December 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 16-Plus Arrested at North Carolina Legislature Protesting GOP-Led Bills – ABC News
https://abc7chicago.com/news/16-plus-arrested-at-nc-legislature-protesting-gop-led-bills/1659305/

 

NBC5
— Chicago Well Represented as Former Chiefs of Staff Meet with Priebus  The list includes former White House Chiefs of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Bill Daley, John Podesta and Samuel Skinner. – Tom Schuba and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Chicago-Well-Represented-as-Former-Chiefs-of-Staff-Meet-with-Priebus-407116955.html

 

CBS2
— Gov. Rauner Challenges Dems To Bring Him Spending Plan – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/16/gov-rauner-challenges-dems-to-bring-him-spending-plan/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-fbi-backs-cia-on-russia-hacking-20161216-story.html
— Investors proving bullish on Trump – Renae Merle
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-stock-market-trump-wall-street-20161216-story.html
— Group homes CEO tells judge he doesn’t know location of 6 residents – Patricia Callahan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/grouphomes/ct-group-homes-1217-20161216-story.html
— Sprint’s free broadband service easing life for some Leyden students
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/franklin-park/news/ct-fhj-leyden-broadband-gets-boost-tl-1222-20161216-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Some big givers win big roles in Trump administration – USA TODAY
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/analysis-some-big-givers-win-big-roles-in-trump-administration/
— More tax money for Chicago’s booming TV, movie studio – Tim Novak
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs-more-tax-money-for-chicagos-booming-tv-movie-studio/
— Podesta, Rahm at ex-White House chiefs of staff lunch for Priebus – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/podesta-at-former-white-house-chiefs-of-staff-lunch-for-priebus/
— Downers Grove-based DeVry to pay $100M in FTC deceptive ads case – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/downers-grove-based-devry-to-pay-100m-in-ftc-deceptive-ads-case/

— Police union boss troubled over talk of relaxing hiring standards – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, the federal government lowered its hiring and promotion standards to hire, retain, and promote more minorities and more females.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/police-union-boss-troubled-over-talk-of-relaxing-hiring-standards/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Program’s expansion means free internet for more students
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161216/submitted/161219176/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker’s entry could make governor race a costly one for the ages – Rich Miller
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161216/NEWS02/161219907/j-b-pritzkers-entry-could-make-illinois-governor-race-a-costly-one

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump paid $12.5 million to his own businesses during race  Movement of money all legal – DREW GRIFFIN , MARSHALL COHEN AND SCOTT ZAMOST
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-paid-125-million-to-his-own-businesses-during-race/621601191

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Social mediation: Politicians bypass press, control message – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/social-mediation-politicians-bypass-press-control-message/article_7f58d9da-cb8b-52d2-9404-04cafe76344b.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The anti-Trump First Lady says “White House needs a ‘grown-up’ to calm in crisis.”
http://www.pantagraph.com/entertainment/first-lady-white-house-needs-a-grown-up-to-calm/article_4bdb1606-8fba-58da-b0ef-ce62b90b5219.html

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Durkin Says Deteriorating Tone Of Legislature Due To Upset Democrats – TONY ARNOLD
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/durkin-says-deteriorating-tone-legislature-due-upset-democrats

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Trump Michigan Elector: Opposition Threatened to Put a Bullet in My Head – Jim Hoft
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/trump-michigan-elector-democrats-threatened-put-bullet-head-video/

 

FOX NEWS
— Facebook’s war on ‘fake news’ has skeptics asking: Who decides? – William LaJeunesse  (DIERSEN: Since 2000, Dave Diersen, your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, has decided what is fake news, that is, what should not be linked to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails contain links to non-fake news and to non-fake commentary.)
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/16/facebooks-war-on-fake-news-has-skeptics-asking-who-decides.html

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Trump expected to act swiftly on immigration – Chad Groening
https://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2016/12/16/trump-expected-to-act-swiftly-on-immigration

 

BREITBART
— Facebook to Label ‘Fake News’ with Help of Partisan ‘Fact Checkers’ – BEN KEW
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/12/15/facebook-introduce-warning-labels-stories-deemed-fake-news/
— 9 Reasons Why PolitiFact Is Unqualified to Label ‘Fake News’ – JEROME HUDSON15
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/12/15/9-reasons-politifact-unqualified-label-fake-news/

 

BLAZE
— Michelle Obama: The nation is experiencing ‘what not having hope feels like’ – Kate Scanlon  (DIERSEN: Under Obama, members of the following groups had lots of hope and made lots of progress: anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/16/michelle-obama-the-nation-is-experiencing-what-not-having-hope-feels-like/

 

DAILY CALLER
— George Soros, Big Banks And Google Fund Anti-Trump Resistance Group – Justin Caruso
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/15/george-soros-big-banks-and-google-fund-anti-trump-resistance-group/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Indiana Town’s Entire Police Force Quits, Citing Requests to ‘Do Illegal, Unethical and Immoral Things’ – DEBRA HEINE
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/12/15/indiana-towns-entire-police-force-quits-citing-requests-to-do-illegal-unethical-and-immoral-things/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS DON’T UNDERSTAND BUSINESS OR ECONOMICS – Kent Kellar  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate business and the graduate business, accounting, and finance courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/12/16/shocker-government-bureaucrats-dont-understand-business-or-economics/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Cornell College Republicans president assaulted, called ‘racist bitch’
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30381/

 

THE HILL
— Mainstream media increasingly complicit in ‘fake news’ outbreak – JACK MALLORY
http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/310746-mainstream-media-increasingly-complicit-in-fake-news-outbreak

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask if the sanctuary campuses controversy is blown out of perspective and say “Thousands of students are demanding sanctuary campuses, and some state leaders are warning against it. But the ruckus appears divorced from current legal reality.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sanctuary-campuses-controversy-blown-out-of-perspective_us_585401c7e4b0630a254231e6
— Time For Democrats To Stop Catering To The Professional Class – Jason Linkins  (DIERSEN: I earned professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48 and I earned a professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/so-that-happened-thomas-frank_us_585441fde4b08debb788d881

 

MSNBC
— The genial transition from Obama to Trump gets a lot less friendly – Steve Benen
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-genial-transition-obama-trump-gets-lot-less-friendly

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— To Combat Trump, Democrats Ready a G.O.P. Tactic: Lawsuits – VIVIAN YEED
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/nyregion/donald-trump-democrats-lawsuits.html
— Nine New Findings About Inequality in the United States – JEREMY ASHKENAS  (DIERSEN: Democrats always promise to use government a) to take money away from those who have more money and b) to give that money to those who have less money.  Why earn more money if the Democrats are going to take it away from you?)
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/16/business/economy/nine-new-findings-about-income-inequality-piketty.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— California is itching to take on Trump. Here are the prominent figures leading the charge – Melanie Mason
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-californians-trump-critics-20161216-htmlstory.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook’s Fake Fix for Fake News  Liberal fact-checkers are not the way to ensure a more informed public. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-fake-fix-for-fake-news-1481932361
— The Upper Crust Built New York  Without the 1%, we’d have no Metropolitan Museum of Art, no Metropolitan Opera and no New York Public Library. William L. Hamilton reviews “In Pursuit of Privilege” by Clifton Hood. – WILLIAM L. HAMILTON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-upper-crust-built-new-york-1481917884
— Donald Trump and the Overinflated Presidency  The president-elect will inherit an executive branch whose power has ballooned far beyond its constitutional bounds. – JEFFREY ROSEN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-and-the-overinflated-presidency-1481911622
— Northeast Schools With Highest Graduate Salaries  MCPHS University tops Harvard University for salaries in the region in the WSJ/THE College Rankings  (DIERSEN: How much in today’s dollars did you earn 10 years after you started college?  I started college in 1966, I earned a bachelor’s degree from NIU in 1970, and I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.  In 1976, IRS paid me at the GS-12 Step 3 level, or $83,093 in today’s dollars.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/northeast-schools-with-highest-graduate-salaries-1481914766
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Voters Spoke, but Trump’s Cabinet Picks Suggest He’s Not Listening.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/12/16/the-voters-spoke-but-trumps-cabinet-picks-suggest-hes-not-listening/

 

FORBES
— Madonna’s Billboard Speech And Why Silicon Valley’s Ageism Starves Innovation – Drew Hansen  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/drewhansen/2016/12/16/madonna-billboard-ageism-innovation/#4daf2fb102bc
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last Friday Madonna received the Woman of the Year award at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music event. Her acceptance speech centered on the sexism she’s endured as a female entertainer in the music industry. But amid her criticism of the treatment she’s received as a woman, she touched on a different issue altogether. “To age is to sin,” she remarked. “I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around.” Ageism is one of the last bastions of prejudice in the North American workforce. Ageism In The United States Age discrimination in the workplace involves treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age. It tends to be a bias against older workers such as when deserving employees over 50 are passed over for promotions, career opportunities, or training. In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) into law “to promote the employment of older persons based on ability rather than age, to prohibit arbitrary age discrimination in employment and to help employers and workers find ways to address problems arising from the impact of age on employment.” The original legislation protected employees between the ages of 40 and 65. In 1978 Congress passed an amendment to extend the age of the protected group from 65 to 70 and in 1987 the age cap was lifted entirely.)
— How Academia, Google Scholar And Predatory Publishers Help Feed Academic Fake News – Kalev Leetaru
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/12/16/how-academia-google-scholar-and-predatory-publishers-help-feed-academic-fake-news/#2db5eaf66ea6

 

MARKET WATCH
— Opinion Journal: Facebook’s Fake News Censors  Web Columnist James Taranto on why the social media giant is caving to leftist critics.
http://www.marketwatch.com/video/opinion-journal-facebooks-fake-news-censors/7AD6FF44-D4F4-4DB6-8892-57DACD3BCFD7.html

 

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS
— Journalists’ attitudes bigger problem for industry than fake news – CAL THOMAS
http://www.bgdailynews.com/opinion/commentary/journalists-attitudes-bigger-problem-for-industry-than-fake-news/article_392ff397-19b9-534b-8433-4267e801efbe.html

 

STANFORD DAILY
— Study finds students unable to identify fake news – Stephanie Brito
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2016/12/16/study-finds-students-unable-to-identify-fake-news/

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Audacity of Hope” and “Trump’s win was both a perfect storm and the culmination of long term trends” and ask “Can American fascism be stopped?”
http://prospect.org/article/audacity-hope

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Democrats Need to Oppose Trump’s Cabinet Picks En Masse.  If Democrats still believe that Trump is a threat to democracy, then they should act accordingly.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/139368/democrats-need-oppose-trumps-cabinet-picks-en-masse

 

FINANCIAL TIMES
— U.S. social mobility gap continues to widen  Data show about half of 30-year-olds in 2016 earn less than their parents at same age – Lauren Leatherby
https://www.ft.com/content/7de9165e-c3d2-11e6-9bca-2b93a6856354

 

GUARDIAN
— Facebook’s plan to tackle fake news raises questions over limitations  Operation prompted scrutiny about process and site’s apparent unwillingness to pay for fact-checking that relies on users and non-partisan organizations – Olivia Solon and Julia Carrie Wong
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/16/facebook-fake-news-system-problems-fact-checking

December 16 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner, Democrats praise criminal justice plan as their budget fight continues – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-offender-id-met-1216-20161215-story.html
— Report says Clinton got more votes in suburban Cook County than Obama did – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-cook-county-story.html
— Trump calls on Pennsylvania crowd to cheer African-Americans who ‘didn’t come out to vote’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-pennsylvania-rally-20161215-story.html
— Aurora passes ‘very lean’ 2017 budget – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-budget-st-1216-20161215-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Eighteen of the 25 best public elementary schools in Illinois are in Naperville – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-niche-top-elementary-schools-st-1216-20161214-story.html
— The Trump Cabinet: Bonfire of the agencies – Charles Krauthammer
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-cabinet-pruitt-epa-education-devos-krauthammer-perspec-1216-jm-20161215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Five weeks before becoming president, Donald Trump once again is spreading falsehood.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-analysis-donald-trump-spreading-falsehood-20161215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Twitter falsehoods fire up his base, provoke opponents and distract from larger issues.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-trump-truth-20161215-story.html
— Tollway OKs $1.7B budget, including funds for western access to O’Hare – Mary Wisniewski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-tollway-budget-20161215-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Racial segregation is seldom a matter of choice – Natalie Moore  (DIERSEN: If you are White, the fewer minorities that live in your precinct, that live in your municipality, that live in your township/ward, and that live in your county, the more that Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a racist and even worse things.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/natalie-moore-racial-segregation-is-seldom-a-matter-of-choice/
— Rahm Emanuel back in Washington DC today: White House, Pentagon – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahm-emanuel-back-in-washington-dc-today-white-house-pentagon/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: McMahon on the move? – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161216/news/161219190/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Could Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon be in line for a role in the Trump administration? McMahon’s name has been floated — along with that of DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin — as a possible choice for U.S. attorney from Chicago, should Republican leaders decide not to stick with the current officeholder, Zachary Fardon. When asked about it this week, McMahon quickly stressed that the position is filled. “I am honored to have my name attached to the U.S. attorney’s office. I have great respect for what they do,” he said, adding that he would welcome the opportunity to serve citizens across the state. “I respect (Fardon’s) role and the work he’s accomplished there.” McMahon’s profile has been on the rise in recent months. In August, he was sworn in as special prosecutor in the case of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago. An appointment as U.S. attorney would place McMahon, or Berlin, among the most powerful government officials in Illinois, responsible not only for prosecuting cases involving gangs and white-collar criminals but also political corruption.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161216/news/161219190/
— Challenger Schultz withdrawing from Naperville Township road district race – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161215/news/161219231/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Schultz also has been appointed to a temporary seat as a Naperville Township trustee. He assumed the role Tuesday, filling the unexpired term of former Trustee Janice Anderson, who recently was elected and sworn in as a DuPage County Board member for District 5.)
— Good for District 211 to video record meetings – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161215/discuss/161219295/
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana law takes effect in Massachusetts – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161215/news/312159992/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump’s attempt to out climate scientists rattles Argonne – STEVEN R. STRAHLER  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always assured that all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates knew that a) I was a Republican, b) I was conservative, c) I avoided the draft with student and financial hardship draft deferments, d) I was 100% German national origin, e) my ancestors had been in America since the 1840s, f) I was born in 1948, g) I was not poor, h) I opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, i) I had became an active member of a class action lawsuit in 1988 that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, j) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests, k) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims, and l) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161216/NEWS13/161219924

 

ABC7
— VA Secretary ‘Most Difficult’ Position to Fill in Trump Cabinet, Transition Team Official Says – ABC News
https://abc7chicago.com/news/va-secretary-most-difficult-position-to-fill-in-trump-cabinet-transition-team-official-says-/1658828/

 

WTTW
— Will Madigan Face Challenge for Speaker of the House? – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/12/15/will-madigan-face-challenge-speaker-house

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— VERY SAD: Video Gambling In Palatine?  Council Talks Possible In Spring
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_344194c0-c2e9-11e6-864c-5fa7d9003d9b.html

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— CONSOLIDATION OF TOWNSHIP ROAD DISTRICTS COULD BE THE FUTURE IN NAPERVILLE
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2016/12/15/consolidation-township-road-districts-future-naperville/68357

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Republicans highlight Democrat Rep. La Shawn Ford’s call for term-limiting Madigan
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/16/republicans-highlight-democrats-call-for-term-limiting-madigan/

 

GOPUSA
— Facebook will be flagging ‘fake’ news
http://www.gopusa.com/facebook-will-be-flagging-fake-news/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Facebook’s Reliance on Liberal Fact-Checkers Means Your News Is About to Be Censored – Katrina Trinko
http://dailysignal.com/2016/12/15/facebooks-reliance-on-liberal-fact-checkers-means-your-news-is-about-to-be-censored/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Business is expected to boom with the new president – Editorial
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/15/business-expected-to-boom-under-president-trump/
— Obamacare subsidies increase by $10 billion as costs spiral out of control  Republicans scramble to rewrite health care law that’s ‘not sustainable’ – Tom Howell Jr.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/15/obamacare-subsidies-increase-by-10-billion-as-cost/
— Democrats’ bill to force Donald Trump to divest business empire  Seeks to eliminate conflicts of interest – David Sherfinski
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/15/democrats-bill-to-force-donald-trump-to-divest-bus/
— Aloha: President Obama’s Hawaiian vacations have an $85 million price tag – Jennifer Harper
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/15/obama-heads-to-hawaii-for-the-holidays/

