report finds – Jon Kamp (DIERSEN: What about Illinois?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/many-states-see-strong-revenue-11544697001
— Boy Scouts of America Considers Bankruptcy Filing Amid Sex-Abuse Lawsuits Nonprofit has hired law firm Sidley Austin for assistance in a possible chapter 11 bankruptcy filing – Katy Stech Ferek
https://www.wsj.com/articles/boy-scouts-of-america-considers-bankruptcy-filing-amid-sex-abuse-lawsuits-11544649657
— Banks Get Kinder, Gentler Treatment Under Trump Regulators are asking examiners to adopt less aggressive tone when flagging risky practices – Lalita Clozel (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO on audits of federal financial industry regulators for almost 9 years, the last 8 years of which at the GS-13 Step 3-10 levels, currently $106,044-$125,325/year.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/banks-get-kinder-gentler-treatment-under-trump-11544638267
— After #MeToo, Those Who Report Harassment Still Risk Retaliation More employees are coming forward with sexual harassment complaints, but new data show negative consequences persist – Lauren Weber (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee, I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I suffered the following retaliation: a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, 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 a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. All my superiors in the federal government who took the aforesaid adverse actions against me disapproved of, if not despised, if not hated one or more of my demographics: draft avoider, Republican, conservative, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), White, male, old (born in 1948), gun owner, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, new car owner since 1966, bachelor degree holder since 1970, Corvette owner since 1971, real estate owner since 1972, MBA since 1976, married since 1978, CPA since 1979, etc.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-metoo-those-who-report-harassment-still-risk-retaliation-11544643939
— The Secret Way Seniors Can Keep Deducting Gifts to Charity   Americans age 70½ or older can donate IRA assets, lowering their taxable income – Laura Saunders (DIERSEN: I will be 70 1/2 at the end of March 2019. I will not be donating any of my IRA assets next year because my wife and my wife’s expenses are exceeding our income. We will use my Required Minimum Distribution to help balance our budget.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-secret-way-seniors-can-keep-deducting-gifts-to-charity-1544178618
— Check Your Progressive Privilege Conservative women have been left out and stigmatized too long. – Carrie Lukas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/check-your-progressive-privilege-11544656791
— Nauert Gives Hope to Journalists They insist she’s not qualified because she’s worked in their profession. That’s far too modest. – Dovid Efune
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nauert-gives-hope-to-journalists-11544656742

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Saline County Clerk Dies Just Days After Taking Office – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-12-12/saline-county-clerk-dies-just-days-after-taking-office

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Evangelicals.
https://www.newsweek.com/2018/12/21/evangelicals-republicans-trump-millenials-1255745.html

 

FEDERAL TIMES & FED SMITH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: My superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American wanted the federal government to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German-American. They used Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire and to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German-American.
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2018/12/12/federal-bosses-are-you-listening/
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/12/12/agency-one-best-places-work/

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— 152 LGBTQ Elected Officials Call on 116th Congress to Act on Four Key Initiatives (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you are demonized, denigrated, condemned, and gotten rid of.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/152-LGBTQ-Elected-Officials-Call-on-116th-Congress-to-Act-on-Four-Key-Initiatives-/64979.html

December 12 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Milton Township Republican Central Committee held an outstanding Christmas Party Wednesday evening, December 12, 2018, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. Candidates on November 6, 2018 ballots at the meeting included Eckhoff and Zay. Other attendees included Almiron, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Elliott, Falbo, Fawell, Formento, Galvin, Grogan, Heidorn, Holan, Ives, Jorgensen, Keller, Krzyzewski, C. LeVan, Lollino, McGowen, McNeily, Molitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Rash, Ryan, Shaw, Tatro, and Whelan. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushes public pension fix to City Council, including legalized marijuana, Chicago casino, constitutional amendment – Bill Ruthhart and John Byrne
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-casino-legal-weed-amendment-pensions-20181212-story.html
— Former West Chicago state legislator Tom Johnson dies at 73 – Rick Pearson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-west-chicago-lawmaker-tom-johnson-dies-20181211-story.html
— Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–google-ceo-congress-20181211-story.html
— Pelosi secures votes to return as House speaker after pledging to serve four years – Mike DeBonis
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-nancy-pelosi-house-speaker-20181212-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel makes strong pitch for $10B in pension bonds – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mayor-rahm-emanuel-strong-pitch-10b-pension-bonds/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Some new Democrats want DuPage County Board to cease prayers at meetings – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181211/some-new-democrats-want-dupage-county-board-to-cease-prayers-at-meetings
— Congresswoman to Google CEO: Why when I search ‘idiot’ do I get pictures of Trump? – Colby Itkowitz
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181212/congresswoman-to-google-ceo-why-when-i-search-idiot-do-i-get-pictures-of-trump

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner blasts union representation of agency managers – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20181212/rauner-blasts-union-representation-of-agency-managers

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEVINS: THE ILLINOIS GOP LEADERSHIP’S BRIDGE TO NOWHERE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/nevins-the-illinois-gop-leaderships-bridge-to-nowhere.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Not surprisingly, the party leadership believes that Donald Trump’s rhetoric created insurmountable obstacles for their candidates that eclipses any difficulties it has with the party’s largely conservative base.)
— ILLINOIS WOMEN’S STUDIES DEPT: ABOLISH ICE AND POLICE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/illinois-womens-studies-dept-abolish-ice-and-police.html
— TUCKER CARLSON EXPLAINS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/tucker-carlson-explains-illegal-immigration.html
— UNIONS DEFY SUPREME COURT ON MANDATORY DUES, SUIT SAYS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/unions-defy-supreme-court-on-mandatory-dues-suit-says.html

 

PJ MEDIA
— Google’s Trust in the SPLC Undermines Its Denials of Conservative Censorship – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/googles-trust-in-the-splc-undermines-its-denials-of-conservative-censorship/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Accused ‘terrorist’ behind migrant caravan members demand of $50,000 apiece to go back home – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/12/migrant-caravan-members-demand-50000-apiece-go-bac/
— Migrants’ audacious blackmail of U.S. won’t end well – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/12/caravan-migrants-show-selves-be-bunch-blackmailers/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TRUMP LEADS THE WORLD TOWARD STATE SOVEREIGNTY Andy Schlafly cheers president for rejecting ‘Compact on Migration’ OK’d in Morocco
https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/trump-leads-the-world-toward-state-sovereignty/
— BOY DUMPS LAST NAME ‘TRUMP’ AFTER FIERCE BULLYING Classmates ‘curse at him, they call him an idiot, they call him stupid’ (DIERSEN: The more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that Trump-haters hate you.)
https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/boy-dumps-last-name-trump-after-fierce-bullying/

