July 18, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats say “JD Vance’s first Republican convention will be his national introduction as Trump’s running mate.” I have attended as a delegate all the Illinois Republican Party State Conventions since 2000.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/jd-vances-first-republican-convention-will-be-his-national-introduction-as-trumps-running-mate/
— Democrats say “Northwestern police cite four people involved in pro-Palestinian encampment.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/northwestern-police-cites-four-people-involved-in-pro-palestinian-encampment-officials/
— Democrats say “Lawsuit accuses state police of neglect, enabling alleged Highland Park shooter to obtain gun.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/lawsuit-accuses-state-police-of-neglect-enabling-alleged-highland-park-shooter-to-obtain-gun/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats say “Chicago’s top watchdog pushed to add ex-Police Supt. David Brown to city’s do-not-hire list.” Constructively, my Democrat Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors put me on do not hire lists. I should write a book about those listings and the tremendous harm they caused me. Constructively, those listings rendered virtually worthless a) my bachelor’s degree and three master’s degrees, b) my six professional certifications, and c) my professional license.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/police-reform/2024/07/17/chicago-top-watchdog-ex-police-supt-david-brown-do-not-hire-list

ABC7
— Democrats say “RNC Day 4: Donald Trump to give RNC keynote, says he’ll stress unity.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-day-4-donald-trump-to-give-keynote-says-hell-stress-unity/15067553/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-7/18/2024
— Democrats say “Trump rally shooter searched on phone for dates of Democratic National Convention in Chicago.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/trump-assassination-attempt-thomas-matthew-crooks-searched-dnc-chicago/15066011/

NBC5
— Democrats say “What to expect on Day 4 of the RNC, including speakers, timing and more. The final day of the convention will see speeches by former President Trump, Tucker Carlson and more.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/what-to-expect-day-4-rnc-milwaukee-speaker-schedule-trump-remarks/3493650/
— Democrats say “Trump set to speak at end of convention.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/how-long-is-the-rnc-trump-set-to-speak-at-end-of-convention/3493333/
— Democrats say “John Deere to abandon ‘social or cultural awareness’ events and inclusion efforts. John Deere also said it would audit all training materials “to ensure the absence of socially-motivated messages”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/john-deere-to-abandon-social-or-cultural-awareness-events-and-inclusion-efforts/3493205/

CBS2
— Democrats say “George Washington statue staying outside Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s office.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D14rjOShy8

WGN9
— Democrats say “Illinois GOP’s turn toward Trump keeps moderates at home.” Anti-conservative Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois have always worked against conservatives, that is, they have always worked against the base of the Illinois Republican Party.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/illinois-gop-s-turn-toward-trump-keeps-moderates-at-home/ar-BB1q77bx?ocid=BingNewsVerp

SOUTHERN
— Democrats say “Illinois Republicans urged to look beyond traditional base.” Anti-conservative Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois have always worked against conservatives, that is, they have always worked against the base of the Illinois Republican Party.
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/17/illinois-republicans-urged-to-look-beyond-traditional-base-as-national-party-courts-unions/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & WGIL
— Democrats say “Under new leadership, Illinois GOP urged to ‘build bridges’ within party.” Anti-conservative Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois have always worked against conservatives, that is, they have always worked against the base of the Illinois Republican Party.
https://pantagraph.com/news/local/government-politics/elections/under-new-chair-kathy-salvi-illinois-republicans-urged-to-build-bridges-within-party/article_9c3fbbda-4471-11ef-b882-871abdf8344a.html
https://www.wgil.com/2024/07/17/llinois-republicans-decry-bidens-border-policies-chicago-crime/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote Pritzker.
https://www.sj-r.com/

EVANSTON NOW
— Anti-conservative leaders in Illinois ever-increasingly crow about their success in defeating Republican candidates. I should write a book about the biggest anti-conservative leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization since 2000. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
https://evanstonnow.com/girl-you-got-this/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats say “On party infighting, Illinois’ new GOP chair says start calling those people out.” I should write a book about those leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have worked the hardest to get rid of me since 2000. I would focus on those who a) removed me from the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee this year and b) ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.
https://www.nprillinois.org/government-politics/2024-07-17/on-party-infighting-illinois-new-gop-chair-says-start-calling-those-people-out

WREX
— Democrats say “JD Vance said in 2022 he would like abortion to be illegal nationally.” Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://www.wrex.com/news/jd-vance-said-in-2022-he-would-like-abortion-to-be-illegal-nationally/article_a575ced1-53ae-5223-b13d-57546058999b.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout at women that sooner or later, men will rape them and impregnate them. What percentage of pregnancies are caused by rape? Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/biden-campaign-releases-ad-narrated-by-rape-victim-to-hit-trump-vance-on-abortion/

ELMHURST PATCH
— Democrats say “Elmhurst State Rep Hopefuls Draw Campaign Cash.”
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-state-rep-hopefuls-draw-campaign-cash

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Anti-conservative Illinois Republican leaders, that is, anti-platform Illinois Republican leaders, boycotted the Republican conventions in Collinsville and Milwaukee. They most commonly reject the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity planks in the Republican Party platform. They are far closer to Democrats, to Libertarians, to Greens, and to Independents than they are to Republicans. They have used pretexts to take many big adverse actions against me because I am conservative, that is, because I am a platform Republican.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/18/the-ethos-of-the-illinois-gop-00169341
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Missing were Illinois Republican stalwarts like former Gov. Jim Edgar, former Illinois House Speaker Jim Durkin, former Sen. Mark Kirk and others. . .Notable names are already popping up as possible GOP governor candidates in 2026: Outgoing Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter, Congressman Darin LaHood, former state Sen. Darren Bailey, who lost to JB Pritzker in 2022, and Aaron Del Mar, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor that year. . .Donald Trump’s campaign says it won’t commit to a VP debate because “we don’t know who the Democrat nominee for vice president is going to be.” The campaign namedrops Gavin Newsom, JB Pritzker and Gretchen Whitmer. Pritzker’s camp called the Trump debate statement “a weird way to say ‘I’m scared of Kamala Harris.’” . . . Republican Congresswoman Mary Miller has called on the director of the Secret Service to resign after a briefing addressing the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. “I am gravely concerned that so many important questions remain unanswered, especially as reports suggest law enforcement and Secret Service were aware that this man posed a threat at multiple points during the day,” Miller said in a statement.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/18/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-328/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Quite a moment in the GOP convention: ‘Shut up, Gaetz… you don’t have to be an a**hole.’
https://wirepoints.org/best-moment-gop-convention-so-far-shut-up-gaetz-you-dont-have-to-be-an-ahole/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Black leaders ditching Illinois Democrats, stand with GOP state’s attorney candidate. – Greg Bishop (COMMENT: Because I worked for the federal government in Park Forest, Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago for almost 30 years, I have worked for Blacks, worked with Blacks, and supervised Blacks far more than any of my critics/opponents.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_a9dfe00c-4463-11ef-91d2-4bd96266a09d.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— J.D. Vance emphasizes working-class roots in acceptance speech. – Susan Ferrechio (COMMENT: All my critics/opponents have parents who have/had way more money than my parents had. I had to work my way through college.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/17/jd-vance-emphasizes-working-class-roots-acceptance/
— GOP senators confront Secret Service director at RNC, demanding she resign or answer their questions. – Lindsey McPherson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/17/gop-senators-confront-secret-service-director-rnc-/

NEW YORK POST
— JD Vance’s RNC speech shows Trump’s Republican Party stands for the ‘forgotten men and women’ – A.G. Gancarski (COMMENT: How successful were your ancestors? My father was less successful than his father. My grandfather was less successful than his father. My great grandfather was less successful than his father. I reversed that trend by earning a) a bachelor’s degree and three master’s degrees, b) six professional certifications, and c) a professional license.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/jd-vance-s-rnc-speech-shows-trump-s-republican-party-stands-for-the-forgotten-men-and-women/ar-BB1qbLky
(FROM THE ARTICLE: JD Vance, who wears his “Kentucky coal country” roots on his sleeve, introduced himself to Americans nearly a decade ago with his unforgettable memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” a chronicle of economically driven dislocation, the awful alternation of plateaus and downward mobility and redemption.)

AMAC
— Why They Hate Voter ID. – Robert B. Charles
https://amac.us/newsline/society/why-they-hate-voter-id/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A Politicized Military, Run by a Frail President. – John Cauthen
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/a_politicized_military_run_by_a_frail_president.html
— DEI and the Secret Service. – Rajan Laad (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years (GAO-18, IRS-9, Post Office-3), their top priority was hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time. Because I am none of the aforesaid, they wasted my career and got rid of me.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/dei_and_the_secret_service.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Arizona border residents give picture of immigration crisis at RNC. – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.kten.com/news/arizona-border-residents-give-picture-of-immigration-crisis-at-rnc/article_bd9e3f4a-d82d-5ef7-9787-9bdf01aa13b2.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— DEI Stands for ‘Division, Exclusion, and Indoctrination,’ DeSantis Says. – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/17/desantis-dei-stands-division-exclusion-indoctrination/

DAILY WIRE
— DeSantis Says America Cannot Afford A ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’ President. “Let’s send Joe Biden back to his basement.” – Mairead Elordi
https://www.dailywire.com/news/desantis-says-america-cannot-afford-a-weekend-at-bernies-president

EPOCH TIMES
— Federal Prosecutors Begin Dropping Jan. 6 Obstruction Charges After Supreme Court Ruling. Supreme Court justices ruled that charges brought under the obstruction law must meet certain criteria. – Zachary Stieber (COMMENT: One could argue that January 6 was like the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was an American political and mercantile protest on December 16, 1773, by the Sons of Liberty in Boston in colonial Massachusetts.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/federal-prosecutors-start-dropping-jan-6-obstruction-charges-after-supreme-court-ruling-5688322

FOX BUSINESS
— These people are not asylum seekers: Arizona rancher  Arizona ranchers Jim and Sue Chilton share how the hidden cameras on their ranch have caught thousands of drug traffickers crossing into the United States during the Republican National Convention.
https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6358376455112

FOX NEWS
— Secret Service equity director says DEI agenda is a ‘mission imperative,’ the ‘ultimate goal’  DEI director Loucious Hires said when every Secret Service agent makes DEI a ‘mission imperative’ the agency will have ‘achieved our ultimate goal’ – Hannah Grossman (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years (GAO-18, IRS-9, Post Office-3), their top priority was hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time. Because I am none of the aforesaid, they wasted my career and got rid of me.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/secret-service-equity-director-says-dei-agenda-mission-imperative-ultimate-goal

LEGAL INSURECTION
— RNC Honors the 13 Marines Killed During Afghanistan Withdrawal and Their Families. – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/rnc-honors-the-13-marines-killed-during-afghanistan-withdrawal-and-their-families/

MRC TV
— Denver City Council Speaks Out About Skyrocketing Migrant Crime – and the Price Tag For It. – BEATRIZ MADAN
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/beatriz-madan/denver-city-council-speaks-out-about-skyrocketing-migrant-crime-and-price-tag-it

WESTERN JOURNAL
— DEI Destroyed the Secret Service Leading Up to Trump Shooting.  A Politicized Military, Run by a Frail President. –  John Cauthen
https://www.westernjournal.com/docs-expose-dei-destroyed-secret-service-leading-trump-shooting/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NBC NEWS
— Democrats say “Vance pounds on ‘illegal aliens’ while also referencing his South Asian in-laws.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that all my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s. In my defense, I stress that they all immigrated legally.
https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/vance-pounds-on-illegal-aliens-while-also-referencing-his-south-asian-in-laws-215131205809
— Democrats say “Kimberly Guilfoyle warns America is growing ‘closer to World War III.” Under Biden, America’s enemies are emboldened to destroy America.
https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/kimberly-guilfoyle-warns-america-is-growing-closer-to-world-war-iii-215120453593
— Democrats say “Secret Service says it’s appalled by DEI rhetoric against female agents after Trump rally shooting. Saturday’s shooting is the latest instance of right-leaning social media accounts trying to link diversity, equity and inclusion programs to deeply troubling news events.” (COMMENT: All my many female coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me a) had less work experience than I had, b) had less education than I had, c) had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or d) had no professional license like the one I had.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/secret-service-condemns-backlash-against-women-agents-rcna161928

CNN
— Democrats say “Pelosi privately told Biden polls show he cannot win and will take down the House; Biden responded with defensiveness.”
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/17/politics/nancy-pelosi-biden-conversation/index.html
— Democrats say “Right-wing media figures blame women in Secret Service and ‘DEI’ for security failure in Trump shooting.” (COMMENT: All my many female coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me a) had less work experience than I had, b) had less education than I had, c) had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or d) had no professional license like the one I had.)
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/17/media/secret-service-agents-women-trump-shooting/index.html

MSN
— Democrats say “Ron DeSantis accuses Libs of TikTok of ‘lying’ for clicks.”
https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/world/ron-desantis-accuses-libs-of-tiktok-of-lying-for-clicks/ar-BB1jWV6r
— The following want employers to have mandatory DEI hiring policies: liberals, moderates, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who have less work experience than others, those who have less education than others, those who have few or no professional certifications or licenses, etc. The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/do-you-think-companies-have-mandatory-diversity-hiring-policies/ar-AA1hHr6w
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/starting-up-in-the-us-a-entrepreneur-s-path-to-the-green-card/ar-BB1q46qe
— Democrats say “Chinese Lose Confidence in Meritocracy as Path to Greater Wealth.” To promote Affirmative Action and DEI is to destroy meritocracy. If I had been a Democrat, minority, and/or female, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/chinese-lose-confidence-in-meritocracy-as-path-to-greater-wealth/ar-BB1pMCz5
— Democrats say “Trump Issues Dangerous Call to Arms During RNC.” Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Army.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-issues-dangerous-call-to-arms-during-rnc/ar-BB1qanoX

MSNBC
— Democrats say “Vance addresses Trump assassination attempt.”
https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/vance-addresses-trump-assassination-attempt-215128645809
— Democrats say “JD Vance criticizes Biden over Iraq war during RNC speech.”
https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/jd-vance-criticizes-biden-over-for-iraq-war-215131205837
— Democrats say former ICE director says “You better start packing now” and sends message to those immigrating illegally.
https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/thomas-homan-criticizes-biden-over-border-security-215114309799
— Democrats say “A heartbreaking story at the RNC peddles a horribly misguided narrative. How a story of personal loss is being used to promote a dangerous and false narrative about the state of crime under the Biden administration.” The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/rnc-speeches-push-dangerous-trump-narrative-biden-border-policy-rcna162374

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “Trump Shooting Live Updates: Lawmakers Assail Decision to Let Rally Go Ahead. The Secret Service’s call to let the former president take the stage even as law enforcement searched for a potentially dangerous person has drawn a furious response.’
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/18/us/trump-rally-shooting-news
— Democrats say “Biden Called ‘More Receptive’ to Hearing Pleas to Step Aside.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/17/us/politics/dnc-biden-nomination.html
— Democrats say “While Republicans Put on a Show of Unity, Democrats Wrestle With Their Own Rift. The discontent with President Biden has not faded and tempers are fraying as he insists on staying in the race over the objections of some fellow Democrats who worry that he cannot win.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/17/us/politics/biden-democrats-rift.html
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly crow about their success in flooding America with their illegals.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/17/us/trump-immigration-republicans-explained.html
— Democrats say “The Myth of Migrant Crime.” To come into a country illegally and/or to stay in a country illegally is to shout gross disrespect of the rule of law and of that country.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/18/briefing/the-myth-of-migrant-crime.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Biden’s political crisis deepens as Schiff calls for him to drop out. The president tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, just hours after Schiff, a top Democrat, became the 23rd member of Congress from the party to call for Biden’s exit from the race.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/07/17/adam-schiff-biden-drop-out/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Democrats say “Average American Debt in 2024: Household Debt Statistics.” Overwhelmingly, while I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates had way more debt than I did. I focused on a) avoiding debt, b) paying my debt off, and c) saving for my retirement.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/credit-score/average-american-debt

POLITICO
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame gun crimes on guns instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/17/trump-shooting-rnc-gun-control-00169179
— Democrats say “Secret Service struggles to quash congressional fury over Trump assassination attempt. Director Kimberly Cheatle acknowledged “gaffes” and a “failure” on the day of the rally.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/17/secret-service-congress-trump-shooting-00169187

PBS
— Democrats say “Fact-checking right-wing claims about election security and noncitizens voting.” Anticipate/expect that Democrat leaders will have many millions of their many millions of illegals use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrat candidates.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/fact-checking-right-wing-claims-about-election-security-and-noncitizens-voting

HUFFINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Republicans Lay Groundwork To Deny 2024 Election Results At GOP Convention.” Anticipate/expect that Democrat leaders will have many millions of their many millions of illegals use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrat candidates.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-lay-groundwork-to-deny-2024-election-results-at-gop-convention/ar-BB1qbsYA

July 17, 2024 Evening Edition

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Democrats say “Republican delegates preach unity as path to victory in November at RNC day 3.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/republican-convention-day-3-kathy-salvi-preaches-unity/15064980/
— Democrats say “Secret Service spotted shooter on roof 20 minutes before gunfire erupted at Trump rally. The FBI said it was investigating the shooting as potential domestic terrorism.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/trump-assassination-attempt-fbi-examines-thomas-matthew-crooks/15064141/
— Democrats say “President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/joe-biden-tests-positive-covid-will-return-delaware/15065780/
— Democrats say “Secret Service timing, funding and staffing examined after Donald Trump assassination attempt.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/trump-assassination-attempt-secret-service-timing-funding-staffing/15066225/

NBC5
— Democrats say “New GOP leader Kathy Salvi vows to ‘make Illinois red again’  Republicans haven’t won a statewide office since former Gov. Bruce Rauner triumphed in 2014.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/state-republican-leader-kathy-salvi-make-illinois-red-again/3493281/
— Democrats say “Rod Blagojevich attends RNC to show support for Donald Trump.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/rod-blagojevich-attends-rnc-to-show-support-for-donald-trump/3493235/
— Democrats say “Gov. Abbott says Texas will continue busing migrants to Chicago during RNC speech.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/abbott-texas-to-bus-more-migrants-to-chicago-sanctuary-cities/3493459/
— Democrats say “Law enforcement flagged gunman as ‘suspicious person’ over an hour before shots fired in Trump assassination attempt.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/law-enforcement-flagged-gunman-suspicious-person-over-an-hour-before-shots-fired-trump-assassination-attempt/3493247/

WGN9
— Democrats say “Illinois Republican after words with Florida’s Matt Gaetz: ‘He’s just not the best member’  Richard Porter, Republican National Committeeman from Illinois, interrupted Rep. Gaetz’s confrontation with Rep. McCarthy.”
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/gaetz-taunts-mccarthy-on-convention-floor-what-night-are-you-speaking/

— Democrats  say “Illinois’ incoming GOP chair Kathy Salvi talks unity, challenges with state’s delegates at RNC.

https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/illinois-gop-kathy-salvi-unify-rebuild-state-party/

FOX32
— Democrats say “GOP distances itself from JD Vance abortion comments.”
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/gop-distances-itself-from-jd-vance-abortion-comments

WTTW
— Democrats say “Illinois GOP Leaders Vow to Flip 5 House Seats While New Chair Aims to Get Rid of Blue Funk.”
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/17/illinois-gop-leaders-vow-flip-5-house-seats-while-new-chair-aims-get-rid-blue-funk
— Democrats say “New Illinois GOP Chair Kathy Salvi  Stops Short of Calling for a Nationwide Abortion Ban.”
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/17/new-illinois-gop-chair-stops-short-calling-nationwide-abortion-ban
— Democrats say “Ex-Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh Tells Moderate Republicans in Milwaukee to Stand Up to ‘Jackass’ Trump.”
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/17/ex-illinois-congressman-joe-walsh-tells-moderate-republicans-milwaukee-stand-jackass

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats say “At RNC, Illinois GOP starts looking to 2026 election.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/at-rnc-illinois-gop-starts-looking-to-2026-election/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Porter may have designs on public office in Illinois. During this week’s convention, Porter has been among a handful of names floated by some Illinois top Republicans as possible GOP candidates for governor in 2026 as the state party looks to reinvent itself with new leadership after years of losing ground to Democrats. . .Others mentioned as potential Republican candidates for governor included U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood of Peoria, former state Sen. Darren Bailey, who lost by more than 12 percentage points to Pritzker in the 2022 race, and Aaron Del Mar, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor that year.)
–Democrats say “Black Republican leaders at RNC try to make inroads with African American voters.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/black-republican-leaders-at-rnc-try-to-make-inroads-with-african-american-voters/
— Democrats say “Trump has given no official info about his medical care for days since an assassination attempt.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/trump-has-given-no-official-info-about-his-medical-care-for-days-since-an-assassination-attempt-2/
— Democrats ask “What would make Joe Biden drop out of the presidential race?” and say “Here are the four reasons he’s cited.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/what-would-make-joe-biden-drop-out-of-the-presidential-race-here-are-the-four-reasons-hes-cited/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats say “Illinois Republican goes viral after confronting ‘obnoxious’ Gaetz on convention floor. Illinois National Republican Committeeman Richard Porter berated the scandal-plagued Florida congressman for trying to embarrass former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during a television interview.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/17/rnc-trump-news-updates-milwaukee-wednesday
— Democrats say “New Illinois GOP chair Kathy Salvi vows to end ‘blue funk’: ‘We’re gonna make Illinois red again’  Salvi, who officially becomes the face of the state party on Friday, called on Illinois Republicans to set aside differences “to usher in a new era of Republican victories here in Illinois.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/17/kathy-salvi-illinois-republican-party-chair-gop-rnc
— Democrats say “Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw, new AP-NORC poll finds.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240717/news/nearly-two-thirds-of-democrats-want-biden-to-withdraw-new-ap-norc-poll-finds/

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats say Illinois Republican Party National Committeeman Richard Porter “confronts Matt Gaetz at RNC and goes viral.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240717/nation-and-world-politics/i-expressed-myself-suburban-gop-official-confronts-matt-gaetz-at-rnc-and-goes-viral/
— Democrats say “New Illinois GOP chair Kathy Salvi vows to end ‘blue funk’ and heal fractured party.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240717/news/new-illinois-gop-chair-vows-to-end-blue-funk-and-heal-fractured-party/

WLS AM
— Democrats say “Kathy Salvi to become Illinois Republican Chair. “I’m A Team Player And I Love This State.”
https://www.wlsam.com/2024/07/17/kathy-salvi-to-become-illinois-republican-chair-im-a-team-player-and-i-love-this-state/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Democrats say “A look at ominous claims around illegal immigration made at the Republican convention.”
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/fact-focus-a-look-at-ominous-claims-around-illegal-immigration-made-at-the-republican-convention/article_0fff31ad-255d-5705-ac81-1fa1b4b5416d.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Democrats say “Republicans look to solidify noncitizen, federal voting bans.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/republicans-look-to-solidify-noncitizen-federal-voting-bans-save-act-illegal-immigration-reform-immigrant-responsibility-arguments-democrats-biden-citizenship-proof

WILL
— Democrats say “Illinois Freedom Caucus leader discusses the Republican Party’s direction and unity.”
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/story/illinois-freedom-caucus-leader-discusses-the-republican-partys-direction-and-unity

CAPITOL FAX
— Democrats say “Afternoon roundup.”
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/17/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-121/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Democrats say “On party infighting, Illinois’ new GOP chair Kathy Salvi says ‘start calling those people out’
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/on-party-infighting-illinois-new-gop-chair-says-start-calling-those-people-out

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois Republicans decry Biden’s border policies, Chicago crime. – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_e6459e04-43b6-11ef-9d49-fffc98c18703.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Secret Service leader says her team was ‘totally responsible’ for Trump’s near-assassination. – Matt Delaney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/17/kimberly-cheatle-says-her-team-was-totally-respons/
— Biden tests positive for COVID, taking him off campaign trail – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/17/joe-biden-tests-positive-covid-taking-him-campaign/
— Illegal voters put our democracy and sovereignty in jeopardy. All must be ‘born or naturalized’ in U.S. to vote in federal elections. – Antonio Benedi
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/17/illegal-voters-put-our-democracy-and-sovereignty-i/
— Chuck Schumer ‘forcefully’ urged Biden to ‘bow out’ of presidential race. – Lindsey McPherson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/17/chuck-schumer-forcefully-urged-joe-biden-to-bow-ou/

NEW YORK POST
— Secret Service boss blames ‘sloped roof’ for not putting sniper team on building used by would-be Trump assassin. – Chris Nesi
https://nypost.com/2024/07/16/us-news/secret-service-boss-kimberly-cheatle-says-the-buck-stops-with-me-calls-trump-rally-shooting-response-unacceptable-but-still-wont-resign/
— John Deere turns back on wokeness, rejects DEI policies: ‘Committed to our customers’ – Lindsay Kornick
https://nypost.com/2024/07/17/business/john-deere-under-fire-for-woke-initiatives-rejects-dei-policies/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— While Illegal Aliens Kill and Rape, Bogus Crime Comparisons Still Blunt Solutions. Border hawks should disengage from the crime-rate debate – every one of these crimes is preventable. – Todd Bensman
https://cis.org/Bensman/While-Illegal-Aliens-Kill-and-Rape-Bogus-Crime-Comparisons-Still-Blunt-Solutions

DAILY CALLER
— Secret Service Tells Senators Shooter ‘Identified’ Roughly 50 Mins Before Trump Took Rally Stage. – NICK POPE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/17/zero-accountability-secret-service-tells-sens-shooter-ided-well-before-trump-took-stage-sources-say/
— JD Vance’s VP Nod Likely Final Nail In Coffin Of The Forever War Wing Of GOP. – JAKE SMITH
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/17/jd-vances-vp-nod-could-be-final-nail-in-coffin-of-the-forever-war-wing-of-gop-experts-say/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Takeaways From Night 3 of Republican National Convention. – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/17/takeaways-from-day-3-of-republican-national-convention/

DAILY WIRE
— The Best Antidote To Wokeness Is Knowing The Truth About This Country. – Douglas Carswell
https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-best-antidote-to-wokeness-is-knowing-the-truth-about-this-country

MRC TV
— Night Two of coverage of the Republican National Convention was “Make America Safe Once Again,” with politicians and ordinary Americans making speeches relaying stories about crime and the illegal immigration that causes some of that crime. PBS reporters and anchors sounded the alarm from the start, warning that Republicans are trying to instill unwarranted fear and anxiety in voters. – CLAY WATERS
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/pbs-pbs-rnc-night-two-outright-racismwhite-supremacist-notions-dont-say-illegals

NATIONAL REVIEW
— How Schools Can Foster Patriotism. – DANIEL BUCK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/07/how-schools-can-foster-patriotism/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats ask “What It Would Take to Deport Millions of Immigrants” and say “Donald Trump is calling for the biggest deportation program in American history. The costs and hurdles would be enormous.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/17/us/trump-immigration-republicans-explained.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly glorify and praise illegals.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/16/immigration-violent-crime-trump-republican-convention/fcd40fc8-439f-11ef-83d0-9eaefdc988e8_story.html

July 17, 2024

Democrats ever-increasingly run the mainstream news media (MNM). Democrats ever-increasingly use the MNM to defeat Trump and to elect Biden. When the MSN criticizes Democrats, it is to help them win. When the MNM criticizes Republicans, it is to make them lose.

