June 17 Evening Edition

CBS2
— President Trump’s Weekly Address; Democrats’ Weekly Address
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/06/17/president-trumps-weekly-address-democrats-weekly-address-13/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Hundreds of children wait in cages at Border Patrol warehouse in Texas.” Anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/hundreds-of-children-wait-in-cages-at-border-patrol-warehouse-in-texas
— 5 killed when packed SUV fleeing Border Patrol agents crashes in South Texas – AP (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/5-killed-when-packed-suv-fleeing-border-patrol-agents-crashes-in-south-texas

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gutierrez slams Trump’s child separation, compares fear tactics to Nazi Germany – Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps paint Republicans as being Nazis and paint illegals as being Jews.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/gutierrez-slams-trumps-child-separation-immigration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/parkland-students-make-political-point-in-naperville-tweeting-isnt-enough/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally and b) use those illegals against Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-immigration-family-separation-20180617-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Aurora promotes LGBTQ activity. What does your municipality promote? One could compare and contrast how the Chicago Tribune reports on LGBTQ parades with how it reports on Wheaton Independence Day parades.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-pride-parade-st-0618-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Aurora promotes LGBTQ activity. What does your municipality promote? One could compare and contrast how the Daily Herald reports on LGBTQ parades with how it reports on Wheaton Independence Day parades.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180617/aurora-hosts-inaugural-lgbtq-pride-parade
— Teens face a gender pay gap, too. Here’s how to help them navigate it. – Joanna Nesbit (DIERSEN: When you were a teen, what jobs did 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; and delivered mail 1966-1969.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180617/teens-face-a-gender-pay-gap-too-heres-how-to-help-them-navigate-it
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180616/news/306169922/

 

WGN RADIO
— Governor Bruce Rauner is up against more than just the State Budget in order to have a chance at re-election
http://wgnradio.com/2018/06/17/governor-bruce-rauner-is-up-against-more-than-just-the-state-budget-in-order-to-have-a-chance-at-re-election/
— Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 6/17/18
http://wgnradio.com/2018/06/17/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-6-17-18/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Next, Rick chats with Illinois Senate Republican leader Bill Brady of Bloomington about the return to a feeling of normalcy with the bi-partisan state budget in the midst of a big political election year. Bill also touches on the fall campaigns and what aspects of the budget he believes will heavily influence the candidates’ strategies.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois to fund Medicaid preventive dental services for adults – Dean Olsen
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180617/illinois-to-fund-medicaid-preventive-dental-services-for-adults

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those in Illinois who reject the Second Amendment plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform are hopeful.
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/bipartisan-work-yields-illinois-gun-bills-fate-rests-with-rauner/article_c3d46821-18ee-54cd-9c5e-58e3695d823b.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
– DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article213189849.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.
http://nprillinois.org/post/hundreds-march-texas-tent-city-holding-detained-immigrant-kids#stream/0

 

NEWSMAX
— Parkland Students, Activists Registering Voters in Chicago – AP
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/parkland-student-voter-registration/2018/06/17/id/866646/

 

FOX NEWS
— Peter Strzok, FBI agent pulled from Mueller probe over anti-Trump texts, open to testify to Congress – Samuel Chamberlain
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/17/peter-strzok-fbi-agent-pulled-from-mueller-probe-over-anti-trump-texts-reportedly-open-to-testify-to-congress.html

 

BLAZE
— Liberal media push narrative that child immigration detention centers are ‘concentration camps’ – Teri Webster (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder. Laura Ingraham says “Criminals are separated from their children all the time.”)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/17/liberal-media-push-narrative-that-child-immigration-detention-centers-are-concentration-camps
— Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok willing to testify before Congress — and leave no stone unturned – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/17/anti-trump-fbi-agent-peter-strzok-willing-to-testify-before-congress-and-leave-no-stone-unturned
— Some say child detention centers are ‘concentration camps.’ But the truth paints much different picture. – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/17/some-say-child-detention-centers-are-concentration-camps-but-the-truth-paints-different-picture

 

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— NBC Panel Debates How Often Media Should Call President Trump a Liar – Nicholas Fondacaro
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/nbc-panel-debates-how-often-media-should-call-president-trump-liar

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps paint themselves as being pro-family and use “migrant family policies” to blast Trump.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392701-white-house-faces-growing-outcry-over-migrant-family-policies?rnd=1529268137

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The myth of the all-powerful Trump.” QUESTIONS FOR REPUBLICAN PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN/CAPTAINS: Are you going to help elect/reelect Republican candidates who paint themselves as being anti-Trump? Do Republican candidates who paint themselves as being anti-Trump want you to help elect/reelect them?
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/17/opinions/republican-election-campaign-matter-heye/index.html

 

ABC NEWS
— Not necessary to justify separating kids, parents at border, ‘it’s zero tolerance’: Bannon – QUINN SCANLAN (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps paint themselves as being pro-family and use “migrant family policies” to blast Trump.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/justify-separating-kids-parents-border-tolerance-bannon/story?id=55946718

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trumpism Finds a Safe Space at Conservative Women’s Conference – ASTEAD W. HERNDON (DIERSEN: Where does Trumpism find a safe place in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Where does Trumpism find a safe place in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/17/us/politics/women-conservative-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— FBI agent removed from Russia probe for sending anti-Trump texts says he would testify before House Judiciary Committee
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/06/17/fbi-agent-removed-from-russia-probe-for-sending-anti-trump-texts-says-he-would-testify-before-house-judiciary-committee/

 

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants who paint themselves as being anti-Trump? The aforesaid see precincts, municipalities, townships/wards, counties, congressional districts, and states in which Clinton got way more votes than Trump got as being “fertile ground.” They would see my precinct as being “fertile ground.” In the 2016 general election, only 137 voted for Trump while 211 voted for Clinton. In the 2016 primary election, only 21 voted for Trump while 93 voted for Kasich. However, in the 2018 primary election, 68 voted for Ives, while only 43 voted for Rauner.)
https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2018/06/15/jennifer-rubin-departing-republicans-confess-they-have-been-part-of-a-cult/

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Is Orange County fertile ground for the left? California Dems are counting on it – John Wildermuth (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants who paint themselves as being anti-Trump? The aforesaid see precincts, municipalities, townships/wards, counties, congressional districts, and states in which Clinton got way more votes than Trump got as being “fertile ground.” They would see my precinct as being “fertile ground.” In the 2016 general election, only 137 voted for Trump while 211 voted for Clinton. In the 2016 primary election, only 21 voted for Trump while 93 voted for Kasich. However, in the 2018 primary election, 68 voted for Ives, while only 43 voted for Rauner.)
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Is-Orange-County-fertile-ground-for-the-left-12981913.php

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rauner marches with Democrats to promote LGBTQ activity in Aurora. I should write a book about those who promote LGBTQ activity a) who reject the traditional family plank in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, b) who falsely claim to be Republican, and/or c) who work the hardest to destroy the IRP.
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Auroras-1st-Pride-Parade-draws-thousands-/63230.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Aurora Mayor Richard C. Irvin walked the parade route and greeted parade-goers. Gov. Bruce Rauner marched, as did representatives from Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker’s campaign. Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster marched alongside Democratic congressional candidates Sean Casten (running in the 6th District) and Lauren Underwood (running in the 14th) as well as other elected officials and candidates. “Today is a great day in the city of Aurora,” said Irvin. “There is so much energy and excitement. This parade truly represents what Aurora is by including everyone.” “I am delighted to be here,” said Casten. “I think this will be the most fun parade this year. I just wish I did not have to wear long pants.” “I am so excited to be here,” said Underwood. “How could we not participate in this inaugural parade. We got all of our friends in the community to walk with us, to show we are inclusive, welcoming and celebrating love. It is hot out here but our hearts are warm.”)

June 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violence – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrats who flee the crime and poverty in Democrat areas for the safety and prosperity in Republican areas, but who hypocritically continue to blame Republicans for crime and poverty?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-sessions-immigrants-asylum-gang-violence-20180616-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000. Aparicio is undeterred by a new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions declaring that gang and domestic violence will generally cease to be grounds for asylum. To him, it’s better to take his chances with the American asylum system and stay in Mexico if his bid is denied.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly. Government should encourage marriage and homeownership.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-re-0617-kenneth-harney-20180611-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting Parkland students to shakeup ‘detached politicians’ aligned with NRA.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/working/parkland-students-shakeup-politicians-aligned-nra-road-to-change-tour/
— Google barely moves needle on gender, diversity in workforce – AP (DIERSEN: Google should bring in Charles Bowsher. Bowsher had great success at GAO during the 1980s and 1990s a) hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) making way for them by getting rid of the agency’s non-veteran White male employees who had not made GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/working/google-barely-moves-needle-on-gender-diversity-in-workforce/

 

DAILY HERALD
— State must instill bipartisanship as routine for creating budgets – J.B. Pritzker (DIERSEN: To defend and advance the fiscal planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, RINOs are far too happy to dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and other planks in the IRP platform.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180617/state-must-instill-bipartisanship-as-routine-for-creating-budgets
— Business Ledger honors 75 companies as “Best Places to Work in Illinois’ – Richard Klicki (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors could hint/imply/argue/shout that GAO is a “best place to work” for young Democrat minorities and for young Democrat females because GAO 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. My Democrat GAO superiors could stress the facts presented in Diersen v. GAO. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/documents/)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180518/business-ledger-honors-75-companies-as-x201cbest-places-to-work-in-illinois

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— City should not put competing township referendum on ballot – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180616/our-view-city-should-not-put-competing-township-referendum-on-ballot?rssfeed=true
— Juneteenth Celebration helps kids understand abolition of slavery – Tamara Browning (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in America and where have they lived? What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are Republican, White, and/or male, a) the longer that your ancestors have been in America and b) the longer that they lived where slavery was legal, a) the more that you have benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against females and b) the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion? My ancestors have been in America since 1844 and they have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180616/juneteenth-celebration-helps-kids-understand-abolition-of-slavery

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Is ice too thin for political heavyweight Madigan? – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-06-17/jim-dey-ice-too-thin-political-heavyweight-madigan.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Caucus leaders must take #MeToo to next level – Editorial (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I never saw any sexual harassment. To the contrary, I saw tremendous preference being given to federal employees who were female, and especially to those who were Democrat and/or younger.)
https://qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-caucus-leaders-must-take-metoo-to-next-level/article_7461efaa-bf90-5dff-88d9-ceb5ab2dfb5e.html

 

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— Poll Numbers Show Deep Dissatisfaction with Gubernatorial Candidates – Rich Miller
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/poll-numbers-deep-dissatisfaction

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Faith Leaders Oppose Trump’s Immigration Policy Of Separating Children From Parents – SASHA INGBER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder. Laura Ingraham says “Criminals are separated from their children all the time.”)
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/16/620651574/faith-leaders-oppose-trumps-immigration-policy-of-separating-children-from-paren

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Congressmen Rodney Davis, Darin LaHood, and others aim to give Route 66 Historic Trail status, more federal dollars – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/statewide/congressmen-aim-to-give-route-historic-trail-status-more-federal/article_150de704-70c4-11e8-8305-6b05676a6be0.html

 

FOX NEWS
— Families separated at the border: what’s really going on? (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder. Laura Ingraham says “Criminals are separated from their children all the time.”)
http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2018/06/15/families-separated-at-border-whats-really-going-on.html

 

BLAZE
— Why Sessions’ use of the Bible to defend admin’s abhorrent policy couldn’t be more wrong (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder. Laura Ingraham says “Criminals are separated from their children all the time.”)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/16/commentary-why-sessions-use-of-the-bible-to-defend-admins-abhorrent-policy-couldnt-be-more-wrong

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— The Liberal Media’s Cult of Trump Derangement Syndrome – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2018/06/16/liberal-medias-cult-trump-derangement-syndrome

 

THE HILL
— Media breakdown enables Trump’s onslaught against the press – JEFF MCCALL
http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/392465-media-breakdown-enables-trumps-onslaught-against-the-press

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Sometimes You Have to Quit to Get Ahead – Stephanie Lee (DIERSEN: Of course, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates in the federal government always wanted me to quit. Of course, my critics/opponents in the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants always wanted me to quit. Of course, my critics/opponents want me to quit as the GOPUSA Illinois editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman. They want to replace me with someone who they can manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/smarter-living/knowing-when-to-quit.html
— Why Aren’t More Men Working? – N. Gregory Mankiw (DIERSEN: Democrat politicians want the federal government to hire, to retain, and to promote young Democrat women and young Democrat minorities. Of course, that means not hiring, not retaining, not promoting, wasting the careers of, and getting rid of those who are old, Republican, male, White, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/business/men-unemployment-jobs.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With unemployment at 3.8 percent, its lowest level in many years, the labor market seems healthy. But that number hides a perplexing anomaly: The percentage of men who are neither working nor looking for work has risen substantially over the past several decades. The issue, in economist’s jargon, is labor force participation. When the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys households, every adult is put into one of three categories. Those who have a job are employed. Those who are not working but are searching for a job are unemployed. Those who are neither working nor looking for work are counted as out of the labor force. This last group is ignored when calculating the unemployment rate. The presumption is that if a person without a job isn’t looking for one, then he or she doesn’t want one, and the joblessness is not a problem. But is that really accurate? The data show some striking changes over time. Among women, the share out of the labor force has fallen from 66 percent in 1950 to 43 percent today. That is not surprising in light of changing social norms and the greater career opportunities now open to women. Men, however, exhibit the opposite long-term trend. In 1950, 14 percent of men were out of the labor force. Today, that figure stands at 31 percent. Some of this change is easy to explain. People now spend more years in school, delaying their start of work. In addition, as life expectancy rises, people have longer retirements. A man retiring at age 65 in 1950 could expect to live another 13 years. Today, a man retiring at that age has an average retirement of 18 years. Yet schooling and retirement explain only part of what has occurred. Consider prime-age men, those from the ages of 25 to 54. These men are generally well past their schooling and well before their retirement. Yet this group has also been exiting the labor force. In 1950, only 4 percent of prime-age men were not working or looking for work. Today, that figure is 11 percent.)
— No, Not All Women Are Democrats – S.E. Cupp (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at women that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/16/opinion/sunday/no-not-all-women-are-democrats.html
— Asian-Americans Face Multiple Fronts in Battle Over Affirmative Action – John Eligon
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/16/us/affirmative-action-asian-americans.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies Many pregnant women have been systematically sidelined in the workplace. They’re passed over for promotions and raises. They’re fired when they complain. – NATALIE KITROEFF and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG (DIERSEN: During the early 1990s, to help GAO a) hire, retain, and promote young women and b) to get rid of its employees who smoked (overwhelmingly old White men), GAO gutted the smoking room in its Chicago office and turned it into a lactation room.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/15/business/pregnancy-discrimination.html