 

BLAZE
— Central American migrants submit incredible list of demands to Trump administration before they will go back home – Jana J. Pruet
https://www.theblaze.com/news/central-american-migrants-demand-u-s-entry-or-pay-them-50k-to-turn-around

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Liberal Media Blast Conservatives, Deny Google Bias Exists – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2018/12/12/liberal-media-blast-conservatives-deny-google-bias-exists
— House GOP Slams Google for Anti-Conservative Bias – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2018/12/12/highlights-house-gop-slams-google-anti-conservative-bias
— 12 Essential Questions for Google CEO Sundar Pichai
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/nb-staff/2018/12/12/google-questions-ceo-sundar-pichai

 

CHRISTIAN POST
— GOP Congressmen grill Google for making SPLC a ‘trusted flagger’ on YouTube – Michael Grybosk
https://www.christianpost.com/news/gop-congressmen-grill-google-for-making-splc-a-trusted-flagger-on-youtube.html

 

FOX NEWS
— Google is a tricky case but conservatives please stay strong — Reject the temptation to regulate the internet – John Samples
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/google-is-a-tricky-case-but-conservatives-please-stay-strong-reject-the-temptation-to-regulate-the-internet
— Russia threatens to ban Google if it doesn’t ban certain websites – Chris Ciaccia
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/russia-threatens-to-ban-google-if-it-doesnt-ban-certain-websites

 

GOPUSA
— Biden/Romney 2020: RINOs would be all in
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60909
— Gallup says 158 million people now want to migrate to the U.S. (DIERSEN: What percent of these 158 million 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 for a long time?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60844
— NPR Shamelessly Exploits Cheap Labor
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60898

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— ‘Can’t anybody here play this game?’: Google skates again. – Colin Flaherty
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/cant_anybody_here_play_this_game_google_skates_again.html

 

TOWNHALL
— America Needs More Immigrants and Less Welfare – Jeff Jacoby
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffjacoby/2018/12/12/america-needs-more-immigrants-and-less-welfare-n2537413

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Global Migration Pact: The U.N.’s Attempt to Erode Sovereignty – JONATHAN S. TOBIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/12/united-nations-global-migration-pact-erosion-of-sovereignty/
— Trump’s ‘Great Wall’ Isn’t What’s Being Built – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/trumps-great-wall-isnt-whats-being-built/

 

POLITICO
— Trump suggests again the military could build a border wall – GREGORY HELLMAN
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-defense/2018/12/12/trump-suggests-again-the-military-could-build-a-border-wall-453838

 

WASHINGTON POST
— In the Trump era, job satisfaction tumbles in the federal workforce – Lisa Rein (DIERSEN: My superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American wanted the federal government to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German-American.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/job-satisfaction-down-at-60-percent-of-federal-agencies-new-survey-says/2018/12/11/b07ed7d2-fd57-11e8-83c0-b06139e540e5_story.html

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The suburbs, women, some working-class whites and now even a swamp creature abandon Trump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/12/suburbs-women-some-working-class-whites-now-even-swamp-creature-abandon-trump/
— Report shows sharp drop in federal employee morale under Trump Employee engagement fell at nearly 60 percent of federal agencies – Joe Davidson (DIERSEN: My superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American wanted the federal government to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German-American.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/12/report-shows-sharp-drop-federal-employee-morale-under-trump/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump CFOs Predict 2019 Recession, Majority Expect Pre-2020 Market Crash
https://www.newsweek.com/recession-2020-cfo-economy-market-crash-general-motors-verizon-trump-2019-1255426

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GM CEO, Under Fire, Navigates Fallout Of Planned Job Cuts, Plant Closures A tense exchange with President Trump is just one sign of the disappointment toward GM in Washington – Mike Colias and Vivian Salama
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-ceo-is-under-fire-from-trump-lawmakers-over-restructuring-11544641616

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Why Do Libertarians and the Left Have Such Similar Views on Immigration? – Park MacDougald
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/why-are-libertarians-and-the-left-both-for-open-immigration.html

 

FORBES
— Is Verizon’s Voluntary Separation A Plan To Lay Off An Older Generation For A New 5th Generation? – Jack Kelly (DIERSEN: Do you promote age discrimination? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination a) to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2018/12/12/is-verizons-voluntary-separation-a-plan-to-lay-off-an-older-generation-for-a-new-5th-generation/#55373d7a4253
— In Recruiting, Everything Old Is New Again – Jeff Hyman (DIERSEN: Do you promote age discrimination? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination a) to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffhyman/2018/12/12/older/#240875a155ac

 

DAILY MAIL
— Delaware boy, 11, is forced to drop out of school by bullies and change his name because he’s called Joshua . . . TRUMP – JENNIFER SMITH
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6488363/Delaware-boy-11-called-Joshua-Trump-forced-change-bullied.html

December 12 Morning Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Border security is national security
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/


CBS2
— Mayor Emanuel Proposes Raising Gas Tax by 20 To 30 Cents – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/12/11/mayor-emanuel-proposes-raising-gas-tax-by-20-to-30-cents/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Conviction upheld for man who left threatening messages for Jeanne Ives – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/conviction-upheld-for-man-who-left-threatening-messages-for-jeanne-ives/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Board Democrats: Committee assignments skewed against them – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: While I worked for almost 30 years for the Democrats who ran the federal government, they always gave preferred assignments to their employees who were Democrat, and especially to those who were minority, female, and/or younger.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181212/dupage-county-board-democrats-committee-assignments-skewed-against-them
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: How suburban fire chiefs collect both pensions and paychecks – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181212/how-suburban-fire-chiefs-collect-both-pensions-and-paychecks
— Lawmakers too slow to act on road funding – Rep. Tom Morrison, Palatine
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20181210/lawmakers-too-slow-to-act-on-road-funding

 

TIMES
— Find way to operate state government within its means – Scott Reeder
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/12/10/statehouse-reeder-find-way-to-operate-state-government-within-its-means/afsy4wl/