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Democrats say “RNC updates: Day 3 to focus on national security, foreign policy.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-day-3-led-by-the-newly-nominated-donald-trump-jd-vance-wednesday-focuses-on-national-security-and-foreign-policy/15064209/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-7/17/2024
— Democrats say “Trump feted by former rivals Haley, DeSantis. Trump, with a bandage on his ear, made an appearance again Tuesday evening.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-day-2-live-updates-nikki-haley-and-ron-desantis-to-speak-on-tuesday-donald-trump-makes-appearance-night-1/15062421/entry/15062834/
— Democrats say “After bashing Trump in primary, Haley and DeSantis to preach unity at Republican National Convention.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/ron-desantis-nikki-haley-tonight-trump-republicans-2024-rnc-milwaukee/15063255/
— Democrats say “Haley, DeSantis give strong endorsements. Trump’s former rival Nikki Haley officially endorsed him in her speech.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-day-2-live-updates-ron-desantis-digs-biden-with-weekend-at-bernies-comment-in-republican-national-convention-speech/15062421/
— Democrats say “Gov. Pritzker, Sen. Durbin critique former President Trump VP pick, J.D. Vance.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/gov-jb-pritzker-sen-dick-durbin-critique-former/15063434/
— Democrats say “LGBTQ+ advocacy groups laud a new California law barring school districts from requiring that parents be notified of their child’s gender identification change.” Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/california-gender-identity-law-elicits-praise-lgbtq-advocates/15063100/

NBC5
— Democrats say “Trump made a big entrance at the RNC, but he has yet to speak. Here’s when he’s expected to deliver his speech.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/trump-made-a-big-entrance-at-the-rnc-but-he-has-yet-to-speak-heres-when-hes-expected-to-deliver-his-speech/3491866/
— Democrats say “DeSantis, Haley offer emphatic endorsements of Trump.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/rinc-live-updates-milwaukee-desantis-haley-indiana-jim-banks/3491978/
— Democrats say “DeSantis says Democrats are in ruins.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/florida-governor-ron-desantis-says-democrats-are-in-ruins/3492248/
— Democrats use Durkin to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/former-minority-leader-jim-durkin-on-trumps-messaging-vance-nomination/3490582/
— Democrats say “Black Republicans celebrate party’s diversity at 2024 RNC in Milwaukee. GOP leaders from the Chicago area said Democrats haven’t kept promises to voters.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/black-republicans-celebrate-partys-diversity-2024-rnc-milwaukee/3491912/

CBS2
— Democrats use Pat Brady to blast Vance.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fmr-illinois-gop-head-gives-215900113.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-nominates-trump-vance-republican-214900080.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9xCjoJxhPE
— Democrats say “What Trump’s choice of JD Vance as his VP running mate means for the Senate.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jd-vance-vp-trump-senate/
— Democrats blast Vance.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/republican-vp-pick-jd-vance-record/
— Democrats say “Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks delivers prayer at Republican National Convention.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-pastor-corey-brooks-delivers-prayer-at-republican-national-convention/

WGN9
— Democrats use Jim Durkin to blast Republicans.
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/illinois-gop-maga-moderate-republicans/
— Democrats say “Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting.”
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/ap-republican-convention-to-focus-on-immigration-a-day-after-a-bandaged-trump-makes-triumphant-entrance/
— Democrats say “Chicago crime a likely focus in RNC’s ‘Make America Safe Again’ theme.”
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/chicago-crime-a-likely-focus-in-rncs-make-america-safe-again-theme/

FOX32
— Democrats say “Pastor Corey Brooks shouts out hometown of Chicago at RNC.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ6u6wg7sOc

WTTW
— Democrats say “Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin Hosts Black Republicans From Around US, Downplays Past Trump Criticism and Future Runs For Office.”
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/16/aurora-mayor-richard-irvin-hosts-black-republicans-around-us-downplays-past-trump

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats say “US Rep. Mary Miller at RNC says media has demonized Trump.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/us-rep-mary-miller-who-at-rnc-says-media-has-demonized-trump-symbolizes-rightward-shift-of-illinois-gop/
— Democrats say  “Donald Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting.’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/republican-convention-2/
— Democrats say “A Teamsters pitch at the Republican National Convention suggests big trouble for Democrats.’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/editorial-a-teamsters-pitch-at-the-republican-national-convention-suggests-big-trouble-for-democrats/
— Democrats say “Johnson plan to remove George Washington statue from outside his City Hall office now up in the air.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/johnson-to-remove-george-washington-statue-from-outside-his-city-hall-office/
— Democrats say “Latecomer GOP state legislative candidates have raised little cash.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/latecomer-gop-state-legislative-candidates-have-raised-little-cash-records-show/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats say “Former primary rivals Haley, DeSantis make case for second Trump presidency.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/16/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-donald-trump-nikki-haley-ron-desantis
— Democrats ask “Will the assassination attempt change Trump?”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/16/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-assassination-attempt-trump-rodney-davis
— Democrats say “Mayor Johnson nixes plan to remove George Washington statue outside his City Hall office. The since-rescinded decision to remove the statue had nothing to do with the former president’s ownership of slaves, Mayor Brandon Johnson’s communications director said.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/07/16/george-washington-statute-removal-city-hall-mayor-brandon-johnson-monuments
— Democrats say “Ahead of DNC, Brandon Johnson puts homeless on the street to make room for tent city occupants. Residents of a Magnificent Mile shelter are evicted to make room for occupants of a tent encampment that’s being cleared ahead of the Democratic National Convention.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/16/dnc-2024-homeless-democratic-national-convention-mayor-brandon-johnson-tent-city-shelter

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats say “Republicans lean into Trump’s border message during a convention night focused on immigration.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/news/republicans-lean-into-trumps-border-message-during-a-convention-night-focused-on-immigration/
— Democrats say “New Illinois GOP Chair Kathy Salvi greets delegates at RNC.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/illinois-state-politics/a-great-successor-new-illinois-gop-chair-kathy-salvi-greets-delegates-at-rnc/
— Democrats say “Bob Fioretti, Charlie Kirk and cops from Illinois all in town.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/news/rnc-notebook-day-two-bob-fioretti-charlie-kirk-and-cops-from-illinois-all-in-town/
— Democrats say “Pritzker, Durbin rip into VP nominee Vance.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/nation-and-world-politics/very-extremist-views-pritzker-durbin-rip-into-vp-nominee-vance/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/fact-focus-a-look-at-ominous-claims-around-illegal-immigration-made-at-the-republican-convention/article_0fff31ad-255d-5705-ac81-1fa1b4b5416d.html

OAK PARK
— Democrats say “Local GOP rally for Donald Trump at RNC.”
https://www.oakpark.com/2024/07/16/local-gop-rally-for-donald-trump-at-rnc/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats say “Women headline a night at the RNC that framed Trump as compassionate, not combative.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-17/women-headline-a-night-at-the-rnc-that-framed-trump-as-compassionate-not-combative
— Honoring my enslaved ancestors (COMMENT: In defense of my ancestors, they always lived in northeast Illinois, they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.npr.org/2024/07/17/1197958205/honoring-ancestors-part-two-07-17-2024

WILL
— Democrats ask “What do Illinois’ former GOP leaders think of the party now?”
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/story/what-do-illinois-former-gop-leaders-think-of-the-party-now

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Mary Miller and the media bashers. – SHIA KAPOS  (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly run the mainstream news media (MNM). Democrats ever-increasingly use the MNM to defeat Trump and to elect Biden. When the MSN criticizes Democrats, it is to help them win. When the MNM criticizes Republicans, it is to make them lose. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have pandered the most to the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to curry favor with the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I would focus the aforesaid a) who removed me from the Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee and b) who ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/17/mary-miller-and-the-media-bashers-00168949
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Right out of the gate, the Tribune’s Jeremy Gorner asked why Miller is “reluctant” to talk to the media. Her answer: “I’m happy to talk to people. But we would like fair coverage from the media. The media has demonized President Trump. Name-calling. That’s what my little kids did. Name calling,” Miller said. From the Tribune: “Miller didn’t address the fact that Trump has made name calling a hallmark of his political career, from his successful 2016 run for the White House, through his term as president, and in his presidential bids in 2020 and this year,” report Jeremy and Rick Pearson. Trump’s name calling: He has referred to President Joe Biden as “Crooked Joe,” his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton as “Lyin’ Hillary,” and Haley as “Birdbrain” and DeSantis as “Ron DeSanctimonious” and “Meatball Ron.” The media bashing continued at Fiserv Forum in the evening. Kari Lake, the U.S. Senate candidate — and former TV news anchor — started her speech welcoming the crowd. “We love you all. Actually, actually, wait a minute. I don’t mean that. I don’t welcome everybody in this room. The guys up in the fake news,” she said, referring to the media rows. “Frankly, you guys up there in the fake news have worn out your welcome.” Others took swipes, too, including Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was a Trump press secretary in the White House. The take-away: Republicans feel emboldened as Trump heads into the campaign season with Republicans feeling united and polling in his favor. . .Sparks flew, when Congressman Matt Gaetz poked at former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on the floor of the convention, and Illinois Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter told him to “shut up,” via X. Nikki Haley tried to bring unity to the RNC. Some people booed. . .If you’re in Milwaukee, come by for the talks, and if you’re not, check it out online. Today’s guests: Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Dr. Ben Carson.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Democrats say “Morning briefing”
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/17/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-327/
— Democrats say “Afternoon roundup”
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/16/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-120/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s role in the extreme rhetoric surrounding Donald Trump. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzkers-role-in-the-extreme-rhetoric-surrounding-donald-trump-wirepoints/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Kathy Salvi: It is an honor to be recognized by my fellow Illinois Republicans as the next Chair of the Illinois Republican Party’
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/661868316-kathy-salvi-it-is-an-honor-to-be-recognized-by-my-fellow-illinois-republicans-as-the-next-chair-of-the-illinois-republican-party

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Pritzker blasts Trump’s VP selection. – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_2d5056e4-439f-11ef-a0ca-e720196cccef.html
— Haley, DeSantis hammer Biden on national security policy. – Dan McCaleb
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/article_c9d2909c-43a2-11ef-ad3d-3bd110a9af41.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s primary rivals praise him in prime-time convention speeches. – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/16/ron-desantis-and-nikki-haley-trumps-primary-rivals/
— Three police snipers were inside the building used by would-be Trump assassin. – Matt Delaney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/16/three-police-snipers-were-inside-building-used-by-/
— Chinese press sees Trump assassination attempt as a failure of democracy. ‘Violent actions’ raising doubt among allies about U.S. reliability, article says. –  Bill Gertz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/chinese-press-sees-trump-assassination-attempt-as-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chicago mayor plans removal of George Washington statue in City Hall – Elaine Mallon
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/state/3085809/chicago-mayor-plans-removal-george-washington-statue-city-hall/
— Security has to separate Gaetz and McCarthy during live interview verbal fight. – Brady Knox
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3086280/security-separate-gaetz-mccarthy-live-interview-verbal-fight/
— Senate GOP candidates attack ‘border czar’ Harris at Trump convention. – David Sivak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3086338/senate-gop-candidates-border-czar-harris-trump-convention/
— Heartbroken families of crime victims blame Biden and plead for Americans to vote Trump. – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3086260/heartbroken-families-crime-victims-blame-biden-rnc/
— The end of affirmative action, one year later. – GianCarlo Canaparo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/equality-not-elitism/3085633/the-end-of-affirmative-action-one-year-later/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Trump Campaign Sees ‘Nearly 20 Paths’ to Victory As Biden Flounders. Biden has just ‘one, maybe two,’ Chris LaCivita says. – Joseph Simonson
https://freebeacon.com/elections/trump-campaign-sees-nearly-20-paths-to-victory-as-biden-flounders/
— Tom Cotton Slams Biden for ‘Chaos’ at Border, ‘Third World Invasion’  The Arkansas senator’s RNC remarks focused exclusively on immigration. – Joseph Simonson
https://freebeacon.com/elections/tom-cotton-slams-biden-for-chaos-at-border-third-world-invasion/

NEW YORK POST
— Biden and Harris ‘stand with criminals,’ retired Vegas cop tells RNC crowd. – Mark A. Kellner
https://nypost.com/2024/07/16/us-news/biden-and-harris-stand-with-criminals-retired-vegas-cop-tells-rnc-crowd/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Secret Service Story is Starting to Stink. – Stu Tarlowe
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/the_secret_service_story_is_starting_to_stink.html
— Concerned Parents Face the Tyranny of Cancel Culture. – Janet Levy
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/concerned_parents_face_the_tyranny_of_cancel_culture.html

BREITBART
— Democrats Try to Smear J.D. Vance as Antisemitic, Anti-Israel – JOEL B. POLLAK (COMMENT: Because I am Protestant and 100% German American, my critics/opponents have always smeared me as being antisemitic. I my defense, I have always stressed that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, many, if not most, if not virtually all of my non-Jewish male GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were antisemitic and anti-female. Because of that, in 1989, when my Democrat GAO superiors permanently banned from their group that audited IRS, I was able to get assigned to my second choice, the group that audited federal financial institution regulators, because that group was led by a Jewish woman who my coworkers did not want to work because she was a Jewish woman.)
https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2024/07/17/fact-check-democrats-try-to-smear-j-d-vance-as-antisemitic-anti-israel/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Who Is JD Vance, Our Next Vice President – Matthew Holloway and George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/who-is-jd-vance-our-next-vice-president

DAILY CALLER
— Secret Service’s Explanations For Security Failures Ahead Of Trump Assassination Attempt Aren’t Adding Up. – KATELYNN RICHARDSON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/16/secret-services-explanations-for-security-failures-ahead-of-trump-assassination-attempt-arent-adding-up/

FOX NEWS
— Secret Service director responds to criticism of Trump rally perimeter plan. Secret Service continues to face questions as FBI investigates Trump shooter Thomas Matthew Crooks
https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/trump-rally-shooting-fbi-investigation-attempted-assassination-july-17
— Trump Jr. wants ‘veto power over the RINOs,’ praises Vance to keep MAGA movement going ‘for generations’  Donald Trump Jr. spoke exclusively with Fox News Digital on the sidelines of the RNC Convention. – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-jr-wants-veto-power-over-rinos-praises-vance-keep-maga-movement-going-for-generations
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump brings it on himself, that is, that he creates his own problems. Hate-filled Diersen-hating Diersen-haters ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that I bring it on myself, that is, that I create my own problems. I should write about the biggest hate-filled Diersen-hating Diersen-haters in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Of course, I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/joy-reid-suggests-trump-couldnt-avoid-consequences-his-own-rhetoric-after-assassination-attempt

PJ MEDIA
— DeSantis Torches the Left in RNC Speech. – CHRIS QUEEN
https://pjmedia.com/chris-queen/2024/07/16/desantis-torches-the-left-in-rnc-speech-n4930764

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

MSN
— Democrats say “MTG attacks transgender people and ‘illegal aliens’ during RNC speech.” Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly attack those who do not promote LGBTQ and illegal immigration.
https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/other/mtg-rips-into-transgender-people-and-illegal-aliens-during-rnc-speech/ar-BB1q5dLq?item=flightsprg-tipsubsc-v1a?season//

NBC NEWS
— Democrats say “Republicans contrast legal and ‘illegal’ immigrants on second night of convention. Various speakers talked up how their families came to the U.S. while vowing harsh punishments for those who cross the border illegally.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/republicans-contrast-legal-vs-illegal-immigrants-rnc-rcna162247

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say Montez Sweat is a  late bloomer. How old were you when you bloomed? I did not a) earn an MBA until I was 27, b) pass the CPA examination until I was 30, c) earn a master’s degree in accounting until I was 31, d) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination and become a licensed CPA until I was 32. e) become a Certified Fraud Examiner until I was 41, f) become a Certified Government Financial Manager until I was 45. g) become a Certified Financial Services Auditor until I was 47, and h) become a Forensic Accountant and earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading until I was 48. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors used my lateness in doing the aforesaid to waste my career and to get rid of me.
https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5638824/2024/07/17/montez-sweat-chicago-bears/
— Democrats say an app was unveiled by Customs and Border Protection in January 2023 that lets migrants schedule appointments. The app, known as CBP One, allows certain migrants in Mexico to set up a time and come to a port of entry to enter the country.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/17/us/rnc-fact-check#joe-biden-created-an-app-to-let-illegals-schedule-their-arrival

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Haley embraces Trump, says ‘unified’ GOP ‘essential’ to ‘saving’ country. ‘For the sake of our nation, we have to go with Donald Trump,’ the 2024 GOP primary candidate told convention delegates.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/16/rnc-convention/
— Anticipate/expect that many millions of illegals will use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrat candidates.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/16/ted-cruz-rnc-speech-immigration-voting/

USA TODAY
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/07/17/dei-workplace-trump-vance-impact/74432633007/
— Democrats say that the Republican Party says “Arm yourself accordingly.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/17/arm-yourself-gop-firm-against-gun-control-after-trump-shooting/74432303007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats say “Border Crisis a Running Theme for RNC Speakers.”
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-biden-election-2024-rnc/card/border-crisis-a-running-theme-for-speakers-R8XIlsqNsPIrwQUekcdY?mod=mhp
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance and the Indian-American Dream. This immigrant group has prospered without quotas or grievances.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/j-d-vance-and-the-indian-american-dream-2024-election-usha-81ddedd0

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://hbr.org/2024/07/research-4-ways-employees-respond-to-dei-initiatives

BHARAT EXPRESS NEWS
— Who is Usha Vance, the immigrant daughter married to Trump’s vice presidential pick, JD Vance?
https://thebharatexpressnews.com/who-is-usha-vance-the-immigrant-daughter-married-to-trumps-vice-presidential-pick-jd-vance/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many Republicans see Usha Vance, the Indian-American wife of vice presidential candidate JD Vance, as a symbol of generational change and growing diversity within the party. Usha, 38, is a corporate lawyer who was previously a registered Democrat, the daughter of Indian immigrants and a practicing Hindu. Danny Willis, 25, chairman of Delaware Young Republicans, said: “With this ticket, with the show of diversity in what would be the second gentleman and second lady of the United States, I am extremely proud to be a Hispanic man and a Republican.” Usha has a very different story to tell than the last Republican second lady, Karen Pence, a white grandmother and devout Christian from Indiana who was an elementary school teacher and watercolorist. She is the daughter of Krish and Lakshmi Chilukuri, who are originally from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and later settled in California. Krish is an engineer and a university professor; Lakshmi is a biologist and college provost. They are part of a tight-knit community of Indian-American academics in the suburbs of San Diego. Usha said in a recent interview with Fox News: “I grew up in a religious family, my parents are Hindu, and I think that was one of the things that made them such good parents, that made them really, really good people.” Even as a child, Usha seemed a stranger to self-doubt. In a 2022 New York Times profile, Vikram Rao, a family friend who works in Silicon Valley, was quoted as saying, “By age 5 or 6, she had taken on a leadership role. She decided what board games we would play and what the rules would be. She was never mean or unkind, but she was the boss.” The same Times article noted that between 2007 and 2010, Usha “posted 65 ‘read’ books to her Goodreads account, including novels by Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Foer and Vladimir Nabokov, and nonfiction by Nina Burleigh and Nicholas Kristof. Her account was inactive for six years afterward.” Usha met J.D. Vance at Yale Law School, where they co-organized a discussion group on “social decline in white America”—a theme he would later return to in his bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy. The book chronicles his upbringing in a poor family in Appalachia and the beginnings of his relationship with Usha, played in a 2020 Netflix film adaptation by Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto. The couple didn’t seem like an obvious match, but in Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. praises Usha as a “Yale spirit guide” who helped him navigate campus life. “She instinctively understood the questions I didn’t even know to ask, and she always encouraged me to seek opportunities I didn’t know existed,” he wrote. Usha once told NBC News, “We were friends and I liked that he was so diligent. He would show up at 9 a.m. meetings that I scheduled for us to work on the brief together.” Among the two fellow Yale Law students was businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, who unsuccessfully ran for Republican president this year. Usha was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology. She also took courses in which she provided free legal advice on issues surrounding the Supreme Court and media freedom. She also holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Her thesis focused on “the methods used to protect printing rights in seventeenth-century England,” according to her biography on the university’s website. JD and Usha married in 2014 in an interfaith ceremony in Kentucky. That same year, she served as a clerk on the influential DC circuit court for Brett Kavanaugh, whom Donald Trump would nominate and confirm to the US Supreme Court in 2018. Usha also served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice John Roberts during the 2017-2018 term, during which time Roberts wrote a 5-4 ruling upholding Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries. At the 200-lawyer law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson, Vance, a partner, focused on civil litigation and appeals. The firm, which calls itself “radically progressive,” has counted Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America and PG&E among its clients. Usha’s own clients have included a division of the Walt Disney Company and the Regents of the University of California. Public records show that Usha was a registered Democrat and voted in that party’s primary in 2014. However, she also voted in the 2022 Republican primary, when her husband was running for the Ohio Senate. Last month, the couple were interviewed by Fox News at their home in Cincinnati, Ohio, about the possibility of JD becoming Donald Trump’s running mate. Usha said: “I don’t know if anyone is ever ready for that kind of scrutiny. I think the first campaign he started, we were shocked. It was so different from anything we had ever done before. But it was an adventure. “And so I guess the way I say it is, I’m not eager to change anything about our lives right now. But I really, you know, believe in JD, and I really love him. And so we’ll just see what happens with our lives.” On Monday, as JD entered the Republican National Convention Hall and members of the Ohio delegation chanted his name, Usha was by his side. She has proven to be an anchor in such moments. “Usha definitely brings me back down to earth a little bit, and when I get maybe a little too cocky or a little too proud, I remind myself that she’s accomplished way more than I have,” JD told the Megyn Kelly Show podcast in 2020. “I’m one of those guys who really benefits from having kind of a powerful female voice on his left shoulder saying, ‘Don’t do that, do that’ — it’s just important.” Usha said in a statement late Monday that she was resigning from the firm to support her family — they have two sons, Ewan, 6, Vivek, 4, and a daughter, Mirabel, 2. A spokesman for Munger said Usha was an “excellent lawyer and colleague.” Republicans at the convention praised the Vances, but some were reluctant to speak out about what they see as identity politics. Virginia Zemel, 66, of Downers Grove, Illinois, said, “You don’t look at the color of the person’s skin and ethnicity. It’s the character of the person and what they stand for.” “America began as a melting pot and we are including everyone. The leadership of President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and his wonderful family, and now JD Vance as Vice President and his wife and family will be a message to bring back the strength of our country.” However, some political analysts believe Usha’s arrival less than four months before Election Day could be an asset to the otherwise all-white Republican candidacy. John Zogby, a pollster and author, said: “The second lady candidates are barely in the mix. But Indian-Americans are becoming increasingly influential in the United States. They are strongly Democratic – or at least they have been – in their voting record, so if there is an opportunity to tweak that and get even a small percentage, that could be vital, especially in those swing states that everyone is talking about.” He added: “It looks good, she’s a smart lady and anything that can convince a few voters can have a huge impact in an election like this.”)

