July 19 Evening Edition

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Republican Party at war with itself hits the wall on health care.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republican-party-health-care-20170718-story.html
— Five more lobbying violations tied to Emanuel personal emails – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-chicago-lobbying-violations-met-0720-20170719-story.html
— Governor, sign ‘Denny’s Law’ on serious sex offenses like Hastert committed – Editorial  (DIERSEN: If you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-hastert-release-statute-limitations-edit-0720-20170719-story.html
— Water department email scandal spreads to private contract worker – Ray Long and Todd Lighty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-water-department-emails-met-0720-20170719-story.html
— Social Security is running out of money and time – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-social-security-insolvent-edit-0720-20170719-story.html
— Illinois governor candidates should ‘campaign’ by getting things done – EDITORIAL (DIERSEN: What have you gotten done?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for all the problems a) that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois has had since 2005, b) that the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee has had since 2003, c) that the Milton Township Republican Central Committee has had since 2000, d) that the Illinois Center Right Coalition has had since 2003, and e) that the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter has had since 2001.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-rauner-governor-election-campaign-edit-0719-md-20170718-story.html
— Around 155 arrested in U.S. Capitol protests – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-capitol-protests-arrests-20170719-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Political hiring laid groundwork for racist emails, alderman says – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/political-hiring-laid-groundwork-for-racist-emails-alderman-says/
— Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-refugee-ban-enforcement/
— New Rauner hire Brittany Carl compared abortion to Nazi eugenics in blog post – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/new-rauner-hire-compared-abortion-to-nazi-eugenics-in-blog-post/
— CPS principals await budgets — later than ever, with uncertain funding – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-principals-await-budgets-later-than-ever-with-uncertain-funding/
— 1st image of ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert after release from prison
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/1st-image-of-ex-house-speaker-dennis-hastert-after-release-from-prison/
— Rosie O’Donnell draws criticism over online anti-Trump game – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rosie-odonnell-draws-criticism-over-online-anti-trump-game/
— Trump questions motive of states not turning over voter data – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-election-integrity-states-voter-info/
— Water Department bigots versus institutional racism in Chicago – Editorial  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors talked and acted like Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion required them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/water-department-bigots-versus-institutional-racism-in-chicago/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Fitch agrees: Chicago hit mini-jackpot in new state budget – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170719/BLOGS02/170719829/fitch-agrees-chicago-hit-mini-jackpot-in-new-state-budget
— Daley vows Kennedy fundraising shakeup – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Democrats raise money from individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170719/BLOGS02/170719834/daley-vows-kennedy-fundraising-shakeup
— 32 million more uninsured under Obamacare repeal bill, CBO says – Bloomberg  (DIERSEN: What has helped you afford health care insurance?  For me, it was my being a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, and for my wife and I, since 1997 and for the rest of our lives, it will continue to be my being a federal retiree. The federal government pays 75% of my and my wife’s health insurance premiums.  In addition, we are both covered by Medicare.  Of course, the aforesaid aggravates the hatred that my critics, their operatives, and their dupes have against me.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170719/NEWS02/170719823/senate-repeal-bill-would-leave-32-million-more-uninsured-cbo-says

 

ABC7
— Gov. Rauner criticized for handling of flooding aftermath – Karen Jordan  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do? Mine criticize not only what I have or have not done during my entire life, but they criticize everything that everyone has done or not done during their entire lives.)
http://abc7chicago.com/weather/gov-rauner-criticized-for-handling-of-flooding-aftermath/2234107/

 

NBC5
— Mug Shot of Disheveled Dennis Hastert Released  The 74-year-old was serving time for violating banking laws by trying to pay $3.5 million to silence a man who says he was abused by Hastert when the former speaker was a high school wrestling coach decades ago
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Hastert-Mugshot-Released-435491893.html

 

WLS AM
— Roskam criticizes Republican Senators on healthcare – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/07/19/roskam-criticizes-republican-senators-on-healthcare/

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— HASTERT FITTED WITH ELECTRONIC MONITOR; PHOTO RELEASED
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170719/AP/307199783

 

STATELINE
— Gov. Rauner’s New Team Consists Mostly of Political Outsiders  Staff shakeup made in aftermath of budget defeat – Mark Maxwell
http://www.mystateline.com/news/gov-rauners-new-team-mostly-political-outsiders/769169764

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD

— House Democrats ask FBI to look into Ivanka Trump’s security clearance  Same congressmen goes after Kushner clearance – DANIELLA DIAZ (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who asked a) for my sick leave requests to be investigated in 1968 and 1969, b) for my partial day per diem requests to be investigated in 1974 (SEE: http://www.gao.gov/products/463866), and c) for my education deductions to be investigated in 1978.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/house-democrats-ask-fbi-to-look-into-ivanka-trumps-security-clearance/769188861

 

KFVS 12
— Gov. Rauner signs bill addressing teacher shortage in IL – Joshua Murray (DIERSEN: What shortages did you fill?  GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/35922139/gov-rauner-signs-bill-addressing-teacher-shortage-in-il

 

GOPUSA
— Hate for ‘Made in America’ – Michelle Malkin
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27356
— Transit officials won’t release criminal surveillance video: It’s racist
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27272
— Teen Vogue Defends Teaching Kids How to Engage in Sodomy
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27350
— American legal protections are disappearing  (DIERSEN: Legal protections are DECREASING for individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and INCREASING for those that are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27329

 

NEWSMAX
— USPS Broke Law by Letting Employees Do Clinton Campaign Work – Joe Crowe
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/USPS-Hatch-Act/2017/07/19/id/802532/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Trump: Protecting The Ballot Box Is Necessary To ‘Make America Great Again’ – Alex Pfeiffer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/19/trump-protecting-the-ballot-box-is-necessary-to-make-america-great-again/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— HOW MEDIA BECAME PURVEYORS OF ‘FAKE NEWS’  Jane Chastain explains history of link between reporters, government staffers
http://www.wnd.com/2017/07/how-media-became-purveyors-of-fake-news/

 

BREITBART
— GOP, Dems Plotting ‘DREAM Act’ for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/07/19/gop-dems-plotting-dream-act-illegal-aliens/

 

THE BLAZE
— Gay activist says it’s time to target Christians: Time to ‘punish the wicked’ – Sarah Taylor
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/19/gay-activist-says-its-time-to-target-christians-time-to-punish-the-wicked/
— Christians, it’s simple: if that TV show won’t bring you closer to God — don’t watch it – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-christians-its-simple-if-that-tv-show-wont-bring-you-closer-to-god-dont-watch-it/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Is media responsible for America’s current ‘civil war’? – Steve Jordahl
https://www.onenewsnow.com/media/2017/07/18/is-media-responsible-for-americas-current-civil-war#.WW6OVEWxXik.facebook

 

DAILY WIRE
— Our Corrupt Media Is Now Haunted By All The Precedents They Set While Colluding With Obama – ByJOHN NOLTE
http://www.dailywire.com/news/18655/our-corrupt-media-now-haunted-all-precedents-they-john-nolte#

 

AMERICA MAGAZINE
— Chicago’s Cardinal Cupich: Saying gay, lesbian and L.G.B.T. is a step toward respect – Michael J. O’Loughlin
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2017/07/18/chicagos-cardinal-cupich-saying-gay-lesbian-and-lgbt-step-toward

 

THE HILL
— Democrats launch ‘no confidence’ resolution against Trump – MIKE LILLIS
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/342725-dems-launch-no-confidence-resolution-against-trump

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Implores GOP Senators to Come Together Over Troubled Health Bill  Trump tells senators they were close to a deal and shouldn’t leave town for summer break without one – Louise Radnofsky
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senators-lunch-with-trump-over-health-bills-troubles-1500483205
— Money for Nothing? Universal Basic Income Gains Traction  Mark Zuckerberg is drawing new attention to the concept of giving everyone a salary. (DIERSEN: How big of a “Universal Basic Income” would it take get you to stop working – $15,000, $20,000, $25,000, $30,000, $35,000, $40,000, $45,000, $50,000, or more?
http://www.barrons.com/video/money-for-nothing-universal-basic-income-gains-traction/5E29719E-139E-4EAB-AD5D-C760258ACEA9.html

 

NEWSWEEK
— HOW PUTIN HELPED TRUMP DEFEAT HIS REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RIVALS – RYAN GOODMAN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Republican candidates in Illinois who lose primary and/or general elections that me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails caused them to lose.  While I held the following positions, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Republican candidates who lost primary and/or general elections that what I did and/or did not do in the following positions caused them to lose: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and/or they a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
http://www.newsweek.com/how-putin-helped-trump-defeat-his-gop-primary-rivals-638986

 

FORBES
— 10 Ways To Raise A Kid Who Can Handle Money (And Isn’t An Entitled Jerk) – Diana Hembree
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianahembree/2017/07/19/10-ways-to-raise-a-kid-who-can-handle-money-and-isnt-an-entitled-jerk/#47f7a73a469a
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 7. Encourage him to limit work during high school to no more than 15 hours a week…. Studies show students who work more than that are less likely to get a college degree. The summer’s the time to fire on all engines (you may want to see whether your city offers stipends or hourly wages for summer jobs involving teens.) 8. …And to get a part-time job while in college. Interestingly, research shows that students who work in an on-campus job up to 20 hours a week get higher grades than those who don’t, according to Kobliner. According to a study from the University of California at Merced, “Kids who help pay for their college costs, whether they need to or not, feel more invested in their education because they are more invested financially.”)

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “It sounds like the White House’s attempts to help the GOP healthcare bill were a disaster.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-health-care-bill-senate-trump-2017-7

 

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “AFTER TRUMPCARE’S COLLAPSE, REPUBLICANS FACE A BRUTAL REALITY.”
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/07/after-trumpcares-collapse-republicans-face-a-harsh-reality

July 19 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic group airs TV ads attacking Rauner on school funding bill – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-school-funding-ad-20170719-story.html
— Rahm, enjoy your ‘vacation’ from Chicago – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-rahm-emanuel-europe-0719-20170718-column.html
— Liberal America has a political violence problem – Albert Eisenberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-liberals-antifa-violence-20170718-story.html
— In defense of bureaucracy to protect the little people – Ron Grossman  (DIERSEN: Who/what has protected you?  For me, it has been federal civil service protections.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-trump-west-bureaucracy-grossman-20170712-story.html
— Armed men hold up Naperville restaurant, police say
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-armed-robbery-st-0721-20170719-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: Grocery store’s video gambling opens new wagering frontier in suburbs – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170719/grocery-stores-video-gambling-opens-new-wagering-frontier-in-suburbs
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: Bella’s to combine restaurant, wine market, gambling in Wheeling
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20170719/bellas-to-combine-restaurant-wine-market-gambling-in-wheeling
— Investigation continues into controversial photo of Barrington High students – Bob Susnjara
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170718/investigation-continues-into-controversial-photo-of-barrington-high-students
— Armed men rob person outside Naperville restaurant – Lee Filas
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170719/armed-men-rob-person-outside-naperville-restaurant

 

WTTW
— What Does It Cost to Run for Governor in Illinois? – Amanda Vinicky  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What does it cost to be eligible to be hired by the federal government at the GS-7 level, currently $44,853? ANSWER: The cost to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree. QUESTION: What does it cost to be eligible to be hired by the federal government at the GS-9 level, currently $54,864? ANSWER: The cost to earn a job-related master’s degree.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/07/18/what-does-it-cost-run-governor-illinois

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield Park Board should reject video gambling at Sliders stadium – Anita Bedell, Executive Director of the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170717/letter-springfield-park-board-should-reject-video-gambling-at-sliders-stadium

