April 15 Evening Edition

ROSANNA PULIDO
— WHITE HOUSE PETITION: WE, The Citizens of Illinois want the Dept Of Justice to sue The State Illinois for their Sanctuary State Policies.  (DIERSEN: In Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality, who takes the lead in defending and advancing the immigration plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform?)
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-citizens-illinois-want-dept-justice-sue-state-illinois-their-sanctuary-state-policies

 

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180415/news/304159954/
— OUTSTANDING: GOP attorneys general support citizenship question on census – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180415/news/304159940/
— Bill advances that requires state jobs be in Sangamon County – AP (DIERSEN: What cities have you worked in? I worked in Chicago in 1971 and then 1973-1997, in Joliet in 1973 and 1974, in Harvey in 1972 and 1973, in Chicago Heights 1970-1972 and 1964-1966, in Belvidere and DeKalb in 1970, in Park Forest 1966-1969, and in Flossmoor in 1966.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180415/news/304159934/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: GOP attorneys general support citizenship question on census – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–census-citizenship-split-20180415-story.html
— Loyalty to Trump has become the coin of the realm for GOP Senate candidates – Michael Scherer (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who fawn over my critics/opponents. My critics/opponents have lots of religious, political, government, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-senate-races-20180415-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At the root of the fawning rapprochements are two defining features of the Senate landscape: Trump enjoys enormous popularity among Republican primary voters, and most of the contested races are in states Trump won in 2016.)
— Kentucky governor apologizes for saying kids were sexually abused as teachers protested – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-kentucky-teacher-protest-sexual-abuse-20180415-story.html
— After tax season, beleaguered IRS must deal with overhaul – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–congress-taxes-irs-20180412-story.html
— Zuckerberg: Regulation ‘inevitable’ for social media firms – AP (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who regulate are Democrats.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–facebook-privacy-scandal-congress-20180412-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Despite a humming economy, uncollectible accounts are still an issue – STEVE DANIELS (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 year of which at GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071/year-$91,880/year.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180413/ISSUE01/180419920/despite-a-humming-economy-uncollectible-accounts-are-still-an-issue

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— City eyes booze sales near daycare centers – KEVIN BARLOW
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/city-eyes-booze-sales-near-daycare-centers/article_720078d5-4c66-57d1-ba09-a38a35231f0b.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— After 3 years, Rauner still not offering specifics on tech claim – Chris Kaergard and Nick Vlahos
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180415/word-on-street-after-3-years-rauner-still-not-offering-specifics-on-tech-claim

 

WBBM NEWS RADIO
— Rauner Heads To Europe To Seek More Foreign Investment In State – JIM GUDAS (DIERSEN: Are you motivated to invest in Illinois? Ever-increasingly, Illinois is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://wbbmnews.radio.com/articles/news/rauner-heads-europe-seek-more-foreign-investment-state

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Republicans Might Want To Run Away From Trump This Year, But Not In West Virginia – ASMA KHALID (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican politicians in Illinois who “want to run away from Trump?”)
http://nprillinois.org/post/republicans-might-want-run-away-trump-year-not-west-virginia#stream/0
— Prominent Gay Rights Lawyer Dies After Setting Himself On Fire In New York Park – SASHA INGBER
http://nprillinois.org/post/prominent-gay-rights-lawyer-dies-after-setting-himself-fire-new-york-park#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Rauner administration defends Legionnaires’ response – Mark Maxwell
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/capitol-connection/rauner-administration-defends-legionnaires-response/1120019686

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— 6th Congressional District Race Between Sean Casten and Peter Roskam Begins with Direct Mail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/04/15/6th-congressional-district-race-sean-casten-peter-roskam-begins-direct-mail/
— Effort to Force Teaching of LBGT History Starting in Elementary School Co-Sponsored by McHenry County Republican Steve Andersson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/04/14/effort-force-teaching-lfbt-history-starting-elementary-school-co-sponsored-mchenry-county-republican/
— Vote Totals in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/04/12/gop-voter-totals-mchenry-county/

 

EAGLE FORUM
— Weeding Out Marijuana
http://eagleforum.org/publications/efr/apr18.html

 

TOWNHALL
— Reince Priebus: GOP Will Return to ‘Traditional Platform’ After Trump – Timothy Meads
https://beta.townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2018/04/15/reince-priebus-gop-will-return-to-traditional-platform-after-trump-n2471086

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— James Comey book: Comey saw shades of the Mafia in Trump’s White House after he dared to question the president – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/james-comey-book-comey-saw-shades-of-the-mafia-in-trumps-white-house-after-he-dared-to-question-the-president

 

POLITICO
— Trump fundraising operation pulled in $20M in first three months of 2018 – MAGGIE SEVERNS
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/15/trump-fundraising-2018-525567

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Led by Fox News, pro-Trump media fuels false narrative to accuse Facebook of censorship.”
http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/15/media/diamond-silk-facebook-fox-news/index.html


— MARCH 30, 2018 FLASHBACK: Will the spate of lawsuits against fringe media stop the flow of conspiracy theories? – Oliver Darcy (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being “fringe media” and even worse things. Should I sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/30/media/conspiracy-theorists-lawsuits-infowars-gateway-pundit/index.html

 

NBC NEWS
— Democrats love unions. Just not for their own campaign workers. A new union is trying to make Democrats practice what they preach by organizing labor unions on political campaigns. It’s meeting resistance. – Alex Seitz-Wald
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/democrats-love-unions-just-not-their-own-campaign-workers-n864196

 

WASHINGTON POST
— The blue Muslim wave: American Muslims launch political campaigns, hope to deliver ‘sweet justice’ to Trump – Abigail Hauslohner (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party works with Muslims to get rid of individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-blue-muslim-wave-american-muslims-launch-political-campaigns-hope-to-deliver-sweet-justice-to-trump/2018/04/15/a8794a9c-31cc-11e8-8abc-22a366b72f2d_story.html

 

BAKERSFIELD
— Four big risks from Bolton’s purge of National Security Council – Hal Brands (DIERSEN: I should write a book about conservatives in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Glen Ellyn, and in Wheaton who have been purged by Republican Party leaders a) because they are “too conservative,” that is, because they support too many planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, its traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and/or because they fail/refuse to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)
http://www.bakersfield.com/opinion/four-big-risks-from-bolton-s-purge-of-national-security/article_0c51cd9a-401a-11e8-b8eb-175c5de86dcb.html

 

NEW YORKER
— Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City – Dan Piepenbring
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/chick-fil-as-creepy-infiltration-of-new-york-city

April 15 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Conroy Advances Bill Consolidating DuPage County Election Commission – Community Contributor Deb Conroy
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/community/chi-ugc-article-conroy-advances-bill-consolidating-dupage-cou-2018-04-13-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: One year later, no movement on consolidation of Naperville, Lisle township road districts – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-lisle-township-roads-st-0415-story.html
— New McHenry County DUI policy: Refuse breath test, cop will seek instant warrant for blood test – Robert McCoppin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-dui-no-refusal-20180412-story.html
— Robert De Niro’s Robert Mueller grills Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen on ‘SNL’ – Joe Otterson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-snl-robert-deniro-ben-stiller-20180415-story.html
— Zuckerberg testimony reveals lawmaker confusion on Facebook – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–facebook-privacy-scandal-congress-20180411-story.html
— Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster, who shared his story ‘to convince people to stop hating each other,’ dies at 86 – Howard Reich (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/reich/ct-met-aaron-elster-obituary-0415-story.html
— Hipsters in Homewood? Suburbs try to lure millennial city dwellers by showing they’re cool too – Ted Gregory, Howard Ludwig (DIERSEN: What attracted you to where you live? For my wife and me, in 1978, it was a) Wheaton’s reputation for being religious, conservative, and Republican, b) Wheaton’s prosperity and safety, and c) Wheaton’s being on a commuter rail line.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-met-suburb-marketing-campaign-20180410-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: TRAGIC: Vaping a growing fad for teens who think it’s safe, officials tell Naperville commission – Diane Moca (DIERSEN: Tragically, if pot is legalized, most if not virtually all those teens who vape will smoke pot and destroy their brains.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-naperville-warning-vape-dangers-st-0413-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘SNL’: Robert De Niro plays Robert Mueller grilling Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen – Darel Jevens
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/snl-robert-de-niro-plays-robert-mueller-grilling-ben-stillers-michael-cohen/

 

DAILY HERALD
— How not to run out of money in retirement – LIZ WESTON (DIERSEN: From what I see, most if not virtually all of the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have financial problems. Are my critics/opponents paying them at least $15/hour to demonize me, to denigrate me, and condemn me? Are they providing them with health insurance? What retirement benefits are they giving them?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180415/how-not-to-run-out-of-money-in-retirement

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Arsenal Digest: Sannito joins ranks of Senior Executive Service (DIERSEN: If I had been a Democrat, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old. If I had been a Democrat, the Democrats who ran GAO would NOT have forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, given me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, failed/refused to promote me beyond GS-13, gotten rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, or forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. The Democrats who ran IRS would NOT have failed/refused to promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, gotten rid of my mentor in 1975, or disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. The Democrats who ran the Post Office would NOT have forced me resign in 1969 or disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://qconline.com/news/arsenal/arsenal-digest-sannito-joins-ranks-of-senior-executive-service/article_9a362fe0-032a-5a4f-ac16-6cd540108bd1.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The SES is a position classification in the civil service of the federal government, analogous to a general officer. It was created in 1979 when the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 went into effect. Initial career appointments to the SES are based on merit competition.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Want fairer elections? These six steps will get us there. – Andy Shaw
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180414/andy-shaw-want-fairer-elections-these-six-steps-will-get-us-there
— Second Amendment supporters gather at Capitol to speak out against gun control – Maximilian Kwiatkowski (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, in Illinois, if you reject or fail/refuse to enforce the Second Amendment plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold any kind or government or political office as a Republican.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180414/second-amendment-supporters-gather-at-capitol-to-speak-out-against-gun-control
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180414/bernard-schoenburg-36-years-later-susan-catania-hopeful-about-era
— Gov. Rauner sets achievable budget goals – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180414/statehouse-insider-gov-rauner-sets-achievable-budget-goals

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Frerichs opponent Jim Dodge – Tom Kacich (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican activist, candidate, elected official, party leader, major donor, political consultant, etc. in Illinois? Have you sought and/or accepted Rauner’s money or his endorsement since he dumped the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform? Have you given money to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, etc. who Rauner has given money to or endorsed since he dumped the aforesaid planks? If you have, then you too have dumped the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and other planks in the IRP platform, that is, then you too have duped the IRP’s base.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-04-15/tom-kacich-parkland-president-stumping-nursing-degree-bill.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Jim Dodge, the Orland Park village trustee who is the Republican candidate for state treasurer, reported $15,353 in his campaign fund on March 31. Dodge will oppose State Treasurer Mike Frerichs, a Champaign Democrat, in the November general election. At last count — Dec. 31, 2017 — Frerichs had more than $530,000 in his campaign fund. He’s reported another $258,000 in itemized contributions since. Dodge raised $35,207 in the first three months of 2018 and spent $27,822 during the period. He was unopposed in the Republican primary. So far, he has loaned his campaign almost $28,000. He hasn’t received any campaign support from the Illinois Republican Party or Gov. Bruce Rauner.)

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— AP FACT CHECK: Facebook’s reckoning, Trump’s agitation (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.pjstar.com/articles/20180414/ap-fact-check-facebooks-reckoning-trumps-agitation
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mueller is a Republican and some others on his team owe their jobs largely to Republican presidents. Some have indeed given money to Democratic candidates over the years. Mueller could not have barred them from serving on that basis because regulations prohibit the consideration of political affiliation personnel actions involving career attorneys. Mueller reports to Rosenstein. . .But that doesn’t stop the data collection. Facebook also targets ads based on demographic information, such as your age and whether you have a child, as well as on what mobile device you use and even your political leanings — even if you’ve not explicitly shared any of that on Facebook.)

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Inspector General Rights Bill Dies in Committee – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout not only do not like complaints filed against them, they destroy those who file complaints against them. Have you filed complaints? I have. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always done more than just side with those who I have filed complaints against; they have helped those who I have filed complaints against destroy me. I should write a book about all the complaints, grievances, lawsuits, etc. that I have filed including when they were filed, who they were filed against, who I filed the complaints with, what I complained about, who represented me, who issued a ruling, what their ruling was, reasons they gave for their ruling, appeals that I filed, etc.) http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=263495#.WtMe4IyKSM8
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A state representative says people complaining to inspectors general for Illinois state offices don’t have rights and that’s why her bill is so important, but the measure died in committee Friday. If someone feels wronged by a lawmaker, or by a state agency, or if an employee of a state operation feels they were harassed or discriminated against by a supervisor or fellow employee, they have the right to file a complaint with an inspector general who oversees their agency, or oversees lawmakers, to investigate. But State Rep. Jeanne Ives said that’s where their rights end. Ives filed House Bill 4840, a bill to give the complainants certain rights. “Right now, complainants have no rights,” Ives said. “They don’t even have the right to know that their complaint was in receipt. That’s why we need this legislation. We need it now.” The measure would have given complainants the right to get an explanation of the process, rules and procedures, to be notified the complaint was received, to be informed of decisions made and actions taken by the IG, to have an attorney, to get a summary, to make an impact statement, to attend a hearing and testify, to receive a report of the findings and recommendations, and to file a complaint with the IG for any alleged violation of the complainant’s rights that are laid out in the measure.)

 

RIVER CITY READER
— The Final Major Test of Rauner’s First Term – Rich Miller
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/rauners-final-major-test

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Beth Whisman, unqualified to serve as Commissioner of Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/04/beth-whisman-unqualified-to-serve-as-commissioner-of-bloomington-normal-airport-authority/

 

BREITBART
— ‘Our Border Is Not Secure,’ Says Arizona Governor – BOB PRICE
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/04/14/border-not-secure-says-arizona-governor/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE UGLY HISTORY OF FEDERAL INCOME TAX Bill Federer recounts unintended consequences spiraling out of control
http://www.wnd.com/2018/04/the-ugly-history-of-federal-income-tax/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Reince Priebus: GOP will revert to old ways after Trump – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: The Illinois Republican Party’s (IRP) base is conservative and it supports the IRP’s platform including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks. Who represents the IRP’s base in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? It should be your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, the officers of your Republican township/ward party organization, the officers of your Republican county party organization, your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, and the IRP officers. Outrageously, tragically, unacceptably, far too often, far too many of the aforesaid not only fail/refuse to defend/advance the aforesaid planks, they focus on getting rid of those like me who support the aforesaid planks. Far too often, far too many of the aforesaid talk and/or act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/reince-priebus-gop-will-revert-to-old-ways-after-trump-little-lasting-impact
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While hugely popular with his base, President Trump is a “unique” politician who is unlikely to have a lasting impact on the Republican Party, according to former GOP Chairman and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. “I think his is a unique brand. I think post-Trump, the party basically returns to its traditional role and a traditional platform,” said Priebus during a chat last week with students at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. “He’s very unique, he owns it and he does it and he does get away with a lot,” he added.)
— How Paul Ryan lost the GOP to Donald Trump – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/how-paul-ryan-lost-the-gop-to-donald-trump

 

FOX NEWS
— Justice Dept. wants ‘sanctuary’ areas to prove they comply with laws – Amy Lieu (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you reject or fail/refuse to enforce America’s immigration laws, you should not seek or hold any kind or government or political office as a Republican.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/15/justice-dept-wants-sanctuary-areas-to-prove-comply-with-laws.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “When cities and states enact policies that thwart the federal government’s ability to enforce federal immigration law, they choose to place the protection of criminal aliens over the safety of their communities.”)
— Kentucky lawmakers condemn Gov. Bevin’s ‘guarantee’ remarks about sex assault of children – Dom Calicchio (DIERSEN: Did your father make enough money that your mother could stay home and raise you? My father did. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me. They have always painted my parents as being undeservedly filthy rich. In my outstanding father’s defense, he fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, he was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, he never attended college, he worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant, he almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, he did not buy a new car until he was 45 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy, and he died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. In my outstanding mother’s defense, she was raised on a farm and she never attended high school.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/15/kentucky-lawmakers-condemn-gov-bevins-guarantee-remarks-about-sex-assault-children.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them,” the governor told reporters outside the Capitol. “I guarantee you somewhere today a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone because a single parent didn’t have any money to take care of them. I’m offended by the idea that people so cavalierly and so flippantly disregarded what’s truly best for children.”)

