November 12 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Ivanka Trump calls for tax reform – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/ivanka-trump-calls-for-tax-reform
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats have pushed back against the tax plan, in part because it would eliminate deductions claimed by many taxpayers. The Senate version would repeal deductions of state and local taxes. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett said working people would not fare well under the GOP plan. “The Republican tax plan overwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest Americans and corporations – not Maine’s middle-class families as Republicans like to claim,” he said.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin on CNN: GOP tax plan has ‘devastating’ Illinois impact – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/durbin-on-cnn-gop-tax-plan-has-devastating-illinois-impact/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Sunday the GOP income tax proposals pending in Congress would have potentially “devastating” impacts on Illinois if the final product repeals the ability for a taxpayer to deduct state, local and property taxes. The Republican-controlled House and Senate each have plans to overhaul the federal income tax system. Ending the local tax deductions is one of the many items under consideration.)
— House won’t agree to nix property tax deduction: committee chairman – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/tax-overhaul-mortgage-interest-property-tax-deduction/
— ‘Criminal sexual abuse,’ other ‘non-index’ crime up on CTA in Chicago – Robert Herguth and Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/criminal-sexual-abuse-other-non-index-crime-on-cta-are-rising/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-religious person says “Today’s sins against women rooted in religion.” I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who are anti-Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL). My outstanding parents had me baptized as a MSL in 1948, sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, sent me to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the MSL, and had me confirmed as a MSL in 1962.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/sexual-harassment-assault-politicans-celebrities-organized-religion-women/
— Chicago’s teen birth rate reaches new low – Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: How much of this is due to contraception and abortion?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/teen-birth-rate-chicago-sex-education-prevention/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps want Trump to dump Moore. I should write a book about anti-Diersens who succeeded in getting the following to dump me: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-agenda-roy-moore-20171112-story.html
— Citizen devices tracking Chicago’s pollution hot spots – Michael Hawthorne (DIERSEN: My father worked in a “pollution hot spot” for 28 years. He worked in what is now a toxic site — Stauffer Chemical Company in Chicago Heights (SEE:
https://semspub.epa.gov/work/HQ/184309.pdf) 1941-1969. He died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-air-quality-testing-met-20171111-story.html
— Declaring ‘White Europe’ and ‘We Want God,’ 60,000 join far-right march on Poland’s Independence Day – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites make it clear that they want to get rid of Whites. What do you say to Whites who help anti-Whites get rid of Whites?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-poland-independence-day-march-20171112-story.html
— CTA, Metra rules don’t stop tradition of platform politics – Mary Wisniewski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/wisniewski/ct-met-platform-politic-s-getting-around-20171112-story.html
— Allegations against Roy Moore roil U.S. evangelical ranks – David Crary (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” act as operatives or as dupes for the anti-religious Democrat Party.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-roy-moore-evangelical-reaction-20171112-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Chairman: House won’t agree to nix property tax deduction – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171112/business/311129939/
— ‘I don’t feel wealthy’: Upper middle class worried about tax overhaul – Todd C. Frankel (DIERSEN: What discourages you from feeling wealthy? For me, it is knowing that my $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of what my $122,991 salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20171112/i-dont-feel-wealthy-upper-middle-class-worried-about-tax-overhaul
— District 211 board debates 2.4 percent property tax levy hike – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171112/district-211-board-debates-24-percent-property-tax-levy-hike
— Would you take a pay cut to work for a more ‘just’ company? – Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: Have you ever taken a pay cut? In 1980, when I was 31 years old, I took an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO. I soon learned that GAO’s claim that it is “independent” and “nonpartisan” is false. I soon learned that GAO’s top priority was a) hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, and/or younger and b) making way for them by wasting the careers of and by getting rid of its employees who were Republican, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. If I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, younger, and/or a veteran, the Democrats who ran GAO in 1980 would not have required me to accept a pay cut to transfer. To waste my career and to get rid of me, the Democrats who ran GAO a) kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, b) did not promote me beyond GS-13, c) always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and d) forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20171112/would-you-take-a-pay-cut-to-work-for-a-more-just-company
— Where would loss of second-home mortgage deduction be felt most? – Christopher Ingraham (DIERSEN: Do you have a second home? My wife and I do not. We were thinking about buying one during the mid-1990s, but then my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. In today’s dollars, my income dropped by 59%, that is, by $72,135, from $122,991 down to $50,856.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20171112/where-would-loss-of-second-home-mortgage-deduction-be-felt-most

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Biss wants pot in, Madigan out Democratic gubernatorial candidate favors legal recreational marijuana – Jim Niedelman (DIERSEN: If you want pot, you want to destroy not only yourself, but you want to destroy everyone in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America.)
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/biss-wants-pot-in-madigan-out/856096029

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— CHAIRMAN: HOUSE WON’T AGREE TO NIX PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION – KEVIN FREKING
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20171112/AP/311129963

WMAY
— Bishop talks with 18th Congressional District write-in candidate Connor Vlakancic
http://www.wmay.com/episode/connor-vlakancic-bishop-on-air/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— STATE REPS SERVING NAPERVILLE SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS ALLEGED ETHICS VIOLATIONS AND MORE
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2017/11/08/state-reps-serving-naperville-support-legislation-address-alleged-ethics-violations/79826

METRO EAST SUN
— Jameson opponent says politicians put personal priorities over people – Glenn Minnis
https://metroeastsun.com/stories/511266889-jameson-opponent-says-politicians-put-personal-priorities-over-people

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Steve Reick Calls Out Franks on Springfield End Run Around County Board Rules
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/12/reick-calls-out-franks-on-springfield-end-run-around-county-board-rules/

TOWNHALL
— Is There Nothing Republicans Can’t Screw Up? – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2017/11/12/is-there-nothing-republicans-cant-screw-up-n2408233

FOX NEWS
— Local media connect Roy Moore accuser to Democratic campaigns
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/10/roy-moore-accuser-worked-for-clinton-campaign-as-interpreter-reports-say.html

BLAZE
— Sean Hannity’s advertisers are bailing on him — but it’s who’s behind the exodus is the real story – Chris Enloe (DIERSEN: Do you have enough time and money to do what you want to do without having to ask others to give you money? I have enough time and money to do what I do without having to ask for money from advertisers or from anyone else. I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out free of charge and without any advertising. He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/12/sean-hannitys-advertisers-are-bailing-on-him-but-its-whos-behind-the-exodus-is-the-real-story

NEWSMAX
— GOP Rep. Brady Guarantees State, Local Deductions Won’t Be Eliminated – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/Politics/kevin-brady-salt-state-local-tax-deductions/2017/11/12/id/825615/

DAILY CALLER
— NFL Boycott Intensifies On Veterans Day Weekend After NFL Announces No Change To Anthem Policy – Jonah Bennett
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/12/nfl-boycott-intensifies-on-veterans-day-weekend-after-nfl-announces-no-change-to-anthem-policy/

FOX NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Moores say “Senate GOP has constitutional option on Moore; last senator ousted in 1862.”
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/12/senate-gop-has-constitutional-option-on-moore-last-senator-ousted-in-1862.html

THE HILL
— GOP retreat from Moore intensifies – MALLORY SHELBOURNE
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/360017-gop-retreat-from-moore-intensifies
— In states, legislators face flood of harassment allegations – REID WILSON
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/359867-in-states-legislators-face-flood-of-harassment-allegations
— Fight over paid leave heating up in Congress – LYDIA WHEELER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinate demonized me, denigrated me, condemned me, and punished me because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
http://thehill.com/regulation/legislation/359681-fight-over-paid-leave-heating-up-in-congress
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats were initially excited to hear of the proposal, seeing it as a potential breakthrough. “I’m excited about this tsunami of support for women,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who offered a bill in February to provide six weeks of guaranteed paid leave for all federal employees following the birth, adoption or fostering of a child. “I’ve never seen it before in my life … I’m glad to hear Republicans are stepping up.”)
— FEBRUARY 24, 2017 FLASHBACK: The media landscape has changed from a 24-hour news cycle to a 12-hour news cycle, due, in large part, to social media. – GARRETT MARQUIS (DIERSEN: Of course, my competitors downplay, belittle, and dismiss the fact that unlike them, I put out an email each and every morning and each and every evening. Consequently, they downplay, belittle, and dismiss news and commentary that hits the internet on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, when they are sick, when they are on vacation, etc.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/320993-companies-must-play-new-media-game-to-avoid-trumps-wrath

POLITICO
— Tax Reform Is Splitting the GOP. It’s Happened Before. If Republicans think passing a tax bill will help their party, they should look to their own history. – BILL SCHER (DIERSEN: To dump itemized deductions is to make homeowners and older people pay more federal income tax.)
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/12/tax-reform-is-splitting-the-gop-its-happened-before-215820

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Illinois officials overhaul health care enrollment
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Illinois-officials-overhaul-health-care-enrollment-12351202.php

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Officials Urge Caution on Judging Roy Moore as Senators Pull Support – NICHOLAS FANDOS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/12/us/politics/trump-roy-moore-white-house.html

November 12 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A new day for women, Democrats across the nation after Tuesday elections.” Ever-increasing, anti-Trumps work harder to make women anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. What do Democrats who are White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German-American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time have to say about that?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-election-women-democrats-20171108-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “When will all this talk about sexual harassment end?” Of course, the answer is when the last male on the planet earth dies. Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps work harder to get rid of all men, including Democrat men.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-met-schmich-sexual-harassment-20171110-story.html
— Theo Epstein throws support behind new mentoring program with $150,000 grant – Phil Thompson (DIERSEN: What happened to your mentors? My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, who got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and who promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-theo-epstein-base-chicago-inc-20171110-story.html
— Putting down Naperville roots means absorbing its history as your own – Hilary Decent (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. People are nasty. How do you deal with those who demonize you, who denigrate you, and who condemn you as being a newcomer? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County who continue to demonize me, to demonize me, and to condemn me as being a newcomer a) because I have lived in Wheaton only since I was 29 years old in 1978, b) because I have never attended any schools in Wheaton, c) because I have never sent any children to schools in Wheaton, and d) because I have never attended any churches in Wheaton.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-decent-column-st-1112-20171111-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Manar says Rauner wears ‘costume’ for downstaters – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20171111/bernard-schoenburg-manar-says-rauner-wears-costume-for-downstaters
— State Income Tax: Governor Rauner fortunate to live in Illinois – Brent Bohlen, Springfield
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20171111/letter-governor-rauner-fortunate-to-live-in-illinois
— Effects of state payment delays linger for patients, health-care providers – Dean Olsen
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171111/effects-of-state-payment-delays-linger-for-patients-health-care-providers

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Change in law allows convictions to be sealed – John Roska (DIERSEN: Of course, this further discourages people from complying with the rule of law, that is, it further encourages people to break the law.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2017-11-12/john-roska-change-law-allows-convictions-be-sealed.html

OGLE COUNTY LIFE
— Try to seek out legitimate news sources – Brad Jennings (DIERSEN: If you were me, how would you deal with activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that neither I nor my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are legitimate news sources. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) blacklist me, b) give news scoops to, c) glorify and praise, d) pander to, e) serve as operatives for or as dupes for, and/or f) give money to Rich Miller, Dan Proft, Dennis LaComb, Fran Eaton, and my other competitors. Of course, I refuse to blacklist my competitors, in fact, I promote my competitors. Should I stress even more strongly a) that I have been putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out since 2000, b) that since 2004, those emails have gone out each and every morning, and that since 2015, they have gone out each and every evening too, c) that since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 286,700 articles and information on many upcoming events, d) that virtually every important Republican activist, candidate, elected official, party leader, major donor, political consultant, etc. in Illinois either reads GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails or relies on their staff and/or volunteers to monitor the emails, e) that while I do not have a journalism degree, while no one pays me to put the emails together and send them out, and while the emails do not contain any advertising, I worked for GAO for almost 18 years as an Analyst, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991, and f) that much of GAO Analysts do is very similar to what journalists do.)
http://www.oglecountylife.com/article/try-to-seek-out-legitimate-news-sources

QUAD CITY ONLINE
— Don’t quit fight to grow Illinois jobs, business – Editorial
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-don-t-quit-fight-to-grow-illinois-jobs-business/article_5e52e990-707d-5333-8bdd-77a6b6fd5967.html

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— University of Illinois’ new budget request includes almost $70 million for raises – Benjamin Yount
https://www.ilnews.org/news/schools/university-of-illinois-new-budget-request-includes-almost-million-for/article_fc50fa0e-c564-11e7-b871-5f53107b520a.html

HOT AIR
— “Why Now?”: Roy Moore Questions The Timing Of WaPo Story About Teenaged Girls (DIERSEN: The higher the office that you might win, the more likely that your critics/opponents will “go public” with their charges against you.)
https://hotair.com/archives/2017/11/11/now-roy-moore-questions-timing-wapo-story-teenaged-girls/

BREITBART
— Alabama ABC Affiliate Can’t Find One Voter Who Believes WaPo Report About Roy Moore in Man-on-the-Street Segment – JEFF POOR
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/11/10/alabama-abc-affiliate-cant-find-one-voter-believes-wapo-report-roy-moore-man-street-segment/