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— To the incumbents go the campaign spoils – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-07-19/tom-kacich-incumbents-go-campaign-spoils.html
— Vermilion board chairman Mike Marron ‘ready for the challenge’ of Hays’ seat – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-07-19/vermilion-board-chairman-ready-challenge-hays-seat.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Here comes your bailout for the financially-mismanaged Chicago Public Schools – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article161723983.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Illinois ending most paper professional license renewals  (DIERSEN: I became a licensed CPA in 1981.)
http://www.qconline.com/business/illinois-ending-most-paper-professional-license-renewals/article_9fbef8d7-f471-5068-876a-4fd5c6bcd205.html#new_tab

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— OUTSTANDING: Joliet denies license for cafe gambling on Larkin Avenue – BOB OKON
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/07/18/joliet-denies-license-for-cafe-gambling-on-larkin-avenue/abb5eda/
— Wheaton City Council approves final plans for Loretto Club housing development – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/07/18/wheaton-city-council-approves-final-plans-for-loretto-club-housing-development/acl7amf/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Protesters “drop dead” in rally against AHCA – Esther Kwon  (DIERSEN: Protesters want a) Republicans to pay for health care for Democrats and b) those who have more money to pay for health care for those who have less money.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/protesters-drop-dead-in-rally-against-ahca

 

WJBD RADIO
— Trump’s election commission holds first meeting amid pushback  (DIERSEN: Democrats pushback at any and all efforts to stop voter fraud.)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2017/07/19/trumps-election-commission-holds-first-meeting-amid-pushback

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— President Trump to nominate Caterpillar board member as Russian ambassador  Huntsman served as ambassador to China from 2009 to 2011 – Pierce Roberson
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/president-trump-to-nominate-caterpillar-board-member-as-russian-ambassador/768670776
— Letting Obamacare fail ‘cynical, sinister,’ Booker says  Democrats not invited to participate  (DIERSEN: The Democrats’ wasting of my federal career and their forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” was “cynical, sinister.”  If I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old. While I worked for the federal government, extremely few of my coworkers earned job-related master’s degrees, job-related professional certifications, or job-related professional licenses.  I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/letting-obamacare-fail-cynical-sinister-booker-says/768781203

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— How Much Money Could Chicago Save By Reducing Violence?  Substantial anti-violence programs aren’t cheap, but neither is violence. – WHET MOSER
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/July-2017/How-Much-Money-Could-Chicago-Save-By-Reducing-Violence/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Is 10th CD R Primary Doug Bennett running against an Independent? Jeff – Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/07/is-10th-cd-r-primary-doug-bennett-running-against-an-independent-berkowitz-wbennett-cableweb/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— Illinois budget post-mortem: What remains, what made it, what didn’t … – BGA
https://rebootillinois.com/2017/07/18/illinois-budget-post-mortem-bga/

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Rauner pays new staff lucrative salaries  “All of us owe them a debt of gratitude.” – Mark Maxwell (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  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 32.)
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/rauner-pays-new-staff-lucrative-salaries/768887237
— Rauner opposes Trumpcare after it stalls  Obamacare repeal dies in Senate – Mark Maxwell
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/rauner-opposes-trumpcare-after-it-stalls/768884783

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— McCaleb: After two wins, Madigan plays political game with school funding – Dan McCaleb
https://www.ilnews.org/opinion/mccaleb-after-two-wins-madigan-plays-political-game-with-school/article_a8e255f6-6c0a-11e7-a843-83ccd44bf811.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— HB 1785: “They’re as Good at Math as They are at Biology” – Ralph Rivera and John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/podcast/spotlight-049/
— Donald Trump’s Pro-Family Remarks in Poland Should Leave Conservatives Optimistic – Joshua Denton
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/07/donald-trumps-pro-family-remarks-in-poland-should-leave-conservatives-optimistic/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— New Survey Shows We Are Approaching a Post-Christian America – Joshua Denton (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want America to be anti-Christian.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/new-survey-shows-approaching-post-christian-america/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— They’re back!
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/19/theyre-back/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The last press release I received from the Illinois Republican Party on state issues was July 7th, the Friday before the Monday Rauner purge began… On Monday, the Chicago Machine tipped its hand on SB1. After months claiming that SB1 was about fixing the school funding formula, Chicago Public Schools started making the unsubstantiated argument that an amendatory veto of the bill to remove the Chicago bailout would change the “fundamental purpose” of the legislation. It’s a clear admission by the Chicago Machine that the “fundamental purpose” of SB1 is a Chicago pension bailout, and not school funding reform. It’s time Madigan Democrats in the General Assembly either send SB1 to Governor Rauner for an amendatory veto to remove the Chicago bailout, or pass true bipartisan school funding reform that excludes a multi-hundred million dollar bailout of Chicago at the expense of schools across the state. Otherwise, this is just another case of Mike Madigan and his machine holding Illinois hostage for his Chicago agenda.)
— “You’re paying folks too much”  (DIERSEN: 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 32.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/19/youre-paying-folks-too-much/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “The Rauner couple’s unhealthy obsession with media and messaging.”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/18/the-rauner-couples-%e2%80%9cunhealthy-obsession-with-media-and-messaging%e2%80%9d/

 

GOPUSA
— Liberal Values Are Bankrupting Us – Star Parker
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27354

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Archbishop rips Vatican-approved magazine’s ‘ignorant’ attack on pro-Trump Catholics – Claire Chretien
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archbishop-chaput-rips-vatican-approved-magazines-willfully-ignorant-attack
— Same-sex ‘marriage’: Religious right was right all along – Charles LiMandri
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/same-sex-marriage-religiousright-was-right-all-along

 

DAILY CALLER
— Ending DACA Puts America First – Scott Greer
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/18/ending-daca-puts-america-first/

 

NEWSMAX
— Target’s Chief Sounds Alarm on Pullback by Hispanic Shoppers – Jonathan Weiss  (DIERSEN: Are you shopping less, and if so, since when and why?  I have been shopping less since 1997 when my income dropped $72,135/year or 59% because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”  Instead of a $122,991 GS-13 Step 10 salary, I have a $50,856 pension.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/Economy/target-hispanics-shopping-shoppers/2017/07/19/id/802498/
— GOP Becoming Party of Bad Faith – Rich Lowry
http://www.newsmax.com/RichLowry/obamacare-repeal-republican-senate/2017/07/18/id/802332/

 

BREITBART
— Liberal Republican Senators to Block Defunding Planned Parenthood in Obamacare Repeal – DR. SUSAN BERRY
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/19/2015-clean-obamacare-repeal-bill-defunded-planned-parenthood-one-year/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— DIRTY 2 DOZEN GOP REPS BOW TO ‘TRANS’ DEMANDS  Linda Harvey asks, should taxpayers pay for soldiers’ artificial genitals? – LINDA HARVEY
http://www.wnd.com/2017/07/dirty-2-dozen-gop-reps-bow-to-trans-demands/

 

THE HILL
— ICE chief praises Trump, plans to send more agents to sanctuary cities – JOSH DELK
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/342580-ice-director-trump-has-taken-the-handcuffs-off-law-enforcement
— GOP forms circular firing squad – NIALL STANAGE
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/342630-the-memo-gop-forms-circular-firing-squad

 

POLITICO
— COST OF RAUNER’S NEW HIRES – Natasha Korecki
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/illinois-playbook/2017/07/19/politico-illinois-playbook-rahm-in-milan-while-rome-is-burning-hastert-already-out-of-prison-cost-of-rauner-new-hires-221398
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We asked the governor’s office what the new staff members — most of whom hail from the Illinois Policy Institute — were paid. Here are salaries for six staffers Rauner hired since last week: Kristina Rasmussen — Chief of Staff — $170,000; Diana Rickert – Deputy Chief of Staff of Communications – $165,000; Laurel Patrick – Communications Director – $120,000; Michael Lucci -Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy – $140,000; Brittany Carl – Communications Specialist – $45,000; Meghan Keenan – Communications Specialist – $45,000)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Voter Purges Are Coming – VANITA GUPTA  (DIERSEN: Are you a precinct committeeman/captain?  How much deadwood is there in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/opinion/donald-trump-voting-rights-purge.html
— The Top Jobs in Trump’s Administration Are Mostly Vacant: Who’s to Blame? – KAREN YOURISH and GREGOR AISCH (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/07/17/us/politics/trump-appointments.html

 

USA TODAY
— Still looking for a raise? The fight for a higher minimum wage to continue in 2018 – Charisse Jones and Kellie Ell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/07/14/states-and-cities-do-what-federal-government-wont-raise-minimum-wage/443111001/
— Women are talking and these companies make them happiest – N’dea Yancey-Bragg  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates had told them that my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates WHO WERE WOMEN would be much happier if the federal government got rid of its employees who were men, and especially those who were Republican, White, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/07/17/women-talking-and-these-companies-make-them-happiest/479719001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 2-year-old start-up just released its 2017 rankings of the best companies where women are happiest. Companies with the top rankings: Boston Consulting Group, Dell, Accenture, PepsiCo, General Electric, Salesforce, Deloitte, PwC, Vanguard Group, Apple, American Express, Kaiser Permanente, Thomson, Reuters.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Balancing Religion and the Office. – Francesca Fontana  (DIERSEN: What religion are you?  I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL).  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years in 3 different agencies, I do not recall any of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, or subordinates being MSLs.  Most, if virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes disapprove of MSLs, if not despise MSLs, if not hate MSLs.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that MSLs are “too conservative.”)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-religion-at-work-still-taboo-not-everywhere-1500386401

 

BLOOMBERG
— Chicago’s Graduation Policy Doesn’t Make the Grade  Requiring students to have a formal plan after high school could put more of them at risk.  (DIERSEN: What was your plan when you were in high school?)
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-07-18/chicago-s-graduation-policy-doesn-t-make-the-grade

 

FED SMITH
— House Budget Committee Targets Federal Employee Pensions – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: I was a federal employee for almost 30 years (1966-1969 and 1971-1997) and I have been a retired federal employee for almost 20 years. Ever-increasingly, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems and those who paint themselves as being advocates for the aforesaid promote hatred of federal employees and hatred of retired federal employees. If someone promoted hatred of you, what would you do about it?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/07/19/house-budget-committee-targets-federal-employee-pensions/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For retired federal employees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), COLAs would be reduced by 0.5%.)