 

VIRGINIAN PILOT
— Stop separating parents from their children (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder. Laura Ingraham says “Criminals are separated from their children all the time.”)
https://pilotonline.com/opinion/editorial/article_0747bcae-701e-11e8-9ae8-87456abe7abc.html

 

DAILY COMMERCIAL
— Democratic policies are ruining our cities – Russ Sloan
http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20180617/from-right-democratic-policies-are-ruining-our-cities

 

NEWSWEEK
— REPUBLICANS’ BLIND LOYALTY TO DONALD TRUMP IS A ‘CANCEROUS GROWTH’ IN THE GOP, MARK SANFORD SAYS – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who a) expect everyone to be blindly loyal to them and b) focus on destroying those who are not blindly loyal to them.)
http://www.newsweek.com/republicans-trunmp-loyalty-mark-sanford-979656

 

ENTREPRENEUR
— Why Businesses Must Invest More in Human Capital – Dorothy Mitchell (DIERSEN: Both GAO and IRS invested a lot in me in terms of classroom and on-the-job training. But my Democrat GAO superiors wasted what I learned when they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, and kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. My IRS superiors wasted what I had learned by not promoting me beyond GS-12. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran.)
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/315090

 

FOR SALE
— 629 Arbor Avenue, Wheaton – $479,900
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/629-Arbor-Ave-Wheaton-IL-60189/4447739_zpid/

June 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Legislature presents Gov. Rauner with over 600 bills to sign – BGA
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-legislature-presents-gov-rauner-with-over-600-bills-to-sign/3521255/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Obama’s silky lie and FBI bias in the Clinton investigation – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-james-comey-report-kass-0617-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder. Laura Ingraham says “Criminals are separated from their children all the time.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-texas-shelter-immigrant-children-20180616-story.html
— For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren’t flat. They’re falling. – Jeff Stein and Andrew Van Dam (DIERSEN: Between 1966 and 1997, in today’s dollars, my salary increased from $15.85/hour to $60.25/hour. That would not have happened if I had not earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-american-workers-wages-20180616-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For workers in “production and nonsupervisory” positions, the value of the average paycheck has actually declined in the past year. For those workers, average “real wages” – a measure of pay that takes inflation into account – fell from $22.62 in May 2017 to $22.59 in May 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.)
— Pack of stray dogs that attacked couple on Elgin trail a first for cops in at least 14 years, officers say – Mike Danahey
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-dog-reports-st-0617-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/working/parkland-students-head-to-naperville-first-stop-on-road-to-change-tour/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180616/news/306169960/
— Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from parents – Michael Scherer (DIERSEN: Laura Ingraham says “Criminals are separated from their children all the time.”)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180616/trump-cites-as-a-negotiating-tool-his-policy-of-separating-immigrant-children-from-parents
— Elon Musk has been missing deadlines since he was a kid – Peter Holley (DIERSEN: What if Musk had become a federal employee? For federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non/veteran, the deadline for getting promoted to GS-13 (currently $96,403) is age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) is age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) is age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) is age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid deadlines. But nevertheless, those who are anti-federal employee and/or anti-federal retiree use the aforesaid to viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those who did not meet the aforesaid deadlines as being lazy, stupid, and even worse things.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180616/elon-musk-has-been-missing-deadlines-since-he-was-a-kid
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180616/west-suburban-students-support-gun-control-cause-at-parkland-students-town-hall

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner owns Sangamon farmland — with somebody – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180616/bernard-schoenburg-rauner-owns-sangamon-farmland—with-somebody
— Bipartisan work yields gun bills, fate rests with Rauner
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180616/bipartisan-work-yields-gun-bills-fate-rests-with-rauner
— Illinois second to Missouri again – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20180616/statehouse-insider-illinois-second-to-missouri-again

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Retiring state senator James Clayborne gets unwelcomed parting gift from #MeToo victim – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article213094504.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois state Sen. James Clayborne’s plan to leave the statehouse and rely on his law license and connections to build a lucrative retirement may have just received a wrinkle. Or maybe a dose of karma. Clayborne is one of the lawmakers with a law license being targeted by Denise Rotheimer for failing to do anything about her sexual harassment complaint. Her recent complaint to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission includes Clayborne, state Senate President John Cullerton, House Speaker Michael Madigan and other law-license-holding lawmakers on the Legislative Ethics Commission.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://www.bnd.com/news/nation-world/national/article213323699.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Why Illinois counties are getting $13.2 million to safeguard your voting information from hackers – RYAN VOYLES
https://herald-review.com/news/local/why-illinois-counties-are-getting-million-to-safeguard-your-voting/article_1089b113-fac7-5079-9ef1-a721ab8ed79e.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Khouri to host meet-and-greet at Fiora’s on June 28 – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511457558-khouri-to-host-meet-and-greet-at-fiora-s-on-june-28
— Khouri calls for change in ‘Springfield’s toxic culture’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511457623-khouri-calls-for-change-in-springfield-s-toxic-culture

 

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— Trump supporter Sen. Sam McCann accuses Rauner of buying the Illinois GOP
https://realgopillinois.com/2018/06/15/mccann-slams-rauner-on-trump-buying-the-the-illinois-republican-party/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— David Clarke, former Milwaukee sheriff, keeps degree after fixing plagiarized thesis: Report – Andrew Blake (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) dismiss/belittle/badmouth the universities that I earned graduate degrees from – Loyola, DePaul, and IIT and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that the courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/16/david-clarke-former-milwaukee-sheriff-keeps-naval-/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Obama Presidential Center to cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/obama-presidential-center-to-cost-illinois-taxpayers-nearly-200-million

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— I Went to DC’s Gay Pride Parade. Here Are 9 Things I Saw. – Rachel del Guidice
https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/11/i-went-to-dcs-gay-pride-parade-here-are-9-things-i-saw/

 

FOX NEWS
— ‘An Insult Below the Belt’: Herman Cain Slams FBI Staffer Who Called Trump Voters ‘Lazy’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/06/16/inspector-general-report-herman-cain-slams-fbi-staffer-who-called-trump-voters-lazy

 

THE HILL
— Ingraham defends migrant kid camps: ‘Criminals are separated from their children all the time’ – JOHN BOWDEN
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/392593-ingraham-defends-migrant-kid-camps-criminals-are-separated-from-their-children
— Congress faces rising pressure to fix tax law – NAOMI JAGODA (DIERSEN: Roskam should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/391731-congress-faces-rising-pressure-to-fix-tax-law
— Director Rob Reiner denounced Robert De Niro and other celebrities for their remarks against President Trump, saying it only helps the president. – TESS BONN
http://thehill.com/media/392574-rob-reiner-denounces-robert-de-niro-and-other-celebrities-for-anti-trump-remarks
— Anti-Trump Republicans better look out — voters might send you packing – LARRY HART (DIERSEN: What do you say to Republican candidates who plan on running as anti-Trumps to get elected/reelected? One could argue that instead, they should become Democrats.)
http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/392490-anti-trump-republicans-better-look-out-voters-might-send-you-packing

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Trump Came to Enforce a Practice of Separating Migrant Families – Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear (DIERSEN: Laura Ingraham says “Criminals are separated from their children all the time.”)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/16/us/politics/family-separation-trump.html

 

ATLANTIC
— ‘Cult’ or Not, Trump’s Grasp on the Republican Party Is Stronger Than Ever- DAVID A. GRAHAM
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/cult-or-not-trumps-grasp-on-the-republican-party-is-stronger-than-ever/562991/

June 16 Morning Edition

NBC5
— President Trump to Return to Milwaukee
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB-president-trump-heads-back-to-wisconsin-485713011.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans rally against gun violence. Anti-Republicans blame Republicans for gun violence.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/parkland-survivors-chance-the-rapper-and-hundreds-more-rally-against-gun-violence-in-chicago

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When employers join ‘The Illinois Exodus’ – Editorial (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Illinois only want employers that 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.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-exodus-hoistruck-indiana-20180614-story.html
— Is Father’s Day outdated? – Mary Schmich (DIERSEN: How do your critics/opponents paint your father? My critics/opponents have always painted my father as having been undeservedly filthy rich because he earned enough money to send me and my brother to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod. But in defense of my outstanding parents, neither of them attended college. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, did not buy a new car until he was 45 years old, a bottom of the line Chevy 2-door, and died suddenly of heart failure when he was 47 and I was 21. My mother never attended high school.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-met-schmich-fathers-day-20180615-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: LGBTQ promoters use Orlando Cruz to promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-orlando-cruz-pride-puerto-rican-parades-20180615-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats side with criminals. Republicans side with the victims of crime.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-concealed-carry-shooting-victim-20180523-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-migrant-border-shelter-policy-20180615-story.html

 

CHICAGO Sun-Times
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: 10,000 families experienced homelessness in Chicago last year – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/homeless-cps-families-study-10000/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/parkland-chicago-violence-never-again-road-to-change-gun-control/
— Rahm sends message to mayoral rivals — adding another $850,000-plus to war chest – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/rahm-sends-message-to-mayoral-rivals-adding-another-850000-plus-to-war-chest/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting religious leaders to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/black-religious-leaders-criticize-sessions-use-of-scripture/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Feds bringing terror preparation workshop to Aurora, Naperville – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180615/feds-bringing-terror-preparation-workshop-to-aurora-naperville

 

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Effingham County will be an unborn sanctuary
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/effingham-county-will-be-an-unborn-sanctuary

 

WVIK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers use problems with opioids to push pot.
http://wvik.org/post/lawmakers-illinois-embrace-medical-marijuana-opioid-alternative#stream/0

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Think Blago Got a Bad Rap? Check out This Pol’s Punishment – Aaron M. Renn
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511459332-renn-think-blago-got-a-bad-rap-check-out-this-pol-s-punishment

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Clark County Board approves “2nd Amendment Support” Resolution – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/06/clark-county-board-approves-2nd-amendment-support-resolution/

 

FOX BUSINESS
— Trump, GOP need to keep promises on immigration – Lou Dobbs
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/trump-gop-need-to-keep-promises-on-immigration-dobbs

 

BLAZE
— Joe Scarborough compared the Trump Administration to Nazis. The White House responds – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/15/joe-scarborough-compared-trump-administration-to-nazis-the-white-house-responds

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The hypocrisy of the illegal immigrant lobby’s howls about family separation – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/the_hypocrisy_of_the_illegal_immigrant_lobbys_howls_about_family_separation.html
— Reparations: Who Should Pay? – Tom Trinko
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/06/reparations_who_should_pay.html

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Motion for Summary Judgment Filed against Harvard – ROGER CLEGG (DIERSEN: My 7th Amendment rights were denied in Diersen v. GAO.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/motion-for-summary-judgment-filed-against-harvard/

 

AMMOLAND
— Mayors Scapegoating Guns for Failed ‘Progressive’ Policies and Own Criminality
https://www.ammoland.com/2018/06/mayors-scapegoating-guns-for-failed-progressive-policies-and-own-criminality/#axzz5IalWRz5e

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Feeling Good About the Economy? You’re Probably a Republican – Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: The status of the economy is more important for those who are looking for a job. The better that the economy is, the better the chances that you will find a job.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/business/economy/survey-trump-economy.html
— A Guiding Hand From College to Not Just a Job, but a Career – Paul Sullivan (DIERSEN: When you were in college, what industry did you want your career to be in? For me, it was the automotive industry. By the time I graduated from NIU in 1970, I had bought three new cars – a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, and 1969 Dodge Charger SE. In 1970, I accepted a job offer from Firestone Stores. In 1971, I accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile. But Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/your-money/college-graduation-career-advice.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ms. Golinkin promotes herself as a mix of ad hoc therapist, master networker, recruiter and job whisperer. She draws on her experience in publishing, where, she said, she hired more than 200 young adults. “I managed them and coached them and brought them on to some really great careers,” she said. “I helped them realize their full potential.” On the surface, college graduates have it good. The unemployment rate for adults 25 and older with a college degree dropped to 2.0 percent in May, compared with 3.9 percent for those in the same age group with a high school diploma and 5.4 percent for those who did not graduate from high school, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall unemployment was 3.8 percent in May, an 18-year low. But what those statistics do not show is how workers feel about the quality of their jobs and whether the jobs are leading to a career. They also do not dip into the pressure graduates can feel to find a job that is meaningful.)
— College Admission Is Not a Personality Contest. Or Is It? – Amy Harmon (DIERSEN: The more subjective that a criteria is, the more that it is abused.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/us/harvard-universities-personality-criteria-admissions.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Paul Manafort ordered to jail after witness-tampering charges – Spencer S. Hsu, Ellen Nakashima and Devlin Barrett (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how my Democrat GAO superiors tampered with witnesses. My Democrat GAO superiors made it very clear to my supervisors, to my coworkers, and to my subordinates that they would get rid anyone who came to my defense.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/manafort-ordered-to-jail-after-witness-tampering-charges/2018/06/15/ccc526cc-6e68-11e8-afd5-778aca903bbe_story.html

 

FORBES
— Why People Still Want An MBA Degree – John Byrne (DIERSEN: Did you earn an MBA? I should write a book about the costs and benefits of my earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate and graduate courses and the CPA and CIA examination review courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/poetsandquants/2018/06/15/why-people-still-want-an-mba-degree/#3d1d935f288e

 

FORTUNE
— MAY 31, 2018 FLASHBACK: The Supreme Court Tried to End #MeToo. Here’s How We’re Fighting Back. – Gretchen Carlson (DIERSEN: My 7th Amendment rights were denied in Diersen v. GAO.)
http://fortune.com/2018/05/31/gretchen-carlson-supreme-court-ruling-arbitration-metoo/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It was with immense pride that I joined legislators from both parties in December to introduce the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act,” which restores victims’ constitutional 7th Amendment right to a jury trial. Sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the bill now has 17 cosponsors. With the Supreme Court’s decision, my mission is to get it through Congress and down to the president’s desk for signature this year.)