POLITICO
— Democrats say “How Donald Trump learned to love J.D. Vance.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/07/16/donald-trump-jd-vance-relationship-00168422

PEW RESEARCH
— Democrats ever-increasingly run the mainstream news media (MNM). Democrats ever-increasingly use the MNM to defeat Trump and to elect Biden. When the MSN criticizes Democrats, it is to help them win. When the MNM criticizes Republicans, it is to make them lose. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have pandered the most to the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to curry favor with the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I would focus on the aforesaid a) who removed me from the Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee and b) who ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.
https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2021/05/07/broad-agreement-in-u-s-even-among-partisans-on-which-news-outlets-are-part-of-the-mainstream-media/

July 16, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Democrats say “RNC 2024: Day 2 will focus on immigration; Nikki Haley to speak. Chants of ‘we love Trump’ could be heard as he entered the RNC on night 1.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-day-2-donald-trump-makes-appearance-on-night-1-immigration-and-crime-will-be-focus-tuesday/15062421/
— Democrats say “Protesters rally at GOP convention for abortion and immigrant rights, end to war in Gaza.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/republican-convention-2024-protestors-begin-gather-outside-fiserv/15060959/
— Democrats say Trump says about Vance “You can help me win” and “How Trump landed on JD Vance as his VP pick.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/why-did-trump-pick-jd-vance/15062411/
— Democrats say “Suspect purchased 50 rounds of ammunition on day of shooting.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/donald-trump-rally-shooting-secret-service-director-says-police-were-inside-building-shooter-was-positioned-on/15057158/

NBC5
— Democrats say “What to watch as the Republican National Convention enters its second day in Milwaukee. On Tuesday, the overview shifts to immigration and crime, according to Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/what-to-watch-as-the-republican-national-convention-enters-its-second-day-in-milwaukee/3491097/
— Democrats ask “What do Illinois Republicans think of Trump running mate JD Vance?” and say “Some expressed surprise at the choice, but delegates agreed they will support the ticket.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/what-do-illinois-republicans-think-of-trump-running-mate-jd-vance/3490973/
— Democrats say “Tuesday at the RNC to feature focus on immigration, crime. The theme of the second day will be “Make America Safe Again,” according to convention officials.” (COMMENT: The younger that you are, the less education that you have, and the fewer job skills that you have, the more that illegal immigration harms you. I had to work my way through college. If there had been as many illegals in America back then as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs I got doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, and delivering mail. And if not that, the wages that I was paid would have been less because illegals drive wages down.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/rnc-tuesday-nikki-haley-speak-trump-platform-immigration/3491040/
— Democrats say Sen. Tim Scott says “America ‘isn’t a racist country” and Scott “blasts Chicago leadership over violence.” (COMMENT: Ever since the Civil War, Democrat leaders have ever-increasingly shouted at Blacks that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have and that Republicans are racists who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/tim-scott-america-isnt-racist-blasts-chicago-over-gun-violence/3490744/

CBS2
— Democrats say “Love fest for JD Vance among Illinois delegates at Republican National Convention.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy_Vgll7bjE

WTTW
— Democrats say “From Immigration to Public Safety, What a Trump Victory Could Mean for Chicago.”
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/16/immigration-public-safety-what-trump-victory-could-mean-chicago

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats say “Suburban native, far-right conservative talk show host Charlie Kirk speaks at RNC. The 30-year-old Wheeling High School grad founded Turning Point USA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservative values on high school and college campuses.” (COMMENT: The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you promote, the more that Democrats and RINOs call you far-right.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/15/charlie-kirk-rnc-republican-convention-speech
— Democrats say “Donald Trump’s VP pick, Sen. J.D. Vance, is the reason Chicago has no top federal prosecutor. Former President Trump wasn’t going to repeat his Mike Pence mistake. He needed someone he could count on to follow orders.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/15/donald-trump-running-mate-selection-jd-vance-april-perry-us-attorney-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats say “Photos: The Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/photos-the-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee/
— Brandon Johnson’s desperate loan gambit to keep the Chicago Teachers Union happy. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/editorial-cps-brandon-johnson-ctu-budget/

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats say “What to watch as the Republican National Convention enters its second day in Milwaukee.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/nation-and-world-politics/what-to-watch-as-the-republican-national-convention-enters-its-second-day-in-milwaukee/
— Democrats say “JD Vance is a relative political unknown. He’s been asked to help Donald Trump avenge his 2020 loss.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/nation-and-world-politics/jd-vance-is-a-relative-political-unknown-hes-been-asked-to-help-donald-trump-avenge-his-2020-loss/
— Democrats say “Fact-checking Day 1 of the 2024 Republican National Convention.” (COMMENT: During the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, I often worked as a fact checker, and especially during my last 11 years as a GS-13 Step 1-10 Analyst, currently $115,439-$150,075/year.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/nation-and-world-politics/fact-checking-day-1-of-the-2024-republican-national-convention/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & WAND TV
— Democrats say “Protesters rally peacefully at GOP convention for abortion and immigrant rights, end to war in Gaza.”
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/protesters-rally-at-gop-convention-for-abortion-and-immigrant-rights-end-to-war-in-gaza/article_9af8c43c-8ec9-56e7-a667-340701db9788.html
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/protesters-rally-peacefully-at-gop-convention-for-abortion-and-immigrant-rights-end-to-war-in/article_a613b591-d449-5065-b63a-7b042ff8cde9.html

SOUTHERN
— Democrats say “What to know about Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle.” (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to work for, work with, and/or supervise all the many females they hired. Females were my superiors during my last 8 years at GAO and a female was my immediate supervisor during my last 4 years. Those females led GAO’s successful effort to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Further, during my last 8 years, they assigned me to supervise all their female employees who they wanted to get rid because they had serious performance problems. All the females who they promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the CPA license that I had. My Democrat GAO superiors stressed to all my many female superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates that I opposed gender based preference giving. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted at them that I caused all their problems.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/15/what-to-know-about-secret-service-director-kimberly-cheatle/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a 2022 interview with the trade publication Security Magazine, Cheatle reflected on being a woman in the Secret Service. “That achievement in a male-dominated industry was not lost on me,” Cheatle said. “I kept a photo on my desk of the first five women sworn into the service, and I used that to remind me that these women created opportunities for me and I can help others grow and lead as well.” Cheatle graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, according to the News-Gazette, and she first applied for a job as a Secret Service agent before leaving school.)

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats acknowledge that “Signs of trouble at Trump rally were evident in minutes before gunman opened fire.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-signs-of-trouble-at-trump-rally-were-evident-in-minutes-before-gunman-opened-fire/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Signs of trouble were evident in the minutes before shots rang out at Donald Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania: Police had a report of a suspicious man pacing near the magnetometers and were apparently exchanging photos of the suspect. Witnesses pointed and shouted at an armed man on a nearby roof. When a police officer climbed up to the roof to investigate, the gunman turned and pointed his rifle at him. But the officer did not — or could not — fire a single shot. A sniper cut down 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks within seconds of him firing an AR-style rifle toward the former president, but it was too late. Now investigators are trying to painstakingly piece together how an armed man with no military background managed to reach high ground and get the jump on teams of Secret Service agents. Stan Kephart, a former police chief who worked event security for two former presidents, said the shooting followed an “an absolute and abysmal failure” on the part of the Secret Service to protect Trump. The agency is ultimately responsible for the candidate’s safety, he added. “You don’t get to blame other people. They are under your control,” said Kephart, now a consulting expert on law enforcement event security.)
— Democrats say “27% in new survey say Vance ‘best’ or ‘good’ pick for Trump.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/27-in-new-survey-say-vance-best-or-good-pick-for-trump/

OUR QUAD CITIES
— LaHood on what Trump VP pick Vance brings to the table. – Eric Olsen (COMMENT: For the last job that you were hired for, what did you bring to the table? GAO audits IRS. When GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31 years old, a) I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year, b) I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and d) I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. But my Democrat GAO superiors ignored, dismissed, and belittled the aforesaid. They forced me to take a $22,996 (21%) pay cut to transfer from IRS to GAO, a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10. They delayed my promotions to GS-11, GS-12, and GS-13 and never promoted me to GS-14. They kept me off audits of IRS until 1986.)
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/national-news/lahood-on-what-trump-vp-pick-vance-brings-to-the-table/

WGLT
— Democrats and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn the AR-15.
https://www.wglt.org/2024-07-15/why-the-weapon-of-choice-matters-in-the-trump-assassination-attempt

AXIOS
— Democrats say “Illinois GOP leaders (Mary Miller, Kathy Salvi, Tony McCombie, Aaron Del Mar, The Uihleins) to watch in 2024.’
https://www.axios.com/local/chicago/2024/07/16/illinois-gop-leaders-to-watch-2024

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance’s Illinois connection.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/16/jd-vances-illinois-connection-00168596
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You can say he has one connection to Illinois. He’s been blamed for holding up the confirmation of April Perry as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth recently accused Vance of wanting to “grind the Department of Justice to a halt” over the confirmation. About his VP slot: Neither senator commented on Vance being named Donald Trump’s running mate. Durbin will join Gov. JB Pritzker at an unrelated event today, so we’ll wait for the Illinois press corps to pounce. . .Former Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger headlined “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and called out Vance for criticizing U.S. support of Ukraine in the war against Russia. “They are celebrating that choice in Milwaukee and in Moscow,” he said.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/16/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-326/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— March 11, 2016 in Chicago: The Day Violence Against Trump Campaign Was Legitimized. – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/march-11-2016-in-chicago-the-day-violence-against-trump-campaign-was-legitimized-wirepoints/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— At national convention, Illinois’ beleaguered GOP portrays calm amid internal storm.-  PETER HANCOCK & HANNAH MEISEL (COMMENT: Illinois Republicans like me who are conservative, that is, who are platform Republicans, want direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members. Because I promote direct election of IRP SCC members, IRP SCC members who oppose direct election used pretexts to remove me from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. In 2021, they ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks. In 2015, they gerrymandered my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct in Wheaton.)
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/at-national-convention-illinois-beleaguered-gop-portrays-calm-amid-internal-storm

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump surprises convention with bandaged cameo. – Seth McLaughlin and Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/donald-trump-surprises-republican-national-convent/
— Biden rejects responsibility for overheated rhetoric: ‘I’m not engaged in that’ – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/joe-biden-rejects-responsibility-overheated-rhetor/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) unloads on Secret Service failures: ‘It’s the DEI bulls***’ – Timothy P. Carney (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to work for, work with, and/or supervise all the many females they hired. Females were my superiors during my last 8 years at GAO and a female was my immediate supervisor during my last 4 years. Those females led GAO’s successful effort to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Further, during my last 8 years, they assigned me to supervise all their female employees who they wanted to get rid because they had serious performance problems. All the females who they promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the CPA license that I had. My Democrat GAO superiors stressed to all my many female superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates that I opposed gender based preference giving. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted at them that I caused all their problems.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3082918/congresswoman-unloads-secret-service-failures-dei/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I think what we’re seeing is what happens when you are more focused on checking boxes, then you are actually getting the most qualified people in the room,” she said. “There is a lot of work and discussions that needs to be had about who are we hiring to protect presidential candidates,” the congresswoman said. “Donald Trump is six-foot-two. I’m five-foot-three. You wouldn’t want me protecting him. I cannot physically take a bullet for him at that height. And so when you have people who are just not physically capable of doing so, we have to have that conversation.” She summarized the DEI approach as “we need so many of X, Y, and Z,” saying this approach “has really put us all collectively in danger and it’s a real shame.”)

NEW YORK POST
— Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle landed job after push by Jill Biden’s office. – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2024/07/15/us-news/secret-service-director-kim-cheatle-landed-job-after-push-by-jill-bidens-office-sources/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Four sources close to President Biden’s family, including people who interacted with Cheatle during the Obama-Biden administration, said she was well liked by the future first lady and her most senior aides, including top adviser Anthony Bernal. “Cheatle served on Dr. Biden’s second lady detail and Anthony pushed for her,” a Democratic insider told The Post. “Anthony has no national security or law enforcement experience. He should have no influence over the selection of the USSS director.” “I heard at the time she was being considered for director that Anthony had pushed her forward as an option,” another well-placed source told The Post. Bernal, 51, is widely regarded as rivaling even White House chief of staff Jeff Zients in terms of influence over administration decisions. He has faced allegations of bullying and sexual harassment from colleagues who have likened his sway to that of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin over the Romanov court. “Anthony is obsessed with being DEI-compliant,” a third source told The Post, using the acronym for diversity, equity and inclusion — the human resources practice of attempting to ensure diversity in the workforce.)
— Biden admin flying migrants from overwhelmed California to Texas after Gov. Abbott’s crackdown deterred crossings — at $80K per flight. –  Jennie Taer
https://nypost.com/2024/07/15/us-news/biden-admin-flying-migrants-from-overwhelmed-california-to-texas-after-gov-abbotts-crackdown-deterred-crossings/
— Everything to know about RNC 2024: When it’s on, how to watch, plus speaker schedule – Caitlin Doornbos and Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2024/07/15/us-news/rnc-guide-2024-when-its-on-how-to-watch-speaker-schedule-2/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Walking Over The Graves of Our Heroes. – Allan J. Feifer
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/walking_over_the_graves_of_our_heroes.html

BREITBART
— Joe Biden’s Parole Pipeline Welcomes Nearly 1.2 Million Migrants to U.S. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/15/joe-bidens-parole-pipeline-welcomes-nearly-1-2million-migrants-us/
— Trump VP Pick J.D. Vance Hailed as ‘One of the Best’ Senators on Immigration. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/07/15/trump-vp-pick-j-d-vance-hailed-as-one-of-the-best-senators-on-immigration/

EPOCH TIMES
— 39 Things to Know About JD Vance, Trump’s Running Mate. The freshman senator and best-selling author from Ohio is the first millennial on a major party ticket. Here’s a rundown of his background and stances. – Joseph Lord, Jackson Richman
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/39-things-to-know-about-jd-vance-trumps-running-mate-5687131
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 2. He’s a Catholic. Mr. Vance was raised Protestant, but later converted to Catholicism, officially becoming Catholic in August 2019.
3. He’s Married to Usha Chilukuri Vance. Mr. Vance is married to Usha Chilukuri Vance, who he met at Yale Law School. They married in 2014.
Ms. Vance currently works as a corporate litigator. She has clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice John. Roberts and then-appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh. She would be the first Hindu spouse of a vice president. . .9. He Experienced the Decline of the Rust Belt. In both his memoir and the movie adaptation, Mr. Vance explains his experience of the decline of the Rust Belt, and the impacts it had on those living there. Speaking about his native Middletown, Mr. Vance wrote in Hillbilly Elegy, “There is a lack of agency here— a feeling that you have little control over your life and a willingness to blame everyone but yourself. ”He’s made clear that this experience has continued to shape his political life and decisions. . .11. His Parents Divorced When He was a Toddler. Mr. Vance’s parents, Donald Bowman and Bev Vance, divorced when he was very young, leaving Mr. Vance to be raised by his mother. In “Hillbilly Elegy,” Mr. Bowman is described as having been largely absent from Mr. Vance’s life, though the two reconnected later in life. Mr. Vance says both of his parents struggled to maintain stability in their employment, both largely worked a series of odd jobs over the years. . .15. His Grandparents Were Democrats. Like many in the Rust Belt of the late 20th century, Mr. Vance’s grandparents were pro-union Democrats. Mr. Vance describes their attitude toward politics in “Hillbilly Elegy,” writing, “All politicians might be crooks, but if there were any exceptions, they were undoubtedly members of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal coalition. Mr. Vance said the exception was 1984, when his grandfather voted for President Ronald Reagan. . .16. He’s a Marine Corps. Iraq Combat vet. Mr. Vance served in Iraq as a Marine combat correspondent during the mid-2000s. . .19. He Was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal
While studying law, Mr. Vance served on the editorial staff of the Yale Law Journal. . .22. He’s Sponsored Programs to Combat Drug Addiction. In 2016, Mr. Vance left California and returned to Ohio, where he helped launch an effort to combat opioid abuse in the state. Called “Our Ohio Renewal,” the project was short-lived, and the online domain for the website is no longer accessible. . .36. He’s Critical of the Iraq War. Though he served in the Iraq War, Mr. Vance has since been critical of the conflict, saying he made a “mistake” in initially supporting it. “I served my country honorably, and I saw when I went to Iraq that I had been lied to, that the promises of the foreign policy establishment of this country were a complete joke,” he said on the Senate floor in April. . .37. Critical of Ukraine Aid. Mr. Vance has been critical of continued U.S. support for the war in Ukraine. Since taking office, he’s voted against every Ukraine aid package that’s come to the floor. He’s called for Europe to bear the brunt of financing the war. Mr. Vance wrote in an April op-ed for The New York Times that the current trajectory of the war is unsustainable for either the U.S. or Ukraine. He said that the notion that Ukraine will reclaim all its land lost to Russia is “fantastical.”. . . 39. He Says US Focus Should Be on China. Mr. Vance has also taken a tough stance on China, encouraging the United States to focus its efforts there. Between war in Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, Mr. Vance said, America has “to pick and choose” where it invests its resources. “We should be focused on our own problems, and that’s mostly China,” Mr. Vance said in April. “My argument is the Chinese are focused on real power. They’re not focused on how tough people talk on TV or how strong our alleged resolve is. They’re focused on how strong we actually are, and to be strong enough to push back against the Chinese, we’ve got to focus there, and right now, we’re stretched too thin.”)

FOX NEWS
— US Secret Service director plans to ‘stay on’ as calls grow for her resignation. Cheatle called the attempted assassination on Trump ‘unacceptable,’ adding the ‘buck stops with her’ – Greg Wehner
https://www.foxnews.com/us/us-secret-service-director-plans-stay-on-calls-grow-her-resignation

TOWNHALL
— The Republican Party Platform is Good. – Mark Lewis
https://townhall.com/columnists/marklewis/2024/07/16/the-republican-party-platform-is-good-n2641988
— DEI Is Transitioning to Die – Alan Joseph Bauer
https://townhall.com/columnists/alanjosephbauer/2024/07/16/dei-is-transitioning-to-die-n2641940

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CNN
— Democrats say “Fact-checking night 1 of the Republican National Convention.” (COMMENT: During the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, I often worked as a fact checker, and especially during my last 11 years as a GS-13 Step 1-10 Analyst, currently $115,439-$150,075/year.)
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/15/politics/fact-check-night-one-republican-national-convention/index.html
— Democrats say “Rally security failure has Secret Service at odds with its local law enforcement allies.”
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/16/politics/secret-service-trump-rally-blame/index.html

YAHOO
— Democrats acknowledge that Vance says “He Changed My Mind” and that “Vance Responds To Sean Hannity About Calling Donald Trump “America’s Hitler” And Other Insults.”
https://au.news.yahoo.com/changed-mind-j-d-vance-015817265.html

MSN
— Vance opposes Democrat efforts to replace voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans with voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans.
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/when-democrats-accused-jd-vance-of-endorsing-racist-great-replacement-theory/ar-BB1q2h5z
— Jim Jordan Issues Warning to Parents on ‘Illegal Aliens’ Hiding in Schools. – Kaitlin Lewis
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/jim-jordan-issues-warning-to-parents-on-illegal-aliens-hiding-in-schools/ar-BB1kYnhP

ABC NEWS
— Democrats say “The rise of JD Vance: From ‘never-Trump guy’ to VP pick. Vance could reach new heights, possibly serving as Trump’s vice president.” (COMMENT: How much money did your parents have? While my parents had more money than Vance’s parents had, I had to work my way through college. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail. My critics/opponents have/had wealthy parents.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rise-jd-vance-trump-guy-potential-vp-pick/story?id=111310334
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Vance’s rise began when he released his memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” where he reflects on his upbringing and growing up in a low-income family involved in violence and addiction in Middletown, Ohio — part of America’s Rust Belt.)