 

DAILY CALLER
— CBS News Analyst Calls Trump And Roof ‘Brothers In White Resentment’ – DEREK HUNTER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/15/cbs-news-analyst-calls-trump-and-roof-brothers-in-white-resentment/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Hollywood Celebs seek to Disenfranchise Voters – Daniel John Sobieski
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/12/hollywood_celebs_seek_to_disenfranchise_voters.html
— Unions Playing Defense Now – Peter Skurkiss
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/12/unions_playing_defense_now.html
— The Washington Post’s Islam vs. Donald Trump’s Islam – Paul Austin Murphy
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/12/the_washington_empostems_islam_vs_donald_trumps_islam.html

 

OP ED NEWS
— Tea Partier Joe Walsh Blasts “Treasonous” Trump – Meryl Ann Butler
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Tea-Partier-Joe-Walsh-Blas-by-Meryl-Ann-Butler-Republican_Treason_Trump-russia-Ties-161215-865.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— With early supporters, Trump faces loyalty test – W. JAMES ANTLE III
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-faces-test-of-loyalty-with-his-early-supporters/article/2609807
— The Expendables: Why Trump left Giuliani, Gingrich and Christie outside his Cabinet – SARAH WESTWOOD
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-expendables-why-trump-left-giuliani-gingrich-and-christie-outside-his-cabinet/article/2609808

 

THE HILL
— Bette Midler mocks ‘fragile’ Trump over Vanity Fair attack – MARK HENSCH
http://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/310685-bette-midler-mocks-fragile-trump-over-vanity-fair

 

POLITICO
— Spicer: Trump won’t ban news outlets from White House briefing room – LOUIS NELSON  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want me to be banned from all briefing rooms.  Further, they want me to be banned from everything else.  What do you say to those activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who pander to my critics/opponents?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-white-house-briefings-sean-spicer-232730
— Why Trump can’t stop counterpunching  ‘Sometimes, you think, you’re the president now, why do you care about that person or insult?’ one transition aide said. – JOSH DAWSEY
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-counterpunching-232722

 

POLITIFACT
— In Illinois energy debate, Ives’ German anecdote is Mostly True – Kevin Hoffman
http://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2016/dec/15/jeanne-ives/illinois-energy-debate-ives-german-anecdote-mostly/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— House Democrats Convene Their Own Hearing To Talk About Donald Trump’s Conflicts Of Interest  It’s a preview of how Democrats can provide oversight without Republican support. – Paul Blumenthal
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-conflicts-of-interest-hearing_us_5852d7f6e4b012849c05e9a6

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats at Crossroads: Win Back Working-Class Whites, or Let Them Go? – JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs have let members of the following groups go: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  That is why Trump won.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/us/politics/democrats-joe-biden-hillary-clinton.html
— Facebook Joins Fight Against Fake News – PUI-WING TAM  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes dispute anything and everything that does not glorify and praise them and/or glorify and praise what they want.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/technology/daily-report-facebook-joins-fight-against-fake-news.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facebook is now taking steps to limit the misinformation on its site. On Thursday, Mike Isaac reports, the company began a series of experiments to better identify, flag and reduce the prominence of false articles, as well as making ad changes to hurt the bottom lines of fake news purveyors. If the tests are successful, they will be rolled out to a bigger audience, the company said. The new measures include partnering with groups that can help fact-check articles. If an article is deemed fake, it will carry a “disputed” designation on Facebook. If people still want to share it, they will see a pop-up that reminds them that the veracity of the information is in question. In an interview, James Goldston, the president of ABC News, which is one of the groups that will be doing the fact-checking, explained how the partnership would work.)
— How Facebook’s Fact-Checking Partnership Will Work – MIKE ISAAC (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes dispute anything and everything that does not glorify and praise them and/or glorify and praise what they want.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/technology/facebook-fact-checking-fake-news.html
— Facebook Mounts Effort to Limit Tide of Fake News – MIKE ISAAC  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes dispute anything and everything that does not glorify and praise them and/or glorify and praise what they want.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/technology/facebook-fake-news.html
— Excitement and Worry as Trump’s Inauguration Draws Near – MATTHEW ROSENBERG and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/us/politics/donald-trump-transition.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is Donald Trump a Threat to Democracy?”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/16/opinion/sunday/is-donald-trump-a-threat-to-democracy.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Wall St. CEOs have made an insane amount of money since Trump’s win – Kevin Dugan
http://nypost.com/2016/12/16/wall-st-ceos-have-made-an-insane-amount-of-money-since-trumps-win/

 

NEW YORK SUN
— Bitterness of Liberals Begets a Campaign To Foil Trump Voters – SETH LIPSKY
http://www.nysun.com/foreign/bitterness-of-liberals-begets-a-campaign-to-foil/89839/

 

DENVER POST
— Facebook rolls out tools to curb fake news after uproar  Rolling out Thursday, new features add flagging, tweak algorithm and restrict advertising – Bloomberg
http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/15/facebook-rolls-out-tools-to-curb-fake-news-after-uproar/

 

USA TODAY
— Electors’ lawyer: Founding Fathers ‘anticipated’ Trump – Heidi M Przybyla
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/15/electors-lawyer-founding-fathers-anticipated-trump/95455178/
— $253,088 monthly in retirement? That’s what’s coming for some CEOs – Kevin McCoy (DIERSEN: How much is or will be your monthly retirement income?  My Civil Service Retirement System monthly pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/12/15/253088-monthly-retirement-s-whats-coming-some-ceos/95445950/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Electors, dump Trump.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/12/15/rep-himes-electors-dump-trump/95491248/
— It’s unanimous: Supreme Court playing small ball – Richard Wolf
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/16/supreme-court-decisions-unanimous-samsung-apple-insider-trading/95470098/
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO OF ZUCKERBERG: Fake-news fighters enter breach left by Facebook, Google – Jon Swartz
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/12/15/pitched-fight-against-fake-news-takes-shape/95110032/
— Fake news spread by 23% of Americans, study says – Mike Snider  (DIERSEN: Your GOPUSA Illinois Editor is not part of that 23%.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/15/fake-news-spread-23-americans-study-says/95462424/
— Here’s how Facebook (and you) are going to fight fake news
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2016/12/15/here’s-how-facebook-(and-you)-going-fight-fake-news/95483606/
— Facebook unveils first serious effort to wipe out fake news – Jessica Guynn
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/15/facebook-taking-on-fake-news/95444334/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Bill to Police Campus Speech  Senate legislation aimed at anti-Semitic speech runs afoul of the First Amendment. – ERWIN CHEMERINSKY and  HOWARD GILLMAN  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, demonizing, denigrating, and condemning members of the following groups is not only OK, it is encouraged: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-bill-to-police-campus-speech-1481846338
— A New ‘Benevolent Empire’ to Cure Social Maladies  The classic American virtues were inculcated by philanthropy—and modern reformers can do the same. – KARL ZINSMEISTER  (DIERSEN: DEMOCRATS AND DEMOCRAT PLANTS, LIBERTARIANS AND LINTARIAN PLANTS, GREENS AND GREEN PLANTS, AND RINOS FOCUS ON PROMOTING MALADIIES INCLUDING LGBTQ ACTIVITY, ABORTION, POT, BOOZE, GAMBLING, AND EVEN WORSE THINGS.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-new-benevolent-empire-to-cure-social-maladies-1481846265
— TRAGIC: U.S. Home Prices Soar, But Minorities and Young People Miss Out  Study shows decline in homeownership is steepest among African-Americans – LAURA KUSISTO  (DIERSEN: Since 1972 when I was 24 years old, I have lived in a town home, a condo, or single family home that I have owned.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-home-prices-soar-but-minorities-and-young-people-miss-out-1481828400

 

FORBES
— Is The IRS Losing To Scammers? – Lee Reams  (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run GAO audit the Democrats who run IRS.  The Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 wasted my knowledge of IRS.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, younger, and/or a veteran. I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 after having worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $77,899-$88,286.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2016/12/16/is-the-irs-losing-to-scammers/#5577ae8067e9

 

DAILY MAIL
— Donald Trump’s cabinet is already worth more than the bottom THIRD of all American households combined – LIAM QUINN
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4041094/Donald-Trump-s-cabinet-worth-bottom-American-households-combined.html

December 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— RAUNER SIGNS CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILL, EARNING PRAISE FROM DEMS – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rauner-signs-criminal-justice-reform-bill-earning-praise-from-dems/1658575/

 

NBC5
— Durbin, Senators Push Trump to Divest in Business Holdings  The group, which also includes Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ben Cardin, Chris Coons, and Jeff Merkley, are calling on Trump and Pence to divest in any financial holdings that could potentially conflict with the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Durbin-Senators–406900935.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville and Lisle township residents could vote on township road service merger in April – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-township-binding-referendum-st-1216-20161215-story.html
— Health groups urge Rauner to fight Obamacare repeal – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-durbin-obamacare-repeal-1216-biz-20161215-story.html
— Kanye West is more than a distraction – Heidi Stevens
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-kanye-trump-media-distractions-balancing-1214-20161214-column.html
— AFSCME is betraying its members – Austin Berg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-berg-column-st-1216-20161215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is Trump starting something with China he can’t finish?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-china-trump-3848b70a-c2db-11e6-9a51-cd56ea1c2bb7-20161215-story.html
— Pharmacies miss half of dangerous drug combinations – Sam Roe, Ray Long and Karisa King
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/druginteractions/ct-drug-interactions-pharmacy-met-20161214-story.html
— NIU settles with fired police chief for $1 million – Jodi S. Cohen and Stacy St. Clair
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-niu-grady-settlement-20161215-story.html
— Facebook takes on fake news with fact-checkers, new ‘disputed’ label – Hayley Tsukayama  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes dispute just about everything in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that if they had been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, a) Republicans would not have suffered any defeats in Illinois since 2000 and b) Wheaton would have video gambling.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-facebook-new-fake-news-label-ap-bsi-20161215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Electoral College must do its job on Trump’s Russian connections.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-trump-russia-electoral-college-huppke-20161214-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Three names considered for new U.S. attorney – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-three-names-considered-for-new-u-s-attorney/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins, who prosecuted former Gov. George Ryan — who, ironically, is a huge Trump supporter.  Former Assistant U.S. Attorney John Lausch, of the Kirkland & Ellis Law Firm. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Gil Soffer, of the Katten & Muchin Law Firm.)
— CPS borrows $729M for capital projects; $215M pension fix expires – Lauren FitzPatrick, Fran Spielman, Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-borrows-729m-for-capital-projects-215m-pension-fix-expires/
— Relaxed hiring standards must still weed out bad cops – Editorial (DIERSEN: What you did in the past predicts what you will do in the future.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-revised-hiring-standards-must-still-block-rogue-cops/
— ‘Fake news’ not strong enough term for real craziness – Gene Lyons
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/gene-lyons-fake-news-not-strong-enough-term-for-real-craziness/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Tollway budgets $10 million for Route 53 extension study – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161215/news/161219257/
— Vote coming to consolidate Naperville, Lisle township road districts? – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161215/news/161219313/
— DuPage judge to decide fate of four referendums – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161215/news/161219270/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Russian hackers targeted House races in Illinois
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161214/NEWS02/161219958/russian-hackers-targeted-house-races-in-illinois-report

 

DNA INFO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Chicago women encourage anti-Trump women to run for political offices.
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161215/west-loop/rodham-consulting-chicago-women-political-office

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Durkin Blames Democrats for State Budget Impasse – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durkin-blames-democrats-state-budget-impasse#stream/0

 

DAILY JOURNAL
— A lottery scandal that can be stopped – Editorial
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/a-lottery-scandal-that-can-be-stopped/article_d25b2458-8385-52b7-b940-e430f9d81c8f.html

 

ELMHURST PATCH
— DuPage County to Distribute $1 Million in Grant Funding to Local Nonprofits Next Year  Two informational meetings will be held at the beginning of January. – Anicka Slachta
http://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/dupage-county-distribute-1-million-grant-funding-local-nonprofits-next-year

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Manar: Rauner has “divided our state into pieces”  (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on dividing those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/15/manar-rauner-has-divided-our-state-into-pieces/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Monica Crowley to join Trump White House
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/15/monica-crowley-join-trump-white-house/
— The blue state depression  People are leaving the Hillary-supporting states in droves – Stephen Moore
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-washington-times-weekly/20161212/281711204279490

 

BREITBART
— Sore Loser Celebrities Beg Electors to Vote Against Trump – DANIEL NUSSBAUM
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/12/15/sore-loser-celebrities-beg-electors-vote-trump-video/
— Trump, Priebus Laud Ronna Romney McDaniel as New RNC Chief – NEIL W. MCCABE
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/15/trump-priebus-laud-ronna-romney-mcdaniel-as-new-rnc-chief/
— Trump Boom: Companies Vow Tens of Thousands of U.S. Jobs After Trump Win – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/14/trump-boom-companies-vow-tens-thousands-us-jobs-trump-win/
— TREASONOUS: Chicago Pledges to ‘Welcome’ Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/15/city-pledges-welcome-illegal-aliens/
— British Muslims Gather in Show of Strength to Demand Caliphate – DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/14/watch-british-muslims-gather-show-strength-demand-caliphate/

 

THE BLAZE
— College president blames election outcome on ‘racism’ against Obama – Jon Street  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/15/college-president-blames-election-outcome-on-racism-against-obama/

 

FOX NEWS
— Settling Scores? Trump team resumes battle with press, hints at WH briefing changes
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/15/settling-scores-trump-team-resumes-battle-with-press-hints-at-wh-briefing-changes.html

 

TOWNHALL
— Professor Explains to Tucker Carlson Why Women Are Cutting Their Hair in Protest of Trump – Katie Pavlich
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2016/12/15/absurd-professor-explains-to-tucker-carlson-why-she-cut-her-hair-in-protest-of-trump-n2260097
— Trump’s Favorability Reaches New High – Leah Barkoukis
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/12/15/poll-trumps-favorability-soars-n2260123
— Keep Working America: Obamacare Subsidies Will Cost Taxpayers $42.6 Billion Next Year – Katie Pavlich
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2016/12/15/obamacare-subsidies-will-cost-10-billion-next-year-n2260134

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Obama’s Fed Stifles Trump Market Rally And Economic Recovery Plans
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/24713
— Attorney General Loretta Lynch And The Suicidal Demand For “Tolerance” Of Islam – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/24720

 

GOPUSA
— Left-wing Portland vs. ‘extreme economic inequality’ (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight economic inequality?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, that they disallowed my education deductions, and that they disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.  My aforesaid Democrat superiors would stress that the aforesaid adverse actions that they took against me directly benefited their employees who were poor, and especially their poor employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18348

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s United States may be a threat to United Nations.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mette-holm/trumps-united-states-may_b_13656650.html
— Poor Students — Rich Ivies: Seeking Real Diversity at Ivy-Level Colleges – Dr. Michele Hernandez
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-michele-hernandez/poor-students-rich-ivies-_b_13656152.html
— The Unbearable Whiteness Of Trumpistan Illuminates Half-truths Of ‘Racial Realism’ – Ben Piven  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are anti-White.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-unbearable-whiteness-of-trumpistan-illuminates_us_58518aa9e4b0320ed05a9a77

 

MSN
— Gov. Rauner, Dems Play Nice To Approve Prison-Reform Measure – Derrick Blakley
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/gov-rauner-dems-play-nice-to-approve-prison-reform-measure/vp-AAlCoNF

 