 

THE HILL
— Trump order targets wide swath of public assistance programs – NATHANIEL WEIXEL
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/383106-trump-order-targets-wide-swathe-of-public-assistance-programs
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Immigration fight gets lonely for some in GOP.”
http://thehill.com/latino/383115-immigration-fight-gets-lonely-for-some-in-gop

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Who Are Diamond and Silk? A Look at 2 Pro-Trump Social Media Stars – Liam Stack
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/us/politics/diamond-silk-facebook.html
— Blacks Still Face a Red Line on Housing – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout at Blacks that a) because I got mortgages in 1972 in University Park, in 1974 in Chicago, and in 1976 in Chicago, Blacks did not get mortgages and b) because my wife and I got mortgages in 1978 in Wheaton and in 1984 in Wheaton, Blacks did not get mortgages.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/opinion/blacks-still-face-a-red-line-on-housing.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans’ grand hypocrisy on partisan hiring – Jennifer Rubin (DIERSEN: For different reasons, each and every one of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always a) promoted patronage, b) promoted political affiliation discrimination, and c) promoted the spoils system.) SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoils_system)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2018/04/11/republicans-grand-hypocrisy-on-partisan-hiring/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So here’s the question for Republicans: Should the FBI (or any government agency) or even any private employer be in the business of investigating employees’ political views and making employment decisions based upon which candidate or party they support? If that’s the rule, then we are going to need to sweep away a hundred years of civil service reform. “Our democracy depends on a well-functioning government and a well-functioning government depends upon a merit-based, nonpartisan career workforce,” explains Max Stier, head of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service. “It is useful to remember some history and recall that we had a president assassinated by a disgruntled spoils-system job seeker, which is what finally led to the professionalization of our government workforce over 100 years ago.” He adds, “This is particularly true for law enforcement.” Former director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub concurs. “Federal managers are prohibited from considering party affiliation when making personnel decisions for career employees,” he tells me. “This safeguard dates back 135 years and is based on the ethical principle that most of the work of government should be carried out by officials who are loyal to the Constitution, the laws and the American people instead of partisan political patrons.” He continues, “Targeting career officials based on party affiliation would jeopardize the integrity of the government’s operations and, in a case like this, open us up to corrupt political influence on the law enforcement apparatus of the state.” He observes, “The depressing irony is that, in pressing their groundless claims of political bias in the investigation, these members of Congress are literally advocating for political bias by demanding the Justice Department ensure that the president is investigated only by ardent supporters — a view they definitely have not held for his political rival.” As Cruz managed to highlight, the notion that an employer would probe employees’ political beliefs is a noxious one. The GOP should knock off its — what’s the phrase? — political witch hunt designed to ensure that Democrats do not populate sensitive law enforcement roles.)

 

USA TODAY
— Why your tax return absolutely must be on time — even if you can’t pay on time – Christy Bieber (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071/year-$91,880/year. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $96,403/year-$102,830/year. What do you say to those who have wasted my knowledge of IRS? They include my GAO superiors, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, and their staffs.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/taxes/2018/04/15/why-your-tax-return-absolutely-must-be-on-time-even-if-you-cant-pay-on-time/33272089/

 

NEWSWEEK
— Bolton’s NSC Purge of Personnel Passes — Perhaps – John Gizzi
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/john-bolton-tom-bossert-national-security-adviser-national-security-council/2018/04/10/id/853762/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Trump has freed 100,000 immigrants who were caught at the border
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/04/14/trump-has-freed-immigrants-who-were-caught-border/CmxeyMvJ6TOxAJR0DWmo9J/story.html

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Pence Didn’t Talk About Wall With Mexican Leader – AP (DIERSEN: How soon will Mexico officially declare war on America? Mexico has unofficially declared war on America by its illegally sending many millions of its citizens into America illegally, by its illegally keeping many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and by its illegally sending mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2018-04-14/the-latest-pence-praises-perus-stand-on-venezuelan-crisis

 

FORBES
— Avoiding The 5 Greatest Threats To Your Retirement Security – Bob Carlson
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobcarlson/2018/04/10/avoiding-the-5-greatest-threats-to-your-retirement-security/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The foundations are crumbling. . .Retirement could last a long time. . .Investment returns are likely to be disappointing. . .Inflation still will be a mighty foe. . .Your taxes aren’t likely to decline during retirement.)

 

THINK PROGRESS
— The RNC is pulling out all the stops to discredit Comey. It is not going well. They’re doing Trump’s bidding and embarrassing themselves in the process. – AARON RUPAR (DIERSEN: Who discredits you? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who paint themselves as being directed to discredit me a) by those who dominate the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, City of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and b) by those Republicans who represent the voters in my precinct. They talk and act like they have been promised lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and much more if they succeed in getting me to a) stop sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) resign as a Republican Precinct Committeeman.)
https://thinkprogress.org/rnc-tries-to-discredit-comey-and-fails-ffd8558596d8/

 

SALON
— What to do if you owe the IRS money The IRS is friendlier than you think – TAMEKA E. LESTER (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071/year-$91,880/year. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $96,403/year-$102,830/year. What do you say to those who have wasted my knowledge of IRS? They include my GAO superiors, U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, and their staffs.)
https://www.salon.com/2018/04/15/what-to-do-if-you-owe-the-irs-money_partner/

April 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— So-called ‘migrant caravan’ of asylum-seekers departs Mexico City for U.S. – Danny Clemens (DIERSEN: How soon will Mexico officially declare war on America? Mexico has unofficially declared war on America by its illegally sending many millions of its citizens into America illegally, by its illegally keeping many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and by its illegally sending mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/smaller-migrant-caravan-departs-mexico-city-for-us/3342706/
— Public officials facing less scrutiny by journalists – BGA (DIERSEN: Similarly, those who run the federal government face less scrutiny because Republican U.S. Senators and Republican U.S. Representatives  a) successfully led the effort to gut GAO during the 1980s and 1990s and b) continue to keep GAO a shell of what it once was.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-public-officials-facing-less-scrutiny-by-journalists/3338139/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There is a lack of transparency, efficiency, service or accountability. The job of journalists and watchdogs is to hold government officials and politicians accountable. But with fewer and fewer professional reporters on the case, as print and broadcast media keep shedding staff to cut costs, such as the Chicago Tribune cutbacks last month, public officials face less scrutiny. The BGA believes that the Riverdale library’s transgressions should be investigated by the Illinois attorney general. However, there aren’t enough watchdogs left to shine a light on every Riverdale and hold all their officials accountable, and that should alarm every taxpayer in Illinois. You can read the full Better Government Association story online at www.bettergov.org.)

 

NBC5
— Controversial Robocall Targets Emanuel – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/controversial-robocall-targets-emanuel-479771483.html

 

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want to abolish the Second Amendment promote those who want to abolish the Second Amendment.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/04/14/gun-control-gun-rights-palos-heights/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who to want abolish the Second Amendment promote those who want to abolish the Second Amendment.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-palos-league-guns-st-0416-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— FBI raid of Trump lawyer’s office sought info on ties to Chicago cab operators – Mitchell Armentrout and Tim Novak
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/fbi-raid-of-trump-lawyers-office-sought-info-on-ties-to-chicago-cab-operators/
— GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/gop-devotes-250m-to-midterm-strategy-keep-house-majority/
— Trump-supporting boxer wearing ‘America 1st’ trunks beaten by Mexican fighter
https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/trump-supporting-boxer-wearing-america-1st-trunks-beaten-by-mexican-fighter/

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Lead or get out of the way – Rich Miller
http://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-lead-or-get-out-of-the-way/article_a7265403-0286-50b4-90de-5df2357c0e32.html

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— County clerks hope election funds will support new equipment – Matt Hopf
http://www.whig.com/20180413/county-clerks-hope-election-funds-will-support-new-equipment#//

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Durbin critical of Trump’s airstrikes in Syria
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article208910749.html
— Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across U.S. – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/nation-world/national/article208906819.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— If Illinois legalizes marijuana, what happens to pot-sniffing dogs? The answer is unclear. – RYAN VOYLES (DIERSEN: If Illinois legalizes marijuana, the need for pot-sniffing dogs will increase dramatically because more and more and more pot will be illegally pushed on children.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/if-illinois-legalizes-marijuana-what-happens-to-pot-sniffing-dogs/article_c99b5c86-5ca7-525e-a75f-8ec808a05160.html

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— More cash for struggling schools – David Giuliani (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, did it have lots of cash? Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that Crete-Monee High School had lots of cash when I attended it 1962-1966 and that is why I was able a) to pass the Post Office employment test, b) to graduate in the top 20% of my class, c) to get an ACT score of 24, d) to get accepted by UIC, and e) to get a student draft deferment.)
http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/more-cash-for-struggling-schools/article_7fa59ee6-3dbf-11e8-8e30-e36e8eeb3730.html
— Illinois political parties morally bankrupt – Jim Nowlan
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/jim-nowlan-illinois-political-parties-morally-bankrupt/article_39764d7e-3b91-11e8-96a5-ef5163fc65e1.html

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Sources confirm McCann to enter gubernatorial race as independent – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511389885-sources-confirm-mccann-to-enter-gubernatorial-race-as-independent

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— SENATE BILL AIMS TO DEFLATE ‘GOLDEN PARACHUTE’ PAYOUTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/senate-bill-aims-to-deflate-golden-parachute-payouts-for-public-officials/

 

BLAZE
— LGBT courses will be added to Illinois public schools’ curriculum if lawmakers approve pending bill – Teri Webster (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who run Illinois make it clear that if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, they want you to leave Illinois, like the Nazis made it increasingly clear that they wanted Jews to leave Germany.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/14/lgbt-courses-will-be-added-to-illinois-public-schools-curriculum-if-lawmakers-approve-pending-bill
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What have opponents said? But this is different, opponents said, because it goes against the religious beliefs of other students. Adding LGBT beliefs to public school curriculums would force some students to hear about personal values counter to what they believe, said Ralph Rivera, a lobbyist with the conservative Illinois Family Institute. “Where’s the protection for students and parents who have a religious belief?” Rivera told the Chicago Tribune. “Which has always been the case, this is not a new, avant-garde thing that they find this behavior to be against their religious beliefs and their churches’ or synagogues’ beliefs. No one seems to be mindful of that. They don’t care.” The Illinois Association of School Boards is also leery of the proposal. The board typically opposes most state requirements for schools because they believe districts, not lawmakers, should make such decisions, the Chicago Tribune reported. . .Illinois has a history of supporting LGBT issues. For example: The state approved same-sex marriage before the U.S. Supreme Court allowed it nationwide. Last year, lawmakers approved a measure to allow transgenders in the state to change the sex listed on their birth certificates. A new law plans the “gay panic defense,” which allowed criminals charged with first degree murder to maintain they “acted out of passion after learning their victim was gay or transgender.”)

 

GOPUSA
— Hispanic Caucus vows to stop Census citizenship question ‘at all costs’ (DIERSEN: What percent of those living in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America are illegals?)
http://www.gopusa.com/hispanic-caucus-vows-to-stop-census-citizenship-question-at-all-costs/
— Leftists exchange school discipline for peace circles, burning sage and talking sticks
http://www.gopusa.com/leftists-exchange-school-discipline-for-peace-circles-burning-sage-and-talking-sticks/

 

THE HILL
— Is Paul Ryan the latest sign of crumbling Republican Party? – LLOYD GREEN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what discourages people from a) voting for Republican candidates, b) helping elect Republican candidates, c) becoming/staying a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, d) becoming a committee chairman or officer of a Republican organization, e) running for a government office as a Republican, f) etc.)
http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/383150-is-paul-ryan-the-latest-sign-of-crumbling-republican-party

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making women anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/sunday-review/mom-is-running-for-office.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Sure, McCabe and Comey made mistakes. But that’s not why they were fired. – Max Boot (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, my Democrat superiors in the federal government took adverse actions against me because I was a BAD employee, and a) NOT because I complained to them about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation; b) NOT because in 1988 when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation; c) NOT because I filed a lawsuit against them in 1998 that charged them with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation; d) NOT because I have always been a Republican, e) NOT because many of them disapproved of my demographics, including my national origin and religion, f) NOT because many of them disapproved of my conservatism, and g) NOT because many of them disapproved of my avoiding the draft. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who a) state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican but who b) side with my Democrat superiors against me. They reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, b) they promote patronage and political affiliation discrimination, c) they promote age discrimination, d) they promote retaliation, e) they disapprove of my demographics, including my national origin and religion, f) they disapprove of my conservatism, and/or g) they disapprove of my avoiding the draft.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sure-mccabe-and-comey-made-mistakes-but-thats-not-why-they-were-fired/2018/04/14/29d2c0a8-3fe4-11e8-974f-aacd97698cef_story.html

 

FOX MILWAUKEE
— $16.78/hour starting pay: Milwaukee Post Office hiring city carrier assistants (DIERSEN: This is similar to the part-time job that I got working for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969. My Democrat superiors could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://fox6now.com/2018/03/20/16-78-hour-starting-pay-milwaukee-post-office-hiring-city-carrier-assistants/

 

WNDU
— President Trump aiming to cut down on government aid abuse – Travis Robinson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that government employees, and especially federal employees, are not contributing members of society.)
http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Indiana-assistance-programs-line-up-with-President-Trumps-executive-order-479435913.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the order, in 2017, the federal government spent over $700 billion on low-income assistance. The goal of the order is to make sure everyone receiving that money is actually trying to be a contributing member of society.)

 

DAILY TRIBUNE
— You’re losing a major tax deduction this year. Stop complaining about it. – Dalton Conley (DIERSEN: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
http://www.dailytribune.com/opinion/20180414/youre-losing-a-major-tax-deduction-this-year-stop-complaining-about-it

 

BRINKWIRE
— Equal earnings help couples say ‘I do’ and stay together (DIERSEN: The more equal that the salaries are that married couples have, the more marriage penalty that they pay. My wife and I have paid the marriage penalty big time since we got married in 1978. Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
http://en.brinkwire.com/263068/equal-earnings-help-couples-say-i-do-and-stay-together/

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FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Trump administration outlines roadmap to modernizing federal workforce – Nicole Ogrysko (DIERSEN: Have you reskilled yourself? In 1990, my Democrat GAO superiors assigned me to audits of federal financial institution regulators. In 1992, I started taking graduate finance courses at IIT, and in 1997, I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT.)
https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2018/04/trump-administration-outlines-roadmap-to-modernizing-federal-workforce/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Reskilling” is becoming an increasingly popular buzz word from OPM this year, and it’s a key component of the administration’s workforce priorities.)