NBC NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/anti-lgbtq-rhetoric-plays-prominent-role-first-night-rnc-rcna162028

CBS NEWS
— Democrats say “2024 RNC Day 1 fact check of the Republican National Convention.” (COMMENT: During the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, I often worked as a fact checker, and especially during my last 11 years as a GS-13 Step 1-10 Analyst, currently $115,439-$150,075/year.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/2024-rnc-day-1-fact-check-republican-national-convention/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “Fact-Checking Day 1 of the Republican National Convention.”  (COMMENT: During the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, I often worked as a fact checker, and especially during my last 11 years as a GS-13 Step 1-10 Analyst, currently $115,439-$150,075/year.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/15/us/rnc-fact-check
— Democrats say “Trump Rally Gunman ‘Didn’t Want Attention’ in School, Classmates Said. Fellow students described the gunman, Thomas Crooks, as intelligent but solitary, someone who tried to avoid teasing by his classmates.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/15/us/trump-rally-shooting-crooks.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ a plea to the White working class.” (COMMENT: How much money did your parents have? While my parents had more money than Vance’s parents had, I had to work my way through college. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail. My critics/opponents have/had wealthy parents.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2024/07/15/hillbilly-elegy-jd-vance-review/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Vance grew up in what his memoir describes as “an Ohio steel town that has been hemorrhaging jobs and hope for as long as I can remember.” His mother struggled with addiction; he was raised by his grandparents, neither of whom graduated from high school. . .Though he has overcome his demons, Vance is sympathetic to those left behind. As he describes their plight, “From low social mobility to poverty to divorce and drug addiction, my home is a hub of misery.” And in contrast to other groups that also experience widespread poverty, “working class whites are the most pessimistic group in America.”)
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance adds veteran appeal to Trump’s populist campaign. As a former Marine Corps grunt, the VP pick speaks to the military and lower working class.” (COMMENT: Because my parents lacked money, during my freshman and sophomore years in high school, my plan was to enlist and use the G.I. Bill to get a college degree. But early in my junior year in 1964, I realized that I could earn a college degree much sooner a) if I got accepted by UIC, b) if I commuted to/from classes at UIC and my parents’ home in Crete, and c) if could earn enough money with part-time jobs. The part-time job that I got working for the Park Forest Post Office enabled me to do that, and not only that, but to buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, to buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, to transfer to NIU in 1969, and to graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 owning that Charger.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/07/15/vance-trump-veterans-appeal/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I interviewed Vance back in August 2016, when “Hillbilly Elegy” was published. “I think in a lot of ways, and for a lot of kids, frankly, the military is that ticket out,” he told me. “It shows you a different world. It gives you a set of skills that I simply didn’t have when I joined the Marines. … From there, I went to Ohio State, and then I went to Yale Law School,” he continued. “But it really provided a number of opportunities that again, I wouldn’t have had if I hadn’t had the Marine Corps.” The skills he acquired as a Marine took him to Big Law, then Big Tech, and on to Big Politics and the Ohio Senate contest of 2022.
— Democrats say “Thousands of RNC protesters denounce Trump, GOP agenda in Milwaukee. Anti-Trump protesters at the Republican National Convention decried political violence of all kinds while condemning threats to democracy and the GOP agenda.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/15/republican-national-convention-protests-trump/
— Democrats say “Jan. 6 marchers at Republican convention complicate efforts to avoid subject.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/07/16/trump-republicans-convention-jan-6/

USA TODAY
— Democrats say : “RNC 2024: Which Republicans have stayed away from Milwaukee.” Which Republican leaders in your county, township, and municipality boycotted the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/16/rnc-2024-who-is-staying-away-from-milwaukee/74415168007/
— Democrats say “Tuesday’s RNC theme puts focus on law enforcement.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/16/tuesday-rnc-theme-what-make-america-safe-again-means/74421209007/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Democrats say “Trump’s Running Mate: Lawyer and Author-Turned-MAGA Senator J.D. Vance. The former lawyer and author who rose to prominence for a gut-wrenching memoir of addiction in America has quickly become a powerful voice for Trump in Congress.” (COMMENT: How much money did your parents have? While my parents had more money than Vance’s parents had, I had to work my way through college. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail. My critics/opponents have/had wealthy parents.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2024-07-15/trumps-running-mate-lawyer-and-author-turned-maga-senator-j-d-vance
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Once a corporate lawyer who attended Yale Law School, Vance rose to national prominence as the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” a poignant and gut-wrenching memoir that showcased poverty, isolation and lack of opportunity that haunted his family and others in rural Kentucky.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats say “Trump Bets on a MAGA Successor in J.D. Vance. His choice of the 39-year-old Senator reinforces his base, rather than appealing to a broader coalition.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/jd-vance-donald-trump-vice-president-2024-election-e37cf310
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance Offers Trump a Fresh Face With a MAGA Profile. Ohio senator has appeal in ‘Blue Wall’ states but might not expand support among suburban women and swing voters.”
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/j-d-vance-offers-trump-a-fresh-face-with-a-maga-profile-034d3083
— Democrats ask “Who Is in Donald Trump’s Inner Circle?” and say “These Are His Closest Advisers.”
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/trump-advisors-inner-circle-presidential-campaign-0e056dee
— Democrats say “Elon Musk Has Said He Is Committing Around $45 Million a Month to a New Pro-Trump Super PAC.”
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/elon-musk-has-said-he-is-committing-around-45-million-a-month-to-a-new-pro-trump-super-pac-dda53823
— “The Trump Shooting Changed Everything. The nation narrowly averted tragedy Saturday. Is it enough to ease our political polarization?” – James Piereson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trump-shooting-changed-everything-80f11bd8?mod=opinion_lead_pos5

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Democrats acknowledge that “Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, has been at the center of GOP efforts in Congress to “dismantle” diversity, equity and inclusion programs at federal agencies, and has suggested that if Trump wins re-election, he should fire “every mid-level bureaucrat” in government.” Soon, if not already, all federal employees will be conservative-hating Republican-hating Democrats who are minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.
https://www.govexec.com/management/2024/07/heres-now-trumps-new-vice-presidential-pick-stacks-federal-workforce-issues/398056/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance on His MAGA Conversion. Trump’s man in Ohio once called him “America’s Hitler,” but there’s an explanation.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2024/07/j-d-vance-explains-his-conversion-to-trump-and-maga.html

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCTAION
— Democrat teachers ever-increasingly promote the Democrat Party platform.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/faculty-issues/academic-freedom/2024/07/16/bridging-campus-divide-dangerous-ideas-ai

July 15, 2024 Evening Edition

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Illinois Republicans help Trump clinch GOP nomination at 2024 RNC in Milwaukee. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/post/republican-convention-2024-illinois-republicans-gather-milwaukee-prepare/15061025/
— RNC 2024 live updates
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-trump-says-he-will-announce-vp-pick-today-event-kicks-off-in-milwaukee-following-rally-assassination-attempt/15060290/
— Illinois Republicans gather in Milwaukee to prepare for RNC 2024 – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/post/republican-convention-2024-illinois-republicans-gather-milwaukee-prepare/15061025/
— Local police were inside shooter’s building
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/donald-trump-rally-shooting-secret-service-director-says-police-were-inside-building-shooter-was-positioned-on/15057158/

NBC5
— RNC LIVE: Watch live coverage of 2024 Republican National Convention
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/rnc-live-watch-live-coverage-of-2024-republican-national-convention/3490152/
— Illinois Republican delegates call for unity, praise Trump as RNC begins. The convention officially nominated Trump and JD Vance on Monday afternoon. – James Neveau and Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/illinois-republican-delegates-call-for-unity-praise-trump-as-rnc-begins/3490525/

CBS2
— Illinois Republican delegates admire VP pick JD Vance’s journey from never-Trumper to Trump ally. – Chris Tye, Joe Donlon
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/illinois-republican-delegates-admire-vp-pick-j-d-vance-trump-ally/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/illinois-delegates-pleased-with-jd-vance-as-former-president-trumps-vp-pick/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s3ZCqFTQ9U

WGN9
— Illinois GOP aims to unify MAGA, ‘Never Trump’ wings of delegation
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/final-preparations-taken-in-milwaukee-for-rnc-as-trump-set-to-choose-his-vice-presidential-candidate/
— Democrats ask “Who is JD Vance?” and say “Things to know about Donald Trump’s pick for vice president.”
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/ap-who-is-jd-vance-things-to-know-about-donald-trumps-pick-for-vice-president/

WTTW
— RNC Live Blog, Day 1: Illinois Delegates Pitch Unity at RNC as Security on High Alert
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-live-blog-day-1
— Illinois Delegates Kick Off RNC by Celebrating Trump’s Survival, Pledging Unity – Heather Cherone
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/illinois-delegates-kick-rnc-celebrating-trump-s-survival-pledging-unity
— First-Time Illinois Delegates Look Ahead to Week at Republican National Convention. – Nick Blumberg
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/first-time-illinois-delegates-look-ahead-week-republican-national-convention
— ‘We’re Not Going Back to That’: Chicagoans Join First Major RNC Protest in Milwaukee. – Matt Masterson
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/we-re-not-going-back-chicagoans-join-first-major-rnc-protest-milwaukee

WLS AM
— Illinois GOP Unified for Trump as RNC Begins
https://www.wlsam.com/2024/07/15/illinois-gop-unified-for-trump-as-rnc-begins/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois delegates in Milwaukee say J.D. Vance ‘will bring a lot of energy’ to GOP ticket. – JEREMY GORNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/illinois-delegates-in-milwaukee-say-j-d-vance-will-bring-a-lot-of-energy-to-gop-ticket/
— ‘We’re not intimidated’: Chicago protesters head to Milwaukee for RNC – NELL SALZMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/were-not-intimidated-chicago-protesters-head-to-milwaukee-for-rnc/
— Energetic Illinois Republicans thank ‘an angel’ for Trump’s survival, push for unity. Illinois Republicans rallied behind former President Donald Trump — whom they say is helping heal fractures in their own state party. – Mitchell Armentrout and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/15/rnc-donald-trump-illinois-republicans-milwaukee
— Jubilant GOP delegates nominate Trump for president as he announces JD Vance as running mate. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/republican-presidential-nominee/

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Republicans open convention with quest to unify behind Trump. – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240715/nation-and-world-politics/illinois-republicans-open-convention-with-quest-to-unify-behind-trump/
— RNC Notebook, Day One: Bailey selfies, Jr. sightings, hotel disrespect? – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240715/news/rnc-notebook-day-one-bailey-selfies-jr-sightings-hotel-disrespect/
— An appeal to youth? Veep choice of Vance a key strategic move, delegates say. – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240715/news/an-appeal-to-youth-veep-choice-of-vance-a-key-strategic-move-delegates-say/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sidewalk plaques will memorialize 1919 race riot victims – Dennis Rodkin
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/1919-race-riot-victims-memorialized-sidewalk-plaques

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois Republicans emphasize unity, thank ‘an angel’ for sparing Trump in Saturday gunfire. – Brenden Moore
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/illinois-republicans-unity-at-rnc/article_efbd89fc-42d9-11ef-90a1-23f429c6234c.html

CHICAGO CRUSAUDER
— ‘Is He Dead?’ Why Black People Are Not Grieving The Failed Assassination Of Donald Trump
https://chicagocrusader.com/is-he-dead-why-black-people-are-not-grieving-the-failed-assassination-of-donald-trump/

EVANSTON NOW
— Democrats say “State GOP proclaims unity despite internal disarray.”
https://evanstonnow.com/state-gop-proclaims-unity-despite-internal-disarray/

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— A list of all politicians and celebrities speaking at the Republican National Convention – Claire Reid
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2024/07/14/full-list-of-politicians-and-celebrities-scheduled-to-speak-at-the-republican-national-convention/74400547007/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— ‘Hillbilly Elegy’: JD Vance’s rise to vice presidential candidate began with a bestselling memoir. – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-hillbilly-elegy-jd-vances-rise-to-vice-presidential-candidate-began-with-a-bestselling-memoir/
— Outside RNC, conservative group defends its Project 2025 guidebook as Democrats ramp up attacks – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-outside-rnc-conservative-group-defends-its-project-2025-guidebook-as-democrats-ramp-up-attacks/

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Republican National Convention: Illinois delegate expects party will showcase consensus on a foreign policy platform. – Maria Gardner Lara
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/wnij-news/2024-07-15/republican-national-convention-illinois-delegate-expects-party-will-showcase-consensus-on-a-foreign-policy-platform

WMBD
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance once compared Trump to Hitler. Now they are running mates.”
https://wmbdradio.com/2024/07/15/j-d-vance-once-compared-trump-to-hitler-now-they-are-running-mates/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/15/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-119/
— Bost and Bailey set aside feud as Illinois Republicans tout unity at RNC delegate breakfast
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/15/bost-and-bailey-set-aside-feud-as-illinois-republicans-tout-unity-at-rnc-delegate-breakfast/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Live updates from the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/live-updates-from-the-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump taps Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio as running mate. – Seth McLaughlin and Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/jd-vance-chosen-trump-vice-president-2024-race/
— President Biden struggled Monday to explain his recent demand that Democrats put former President Donald Trump in the “bull’s-eye,” saying it was a mistake but also saying he could have said worse. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/joe-biden-says-it-was-mistake-to-say-he-wanted-to-/

BREITBART
— New York Times Migrant Story Shows the Giveaways and Legal Chaos of Joe Biden’s Border Crisis – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/07/15/new-york-times-migrant-story-shows-giveaways-legal-chaos-joe-bidens-border-crisis/

DAILY CALLER
— Migrants Are Slamming US Ports Of Entry In Near-Record Numbers – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/15/migrants-ports-of-entry-near-record-numbers/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Flying Country to Country, Migrants and Smugglers are Developing New Ways to Reach the U.S. – Michael McManus
https://www.fairus.org/news/executive/flying-country-country-migrants-and-smugglers-are-developing-new-ways-reach-us

NEWS BUSTERS
— 36 Years of Media Derision & Scorn for GOP Veeps – Rich Noyes
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2024/07/07/flashback-36-years-media-derision-scorn-gop-veeps

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC NEWS
— Local police were inside shooter’s building
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/live-updates/donald-trump-rally-shooting-assassination-attempt/?id=111916828

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Picks J.D. Vance as 2024 Running Mate. Ohio senator could help boost the GOP ticket’s appeal in Midwest battleground states. – Alex Leary and Vivian Salama
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/trump-vp-pick-jd-vance-f179310d
— Mystery Around Trump Shooter Deepens. FBI analyzed Thomas Matthew Crooks’s phone and found nothing to explain why he tried to assassinate former president. – Clare Ansberry, Sadie Gurman, and Joel Schectman
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/mystery-around-trump-shooter-deepens-9d51f9ae

NEW REPUBLIC
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance’s Most Scathing Criticisms of Trump. Donald Trump’s pick for vice president has a long history of criticizing him. Here are some of his top hits.”
https://newrepublic.com/post/183818/trump-vp-pick-jd-vance-criticized-him-douchey-celeb

July 15, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

WGN9
— Trump in Milwaukee after assassination attempt, Illinois delegates make short trip north for RNC
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/trump-prepares-for-rnc/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A number of Illinois Republicans have made the short trek north to Milwaukee, an unlikely host for the RNC considering it’s a deeply Democratic city. However, Wisconsin is a key swing state in the upcoming election after Biden defeated Trump there in 2020 by less than a percentage point. “We were once inch away from not having a presidential nominee,” Aaron Del Mar of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee said in the wake of the assassination attempt on Trump. “So, yes, certainly that is going to have an impact on who the VP pick is.” Other Illinois delegates say Republicans will use this week to underscore what they think one-party Democratic leadership has meant for Illinois. “The idea that immigrants should be getting more services than people of Chicago, it’s nuts,” Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter said. “It’s just wrong. “So I think it’s time for people to step back and see who it is that’s going to be delivering the kind of ideas and the kind of services that actually help the people of Illinois.” Illinois delegates will be set up near the back of the convention floor this week, next to Arkansas and just behind Texas. Swing states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are positioned much closer to the front.)

ABC7
— RNC 2024, recast by Trump assassination attempt, kicks off Monday. The RNC will maintain its original programming despite the Trump rally shooting.
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-event-kicks-off-in-milwaukee-following-donald-trump-assassination-attempt/15060290/
— Portrait of suspected gunman emerges after Trump assassination attempt. A recovered firearm was legally purchased by the suspect’s father, sources said.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-assassination-attempt-suspect-had-registered-republican/15058563/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Officials feared that the assassination attempt would inspire others. The assassination attempt against President Donald Trump “will likely be amplified in extremist messaging and heavily exploited by malicious actors as well as adversarial nation-states in mis/dis/mal-information aimed at fomenting division,” according to an NYPD intelligence product obtained by ABC News. “In the immediate hours after the shooting took place, multiple users on numerous online messaging platforms responded to the incident with support for the attack, overt calls for civil war, hostile rhetoric against FPOTUS Trump, threats against elected officials, and generalized calls for retaliatory violence,” according to the bulletin which was dated July 14, 2024. . . (Crooks) was working as a dietary aide at the Bethel Park Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, according to administrator Marcie Grimm. Thomas Matthew Crooks “performed his job without concern” and passed a background check, according to Grimm. “We are shocked and saddened to learn of his involvement as Thomas Matthew Crooks performed his job without concern and his background check was clean,” Grimm said in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with law enforcement officials at this time.” The firearm recovered at the scene was legally purchased by the suspect’s father, an urgent trace conducted by ATF found, according to multiple law enforcement sources. A source who has been briefed said the gun was an AR-15 style rifle that was purchased in 2013. . .Crooks had no known history of mental illness, per the FBI. His family is cooperating with investigators. “We’re looking into his background, his day-to-day activities, any writings, and social media posts that might help us identify what led to this shooting. And we have not seen anything threatening,” Rojek added. . .So far, investigators have not uncovered any ties to extremist organizations or individuals, though they continue to scour information from the suspect’s phone and other digital devices, according to the sources. Increasingly, the shooting was looking like a lone wolf attack, sources said. . .Myers said that Crooks “tended to be more of an interesting one” and described him as “more socially reserved” and someone who “didn’t have a ton of friends.” But he said he never heard Crooks discuss politics or, specifically, Donald Trump. . .Myers and another student said that Crooks tried to join the high school’s rifle team but was rejected and asked not to return after a “preseason” session. “He didn’t just not make the team, he was asked not to come back because how bad of a shot he was, it was considered like, dangerous,” said Myers. Another member of the team, who asked not to be named, told ABC News that there was a view that Crooks “wasn’t really fit for the rifle team.” “He also shot terrible,” the team member added. . .Crooks, however, did belong to a local shooting club, counsel for the club confirms to ABC News, Clairton Sportsmen’s Club. . .The classmate added that Crooks was interested in building computers and never discussed politics. . .It was too early in the investigation to say whether the suspect had been acting alone, Bivens said. Investigators were determining if anyone else had been involved, he said.)
— Donald Trump supporters hold rally in Chicago day after assassination attempt. – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-shooting-supporters-hold-rally-chicagos-west/15059186/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The rally hosted by Trump supporters in the Austin neighborhood was briefly interrupted after a verbal altercation with those who did not welcome their presence led to a person pulling a weapon. Police, who were monitoring the rally nearby, responded immediately and the situation was diffused. . .The rally was a small one, bringing together around 20 Trump supporters.)
— No changes made to RNC security plan after Trump assassination attempt, Secret Service says. Chicago Police Department monitoring situation in preparation for DNC.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-rally-shooting-authorities-reexamining-2024-rnc/15058117/
— Chicago shootings: At least 36 shot, 6 fatally, in weekend gun violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-weekend-least-25-shot-4-fatally/15058670/

NBC5
— Trump attack a ‘failure’ for Secret Service: retired agent who survived Reagan assassination attempt. While in the Secret Service, Tim McCarthy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest during an assassination attempt against former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. – Bennett Haeberle
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/trump-attack-a-failure-for-secret-service-retired-agent-who-survived-reagan-assassination-attempt-says/3489204/
— Biden orders security review of RNC plans after Trump assassination attempt. The president also ordered a review of security at the rally Saturday where former President Trump was injured in an assassination attempt. – James Neveau
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/biden-security-review-rnc-milwaukee-plans-trump-assassination-attempt/3489143/
— Secret Service ‘confident’ in security plans for Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/secret-service-confident-in-security-plans-for-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee/3489236/
— Here’s who is expected to speak at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/heres-who-is-expected-to-speak-at-the-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee/3489177/

CBS2
— The 2024 Republican National Convention set to begin on heels of assassination attempt. Here’s what to know. – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/2024-republican-national-convention-what-to-know/
— Ex-classmate of Trump rally shooter describes him as “normal boy,” rejected from high school rifle team. – Madeleine May
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/trump-rally-shooter-classmate-normal-boy-rejected-from-high-school-rifle-team/
— Trump rally shooter’s motive still unclear as Biden urges calm.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/live-updates/trump-shooting-statement-joe-biden-updates/
— Secret Service to review security at Chicago DNC after Trump assassination attempt. -Dave Savini
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/secret-service-review-security-chicago-dnc-trump-assassination-attempt/

FOX32
— Chicago police heighten security for DNC after Trump rally shooting. – Nate Rodgers and Cody King
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-heighten-security-for-dnc-after-trump-rally-shooting

WTTW
— The RNC’s First Day Will Still Focus on the Economy. Here’s What to Know About Trump’s Plans. – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/rnc-s-first-day-will-still-focus-economy-here-s-what-know-about-trump-s-plans
— From the Uihleins to Prominent Business Owners, Who Are Illinois’ Biggest Republican Donors? – Nick Blumberg  (COMMENT: What do major Republican donors think of you?)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/uihleins-prominent-business-owners-who-are-illinois-biggest-republican-donors
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump’s Top Donors: With a combined $10 million donation to the Make America Great Again Super PAC, billionaires Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein are the second-biggest backers of Trump’s reelection bid —  though their contribution has been dwarfed by the $75 million kicked in by banking heir Timothy Mellon. The Uihleins, Lake Forest residents and owners of the shipping products company Uline, are longtime conservative political donors. Uline, which was once headquartered in Illinois, moved in 2010 to Wisconsin — also home to Schlitz Brewing, to which Richard Uihlein is an heir. The Uihleins have long been active in Illinois politics. They supported former Gov. Bruce Rauner in his successful 2014 election bid. In 2018, they backed his unsuccessful challenger in the Republican gubernatorial primary, then-state Rep. Jeanne Ives. They’ve also supported U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Springfield), who drew widespread condemnation for approvingly quoting Adolf Hitler in a 2021 speech; failed Illinois gubernatorial and congressional candidate Darren Bailey; and U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria). Other donations have gone to two firebrands in the U.S. House: U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida). Elizabeth Uihlein also made a $3,300 gift to former Vice President Mike Pence’s presidential campaign in 2023. Since 1998, the Uihleins and their company have made donations totaling nearly $92 million to Illinois-based candidates or committees, according to state election records. The Uihleins have also been active donors to a variety of PACs during the current election cycle. Including their contribution to the Trump campaign, they’ve made more than $61 million in donations to candidates and committees across the country last year and this year, according to federal election records. They’ve been most generous to two Downers Grove-based Super PACs affiliated with the conservative activist organization Restoration of America: Restoration PAC and Fair Courts America. Restoration of America’s founder, Doug Truax, was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2014 Illinois Republican primary for U.S. Senate, losing to Jim Oberweis. In total, the Uihleins have given the two PACs nearly $20 million in 2023 and 2024. They’re also longtime backers of the Club For Growth PAC, which has raked in nearly $16 million from the Uihleins this cycle. And while they’re now Trump mega-donors, they also contributed $3 million to Never Back Down, a super PAC supporting the failed presidential campaign of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. . .The Uihleins aren’t the only Illinoisans actively backing conservative political committees during this election cycle. Billionaire Ken Griffin — who famously railed against crime in Chicago and announced he’d move his hedge fund, Citadel, to Miami in 2022 — is still listed as an Illinois resident in some of the contributions that appear in federal election records. During the current campaign cycle, he’s pumped nearly $60 million into campaigns and committees across the country. He has given $10 million apiece to Maryland’s Future, which is supporting former Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s bid for the U.S. Senate, and Keystone Renewal PAC, which is backing Republican David McCormick’s bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania. Griffin has also donated $6 million to the American Patriots PAC, a group that backs military veteran candidates that spent heavily in a successful bid to oust U.S. Rep. Bob Good (R-Virginia), who voted to unseat former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. While Griffin hasn’t been an active donor in Illinois campaigns recently, he did give $6,600 to the successful Nebraska Senate bid of Pete Ricketts, a Republican, who is part of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs. Craig Duchossois, whose billionaire family previously owned the Arlington Park horse racing track, has given more than $9 million to an array of candidates and committees this cycle. According to federal records, Duchossois gave $3 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, which backs GOP House candidates; $2 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, which supports Republican Senate candidates; and $1 million to the PAC associated with the Koch Brothers-founded group Americans for Prosperity. He also gave $13,200 to Ricketts’ campaign and an associated fund. . .Federal records show that during the current election cycle, the RNC has taken in $826,000 from Elizabeth Uihlein; $413,000 from Duchossois; and $250,000 from Gerson. . .Just 50 Illinoisans have given Trump $3,300 or more, the maximum amount under federal law per each election (primary and general). Compare that to 572 such contributions to Biden. The average contribution to Trump was $39, whereas Biden donations averaged $221. And the overall totals reflect the disparity in Illinois’ political leaning as well. Trump has taken in $3.7 million from Illinoisans, according to the most recent data available, while Biden has taken in $5.8 million.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/the-secret-service-is-investigating-how-a-gunman-who-shot-and-injured-trump-was-able-to-get-so-close/
— Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/former-fire-chief-who-died-at-trump-rally-used-his-body-to-shield-family-from-gunfire-2/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Illinois GOP leaders at RNC say Trump shooting will unite the party for November. – JEREMY GORNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/rnc-trump-shooting-illinois/
— Chicago’s Jewish community is bearing the brunt of religious intolerance. – Yinam Cohen (COMMENT: Democrats run Chicago.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/opinion-anstisemitism-hate-crimes-chicago/
— To reduce gun violence, America must change the culture that glamorizes violence. – Tio Hardiman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/opinion-america-glamorizes-gun-violence/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump expected to take RNC stage Monday night. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/15/rnc-milwaukee-trump-convention-opening-night
— Illinois Republicans ready to ‘rock this’ RNC as Trump assassination attempt unites GOP. Donald Trump’s defiant response to the shooting has provided “a shot of adrenaline in our arm” for his already fervent followers, Illinois delegate Aaron Del Mar said as the GOP gets ready to kick off the Republican National Convention on Monday. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/14/illinois-republicans-trump-assassination-attempt-gop-national-convention-milwaukee
— With the attempt on his life, Trump’s convention will be ‘epic,’ says Reince Priebus. The image of a bloodied Trump pumping his fist at a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania Saturday and mouthing the word “fight” will become one of the iconic photos defining these charged political times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/14/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-donald-trump-assassination-attempt
— After Trump assassination attempt, Dems pause counter-messaging at RNC, including Pritzker appearance. Democrats had planned daily press conferences to highlight “the grave danger that Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans pose to our democracy, our rights and our livelihoods.” But with images of the shooting still fresh in the voters’ minds, they’re opting to let President Biden lead their response. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/14/trump-assassination-attempt-democrats-counter-messaging-pause-republican-national-convention-pritzker
— Mental health disorders are remarkably pervasive in the general public. Nearly 20% of the US population is estimated to have a mental illness.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/07/12/gun-access-rage-hate-fuel-killings-violence-crime-diana-fishbein-alex-rohrer-madeline-jupina
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/07/15/rallying-cry-defend-rights-transgender-people-youth-conservative-states-republicans-heather-steans