THE HILL
— GOP nears initial victory on tax reform – SCOTT WONG AND NAOMI JAGODA (DIERSEN: What does GOP victory mean? Does it mean a) letting those who take the standard deduction pay less federal income tax and b) making those who itemize their deductions pay more federal income tax?)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/359819-gop-nears-initial-victory-on-tax-reform?rnd=1510340050
— Tale of two tax reform plans must end with passed bill – PETE SEPP (DIERSEN: This editorial outrageously argues that “SALT overwhelmingly benefits the better-off.” While those who deduct SALT pay a little less federal income tax, they have to pay lots more SALT than those who take the standard deduction do. If you want to take away itemized deductions, you want the following to pay lots more federal income tax: homeowners, those in high SALT areas, those who have high medical expenses, those who give lots of money to 501(c)(3) organizations, and those who have high job expenses.)
http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/359958-tale-of-two-tax-reform-plans-must-end-with-passed-bill
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Streamlining deductions and credits — along with their associated complex rules and clawbacks — in favor of lower rates can help to alleviate the problem. The Senate bill retains the current mortgage interest deduction cap of $1 million whereas the House bill would wisely lower it to $500,000. As NTU has previously noted, this deduction can artificially inflate prices for homes beyond what buyers would normally be willing to pay. Modifying or repealing it, as long as resulting revenues go toward broader-based tax relief, ought to be on the table. The Senate bill totally eliminates the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, as opposed to the House bill, which permits up to $10,000 in property tax to be deducted. SALT overwhelmingly benefits the better-off. Further, it encourages bad fiscal policy at the state and local level (see: Illinois and California) by masking the financial pain caused by irresponsibly hiking taxes. Overall, besides repealing SALT, the Senate’s bill tends to preserve more deductions (such as medical expenses) than the House’s does.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following groups have always used the Constitution to destroy America: 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 longer than their ancestors.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/11/opinion/editorials/President-Trump-Please-Read-the-Constitution.html
— Social Media and Democracy Readers say “follow the money,” and call on tech companies to limit their news feeds to legitimate sources. – STEVEN K. WOJCIKIEWICZ, PORTLAND, ORE. (DIERSEN: What do you say to those a) who glorify and praise Facebook and Google and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being illegitimate?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/social-media-politics.html
(FROM THE LETTER: Twitter, Google and Facebook are moneymaking enterprises, and they will do whatever they need to do to increase revenue. Helping or hurting democracy is incidental to that goal, as are improving or degrading our daily lives, or making the world a better or worse place.)
— We’re Sick of Racism, Literally – Douglas Jacobs (DIERSEN: How sick are you? Ever-increasing, ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps shout at everyone that members of the following groups are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/sick-of-racism-literally.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use charges against Moore to viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn all conservatives. If you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/the-swine-of-conservatism.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/opinion/roy-moore-sexual-assault.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/opinion/sunday/roy-moore-molestation.html
— Silence Lifts in State Houses as Harassment Scandals Bring Swift Penalties – Campbell Robertson and Jess Bidgood
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/12/us/state-house-harassment.html
— I’m Rich, and That Makes Me Anxious – Kerry Hannon (DIERSEN: Are/were you rich? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who since 1966 have demonized me, who have denigrated me, and who have condemned me as being rich. They stress the new cars that I bought and especially the 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint that I bought in 1966 when I was 17 years old, the 1968 Oldsmobile 442 that I bought in 1967, the 1969 Dodge Charger SE that I bought in 1968, and the 1972 Chevy Corvette that I bought in 1971. They stress the new town home that I bought in 1972, the studio condo that I bought in 1974, and the one bedroom condo that I bought in 1976. They stress 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton that my wife and I bought in 1978 and 915 Cove Court in Wheaton that we had built in 1984. They stress the collector cars that I bought in 1989 and 1994. They stress the money that I paid for tuition and books to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. They stress the money that I paid for reviews courses to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981. They stress the money that my wife and I have saved for our retirement.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/your-money/wealth-anxiety-money.html
— What Is Wealth? Interviews have been edited and condensed. (DIERSEN: What does wealth mean to you? To me, wealth is a) not being a financial burden on others and b) not having to serve as an operative or as a dupe for anyone. All the operatives and all the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have severe financial and/or health problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/your-money/what-is-wealth.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Inside the Wealth Divide Not only has the gulf grown between the haves and the have nots, but so has the gap between the haves and the have-moores. – Paul Sullivan (DIERSEN: How wealthy are you? I should write a book about my critics/opponents who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me as being poor. They stress how much more income is compared to my income and how much greater that their net worth is compared to my net worth.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/your-money/money-bubble-economic-inequality.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump promotes hatred of Whites and asks “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/interracial-friendship-donald-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: In Air Force, Colleague Feared Church Gunman Would ‘Shoot Up the Place’ – Dave Philipps, Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Serge F. Kovaleski (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors gave me a “bad conduct discharge.” They forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Previously, they always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. Previously, my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. Previously, my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes agree with all the adverse actions that my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors took against me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/us/devin-kelley-air-force.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After his guilty plea, Mr. Kelley served just eight months in military prison. In June 2013 he was let out, having been knocked down to the lowest possible rank and given a bad conduct discharge that barred him from nearly all veterans benefits, including mental health treatment.)
— FRONT PAGE: Men at Work Wonder if They Overstepped With Women, Too – Nellie Bowles (DIERSEN: Women who want to avoid sexual harassment should consider working for the federal government. During the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, I saw no sexual harassment of women. The federal government a) considers women to be members of a protected class and b) gives preference to women. However, women should be advised that many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/business/men-at-work-wonder-sexual-harassment.html

DIVISION OF WEALTH
— Reince Priebus Net Worth
https://www.divisionofwealth.com/celebrity-biography-wiki-facts/politician/reince-priebus-net-worth-id=5611/

November 11 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Making case for challenging governor, Ives touts conservative values – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171111/making-case-for-challenging-governor-ives-touts-conservative-values
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate and State Rep. Jeanne Ives won over some hearts Saturday during a brief appearance to drum up support for her primary campaign in Arlington Heights. Ives spoke before a small crowd, including several veterans, at the Republicans of Wheeling Township headquarters. State Rep. Tom Morrison, who represents the 54th District, introduced Ives, lauding her stance on core Republican values, which he said Gov. Bruce Rauner has failed to uphold. “He took a very strong left-wing turn on a lot of social issues,” said Morrison, adding Rauner hasn’t been listening to members of his own party. Morrison acknowledged there are some Republicans who are upset with Ives for taking a hard stand on some issues. . .Ruth O’Connell, Wheeling Township Republican committeeman, said while the group won’t announce its endorsements until January, she supports Ives completely. “She’s going to lead our Republican ticket,” O’Connell said. “She understands what needs to be done.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Moores say “Trump deflects on whether Moore should quit Senate race.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171111/trump-deflects-on-whether-moore-should-quit-senate-race
— Facebook says it needs your explicit photos for your own protection – Travis M. Andrews (DIERSEN: What does Facebook think of those who share your demographics? Ever-increasingly, Facebook has the power to destroy whichever individual, organization, company, government, or country that it wants to.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/business/20171111/facebook-says-it-needs-your-explicit-photos-for-your-own-protection

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Today’s sexual harassment debate: Deja vu all over again – Richard J. Gonzalez (DIERSEN: Women who want to avoid sexual harassment should consider working for the federal government. During the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, I saw no sexual harassment of women. The federal government a) considers women to be members of a protected class and b) gives preference to women. However, women should be advised that many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/todays-sexual-harassment-debate-deja-vu-all-over-again/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner suffers more veto losses than usual after fellow Republicans vote for more overrides – Kim Geiger, Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-veto-scorecard-20171110-story.html
— Roy Moore: Alabama voters will ‘see through this charade’ of sexual misconduct claims – Elise Viebeck and Tom Hamburger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-roy-moore-sexual-misconduct-20171111-story.html
— FBI’s gun background-check database is missing records of millions of cases – Devlin Barrett, Sandhya Somashekhar, Alex Horton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-fbi-gun-background-check-system-missing-records-20171110-story.html
— Trump deflects questions on whether Roy Moore should quit Senate race – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-roy-moore-20171111-story.html

ABC7
— Illinois legislative inspector general – BGA
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-illinois-legislative-inspector-general/2632775/

NBC5
— Roy Moore Says Allegations Are Intended to Derail Senate Bid A wave of national Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, called for Moore to drop out of the race if the allegations are true – Jeff Amy and Kim Chandler
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Alabama-Republican-Roy-Moore-Sexual-Misconduct-Allegations-Fallout-456805023.html

WLS AM
— Rahm attacks Rauner on new homeless vets housing project – Bill Cameron (DIERSEN: Veterans Day would be appropriate for my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to attack me for getting student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They could hint/imply/argue/shout a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/11/11/rahm-attacks-rauner-on-new-homeless-vets-housing-project/

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Rauner, Mendoza war of words continues – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20171111/statehouse-insider-rauner-mendoza-war-of-words-continues

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Big state worker union courting disaster for Illinois taxpayers – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article183993646.html

ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE
— TRAGIC: Village Board proves ready to talk again about video gaming – Jon DePaolis
http://www.opprairie.com/village/village-board-proves-ready-talk-again-about-video-gaming

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Batinick ‘stunned’ by lack of accountability in Illinois Capitol – Angela Underwood
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/511260936-batinick-stunned-by-lack-of-accountablity-in-illinois-capitol

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS NEWS
— House hopeful Darren Bailey praises harassment hotline, sensitivity training praised but wants more – Glenn Minnis
https://seillinoisnews.com/stories/511266737-house-hopeful-praises-harassment-hotline-sensitivity-training-praised-but-wants-more

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— HONOR FLIGHT CHICAGO FUNDRAISER AT CALAMOS INVESTMENTS HANGAR RETURNS SAME TIME NEXT YEAR
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2017/11/11/photo-gallery-honor-flight-chicago-fundraiser-calamos-hangar-2016/59222

METRO EAST SUN
— Senate candidate Rafael Him wants Democrats, Republicans ‘under one tent’ – Glenn Minnis
https://metroeastsun.com/stories/511266746-senate-candidate-wants-democrats-republicans-under-one-tent

MCHENRY TIMES
— House aspirant Dan Ugaste accuses Democrats of ignoring harassment accusations for years – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511265724-house-aspirant-accuses-democrats-of-ignoring-harassment-accusations-for-years

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Kelly calls on Ives to exit the GOP primary race (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my policy has been to circulate nominating petitions for all the candidates who want to be on Republican primary ballots in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton. Currently, I am circulating nominating petitions in my precinct for Ives/Morthland, Kelly/Leggero, Dodge & Senger, Helland, Minor, Almiron, and Russo. Previously, from 19 homes in my precinct, I gathered 559 signatures from registered Republican voters on 56 nominating petition sheets for the 19 announced candidates to be on the March 20, 2018 Republican primary ballot in my precinct. The candidates are: U.S. CONGRESS: Peter Roskam; STATE OF ILLINOIS: Bruce Rauner, Governor and Evelyn Sanguinette, Lieutenant Governor and Erika Harold, Attorney General; ILLINOIS SENATE: Michael Connelly; ILLINOIS HOUSE: Jeanne Ives; DUPAGE COUNTY: Dan Cronin, Board Chairman; James Mendrick and Frank Bibbiano, Sheriff; Paul Hinds, Clerk; Gwen Henry, Treasurer; Darlene Ruscitti, Regional Superintendent of Schools; DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD District 4: Grant Eckhoff, Amy Grant, Paula McGowen, and Beth Tatro; DUPAGE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE: Joseph Cantore, President; CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE: Richard Russo and Karen Wilson; and REPUBLICAN PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN: Dave Diersen.)
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-calls-on-ives-to-exit-the-gop-primary-race

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Steve Reick Sees Through “Tax Freeze” Headline Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/11/steve-reick-sees-through-tax-freeze-headline-bill/
— Redux of Jack Franks’ Tax Freeze Bill Passes House, Failure Again Predicted in Senate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/10/redux-of-jack-franks-tax-freeze-bill-passes-house-failure-again-predicted-in-senate/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Village of Tower Hill Treasurer Nancy Finley charged with Class X Felony – Theft over $100K – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/11/village-of-tower-hill-treasurer-nancy-finley-charged-with-class-x-felony-theft-over-100k/

GOPUSA
— The ghoulish piranhas of the GOP swamp swarm Roy Moore
http://www.gopusa.com/the-ghoulish-piranhas-of-the-gop-swamp-swarm-roy-moore/
— Study: Women ‘marrying down’ as men become less educated
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33216

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Nation Review makes it clear that if you are accused of anything, the National Review will flush you down its toilet and that it will immediately flush you down its toilet if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453632/roy-moore-defenders-disgusting
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453637/roy-moore-evangelical-supporters-lack-faith

HUFFINGTON POST
— The Tax Bill: Placing a Dagger in the American Dream of Home Ownership – Miles Zaremski (DIERSEN: Please contact Congressman Roskam ASAP and urge him to oppose cutting any itemized deductions. From what I see, the more that you have benefited from itemizing your deductions, the more federal income tax that the “GOP tax plan” will make you pay. Those who take the standard deduction have always wanted those who itemize to pay more taxes. Typically, those who take the standard deduction are renters and those who itemize are homeowners. I have been a homeowner since 1972 and my wife and I have been homeowners since 1978. Since 1972, my critics/opponents have always been beyond furious a) that I paid less federal income tax 1972-1977 because I itemized and b) that my wife and I have paid less federal income tax since 1978 because we have itemized. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting educational expenses encouraged me to take job-related graduate a) business courses at Loyola 1972-1976, b) accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, c) internal auditing courses at Roosevelt 1980-1981, and d) finance courses at IIT 1992-1997. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting mortgage interest and real estate tax encouraged me to buy a) a new town home in University Park in 1972, b) a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974, and c) a one bedroom condo in that building in 1976. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting mortgage interest and real estate tax encouraged my wife and I to a) buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 and b) have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984.)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-tax-bill-placing-a-dagger-in-the-american-dream_us_5a06edcae4b0ee8ec36941b9

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Moores call for Moore to exit Alabama Senate race.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/roy-moores-refusal-to-exit-alabama-senate-race-reflects-diminished-power-of-washington/2017/11/11/07251708-c65f-11e7-84bc-5e285c7f4512_story.html

November 11 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump says he’s ‘big loser’ in GOP tax plan; experts say it could save him tens of millions – Drew Harwell and Jonathan O’Connell (DIERSEN: Please contact Congressman Roskam ASAP and urge him to oppose cutting any itemized deductions. From what I see, the more that you have benefited from itemizing your deductions, the more federal income tax that the “GOP tax plan” will make you pay. Those who take the standard deduction have always wanted those who itemize to pay more taxes. Typically, those who take the standard deduction are renters and those who itemize are homeowners. I have been a homeowner since 1972 and my wife and I have been homeowners since 1978. Since 1972, my critics/opponents have always been beyond furious a) that I paid less federal income tax 1972-1977 because I itemized and b) that my wife and I have paid less federal income tax since 1978 because we have itemized. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting educational expenses encouraged me to take job-related graduate a) business courses at Loyola 1972-1976, b) accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, c) internal auditing courses at Roosevelt 1980-1981, and d) finance courses at IIT 1992-1997. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting mortgage interest and real estate tax encouraged me to buy a) a new town home in University Park in 1972, b) a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974, and c) a one bedroom condo in that building in 1976. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting mortgage interest and real estate tax encouraged my wife and I to a) buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton in 1978 and b) have 915 Cove Court built in Wheaton in 1984.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-taxes-gop-plan-20171110-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “GOP base will choose an alleged child molester over a Democrat.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-gop-embrace-trump-st-1112-20171110-story.htm
— Ray LaHood says GOP, Democrats need to work together – David Sharos (DIERSEN: Whenever Republicans and Democrats “work together,” Republicans lose big time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-lahood-st-1110-20171109-story.html
— Trump opposition inspires Dem focus on statehouse wins – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–virginia-election-new-agenda-20171111-story.html
— Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–congress-taxes-divisions-20171110-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DEDUCTIONS The Senate bill would eliminate a taxpayer’s ability to deduct state income taxes and local property taxes. But the final bill may have to closely track a House compromise that provides a property tax deduction of up to $10,000 or else risk a revolt from GOP lawmakers from New York, New Jersey, and California. The Senate bill preserves popular individual tax breaks for large medical expenses, mortgage interest, electric vehicles and college costs that were targeted by the House. The House limits deductibility of mortgage interest to the first $500,000 of a loan, riling the real estate and housing industries, and eliminates a deduction for medical expenses that’s often taken by families facing crippling nursing home costs.)