 

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 426 West Elm Street, Wheaton – $329,900
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/1_fs/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447952_zpid/

July 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— What’s made in your state? White House hosts Made in America Showcase
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-hosts-made-in-america-showcase/2230831/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/father-of-4-forced-to-part-with-family;-will-be-deported-to-mexico/2229776/

 

NBC5
— Republican State Senator Sam McCann May Challenge Rauner in Primary – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/republican-state-senator-sam-mccann-weighs-run-against-rauner-435230603.html
— Berrios Faces County Board’s Questions on Property Tax System – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/joe-berrios-hearing-cook-county-board-435267953.html

 

CBS2
— Berrios Under Fire Again Regarding Property Tax System
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/18/berrios-under-fire-again-regarding-property-tax-system/

 

WLS AM
— Adam Kinzinger criticizes Trump son over Russian meeting
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/07/18/republican-congressman-criticizes-trump-son-over-russian-meeting/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Together, Pritzker, Rauner spending $120,000 a day on campaign – Tina Sfondeles and Mitchell Armentrout
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/together-pritzker-rauner-spending-120000-a-day-on-campaign/
— ‘Let Obamacare fail,’ Trump declares as GOP plan collapses – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/health-care-bill-collapse-leaves-divided-gop-at-crossroads/
— Rauner interviewed ‘body man’ fired on first day, former staffers say – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-interviewed-body-man-fired-on-first-day-former-staffers-say/
— IG alleges preferential parking scheme on streets near United Center – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/ig-alleges-preferential-parking-scheme-on-streets-near-united-center/
— Trump is doing exactly what his supporters expect him to do – Neil Steinberg
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-trump-is-doing-exactly-what-his-supporters-expect-him-to-do/
— CAMPAIGN SCORECARD: Money raised and spent in governor’s race – Mitchell Armentrout and Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/campaign-scorecard-money-raised-and-spent-in-governors-race/
— Health insurance American-style is always a disaster – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/kadner-health-insurance-american-style-is-always-a-disaster/
— Rep Steven Andersson who helped end budget impasse is uncommitted on school bill – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-rep-who-helped-end-budget-impasse-is-uncommitted-on-school-bill/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Let Obamacare fail,’ Trump says after GOP health care plan collapses – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-health-care-bill-20170718-story.html
— Big-dollar donations show why governor race to be most expensive in Illinois history – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-governor-race-campaign-fundraising-met-0719-20170718-story.html
— Doings-area lawmakers fear property tax, workers’ comp reforms died with Illinois budget – Kimberly Fornek
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/hinsdale/news/ct-dhd-state-budget-followup-tl-0720-20170718-story.html
— Obamacare wins again as GOP adds to its list of stalled legislation – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-obamacare-health-care-repeal-page-perspec-0719-jm-20170718-story.html
— Nasty Women Oak Park art event to raise funds for Planned Parenthood of Illinois – Caitlin Mullen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-nasty-women-art-tl-0720-2-20170718-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “Rauner lurches from crisis to crisis.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-rauner-budget-crisis-school-funding-zorn-perspec-0719-md-20170718-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “Bruce Rauner doesn’t care.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-rauner-flooding-disaster-perspec-20170718-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The U.S. will pay a price for Trump’s stunning incompetence.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-incompetent-president-20170718-story.html
— County officials quiz Berrios about fairness of his office – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cook-county-board-assessor-berrios-met-20170718-story.html
— Dennis Hastert released from prison but still faces sex-offender treatment – Christy Gutowski, Jason Meisner and Elyssa Cherney
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dennis-hastert-released-chicago-20170718-story.html
— ‘Campaign’ by getting things done. Say, Democrats, where are those reforms? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-rauner-governor-election-campaign-edit-0719-md-20170718-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage starts process to remove land from taxing district – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170718/dupage-starts-process-to-remove-land-from-taxing-district

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Black backs Vermilion chairman in 104th District GOP race – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-07-18/black-backs-vermilion-chairman-104th-district-gop-race.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Caterpillar asks “Does Caterpillar speak with a forked yellow tongue?”
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170718/luciano-does-caterpillar-speak-with-forked-yellow-tongue

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Here’s where Illinois stands on Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission – Roger Schlueter
http://www.bnd.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/answer-man/article161905908.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois’ Gubernatorial Race: One of the Nation’s Priciest – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-gubernatorial-race-one-nations-priciest#stream/0

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Democrats say Gov. Scott Walker accepted donation from marijuana trade group – Lillian Price
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2017/07/18/walkers-drug-testing-proposal-faces-criticism-democrats/487578001/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Breen: Democrat’s school funding bill latest in series of “blackmail” bills – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/breen-democrat-s-school-funding-bill-latest-in-series-of/article_6a391f56-6b56-11e7-8dc7-4f031db91327.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives calls Besler ideal choice for Rauner re-election bid – Caitlin Nordahl
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511149745-ives-calls-besler-ideal-choice-for-rauner-re-election-bid

 

CAPITOL FAX
— The real danger with the way the Rauner purge is being handled
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/18/the-real-danger-with-the-way-the-rauner-purge-is-being-handled/
— Bill Black endorses candidate for Hays seat
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/18/bill-black-endorses-candidate-for-hays-seat/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Congress’ Plan To Eliminate Government Waste: Create A New Commission – Thomas Phippen
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/18/congress-plan-to-eliminate-government-waste-create-a-new-commission/

 

CNN
— Hastert victim ‘surprised’ at former speaker’s early release – Sophie Tatum
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18/politics/dennis-hastert-investigation-cnntv/index.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— GOP again hits federal retirement in latest budget plan – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/07/18/gop-again-hits-federal-retirement-in-latest-budget-plan/
— Report calls for new civil service system with more power to agencies – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/07/18/report-calls-for-new-civil-service-system-with-more-power-to-agencies/

 

CATO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, CATO makes it clear that it exists a) to elect and reelect Democrats and b) to promote cheap labor.
https://www.cato.org/blog/north-carolina-other-states-should-reconsider-e-verify
https://www.cato.org/blog/e-verify-does-not-lower-unemployment

 

FED SMITH
— Union Exec: EPA Has Sent Over 1,000 Buyout Notices to Employees – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: Have you gotten a buyout notice?  I did in 1993 when I was 45 years old. In 1993, GAO sent $25,000 buyout notices to all its employees like me who had 25 or more years of federal service.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/07/18/union-exec-epa-sent-1000-buyout-notices-employees/

July 18 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner quickly hires new lead political operative as staff shuffle continues – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-new-adviser-20170718-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites use Chicago water department employees to blame all the problems that minorities have on Whites.  Who hired and supervised the Chicago Water department employees?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-water-department-emails-dahleen-glanton-20170717-column.html
— It’s getting harder for kids to move up the economic ladder. He’s got ideas how to fix that. – Kate MacArthur  (DIERSEN: If you earn/earned more money than your parents, what are the main reasons for that? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, he fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, he died suddenly from heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21, and he never earned more than about $40,000 a year in today’s dollars. My mother never attended high school and did not get a job until after my father died. According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I earned more money than my parents because I was born a healthy White male, I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I have always been privileged, I avoided the draft, and the federal government grossly overpaid me.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-bsi-cmap-lazaro-lopez-20170713-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The percentage of Americans earning more than their parents did at the same age has plunged over the past 50 years, especially in Illinois and other Midwestern states. For Chicago-area residents to improve their ability to move up the economic ladder, we must change our education and employment systems, says Lazaro Lopez, chair of the Illinois Community College Board. He will be a panelist on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s July 19 forum on the future of economic opportunity. It’s part of an effort to engage community members as the agency prepares to develop its 2050 regional plan.)
— Dennis Hastert returns to Illinois to complete sentence after ‘fall from grace’ – Christy Gutowski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dennis-hastert-released-chicago-20170718-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner tops all gov candidates in cash; Pritzker has most among Dems – Mitchell Armentrout
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-tops-all-gov-candidates-in-cash-pritzker-has-most-among-dems/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rauner reported $20,639,341.82 in contributions, with the bulk coming from Illinois’ richest man, Ken Griffin, who dumped $20 million into Rauner’s campaign fund in May. That individual contribution was second in size in state history only to the one that Rauner gave himself last December — $50 million. The incumbent’s campaign spent $3,398,395.34 — including a $1.5 million contribution to the Illinois Republican party — and it’s on the hook for $39,625 in other debts and obligations. Rauner also reported $68,221.41 in in-kind contributions. With $67,633,577.05 cash on hand, his war chest dwarfs his Democratic challengers.)
— Dennis Hastert out of Minnesota prison – Jon Seidel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dennis-hastert-out-of-minnesota-prison-bop-records-show/
–DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, Democrats shout that the only reason why government should exist is a) to take money away from those who have more money and b) to give that money to those who have less money.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/jackson-trumps-cold-hearted-agenda-is-immoral/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Encourage good media – Lee Hamilton  (DIERSEN: Who manipulates/dominates you?  My critics/opponents focus on having their operatives and their dupes destroy individuals, destroy organizations, destroy companies, destroy governments, and destroy countries that they cannot manipulate/dominate. They want to destroy me because they cannot manipulate/dominate me.  So far, their tremendous efforts to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out has been unsuccessful.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20170718/encourage-good-media

 

ABC7
— Dennis Hastert released from federal prison in Minnesota – AP  (DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. All during the time (2000-2005) that Diersen v. GAO (
https://gopillinois.com/documents/) was pending in the federal courts in Chicago, Dennis Hastert was the Speaker of the House, Peter Fitzgerald was my U.S. Senator, and Henry Hyde was my U.S. Representative.  One could conclude a) that because Fitzgerald appointed both the district court judge in the case and the attorney who represented GAO, b) that because GAO never offered to settle, c) that because the district court denied my 7th Amendment rights and granted GAO summary judgment, and d) that because the appellate court upheld that decision, that Hastert, Fitzgerald, and Hyde sided with the Democrats who ran GAO, that is, that Hastert, Fitzgerald, and Hyde favored patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.  Hyde may have tried to help me because in 1989, he intervened for me, and if he had not done that, the Democrats who ran GAO back then might have succeeded in getting rid of me.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always sided with the Democrats who ran/run GAO.)
http://abc7chicago.com/news/dennis-hastert-released-from-federal-prison-in-minnesota/2229162/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Caterpillar honored at White House Made in America event
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/caterpillar-honored-at-white-house-made-in-america-event-07-18-2017

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner demands school funding bill so he can cut Chicago money – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170717/rauner-demands-school-funding-bill-so-he-can-cut-chicago-money

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Big dogs fight, again … with schools at risk – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-07-18/jim-dey-big-dogs-fight-again-schools-risk.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Caterpillar ‘ready to pull out all the stops’ for tax reform – Matt Buedel
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170717/caterpillar-ready-to-pull-out-all-stops-for-tax-reform

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— No red carpet for Trump, says London Mayor Khan  Opposes president on immigration – SAMUEL BURKE AND HILARY CLARKE
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/no-red-carpet-for-trump-says-london-mayor-khan/767528406

 

CHIAGOIST
— The Mass, Post-Budget Exodus From Rauner’s Office Keeps Rolling On
http://chicagoist.com/2017/07/18/mass_exodus_from_rauners_office_con.php

 

CHICAGO NOW
— A 10th CD contested Republican Primary: Berkowitz w/Doug Bennett
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/07/a-10th-cd-contested-republican-primary-berkowitz-wdoug-bennett-cableweb/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois congressmen: Republican voters should be angry if Obamacare repeal fails – Benjamin Yount
https://www.ilnews.org/news/health/illinois-congressmen-republican-voters-should-be-angry-if-obamacare-repeal/article_e288f054-6a9c-11e7-8d39-8b1d2125ed36.html

 

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Employment Opportunity: Election Warehouse Laborer
http://www.dupageco.org/HR/Jobs/55340/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Urge Governor Rauner: Please Veto These Two Terrible Bills (HB 1785 and HB 40) – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/urge-governor-rauner-please-veto-two-terrible-bills/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Poll: Rauner disapproval at 49 percent  (DIERSEN: Who focuses on driving up your disapproval rating?  What do you say to “Republicans” who hint/imply/argue/shout that I drive up their disapproval ratings a) by my including links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that they disapprove of and b) by my complaining when they fail/refuse to defend/advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and/or the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling?)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/18/poll-rauner-disapproval-at-49-percent/
— The one-day body man (DIERSEN: It seems to be increasingly obvious that there are too many anti-Rauners in the Rauner administration who leak information to Rich Miller and to the rest of the Democrat news media to harm Rauner.  These anti-Rauners do not want anyone to first learn of anything by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/18/the-one-day-body-man/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I had been saving this little tidbit for subscribers tomorrow, but I’m sure there will be plenty of other stuff to tell them. Rauner did, indeed, personally interview Tracy according to my own sources…)

 

GOPUSA
— Bloody Chicago: 56 wounded, 11 fatally, in weekend shootings
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27296
— Years of Dishonesty Cost the GOP
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27283

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— ORGANIZING FOR ANARCHY  His party may be falling apart, but Obama’s community organizing group is going strong. – Matthew Vadum
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267308/organizing-anarchy-matthew-vadum

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Outsiders vs. Insiders: Unity-challenged GOP has come a long way since last year’s convention – Jeffrey A. Rendall  (DIERSEN: Do your critics/opponents paint you as being a political outsider or as a being political insider?)
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/26073-outsiders-vs-insiders-unity-challenged-gop-has-come-long-way-last-year%E2%80%99s-convention