 

AMERITECH FINANCIAL
— Carefully Consider the Cost of Going Back to School as an Adult, Suggests Ameritech Financial (DIERSEN: Did you earn a master’s degree, professional certification, and/or professional license? I should write a book about the costs and benefits of my a) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, b) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, d) passing the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examination on my first attempt in 1981, e) becoming a licensed CPA in 1981, and f) earning a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the undergraduate and graduate courses and the CPA and CIA examination review courses that I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.)
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carefully-consider-the-cost-of-going-back-to-school-as-an-adult-suggests-ameritech-financial-300666889.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “It is a very personal decision to see if the advantages of learning new skills offset the cost of returning to education.” And the cost can be high. Graduate courses at public universities can be up to $700 per credit, while a single course at a private college can cost more than $3,300. That means that it can cost anywhere from $20,000 to more than $100,000 to earn an advanced degree. A certificate program can cost from $3,000 if done online up to $12,000 if taken on campus, and this does not include textbooks.)

 

SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS
— Want an Easy Fix for Expense Reimbursement Fraud? Read This – Rob Starr (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat IRS superiors’ efforts to get rid of me by painting my partial day per diem requests as being fraudulent. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/100895)
https://smallbiztrends.com/2018/06/expense-reimbursement-fraud-small-business.html

 

BUSINESS TIMES
— Trust me, I’m your boss – VIVIEN SHIAO (DIERSEN: It was extremely difficult for me to trust my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government because I knew that they were under tremendous pressure to get rid of those who shared my demographics.)
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/cubicle-files/trust-me-im-your-boss

 

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: 515 West Park Avenue, Wheaton – $899,900
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/515-west-park-avenue/pid_25431500/

June 15 Evening Edition

CBS2
— County Fairs Get Financial Boost From State
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/06/15/farming-funding-illinois/
— As Manafort Is Jailed, Giuliani Suggests Trump Could Issue Pardons
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/06/15/as-manafort-is-jailed-giuliani-suggests-trump-could-issue-pardons/

 

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps to rally in Chicago.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/parkland-chicago-st-sabina-485676391.html

 

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
http://wgntv.com/2018/06/15/white-house-on-separating-undocumented-children-from-parents-very-biblical-to-enforce-the-law/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/immigration-children-families-separated/
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/immigration-border-separating-families-zero-tolerance-donald-trump-jeff-sessions-editorial/
— The show will go on: Stormy Daniels and Admiral say ‘misunderstanding’ resolved – Joe Ward and Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/stormy-daniels-admiral-run-canceled-after-spat-says-owner-threatening-lawsuit/
— Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort sent to jail pending trial – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/paul-manafort-jail-trial-obstruction-charges/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Push is on for Rauner to sign bill allowing referendum for electing Lake County assessor – Frank Abderholden
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-elected-lake-county-assessor-st-0615-story.html
— Donald Trump scolds NFL players ‘making $15 million a year’ for mixing politics with sports – Rick Maese
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/ct-spt-donald-trump-nfl-fox-and-friends-20180615-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Lauzen breaks tie to reimburse himself for expenses – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180615/lauzen-breaks-tie-to-reimburse-himself-for-expenses–/1
— Cooperation, not secession, is best for all of Illinois – EDITORIAL (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois make it clear that they want individuals, organizations, and companies that are members of the following groups to leave Illinois: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180615/editorial-cooperation-not-secession-is-best-for-all-of-illinois
— Trump says he won’t sign ‘moderate’ GOP immigration bill – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180615/trump-says-he-wont-sign-moderate-gop-immigration-bill
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote Islam.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180615/suburban-muslims-mark-end-of-ramadan-with-eid-festivities

— Sun-Times sells Chicago Reader to African-American group – Robert Feder
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180615/feder-sun-times-sells-chicago-reader-to-african-american-group

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Roskam’s intriguing immigration move – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Those who want Roskam to lose a) want Roskam to dump Trump, b) want Roskam to dump all those who voted for Trump, c) stress that in the 2016 general election, only 137 voted for Trump in my precinct while 211 voted for Clinton, and d) stress that in the 2016 primary election, only 21 voted for Trump while 93 voted for Kasich.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180615/BLOGS02/180619894/roskams-intriguing-immigration-move
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In what some are interpreting as a clear break with the president, embattled west suburban U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, is putting some distance between himself and the Trump administration on the volatile issue of whether to seize and separately hold the children of immigrant parents who are arrested for illegally trying to enter the country. But the size and duration of the distance isn’t quite clear yet. And Roskam’s Democratic re-election foe, Sean Casten, promptly attacked Roskam’s action as inadequate. Roskam’s move came in a statement late yesterday, in which he said that “dragging children away from their parents” should not be a means to securing the U.S. border. “The events unfolding at our nation’s borders are heartbreaking. Being forcibly separated from a child is a parent’s worst nightmare and I cannot fathom the pain these families are enduring,” said Roskam, who already was under pressure from major donors and others to do something to break the immigration standoff. “Every day these children spend apart from their parents, confused, scared, and alone, inflicts additional and unnecessary trauma.” “While I believe we have a responsibility to secure our borders, I also believe that how we treat strangers reflects the moral values this country was founded on. Dragging children away from their parents ought not be a part of the solution,” he continued. “I stand with residents of the 6th District and urge the Department of Justice and Homeland Security to reverse the zero tolerance policy that removes children from their parents at the border.” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions shows no sign of doing so. In a speech yesterday, he even cited a Bible passage—once used to defend slavery—in arguing that God wants citizens to obey the laws of their country. All he’s doing is enforcing a law that Democrats and former President Barack Obama could have changed, Sessions and Trump have said. But Obama didn’t enforce the law in the way Session has, grabbing pre-teen children and holding them in camps and other facilities sometimes thousands of miles away, with little if any contact with their parents. So, what is Roskam going to do to pursue his views and change U.S policy? Roskam’s spokeswoman said he would have supported compromise legislation that House Speaker Paul Ryan is pushing to end family division while giving Trump some things he wants, such as money for the Mexican wall. But Trump today said he wouldn’t sign it, dealing the bill a possibly fatal blow. Given that, what will Roskam do now to turn up pressure on Sessions, Trump and others to back off? Roskam apparently wants to let the dust settle for a few days and see what happens next. Casten is pouncing. “Congress is supposed to be a ‘check’ on the President, not a rubber stamp. It’s clear that neither the Department of Justice nor the Department of Homeland security will act against the president’s wishes,” Casten’s campaign said in a statement. “So we need a Congress with the backbone to pass a law and make this stop. Peter Roskam won’t do it. Sean Casten will. And that’s the fundamental difference in this campaign between an independent Democrat and a Trump Republican who votes with his leader 94 percent of the time.” No word yet on where the Chicago area’s two other GOP congressmen, Randy Hultgren of Plano and Adam Kinzinger of Channahon, stand. But watch for this issue to get increased attention because, even today, TV film of scared kids locked up away from their mom and dad is horrible politics.)

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Kinzler says culture in Springfield is ‘broken’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511456644-kinzler-says-culture-in-springfield-is-broken

 

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— After trashing Trump for two years, Rauner says he’s “very proud” of White House (DIERSEN: Those who want Rauner to lose a) want Rauner to trash Trump and b) want Rauner to trash all those who voted for Trump.)
https://realgopillinois.com/2018/06/14/after-trashing-trump-for-two-years-rauner-says-hes-very-proud-of-white-house/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SAM MCCANN SAYS HE’S ESTABLISHING ILLINOIS’ CONSERVATIVE PARTY WITH GUBERNATORIAL BID (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party is the liberal/Libertarian/Green party. The Republican Party is supposed to be the conservative party.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/06/sam-mccann-says-hes-establishing-illinois-conservative-party-with-gubernatorial-bid.html
— ILLINOIS STATE REP ALLEN SKILLICORN OFFERS FREE CONCEAL AND CARRY TRAINING FOR 12 CONSTITUENTS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/06/illinois-state-rep-offers-free-conceal-and-carry-training-for-12-constituents.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner claims unpaid bills at $10B when he took office
https://capitolfax.com/2018/06/15/rauner-claims-unpaid-bills-at-10b-when-he-took-office/
— McCann talks supporting Trump, Rauner buying GOP
https://capitolfax.com/2018/06/15/mccann-talks-supporting-trump-rauner-buying-gop/

 

BLAZE
— Nancy Pelosi wonders why Americans are not ‘uprising’ against Trump admin. over border conditions – Teri Webster
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/15/nancy-pelosi-wonders-why-americans-are-not-uprising-against-trump-admin-over-border-conditions

 

BREITBART
— Dave Brat: E-Verify ‘Will Stop the Magnet’ of Illegal Immigration – Sean Moran
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/15/brat-e-verify-stop-magnet-illegal-immigration/
— Emboldened Trump Repeatedly Rips Media During Impromptu Press Conference – John Nolte
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/15/trump-rips-media-blasts-cnn-as-a-fraud-slams-obnoxious-reporter/
— Kentucky Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail For Attacking Sen. Rand Paul – Joshua Caplan
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/15/kentucky-man-sentenced-to-30-days-in-jail-for-attacking-sen-rand-paul/
— In Merkel migrant row, Germans back tough policies: poll – AFP
http://www.breitbart.com/news/in-merkel-migrant-row-germans-back-tough-policies-poll/

 

DAILY CALLER
— TRUMP TELLS JAPANESE PM WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF HE SENT ’25 MILLION MEXICANS’ TO JAPAN – Saagar Enjeti
http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/15/trump-japan-mexicans/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps work very hard to make religious people and religious organization anti-American.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/15/nancy-pelosi-religion-hypocrites-immigration/

 

TOWNHALL
— WSJ Columnist: Hey, The ‘No Bias’ Claim In DOJ IG Report Is Not What It Seems – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/06/15/wsj-columnist-hey-the-no-bias-claim-in-doj-ig-report-is-not-what-it-seems-n2490944

 

GOPUSA
— RINOs defect, Democrats scream over Trump’s zero tolerance border policy
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=48100
— Court-appointed monitor says children being treated well in border detention facility
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=48088

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
http://thehill.com/latino/392522-ap-about-2000-children-separated-from-parents-over-6-weeks
— Anti-Trump Republicans better look out — voters might send you packing – LARRY HART
http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/392490-anti-trump-republicans-better-look-out-voters-might-send-you-packing
— Trump immigration comments spark chaos in GOP – SCOTT WONG AND MELANIE ZANONA
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/392474-trump-immigration-comments-spark-chaos-in-gop

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/15/politics/family-separation-democrats-trump/index.html

 

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2000-children-now-us-custody-dhs-calls-family/story?id=55930450

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/1-995-children-separated-families-border-under-zero-tolerance-policy-n883716

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Judge Orders Paul Manafort Jailed Before Trial, Citing New Obstruction Charges – Sharon LaFraniere
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/us/politics/manafort-bail-revoked-jail.html
— How Much Can Democrats Count on Suburban Liberals? – Thomas B. Edsall
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/opinion/trump-racism-liberals-suburbs.html
— Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Lawsuit Says
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/us/harvard-asian-enrollment-applicants.html
— Feeling Good About the Economy? You’re Probably a Republican – Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican in Illinois, you probably do NOT feel good about the future. Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois make it clear that they want you to leave Illinois if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/business/economy/survey-trump-economy.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/06/15/why-the-trump-administration-bears-the-blame-for-separating-children-from-their-families-at-the-border/
— Promoted six times and then fired: Inside a 24-year-old political appointee Taylor Weyeneth’s wild ride in Trump’s Washington – Robert O’Harrow Jr. (DIERSEN: When did you start earning $100,000-a-year in to today’s dollars (GS-13 Step 3)? I did in 1988 when I was 40 years old. By then, I had worked for GAO for almost 9 years, I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, I had become a licensed CPA in 1981, I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/promoted-six-times-and-then-fired-the-inside-story-of-a-political-appointees-wild-ride-in-trumps-washington/2018/06/15/ebf6290a-5eab-11e8-8c93-8cf33c21da8d_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He was one of the fastest-rising political appointees of the Trump administration, an unpaid campaign intern with no professional experience who soared into a top job with a six-figure salary at the White House’s drug policy office. But on Jan. 14, in the hours after a front-page Washington Post story cast doubt on his résumé and qualifications, 24-year-old Taylor Weyeneth was feeling vulnerable. “Can I ask you what the plan is for me now,” Weyeneth texted the White House official who had promoted him. “You’re fine. No action required,” Sean Doocey, then deputy director of the Office of Presidential Personnel, wrote back. “It is garbage journalism by a garbage newspaper.” Two months later, Weyeneth was gone — demoted, told not to speak publicly and finally fired as the political fallout spread. This is the inside account of a political appointee’s time in Trump’s Washington. It’s the story of a young operative whose central qualification was loyalty and whose responsibilities included furnishing the White House with intelligence about career employees at a time when the administration distrusts the standing bureaucracy to an unusual degree.)

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/06/15/dhs-nearly-2-000-children-separated-adults-border/706265002/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/06/15/tent-cities-immigrant-children-texas-backlash/705562002/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-daca-immigration-20180615-story.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-children-immigrant-trump-administration-policy-20180615-story.html

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
http://fortune.com/2018/06/15/trump-border-kids-separated/

 

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— MAY 21, 2018 FLASHBACK: Why It’s So Hard to Speak Up Against a Toxic Culture – Francesca Gino (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the toxic culture in GAO’s Chicago office while I worked there 1980-1997. The culture was especially toxic for its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://hbr.org/2018/05/why-its-so-hard-to-speak-up-against-a-toxic-culture
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One reason people don’t speak up is the significant risk of doing so. Challenging the status quo threatens people’s status and relationships with supervisors and coworkers, research shows. Speaking up can also result in negative performance evaluation, undesirable job assignments, or even termination. Most people are aware of these potential costs; as a result, most stay quiet about bias, injustice, and mistreatment. Then there is the bystander effect: When a person is in trouble, others who are present often fail to intervene, whether because they assume other people will or because they think it’s not their place to act. The more costly intervening would be, the less likely we are to do so.)