NEW YORK POST
— Electors are being harassed, threatened in bid to stop Trump – Mark Moore
http://nypost.com/2016/12/14/electors-are-being-harassed-threatened-in-bid-to-stop-trump/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Inches Closer to Fact-Checking Its News  Social media platform will ask users to flag false information; firm also has identified several markers of sites that consistently peddle such news – DEEPA SEETHARAMAN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that anything on the internet that they did not like was fake.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-plans-to-demote-fake-news-on-its-site-1481824802
— Want a Job in Trump’s Administration? Get on Chris Collins’s Spreadsheet  People seeking political posts flock to New York Republican, who will fill thousands of positions – KRISTINA PETERSON  (DIERSEN: If you wanted one of those 4,000 positions, what would you stress?  I would stress a) that I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels (currently $92,632-$120,427); b) that 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 $77,899-$88,286); c) that I passed the CPA examination and the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt; d) that I am a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant; e) that I have a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, an MBA from Loyola, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT; and f) that I served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter for 13 years.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/want-a-job-in-trumps-administration-get-on-chris-collinss-spreadsheet-1481821546
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet now nearly complete, attention is turning to who will fill the roughly 4,000 other political posts in the next administration. That has elevated the role of Mr. Collins, the first member of Congress to endorse Mr. Trump for president. The New York Republican is the main congressional liaison between the House and Mr. Trump’s transition team, which is charged with staffing political jobs in the executive branch. For Mr. Collins, the role requires him to manage the evolving ambitions of a variety of House Republicans and their constituents. Befitting someone whose office boasts not one but two signs declaring “In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data,” he has turned to spreadsheets to organize the lists of lawmakers and others hoping to be considered by Mr. Trump’s team. A staff aide mans the spreadsheets, which can be sorted by lawmaker, position sought and other categories. “I cannot guarantee an interview; I certainly cannot guarantee you will get a job. But I can guarantee your name is on a list in front of the people it should be,” said Mr. Collins.)
— Influential House Conservative Group Spells Out Rules It Wants Donald Trump to Kill  Freedom Caucus asks President-elect to roll back hundreds of regulations including several in the financial sector – YUKA HAYASHI  (DIERSEN: What about rules and regulations that require everyone to give preference to minorities and to women, that is, rules and regulations that require everyone to discriminate against Whites and against men?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/influential-house-conservative-group-spells-out-rules-it-wants-donald-trump-to-kill-1481838336
— Congress Likely to Consider Reining In Student-Loan Programs, House Republican Says  Rep. Virginia Foxx says government makes it too easy for students to borrow too much – JOSH MITCHELL  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used my graduating from NIU debt-free in 1970 and owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE to hint/imply/argue/shout that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and that I have always been privileged.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/congress-will-likely-consider-reining-in-student-loan-programs-house-republican-says-1481833008

 

FORBES
— University of Bristol is taking affirmative action to promote social mobility by lowering entry grades to students from poorer families. – Nick Morrison  (DIERSEN: When you were young, how much money did your parents earn and what was their net worth?)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorrison/2016/12/15/university-lowers-entry-grades-for-students-from-poorer-families/#5eaac4793cec

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps as “CAN WE STOP THE POLITICS OF NOSTALGIA THAT HAVE DOMINATED 2016?”
http://www.newsweek.com/1950s-1930s-racism-us-europe-nostalgia-cas-mudde-531546
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: WHY 2016 HAS BEEN CHICAGO’S BLOODIEST YEAR IN ALMOST TWO DECADES – JOSH SAUL
http://www.newsweek.com/2016/12/23/chicago-gangs-violence-murder-rate-532034.html

 

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “WHO WILL LIE TO THE PRESS FOR TRUMP NEXT?”
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/12/donald-trump-white-house-press-secretary

 

WASHINGTON BLADE
— DUIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “We must stand up to Trump’s Cabinet of bigots.”
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/12/15/must-stand-trumps-cabinet-bigots/

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— Trump, Republicans spout nationalism and reaction at Wisconsin rally – Christopher Davion and Catherine Long (DIERSEN: Socialists are anti-Trump, anti-Republican, and anti-American.)
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/12/15/truu-d15.html

December 15 Morning Edition

ABC7
— SCHOCK RELEASED ON BOND, POSTS PEORIA WAREHOUSE AS PERSONAL COLLATERAL – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff and Ross Weidner
http://abc7chicago.com/news/schock-released-on-bond-posts-peoria-warehouse-as-personal-collateral/1656746/

 

NBC5
— Ohio Governor OKs 20-Week Abortion Ban, Nixes Heartbeat Bill  Kasich acted on both proposals the same day they landed on his desk – Julie Carr Smyth
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Ohio-Governor-OKs-20-Week-Abortion-Ban-Nixes-Heartbeat-Bill–406361765.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Longshot campaign to dump Trump explores its merits – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/223750410-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Emanuel’s wish for 2017: Less violence – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-morning-spin-rahm-emanuel-2017-wish-story.html
— Politics and temptation: The Willie Cochran indictment – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-alderman-cochran-indicted-corruption-edit-1215-20161214-story.html
— Ellison calls for ‘3,007-county strategy’ in DNC chairman bid – David Weigel
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-keith-ellison-dnc-bid-20161214-story.html
— Aurora alderman convicted of theft not running for re-election to ‘give other people a chance’ – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-johnson-st-1215-20161214-story.html
— Illinois ranks 26th in the nation for health, foundation says – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-health-rankings-1215-biz-20161214-story.html
— Month after fare increase OK’d, Metra gives CEO a $28K raise – William Lee
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-metra-orseno-raise-1215-chicago-inc-20161215-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump’s cabinet a dream team for conservatives – S.E. Cupp
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/s-e-cupp-with-cabinet-picks-trump-pleases-right-wing/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Del Mar gets $20K appointment after exiting state Senate race – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161215/news/161219382/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Age of Trump is a golden opportunity for cities like Chicago – BRUCE KATZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161215/OPINION/161219951

 

DNA INFO
— It’s Official — Logan Is Getting LGBTQ-Friendly Affordable Housing Complex – Mina Bloom and Heather Cherone
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161214/logan-square/lgtbq-friendly-affordable-housing-complex-logan-square-alderman-moreno

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner: We’ll meet again when Democrats get serious – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161214/rauner-well-meet-again-when-democrats-get-serious
— Andy Manar in the mix for governor in 2018 – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161214/bernard-schoenburg-andy-manar-in-mix-for-governor-in-2018
— Worries about ‘lockbox’ amendment effects coming true – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161214/our-view-worries-about-lockbox-amendment-effects-coming-true

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Illinois lawmakers should do their jobs, not sue – Editorial
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/12/13/our-view-illinois-lawmakers-should-do-their-jobs-not-sue/awzursw/

 

JOURNAL COURIER
— Judge right not to stifle speech in Schock case – Editorial  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on stifling speech that they do not like.)
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/103574/editorial-judge-right-not-to-stifle-speech-in-schock-case

 

TIMES
— Time to stop supporting Illinois Lottery games – Editorial
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/editorial/our-view-time-to-stop-supporting-illinois-lottery-games/article_0bc3e73a-0ebe-5401-b02d-0b7516327516.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Ivanka Trump to have East Wing office  Trump daughter may take some first lady duties – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/sources-ivanka-trump-to-have-east-wing-office/620224549
— Search for Trump press secretary, communications director heating up  Sean Spicer is a 6-year veteran of RNC – Dylan Byers and Jim Acosta
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/search-for-trump-press-secretary-communications-director-heating-up/620077071

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Blame Game Over Budget Negotiations Continue – Jordan Abudayyeh  (DIERSEN: Who/what is blamed for the problems in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?  Who does the blaming?)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/blame-game-over-budget-negotiations-continue
— Low-Income Students Struggling Behind Wealthier Peers – Esther Kwon  (DIERSEN: Are/were your parents wealthy?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that my parents were very wealthy, and because of that, I got into the upper 20% of my high school class, I got a 24 on the ACT, UIC accepted me, NIU accepted me, and I a) earned a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) earned job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) earned a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/low-income-students-struggling-behind-wealthier-peers

 

WJBD
— Trump’s Children Playing Prominent Role in Transition
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2016/12/14/trumps-children-playing-prominent-role-in-transition

 

ALL ACCESS
— Dan Proft Inks Renewal With WIND-A (AM 560 The Answer)/Chicago
http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/160782/dan-proft-inks-renewal-with-wind-a-am-560-the-answ

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— California College Instructor Caught in the Act of Being a Leftist – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/california-college-instructor-caught-act-leftist/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Liberal Media Invented ‘Fake News’ LONG Before the Conservative Media Was Born – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2016/12/14/liberal-media-invented-fake-news-long-conservative-media-born/

 

RED STATE
— A Tale Of Two Governors: Massive Cronyism And Other Terrible Policy – Seton Motley
http://www.redstate.com/setonmotley/2016/12/14/tale-two-governors-massive-cronyism-terrible-policy/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Celeb Video Urges Republican Electors to Vote Anyone but Trump – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/video/celeb-video-urges-republican-electors-to-vote-anyone-but-trump/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— TRUMP’S VICTORY: EVEN CHARLIE ‘RACE CARD’ RANGEL DOESN’T BLAME ‘WHITELASH’ – Larry Elder
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/trumps-victory-even-charlie-race-card-rangel-doesnt-blame-whitelash/

 

BREITBART
— CNN’s Fake News Gets Trump-Hating Politico Reporter Fired – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/14/rumor-started-denied-ivanaka-trump-get-white-house-office-now-used-michelle-obama/

 

DAILY CALLER
— DC Public Schools Spokeswoman Wants To ‘Get Rid Of’ All White Men – Blake Neff
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/14/dc-public-schools-spokeswoman-wants-to-get-rid-of-all-white-men/
— Student Launches ‘Safewalk’ Program Due To Perceived Danger Of Post-Trump Election World – Alex Pfeiffer
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/15/student-launches-safewalk-program-due-to-perceived-danger-of-post-trump-election-world/

 

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— How the Democrat Media Lost Its Mojo  So much screeching — and now no one can bother to listen. – JUDAH FRIEDMAN
https://spectator.org/how-the-democrat-press-lost-its-mojo/

 

THE HILL
— Trump defends business, slams media and White House in series of tweets – REBECCA SAVRANSKY
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/310523-trump-defends-business-slams-media-and-white-house-in-series-of-tweets

 

POLITICO
— Center for American Progress focuses on anti-Trump efforts – GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI  (DIERSEN: Who is leading anti-Trump efforts in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  What will they do to harm/destroy/get rid of Trump supporters?  What should Trump supporters do to defend themselves?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/center-american-progress-tanden-trump-232667

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Ku Klux Klan Says They’re Not White Supremacists – Jay Reeves
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/12/12/kkk-white-supremacist_n_13581992.html

 

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “U.S. celebrities urge Electoral College to vote against President-elect.”
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-15/celebrities-urge-electoral-college-to-dump-trump/8124722

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Twitter Has the Right to Suspend Donald Trump. But It Shouldn’t. – Farhad Manjoo
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/technology/twitter-has-the-right-to-suspend-donald-trump-but-it-shouldnt.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Why G.O.P. Electoral College Members Can Vote Against Trump.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/15/opinion/why-gop-electoral-college-members-can-vote-against-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Report ranks best and worst agencies for federal employees – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/12/15/report-ranks-best-and-worst-agencies-for-federal-employees/

 

USA TODAY
— Forget those mean tweets, tech friends. Trump’s just here to help
http://www.usatoday.com/story/nletter/short-list/2016/12/14/short-list-wednesday-newsletter/95416966/
— Secret Service is one of the worst spots to work in the government – Eliza Collins
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/12/15/secret-service/95432880/
— Sophisticated drug cartel tunnel from San Diego to Mexico found – John Bacon
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/12/14/sophisticated-drug-cartel-tunnel-linking-san-diego-mexico-found/95422628/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Muslim college student made up Trump supporter subway attack story to avoid punishment for missing curfew
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/muslim-woman-reported-trump-supporter-attack-made-story-article-1.2910944

 

MIAMI HERALD
— Confirmation won’t be Tillerson’s toughest fight. He pushed Boy Scouts to accept gays. – ALEX DAUGHERTY
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article120885213.html

 

BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS JOURNAL
— U.S. Steel to reopen part of Illinois plant
http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/news/2016/12/14/u-s-steel-to-reopen-part-of-illinois-plant.html

 

BAY AREA REPORTER
— Trump picks concern global LGBT groups – Heather Cassell
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=72177

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Many Democratic Excuses for Defeat  The Electoral College, white supremacy, Jim Comey, anything but facing up to reality. – Karl Rove
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-many-democratic-excuses-for-defeat-1481759539
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote immigration because immigrants vote overwhelmingly for Democrats.  RINOs promote immigration because they want cheap labor.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-dreamer-opportunity-1481762530

 

FORTUNE
— Some U.S. Companies Are Already Calling Off Plans to Move to Mexico
http://fortune.com/2016/12/15/donald-trump-offshore-jobs-companies/

 

FED SMITH
— What are the Best Agencies to Work for in Government? – Ian Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/12/15/what-are-the-best-agencies-to-work-for-in-government/

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— After election debacle, Democrats debate identity politics – Niles Niemuth  (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat or to be a RINO is to hint/imply/argue/shout that you are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/12/15/iden-d15.html

 

COMMUNIST PARTY USA
— Standing together in protest: Unity will Trump hate – John Bachtell  (DIERSEN: Communists have much in common with those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.cpusa.org/article/standing-together-in-protest-unity-will-trump-hate/

December 14 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Republican Central Committee Meeting and Christmas Party – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com
Attendees at the outstanding Milton Township Republican Central Committee Meeting and Christmas Party Wednesday evening, December 14, 2016, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall included Almiron, Austin, Bohn, Brennan, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Connelly, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Eckhoff, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Formento, Grant, Grogan, Heidorn, Hinds, Ives, Jorgensen, Keller, Krzyzewski, Lofgren, McGowen, McNeily, Mendrick, Minor, Molitor, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Orel, Ryan, Tornga, Wehling, and Wiley.

 

ABC7
— ALDERMAN WILLIE COCHRAN INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES – Charles Thomas and Ross Weidner
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/alderman-willie-cochran-indicted-on-federal-charges/1655825/
— How Trump Is Considering Changing White House Press Briefings – ABC NEWS
https://abc7chicago.com/news/how-trump-is-considering-changing-white-house-press-briefings/1656914/

 

CBS2
— Questions About Trump Immigration Policy Create Anxiety For Some Chicagoans – Jim Williams
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/14/questions-about-trump-immigration-policy-creates-anxiety-for-some/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago OKs over $5M to families of police shooting victims – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/223652146-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More than 129K Illinois voters skipped presidential vote – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/more-than-129k-illinois-voters-skipped-presidential-vote/
— Ald. Cochran charged with looting fund meant for kids, seniors – Jon Seidel and Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ald-willie-cochran-indicted-on-federal-fraud-charges-source/amp/
— VERY SAD: Emanuel opens the door to relaxing police hiring standards – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: What you did in the past predicts what you will do in the future.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/three-powerful-aldermen-push-for-relaxed-police-hiring-standards/amp/
— Kanye West’s meeting with Trump totally self-serving – Mary Mitchell
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/mitchell-kanye-wests-meeting-with-trump-totally-self-serving/
— Ald. Cochran’s ‘off the books’ fund exposes deeper problem – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-ald-cochrans-off-the-books-fund-exposes-deeper-problem/
— Trump meets with Obamacare architect, Rahm brother, Zeke Emanuel – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-meets-with-obamacare-architect-rahm-brother-zeke-emanuel/
— Trump lavishes attention on brothers Emanuel – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sweet-trump-lavishes-attention-on-brothers-emanuel/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Is Chicago really that corrupt? Yes – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-aldermen-and-corruption-kass-1215-20161214-column.html
— As Obamacare deadline looms, Illinois sign-ups still solid despite uncertainty – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-chicago-obamacare-insurance-1215-biz-20161214-story.html
— Two Naperville residents (Gerald Cassioppi and William Habel) reappointed to county ethics commission – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-ethics-committee-naperville-st-1216-20161214-story.html
— Aldermen: Let CPD hire people with ‘minor drug and criminal offenses’ – John Byrne (DIERSEN: What you did in the past predicts what you will do in the future.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-police-hiring-met-1215-20161214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “If Trump destroys our democracy, blame the Republicans who enabled him.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-destroy-american-democracy-20161214-story.html
— Tech workers pledge to never build a database of Muslims – Tracey Lien and Melissa Etehad  (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-tech-workers-oppose-muslims-database-20161214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s market-moving tweets are a huge scandal waiting to happen.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-donald-trump-market-moving-tweets-20161214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump is courting trouble with China, Russia — and endangering global peace.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-trump-china-russia-chapman-perspec-1215-md-20161214-column.html
— Ald. Willie Cochran indicted on thefts from ward charity – Jason Meisner, Jeremy Gorner and Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-alderman-willie-cochran-indicted-20161214-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Facing threat of lawsuit, Elk Grove will rescind support for Rauner agenda – Chacour Koop
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/news/161219428/
— Metra head gets pay hike of nearly 10 percent – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/news/161219483/
— Kane County Deputy fired by ex-Sheriff Pat Perez in line for $650,000 settlement – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/news/161219420/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Ald. Cochran indicted on extortion charges – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161214/NEWS02/161219961/ald-cochran-indicted-on-extortion-charges