DAILY HERALD
— One dog was killed and another injured in a coyote attack that happened while the canines were unattended in the backyard of a home near Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Palatine police said. – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you own a dog, you obligate yourself to “attend” that dog 24 hours each and every a day.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171110/coyote-kills-1-dog-injures-another-canine-in-palatine
— Veteran at York High: You bond with people different from you – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: If I would seek a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that got student draft deferments 1966-1970 while I attended UIC and NIU and a financial hardship deferment 1970-1971. They would demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a patriotic hypocrite, a coward, and even worse things. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always done everything that they could to turn veterans against me. They stress that I got draft deferments 1966-1970 while I attended UIC and NIU and that I got a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171110/veteran-at-york-high-you-bond-with-people-different-from-you
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Capturing the history of Asians in Naperville – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: What is your hometown? My hometown is Crete. While I lived there 1948-1972, it was overwhelmingly German-American and Lutheran. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that while lived in Crete everyone in Crete was a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and/or even worse things.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171110/photo-exhibit-to-document-recent-history-of-asians-in-naperville

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Once again the GOP con is on – Bob Janz, McHenry
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/11/09/letter-once-again-the-gop-con-is-on/apcqq9z/

BGA
— CITY COLLEGES’ ‘REINVENTION’ JUST ANOTHER MISLEADING TALKING POINT – Andy Shaw
https://www.bettergov.org/news/shaw-city-colleges-reinvention-just-another-misleading-talking-point

WAND
— Tempers flare over government budgeting
http://www.wandtv.com/story/36818487/tempers-flare-over-government-budgeting

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ives stresses ‘tragic’ Rauner decision on sanctuary status – W.J. Kennedy
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511266795-ives-stresses-tragic-rauner-decision-on-sanctuary-status

BREITBART
— Kinzinger: ‘Roy Moore Needs to Step Aside Now,’ I Believe These Allegations – PAM KEY (DIERSEN: What accusations against you does Kinzinger believe? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have worked so hard and for so long against me that virtually everyone in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois would believe virtually any accusation made against me. They have made it very clear that they will viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might defend me.)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/11/10/gop-rep-kinzinger-roy-moore-needs-step-aside-now-believe-allegations/

NEWSMAX
— Kinzinger: GOP Should ‘Disown Every Aspect’ of Moore – Wanda Carruthers (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries disown you? The following individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries disown me: those 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 longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.newsmax.com/Politics/adam-kinzinger-gop-disown-roy-moore/2017/11/10/id/825481/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Roy Moore: Voters’ and conservatives’ rock-and-a-hard place moral dilemma – Ned Barnett (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/11/roy_moore_voters_and_conservatives_rockandahard_place_moral_dilemma.html

HOT AIR
— Saving Roy Moore Isn’t Worth It – JONAH GOLDBERG (DIERSEN: Are you worth saving? According to the majority, if not the overwhelming majority, of the members of the following organizations, I am NOT WORTH SAVING: 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.)
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2017/11/saving-roy-moore-isnt-worth/

POLITIFACT
— Ted Cruz says Obama administration prosecuted few people for lying during gun purchases – W. Gardner Selby
http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2017/nov/10/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-says-obama-administration-prosecuted-few-/

THE HILL
— Kinzinger: Senate should expel Moore if he wins – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: What accusations against you does Kinzinger believe? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have worked so hard and for so long against me that virtually everyone in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois would believe virtually any accusation made against me. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have succeeded in getting the following to expel me: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, and GAO.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/359881-gop-lawmaker-senate-should-expel-moore-if-he-wins
— GOP rushes to cut ties to Moore – JONATHAN EASLEY (DIERSEN: Who has “cut ties” with you? Those who dominate the following have “cut ties” with me: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, GAO, etc. Those who dominate the aforesaid a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/359870-gop-rushes-to-cut-ties-to-moore

CNN
— Why Roy Moore supporters are standing by him, in their own words – Eric Levenson (DIERSEN: If you were accused, who would stand by you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have worked so hard and for so long against me that virtually everyone in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois would believe virtually any accusation made against me. They have made it very clear that they will viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might stand by me.)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/10/politics/roy-moore-alabama-reactions/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who attack Moore attack Moore’s defenders. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have made it very clear that they will viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might defend me.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/us/politics/roy-moore-alabama-republicans.html
— Russia Warns of Crackdown on U.S. Media, Including CNN – Michael M. Grynbaum (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are always cracking down on individuals, on organizations, on companies, and on governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/business/media/russia-rt-cnn-crackdown.html
— Yard Rage: The Rand Paul Assault – Bob Morris
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/opinion/yard-rage-rand-paul-assault.html
— The Insanity of Taxpayer-Funded Addiction The answer to the opioids crisis surely isn’t to pay Big Pharma to sell more pills. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/opinion/opioids-taxpayer-funded-addiction.html
— State Department to Offer Buyouts in Effort to Cut Staff – Gardiner Harris (DIERSEN: If I had taken my Democrat GAO superiors’ $25,000 buyout offer in 1993 when I was 45 years old, my Civil Service Retirement System pension would have been dramatically reduced even more than it was when they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/us/politics/state-department-buyouts.html
— Senate Plan Could Increase Taxes on Some Middle-Class Workers – Jim Tankersley and Ben Casselman
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/us/politics/senate-tax-bill.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “For Alabama Women, Disgust, Fatigue and a Sense Moore Could Win Anyway.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/us/alabama-women-roy-moore.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Republicans Try to Block Moore’s Path as Candidate Denies Sexual Misconduct – Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/us/politics/roy-moore-alabama-republican.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Anti-Trumps say “The accusations against Roy Moore are scandalous, but evangelical voters may still stand by him.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/10/the-accusations-against-roy-moore-are-scandalous-but-it-may-not-cost-him-evangelical-voters-support/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want itemizers to pay more federal income tax “Spend Tens of Millions to Sell Tax Bill to Middle Class.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/groups-spend-tens-of-millions-to-sell-tax-bill-to-middle-class-1510240495
— Tax Overhaul Is Planned for 2018, Leaving Just a Few Weeks to Prepare Most provisions in the House and Senate GOP tax bills would take effect in 2018, meaning people could have little time to do crucial year-end tax planning – Laura Saunders
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-you-can-get-ready-now-for-big-tax-changes-soon-1510315202
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Taxes The House bill repeals the deduction for state and local income and sales taxes and caps the deduction for property taxes at $10,000. The Senate bill repeals deductions for property taxes, in addition to repealing the others. Exceptions apply for property-sales taxes paid by owners of pass-through firms. Individuals who won’t owe alternative minimum tax this year may want to prepay 2018 state and local taxes that could be disallowed next year. This move requires careful analysis, as high state and local tax deductions could trigger the AMT in 2017 and eliminate much of the benefit. Charitable Donations If the standard deduction greatly increases as proposed, only 10% of filers will need to list write-offs separately compared with 30% now. Taxpayers donating a small percentage of income may want to accelerate donations into 2017 to get a deduction. These givers should also consider so-called donor-advised funds. Such accounts enable donors to “bunch” several years of smaller gifts into one large amount. A donor can designate charitable recipients later, and meanwhile the assets can be invested and grow tax-free. . .Medical-Expense Deductions The House bill repeals the deduction for medical expenses, which is highly important for people paying large bills for home health aides and nursing-home care. The Senate bill retains it. Tax professionals caution against prepaying 2018 medical expenses in 2017. The law allows the IRS to disallow such write-offs entirely, and courts have ruled against the taxpayer on this issue. There is an exception for some people entering retirement homes. Under current law, part of the entrance fee to such facilities could be deductible for 2017 even if the person doesn’t enter until 2018, says Andy Mattson, a CPA with Moss Adams. This is a complex area, and taxpayers should seek professional help.)
— To Thank Veterans, Help Them Build Civilian Careers Recognize not only their service but their potential, by training them for fulfilling professions. – David H. Petraeus (DIERSEN: With only the rarest of exceptions, the experience that you gain working for government is viewed as being utterly and completely useless, worthless, and valueless. Just ask my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes about the usefulness, worth, and value of a) the almost 18 years of experience that I gained working for GAO, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991 and b) the almost 9 years of experience that I gained working for IRS, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-thank-veterans-help-them-build-civilian-careers-1510354644
— Vietnam Squeezes Activists on Facebook and on Stage Pressure on dissident singer who met Barack Obama reflects broad crackdown – James Hookway (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are always cracking down on individuals, on organizations, on companies, and on governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/vietnam-squeezes-activists-on-facebook-and-on-stage-1510325727

USA TODAY
— Roy Moore: ‘I have never engaged in sexual misconduct’ – Brian Lyman
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/10/roy-moore-i-have-never-engaged-sexual-misconduct/854028001/

AUSTIN STATESMAN
— How loopholes, lapses and politics stymie gun-buyer background checks – Sean Collins Walsh
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/national-govt–politics/how-loopholes-lapses-and-politics-stymie-gun-buyer-background-checks/uAdytLBDsXEMk53XXNibSO/

SACRAMENTO BEE
— Talk about ‘paid vacation’: Job will pay $10,000 a month to live in Cancun and blog it – MICHAEL MCGOUGH (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. No one pays me to put together and send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/article184056516.html

DAYTON DAILY NEWS
— After the military: Finding a job, place in society not easy for vets – Barrie Barber (DIERSEN: With only the rarest of exceptions, the experience that you gain working for government is viewed as being utterly and completely useless, worthless, and valueless. Just ask my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes about the usefulness, worth, and value of a) the almost 18 years of experience that I gained working for GAO, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991 and b) the almost 9 years of experience that I gained working for IRS, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.)
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/after-the-military-finding-job-place-society-not-easy-for-vets/U50KwK8Uze2npw5UG1wsIM/

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of the following groups use “students” as their operatives and as their dupes: 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 longer than their ancestors.
http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/students-gather-to-support-dream-act/article_adb0854e-d64b-5c45-8c4c-4d14ef88e9da.html

NEW YORKER
— How Donald Trump Taught Conservatives to Defend Roy Moore – Ryan Lizza (DIERSEN: If you were accused, who would defend you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have worked so hard and for so long against me that virtually everyone in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois would believe virtually any accusation made against me. They have made it very clear that they will viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might defend me.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-donald-trump-taught-conservatives-to-defend-roy-moore

MEDIA MATTERS & NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/11/10/anti-lgbtq-hate-groups-stand-roy-moore-after-report-he-molested-child/218517
https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/11/10/roy-moore-and-rot-conservative-politics/218522
http://nypost.com/2017/11/10/the-detestable-defense-for-roy-moore/

SALON
— Roy Moore’s disgraceful fan club: Republican defenders smear accusers, reporters – MATTHEW SHEFFIELD (DIERSEN: How big is your “fan club?” If you were accused, who would defend you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have worked so hard and for so long against me that virtually everyone in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois would believe virtually any accusation made against me. They have made it very clear that they will viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that might defend me.)
https://www.salon.com/2017/11/10/roy-moores-disgraceful-fan-club-republican-defenders-smear-accusers-reporters/

November 10 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Legislature’s veto session took everyone by surprise – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rich-miller-legislatures-veto-session-took-everyone-by-surprise/
— Lessons for Gov. Bruce Rauner from Virginia race – Laura Washington
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/bruce-rauner-lessons-virginia-laura-washington/
— Illinois Veterans Home delays may register on Richter scale – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/brown-illinois-veterans-home-delays-construction-flaws-budget-impasse/
— When blacks speak their minds, they hear ‘stop whining’ – John Fountain (DIERSEN: Who should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion? What does Fountain say to those who have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/stop-whining-blacks-hear-fountain/
— Sexual harassment — a very American problem – Editorial (DIERSEN: If you sexually harass women, you are not religious, you are not a conservative, and you are not a Republican.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-sexual-harassment-a-very-american-problem/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote pot promoters. If you promote pot, you are not religious, you are not a conservative, and you are not a Republican. If anything, you are a Libertarian.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/marijuana-legalizing-benefits-kadner/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Senate tax plan sprinkles SALT in Illinois taxpayers’ wounds – Eric Zorn (DIERSEN: Please contact Congressman Roskam ASAP and urge him to oppose cutting any itemized deductions. About 50 percent of the taxpayers in Roskam’s 6th Congressional District deduct state and local taxes (SALT). Are you and your spouse among them? My wife and I are. If you are, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 SALT ($12,835 real estate tax and $1,468 income tax), and $2,728 501(c)(3) contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year, the higher that your real estate taxes and medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-tax-overhaul-salt-property-fairness-1112-20171110-story.html
— GOP tax plan could cut billions in charitable donations – Robert Channick (DIERSEN: How much in 501(c)(3) contributions did you make last year? My wife and I made $2,728 in 501(c)(3) contributions last year. How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year that you are older, the higher that your real estate taxes and medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-trump-tax-plan-standard-deduction-charities-20171109-story.html
— What Madigan and Cullerton didn’t do to grow Illinois jobs – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-madigan-cullerton-illinois-jobs-20171110-story.html
— SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 FLASHBACK: Why we let our baby’s death come naturally – Jeanne Ives
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-abortion-20-weeks-medical-perspec-0930-20150929-story.htm
— Rauner suffers more veto losses than usual after fellow Republicans vote for more overrides – Kim Geiger, Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-veto-scorecard-20171110-story.html
— Defiant Moore denies sexual misconduct, does not rule out that he may have dated teens as adult – Michael Scherer and David Weigel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-roy-moore-alabama-senate-race-20171110-story.html
— Don’t underestimate the anti-Trump revenge vote – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-donald-trump-virginia-northam-danica-roem-gillespie-1113-20171110-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Tax cut’ may very well be costly for homeowners – Ken Harney (DIERSEN: Government should encourage homeownership.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20171110/tax-cut-may-very-well-be-costly-for-homeowners
— Metra OKs service cuts, fare hikes of up to 12.6 percent – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171110/metra-oks-service-cuts-fare-hikes-of-up-to-126-percent
— State lawmakers, inflatable rats call attention to Schaumburg union protest – Dann Gire
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171110/state-lawmakers-inflatable-rats-call-attention-to-schaumburg-union-protest