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Equality Illinois Urges Gov. Rauner to Extend Non-Discrimination Protections to All Illinois Workplaces (DIERSEN: Have you ever worked for an employer that had 14 or fewer employees? While I worked for employers 1964-1997, I worked for an employer that had 14 or fewer employees for about 2 months in 1966.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/EI-Urges-Gov-Rauner-to-Extend-Non-Discrimination-Protections-to-All-Illinois-Workplaces-/63218.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Equality Illinois urges Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign legislation that would extend Illinois’ workplace non-discrimination protections to businesses of all sizes in the state and ensure all Illinoisans have access to the legal tools of justice when they experience employment discrimination. Under current law, workers in businesses of 14 and fewer employees outside of Cook County can still be fired for being LGBTQ, a racial minority, a woman, because of their faith, and for other reasons based on their personal identities. The Illinois General Assembly passed the important civil rights measure, House Bill 4572, ending that exclusion and extending protections to thousands more workers, with bipartisan support during the spring session. The bill was delivered to the governor’s office on Thursday.)

June 15 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING SPONSOR WHEATON’S INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS! So far, $1,950 has been pledged, but $550 more is needed. Illinois Republican Party leader and Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar has pledged $500 and Judge Jeff MacKay has pledged $250. Bob Berlin, Dan Cronin, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Gwen Henry, Paul Hinds, Marty Keller, Dave Molitor, John Monino, Chris Nybo, Peter Roskam, and Darlene Ruscitti have each made $100 pledges. Of course, I have promised the Wheaton Park District, the organizer of the parade and fireworks, that I will cover any fundraising shortfall.

As a $2,500 Star sponsor, DuPage County Republicans will get credit for sponsoring the Tunes of Glory bagpipers and the Wheaton North and South High School bands in the parade. DuPage Republicans will again have a booth at the fireworks the evening before the parade. I will again hand deliver a flyer to all the residences and businesses on the parade route that lists the Republican entries in the parade, the Republican sponsors, and the amount that they contributed. The flyers will be printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics and I plan on delivering them on Thursday, June 21. Please phone me at 630-653-0462 about sponsorship and mail a check made out to the Wheaton Park District for $100 or more to me ASAP at 915 Cove Court, Wheaton, Illinois 60189-6326.

So far, Republican entries in the parade are Peter Roskam, Peter Breen/Amy Grant, Paul Hinds, James Mendrick, Grant Eckhoff/Tim Elloitt/Chris Zaruba, Jeff McKay, Karen Wilson, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. Please help me encourage Republican candidates on November 6 ballots in Wheaton a) to have an entry in Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and b) to help sponsor the parade. Those candidates include Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti, Erika Harold, Jason Helland, Darlene Senger, Jim Dodge, Mike Connelly, Chris Nybo, Darlene Ruscitti, Dan Cronin, Gwen Henry, Kevin Wiley, Jim Zay, Al Murphy, and Joseph Cantore. The deadline for parade entries has been extended to June 20 and the cost is $180. SEE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-2018-independence-day-celebration-parade-entry-tickets-43661232923?aff=es2 Thanks. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump’s legal team dealt setback in defamation suit – Mark Berman and Frances Stead Sellers (DIERSEN: According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation), “There are several things a person must prove to establish that libel has taken place. In the United States, a person must prove that 1) the statement was false, 2) caused harm, and 3) was made without adequate research into the truthfulness of the statement. These steps are for an ordinary citizen. For a celebrity or public official, a person must prove the first three steps, and that the statement was made with the intent to do harm or with reckless disregard for the truth, which is usually specifically referred to as “actual malice.”)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180615/281779924837124
— Almost nothing is known about dozens of concealed carry shootings in Illinois. Why? – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas, Jennifer Smith Richards
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-illinois-concealed-carry-shootings-20180523-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: University of Chicago to stop requiring ACT and SAT scores for prospective undergraduates – Dawn Rhodes (DIERSEN: According to this article, students who are NOT low-income and NOT minority have an unfair advantage. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I have always had many unfair advantages. They a) decry my passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, b) decry my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) decry my passing the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, d) decry my passing the Post Office employment examination in 1966, and e) decry my passed all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-university-chicago-sat-act-20180614-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A growing number, including DePaul University, have opted to stop requiring the SAT and ACT in their admissions process, saying the tests place an unfair cost and burden on low-income and minority students, and ultimately hinder efforts to broaden diversity on campus. But the trend has escaped the nation’s most selective universities.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Aurora promotes LGBTQ activity. What does your municipality promote?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/lifestyles/ct-abn-ent-pride-aurora-0615-story.html
— CPS workers to undergo fresh background checks before start of next school year – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-chicago-school-background-check-changes-20180614-story.html
— After performance, Stormy Daniels seemingly storms out of Chicago strip club – Morgan Greene
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-stormy-daniels-chicago-20180615-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/gop-leaders-sell-immigration-bills-with-trumps-blessing/
— After shooting fiancée, ex-cop was hired, promoted by medical examiner – Robert Herguth and Tim Novak
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cook-county-medical-examiner-anthony-finnelly-ex-cop-shot-fiancee/
— Cicero town president pulled into primary rival’s election suit against Madigan
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cicero-town-president-pulled-into-primary-rivals-election-suit-against-madigan/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Trump backer to sign thieves: Just pay up to avoid prosecution – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: How anti-Trump is your precinct? In the 2016 general election, only 137 voted for Trump in my precinct while 211 voted for Clinton. In the 2016 primary election, only 21 voted for Trump while 93 voted for Kasich. How long would a pro-Trump sign last in your front yard?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180615/trump-backer-to-sign-thieves-just-pay-up-to-avoid-prosecution
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last week, with a high-stakes summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on the horizon and plenty of news coverage in the Daily Herald and elsewhere about an “Impeach Trump” yard sign in Elgin, Ernest Lasse decided that someone ought to show some support for the president. Lasse installed in front of his Mount Prospect home a roughly 15-square-foot plywood sign reading “TRUMP” in big red letters, surrounded by the words “Make America Great Again.” Not being naive, Lasse knew the sign wouldn’t be popular with everyone. He set up a camera in his front window to capture video of anyone who would do the sign harm. Sure enough, footage shows that a pair of young men came along about 9:30 p.m. Friday and stole the sign from the yard. Lasse found pieces of it the next morning on the bank of nearby Weller Creek. Police were called, reports were written and charges are possible. But before he pursues a formal complaint, Lasse has an offer he hopes the vandals can’t refuse.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting high school students to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180614/naperville-church-preparing-for-parkland-gun-control-bus-tour

 

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Republicans attack Dems for sex harassment—even as they worship Trump.”
https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/06/15/republicans-attack-dems-for-sex-harassment-even-as-they-worship-trump
— Stormy Daniels storms out of Chicago strip club amid dispute: ‘I got fired,’ she says as weekend shows appear canceled The porn star left her performance early Thursday during the first of five planned shows at the Admiral. The strip club plans to sue her. – Ryan Smith
https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/06/15/stormy-daniels-storms-out-of-chicago-strip-club-amid-dispute-i-got-fired-she-says-as-weekend-shows-appear-canceled

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— ROSKAM breaks from Trump on BORDER policy – Natasha Korecki (DIERSEN: How anti-Trump is your precinct? In the 2016 general election, only 137 voted for Trump in my precinct while 211 voted for Clinton. In the 2016 primary election, only 21 voted for Trump while 93 voted for Kasich. To get more votes in my precinct for Roskam in the 2018 general election, will anti-Trumps want me to stress to the voters in my precinct the ways in which Roskam breaks with Trump? Anti-Trumps stress to Roskam that in the 2018 primary, of the 504 registered voters in my precinct, a) only 90 (18%) voted for Roskam, b) only 112 (22%) cast Republican ballots, c) only 207 (41%) are registered Republicans, d) 23 (5%) changed their party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, and e) 21 (4%) changed from unaffiliated to Democrat. They stress that there is no elected or appointed Democrat Precinct Committeeman in my precinct. They hint/imply/argue/shout that Roskam has gotten far fewer votes in my precinct because of me, because of my GOPUSA Illinois emails, and because of my support for Trump.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/06/15/roskam-breaks-from-trump-on-border-policy-koch-group-targets-durbin-new-bill-targets-cps-abuse-280333
(FROM THE ARTICLE: U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) broke from the Trump administration on Thursday and called on the Department of Justice and Homeland Security to reverse a zero tolerance policy that separates children from their parents at the border. Roskam’s comments come amid a national debate that grew more acrimonious on Thursday after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the practice, citing the Bible: “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order. If you cross the Southwest border unlawfully, then the Department of Homeland Security will arrest you and the Department of Justice will prosecute you. Having children does not give you immunity from arrest and prosecution.” At a contentious White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended that stance, saying: “I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law. That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible.” Roskam joins other Republicans, including Speaker Paul Ryan, to raise concerns with the policy. Roskam’s statement on Thursday called for a full reversal. “The events unfolding at our nation’s borders are heartbreaking. Being forcibly separated from a child is a parent’s worst nightmare and I cannot fathom the pain these families are enduring. Every day these children spend apart from their parents, confused, scared, and alone, inflicts additional and unnecessary trauma,” Roskam said in a statement. “While I believe we have a responsibility to secure our borders, I also believe that how we treat strangers reflects the moral values this country was founded on. Dragging children away from their parents ought not be a part of the solution.” Roskam has been under intense pressure by both constituents and donors to come up with a resolution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Roskam’s suburban district has the largest DACA population of any Illinois member, according to the Illinois Business Immigration Commission. He’s faced regular protests in his district, including from advocates who have called for him to fix DACA.)

 

ROBERT FEDER
— Shia Kapos takes over Illinois Playbook (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents succeed in stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, who do they want to replace me with? Of course, most importantly, they want someone who they can manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.robertfeder.com/2018/06/14/robservations-shia-kapos-takes-illinois-playbook/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Shia Kapos, the longtime and well-connected chronicler of Chicago’s movers and shakers, is replacing Natasha Korecki as writer of Politico’s Illinois Playbook. Korecki, who’s been writing the daily newsletter on politics and government since 2015, was promoted to national correspondent for Politico. “I’ll still be here for a couple of weeks before handing over the baton,” Korecki reported. Kapos, a former columnist for the Sun-Times and Crain’s Chicago Business, has been blogging — Taking Names at ShiaKapos.com — and covering corporate governance for Acuris. “I’ve loved writing about big shareholders for Acuris, but I really enjoy digging in to Chicago news,” Kapos said. “Writing the Illinois Playbook is a dream come true. I have big shoes to fill as Natasha has become the premiere political writer in Illinois — and soon the Midwest. I think together we’ll be kicking ass and taking names.”)

 

JOHN BIVER
— THE RACE FOR CHICAGO MAYOR: WINTER IS COMING
https://johnbiver.com/race-chicago-mayor-winter-coming/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AN APOLOGY TO ILLINOIS REVIEW READERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/06/an-apology-to-illinois-review-readers-.html
— ILLINOIS HOME VALUE ARMAGEDDON Crime, pensions and taxes are driving down the value of your home.
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/06/illinois-home-value-armageddon.html
— AMERICANS THINK THE NEWS INDUSTRY IS “HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/06/americans-think-the-news-industry-is-headed-in-the-wrong-direction.html

 

GOPUSA
— What will the media do if Trump isn’t the second coming of Hitler?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=47959

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Congressional Republicans break from Trump on zero-tolerance border policy – S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/14/trump-administrations-zero-tolerance-border-policy/

 

NEWSMAX
— GOP Responds to IG Report: ‘Not the FBI Our Country Needs’ – Todd Beamon
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/justice-department-trey-gowdy-house-oversight-committee-inspector-general/2018/06/14/id/866229/

 

DAILY CALLER
— IG REVELATIONS ON AGENT/JOURNO GIFT-GIVING COULD BE FEDERAL CRIMES – Kevin Daley
http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/14/agent-journalist-gifts-could-be-federal-crimes/

 

DAILY TORCH
— Did an Obama Executive Order force the government to hire unqualified applicants? – Natalia Castro (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://dailytorch.com/2018/06/did-an-obama-executive-order-force-the-government-to-hire-unqualified-applicants/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Employees should be hired based on their ability to complete the tasks they have been assigned and nothing else. Yet under the Obama administration, hiring practices for the federal government were moved away from merit to fulfill goals irrelevant to the positions. Policies intended to simplify the federal government application process had the consequence of increasing politicization in the federal workforce and overburdening human resource offices. In May 2010, former President Barack Obama issued a memorandum on Improving the Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process. This memorandum directed agencies to simplify their application process to “eliminate any requirement that applicants respond to essay-style questions” and allowed individuals to submit resumes and cover letters or complete “simple, plain language” instead. The result was a flood of new applications. According to Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning, the goal was not just to increase hiring in the federal government but to increase political hiring. Manning notes, “The 2010 memorandum was always intended to give Obama supporters an easier path to enter the civil service. By overwhelming human resource departments with applications, it accomplished just that.” This was the first of several presidential orders to reshape the federal workforce.)