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— JUNE 20, 2017 FLASHBACK: Denny Hastert and the D.C. Swamp – Lee Cary  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political position.)
http://canadafreepress.com/article/denny-hastert-and-the-d.c.-swamp

 

POLITICO
— RAUNER hiring imbroglio – Natasha Korecki (DIERSEN: Who considers you to be “dispensable?” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the following consider me to be dispensable: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, IRS, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes consider virtually everyone and everything to be dispensable.)
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/illinois-playbook/2017/07/18/politico-illinois-playbook-rauner-hiring-imbroglio-biss-leads-kennedy-pawar-in-fundraising-its-governor-vs-cps-again-221373
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Takeaway 1: It’s Proft and Illinois Policy Institute’s John Tillman who are key Rauner influencers right now. That’s driven out staffers who resigned in protest of the direction they believe Rauner is headed. Takeaway 2: Rauner has a major political problem on his hands because of how he’s handled his office shift. As evidenced by the former staffer quote above and numerous interviews of our own and reported elsewhere, the governor has obliterated any loyalty and potential confidences once held by many of the people who were the closest to his office and campaign for the last three years. More than one has commented that they feel the governor believes those close to him are “dispensable.” These are people who know where the bodies are buried. That means the drip, drip, drip of tidbits, tips and dirt, involving Rauner will be amped up just as he heads into reelection mode.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Old Truth Trips Up G.O.P. on Health Law: A Benefit Is Hard to Retract – JENNIFER STEINHAUER  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats want government to take more money from those who have more money and to give that money to those who have less money, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats want government to take more money from Republicans and to give that money to Democrats.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/17/us/politics/republican-party-health-care-law-obamacare.html

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Trends suggest high school seniors’ GPAs are inflated – Greg Toppo  (DIERSEN: If you seek a government office or a political office, sooner or later, your critics/opponents will post all the grades that you got in grade school, middle school, high school, and college unless they were all As.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/07/17/easy-a-nearly-half-hs-seniors-graduate-average/485787001/

 

CHARLESTON POST AND COURIER
— Civil service needs reform – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted patronage. Because I have always been a Republican, were it not for federal civil service protections, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/civil-service-needs-reform/article_9fae11f0-6818-11e7-a6a4-7ba99e1ee44c.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-cars promote electric cars.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/opinion/a-brighter-future-for-electric-cars-and-the-planet.html
— Getting Radical About Inequality – David Brooks  (DIERSEN: What would your superiors say that they did to fight income inequality?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, that they disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and that they disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.  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.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/opinion/inequality-pierre-bourdieu.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Who will be the next Trump staffer to go? – Post Opinions Staff  (DIERSEN: Who will be the next Rauner staffer to go?  Will Illinois Republicans again learn of that from the Democrat news media?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/07/18/who-will-be-the-next-trump-staffer-to-go/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— America’s Summer Labor Shortage  Trump’s 15,000 extra guest-worker visas aren’t nearly enough. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Would your critics/opponents have taken the summer jobs that I did when you were in high school and in college?  Few if any of my critics/opponents would have stooped to take the jobs that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers during the summers of 1962, 1963, and 1964; I washed dishes during the summer of 1965; I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during the summer of 1966; and I delivered mail during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-summer-labor-shortage-1500332657
— Banking Regulator Urges CFPB to Delay Rule Barring Mandatory Arbitration  Comptroller asks to vet data before consumer bureau proceeds with rule – Rachel Witkowski
https://www.wsj.com/articles/banking-regulator-urges-cfpb-to-delay-rule-barring-mandatory-arbitration-1500313048

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Chicago Cardinal Says ‘We Get the Leaders We Deserve’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats vote for candidates who are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-07-17/chicago-cardinal-says-we-get-the-leaders-we-deserve

July 17 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner staffers ‘dropping like flies’ in wave of firings, resignations – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-staffers-dropping-like-flies-in-wave-of-firings-resignations/
— Rauner aide fired for ‘unacceptable’ tweets — on his first day on job – Tina Sfondeles  (DIERSEN: Who recommended Ben Tracy? Who does background investigations for the Rauner Administration?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-aide-fired-for-unacceptable-tweets-on-his-first-day-on-job/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “body man” — a hand-picked assistant chosen to travel with him — was terminated on his first day of the job after a series of homophobic and racist comments were found on his Twitter page. Ben Tracy was chosen by the administration to replace Kyle Haevers, who was told on Sunday that he was being moved to another department. The administration on Monday confirmed Tracy’s termination. “These tweets are unacceptable. The individual in question is no longer an employee of our Administration,” Rauner’s Director of Communications Laurel Patrick said in an email. In several tweets, Tracy used the word f*****. In another he comments on a political story saying “Maybe body slamming reporters is the winning formula for republicans in IL?” The tweets were reposted by @RadicalCandorIL – a parody account that has criticized the governor since the rash of firings began last week.)
— City computers used to send ‘sexually explicit’ photos, video, IG says – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/city-computers-used-to-send-sexually-explicit-photos-video-ig-says/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Cardinal Blase Cupich blames Whites for the problems that minorities have, that is, Cupich demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Whites as being racists, that is, Cupich encourages minorities to hate Whites, that is, Cupich encourages minorities to get rid of Whites.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kapos-cupich-says-hopelessness-of-guns-racism-fueled-childs-death/
— Is it 2006 all over again? – Shia Kapos  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who shout at Gidwitz, at Oberweis, and at Brady that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails caused them to lose in 2006. To punish me for Brady’s loss, his supporters tried, but failed to have the Illinois Center Right Coalition censure me at its 2006 annual convention.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kapos-cupich-says-hopelessness-of-guns-racism-fueled-childs-death/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some Illinois Republicans are having deja vu, circa 2006. That’s when a divided GOP lost the governor’s race. Treasurer Judy Barr Topinka won the Republican nomination that year to challenge incumbent Democrat Rod Blagojevich. Topinka’s primary was brutal. She bested businessman Ron Gidwitz, dairyman Jim Oberweis and state Sen. Bill Brady. The race was so bitter that Oberweis, now a state senator, balked at endorsing Topinka. Divisiveness persisted into the general election and Topinka, who died a few years later, wasn’t able to convince voters that the party was unified. Fast-forward to Republican lawmakers recently defecting from Gov. Bruce Rauner on the vote to end a budget impasse. That split could have a similar effect on the coming gubernatorial election, according to a few GOP insiders.)
— CPS says Rauner can’t nix its pension money in new school funding bill – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-says-rauner-cant-nix-its-pension-money-in-new-school-funding-bill/
— Chronicle this — news website wants to fake you out – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/brown-chronicle-this-news-website-wants-to-fake-you-out/
— Krishnamoorthi leads in Illinois congressional fundraising – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-krishnamoorthi-leads-in-illinois-congressional-fundraising/
— Despite hiring surge, CPD on pace to break overtime record – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/despite-hiring-surge-cpd-on-pace-to-break-overtime-record/
— City supervisor called African-Americans ‘wild animals’ in email: IG – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/city-computers-used-to-send-sexually-explicit-photos-video-ig-says/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/ontiveros-documentary-shows-immigration-laws-toll-on-families/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner ‘body man’ fired first day on job after racially insensitive, homophobic tweets surface – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Who recommended Ben Tracy? Who does background investigations for the Rauner Administration?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-staffer-fired-racist-homophobic-statements-20170717-story.html
— Democrat Carendon Hills regulatory attorney Jennifer Zordani enters race to unseat Roskam – Suzanne Baker  (DIERSEN: One would expect Roskam’s opponents are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-zordani-for-roskam-seat-st-0719-20170717-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: She is one of six Democrats, five of whom are women, from across the Sixth Congressional District who’ve officially announced they’ll run in the March 20, 2018, primary for their shot at Roskam Nov. 6, 2018.)
— Rauner vows to veto education funding bill, demands Democrats send it to him – Kim Geiger and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-illinois-education-funding-met-0718-20170717-story.html
— Racist emails show Chicago official joked about ‘safari’ tour to see violence in black neighborhoods – Ray Long and Todd Lighty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-water-department-report-met-0718-20170717-story.html
— Trump officials order 15,000 new visas for low-wage, seasonal workers – Tracy Jan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-h2b-visas-low-wage-workers-20170717-story.html
— Asked about Trump, Cardinal Cupich says ‘we get the leaders we deserve’ – Kim Janssen  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, religious leaders act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-cardinal-cupich-donald-trump-0718-chicago-inc-20170717-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner hires political unknown Matthew Besler as campaign chief – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170717/BLOGS02/170719869/rauner-hires-political-unknown-as-campaign-chief
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Besler was not available for comment, and a couple of GOP campaign vets I spoke with say they do not know who he is. A statement released by the Illinois Republican Party says GOP officials consider him as “a talented leader who understands the political landscape, the state’s critical issues, and the opportunity facing Illinois Republicans in the 2018 election.” Besler’s LinkedIn page indicates he attended Northern Illinois University, worked as a legislative liaison for then-Cook County State’s Attorney Jack O’Malley, and then spent 11 years as director of public relations for Experian, an information services company. At the Illinois Opportunity Project, he worked with Ben Tracy. He is the man who was hired and then immediately fired by Rauner today as his traveling aide or “body man” after reports emerged of racist and homophobic social media posts by him. In an email, Proft confirmed that Tracy did work for the project under him and Besler as “a junior policy analyst” but the neither was aware of his tweets. We don’t use or condone that kind of language. He was wrong to say the things he said and he’s accepted the consequences.” Proft said Besler also worked for the House campaign organization.)
— Rauner rips CPS ‘raid’ as chaos spreads in his government – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170717/BLOGS02/170719877/rauner-rips-cps-raid-as-chaos-spreads-in-his-government
— The populist money man behind the Sun-Times buyout – LYNNE MAREK  (DIERSEN: One would expect that those behind the Sun-Times buyout are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170715/ISSUE01/170719896/the-populist-money-man-behind-the-sun-times-buyout
— Amazon plans sort center with up to 500 jobs – STEVEN R. STRAHLER  (DIERSEN: One would expect that all those hired will be one or more of the following: anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170717/CRED03/170719871/amazon-plans-sort-center-with-up-to-500-jobs

 

ABC7
— ‘Freedom’ coming for former House Speaker Hastert – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff
http://abc7chicago.com/news/freedom-coming-for-former-house-speaker-hastert/2227635/
— Delta hits back at Ann Coulter after her tweetstorm over seat mix-up – CNN
http://abc7chicago.com/travel/delta-hits-back-at-ann-coulter-after-her-tweetstorm-over-seat-mix-up/2225918/

 

NBC5
— Rauner’s ‘Body Man’ Fired on First Day Over ‘Unacceptable’ Tweets – Richard Ray and Mary Ann Ahern  (DIERSEN: Who recommended Ben Tracy? Who does background investigations for the Rauner Administration?)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Rauners-Body-Man-Fired-on-His-First-Day-Over-Unacceptable-Tweets-435048383.html
— CPS Decries Rauner’s Plan to Amendatory Veto School Funding Reform – Mary Ann Ahern and Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-school-funding-reform-rauner-cullerton-435039413.html
— Why Illinois Schools May Not Open in the Fall, Even With a Budget  The state’s current school funding formula assumes a baseline annual cost of educating a student – a number that has not changed since 2010 and has continually fallen short of the level recommended by education experts – Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-school-funding-reform-evidence-based-model-434971973.html

 

CBS2
— Rauner Threatens To Cut Part Of School-Funding Bill – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/17/school-funding-bill-cuts/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “41% of Americans think Trump should be impeached.”
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/268493527-story

 

WTTW
— Massive Overhaul in Governor Rauner’s Administration – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/07/17/massive-overhaul-governor-rauner-s-administration

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage forest preserve looking to buy land – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170717/dupage-forest-preserve-looking-to-buy-land

 