 

WBEZ
— Illinois House GOP Leader Jim Durkin: Democrats ‘Still Reeling’ After Election – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-house-gop-leader-democrats-still-reeling-after-election/56dbdb44-9d9a-4337-8627-e620bb22a4cd
— Congressman Mike Quigley: Choose Your Battles When Working With Donald Trump – Mariah Woelfel
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/congressman-mike-quigley-choose-your-battles-when-working-with-donald-trump/07eea1bd-8fb1-42fe-9ad1-64eefa12f157

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Exelon hiring 400 for nuclear power plants
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/exelon-hiring-for-nuclear-power-plants/article_45a6ed26-6c8d-554b-9b4e-3c8855a8a383.html

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Elk Grove Village Rescinds Support For Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda  Settlement Says Trustees Would Not Address Issue In Future, Union Would Not File Lawsuit – TOM ROBB
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_1aaa809e-c22b-11e6-ac31-37eb8a9d8ded.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Votes for Davis trump party-line politics – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-12-14/tom-kacich-votes-davis-trump-party-line-politics.html
— Davis’ spending among top 20% in House – Ben Zigterman
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-12-14/record-davis-spending-among-top-20-house.html

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— IL GOP Lawmakers Criticize Unconfirmed Governor Candidate JB Pritzker – TONY ARNOLD
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/il-gop-lawmakers-criticize-unconfirmed-governor-candidate

 

PEORIA STANDARD
— Ray Lahood donates $1,000 to Peoria County Republican Central Committee
http://peoriastandard.com/stories/511054999-ray-lahood-donates-1-000-to-peoria-county-republican-central-committee

 

CITIZEN KELLY
— Citizen Kelly on the Mike Siegel Show: Trump Must Go to War with Rahm
http://www.citizenkelly.com/citizen-kelly-on-the-mike-siegel-show-trump-must-go-to-war-with-rahm/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Will Obamacare Repeal Really Leave 30 Million without Insurance? – Dr. Brian Joondeph
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/12/will-obamacare-repeal-really-leave-30-million-without-insurance/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AFSCME TURNS ON THE ILLINOIS LABOR RELATIONS BOARD – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/afscme-turns-on-the-illinois-labor-relations-board/

 

GOPUSA
— Corrupt CIA Feeds Crooked Media
http://www.gopusa.com/corrupt-cia-feeds-crooked-media/
— 55 members of Electoral College try another tactic to overturn will of voters
http://www.gopusa.com/55-members-of-electoral-college-try-another-tactic-to-overturn-will-of-voters/
— The Election Results Deniers
http://www.gopusa.com/the-election-results-deniers/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— NBC Devotes Full Story to GOP Aaron Schock Corruption Case, Skips Dem Chaka Fattah Sentencing – Kyle Drennen
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2016/12/14/nbc-devotes-full-story-gop-corruption-case-skips-dem-sentencing

 

BLAZE
— Liberal Harvard law professor says up to 20 Republican presidential electors may flip against Trump – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/14/liberal-harvard-law-professor-says-up-to-20-republican-presidential-electors-may-flip-against-trump/

 

BREITBART
— 40 Sanctuary Cities Pledge to Risk Federal Funds Under Trump –  JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/14/40-sanctuary-cities-pledge-risk-federal-funds-trump/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— White House Correspondents Association rebuts Priebus – GABBY MORRONGIELLO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-correspondents-association-rebuts-priebus/article/2609662
— Media hysteria over Trump’s possible changes to White House briefing – EDDIE SCARRY
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/media-hysteria-over-trumps-possible-changes-to-white-house-briefing/article/2609665

 

POLITICO
— Trump announces Ronna Romney McDaniel to be his pick for RNC – ALEX ISENSTADT
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/rnc-announces-mcdaniel-as-trumps-pick-to-head-rnc-232653
— Reince Priebus signals changes ahead for White House press corps – HADAS GOLD
http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/12/reince-priebus-signals-changes-ahead-for-white-house-press-corps-232637

 

CNBC
— Running the government with no government experience: Another first for team Trump – John Harwood |
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/14/running-the-government-with-no-government-experience-another-first-for-team-trump.html

 

VALLEY CENTRAL
— In Texas, lawmakers don’t mess with employers of undocumented workers – Jay Root
http://valleycentral.com/news/local/in-texas-lawmakers-dont-mess-with-employers-of-undocumented-workers

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Dems say Trump must divest from DC hotel, citing GSA – Laurie Kellman, Bernard Condon, AP
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/dems-say-trump-must-divest-from-dc-hotel-citing-gsa

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— Trump’s Witch Hunts Are Having a Huge Chilling Effect  His intimidation of journalists, civil servants, and businesses is already doing incalculable harm to the public interest. – BRIAN BEUTLER
https://newrepublic.com/article/139335/trumps-witch-hunts-huge-chilling-effect
— After 2016, Can We Ever Trust the Polls Again?  Data was a rare source of clarity in the 2008 and 2012 elections. In 2016, it failed catastrophically.-  NICOLE NAREA
https://newrepublic.com/article/139158/2016-can-ever-trust-polls-again

 

VANITY FAIR
— GOOGLE IS HIRING A “CONSERVATIVE OUTREACH” MANAGER TO MAKE NICE WITH TRUMP  The formerly Clinton-friendly tech company looks ahead to 2017. – MAYA KOSOFF
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/12/google-is-hiring-a-conservative-outreach-manager-to-make-nice-with-trump

 

WASHINGTON BLADE
— Exxon faces anti-gay bias lawsuit as Trump taps CEO for State – Chris Johnson
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/12/14/lawsuit-alleging-anti-gay-bias-exxon-ongoing-trump-taps-ceo-state/

December 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Top Human Services official vows increased transparency, oversight of group homes – Michael J. Berens
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-group-home-hearing-met-20161213-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois group homes for adults with disabilities will face tougher licensing standards and enforcement and they will be graded for the first time on quality and safety, a top official for the Illinois Department of Human Services vowed to state legislators Tuesday. Secretary James Dimas told Senate and House lawmakers that his department has launched more than a dozen reform measures to heighten enforcement of 3,000 group homes statewide and increase public transparency involving the care of 12,000 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He spoke at a bipartisan Senate and House hearing convened in response to a Chicago Tribune investigation, “Suffering in Secret,” which exposed how Illinois has steered thousands of the state’s poorest and most vulnerable residents with disabilities into a network of state-funded group homes, then routinely obscured evidence of harm from the public. One of the most sweeping reforms outlined by Dimas would provide limited public access to previously sealed investigative files. The department is working with the Illinois attorney general’s office to provide group home addresses and full enforcement histories to families and guardians.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “New York should seize Trump Tower.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-tower-eminent-domain-perspec-1214-20161213-story.html
— Lawsuit: Men treated unfairly in college sex assault cases – DAVID PITT
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-us–campus-sexual-assault-male-discrimination-20161213-story.html
— Falsifying student records still a problem at CPS, inspector general finds – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cps-inspector-general-report-met-20161214-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH THREE COLOR PICTURES IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville walkers celebrate diversity – Gary Gibula  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to promote diversity, that is, to waste the careers of and to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-unity-walk-naperville-st-1214-20161213-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-michael-flynn-shared-secrets-donald-trump-20161214-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— CPS IG: Rich parents can still game selective-enrollment system  Eighteen students were caught trying to get into selective schools using sham addresses in Chicago to give them an advantage. – Lauren FitzPatrick  (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my parents as being filthy rich and even worse things because they sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cps-ig-rich-parents-can-still-game-elective-enrollment-admission/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Departing lawmakers lament loss of independence, spike in money in Illinois politics – Kerry Lester  (DIERSEN: In Illinois, if you get elected as a Republican, you commit yourself to defending and advancing the Illinois Republican Party platform.  In Illinois, if you get elected as a Democrat, you commit yourself to defending and advancing the Illinois Democrat Party platform.  If you reject the aforesaid platforms, you should run as an Independent.  Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/news/161219521/
— FRONT TOP OF FOLD WITH TABLE: How much tax revenue is subsidizing park district programs? – Jake Griffin  (DIERSEN: What park district programs do you use?  I use none.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/news/161219524/
— Why fake news is dangerous – Lee Hamilton  (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, any news that they disapprove of is fake.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/discuss/161219710/
— If Trump won’t probe Russia, Congress must – Editorial  (DIERSEN: From what I see, Russians have a much higher opinion of members of the following groups than Democrats do: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161213/discuss/161219577/

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Durbin seeks to protect immigrants under threat of deportation  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs put those who are in America illegally ahead of citizens of America.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article120776793.html

 

JOURNAL COURIER
— Governor: Legal fight costing state $3M daily
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/103528/governor-legal-fight-costing-state-3m-daily

 

WQAD
— Local Democrat electors head to Springfield to cast their votes for Hillary Clinton – JESYKA DERETA
http://wqad.com/2016/12/13/local-democrat-electors-head-to-springfield-to-cast-their-votes-for-hillary-clinton/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rauner Advocates Turnaround Agenda Via Social Media – Jordan Abudayyeh
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rauner-advocates-turnaround-agenda-via-social-media

 

FOX MILWAUKEE
— “We’re going to keep winning:” President-elect Trump stops in West Allis; part of ‘Thank You Tour’ – THEO KEITH, BRITTANY SHANNON
http://fox6now.com/2016/12/13/west-allis-to-host-stop-for-president-elect-trumps-thank-you-tour/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Fear of Trump pledges lingers at Our Lady of Guadalupe feast – AP  (DIERSEN: Who fears Trump in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  What laws are they breaking?)
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/fear-of-trump-pledges-lingers-at-our-lady-of-guadalupe/article_6dae9bb2-c146-11e6-87ee-1b24db17abde.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— RNC adviser: Trump ups intel briefings to three times a week  Briefing is a summary of intelligence reports – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/rnc-adviser-trump-ups-intel-briefings-to-three-times-a-week/619107557

 

SOUTHERN
— Rauner sticks to talking points in Facebook budget chat – DAN PETRELLA
http://thesouthern.com/rauner-sticks-to-talking-points-in-facebook-budget-chat/article_05c0d4d0-ddef-5668-bd21-928adde2c93e.html

 

ATCHISON GLOBE NOW
— Rauner lays blame in Facebook session – Dan Petrella
http://www.atchisonglobenow.com/news/national/rauner-lays-blame-in-facebook-session/article_76a3bfb7-8390-5149-b38a-6e2a5c2511e0.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County proposes merger of clerk, Election Commission – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/12/13/dupage-county-proposes-merger-of-clerk-election-commission/ap5lpm9/

 

DOWNERS GROVE PATCH
— DuPage County Board Officially Proposes Merger Between Clerk’s Office, Election Commission  The proposal is available for public viewing online, and residents are encouraged to leave comments and concerns. – Anicka Slachta
http://patch.com/illinois/downersgrove/dupage-county-board-officially-proposes-merger-between-clerks-office-election

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Ohio Protects Unborn At 20 Weeks, But Heartbeat Bill Vetoed – Chris Iverson
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/ohio-protects-unborn-20-weeks-heartbeat-bill-vetoed/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— LESS, NOT MORE, GOVERNMENT WILL HELP LABOR – Star Parker (DIERSEN: In 1971, Oldsmobile withdrew its job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.  That directly resulted in my becoming an IRS employee.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/less-not-more-government-will-help-labor/

 

BLAZE
— America might stay afloat if we run the country like a business, not a fraudulent charity – Tomi Lahren
http://www.theblaze.com/video/america-might-stay-afloat-if-we-run-the-country-like-a-business-not-a-fraudulent-charity/

 

BREITBART
— Obama Spent $100 Million to Transport Foreign Migrants to Their U.S. Destinations – KATIE MCHUGH
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/12/agency-spends-100-million-transporting-migants/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— UNION BOSSES BACK MUSLIM FOR DNC CHAIR – Kent Kellar (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/12/13/union-bosses-back-muslim-for-dnc-chair/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Immigration deal gets new life after Trump remarks – AL WEAVER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs put those who are in America illegally ahead of citizens of America.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/immigration-deal-gets-new-life-after-trump-remarks/article/2609594

 

THE HILL
— Democrats concerned Trump trying to ‘target’ Energy Dept. employees – DEVIN HENRY  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, federal employees who were Republican were always targeted, and especially those who were White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/310344-democrats-warn-trump-on-energy-department-letter

 

ROLL CALL
— Trump Swats Off Crowd Booing Ryan: ‘I’ve Come to Appreciate Him’  Wisconsin rally marks pair’s first public appearance – Lindsey McPherson
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/trump-swats-off-crowd-booing-ryan-ive-come-appreciate

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Divisions deepen inside Trump Tower ‘The transition has taken a decidedly nasty and more vitriolic turn,’ one aide says.”
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/donald-trump-divisions-tower-232607

 

REUTERS
— Google extends conservative outreach as Trump calls tech meeting – Julia Love and Ginger Gibson
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-google-idUSKBN1430G6
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Alphabet’s Google is racing to hire more conservatives for its lobbying and policy arm, trying to get a foothold in President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington after enjoying a uniquely close relationship with the administration of President Barack Obama.  In the weeks since the Nov. 8 election, Google has ramped up efforts to hire Republican lobbying firms and in-house lobbyists to change the composition of its Washington office, according to three lobbyists with knowledge of the matter. The company also posted an advertisement for a manager for conservative outreach and public policy partnership, seeking a “liaison to conservative, libertarian and free market groups.” While the position is not new, it gives Google a chance to make a hire that reflects the new political climate. Conservatives already are represented in the office. A Google spokeswoman declined to comment on the record for this article.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Buck Up, Democrats, and Fight Like Republicans.”  After Trump won the nomination, which Republicans fought the hardest for Trump in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/opinion/buck-up-democrats-and-fight-like-republicans.html
— Where Were Trump’s Votes? Where the Jobs Weren’t – Eduardo Porter  (DIERSEN: Based in this, there must be plenty of jobs in the counties that Trump lost in Illinois.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/business/economy/jobs-economy-voters.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Fingers Wag in Britain Over Leader’s $1,250 Pants – DAN BILEFSKY
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/world/europe/theresa-may-trousers-uk.html
— TRAGIC: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Marijuana Proposals Issued in Canada – Brian Austin
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/world/americas/canada-recreational-marijuana-pot.html

 

USA TODAY
— Trump Cabinet picks face extreme vetting ahead of confirmation – Donovan Slack (DIERSEN: Many millions do not seek federal jobs because they know that they cannot pass a background investigation.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/12/13/trump-cabinet-vetting-process/95375442/
— Trump returns to Wisconsin to celebrate victory – Mary Spicuzza and Meg Jones
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/12/13/trump-returns-wisconsin-celebrate-victory/95409546/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GE Engineers More Ways for Women to Get Ahead – JOANN S. LUBLIN  (DIERSEN: The main thing that GAO did during the 1980s and 1990s to retain and promote its employees who were female was to waste the careers of and to get rid of its employees who were male, and especially its male employees who were Republican, White, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/to-promote-more-women-ge-has-opened-new-career-paths-1481641200
— Closing the Developmental Gap Between Boys and Girls – Sue Shellenbarger
http://www.wsj.com/video/closing-the-developmental-gap-between-boys-and-girls/5622A18D-91F5-46B6-8524-E7BF95BE65F0.html
— What Parents of Early-Teen Boys Need to Know  New research shows where boys lag behind girls in early adolescence; help to bridge the language gap – Sue Shellenbarger
http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-parents-of-early-teen-boys-need-to-know-1481641204