 

BLAZE
— IG Report: Do you support Trump? Then you’re a lazy pieces of shit,” according to (at least one) FBI employee – Breck Dumas (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were always very careful to not put anything in writing that could get them in trouble.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/15/ig-report-do-you-support-trump-then-youre-a-lazy-pos-according-to-at-least-one-fbi-employee

 

POLITICO
— Trump Ordered Troops to the Border, But They’re Doing Busywork In this ramshackle town, National Guard soldiers are doing everything from shoveling manure to changing tires. What they’re not doing: Watching the border. – BRYAN BENDER (DIERSEN: Talk about waste. GAO audits IRS. I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 after having worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. Outrageously wastefully, my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/06/14/trump-ordered-troops-to-the-border-but-theyre-doing-busywork-218821

 

REUTERS
— Rocky road ahead for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants bill in U.S. House – Susan Cornwell, Amanda Becker
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-congress/rocky-road-ahead-for-dreamer-immigrants-bill-in-u-s-house-idUSKBN1JA27K

 

ABC NEWS
— RNC Chairwoman clarifies tweet viewed as threat to anti-Trump GOPers – JOHN VERHOVEK
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rnc-chairwoman-clarifies-tweet-viewed-threat-anti-trump/story?id=55896450

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting “conservative religious leaders” to act as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/trump-immigration-religion.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps use children brought into America illegally to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Trump and his supporters as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/insider/brownsville-walmart-migrant-shelter.html
— How the I.R.S. Could Punish Trump and His Foundation – Jesse Drucker (DIERSEN: How has IRS punished you? 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. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or
veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/business/trump-foundation-irs-attorney-general.html
— Facebook’s New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers – Ben Sisario (DIERSEN: Beyond overwhelmingly, news is reported by people who want to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and/or the Green Party platform.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/business/media/mark-thompson-facebook-algorithm.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The most recent salvo came on Thursday, when Mark Thompson, the chief executive of The New York Times Company, accused Facebook of unintentionally “supporting the enemies of quality journalism” by using algorithms that can mischaracterize news as partisan political content. Mr. Thompson was speaking at a panel discussion in New York, which also included Campbell Brown, Facebook’s head of global news partnerships. Ms. Brown defended a policy Facebook recently introduced in response to criticism over how its ad network was able to be manipulated during elections. Ms. Brown cited the importance of safeguarding elections and said the problems with political ads were “something we are deeply concerned about. We hear you.”)
— In Name of Free Speech, States Crack Down on Campus Protests – Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/politics/campus-speech-protests.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump says he would oppose immigration bill cobbled together by House GOP, dealing a blow to leaders rallying support for it
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/06/15/trump-says-he-would-oppose-immigration-bill-cobbled-together-by-house-gop-dealing-a-blow-to-leaders-rallying-support-for-it/
— Trump’s attacks on federal employee unions, pay and benefits draw bipartisan rebukes – Joe Davidson (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican a) are anti-federal employee and b) anti-federal retiree.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/06/15/trumps-attacks-on-federal-employee-unions-pay-and-benefits-draw-bipartisan-rebukes/

 

BALTIMORE POST
— Trump’s attacks on federal employee unions, pay and benefits draw bipartisan rebukes – JOE DAVIDSON
http://thebaltimorepost.com/trumps-attacks-on-federal-employee-unions-pay-and-benefits-draw-bipartisan-rebukes/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— This Is No Time to Go to Pot Legalizing marijuana encourages use of harder drugs and sets back the cause of social justice. – Patrick Kennedy and Kevin Sabet
https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-is-no-time-to-go-to-pot-1529018027
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/social-security-needs-immigrants-1529018058
— Insubordination and Bias at FBI The inspector general report is careful in its conclusions, but damning on the facts. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/insubordination-and-bias-at-fbi-1529018176
— In Harvard Affirmative Action Suit, Filings to Provide Rare Look at Admissions Process Lawsuit alleges Harvard intentionally discriminates against Asian-Americans – Melissa Korn and Nicole Hong
https://www.wsj.com/articles/court-filings-to-shine-light-on-how-harvard-employs-affirmative-action-in-admissions-1528905750
— University of Chicago Drops SAT, ACT Requirement for Admissions Prestigious university joins movement to de-emphasize test scores, saying it ‘levels the playing field’ – Tawnell D. Hobbs (DIERSEN: According to this article, “Some students are good testers, some students are not.” Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I have had an unfair advantage because I am a good tester. They a) decry my passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, b) decry my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) decry my passing the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, d) decry my passing the Post Office employment examination in 1966, and e) decry my passed all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/university-of-chicago-drops-sat-act-requirement-for-admissions-1529009194

 

ARIZONA DAILY SUN & TUCSON
— GOP brass wants rep out after immigration remark – Howard Fischer (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, America is becoming anti-White and Democrats and RINOs are overjoyed about that.)
https://azdailysun.com/news/local/gop-brass-wants-rep-out-after-immigration-remark/article_20ac9769-12c2-5787-8617-23568e3d77ed.html
https://tucson.com/news/local/arizona-gop-chair-calls-on-prescott-legislator-to-resign-over/article_e53cc5e9-cd22-55d0-88f0-4a239bae3d16.html

June 14 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Questions Raised Over Search for Democratic Party of Illinois’ Next Director Sources said a longtime employee of both Speaker Michael Madigan and Attorney General Lisa Madigan was quietly hired amid a committee search – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/questions-raised-over-search-for-democratic-party-of-illinois-next-director-485590891.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rep. Steve Scalise back on field at annual Congressional Baseball Game 1 year after shooting
http://www.fox32chicago.com/home/remembering-the-congressional-baseball-practice-shooting-1-year-later

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois board moves forward with employee step increases – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-board-moves-forward-with-employee-step-increases/
— Zeppelins, monorails and, now, Rahm’s rich folks underground railroad – Neil Steinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/zeppelins-monorails-and-now-rahms-rich-folks-underground-railroad/
— Mayoral challengers, academics raise caution flags about Musk’s O’Hare Express – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mayoral-challengers-academics-raise-caution-flags-about-musks-ohare-express/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Elon Musk’s plans for O’Hare express draw skepticism – Mary Wisniewski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-biz-elon-musk-boring-critics-20180614-story.html
— Why settling for a subpar job right out of college can hurt your career for years – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (DIERSEN: After you earned your bachelor’s degree, did you take a job that did not require a bachelor’s degree? I did. In 1970, when I was 21 years old, after I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, I accepted the only job offer that I got – working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights. I was draft bait. Potential employers did not believe that my application for a financial hardship would be granted. Further, employers were under tremendous pressure to hire minorities, females, and veterans. 7 months later, after my application had been approved, my Firestone boss fired me when I told him that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile. But Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS. IRS offered me the job because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take it.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-college-graduates-underemployment-0617-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But with student loan bills looming, Villagomez can sense how the need for a paycheck — any paycheck — could suck him into a job that doesn’t take advantage of his education. He has seen cousins and friends abandon ambitions and fall into the rut of low-wage work when life gets in the way. “I’m worried about not following through on my plans,” said Villagomez, 27, who spent five years in the Marine Corps before enrolling at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in economics and minored in biology. “Sometimes it’s easier to get stuck in these other fields.”)
— Four siblings raised in poverty by a single mother ‘beat all the odds,’ earn master’s degrees – Jerry Davich (DIERSEN: What percent of those who you graduated high school with a) earned bachelor’s degrees, b) earned master’s degrees, c) earned professional certifications, and d) earned professional licenses?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-four-siblings-graduate-same-university-st-0615-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Metra pays the price for being frugal – BGA (DIERSEN: I remember riding in rail cars built in the 1920s when I commuted to my IRS job in the Loop from Crete in 1971.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180614/NEWS10/180619938/metra-pays-the-price-for-being-frugal
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With a sticker price of $3 million for a new commuter rail car, the cash-strapped Metra system is trying to upgrade its vintage rolling stock on the cheap with $700,000-a-car gut and rehab jobs at its 49th Street Car Shop on the South Side. There’s a lot to overhaul, because 40 percent of Metra’s existing fleet predates the system’s launch in the 1980s. Some cars still in use, inherited from private railroads that once ran suburban service, date back to the Eisenhower administration.)

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Budget moves Illinois toward fiscal responsibility – Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20180614/my-view-budget-moves-illinois-toward-fiscal-responsibility

 

RIVER CITIES’ READER
— It Isn’t for Lack of U.S. Immigration Laws – Kathleen McCarthy
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/isnt-lack-us-immigration-laws

 

CHICAGO READER
— Chicago Corruption Walking Tours take sightseers through the seedy underbelly of the city’s politics – Matt Harvey
https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/06/14/chicago-corruption-walking-tours-take-sightseers-through-the-seedy-underbelly-of-the-citys-politics

 

KANE COUNTY GOP
— GOP Chairmen in 33rd Senate District to fill Karen McConnaughay Vacancy (DIERSEN: Application deadline is 7:00 PM, Friday, June 15, 2018.)
http://kanegop.org/docs/2018/GOP_Chairmen_in_33rd_Senate_District_to_fill_Vacancy.pdf

 

JOHN BIVER
— REPUBLICANS CONTINUE TO MISS THE TARGET IN A TARGET RICH ENVIRONMENT
https://johnbiver.com/republicans-continue-miss-target-target-rich-environment/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— STATE GOVERNMENT WATCHDOGS REMAIN FAR TOO TAME Illinoisans shouldn’t have to wait for yet another humiliating scandal to fix what’s wrong here: Politicians should have no place in policing their own oversight. – Austin Berg (DIERSEN: What watchdog credentials do you have? I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325, I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880, I became a Forensic Accountant, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Fraud Examiner, Licensed CPA, and Certified Internal Auditor, and I earned master’s degrees in finance, accounting, and business.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/state-government-watchdogs-remain-far-too-tame/

 

ILLINOIS WATCHDOG
— Federal tax reform gives boost to Illinois companies, despite state’s bleak economic outlook – Bethany Blankley
https://www.watchdog.org/illinois/federal-tax-reform-gives-boost-to-illinois-companies-despite-state/article_a913ef5a-65c7-11e8-ad1a-f35903c1aa18.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Mary Morrissey appointed Chief Operating Officer at Democratic Party of Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2018/06/14/mary-morrissey-appointed-chief-operating-officer-at-dpi/
— Rauner campaign responds; Top Madigan lawyer takes over for Mapes as treasurer for Dem fund and MJM fund
https://capitolfax.com/2018/06/14/top-madigan-lawyer-takes-over-for-mapes-as-treasurer-for-dpi-and-mjm-fund/

 

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Roskam makes Obama’s hit list. Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Roskam that me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Roskam has had, is having, and will have. They stress to Roskam that in the March 20, 2018 primary, of the 504 registered voters in my precinct, a) only 90 (18%) voted for Roskam, b) only 112 (22%) cast Republican ballots, c) only 207 (41%) are registered Republicans, d) 23 (5%) changed their party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, and e) 21 (4%) changed from unaffiliated to Democrat. They stress that there is no elected or appointed Democrat Precinct Committeeman in my precinct. They hint/imply/argue/shout that Roskam has gotten far fewer votes in my precinct because of me and because of my GOPUSA Illinois emails.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/14/obama-directing-midterms-hit-list-morphed-campaign-operation/
— DOJ Inspector General: FBI Leakers ‘Improperly Received Benefits from Reporters’ – Joshua Caplan
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/14/doj-inspector-general-journalists-treated-fbi-agents-to-sporting-events-meals/

 

DAILY CALLER
— IG REPORT: FBI AGENTS REGULARLY RECEIVED FREE HANDOUTS FROM JOURNALISTS – Joe Simonson
http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/14/ig-report-fbi-agents-bribed-journalists/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Department of Justice inspector general identified a number of instances where FBI employees regularly spoke with members of the media and received a number of free perks from journalists including meals and tickets to various events. On page XII in the report, the IG says the department “identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters.” The IG expressed “profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered our review.” The contact between FBI agents and the media extended to receiving “improperly receiving benefits from reporters, including tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events.”)

 

TOWNHALL
— Text Message From Leading FBI Agent: ‘We’ll Stop’ Donald Trump From Becoming President – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2018/06/14/senior-fbi-agents-text-well-stop-donald-trump-from-becoming-president-n2490745

 

GOPUSA
— Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota’s voter clothing law as too broad
http://www.gopusa.com/supreme-court-strikes-down-minnesotas-voter-clothing-law-as-too-broad/
— Students, survivors call for gun control with ‘die-in’ at Mar-a-Lago
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=47889

 

FOX NEWS
— IG report on Clinton email probe faults Comey for being ‘insubordinate,’ agents for anti-Trump texts – Alex Pappas (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors viewed me as being an insubordinate who should be gotten rid of a) because I avoided the draft, b) because I failed/refused to become a Democrat, c) because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, d) because I complained about reverse discrimination, e) because I complained about age discrimination, and f) because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/14/justice-dept-ig-report-released-on-fbis-handling-clinton-email-case-comey-found-insubordinate.html
— Lawmakers accuse FBI of ‘destructive level of animus’ following release of IG report – Andrew O’Reilly
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/14/lawmakers-accuse-fbi-destructive-level-animus-following-release-ig-report.html

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. If you promote pot, you promote destruction.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/marijuana-policy-should-be-left-to-states/

 

THE HILL
— Members of Congress demand new federal gender pay audit – NIV ELIS (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with many examples in which GAO paid its female employees who had less job-related work experience than I had, less job-related education than I had, no professional certifications, and/or no professional licenses higher salaries than GAO paid me. I worked for GAO 1980-1997 and for IRS 1971-1980. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/392332-members-of-congress-demand-new-federal-gender-pay-audit

 

ROLL CALL
— Senate Democrats Oppose Federal Retirement Cutbacks Mark Warner leads a total of 26 senators in rebuke
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/senate-democrats-oppose-federal-retirement-cutbacks
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The report concludes that total compensation costs among workers with a professional degree or doctorate were actually 18 percent lower for federal employees than for similar private-sector employees,“ the senators wrote Wednesday. “To further increase this differential would hamper our ability to hire experts in mission-critical areas.” “Furthermore, CBO states that the scope of their analysis is limited to selected benefits, and does not include, for example, the stock options that some private-sector firms provide to their employees,” they said.)