CBS2
— Emanuel Blames Rauner For Stalled Veterans Home In Chicago – Craig Dellimore (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame you for. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses the Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/10/stalled-veterans-home/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Alabama Republican Roy Moore denies sexual misconduct accusations -AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/roy-moores-sexual-misconduct-accusations-transform-alabama-senate-race

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 10th Congressional District: Illinois Republicans think this is their best shot in 2018 – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171110/ISSUE05/171119990/illinois-republicans-think-this-is-their-best-shot-in-2018
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers know that pot destroys everything that is good, so therefore, pot pushers want to destroy everything that is good.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171110/ISSUE07/171119981/its-high-time-to-legalize-marijuana

WTTW
— The Week in Review: Lawmakers Get Serious About Sexual Harassment – Nick Blumberg (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, Democrat and RINO politicians got serious about getting rid of GAO employees like me who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/11/10/week-review-lawmakers-get-serious-about-sexual-harassment

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Gov. Rauner downplays legislative veto defeats (DIERSEN: Do you downplay your defeats? I do not. I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20171110/gov-rauner-downplays-legislative-veto-defeats
— Middle class is disappearing at WIU, too
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20171110/spotlight-middle-class-is-disappearing-at-wiu-too

TRI STATE PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries want an even greater voice? ANSWER: Those 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://tspr.org/post/women-illinois-senate-form-caucus-greater-voice

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Rauner breaks promise, fails against on debt transparency act
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-rauner-breaks-promise-fails-against-on-debt-transparency-act

MCHENRY COUNTY TIMES & NORTH COOK NEWS & LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE & DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those WHO DO NOT ITEMIZE praise GOP tax reform
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511266845-mchenry-county-taxpayers-praise-gop-tax-reform
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511266841-north-cook-county-taxpayers-praise-gop-tax-reform
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/511266846-lake-county-taxpayers-praise-gop-tax-reform
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511266844-dupage-county-taxpayers-praise-gop-tax-reform

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Adding Ives to the political pot described as best thing for voters – Glenn Minnis
https://northcooknews.com/stories/511265612-adding-ives-to-the-political-pot-described-as-best-thing-for-voters

METRO EAST SUN
— Common sense, conservative ideas stressed in race for McCarter’s Senate seat – Allison Shirk
https://metroeastsun.com/stories/511265647-common-sense-conservative-ideas-stressed-in-race-for-mccarter-s-senate-seat

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— ‘This is Not Your Father’s Culture War’ – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/not-fathers-culture-war/

DAILY CALLER
— Roy Moore Cut Off From National Senate Funds – Thomas Phippen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/10/roy-moore-cut-off-from-national-senate-funds/
— Alabama State Congressman: Moore Accusers Should Be Prosecuted – David Krayden
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/10/alabama-state-congressman-moore-accusers-should-be-prosecuted/

GOPUSA
— Professor: Texas church murders rooted in ‘powerfully dangerous’ male ‘whiteness’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred of White males.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33142
— 11 cities (INCLUDING CHICAGO) to provide attorneys for illegal aliens facing deportation (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33224

NEWS BUSTERS
— Nets Tar Conservatives With Fall of ‘Hard-Line,’ ‘Far-Right’ ‘Christian’ Moore – Scott Whitlock (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2017/11/10/nets-tar-conservatives-fall-hard-line-far-right-christian-moore

FOX NEWS
— Roy Moore Responds: ‘Obama-Clinton Machine, Forces of Evil’ Trying to Silence ‘Christian Conservatives Like Me’ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/11/09/roy-moore-responds-twitter-sexual-misconduct-accusations-1979-senate-race

BREITBART
— Judge Roy Moore on Hannity Radio: ‘These Allegations are Completely False and Misleading’ – MATTHEW BOYLE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/10/judge-roy-moore-on-hannity-radio-these-allegations-are-completely-false-and-misleading/
— Paul Ryan Rebukes 14 GOP Reps Who Urge No-Strings Amnesty Giveaway – IAN MASON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/10/15-republican-reps-want-daca-amnesty-nothing/
— Steve Bannon: ‘Bezos-Amazon-Washington Post’ Is ‘Purely Part of the Apparatus of the Democratic Party’
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/11/10/steve-bannon-bezos-amazon-washington-post-roy-moore/
— Rep Peter King: Moore Must ‘Prove His Innocence’ or ‘Step Down’ – PAM KEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/11/10/rep-peter-king-moore-must-prove-innocence-step/
— Massive ESPN Subscriber Losses Continue to Drag Disney Profits Down – WARNER TODD HUSTON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be an ESPN subscriber is to be 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/11/10/massive-espn-suscriber-losses-continue-drag-disney-profits-down/
— Amnesty Advocates ‘Storm’ Capitol Hill Offices for No-Strings Amnesty – PENNY STARR
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/10/illegal-aliens-stage-march-capitol-hill-building/
— Support for DACA Amnesty Falls While Mandatory E-Verify Remains Trump’s Most Popular Immigration Principle – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/10/support-daca-amnesty-falls-mandatory-e-verify-remains-trumps-popular-immigration-principle/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Progressives have long disdained Christians, but now they’re declaring open war – Jonathon van Maren
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/progressives-have-long-disdained-christians-but-now-theyre-declaring-open-w

LIFEZETTE
— Democrats Giddy About 2018 Election Chances Sen. Chuck Schumer says Tuesday’s losses ‘smell’ like 2005, the year before his party retook the House and Senate – Brendan Kirby
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/democrats-smell-wave-election-coming/

CONSTITUTION
— Why Hatred Of White People Is Here To Stay – Ilana Mercer
https://constitution.com/hatred-white-people-stay/
— Leftist Media Smears Judge Roy Moore, but he Denies Everything – Onan Coca (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://constitution.com/leftist-media-smears-judge-roy-moore-denies-everything/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— TVA boosts pay of nation’s highest-paid federal employee – AP
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/10/tva-boosts-pay-of-nations-highest-paid-federal-emp/

THE HILL
— Moore defends himself as pressure mounts – BEN KAMISAR AND JOSH DELK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/359848-roy-moore-these-allegations-are-completely-false
— Two GOP senators withdraw Roy Moore endorsements after sexual misconduct allegations – BRANDON CARTER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/359873-two-gop-senators-un-endorse-roy-moore-after-sexual-misconduct-allegations

POLITICO
— Senate Republicans ditch fundraising pact with Moore It’s the most direct evidence yet that they’re distancing themselves from besieged Alabama Senate candidate. – ALEX ISENSTADT and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, 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/story/2017/11/10/nrsc-drops-out-of-fundraising-agreement-with-moore-244783

NEWSWEEK
— ROY MOORE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL: GOP ACCUSED OF HYPOCRISY FOR DEFENDING REPUBLICAN SENATE CONTENDER – GRAHAM LANKTREE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a member of any of the following groups, if you are accused of something, you are presumed to be guilty: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic people, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.newsweek.com/gop-hypocrites-defending-roy-moore-sex-abuse-scandal-707704

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Graduation may not equal success in veterans transition program, lawmakers say – David Thornton
https://federalnewsradio.com/hearings-oversight/2017/11/graduation-may-not-equal-success-in-veterans-transition-program-lawmakers-say/

November 10 Morning Edition

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Don’t be fooled: The GOP tax plan won’t benefit everyone – DICK DURBIN AND TAMMY DUCKWORTH (DIERSEN: Please contact Congressman Roskam ASAP and urge him to oppose cutting any itemized deductions. According to this article, more than 50 percent of the taxpayers in Roskam’s 6th Congressional District deduct state and local taxes (SALT). Are you and your spouse among them? My wife and I are. If you are, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 SALT ($12,835 real estate tax and $1,468 income tax), and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year, the higher that your real estate taxes and medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171110/OPINION/171119997
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last week, House Republicans released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which would add more than $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit and gives massive tax cuts to large corporations and the wealthy, paid for on the backs of working families in Illinois and across the country. Using a partisan legislative process, the House Republicans’ plan lowers the rate at which corporate profits—currently at record highs—are taxed, while eliminating or restricting numerous deductions and tax benefits used by middle-income families to reduce their tax bills. Along with eliminating vital tax benefits such as the medical expense deduction and the student loan interest deduction, House Republicans gut the deduction for state and local taxes, or SALT, which 44 million Americans nationwide use to avoid being doubled taxed on their hard-earned income. Illinois has the fifth-highest number of taxpayers who benefit from this deduction, with 85 percent of them making under $200,000 per year. Nearly 2 million Illinoisans—roughly one-third of all taxpayers in the state— claim an average deduction of $12,500. Yesterday, Rep. Peter Roskam, a Republican from Wheaton and chairman of the House Tax Policy Committee, extolled the plan, in a piece published here, for benefiting everyone. Because the House GOP plan guts the state and local tax deduction, more than 50 percent of the taxpayers in the 6th Congressional District—represented by Roskam—could see their taxes increase if this plan became law. Out of the entire nation, Roskam’s district has the 12th-highest percentage of taxpayers benefitting from the SALT deduction. Seventy-nine percent of them earn less than $200,000. What does this mean for families? It means that a married couple with two children living in west suburban Wayne, straddling DuPage and Kane counties inside Roskam’s district, and making $50,000 to $75,000 annually would see a tax increase of about $1,100 under the House Republican tax plan. And the bad news doesn’t stop there. Many of the families our Republican colleagues claim their plan would help would actually see costs increase over time—because the provisions affecting those families are written in disappearing ink that fades over time. This means that under the House Republican plan, 20 percent of all taxpayers in Illinois would see their taxes rise by 2027—with taxes rising an average of $1,670 per taxpayer. At the same time, the richest 1 percent in Illinois would receive an average tax cut of $56,850 next year and $75,050 by 2027. With U.S. corporations earning record profits, exploding our deficit to benefit the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans is no way to provide relief to the millions of working families in Illinois who need a helping hand. Low- and middle-income Americans, whose spending accounts for two-thirds of the economic productivity in our country, should be the focus of any tax reform plan that Congress considers. Instead, the House Republican tax plan burdens middle-income Americans and the small businesses that power our economy, while lining the pocketbooks of the ultra-wealthy, including President Donald Trump’s friends and family. Illinoisans deserve better than the House Republican plan, which Roskam enthusiastically supports.)

DAILY HERALD
— Winners and losers in the Senate GOP tax plan – Heather Long
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171110/analysis-winners-and-losers-in-the-senate-gop-tax-plan
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Losers People living in high-tax states such as New York and California. All state and local tax deductions (SALT) are gone in the Senate plan. Taxpayers would lose the ability to deduct their state and local property and other taxes from their federal taxes, a break used by about 44 million people (or 30 percent of tax filers.) A number of Republican House members insisted on only a partial repeal in the House bill, but the Senate has gone for a full repeal in an effort to raise more money to pay for tax cuts elsewhere.)
— Ives won’t back down when something’s wrong – John Paul Augustynowicz, Warrenville
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171110/wont-back-down-when-somethings-wrong

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic senators issue unusual warning – Rick Pearson

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ald-burke-truck-terrorism-task-force-chicago-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois’ two Democratic U.S. senators issued an unusual warning Thursday for residents of two suburban congressional districts represented by Republicans. The pointed notice from U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to Republican U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam of Wheaton and Randy Hultgren of Plano came on the day the House Ways and Means Committee advanced the House GOP’s tax proposal. Roskam is a member of the powerful House committee and is its tax policy chairman. He is facing scrutiny over portions of the plan that limit mortgage and property-tax deductions and eliminate state income tax deductions. In separate notices, Durbin and Duckworth issued statements on what Roskam and Hultgren’s congressional districts stand “to lose” if Republicans are successful “in passing their tax cuts for the wealthy.” In the Roskam statement, the senators say: “A married couple with two children living in Wayne … making $50,000-$75,000 annually would see a tax increase of about $1,100 under the House Republican Tax Plan.” In the Hultgren statement, the senators say: “A single person living in Plainfield, Bolingbrook, and Aurora … making $25,000-$50,000 annually would see a tax increase of about $700 under the House Republican Tax Plan.” The senators say their information is based on analyses by several groups, some with Democratic leanings, including the Tax Policy Center, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Government Finance Officers Association, the National Association of Counties, the Economic Policy Institute and the Joint Committee on Taxation. The response: For his part, Roskam issued a statement saying the effort toward changing the nation’s tax laws was the “most significant step” in 30 years. “Americans are yearning to see real tax relief and the work we’ve done on this bill respects and rewards hardworking, middle-class families in my district and across the country and allows us to grow a healthy economy and more jobs,” Roskam said.)
— Former cabinet member Ray LaHood says GOP, Democrats need to work together – David Sharos (DIERSEN: Whenever Republican and Democrat leaders “work together,” Republicans lose. Republican “leaders” are far less committed to defending and advancing the Republican Party platform than Democrat leaders are committed to defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform. That is why Trump was elected.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-lahood-st-1110-20171109-story.html
— Can Virginia’s Democratic win revive ‘big-tent’ politics? Let’s hope. – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: “Big Tent” politics is killing the Republican Party. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Beyond outrageously, beyond tragically, the Republican Party lets people, that this, lets Democrat plants, lets Libertarian plants, lets Green plants, and lets RINOs hold leadership positions in the party. They most commonly reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the party’s platform. They focus on destroying those like me who support the aforesaid planks.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-trump-virginia-ed-gillespie-ralph-northam-1110-20171108-story.html
— Rand Paul joins those with Bad Neighbor Tales – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-neighbors-rand-paul-kass-1110-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Under the Dome Podcast: Sexual harassment, overrides and Girl Scout cookies
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171109/under-dome-podcast-sexual-harassment-overrides-and-girl-scout-cookies