 

BLOOMBERG
— IBM Lays Out Plans to Hire 25,000 in U.S. Ahead of Trump Meeting – Jing Cao  (DIERSEN: Of course, obviously, needless-to-say, and without question, Democrats insist that all 25,000 will be Democrats, minorities, females, young, and/or illegals.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-13/ibm-lays-out-plans-to-hire-25-000-in-u-s-ahead-of-trump-meeting

 

BUSINESS ADVISOR
— GAO Audits EPA’s Management of Superfund Sites – Elizabeth Hafey  (DIERSEN: My father worked in a superfund site for 28 years, that is, he worked for Stauffer Chemical Company in Chicago Heights 1941-1969.)
http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/gao-audits-epa-s-management-of-62313/

 

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— When asked, won’t tell: top three officials duck specifics on illegal hiring  The state’s top elected officials are happy to go on about border security, but they get tongue tied if the conversation turns to cracking down on employers of undocumented immigrants. – JAY ROOT
https://www.texastribune.org/2016/12/14/dont-ask-your-leaders-about-immigrants-workplace/

 

TIME MAGAZINE
— Russia Is Happy With Donald Trump’s Choice of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State – Kate Samuelson  (DIERSEN: From what I see, Russians have a much higher opinion of members of the following groups than Democrats do: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://time.com/4598968/russia-kremlin-rex-tillerson-donald-trump/

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Obama thanks federal employees one last time before leaving office – Aaron Boyd  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would say that I should a) thank Post Office employees for hiring me in 1966 and for letting me work there until 1969, b) thank IRS employees for hiring me in 1971 and for promoting me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, and c) thank GAO employees for hiring me in 1980, for promoting me in 1986, and for letting me work there until 1997.)
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/obama-thanks-feds-one-last-time-before-leaving-office

December 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— KANYE WEST MEETS WITH DONALD TRUMP, DISCUSSES ‘VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO’ – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/kanye-west-meets-with-donald-trump-in-new-york/1653833/

 

NBC5
— Rauner on Facebook Live: Madigan, Dems Trying to ‘Create a Crisis’ – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/rauner-madigan-dems-trying-to-create-a-crisis-406337165.html
— Chicago Homeless Shelter Threatens Closure Ahead of Holidays, Advocates Blame Budget Impasse  The group, which consists of homeless residents, community organizers and clergy, claimed the state’s inability to come up with $100,000 to fund the North Side Housing & Supportive Services shelter is directly tied to the state’s ongoing budget stalemate. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/uptown-homeless-shelter-close-406130175.html
— Mayor Emanuel Welcomes 100 New Chicago Police Recruits  “Being a police officer is more than a job,” Mayor Emanuel said in a statement. “It is more than a career. It is a calling.” – Tom Schuba  (DIERSEN: In June of 1971, when I was 22 years old, as a newly hired GS-7 (currently $43,915) Revenue Officer, I and 20 others started a 6-month IRS training program in downtown Chicago.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Mayor-Emanuel-Welcomes-100-New-CPD-Recruits-406314865.html
— Illinois GOP Robocall Links J.B. Pritzker to Blagojevich – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-gop-robocall-links-pritzker-to-blagojevich-406391765.html

 

CBS2
— Trump Supporters Flock To Wisconsin To See President-Elect – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/13/trump-supporters-flock-to-wisconsin-to-see-president-elect/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— From ‘oops’ to DOE chief; Rick Perry is Trump’s pick for Energy
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/223404883-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage Election Commission could be merged with clerk’s office by end of 2017 – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-election-merger-proposal-st-1214-20161213-story.html
— Rauner’s GOP launches 2018 governor’s race with robocalls attacking Democrat Pritzker – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-jb-pritzker-met-1215-20161213-story.html
— For Trump transition, Rahm Emanuel to attend chiefs of staff meeting – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-chiefs-of-staff-meeting-met-20161213-story.html
— Judge demands group home business hand over residents, cites risk of ‘injury’ – Patricia Callahan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-group-home-attorney-general-met-20161213-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Citing the possibility of “irreparable injury,” a Cook County judge Tuesday gave a troubled group home business four hours to turn over 18 adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities so they could be moved to safer homes. The decision ended a standoff between Disability Services of Illinois and the state’s Department of Human Services, which had revoked the license of the group home network last month and sought to transfer its residents to new facilities. Disability Services, however, was obstructing caseworkers from doing their jobs, according to the state. Judge Kathleen Pantle gave the business a 4 p.m. deadline Tuesday. At 5 p.m., Disability Services dropped off five residents but not the others, a Human Services spokeswoman said, and Illinois State Police were helping the department locate the remaining 13 people Tuesday night. At Tuesday’s hearing, Pantle said she was especially troubled by affidavits from caseworkers and a state doctor that alleged some Disability Services residents already moved hadn’t been getting their medicines and one was malnourished. In addition, the affidavits alleged that some residents who remained in the homes had no blankets or comforters despite the plunging temperatures. “I can’t have residents living in an unlicensed facility where they’re not getting care, where they’re not getting medication,” Pantle said. She ordered Disability Services to pack warm clothing and at least a 24-hour supply of medications. Said Pantle, “Their care and safety is the most important thing.” The Tribune’s “Suffering in Secret” investigation exposed injuries and deaths linked to neglect at group homes, including one run by Disability Services, which until earlier this year went by the name Southwest Disabilities Services & Supports.)
— Energy Department rejects Trump’s request to name climate change workers, who remain worried – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: What if Trump asked all the federal agencies to name their employees who focused on wasting the careers of and getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, that is, what if Trump asked all the federal agencies to name their employees who focused on promoting Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-energy-department-climate-change-request-20161213-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The founders provided a solution to Trump: impeachment.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-electoral-college-hamilton-founders-impeach-perspec-1114-md-20161213-story.html
— What has Obama really accomplished as president? – Victor Davis Hanson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-obama-broken-promises-failures-20161212-story.html
— Why one alderman voted against Emanuel’s immigrant legal fund – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-immigration-met-1214-20161213-story.html
— Rauner’s property tax, term limit demands for budget make no sense – Ted Slowik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-rauner-budget-st-1214-20161213-story.html
— Hart to lead Will County Forest Preserves – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-forest-board-reorganizes-st-1213-20161213-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— GOP uses Blago tapes to blast possible Dem gov candidate Pritzker – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/gop-uses-blago-tapes-to-blast-possible-dem-gov-candidate-pritzker/
— Emanuel’s $1.3M Legal Defense Funds sails through — with a caveat – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.  That is a major reason why Democrat Clinton lost and why Republican Trump won.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/emanuels-1-3m-legal-defense-funds-sails-through-with-a-caveat/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s newly expanded plan to create a $1.3 million Legal Protection Fund to assist immigrants threatened with deportation sailed through a City Council committee Tuesday, but not before African-American aldermen demanded a piece of the pie. South Side Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd), chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Human Relations, said she’s all for the idea of assisting immigrants living in anxiety and threatened with deportation after the election of Donald Trump.)
— Latino Caucus foundation spent big to raise little – Dan Mihalopoulos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mihalopoulos-latino-caucus-foundation-spent-big-to-raise-little/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage unveils plan to merge election commission, clerk’s office – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161213/news/161219627/
— Lauzen gets his way on new leadership appointments – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161213/news/161219561/
— Escort: East Dundee murder suspect paid her $450 an hour – Harry Hitzeman  (DIERSEN: What should be said to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor is worthless because I am not paid anything for what I do?  One could ask the operatives and the dupes how much an hour are my critics/opponents are paying them to harass me.  Is it more than $15 an hour?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161213/news/161219606/
— Transgender debate likely to play role in District 211 race – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161213/news/161219564/
— Tollway spat with Canadian Pacific heats up over land for O’Hare bypass – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161213/news/161219563/

 

WTTW
— State Lawmakers Sue for Paychecks – Nick Blumberg
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/12/13/state-lawmakers-sue-paychecks

 

WJBD
— British Man Sentenced In Trump Assassination Plot – ABC Radio
http://www.wjbdradio.com/national-news/2016/12/13/british-man-sentenced-in-trump-assassination-plot

 

WAND
— Judge tells home to turn over disabled residents – AP
http://www.wandtv.com/story/34045511/the-latest-judge-tells-home-to-turn-over-disabled-residents

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Edgar: Lack Of Budget Causing Damage Worse Than Blagojevich – AMANDA VINICKY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/edgar-lack-budget-causing-damage-worse-blagojevich#stream/0

 

WSIL TV
— Canadian government moves toward legalizing recreational pot – AP  (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they smoke pot or like they want to smoke pot legally.  Will they move to Canada?)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34040537/canadian-government-moves-toward-legalizing-recreational-pot

 

CHICAGOIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners say “Rauner Trots Out Turnaround Agenda Again On Facebook Live Today.”
http://chicagoist.com/2016/12/13/rauner_trots_out_turnaround_agenda.php

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Pastor Corey Brooks touts Rauner’s economic-reform agenda to curb gun violence, create jobs
http://ilnews.org/11327/pastor-touts-rauners-economic-reform-agenda-curb-gun-violence-create-jobs/

 

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Chairman Proposes Merger of DuPage Election Commission and County Clerk’s Office
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=54017

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Oppo dump! ILGOP goes off on Pritzker for second time in a day
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/13/oppo-dump-ilgop-goes-off-on-pritzker-for-second-time-in-a-day/
— Pritzker camp responds *** GOP targets JB Pritzker over Blagojevich tapes
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/13/gop-targets-jb-pritzker-over-blagojevich-tapes/
— Abortion bills could see light of day soon  (DIERSEN: For non-Republicans, promoting abortion is one of their top priorities.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/13/abortion-bills-could-see-light-of-day-soon/
— Sente, Fine and Mussman added to GOP enemies list  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have millions if not billions of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. on their enemies lists.  My critics/opponents blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/13/sente-fine-and-mussman-added-to-gop-enemies-list/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Congress moves to strengthen authority of inspectors general – Andrea Noble
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/13/congress-moves-to-strengthen-authority-of-inspecto/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The act also would require the Government Accountability Office to examine the problem of long-vacant inspector general positions — though there likely will be two fewer open posts to scrutinize. The Senate on Saturday confirmed the nomination of Peggy E. Gustafson as the Department of Commerce inspector general and Jay Neal Lerner as Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation inspector general. Both positions still require a presidential commission to become official, but action by the Senate closes the loop on two long-open watchdog posts. The approval of the two pending nominations will leave vacant nine of 36 inspector general positions that require presidential nomination, said Mr. Horowitz. Vacancies currently span more than 2,800 days for the Department of Interior position to close to 200 days for the National Security Agency, according to the Project on Government Oversight. The act requires that the GAO study the impact of long-term vacancies on inspector general positions, and to brief congressional committees on findings within nine months.)

 

PUBLIUS FORM
— Lying Leftists Organize Anti-Breitbart Blacklist to Scare Advertisers… And So Far It’s Working – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2016/12/13/lying-leftists-organize-anti-breitbart-blacklist-scare-advertisers-far-woking/

 

GOPUSA
— In One Detroit Precinct 52 Ballots Yielded 307 Votes
http://www.gopusa.com/in-one-detroit-precinct-52-ballots-yielded-307-votes/
— Federal Judge Rules Electors Must Vote for Statewide Winner in Presidential Election
http://www.gopusa.com/federal-judge-rules-electors-must-vote-for-statewide-winner-in-presidential-election/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump’s Administration Is More Conservative Than Reagan’s – Richard A Viguerie
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/24696

 

BLAZE
— Tony Perkins: Trump’s secretary of state pick ‘should be particularly alarming to conservatives’ – Jon Street
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/13/tony-perkins-trumps-secretary-of-state-pick-should-be-particularly-alarming-to-conservatives/
— Fox’s Tucker Carlson: Silencing ‘fake news’ is ‘purely authoritarian’ – Leigh Munsil  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would say that anything in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that they disapprove of is “fake news.”)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/13/foxs-tucker-carlson-silencing-fake-news-is-purely-authoritarian/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— Washington State professors denounce ‘discourses of free speech’ – JENNIFER KABBANY
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/30331/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— America as Animal Farm — Again – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442989/trumps-america-george-orwells-animal-farm-new-commandments

 

THE HILL
— Electoral College voters under intense pressure – JONATHAN EASLEY AND BEN KAMISAR
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/310287-electoral-college-voters-under-intense-pressure

 

POLITICO
— Donald Trump’s Real Threat to the Press  Worry about the Espionage Act, not libel laws. – PETER STERNE
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/11/donald-trumps-real-threat-to-the-press-214517

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn “Real America.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/real-america-is-its-own-bubble/2016/12/12/e8ba60c2-c09f-11e6-b527-949c5893595e_story.html
— Aaron Schock once turned to Jesus. Now he faces federal charges of political corruption. – Daniel Silliman
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/12/13/aaron-schock-once-turned-to-jesus-now-he-faces-federal-charges-of-political-corruption/
— He was minutes from retirement. But first, he blasted his bosses in a company-wide email. – Peter Holley
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2016/12/12/he-was-minutes-from-retirement-but-first-he-blasted-his-bosses-in-a-company-wide-email/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I really didn’t want to retire yet,” he wrote. “I like my job. The first 30 years were great but the last 5 years are terrible. (10 years as a toll collector, during which I served a few years as a union officer, 25 years in management).”  Asked in the questionnaire what the most upsetting part of the job was, Stuban unloaded. “The phoneyness,” he wrote. “Giving us classes where we are being told we are not political,” he wrote. “That’s bulls – – – . Jobs/Promotions are filled by the politicians, it’s who you know, not what you know. Positions created for people who are not qualified. Hiring people off the street when we have qualified [personnel] in our ranks.” Stuban also claimed that commission employees “have no morale” and that executive-level management is “out of touch with the average employees” and “only looking out for themselves.” “Everything is a state secret, no input is asked from the until after decisions are made,” he added. “Employees are kept in the dark.” The message was not well received by Sean Logan, chairman of the Turnpike Commission. Logan, a former Pennsylvania state senator, decided to fire back at the outgoing employee and also hit the reply-all button, writing: “Mr. Stuban . . . I don’t believe we ever met, and after reading your Exit Questionnaire, I am grateful that we didn’t.” He added that the commission “couldn’t be to [sic] bad of a place considering you stayed for 35 years. Best of luck in your retirement.” Stuban told the Daily News that he found out about Logan’s reply from his former colleagues. “He did miss the point,” Stuban said. “If it was an effective company and someone told you there are problems and no morale, you don’t have to believe me, but maybe someone should check into it.” “They hire a lot of people that are dumb as rocks,” he added.)