April 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— All Rauner’s horses, and all Rauner’s men … – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-bruce-rauner-republicans-20180413-story.html
— At least 3 Southland districts (Country Club Hills School District 160, Thornton District 154, and Crete-Monee 201U) join Lincoln-Way on financial watch list, state school board says – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-school-finance-reports-st-0405-20180414-story.html
— Acquittal of Greitens wouldn’t guarantee political survival – AP (DIERSEN: What have you been charged with? Have you survived? To end my career in 1974, my Democrat IRS superiors not only disallowed my partial day per diem claims, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my filing the claims was fraudulent. I won in 1977 (SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866), that is, I defeated my Democrat IRS superiors, but by then, my IRS career was irreparably damaged. To further destroy me in 1978, my Democrat IRS superiors not only disallowed my education deductions, they hinted/implied/argued/that I my claiming the deductions was fraudulent. I won a split decision in tax court in 1979, that is, I defeated my Democrat IRS superiors, but by then, my IRS career was further irreparably damaged. The tax court allowed all of my graduate business courses, but disallowed all of my graduate accounting courses by creating a new rule that accounting courses are not deductible until you have taken enough of them to qualify to take the CPA examination.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-us–missouri-governor-indicted-20180413-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DCCC chair Lujan said Trump will ‘talk about himself more than anyone else will’ – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dccc-chair-lujan-trump-2018-midterms-challengers/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Chicago Sun-Times promotes pot. To promote pot is to promote destruction.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/pot-topics-roundup-cannabis-news-marijuana-weed/

DAILY HERALD
— GOP consultant Chris Robling talks to Wheeling Republicans
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180413/gop-consultant-talks-to-wheeling-republicans
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Roskam newspaper publishes another anti-Roskam letter.
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180414/congressman-has-reason-to-be-worried
— Facebook’s default privacy settings are worse than Zuckerberg says – Staci D. Kramer (DIERSEN: What information about you do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use against you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use the following information about me against me: I am a Trump supporter; Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran); conservative; patriotic; Republican; American; White; male; old (born in 1948); non-poor; gun owner; draft avoider; 100% German American; my ancestors have been in America since 1844; federal retiree since 1997; former union member; American nameplate car owner; childless; pet-less; not a church member; I do not attend church services; I do not give money to a church; the federal government never promoted me beyond GS-13 and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old; I lived in Crete 1948-1972; I have lived in Wheaton only since 1978; I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster (MTRCC), Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member; I support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and the rest of the planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform; I support the MTRCC resolution against video gambling; I oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation; very few who say that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican defend me; I send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails; etc.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180414/analysis-facebooks-default-privacy-settings-are-worse-than-zuckerberg-says

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Openly carried guns not allowed at Illinois Capitol gun rights rally – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180412/openly-carried-guns-not-allowed-at-illinois-capitol-gun-rights-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Illinois is not an open-carry state,” said Beth Kaufman, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees the Capitol Complex. ”… They’ve been advised to not bring firearms to the event.” A group called the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans is spreading word of the gun-rights gatherings on social media. Organizers have permits for rallies Saturday outside 45 statehouses, including Illinois, said David Clayton of West Virginia, one of the coalition’s founders. The group’s event at the Illinois Capitol is set for 1-5 p.m. Saturday near the Abraham Lincoln statue at Second Street and Capitol Avenue. The rallies come less than three weeks after hundreds of thousands marched in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities to demand tougher gun laws after the February school shooting that killed 17 in Parkland, Florida. It’s unclear how many will show up — turnout predictions of national organizers are vastly higher than those of local planners. As of Thursday afternoon, 86 people had indicated on Facebook that they planned to attend the Springfield event. Clayton said a new gun law in Florida and similar measures being considered in other states threaten the rights of law-abiding gun owners. He said those attending rallies are encouraged to carry rifles — unloaded, with no magazines inserted — in states where it’s legal. “This is a very peaceful approach to a show of force,” Clayton said. “What that means is we’re not going to go there looking for a fight. We’re saying, ‘Look at all the people gathered here. We have a voice, too.’”)

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Democratic Party to protest GOP tax bill Sunday on Woodstock Square (DIERSEN: Government should encourage marriage and homeownership. Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/04/12/democratic-party-to-protest-gop-tax-bill-sunday-on-woodstock-square/a4yh7u6/

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois has a $130 billion pension shortfall. Why aren’t Gov. Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker talking about it? – BGA
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-has-a-billion-pension-shortfall-why-aren-t-gov/article_73e4463a-a992-5865-8ee3-0a1190e1a448.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS & STATELINE
— TREASONOUS: Illinois Senate votes no to National Guard on border (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and their citizens against America and its citizens.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=263485#.WtHKrIyKSM8
http://www.mystateline.com/news/illinois-senate-votes-no-to-national-guard-on-border/1120667773

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Illinois school districts get ‘much-needed help’ in recruiting teachers – Deborah Gertz Husar (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.whig.com/20180413/illinois-school-districts-get-much-needed-help-in-recruiting-teachers#//

 

WMAY
— Bad Blood Remains Between Rauner and Ives (DIERSEN: Of course, if Rauner loses on November 6, 2018, his supporters will blame Ives and her supporters, just like Jim Ryan’s supporters have continued to blame Pat O’Malley’s supporters since 2002.)
http://www.wmay.com/2018/04/13/bad-blood-remains-between-rauner-and-ives/

 

WHIO TV
— Kids skip school for Cubs home opener, run into school-missing principal at ballpark – Natalie Dreier
https://www.whio.com/news/national/kids-skip-school-for-cubs-home-opener-run-into-school-missing-principal-ballpark/ZLvHA6Fp6X6vwZQStHGmhP/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Rep. Jeanne Ives and Denise Rotheimer talk complainant rights – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/rep-jeanne-ives-and-denise-rotheimer-talk-complainant-rights/video_d59d3e3c-3f39-11e8-8986-839274376f0a.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— SPOTLIGHT: 2018 Illinois Primary Recap (Part 2) Illinois is NOT a Dark Blue State – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/04/spotlight-2018-illinois-primary-recap-part-2/
— Planned Parenthood: Killing the Pre-born and Perverting the Already Born – Tami Jackson
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/planned-parenthood-killing-the-pre-born-and-perverting-the-already-born/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Budget Woes, Out-Migration Color Illinois Gov. Race – Hilary Gowins
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/04/14/budget_woes_out-migration_color_illinois_gov_race.html

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Alt-Left Insanity: Companies Should Provide Pet Bereavement Leave – Matt Philbin
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/matt-philbin/2018/04/13/alt-left-insanity-companies-should-provide-pet-bereavement

 

FOX NEWS & STANDARD REPUBLIC
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Trump now backs marijuana ‘states rights’ bill
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/14/trump-now-backs-marijuana-states-rights-bill-senator-says.html
https://www.standardrepublic.com/news/top-news-trump-now-backs-marijuana-states-rights-bill-senator-says/

 

NBC NEWS
— Zuckerberg’s testimony raises new questions about Facebook’s lobbying practices – Brandy Zadrozny (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Republicans should not seek or accept money from lobbyists to oppose planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/zuckerberg-s-testimony-raises-new-questions-facebook-s-lobbying-practices-n865726

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that America First policy is divisive. Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and their citizens against America and its citizens.
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article208790409.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Who Is a Public Servant? Borrowers Have a Lot Riding on the Answer – Ron Lieber (DIERSEN: Are/were you a public servant. I was a public servant for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. Ever since the beginning of time, public servants have been viciously demonized, viciously demonized, and viciously condemned. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned me and my public service the most since 1966.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/your-money/public-servant-loan-forgiveness.html
— Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks – Daisuke Wakabayashi and Jack Nicas
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/technology/facebook-silicon-valley.html
— China’s Communists Rewrite the Rules for Foreign Businesses The party is strengthening its influence — often gaining direct decision-making power — over the international firms doing business in China. – Alexandra Stevenson (DIERSEN: From what I see, China would want Americans who do business in China to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/business/china-communist-party-foreign-businesses.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— School Is Expensive. Is It Worth It? For your kids, yes—at least assuming they graduate. But the author of ‘The Case Against Education’ says the benefits to society are vastly overstated. – James Taranto (DIERSEN: Was your college degree worth it? If I had not had a job-related bachelor’s degree, Firestone Stores would not have offered me a job in 1970, and Oldsmobile and IRS would not have offered me jobs in 1971. If I had not been taking job-related graduate business classes, IRS might not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974. If I had not had a job-related master’s degree, if I had not almost completed the requirements for a second job-related master’s degree, and I had not had a job-related professional certification, GAO might not have offered me a job in 1980. If I had not completed the requirements for a second job-related master’s degree, if I had not earned a second job-related professional certification, and if I had not earned a job-related professional license, GAO might not have promoted me in 1986. If I had not earned job-related professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, my Democrat superiors might have gotten rid of me sooner than they did.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/school-is-expensive-is-it-worth-it-1523658384
— Look Out, Meghan Markle! The IRS Is Watching Some timely advice before a royal wedding that will raise daunting and complex tax issues – Laura Saunders
https://www.wsj.com/articles/look-out-meghan-markle-the-irs-is-watching-1523611800

 

FORBES
— Taxpayer Costs Soared as Illinois Public College & University Enrollment Dropped – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2018/04/13/taxpayer-costs-soar-as-illinois-public-college-university-enrollment-drops/#48b2698c1018

 

DAILY COMMERCIAL
— GOP should follow FDR’s example, purge extremists – David J. Meltsner (DIERSEN: Who is a Republican extremist? According to Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township, Republican extremists support all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and should be purged. I should write a book about past and present IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee leaders who focus on purging those like me who support all the planks in the IRP platform, including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, and Second Amendment planks.)
http://www.dailycommercial.com/opinion/20180413/david-j-meltsner-gop-should-follow-fdrs-example-purge-extremists

 

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— Sanders rouses progressive candidates with call to fight party establishments – MARK GRUENBERG (DIERSEN: What do those who dominate the Republican establishments in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois hint/imply/argue/shout about you? Those who dominate the Republican establishments in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois hint/imply/argue/shout that I am “too conservative” because a) I support all the planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform and b) I support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) resolution against video gambling. Those who dominate the aforesaid reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and/or other planks and/or reject the MTRCC resolution.)
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/sanders-rouses-progressive-candidates-with-call-to-fight-party-establishments/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., roused a crowd of hundreds of progressives running for political office—from county board to Congress—with a call to fight back against the political establishments of both parties. “When we have the least-qualified president in our history and right-wing extremists in governors chairs, our job is to stand up, to fight back, to bring our brothers and sisters and friends and neighbors into the political process by providing hope,” he declared. “It is to transform America.” Sanders keynoted the opening all-day session on April 12 of a 4-day D.C. conference and training for prospective candidates, organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Some 450 hopefuls, more than half of them women, 18 percent of them unionists, 40 percent people of color, and 20 percent LGBTQ, signed up. And the union count doesn’t include those, such as two female county board hopefuls from Will County, Ill., and a congressional candidate from Nevada, whose fathers and grandfathers were unionists, or a third Will County candidate whose doctoral thesis was on how German and Irish immigrants created Chicago’s unions. Most attendees are first-time hopefuls, motivated by either disgust at the GOP-run Congress and President Donald Trump, duplication of the right-wing agenda at the state and local levels, or local issues the hopefuls said veteran politicians don’t address, such as criminal justice reform, good roads, infrastructure, child care, and well-paying jobs.)

 

NEW CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
— TRUMP POISED TO PURGE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT – TOM BOGGIONI (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors constantly purged their employees who were Republican, and especially those like me who were White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I am extremely proud that they failed to purge me for almost 3 years at the Post Office, almost 9 years at IRS, and almost 18 years at GAO.)
http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2018/04/trump-poised-to-purge-justice-department-a-matter-of-when-not-if-says-confidante/

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— How much free time do you have, why do you have that free time, and what do you do with that free time? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

What you do with your free time (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leisure) says more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.

 

I have lots of free time a) because my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) because my Democrat GAO superiors successfully did everything that they could to assure that I would never get a job that was appropriate for someone with my education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional license, c) because I was denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, d) because my Republican U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, their staffs, and others dumped me, e) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, f) because my wife and I have no debts and we saved for our retirement, g) because my Civil Service Retirement System pension is $51,864/year, my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy is $18,000/year, and my Social Security is $2,064/year, h) because I have good health, i) because I am not a member of a church, I do not attend church services, and I do not give money to a church, j) because my wife and I have not gone on any vacations since the early 1990s, k) because my wife and I do not have any pets, and l) because I do not exercise.

 

I have more free time because my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeeded in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, ending my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, ending my Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, ending my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, and ending my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004. Some of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes brag about their ending my aforesaid roles, but others deny it and hint/imply/argue/shout that I brought it all on myself.

 

I use thousands of my dollars each year and 10+ hours of my free time each and every day to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening. That is 70+ hours a week, 300+ hours a month, 3,650+ hours a year, and 36,500+ hours a decade. The emails are free of charge and contain no advertising. The emails promote religious principles, promote conservative principles, promote the Republican Party platform, promote the Illinois Republican Party platform, and promote the MTRCC resolution against video gambling.

 

Again, how much free time do you have, why do you have that free time, and what do you do with that free time? What you do with your free time says more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.

April 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Former DeKalb school superintendent Douglas Moeller arrested for sending explicit photos
http://abc7chicago.com/former-dekalb-school-superintendent-arrested-for-sending-explicit-photos/3339135/

 

NBC5
— Gov. Rauner Signs Bill to Expand 5G Wireless Coverage
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-signs-bill-to-expand-5g-wireless-coverage-479725233.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner to ask Germans, Poles to invest in a ‘broken’ Illinois – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-rauner-europe-illinois-business-20180413-story.html
— Supreme Court case could make sales tax-free e-commerce sites tougher to find – Lauren Zumbach
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-online-sales-tax-supreme-court-case-0415-story.html
— Trump pardons ex-Cheney aide ‘Scooter’ Libby, says he was ‘treated unfairly’ by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, who defends decision – Chad Day and Catherine
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-scooter-libby-pardon-20180413-story.html
— Judge says Chicago’s lead pipes cause contamination but throws out class-action lawsuit – Michael Hawthorne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-lead-pipes-lawsuit-20180413-story.html
— Hours after delivering State of Village speech, Romeoville mayor charged with DUI, officials say – Alicia Fabbre
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-met-romeoville-mayor-20180413-story.html
— Fertility over 50: Tammy Duckworth and other well-known moms make it look easy. But is it? – Cindy Dampier (DIERSEN: Of course, Duckworth agrees with my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have a) demonized, denigrated, and condemned me since the 1980s because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents and b) demonized, denigrated, and condemned me since 1966 because I avoided the draft with four student deferments and a financial hardship draft deferment.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-tammy-duckworth-fertility-after-50-story.html
— The Great Migration: For Southern blacks, Chicago offered jobs — but not the warmest welcome from whites – Ron Grossman (DIERSEN: What were your ancestors doing during the Great Migration? On my father’s side, a) my grandfather fought the Germans during WWI and then helped his father run Crete’s only hardware store and b) my grandmother helped her parents’ farm in Crete. On my mother’s side, my grandfather and grandmother helped their parents’ farms in Grant Park.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-flash-great-migration-south-african-americans-0415-20180410-story.html
— Illinois exodus: When living here no longer makes financial sense – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-exodus-population-taxes-20180412-story.html
— How can Illinois stop brain drain? Try fixing higher ed. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-brain-drain-exodus-20180409-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-legislature-lgbtq-20180412-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following groups promote the ERA: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-era-illinois-ratify-20180413-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Heat is on Gov. Rauner, GOP legislative leaders to pass a budget – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/heat-is-on-gov-rauner-gop-legislative-leaders-to-pass-a-budget/
— Patti Blagojevich calls Rauner campaign Snapchat filter of Blago ‘disgusting’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/patti-blagojevich-calls-rauner-campaign-snapchat-filter-of-blago-disgusting/
— Trump pardons Scooter Libby in the CIA leak case: White House statement – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a leaker, that I leak carelessly, recklessly, or to advance my own personal interests, and that therefore, a) I should not be the webmaster, a committee chairman, or officer of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee or of any other political organization; b) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants should stop me from learning about their events and other activities, stop me from promoting their events and other activities, stop me from attending their events, and stop me from reporting on their events; c) the aforesaid should stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out; and d) the aforesaid should stop everyone from reading the emails.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/trump-pardons-scooter-libby-in-the-cia-leak-case/
— Key lawmaker opposes drug testing for food stamp recipients – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/key-lawmaker-opposes-drug-testing-for-food-stamp-recipients/
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS, ANTI-CONSERVATIVE: Trump vows to back law to protect marijuana industry – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/republican-senator-says-trump-will-protect-marijuana-industry/
— Trump lawyer’s other problem? His Chicago cabs’ expired insurance, plates – Tim Novak
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/trump-lawyers-other-problem-his-chicago-cabs-expired-insurance-plates/
— I’m a Chicago firefighter who’s paying a lot more under the GOP tax plan – Gary Chavarria (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Roskam should immediately increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly. Needless-to-say, Republicans should encourage marriage and homeownership.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/firefighter-steep-tax-bill-gop-plan-2018/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As promised, my paycheck has gone up by about $175. But when I went to see my accountant this year to go over my taxes, I found out that instead of getting a $3,000 refund like usual, I’ll owe more than $1,500 in taxes next year beyond what was already withheld — all on the same income. I was so shocked I asked my accountant to check again. But he came back with the same math and that same unexpected number. That’s when I realized that the GOP’s plan is a classic bait-and-switch. And everyday Americans like my family are going to pay the price very soon. Thanks to a cap on deductions for state and local taxes (SALT) — deductions that benefit many middle and upper-middle class families — and other changes to deductions, many hardworking Americans will find themselves paying more in 2019. Instead of the refunds we’re accustomed to, we’ll be the ones writing checks. The GOP tax plan added nearly $1.5 trillion to the deficit, while slashing taxes for the very wealthy and big corporations. According to the Tax Policy Center, 83 percent of the tax bill’s cuts will go to the top 1 percent in our country. Ending SALT deductions is a way for the GOP to help raise revenue to cover the cost of those cuts — leaving working families like mine to foot the bill for tax giveaways to those who need them least. For me, that means I’ll have less money to take care of my family and my property. Last year, I reinvested my return to make important improvements to my house and the apartment I rent out. Some of these costs I can predict, but there’s always something that comes up whether it’s basic maintenance or serious roof repairs. And as a parent with one daughter in college and one about to start, every penny counts. A $4,500 change in my taxes is a lot of pennies. I’ve saved to make sure my children’s college education isn’t a heavy financial burden on them, but without my usual return, my financial plans may need to change.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day – AP (DIERSEN: I oppose the promotion of booze. Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) promote booze, b) drink lots of booze, and/or c) want to drink lots of booze.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20180413/when-to-say-when-study-says-limit-alcohol-to-1-drink-a-day
— How mail carriers are learning to avoid being attacked by dogs – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: I worked for the Park Forest Post Office part-time 1966-1969.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180413/how-mail-carriers-are-learning-to-avoid-being-attacked-by-dogs
— Elgin man, former DeKalb superintendent, charged with sending sexual photo – Elena Ferrarin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180413/elgin-man-former-dekalb-superintendent-charged-with-sending-sexual-photo
— Kane probation officers, youth counselors could strike – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180413/kane-probation-officers-youth-counselors-could-strike
— Amid leadership changes, Franks proposes shifting McHenry County auditor duties – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180413/amid-leadership-changes-franks-proposes-shifting-mchenry-county-auditor-duties