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The Vietnam War, 50 years ago, gave us President Donald Trump – Leonard Steinhorn
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/the-vietnam-war-50-years-ago-gave-us-president-donald-trump/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Senate overrides veto of death-benefits bill pushed by Frerichs – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-11-09/senate-overrides-veto-death-benefits-bill-pushed-frerichs.html

ALTON DAILY JOURNAL
— Law Would Expand Reach of Attorney General – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=254978#.WgWJRozR-M8

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Bannon compares Moore accusations to coverage of Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ tape Media has it out for Trump, Moore, Bannon says – SOPHIE TATUM
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/bannon-compares-moore-accusations-to-coverage-of-trumps-access-hollywood-tape/854818829
— Trump delivers ‘America first’ speech in Vietnam – KEVIN LIPTAK AND DAN MERICA
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-delivers-america-first-speech-in-vietnam/854922808
— GOP lawmakers ask Roy Moore to step aside if sexual allegations are true Special election for Senate seat set for December – DANIELLA DIAZ
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/gop-lawmakers-ask-roy-moore-to-step-aside-if-sexual-allegations-are-true/854462202
— White House: If allegations are true, Moore should step aside Trump originally endorsed Moore’s opponent – KEVIN LIPTAK
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/white-house-if-allegations-are-true-moore-should-step-aside/854985201
— Senate Republicans unveil their own tax plan – LAUREN FOX
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/senate-republicans-to-unveil-their-own-tax-plan/854224325

STATELINE
— Trump’s complicated history with Vietnam Trump avoided Vietnam draft through deferments – DAN MERICA (DIERSEN: Were you 1-A, that is, were you fit for military service? In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, that I had partial red/green color blindness, and that I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). If I would seek a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that got student draft deferments 1966-1970 while I attended UIC and NIU and a financial hardship deferment 1970-1971. They would demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a patriotic hypocrite, a coward, and even worse things.)
http://www.mystateline.com/news/politics/trumps-complicated-history-with-vietnam/854988532
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Looming over the President’s visit — which includes a stop in the Vietnamese capitol of Hanoi — is the fact that Trump received multiple deferments during the Vietnam War. He also later compared his work and social life as a real estate developer in New York to the sacrifices made by American soldiers in the distant country. The focus also comes just weeks after Republican Sen. John McCain, the most well-known Vietnam War veteran in American politics, appeared to take a jab at Trump for receiving the deferments, intimating that the President dodged the draft that swept up less affluent Americans…Trump’s deferments Trump attended the private New York Military Academy in high school, but he avoided the draft through a series of education and health deferments. After receiving four deferments due to education, Trump was diagnosed with bone spurs in his heels at the age of 22 in 1968, seven years before the Vietnam War ended. The diagnosis earned him a 1-Y medical deferment, meaning he was barred from military service in the same year that roughly 300,000 troops were enlisted into the military. Trump has defended the deferments in the past. In a 2016 interview with The New York Times, Trump said that a doctor “gave me a letter — a very strong letter — on the heels.” “Over a period of time, it healed up,” he added. And in a 2015 biography, Trump told Michael D’Antonio that the bone spurs were “not a big problem, but it was enough of a problem” that it made him unable to march long distances. Trump’s draft deferments became political issues during the 2016 election, especially after he attacked the family of a fallen solider who spoke at the Democratic National Convention. But it was the comment from McCain, a member of Trump’s own party, that seemed to deride Trump the most. McCain, in an interview with CSPAN, appeared to take a swipe at Trump when he criticized people from “the highest income level” who avoided the draft by finding a doctor who “would say that they had a bone spur.” McCain never mentions Trump by name in the interview, but the President’s deferment because of a bone spur is widely known and the President’s family was well off at the time. McCain, who said he wasn’t talking about Trump, added later that he didn’t believe Trump was a draft dodger…His own ‘Vietnam’ Years after avoiding the draft, Trump had made light of service in the Vietnam War by comparing it to both his professional and social endeavors and by deriding those who have served. Trump, known for being a fixture in the New York tabloids at the time, agreed with Howard Stern in 1998 when the shock jock suggested that avoiding sexually transmitted diseases in New York was “your Vietnam.” “It’s Vietnam,” Trump said. “It is very dangerous. So I’m very, very careful.” Earlier in the interview, first reported by CNN’s KFile, Trump said he was “getting the Congressional Medal of Honor” because of his ability to stay alive with “screwing a lot of women.” And Trump kicked off his feud with McCain, a fight that has lasted years, but stating in 2015 that McCain was not a war hero because he was captured during the Vietnam War. “He is not a war hero,” Trump said. “He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK? I hate to tell you. He is a war hero because he was captured.” McCain served in the Navy until 1981, where he was famously a prisoner of war at H?a Lò Prison. McCain declined early release during his over five years in captivity, a benefit that would have been granted to him because his father was an admiral in the Navy.)

WEST SUBURBAN JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps honor those who encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
https://westsuburbanjournal.com/p-a-s-o-honors-immigration-change-agents/

CHICAGO NOW
— Groped? It’s the culture, stupid – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2017/11/groped-its-the-culture-stupid/

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Proft Speaking At City Club – How Illinois Is Hurting Its Most Vulnerable, And We’re Letting It Happen
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/proft-speaking-at-city-club-how-illinois-is-hurting-its-most-vulnerable-and-were-letting-it-happen

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives demands answers in ongoing sex harassment controversy – Angela Underwood (DIERSEN: What do you want answers for? It would be great if Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. would demand answers a) why my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) why my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; c) why my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968; and d) why I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511265633-ives-demands-answers-in-ongoing-sex-harassment-controversy

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ives demands Madigan explain long-vacant ethics post – W.J. Kennedy
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511265595-ives-demands-madigan-explain-long-vacant-ethics-post

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— WAND’s I-Team talks about Township spending – JOHN KRAFT
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/11/wands-i-team-talks-about-township-spending/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSKAM: WHAT 6TH CD SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TAX REFORM
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/roskam-what-6th-cd-small-business-owners-are-saying-about-tax-reform.html
— DON’T JUST THANK A VETERAN. HIRE ONE. (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always done everything that they could to turn veterans against me. They stress that I got draft deferments 1966-1970 while I attended UIC and NIU and that I got a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/commentary-dont-just-thank-a-veteran-hire-one.html

DAILY CALLER
— Conservatives Fear Republicans Are Squandering Their Chance To Govern – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/09/conservatives-fear-republicans-are-squandering-their-chance-to-govern/

GOPUSA
— Chicago, land of gun control, hits homicide highs and blames Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/chicago-land-of-gun-control-hits-homicide-highs-and-blames-trump/
— GOP establishment tells Roy Moore to drop out in wake of unproven sexual allegations
http://www.gopusa.com/gop-establishment-tells-roy-moore-to-drop-out-in-wake-of-unproven-sexual-allegations/

ROLL CALL
— 15 Protesters Arrested at Rally in Hart for DACA The group was asking for the GOP to pass a clean DREAM Act by December
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/15-protesters-arrested-rally-hart-daca

POLITICO
— Senate GOP’s tax bill points to nasty fight ahead There are dramatic differences between the House and Senate versions of the tax overhaul, imperiling Trump’s desire to sign legislation by year end. – BERNIE BECKER, BRIAN FALER and AARON LORENZO
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/09/senate-tax-bill-2017-244743

REUTERS
— Chinese vice premier pledges fair treatment of foreign firms as China opens up (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What does one have to do to be treated fairly? ANSWER: First, determine who has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. Then, glorify and praise them, pander to them, serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes, and give them lots of money.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-businessinvestment/chinese-vice-premier-pledges-fair-treatment-of-foreign-firms-as-china-opens-up-idUSKBN1DA0G4

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: A Middle-Class Tax Cut? It Depends Who and Where You Are – BEN CASSELMAN and TARA SIEGEL BERNARD (DIERSEN: Who wants a) people who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax and b) people who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax? I itemized my deductions 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized our deductions since 1978. My critics/opponents have always wanted my wife and I to pay more federal income tax. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that my wife and I were born with silver spoons in our mouths, b) that we have always been privileged, c) that the federal government grossly overpaid me, and d) that my federal pension and health/dental/vision insurance subsidies are too generous. They stress that I avoided the draft and that we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/business/economy/middle-class-tax.html
— Trump and Ryan Versus the Little People – Paul Krugman
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/opinion/trump-ryan-republican-taxes.html
— The Existing Democratic Majority What Virginia tells us about our political future. – David Brooks
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/opinion/virginia-democratic-majority.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Senate plan to scrap income and property tax deductions would be a blow to Californians – Lisa Mascaro and Jim Puzzanghera (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year that you are older, the higher that your medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-gop-tax-plan-20171109-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘I don’t feel wealthy’: The upper middle class is worried about paying for the tax overhaul – Todd C. Frankel (DIERSEN: What discourages you from feeling wealthy? For me, it is knowing that my $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 41% of what my $122,991 salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/i-dont-feel-wealthy-the-upper-middle-class-is-worried-about-paying-for-the-tax-overhaul/2017/11/09/a5cf1acc-c55e-11e7-aae0-cb18a8c29c65_story.html?undefined=&utm_term=.1a60a416fcd2&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Politics Complicate Tax Vote for GOP Legislation may pose a burden for House Republicans from high-tax areas – Kristina Peterson and Peter Nicholas (DIERSEN: Please contact Congressman Roskam ASAP and urge him to oppose cutting any itemized deductions. According to this article, 49 percent of income tax returns filed in Roskam’s district have state and local tax deductions. Are you and your spouse among them? My wife and I are. If you are, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 SALT ($12,835 real estate tax and $1,468 income tax), and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year, the higher that your real estate taxes and medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/politics-complicate-tax-vote-for-gop-1510276122
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Senate Tax Plan Differs From House on Individual Rates, Timing of Corporate Rate Cut Differences highlight challenge for GOP to get overhaul to Trump’s desk by end of year – Richard Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-tax-plan-differs-from-house-on-individual-rates-timing-of-corporate-rate-cut-1510257621
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Confused? Here’s Where the Tax Overhaul Stands – Joshua Jamerson
https://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2017/11/10/capital-journal-where-the-tax-plans-stand-alleged-flynn-plan-probed-trump-weighs-in-on-moore/
— Virginia Is for Haters The author of the ugliest political ad of 2017 is happy because it worked. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-is-for-haters-1510273494
— Thanks for Your Service, Too There’s no military monopoly on devotion and self-sacrifice. – Michael W. Brough
https://www.wsj.com/articles/thanks-for-your-service-too-1510273838

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Bill would require VA to report discipline – Donovan Stack (DIERSEN: What if my Democrat superiors in the federal government had been required report the adverse actions that they took against me? My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, 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.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/09/senators-author-bill-forcing-va-report-problem-providers-requiring-more-faster-reporting-problem-va/846269001/

GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD
— Medical deduction must be preserved – Ronald Hines (DIERSEN: How much in medical expenses did you and your spouse pay last year? My wife and I paid $21,433. My 87-year-old aunt paid $78,213. How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year that you are older, the higher that your medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/medical-deduction-must-be-preserved/article_5b175ec7-4b5a-54dc-9c64-b770c3bba516.html

FREDERICKSBURG
— Itemized deductions disproportionately favor wealthier taxpayers – Scott A. Mayausky (DIERSEN: Who wants a) people who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax and b) people who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax? I itemized my deductions 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized our deductions since 1978. My critics/opponents have always wanted my wife and I to pay more federal income tax. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that my wife and I were born with silver spoons in our mouths, b) that we have always been privileged, c) that the federal government grossly overpaid me, and d) that my federal pension and health/dental/vision insurance subsidies are too generous. They stress that I avoided the draft and that we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
http://www.fredericksburg.com/opinion/columns/column-itemized-deductions-disproportionately-favor-wealthier-taxpayers/article_dde18b79-173d-595e-bab7-8f1e4f5a25c4.html

DAYTON DAILY NEWS
— Senate tax plan would eliminate deduction (state, local and property taxes) used by 26% of Ohioans – Jack Torry (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year that you are older, the higher that your medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/national-govt–politics/senate-tax-plan-would-eliminate-deduction-used-ohioans/4UGGwFzDknm84e8JKyPxLP/

FACTCHECK
— The Facts on the SALT Deduction – Lori Robertson (DIERSEN: How much SALT did you and your spouse pay last year? My wife and I paid $14,303 — $12,835 real estate tax and $1,468 income tax. How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year that you are older, the higher that your medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
http://www.factcheck.org/2017/11/facts-salt-deduction/

November 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Were Tuesday’s Democratic wins predictive of Rauner’s future? – Craig Wall
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/were-tuesdays-democratic-wins-predictive-of-rauners-future/2624991/

CBS2
— Republicans Call House Vote On Two-Year Property Tax Freeze A Sham
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/09/illinois-house-approves-property-tax-freeze/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Elites can’t keep writing off the adrift Americans who voted for Trump – Michael Gecan
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/elites-cant-keep-writing-off-the-adrift-americans-who-voted-for-trump/
— Lausch confirmed to be Chicago’s next U.S. Attorney – Lynn Sweet and Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/lausch-confirmed-to-be-chicagos-next-u-s-attorney/
— After Senate rolls over vetoes, Rauner says it’s not ‘personal’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/after-senate-rolls-over-vetoes-rauner-says-its-not-personal/
— Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/tax-overhaul-senate-proposal-business-tax-cuts-mortgage-interest-deduction/
— House committee approves GOP tax legislation – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/tax-overhaul-house-committee-approves/
— 20 GOP House members urge Speaker Ryan to act on immigration – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/immigration-protect-dreamers-lawmakers-urge-paul-ryan-quick-action/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump, Trump, Trump. How about tackling Illinois’ problems? – Kristen McQueary
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-attorney-general-race-madigan-20171109-story.html
— Lausch confirmed as next U.S. attorney based in Chicago – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-john-lausch-us-attorney-20171109-story.html
— Senate bill to delay corporate tax cut, undo local deduction – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-senate-tax-bill-20171109-story.html
— Radio boss hires former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, praises his ‘acting skills’ – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-met-joe-walsh-actor-1110-chicago-inc-20171109-story.html
— Nearly 81 million Americans would pay $0 in federal income tax under the GOP plan – Heather Long (DIERSEN: What about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that the more federal income tax that you pay, the more that you are a contributing member of society?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-tax-plan-evercore-20171109-story.html
— Illinois’ women senators declare solidarity with new caucus, then go opposite ways on wage bill – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-legislature-womens-caucus-20171109-story.html
— Will County committee proposes $1 million in salary cuts for amended budget – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-cuts-salaries-st-1108-20171109-story.html
— One industry’s tussle with affirmative action – John McCarron
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-mccarron-affirmative-action-minority-hiring-1110-20171109-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Riders wincing as Metra service cuts, fare hikes loom – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171109/riders-wincing-as-metra-service-cuts-fare-hikes-loom#autoplay
— McHenry County chairman on the brink of fulfilling ‘Cut 10’ campaign pledge – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171109/mchenry-county-chairman-on-the-brink-of-fulfilling-cut-10-campaign-pledge
— GOP sees political fortunes rise and fall with tax cuts – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171109/news/311099872/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s LGBT-friendliest companies – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBT activity, a) employers will not hire you and b) if you are employed, you will be gotten rid of.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171109/BLOGS02/171109858/chicagos-lgbt-friendliest-companies
— One-sixth of Illinois workers are immigrants – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers make it clear that they want to hire citizens of foreign countries rather than citizens of America,)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171109/BLOGS02/171109869/one-sixth-of-illinois-workers-are-immigrants