 

DAILY LINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you donate to promote religious, conservative, and Republican principles? I donate GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are free because I can a) afford to donate 10+ hours each and every day to put them together and send them out and b) afford to donate thousands of dollars every year for newspaper subscription and internet costs. GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year.)
https://thedailyline.net/store/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— What’s the Dress Code?
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/podcast/illinois-family-spotlight-124/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— ACCEPTABLE RACISM – Walter E. Williams
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/uncategorized/acceptable-racism/

 

FOX NEWS
— Migrant group demand Trump either let them in or pay them each $50,000 to turn around – Louis Casiano
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/caravan-migrants-in-mexico-demand-trump-either-let-them-in-u-s-or-pay-them-50000-each-to-go-back-home
— Sacramento paid $300,000 to aid illegal immigrants last year, report says – Stephen Sorace
https://www.foxnews.com/us/sacramento-paid-300g-to-aid-illegal-immigrants-last-year-report-says

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Get Ready: 2019 Will Be the Year of Gun Confiscation with Democrats in Power – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2018/12/11/get-ready-2019-will-be-the-year-of-gun-confiscation-with-democrats-in-power/

 

PROPUBLICA
— How the IRS Was Gutted An eight-year campaign to slash the agency’s budget has left it understaffed, hamstrung and operating with archaic equipment. The result: billions less to fund the government. That’s good news for corporations and the wealthy. – Paul Kiel and Jesse Eisinger
https://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-irs-was-gutted
— Who’s More Likely to Be Audited: A Person Making $20,000 — or $400,000? If you claim the earned income tax credit, whose average recipient makes less than $20,000 a year, you’re more likely to face IRS scrutiny than someone making twenty times as much. How a benefit for the working poor was turned against them. – Paul Kiel and Jesse Eisinger
https://www.propublica.org/article/earned-income-tax-credit-irs-audit-working-poor

 

GOPUSA
— Trump ‘not concerned’ about impeachment: ‘The people would revolt’ (DIERSEN: If the Democrats asked the voters in your precinct to display “Impeach Trump” signs, how many would?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60907
— Shakedown: Central Americans demand reparations to go home
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60904
— Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump’s attorney fees in the amount of $293,000
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60918

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE PHOBIAS THAT TORMENT THE LEFT Linda Harvey notes anxiety over candy canes, Christmas songs, ‘wrong’ pronouns
https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/the-phobias-that-torment-the-left/

 

DAILY CALLER
— SOME DEMOCRATS UNCOMFORTABLE WITH TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TALK – Kerry Picket (DIERSEN: If the Democrats asked the voters in your precinct to display “Impeach Trump” signs, how many would?)
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/11/democrats-not-ready-impeach-trump-reelection-cleaver-schiff/
— SUNDAR PICHAI DENIES POLITICAL BIAS AT GOOGLE TO CONGRESS AFTER LEAKED COMMUNICATIONS – Evie Fordham

https://www.dailycaller.com/2018/12/11/matt-gaetz-twitter-google/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— What Conservatives Think of Top Contenders and Wild Cards for Trump’s Next Chief of Staff – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/12/11/what-conservatives-think-of-top-contenders-and-wild-cards-for-trumps-next-chief-of-staff/

 

TOWNHALL
— New Jersey Assaults the First and Second Amendments – Bob Barr
https://townhall.com/columnists/bobbarr/2018/12/12/new-jersey-assaults-the-first-and-second-amendments-n2537331

 

NEWSMAX
— Asylum Claims at Southwest Border Soar 67 Percent – Brian Freeman
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/asylum-border-wall-migrant-caravan-dhs/2018/12/11/id/893993/

 

BREITBART
— Google CEO Sundar Pichai Claims Employees Can’t Manipulate Algorithms and Aren’t Biased – Charlie Nash
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/12/11/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-claims-employees-cant-manipulate-algorithms-and-arent-biased/
— DACA Amnesty Would Render Border Wall Useless, Cost Americans $26B – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/11/daca-amnesty-would-render-border-wall-useless-cost-americans-26b/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Trump Says Wall Improvements Stopping Illegals, Threatens Gov Shutdown if Dems Deny Funding – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/30892-trump-says-wall-improvements-stopping-illegals-threatens-gov-shutdown-if-dems-deny-funding

 

LIFEZETTE
— Four Outlandish Things Dems Said at the Google Hearing – Kathryn Blackhurst
https://www.lifezette.com/2018/12/four-outlandish-things-dems-said-at-the-google-hearing/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Huffington Post Enraged: UN Pick Heather Nauert Has ‘Relationship’ With Me? – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/huffington-post-enraged-un-pick-heather-nauert-has-relationship-with-me/

 

WESTERN JOURNAL
— City Gives AR-15 Owners December Deadline To Submit to Rifle Count – JARED HARRIS
https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/city-gives-ar-15-deadline/

 

TPM
— Why Democrats Aren’t Rushing To Impeach Trump – MARY CLARE JALONICK (DIERSEN: If the Democrats asked the voters in your precinct to display “Impeach Trump” signs, how many would?)
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/why-democrats-wont-impeach-trump-yet

 

THE HILL
— House Democrats talking more about impeaching Trump – MELANIE ZANONA (DIERSEN: If the Democrats asked the voters in your precinct to display “Impeach Trump” signs, how many would?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/420913-house-dems-talking-more-about-impeaching-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting cities to hate Trump, Republicans, America, etc.
https://thehill.com/latino/420909-over-30-cities-oppose-trump-proposal-on-immigration-benefits
— Oval Office clash ups chances of shutdown – NIV ELIS AND ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/420924-oval-office-clash-ups-chances-of-shutdown

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Google Gets Hearing It Wants As Lawmakers Focus On Fake Anti-Conservative Bias.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/google-bias-congress-privacy_us_5c1024cee4b0ac537179a571
— Most Americans Don’t Feel Well-Represented By Congress – Ariel Edwards-Levy (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Do those who share your demographics feel well-represented in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in the courts, in the U.S. House, in the U.S. Senate, and in the White House? Far too few of those elected/appointed to represent me defend and advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congress-americans-representation_us_5c10244fe4b00e17a533c813

 

POLITICO
— Kasich’s camp slams GOP effort to head off primary vs. Trump New Hampshire’s Republican Party is weighing measures to make it harder for a Republican to challenge the president in 2020. – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/kasichs-camp-slams-gop-effort-to-head-off-primary-vs-trump-1054858