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Patrick Fitzgerald: Trump pardon doesn’t change Libby’s conviction – CLAIRE BUSHEY (DIERSEN: Patrick Fitzgerald represented GAO in Diersen v. GAO. In Diersen v. GAO, Peter Fitzgerald appointed both the district court judge, Amy J. St. Eve, and the attorney who represented GAO, Patrick Fitzgerald. All of the aforesaid made it very clear that they favored patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Eve granted Patrick Fitzgerald’s motion to deny me my 7th Amendment rights, that is, to deny me a jury trial. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes used that to hint/imply/argue/shout that Peter Fitzgerald, Eve, and Patrick Fitzgerald viewed me as being someone who was lazy, stupid, bad, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180413/NEWS04/180419917/fitzgerald-trump-pardon-doesnt-change-libbys-conviction

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL
— Candidates avoid talk about Illinois’ pension problem – BGA
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180413/candidates-avoid-talk-about-illinois-pension-problem
— Bill aiming to shift state jobs back to Springfield clears House panel – Brenden Moore
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180413/bill-aiming-to-shift-state-jobs-back-to-springfield-clears-house-panel

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Congress’ Facebook ignorance triggers calls to revive terminated technology agency – KATE IRBY
http://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article208843774.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Voters, don’t forget you still have power – Editorial
http://www.nwherald.com/2018/04/12/our-view-voters-dont-forget-you-still-have-power/a8inuvt/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Ives claims politics, not policy, led House committee to table accusers’ rights bill – Rachel Droze
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/ives-claims-politics-not-policy-led-house-committee-to-table-accusers-rights-bill

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Low Bar For Budget ‘Progress’ – SEAN CRAWFORD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-week-low-bar-budget-progress#stream/0

 

WNNS
— Bad Blood Remains Between Rauner and Ives
http://www.wnns.com/2018/04/13/bad-blood-remains-between-rauner-and-ives/

 

WMAY
— Rauner Warns Trump of Trade War with China
http://www.wmay.com/2018/04/13/rauner-warns-trump-of-trade-war-with-china/

 

WJBD RADIO
— Illinois Governor Says Missouri’s Embattled Governor Should Step Down Rauner Said He Is Deeply Troubled By Allegations Eric Greitens Coerced a Woman Into Sex – AP
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2018/04/12/illinois-governor-says-missouris-embattled-governor-should-step-down

 

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
— Employment Opportunity: Title: Election Division Manager
http://www.dupageco.org/HR/Jobs/57290/

 

JEANNE IVES
— Springfield Legislators Protect Themselves Over Victims of Abuse
https://mailchi.mp/0d3cd3a4b359/springfield-legislators-protect-themselves-over-victims-of-abuse
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: For more information or to book Representative Jeanne Ives, contact Kathleen Murphy at 630-329-4680 or kathleenemurphy26@gmail.com)

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Bill to give complainants rights in inspector general process dies in committee – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/bill-to-give-complainants-rights-in-inspector-general-process-dies/article_89dbea46-3f36-11e8-b705-9b225faa9846.html

 

ILLINOIS CHRONICLE
— The new Rauner agenda: same as the old, failed Rauner agenda
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-the-new-rauner-agenda-same-as-the-old-failed-rauner-agenda/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— GOP SENATORS “SPIT ON PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY’S MEMORY” BY VOTING FOR THE ERA, FAMILY LEADER SAYS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/gop-senators-spit-on-phyllis-schlaflys-memory-by-voting-for-the-era-family-leader-says.html
— IL HOUSE DEMS AND GOPERS VOTE TO PROTECT HARASSERS IN COMPLAINT PROCESS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/il-house-dems-and-gopers-vote-to-protect-harassers-in-complaint-process.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/13/behind-sandovals-press-pop/
— COGFA defends itself against Illinois Policy Institute report
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/13/cogfa-defends-itself-against-illinois-policy-institute-report/
— Groups vow: Vote for ERA, lose pro-life endorsement
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/13/groups-vow-vote-for-era-lose-pro-life-endorsement/
— More pension hand-wringing
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/13/more-pension-hand-wringing/
— Rauner campaign creates new Snapchat filter to commemorate Supreme Court reviewing Blagojevich case today
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/13/rauner-campaign-creates-new-snapchat-filter-to-commemorate-supreme-court-reviewing-blagojevich-case-today/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Patti Blagojevich: Governor Rauner-@BruceRauner Please take down that disgusting Snap Chat filter using my husband’s name, number and likeness. You know I have daughters who are of the age of most Snap Chat users. It is so callous of you to so casually inflict this emotional distress upon them.)

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— 3 Student Journalists Sue University of Illinois for Covering Up Teacher’s Role in Anti-Trump Campus Rally – Kyle Perisic
https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/04/13/3-student-journalists-sue-university-for-covering-up-teachers-role-in-anti-trump-rally/

 

GOPUSA
— Millennials say adulthood can wait. Can YOU wait for them to grow up? (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White male millennials who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, a) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40; b) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran; and c) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43703
— Ace Hardware Reverses Course, Resumes Advertising on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News Show
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43700
— Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo use pardons to circumvent immigration laws, prevent deportations
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43650
— Is California too big? Voters may get chance to split Golden State into three
http://www.gopusa.com/is-california-too-big-voters-may-get-chance-to-split-golden-state-into-three/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Ex-FBI deputy McCabe lied, was source of leak, Justice Dept. says – Jeff Mordock, Stephen Dinan and Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a leaker, that I leak carelessly, recklessly, or to advance my own personal interests, and that therefore, a) I should not be the webmaster, a committee chairman, or officer of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee or of any other political organization; b) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants should stop me from learning about their events and other activities, stop me from promoting their events and other activities, stop me from attending their events, and stop me from reporting on their events; c) the aforesaid should stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out; and d) the aforesaid should stop everyone from reading the emails.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/13/andrew-mccabe-lied-was-source-wsj-leak-doj-says/

 

BLAZE
— Scripps College hosts no-whites pool party; student paper says segregated events becoming common – Teri Webster
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/13/scripps-college-hosts-no-whites-pool-party-student-paper-says-segregated-events-becoming-common

 

THE HILL
— The Department of Justice’s inspector general concluded that fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made a leak to the media “designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership.” – KATIE BO WILLIAMS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a leaker, that I leak carelessly, recklessly, or to advance my own personal interests, and that therefore, a) I should not be the webmaster, a committee chairman, or officer of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee or of any other political organization; b) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants should stop me from learning about their events and other activities, stop me from promoting their events and other activities, stop me from attending their events, and stop me from reporting on their events; c) the aforesaid should stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out; and d) the aforesaid should stop everyone from reading the emails.)
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/383080-watchdog-fired-fbi-official-mccabe-leaked-to-media-to-help-himself

 

VANITY FAIR
— APPLE MEMO URGING EMPLOYEES NOT TO LEAK . . . LEAKS An internal memo not-so-subtly threatens Apple workers with jail time if they speak to the press. – MAYA KOSOFF (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a leaker, that I leak carelessly, recklessly, or to advance my own personal interests, and that therefore, a) I should not be the webmaster, a committee chairman, or officer of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee or of any other political organization; b) conservative and Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants should stop me from learning about their events and other activities, stop me from promoting their events and other activities, stop me from attending their events, and stop me from reporting on their events; c) the aforesaid should stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out; and d) the aforesaid should stop everyone from reading the emails.)
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/04/apple-memo-urging-employees-not-to-leak-leaks

April 13 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER AND DEMOCRATS’ CAMPAIGNS TRICKED CENTRAL ILLINOIS GOPERS IN FINAL DAYS OF PRIMARY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly it seems, candidates who spend the most money on false and/or negative ads win.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/rauner-and-democrats-campaigns-tricked-central-illinois-gopers-in-final-days-of-primary.html
— EXCLUSIVE: SIX PRO-LIFE ORGANIZATIONS TO WITHHOLD GOP ENDORSEMENTS OVER SENATE ERA VOTES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/exclusive-six-pro-life-organizations-to-withhold-gop-endorsements-over-senate-era-votes.html
— RHOADS: THIS WEEK’S ERA SENATE VICTORY IS BOGUS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/era-backers-try-to-move-goal-posts-again.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner spent $1.7 million to air “Conservative Voter Alert” ad over just four days (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly it seems, candidates who spend the most money on false and/or negative ads win.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/13/rauner-spent-17-million-to-air-conservative-voter-alert-ad-over-just-four-days/
— Madigan sets state party chairman vote
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/13/madigan-sets-state-party-chairman-vote/
— GOP unity watch
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/13/gop-unity-watch/
— Pritzker campaign has some fun with “National Blame Someone Else Day” (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/13/pritzker-campaign-has-some-fun-with-national-blame-someone-else-day/

— Ives denies any promise to meet again (DIERSEN: During 2002, I included links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles about this kind of thing between Pat O’Malley and Jim Ryan. Of course, since 2002, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that caused Ryan to lose in the general election.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/12/ilgop-unity-watch/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— TREASONOUS: Illinois bill could provide safe zones for immigrants – Cymphanie Sherman (DIERSEN: Such safe zones encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. If anything, Illinois should provide safe zones for members of the following groups because ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois promote hatred against them: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-bill-could-provide-safe-zones-for-immigrants
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Others, like Rosanna Pulido, who is against illegal immigration, worry the bill would hurt the state. “What the General Assembly is doing is they are taking discretion away from local police departments, law enforcement, sheriff’s,” said Pulido, with the Illinois Minuteman Project. She is a woman of Mexican descent, who was born and raised in Chicago. She believes everyone should follow the same rules. “It seems to me like the General Assembly is more worried about safe zones for illegal aliens, Rauner, (with) the Trust Act. Then I wish there was a safe zone for Illinois taxpayers,” said Pulido. The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 8 to 4. It now moves to the full senate for consideration. If the senate passes it, it moves to the house for debate.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner, Ives meet briefly at brewery, share first ‘hello’ since brutal primary race – Bill Lukitsch (DIERSEN: During 2002, I included links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles about this kind of thing between Pat O’Malley and Jim Ryan. Of course, since 2002, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that caused Ryan to lose in the general election.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-jeanne-ives-20180413-story.html
— The Democratic State Central Committee will meet April 23 in Springfield to pick party officers. “Voters in the March primary elected new members of the State Central Committee, and now it is our job to choose party officials and begin planning to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November,” party chairman and House Speaker Michael Madigan said in a statement.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-jeanne-ives-20180413-story.html
— Behind by six votes, Kane County Board candidate plans to ask for recount – Sarah Freishtat
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-ishmael-lewis-county-board-recount-st-0413-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: Cook County tax officials take excess campaign donations from appeals firms, ethics panel says – Ray Long, Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-met-appeal-lawyers-campaign-cash-20180406-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want everyone to be a stoner.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cannabis-online-advertising-20180406-story.html
— A lesson from the Holocaust: Never stop telling the terrible stories – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed to Jewish people a) that I am 100% German national origin and that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. In my defense, I stress a) that all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois from what is now Germany a long time ago, during the 1840s and 1850s, b) that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, c) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, d) that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F, and e) that according to http://dna.ancestry.com, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-holocaust-nazi-concentration-camp-20180412-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Harassment handling no big hitch to Madigan holding reins of Democratic Party – Mitchell Armentrout (DIERSEN: Have you ever been the chairman of a political organization? I was the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonized, denigrated, and condemned those who I recruited to speak at TAPROOT events.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/harassment-handling-no-big-hurdle-to-madigan-holding-reins-of-democratic-party/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite months of criticism over his handling of sexual harassment allegations in his political organization, powerful Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan appears poised to hold onto his seat as chairman of the state Democratic Party. Madigan spokesman Steve Brown said he “doesn’t do predictions,” but noted he wasn’t aware of any opponents throwing their names in the ring as the 36 state central committeemen and committeewomen prepare to vote for the party chair on April 23. “Voters in the March primary elected new members of the State Central Committee, and now it is our job to choose party officials and begin planning to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November,” Madigan said in a statement. The only one breaking ranks with Madigan is newly elected progressive committeeman Peter Janko, who said Democrats in his McHenry-area district were “almost universal” in their desire to oust Madigan. Before the primary, numerous Democrats called for an independent investigation of the speaker over revelations of allegedly ignored harassment complaints, with some calling for Madigan to step down from his post as party chair. Madigan’s organization is facing a federal lawsuit from a former strategist who claims he stonewalled her complaints about barrages of text messages from a top Madigan aide. Madigan also forced out a top lobbyist accused of “inappropriate behavior.” Under that pressure, Madigan enlisted the Democratic big guns ahead of the primary with robocalls by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, urging voters in his Southwest Side stronghold to support him as committeeman — a strong precaution for the obscure party post that has held on lock for two decades. Madigan has led the party since 1998, and if elected to a sixth term on April 23, he would become the longest-tenured Democratic party chairman in state history.)
— After criticizing Amazon, Trump orders postal review – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-convenes-task-force-to-study-us-postal-system/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Legislation would let police withhold arrest details for weeks – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180413/legislation-would-let-police-withhold-arrest-details-for-weeks
— Why Fair Maps Amendment needs to be the next big thing – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180412/why-fair-maps-amendment-needs-to-be-the-next-big-thing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in using students as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180412/aurora-students-to-replicate-parents-immigration-journey-with-225-mile-walk
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in using faith leaders as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180412/suburban-faith-leaders-seek-nuance-in-religion-reporting

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The $130 billion question Rauner and Pritzker won’t answer – BGA
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180413/NEWS02/180419935
— Best Places to Work (DIERSEN: For Democrats, and especially for Democrats who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, the federal government is the best place to work because the federal government gives preference big time to the aforesaid. To make way for the aforesaid, the federal government wastes the careers of and gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/best-places-to-work
— What’s Rauner up to in Germany and Poland? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180413/BLOGS02/180419930/whats-illinois-gov-bruce-rauner-up-to-in-germany-and-poland


NPR ILLINOIS
— Will Illinois Face Another Budget Impasse? – BRIAN MACKEY
http://nprillinois.org/post/will-illinois-face-another-budget-impasse#stream/0
— After Last Year’s Defeat, Rauner Trying To Reassert Role In Budget Process – BRIAN MACKEY
http://nprillinois.org/post/after-last-years-defeat-rauner-trying-reassert-role-budget-process#stream/0
— In ‘A Higher Loyalty,’ James Comey Describes An ‘Unethical, Untethered’ President – RON ELVING (DIERSEN: Who/what are you loyal to? I am loyal to the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, religious principles, conservative principles, and Republican principles. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject some or all of the aforesaid.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/higher-loyalty-james-comey-describes-unethical-untethered-president#stream/0

 

WJBD RADIO
— Progressive candidates flood Washington for targeted training (DIERSEN: Of course, the training focuses on demonizing, denigrating, and condemning individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2018/04/13/progressive-candidates-flood-washington-for-targeted-training

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn wants Rauner to get on board with reforms now – Karen Kidd
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511387930-skillicorn-wants-rauner-to-get-on-board-with-reforms-now

 

ILLINOIS WATCHDOG
— Illinois lawmakers move on effort to expand voting from jail – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: What percent of criminals do not vote for Republicans – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://www.watchdog.org/illinois/illinois-lawmakers-move-on-effort-to-expand-voting-from-jail/article_d644dd79-8b63-58b5-81b3-9785c7ebd4e8.html

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— New plan would guarantee Illinois teacher pay starts at $40,000 a year – Benjamin Yount (DIERSEN: In June of 1971, when I was 22 years old, my starting GS-7 pay as an IRS Revenue Officer was $45,703 in today’s dollars. I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in August of 1970, I had worked for Firestone Stores since August of 1970, I was taking graduate business courses at UIC, I was living with my mother and brother in Crete, and I owned a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/schools/new-plan-would-guarantee-illinois-teacher-pay-starts-at-a/article_cca1015a-3e54-11e8-968d-fb1d2a8eab1b.html

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the candidate who spends the most money on negative ads wins.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/04/13/rauner-calls-for-greitens-resignation-brain-damaging-lead-in-chicago-water-governors-most-costly-primary-ad-264220
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The other top-dollar spot from Rauner may surprise you. Data kept by Advertising Analytics show the single ad that Team Rauner put the most money behind aired just four days before the March 20 primary. It was a response to an ad the Democratic Governors Association released that called Rauner challenger, state Rep. Jeanne Ives, too conservative for Illinois, a spot aimed to strategically push Republican primary voters toward Ives. In a sign of the potential impact of the DGA ad, Rauner’s campaign spent more than $1.7 million to air this response 1,162 times over four days. It’s the highest dollar amount the governor’s reelection campaign spent on any single ad throughout the campaign. Of that, more than $1.2 million was dedicated to a single market: Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, that central Illinois swath Rauner desperately needed to keep from defecting to Ives. “Conservative voter alert,” the ad begins in all red. “The same Washington liberals that support J.B. Pritzker are now helping Jeanne Ives with last-second ads. Why? Because Jeanne Ives has already surrendered to Mike Madigan. Liberals are highjacking the Republican primary in Illinois.” In the end, Ives lost to Rauner by fewer than 3 percentage points.)