WTTW
— Lawmakers Band Together for Bipartisan Women’s Caucus – Amanda Vinicky (DIERSEN: Will there be a bipartisan men’s caucus? What about caucuses for the following: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, patriotic lawmakers, White lawmakers, older lawmakers, rich lawmakers, gun owning lawmakers, German American lawmakers, and/or lawmakers whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/11/09/lawmakers-band-together-bipartisan-women-s-caucus

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Springfield Mayor trumpets anti-hate measure But Langfelder opposes welcoming resolution – Bruce Rushton
http://illinoistimes.com/article-19342-mayor-trumpets-anti-hate-measure.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gov. Rauner downplays legislative veto defeats – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171109/gov-rauner-downplays-legislative-veto-defeats

WAND TV
— Governor: “Failure” to address harassment must change
http://www.wandtv.com/story/36810069/governor-failure-to-address-harassment-must-change

WGLT
— Durbin and Duckworth: GOP Tax Bills Will Hurt Central Illinois – RYAN DENHAM
http://wglt.org/post/durbin-and-duckworth-gop-tax-bills-will-hurt-central-illinois#stream/0

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Living in a “Scored Society”: What Big Data Policing Means for Chicago Police are using data and algorithms to rank you and treat you differently. An expert shares why you should care, and how citizens can ensure the tech is used properly. – NISSA RHEE (DIERSEN: If anti-Trumps did the scoring, members of the following groups would be ranked very high as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, and even worse things: 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.)
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/November-2017/Living-in-a-Scored-Society-What-Big-Data-Policing-Means-for-Chicago/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— 4,150 (Almost 12%) Algonquin Township Property Owners (in Peter Roskam’s District) Have Real Estate Tax Bills Over $10,000
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/09/4150-algonquin-township-property-owners-have-real-estate-tax-bills-over-10000/

WEST COOK NEWS
— Durkin opponent Mickey Straub sees disillusion dragging down Illinois
https://westcooknews.com/stories/511262669-durkin-opponent-sees-disillusion-dragging-down-illinois

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Attorney General candidate fast-tracks legislation for ‘massive expansion’ of office’s power – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/attorney-general-candidate-fast-tracks-legislation-for-massive-expansion-of/article_d42014f4-c4d1-11e7-bfeb-eb9b8815bad1.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Mendoza responds *** Rauner compares Mendoza to a… bank robber?
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/09/rauner-compares-mendoza-to-a-bank-robber/
— Senators form bipartisan Women’s Caucus
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/09/senators-form-bipartisan-womens-caucus/

BREITBART
— Ann Coulter: Trump’s Nominee for DHS Kirstjen Nielsen Is ‘An Open Borders Zealot’ – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/09/ann-coulter-trumps-nominee-for-dhs-kirstjen-nielsen-is-an-open-borders-zealot/
— Poll: Fewer Than 30 Percent of Americans Want Amnesty for DACA Illegals – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/09/poll-less-than-30-percent-of-americans-want-to-give-amnesty-to-daca-illegal-aliens/
— Democratic Support for Amnesty Declines – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/09/democratic-support-amnesty-declines/

DAILY CALLER
— Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Rage In The Senate – Robert Donachie
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/09/watch-hundreds-of-illegal-immigrants-rage-in-the-senate/

GOPUSA
— Remove ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as national anthem, California NAACP urges
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33115

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— High schoolers pack Senate office building to push for DACA fix – Joe Nuziale
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/high-schoolers-pack-senate-office-building-to-push-for-daca-fix/article/2640185

THE HILL
— Key differences between the Senate and House tax plans – ALEXANDER BOLTON
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/359725-key-differences-between-the-senate-and-house-tax-plans?rnd=1510274905

POLITICO
— McConnell calls on Moore to step aside if report on relations with teenagers is true – DANIEL STRAUSS
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/09/roy-moore-sex-accusations-244747

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Illinois governor on veto defeats: Struggle ‘ongoing’ – AP
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article183614911.html

CBS NEWS
— Crowds protest on Capitol Hill in support of “Dreamers” legislation
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/crowds-protest-on-capitol-hill-in-support-of-dreamers-legislation/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Voter Fraud Panel Is Sued Again, This Time by a Member – Michael Wines
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/us/white-house-voter-fraud-panel-lawsuit.html

TENNESSEE WATCHMAN
— Why Mexicans And Others Keep Invading America: No E-Verify
http://tennesseewatchman.com/2017/11/why-mexicans-and-others-keep-invading-america-no-e-verify/

NEWSWEEK
— DREAMERS OCCUPY SENATE BUILDING FOR DACA RIGHTS – CARLOS BALLESTEROS
http://www.newsweek.com/daca-dreamers-immigration-protest-senate-706985

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— DoD’s longest-serving employee marks 75 years in government – Jared Serbu
https://federalnewsradio.com/on-dod/2017/11/dods-longest-serving-employee-marks-75-years-in-government/slide/1/

November 9 Morning Edition

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The House tax plan benefits everyone – PETER ROSKAM  (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year that you are older, the higher that your medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171109/OPINION/171109872
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some have said that this plan would eviscerate the state and local tax deduction. This is simply not true. For Americans who choose to itemize, mortgage interest, property tax deductions and charitable contribution deductions are still available to them. This bill maintains the property tax deduction (up to $10,000), the mortgage interest deduction (for a loan up to $500,000) and the charitable deduction.)
— A stark—and sickening—reminder of how far women still have to go – DESIREE VARGAS WRIGLEY (DIERSEN: Desiree Vargas Wrigley should consider working for the federal government. She would have to take a tremendous pay cut, but sexual harassment would be far less of a problem. All federal employees are required to take lots of sexual harassment training. All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, I saw absolutely no sexual harassment. In the federal government, women are a member of a protected class and they are given lots of preferential treatment. Unlike the federal government’s non-veteran White male employees, its female employees are not subject to its “up-or-out” policy. The federal government wastes the careers of and gets rid of its non-veteran White male employees who do not make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171108/OPINION/171109878

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “What will Democrats offer to voters fleeing crazy Land of Trump?”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-what-will-democrats-offer-to-voters-fleeing-crazy-land-of-trump/
— Sheriff: Jail worker called off 60 times falsely using Family Leave – Jordan Owen (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, I was frequently called in to work because my Democrat coworkers had called in sick.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sheriff-correctional-officer-called-off-60-times-using-family-leave/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Election losses could snarl GOP’s tax reform push, a top GOP senator says – Mike Debonis, Ed O’Keefe (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year that you are older, the higher that your medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-election-losses-tax-reform-20171108-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Neal predicted that Republicans would, for political reasons, also move to restore itemized deductions for medical expenses and student loan interest. Changes made to the House bill since it was released last week have largely benefited corporations at the expense of individuals.)
— ‘Race’ exhibition at Chicago History Museum challenges what we think we know – Steve Johnson (DIERSEN: Who should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a minority in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a minority could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a minority in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted minorities in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a minority in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a minority in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a minority could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ent-race-exhibit-history-museum-1109-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “This is what happens when a president is unpopular.” Anti-Trumps want Trump to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-unpopular-trump-new-jersey-virgina-elections-1109-story.html
— Charging more for national parks is not a bad idea – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps would want you to pay more if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-national-parks-fees-yellowstone-20171108-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF RYAN: Senate GOP tax plan in flux – Lisa Mascaro Jim Puzzanchera (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year that you are older, the higher that your medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20171109/281505046497380

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR GRAPHIC: HARDCOPY HEADLINE: More overdoses. More rescues. – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, to push more illegal drugs, will illegal drug pushers stress that if you overdose, first responders will rescue you?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171109/heroin-overdose-deaths-rescues-both-on-the-rise-in-4-counties
— Pace raises bus fares, blames state budget – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171108/pace-raises-bus-fares-blames-state-budget
— Des Plaines District 62 superintendent remains on paid leave – Chacour Koop (DIERSEN: Constructively, my Democrat GAO superiors have had me on reduced paid leave since 1997. They have had the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pay me $1,025,596 ($4,238 X 242 months) in today’s dollars instead of me paying $173,622 ($717.45 X 242 months) into the CSRS in today’s dollars.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171108/des-plaines-district-62-superintendent-remains-on-paid-leave-for-undisclosed-reasons

WGN RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A vote to legalize marijuana in Illinois is coming – Roe Conn
http://wgnradio.com/2017/11/07/roe-conn-full-show-11-7-17-a-vote-to-legalize-marijuana-in-illinois-is-coming-saying-goodbye-to-the-747-and-more/

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— In Washington, tale of Robin Hood in reverse – Mark W. Schwiebert (DIERSEN: Who wants a) people who itemize their deductions to pay more federal income tax and b) people who take the standard deduction to pay less federal income tax? I itemized my deductions 1972-1977 and my wife and I have itemized our deductions since 1978. My critics/opponents have always wanted my wife and I to pay more federal income tax. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that my wife and I were born with silver spoons in our mouths, b) that we have always been privileged, c) that the federal government grossly overpaid me, and d) that my federal pension and health/dental/vision insurance subsidies are too generous. They stress that I avoided the draft and that we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/in-washington-tale-of-robin-hood-in-reverse/article_1fd8e75a-2ef0-5b48-af5c-464c754b12a3.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among deductions targeted by the GOP are those for state and local taxes – something pretty important to residents of Illinois and Iowa. Likewise, Republican leaders propose repealing deductions for medical expenses including nursing home costs: some of the very expenses likely to go up for working families due to cuts in Medicare and Medicaid.)

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Jeannie Ives on the Campaign Funding Gap – Benjamin Yount
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=254937#.WgQzvYzR-M8
— Illinois Government Ethics Update – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=254907#.WgQ5iozR-M8

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump tells Dems he’s a ‘big loser’ under GOP tax plan – PHIL MATTINGLY AND ASHLEY KILLOUGH (DIERSEN: Who wants you to pay more federal income tax? Since 1972, my critics/opponents have always been beyond furious a) that I paid less federal income tax 1972-1977 because I itemized my deductions and b) that my wife and I have paid less federal income tax since 1978 because we have itemized our deductions. Will my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that they got Roskam to take away the Diersens’ itemized deductions?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-tells-dems-hes-a-big-loser-under-gop-tax-plan/854094112
— Obama: ‘This is what happens when the people vote’ Nation’s top Democrats congratulate winners – DANIELLA DIAZ (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America, what percent of the voters would vote to get rid of members of the following groups once and for all: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/obama-this-is-what-happens-when-the-people-vote/853543295

CHICAGO CITIZEN
— Illinois PAC Calls On African-American Women To Claim Their Economic And Political Power At Upcoming South Side Breakfast Meeting (DIERSEN: If anyone called for White men “To Claim Their Economic And Political Power,” they would be called a White supremacist, a Nazi, a KKK member, a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.)
http://thechicagocitizen.com/news/2017/nov/08/illinois-pac-calls-african-american-women-claim-th/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— ‘Do we have the courage to be reasonable, to be kind?’ Proft describes politics as drying Illinois like a desert – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: What would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say about you to Proft? Mine would say a) that I paid only $70,932 into the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) but the CSRS has already paid me $1,025,596 in today’s dollars, b) that I avoided the draft, c) that the federal government grossly overpaid me, d) that I have been married since 1978, e) that my wife has always had a good job, f) that I have not given Proft any money, g) that some/many might not pay $50/year for his newspapers because they get GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails free each and every morning and evening and without any advertising, h) etc.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511260887-do-we-have-the-courage-to-be-reasonable-to-be-kind-proft-describes-politics-as-drying-illinois-like-a-desert
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Proft discussed how 85 percent of families in Illinois say the state is on the wrong track and how half of them readily admit they’d rather be somewhere else. “If you think we can have public-sector employees pay $140,000 into the pension system and get $2 million back; if you think we have a revenue problem and not a spending problem; and if you think 32 years of the last 34 of Mike Madigan’s speakership is not a sufficient probationary period, then this speech is for you,” he said. Proft said the inconsistencies in the world of Illinois politics are glaring. “Every politician in both parties says, ‘I’m going to Springfield to provide state services because that’s what a civilized society does,’ but how is it until recently we were 51st out of 50 states, behind the District of Columbia, in providing services to people with developmental, intellectual disabilities,” he said. Adding insult to injury, Proft said a sizable portion of the state’s more than $16 billion in unpaid debt is owed to social services providers. Proft argued that Madigan has been able to control everything as long as he has because Republicans haven’t always fought the way they need to. “The reason Madigan has enjoyed his run is not because he’s genius: It is because the Republican Party is feckless, weak and surrenders,” he said. State poltics has become so divisive that it is tearing apart families, Proft contended. “Millennials are leading the exodus from this state,” he said. “The problem is, for the biggest investment middle-income families make in their lives — their homes — it’s not possible to get a rate of return on. We talk about businesses leaving, people leaving; people are leaving to go to states that keep their promises to families that have a member with developmental disabilities.” To Proft, that’s a clear indication it’s time state leaders change their focus. “We should be having a conversation about keeping our promises,” he said. “Instead of only talking about being No. 1 in job creation, maybe we should focus on being No. 1 in providing services that are a mirror of our humanity. We have become an unkind state, a barbaric state.” Proft sees another jarring example of that in the way Ford Heights, one of the state’s poorest communities, now boasts some of the highest property taxes. “This state is becoming a home equity desert, and it’s forcing people to leave and breaking up families,” he said.)