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump is inheriting a world that’s gone to hell – Benny Avni
http://nypost.com/2016/12/13/trump-is-inheriting-a-world-thats-gone-to-hell/

 

DES MOINES REGISTER
— Trump could prompt nightmare for ‘DREAMers’ – Editorial
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/12/13/editorial-trump-could-prompt-nightmare-dreamers/95350462/

 

FORTUNE
— When Donald Trump Hate-Tweeted Lockheed Martin, Hedge Funds Were Ready – Jen Wieczner
http://fortune.com/2016/12/13/donald-trump-twitter-lockheed-martin-stock-dump/

 

NATIONAL
— Personal success trumps political experience in cabinet of generals and billionaires – Rob Crilly
http://www.thenational.ae/world/americas/personal-success-trumps-political-experience-in-cabinet-of-generals-and-billionaires

 

ROLLING STONE
— Barack Obama Reveals Why He Won’t ‘Vanish’ During Trump Presidency – Sarah Grant
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obama-reveals-why-he-wont-vanish-during-trump-presidency-w455542

 

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Google Still Fuels Fake-News Websites Through Its Complex Web – Ross Benes
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/google-still-fuels-fake-news-websites-through-its-complex-web/

 

FCW
— White House honors federal workforce – Chase Gunter
https://fcw.com/articles/2016/12/13/white-house-workforce-gunter.aspx

 

FED SMITH
— Will Federal Employees Receive an Extra Day Off at Christmas? – Ralph R. Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/12/13/will-federal-employees-receive-an-extra-day-off-at-christmas/
— Calculating Your 2017 GS Salary With Pay Calculator for Federal Employees – Ralph R. Smith  (DIERSEN: When my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, GAO paid me at the GS-13 Step 10 rate.  For 2017, the GS-13 Step 10 rate for the Chicago area is $122,999 a year.  My critics/opponents have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/12/13/calculating-your-2017-gs-salary-with-pay-calculator-for-federal-employees/

December 13 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State lawmakers call for investigation into lottery after Tribune report – Joe Mahr and Matthew Walberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-lottery-payout-reaction-met-20161213-story.html
— City treasurer’s speech doesn’t live up to aides’ hype – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-kurt-summers-city-club-speech-story.html
— Dead pilot ID’d as noted atheist, ex-congressional hopeful Rob Sherman – Tony Briscoe, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Robert McCoppin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-rob-sherman-plane-crash-met-20161212-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: Judge blocks Harvey mayor’s attempt to reshape City Council – Elyssa Cherney and John Keilman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-harvey-court-hearing-1213-20161212-story.html
— Governor’s staffers say they don’t understand why Dems upset over canceled meeting – Rich Miller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-miller-column-st-1214-20161212-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois budget fight leaves universities in lurch again – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-budget-fight-leaves-universities-in-lurch-again/
— Trump selects Tillerson for State, dismissing Russia ties – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-chooses-exxon-mobil-ceo-rex-tillerson-for-state-dept/amp/
— Rick Perry is pick to lead Energy Department – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sources/amp/
— What surely tainted our election? Voter suppression – Jesse Jackson Sr. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that everyone who does not vote a) would vote for Democrats if they did vote and b) did not vote because of Republicans.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/jackson-what-surely-tainted-our-election-voter-suppression/

 

DAILY HERALD
— If state leaders won’t produce budget, the rest of us will have to get creative – Editorial  (DIERSEN: A balanced Illinois budget means a) increasing taxes and/or b) decreasing spending.  Exactly what does the Daily Herald want Illinois to do?  Democrats always want Republicans to pay higher taxes.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161212/discuss/161219674/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Where can you afford to buy a house? – DENNIS RODKIN  (DIERSEN: Where could you afford to buy a house?  My critics/opponents are filled with envy.  They are furious that I could afford to a) buy a new town home in University Park when I was 24 years old, b) buy a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in downtown Chicago when I was 25, and c) buy a one bedroom condo in that building when I was 27. My critics/opponents are furious that my wife and I could afford to a) buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton when I was 29 and b) have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton when I was 35. My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that I was only able to do that a) because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I have always been privileged, b) because I avoided the draft, c) because IRS and GAO overpaid me, and d) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161210/ISSUE01/312039999/where-can-you-afford-to-buy-a-house
— As Loop population booms, South Side plummets – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Have you lived in downtown Chicago?  I lived in studio condo in the Outer Drive East building weekdays 1974-1976 and then in a one bedroom condo in that building full-time 1976-1978. I did that while I worked for IRS in its Loop office, took graduate business courses at Loyola, and then took graduate accounting courses at DePaul.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161213/BLOGS02/161219983
— Golf courses are out. Today’s execs bond at the gym. – BRIGID SWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161210/ISSUE01/312109995/strive-village-in-chicago-attracting-young-execs
— Now’s your chance at a deal on that move-up home – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20161213/CRED0701/161219982/nows-your-chance-at-a-deal-on-that-move-up-home
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Oak Brook is one of five affluent Chicago suburbs with enough homes on the market to supply at least 10 months of sales, according to a recent report from Midwest Real Estate Data. The others are Lake Forest, Riverwoods, Kenilworth and Inverness. The rule of thumb is that six months of inventory is a healthy, balanced market. While Palos Park’s home prices aren’t generally at the level of Oak Brook, Lake Forest and the other affluent places on the list, it proves the rule in its own way: Relative to all its surrounding towns, Palos Park has a much higher median home price, $267,000, and it also has the biggest backlog of inventory, 10.2 months.)

 

DNA INFO
— Is Hyde Park Chicago’s Smartest Neighborhood? Map Shows Most Educated Areas – Tanveer Ali  (DIERSEN: How much education do the voters have in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  For those who have college degrees, what did they major in?)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161209/hyde-park/education-map-neighborhood-concentration-of-college-graduates-census-data-attainment
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More than 47 percent of Hyde Park residents age 25 and older have a graduate degree, by far the highest of any community area. A look at recently released Census data breaks down educational attainment by neighborhood, including residents without high school degrees, those who have bachelor’s degrees and those who have more education beyond that.)

 

WTTW
— Trump Denies Russian Hacking, But Some Electors Rally Ahead of Vote – Alexandra Silets
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/12/12/trump-denies-russian-hacking-some-electors-rally-ahead-vote

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Fear of Trump pledges linger at Our Lady of Guadalupe feast – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” a) side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens and b) act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/fear-of-trump-pledges-linger-at-our-lady-of-guadalupe/article_a79d0bb5-19cb-5556-8369-4db6ac481bcb.html

 

SPRINGFILD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Topinka’s son sues for $60,000 in mother’s pension contributions – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161212/topinkas-son-sues-for-60000-in-mothers-pension-contributions
— Without Cook County, Trump wins Illinois – Jerald Jacobs, Springfield
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161212/letter-without-cook-county-trump-wins-illinois

 

SOUTHERN
— Jackson County Board elects Republican vice chair for first time in 12 years – STEPHANIE ESTERS
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/jackson-county-board-elects-republican-vice-chair-for-first-time/article_b4e53184-8ecd-5f32-9166-342ee57de5a7.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Clinton’s former CIA chief defends Trump on intel briefings  Woolsey now an adviser to Trump – CNN  (DIERSEN: Questions to ask Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois who DO NOT read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: “Who keeps you informed on what GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails contain?” and “How good of a job are they doing?”)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clintons-former-cia-chief-defends-trump-on-intel-briefings/618658913
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former CIA Director James Woolsey defended President-elect Donald Trump Monday night amid criticism that he reportedly skips intelligence briefings. “I’m available on one minute’s notice. I don’t have to be told — you know, I’m like a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing and the same words every single day for the next eight years. Could be eight years — but eight years. I don’t need that,” Trump said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” regarding the briefings. Woolsey, who led the CIA under President Bill Clinton but is now an adviser to Trump, told CNN’s Erin Burnett that “different presidents do this different ways.” “I didn’t sit there and brief President Clinton. He wanted to read the briefings. He’s a speed reader and he’d write notes to me in the margins sometimes,” he told Burnett. “I don’t think it means you are not participating in the effort or not doing your job if you don’t sit there and have someone read to you. Most of us can read with our eyes faster than we can listen.”)

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Budget Working Groups Start Meeting Again – Jordan Abudayyeh
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/working-groups-start-meeting-again-12-13-2016

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— TRAGIC: Illinois medical marijuana sales reach $4.4M in November – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/article120514878.html

 

WSIL TV
— Obama: President without briefings ‘flying blind’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Questions to ask Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois who DO NOT read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: “Who keeps you informed on what GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails contain?” and “How good of a job are they doing?”)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34036989/obama-president-without-briefings-flying-blind

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Education Desk: Dual Language Draws Wait List In Urbana – DUSTY RHODES  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would agree that if I had WASTED MY TIME learning a second language, I would NOT have made it into the top 20% of my high school class, my ACT score would have been lower than 24, UIC would NOT have accepted me, and I would NOT have earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/education-desk-dual-language-draws-wait-list-urbana#stream/0

 

CHICAGOIST
— Joe Walsh: Donald Trump ‘Acting Like A Third Grader’ In Face Of Russian Hack – STEPHEN GOSSETT
http://chicagoist.com/2016/12/12/joe_walsh_donald_trump_third_grader.php

 

CHICAGO REPORTER
— Bill Ayers on being a white ally and the future of progressives – Lorraine Forte  (DIERSEN: If you are White, Democrats and RINOs will not accept you or help you unless you pander to anti-Whites.  That is a major reason why Democrat Clinton lost and Republican Trump won.  I should write a book about White RINOs in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who pander to anti-Whites.)
http://chicagoreporter.com/bill-ayers-on-being-a-white-ally-and-the-future-of-progressives/

 

METRO EAST SUN
— GOP picks Dems’ brains to gauge support for Madigan to remain speaker – Ruth de Jauregui
http://metroeastsun.com/stories/511052567-gop-picks-dems-brains-to-gauge-support-for-madigan-to-remain-speaker

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Unexpected Contest of 2016: Free Market Capitalism v. Democratic Socialism – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/12/the-unexpected-contest-of-2016-free-market-capitalism-v-democratic-socialism/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Topinka son sues pension system over death benefit
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/13/topinka-son-sues-pension-system-over-death-benefit/

 

BREITBART
— Lindsey Graham Allies with Democrats to Continue Obama’s 2012 Amnesty – KATIE MCHUGH
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/12/lindsey-graham-allies-with-democrats-to-continue-obamas-2012-amnesty/
— 10 Ways the CIA’s ‘Russian Hacking’ Story is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/12/cia-russian-hacking-story-sham/

 

GOPUSA
— The CIA’s War on Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/the-cias-war-on-trump/

 

NEWSMAX
— Fed Will Increase Rates to Squelch Trump Inflation – R Williams
If state leaders won’t produce budget, the rest of us will have to get creative

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Russia problem deepens.”  (DIERSEN: What percent of U.S. citizens are of Russian national origin?)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/310086-trumps-russia-problem-deepens

 

POLITICO

— Electors demand intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote  The request represents the latest effort by Democratic electors to look to the Electoral College as a possible bulwark against a Trump presidency. – KYLE CHENEY and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI  (DIERSEN: What did your critics/opponents fail to stop you from becoming?  My critics/opponents failed to stop me from becoming the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2005, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2003, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster in 2008 and 2000, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member in 2003, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member in 2001, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, a GAO employee in 1980, an IRS employee in 1971, a Post Office employee in 1966, etc.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/electors-intelligence-briefing-trump-russia-232498

 

CNN
— Rick Perry is Donald Trump’s choice for energy secretary – Jeff Zeleny, Jim Acosta and Theodore Schleifer
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/13/politics/rick-perry-energy-secretary/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The President’s Daily Intelligence Breifing, Explained – Charlie Savage  (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails explained: Emails sent out and posted at
www.gopillinois.com by David John Diersen every morning and every evening.  The emails contain a) links to government/political news/commentary articles of interest to Illinois Republicans that have been posted on web sites during the previous 12 hours and b) information on upcoming events.  The emails are free and contain no advertising. For information on Diersen, SEE: https://gopillinois.com/about/)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/us/politics/president-daily-brief.html
— What Is America Without Influence? Trump Will Find Out. – ANTONY J. BLINKEN  (DIERSEN: Democrats want America to have influence, but only to promote the Democrat Party platform and especially dependency on government, socialism, Islam, LGBTQ activity, abortion, pot, gun control, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, and age discrimination.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/what-is-america-without-influence-trump-will-find-out.html
— Make Colleges Diverse – David Leonhardt  (DIERSEN: UIC accepted me in 1966 when I was 18, NIU in 1969, Loyola in 1972, DePaul in 1976, Roosevelt in 1980, and IIT in 1992, but I doubt that they would accept me today.  My demographics are terrible – baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owner, German-American, draft avoider, and my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/make-colleges-diverse.html
— Forget AT&T. The Real Monopolies Are Google and Facebook. – JONATHAN TAPLIN  (DIERSEN: What do those who run Google and Facebook think of those who share your demographics?  From what I see, those who run Google and Facebook have an extremely low opinion of those who share my demographics – baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old (68), non-poor, gun owner, German-American, draft avoider, and my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/opinion/forget-att-the-real-monopolies-are-google-and-facebook.html
— As Other Districts Grapple With Segregation, This One Makes Integration Work – KYLE SPENCER  (DIERSEN: From what I see, to empower minority voting blocks, Democrats have dumped integration and now promote segregation.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/nyregion/as-other-districts-grapple-with-segregation-this-one-makes-integration-work.html
— Donald Trump’s Wealthy Cabinet Picks to Undergo Financial Scrutiny He Didn’t Face – JACKIE CALMES  (DIERSEN: Many millions do not seek jobs with the federal government because they know that they cannot pass a background investigation.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/us/politics/donald-trump-cabinet.html
— Record Number of Journalists Jailed in 2016, Press Advocacy Group Says – RICK GLADSTONE  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who want me jailed.  They would love it.  They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/world/europe/record-number-of-journalists-jailed-in-2016-press-advocacy-group-says.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump spokesman says Russia talk coming from people ‘bitter’ Clinton lost – Elise Viebeck  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about candidates who are bitter about losing and who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their losses.  They focus on stopping everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  Previously, they focused on ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, my service as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, and my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest chapter board membership.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/12/12/trump-spokesman-says-russia-talk-coming-from-people-bitter-clinton-lost/

 

USA TODAY
— Is someone going to take away Trump’s Twitter? (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on stopping everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  They would brag about their success in stopping people from reading the emails.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/12/12/someone-going-take-away-trumps-twitter-tellusatoday/95354692/
— Lockheed shares fall as Trump raps F-35 jet costs – Kevin McCoy  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on stopping everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  They would brag about their success in stopping people from reading the emails.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/12/12/lockheed-shares-fall-trump-tweet/95326718/
— Twitter reinstates white nationalist Richard Spencer – Jessica Guynn and Brett Molina (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on stopping everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  They would brag about their success in stopping people from reading the emails.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/12/twitter-reinstates-white-nationalist-richard-spencer/95327236/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— So You Want to Be a Diplomat? CEOs Need Not Apply  Beltway elites scoff at Rex Tillerson’s background in business and his support of the Boy Scouts. – SUZANNE MALONEY  (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS.  After working for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels (currently $77,899-$88,286), I transferred to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat GAO superiors, my Democrat GAO supervisors, my Democrat GAO coworkers, and my Democrat GAO subordinates SCOFFED at the experience that I had gained working for IRS.  They succeeded in forcing me to take a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 down to GS-9 Step 10, that is, an $18,459 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars, to transfer from IRS to GAO.  They succeeded in a) delaying my promotions back to GS-11 and to GS-12, b) delaying my promotion to GS-13, and c) stopping me from being promoted beyond GS-13.  They succeeded in keeping me off audits of IRS’s Collection Division for my entire GAO career of almost 18 years.  However, the GAO manager who had hired me, succeeded in a) getting me assigned to audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division 1986-1988 and b) getting me promoted to GS-13 in 1986.  However, then, my GAO superiors succeeded in forcing him to retire in 1987.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/so-you-want-to-be-a-diplomat-ceos-need-not-apply-1481589419
— Republicans Set to Battle on Legal Immigration  Business wing of party wants worker visa total increased; populists say jobs are being taken away from Americans – LAURA MECKLER and  KRISTINA PETERSON  (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats.  RINOs want immigrants because they work for less money than U.S. citizens will work for.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-set-to-battle-on-legal-immigration-1481578555

 

CBS SACRAMENTO
— Colleges Warning Undocumented Students Against Traveling Abroad Under Trump – Jennifer McGraw
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/12/13/colleges-warning-undocumented-students-against-traveling-abroad-under-trump/

December 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— AARON SCHOCK PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO 24-COUNT INDICTMENT
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/aaron-schock-pleads-not-guilty-to-24-count-indictment/1652693/
— TOP GOP LEADERS BACK CONGRESSIONAL PROBES OF RUSSIA HACKING – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/top-gop-leaders-back-congressional-probes-of-russia-hacking/1652144/

 

NBC5
— Trump, Pence to Headline ‘Thank You’ Rally in Wisconsin Tuesday  Trump won Wisconsin by roughly 22,000 votes in November, becoming the first Republican to win the state since 1984. – Tom Schuba  (DIERSEN: Who in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois would Trump and Pence thank for his election?  What did they do to help elect Trump and Pence?)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Trump-Pence-to-Headline-Thank-You-Rally-in-West-Allis-406076375.html
— Illinois Budget Fight Leaves Universities in Lurch Again
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Illinois-Budget-Fight-Leaves-Universities-in-Lurch-Again-406053965.html