 

REUTERS
— Trump says he is looking at 10 or 12 candidates for chief of staff job – Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-staff-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-he-is-looking-at-10-or-12-candidates-for-chief-of-staff-job-idUSKBN1OB08G

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Most Powerful Reject in the World” and asks “Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/opinion/trump-ayers-chief-of-staff-reject.html
— The Misguided Priorities of Our Educational System We spend too much money on college students and not enough on everyone else. – Oren Cass
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/opinion/college-vocational-education-students.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: House Sees Trust Gap As It Grills Google Chief – Daisuke Wakabayashi and Cecilia Kang
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/technology/google-pichai-house-committee-hearing.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/business/cannabis-business-altria-canopy-constellation-cronos.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Republican says “Why Republicans pretend that Google searches are biased against them.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/11/why-republicans-pretend-that-google-searches-are-biased-against-them/

 

NEW YORK POST
— What’s ‘immoral’ about caring for America’s poor first? – Betsy McCaughey
https://nypost.com/2018/12/11/whats-immoral-about-caring-for-americas-poor-first/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Not building the wall is what’s truly immoral. Allowing poor migrants to flood across the southern border forces taxpayers to toil longer and pay more taxes to feed and house them, accommodate their children in public schools and pay for their medical care. Americans are already maxed out caring for our own needy, including the homeless sprawled on city streets. This nation has some 40 million people in poverty, one out of every eight people and one of every six children. That’s far higher than the share of people living in poverty in Canada or the UK. Our country doesn’t need to import more poverty. For the same reason, Trump is proposing that only legal immigrants who can support themselves without government handouts be granted green cards. Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted Trump’s proposal as “un-American.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said “the plan is ugly, it is cruel.” Really? Why should Americans be compelled to provide a safety net for throngs pressing to get into the country? Milton Friedman warned two decades ago that America can have open borders or a generous welfare system but not both. Open borders boost a growing economy by providing a source of labor. But that works only so long as immigrants are barred from government benefits. Trump is tightening regulations under a longstanding law, on the books since 1882, that bars immigrants likely to need government benefits from obtaining permanent status. Starting with President Bill Clinton, the law has been applied so laxly that almost no one is denied a green card for that reason. A staggering 63 percent of households headed by a noncitizen depend on Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance or in some cases all of these taxpayer-funded programs, according to a December 2018 analysis of census data by the restrictionist Center for Immigration Studies. That figure is almost double what it is for households headed by American-born citizens. Right now, newly arrived legal immigrants who earn little or nothing are eligible for fully subsidized ObamaCare plans, with taxpayers footing the entire bill, even for copays and deductibles. And 6.8 million children of immigrants are enrolled in Medicaid, according to the Urban Institute. Meanwhile, millions of American-born taxpayers who fund this giveaway to newcomers are going without insurance themselves, because they can’t afford it. That doesn’t jibe with the ideal that a democracy’s first duty is to protect its own citizens. Don’t expect the American public to buy into open borders and handouts for all comers. All Americans have to do is look across the Atlantic to see the disastrous results of that policy.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Google CEO Sundar Pichai Faces Lawmakers Skeptical Over Privacy, Alleged Anti-Conservative Bias House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made it clear Republicans see a ‘widening gap of distrust’ between tech giants and the American people – John D. McKinnon and Douglas MacMillan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-faces-lawmakers-skeptical-over-privacy-alleged-anti-conservative-bias-11544544684
— FRONT PAGE: The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone Loneliness undermines health and is linked to early mortality—and baby boomers are especially feeling the effects – Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg (DIERSEN: How big is your family? My father died in 1969 and my mother died in 2016. My brother continues to live in Crete. My father’s sister continues to live in Flossmoor. My mother’s sister continues to live in Beecher. Her two brothers have died. During the 1950s, my father’s relatives held big family reunions in Crete and my mother’s relatives held big family reunions in Grant Park.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-loneliest-generation-americans-more-than-ever-are-aging-alone-11544541134
— Survive College-Application Season With the Family in One Piece Tension between parents and high school seniors can run high this time of year—here’s how to keep everyone calm as deadlines and decisions loom – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: While I was a senior in high school, I applied to and was accepted by UIC. With my parents providing me with room and board, I could “afford” UIC.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/survive-college-application-season-with-the-family-in-one-piece-11544538805
— Racial Preferences Aren’t Only an American Problem Discriminatory programs tend to benefit the well-off instead of the poor. And they never seem to end. – Jason L. Riley (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote race and gender based preference giving a) because they and/or their children/grandchildren benefit from it and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote race and gender based preference giving. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/racial-preferences-arent-only-an-american-problem-11544573122

 

BLOOMBERG
— Here’s What Would Happen If There’s a Government Shutdown in December – Erik Wasson, Laura Litvan, and Christopher Flavelle (DIERSEN: Are/were you an essential employee? Of course, since 1971 when I was 22 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned me as having been a nonessential federal employee while I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-11/shutdown-impact-would-be-limited-as-only-some-agencies-unfunded
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An estimated 400,000 federal employees would work without pay and 350,000 would be furloughed, according to a congressional Democratic aide. The essential employees who work during a shutdown are paid retroactively when the government reopens and payroll operations resume. After previous shutdowns, Congress also has passed legislation to retroactively pay furloughed workers.)