REPRESENTATIVE JEANNE IVES
— Hidden Budget Items Cost Taxpayers Even More
http://www.jeanneives.org/2017/07/hidden-budget-items-cost-taxpayers-even.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— New Rauner aide fired for past tweets (DIERSEN: Who recommended Ben Tracy? Who does background investigations for the Rauner Administration?)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170717/new-rauner-aide-fired-for-past-tweets

 

DEWITT DAILY NEWS
— Rauner Brushes Off Recent Hires As Political Learnings
http://dewittdailynews.com/local-news/314058

 

TIMES
— Watchdog group director wants Mautino charged – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/watchdog-group-director-wants-mautino-charged/article_965ee88d-a650-5177-8906-6ce566f58234.html

 

DNA INFO
— Chicago Officials Say Rauner’s Plan To Veto More Money For CPS Is Illegal – Heather Cherone
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170717/back-of-yards/chicago-officials-say-rauners-plan-veto-more-money-for-cps-is-illegal

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Poll: Americans say health care is most important issue  More pressing than jobs, terrorism, immigration – DYLAN STAFFORD  (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes who work for my critics/opponents have severe financial and/or health problems. They are furious that my wife and I have Medicare and that the federal government subsidizes $17,288 a year of our health, dental, and vision insurance because I am a federal retiree.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/poll-americans-say-health-care-is-most-important-issue/767663908
— Six months in, Trump has given just one solo press conference – TOM KLUDT
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/six-months-in-trump-has-given-just-one-solo-press-conference/767679660
— The White House is trying to kill the daily press briefing – CHRIS CILLIZZA  (DIERSEN: How often do the following have press briefings: Republican candidates on March 20, 2018 ballots, your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican county party organization, the Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, etc.?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/the-white-house-is-trying-to-kill-the-daily-press-briefing/767746695

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Joe Tirio Running for McHenry County Clerk
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/07/17/joe-tirio-running-for-mchenry-county-clerk/

 

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— Illini student Isabelle Lea Ausdal squeezes schoolwork into busy campus political schedule
http://rockislandtoday.com/stories/511148885-illini-student-squeezes-schoolwork-into-busy-campus-political-schedule

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Will County Republicans have full plate of events in August – Russell Boniface  (DIERSEN: What events do the following have scheduled in August: Republican candidates on March 20, 2018 ballots, your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican county party organization, the Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, etc.?)
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511147385-will-county-republicans-have-full-plate-of-events-in-august

 

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Andersson’s vote to pass budget brings backlash – April Bamburg
http://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/511149300-andersson-s-vote-to-pass-budget-brings-backlash

 

SANGAMON SUN
— GOP slams Madigan’s work toward ‘zero reforms,’ but rewards for himself – Kacie Whaley
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511146477-gop-slams-madigan-s-work-toward-zero-reforms-but-rewards-for-himself
— Rauner shakeup follows in wake of perceived political defeat – Hoang Tran
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511149333-rauner-shakeup-follows-in-wake-of-perceived-political-defeat

 

FAMILY-PAC
— Illinois “Sell Outs” Continued – Paul Caprio
http://mailchi.mp/933f56b0dfcf/illinois-sellouts-continued

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Rauner wants school funding bill on his desk, today – Emilee Fannon
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/rauner-urges-passage-of-school-funding-bill/767764482

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PROPERTY TAXES GROW FASTER THAN ILLINOISANS’ ABILITY TO PAY FOR THEM – John Klingner and Evelyn Hussey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/property-taxes-grow-faster-than-illinoisans-ability-to-pay-for-them/#new_tab

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— ABC News Vilifies Everyday Americans with “Hate Group” Headline – Monica Burke  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of the following groups vilify all others as being haters: anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/07/abc-news-vilifies-everyday-americans-with-hate-group-headline/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. IVES: HIDDEN BUDGET ITEMS COST ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS EVEN MORE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/rep-ives-hidden-budget-items-cost-illinois-taxpayers-even-more.html
— THORNER: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE “LIBERAL” AND THE NIGHTMARE SUCH THINKING WROUGHT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/thorner-what-it-means-to-be-liberal-and-the-nightmare-such-thinking-wrought.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? AT 5K RACE TO END HOMELESSNESS WITH TEAM PATLAK  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have not done enough to end homelessness.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/wheres-weyermuller-at-5k-race-to-end-homelessness-with-team-patlak.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Besler hired as Rauner’s “chief strategic advisor”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/17/besler-hired-as-rauners-chief-strategic-advisor/
— Fitch removes state from “Rating Watch Negative,” explains what could trigger downgrade
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/17/fitch-removes-state-from-rating-watch-negative-explains-what-could-trigger-downgrade/
— Rauner to school superintendents: “Don’t give in to a tyrant”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/17/rauner-to-school-superintendents-dont-give-in-to-a-tyrant/
— New Rauner communications staff officially announced
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/17/new-rauner-comms-staff-officially-announced/

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— College Students Back Bernie, But Do They Actually Know What Socialism Is?
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/07/17/college-students-cant-define-socialism-love-bernie-sanders
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many believed it to be a good thing, but numerous others could not come up with an explanation. Cabot Phillips, media director of Campus Reform.org, said on “Fox & Friends” the footage is not misrepresented and that a number of students believed socialism to be about “social justice for all [and] equality.” “Sadly, most people my age are being taught that competition is scary because there’s a chance of losing, but we need to make sure that everyone has an equal chance of opportunity, not outcome,” said Phillips. He noted that these students should learn about the results of socialist regimes, like in Venezuela.)

 

GOPUSA
— Leftist activists and media work hand in hand together
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27220
— Fox Business slams Seattle as ‘socialist hellhole’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=27213
— Pentagon to keep paying for sex-change surgeries thanks to Republicans
http://www.gopusa.com/pentagon-to-keep-paying-for-sex-change-surgeries-thanks-to-republicans/
— ACLU attacks election integrity
http://www.gopusa.com/aclu-attacks-election-integrity/

 

BRETIBART
— How Approval Polls and ‘Junk’ Journalism are Fake Views Pushed by Fake News – RAHEEM KASSAM
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/17/kassam-approval-ratings-public-polling-and-the-junk-journalism-from-the-propaganda-press/
— Speaker Ryan Squeezes 15,000 Extra H-2B Workers From DHS Chief John Kelly – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/17/speaker-ryan-squeezes-h-2b-workers-dhs-chief-john-kelly/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Women’s March Praises Cop-Killing Terrorist As ‘Sign Of Resistance’ – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/17/womens-march-praises-cop-killing-terrorist-as-sign-of-resistance/
— POLL: 52 Percent Of Americans Think Democratic Party Just Stands Against Trump – Amber Athey  (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party stands against more than just Trump.  It stands against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/17/poll-52-percent-of-americans-think-democratic-party-just-stands-against-trump/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— True compassion isn’t silent – it warns, with love – Dr. Michael L. Brown
https://www.onenewsnow.com/perspectives/michael-brown/2017/07/17/true-compassion-isnt-silent-it-warns-with-love
— AFA: This is on you, Republicans  A pro-family activist is publicly calling out two dozen Republican lawmakers who failed to support an amendment introduced by a congresswoman. – Chad Groening and Billy Davis
https://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2017/07/17/afa-this-is-on-you-republicans

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— SURPRISE! LEFTIST PROTESTERS MOSTLY LIVE WITH THEIR PARENTS – Kent Kellar  (DIERSEN: If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that after I graduated from NIU in August of 1970 when I was 21, I lived with my mother and brother who is 5 years younger than me in Crete until September of 1972. But that was a) because my father had died suddenly at age 47 in October of 1969, b) because my mother had never attended high school and she had never earned income, c) because I had applied for a financial hardship draft deferment to help support them, and d) because the job that I had gotten working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights did not pay that much.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/07/17/surprise-leftist-protesters-mostly-live-with-their-parents/

 

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti- Trump says “Trump Is Losing the Republican Congress.”
http://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/trump-is-losing-the-republican-congress

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in filling up metropolitan areas with those who are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/342427-republicans-face-growing-demographic-shift-in-west?rnd=1500330574

 

POLITICO
— Rauner fires staffer Ben Tracy with history of homophobic tweets – NATASHA KORECKI (DIERSEN: Who recommended Ben Tracy? Who does background investigations for the Rauner Administration?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/17/bruce-rauner-ben-tracy-homophobic-tweets-240640

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No. – AVANTIKA CHILKOTI
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/us/politics/marijuana-laws-state-federal.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Now that the GOP can replace ObamaCare, it’s suddenly got cold feet – Rich Lowry
http://nypost.com/2017/07/17/now-that-the-gop-can-replace-obamacare-its-suddenly-got-cold-feet/

 

USA TODAY
— Google must turn over records on women’s pay – Greg Toppo and Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/07/17/judge-govt-bid-google-workers-data-too-broad/483423001/

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Some say political ‘nastiness’ discouraging local candidates – AP  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the nastiest people in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Some-say-political-nastiness-discouraging-local-11294414.php

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those who promote traditional marriage, that is, anti-Trumps viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.
http://ijr.com/the-response/2017/07/922899-kellyanne-conway-pals-around-racist-group-said-obama-worse-slavery/

 

FED SMITH
— Regs Proposed For Administrative Leave Restrictions – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: Since 1997, constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors have had me on administrative leave. Since 1997, they have had the Civil Service Retirement System pay me $1,008,644 in today’s dollars (238 months X $4,238) to “sit a home.”  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/07/17/regs-proposed-administrative-leave-restrictions/

 

RUSMUSSEN REPORTS
— Republicans Support Government Cuts—But Not Military  (DIERSEN: Given the hatred of federal employees and of federal retirees, I would expect that many, if not most, if not virtually all Republicans want federal pay, federal employment benefits, and federal retirement benefits to be cut.  I was one of the few Republicans who worked for the federal government.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2017/republicans_support_government_cuts_but_not_military