 

CBS2
— Black Leaders Who Support Gov. Rauner Get Some Pushback In Return  (DIERSEN: What do you get the most pushback for supporting?  For me, it is a) for my supporting the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform and b) for my supporting the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/12/black-leaders-who-support-gov-rauner-get-some-pushback-in-return/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Jesse Jackson Jr. files for divorce from his wife Sandi
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/223260345-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump delays announcement on business empire – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-delays-announcement-on-business-empire/
— Former Rep. Aaron Schock pleads not guilty to corruption charges – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/former-rep-aaron-schock-in-court-today-for-arraignment/
— Brace for return of culture wars to Illinois – MADELEINE DOUBEK  (DIERSEN: For Democrats, promoting abortion, mass/illegal immigration, and LGBTQ activity are their top priorities.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/doubek-culture-wars-may-return-to-illinois/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Political debate in Illinois for the past few years primarily has been about debt, budgets and unions, but we could be returning to a time of culture wars with abortion, immigration and marriage equality back in the spotlight with the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.)
— Jesse Jackson Jr. files for divorce from wife Sandi – Mitchell Armentrout
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/jesse-jackson-jr-files-for-divorce-from-wife-sandi/amp/
— Aldermen lift ban on menthol cigarette sales near grade schools – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-caucus-chairman-advocates-lower-cigarette-tax/
— Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Senate to probe reports of Russia hacking – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/top-gop-leader-senate-to-probe-reports-of-russia-hacking/
— Obama’s post-presidential perks – Lynn Sweet  (DIERSEN: What are/will be your post-employment perks?  For my having worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, mine are a Civil Service Retirement System pension (currently $50,720) and subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance (currently $16,854).)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/obamas-post-presidential-office-to-be-in-washington-d-c/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Barack Obama will open an office in Washington, D.C., after he leaves the White House on Jan. 20, and the Chicago-based Obama Foundation is considering opening a branch office here, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. “As a former president, President Obama will have office space in Washington, D.C., when he leaves office,” said Amy Brundage, an Obama spokeswoman, referring to the official office funded by taxpayers for former presidents. The federal government covers the costs of offices and a small staff for former presidents, plus a pension and other compensation for travel, an acknowledgement of the role — albeit not official — former presidents serve after they are no longer in office. For example, according to the General Services Administration, in FY2015, former President George W. Bush received $796,000 to cover health benefits, travel costs, office space, telephone costs, postage, printing costs, other services, supplies and materials, and equipment. “This was the highest amount of any former President for that year,” the Congressional Research Service noted in a March 2016 report covering the federal benefits provided to former presidents and their widows. As a former president, Obama will receive a $205,700 annual pension — and that’s after just eight years on the job. The pension is paid monthly with eligibility beginning at noon on Jan. 20, after President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office. Obama will get his pension check monthly. The Obama family is remaining in Washington after they move out of the White House, renting a home in the Kalorama neighborhood here. The family is staying in Washington until Sasha, 15, a sophomore at the private Sidwell Friends school here, graduates from high school. So while Obama and first lady Michelle are locating their Obama Center, a library and museum complex, in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side, Obama’s taxpayer funded office, for now at least, will also remain in Washington. The Washington Post reported that Obama is renting space in a building owned by an environmental group, the World Wildlife Fund, at 1250 24th St. NW, not far from the Kalorama residence. Former presidents have no rules binding them when it comes to locating their taxpayer-funded offices. The General Services Administration is authorized to write rent checks for space anywhere in the U.S. The location does not have to be connected to the presidential library or foundation headquarters.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republicans can’t easily dismantle the welfare state – Julian Zelizer, Eric Patashnik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-republicans-cut-welfare-social-security-20161212-story.html
— What Trump, Congress can do for Illinois in 2017 – Diana Sroka Rickert
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-illinois-trump-congress-vouchers-pensions-rickert-perspec-1213-jm-20161212-story.html
— State budget woes could hurt Illinois’ chances for Trump capital funds: Quigley – Mary Wisniewski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-quigley-transportation-state-budget-trump-1213-chicago-inc-20161212-story.html
— Ex-Rep. Aaron Schock pleads not guilty to federal charges – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-aaron-schock-arraigned-met-1213-20161212-story.html
— Wall Street’s old, unwanted bond salesmen find a home in Chicago – Bloomberg  (DIERSEN: What is your position on age discrimination? Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.  Many of them focus on getting rid of older people like me, and especially older people like me who are White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-chicago-bond-salesmen-20161209-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Arthur Main learned the hard way that Wall Street is a young person’s game. After a quarter-century at Morgan Stanley, Main — like countless old-school types who came of age in the ’80s — was kicked to the curb as banks turn to youth and technology in the face of tighter regulation and lower profits. And so, at 54, he’s working at one of the last stops in high finance: a small West Loop firm called TJM Institutional Services. He considers himself lucky. “Being my age is a hindrance for a lot of people,” says Main, keeping his eyes fixed on charts and chat boxes arrayed across his computer screens. “They don’t continue to learn, they don’t embrace technology, they try to fit that square peg in the round hole, and their skill set doesn’t apply anymore.”)
— Stress: The thing that’s killing poor Americans – Peter R. Orszag  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus on promoting stress.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-poor-americans-death-stress-20161212-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Stress, I’ve long suspected, may explain why lifespans have been lengthening for high-income Americans but have remained the same or even shortened for low-income and middle-income people. A new analysis from the Hamilton Project released Monday adds important evidence: Biomarkers of stress have risen much more rapidly for low-income people than for high-income ones. The most recent national data show that life expectancy declined in 2015. Although these statistics are not broken down by income, it’s a good bet that the greatest declines were concentrated among lower- and middle-income people, because for decades gaps in life expectancy by income have been widening — as a National Academy of Sciences panel I co-chaired documented. Our panel was unable to explain why this has been happening, however. A sharper decline in smoking among high-income people is one partial explanation, but this and other identifiable factors can’t account for most of the growing longevity gap. And so I’ve come to suspect that the hidden factor is stress: As income inequality has increased, life has become substantially more stressful for low- and moderate-income families than it is for high-income families, and prolonged exposure to such stress is literally killing people.)
— Emanuel backs move to weaken flavored tobacco sale rules – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-city-council-flavored-cigarettes-sales-met-20161212-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Why did Russia want Trump to win?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-russia-hackers-cia-20161212-story.html
— Third candidate joins race for Dundee Township Highway chief – Erin Sauder
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-dundee-township-highway-filing-st-1213-2-20161212-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Dispute over Russia reflects growing Republican resistance to Trump.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-republican-resistance-20161212-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville budget to give $200,000 back to taxpayers – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161212/news/161219718/
— Mayoral races shaping up for Northwest suburbs – Chacour Koop
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161212/news/161219747/

 

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— As Trump takes aim at unions, labor’s clout sags in Illinois – I-Chun Chen
http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2016/12/12/as-trump-takes-aim-at-unions-labors-clout-sags-in.html

 

WTTW
— Illinois Lawmakers Look to Expand, Protect Abortion Rights – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/12/12/illinois-lawmakers-look-expand-protect-abortion-rights

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Rauner Optimistic for Budget – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-optimistic-budget#stream/0

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Schiller Park Mayor Running With New Slate Of Candidates
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_78139222-c0d0-11e6-be0c-e3364173ed01.html

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Now it’s Gov. Rauner who axes meeting – Doug Finke
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/12/12/statehouse-insider-now-its-gov-rauner-who-axes-meeting/ch91b5j/

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — After Trump’s win, China and Mexico move to deepen ties – Reuters (DIERSEN: Anti-Americans pander to China and to Mexico.)
    http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/after-trump-s-win-china-and-mexico-move-to-deepen/article_84525a1a-2272-578c-a83d-5e2467e49b5d.html

 

CHICAGO MAROON
— Is University of Chicago a ‘Sanctuary Campus’? Spokesperson Steps Around Phrase – Jamie Ehrlich  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.  That is treason.)
https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2016/12/12/uchicago-sanctuary-campus-spokesperson-steps-aroun/

 

CITIZEN KELLY
— Citizen Kelly on FM 97.1 Radio: We will Get Stephen Colbert Off the Air
http://www.citizenkelly.com/citizen-kelly-on-fm-97-1-radio-we-will-get-stephen-colbert-off-the-air/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Chicago Tribune Reports on Illinois Lottery Corruption – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/gambling/chicago-tribune-illinois-lottery-jackpots-suppressed/

 

FOX NEWS
— Sore loser Obama turns to Russian hacking to delegitimize Trump’s triumph – Liz Peek  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do to delegitimize you?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that no one pays me for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor.  They also stress that I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, that I am no longer a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, that I am no longer the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, that I am no longer an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, that I am no longer an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest chapter board member, and that I am no longer a GAO employee.)
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/12/12/sore-loser-obama-turns-to-russian-hacking-to-delegitimize-trumps-triumph.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— ANGRY WOMEN HOLD ANTI-TRUMP STRIKE IN 18 CITIES – BUT NOBODY NOTICES  ‘Is this like the falling tree no one is around to hear in the forest?’ – CHELSEA SCHILLING
http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/angry-women-hold-anti-trump-strike-in-18-cities-but-nobody-notices/

 

GOPUSA
— Confederate flag-themed clothing sparks backlash, student ejections at Pa. high school
http://www.gopusa.com/confederate-flag-themed-clothing-sparks-backlash-student-ejections-at-pa-high-school/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Why I’m Filing An FEC Complaint Against CNN (And So Should Trump) – William J. Kelly
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/12/why-im-filing-an-fec-complaint-against-cnn-and-so-should-trump/
— Former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Pleads Not Guilty – Juliegrace Brufke
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/12/former-illinois-rep-aaron-schock-pleads-not-guilty/
— Carly Fiorina Was Just Seen Entering Trump Tower With Kellyanne Conway – Kaitlan Collins
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/12/carly-fiorina-was-just-seen-entering-trump-tower-with-kellyanne-conway/

 

BREITBART
— Washington State University Demand $2,000 Security Fee, But Won’t Protect MILO – BEN KEW
http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/12/12/washington-state-university-slap-2000-security-fees-milo-talk/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Can’t Wait to Sell Out His Base.”
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/12/12/trump_cant_wait_to_sell_out_his_base_132544.html
— If Nothing Is True, Then Everything Can Be False – Ruth Marcus  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that only what they say is true and that everything that others say is false.)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/12/12/if_nothing_is_true_then_everything_can_be_false_132546.html

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— Education Dept’s Overreaching Office of Civil Rights Fears the End Is Near  Federal employees celebrate, mourn OCR’s legacy. – ALICE B. LLOYD
http://www.weeklystandard.com/education-depts-overreaching-office-of-civil-rights-fears-the-end-is-near/article/2005782

 

POLITICO
— Former Rep. Aaron Schock pleads not guilty in corruption case – HEATHER CAYGLE
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/aaron-schock-not-guilty-corruption-232522

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump revels in fake news and phony claims.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/12/12/trump-revels-in-fake-news-and-phony-claims/
— Obama’s 2.1% pay raise for federal employees praised by unions, local Hill members – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/12/12/obamas-pay-raise-for-feds-praised-by-unions-local-hill-members/

 

COSMOPOLITAN
— President Obama Could Have Done More to Remind America That Black Lives Matter  As proud as I am of the president, I also believe he should have insisted on more for black citizens of this country. – Brittney Cooper  (DIERSEN: Cooper would say a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a8474199/barack-obama-black-lives-matter-racial-justice/

December 12 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Feds Found RNC-Related Cyberattack Months Ago but It Didn’t Raise Serious Concerns, Sources Say – ABC News
https://abc7chicago.com/news/feds-found-rnc-related-cyberattack-months-ago-but-it-didnt-raise-serious-concerns-sources-say/1651301/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Federal authorities told Illinois GOP of possible security breach
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/12/federal-authorities-told-illinois-gop-possible-security-breach.html

 

WLS AM
— Unpredictable Trump has ‘a lot of Democrat’ in him, says GOP strategist – CNN
http://www.wlsam.com/news/unpredictable-trump-has-a-lot-of-democrat-in-him-says-gop-strategist/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Ex-Rep. Schock to be arraigned on federal charges today – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-aaron-schock-arraignment-spin-met-story.html
— Workplace lessons you don’t learn in college – Melanie Curtin  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.  To get promotions, many, if not most, if not virtually all of them helped their Democrat superiors and their Democrat supervisors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/tca-workplace-lessons-you-don-t-learn-in-college-20161206-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The lesson: When you start a new job, invest heavily in relationships. Find people with whom you click and ask them to lunch or Starbucks instead of retreating into email during breaks. Ask them what they wish they’d known when they started, and listen closely. Social ties at the office will be critical, so prioritize them; it’ll make your life infinitely easier later on.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump says executives will run business empire with his children – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-executives-will-run-business-empire-with-his-children/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump rejects CIA intelligence on Russia, daily briefings.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/lynn-sweet-trump-rejects-cia-intelligence-on-russia-daily-briefings/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A few days ago, I talked to a former presidential briefer who said Trump will likely present a challenge to brief, because he seems to have hardened views based on his gut. Now the job will be even more challenging because Trump told Wallace he will take briefings only “when I need it.” And after that, if anything changes, “Immediately call me. . . . I’m like a smart person” and “I don’t have to be told the same thing” every day,” Trump said. So what we have here are two interrelated issues when it comes to Trump and intelligence: He starts his presidency skeptical about the information he will get — and remarkably unconcerned about receiving intelligence on a daily basis. While this may not develop into a Trump war on the intelligence community, it’s not an optimal start.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Walk aims to unify the Naperville community – Susan Sarkauskas  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs focus on unifying those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161211/news/161219819/
— The MCC Academy girls basketball team recently became the first to compete in the Illinois Elementary School Association regional finals while wearing hijabs. – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161212/news/161219811/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Illinois lawmakers prove whose interests matter most: Theirs – Editorial
http://www.qconline.com/editorials/editorial-illinois-lawmakers-prove-whose-interests-matter-most-theirs/article_cb7b301b-8121-54d2-920d-37e8ce031cf1.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— St. Clair County proves justice is blind, to anything but big state union’s demands – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article119807163.html

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Issues: The Great American Divide – DAN HAGEN  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs focus on dividing those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illlinois-issues-great-american-divide

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— UI professor upset by police visit to his classroom – Julie Wurth
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-12-06/ui-professor-upset-police-visit-his-classroom.html

 

CHICAGO AGENT MAGAZINE
— Top industry experts share their 2017 real estate predictions
https://chicagoagentmagazine.com/2016/12/12/2017-predictions/

 

DAILY ILLINI
— Illini Republicans president resigns after internal backlash – Adam Kaz
http://dailyillini.com/news/2016/12/12/illini-republicans-president-resigns-internal-backlash/

 

SAGAMON SUN
— Ives slams safe spaces, crying sessions for college students after election – Hoang Tran
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511049271-ives-slams-safe-spaces-crying-sessions-for-college-students-after-election
— Munger blasts Dem lawmakers’ ‘cowardly’ paycheck lawsuit as she leaves office – Ruth de Jauregui
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511051562-munger-blasts-dem-lawmakers-cowardly-paycheck-lawsuit-as-she-leaves-office

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: ELECTORAL COLLEGE ENDANGERED WITH CALLS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/12/thorner-electoral-college-endangered-with-calls-for-constitutional-convention.html
— BORN TO HATE JEWS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/12/born-to-hate-jews.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Statehouse loses 6 reporters in less than a month
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/12/statehouse-loses-6-reporters-in-less-than-a-month/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Reince Priebus rewarded with chief of staff post after guiding GOP through ‘revolution’ – Valerie Richardson and Seth McLaughlin
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/11/reince-priebus-rewarded-with-chief-of-staff-post-a/
— Illinois school seeks forum speaker after Ben Carson cancels – AP
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/11/illinois-school-seeks-forum-speaker-after-ben-cars/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Revenge of Sarah Palin – Ben Voth
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/12/the_revenge_of_sarah_palin.html

 