 

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— A Secure America Requires A Secure Border Wall: So Build It – Editorial
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/border-wall-secure-america-trump/

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL
— When newspaper columnists set the national agenda – Philip Glende
https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/opinion/contributors/2018/12/06/when-newspaper-columnists-set-national-agenda-opinion/2160737002/

 

NEW JERSEY HERALD
— Family breakdown explains social unrest – Star Parker
https://www.njherald.com/20181212/family-breakdown-explains-social-unrest#

 

SPECTATOR
— Is cultural conservatism doomed by demographics? Liberals dominate education, entertainment, tech and the media – Daniel McCarthy (DIERSEN: Tragically, hypocritically, ever-increasingly, anti-conservatives move into my precinct, into Wheaton, into Milton Township, and into DuPage County to take advantage of the prosperity and safety that conservatives built here. Tragically, ever-increasingly, to be accepted by these invaders, to be popular with these invaders, and/or to make money off these invaders, those who live in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County dump conservatives like me.)
https://spectator.us/cultural-conservatism-demographics/

 

NEWSWEEK
— MIGRANT CARAVAN: LET US IN OR GIVE EACH OF US $50,000 TO TURN AROUND AND GO HOME – CHANTAL DA SILVA
https://www.newsweek.com/migrant-caravan-let-us-or-give-each-us-50000-turn-around-and-go-home-1255043

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Trump.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/surprise-black-voters-still-dont-like-donald-trump.html

December 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chuck Schumer calls Pres. Trump’s wall threat ‘temper tantrum’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/schumer-calls-trump-wall-threat-temper-tantrum/4879400/
— Google CEO grilled by Congress on data breach, political bias, China censorship – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/business/google-ceo-grilled-by-congress-on-data-breach-political-bias/4878601/

 

CBS2
— 9,000 Firearms And Counting: Illegal Guns Flood Chicago
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/12/11/9000-illegal-guns-seized-chicago-auburn-gresham-1000-firearms/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say President Trump “bickers” with Democratic leaders.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/facebook-instant/president-trump-to-meet-with-democrats-about-border-wall-shutdown

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel to push for constitutional amendment to solve pension crisis – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahm-emanuel-pension-crisis-constitutional-amendment-casino-marijuana/
— Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/google-sundar-pichai-house-panel-hearing-privacy-data-breach-china-censorship/
— Emanuel, suburban mayors call for 20- to 30-cents-a-gallon hike in gas tax – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/autos/emanuel-suburban-mayors-20-to-30-cents-a-gallon-hike-gas-tax/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/donald-trump-thinks-we-can-all-be-bought/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Rahm Emanuel to call for legalized weed, Chicago casino – Bill Ruthhart
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-pension-speech-20181211-story.html
— VERY SAD: Cheers, Chicago! You’re home to the most breweries in the U.S. – Josh Noel
https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-food-chicago-most-breweries-in-us-20181210-story.html
— Limiting our right to sign candidate petitions is beyond ridiculous – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-nominating-petitions-signatures-requirement-ridiculous-1212-20181211-story.html
— It only seems like you got all 5.1 billion robocalls
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-robocall-marketer-crime-illinois-madigan-spam-bill-gates-robocop-020181211-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Lake County Board eliminates credit cards for commissioners – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181211/lake-county-board-eliminates-credit-cards-for-commissioners
— Appellate court upholds conviction of man who threatened Ives – Justin Kmitch
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181211/appellate-court-upholds-conviction-of-man-who-threatened-ives

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Chicago home-equity gains well below national average The average local homeowner has seen value increase about $8,200, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. figure, a report shows. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/chicago-home-equity-gains-well-below-national-average


— COLAs, pot and gambling: It’s not a party—it’s Emanuel’s pension Rx In a Wednesday speech, the mayor will lay out ideas to finish the job of stabilizing city pensions. Among them: A constitutional amendment to cut COLAs, revenue from legalized marijuana and a city casino, and maybe even revisiting that $10 billion bond issue. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/colas-pot-and-gambling-its-not-party-its-emanuels-pension-rx

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Trump “bickers” with Democrat leaders – MATTHEW DALY and CATHERINE LUCEY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-escalates-shutdown-threat-over-border-walll
— California judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump legal fees – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/entertainment/california-judge-orders-stormy-daniels-to-pay-trump-legal-fees

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County Courthouse Blizzard Closing Results in CL City Council Challenger Being Taken Off Ballot in Repeat of 2014 Petition Challenge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/12/11/mchenry-county-courthouse-blizzard-closing-results-in-cl-city-council-challenger-being-taken-off-ballot-in-repeat-of-2014/
— Jack Franks’ Hit Piece Smearing Ally’s Printer Ordered to Identify Perpetrators by Thursday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/12/11/jack-franks-hit-piece-smearing-allys-printer-ordered-to-identify-perpetrators-by-thursday/
— Continued Discussion on School Consolidation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/12/11/replay-school-consolidation-would-cost-taxpayers-plenty-2-copy-copy/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives bemoans loss of manufacturing jobs – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511664078-ives-bemoans-loss-of-manufacturing-jobs
— Ives calls for scuttling new property tax proposal – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511664092-ives-calls-for-scuttling-new-property-tax-proposal
— DuPage had 13th highest abortion rate among largest Illinois counties in 2017
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511661664-dupage-had-13th-highest-abortion-rate-among-largest-illinois-counties-in-2017
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: So far, the DuPage Policy Journal has reported November 6, 2018 election results in 55 precincts of the 130 precincts in Milton Township – precincts 2, 6, 8, 10, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 27, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 45, 47, 49, 50, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 63, 65, 66, 68, 73, 74, 75, 76, 79, 80, 83, 84, 85, 87, 89, 90, 91, 92, 95, 96, 100, 106, 107, 109, and 116. There are many factors that impact election results in a precinct including the demographics of the voters in the precinct. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, Republican candidates on ballots in my Milton Township Precinct 9 would receive many more votes if they were the Republican Precinct Committeeman or if someone who they manipulate/dominate was the Republican Precinct Committeeman.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com

 

CAPITOL FAX
— A constitutional amendment for pensions is just not in the cards
https://capitolfax.com/2018/12/11/a-constitutional-amendment-for-pensions-is-just-not-in-the-cards/

 

FOX NEWS
— Lindsey Graham: Trump should ‘dig in and not give in’ on border wall fight – Alex Pappas
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lindsey-graham-trump-should-dig-in-and-not-give-in-on-border-wall-fight

 

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Why Don’t the Never Trumpers Ever Get This Angry at Democrats?
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/12/11/why-dont-the-never-trumpers-ever-get-this-angry-at-democrats/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DHS: More than 3,000 illegals caught in one day – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/11/more-3000-illegals-caught-one-day-dhs/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/employers-need-entry-level-workers-asylum-seekers-need-entry-level-jobs-why-cant-we-connect-them

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Freedom Caucus taking a stand for the wall and asylum reforms before Dems take over – Nate Madden
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/freedom-caucus-taking-a-stand-for-the-wall-and-asylum-reforms-before-dems-take-over/

 