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH MCCARTY PHOTO: Former suburban police chief wounded protecting Reagan Tim McCarthy expects ‘deep dive’ into security failures. – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240714/news/former-suburban-police-chief-wounded-protecting-reagan-expects-deep-dive-into-security-failures/
— What we know about the 20-year-old suspect in the apparent assassination attempt of Donald Trump. – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240714/nation-and-world/what-we-know-about-the-20-year-old-suspect-in-the-apparent-assassination-attempt-of-donald-trump/
— Judge dismisses classified documents indictment against Trump. – Devlin Barrett, Perry Stein
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240715/crime/judge-dismisses-classified-documents-indictment-against-trump/

CRAINS CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Airlines look to navigate political turbulence around their diversity commitments. – Judith Crown (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/equity/airlines-dei-efforts-navigate-polarized-political-landscape

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Jim Marter of Oswego, a delegate and the Republican candidate for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, said on matters of foreign policy, there’s a clear consensus within the party since the old guard is no longer dominant. The old guard, he said, refers to “the old Republicans where a lot of them wanted to go into this, that, and the other war.” He said that contrasts with the current Republican stance. “I think for the most part,” he said, “Republicans are at this point, let’s say, ‘hey, if it doesn’t directly affect our national security, we don’t want to be involved.’” Marter opposes U.S involvement in the Ukraine War but does support U.S. funding to Israel in its war in Gaza. This aligns with Trump’s stance. Israel has received more U.S. aid than any other country since World War II, according to Reuters. – Maria Gardner Lara
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/wnij-news/2024-07-15/republican-national-convention-illinois-delegate-says-it-will-showcase-partys-isolationist-foreign-policy-view

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— ‘Died a hero’: Man killed at Trump rally used body to shield family from gunfire. – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/man-killed-at-trump-rally-was-former-fire-chief-who-died-a-hero-pa-governor-says/

NPR ILLINOIS
— After saying she wouldn’t be there, Nikki Haley will now speak at Republican convention. – Sarah McCammon
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-14/after-saying-she-wouldnt-be-there-nikki-haley-will-now-speak-at-republican-convention
— Women don’t have equal access to college in prison. – Jenny Abamu (COMMENT: What gave you access to college? For me it was my taking college preparatory classes in high school, getting an ACT score of 24, and graduating in the upper 20% of my class.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-15/women-dont-have-equal-access-to-college-in-prison-heres-why

WGLT
— How the shooting at Trump’s rally breached security at the event. – Ayesha Rascoe
https://www.wglt.org/2024-07-14/how-the-shooting-at-trumps-rally-breached-security-at-the-event

CITIES 92.9
— Different views of how Biden, Trump impact Illinois’ down-ballot races. – Greg Bishop
https://www.cities929.com/2024/07/15/different-views-of-how-biden-trump-impact-illinois-down-ballot-races/

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Hawley calls for congressional investigation into Trump assassination attempt security failures. – Jason Rosenbaum
https://www.stlpr.org/government-politics-issues/2024-07-14/senator-josh-hawley-missouri-congressional-investigation-trump-assassination-attempt-failures-fbi-secret-service

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Illinois GOP ready for Trump’s convention – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/15/illinois-gop-ready-for-trumps-convention-00168227

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/15/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-325/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

JOHN KASS
— As Republican Convention Begins Democrats Come Bearing Gifts.
https://johnkassnews.com/as-republican-convention-begins-democrats-come-bearing-gifts/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

RNC
— 2024 MASTER EVENT CALENDAR
https://www.scribd.com/document/750623190/RNC-Master-Calendar#fullscreen&from_embed

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: I’m rewriting RNC speech after near-death experience. – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/donald-trump-im-rewriting-rnc-speech-after-near-de/
— Secret Service at center of ‘failure’ to prevent assassination attempt. – Stephen Dinan and Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/secret-service-at-center-of-failure-to-prevent-ass/
— Words of vilification from Trump’s opponents echo after close attempt at assassination. – Susan Ferrechio (COMMENT: If you are a Republican, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially his religion and national origin, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters vilify you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/donald-trump-shooting-follows-ramped-vilification-/
— Trump shooter had no clear politics, wore a Demolition Ranch T-shirt, had bomb-making material. Thomas Matthew Crooks lived south of Pittsburgh, was bullied in high school. – Dave Boyer and Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/donald-trump-shooter-thomas-matthew-crooks-had-no-/
— Secret Service director, DEI hiring under scrutiny in wake of Trump security lapses. – Matt Delaney (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/secret-service-director-dei-hiring-under-scrutiny-/
— Democrat media’s ‘Hitlerization’ of Trump no match for divine providence. – Charles Hurt  (COMMENT: If you are a Republican, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially his religion and national origin, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Hitlerize you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/fearless-men-history/
— A Trump-Vance ticket is a Biden-Harris victory. Trump needs a running mate with conviction and experience that voters can trust. – Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/trump-vance-ticket-is-biden-harris-victory/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Failure to intercept Trump shooter either ‘malice or incompetence’: Betsy DeVos’s brother. – Kaelan Deese
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3082009/trump-shooter-intercept-malice-incompetence-betsy-devos-brother/
— Wisconsin Gov. Evers asking for guns to be banned near RNC convention after Trump shooting. – Conrad Hoyt
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3082055/evers-asking-guns-banned-near-rnc-convention-trump-shooting/
— Trump assassination attempt follows a Charlottesville every weekend & January 6th on steroids. – Tiana Lowe Doescher
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3082167/trump-assassination-attempt-follows-a-charlottesville-every-weekend-january-6th-on-steroids/
— Is Trump Hitler or not? – Ian Haworth (COMMENT: If you are a Republican, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially his religion and national origin, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Hitlerize you.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3081484/is-trump-hitler-or-not/
— Will Democrats now stop calling Trump a threat to democracy? – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3081574/will-democrats-now-stop-calling-trump-a-threat-to-democracy/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump lands in Milwaukee for RNC on day after assassination attempt. – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/trump-lands-in-milwaukee-for-rnc-after-assassination-attempt/
— Secret Service blames local police, says it was tasked with securing properties surrounding Trump’s Pa. rally. – Alex Oliveira and Victoria Churchill
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/secret-service-blames-local-police-says-it-was-tasked-with-securing-properties-surrounding-trumps-pa-rally/
— Disgraced ex- Illinois Gov. Blagojevich now a ‘Trump-o-crat’ with praise for his ‘his new Republican Party’ – Carl Campanile (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am disgraced. They stress the adverse actions that they, their operatives, and their dupes have taken against me. I should write about them.)
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/disgraced-ex-illinois-gov-blagojevich-now-a-trump-o-crat-with-praise-for-his-his-new-republican-party/
— Secret Service chief Kimberly Cheatle facing mounting calls to resign after ‘total security breakdown’ at Trump rally. – Dana Kennedy
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/secret-service-chief-kimberly-cheatle-facing-mounting-calls-to-resign-after-total-security-breakdown-at-trump-rally/
— Fury at Secret Service after Trump shooter opens fire from obvious perch & video shows agents fumbling to get ex-prez to safety. Ryan King and Joe Marino
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/secret-service-under-pressure-in-wake-of-assassination-attempt-on-trump/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Immaculate Conception of Thomas Crooks. – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/the-immaculate-conception-of-thomas-crooks/

AMERICAN GRATNESS
— The Biden Titanic. Removing Biden is wise and needed for the country’s sake, but it will not solve the growing public anger at the left. – Victor Davis Hanson
https://amgreatness.com/2024/07/15/the-biden-titanic/

AMERICAN THINKER
— They look just like the Keystone Kops: The DEI Secret Service in inaction. – Ned Barnett (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/07/they_look_just_like_the_keystone_kops_the_dei_secret_service_in_inaction.html

BEAUFORD COUNTY NOW
— Was the attempt on Trump’s life an isolated event or the start of something Big? – Editorial
https://www.beaufortcountynow.com/post/81077/was-the-attempt-on-trumps-life-an-isolated-event-or-the-start-of-something-big.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump’s resilience, momentum dire threat to Deep State – Jeff Willis
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/07/15/trumps-resilience-momentum-dire-threat-to-deep-state-1472367/

BLAZE
— Why are Dems FREAKING OUT over Efforts to STOP Illegals from Voting?!? (COMMENT: In your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct, how many illegals are going to vote for Biden and for the rest of the rest of the Democrats on the ballot?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFiH28k_jTQ

COLLEGE FIX
— 15 times academia demonized Trump before assassination attempt. – JENNIFER KABBANY (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/15-times-academia-demonized-trump-before-assassination-attempt/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Did You See the New RNC Platform? Trump is a Genius. Democrats are Screwed. I Dare Democrats to Argue with Any of Our Platform. I Double Dare You. – Wayne Allyn Root
https://www.creators.com/read/wayne-allyn-root

DAILY SIGNAL
— Secret Service Director Put Focus on diversity. – Jarrett Stepman (COMMENT: To meet federal diversity commitments, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/14/secret-service-director-put-focus-on-diversity/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden DEI Push In Secret Service Led To Unqualified Agents, One Of Whom Threw Tampons At Her Boss In Unhinged Rage. – Luke Rosiak (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-dei-push-in-secret-service-led-to-unqualified-agents-one-of-whom-threw-tampons-at-her-boss-in-unhinged-rage

FOX NEWS
— Without a border, immigrant crime can hit everywhere. Honest analysts admit that illegal immigrants commit more crime than citizens. – Thomas Homan (COMMENT: To illegally come into a country illegally and/or to illegally stay illegally in a country illegally is to demonstrate a) gross disrespect for the rule of law and b) gross disrespect for that country. Beyond overwhelmingly, illegals demand massive government assistance.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/without-border-immigrant-crime-can-hit-everywhere
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more dependency on government in Evanston.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-suburb-expand-eligibility-guaranteed-income-program-we-all-need-help

GOPUSA
— A Platform For Trump’s GOP Heads To Milwaukee
https://www.gopusa.com/a-platform-for-trumps-gop-heads-to-milwaukee/
— What Will Happen At The Republican Convention, And What To Watch For
https://www.gopusa.com/what-will-happen-at-the-republican-convention-and-what-to-watch-for/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— GOP platform has lost its way. – Kathryn Jean Lopez
https://www.pressrepublican.com/opinion/gop-platform-has-lost-its-way/article_2f8f9bca-4194-11ef-87fd-77a74dd03b36.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pro-life people believe abortion to be the human rights issue of our lifetime, one with eternal stakes. With the Republican Party’s changes to its platform regarding abortion, it’s hard to believe the GOP is in the cause for the long haul — never mind the eternal. The platform no longer calls for an end to abortion, opting instead for the leave-it-to-the-states position. This platform and likely presidential nominee Donald Trump have abandoned any even nominal claim to the moral high ground. Lauren Onak, vice-presidential candidate for the American Solidarity Party, is a pro-life convert who recently talked with me not just about saving babies but also helping people with immigration status and housing. If you are going to have an abortion because you don’t have anywhere to live, some pro-life people want to offer help. That’s the work of civil society— sometimes making use of government resources. If abortion is about human rights, ignoring women and children who need help is unacceptable. It doesn’t have to be this way. Henry Hyde, the late congressman, said something that remains true today: “The public virtue of hospitality has been grievously violated by abortion liberty,” he said. “And so, we must do better and we must do differently,” he said. “We must reclaim the heritage of public hospitality. We must become again become again a people capable of welcoming new life, weak life, dependent life, into our midst — and cherishing it,” Hyde went on. Onak is running with presidential candidate Peter Sonski. While they are not seriously expecting to have to move to D.C. come January, they have the right idea in wanting to offer an opportunity for Americans who feel politically homeless to vote in keeping with their values. Their platform is largely based on Catholic Social Teaching, even while they aim to be ecumenical. The Republican Party of 2024 does not reflect this thinking. Catholic convert Ohio Republican Sen. J.D. Vance has declared his support for abortion pills, which cruelly leave women and girls alone to see the demise of the remains of their unborn children. I listened to him speak about the vulnerability of teen girls to the pro-abortion message at an Ohio March for Life in October 2023. But that was then. Republicans now believe they have no responsibility beyond their home states. And maybe not even entirely there — Vance, in a “Meet the Press” interview, cited an erroneous interpretation of a recent Supreme Court decision. He and Trump have both said it approved of abortion pills, when it was a mere ruling on standing that did no such thing. Hyde’s above quotes came before Roe v. Wade was overturned, but his words are relevant to Republicans who might want to seriously consider their abortion positions on something based on more than what Donald Trump wants and the prospects of the next election. The American Solidarity Party is a winning ticket this year, only inasmuch as it captures something of the pro-life vision — loving and welcome — that is all too often lost today. At least someone is giving it a try.)

POST MILLENNIAL
— Biden Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle vowed to make DEI a priority of agency. – Katie Daviscourt (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
“I’m very conscious as I sit in this chair now of making sure that we need to attract diverse candidates,” said Cheatle.
https://time.com/6998539/trump-shooting-republicans-blame-dei-secret-service-women/

TOWNHALL
— Enough Illegal Aliens Are Registered to Vote to Swing the Election In Biden’s Favor. – Sarah Arnold|
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/07/14/investigation-discovers-enough-illegal-aliens-registered-to-vote-to-swing-the-election-in-bidens-favor-n2641588

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Biden’s Secret Service Director’s Profile Says It All – Diversity – Joe Saunders (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/screen-shot-bidens-secret-service-directors-profile-says-diversity/
— Bongino Breaks Down Woke Secret Service Failures Point by Point, And It’s Absolutely Chilling. – Lorri Wickenhauser
https://www.westernjournal.com/bongino-breaks-woke-secret-service-failures-point-point-absolutely-chilling/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

MSN
— To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/gop-lawmaker-calls-secret-service-director-a-dei-person-after-trump-shooting/ar-BB1pY6BH

NEW YORK TIMES
— The New York Times unabashedly promotes hatred against Trump and then hypocritically says “The Attack on Donald Trump Is Antithetical to America.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/opinion/donald-trump-rally-shooting.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump remade the GOP in his image — and its platform in his words. – Derek Hawkins, Clara Ence Morse, Adrián Blanco and Aadit Tambe (COMMENT: Of course, my critics/opponents will stress those planks that Trump a) deleted, b) diminished, or c) failed to strengthen.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2024/republican-platform-changes-trump/
— What to know about the head of Secret Service as agency faces scrutiny. The 27th director of the U.S. Secret Service, Kimberly Cheatle, was sworn into office in 2022 and now faces questions about how the agency handled Trump’s rally. – Maria Sacchetti
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/07/14/secret-service-director-kimberly-cheatle/

USA TODAY
— Republicans’ focus on Biden’s age is a trap. Talk about his policy failures instead. The focus on age could easily come back to bite Republicans, hard. Where will voters go if Democrats end up nominating someone other than Joe Biden? – John Tillman
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2024/07/15/biden-age-inflation-border-policy-trump-republican-convention/74371168007/
— Joe Biden has everyone worried. Let’s talk about aging, for real. – Charles Trepany
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2024/07/10/joe-biden-trump-debate-aging/74348049007/
— New Republican platform makes one thing clear: We’ve dropped the anti-abortion effort. Republicans have made it clear they will follow Trump anywhere, even if it’s to ignore the anti-abortion movement. – Dace Potas
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/07/11/rnc-gop-platform-abortion-republicans-pro-life/74347683007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump’s near assassination presents the biggest crisis for the Secret Service in decades. At the heart of what will be a torrent of investigations: How was a 20-year-old lone shooter able to take up an exposed firing position on an open rooftop not much more than a football field away from the former president? –  C. Ryan Barber,, James Fanelli, Jan Wolfe
https://www.wsj.com/politics/trump-rally-shooting-is-the-secret-services-nightmare-1b35a7d6
— America Was an Inch From Catastrophe, and I Was There. I served in the Gulf War and know the sound of gunfire. I didn’t expect it at a rally in Pennsylvania. – David McCormick
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-was-an-inch-from-catastrophe-and-i-was-there-butler-trump-rally-9e47b971
— The Question Aging Bosses Should Ask Themselves. Leadership and aging were urgent issues for American companies even before President Biden’s halting debate performance. – Callum Borchers (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/the-age-question-looms-over-americas-bosses-31c1706b
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/economy/retirement-social-security-benefits-illegal-immigrants-c5a04d74

FORBES
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI a) to not hire Republicans and b) to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/juliekratz/2024/07/14/how-to-talk-about-dei-work-in-a-polarizing-political-climate/

BLOOMBERG
— Secret Service Trump Rally Response Spurs Bipartisan Queries. – Ellen M Gilmer and Michaela Ross
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-14/secret-service-trump-rally-response-spurs-bipartisan-queries

DAILY DOT
— MAGA fumes over women on Trump’s Secret Service detail, say DEI to blame for assassination attempt. The Secret Service director has tried to ramp up female recruitment. – Katherine Huggins (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/donald-trump-secret-service-women/

TIME & DAILY KOS
— To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.
https://time.com/6998539/trump-shooting-republicans-blame-dei-secret-service-women/
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2024/7/14/2254146/-Republicans-are-wasting-no-time-in-blaming-Democrats-and-Biden

July 14, 2024

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gunman who shot Trump opened fire from nearby rooftop, killed by agents
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/gunman-who-shot-trump-opened-fire-from-nearby-roof/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Authorities have not identified the gunman, but The New York Post identified him as Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles south of the site of the campaign rally. The gunman had a rifle and opened fire from the roof of a building outside the campaign venue in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Agents returned fire, and photographs later showed law enforcement officers with the man’s body on the roof. At a midnight press conference, law enforcement authorities said the gunman was not carrying ID, and the FBI was still working to verify his identity. FBI agent Kevin Rojek said authorities do not yet have “an identified motive,” nor would he specify the type of gun used. Mr. Rojek also said authorities used “assets” to check “suspicious packages” near the shooter’s body after he was killed. State police said all three shooting victims at the rally were adult males. They did not provide identifications. A Trump supporter said he saw the man with a rifle crawling on top of the roof of a building behind the campaign rally stage. According to the eyewitness, as reported to the BBC, rally-goers outside the event spotted the man “bear crawling” across the roof, carrying a rifle. The witnesses frantically alerted law enforcement and were surprised when Mr. Trump was not immediately ushered from the stage. “We’re pointing at the guy, crawling up the roof,” the witness said. “He had a rifle, you could clearly see he had a rifle. I’m thinking to myself, why is Trump still speaking? Why have they not pulled him off the stage?” The witness said he alerted Secret Service on the roof to the crawling man with the rifle, but Mr. Trump was not removed from the stage. “The next thing you know, five shots rang out,” the witness said, adding he is “100%” certain the shots came from the rifle of the man crawling across the roof. Mr. Trump was struck on the right ear but survived and is reported to be “fine.” One rally attendee was killed and two others were critically injured, the Secret Service said.)
— Trump joins Roosevelt, Bush as former presidents who faced assassination attempts. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/trump-joins-roosevelt-bush-as-former-presidents-wh/
— Rep. Steve Scalise, shooting survivor, targets ‘incendiary rhetoric’ from left after Trump shooting. – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/rep-steve-scalise-shooting-survivor-target-incendi/
— Congressional Democrats running a coup against sitting president and threatening justices. – Michael McKenna
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/congressional-democrats-running-coup-against-sitti/

FOX NEWS
— Who was Thomas Matthew Crooks? What we know about Trump’s attempted assassin. Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, was from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, and graduated from high school in 2022. – Scott McDonald
https://www.foxnews.com/us/who-was-thomas-matthew-crooks-donald-trumps-attempted-assassin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He was one of nearly two dozen students from the school to earn a $500 “star award” from the National Math and Science Initiative. An online recording of his graduation ceremony shows him walking the stage to minimal applause and briefly posing with a school official, the New York Times reported. A search by Fox News Digital revealed Crooks would have turned 21 years old this September. He had no reported criminal or traffic citations and no reported bankruptcies, liens or foreclosures. Crooks was a registered Republican, according to voting records, but had only participated in the Nov. 8, 2022, state election due to his age.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump rally shooting blame game and calls for investigation begin. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., said there would be hearings to determine what happened. –  AP (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump brought it on himself, that is, that Trump causes all his own problems.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/14/trump-rally-shooting-blame-game-calls-investigation-begin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, who has been identified as a potential vice presidential running mate for Trump, said on X that the violence was “not just some isolated incident. The central premise of the Biden campaign is that President Donald Trump is an authoritarian fascist who must be stopped at all costs. That rhetoric led directly to President Trump’s attempted assassination.”)
— The FBI early Sunday named 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, as the subject involved in the shooting. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/13/donald-trump-whisked-off-stage-in-pennsylvania-after-loud-noises-rang-through-the-crowd
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Law enforcement recovered an AR-style rifle at the scene, according to a third person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation. An AP analysis of more than a dozen videos and photos from the scene of the Trump rally, as well as satellite imagery of the site, shows the shooter was able to get astonishingly close to the stage where the former president was speaking. A video posted to social media and geolocated by the AP shows the body of a person wearing gray camouflage lying motionless on the roof of a building at AGR International Inc., a manufacturing plant just north of the Butler Farm Show grounds where Trump’s rally was held. The roof where the person lay was less than 150 meters (164 yards) from where Trump was speaking, a distance from which a decent marksman could reasonably hit a human-sized target. For reference, 150 meters is a distance at which U.S. Army recruits must hit a scaled human-sized silhouette to qualify with the M-16 rifle. The AR-15, like the shooter at the Trump rally had, is the semi-automatic civilian version of the military M-16. Asked at the press conference whether law enforcement did not know the shooter was on the roof until he began firing, Kevin Rojek, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Pittsburgh Field Office, responded that “that is our assessment at this time” “It is surprising” that the gunman was able to open fire on the stage before the Secret Service killed him, he added. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, whose department oversees the Secret Service, said officials were engaged with the Biden and Trump campaigns and “taking every possible measure to ensure their safety and security.”)
— ‘These are scary times.’ Illinois politicians react to Trump assassination attempt. “I think the hate for Trump is out of hand. It’s out of control. We have to settle down,” Illinois GOP National Committeeman Richard Porter said. Former President Barack Obama urged a pivot away from polarization. – Lynn Sweet and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2024/07/13/illinois-politicians-react-trump-assassination-attempt-butler-pennsylvania-campaign-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Echoing the sentiment that the shooter was likely politically motivated, Jeanne Ives, a former Illinois state representative and gubernatorial candidate, said, “These are scary times. No one knows the motive of the shooter, but this political violence likely stems from someone who felt threatened by the prospect of a Trump presidency, which is ridiculous,” Ives said. “The shooter is obviously deranged. But what does this mean? There’s no doubt people feel powerless against a powerful centralized government,” Ives said. . .“The deepening political divide is dangerous and any political violence is unacceptable,” McCombie said in a statement. “Gunshots cannot silence our collective need for change.)
— Chicago, Illinois politicians react to Trump assassination attempt: ‘Political violence is never acceptable.’ – Ellery Jones
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/13/chicago-illinois-trump-assassination-attempt-pennsylvania-reactions-rnc
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The Republicans of Illinois are united and stand with President Trump,” Illinois GOP Chairwoman-elect Kathy Salvi said in a statement. “We express our full support for President Trump and his family. We appreciate the prompt response by law enforcement and the Secret Service.” “We are shocked and saddened by the events at the rally in PA. Political violence has no place in our society,” the Illinois Democratic Party posted on X. “We pray for the safety of all attendees and condemn violence in the strongest terms. Thank you to the first responders and Secret Service for their swift response.”)
— Those high-profile people who have promoted the most hatred against trump are under the most pressure to condemn the shooting.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/13/biden-trump-shooting-attempt-says-everybody-must-condemn-attack

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Law enforcement recover AR-style rifle at scene of Trump rally shooting. – AP (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrats will ever-increasingly use the shooting to first outlaw all semiautomatic firearms and then to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/13/law-enforcement-recovered-ar-style-rifle-at-scene-of-trump-rally-shooting-ap-source-says/

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: ‘This is unacceptable’: Suburban RNC delegates react to shooting at Trump rally. – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240713/article/this-is-unacceptable-suburban-rnc-delegates-react-to-shooting-at-trump-rally/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The Republicans of Illinois are united and stand with President Trump,” Kathy Salvi, the chairwoman-elect of the Illinois Republican Party, said in a statement. “We express our full support for President Trump and his family. We appreciate the prompt response by law enforcement and the Secret Service.” . . . Joseph Folisi, another RNC delegate and Trump supporter, said “some people need to ratchet down the rhetoric.”)