GOPUSA
— Ohio State Slasher Prompts Major Refugee Questions
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18200
— Democrat Hypocrisy Spotlighted in Criticism of Trump Military Picks
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=18214
— Chicago poised to pay $5.3 million in 2 police shootings
http://www.gopusa.com/chicago-poised-to-pay-5-3-million-in-2-police-shootings/

 

NEWSMAX
— Larry Kudlow: Trump to End Obama’s ‘War Against Business’ – F McGuire
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/donald-trump-white-house-war-business/2016/12/11/id/763353/

 

THE BLAZE
— Media omits key context from Trump saying he doesn’t ‘need’ daily intel. briefings – Jon Street
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/11/media-omits-key-context-from-trump-saying-he-doesnt-need-daily-intel-briefings/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But if you listen to the context in which Trump made the comment, you wouldn’t necessarily come away with the idea that the president-elect is somehow making light of national security. Trump said he does receive the classified briefings less frequently than other presidents-elects or presidents have, but offers what appears to be a perfectly reasonable explanation. “I get when I need it. First of all, these are very good people that are giving me the briefings. And I say if something should change from this point, immediately call me. I’m available on one minute’s notice,” Trump said. “I don’t need to be told . . . the same thing every day, every morning – same words. ‘Sir, nothing has changed. Let’s go over it again.’ I don’t need that,” he added, noting that Vice President-elect Mike Pence and others on his team are receiving daily intelligence briefings.)
— Science says women aren’t as capable as men in combat – Sarah Lee
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/11/report-science-says-women-arent-as-capable-as-men-in-combat/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s first immigration compromise could be how he treats Dreamers – GABBY MORRONGIELLO  (DIERSEN: The more preference that Dreamers are given, the more children that will be brought into America illegally.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trumps-first-immigration-compromise-could-be-how-he-treats-dreamers/article/2609191

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Young Military Academy Cadets Mocked Left-Wing Causes Mercilessly At the Army-Navy Game – BENNY JOHNSON  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who give ammunition to the anti-Trumps?)
http://ijr.com/2016/12/753540-at-the-army-navy-game-young-military-cadets-mocked-left-wing-causes-mercilessly/
— Hollywood Comedian Slaps His Driver After Learning He Voted For Trump. Then Justice Comes Hammering – SARAH CASKIE  (DIERSEN: What should Trump supporters do if/when anti-Trumps slap them?)
http://ijr.com/2016/12/753720-hollywood-comedian-slaps-his-driver-after-learning-he-voted-for-trump-then-justice-comes-hammering/

 

THE HILL
— Democrats grapple with lessons from Clinton disaster – NIALL STANAGE  (DIERSEN: What do you predict that the Democrats will do?  I predict that they will use everything that Trump does or does not do to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are a) Protestant, b) conservative, c) Republican, d) American, d) White, e) male, f) older, g) rich, h) gun owners, i) German American, j) draft avoiders, and/or k) those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  I am in BIG TROUBLE because a) I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, b) I am conservative, c) I am Republican, c) I was born in American, d) I am White, e)  I am male, f) I am old (68), g) I am not poor, h) I have owned own guns since I was a teenager, i) I am 100% German national origin, j) I sought and obtained student and financial hardship draft deferments, and k) my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/309483-dems-grapple-with-lessons-from-clinton-disaster

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall: Obama Exits and Trump Takes Center Stage.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/derek-shearer/a-hard-rains-a-gonna-fall_b_13553694.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps reflect on the Obama presidency.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-coates/reflections-on-the-obama_b_13579602.html

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Wake up: Trump isn’t a real populist.”
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/12/opinions/trump-not-real-populist-zelizer/

 

ABC NEWS
— Trump Says He Doesn’t Need Daily Intelligence Briefings That Say ‘Same Thing’ Every Day – ALEXANDER MALLIN  (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails do not say the same thing; virtually all the articles linked to in the emails are less than 12 hours old.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-daily-intelligence-briefings-thing-day/story?id=44122887

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Tainted Election.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the news media makes it clear that its top priority is to destroy Trump and to destroy Trump’s supporters.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/opinion/the-tainted-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In Trump Era, Uncompromising TV News Should Be the Norm, Not the Exception.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the news media makes it clear that its top priority is to destroy Trump and to destroy Trump’s supporters.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/11/business/media/rutenberg-donald-trump-tv-news-propaganda.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “All the President’s Propaganda.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the news media makes it clear that its top priority is to destroy Trump and to destroy Trump’s supporters.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/opinion/all-the-presidents-propaganda.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Patriotic Opposition to Donald Trump.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the news media makes it clear that its top priority is to destroy Trump and to destroy Trump’s supporters.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/opinion/patriotic-opposition-to-donald-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Abortion Foes, Emboldened by Trump, Promise ‘Onslaught’ of Tough Restrictions.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the news media makes it clear that its top priority is to destroy Trump and to destroy Trump’s supporters.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/11/us/abortion-foes-donald-trump-restrictions-politics.html
— New Mothers Derailed by Drugs Find Support in New Hampshire Home – KATHARINE Q. SEELYE  (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast this home with the one proposed in Wheaton.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/11/us/new-mothers-pregnant-opioids-treatment-counseling-new-hampshire.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The young women, soon to be mothers, gathered around a big kitchen table, chatting excitedly about due dates and baby names and even morning sickness. But these were not typical expectant mothers. They had used opioids, mostly heroin and fentanyl. Many had been incarcerated. Few had families they could turn to for help, and the fathers of their babies were out of the picture. Most of these women — tough, sassy, vulnerable — were destined to go through their pregnancies in a shelter, jail or even on the street, fending for themselves as they had often done before. Instead, here they were last week, in the cozy kitchen of a classic 1856 New England farmhouse where the aroma of fresh-baked cornbread filled the air. Set before them was a comfort lunch of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. It was opening day at Hope on Haven Hill, a private house that its owner, Dr. Colene Arnold, had moved her own family out of so these women could move in. “This place is crazy pretty,” said an awe-struck Ariel Robbins Perkins, 24, who is 12 weeks pregnant and arrived here straight from jail. (The New York Times conducted a Facebook Live interview with Ariel that day.) Hope on Haven Hill, financed by $480,000 in federal funds and more than $150,000 in private donations, provides a safe, supportive environment where eight women who are either pregnant or newly postpartum can live while receiving comprehensive treatment and counseling for substance use disorders. Their days will be highly structured, with group therapy, private counseling, childbirth classes, life skills coaching, recovery support services and enrichment programs. Medicaid will reimburse Hope on Haven Hill for the services. Because opioid users are vulnerable to relapsing after they deliver, the women can stay at Hope on Haven Hill for up to a year after giving birth. If they have other children under 5, those children can live here, too. This is part of Haven Hill’s philosophy of keeping mothers and babies together and alleviating the widespread fear among pregnant drug users that if they seek help, their children will be taken away. New Hampshire has two other small facilities for pregnant women with substance use issues. But as the opioid epidemic has worsened, both have long waiting lists. The need is growing, as evidenced by the sharp rise in the number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, in which the newborn suffers withdrawal from the mother’s drug use. In 2000, the syndrome was diagnosed in 1.5 babies per 1,000 births in New Hampshire; by 2012, that rate had soared to 15 babies per 1,000 births, said Dr. Bonny L. Whalen, a newborn pediatrician at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. The rate now, she said, is even higher. New Hampshire’s rate is almost triple the national average, but it is still a major problem across the country. As of 2012, the federal government says, one baby was born suffering from opioid withdrawal every 25 minutes. That national rate, too, is higher now. The federal government said last week that opioid deaths had continued to surge in 2015 and for the first time in the nation’s history surpassed the number of deaths from gun homicides. Emma Lee, a tiny infant born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, was the first baby to arrive at Hope on Haven Hill on opening day last week. She had spent all 32 days of her life in a neonatal intensive care unit because her mother, Amanda, 31, who was homeless for the first six months of her pregnancy, had used heroin for most of that time and then went on methadone. At birth, babies like Emma Lee suddenly lose their opioid supply. Some go into withdrawal and require methadone or morphine to control their symptoms until they can be weaned off. “Her withdrawals were pretty severe,” said Amanda, who did not want her last name used, as she cradled Emma Lee in their sunny bedroom at Hope on Haven Hill. While in the hospital, the baby had difficulty eating. Her hands and legs shook with tremors. “It was really hard as a mom to see your new baby go through that,” Amanda said. “I know for myself, I know what it feels like to withdraw, and it’s pretty terrible to imagine a tiny helpless baby going through that.” Hope on Haven Hill does not accept active drug users. Most of the women have only recently stopped using opioids — in New Hampshire these days, that usually means heroin and fentanyl. But they cannot detox, because going through withdrawal causes dehydration and increases the risk of miscarriage or of the mother’s self-medicating with opioids to stave off the painful effects of withdrawal. So most of these women are on some kind of medication assisted treatment, either methadone or buprenorphine, which is marketed as Suboxone or Subutex. Erica Vallee, 24, who is five months pregnant, is among those at Hope on Haven Hill on Subutex. She has used heroin since she was 18 and has been in and out of rehab and jail. She says becoming pregnant was “the only thing” that made her stop using illegal drugs. But like others here, she is afraid of relapsing. “I can’t be left alone because I don’t trust myself,” she said as she scrubbed the dishes in the kitchen sink after lunch. The hope is that the stable, nurturing environment of Haven Hill will provide enough support and encouragement for these women to maintain their sobriety. Dr. Arnold, who owns the Haven Hill house, planned the program with Kerry Norton, a prenatal nurse with whom she worked at a nearby women’s health center. About two years ago, the health center started seeing more and more pregnant women with addiction issues who were not being treated for one reason or another. “They didn’t have prenatal care,” said Dr. Arnold, an obstetrician and gynecologist. “They’d show up at the birth center and deliver and have nothing, and their child would be taken out of their custody and they’d be out on the street again.” Among those who showed up at the health center was Abi Lizotte. She was homeless, pregnant and had been using heroin for at least six years, after her older sister had died from an overdose. Ms. Norton, whose own son had overdosed around this same time, took an interest in her, but Ms. Lizotte skipped appointments and Ms. Norton could not find a treatment program that would take her. “I’m an educated nurse who knows the system, and I couldn’t navigate it,” Ms. Norton recalled. “I thought, ‘What is everyone else doing?’ And it blew my mind when I realized what everyone else was doing, which was dying.” In June 2015, after a lengthy and exhaustive struggle, Ms. Norton got Ms. Lizotte — by this point eight months pregnant — into treatment in Nashua. That night, Ms. Norton, an insomniac, went home and took to Facebook, where she asked if anyone knew Ellen DeGeneres or Oprah Winfrey or anyone rich enough to establish a treatment program for pregnant women derailed by drugs. Dr. Arnold, a fellow insomniac, wrote back: “I don’t know Ellen and I don’t know Oprah, but I have this house and I’ve wanted to do this same thing for three years now.” The two started brainstorming and conceived the plan for Hope on Haven Hill. They credit Ms. Lizotte, now 24, sober and the mother of a healthy boy, as their inspiration. Since then, they have overcome mounds of red tape, secured the home’s financing and achieved nonprofit charitable status. In September, Dr. Arnold moved her family — her husband, two children, two dogs and a cat — to a smaller home while workers renovated the Haven Hill house to meet the building codes for a residential center. Workers refinished the wide-plank pine floors, and volunteers came in with buckets of paint as new furniture, beds and linens arrived. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, Timothy Rourke, the chairman of the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, said in an interview that while there was much to celebrate, it was important to remember that the state is in the middle of a crisis. “We’re still looking at a death rate that is way too high and wait lists that are way too long, and many people are asking for help that doesn’t come fast enough,” he said. “Hope on Haven Hill should be a call for all of us to do better.” Its doors barely open, Hope on Haven Hill already has a lengthy waiting list of its own.)

 

USA TODAY
— The truth about fake news – Michael Wolff
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/wolff/2016/12/11/wolff-truth-fake-news/95203070/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Cabinet dubbed ‘Goldman, generals and gazillionaires'”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/12/11/trumps-cabinet-goldman-generals-and-gazillionaires/95299216/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Religious Right Reinvigorated by Donald Trump  Encouraged by Trump’s cabinet picks, conservative Christians want many of Obama’s social policies reversed – Ian Lovett  (DIERSEN: Those on the religious left in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) have always viciously demonized me, b) have always viciously denigrated me, and c) have always viciously condemned me.  Should I write a book about them?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/religious-right-reinvigorated-by-donald-trump-1481371206
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mr. Trump, who grew up in a Presbyterian church and has since attended a Reformed Church in America congregation, said in June: “Jesus to me is somebody I can think about for security and confidence.” He added, “I consider the Christian religion so important.” Ultimately, more than 80% of white evangelical Christians voted for Mr. Trump, as did 52% of Catholics. Mr. Land said that evangelicals realize Mr. Trump isn’t “one of them,” but they have been encouraged by his defense of religious freedom and by appointments to the Trump administration, especially Mr. Pence.)
— How to Beat the Scourge of Fake News  Facebook and Google can’t do it alone. Better educating consumers is crucial. – JEFFREY HERBST  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are very nasty.  What do you say to my very nasty critics/opponents, their very nasty operatives, and their very nasty dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are full of fake news?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-beat-the-scourge-of-fake-news-1481491264
— Want to Feel Less Time-Stressed?  Here’s one surprisingly effective solution: Give some time away – CASSIE MOGILNER HOLMES and MICHAEL NORTON  (DIERSEN: How much of your time do you give to others?  I give 10+ hours a day, 70+ hours a week, 300+ hours a month, 3,650+ hours a year, and 36,500+ hours a decade.  Should I write a book about those who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me for doing that?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/want-to-feel-less-time-stressed-1481512021
— How Parents Can Help Their Children Pay Off Student Loans  There are ways to give financial assistance, while still holding the young adult accountable – JILLIAN BERMAN  (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned my parents as being filthy rich?  If my parents were filthy rich, why did I a) wash dishes 1964-1966, b) clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966, c) deliver mail 1966-1969, and d) work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970? If my parents were filthy rich, why was my application for financial hardship draft deferment approved in 1971?  Are my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that my parents did not think I was “college material?”)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-parents-can-help-their-children-pay-off-student-loans-1481512442
— Student-Debt Forgiveness Irks Some Borrowers  Some people who have paid their loans off see an injustice in federal programs’ rules –  JOSH MITCHELL
http://www.wsj.com/articles/student-debt-forgiveness-irks-some-borrowers-1481557689
— There’s an Antidote to America’s Long Economic Malaise: College Towns  Many places that bounced back from losing jobs to China are home to a major university; 3-D printers in Auburn, Ala. – Bob Davis
http://www.wsj.com/articles/theres-an-antidote-to-americas-long-economic-malaise-college-towns-1481558522

 

BUSINESS STANDARD
— Suspected of corruption at home, powerful foreigners find refuge in the U.S.  The increasingly popular destination for people avoiding criminal charges is no pariah nation – Kyra Gurney Anjali Tsui David Iaconangelo & Selina Cheng  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs a) glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn citizens of America.)
http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/suspected-of-corruption-at-home-powerful-foreigners-find-refuge-in-the-us-116121200207_1.html

 

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
— The main job requirement to lead a federal agency – Cass Sunstein
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/4694561-155/cass-sunstein-the-main-job-requirement

 

KRWG
— A Discussion On Report By Southern Poverty Law Center On ‘Hate Incidents’ – ANTHONY MORENO  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors PROMOTE HATRED OF THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://krwg.org/post/focus-discussion-report-southern-poverty-law-center-hate-incidents

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— 9 Strong Women Get Real About the Road to Change  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a woman in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a woman 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted women in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a woman in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a woman in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/12/9-strong-women-get-real-about-the-road-to-change.html

 

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Terrifies Families With Undocumented Immigrants.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/12/trump-terrifies-families-with-undocumented-immigrants.html

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who opposes Trump?  ANSWER: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://prospect.org/article/civil-rights-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-only-worse

 

BLASTING NEWS
— Students file complaint against Trump-bashing professor Human sexuality prof causes campus uproar for calling election an ‘act of terror.’ – MARLIN BRESSI
http://us.blastingnews.com/news/2016/12/students-file-complaint-against-trump-bashing-professor-001322279.html