July 17 Morning Edition

CAPITOL FAX
—  Haevers leaves – Rodriguez leaves *** Mahoney is latest top Rauner administration official to resign (DIERSEN: In Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Glen Ellyn, and in Wheaton, when there is news of interest to Illinois Republicans, routinely, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs first give that news to the Democrat news media, and especially to Rich Miller. Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs do not want Illinois Republicans to first learn of anything by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Further, when there is news of actions taken by the DuPage County Election Commission (DCEC) that might adversely affect elected DuPage County Republican Precinct Committeemen, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs certainly do not want me to know about it. They know that if I was given the names and contact information of those elected DuPage County Republican Precinct Committeemen who are affected by DCEC’s proposed precinct line changes, I would immediately notify them.  Just kidding, but not completely, I ask should I consider forming a “DuPage County Elected Republican Precinct Committeeman Association.” What about politicians who want precinct lines to be changed a) to reward those who pander to them and b) punish those who do not pander to them?)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/17/mahoney-is-latest-top-rauner-administration-official-to-resign/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mike Mahoney, the governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Legislative Affairs, resigned this morning. I’m told the parting was amicable Here’s Sneed from last week… “The big question: Will Mike Mahoney, the governor’s policy chief, be told to leave? “Mike was the guy who kept the troops together, but the expectation is that there is a lot more to come in the cleaning house department,” a Rauner source said.” It almost goes without saying that this is yet another big loss for the administration. Mahoney was a key player and both House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Senate GOP Leader Bill Brady reportedly asked the governor to do what he could to keep Mahoney on the payroll. In the end, however, he really had no choice but to leave. I’m told that more resignations are expected as early as today, so stay tuned.  Sources close to the governor’s office confirm that the governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Engagement Phil Rodriguez has also resigned. Rodriguez worked for Comptrollers Topinka and Munger and ran both of their campaigns. He’s moving over to the Tollway.  The governor’s body man, Kyle Haevers, has been told his services were no longer needed and was asked to find an agency to move to. His replacement is Ben Tracy, who has already begun traveling with the governor. Kyle was a loyal Raunerite and has been part of Rauner World since 2014 and helped on the Rep. McAuliffe race last fall.)
— More on the Mike Z resignation
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/17/more-on-the-mike-z-resignation/
— “Radical Candor”  It doesn’t take a genius to figure out what group of people are likely behind the new RadicalCandorIL Twitter account. I followed it closely all weekend and since the resignations are continuing, I thought you might want a ScribbleLive feed…
https://capitolfax.com/2017/07/17/live-coverage-radical-candor/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER BEGINS MAJOR OFFICE STAFF RENOVATION; PANIC SPREADS AMONG SPRINGFIELD INSIDERS (FROM THE ARTICLE: Miller is furious because he liked the way things were before.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/07/rauner-begins-major-office-staff-renovation-panic-spreads-among-springfield-insiders.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump-inspired ‘Make America Great Again’ swimsuit stirring online craze
http://www.fox32chicago.com/entertainment/268295944-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner staff shift doesn’t bode well for state government, Democratic lawmaker Elaine Nekritz says – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: GAO’s staff shift during the 1980s and 1990s did not bode well for its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-morning-spin-monday-edition-20170716-story.html
— McHenry County braces for early week flooding as waters recede in Lake County – Yadira Sanchez Olson and Tony Briscoe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/-ct-lns-flooding-northern-illinois-st-0717-20170716-story.html
— Delta tells Ann Coulter her insults are ‘unacceptable’ – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-ann-coulter-delta-airlines-20170717-story.html
— 7.1 million Venezuelans vote in symbolic rejection of president’s plan to rewrite constitution – AP  (DIERSEN: Those in Group A want to rewrite the U.S. Constitution to get rid of those in Group B. Those in Group A are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and those in Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-venezuela-constitution-vote-20170716-story.html
— Fans embrace Ivanka Trump’s brand as a political statement – Matea Gold and Drew Harwell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-ivanka-trump-brand-fans-20170717-story.html
— Business group warns Republican health-care bill could cost companies – Carolyn Y. Johnson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-republican-health-care-bill-business-20170717-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-find-the-heart-president-trump-to-protect-dreamers/
— Illinois college students relieved MAP grants available again – Lauren FitzPatrick  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, an dupes would use Emma Sheikh to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being someone a) whose parents were undeservedly filthy rich, b) who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, c) who has always been privileged, and d) who was grossly overpaid when I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; and worked on an automobile assemble line and as a security guard in 1970. They would stress that I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964 when I was 16, a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint when I was 17, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 when I was 19, a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE when I was 20, and that I outrageously graduated debt-free from NIU in 1970. They would stress that I avoided the draft with student deferments 1966-1970 and with a financial hardship deferment 1970-1971.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-college-students-relieved-map-grants-available-again/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Area lawmakers discuss Trump’s relationship with Congress – Chris Kaergard
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170716/area-lawmakers-discuss-trumps-relationship-with-congress
— Illinois Bicentennial planning kicks into high gear – David Blanchette  (DIERSEN: My ancestors have lived in northeast Illinois since 1844, but I have lived in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton only since 1978.  Because of that, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a newcomer.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170716/illinois-bicentennial-planning-kicks-into-high-gear

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Law enforcement hits the road to raise money Illinois State Police Memorial Park – John Reynolds
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/07/16/law-enforcement-hits-the-road-to-raise-money-illinois-state-police-memorial-park/afw5ye7/
— Big wheels from Illinois roll into D.C. for ‘Made in America’ week – Chris Kaergard
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/07/16/big-wheels-from-illinois-roll-into-d-c-for-made-in-america-week/a2s6ind/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— White House announces more theme weeks  Manufacturing. Veterans. ‘Dreams’ – ELI WATKINS  (DIERSEN: What if Trump has a “Federal Employee” week and/or a “Retired Federal Employee” week?  Of course, that would be viciously ridiculed. Ever-increasing, everyone blames their problems on federal employees and on retired federal employees.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/white-house-announces-more-theme-weeks/766909149
— Collins: GOP bill would affect ‘most vulnerable’ – ELI WATKINS  (DIERSEN: How vulnerable have you been, and how vulnerable are you now?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that I have never been vulnerable and that I never will be vulnerable because I am a White male and b) that I should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion because of that, and because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, because I have always been privileged, because I am healthy, because I avoided the draft, because the federal government overpaid me, because my wife has always had a job, because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/collins-gop-bill-would-affect-most-vulnerable/766824994

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Leading Dem Gov Primary Candidates Pritzker, Kennedy & Biss at Rainbow Push: Eye on the Prize. – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/07/leading-dem-gov-primary-candidates-pritzker-kennedy-biss-at-rainbow-push-eye-on-the-prize/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— 36 former employees of Milton Township receiving the highest annual pension payouts
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511139924-here-are-the-36-former-employees-of-milton-township-receiving-the-highest-annual-pension-payouts

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Governor Rauner Views Sandbagging and Beginning of Flooding – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/07/16/governor-rauner-views-sandbagging-and-beginning-of-flooding/

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Change Is Coming
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/hkhtb1m20rin3yzyar1om2njwz7qlj

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— Rauner’s staff shakeup sends clear signal of what’s to come – Rich Miller  (DIERSEN: One could argue that the Democrats who ran GAO during the 1980s and 1990s sent clear signals to their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran of what was to come.  They forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, they kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, they did not promote me beyond GS-13, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://rebootillinois.com/2017/07/17/rauner-staff-shakeup-sends-clear-signal/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— AG: Naperville Police improperly denied School Shooting 911 call and radio traffic – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/07/ag-naperville-police-improperly-denied-school-shooting-911-call-and-radio-traffic/

 

NEWSMAX
— South Carolina Had Almost 150,000 Attempts to Hack Voter-Registration System Election Day Last Year – Brian Freeman  (DIERSEN: How many attempts have been to hack your election commission?  How many of those hacks were successful?  According to the DuPage County Election Commission (DCEC), only 137 in my precinct voted for Trump, but 211 voted for Clinton.  That is inconsistent with the precinct’s voting history. I am considering asking the DCEC to allow me to look at the actual ballots to verify the 137 and 211 numbers.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/South-Carolina-voter-registration-hack-President-Donald-Trump-Russian-hacking/2017/07/16/id/801957/
— Trump Trolls Poll on Twitter – Eric Mack
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-tweet-trolls-polls/2017/07/16/id/801905/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Attacks ‘Fake News Media’ In Latest Round Of Tweets – Amber Athey
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/16/trump-attacks-fake-news-media-in-latest-round-of-tweets/

 

THE HILL
— Texas Republicans take aim at liberal cities – REID WILSON  (DIERSEN: When will Illinois Republicans take aim at liberal cities?)
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/342291-texas-republicans-take-aim-at-liberal-cities

 

POLITICO
— Trump triggers flood of Democratic candidates  For better and for worse, crowded House primaries are becoming a familiar sight on the Democratic side. – CARLA MARINUCCI and MATT FRIEDMAN  (DIERSEN: Will lots of RINOs run as anti-Trumps in Republican primaries?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/16/trump-triggers-flood-of-democratic-candidates-240597

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in driving Trump’s favorable poll numbers down and driving his unfavorable poll numbers up.
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/trump-s-standing-takes-hit-even-places-he-won-2016-n783611
— Criticism of College Culture Is Not Higher Education Rejection – ESTHER J. CEPEDA
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/opinion-criticism-college-culture-not-higher-education-rejection-n783101

 

WASHINGTON POST
— As companies relocate to big cities, suburban towns are left scrambling – Jonathan O’Connell (DIERSEN: When a company moves from a Republican area to a Democrat area, that company shouts that it is dumping its customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, etc. that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/as-companies-relocate-to-big-cities-suburban-towns-are-left-scrambling/2017/07/16/81c12cea-618d-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps ask “At the six-month milestone, can Trump turn around his struggling presidency?”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/07/16/analysis-six-months-can-trump-turn-around-his-presidency/478470001/
— STUDY: 69% of 2017 grads expect to make more than $35,000, but only 49% of 2015/2016 grads do.  (DIERSEN: I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970.  In 1971, I started working for IRS as a GS-7 (currently $44,853) Revenue Officer.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-arizona-republic/20170717/281809988946636

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— La Raza Finally Loses ‘the Race’  The leftist Chicano outfit rebrands itself as UnidosUS. – Mike Gonzalez  (DIERSEN: To support La Raza, or now UnidosUS, is to shout that you are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than your ancestors.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/la-raza-finally-loses-the-race-1500229809
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Since its inception in 1968, made possible in part by a grant from the Ford Foundation, La Raza has been far more dependent on boardrooms and government than grass-roots support. But with government largess drying up, the liberal political-advocacy group may find itself needing greater support from the rank and file. This won’t be easy. The nation’s “Hispanics” are undergoing a radical shift that most politicians are missing: A white majority is likely to persist in America. “Many children growing up today in mixed families are integrating into a still largely white mainstream society,” sociologist Richard Alba noted in American Prospect last year. These children are “likely to think of themselves as part of that mainstream, rather than as minorities excluded from it.” The name La Raza—“the race” in Spanish—flies in the face of this reality. It is off-putting to many “Hispanics,” an artificial Census category comprising many razas. The organization’s CEO, Janet Murguia, admitted as much in a video announcing the name change: “We must make sure that our name and our organization evolves along with and remains relevant to our ever changing Hispanic community.” Appealing to a broader swath of this diverse group is necessary now that the “fat years” under President Obama are gone. The Obama Justice Department made a practice of settling lawsuits against corporate defendants by requiring they make large donations to groups like La Raza. It was, in the words of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, “a scheme to funnel money to politically favored special interest groups.” In a letter sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the closing days of the Obama administration, Mr. Goodlatte noted that “in just the last two years, DOJ has directed nearly $1 billion to activist groups, entirely outside of Congress’s spending and oversight authority.” Taxpayer money was flowing into La Raza coffers too. When Cecilia Munoz, a top La Raza lobbyist, joined Mr. Obama’s Domestic Policy Council, federal subsidies for La Raza went from $4.1 million to $11 million a year. And La Raza loyally promoted Mr. Obama’s policies as pro-Latino. You can expect the group to continue agitating on behalf of the Democratic Party. Whether UnidosUS becomes more grass-roots-driven than La Raza remains to be seen. The group’s corporate board of advisers still includes Comcast , AT&T , Bank of America , Chevron , Coca-Cola , Ford, Con-Agra Foods and other Fortune 500 firms. Its more than 260 local affiliates train and mobilize an activist core of community organizers but have only a third of the vote on the board. This week’s name change may be a recognition of an imperfect model. Or it may be nothing more than a marketing ploy. The latter is more likely.)
— Republicans Aren’t Team Players – Fred Barnes  (DIERSEN: Those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not a team player focus on destroying those like me who fail/refuse to a) glorify and praise them, b) pander to them, c) serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or d) give them money.  I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am not a team player.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-arent-team-players-1500229048
— South Carolina May Prove a Microcosm of U.S. Election Hacking Efforts  There were nearly 150,000 attempts to penetrate the voter-registration system on Election Day 2016, State Election Commission says – Alexa Corse  (DIERSEN: How many attempts have been to hack your election commission?  How many of those hacks were successful?  According to the DuPage County Election Commission (DCEC), only 137 in my precinct voted for Trump, but 211 voted for Clinton.  That is inconsistent with the precinct’s voting history. I am considering asking the DCEC to allow me to look at the actual ballots to verify the 137 and 211 numbers.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/south-carolina-may-prove-a-microcosm-of-u-s-election-hacking-efforts-1500202806
— Learn a Language, but Not a Human One  Fluency in coding is a more useful skill than French, Spanish or Russian. – Andy Kessler
https://www.wsj.com/articles/learn-a-language-but-not-a-human-one-1500229654

 