 

BRUCE RAUNER
— Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards – 2018 (DIERSEN: What service do you volunteer? I spend my own money and 10+ hours each and every day of what is left of my life putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. I continue to do that notwithstanding my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes constantly demonizing, denigrating, and condemning the many thousands of decisions that I make each and every day a) to include or to not include links to articles in the emails, b) what if any comments I should make on those articles, c) what if any text from the articles to include in the emails, d) etc. The more important that I think articles are, the more that I agree with articles, and/or that I disagree with articles, the more text from those articles that I want to include in the emails. Religious, conservative, and/or Republican GOPUSA ILLINOIS readers know that and are more likely to click on an article’s link and read that article at the source because I do not include paragraph breaks or pictures in the emails. Since 2004, the emails have included links to more than 299,000 articles.)
https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/serve/Pages/GVSA2018.aspx

 

FOX NEWS
— Comey attacks Trump’s integrity, questions his marriage in new book – Samuel Chamberlain (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about my critics/opponents who have done the most to harm me?)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/12/comey-attacks-trumps-integrity-questions-his-marriage-in-new-book.html

 

BREITBART
— Hello Amazon! Donald Trump Orders Task Force to Investigate Post Office Finances – CHARLIE SPIERING
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/12/hello-amazon-donald-trump-orders-task-force-to-investigate-post-office-finances/

 

GOPUSA
— Liberals grasp at ‘news deserts’ to explain Donald Trump’s win
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43644
— Bank of America to stop lending to ‘military-style’ weapons makers (DIERSEN: How soon will Bank of America stop lending to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc., that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.gopusa.com/bank-of-america-to-stop-lending-to-military-style-weapon-makers/
— Another conservative censored by Facebook? (DIERSEN: I never stop sending GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to my subscribers’ email addresses unless the subscriber asks me to stop or they unsubscribe on their own. It seems like many hundreds of GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that Constant Contact sends out for me every day DO NOT SHOW IN MY SUBSCRIBERS’ INBOXES. It seems like I am a victim of “shadow banning” or “stealth banning.”)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43448
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Imagine the horror if the post office took letters you sent and instead of delivering them, secretly threw them in the trash. That’s what I strongly suspect is happening on social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and others — run by activist liberals — who appear to be discriminating against conservatives. It’s called “shadow banning” or “stealth banning” where users’ posts are blocked from appearing in followers’ news feeds. I fear this type of deceptive censorship is happening to me, as well as scores of other conservatives throughout the country — including Prager University, an educational company whose ads promoting right-leaning videos were blocked by Twitter in February.)
— Boehner’s new, hypocritical marijuana money-making gig
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43536

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— GOP pushes bill to STOP Trump from firing Mueller (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but what if those Republican U.S. Senators and those Republican U.S. Representatives who represented me between 1966 and 1997 had gotten bills passed that would have a) stopped my Democrat GAO superiors from forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, getting rid of my mentor in 1987, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) stopped my Democrat IRS superiors from not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions in 1978, getting rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) stopped my Democrat Post Office superiors from forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968?)
http://www.wnd.com/2018/04/gop-pushes-bill-to-stop-trump-from-firing-mueller/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Senators Call for Investigation Into Sinclair for ‘News Distortion’ Following Viral Video – WILLIAM STEAKIN (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news is fake except for the news that they put out or bless. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) focus on demonizing, denigrating, and condemning my intelligence, my judgment, my motives, my etc., b) focus on stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, and c) focus on stopping everyone from reading the emails. They want you to know ONLY what they tell you or bless.)
https://ijr.com/2018/04/1084769-senators-want-to-investigate-sinclair-for-news-distortion-following-viral-video/

 

THE HILL
— GOP authors of tax law double down in campaigns – NAOMI JAGODA (DIERSEN: Roskam should immediately raise the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly. Government should encourage marriage and homeownership.)
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/382936-gop-authors-of-tax-law-double-down-in-campaigns
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “This is something that is right at the heart of what I’m talking about in 2018,” said Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), a senior member of Ways and Means whose race is considered a toss up by the non-partisan Cook Political Report. Roskam’s campaign estimates that his district will get $1 billion in tax relief in 2019 for individual and pass-through businesses, citing data from the IRS and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. While Democrats seeking to unseat the GOP tax-writers say voters have concerns about the new tax law, they expect that other issues are likely to be more important in November. “The bill was not structured to do anything of note for voters who are not extremely wealthy,” said Sean Casten, Roskam’s Democratic challenger. Of the 24 Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee, eight are in races that may be competitive, according to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, providing a test case of whether the tax law will yield electoral benefits for the GOP. Three House GOP tax-writers — Roskam, Erik Paulsen (Minn.) and Carlos Curbelo (Fla.) — are in races that Cook rates as tossups. The group rates Rep. Mike Bishop’s (Mich.) race as leaning Republican, and rates the races involving Reps. Vern Buchanan (Fla.), Jackie Walorski (Ind.), Mike Kelly (Pa.) and George Holding (N.C.) as likely Republican. . .“The single most important thing Republican members should be doing is educating their constituents on the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” said Michael Byerly, a spokesperson for the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Super PAC aligned with House GOP leadership. CLF has field offices in the districts held by Roskam, Paulsen, Curbelo and Bishop. . .Democratic criticisms of GOP tax-writers vary by district. In some races, Democrats have noted that the lawmakers may have personally benefited from aspects of the new law. In Roskam and Paulsen’s districts — located in fairly affluent suburbs of Chicago and Minneapolis, respectively — some of the criticisms are focused on the law’s $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. “The capping of the SALT deduction had a tremendous impact on a disproportionate amount of people in which I’m running,” said Dean Phillips, another Democrat challenging Paulsen. Roskam and Paulsen said their constituents will benefit from the new law even with the SALT cap, due to other features such as the lower tax rates and the increased exemption amount for the alternative minimum tax.)

 

ABC NEWS
— Comey book claims President Trump sought loyalty like mafia boss ‘Sammy the Bull’s’ induction ceremony – RICK KLEIN (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. They demand blind loyalty, and if you do not give it to them, they destroy you. I should write a book about them, their operatives, and their dupes.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comey-book-claims-president-trump-sought-loyalty-mafia/story
— Progressive candidates flood Washington for targeted training – MARYALICE PARKS (DIERSEN: Of course, the training focuses on demonizing, denigrating, and condemning individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/progressive-candidates-flood-washington-targeted-training/story?id=54435969

 

NBC NEWS
— Comey, in new book, paints Trump as a liar divorced from reality – Alex Johnson
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/comey-new-book-paints-trump-liar-divorced-reality-n865651

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Tom Steyer v. Richard Uihlein: Billionaire vs. Billionaire: A Tug of War Between 2 Rogue Donors – ALEXANDER BURNS, JASMINE C. LEE and RACHEL SHOREY
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/12/us/politics/top-donors-2018-elections.html
— Comey’s Memoir Offers Visceral Details on a President ‘Untethered to Truth’ – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/us/politics/trump-comey-book.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘Untruthful slime ball’: Trump blasts Comey as details emerge from scathing book – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/04/13/trump-lashes-out-at-james-comey-calling-former-fbi-director-an-untruthful-slime-ball-in-response-to-reports-about-his-new-book/

 

USA TODAY
— U.S. should lower its alcohol recommendation because its shortening our lives, study says – Sean Rossman
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/04/12/u-s-should-lower-its-alcohol-recommendation-because-its-shortening-our-lives-study-says/510323002/
— Tax cut savings flow to company stockholders, trickle to hourly workers – Adam Shell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/04/13/how-companies-spend-tax-windfall/505122002/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Paul Ryan Rejects Giving Up Speaker Post Before January Some Republican lawmakers suggested donors would be less willing to give to Ryan knowing he won’t be leading GOP in House next year – Kristina Peterson and Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-ryan-says-he-wont-give-up-speaker-post-until-january-1523555895
— Ex-FBI Director James Comey in Memoir Compares Donald Trump to Mafia Boss Director fired by Trump calls his presidency a ‘forest fire’ and defends his disclosures on Clinton probe; White House plans campaign to counter claims – Erica Orden (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who paint themselves as be Mafia Bosses.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ex-fbi-director-james-comey-in-memoir-compares-donald-trump-to-mafia-boss-1523588611
— Mike Pompeo Promises Not to Be a ‘Yes Man’ Nominee for secretary of state tells lawmakers he wouldn’t hesitate to disagree with President Trump – Michael R. Gordon and Nancy A. Youssef (DIERSEN: Do you paint yourself as being a yes man? I do not. Are you a yes man? I am not.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawmakers-to-hear-from-pompeo-mattis-in-midst-of-syria-crisis-1523525400
— Top 20% of Americans Will Pay 87% of Income Tax Households with $150,000 or more in income make up 52% of total income nationally but pay large portion of total taxes – Laura Saunders (DIERSEN: Some hint/imply/argue/shout that the more federal income tax that you pay, the more that you are a “contributing member of society.” Should everyone be required to disclose/publish how much federal income tax adjusted for inflation that they have paid during the last year, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, 35 years, 40 years, 45 years, and 50+ years?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-20-of-americans-will-pay-87-of-income-tax-1523007001
— The Women’s March Holds a One-Way ‘Discussion’ When its leaders came to my campus, photos and recording were barred, and questions were screened. – Kassy Dillon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-womens-march-holds-a-one-way-discussion-1523574525

 

FORBES
— Taxpayer Costs Soared as Illinois Public College & University Enrollment Dropped – Adam Andrzejewski (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, your college degree is worthless unless you earned it at an Ivy League University. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn UIC, NIU, Loyola, DePaul, Roosevelt, and IIT.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2018/04/13/taxpayer-costs-soar-as-illinois-public-college-university-enrollment-drops/#76b1216e1018

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who encourage pregnant women a) to come to America illegally and b) to stay in America illegally?
http://www.newsweek.com/ice-must-end-detention-pregnant-women-hundreds-human-rights-organizations-883294

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Federal employees face sizable pay gap with private sector – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: What is the prevailing wage for those who have education, work experience, professional certifications, and professional licenses comparable to what you have? In today’s dollars, in 1997, when I was 49 years old, GAO paid me $125,325/year or $60.25/hour. I had almost 18 years of experience working for GAO and almost 9 years of experience working for IRS. I had 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 (CPA), 32 (Certified Internal Auditor), 41 (Certified Fraud Examiner), 45 (Certified Government Financial Manager), 47 (Certified Financial Services Auditor), and 48 (Forensic Accountant), and c) a job-related professional license (licensed CPA) when I was 32.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2018/04/12/federal-employees-face-nearly-32-percent-pay-disparity-with-private-sector/

 

THE BEAST
— The Fallen Heroes Who Went to Vietnam in John Bolton’s Place They all had the same birthday and same draft number. But while the now-hawkish national security adviser rode out the war in safety, these brave young soldiers never came home. – Michael Daly (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would have Duckworth viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me as being a draft avoider, a draft dodger, a patriotic hypocrite, a coward, and even worse things.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-fallen-heroes-who-went-to-vietnam-in-john-boltons-place
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They all had the same birthday and same draft number. But while the now-hawkish national security adviser rode out the war in safety, these brave young soldiers never came home. Our new national security adviser, John Bolton, was born on the same day in 1948 as Weyman Cook, Jerry Miller, and Richard Lassiter, whose own chances for future achievements ended when they were killed in Vietnam. Their common birthday was Nov. 20, number 185 in the 1969 draft lottery, which was based on date of birth and ended student deferments—such as the one Bolton had until then enjoyed at Yale. He might well have been called up, as the draft went up to 195, but he managed to get a spot in the Maryland National Guard and then a local Army reserve unit. The Guard and the Reserves had long waiting lists, as they offered a way to avoid being sent to Vietnam. “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy,” Bolton wrote in his Yale 25th reunion class book. “I considered the war in Vietnam already lost.” Instead, Bolton went to Yale Law School, interning in the summer for the stridently pro-war Vice President Spiro Agnew, who told everybody that the fight in Vietnam was progressing far better than the effete media suggested. Bolton later served at no peril in the Justice Department and the State Department, all the while being quick to recommend the use of military force. He was an ardent supporter of the Iraq War and has gained a reputation for being ever ready, almost eager to send others into combat. We will never know what Cook, Miller, and Lassiter might have accomplished. Cook had seemed like he might be one of the lucky ones after a helicopter he was in went down in Vinh Long on March 6, 1969. The married 20-year-old from Corinth, Mississippi, miraculously survived and stepped away unhurt. He could have just stood there with his whole young life before him. But a number of comrades were trapped in the burning wreckage and in his last minutes he demonstrated that he possessed the stuff of greatness. The citation of the Soldier’s Medal he was subsequently awarded “for exceptionally valorous actions while serving as crew chief of a UH-1D helicopter” reads:)

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What are your demographics? Who promotes hatred against those who share your demographics? SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/04/12/hatewatch-headlines-41218

April 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Rauner meets with legislators to begin budgeting process – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rauner-meets-with-legislators-to-begin-budgeting-process/3333065/
— Hillary Clinton encourages black women to run for office at Chicago fundraiser – Will Jones
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/hillary-clinton-encourages-black-women-to-run-for-office-at-chicago-fundraiser-/3333482/

 