FOX32
— Chicago reacts to shooting at Trump campaign rally in Pennsylvania. – Nate Rodgers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-reacts-shooting-trump-campaign-rally-pennsylvania
— Trump rally shooting: Experts weigh in on potential impact on RNC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39vnFwIvQJs

WGN9
— What happens if a presidential candidate is killed before an election? – Russell Falcon
https://wgntv.com/news/trending/what-happens-if-a-presidential-candidate-is-killed-before-an-election/
— Chicago, Illinois politicians react following deadly shooting at Pennsylvania Trump rally. – Gabriel Castillo
https://wgntv.com/politics-3/chicago-illinois-politicians-react-following-deadly-shooting-at-pennsylvania-trump-rally/

THE HILL
— Shocking attempt on Trump’s life pitches America into fresh turmoil. – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4770829-trump-rally-shooting-election/

NBC NEWS
— Pennsylvania voter records listed a Thomas Matthew Crooks with the same address and birth date as a registered Republican, though it was not clear from the records when that was put in place. (COMMENT: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters stress that the shooter was a registered Republican. Since 1999, my critics/opponents who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me have not only been registered Republicans, but a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. According to them, no one reads my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but nevertheless, my newsletters have caused all the defeats that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-rally-shooter-identified-20-080005738.html

YAHOO
— The FBI has named the man who shot Donald Trump as Thomas Matthew Crooks, a 20-year-old registered Republican from Pennsylvania. Crooks was reportedly wearing a t-shirt bearing the emblem of a pro-gun Youtube channel when he was killed on Saturday by a special forces sniper after firing three shots at the former US president. . .Reports said that heavily-armed US security agents have raided Crooks’ home in Bethel Park on the edge of Pittsburgh, roughly an hour’s drive south of Butler, the small and hard-up post-industrial town where he tried to kill Trump. The FBI said that Crooks was not carrying any identification when he made the assassination attempt and had to be identified using DNA samples. . .US security forces said that they had recovered an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle lying by Crook’s body. AR-15 semi-automatic rifles have been used in several mass shootings in the US and have become the focus of the gun debate. Photos also showed a member of the US security forces standing over Crooks’ body. Crooks was wearing beige cargo-style shorts and a grey T-shirt bearing the logo of a pro-gun Youtube channel called Demolition Ranch. A registered Republican  Videos and photos on the internet showed Crooks to be a tall, slender, white man who wore glasses and had long sandy-brown hair. Voter-registration data showed that Crooks was a registered Republican voter but on Jan 20, 2021, two weeks after pro-Trump alt-right supporters stormed the White House, Crooks gave $15 to a grassroots Democratic group. Crooks didn’t have a criminal record. A video showed him graduating from a local school in 2022 and winning a prize for math and science.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/thomas-matthew-crooks-donald-trump-101639620.html

REUTERS
— Slain suspect identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man who was registered as Republican.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trump-shooting-raises-questions-about-security-lapses-2024-07-14/
— Trump rally shooting: Focus on Secret Service. – Gram Slattery, Alexandra Ulmer and Joseph Tanfani
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/possible-security-lapses-focus-after-trump-rally-shooting-2024-07-14/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican lawmakers said they would launch swift investigations into how a person managed to evade Secret Service agents and climb onto the roof of a building near where former U.S. President Donald Trump was speaking at an election rally and fire multiple shots before being killed. Mike Johnson, speaker of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, said panels in the chamber will call officials from the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI for hearings soon. The House oversight panel called Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle to testify on July 22. While information about the incident was still sparse, early media reports said the shooter was outside the security perimeter of the rally venue in Butler, Pennsylvania. One person interviewed by the BBC said he had seen the man with gun and tried unsuccessfully to alert police and the Secret Service.
Trump supporters blasted the Secret Service, which is responsible for protecting Trump as a former U.S. president. Billionaire Elon Musk called for the agency’s leadership to resign. “How was a sniper with a full rifle kit allowed to bear crawl onto the closest roof to a presidential nominee,” asked conservative activist Jack Posobiec on social media site X. FBI Special Agent Kevin Rojek, speaking at a press briefing, called the number of shots the attacker was able to fire “surprising.” The Secret Service did not have a representative in that press briefing late on Saturday, which included FBI and state law enforcement officials.
The Secret Service said shortly after the shooting that it has begun an investigation and briefed Democratic President Joe Biden, Trump’s rival in the Nov. 5 election, though the agency did not immediately respond to additional requests for comment regarding its protocols. The Pennsylvania State Police referred questions to the Secret Service. Ben Maser said he was outside the rally perimeter, listening to Trump, when he noticed two officers seemingly looking for someone. Maser, a 41-year old welder, started scanning the area too. “I saw the guy on the roof. I told the officer that he was up there. He went about looking for him,” said Maser. . .Paul Eckloff, a former Secret Service agent who retired in 2020, said agents would have surveyed all the rooftops with a line of sight ahead of time. “This person either concealed themselves until they became a threat, or were not a threat until they revealed their weapons,” said Eckloff.)

WASHINGTON POST
— The shooter was killed. Crooks was a registered Republican, according to the state’s voter status records.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/13/2024-election-campaign-updates-biden-trump-rally/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/14/trump-shooting-conspiracy-theories/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As more details about the shooter emerged throughout the evening, seemingly identifying a man who was perched on a rooftop outside the Trump rally, Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of X, posted that either the Secret Service suffered from “extreme incompetence” for allowing him to position himself there or “it was deliberate.”)
— How the deadly Trump rally shooting unfolded in Pennsylvania. A timeline of how the suspected assassination attempt on the former president unfolded. – Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/14/trump-rally-shooting-timeline/

NEWSWEEK
— Who is Thomas Matthew Crooks: What We Know About Trump Shooting Suspect
https://www.newsweek.com/who-thomas-matthew-crooks-donald-trump-shooting-suspect-fbi-pennsylvania-rally-1924890
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-shooting-conspiracy-theories-erupt-staged-1924904

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Scalise, Shot in 2017 Attack, Points Finger at Democrats’ Rhetoric – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/scalise-shot-in-2017-attack-points-finger-at-democrats-rhetoric-XLcF6DjRrQYPUpT31Fj2
— Those high-profile people who have promoted the most hatred against trump are under the most pressure to condemn the shooting.
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/biden-on-trump-incident-we-cannot-condone-this–iVJmVUuOxOTD1IjYM07O
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/democrats-criticize-political-violence-IxKUdbUbQYsiBFjpdZHn
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/biden-campaign-to-pull-down-television-ads-yWBcGSbQDl4lfoGSgXOk
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/some-republicans-blame-biden-while-trump-says-motive-not-clear-MFyg9iR5zqztfamOxtGf
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While law-enforcement officials haven’t given details on the shooting suspect’s identity or a motive—and former President Donald Trump has said so as well—some Republicans are already making unsubstantiated claims that President Biden is responsible for the incident at the Butler, Pa., rally. “Today is not just some isolated incident. The central premise of the Biden campaign is that President Donald Trump is an authoritarian fascist who must be stopped at all costs,” Sen. J.D. Vance (R., Ohio), who is considered a possible Trump running mate, posted on X. “That rhetoric led directly to President Trump’s attempted assassination.” Vivek Ramaswamy, who competed against Trump in the 2024 Republican primaries, made a similar claim. “First they sued him. Then they prosecuted him. Then they tried to take him off the ballot,” he wrote on X. “Biden’s inevitable ritual condemnation of political violence today (when it comes) will be insufficient and irrelevant. No amount of verbiage today changes the toxic national climate that led to this tragedy.” A handful of Republican lawmakers posted similar comments on social media, insinuating political motivations and blaming Biden, who condemned the incident in a speech from Delaware and said he had reached out to Trump directly. Local law-enforcement officials and the Secret Service said they are investigating the incident but have so far released few details.)
— Who Was Trump Rally Shooting Suspect Thomas Matthew Crooks? – Gareth Vipers (COMMENT: Did he live with his parents? What do his parents have to say?)
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/who-was-thomas-matthew-crooks–lrMt72pIYPaqiqCoDta2

PEOPLE
— What to Know About Thomas Matthew Crooks, Shooter Who Opened Fire at Donald Trump Rally. – Greg Hanlon
https://people.com/what-to-know-trump-shooting-suspect-thomas-matthew-crooks-8677737
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 2021, Crooks made a $15 donation to ActBlue, a political action committee that supports Democratic politicians. The donation was earmarked for the Progressive Turnout Project, which aims to get out increase voting among Democrats. . .CNN reports that the outlet briefly spoke to Crooks’ father, Matthew Crooks, late on July 13. Matthew Crooks said he was still trying to find out “what the hell is going on,” and declined to talk about his son until he spoke with law enforcement.)

AXIOS & FORBES
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.axios.com/2024/07/14/trump-assassination-attempt-martyr-rnc
https://www.axios.com/2024/07/14/trump-rally-shooting-republicans-congress
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaunharper/2024/07/13/will-surviving-gunfire-be-donald-trumps-next-appeal-to-black-voters/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Republican Convention 2024: Speakers include potential VP picks Marco Rubio, JD Vance, Doug Burgum. Donald Trump’s family is expected to attend the RNC, but Ivanka and Melania are not listed to speak.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/rnc-2024-speakers-announced-including-potential-donald-trump-vp/15056697/

CBS2
— Group wins fight to protest within sight and sound of Democratic National Convention, but fight not over – Charlie De Mar
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/group-wins-fight-protest-within-sight-sound-democratic-national-convention/

WGN9
— Chicago removing homeless encampment ahead of Democratic National Convention. – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-removing-homeless-encampment-ahead-of-democratic-national-convention/

FOX32
— Who will Trump pick as his VP? Betting markets show a clear favorite (JD Vance). – Breck Dumas
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/who-will-trump-pick-his-vp-betting-markets-show-clear-favorite-some-unusual-activity

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— This year’s RNC speakers include VP hopefuls, GOP lawmakers and UFC’s CEO — but not Melania Trump. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/13/this-years-rnc-speakers-include-vp-hopefuls-gop-lawmakers-and-ufcs-ceo-but-not-melania-trump-2/
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/opinion-republican-party-platform/
— FRONT PAGE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/migrant-woman-sexually-abused-while-on-the-search-for-housing-highlights-the-vulnerability-for-attacks-experts-say/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bill Daley slams Johnson’s claim of ‘decades of disinvestment’ by past mayors. When Richard M. Daley became mayor, he “understood more than anybody … that he had to address what was called Beirut-on-the-Lake at the time because of the racial divide,” his brother Bill Daley told the Sun-Times. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2024/07/13/bill-daley-brandon-johnson-richard-m-j-disinvestment-past-mayors-crime-shootings
— Activist groups sue city, alleging denial of march permits during DNC violates free speech. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on Friday and accuses the city of suppressing speech criticizing the government during the high-profile event. – Mary Norkol
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/13/activist-groups-sue-city-alleging-denial-of-march-permits-during-dnc-violates-free-speech
— Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/13/racist-chicago-black-white-segregation-shootings-violent-july-fourth-alden-loury

DAILY HERALD
— Youth fighting, fireworks part of ‘multiple disturbances’ at Fox Valley Mall – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240713/news/police-youth-fighting-fireworks-part-of-multiple-disturbances-at-fox-valley-mall/

SOUTHERN
— DNC announces 2024 party platform draft outlining Biden agenda, contrast with Trump. – Isabella Murray (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. It promotes a) dependency on government and charity, b) LGBTQ, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and g) Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/13/dnc-announces-2024-party-platform-draft-outlining-biden-agenda-contrast-with-trump/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust. – AP (COMMENT: How much deadwood is on the voter rolls in your county, your township, your municipality, and your precinct?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-conservative-groups-are-pushing-to-clean-voter-rolls-others-see-an-effort-to-sow-election-distrust/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— South Side GOP Chairman Devin Jones is the 18th Ward Republican Committeeman answers attacks from mayor, governor. – Jim Talamonti
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chicago-republican-answers-attacks-from-mayor-governor/ar-BB1pV0Lw?ocid=windirect

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— National Committeeman Richard Porter looks ahead to GOP convention as party names new state chair. – PETER HANCOCK
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/national-committeeman-richard-porter-looks-ahead-to-gop-convention-as-party-names-new-state-chair

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The French are losing the demographic war to Islam. – Don Feder
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/12/french-are-losing-demographic-war/

BREITBART
— Chicago at Nearly 1,200 Shootings for 2024 Following July 4 Carnage. – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2024/07/13/chicago-at-nearly-1200-shootings-for-2024-following-july-4-carnage/

EPOCH TIMES
— What Will Happen at the Republican Convention, and What to Watch For. Beyond the hoopla of the televised sessions, political conventions are a place to conduct party business, network, and showcase the GOP brand. – Lawrence Wilson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/what-will-happen-at-the-republican-convention-and-what-to-watch-for-5682046

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Scholarship Excluding Males Who Identify As Males at Rochester Inst. of Technology Challenged By Equal Protection Project. –  William A. Jacobson (COMMENT: I did not apply for any scholarships because my ACT score was only 24 and I only just made it into the upper 20% of my high school class in 1966. During my last 2 years in high school, I spent far too much time washing dishes to earn enough money to buy a new car to commute to/from my parents’ home in Crete and classes at UIC instead of studying. But even back then, scholarships were overwhelmingly targeted for those who did not share my demographics.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/scholarship-excluding-males-who-identify-as-males-at-rochester-inst-of-technology-challenged-by-equal-protection-project/

PJ MEDIA
— Gallup: Sharp Increase in the Number of Americans Wanting Less Immigration – RICK MORAN (COMMENT: Mass/illegal immigration hurts all Americans, but especially Americans who have less money than others. I had to work my way through college. If there had been as many immigrants when I was young as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs that I got. And if not that, my salaries would have lower because immigrants drive salaries down.)
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/07/13/gallup-sharp-increase-in-the-number-of-americans-wanting-less-immigration-n4930649

TOWNHALL
— Elon Musk has made a significant donation to former President Donald Trump’s campaign as he becomes increasingly critical of President Joe Biden. –
Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/07/13/elon-musk-donated-to-trump-campaign-n2641818
— House Passes The SAVE Act, Dems Are Determined to Leave it There. – Jamie Parsons |
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/jamie-parsons/2024/07/13/house-passes-the-save-act-dems-are-determined-to-leave-it-there-n2641728

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CNN
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.cnn.com/business/economy/transgender-americans-economy/index.html

AOL
— Wealthy Beginnings: How the Rich Raise Their Babies Differently. – CINDY LAMOTHE (COMMENT: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents have/had parents who had far more money than my parents had. Their parents bought them cars and paid for their college expenses. I bought a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air with money that I had earned doing yard work and delivering newspapers when I was 16 years old in 1964. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint with money that I had earned washing dishes in 1966. I paid for my UIC expenses 1966-1968 and for my NIU expenses 1969-1970 with money that I had earned delivering mail. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those whose parents are/were rich.)
https://www.aol.com/wealthy-beginnings-rich-raise-babies-170043599.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Pritzker Tries to Reassure Fellow Midwestern Democrats Amid Biden Anxiety. Gov. JB Pritzker of Illinois spoke to Democratic gatherings in Indiana and Ohio as party leaders tried to ease panic about President Biden. – Mitch Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/us/pritzker-biden-democrats.html
— The Republicans Are Headed to Milwaukee. So Are Protesters. – Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/us/rnc-milwaukee-protests.html

USA TODAY
— Democrat and RINO leaders crow about their success in flooding America with illegals.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/12/border-immigration-politics-arrive-american-south/74121724007/

POLITICO
— Biden raised his voice over House Dem commander-in-chief concerns: ‘I don’t want to hear that crap’  Rep. Jason Crow, a respected centrist in the Democratic caucus, told Biden that people want a strong leader so they can feel safe on national security. – SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/13/biden-raised-his-voice-over-house-dem-commander-in-chief-concerns-i-dont-want-to-hear-that-crap-00167975

July 13, 2024

Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. How do the following view Salvi: a) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee, b) the leaders of your Republican county party organization, c) the leaders of your Republican township/ward party organization, d) your Republican state senator and representative, e) Republican leaders of your county, township, and municipality, f) Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in my precinct, g) conservative leaders and activists in your area, h) religious leaders and activists in your area, and i) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? Because Salvi is conservative, anticipate/expect that the aforesaid who are anti-conservative, that is, who are anti-platform Republican, that is, who are anti-Republican, do not view Salvi favorably, and especially the aforesaid who promote abortion.

Those who oppose Salvi promote the Democrat Party platform, that is, they promote a) dependency on government and charity, b) LGBTQ, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and g) Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination.

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New chairman tries to unite fractured Illinois GOP heading into Milwaukee convention. – RICK PEARSON and JEREMY GORNER  (COMMENT: The Democrat Party exists to promote liberal principles. The Republican Party exists to promote conservative principles. Democrats want Republicans to lose. Democrats want Republicans to dump everything that is conservative and to dump everyone that is conservative.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/13/new-chairman-tries-to-unite-fractured-illinois-gop-heading-into-milwaukee-convention/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Salvi won the chairmanship with about 60% of the weighted vote against state Rep. John Cabello of Machesney Park, a Rockford suburb, in an initial round of voting after Aaron Del Mar, the Palatine Republican Township committeeman, withdrew from the contest. In a final tally, 16 of the 17 members voted for Salvi, with one abstention, said GOP sources who were not authorized to speak publicly about the committee’s deliberations. Cabello’s candidacy to be “interim” chairman until after the Nov. 5 election was backed by forces aligned with the controversial Shaw, who still sits on the state central committee despite losing his party title and looked to exert some power within the party, the GOP sources said. Cabello said he wanted to serve as a caretaker to “keep the train on the tracks while they do their due diligence to find someone else” to serve as chairman. . .In an interview ahead of the chairman vote, Salvi said she has been “very active with the party, supporting candidates up and down the state of Illinois, attending events where invited and making my case to the people willing to listen how Illinois is really no different than the states that surround us.” Acknowledging Trump’s previous losses in Illinois and concerns by some Republicans that his presence on the ballot has dragged down Republicans in down ballot contests, Salvi said she believes the 2024 election will be different because of voters’ dissatisfaction with Biden and his policies. Biden “basically pulled a bait and switch,” she said. “People are hurting. Families are hurting. And they look at their lives under the four years of President Trump and they look at their lives of the last 3 1/2 years and people are hurting.” “We’re going to have an angry vote out there. Not just Republicans. People who have never voted before. They’re coming out in droves to support something different because they feel as though the promises made were not kept,” Salvi said. “The policies of the Biden administration have hurt families, have hurt Illinois families and voters. And people are recognizing that, which is why I think that the middle, center-left is coming on board.” Tracy will retain the chairmanship through the end of the national convention in Milwaukee, while Salvi, as incoming chair, is expected to join U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, the chair of the Illinois delegation, at convention-related party organizational events. Miller is a member of the far right House Freedom Caucus, an ally of U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and actively sought and won Trump’s endorsement for her reelection efforts. . .Republican convention delegates in Milwaukee will be asked to approve a slimmed down national party platform that in some respects is less conservative than the Illinois Republican platform. The national party platform proclaims that it was “because of us” that the U.S. Supreme Court’ overturned Roe v. Wade, returning the issue of legality of abortion to the states, in recognition of the conservative justices appointed by Trump. But it does not call for a national abortion ban, as many abortion opponents had sought. The Illinois GOP’s state platform approved in May continued its long-standing expression of support for “a human life amendment to the federal and Illinois constitutions affirming the right to life of unborn children.” The state GOP also approved a resolution attacking Illinois Democrats for their “extremist pro-abortion agenda.” Democrats successfully used the high court’s decision to overturn Roe as a rallying cry in the 2022 midterm elections and are heavily promoting reproductive rights in the 2024 campaign. The Illinois GOP state platform also continues to oppose same-sex marriage, stating that “the ideal environment for children is within a two-parent family based on the principle of marriage between one man and one woman” and backing a constitutional amendment to that effect. . .Salvi, the new Illinois GOP chair, is an attorney who mounted an unsuccessful challenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates in the 2022 general election, losing by more than 15 percentage points. Her platform on the campaign trail was typical of many Republicans today: She opposed abortion rights, though when asked about the prospect of a federal abortion ban that would outlaw the procedure in all states, she said she thinks laws regulating abortion are “best made by individual states” — in line with Trump’s latest position. She also expressed support for constructing a wall along the southern border with Mexico to halt illegal immigration, one of Trump’s central goals during his single presidential term. During a Daily Herald candidate forum for the 2022 GOP primary, Salvi also resisted saying whether the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump. “Joe Biden is our president,” Salvi said. “I wish we had a different president to meet this moment, but we don’t.” Salvi also ran for the U.S. House in 2006 but lost in the Republican primary. Her husband, Al, was elected as a state representative in 1992 and served two terms before making unsuccessful bids for U.S. Senate in 1996 and for secretary of state in 1998.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Johnson ally blasts city move to shut tent city as plan to ‘hide Chicago’s homeless.’  Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) called out what he sees as a double standard in clearing the site in time for the DNC: “I didn’t think we would go from ‘Bring Chicago Home’ to ‘Hide Chicago’s Homeless,’ but here we are.” – Lauren FitzPatrick and Elvia Malagón (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/12/dnc-homeless-shelter-chicago-democratic-national-convention-tent-city-andre-vasquez-brandie-knazze
— Bill Daley: ‘Open convention’ could be good for Chicago, voters and Democrats — even VP Kamala Harris. “We have some very good potential candidates out there that … would excite, not only the Democratic Party, but independents who make the difference in these elections,” the former U.S. Commerce secretary said. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2024/07/12/bill-daley-open-convention-dnc-chicago-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— Who’s not going to the RNC reflects Trump dynamics – Marni Pyke (COMMENT: Republicans who reject Trump reject conservatives, that is, they reject platform Republicans, that is, they reject the base of the Republican Party, that is, they reject the Republican Party.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240712/illinois-state-politics/whos-not-going-to-the-rnc-reflects-trump-dynamics/
— Meet the suburban delegates to the Republican National Convention – Russell Lissau and Steve Zalusky (COMMENT: Republicans who support Trump are conservative, that is, they are platform Republicans, that is, they are the base of the Republican Party.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240712/nation-and-world-politics/meet-the-suburban-delegates-to-the-republican-national-convention/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A real strategy to deal with city’s gun violence can’t come soon enough. – Editorial (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. It promotes a) dependency on government and charity, b) LGBTQ, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and g) Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/editorial/chicagos-gun-violence-calls-comprehensive-strategy-now-editorial