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Yingling opponent says Ives run holds promise after Rauner disappointment – Glenn Minnis
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/511259377-yingling-opponent-says-ives-run-holds-promise-after-rauner-disappointment

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Challenger Ives: All Republicans facing a Rauner money gap – Benjamin Yount (DIERSEN: How much financial clout do your critics/opponents have in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of financial clout. Most of them also have lots of religious, government, and/or political clout. They paint themselves as having enough power to destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that they want to.)
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/challenger-ives-all-republicans-facing-a-rauner-money-gap/article_6be0b59e-c268-11e7-854e-abf4846c85fa.html
— Comptroller: New law will make deficit spending more transparent – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/comptroller-new-law-will-make-deficit-spending-more-transparent/article_2d399566-c4f4-11e7-b7ea-832f5a21d32f.html
— Illinois House OKs property tax relief bill that critics say shifts costs, is too watered down – Dan McCaleb
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/illinois-house-oks-property-tax-relief-bill-that-critics-say/article_dd663812-c4c8-11e7-8612-3f998473f823.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— State Senator Pam Althoff Running for McHenry County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/09/state-senator-pam-althoff-running-for-mchenry-county-board/

CAPITOL FAX
— Veto session by the numbers
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/09/veto-session-by-the-numbers/
— Harassment training begins
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/09/harassment-training-begins/
— Frerichs scores big win with override of Life Insurance Reform Act veto
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/09/frerichs-scores-big-win-with-override-of-life-insurance-reform-act-veto/
— Dem AG candidates promise to resist, block Trump
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/08/dem-ag-candidates-promise-to-resist-block-trump/
— Proft papers asking Republican candidates about Ives vs. Rauner primary (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, to candidates, to party leaders, to major donors, to political consultants, to etc. who state that they are conservative and/or Republican who promote Proft’s newspapers, but who fail/refuse to promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? He who pays the piper calls the tunes. What if I could and did give more money to activists, to candidates, to party leaders, to major donors, to political consultants, to etc. than Proft and Rauner do?)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/07/proft-papers-asking-republican-candidates-about-ives-vs-rauner-primary/

GOPUSA
— Durbin blames Chicago’s gun violence on Indiana’s gun laws
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33153
— Gun control laws will always fail if not enforced
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33144

NEWS BUSTERS
— Identity Politics: CBS Fawns Over Winning Democratic Candidates – Nicholas Fondacaro (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who votes for Democrats? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/11/08/identity-politics-cbs-fawns-over-winning-democratic

DAILY CALLER
— Rand Paul’s Neighbors Blast Attacker: ‘Absolutely No Justification For Dr. Boucher’s Behavior’ – Juliegrace Brufke (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my neighbors who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors who treat me in a rude if not threatening manner. They know that Trump got only 137 votes in my precinct while Clinton got 211.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/08/rand-pauls-neighbors-blast-attacker-absolutely-no-justification-for-dr-bouchers-behavior/

NEWSMAX
— Calif. NAACP President: National Anthem Has Racist Third Stanza – Cathy Burke
https://www.newsmax.com/us/naacp-national-anthem-third-stanza-racist/2017/11/08/id/825008/

CHRISTIAN NEWS
— Two Men Who Identify as Women Elected to Government Offices as Days Grow Darker – Heather Clark
http://christiannews.net/2017/11/08/two-men-who-identify-as-women-elected-to-government-offices-as-days-grow-darker/

THE HILL
— US workers are still getting shafted by America’s open borders – DALE WILCOX
http://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/359372-us-workers-are-still-getting-shafted-by-americas-open-borders

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump inspires anti-male females to run for office.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-election-inspired-an-army-of-women-to-run-for-office-meet-8-of-them_us_5a00b6a3e4b0c96530019e66

NEW YORK TIMES
— Ending Medical Tax Break Could Be a ‘Gut Punch’ to the Middle Class – Kate Zernike and Abby Goodnough (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 charitable contributions. Last year, my 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. One should expect that every year that you are older, the higher that your medical expenses will be. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people like me and b) those like my wife and I who itemize our deductions?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/health/medical-deduction-tax-bill.html
— Want Kids, a Degree or a Home? The Tax Bill Would Cost You An immense tax giveaway to the rich will hurt everyone else. Here’s how. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/opinion/republican-tax-bill-cost.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Have or develop chronic illnesses: Republicans want to get rid of the medical expenses deduction, which is primarily used by families grappling with serious health problems. Nearly nine million taxpayers deducted $84 billion in such expenses from their taxes in just 2015; eliminating it would offset about $182 billion in tax cuts over 10 years.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Robert M. Gates encourages people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/opinion/robert-gates-daca-immigrant-troops.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump thanks ‘DEPLORABLES’ who voted for him a year ago – Mark Moore (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are deplorable? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am deplorable. They stress that I oppose the promotion of a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ activity, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, g) patronage, h) political affiliation discrimination, i) reverse discrimination, j) age discrimination, k) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, l) etc.)
http://nypost.com/2017/11/08/trump-thanks-deplorables-who-voted-for-him-a-year-ago/

USA TODAY
— President Trump thanks ‘deplorables’ for helping him win the 2016 election – Jessica Estepa (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are deplorable? I should write a book about those in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am deplorable. They stress that I oppose the promotion of a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ activity, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, g) patronage, h) political affiliation discrimination, i) reverse discrimination, j) age discrimination, k) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, l) etc.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/11/08/president-trump-thanks-deplorables-helping-him-win-2016-election/844744001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Anti-Trump Wave Democrats come out in droves and the GOP is caught in the undertow. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-anti-trump-wave-1510166063
— The Middle-Class Tax Cut That’s Really a Hike Under the House plan, a family making $59,000 would pay more in 2024 than they did last year. – Jason Furman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-middle-class-tax-cut-thats-really-a-hike-1510185508
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Maneuvering through career changes – Vanessa Fuhrmans (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always unethically hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 was a “career change.”)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/meet-the-ceo-trying-to-make-business-software-beautiful-1510153201
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Karl Rove sides with the anti-Trumps.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-mass-extinction-for-virginia-republicans-1510185679
Selfie Politics
— Trump, in fact, tweets as the Everyman of America’s new politics: Embrace Me! – Daniel Henninger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/selfie-politics-1510185694

DALLAS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immigration/2017/11/08/supporters-rally-across-nation-law-allowing-children-immigrants-stay-us

MONTGOMERY NEWS
— Montgomery Township Democrats top Republican incumbents in supervisors race Two new board members to take seats in January – Dan Sokil
http://www.montgomerynews.com/northpennlife/news/election-montgomery-township-democrats-top-republican-incumbents-in-supervisors-race/article_dbc00aea-3c06-59ea-9144-624ad68f1310.html

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Veto Override Requires Monthly Accounting of Illinois Bills Government agencies in Illinois will be required to report monthly on all bills they’ve incurred, after senators overwhelmingly reversed Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a measure the state’s check-writing official advocated. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2017-11-08/illinois-senate-to-consider-debt-transparency-measure

FED SMITH
— Second Guessing the FBI or Any Other Agency’s Specific Authority – Bob Gilson (DIERSEN: I second guessed the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) authority to exempt old cars from the Federal Odometer Act (FOA). Have you ever argued a lawsuit before Judge Posner? I did in 1996. SEE: David J. Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange, Inc., 110 F.3d 481 (7th Cir. 1997), cert. denied, 118 S.Ct. 178 (1997) (
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1385001.html) The lawsuit involved the FOA, DOT authority to grant exemptions from the FOA, and the sufficiency of material facts that would make a dealer suspicious of a car’s mileage. On September 16, 1996, I presented oral arguments to Chief Judge Posner and to Circuit Court Judges Coffey and Kanne. On March 31, 1997, the Appellate Court agreed with me and ruled that DOT lacked authority to grant exemptions to the FOA, and that therefore, its exemption for cars over 10 years old was invalid.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2017/11/08/second-guessing-fbi-agencys-specific-authority/

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
— Trump administration taps long-time anti-feminist and anti-choice activist Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, for global women’s issues position
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/11/08/trump-administration-taps-long-time-anti-feminist-and-anti-choice-activist-global-women%E2%80%99s

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— What if a federal employee gives the president the finger? – Tom Temin
https://federalnewsradio.com/tom-temin-commentary/2017/11/the-middle-finger-has-a-long-proud-history/

November 8 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Milton Township Republican Central Committee held another outstanding meeting Wednesday evening, November 8, 2017, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. Ron Almiron announced his candidacy for DuPage County Board District 4. Attendees included Bibbiano, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Cooper, Dangelo, DiCianni, Eckhoff, Falbo, Fawell, Galvin, Grant, Heidorn, Hinds, Hinkle, Holan, Keller, Kinzler, Krzyzewski, Larsen, LaVanway, C. & A. LeVan, Lewis, Lofgren, Lollino, McGowen, Mendrick, Molitor, Nathwani, Orozco, Prater, Ruscitti, Russo, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Tatro, Tornga, Wehling, Wilson, Zaruba, and Zay. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

NBC5
— Illinois Lawmakers Take Part in Sexual Harassment Training Class – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/lawmakers-take-part-in-sexual-harassment-training-class-456217253.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Virginia and N.J. Dem win gov seats, not good news for Rauner – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/indivisibles-democrats-snared-governorships-health-care-coverage-trump-rauner-agenda/
— Clouds lift from debt transparency as Senate overrides Rauner veto
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/clouds-lift-from-debt-transparency-as-senate-overrides-rauner-veto/
— Aldermen want to fine pedestrians up to $500 for ‘distracted walking’ – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aldermen-want-to-fine-pedestrians-up-to-500-for-distracted-walking/
— Chicago aldermen agree to legislation combating sexual harassment – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/aldermen-say-me-too-on-legislation-combating-sexual-harassment/
— DNAinfo’s demise is Chicago’s loss in a great news town – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-dnainfos-demise-is-chicagos-loss-in-a-great-news-town/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Madigan and the ‘changing’ culture in Springfield – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-illinois-sex-harassment-kass-1110-story.html
— Lawmakers get sexual harassment prevention training: If you wouldn’t say it in front of grandma, don’t – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-legislature-sexual-harassment-20171108-story.html
— Chicago aldermen approve adding mayor, themselves to sexual harassment rules
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-20171108-story.html
— City officials rip Burke idea to fine pedestrians using cellphones in intersections – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-pedestrian-texting-fine-burke-20171108-story.html
— Why is Ira Silverstein still a member of the Illinois Senate? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-resign-silverstein-sexual-harassment-20171108-story.html
— What’s in the GOP tax bill: A cheat sheet – Jill Schlesinger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-201711081904–tms–retiresmctnrs-a20171108-20171108-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Senate OKs ‘debt transparency’ measure – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171108/news/311089867/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Dems’ big night—what does it mean in Illinois? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171108/BLOGS02/171109875/dems-big-night-what-does-it-mean-in-illinois
— We need female leaders in government, too – REBECCA SIVE
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171107/OPINION/171109894/we-need-female-leaders-in-government-too

WTTW
— Sexual Harassment Training Begins in Springfield – Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/11/08/sexual-harassment-training-begins-springfield

WBEZ
— Election Day Anniversary: The Future of the GOP – Lakeidra Chavis
https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/election-day-anniversary-the-future-of-the-gop/ff084851-a357-4a2a-b6d6-8565a9de3831

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— House passes property tax freeze – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171108/statehouse-roundup-house-passes-property-tax-freeze

LOYOLA PHOENIX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Every-increasingly, Democrats use religious people as their operatives and their dupes.
http://loyolaphoenix.com/2017/11/loyola-students-put-jesuit-values-action-washington/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Class Action Case Against Sheriff Bill Prim over TRUST Act Dismissed by Those Who Filed It
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/08/class-action-case-against-sheriff-bill-prim-over-trust-act-dismissed-by-those-who-filed-it/

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois Court Ruling Makes It Nearly Impossible For State To Control Labor Costs – Ted Dabrowski
http://www.wirepoints.com/illinois-court-ruling-makes-it-nearly-impossible-for-state-to-control-labor-costs-wirepoints-original/

WILL COUNTY NEWS
— In Illinois, Jeanne Ives is a game-changer/She protects the people she represents – Steve Balich
http://willcountynews.com/2017/11/08/in-illinois-jeanne-ives-is-a-game-changershe-protects-the-people-she-represents/

ILLINOIS CHRONICLE
— Rauner disapproval rating now lower than Trump’s
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-rauner-disapproval-rating-now-lower-than-trumps/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Algonquin Township’s Ousted Road Commissioner bought Disneyland Tickets – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/11/algonquin-townships-ousted-road-commissioner-bought-disneyland-tickets/
— How bad it is in Illinois in 1,000 words or less! – KIRK ALLEN
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/11/how-bad-it-is-in-illinois-in-illinois-in-1000-words-or-less/

ILLINOIS WATCHDOG
— More fake reforms from Springfield as everyone proposes nothing – Dan McCaleb
https://www.watchdog.org/illinois/op-ed-more-fake-reforms-from-springfield-as-everyone-proposes/article_39f20d12-167a-5198-8a66-bc3c01028c56.html

REAL GOP ILLINOIS
— Rauner finger-pointing continues in Republican civil war
https://realgopillinois.com/2017/11/08/rauner-finger-pointing-sparks-republican-civil-war/

CAPITOL FAX
— Five Senate veto overrides in 13 minutes
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/08/five-senate-veto-overrides-in-13-minutes/
— ILGOP again demands that Pritzker release tax returns
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/08/ilgop-again-demands-that-pritzker-release-tax-returns/
— Rauner’s favorite Springfield restaurant owner dodges “The Rauner Question”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/08/rauners-favorite-springfield-restaurant-owner-dodges-the-rauner-question/
— Link, Syverson want taverns shut down over “bar bingo”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/08/link-syverson-want-taverns-shut-down-over-bar-bingo/

BREITBART
— Dow’s Rally from Trump’s Election Breaks Postwar Records – JOHN CARNEY
http://www.breitbart.com/economics/2017/11/07/dows-rally-from-trumps-election-breaks-postwar-records/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire them – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/8/border-patrol-lose-agents-faster-it-can-hire-them/

DAILY CALLER
— Demographics Doom Republicans In Virginia – SCOTT GREER (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America 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 longer than their ancestors?)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/08/demographics-doom-republicans-in-virginia/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Notre Dame flip-flops on birth control coverage, makes it free again – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/notre-dame-flip-flops-on-birth-control-coverage-makes-it-free-again