CBS2
— Rauner, Top Legislators Meet To Talk About Budget Deal – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/04/12/rauner-top-legislators-meet-to-talk-about-budget-deal/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Madigan says Rauner should ‘stay on the sidelines’ of budget talks if he wants to ‘create chaos’ – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-illinois-budget-20180412-story.html
— Rauner calls on Missouri Gov. Greitens to resign over scandal – Monique Garcia (DIERSEN: Who wants you to step down and why? I should write a book about a) those who want me to step down as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and b) those who wanted me to step down as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-eric-greitens-resign-20180412-story.html
— Former U.S. presidents in Chicago this week, which reminds us — will Trump make presidential stop here? – Elvia Malagon (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago do everything that they can to make Chicago more and more and more anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-met-inc-presidents-visit-chicago-20180412-story.html
— In Chicago speech, Clinton hails black women voters for leading ‘hope and resilience’ during Trump era – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at African-American women and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-hillary-clinton-chicago-speech-20180412-story.html
— Brain-damaging lead found in tap water in hundreds of homes tested across Chicago, results show – Michael Hawthorne and Cecilia Reyes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-chicago-water-lead-contamination-20180411-htmlstory.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State Senate urges Rauner to refuse any Trump National Guard border request – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/state-senate-urges-rauner-to-refuse-any-trump-national-guard-border-request/
— Hillary Clinton warns Chicagoans of ‘war on truth,’ celebration of racism – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at African-American women and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/hillary-clinton-warns-chicagoans-of-war-on-truth-celebration-of-racism/
— Missouri governor mirrors Trump in quest to survive scandal – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/missouri-governor-mirrors-trump-in-quest-to-survive-scandal/
— Tribune staff’s union push all about doing great Chicago journalism – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/tribune-union-push-newspaper-great-chicago-journalism-janitors-american-media-denver-post-los-angeles-times-tronc-sun-times/
— Troubled bigtime? Rauner says Missouri gov should quit over sex allegations – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/troubled-bigtime-rauner-says-missouri-gov-should-quit-over-sex-allegations/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner, leaders trade warnings over budget – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180412/news/304129896/
— Sheriff puts Kane County on alert that court security officers could strike – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180412/sheriff-puts-kane-county-on-alert-that-court-security-officers-could-strike
— State pension funding hits record shortfall, report finds – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180412/business/304129929/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner is way underwater in latest poll – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: I watched all this kind of thing between Pat O’Malley and Jim Ryan in 2002. Those who supported Ryan in the primary election continue to blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for Ryan’s defeat in the general election.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180412/BLOGS02/180419940/rauner-is-way-underwater-in-latest-poll
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rauner, in an interview I had with him today on another subject, confirmed that he and Ives did indeed have a brief meeting yesterday. “We spoke last night. I saw her at (Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery),” Rauner told me. “I went over to shake hands, and we promised to get together soon.” Translation: The great post-primary thaw that Rauner badly needs to unite his base before November and reverse terrible polls like the one above may be under way. I have a call in to Ives to get her side of things.)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton trade warnings over budget – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/herald-review/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/rauner-madigan-cullerton-trade-warnings-over-budget/article_be24c5e1-2bff-5aa5-8ede-f453755f601a.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gov. Rauner, legislative leaders focus on budget, gun control – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180412/gov-rauner-legislative-leaders-focus-on-budget-gun-control

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Edgar County Watchdogs founder puzzled by ethics complaint against Rauner being ‘punted’ to Mautino’s office – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511387127-edgar-county-watchdogs-founder-puzzled-by-ethics-complaint-against-rauner-being-punted-to-mautino-s-office

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Legislative leaders talk revenue, budget process – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/legislative-leaders-meet-talk-revenue-budget-process/article_ccad3958-3e71-11e8-9482-bf8aa8c34de7.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner on Pritzker: “We’re going to light him up”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/12/rauner-on-pritzker-were-going-to-light-him-up/
— Gov. Rauner hugely exaggerated state deficit, bill backlog today
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/12/gov-rauner-hugely-exaggerated-state-deficit-bill-backlog-today/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Pro-life group to protest Bruce Rauner at GOP governor’s Dinner
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pro-life-group-to-protest-bruce-rauner-at-gop-governors-dinner

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Mike Pompeo Faces Cory Booker’s Inquisition – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/federal/mike-pompeo-faces-cory-bookers-inquisition/

 

FOX NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: 3 More California Cities Vote to Opt Out of State’s Sanctuary Law Newport Beach council votes 7-0 against law. (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, all municipalities, all townships, and all counties in Illinois should opt out of Illinois’ sanctuary law.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/04/12/13-california-cities-now-fighting-states-sanctuary-law

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— High Tech and Government: A Culture Clash – Carl M. Cannon
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/04/12/high_tech_and_government_a_culture_clash.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Rauner says Greitens should step down (DIERSEN: Who wants you to step down and why? I should write a book about a) those who want me to step down as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and b) those who wanted me to step down as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/illinois-governor-says-greitens-should-step-down/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Illinois Senate Urges Rauner to Reject Trump Border Call for Troops – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-04-12/senate-urges-rauner-to-reject-trump-border-call-for-troops

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How to Stay on Top of Breaking News – Jonah Engel Bromwich
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/technology/personaltech/how-to-stay-on-top-of-breaking-news.html
— Homeless Children Are 3 Times as Likely to Be Suspended at Some Schools – Elizabeth A. Harris
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/nyregion/suspension-hubs-homeless-children-school.html

 

USA TODAY
— Instagram, Facebook photos spur Millennials to become homeowners – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/04/11/instagram-facebook-photos-spur-millennials-become-homeowners/504975002/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: College kids aren’t starving, they’re lazy – James Bovard
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/11/obesity-not-starvation-real-problem-universities-column/500855002/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New Target for China’s Censors: Content Driven by Artificial Intelligence While Facebook’s Zuckerberg is grilled in Washington, Beijing has been shutting down apps it says are problematic – Josh Chin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-target-for-chinas-censors-content-driven-by-artificial-intelligence-1523446234?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=2
— Strategies to Make Your Star Shine Again Forced-out executives need to restore their credibility by changing how others view their departure, leadership specialists say – Joann S. Lublin (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, a) all the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors took against me were justified, b) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, c) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, d) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, e) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and f) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $19,203 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-mount-an-executive-comeback-try-a-mix-of-spin-and-candor-1523439001
— Japanese Workers Call It Quits on a Firm Tradition: The Job for Life With the economy improving, the number of people who change jobs has been rising as workers are lured by higher salaries and fewer hours – Megumi Fujikawa
https://www.wsj.com/articles/japanese-workers-call-it-quits-on-a-firm-tradition-the-job-for-life-1523439004

 

BLOOMBERG
— Sorry, Illinois, Your Taxes Aren’t Going Down Anytime Soon – Elizabeth Campbell
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-12/sorry-illinois-your-taxes-aren-t-going-down-anytime-soon

 

FORBES
— Why Many Job Postings Miss The Mark — And How To Improve Them – Richard Sine (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, a) the longer that you are a federal employee, the less likely that private sector employers will hire you, b) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40, c) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and d) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adp/2018/04/12/why-many-job-postings-miss-the-mark-and-how-to-improve-them/#54e2dff51391

 

WISCONSIN GAZETTE
— As Walker heads to Chicago to campaign for Rauner, DGA launches Where’s Walker site Wisconsin voters can follow Walker’s travel at WheresScottWalker.com – Democratic Governors Association
http://www.wisconsingazette.com/views/as-walker-headesto-chicago-to-campaign-for-rauner-dga-launches/article_702ff892-3e7f-11e8-a37e-339cb85c5b8c.html

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Another look at the different worlds of federal workers – Jeff Neal
https://federalnewsradio.com/commentary/2018/04/another-look-at-the-different-worlds-of-federal-workers/

April 12 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Milton Township Republican Central Committee held an outstanding meeting Wednesday evening, April 11, 2018, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. Seth Lewis announced a) his withdrawal from the Illinois Republican Party 6th Congressional District State Central Committee race and b) his throwing his support to Bob Grogan. Meeting attendees included Almiron, Carlson, Caruso, Cooper, Crane, Elliott, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Galvin, Grogan, Holder, Keller, Kmiecik, A. & C. LeVan, Lofgren, Lollino, MacKay, McGowen, Mendrick, Menna, Mollitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, A. Murphy, Nathwani, Rash, Romano, Ryan, Senak, Shaw, Slinger, Tatro, Thomas, Wehling, Whelan, Wilson, and C. Zaruba. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that want to abolish the Second Amendment want Illinois lawmakers to override Governor Rauner’s gun licensing bill veto.
http://wgnradio.com/2018/04/11/will-illinois-lawmakers-override-governor-rauners-gun-licensing-bill-veto/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner off to Poland, Germany next week – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-travel-20180412-story.html
— Collegiate ‘brain drain’ adding to lackluster Illinois standing – Charles Selle (DIERSEN: Because Democrats run Illinois, you have a future in Illinois only if you are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-illinois-college-brain-drain-st-0412-story.html
— $30,000 rumor? National Enquirer paid for, buried salacious Trump tip – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-national-enquirer-trump-20180412-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Duckworth.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-met-inc-duckworth-letter-to-self-chicago-inc-20180411-story.html
— Asking salary history is bad company culture – Anthony Gargiulo Jr. (DIERSEN: What do say to those who would never seek or take a government job because government salaries are too low, but who nevertheless demonize, denigrate, and condemn government employees as being overpaid?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-salary-history-equal-pay-0412-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How Speaker Ryan’s exit shakes up November mid-terms: What Rep. Kinzinger wants – Kynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/how-speaker-ryan-exit-shakes-up-november-midterms-what-rep-kinzinger-wants/
— For fifth time in six months, aldermen strengthen sexual harassment ordinance – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/for-fifth-time-in-six-months-aldermen-strengthen-sexual-harassment-ordinance/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Senate bill would limit severance payouts to government executives – Madeleine Doubek
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180411/senate-bill-would-limit-severance-payouts-to-government-executives
— Lawsuit against Oak Brook schools over geography bee headed to trial – Justin Kmitch (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have provided a jury with many examples in which GAO paid its employees who were minority and/or female not only more for the same work, but more for lesser work, including one example in which GAO paid one of my subordinates who was a minority, a female, and a veteran more than it paid me. She had less job-related work experience, less job-related education, no professional certifications, and no professional licenses. I had almost 18 years experience working for GAO, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325; almost 9 years experience working for IRS, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880; three job-related master’s degrees; six job-related professional certifications, and a job-related professional license.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180412/lawsuit-against-oak-brook-schools-over-geography-bee-headed-to-trial
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Holocaust Remembrance Day: Barrington man recalls when Nazis came for him in Denmark – Burt Constable (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-German-American. What if from the beginning I had pretended to be Swedish-American? While all my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s, according to DNA Ancestry at https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180412/holocaust-remembrance-day-barrington-man-recalls-when-nazis-came-for-him-in-denmark
— Election board let voters down – Jamie Smith, Wheaton
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180412/election-board-let-voters-down

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A 5-part plan to reverse the opioid epidemic – SIDNEY WEISSMAN AND ARTHUR LURIGIO
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180412/OPINION/180419969
— Why aren’t more Chicagoans putting their houses on the market? – DENNIS RODKIN (DIERSEN: Those who are members of the following groups like it in Chicago and want to stay in Chicago: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20180412/CRED0701/180419955

 

WTTW
— Why More Illinois Towns Could Follow Harvey’s Fate – Paris Schutz (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS in its Harvey office 1972-1973.)
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/04/11/why-more-illinois-towns-could-follow-harvey-s-fate

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner denies threatening McCann; McCann sticks to story – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180411/bernard-schoenburg-rauner-denies-threatening-mccann-mccann-sticks-to-story

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— University of Illinois grads turned White House press room insiders to share insight on Trump era – Adalberto Toledo (DIERSEN: Ever since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, to discredit me, nasty Democrats and nasty Democrat plants, nasty Libertarians and nasty Libertarian plants, nasty Greens and nasty Green plants, and nasty RINOs have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I aggressively ask inappropriate questions that harm Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. Since 2005, they have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and Jeff Gannon. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon. Ever since I became a GOPUSA reporter in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that because I ask bad questions, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. should a) stop me from learning about their events and other activities, b) stop me from promoting their events and other activities, c) stop me from attending their events, and c) stop me from reporting on their events and other activities.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-04-12/ui-grads-turned-white-house-press-room-insiders-share-insight-trump-era.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Rauner hits Pritzker, illegal immigration at GOP dinner – Derek Beigh (DIERSEN: Rauner says “I am passionately against sanctuary states and against illegal immigration.” What do those who voted for Rauner because he signed the Trust Act have to say about that? For its annual Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner, the McLean County Republican Party was able to recruit Rauner, Dodge, Harold, Helland, and Senger to speak. How much clout does your Republican county party organization have to recruit statewide Republican candidates to speak at their events? My TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned the speakers that I recruited for TAPROOT events.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/rauner-hits-pritzker-illegal-immigration-at-gop-dinner/article_60ab35c5-83b3-5b1f-b204-84852f0d1178.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Rauner willing to spend own money to beautify Springfield – AP (DIERSEN: What have you spent lots your time and/or money on? I spent lots of my time and/or money a) putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out since 2000, b) earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, c) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, d) earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, f) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and g) earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970.)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/rauner-willing-to-spend-own-money-to-beautify-springfield/article_d38bc392-a289-5938-9316-79ca18323956.html

 

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Elk Grove Village Trustee’s Gun Control Letter Shot Down – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/elk-grove-village-trustees-gun-control-letter-shot-down/

 

TIMES
— Voters: Don’t forget you still have power – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs want everyone to vote for candidates who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/04/11/our-view-voters-dont-forget-you-still-have-power/as0zvno/
— Illinois political parties morally bankrupt – Jim Nowlan
http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/04/11/state-affairs-illinois-political-parties-morally-bankrupt/az0wb8l/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s no better on the Republican side. Gov. Bruce Rauner has literally bought the state Republican Party apparatus, lock, stock and barrel. He has contributed a hundred million dollars or so to take over the staff and elected membership of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee. There is a Rauner Party, but no longer a true state Republican Party. Illinois politics offers but an illusion of democracy.)

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— New Downers Grove stormwater regulations could be in place this summer (DIERSEN: The construction of 928 Golf Lane in Wheaton significantly increased the flow of storm water onto 915 Cove Court in Wheaton.)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2018/04/09/new-downers-grove-stormwater-regulations-could-be-in-place-this-summer/aeij5kr/

 

FOX ST. LOUIS
— Democrats call for Greitens to resign after scathing report – ROCHE MADDEN (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail or to prosecution, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.)
http://fox2now.com/2018/04/11/democrats-call-for-greitens-to-resign-after-scathing-report/

 

WAND
— Illinois Senate plan would include LGBT history in schools – AP (DIERSEN: In Illinois, to be a Democrat or to be a RINO is to be someone who encourages children to engage in LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.wandtv.com/story/37931441/illinois-senate-plan-would-include-lgbt-history-in-schools

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Prison System’s Budget, A ‘Five-Alarm Fire’ – MARY HANSEN
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-prison-systems-budget-five-alarm-fire#stream/0

 

CHICAGO READER
— ‘Women are the most powerful political force in America right now,’ Cecile Richards says The Planned Parenthood leader will be in town this weekend to talk with David Axelrod about her memoir Make Trouble. (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at women and at everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/cecile-richards-make-trouble-planned-parenthood/Content?oid=45273362

 

BUILT IN CHICAGO
— Why Chicago? 4 tech transplants share why they relocated to the Windy City – MICHAEL HINES (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Chicago do everything that they can to make Chicago anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.builtinchicago.org/2018/04/11/top-talent-relocating-chicago

 

LAWNDALE NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans “Denounce Decision to Send Illinois National Guard to U.S.-Mexico Border.”
http://www.lawndalenews.com/2018/04/officials-denounce-decision-to-send-illinois-national-guard-to-u-s-mexico-border/

 

WILMETTE PATCH
— North Shore Towns Among Nation’s Richest ZIP Codes 2 of the top 20 most affluent communities in the country are on Chicago’s North Shore. – Jonah Meadows
https://patch.com/illinois/wilmette/north-shore-zip-codes-among-richest-midwest

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Kinzler says taxing retirement income is a bad idea – Justin Stoltzfus (DIERSEN: How much retirement income are you getting now? How much retirement income will you get in the future? Of course, ever since I started getting retirement income in 1997 when I was 49 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have wanted Illinois to tax retirement income.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511386998-kinzler-says-taxing-retirement-income-is-a-bad-idea
— Bellock, Ives discuss two education-related proposals during House panel session – Angela Underwood
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511387027-bellock-ives-discuss-two-education-related-proposals-during-house-panel-session

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Arlington Heights’ state Rep. Harris bucks GOP, could support progressive tax hike
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511388664-arlington-heights-state-rep-harris-bucks-gop-could-support-progressive-tax-hike

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— ERA Passes Illinois Senate – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/era-passes-illinois-senate-2/

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— RAUNER’S anti-momentum – Natasha Korecki (DIERSEN: On who/what do Rauner, his advisors, and supporters blame this on? Do they blame it on those voters who support the traditional family, right to life, and immigration planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/04/12/rauners-anti-momentum-hillary-clinton-in-town-trump-lawyers-chicago-ties-264029
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Bruce Rauner’s unpopularity has plummeted once again, dropping 10 percentage points since January, according to a Morning Consult poll out today. The new numbers, which show that three in five Illinois voters disapprove of the Republican governor’s job performance, ranks Rauner as the third most unpopular governor in America. Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) won the honor of the least popular governor. The rankings come as Rauner is trying to find his footing following a poor showing in the March primary election. Rauner nearly lost to little-known state lawmaker Jeanne Ives. Rauner ranked lower than even Gov. Eric Greitens (R-Mo.), indicted Feb. 22 for felony invasion of privacy. “Greitens dropped 18 percentage points and began the second quarter of 2018 with his approval rating 1 point in the black — 40 percent approval versus 39 percent disapproval. A jury trial is scheduled for May 14.”)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP unity watch
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/12/ilgop-unity-watch/
— It doesn’t look like much got done at the leaders meeting
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/12/it-doesnt-look-like-much-got-done-at-the-leaders-meeting/
— Morning Consult poll: Rauner approve/disapprove at 26/60 (DIERSEN: Who focuses on a) driving your approval rating down and b) driving your disapproval rating up? I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have worked the hardest to drive my approval rating down and to drive my disapproval rating up.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/12/morning-consult-poll-rauner-approvedisapprove-at-2660/
— DGA wants Rauner to speak out about Greitens
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/12/dga-wants-rauner-to-speak-out-about-greitens/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Here Is How You Can Stop Facebook From Censoring The News You Want To See (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails?)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/11/how-to-stop-facebook-censoring-news-you-want-to-see/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nearly 50 US senators and congressmen grilled Mark Zuckerberg this week about Facebook’s political bias. The bottom line: Facebook is blocking you from seeing the news you want directly in your Facebook news feed. . .Here’s how to make sure that you keep seeing The Daily Caller’s articles and videos (and you can use the same steps to fix this issue for any other news outlet that you want to add). FOLLOW THE DAILY CALLER ON OUR OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS Facebook isn’t the only social media platform TheDC uses and if you aren’t following our other accounts, odds are you’re already missing out on content specifically produced for those mediums. SUBSCRIBE TO THE DAILY CALLER’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS AND VIDEO CONTENT FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM FOR BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE, CAPITOL HILL AND OUR OFFICE JOIN US ON TWITTER. WHEN NEWS BREAKS, THAT’S WHERE WE’RE REPORTING IT FIRST ACTIVELY TELL FACEBOOK YOU WANT TO SEE OUR CONTENT If you go and like The Daily Caller on Facebook, you can actually set your preferences to make sure you see every piece of our content, not just what Zuckerberg wants you to see.)