ABC7
— ‘Take Back the Block’ anti-violence initiative receives skeptical response from West Side community. – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-crime-mayor-johnson-take-back-the-block/15054747/

NBC5
— RNC 2024: Republican National Convention is in Milwaukee next week. Here’s what to expect. The GOP expects a triumphant moment.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/rnc-2024-republican-national-convention-milwaukee-what-to-expect/3487542/
— How to watch the 2024 RNC in Milwaukee: Time, streaming, channel and more. With Donald Trump’s vice president pick expected to be introduced, celebrity guest appearances made and a number of major issues on the line, there will be no shortage of headline-making news.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/how-to-watch-the-2024-rnc-in-milwaukee-time-streaming-channel-and-more/3488103/
— Republicans signal abortion won’t be a big talking point during RNC in Milwaukee. The Republican National Committee adopted a party platform that omitted support for a national abortion ban. – Rose Schmidt
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/republicans-signal-abortion-wont-be-a-big-talking-point-during-rnc-in-milwaukee/3488161/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blast Project 2025. Virtually every federal employee is a Democrat who is anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  As one of the few Republican federal employees, I worked for, worked with, and supervised the aforesaid for almost 30 years.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/project-2025-what-is-it-and-whos-behind-it-heres-an-explainer/3487808/

CBS2
— Demonstrators battle with Chicago over Democratic National Convention protest route. – Charlie De Mar
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/demonstrators-battle-with-chicago-over-democratic-national-convention-protest-route/

WGN9
— West Chicago Mexican Independence Day celebration canceled. – Gabriel Castillo
https://www.yahoo.com/news/west-chicago-mexican-independence-day-222012410.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Democrats ever-increasingly push minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/state-marks-milestone-at-ribbon-cutting-for-the-dispensary/article_53a43bde-4058-11ef-b153-af7d81a3a839.html

WGLT
— Biden punches at Trump and the press as he tries to revive his campaign. – Lexie Schapitl (COMMENT: What do you say to the following who have taken punches at me: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists? I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me and the pretexts that they used to justify their actions.)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-07-12/biden-punches-at-trump-and-the-press-as-he-tries-to-revive-his-campaign

SOUTH COUNTY MAIL
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote reparations. Affirmative Action and DEI are reparations.
https://southcountymail.com/illinois-reparations-plan/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s ‘Think Big America’ ads on abortion and IVF: More dishonesty.
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-think-big-america-ads-on-abortion-and-ivf-more-dishonesty-wirepoints-quickpoint/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— 3-IN-10 SEATS ARE EMPTY AT CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Hannah Schmid
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/3-in-10-seats-are-empty-at-chicago-public-schools/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Republican platform makes education bigger issue than in previous years. – Breccan F. Thies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3078511/republican-platform-education-bigger-issue-previous-years/
— Biden border ‘bloodbath’ prompts Republicans to change immigration platform. – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/immigration/3076393/biden-border-changes-rnc-platform-immigration/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Joe Biden’s Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 102)
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/watch-joe-bidens-senior-moment-of-the-week-vol-102/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— DoD schools using taxpayer funds to teach DEI while working to avoid detection. – Parrish Alford, Chad Groening, Chris Woodward
https://afn.net/education/2024/07/12/report-dod-schools-using-taxpayer-funds-to-teach-dei-while-working-to-avoid-detection/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden Falsely Claims Border Encounters are Lower Than Beginning of Term. – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2024/07/12/biden-falsely-claims-border-encounters-are-lower-than-beginning-of-term/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Lawsuit claims Northwestern Law has discriminated against qualified white men in hiring for years. A recent lawsuit alleges that Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law has discriminated against white men in faculty hiring by giving preference to non-white individuals with lower qualifications. – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/lawsuit-claims-northwestern-law-discriminated-qualified-white-men-hiring-years/25833
— House Republican announces caucus to combat DEI in education: ‘Stop the Left’s war on meritocracy’  ​A House Republican launched the “Merit Caucus” to combat Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from overtaking education. –
https://www.campusreform.org/article/house-republican-announces-caucus-combat-dei-education-stop-lefts-war-meritocracy/25885

DAILY SIGNAL
— Pentagon Funding DEI Content in Classrooms. – S.A. McCarthy
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/12/report-shows-pentagon-funding-dei-content-in-classrooms/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden’s Meeting With Congressional Hispanic Caucus Turns Into Debacle. – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bidens-meeting-with-congressional-hispanic-caucus-turns-into-debacle-reports

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
— Virginia School District Ignore Parents Opposition, Implements ‘Gender Identity’ Lessons (COMMENT: How much success have Democrat teachers in your school district had turning their students into sexually active LGBTQers?)
https://dailycitizen.focusonthefamily.com/virginia-school-district-ignore-parents-opposition-implements-gender-identity-lessons/

FOX NEWS
— Johnson touts GOP unity over record-breaking fundraising numbers ahead of RNC. House Speaker Mike Johnson tells Fox News Digital GOP is ‘united, energized and equipped’ for November election. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/johnson-touts-gop-unity-over-record-breaking-fundraising-numbers-ahead-rnc

NEWSMAX
— Biden Admin App Lets Migrants Forgo In-Person ICE Check-Ins. – James Morley III
https://www.newsmax.com/us/immigration-illegal-ice/2024/07/12/id/1172347/
— Coddling, Perks for Illegal Immigrants Signals Lawbreaking OK. –  Rob Astorino
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/hochul-westchester/2024/07/12/id/1172224/

POST MILLENNIAL
— John Deere promotes DEI, CRT, radical trans agenda including ‘Pride’ events for toddlers. – Katie Daviscourt
https://thepostmillennial.com/john-deere-promotes-dei-crt-radical-trans-agenda-including-pride-events-for-toddlers#google_vignette

REAL CLEAR DEFENSE
— Border Crisis is a National Security Issue. – Francis P. Sempa
https://www.realcleardefense.com/2024/07/13/border_crisis_is_a_national_security_issue_1044281.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Chicago removing homeless encampment ahead of Democratic National Convention. – SCOTT BAUER
https://apnews.com/article/democratic-national-convention-homeless-chicago-fcd971c7c575cc7171ae6accf90c85a6
— Former GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger endorses Biden, whose campaign wants to flip anti-Trump Republicans – STEVE PEOPLES (COMMENT: I should write about the biggest anti-Trump leaders of Republican organizations in Illinois. I would focus on those who boycotted the Illinois Republican Party State Convention this year.)
https://apnews.com/article/kinzinger-biden-endorsement-president-republican-30fd37b730fc435c308dcf801586f664

MSN
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/the-gop-s-new-national-platform-is-extremely-transphobic/ar-BB1pDi49

NEW YORK TIMES
–FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats Fear States Once Safe Are Now in Play –  Nicholas Nehamas and Kellen Browning
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/12/us/politics/democrats-biden-battleground-states.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Biden’s Future Relies on Polls Being ‘Wrong’ – Nate Cohn
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/12/upshot/biden-polls-trump.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/11/business/economy/lgbtq-moving-cost.html
— FRONT PAGE: Martyr Inc.: How Trump Monetized a Persecution Narrative. – Russ Buettner (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, I bring on all my own problems, that is, I cause all my own problems. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, the adverse actions that they have taken against me, and the pretexts that they used to justify those actions.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/12/us/politics/trump-politics-business-martyrdom.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use same-sex marriage to destroy traditional marriage and family.
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2024-07-12/proposed-gop-platform-silent-on-lgbtq-marriage

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump and Biden, Two Old Men Facing Armageddon. They are locked in a death struggle for leadership of a country of which each of them is a symptom of decline. – Lance Morrow (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-old-men-face-armageddon-2024-presidential-election-16868fdd?page=1
— It Used to Be Progressive to Hide an Applicant’s Name and Photo – Nicholas Bednarski, Camarillo, Calif. (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the faster that you will be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dei-diversity-science-health-university-7627c71f
— America’s HR Lobby Scraps the ‘E’ From DEI. Move toward inclusion over equity draws a backlash; ‘Everyone has a right to feel like they belong.’ – Ray A. Smith and Lynn Cook (COMMENT: According to Democrats and to RINOs, equity means equal outcome. For example, if 20% of White men pass the CPA examination on their first attempt, then 20% of minority women should pass the examination on their first attempt. My Democrat IRS superiors were furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30 years old in 1979. My Democrat coworkers who minority and/or female who they had promoted over me or were going to promote over me either had not taken the examination or had failed to pass it.)
https://www.wsj.com/business/the-nations-largest-human-resources-group-takes-the-e-out-of-dei-c84c62b6
— My father made enough money that my mother could stay home and raise me and my brother. My critics/opponents have always used that to demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as having filthy rich parents. But my father never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. My mother never attended high school.
https://www.wsj.com/economy/jobs/more-women-are-working-than-ever-but-theyre-doing-two-jobs-bf93b9bf

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
— Do Politicians Represent Voters (COMMENT: In my role an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, I represent the registered Republican voters in my precinct. I represented the registered Republican voters in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention this year. I represent those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters who read them to get information to help elect Republican candidates who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://web.mit.edu/14.773/www/politicians.pdf

July 12, 2024 SPECIAL EDITION – SALVI ELECTED

SPECIAL EDITION – SALVI ELECTED

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Kathy Salvi Elected Chair of the Illinois Republican Party
https://illinois.gop/kathy-salvi-elected-chair-of-the-illinois-republican-party/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Today, The State Central Committee of the Illinois Republican Party elected Kathy Salvi as the next Chair by acclimation, with a start date of July 19th in accordance with outgoing Chairman Don Tracy’s resignation.  Chairman Tracy released the following statement following the election of the new Chair: “Congratulations to Kathy Salvi for taking on this challenging yet important position to build a brighter future for Illinois. Republicans in this state are united behind President Trump and understand that the Biden/Pritzker agenda is wrong for our families. We will show in Milwaukee this week that we are unified in purpose – to make this state and this country great once again with a message of hope and prosperity for the future.”)
— Illinois Republican Chairwoman-Elect Kathy Salvi Statement
https://illinois.gop/category/news/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Following today’s vote by acclamation to elect Kathy Salvi as the next Chair of the Illinois Republican Party, the Chairwoman-Elect released the following statement: “It is an honor to be recognized by my fellow Illinois Republicans as the next Chair of the Illinois Republican Party. As we prepare to nominate the next President of the United States, Illinois stands as a testament to what Democrat governance can do: out of control cost of living, rampant crime, and rife with corruption. Illinois Republicans will stand and fight for our conservative ideals and set this state, and nation, back on the right track. Thank you Chairman Tracy for your commitment to this State and our Party.”)

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— National Committeeman Richard Porter looks ahead to GOP convention as party names new state chair. – PETER HANCOCK
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/national-committeeman-richard-porter-looks-ahead-to-gop-convention-as-party-names-new-state-chair
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans will gather in Milwaukee next week for what promises to be a historic national convention. Former President Donald Trump will be nominated for the third consecutive time as the party’s presidential nominee, the first major party candidate to win nomination that many times since Franklin Roosevelt. And if he’s successful in the fall campaign, he’ll be the first American president since Grover Cleveland to serve two nonconsecutive terms. But amid the speeches, the cheerleading, the flag-waving and balloons, the Illinois Republican Party hopes for an opportunity to send its own message to the nation. “We want people to see a party that’s on the swing up,” Richard Porter, the state party’s national committeeman, told Capitol News Illinois during a podcast interview this week. “We’ve been in a long dry spell.” This year will mark Porter’s third convention as national committeeman, a senior post within the state party and a post he has held since 2014 (2010?). He and National Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte serve as the state party’s representatives to the Republican National Committee, as well as the RNC’s liaisons with state and local GOP organizations. It can be a difficult job in a reliably Democratic state like Illinois, where no Republican presidential candidate has won since George H.W. Bush in 1988. Democrats currently hold all statewide elected offices, both U.S. Senate seats, 13 of the state’s 17 seats in the U.S. House, and supermajorities in both chambers of the General Assembly. This year in particular, though, Porter said Illinois Republicans need to make a positive impression because just a few weeks after the GOP convention in Milwaukee, Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker will play host to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. “And so we’d like to show what the future of Illinois can be,” Porter said. “A future of freedom and renewal, where Illinois becomes a place where you want to raise a family again, build a business. Because right now people are leaving. And there’s no reason why that should be. Illinois is the heart of the country and has all sorts of natural advantages. It’s just not been governed well.” This year’s convention, however, comes at a challenging time for the state party. On June 21, less than a month before the start of the convention, state party chairman Don Tracy announced his plans to resign from that job by the end of the convention due to “intra party power struggles, and local intra party animosities.” “In better days, Illinois Republicans came together after tough intra party elections,” Tracy said in his announcement. “Now however, we have Republicans who would rather fight other Republicans than engage in the harder work of defeating incumbent Democrats by convincing swing voters to vote Republican.” During a closed-door meeting Friday, party officials met and elected Kathy Salvi, of Mundelein, as the new chair beginning July 19, the day after the RNC concludes. Salvi, who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate against Democrat Tammy Duckworth in 2022, was chosen over two other candidates for the job: state Rep. John Cabello, of Machesney Park; and Aaron Del Mar, of Palatine, a party activist who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor in 2022. Tracy struck a different tone in a Friday statement, congratulating Salvi and saying the party is “united behind President Trump.” “We will show in Milwaukee this week that we are unified in purpose – to make this state and this country great once again with a message of hope and prosperity for the future,” he said in the statement. At the national level, meanwhile, Republicans also face a unique challenge with their nominee, who will be the first convicted felon to win a major party’s presidential nomination. Trump was found guilty in May on 34 felony charges for paying hush money to cover up a prior affair with the adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump has also been indicted on other felony charges stemming from his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election and the mishandling of classified documents. Much like Trump himself has done, however, Porter brushed aside those issues as politically motivated. “I think they’re all seen as being part of a broader plan, which is to try to use the legal system to squelch political competition,” he said. “They recognize that Donald Trump has an enormous appeal, particularly with constituencies the Democrats used to (attract) such as labor, such as the Hispanic community, such as the Black community.” Listen to the full interview with Richard Porter on Capitol Cast wherever you get your podcasts. ( https://soundcloud.com/user-592090129-621623053/richard-porter-on-the-rnc-capitol-cast-july-12-2024 ).)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Time for a reset? Illinois Republicans enter GOP convention with a new leader — and old divisions. The convention will mark a coming-out party for Kathy Salvi, who faces the challenge of rebuilding a party incrementally decimated by failed statewide campaigns, division within its ranks — and Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s vast fortune bolstering Democratic supermajorities. – Tina Sfondeles and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/12/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-illinois-gop-reset-kathy-salvi

DAILY HERALD
— Republican Party names Kathy Salvi state chair; National Committeeman Richard Porter looks ahead to GOP convention.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240712/news/republican-party-names-kathy-salvi-state-chair-national-committeeman-richard-porter-looks-ahead-to/

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— After Contentious State Party Convention, Illinois GOP Names Kathy Salvi As New Chair. Palatine Republican Committeeman Aaron Des Mar, 1 Of 3 Chair Finalists, Says Salvi Will ‘Help Heal Party’ – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/after-contentious-state-party-convention-illinois-gop-names-kathy-salvi-as-new-chair/

ABC7
— Kathy Salvi elected new Illinois Republican chair after Don Tracy’s resignation
https://abc7chicago.com/post/illinois-republican-party-elects-kathy-salvi-new-chair/15054462/

WGN9
— Illinois Republican Party elects Kathy Salvi as new chair. – Lourdes Duarte, Alonzo Small
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/illinois-republican-party-elects-kathy-salvi-as-new-chair/

FOX32
— Illinois GOP selects Kathy Salvi as new state chairwoman. – Paris Schutz
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-gop-kathy-salvi-chairwoman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8W2jA_TQ-I

WTTW
— Illinois Republicans Select Kathy Salvi as New State Party Chair – Erica Demarest
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/12/illinois-republicans-select-kathy-salvi-new-state-party-chair

LAKE FOREST PATCH
— Former Candidate For Senate, Congress Picked As New Chair Of Illinois Republican Party. Following Don Tracy’s resignation, Illinois GOP officials selected a new leader ahead of next week’s Republican National Convention. – Jonah Meadows
https://patch.com/illinois/lakeforest/new-illinois-republican-party-chair-be-picked-three-finalists

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/12/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-118/
(FROM THE DEMOCRAT PARTY OF ILLINOIS: “We are not surprised to see the ILGOP pick a far-right extremist to sit at the head of their party. However, we are surprised that they chose someone whose draconian views on abortion will almost certainly drag down their entire Republican ticket. The ILGOP is littered with anti-abortion extremists, but it is now chaired by someone who once opposed abortions for victims of rape, saying, ‘abortion only adds insult to injury.’ The election of Kathy Salvi is not just a threat to the ILGOP’s ill-fated ticket, but to women all across our state. Kathy Salvi’s extreme stances on healthcare, immigration, and women’s rights are fundamentally at odds with the values of Illinois working families. Salvi will fit right in with the modern-day ILGOP as she is no stranger to losing elections. We defeated Kathy Salvi and MAGA extremism across Illinois in 2022, and we are more determined than ever to combat the ILGOP’s far-right agenda at the ballot box this November. While the ILGOP is in turmoil, we are focused on electing leaders who will enhance access to affordable healthcare, defend reproductive rights, and promote inclusive policies that benefit all Illinoisans.” MILLER: Kathy Salvi, who was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for U.S. Senate against Sen. Tammy Duckworth in 2022, has consistently aligned herself with far-right ideologies that Illinois voters have repeatedly rejected. Her failed Senate run underscores the state’s rejection of her regressive policies. Now, as the new ILGOP Chair, Salvi’s leadership threatens to drag the party even further into the depths of extremism, away from the values that define our diverse and inclusive state.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Here’s how Milwaukee — a heavily Democratic city — is feeling about welcoming thousands of Republicans for the party’s convention. – ROBERT CHIARITO and MITCH SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/milwaukee-democrats-republican-national-convention/
— Pro-Palestine DNC protesters win route within ‘sight and sound’ of convention, but still want tweaks. – JASON MEISNER and JAKE SHERIDAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/pro-palestine-dnc-protesters-win-route-within-sight-and-sound-of-convention-but-still-want-tweaks/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/illinois-touts-diversity-in-pot-industry-but-new-owners-say-they-need-financial-help/

ABC7
— Trump taps celebrities to speak at RNC, including Savannah Chrisley and Dana White
https://abc7chicago.com/post/trump-taps-celebrities-speak-rnc-including-savannah-chrisley/15054149/

NBC5
— Republicans use Democratic squabbles to their advantage ahead of RNC in Milwaukee. The RNC is in Wisconsin, a battleground state that political insiders see as key to winning the White House. – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/republicans-use-democratic-squabbles-to-their-advantage-ahead-of-rnc-in-milwaukee/3487987/

WBEZ
— Democrats crow about their success in manipulating/dominating young people.
https://www.wbez.org/politics/2024/07/12/young-biden-delegates-in-illinois-make-the-case-for-him-to-stay-in-the-race

SOUTHERN
— Biden’s post-debate struggles could drag down Democrats in tough races. – ABC
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/12/bidens-post-debate-struggles-could-drag-down-democrats-in-tough-races-heres-how-theyre-responding/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Polling since debate shows Trump gaining an edge over Biden. – AUSTIN DENEAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/polling-since-debate-shows-former-president-donald-trump-gaining-an-edge-over-president-joe-biden-2024-election-politics

ILLINOIS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.30208.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Balich on drug bust of foreign nationals: ‘Illegals are not better than citizens and do not belong here’
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/661778187-balich-on-drug-bust-of-foreign-nationals-illegals-are-not-better-than-citizens-and-do-not-belong-here

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO SCHOOL SPENDING NEARLY DOUBLES AS SCORES DROP – Kurtis Karg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicagos-education-formula-is-to-spend-more-see-students-do-worse/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Doctor at center of president’s health troubles so close to Biden clan that his objectivity doubted. – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/12/doctor-at-center-of-presidents-health-troubles-so-/
— How the IRS let Trump’s tax returns be stolen. – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: In 1977, when I had been an IRS employee for 6 years, Money Magazine selected me to be the subject of one of its “One Person’s Finances” articles because it intended to and did paint my education deductions as being improper.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/12/how-irs-let-donald-trumps-tax-returns-be-stolen/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Pro-Palestinian protests set to embroil Chicago Democratic National Convention. – Breccan F. Thies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3080175/pro-palestinian-protests-set-embroil-chicago-dnc/

NEW YORK POST
— With terrorists streaming in via Biden’s open borders, it’s time to repeal NY’s sanctuary-city laws. – Robert Holden
https://nypost.com/2024/07/12/opinion/with-terrorists-streaming-in-via-bidens-open-borders-its-time-to-repeal-nys-sanctuary-city-laws/

BREITBART
— The Dismantle DEI Act would eliminate such practices in the government and terminate DEI offices “throughout every single agency” in the federal government, Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) said during a Wednesday appearance on Breitbart News Daily. – HANNAH KNUDSEN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/12/exclusive-rep-michael-cloud-dismantle-dei-act-would-target-federal-government/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden’s Official Photos Are Full Of ‘Broad Scale Doctoring,’ Yet White House Complains About ‘Cheapfakes’ – LEENA NASIR
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/12/joe-biden-white-house-photos-broad-scale-doctoring-cheapfakes/

FOX NEWS RADIO
— NYC Shelters House 65k Illegals
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/07/12/nyc-shelters-house-65k-illegals/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

FORBES
— Democrats ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lenwoodvlongsr/2024/07/12/60-years-of-progress-the-civil-rights-act-and-the-unfinished-journey/

POLITICO
— House Dem tells Biden directly: Time for someone else to lead. It happened during a virtual meeting between the president and the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the host ended it shortly after, according to a person familiar with the matter. – NICHOLAS WU and SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/07/12/congress/hispanic-caucus-to-meet-with-biden-00167820

July 12, 2024

Do you agree with retiring Republican State Senator Dan Caulkins that the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) a) should urge Don Tracy to delay his resignation as IRP chairman and b) delay its election of a new IRP chairman? If so, you should contact Tracy and your IRP SCC member immediately.