 

NBC NEWS
— California initiative to split state into three makes November ballot
https://www.nbcnews.com/card/california-initiative-split-state-three-makes-november-ballot-n882936

 

CNBC
— House GOP immigration bill includes pathway to citizenship for ‘Dreamers’ – Jacob Pramuk (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers make it clear that they want to get rid of citizens of America who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and replace them with Dreamers.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/14/house-gop-releases-immigration-daca-compromise-bill.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— FBI agent texted ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president, a disclosure that’s included in a Justice report to be released today – Karoun Demirjian, Devlin Barrett and John Wagner (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government were always very careful to not put anything in writing that might get them in trouble.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-receiving-briefing-ahead-of-public-release-of-report-expected-to-criticize-fbi/2018/06/14/c08c6a5a-6fdf-11e8-bf86-a2351b5ece99_story.html
— If you think your job is pointless, it probably is – Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: The jobs that I had were viewed as being “bad,” but not “pointless.” I audited federal agencies 1980-1997; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; delivered mail 1966-1969; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; washed dishes 1964-1966; and did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2018/06/14/if-you-think-your-job-is-pointless-it-probably-is/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Over 25 senators urge OPM to drop proposed retirement changes, focus on recruitment challenges – Nicole Ogrysko (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://federalnewsradio.com/your-money/2018/06/over-25-senators-urge-opm-to-drop-proposed-retirement-changes-focus-on-recruitment-challenges/slide/1/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Democratic Senators Demand OPM Reverse Course on Proposed Retirement Cuts – Erich Wagner
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2018/06/democratic-senators-demand-opm-reverse-course-retirement-cuts/149010/
— Government Already Has a Blueprint for Implementing Pay For Performance – Howard Risher (DIERSEN: Assessing job performance is extremely subjective. The Democrats who run the federal government use that subjectivity a) to promote Democrats, and especially those who are minority, female, and/or younger and b) to get rid of Republicans, and especially those who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. My Democrat GAO superiors always ranked me in the lower half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes.)
https://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2018/06/government-already-has-blueprint-implementing-pay-performance/149016/

 

BUZZFEED
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, America is becoming anti-White and anti-male, and Democrats and RINOs are overjoyed about that.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/an-arizona-politician-complained-there-arent-enough-white

June 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner says ‘a whole bunch’ more ads coming like one featuring other Republican governors
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-governors-ads-20180613-story.html
— Pritzker hits Rauner in new video – Rick Pearson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supporting individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-governors-ads-20180613-story.html
— ERA began as a farce but has ended in tragedy — with Illinois playing a role – George Will (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have a low opinion of women. According to them, the federal government should be and is the “employer of last resort.” According to them, a) instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a woman in 1966, b) the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job, c) instead of me, IRS should have hired a woman in 1971, d) instead of me, IRS should have promoted women in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) instead of me, GAO should have hired a woman in 1980, f) instead of me, GAO should have promoted a woman in 1986, and g) GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a woman could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-will-era-women-equal-rights-tragedy-0614-20180613-story.html
— ‘The Chief, yesterday, today, forever:’ Billboard in Champaign supports controversial former Illini mascot – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-spt-illinois-billboard-chief-illiniwek-mascot-20180613-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Why are taxpayers still covering end-of-career pay boosts? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Have you benefited from a pension boost? My critics/opponents would say that I did. They would say that the only reason why my Democrat GAO superiors promoted me to GS-13 in 1986 and gave step increases in subsequent years was to get my “high 3” salary, and therefore my pension, high enough that I would cave in and take a) their $25,000 buyout “offer” in 1993 when I was 45 years old, and if not that, b) their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180614/editorial-why-are-taxpayers-still-covering-end-of-career-pay-boosts
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want citizens of foreign countries to bring their children to American illegally so that anti-Trumps can use them against Trump.
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180614/inside-casa-padre-the-converted-walmart-where-the-us-is-holding-nearly-1500-immigrant-children

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rauner calls for independent probe into sexual harassment at Capitol – Tim Ditman
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-06-14/rauner-calls-independent-probe-sexual-harassment-capitol.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Madigan aide ousted in harassment scandal responds to accuser – Stacy St. Clair and Christy Gutowski (DIERSEN: Because my critics/opponents know that I could and would sue them, they have their “judgment proof” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_proof) operatives and their “judgment proof” dupes make accusations against me.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180614/madigan-aide-ousted-in-harassment-scandal-responds-to-accuser

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Price of leniency? More Illinois corruption – Editorial
https://qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-price-of-leniency-more-illinois-corruption/article_24e91aa5-d665-5be1-afb8-df29466df391.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Black Unemployment In Illinois Tops Other States – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have a low opinion of Blacks. According to them, the federal government should be and is the “employer of last resort.” According to them, a) instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/black-unemployment-illinois-tops-other-states#stream/0

 

ROBERT FEDER
— Sun-Times CEO Eisendrath fires back at critics (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. No one calls my tunes. My critics/opponents cannot take away my $51,864/year Civil Service Retirement System pension, my $18,000/year federal health/dental/vision insurance subsidy, or my $2,064 Social Security.)
http://www.robertfeder.com/2018/06/13/robservations-sun-times-ceo-eisendrath-fires-back-critics/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sun-Times CEO Edwin Eisendrath is responding to critics who’ve questioned whether the paper can cover politics and City Hall fairly under its current ownership. Foremost among them is Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass, who challenged the connection between Sun-Times chairman Jorge Ramirez and his boss, investment executive Michael Sacks, whom Kass described as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s “money guy, closest confidant and top fundraiser.” This week Eisendrath fired back: “The truth is the journalists do their job, and they’re not being bossed around by anyone on our board. That line is held, and it’s been clear. I don’t see any evidence that anybody is walking around me and talking to the reporters and trying to push them to do anything,” he told me. “The same way I’m able to say — in spite of clear evidence that the Tribune has a corporate point of view and a political point of view — I’m able to give credit to the journalists for the work they do. And I would expect Kass to do the same thing. . . . It’s fair to go after corporate citizenship. You bet it is. But that’s a different case. That’s not what he did. He said the reporters are going to get their marching orders from City Hall. Shame on him. He knows better.”)

 

CHICAGO NOW
— If Trump’s goal is to stick it to Chicago, freeing Rod Blagovejich is genius – Judy Marcus
http://www.chicagonow.com/opinionated-woman/2018/06/if-the-goal-is-to-stick-it-to-chicago-freeing-rod-blagovejich-is-genius/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Attacks on Andrew Gasser’s Attorney Robert Hanlon Continue at Algonquin Township Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/06/13/attacks-gassers-attorney-robert-hanlon-continue-algonquin-township-meeting/
— More Information on Andrew Gasser Attorney Robert Hanlon
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/06/13/information-andrew-gasser-attorney-robert-hanlon/
— McSweeney Offers Legislation to Address Public Teacher Sex Abuse
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/06/13/mcsweeney-offers-legislation-make-public-teacher-sex-abuse/
— State Rep. Candidate Tom Weber Hosting Boat Race Watching Fundraiser at Blarney Island Thursday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/06/13/state-rep-candidate-tom-weber-hosting-boat-race-watching-fundraiser-blarney-island-next-thursday-copy/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Appellate court hears case challenging taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/justice/appellate-court-hears-case-challenging-taxpayer-funded-abortion-in-illinois/article_b7103ff8-6f33-11e8-b586-23dd8d98bb67.html

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Abortion fight becomes matter of dollars-&-cents – Raquel Martin
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/abortion-fight-becomes-matter-of-dollars-cents/1237256962
— Pritzker attack ad links Rauner to Trump’s Charlottesville remarks
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/video/pritzker-attack-ad-links-rauner-to-trump-s-charlottesville-remarks_20180614071006/1238175707

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Illinois Republicans Miss the Target in Target-Rich Environment–Again – John Biver and David E. Smith (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail or prosecution, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2018/06/illinois-republicans-continue-to-miss-the-target-in-a-target-rich-environment/

 

GOPUSA
— What happens if voters approve three Californias?
http://www.gopusa.com/what-happens-if-voters-approve-three-californias/

 

BREITBART
— Ryan’s Amnesty Plan Compromises Trump’s Four Pillars – Neil Munro
http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/06/13/ryan-amnesty-plan-compromises-trump-four-pillars/

 

DAILY CALLER
— PIT BULL MAULS ITS OWNER — RIGHT IN FRONT OF ANIMAL CONTROL – Scott Greer
http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/13/pit-bull-attack-owner-animal-control/

 

CNN
— Gutierrez ‘absolutely’ stands by claim Sessions wants blacks ‘in the back of the bus again’ – Marc Rod (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on uniting members of Group A against members of Group B. Members of Group A 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 members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/politics/gutierrez-sessions-trump-black-bus-kitchen-cnntv/index.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Ex-Treasurer of Illinois Town Gets 4-Year Sentence for Theft
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-06-13/ex-treasurer-of-illinois-town-gets-4-year-sentence-for-theft

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Paul Ryan Says Trump Is All In on Next Week’s Immigration Votes – Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Thomas Kaplan
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/us/politics/paul-ryan-trump-immigration-votes.html
— Congressman Steve King Retweets a Nazi Sympathizer – Melissa Gomez (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents who do not want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS email to articles that promote a) the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform; b) the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling; c) those who they cannot manipulate/dominate; d) etc.?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/us/politics/steve-king-collett-nazi.html
— Illinois Elementary School to Drop Woodrow Wilson From Name – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/06/12/us/ap-us-dropping-woodrow-wilson.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: School officials in central Illinois have decided to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from an elementary school and instead honor the area’s first black female doctor. The Peoria Public Schools board voted Monday to rename Woodrow Wilson Primary School after Peoria-native Dr. Maude Sanders.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Parades are a joy and a nightmare — and somehow still the way we celebrate in 2018 – Dan Zak (DIERSEN: Every year, those who are anti-parade, that is, anti-Republican, work harder a) to discourage Republican candidates from having entries in Wheaton’s Independence Day parade, b) to discourage Republicans from helping sponsor the parade, and c) to encourage Democrat candidates to have entries ion the parade.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/parades-are-a-joy-and-a-nightmare–and-somehow-still-the-way-we-celebrate-in-2018/2018/06/12/91444eac-6d8c-11e8-bf86-a2351b5ece99_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: All the ways President Trump is cutting legal immigration – Alan Gomez (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because they want cheap labor.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/06/12/donald-trump-cutting-legal-immigration/692447002/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump’s ‘Cult-Like’ Grip on GOP Keeps Most Party Members in Line – Sahil Kapur
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-13/trump-s-cult-like-grip-on-gop-keeps-most-party-members-in-line
— More Unions Sue Over Trump Federal Worker Orders – Louis C. LaBrecque
https://www.bna.com/unions-sue-trump-n73014476462/

 

NASDAQ
— Should You Give Your House Away? – Tracy Craig (DIERSEN: Will you, or someone who you are responsible for, be one of more than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 who will need long-term health care services? My father’s sister, my mother’s sister, and my wife’s sister are all paying more than $200/day out of their life’s savings for long-term health care.)
https://www.nasdaq.com/article/should-you-give-your-house-away-cm977157

 

FED SMITH
— When EEO Isn’t About Discrimination – Robbie Kunreuther (DIERSEN: How has EEOC impacted you? In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/06/13/eeo-isnt-discrimination/

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Should More Newspapers Charge a Fee to Publish Political Endorsement Letters? – Rachael Garcia
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/critical-thinking-should-more-newspapers-charge-a-fee-to-publish-political-endorsement-letters/

 

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 818 James Court, Wheaton – $499,900
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4448290_zpid/
— FOR SALE: 1111 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $439,900
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Wheaton-IL/pmf,pf_pt/4447943_zpid/
— FOR SALE: 1112 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $759,000
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Wheaton-IL/pmf,pf_pt/4447929_zpid/

June 13 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING SPONSOR WHEATON’S INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE! So far, $1,550 has been pledged, but $950 more is needed. Illinois Republican Party leader and Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar has pledged $500 and Judge Jeff MacKay has pledged $250. Bob Berlin, Tim Elliott, Amy Grant, Paul Hinds, Marty Keller, Dave Molitor, Peter Roskam, and Darlene Ruscitti have made $100 pledges.

 

As a $2,500 Star sponsor, DuPage County Republicans will get credit for sponsoring the Tunes of Glory bagpipers and the Wheaton North and South High School bands. DuPage Republicans will again have a booth at the fireworks the evening before the parade. I will again hand deliver a flyer to all the residences and businesses on the parade route that lists the sponsors and the amount that they contributed. Please phone me at 630-653-0462 about sponsorship and mail a check made out to the Wheaton Park District for $100 or more to me ASAP at 915 Cove Court, Wheaton, Illinois 60189-6326.

 

So far, Republican entries in the parade are Peter Roskam, Peter Breen/Amy Grant, Paul Hinds, James Mendrick, Grant Eckhoff/Tim Elloitt/Chris Zaruba, Jeff McKay, Karen Wilson, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. Please help me encourage Republican candidates on November 6, 2018 ballots in Wheaton a) to have an entry in Wheaton’s Independence Day parade and b) to help sponsor the parade. Those candidates include Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti, Erika Harold, Jason Helland, Darlene Senger, Jim Dodge, Mike Connelly, Chris Nybo, Darlene Ruscitti, Dan Cronin, Gwen Henry, Kevin Wiley, Jim Zay, Al Murphy, and Joseph Cantore. The deadline for parade entries has been extended to June 20, 2018 and the cost is $180. SEE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-2018-independence-day-celebration-parade-entry-tickets-43661232923?aff=es2 Thanks. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— Judge hears arguments in lawsuit by Alaina Hampton, former campaign aide for House Speaker Michael Madigan, alleging retaliation – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/judge-hears-arguments-in-lawsuit-by-former-madigan-campaign-aide-alleging-retaliation/3598175/
— Deerfield assault-weapons ban blocked by judge – Megan Hickey
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/deerfield-gun-ban-blocked-by-judge/3597699/

 

NBC5
— Ex-Madigan Aide Releases 14-Page Document Addressing Harassment Allegations
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/kevin-quinn-the-truth-report-alaina-hampton-485395391.html
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/read-the-truth-kevin-quinn-alaina-hampton-485397111.html
— Judge Blocks Chicago Suburb’s Semi-Automatic Weapons Ban Deerfield officials say they are reviewing the judge’s ruling and will consider an appeal
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Judge-Blocks-Chicago-Suburbs-Semi-Automatic-Weapons-Ban-485397681.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ex-Madigan aide answers woman’s harassment allegations: I was never her boss – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ex-madigan-aide-answers-womans-harassment-allegations-i-was-never-her-boss/
— Ken Dunkin, sexual harassment and proportionate justice – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/sexual-harassment-ken-dunkin-editorial/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Madigan aide ousted in sexual harassment texting scandal responds to woman who made the accusations – Stacy St. Clair and Christy Gutowski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-kevin-quinn-sexual-harassment-madigan-hampton-20180613-story.html
— Why haven’t Chicago Board of Education, CEO Jackson resigned over sexual abuse scandal? It’s the Chicago Way. – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-troy-laraviere-kass-20180612-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban businesses plan to lay off 558 workers – Kim Mikus
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20180613/suburban-businesses-plan-to-lay-off-558-workers
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Aurora promotes LGBTQ activity. What does your municipality promote?
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180613/auroras-first-gay-pride-parade-to-celebrate-everyone
— Former Aurora alderwoman Lynne Johnson pleads guilty to stealing from Meijer – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180613/former-aurora-alderwoman-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-from-meijer

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Abortion Opponents Back In Courtroom, Fighting Funding Law – DAISY CONTRERAS
http://nprillinois.org/post/abortion-opponents-back-courtroom-fighting-funding-law#stream/0
— Republicans Who Distance Themselves From Trump Struggle In Primaries – KELSEY SNELL
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/13/619447112/republicans-who-distance-themselves-from-trump-struggle-in-primaries

 

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Sexual harassment scandal in Springfield highlights need for new leadership, Smolenski says – Karen Kidd
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511456086-sexual-harassment-scandal-in-springfield-highlights-need-for-new-leadership-smolenski-says

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Roskam slams potential plans to pardon Blagojevich – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511454953-roskam-slams-potential-plans-to-pardon-blagojevich