TOWNHALL
— Trump Forces Chuck and Nancy to Debate Him in Front of America, They Didn’t Like It – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/12/11/trump-tells-chuck-and-nanacy-cmon-were-getting-the-wall-built-n2537314
— Gun Control Fail: Thousands of Illegal Guns Flood Chicago’s Streets – And It’s No Surprise – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2018/12/11/gun-control-fail-thousands-of-illegal-guns-flood-chicagos-streets-and-its-no-n2537344

 

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Vatican Stresses Rights of All Migrants ‘Regardless of Their Status,’ that is, the Vatican rejects nations, rejects borders, and rejects laws.
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2018/12/11/vatican-stresses-rights-of-all-migrants-regardless-of-their-status/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Trump Frustrated on Border Wall As Illegal Immigration Continues – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/30882-trump-frustrated-on-border-wall-as-illegal-immigration-continues

 

DAILY CALLER
— WOMEN’S MARCH FULL OF ANTI-SEMITES, HAS TIES TO NATION OF ISLAM – Joe Simonson
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/11/womens-march-anti-semitism/
— REPUBLICAN MATT GAETZ GRILLS GOOGLE CEO FOR NOT INVESTIGATING ANTI-CONSERVATIVE EMPLOYEE BIAS – Evie Fordham
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/11/matt-gaetz-twitter-google/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrat leaders to Trump: Drop border wall plans
http://www.gopusa.com/democrat-leaders-to-trump-drop-border-wall-plans/
— Trump foes scrambling to derail ‘cruel’ rule requiring immigrants to show they aren’t public burden
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60831
— Project Veritas case: Federal judge rules Americans can secretly record public officials (DIERSEN: What if I had secretly recorded everything that my GAO superiors said to me to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60839
— 32 self-proclaimed faith leaders arrested in border demonstration (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats are having success in making “faith leaders” 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60847
— Asylum denials jump; immigration judges’ discretion attacked
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=60824

 

TPM
— Trump Doubles Down On Shutdown Threat: ‘If We Close Down The Country, I Will Take It’ – Matt Shuham
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-doubles-down-on-shutdown-threat-if-we-close-down-the-country-i-will-take-it

 

NOQ REPORT
— Being against illegal immigration is NOT about being against immigrants – JD Rucker
https://noqreport.com/2018/12/10/illegal-immigration-not-immigrants/
— We need the wall. Tell Chuck and Nancy how you feel. – JD Rucker
https://noqreport.com/2018/12/11/need-wall-tell-chuck-nancy-feel/

 

THE HILL
— Pelosi mocks Trump on wall: ‘It’s like a manhood thing for him’ – SCOTT WONG AND MELANIE ZANONA (DIERSEN: Is letting people invade America a womanhood thing for Pelosi?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/420843-pelosi-mocks-trump-on-wall-its-like-a-manhood-thing-for-him

 

POLITICO
— GOP chair: Party will take ‘deep data dive’ into 2018 losses – MATTHEW CHOI (DIERSEN: From what I see and hear, overwhelmingly, the main reason why Democrat candidates got votes in my precinct was to punish Trump.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/gop-deep-data-dive-2018-losses-1057605
— Trump says he’s ‘proud’ to shut down government during fight with Pelosi and Schumer The president battled with the Democratic leaders over his border wall in an extraordinary Oval Office meeting televised for the public. – BURGESS EVERETT, SARAH FERRIS and CAITLIN OPRYSKO
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/trump-border-wall-congress-budget-1055433

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters argue against stopping illegal immigration. Others who argue against stopping illegal immigration 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/undocumented-immigrant-workers.html
— Trump Battles Pelosi and Schumer Over Wall Funding and a Government Shutdown – Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael Tackett
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/politics/trump-border-wall-government-shutdown.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s ‘beautiful wall’ is a vanity project and nothing more. Democrats should treat it as such.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-shutdown-wall-funding-20181211-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps tell illegals to say that they are seeking asylum.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/la-ol-2-enter-the-fray-no-asylum-seekers-are-not-exploiting-a-1544543683-htmlstory.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump, Pelosi and Schumer have on-camera shouting match as wall talks break down – Erica Werner and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/schumer-pelosi-set-to-meet-with-trump-on-wall-but-house-gop-stands-firm/2018/12/11/2604b1ae-fd56-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html
— Two in three Republicans would rather see a shutdown than Trump compromise on the border wall – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/12/11/daily-202-two-in-three-republicans-would-rather-see-a-shutdown-than-trump-compromise-on-the-border-wall/5c0f399c1b326b2d6629d42b/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Mia Love to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/12/10/mia-love-is-right-the-loss-of-black-republicans-in-congress-will-hurt-the-party-with-black-voters/

 

TIME
— ‘I Will Shut Down the Government.’ Trump Makes Threat Over Border Wall Funding – BRIAN BENNETT
http://time.com/5476903/donald-trump-shutdown-border-wall/

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs say “A large majority of Americans support current or increased levels of immigration.”
https://www.businessinsider.sg/americans-more-open-to-increased-immigration-than-most-europeans-2018-12/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Says Military to Build Border Wall If Congress Won’t Fund It – Terrence Dopp
https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/trump-slams-democrats-on-border-ahead-of-meeting-schumer-pelosi#gs.9uDJkT0

 

FORBES
— Making A Fortune: 19 Million Public Employees Across America Cost Taxpayers Nearly $1 Trillion – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, for the rest of my life, I will have to deal with ever-increasing hatred against me because I was a federal employee and because I am a federal retiree. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. Will Andrzejewski publish a) a list of government employees who are/were NOT overpaid and b) a list of government retirees whose pensions and other retirement benefits are/were NOT excessive? Will I be on those lists?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2018/12/11/making-a-fortune-19-million-public-employees-across-america-cost-taxpayers-nearly-1-trillion/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— How to Create a Culture of Fairness in Government – Stewart Liff (DIERSEN: My superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American wanted the federal government to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German-American.)
https://www.govexec.com/excellence/management-matters/2018/12/how-create-culture-fairness-government/153423/

 

NEWSWEEK
— MSNBC HOST CHRIS MATTHEWS COMPARES DONALD TRUMP TO HITLER, SAYS BOTH MANIPULATE TRUTH – NICOLE GOODKIND
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-hitler-poland-chris-matthews-russia-investigation-1254631

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Time Magazine Honor Slain and Imprisoned Journalists as Person of the Year 2018 – Karl Vick
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/time-magazine-honor-slain-and-imprisoned-journalists-as-person-of-the-year-2018/