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Urge the IL GOP SCC Committee to Pick Kathy Salvi – David E. Smith and David E. Curtin (COMMENT: How much do you know about John Cabello, Aaron Del Mar, and Kathy Salvi who want to be the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman? In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized a candidate forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP State Central Committee elected Andy McKenna as the IRP chairman. Participants in that forum were John Cox, Stephen McGlynn, McKenna, and Jim Nalepa. Jim Oberweis wanted to participate, but could not. Serving as the chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I know that because I served as chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. Chairmen of Republican organizations are blamed for all the losses that Republican candidates suffer.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/07/the-next-ilgop-chair-will-be/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican State Central Committee (SCC) will be meeting (AT NOON TODAY) to consider how to fill the vacancy left by Chairman Don Tracy, who resigned in June. We are only aware of a couple of candidates who are up for consideration. Of course, we want to see someone who is fully committed to uphold the planks on the sanctity of human life, marriage, family, immigration security and religious liberty. Therefore, we wholeheartedly endorse Kathy Salvi for the next Illinois GOP chair. In fact, we don’t think we could ask for a better person to serve in that role. The 64-year-old mother of six adult children is the wife of former State Representative Al Salvi (1993-1996), who was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 1996 and Illinois Secretary of State in 1998. We have complete confidence that Kathy is not only a true conservative, but one who will fight to keep the aforementioned planks in the Illinois GOP Platform. Take ACTION: Click HERE ( https://www.votervoice.net/ILFI/Campaigns/116846/Respond ) to send a message to the members of the Illinois Republican SCC to urge them to select Kathy Salvi. We cannot afford to have a chairman who is unwilling or dispassionate about certain critical GOP Platform planks or who has an agenda that isn’t aligned with them. Background. Both Salvis have been outspoken pro-life pro-family conservatives. Both attended the private Catholic school, Carmel High School in Mundelein, as did former U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-PA). The Salvis and Santorums are close friends. Kathy, and her husband Al, have a long history in conservative Illinois politics, especially in pro-life advocacy, including championing abstinence education. Kathy worked closely with Al over the years as they have been involved in GOP and family and pro-life conservative efforts helping candidates. In 2022, she ran and won the U.S. Senate primary nomination with 30% of the vote against 6 other great candidates. Unfortunately, Kathy was unable to defeat incumbent Tammy Duckworth in the General Election. As we know, the red wave did not materialize that year and it was tough election cycle for Republicans in Illinois.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Angry, Bitter Don Tracy Meddling in IL GOP Chairman’s Race as SCC Rushes Selection to Appoint New State Party Chair.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/07/angry-bitter-don-tracy-meddling-in-il-gop-chairmans-race-as-ssc-rushes-selection-to-appoint-new-state-party-chair.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the Republican National Convention just days away, the Illinois Republican State Central Committee is moving at warp speed to appoint a new state party chairman as Republicans across the state raise concerns about the vetting process and the need for transparency as candidates jockey to be the next leader of the Illinois Republican Party. On Wednesday evening, three candidates submitted their applications for party chairman: Aaron Del Mar, John Cabello and Kathy Salvi – but it’s Salvi – the former GOP nominee for U.S. Senate that’s creating the most buzz amongst grassroots circles. For the last two years, Salvi has defended outgoing chairman Don Tracy, co-hosted state party fundraisers with Tracy, and was endorsed by gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin during the 2022 election cycle. Irvin was the state party’s favorite candidate – and Tracy’s too, although he won’t admit it – during the 2022 primary, but lost in a landslide to the conservative grassroots-backed candidate by 43 points. And during the primary campaign, it was reported by WTTW’s Paris Schutz that in 2018, Irvin sent text messages calling Trump an “idiot” and a “bigoted racist.” Irvin also texted the friend, “I hate Trump too!” Prior to running for governor, Irvin spent years praising Democrat Gov. JB Pritzker, referring to him as a, “great friend and a great leader.” And in 2020, Irvin spoke at a Black Lives Matter rally yelling, “I can’t breathe!” In exclusive audio obtained by Illinois Review, Tracy admitted during a July 2022 meeting with conservative leaders that the Irvin campaign for governor was allowed to use the IL GOP postage discount for mailers – a perk not afforded to other candidates for governor during the primary. Tracy acknowledged use of the postage discount in the recording, but said the IL GOP was taking its “direction from the House Caucus and the Senate Caucus.” In conservative circles across the state, many believe that Tracy is propping up Salvi to be his heir apparent, and multiple party insiders have shared with this publication that a backroom deal has been struck that gives Salvi the chairmanship and Jason Plummer – a downstate Republican state senator, the vice chair position. Plummer works closely with Tracy’s sister-in-law, State Sen. Jill Tracy, who serves alongside Plummer in the state senate and is the Senate Republican Whip. On Wednesday, retiring State. Sen. Dan Caulkins, a conservative from Decatur and member of the Illinois Freedom Caucus, released a statement urging the delay of Tracy’s resignation as state party chair, arguing that, “My concern is that the selection process is rushed and ill timed.” Applications were due on Wednesday, June 10, and the SSC meets two days later on June 12 to elect a new leader.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP set to select one of three finalists for state chair – JEREMY GORNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/illinois-gop-set-to-select-one-of-three-finalists-for-state-chair/

WTTW
— Illinois Republicans Announce 3 Finalists for State Chair Post as Private Meeting Set for Friday. – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/11/illinois-republicans-announce-3-finalists-state-chair-post-private-meeting-set-friday
(FROM THE ARTICLE: My concern is that the selection process is rushed and ill timed. We are setting up whoever takes over the chairmanship for failure. Caulkins publicly asked Tracy to delay his resignation through the Nov. 19 election and the rest of the calendar year. “The reality is the truncated timetable prohibits them from making a strong case for their candidacy,” Caulkins wrote. “We gain nothing by rushing this important decision and we risk losing traction in a state that we can ill afford to cede anymore ground to the Democrats.”)

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Palatine’s Aaron Del Mar 1 Of 3 Running For Illinois State GOP Chair. – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/palatines-aaron-del-mar-1-of-3-running-for-illinois-state-gop-chair/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will County committee seeks to end ‘divisive’ proclamations, then proposes ‘non-sanctuary’ designation. – MICHELLE MULLINS (COMMENT: How likely is it that Republican elected officials in your county, your township, and your municipality will propose ‘non-sanctuary’ designation? To what extent do Republican elected officials in the aforesaid support the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/will-county-committee-seeks-to-end-divisive-proclamations-then-proposes-non-sanctuary-designation/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/chicago-queer-community-rallies-for-safe-return-of-taylor-casey-black-trans-woman-and-local-activist-still-missing-in-the-bahamas/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, that is, Democrats, use a twice-convicted drug felon against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/editorial-convicted-felon-donald-trump-could-not-run-for-the-sauk-village-board-say-what/
— Biden says during press conference he’s going to ‘complete the job’ despite calls to bow out. – SEUNG MIN KIM, ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO, and COLLEEN LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/biden-news-conference/
— US Reps. Brad Schneider, Eric Sorensen call on President Biden to drop reelection bid. (COMMENT: DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/us-rep-brad-schneider-calls-on-president-biden-to-drop-reelection-bid/
— How a 1994 highway tragedy led to debilitation of the Illinois Republican Party – Andy Shaw (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for George Ryan’s and for Jim Ryan’s problems. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/opinion-illinois-republican-party-george-ryan-operation-safe-road-don-tracy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The charred remains of Scott and Janet Willis’ minivan sits on the side of Interstate 94, Nov. 8, 1994, near Milwaukee after a part fell off a truck causing a fire that killed six of their children. The accident led to an investigation that eventually doomed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s political career. . .Power wondered if ABC affiliate WLS-Ch. 7, where I was covering politics, might be interested in what whistleblowers in then-Secretary of State George Ryan’s office were telling him about alleged corruption that may have contributed to a fiery 1994 explosion on a Milwaukee expressway that injured his clients — Duane “Scott” Willis and his wife, Janet — and killed their young children, who were riding in the back seat. So we interviewed the same whistleblowers, who were supervisors in Ryan’s suburban McCook office, and they identified a handful of employees, under the direction of Ryan’s chief of staff, who were issuing commercial driver’s licenses to minimally qualified truckers in exchange for cash bribes that went into their pockets and Ryan’s campaign coffers. . .Our story about the crash, and the alleged corruption that contributed to it, led a 10 p.m. newscast in early 1998, and we aired multiple follow-ups, but the affable and avuncular Ryan, a popular political veteran who was then running for governor, denied any knowledge of the alleged corruption in his office. That helped him survive a GOP primary challenge and defeat a weak Democratic challenger in the November election, even as storm clouds of a sweeping federal investigation that began after our stories aired were swirling around him. That investigation, dubbed “Operation Safe Road” by the feds, eventually led to the conviction of Ryan and others, many of them powerful Republican Party funders, operatives and insiders, leaving the Illinois GOP in shambles and paving the way for the gubernatorial election of Democrat Rod Blagojevich in 2002, ending 26 years of GOP control of the governor’s office in Springfield. The decimation of the Republican Party’s infrastructure also enabled then-Illinois House Speaker and state Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan to engineer the election of Democrats to all but one statewide office, super-majorities in both legislative chambers and control of the Illinois Supreme Court.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Johnson offers fiery defense of Joe Biden as convention planners say Chicago is ready for DNC. “Do y’all know that the former president has been on trial for an attempted coup to overturn an election? What are we debatin’ over? You can go with the person who has shown up for the people of this country, investing in cities across America, or you can go with the person who does not to believe in democracy.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/07/11/johnson-defends-biden-convention-dnc-trump-debate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DNC party planners ignore questions about Biden nomination. – Justin Laurence
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/dnc-party-planners-ignore-questions-about-joe-biden-nomination
— A 2nd Illinois congressman (Schneider) calls for Biden to step down. – Justin Laurence
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/rep-brad-schneider-calls-joe-biden-step-out

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— RNC Host Committee raises $85 million for Milwaukee convention, exceeding goal. – Lawrence Andrea
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/11/rnc-host-committee-raises-85-million-for-milwaukee-convention/74364551007/

ABC7
— RNC 2024 speakers include Donald Trump Jr., Kristi Noem; Melania Trump expected to attend
https://abc7chicago.com/post/rnc-2024-speakers-donald-trump-jr-melania-trump-to-attend-sources-say/15052786/
— Democrats say “Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. What to expect.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/rnc-2024-republicans-meet-milwaukee-nominate-donald-trump/15053451/
— Illinois Reps. Schneider, Sorensen call on President Biden to step aside. – Craig Wall and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/post/us-rep-brad-schneider-calls-joe-biden-pass/15051843/
— Biden mixes up Trump and Harris when asked about his VP’s viability.
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/joe-biden-press-conference-live-president-calls-harris-trump-when-asked-about-his-vps-viability-amid-to-drop-out/15050926/entry/15052474/

NBC5
— The Republican party’s 2024 platform reflects a Trump-centric shift in policies. The 16-page document mirrors former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social posts in its slogans and capitalized letters. – Nicole Tan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/the-republican-partys-2024-platform-reflects-a-trump-centric-shift-in-policies/3486524/
— Biden insists he will stay in race in post-NATO news conference amid growing concerns within Democratic Party. Biden fielded questions over his fitness to run for office and policy addressing wars in Ukraine and Gaza, among other issues. – Rose Schmidt and Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/biden-insists-he-will-stay-in-race-in-post-nato-news-conference-amid-growing-concerns-within-democratic-party/3487243/
— Biden loses his train of thought, calls Harris ‘Vice President Trump’ in solo press conference. – Rebecca Picciotto
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/biden-loses-his-train-of-thought-calls-harris-vice-president-trump-in-solo-press-conference/3487108/
— 2 more Illinois House Democrats call on President Biden to withdraw from race. Brad Schneider and Eric Sorenson join Mike Quigley as Illinois House Democrats who have called for Joe Biden to end his reelection efforts.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/2nd-illinois-house-democrat-calls-president-biden-withdraw-race/3486794/

CBS2
— Chicago tent city to be cleared out, residents to be relocated ahead of Democratic National Convention. – Megan Hickey
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-tent-city-to-be-cleared-out-democratic-national-convention/
— Rep. Brad Schneider joins growing list of Democrats urging President Biden to drop out of race. – Todd Feurer, Charlie De Mar
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/congressman-brad-schneider-president-joe-biden-race-white-house/
— 5 people injured in mass shooting on Chicago’s West Side. – Jackie Kostek, Elyssa Kaufman
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/mass-shooting-chicago-north-lawndale/

WGN9
— Biden mistakenly refers to Harris as ‘Vice President Trump’ – Brett Samuels
https://wgntv.com/politics-3/biden-mistakenly-refers-to-harris-as-vice-president-trump/
— GOP bill to fund legislative branch fails on House floor. – Aris Folley (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. During the 1980s and 1990s, Republicans cut GAO’s budget dramatically. The Democrats who ran GAO used that to get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, and especially those like me who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about that.)
https://wgntv.com/hill-politics/gop-bill-to-fund-legislative-branch-fails-on-house-floor/
(FROM THE ARTICLE; Republicans say their bill would allocate about $7 billion in total discretionary funding, up 5.6 percent from current levels, with increases for chamber operations, U.S. Capitol Police, the Congressional Budget Office, the Government Accountability Office and the Library of Congress.)

FOX32
— Chicago mayor: Trump ‘trying to bring back the Confederacy’ – Paris Schutz (COMMENT: In the Civil War, Democrats (the Confederacy) fought for slavery and Republicans (the Union) fought against slavery. Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats paint themselves as having been the Union and Republicans as hiving been the Confederacy.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-donald-trump-confederacy
— Illinois Democrat (Schneider) calls for Biden to step down: ‘Time to pass the torch’ – Bradford Betz
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-democrat-calls-biden-step-down-time-pass-torch
— Biden insists he’s staying in the race but makes noticeable gaffes in press conference. – Daniel Miller
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/biden-nato-press-conference-calls-exit-race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JUErd4Iiqc
— Chicago mayor rips into Trump amid more calls for Biden to step aside. Another Illinois congressman is joining the call for President Joe Biden to step aside. It comes on the same day Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson blasted Donald Trump.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1483957

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF against Republicans.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/more-than-6-in-10-u-s-adults-support-protecting-access-to-ivf-ap-norc/article_39da6391-9491-588b-8af6-8127989b4159.html

WBEZ
— Fewer Americans feel their vote matters. Changing our primaries may help. According to legal experts, partisan primaries may be keeping Americans away from the voting booth. They say change is needed. – David Schaper (COMMENT: In your precinct, in your township, and in your county, how many cast Republican ballots in primary elections but then vote for Democrat candidates in general elections?)
https://www.wbez.org/2024/07/11/fewer-americans-feel-their-vote-matters-changing-our-primaries-may-help

WIFR
— Cabello heads to Milwaukee for RNC.
https://www.wifr.com/2024/07/12/cabello-heads-milwaukee-rnc/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden confuses Harris for Trump after similar Zelenskyy-Putin gaffe in day of mixups. – JAMEL VALENCIA
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/biden-confuses-kamala-harris-for-trump-after-similar-volodymyr-zelenskyy-putin-gaffe-in-day-of-mixups-high-stakes-speech-nato-solo-news-conference-republican-donald-trump-june-27-debate-slip-ups-flubs
— IRS touts enforcement funding, announces $1B in past-due collections from the rich. – CORY SMITH (COMMENT: Who do you know who has worked for IRS?  I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year. Who do you know who had audited IRS? I worked for GAO for 3 years on audits of IRS at the GS-13 Step 1-3 Levels, currently $115,439-$123,136/year. I should write about those who have wasted my knowledge of IRS the most.)
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/irs-touts-enforcement-funding-announces-1b-in-past-due-collections-from-the-rich-inflation-reduction-act-politics-congress-white-house-tax-system-federal-spending-revenue-tax-foundation

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— The GOP platform calls for ‘universal school choice.’ What would that mean for students? – AP (COMMENT: If my parents had not sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, I doubt that I would have been able to get an ACT score of 24, graduate in the upper 20% of my Crete-Monee High School class, and get accepted by UIC in 1966.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-the-gop-platform-calls-for-universal-school-choice-what-would-that-mean-for-students/
— Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here’s what to expect. – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-republicans-are-gathering-in-milwaukee-to-nominate-donald-trump-again-heres-what-to-expect/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Sorensen, Schneider want Biden to quit. – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/12/sorensen-schneider-want-biden-to-quit-00167777?nname=illinois-playbook&nid=00000150-1596-d4ac-a1d4-179e288b0000

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/12/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-324/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/11/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-117/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

MARTER FOR CONGRESS
— Marter Calls Out Underwood for Failing to Protect U.S. Citizens’ Votes from Foreign Interference
https://www.wane.com/business/press-releases/ein-presswire/726958422/marter-for-congress-calls-out-underwood-for-failing-to-protect-u-s-citizens-votes-from-foreign-interference/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Democrats blaming Republicans for Chicago crime is ‘crazy,’ legislator says. –  Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_0953956a-3fbe-11ef-9b83-b78cc39e98ae.html

SANGAMON SUN
— U.S. Rep. Budzinski votes to make it easier for illegal aliens to vote in federal elections.
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/661795705-u-s-rep-budzinski-votes-to-make-it-easier-for-illegal-aliens-to-vote-in-federal-elections
— Illinois ranks second-highest nationwide for property taxes; lawmaker calls for urgent reforms
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/661796504-illinois-ranks-second-highest-nationwide-for-property-taxes-lawmaker-calls-for-urgent-reforms

EAST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Illinois GOP criticizes Democrats over new state budget and tax hikes.
https://eastcentralreporter.com/stories/661795862-illinois-gop-criticizes-democrats-over-new-state-budget-and-tax-hikes

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Ugaste on arrest of foreign nationals for drug smuggling: ‘Providing free healthcare to undocumented immigrants only exacerbates these issues’
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/661778168-ugaste-on-arrest-of-foreign-nationals-for-drug-smuggling-providing-free-healthcare-to-undocumented-immigrants-only-exacerbates-these-issues

WIREPOINTS
— Texas has created 1.4 million jobs in 5 years while Illinois has lost 80,000, it’s a clear contrast.
https://wirepoints.org/texas-has-created-1-4-million-jobs-in-5-years-while-illinois-has-lost-80000-its-a-clear-contrast-wirepoints-on-with-jeff-daly-of-wzus-decatur-radio/
— Illinoisans struggle with inflation while lawmakers raise their own salaries 33%
https://wirepoints.org/illinoisans-struggle-with-inflations-while-lawmakers-raise-their-own-salaries-33-wirepoints-on-wls-ramblin-ray-show/

JOHN KASS
— The Two Deep State Coups of Barack Obama
https://johnkassnews.com/the-silky-knife-two-deep-state-coups-of-barack-obama/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden confuses Vice President Harris with Trump at high-stakes presser to prove he’s mentally fit. –  Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/11/joe-biden-confuses-kamala-harris-with-donald-trump/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— A commonsense platform for peace and prosperity. – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3078738/a-commonsense-platform-for-peace-and-prosperity/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump-driven Republican platform is recipe for success. – Stephen Moore and Casey B. Mulligan
https://nypost.com/2024/07/11/opinion/trump-driven-republican-platform-is-recipe-for-success/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Duke report tying ‘individualism’ to ‘white supremacy’ uncovered amidst increasing scrutiny of DEI. – Patrick McDonald (COMMENT: According to Democrats, a) Whites succeed only because they benefit from discrimination against minorities and b) minorities fail only because they are discriminated against by Whites. If I had been a minority, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service, currently $191,900/year, long before I was 40 years old. I earned an MBA from Loyola when I was 27, I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30, I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul when I was 31, and I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA when I was 32. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me were Democrats who had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had. All of the aforesaid were minorities, females, younger than me, veterans, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/duke-report-tying-individualism-white-supremacy-uncovered-amidst-increasing-scrutiny-dei/25865

CENTER FOR FAMILY
— Biden Imposes Homosexual/Transgender Mandate on Entire World – Stefano Gennarini, J.D. (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasing get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ.)
https://c-fam.org/friday_fax/analysis-biden-imposes-homosexual-transgender-mandate-on-entire-world/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Avoids Total Collapse In Gaffe-Heavy Presser – REAGAN REESE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/11/joe-biden-nato-press-conference-gaffe-vice-president-donald-trump/

DAILY SIGNAL
— We Asked Senate Dems About the Bill Banning Noncitizen Voting. – Elizabeth Troutman Mitchell (COMMENT: How many noncitizens will vote for Biden America, Illinois, your county, your township, and your municipality? To get votes from noncitizens, Democrats ever-increasingly give noncitizens more and more and more preference.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/11/commonsense-save-act-gains-momentum-senate/

FEDERALIST
— U.S. Military Hides Push For Trans Surgeries, Queer Exploration Among Soldiers’ Kids. – JOY PULLMANN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/11/report-military-hides-push-for-trans-surgery-queer-exploration-among-soldiers-kids/

FOX NEWS
— Blue city hires equity trainer who calls US military ‘home of White supremacy’ as part of ‘culture change.’  The military is ‘the home of white supremacy and patriarchy,’ according to Albuquerque’s equity consultant. – Hannah Grossman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/blue-city-hires-equity-trainer-who-calls-us-military-home-white-supremacy-part-culture-change

GOPUSA
— Can RINOs Finally Expunge Conservatism From The Party? (COMMENT: How soon will RINO Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders, RINO county party leaders, and RINO township/ward party leaders succeed in expunging all the members of the aforesaid organizations who are conservative, that is, who are platform Republicans, that is, who are Republicans?  I should write a book about the success that RINO IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders have had expunging me.)
https://www.gopusa.com/can-rinos-finally-expunge-conservatism-from-the-party/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the insidious tenacity of termites, the RINOs are at it again in 2024, seeking to convince the Republican National Convention to abandon fundamental issues of morality and societal integrity, by removing the Party’s pro-life and pro-marriage platform planks. With this they hope to steer the party towards the platitude of fiscal only “conservatism.” They feel emboldened to make such a move in the wake of pro-abort ballot measures which passed in off-year elections in Kansas and Ohio. So they plot to derail party unity that should be focused singularly on victory for President Trump in November.)

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Harvard Summer Reading List Recommends Book on How to Indoctrinate Students With CRT. “powerful appeal to build transformative educational homeplaces rooted in abolitionist pedagogies for liberation” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/harvard-summer-reading-list-recommends-book-on-how-to-indoctrinate-students-with-crt/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— Democrats Support Measures Allowing Illegal Aliens To Vote. – Pearson Sharp
https://www.oann.com/video/pearsonsharpreports/democrats-support-measures-allowing-illegal-aliens-to-vote/

PJ MEDIA
— Border Crisis: WI Sen. Highlights Thousands of ‘Inadmissible Travelers’ at U.S. Airports. – CATHERINE SALGADO
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/07/11/border-crisis-wi-sen-highlights-1000s-of-inadmissable-travelers-at-us-airports-n4930603

TOWNHALL
— Here’s How Many Dems Voted Against Bill That Would Prevent Non-Citizens From Voting. – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2024/07/11/heres-how-many-dems-voted-against-the-save-act-n2641709

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEWSWEEK
— Here’s What the GOP’s 2024 Platform Says About Immigration. – Dan Gooding  (COMMENT: Those who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform reject E-Verify. I should write a book about the following who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform. a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-party-immigration-platform-2024-1923944

NEW YORK TIMES
— Once a G.O.P. Rallying Cry, Debt and Deficits Fall From the Party’s Platform. Fiscal hawks are lamenting the transformation of the party that claimed to prize fiscal restraint and are warning of dire economic consequences. – Alan Rappeport
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/11/us/politics/republicans-debt-deficit-platform.html

NEW YORK SUN
— Illinois Commission To Hold Series of Hearings for Public To Weigh In on Reparations Plan. The commission is kicking off a series of meetings aimed at allowing ‘the public to shape recommendations’ as it pushes ahead with reparations for Black Illinois residents who are descendants of slaves. – MAGGIE HRONCICH
https://www.nysun.com/article/illinois-commission-to-hold-series-of-hearings-for-public-to-weigh-in-on-reparations-plan

USA TODAY
— Democrats cancel Biden Chicago fundraiser amid slipping support – Rebecca Morin
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/11/biden-fundraiser-canceled-pritzker-dnc/74371540007/
— Illegals vote for Democrats because illegals want/need/demand massive government assistance and Democrat elected officials give them that.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/12/border-immigration-politics-arrive-american-south/74121724007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Coming ‘Summer of Resistance’  Anti-Israel protesters seek to ‘Make 2024 as Great as 1968!’ – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-national-convention-protests-chicago-behind-enemy-lines-palestine-5aaecdea

JD SUPRA
— Is Illinois Trying to Bar the Use of E-Verify (Again)? – Kimberly Ross (COMMENT: Those who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform reject E-Verify. I should write a book about the following who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform. a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/is-illinois-trying-to-bar-the-use-of-e-8129654/

POLITICO
— Senate meeting with Biden aides fails to convince skeptical Dems. Those Senate Democrats with concerns said their feelings hadn’t changed following the Thursday afternoon meeting with top advisers to Joe Biden.
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/07/11/congress/senate-dems-huddle-on-biden-00167632

GALLUP
— Sharply More Americans Want to Curb Immigration to U.S.  55% want immigration levels reduced. – JEFFREY M. JONES
https://news.gallup.com/poll/647123/sharply-americans-curb-immigration.aspx

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Who’s in Charge at the White House? Most Don’t Think It’s Biden (COMMENT: Those who are manipulating/dominating Biden are anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-etc.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/who_s_in_charge_at_the_white_house_most_don_t_think_it_s_biden