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Raises should be based on merit, not ‘steps’ – Dan McCaleb (DIERSEN: Step increases recognize the work experience that you gain. The more step increases that you get, the more that is expected of you.)
https://www.ilnews.org/opinion/op-ed-raises-should-be-based-on-merit-not-steps/article_9e25f3e4-6ec9-11e8-9013-cb1f51230d16.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WALSH RESIGNS FROM TURNING POINT USA’S ADVISORY BOARD OVER LEADERSHIP’S DEVOTION TO TRUMP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/06/walsh-resigns-from-turning-point-usas-advisory-board-over-leaderships-devotion-to-trump.html
— AS CALIFORNIA CONSIDERS DIVIDING INTO 3 STATES, COULD ILLINOIS CONSIDER DIVIDING, TOO?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/06/as-california-considers-dividing-into-3-states-could-illinois-consider-dividing-too-.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— President Trump is 22 points underwater in Illinois poll
https://capitolfax.com/2018/06/13/president-trump-is-22-points-underwater-in-illinois-poll/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— California GOP Gubernatorial Nominee Embraces Trump John Cox says the president will campaign for him – Haris Alic (DIERSEN: Will Republican candidates in Illinois embrace Trump? Will Trump campaign for Republican candidates in Illinois?)
http://freebeacon.com/politics/california-gop-gubernatorial-nominee-embraces-trump/

 

GOPUSA
— Twitter CEO apologizes to leftists for eating at Chick-fil-A
http://www.gopusa.com/twitter-ceo-apologizes-to-leftists-for-eating-at-chick-fil-a/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— IL GOP asks Trump not to pardon former Gov. Blagojevich – Rick Moran
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/il_gop_asks_trump_not_to_pardon_former_gov_blagojevich.html

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Pentagon brass influenced by Trump admin refuse to honor LGBT ‘pride month’ – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pentagon-brass-influenced-by-trump-admin-refuse-to-honor-lgbt-pride-month

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— America’s Entitlement Crisis Just Keeps Growing – MICHAEL TANNER
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/entitlement-crisis-social-security-medicare-outlook-worsens/

 

MSN
— Rep. Brat Says E-Verify Is Important Element of Immigration Reform
https://www.msn.com/da-dk/video/spil/rep-brat-says-e-verify-is-important-element-of-immigration-reform/vp-AAyB7BW

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— New York Times Examines Work History of Reporter in Leak Case – Michael M. Grynbaum (DIERSEN: If the New York Times examined my work history, what would it find? I have worked as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I worked for GAO 1980-1997, for IRS 1971-1980, for Firestone Stores 1970-1972, for the Post Office 1966-1969, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/business/media/ali-watkins-leaks.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Do You Feel More Secure? – Thomas L. Friedman (DIERSEN: Yes!)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/opinion/trump-kim-north-korea-allies.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump puts stranglehold on GOP — and woe to any Republican who objects – Mark Z. Barabak
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-sanford-republicans-20180613-story.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Mark Sanford’s primary loss shows the peril of crossing Trump – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/06/13/daily-202-mark-sanford-s-primary-loss-shows-the-peril-of-crossing-trump/5b20522d30fb04775d8813d9/
— If Pruitt won’t resign and Trump won’t fire him, what penalty could he face? – Philip Bump (DIERSEN: What unjustified adverse actions have your employers taken against you? 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 Firestone Stores boss fired me when I told him that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile in 1971. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/06/13/if-pruitt-wont-resign-and-trump-wont-fire-him-what-penalty-could-he-face/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Starting Law Firm Associate Salaries Hit $190,000 New York firm Milbank Tweed bumps starting annual pay, other firms slowly follow its lead – Sara Randazzo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/starting-law-firm-associate-salaries-hit-190-000-1528813210
— Vietnam Tightens Grip on Internet – James Hookway (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents are beyond furious that they do not have a “grip” on me. Short of killing me, they cannot take my Civil Service Retirement System pension or my Social Security away from me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/vietnam-tightens-grip-on-internet-with-data-storage-law-1528799753

 

FORBES
— The Job Description Is Obsolete – Marissa Peretz (DIERSEN: I should post my job descriptions and when I worked under them: GAO Band II Analyst 1989-1997, GAO GS-13 Analyst 1986-1989, GAO GS-12 Analyst 1982-1986, GAO GS-11 Analyst 1981-1982, GAO GS-9 Analyst 1980-1981, GS-12 IRS Revenue Office 1974-1980, GS-11 IRS Revenue Officer 1973-1974, GS-9 IRS Revenue Officer 1972-1973, GS-7 IRS Revenue Officer 1971-1972, Firestone Stores Retail Sales Manager 1970-1971, and GS-4 Post Office Substitute Carrier/Clerk 1966-1969.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marissaperetz/2018/06/13/the-job-description-is-obsolete/#6f55bc6775b8
(FROM THE ARTICLE: These written statements of the responsibilities, duties, required qualifications and reporting relationships of a position are ineffective.)

 

STATE FARM
— Green Driving: Get Behind the Wheel Less and Do Good (DIERSEN: What have you done to drive less? Things that I have done include a) using public transportation to get to/from work and/or school in 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1978-1997; b) walking to/from work and school 1974-1978; c) buying a home in walking distance to public transportation in 1978; and d) having a home built in walking distance from public transportation in 1984.)
https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/auto-and-vehicles/green-driving-get-behind-the-wheel-less-and-do-good
— A Timeline: How to Prepare for College (DIERSEN: Are/were you “college material?” While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/college/a-timeline-how-to-prepare-for-college

 

ACCOUNTING TODAY
— IRS private debt collectors target low-income taxpayers – Michael Cohn
https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-private-debt-collectors-target-low-income-taxpayers-below-poverty-line

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— 21 Republicans to Trump: axe fed-targeting executive orders – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: The 21 include Mike Bost and Rodney Davis. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for almost 21 years. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupe’s hint/imply/argue/shout that past and present Republican U.S. Senators and Republican U.S. Representatives have thrown me under the bus and flushed me down the toilet.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/federal-oversight/congress/2018/06/13/republicans-to-trump-axe-fed-targeting-executive-orders/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Members of President Donald Trump’s own party called out recent executive orders targeting federal employee unions, due process and official time use as an attempt to undermine existing law. The executive orders, signed May 25, make it easier for agencies to fire federal employees under investigation for misconduct while calling for the renegotiation of agency contracts with employee unions. They also limit the use of official time, which allows federal employees to conduct union activities such as representing employees in disputes and negotiating contracts with the agency, to no more than 25 percent of an employees work time. “We are concerned that the recent executive orders embark on a path that will undo many of the long-standing principles protected by law, which establish checks and balances not only in the federal workplace but for the American public,” wrote 21 Republican members of the House in a letter to the president. “We believe that the three executive orders undermine existing labor laws and we ask that you rescind them.” The representatives’ open opposition to the executive orders is significant, as House Democrats have already expressed strong opposition to the infringement on the collective bargaining and official time use of federal employees. The new letter marks a solid bipartisan opposition to the new executive orders. Many of the letter’s signers represent federal employee-dense districts and face reelection in November 2018. “As members representing a significant number of hard-working federal employees and retirees, we urge you to uphold the current law and long-standing federal labor statutes that protect America’s civil service from discrimination, unfair treatment and sexual harassment,” the representatives wrote. The legality of the executive orders has already been challenged in court by federal employee unions, and the letter’s assertion that the orders undermine labor laws provides support for that case. J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which filed the May 30 suit, applauded the letter, saying: “We are heartened by this showing of support for our members and all federal employees. Everyone benefits when management and bargaining unit employees can work together effectively and efficiently, something President Trump’s executive orders undermine. This administration’s attempt to silence the voice of veterans, law enforcement officers and all hardworking federal employees is not just deplorable, it is illegal. The EOs are a direct rebuke to the checks and balances in our Constitution and comes dangerously close to encroaching on the rights of Congress to legislate.”)

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Federal Employees Last Year Broke Record for Proving Retaliation By Managers – Eric Katz (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have proved retaliation by my GAO superiors.)
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2018/06/federal-employees-last-year-broke-record-proving-retaliation-against-them/148987/?oref=river
— Debt-Free College for Future Federal Employees – Erich Wagner (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.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2018/06/expanding-military-parental-leave-debt-free-college-and-more/148975/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Democratic senator introduced a bill last month that would allow students to graduate from college debt-free, provided they enter public service. The Strengthening American Communities Act (S. 2984), introduced in May by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland but announced last week, would establish a National Public Service Education Grant program, which would pay a significant portion of students’ tuition, provided that they agree to work for at least three years in public service. The program could remove many students’ reliance on student loans to pay for post-secondary education, and allow graduates to enter the workforce debt free. And those already working in positions eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which offers to erase debt after a decade of work in public service, would see relief after only three years.)

June 13 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Deerfield Ban On Assault Rifles On Pause Following Court Ruling – Jeremy Ross
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/06/12/deerfield-ban-on-assault-rifles-on-pause-following-court-ruling/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel says talk of Madigan’s future misses the point of #MeToo movement – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-says-talk-of-madigans-future-misses-the-point-of-metoo-movement/
— U.S. charitable giving tops $400 billion for first time – AP (DIERSEN: How much of this $400+ billion was used to promote 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, etc.?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/charitable-giving-usa-philanthropy-billionaires-foundations/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gender, social media help Dems win Anti-Trump activism propelling women in midterm primaries – Mary Jordan
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20180613/281706910388174
— Emanuel offers to pay for Jeff Sessions to visit Ellis Island – John Byrne (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Emanuel officially banish from Chicago individuals, organizations, and companies 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? Ever-increasingly, Emanuel promotes hatred against members of the aforesaid groups.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-rahm-emanuel-jeff-sessions-20180612-story.html
— Crete-Monee teacher pushed student out of classroom for wearing sandals, lawsuit claims – Alicia Fabbre (DIERSEN: What reputation did your high school have when you graduated? What reputation does it have now? Have you done better or worse financially than those who you graduated with?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-crete-monee-suit-st-0613-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Foreign countries and their citizens that want to destroy America illegally send illegal drugs into America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-mail-order-fentanyl-20180524-story.html
— OUTRAGEOUS, TRAGIC: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: There’s a growing trend of Naperville-area students being caught vaping, sometimes with THC – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-204-discipline-st-0613-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps encourage citizens of foreign countries to bring their children to America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-met-caravan-immigration-asylum-chicago-20180607-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR GRAPHIC: Suburban school districts pay penalties for giving raises over 6 percent – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180613/suburban-school-districts-pay-penalties-for-giving-raises-over-6-percent-
— Pulte developers honor legacy of nuns at former Wheaton convent – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180612/pulte-developers-honor-legacy-of-nuns-at-former-wheaton-convent-
— After weekend floods, Mount Prospect planning up to $8 million in sewer upgrades – Steve Zalusky
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180612/after-weekend-floods-mount-prospect-planning-up-to-8-million-in-sewer-upgrades

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— And now some good news about Chicago – JOE CAHILL (DIERSEN: For those who run Chicago, good news is progress in driving out of Chicago individuals, organizations, and companies 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.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180613/BLOGS10/180619970
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago marijuana grower GTI begins trading in Canada – JOHN PLETZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180613/NEWS03/180619956
— Higher property assessments mean more work for lawyers – CLAIRE BUSHEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180608/ISSUE01/180609898

 

WLS AM
— GOP candidate Seth Grossman says diversity is ‘bunch of crap’ (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.wlsam.com/2018/06/12/gop-candidate-says-diversity-is-bunch-of-crap/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Activists ask board to make Sangamon ‘gun sanctuary’ county – John Reynolds
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180612/activists-ask-board-to-make-sangamon-gun-sanctuary-county
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Tonight, I ask you to please consider protecting your constituents and the voters and the taxpayers of Sangamon County,” said Springfield resident Rosanna Pulido. “Please pass a resolution to make Sangamon County a sanctuary for gun owners.” Other Illinois counties, including nearby Christian County, have adopted gun sanctuary resolutions. The terminology comes from so-called sanctuary cities, such as Chicago, that don’t cooperate with aspects of federal immigration enforcement. Speaking before the meeting, Sangamon County Administrator Brian McFadden said the county has an informal policy that it does not weigh in on symbolic measures that are outside its regulatory authority. Even if the county were to pass a gun sanctuary resolution, it would not affect the enforcement of federal, state or local gun laws. . .“This is not a symbolic resolution. It is a defense of the Constitutional principle. It is incumbent on our local elected officials to make sure their constituents’ voices are heard by the state in regards to protecting the Constitution. You took an oath of office to that effect,” Pulido said. Pulido, as well as Springfield residents Tom Shafer and Lynn Wilson, spoke at the end of the county board meeting. Board members did not comment or ask them any questions.)

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Best route for Illinois may be state bankruptcy – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2018-06-13/jim-dey-best-route-state-may-be-bankruptcy.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Tazewell auditor criticizes County Board funding (DIERSEN: I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examination on my first attempt in 1981. My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that taking and passing the CIA examination was a waste of time and money. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the review courses that I took for the examination a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction. To keep their jobs and to get promoted, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180612/tazewell-auditor-criticizes-county-board-funding

 

PEKIN TIMES
— Hranka: Tazewell board not funding auditor office properly – Sharon Woods Harris
http://www.pekintimes.com/news/20180612/hranka-tazewell-board-not-funding-auditor-office-properly
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Harris said the auditor’s position by statute can be filled by anybody off the street, and the county wants more experience. “I’m not saying we’ve got bad people, but we want more stability in the job,” said Harris. “We want to know that we have an accounting professional in the job. “We know some of our audits haven’t been completed. The main job is compliance, and some audits just haven’t been completed over the years. It’s not against the person that’s on the job, it’s the knowledge to do the audit. We can’t guarantee consistent qualifications in the job through the process that we have. We would like to bring in talent that can do it, can see it. Anybody can come on the job and learn it, but we want our auditor to have a CIA, Certified Internal Auditor.” The county is not seeking professionals in other elected posts. Hranka said under statute, the sheriff, coroner and others are not required to have experience in the field pertaining to the position they are running for. She said the board allows her only $2,000 for continuing education even though she is required to do 20 hours per year.)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Protesters visit Rauner’s house to demand $15 minimum wage – MAXIMILIAN KWIATKOWSKI (DIERSEN: Did you work for less than $15/hour in today’s dollars? I worked for far less than $15/hour in today’s dollars when I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; and cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/herald-review/news/state-and-regional/protesters-visit-rauner-s-house-to-demand-minimum-wage/article_399e3bc3-8ea1-5e77-bd2f-4de57be4ddfc.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Speaker Madigan seeks officer to combat sexual harassment – AP (DIERSEN: What about combating patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote the aforesaid.)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/speaker-madigan-seeks-officer-to-combat-sexual-harassment/article_e88b65d1-5e75-578f-bfb4-1ab4bab7ebf8.amp.html

 

TELEGRAPH HERALD
— Social media altering street-gang culture, fueling violence – AP
http://www.telegraphherald.com/ap/national/article_2a180d26-6abd-5e63-801b-595d374b1ec0.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Lamanta Reese lived much of his gang life in virtual reality, posting videos on YouTube of him and others taunting rivals. He died at age 19 in the real world, bleeding from his head onto a porch on Chicago’s South Side after one of those gang rivals, prosecutors say, shot him 11 times. Another possible factor in his slaying: A smiley-face emoji Reese posted that the suspected gunman may have interpreted as a slight about his mom. Gangs’ embrace of social media to goad foes or conceal drug dealing in emoji-laden text is the biggest change in how gangs operate compared with 10 years ago, according to new law enforcement data provided exclusively to The Associated Press ahead of its release Tuesday by the Chicago Crime Commission. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites have radically altered gang culture in Chicago. They are having a similar influence on gangs nationwide. These days, there is nearly always a link between an outbreak of gang violence and something online, said Rodney Phillips, a gang-conflict mediator working in the low-income Englewood neighborhood where Reese lived and died. When he learns simmering tensions have spilled into violence, he no longer goes first to the streets. “I Google it,” Phillips said. “I look on YouTube and Facebook. Today, that’s how you follow the trail of a conflict.”)