December 11 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Challenger alleges fraud, dirty tricks by alderman connected to Speaker Mike Madigan
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/challenger-alleges-fraud-dirty-tricks-by-alderman-connected-to-speaker-madigan/4874382/

 

NBC5
— Efforts to Boot 19-Year-Old DePaul Freshman From Ballot ‘Overkill,’ Lawyer Says Quinn’s election lawyer declined to comment. – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Efforts-to-Boot-DePaul-Freshman-From-Ballot-Overkill-Lawyer-Says-502412261.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Hypocrisy over Heather Nauert appointment – Randy Rossi, Grayslake
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-vp-voice-letters-121118-story.html

 

WGIL
— GOVERNOR-ELECT AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR-ELECT VISIT GALESBURG
http://www.wgil.com/2018/12/10/governor-elect-and-lieutenant-governor-elect-visit-galesburg/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz with Glennon on Chicago’s pension explosion in Mayor’s race
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2018/12/way-better-than-mon-nite-football-watch-berkowitz-w-glennon-on-chicagos-pension-explosion-in-mayors-race-cable-web/

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Republicans and conservative supporters had the makings of a pity party at a (private) holiday luncheon yesterday. Then Richard Porter took the mic and whipped the crowd into shape. The Chicago attorney and Republican National Committeeman who supported Gov. Bruce Rauner to the bitter end of the midterms, rallied the 200-plus guests at the (Westin) Hotel in Lombard. . .The crowd of notable names erupted in cheers. Among those in the crowd: Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, House Leader Jim Durkin, former Illinois state Sen. Kirk Dillard, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, Petco founder Jay Bergman, Kirkland & Ellis’ Sandy Perl, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service President David Hill III, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner David Walsh, former state Rep. Skip Saviano, and Kim Godden, who led a discussion with guest speaker Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/12/11/preckwinkles-tax-tweak-details-on-burke-raids-republicans-look-for-glass-half-full-summers-tirade-361010

 

DAILY WIRE
— THE CHICAGO WAY: Thousands Of Residents Commit Fraud To Keep College Student Off Ballot – ASHE SCHOW
https://www.dailywire.com/news/39218/chicago-way-thousands-residents-commit-fraud-keep-ashe-schow

 

WIREPOINTS
— Beware Revenue Hopes From Expanded Gaming As Industry Cannibalizes Self – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/beware-revenue-hopes-from-expanded-gaming-as-industry-cannibalizes-self/

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Cook had highest abortion rate among largest Illinois counties in 2017
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511660565-cook-had-highest-abortion-rate-among-largest-illinois-counties-in-2017

 

ILLINOIS WATCHDOG
— Pritzker is optimistic about state’s future with Democrats in charge – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Democrats have made it very clear that they want to drive out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.watchdog.org/illinois/pritzker-is-optimistic-about-state-s-future-with-democrats-in/article_63bf872d-df44-5492-85d6-bee78eb24c32.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois Raking in Abortion From Other States – Charlie Butts
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/illinois-raking-in-abortion-from-other-states/

 

FOX NEWS
— Build the wall — do what we said we’d do – Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. Mark Meadows
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/reps-jim-jordan-and-mark-meadows-build-the-wall-do-what-we-said-wed-do

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making “faith leaders” 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/dozens-of-faith-leaders-arrested-at-san-diego-love-knows-no-borders-protest

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump foes scrambling to derail ‘cruel’ rule requiring immigrants to show they aren’t public burden – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/10/immigrants-must-prove-they-arent-public-burden-und/
— Rush Limbaugh warns ‘wobbly’ Trump voters: ‘We actually are on the cusp of losing our founding’ ‘There are people starting to weaken’
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/10/rush-limbaugh-warns-wobbly-trump-voters-we-actuall/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Republican pushes party to conduct 2018 autopsy after ‘historic losses’ – Naomi Lim (DIERSEN: Those who want Republicans to lose want the Republican Party a) to dump voters, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) to dump the traditional family, right to live, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and the rest of the planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republican-pushes-party-to-conduct-2018-autopsy-after-historic-losses
— Why our border matters – Rep. Tom McClintock
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/rep-tom-mcclintock-why-our-border-matters

 

DAILY CALLER
— GOOGLE EMPLOYEES SOUGHT TO BLOCK BREITBART FROM ADS, EMAILS SHOW – Peter Hasson
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/10/google-ads-bias/


— GENDER WAGE GAP IS DUE TO MEN WORKING LONGER HOURS – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/10/gender-wage-gap-men-working-longer-hours/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Chuck, Nancy Ahead of Trump Meeting: Abandon Border Wall as a Must-Have – BRIDGET JOHNSON
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/chuck-nancy-ahead-of-trump-meeting-abandon-border-wall-as-a-must-have/

 

TOWNHALL
— Justice Kavanaugh, Supposed Slayer Of Women’s Abortion Rights Just Sided…With Liberals On Planned Parenthood – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/12/10/justice-kavanaugh-supposed-slayer-of-womens-abortion-rights-just-sided-with-l-n2537260
— US Courts Treat Illegal Immigrants BETTER Than American Citizens – Marina Medvin
https://townhall.com/columnists/marinamedvin/2018/12/11/us-courts-treat-illegal-immigrants-better-than-american-citizens-n2537212

 

BREITBART
— ICE Shrinks Obama’s “Unaccompanied Alien Children” Delivery Route by Arresting More Illegals – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2018/12/10/ice-shrinks-obamas-uac-delivery-route-by-arresting-more-illegals/
— Freedom Caucus Fights for the Border Wall as Chairman Mark Meadows in Running for White House Chief of Staff – Matthew Boyle
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/10/freedom-caucus-fights-for-the-border-wall-as-chairman-mark-meadows-in-running-for-white-house-chief-of-staff/
— Pew: No Majority of Citizens in the World Support Increasing Immigration – John Binder (DIERSEN: What if things were turned around? What if many millions of citizens of America illegally invaded Mexico, illegally invaded Canada, illegally invaded etc.?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/10/pew-no-majority-of-citizens-in-the-world-support-increasing-immigration/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Ruling That the Second Amendment Is a Second-class Right Faces Dissent – Bob Adelmann
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/30869-third-circuit-rules-the-second-amendment-is-a-second-class-right