IVN
— You Thought Gerrymandering in Wisconsin Was Bad, Illinois Is Worse – Carl Wicklander
https://ivn.us/2017/07/17/gerrymandering-wisconsin-bad-illinois-worse/

 

MOTLEY FOOL
— 7 Countries With Worse Income Inequality Than the United States  It’s not a problem unique to us, and it doesn’t always mean gloom and doom, either. – Brian Stoffe  (DIERSEN: What would your past/present employers say that they did to fight income inequality?  My Democrat GAO superiors would stress that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors would stress that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, that they disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and that they disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974.  My Democrat Post Office superiors would stress that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.  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.)
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/07/17/7-countries-with-worse-income-inequality-than-the.aspx

July 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— $1 million in marijuana found in brand new Ford Fusions made in Mexico – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/business/$1-million-in-marijuana-found-in-brand-new-ford-fusions/2224127/

 

CBS2
— Gov. Rauner Adds Cook County To Disaster Proclamation
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/16/gov-rauner-adds-cook-county-to-disaster-proclamation/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump White House launching ‘Made in America’ week starting Monday – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/268256488-story

 

WGN RADIO
— Rep. David McSweeney on Illinois’ new budget: “This is a real loss for taxpayers and it’s not going to solve our underlying crisis” – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/07/16/rep-david-mcsweeney-on-illinois-new-budget-this-is-a-real-loss-for-taxpayers-and-its-not-going-to-solve-our-underlying-crisis/
— The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 7/16/17 – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/07/16/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-71617/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois has state budget but no school funding plan – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/illinois-has-state-budget-but-no-school-funding-plan/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White House pitches ‘Made in America’ week – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-made-in-america-week-20170716-story.html
— Ann Coulter had to switch seats on a Delta flight. Then came the eruption. – Avi Selk
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-ann-coulter-delta-20170716-story.html
— Nearly 6 months into office, Trump’s approval rating drops to 36 percent – Scott Clement and Dan Balz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-approval-rating-poll-20170715-story.html
— With Illinois budget deal secured, public universities still face challenges – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-budget-deal-universities-met-20170713-story.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Even with a budget, eliminating bill backlog will take time – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170715/even-with-budget-eliminating-bill-backlog-will-take-time

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Look at your paycheck, and say hello to your new Illinois tax increase – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article161649513.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump defends Donald Jr. in Sunday morning tweets – MATT KORADE (DIERSEN: What do you do and who defends you?  I put out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email every morning and every evening. Very few defend me because my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and they have made it very clear that they will have their operatives and their dupes viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that might come to my defense.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-defends-donald-jr-in-sunday-morning-tweets/766742039

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Charles Cooke: Standing For Conservatism In The Age Of Trump
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/atc-w-charles-cooke-standing-for-conservatism-in-the-age-of-trump

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Property tax freeze not the route to reform in Illinois, policy pro argues – Hoang Tran
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511148901-property-tax-freeze-not-the-route-to-reform-in-illinois-policy-pro-argues

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Who are Milton Township’s highest-paid employees?
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511139295-who-are-milton-township-s-highest-paid-employees

 

SAGAMON SUN
— Rauner urged to drive his message home: ‘I am on your side’ – Karen Kidd (DIERSEN: Who is on your side? Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of the following groups are NOT on my side: anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511112682-rauner-urged-to-drive-his-message-home-i-am-on-your-side

 

DAILY CALLER
— Comedian Raises Over $1 Million For Planned Parenthood By Selling ‘Nasty’ Shirts – GRACE CARR
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/15/comedian-raises-over-1-million-for-planned-parenthood-by-selling-nasty-shirts/CNN

 

BLAZE
— New poll reveals why many Americans disapprove of Trump — and it has nothing to do with Russia – Justin Haskins
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/16/new-poll-reveals-why-many-americans-disapprove-of-trump-and-it-has-nothing-to-do-with-russia/

 

CNN
— Susan Collins: GOP bill would affect ‘most vulnerable’ – Eli Watkins  (DIERSEN: How vulnerable have you been, and how vulnerable are you now?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that I have never been vulnerable and that I never will be vulnerable because I am a White male and b) that I should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion because of that, and because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth, because I have always been privileged, because I am healthy, because I avoided the draft, because the federal government overpaid me, because my wife has always had a job, because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents.)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/16/politics/susan-collins-health-care/index.html

July 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— John McCain surgery for blood clot could complicate Senate vote – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/john-mccain-surgery-for-blood-clot-could-complicate-senate-vote/2222292/
— Congresswomen protest for ‘right to bare arms’ – CNN  (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997, I wore a suit and tie.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/congresswomen-protest-for-right-to-bare-arms/2221728/

 

NBC5
— Senator Bernie Sanders Addresses Health Care at Rainbow PUSH Convention – James Neveau  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans should provide Democrats with free health care.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/senator-bernie-sanders-speaks-at-rainbow-push-coalition-convention-434722153.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— McConnell delays action on health care bill after McCain surgery – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mcconnell-delays-action-on-health-care-bill-after-mccain-surgery/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in driving Trump’s poll numbers down.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/trump-approval-rating-at-36-percent-washington-post-abc-news-poll/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial in the Naperville Sun with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity big time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-foster-forum-lgbtq-issues-naperville-st-0716-20170715-story.html
— Will County plans to lower property tax rate, finance chairman says – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-lowers-taxes-st-0714-20170706-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR GRAPHIC: Why Illinois’ personal income growth is 49th in nation – Anna Marie Kukec
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170715/why-illinois-personal-income-growth-is-49th-in-nation

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Governments must do more to listen to citizens – Andy Shaw  (DIERSEN: What about “citizens” who want governments to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?  Ever-increasingly, members of the aforesaid groups are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170715/andy-shaw-governments-must-do-more-to-listen-to-citizens
— Medicaid alternatives seen as ‘unrealistic’ by ACA supporter – Dean Olsen
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170715/medicaid-alternatives-seen-as-unrealistic-by-aca-supporter
— Now hiring: Low unemployment complicates search for workers – Tim Landis  (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170715/now-hiring-low-unemployment-complicates-search-for-workers

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— School-funding formula is next big fight – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-07-16/school-funding-formula-next-big-fight.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Quiet after the budget storm? Of course not – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170715/statehouse-insider-quiet-after-budget-storm-of-course-not

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Hey, congressman, mind if we punch you? – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article161583218.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry’s Fiesta Days offers free refreshments to designated drivers – Jordan J. Wilson
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/07/12/mchenrys-fiesta-days-offers-free-refreshments-to-designated-drivers/axdygo1/

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Bulk Of Illinois Tax Increase Aimed at Tackling Pension Crisis – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=248369#.WWtdcIjyuM8
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Homeownership For Millenials Increasing, But Not In Illinois – Cole Lauterbach
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity in Naperville big time.
https://www.nctv17.com/bill-foster-hosts-lgbtq-panel-in-naperville/

 

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Indiana already sharing extensive voter data with Trump advisory commission leader – Dan Carden
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/indiana-already-sharing-extensive-voter-data-with-trump-advisory-commission/article_2c595abf-3d3d-5096-bc78-821f4601b8f8.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Housing vouchers continue to stir debate in Naperville – Glenn Minnis
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511112820-housing-vouchers-continue-to-stir-debate-in-naperville
— Hultgren meets five Yorkville workers who escaped persecution around globe – Brent Zell  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at immigrants and at refugees that members of the following groups are racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511130911-hultgren-meets-five-yorkville-workers-who-escaped-persecution-around-globe

 

SANGAMON SUN
— GOP denounces House passage of ‘radical’ abortion bill – Caitlin Nordahl
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511112231-gop-denounces-house-passage-of-radical-abortion-bill
— Chicago schools again get huge funding preference, GOP alleges – Caitlin Nordahl
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511123533-chicago-schools-again-get-huge-funding-preference-gop-alleges

 

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
— Phyllis Schlafly’s Proposal to Replace Do-Nothing, Professional Republican Legislators – Nancy Thorner
http://blog.heartland.org/2017/07/phyllis-schlaflys-proposal-to-replace-do-nothing-professional-republican-legislators/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Universal College Admission Tests Help Low-Income Students – SUSAN DYNARSKI (DIERSEN: What was your ACT score?  Mine was only 24.  Sooner or later, if you seek a government office or a political office, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will use your ACT score against you.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/upshot/how-universal-college-admission-tests-help-low-income-students.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Breitbart.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/opinion/sunday/no-one-cares-about-russia-in-the-world-breitbart-made.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow over their success in driving Trump’s poll numbers down.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-finds-trump-standing-weakened-since-springtime/2017/07/15/2decf03a-68d2-11e7-9928-22d00a47778f_story.html

 

TIMES TRIBUNE
— Courts review political redistricting issues – G. TERRY MADONNA AND MICHAEL YOUNG
http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/courts-review-political-redistricting-issues-1.2219377

 

TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS
— Growing disgust with the ethos of college campuses does not mean a rejection of higher education – Esther Cepeda  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat teachers crank out “good little Democrats” who despise if not hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.twincities.com/2017/07/16/esther-cepeda-growing-disgust-with-the-ethos-of-college-campuses-does-not-mean-a-rejection-of-higher-education/

July 15 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lake County officials say lots of unknowns remain around state school funding – Emily K. Coleman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-school-funding-st-0715-20170714-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump Jr. inflicts wounds on GOP – Linda Chavez  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I inflict wounds on the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and that I inflicted wounds on TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, etc. BECAUSDE I PROMOTE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM, BECAUSE I PROMOTE THE IRP PLATFORM, AND BECAUSE I PROMOTE THE MTRCC RESOLUTION AGAINST VIDEO GAMBLING.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/chavez-trump-jr-inflicts-wounds-on-gop/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois: Land of still unfunded pension obligations
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170715/ISSUE07/170719902/illinois-legislature-did-nothing-about-the-130-billion-unfunded
— Big names on Obama Foundation list of donors – LISA BERTAGNOLI  (DIERSEN: To give money to Democrats is to shout that you are anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170715/NEWS07/170719891/big-names-on-obama-foundation-list-of-donors
— The next battlefield in a fight that just won’t end – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170715/ISSUE11/170719895

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Labor-backed group says Rauner misleading in tax talk – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170714/bernard-schoenburg-labor-backed-group-says-rauner-misleading-in-tax-talk

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Too few legislators showed leadership by taking per diem – Editorial  (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was greedy because I claimed partial day per diem in 1974 (SEE:
http://www.gao.gov/products/463866) and because I deducted job-related graduate business and accounting courses 1972-1980.)
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/too-few-legislators-showed-leadership-by-taking-per-diem/article_07baeaa8-fc7f-57cf-864d-36214e24f1e1.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— State tax hike costs $580 more on average for Decatur residents – CLAIRE HETTINGER
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/state-tax-hike-costs-more-on-average-for-decatur-residents/article_3c5f95c2-787c-56d5-8829-ffae22584e39.html
— School officials worry Illinois flooding may impact classes – AP
http://herald-review.com/ap/state/school-officials-worry-illinois-flooding-may-impact-classes/article_659a6465-ce43-5cb3-8914-ec3d155afe12.html

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Linking Dem gubernatorial hopefuls to Madigan called strategic mistake – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511112688-linking-dem-gubernatorial-hopefuls-to-madigan-called-strategic-mistake

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Pension payments to eat up entire $5 billion tax increase, and more – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/pension-payments-to-eat-up-entire-billion-tax-increase-and/article_94eee638-68ac-11e7-9796-3fbbcd87a6ba.html

 

DAILY WIRE
— FLASHBACK: TIME Magazine In 1996 Bragged About How U.S. Interfered In Russian Election – JOSEPH CURL
http://www.dailywire.com/news/18593/flashback-time-magazine-1996-bragged-about-how-us-joseph-curl

 

FOX NEWS
— ABC, NBC under fire after smearing Christian organization as a “hate group” – Corrine Weaver
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/13/abc-nbc-cnn-defending-1st-amendment-is-hate-speech-media-hit-ag-sessions-for-speech-to-christian-group.html

 

NEWSWMAX
— Governors Steer Clear of Trump Talk As Healthcare Vote Looms – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/governors-nga-trump-healthcare/2017/07/15/id/801818/

 

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— Gerrymandering and partisan polarization – JAMES W. INGRAM III
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sd-utbg-gerrymander-political-boundaries-20170714-story.html

 

FED SMITH
— Legislation Would Make Retired Federal Employee Pensions Public Information – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: What does DeSantis say about my Democrat GAO superiors constructively having me on reduced pay administrative leave since 1997? Since 1997, they have had the Civil Service Retirement System pay me $1,008,644 in today’s dollars (238 months X $4,238) to “sit a home.” My critics/opponents, their operatives and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/07/15/legislation-make-retired-federal-employee-pensions-public-information/

July 15 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Are you an elected official?  What is your position on redistricting, that is, what is your position on changes being made to the borders of the political jurisdiction in which you were elected?  Do you want to be notified in a timely manner of any proposed changes to those borders? To you want the opportunity to be able to object to proposed changes in a timely manner?