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Starbucks’ actions promote liberal agenda – Alan Webber
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/starbucks-actions-promote-liberal-agenda/article_13dc4c9c-6d9d-11e8-bb0f-eb3310de0fff.html

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Lieutenant governor: Communities should be envious of DeKalb opioid collaboration Treatment strategies were discussed during forum – DREW ZIMMERMAN
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2018/06/12/lieutenant-governor-communities-should-be-envious-of-dekalb-opioid-collaboration/abdwi6h/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— What’s fairest tax for Illinois? You decide – JOHN DONALD O’SHEA (DIERSEN: What taxes do your critics/opponents want increased? Because virtually all my and my wife’s income is retirement income, my critics/opponents want retirement income to be taxed. Further, they oppose raising the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/what-s-fairest-tax-for-illinois-you-decide/article_c3915140-d211-5e58-913f-ba8f3b6b38f4.amp.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people a) to come to America illegally, b) to stay in America illegally, and c) to bring others to America illegally. Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn men.
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/voices-act-could-protect-undocumented-immigrants-who-are-sexual-assault-survivors#stream/0

 

WSIU
— Gov. Rauner Talks with State Workers About FY-19 Budget – STEPH WHITESIDE
http://news.wsiu.org/post/gov-rauner-talks-state-workers-about-fy-19-budget#stream/0

 

WIFR
— DeKalb County leaders discuss growing opioid overdoses with Lt. Governor – Kourtney Adams
http://www.wifr.com/content/news/DeKalb-County-leaders-discuss-growing-opioid-overdoses-with-Lt-Governor-485289161.html

 

WJBC
— Rep. Brady cautiously backs Rauner’s plan for massive infrastructure bill – Howard Packowitz
http://www.wjbc.com/2018/06/12/rep-brady-cautiously-backs-rauners-plan-for-massive-infrastructure-bill/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Public Housing Crisis Threatens Cairo’s Existence – Kirk Siegler
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/12/619109573/public-housing-crisis-threatens-illinois-river-towns-existence

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— IL STATE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Rauner Signs Budget Minus Reforms
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511454569-il-state-chamber-of-commerce-rauner-signs-budget-minus-reforms

 

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Rave Reviews for President Trump’s Innovative Diplomacy
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14509

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— RAUNER’s baby step toward TRUMP – Natasha Korecki (DIERSEN: It certainly seems like Rauner’s advisors want him to dump individuals, dump organizations, dump companies, dump governments, and dump 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. Who are Rauner’s advisors?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/06/13/rauners-baby-step-toward-trump-gop-superpac-invests-heavily-in-il-12-ig-takes-over-cps-abuse-cases-279929
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Pritzker campaign wasted no time hanging President Donald Trump around Gov. Bruce Rauner’s neck on Tuesday, just hours after the governor made a rare positive statement about the Trump White House. He did it, of course, without saying the president’s name. “I am very proud of what’s been going on in the federal government, Congress, and the White House,” Rauner said at a Downstate stop. Rauner is well aware that if he hopes to have any chance in November, he needs to reach out to the Republican base in southern Illinois, which is solid Trump country. Look no further than Rep. Mark Sanford’s loss last night, after Trump tweeted support for Sanford’s opponent, state Rep. Katie Arrington, as evidence of what can happen to Republicans who dump on Trump.)
— “Across the great divide: Sen. Dick Durbin shames politicians and media that sow divisions in Illinois” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats “sow divisions in Illinois.” They do everything that they can to make members of Group A hate members of Group B. Members of Group A 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 members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/06/13/rauners-baby-step-toward-trump-gop-superpac-invests-heavily-in-il-12-ig-takes-over-cps-abuse-cases-279929

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: State lawmakers still eyeing gambling expansions, marijuana legalization – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/state-lawmakers-still-eyeing-gambling-expansions-marijuana-legalization/article_282e6922-6d99-11e8-af06-2f1bb959ee86.html
— Labor board: Taxpayers owe union workers $412 million in unpaid step increases – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Step increases recognize the work experience that you gain. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have little or no professional work experience. Have you gotten pay increases? While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, because of COLAs, step increases, and promotions, my pay increased every year except 1980 when I took a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/labor-board-taxpayers-owe-union-workers-million-in-unpaid-step/article_3a20f3b6-6ec5-11e8-9b43-e3ebe9179cb2.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Mayor Emanuel rejects the “Madigan question” (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that when they blamed me for all of the problems that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc. had, VERY FEW CAME TO MY DEFENSE.  In my defense, I stress that my critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and they have made it very clear that they will viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that might come to my defense.)
https://capitolfax.com/2018/06/13/mayor-emanuel-rejects-the-madigan-question/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION HARM – Walter E. Williams
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/diversity-and-inclusion-harm/
— WHY CAN’T WE FIX SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE? – Star Parker
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/why-cant-we-fix-social-security-and-medicare/

 

GOPUSA
— Hogg claims net neutrality repeal part of conspiracy to suppress vote; marches in pride parade (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of those who are anti-Second Amendment are also 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 dodgers, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=47893
— Anti-Trump incumbent loses primary in South Carolina (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? Do anti-Trumps dominate a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and d) the IRP?)
http://www.gopusa.com/anti-trump-incumbent-loses-primary-in-south-carolina/
— Princeton pressing psych chats to turn men into little girls (DIERSEN: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of those who are anti-men are also anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft dodgers, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=47809

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP House nominee Seth Grossman doubles down on anti-diversity comments: ‘Diversity is not a virtue’ – Jessica Chasmar (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/12/seth-grossman-gop-house-nominee-doubles-down-diver/

 

CNS NEWS
— Putting America First Has Made USA No. 1 – Stephen Moore
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/stephen-moore/putting-america-first-has-made-usa-no-1

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: NOW HARMING THE SCIENCES Walter Williams flays lowered standards in STEM subjects (DIERSEN: Passing the CPA examination used to be required to advance at IRS and at GAO. But because few minorities and few females took CPA examination, let alone pass it, IRS and GAO dropped that requirement. My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were beyond furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. Very few of them had taken the examination, let alone passed it.)
http://www.wnd.com/2018/06/diversity-and-inclusion-now-harming-the-sciences/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Trump Executive Orders Are Surprisingly Popular With Federal Employees – John York (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. My Democrat superiors in the federal government acted like their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Assessing job performance is extremely subjective. The Democrats who run the federal government use that subjectivity to get rid of federal employee who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote 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.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/12/trump-executive-orders-are-surprisingly-popular-with-federal-employees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When President Donald Trump recently issued three executive orders that made it easier to fire poorly performing government employees, the backlash from public-sector unions was fierce. Union leaders did not like it—one called it an “assault on federal employees.” But a recent poll shows a slight majority of government workers—51 percent—supports the administration’s efforts. Moreover, only 24 percent of federal employees oppose the recent executive orders and another quarter are unsure. The level of support among federal workers for executive orders that will make it easier to fire them is surprising, but only at first glance. In fact, Trump’s executive orders represent modest reforms that will not affect the vast majority of employees and, in fact, likely will improve their working conditions. For instance, one of the new executive orders imposes a 30-day limit on the time an agency can give an employee to improve his poor performance before being fired. When a federal manager determines that an employee is not up to the job, he must present that employee with a performance improvement plan as a last-ditch effort to turn his performance around. Prior to the president’s executive order, agencies set the length of this grace period, which stretched to 120 days in some cases. The new executive order also gives managers more freedom to decide how to punish misconduct. Prior to Trump’s executive orders, managers were ordinarily bound to progress through lesser disciplinary steps from verbal warning and written notices to suspensions, demotions, and removal from the civil service. Now, managers are free to choose a punishment that fits the crime. Some federal employees no doubt take advantage of their insulation from accountability, but most civil servants are hard-working and dedicated—a fact attested to by the 70 percent customer satisfaction rate among those who receive some federal service. These diligent workers must pick up the slack for those who do not do their share, then are sometimes denied opportunities for advancement by the dead weight above them. And, as anyone who has worked in an office environment knows, unmotivated and unruly co-workers can take a heavy toll on morale. So, although a few bad apples may prefer to keep the status quo, it is not surprising most federal employees welcome these provisions of the president’s executive orders.)

 

DAILY CALLER
— NEW USCIS OFFICE INVESTIGATING THOUSANDS WHO GOT U.S. CITIZENSHIP THROUGH IDENTITY FRAUD – Will Racke
http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/12/aliens-used-fake-identities/

 

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— Think Way Outside the Box to Clean Up Illinois’ Fiscal Mess A state this broke has nothing to lose. – GERALD D. SKONING (DIERSEN: Those who run Illinois focus on driving out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://spectator.org/think-way-outside-the-box-to-clean-up-illinois-fiscal-mess/

 

CAMPUS REFORM
— Louisiana gov reverses course, signs campus free speech bill – Nikita Vladimirov (DIERSEN: If I had been active in Republican politics while I attended high school or college, a) the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years, b) IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971 or let me work there for almost 9 years, c) IRS would NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980 or let me work there for almost 18 years, and e) GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11011

 

THE HILL
— Equal pay for women elusive 55 years after landmark law – NIV ELIS (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with many examples in which GAO paid its female employees who had less work experience than I had, no professional certifications, and/or no professional licenses higher salaries than GAO paid me. I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/391965-equal-pay-for-women-elusive-55-years-after-landmark-law

 

ABC NEWS
— Trumpism again dominates Republican Party – RICK KLEIN and MARYALICE PARKS (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? Do anti-Trumps dominate a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and d) the IRP?)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/note-trumpism-dominates-republican-party/story?id=55849587

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Talking to Trump: A How-To Guide Insights from more than 50 people the president met with in his first year in office – Peter Nicholas and Rebecca Ballhaus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/talking-to-trump-a-how-to-guide-1516303402

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps encourage citizens of foreign countries to bring their children to America illegally.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/06/10/immigrants-zero-tolerance-mcallen-separate-families-trump/687348002/
— Retirement cut proposals threaten millions of federal workers – Dan Caplinger (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican paint themselves as being a) pro-employer and b) anti-employee. They side with GAO in Diersen v. GAO.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/retirement/2018/06/12/these-retirement-cuts-threaten-millions-of-workers/35914843/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There’s a lot of debate about the differences in working conditions that public-sector and private-sector workers face. Some private-sector workers who have seen many of their employee benefits deteriorate or disappear entirely over the years believe their public-sector counterparts get benefit packages that are too expensive for taxpayers to maintain. Public-sector employees can point to base salaries that have historically often been lower than what they could make in the private sector as a justification for additional benefits to make up the difference.)

 

MILWAUKEE COMMUNITY JOURNAL
— 3 Surprises To Watch Out For When Paying For Long-Term Care – Chris Orestis (DIERSEN: Will you, or someone who you are responsible for, be one more than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 who will need long-term health care services? My father’s sister, my mother’s sister, and my wife’s sister are all paying more than $200/day out of their life’s savings for long-term health care.)
https://communityjournal.net/3-surprises-to-watch-out-for-when-paying-for-long-term-care/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will need long-term health care services, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Yet, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 13 percent of those who received professional home health care had long-term insurance policies, which can protect seniors from high out-of-pocket costs. “There is a wide gap of people without long-term care insurance (LTCI), and some of the alternatives carry little-known laws and legal liabilities that can pose a problem to the care recipient and their family, says CHRIS ORESTIS, Executive Vice President of GWG Life (www.gwglife.com ) and author of the books Help on the Way and A Survival Guide to Aging. “The growing long-term care funding crisis has brought lawsuits and mandated claw-back actions against families in attempts to recover monies spent on long-term care,” Orestis says. “There is a growing need for consumers to consider all their available financial options to fund long-term care, and that can include selling a life insurance policy.” “Often the weight for long-term care falls on the family, and they need to avoid a financial surprise that can come late in life for their loved ones.”)

 

MARSHALL TOWN TIMES REPUBLICAN
— Diversity and inclusion harm – Walter Williams (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.timesrepublican.com/opinion/columnists/2018/06/diversity-and-inclusion-harm/

 

ATLANTA VOICE
— GOP congressional candidate Seth Grossman: “Diversity is ‘a bunch of crap and un-American” – Sophie Tatum (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/gop-congressional-candidate-diversity-is-a-bunch-of-crap-and-un-american/

 

FED WEEK
— Disciplinary Actions Accelerate at VA Since Change in Law (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat superiors took the following disciplinary actions against me. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government against me: 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.fedweek.com/fedweek/disciplinary-actions-accelerate-at-va-since-change-in-law/

 

WHO WHAT WHY
— TRUMP SETS STAGE FOR FEDERAL WORKER PURGES – CELIA WEXLER (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors were always purging federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://whowhatwhy.org/2018/06/13/trump-sets-stage-for-federal-worker-purges/