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Zuckerberg Says ‘We Don’t Think What We Are Doing Is Censoring Speech’ – TRE GOINS-PHILLIPS (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails?)
https://ijr.com/2018/04/1084442-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-censor-speech/

 

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
— Illinois Senate Ignores History, Passes ERA; House Should Not Take Up
https://mailchi.mp/b0d917880c6e/stop-con-con-in-iowa-1225925?e=665804f6c7

 

GOPUSA
— Brown: No wall building or immigration enforcement for CA National Guard
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43540
— Trump orders top-to-bottom review of welfare programs
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43552
— FBI lovers, Trump hating agents still have top security clearance
http://www.gopusa.com/fbi-lovers-and-trump-hating-agents-still-have-top-security-clearance/

 

BLAZE
— Missouri State Senator who said she hoped Trump would be assassinated calls for reparations for slavery – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/04/12/state-senator-who-said-she-hoped-trump-would-be-assassinated-calls-for-reparations-for-slavery

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Media, Celebs Fall for ‘Equal Pay Day’ Agenda With Gap as Low as 1-2 Cents – Julia A. Seymour
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/julia-seymour/2018/04/11/media-celebs-fall-equal-pay-day-agenda-gap-low-1-2-cents

 

NEWSMAX
— NY Times Admits Pro-Trump ‘Killing Deep State’ Bestseller (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees like me who were Republican where members of a “deep state” that blocked their efforts to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/killing-the-deep-state-the-new-york-times-bestseller-jerome-corsi/2018/04/11/id/853901/

 

THE HILL
— Illinois lawmakers advance bill requiring schools to teach LGBT history – MORGAN GSTALTER (DIERSEN: In Illinois, to be a Democrat or to be a RINO is to be someone who encourages children to engage in LGBTQ activity.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/382677-illinois-lawmakers-advance-bill-requiring-schools-to-teach-lgbt-history
— Excessive review of IRS laws delays needed government revenue – EILEEN J. O’CONNOR
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/382725-excessive-review-of-irs-laws-delays-needed-government-revenue

 

POLITICO
— The Tragedy of Paul Ryan He began as a Jack Kemp conservative. He ended as Donald Trump’s man on Capitol Hill. – TIM ALBERTA
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/04/12/how-donald-trump-upended-paul-ryans-plans-217989

 

CNN
— National Enquirer paid doorman with gossip on Trump $30,000 to keep quiet – Chris Isidore
http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/12/media/trump-national-enquirer-doorman/index.html

 

CNBC
— Top CEOs made over $40 million each last year Average CEO pay at the biggest U.S. companies was up 5 percent in 2017. But increases in executive compensation don’t always reflect company performance. Newly reported figures show how much CEOs make compared with employees, but it’s complicated. – Nick Wells (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/top-ceos-made-over-40-million-each-last-year.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Perplexing Marijuana Side Effect Relieved by Hot Showers – Roni Caryn Rabin
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/well/a-perplexing-marijuana-side-effect-relieved-by-hot-showers.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Median CEO pay for the 100 largest companies reached a record $15.7 million in 2017 – Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2018/04/11/median-ceo-pay-for-the-100-largest-companies-reached-a-record-15-7-million-in-2017/

 

OPEN SECRETES
— What’s next for the youngest House speaker (just 48 years old) to retire since the 1800s? – Matthew Kelly (DIERSEN: What work experience do you have? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2018/04/whats-next-for-paul-ryan/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Paul Ryan retires from Congress this year, he will become the youngest speaker of the House to willingly surrender his seat since Theodore Pomeroy, who served for just a few hours in 1869. Ryan told reporters Wednesday that he’s leaving to spend more time with his three children, but at just 48 years old, he has little experience in the private sector. Fresh out of college, Ryan worked as a personal trainer, later waiting tables at a Tex-Mex restaurant in his early days as an aide on Capitol Hill. Before winning his seat at age 28, he spent a year as a marketing consultant for his family’s construction company.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Worried About Your Tax Bill? Hedge-Fund Star John Paulson Owes $1 Billion The investor’s once-in-a-lifetime bet before the financial crisis made him $4 billion. Now the IRS wants its cut. – Gregory Zuckerman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/worried-about-your-tax-bill-hedge-fund-star-john-paulson-owes-1-billion-1523458528

 

FORTUNE
— Here’s How Washington Could ‘Unfriend’ Facebook – BLOOMBERG
http://fortune.com/2018/04/12/delete-facebook-donald-trump/

 

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
— VIDEO: Day 22: Three Weeks In, Rauner Cannot Escape Questions about Ives (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who advise Rauner a) to completely dump those voters in Illinois who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and/or other planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, b) to run as someone who is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, c) to assure that on April 18, 2018, enough pro-Rauner IRP State Central Committee (SCC) candidates are elected to keep control of the IRP SCC, d) to have those IRP SCC members appoint members to the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee in 2020 who will gut if not cut the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and/or other planks in the IRP platform, and e) to in the meantime, have the IRP SCC get rid of Republican individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc., who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and/or other planks in the IRP platform?)
https://democraticgovernors.org/news/video-day-22-three-weeks-in-rauner-cannot-escape-questions-about-ives/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s been three-weeks since the Republican primary election, and Governor Bruce Rauner’s failure to bury the hatchet with state Representative Jeanne Ives is taking its toll on the Governor’s reelection. On Monday, Rauner wanted to talk about his legislative agenda, but he was instead bombarded with question after question about Ives and Republican disunity. (VIDEO) “Bruce Rauner could have reached out to Jeanne Ives three weeks ago, but he decided to ignore Ives and the 48% of Republicans who supported her” said DGA Illinois Communications Sam Salustro. “Now, questions about Ives and Republican disunity are threating to sink the most vulnerable incumbent’s reelection campaign.”)

April 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— College senior poses with gun, Trump shirt in graduation photo
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/college-senior-poses-with-gun-trump-shirt-in-graduation-photo/3324189/

 

NBC5
— Durbin Draws Laughs Questioning Zuckerberg on Privacy
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/dick-durbin-asks-mark-zuckerberg-about-privacy-479404213.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-senate-plan-would-include-lgbt-history-in-schools-479376443.html

 

CBS2
— $13.2M Grant To Help Illinois Stop Vote Tampering After Russian Hack
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/04/11/illinois-election-tampering-prevention-grant-russian-hack/
— Paul Ryan ‘Proud’ Of Achievements As Speaker As He Aims To Retire In January
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/04/11/paul-ryan-wont-run-reelection/
— Elderly Man Beaten, Robbed At Home In Wheaton
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/04/11/wheaton-man-beaten-robbery/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Police: Woman attacks 2 people after dog eats her marijuana
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dont-miss/police-woman-attacks-2-people-after-dog-eats-her-marijuana-1

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With Paul Ryan out, focus turns to possible Republican candidates – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-paul-ryan-replacement-candidates-20180411-story.html
— Crime-fighting technology in Chicago gets $10 million boost from billionaire Ken Griffin – Jeremy Gorner (DIERSEN: If you had lots of money like Griffin, who would you give it to? I would give lots of money to activists, candidates, elected officials, and political organizations that defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling. I would give lots of money to those who oppose the promotion of a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ activity, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) diminishment of First and Second Amendment rights, g) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, h) patronage and political affiliation discrimination, i) reverse discrimination, j) age discrimination, and k) other destructive things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-griffin-donation-chicago-police-20180411-story.html
— Ryan bowing out, sending ripples of uncertainty through GOP ahead of midterms – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-paul-ryan-20180411-story.html
— The Deep State is coming for Trump, and it’s using Republicans! – Rex Huppke
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-met-trump-rosenstein-cohen-russia-huppke-20180411-story.html
— IRS forgives most of Gary schools’ $8.4 million tax problem, freeing vacant schools for sale – Carole Carlson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-gary-irs-lien-st-0412-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-synthetic-marijuana-opioids-deaths-20180411-story.html
— Paul Ryan is abandoning the ship before it sinks – Jennifer Rubin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-paul-ryan-resigns-trump-20180411-story.html
— TRAGIC: Illinois Senate approves federal Equal Rights Amendment – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-equal-rights-amendment-20180411-story.html
— Posting signs outside of Chicago tobacco stores could warn teens of vaping dangers, officials say – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-tobacco-danger-signs-20180411-story.html
— Most state legislatures have no public records on sex harassment – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-legislature-public-sex-harassment-records-20180411-story.html
— DISGUSTING: Ex-Speaker Boehner joins marijuana firm’s board – Alex Horton and Christopher Ingraham
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-boehner-acreage-holdings-20180411-story.html
— Paul Ryan: The speaker who spoke about deficits – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-paul-ryan-speaker-retires-deficits-20180411-story.html
— Suits filed over alleged student cheating in Oak Brook pending, but some counts dismissed – Clifford Ward
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/news/ct-met-oak-brook-school-suit-update-20180409-story.html
— Sen. Nybo votes to pass Equal Rights Amendment
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/community/chi-ugc-article-sen-nybo-votes-to-pass-equal-rights-amendmen-2018-04-11-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ryan won’t run for re-election as GOP worries about midterms – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/republican-house-speaker-paul-ryan-will-not-run-for-re-election/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/experts-outline-successes-and-flaws-of-illinois-medical-cannabis-program/
— OUTSTANDING: Trump administration weighing drug testing for food stamps – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-administration-weighing-drug-testing-for-food-stamps/
— Trump lawyer owns 22 taxicabs in Chicago, a dozen with city violations – Tim Novak
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-lawyer-owns-companies-that-operate-22-taxicabs-in-chicago/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Ill. House OKs ban on taxpayer funds for harassment payouts – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180411/news/304119868/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— State lawmakers look for a Trump tax cap workaround – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Government should encourage marriage and homeownership. Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180411/BLOGS02/180419968/state-lawmakers-look-for-a-trump-tax-cap-workaround
— More wealthy households are renting – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20180411/CRED0701/180419970/more-wealthy-households-are-renting

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Concealed Carry Offer On Table For Maine Township Leaders – Todd Wessell
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/concealed-carry-offer-on-table-for-maine-township-leaders/
— Nowak Named New Elk Grove Township Republican Leader, Preaches Unity Veteran Politico Came Up Under Chicago GOP Leader Lou Kasper – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/nowak-named-new-elk-grove-township-republican-leader-preaches-unity/

 

HERALD REVIEW
— Illinois Republican congressmen praise outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan – Ryan Voyles
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-republican-congressmen-praise-outgoing-speaker-paul-ryan/article_5ff12165-7a44-5b97-881c-1ebfd0c0f32d.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— U of I student journalists suing university officials, instructor
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/u-of-i-student-journalists-suing-university-officials-instructor

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Why candidates must respond to map survey – Editorial
http://qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-why-candidates-must-respond-to-map-survey/article_f15490de-0bd0-565d-a1b9-9697826af880.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Synthetic Drugs Concerning For Medical Marijuana Program – JACLYN DRISCOLL
http://nprillinois.org/post/synthetic-drugs-concerning-medical-marijuana-program

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Fitch ratings agency gives Illinois poor rating, cites political environment – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/fitch-ratings-agency-gives-illinois-poor-rating-cites-political-environment/article_4fde6444-3cf3-11e8-99b7-13a781e37d69.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/O’NEIL: THE MISEDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN SHOULD BE OF GREAT CONCERN
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/thorneroneil-the-miseducation-of-our-children-should-be-of-great-concern.html

— REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS PASS ERA IN ILLINOIS SENATE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/republicans-and-democrats-pass-era-in-illinois-senate-.html
— GOP SENATOR MCCONNAUGHAY ABANDONS GOP’S DECADES-LONG RESISTANCE TO ERA
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/gop-senator-mcconnaughay-abandons-decades-long-gop-resistance-to-era.html
— IL GOP CONGRESS MEMBERS RESPOND TO SPEAKER RYAN’S PLANS TO RETIRE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/il-gop-congress-members-respond-to-speaker-ryans-plans-to-retire.html
— JEWISH REPUBLICANS CALL FOR COOK COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN TO RESIGN OVER NAZI-SYMPATHIZING CANDIDATE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/jewish-republicans-call-for-cook-county-gop-chairman-to-resign.html
— THE CONTROVERSIAL 3RD CD REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS IN HIS OWN WORDS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/the-controversial-3rd-cd-republican-candidate-for-congress-in-his-own-words.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner dodges questions about his “reputation for not telling the truth”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/11/gov-rauner-dodges-questions-about-his-reputation-for-not-telling-the-truth/

— SALT work-around picking up support (DIERSEN: Government should encourage marriage and homeownership. Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/11/salt-work-around-picking-up-support/

 

BREITBART
— 9 Times Paul Ryan Put American Workers Last, Foreigners First – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/11/9-times-paul-ryan-put-american-workers-last-foreigners-first/

 

FOX NEWS
— Cruz Grills Zuckerberg: Is Facebook Neutral ‘Or Engaged in Political Speech’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/04/10/ted-cruz-grills-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-ceo-capitol-hill-hearing-liberal-censorship

 

GOPUSA
— Watch out! These Trump-supporting ladies were labeled ‘unsafe’ by Facebook (DIERSEN: Members of the following groups would label GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to be unsafe: anti-Trump supporters, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43499
— Ignoring violent migrants, London takes a stab at Granny’s knives
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43375

 

TOWNHALL
— Deep State Blocking Adoptions – Larry Provost (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Republican blocked their efforts to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryprovost/2018/04/11/deep-state-blocking-adoptions-n2469762

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Twitter CEO Endorses Call for Conservatism’s Destruction – Selwyn Duke
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/28737-twitter-ceo-endorses-call-for-conservatism-s-destruction

 

NEWSWEEK
— IT IS TIME WE FACE THE TRUTH: THE GENDER PAY GAP DOES NOT EXIST – RACHEL GRESZLER
http://www.newsweek.com/gender-pay-gap-equal-pay-day-economy-opinion-879333

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Feds Make 32 Percent Less than Private Sector Counterparts, Salary Council Says – Erich Wagner
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2018/04/feds-make-nearly-32-percent-less-private-sector-counterparts-salary-council-says/147381/

April 11 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Report Ranks Top 100 School Districts in Illinois
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Report-Ranks-Top-100-School-Districts-in-Illinois-479292443.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO

— House GOP blasts Pritzker’s plan for graduated income tax – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/house-gop-blasts-pritzkers-plan-for-graduated-income-tax

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Billionaire Ken Griffin takes on Chicago crime with $10 million donation – Frank Main (DIERSEN: If you had lots of money like Griffin, who would you give it to? I would give lots of money to activists, candidates, elected officials, and political organizations that defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling. I would give lots of money to those who oppose the promotion of a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ activity, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) diminishment of First and Second Amendment rights, g) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, h) patronage and political affiliation discrimination, i) reverse discrimination, j) age discrimination, and k) other destructive things.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/billionaire-ken-griffin-takes-on-chicago-crime-with-10-million-donation/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Would the Illinois National Guard go to the border? – Bill Lukitsch
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-ohare-aldermen-20180411-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Rauner on Tuesday evening said the state has not been asked by President Donald Trump to send Illinois National Guard troops to the Mexican border. But, he said, he’d honor the request if it was made. “I’ve not spent any time thinking about it,” Rauner told reporters. “But frankly, the president is the commander in chief of our military. President Obama sent troops — National Guard to the border. President Bush sent National Guard troops to the border. Illinois has not been requested to send troops. If we are requested, I believe we’ll honor that request.”)
— Break into cars for animals? – Bill Lukitsch (DIERSEN: Outrageously, tragically, and unacceptably, since 1984, I have seen far too many situations in which dog owners mistreat if not abuse their dogs. Most commonly, they dump their dogs in their back yards and leave them there for hours on end unattended while their dogs loudly incessantly bark, howl, and cry.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-ohare-aldermen-20180411-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: House lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would give legal protections to people who break into a car to save animals from dying. The proposed law from Republican state Rep. David Olsen gives immunity from criminal and civil penalties if someone finds an animal left inside a car and must act immediately to save its life by breaking in. The person would be required to make sure there is no other way to get to the trapped animal, notify law enforcement of the situation and leave a note on the vehicle’s windshield. Republican state Rep. Peter Breen, of Lombard, said “some pretty significant concerns here that ought to be addressed.” He asked whether the vehicle owner would be responsible if the pet attacks the concerned citizen and what would happen if the animal is injured or killed during the rescue. Humane Society state Director Marc Ayers told lawmakers that several states have recently put so-called Good Samaritan laws on the books, saying it makes sense “when you start looking at the big picture.” “After you’ve called law enforcement under current law, you’ve got two choices: You can stay there and watch the dog die, or two, you can become a criminal by opening the car door to save the dog’s life and then risk being sued in court,” Ayers said. “And I don’t think those are things that someone who’s acting in good faith should really be facing.”)
— Chicago Buildings Department lets most complaints linger, including some posing ‘serious threats to life’ – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-buildings-department-slow-response-20180410-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ex-Speaker Boehner joins marijuana firm’s board – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-boehner-acreage-holdings-20180411-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Cronin in Springfield to make pitch to disband DuPage’s election commission – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180411/cronin-in-springfield-to-make-pitch-to-disband-dupages-election-commission
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A state law change is the easiest way to undo the election commission because it was formed by a state law. While it could be disbanded through a binding referendum, DuPage doesn’t have the authority to do so because it doesn’t have home rule power. The clerk’s office sends out property tax bills and handles other documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses and death certificates. It’s run by Paul Hinds, a Republican, and has 19 employees. The election commission is run by Executive Director Joseph Sobecki and has 23 employees. It also pays the salaries of the three election commissioners who each receive $27,500 a year. County officials estimate that consolidating the election commission and clerk’s office could save taxpayers at least $300,000 a year by combining staffs and finding efficiencies. “It makes perfect sense,” Cronin said. “There’s no reason not to do it.”)
— Primary voting shenanigans? – Kenneth N. Marshall, Lombard (FROM THE LETTER: If I were a Jeanne Ives supporter and a conspiracy theorist … Consider:)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180411/primary-voting-shenanigans
— Being smart on guns – Gregory Moffett, Glen Ellyn
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180411/being-smart-on-guns
— ‘Alarming’ trend: More juveniles sexually abusing kids under 6 – Harry Hitzeman
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180411/alarming-trend-more-juveniles-sexually-abusing-kids-under-6

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Ken Griffin bets big on U of C crime-fighting program – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: If you had lots of money like Griffin, who would you give it to? I would give lots of money to activists, candidates, elected officials, and political organizations that defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling. I would give lots of money to those who oppose the promotion of a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ activity, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) diminishment of First and Second Amendment rights, g) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, h) patronage and political affiliation discrimination, i) reverse discrimination, j) age discrimination, and k) and other destructive things.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180411/BLOGS02/180419977#utm_medium=email&utm_source=ccb-morning10&utm_campaign=ccb-morning10-20180411
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The richest man in Chicago is making a big investment in an innovative local crime-fighting program that has shown great promise. At a news conference today, city officials and Citadel CEO Ken Griffin are to announce that Griffin is contributing $10 million to the University of Chicago Crime Lab, which has worked closely with the city’s police department to curb soaring violent crime rates in some neighborhoods.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— ’60 Minutes’ report on cyber attacks includes Illinois elections board
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180409/60-minutes-report-on-cyber-attacks-includes-illinois-elections-board

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Willful failure? A prominent bond-ratings agency doesn’t see much good on Illinois’ political and financial fronts. – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-04-11/editorial-willful-failure.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Rauner on Unity Tour with GOP – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=263258#.Ws4DQ4yKSM8

 

WJBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have “High school students speak at gun violence vigil in Bloomington.”
http://www.wjbc.com/2018/04/11/high-school-students-speak-at-gun-violence-vigil-in-bloomington/

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Rauner Mulls Mexican Border Deployment For Illinois National Guard – SAM DUNKLAU
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/rauner-mulls-mexican-border-deployment-illinois-national-guard

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Durkin: Gun Dealer Licensing Act override doesn’t have the votes – Emily Manley
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/durkin-gun-dealer-licensing-act-override-doesnt-have-the-votes-04-10-2018
— Illinois now accepting teachers from across state lines – Nikki McGee (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://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-now-accepting-teachers-from-across-state-lines-04-11-2018

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Gov. Rauner’s one chance to beat JB Pritzker in the Fall Governor’s race? Watch Berkowitz w/Robling to find out what it is
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2018/04/gov-rauners-one-chance-to-beat-jb-pritzker-in-the-fall-governors-race-watch-berkowitz-wrobling-to-find-out-cableweb/

 

CHICAGO READER
— Black hockey players excel on ice despite history of racism, lack of rinks in Chicago A dearth of ice rinks and long history of racial tension have hampered efforts to diversify hockey’s ranks—but that’s changing. – Evan F. Moore (DIERSEN: Have you ever excelled at any sport? I have not. I blame the Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease) that I had while I was in grade school and high school.)
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/blackhawks-blacks-in-sports-national-hockey-league/Content?oid=45276499

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say there is widespread support to override the Rauner’s veto of a gun dealer licensing bill.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/04/11/exclu-poll-shows-widespread-gun-licensing-support-ken-griffins-10m-to-combat-violence-duckworths-emotional-note-to-self-quigley-for-senate-263947

 

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— Trump’s Company Is Suing Towns Across the Country to Get Breaks on Taxes — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast Why is Trump’s business arguing its properties are worth just a fraction of what Trump has claimed they are on his own financial disclosures? To save on taxes. – Katherine Sullivan (DIERSEN: I sought and eventually obtained a reduction of my home’s assessed valuation from the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (http://www.ptab.illinois.gov/). To this day, my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout are beyond furious that I did that. I successfully argued that my home is worth less a) because Wheaton had approved a lot drainage plan for my home’s subdivision that was woefully inadequate, b) because Wheaton and the subdivision’s developer had failed to disclose subterranean drainage lines in the subdivision that created drainage easements, c) because Wheaton had let the subdivision’s developer attempt to clog the aforesaid lines instead of properly connecting them to Wheaton’s storm sewer system, d) because Wheaton had let my home’s builder violate many building codes when my home was built that resulted in damage to my home’s foundation, and e) because the aforesaid forced me to spend many hundreds of hours and many thousands of dollars to repair damages and to prevent further damages. SEE: https://www.leagle.com/decision/1987526153illapp3d3731482) To this day, my critics/opponents not only side with Wheaton, with Milton Township, with DuPage County, with the subdivision’s developer, and with my home’s builder against me, they help the aforesaid destroy me.)
https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-inc-podcast-trump-organization-suing-towns-property-tax-breaks

 

KANKAKEE TIMES
— Reick, Ives question $2 million outlay for competency-based education program – Angela Underwood
https://kankakeetimes.com/stories/511386947-reick-ives-question-2-million-outlay-for-competency-based-education-program

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— IL Rising – Tonia Khouri On Lowering Taxes For DuPage County
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511387196-il-rising-tonia-khouri-on-lowering-taxes-for-dupage-county

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Illinois GOP Chairman Schneider’s Elgin car wash owes $21K in overdue property taxes (DIERSEN: Do/did you have “financial woes?” Needless-to-say, if I had ever had any kind of a “financial woe,” my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would have shouted that people who have “financial woes” should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican. They would argue that if you cannot make and keep yourself financially secure, you have bad financial judgment.)
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511387192-illinois-gop-chairman-schneider-s-elgin-car-wash-owes-21k-in-overdue-property-taxes
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Political ascendance, but financial woes Waterwerks isn’t the only financial challenge Schneider has faced since becoming a Cook County Commissioner in 2006. Two companies Schneider has operated have been named in foreclosure suits, court records show. In 2012, Northbrook Bank & Trust filed a foreclosure lawsuit in Kane County against FourFathers Development LLC, which owned four parcels of property commonly known as The Falls of Plato on Russell Road in Elgin. The property was sold at an auction and a deficiency judgment in the amount of $5,226,034 was issued against the defendants in 2013. Records indicate at least a portion of the judgment remains unpaid. In 2015, orders were issued against several of Schneider’s other companies, including WaterWerks, in an effort to discover assets. Any proceeds from a sale of WaterWerks would go to resolve the Northbrook Bank & Trust judgment, record show. In March of last year, Baraboo National Bank filed a foreclosure lawsuit against Schneider and Rolling Knolls LLC related to property at 1508 Circle Drive in Elgin. The case was dismissed in October last year.)

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DI LEO: THE POTHOLES OF SPRING
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/04/the-potholes-of-spring.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker campaign pokes fun at new Rauner survey
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/11/pritzker-campaign-pokes-fun-at-new-rauner-survey/
— Tribune reporters organizing union (DIERSEN: GAO did not unionize until 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/11/tribune-reporters-organizing-union/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “Poll finds strong support for gun dealer licensing in swing districts.”
https://capitolfax.com/2018/04/11/poll-finds-strong-support-for-gun-dealer-licensing-in-swing-districts/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— BLACK POLITICAL POWER MEANS ZILCH – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? How much political power do those who share your demographics have? Ever-increasingly, those who have the following demographics have more political power: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/black-political-power-means-zilch/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Fake News Nearly Caused Trump To Fire Mueller – Chuck Ross (DIERSEN: I should write a book about, or maybe I should sue, my critics/opponents, their operatives, their dupes who spread fake news about me and about my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/10/report-trump-mueller-fake-news/?utm_medium=email

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Insane Obama education rules vigorously defended by Trump’s Government Accountability Office – Peter Skurkiss (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors were furious when I suggested that a) GAO should not undertake work unless requested by at least one Democrat AND one Republican and b) all audit teams have at least one Democrat AND one Republican.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/04/insane_obama_education_rules_vigorously_defended_by_trumps_government_accountability_office.html

 

GOPUSA
— Dershowitz: ACLU would be ‘jumping up and down’ if FBI raided Hillary Clinton’s lawyer
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=43462

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Diamond and Silk warn conservatives may boycott Facebook because it’s a ‘political playground for Democrats’ – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/diamond-and-silk-warn-conservatives-may-boycott-facebook-because-its-a-political-playground-for-democrats
— He’s out — Paul Ryan explains his kids were behind decision to quit – Susan Ferrechio and Al Weaver (DIERSEN: What job does Ryan want/expect to get that would give him more time to spend with his children?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/hes-out-ryan-explains-his-kids-were-behind-decision-to-quit

 

THE HILL
— DeVos review of racial bias guidance stirs controversy – LYDIA WHEELER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that minorities have had, are having, and will have.)
http://thehill.com/regulation/382574-devos-review-of-racial-bias-guidance-stirs-controversy

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Rauner willing to spend own money to beautify Springfield
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/rauner-willing-to-spend-own-money-to-beautify-springfield/

 

NEW YORK POST
— The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap Women who have their first child before 25 or after 35 eventually close the salary divide with their husbands. It’s the years in between that are most problematic, research shows. – Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my wife and I the most because we gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/upshot/the-10-year-baby-window-that-is-the-key-to-the-womens-pay-gap.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Federal employees lag private sector workers in salaries by 32 percent on average, report says – Eric Yoder (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the loudest a) since 1966 that the federal government overpaid me and that my vacation and sick leave benefits were too generous, b) since 1966 that my federal health, dental, and/or vision insurance subsidies have been too generous, c) since 1997 that my Civil Service Retirement System pension is too generous, d) since 2010 that my Social Security is too generous, and e) since 2013 that my Medicare is too generous.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/04/11/federal-employees-lag-private-sector-workers-in-salaries-by-32-percent-on-average-report-says/

 

DENVER POST
— Walker Stapleton discovered fraud helped him qualify for governor’s race. So now he’s taking a new path to make 2018 ballot. The move came after the Stapleton campaign discovered allegations made by rival Doug Robinson were true – JOHN FRANK and MARK K. MATTHEWS
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/04/10/walker-stapleton-fraud-petitions-governors-race/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Secret to Better Social Media? Fewer Friends Too many Facebook friends might be the reason you don’t like Facebook anymore – David Pierce (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to destroy me and to destroy those who share my demographics?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-secret-to-better-social-media-fewer-friends-1523376444
— America’s Parties, Divided Every Which Way The ideological split is mirrored in race, sex, age, education, location and religion. – William A. Galston (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, a) Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) Republicans are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-parties-divided-every-which-way-1523399088
— How Death Strikes Around the U.S. Substance abuse, suicides and diabetes drive increase in premature deaths in nearly half the states, study finds – Betsy McKay and Renée Rigdon (DIERSEN: While I have diabetes, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do not count on me dying prematurely.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-death-strikes-around-the-u-s-1523372401

 

BLOOMBERG
— Bank of America Will Stop Lending to Makers of Assault-Style Guns – Laura J Keller and Polly Mosendz (DIERSEN: Those who support the Second Amendment should stop giving money to and borrowing from Bank of America.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-10/bofa-will-no-longer-lend-to-some-gunmakers-vice-chairman-says

 

FED WEEK
— Federal Employee Shortfall on Pay Narrows a Little (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the loudest a) since 1966 that the federal government overpaid me and that my vacation and sick leave benefits were too generous, b) since 1966 that my federal health, dental, and/or vision insurance subsidies have been too generous, c) since 1997 that my Civil Service Retirement System pension is too generous, d) since 2010 that my Social Security is too generous, and e) since 2013 that my Medicare is too generous.)
http://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/federal-employee-shortfall-on-pay-narrows-a-little/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The federal-private sector pay gap has narrowed a little, with federal employees now behind by an average of 31.86 percent, compared with 34.07 percent in the prior accounting, according to a report that, if the past is a guide, likely will have little impact on prospects for a January 2019 federal pay raise. The Federal Salary Council assessment comes about six months later than usual since the council did not meet last fall on its regular schedule; the members–union officials and outside pay experts–had not been reappointed on time. The prior number, reported in late 2016, had been virtually unchanged over the previous several years. The report shows that the widest pay gap continues to be in the San Francisco area, followed by Washington-Baltimore, New York and Los Angeles. The narrowest remains in the “rest of U.S.” locality, which covers areas in the contiguous states outside one of the 44 city areas (Alaska and Hawaii are separate localities in their entirety) as well as U.S. territories and possessions.)

 

VOX
— How Trump broke Paul Ryan Why Paul Ryan is not running for reelection. – Tara Golshan
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/11/17223998/retire-paul-ryan-reelection-speaker

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— Proposed Illinois budget continues assault on workers and sets stage for November elections – Michael Walters and Alexander Fangmann (DIERSEN: Are/were you a “worker.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a lowly worker. They stress that I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/11/illi-a11.html