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Outsiders vs. Insiders: Show off Sen. Jeff Flake gives bad name to rotten apples everywhere – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/29282-outsiders-vs-insiders-show-sen-jeff-flake-gives-bad-name-rotten-apples-everywhere

 

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Emergency Confiscation is Easy Target in New Gun Control Congress Opponents warn that “red flag” orders can be abused and violate due process. So why are they attracting Republican support? – KELLEY BEAUCAR VLAHOS
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/emergency-gun-confiscation-may-be-easy-target-in-new-congress/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Are ‘deplorables’ reaching the breaking point…again? – M. Catharine Evans
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/are_deplorables_reaching_the_breaking_pointagain.html
— Employment and the Vote – Rick Hayes
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/employment_and_the_vote.htm

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HOT AIR
— Global Survey: 24 Out Of 27 Countries More Likely To Say They Want Less Immigration Than Americans Are
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/12/10/global-survey-24-27-countries-likely-say-want-less-immigration-americans/

 

THE HILL
— Trump, Democrats start divisive wall negotiations – ALEXANDER BOLTON AND MELANIE ZANONA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats plaint themselves as being 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/420690-trump-democrats-start-divisive-wall-negotiations


— Freedom Caucus calls on leadership to include wall funding, end to ‘catch and release’ in funding bill – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/420711-freedom-caucus-calls-on-leadership-to-include-wall-funding-end-to-catch-and
— GAO: President’s ability to nix spending limited – NIV ELIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/420655-presidents-ability-to-nix-spending-limited-gao

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump surrounding himself with yes-men and yes-women.” What do establishment Republicans want you to do? They want me to stop sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want me to stop including links in the emails to articles that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/07/opinions/trumps-yes-men-and-yes-women-psaki/index.html

 

NBC NEWS
— Help wanted: Trump needs new chief of staff for ‘the worst of times’ Analysis: If the president doesn’t empower his next top aide, he could encounter serious problems, experts say. – Jonathan Allen
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/wanted-trump-chief-staff-worst-times-n946146
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Experts on White House operations say Trump’s desire to run his own operation has been an impediment to him and could make the job less attractive to potential candidates. Chris Lu, who served as Cabinet secretary under President Barack Obama, told NBC News that part of the problem is that Trump hasn’t shown much willingness to let his chiefs of staff, Reince Priebus and Kelly, do their jobs. That includes managing the policy process, limiting the number decisions the president has to make, controlling access and telling him “no” when he needs to hear it. “It doesn’t seem like Trump really wants a chief of staff, and that’s just not an efficient way to run a White House — to have the president calling all the shots,” Lu said. “You don’t need a yes-man as chief of staff. That’s a recipe for disaster.”)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Supreme Court Won’t Hear Planned Parenthood Cases, and 3 Court Conservatives Aren’t Happy – Adam Liptak
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/us/politics/planned-parenthood-supreme-court.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow about their success in getting citizens of foreign countries to claim asylum in America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/us/politics/trump-asylum-border-.html
— A Short History of Political Red Faces Over Workers Without Green Cards – Adeel Hassan
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/us/politicians-undocumented-immigrant-workers.html


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters focus on a) getting women to hate Trump and b) getting women to punish Trump by voting for Democrats.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/us/politics/women-candidates-activism.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives Will Plead Guilty – Matthew Rosenberg (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, and Green plants in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC), etc. who focus/focused on driving out of the IRP, DCRCC, MTRCC, TAPROOT, ICRC, etc. those like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/us/politics/maria-butina-russia-nra.html
— Victorina Morales Said She Was Undocumented. How Could We Know for Sure? – Miriam Jordan (DIERSEN: What percent of illegals present employers and everyone else with fake documents – 100%?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/reader-center/undocumented-trump-golf-clubs.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Still, I called the immigration lawyer, Anibal Romero. He informed me that one of his clients had been hired by the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., based on fake documents when she was still undocumented. He said he would soon meet another woman, a current employee, who was undocumented. Both were willing to come forward.)

 

NEW YORK POST
— Why ‘No Hate Here’ signs are actually pretty hateful – F.H. Buckley
https://nypost.com/2018/12/09/why-no-hate-here-signs-are-actually-pretty-hateful/
— Trump needs to cool it on Twitter – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2018/12/10/trump-needs-to-cool-it-on-twitter/

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making more and more and more people 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 for a long time.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-Are-Republicans-listening-to-13455817.php

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Best workplaces are energized – Dalvin Brown (DIERSEN: Which employees do/did your superiors focus on energizing where you work/worked? My Democrat superiors in the federal government focused on energizing their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger. They focused on de-energizing their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/12/10/costco-google-t-mobile-ranked-best-companies-work-2018/2202327002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Company culture can make or break your experience at work. Workplace atmosphere can mean the difference between an energized, productive work day and a stressed out, ineffectual 8-hour shift. So what workplaces have the best overall work environment?)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Three Conservative Justices Chide Supreme Court for Not Taking Case Touching on Abortion Action leaves in place conflicting rulings on whether Medicaid patients can sue for access to their preferred health provider – Jess Bravin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/three-conservative-justices-chide-supreme-court-for-not-taking-case-touching-on-abortion-1544472108
— Calculating the Risk of College  College pays off for most people and costs have even been flattening. There are, however, often-overlooked pitfalls that can leave some people worse off than if they hadn’t gone to college. – Douglas Belkin and Dylan Moriarty (FROM THE ARTICLE: “10 years after graduation, 32% of college grads end up with jobs that don’t require a college degree.”)
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/calculating-risk-of-college/

 

NPR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Americans Want Trump To Compromise On Border Wall Amid Possible Shutdown.”
https://www.npr.org/2018/12/11/675334306/poll-americans-want-trump-to-compromise-on-border-wall-amid-possible-shutdown

 

NATIONAL
— Going up or out – THOMAS HUKAHU (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that if they were me, they would have easily 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.)
https://www.thenational.com.pg/career-tip-going-up-or-out/

 

PLATINUM PARTNER REALTORS
— FOR SALE: 619 Frazier Court, Wheaton – $950,000 (DIERSEN: This home borders our south lot line. We could afford to buy it if my Democrat superiors had not been so successful in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.pprhomes.com/homes-for-sale-details/619-FRAZIER-COURT-WHEATON-IL-60189/10123861/34/