 

In DuPage County, elected Precinct Committeemen do not have that opportunity. The DuPage County Election Commission (DCEC) did not post maps of its many proposed changes to many precincts until July 12, 2017 and it will vote on accepting those proposed changes at its July 26, 2017 meeting.  My understanding is that the proposed changes affect about 100,000 voters, an unknown number of polling places, 276 precincts including 101 in Downers Grove Township and 27 in Milton Township, and 60 new precincts would be created including 12 in Downer Grove Township and 6 in Milton Township.

 

I have asked the DCEC for, but I have not been provided with a) a list of the 276 affected precincts broken out by the 9 townships, b) indication of which of those 276 precincts have elected Precinct Committeemen, and c) their contact information. Each of the elected Precinct Committeemen in those 276 affected precincts should have long since have been provided with a detailed map that precisely shows proposed changes to their precinct down to individual addresses.

 

Outrageously, most, if not virtually all of the elected Precinct Committeemen affected by the proposed changes have not been individually notified that DCEC has proposed changes to their precinct borders.

 

I have asked the DCEC to immediately and individually notify by regular mail and by email each and every elected Precinct Committeeman in precincts affected by DCEC’s proposed changes.  Please join me in this request by emailing and/or by phoning the following: Cathy Terrill – Chairperson at cterrill@dupageco.org and 630-407-5697; James S. Lowe – Vice Chair at jlowe@dupageco.org and 630-407-5699; John J. Boske – Secretary at john.boske@dupageco.org and 630-407-5698; and Joseph H. Sobecki – Executive Director at joseph.sobecki@dupageco.org and 630-407-5614. Sadly, there is no indication that what I have asked for will be done.

 

To get a rough indication of DCEC’s numerous proposed changes, visit: http://www.dupageco.org/Election/Election_Commission_News/2017/55317/.

 

I found DCEC’s 2015 “Policy for Precinct Modifications” on DCEC’s website , but I have not yet found DCEC’s 2017 “Policy for Precinct Modifications” on DCEC’s website. 

 

According to several Republican DuPage County Township Party Chairman, the DCEC does not want to deal with individual elected Precinct Committeemen, and therefore, it will only deal with county party chairmen and with township party chairmen concerning proposed changes. Needless-to-say, that is outrageous.  Two years ago, I was not notified in a timely manner of dramatic changes to my Milton Township Precinct 9. Further, it appears that as Democrats flood DuPage County, many changes to many precincts will have to be made every 2 years from now on.

 

While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors did everything that they could to delay if not to stop me from getting information that I could have used to avoid the adverse employment actions that they took against me.

 

In my roles as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have done everything that they can to delay if not to stop me from getting information that I could use to avoid adverse actions against me.

 

In my roles as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, as a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, as a Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2000-2004, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes did everything that they could to delay if not to stop me from getting information that I could have used to avoid adverse actions against me.


If you are an elected Precinct Committeeman like I have been since 2000, you understand my concerns about this. Again, please join me in asking the DCEC to immediately and individually notify by regular mail and by email each and every elected Precinct Committeeman in precincts affected by DCEC’s proposed changes.  Thanks. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Illinois’ credit rating – BGA
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-illinois-credit-rating/2217418/   

 

CBS2
— Governor Rauner Seems To Be Sticking With Plan Of Vetoing School Funding Bill – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/07/14/governor-rauner-veto-school-funding-bill/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps treasonously encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-find-the-heart-president-trump-to-protect-dreamers/
— Gang member, 12, who shot at cop, spends allowance on pot: prosecutors – Stefano Esposito  (DIERSEN: What did you do with your money when you were young?  I saved as much as I could to buy cars and to pay for college expenses. I bought a 1958 Chevy BelAir in 1964 when I was 16, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint when I was 17, 1968 Oldsmobile 442 when I was 19, 1969 Dodge Charger SE when I was 20, 1962 Chevy BelAir when I was 22, a 1972 Chevy Corvette when I was 23, 1974 Dodge Dart when I was 25, 1978 Chevy Chevette when I was 29, and 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale when I was 29.  I paid for my college expenses at UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, and DePaul 1976-1980.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gang-member-12-who-shot-at-cop-spends-allowance-on-pot-prosecutors/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Photo of Barrington students labeled ‘KKK’ sparks protest, claims of racism – John Keilman and Todd Shields
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-kkk-barrington-high-school-met-20170714-story.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Gov. Rauner’s staff shakeup continues – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/268048143-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise those who vote for tax increases.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-sellout-gop-springfield-swanson-zorn-perspec-0716-md-20170714-column.html
— Some politicians who pander to the base risk becoming pariahs – Ted Slowik  (DIERSEN: Democrat politicians pander to their base.  The Democrat Party base is anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-political-courage-st-0716-20170714-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Common ground plentiful at Democratic governor candidates forum – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/common-ground-plentiful-at-democratic-candidate-forum/

 

WTTW
— The Week in Review: Rauner Cleans House After Budget Veto
http://video.wttw.com/video/3002775557/

 

PEKIN TIMES
— Moody’s questions Illinois’ ability to pay bills – AP
http://www.pekintimes.com/news/20170714/moodys-questions-illinois-ability-to-pay-bills

 

WSIL TV
— When will Illinois’ higher income tax affect you? – Joe Ragusa
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/35890260/when-will-illinois-higher-income-tax-affect-you

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Catholic journal criticizes Trump ‘value voters’  Promote an ‘ecumenism of conflict’ – DELIA GALLAGHER
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/catholic-journal-criticizes-trump-value-voters/765711583
— What DC drama? Dow hits 25th record of 2017  Dow notches its third-straight record close – MATT EGAN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/what-dc-drama-dow-hits-25th-record-of-2017/765745276

 

NADIG NEWSPAPERS
— ‘Madigan’s tax increase’ boosts Rauner for 2018 – Russ Stewart
http://nadignewspapers.com/2017/07/15/madigans-tax-increase-boosts-rauner-for-2018/

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Teens Nabbing Cars In Early Morning Hours: DuPage County Sheriff’s Office  Undersheriff Frank Bibbiano said a group of teens and young adults is seeking out unlocked cars with keys inside and then stealing the car. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/teens-nabbing-cars-early-morning-hours-dupage-county-sheriffs-office

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Madigan Blames Rauner For Budget Woes
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/madigan-blames-rauner-for-budget-woes

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Madigan, Moylan need to go if Illinois is to grow, GOP opponent says – Karen Kidd
http://northcooknews.com/stories/511147874-madigan-moylan-need-to-go-if-illinois-is-to-grow-gop-opponent-says

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Silencing the Silencers – Robert Knight (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if your group does not promote the Democrat Party platform, Democrats will call it a hate group.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/silencing-the-silencers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Frustrated by its inability to win elections, the left is attempting to silence opponents through intimidation, either in the streets or in the courts. The latest example is the hijacking of Guidestar USA by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Guidestar is a database of more than 2 million nonprofit and non-governmental (NGO) organizations. It’s considered the foremost authority on nonprofits, and had a self-avowed reputation for “remaining neutral.”)

 

GOPUSA
— London sees answer to acid attacks in ban of corrosive substances
http://www.gopusa.com/london-sees-answer-to-acid-attacks-in-ban-of-corrosive-substances/

 

BREITBART
— Obama Sets Sights on Post-2020 Redistricting Efforts at D.C. Fundraiser – ADELLE NAZARIAN
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/14/obama-sets-sights-on-post-2020-redistricting-efforts-at-d-c-fundraiser/

 

NEWSMAX
— Consumer Sentiment Falls to Lowest of Trump Presidency
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/consumer-sentiment-Donald-Trump-outlook/2017/07/14/id/801660/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— All conservatives must support President Trump… the stakes couldn’t be higher – Cardinal Burke
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/support-for-trump-urgently-needed-to-head-off-threats-to-us-democracy

 

POLITICO
— Governors steer clear of Trump  At the annual NGA summer meeting, the president barely gets a mention. – GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI and MEGAN CASSELLA
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/15/governors-steer-clear-trump-at-nga-240586

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— If Workers Are Scarce, Is It the Work or the Wages? – PATRICIA COHEN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes make it very clear that they would never have stooped to take the bad jobs that I took. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/business/economy/labor-market-wages.html
— How the Medicaid Debate Affects Long-Term Care Insurance Decisions – RON LIEBER  (DIERSEN: My 86-year-old aunt is spending $230 a day out of her life savings to live in an assisted living facility.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/your-money/how-the-medicaid-debate-affects-long-term-care-insurance-decisions.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— An A for Activism on Campus  The latest trend in college grade inflation. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: One would expect that the more of the following that students are, the higher the grades that Democrat teachers will give them: anti-Trump, 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 (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-a-for-activism-on-campus-1500070766
— Jamie Dimon Goes Off  The J.P. Morgan CEO savages Washington’s anti-growth culture. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/jamie-dimon-goes-off-1500070817
— First-Time Home Buyers Show More Interest in Market – Laura Kusisto  (DIERSEN: How old were you when you first bought real estate?  I bought a new town home when I was 24. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being someone who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, who has always been privileged, and who would never had been able to do that if he had not avoided the draft and if he had not been an overpaid federal employee.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-time-home-buyers-show-more-interest-in-market-1500033602

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Judges in Md. redistricting case decry politically motivated electoral map – Ann E. Marimow and Josh Hicks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/judges-in-md-redistricting-case-decry-politically-motivated-electoral-map/2017/07/14/33b44fc2-6814-11e7-9928-22d00a47778f_story.html

 

FREDERICK NEWS POST
— Judges consider delay, injunction in Maryland gerrymandering case – Danielle E. Gaines
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/politics_and_government/judges-consider-delay-injunction-in-maryland-gerrymandering-case/article_665bdea8-9422-5562-978c-8261eb510570.html

 

HERALD BULLETIN
— Rally aims to renew focus on redistricting – Scott L. Miley
http://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/state_news/rally-aims-to-renew-focus-on-redistricting/article_722f2b46-66e1-512e-9436-f0b64e8a946e.html

 

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— On day 5 of redistricting trial, Texas rebuts claim that current political maps discriminate  As lawyers for Texas defended the state’s political maps against charges of intentional discrimination, a lawmaker at the center of the case invoked “legislative privilege” Friday to avoid answering some questions. – JIM MALEWITZ
https://www.texastribune.org/2017/07/14/redistricting-trial-texas-refutes-discrimination-claims-while-blocking/

 

DALLAS NEWS
— State’s argument in redistricting trial takes hit because of lawmaker’s silence – James Barragán
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/07/14/states-argument-redistricting-trial-takes-hit-lawmakers-silence