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
— Why Calling Electric Cars ‘Zero Emission’ Is Blatantly False Advertising
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/electric-cars-co2-emissions-global-warming/

November 8 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A good man with a gun did what he had to do in Texas – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-texas-church-shooting-kass-1108-story.html
— Chicago aldermen could change city sexual harassment rules today – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-20171108-story.html
— Republican statewide ticket filling out – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-20171108-story.html
— Rauner narrowly beats back union push to ban right-to-work zones – Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-right-to-work-override-20171107-story.html
— Exhaustion widespread Stress and social media are taking a toll – Bill Ervolino
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20171108/282458529234767
— Judges sleeping through evidence not cause for new trial, Illinois appeals court says – Steve Schmadeke
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-judges-can-sleep-during-trial-20171105-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats ride anti-Trump wave to win Virginia, New Jersey gov races – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/democrat-northam-wins-virginia-ugly-governors-race/

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Experts fear consequences of legalized marijuana in drivers here – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: Who works against you and why? Those who work against me a) use pot, b) want to use pot legally, c) want governments to have tax revenue from the sale of pot, d) want to make money selling pot, and/or e) want to destroy Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, and America. )
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171107/experts-fear-consequences-of-legalized-marijuana-in-drivers-here
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Legalizing marijuana use in Illinois won’t only lead to more vehicle crashes, but it will hamstring police and prosecutors by making arrests problematic, transportation experts said Tuesday at a AAA forum. Illinois has allowed medical marijuana since 2014, and legislation is pending in the General Assembly to permit the general use and sale of up to one ounce for people 21 and older. “We finally made so much headway with reducing fatal alcohol-related car crashes, and now this comes along and blows it out of the water,” Carol Stream Deputy Police Chief John Jungers said at the Oak Brook conference. “My concern is about putting a law in place without being prepared for the repercussions.” AAA has studied the impact of legalization in Washington state and found marijuana use and fatal crashes are increasing. The portion of drivers in fatal crashes who recently used marijuana spiked to 17 percent from 8 percent from 2013 to 2014, the motorist advocacy group reported. “Illinois is not ready for this,” Illinois Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Jennifer Cifaldi said, adding her greatest fear was “an increase in traffic fatalities.” Advocates for legalization say changing the law would take marijuana out of the hands of drug dealers, reduce related crimes and allow people to buy a legitimate product from regulated and licensed businesses. A majority of Democratic gubernatorial candidates either support legalization or want a referendum on the issue. It’s been estimated the move could generate $350 million to $700 million to boost Illinois’ budget. Authorities at the conference said it’s difficult to get convictions for driving under the influence of cannabis because the state’s crime lab does not conduct that test. Illinois law now prohibits driving with 5 or more nanograms of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC in a person’s system. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana that can affect a person’s brain and behavior. Colorado Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Jennifer Knudsen said many marijuana products, including gummy bears, drinks and cookies, have become available since that state legalized cannabis. Normalizing marijuana makes it difficult for Colorado police to make judgments on whether a person is impaired during traffic stops. And in court, “when we get our juries, many of them voted for it (legalization),” she said. Alcohol use has been studied for decades, Jungers said, but the effect of marijuana on drivers is relatively unknown. “It affects people differently. … There’s not enough science to write a law,” he said. “It’s something that we’re hoping the legislature takes a really close look at,” AAA spokeswoman Beth Mosher said. “There are other issues than whether or not this is good financially for Illinois.” Cifaldi thinks legalization isn’t a matter of if but of when. “It’s going to happen,” she said.)
— What if drivers could use recreational marijuana? Experts fear consequences of legalized marijuana in drivers here – Sarah Zoellick
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171108/dawn-patrol-what-if-drivers-could-use-recreational-marijuana
(FROM THE ARTICLE: AAA has found that the portion of Washington state drivers involved in fatal crashes who recently used marijuana spiked to 17 percent from 8 percent from 2013 to 2014. Local officials who attended a AAA forum in Oak Brook yesterday expressed concern that marijuana legalization in Illinois could lead to similar repercussions.)
— Hiring more black teachers a worthy goal in U-46 – Editorial (DIERSEN: Who should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion? The Daily Herald would agree with Democrat politicians and with RINO politicians who say it should be those who share my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. The Daily Herald, Democrat politicians, and RINO politicians would agree with my Democrat superiors in the federal government who took the following adverse actions against me to promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion: a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974; and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171107/editorial-hiring-more-black-teachers-a-worthy-goal-in-u-46
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Future of office to keep public records open uncertain post-Madigan – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171108/future-of-office-to-keep-public-records-open-uncertain-post-madigan
— Celebrating National Adoption Month – David Bakker (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my wife and I for our giving up trying to have children, for our not adopting, and for our not becoming foster parents. What do you say to the aforesaid demonizers, denigrators, and condemners?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151105/submitted/151109393/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois anti-males hint/imply/argue/shout that because men discriminate against females, only 20 percent of directors of large public companies are female. Who should pay the price for this discrimination? According to Democrats and RINOs, it should be Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171108/NEWS07/171109889

NBC5
— Chicago Alderman Proposes Sex Harassment Training for All City Employees – Susan Carlson
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/alderman-laurino-sexual-harassment-training-456093873.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Northwest Side Housing Center: Millions of dollars sitting in taxpayer funded account aren’t being utilized properly – Scott Schneider
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/millions-of-dollars-sitting-in-taxpayer-funded-account-arent-being-utilized

WLS AM
— The Reverend Jesse Jackson Has Now Been Accused Of Sexual Assault
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/11/07/the-reverend-has-now-been-accused-of-sexual-assault/

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Sen. Dick Durbin, McHenry County real estate officials address potential federal tax reform – MEGAN JONES
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/11/05/sen-dick-durbin-mchenry-county-real-estate-officials-address-potential-federal-tax-reform/avkhso7/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— ROSANNA PULIDO LETTER TO THE SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER EDITOR: I am taking time out of my busy day to tell your readers and our Mayor, how encouraged I am by Our Mayor Jim Langfelder and his courage to do the right thing for the hardworking people and Taxpayers of Springfield Illinois. I have lived in Springfield Illinois 2 1/2 years. When I came here, I got a job, payed taxes and became a responsible, involved citizen. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was Welcomed to Springfield Illinois because of my responsible actions! This Welcoming City Resolution had everything upside down. Springfield Illinois welcomed me because I become a responsible working active adult. That’s how I showed my fellow citizens that I cared for them and they welcomed me. Our Courageous Mayor did his homework and discovered what many people have discovered. You must pull the curtain back and look behind it, who is behind this movement? No, It is not just a non-binding resolution Alderwoman DiCenso! There much more they will be pushing once we let them get their foot in the door. For those people who keep crying that it is a resolution that really means nothing I would say to them: The Lady doth protest too much Methinks!
http://www.gopillinois.com

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State Rep. GREG HARRIS, D-Chicago, takes issue with Rauner’s $125K ‘digital director’ hire JAMES VETRANO – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: I certainly hope that Vetrano reads GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and uses that information to help keep Rauner up-to-date with Illinois government and political news and commentary from a Republican perspective.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171107/schoenburg-lawmaker-takes-issue-with-rauners-125k-digital-director-hire
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “And now, they found hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay a guy to post pictures on his social media?” Harris said. “How many pictures to we need to see of him riding around on his motorcycle? … We should be investing more into community services and less on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.”)

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— House 1 vote shy of override on Rauner’s right-to-work veto – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20171107/house-1-vote-shy-of-override-on-rauners-right-to-work-veto

TIMES
— Senators should support transparency override – Editorial
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/editorial/our-view-senators-should-support-transparency-override/article_983e56f6-28dd-5cdc-8d8b-d79c4d8ba463.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Which foreign countries do you want to dominate America?
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/goal-is-to-seek-foreign-investors/article_fe456474-474f-58ff-ab05-97bdb9df4725.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump once trashed China. Now, they’re friends Schoolchildren greet US president: ‘I love you’ – JEREMY DIAMOND
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/trump-once-trashed-china-now-theyre-friends/853555206

STATELINE
— Trump rally: 3rd best since World War II S&P 500 has soared 21% since Election Day – MATT EGAN
http://www.mystateline.com/news/business/trump-rally-3rd-best-since-world-war-ii/853430271

CHICAGO NOW
— Watch Barack Obama, responding to host Berkowitz, take a position in 2002 that won him the nomination and Presidency in 2008
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/11/watch-barack-obama-responding-to-host-berkowitz-take-a-position-in-2002-that-won-him-the-nomination-and-presidency-in-2008/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Add Tithers and Those Who Contribute a Lot to Charity to the “Big Loser” List That Started with High Real Estate Taxpayers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/07/add-tithers-and-those-who-contribute-a-lot-to-charity-to-the-big-loser-list-that-started-with-high-real-estate-taxpayers/
— Capitol Sex For Political Junkies – ERA and “The Girls Who Keep Their Jobs with Their Tails”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/07/capitol-sex-for-political-junkies/
— Reick Op-Ed Piece on Sexual Harassment Still Resonating
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/06/reick-op-ed-piece-on-sexual-harassment-still-resonating/
— Dan Proft’s McHenry Times Screws Up, Has Althoff Running for Re-Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/06/dan-profts-mchenry-times-screws-up/

ILLINOIS CHRONICLE
— Former Republican Governor Edgar: Rauner is “the one responsible” for budget crisis
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-former-republican-governor-edgar-rauner-is-the-one-responsible-for-budget-crisis/
— Did Rauner create jobs? Numbers say no
https://theillinoischronicle.com/chronicle-ad-fact-check-did-rauner-create-jobs-numbers-say-no/

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Attempt to override Rauner veto of measure banning right-to-work zones fails again – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/attempt-to-override-rauner-veto-of-measure-banning-right-to/article_47311c8a-c41f-11e7-9c70-033fa1e7a2e1.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— HOUSE AGAIN FAILS TO BAN LOCAL RIGHT TO WORK The Illinois House’s failure to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto is a victory for local leaders trying to attract good jobs for their communities. – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/house-again-fails-to-ban-local-right-to-work/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Pinocchio Rauner vs. West Point Grad Jeanne Ives: No Contest – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2017/11/pinocchio-rauner-vs-west-point-grad-jeanne-ives-no-contest/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Pro-Life Message Reaches 50% of Cook County – Chris Iverson
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/pro-life-message-reaches-50-cook-county/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SANCTUARY CITIES CONTROVERSY PERMEATES VIRGINIA GUBERNATORIAL RACE, SLOPS INTO IL PRIMARY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/11/sanctuary-cities-controversy-permeates-virginia-gubernatorial-race-slops-into-il-primary.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to go against the IL GOP Platform and sign into a law a measure effectively making the state of Illinois a sanctuary state launched outrage against the Republican governor earlier this year. At the urging of the IL GOP’s conservative base, Ives has stepped forward to mount a challenge against Rauner focusing on his actions promoting sanctuary cities and taxpayer-funded abortion. Ives has an uphill battle in her bid to oust Rauner with a fraction of the funds available that Rauner has contributed to his own campaign and those of other Rauner sympathizers.)

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Rauner hasn’t embraced Trump — and he hasn’t stood up to him — which has brought criticism from both sides. But in recent months, the governor has moved to the left on issues like abortion and immigration, with the belief it will position him well for an Illinois general election. – Natasha Korecki (DIERSEN: Those who want abortion and/or mass/illegal immigration vote for Democrats, not Republicans.)
https://www.politico.com/tipsheets/illinois-playbook/2017/11/08/dems-energized-after-national-victories-labor-loses-override-by-one-vote-drurys-absence-zorn-was-it-harassment-223227

CAPITOL FAX
— Zorn on Silverstein: Rotheimer “coyly leads him on”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/08/zorn-on-silverstein-rotheimer-coyly-leads-him-on/

GOPUSA
— Socialist-backed candidates win several races across country
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=33090

BREITBART
— OUTSTANDING: Steve King and 11 Congressmen Call to Cut Illegal Alien Employer Tax Benefits – MICHELLE MOONS
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/07/steve-king-11-congressmen-call-cut-illegal-alien-employer-tax-benefits/

NEWSMAX
— Economic Prosperity Via Mass Immigration a Total Scam – Rachel Marsden (DIERSEN: Employers want cheap labor. Ever-increasingly, employers make it clear that they want to replace the employees who are citizens of America with citizens of foreign countries.)
https://www.newsmax.com/RachelMarsden/immigration-economic-labor-robots/2017/11/07/id/824734/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Those of us living in Western democracies keep hearing it over and over again from our politicians: To compete economically, we must submit to mass immigration. It’s long past time to dispel this destructive myth. The mass immigration con is typically peddled for the same reason that you need an accountant to help do your taxes. By tying the issue to economics, politicians are trying to make it too complex for laypeople to know when they’re being scammed. While they’re exploiting your human decency with their spiel about the greater economic good, these government pickpockets are reaching into your trousers (or into your bank account) for more cash. Hey, man, a gubmint’s gotta eat! U.S. President Donald Trump isn’t buying it, though. I have yet to hear Trump proclaim that the recipe for American greatness is more immigration. So far, he’s one of the few Western leaders to have taken any action, proposing to cut legal immigration by half in 10 years.)
— GOP Tax Plan Would Eliminate Key Deduction for Many in Nursing Homes – Brian Freeman (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 gifts to charities. My aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people and b) those who itemize their deductions?)
https://www.newsmax.com/Politics/GOP-tax-plan-eliminate-deductions/2017/11/07/id/824597/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Pro-abortion Democrat elected Virginia governor – Claire Chretien
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-virginia-governor-race
— Planned Parenthood tells Blacks: You’re better off aborting your babies – Victoria Garaitonandia Gisondi
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/planned-parenthood-tells-blacks-youre-better-off-aborting-your-babies

POLITICO
— GOP captures control of Congress, Nov. 8, 1994 – ANDREW GLASS (DIERSEN: The Democrats who ran GAO back then used Gingrich and his budget cuts to get rid of GAO’s employees who were Republican, and especially those like me who were White, male, older, and non-veteran.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/08/gop-captures-control-of-congress-nov-8-1994-244597
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On this day in 1994, the Republicans won control of both houses of Congress for the first time in 40 years. The newly empowered GOP, united under support for the “Contract with America” — a 10-point legislative plan to cut federal taxes, balance the budget and dismantle a host of welfare programs enacted and expanded during the decades of Democratic rule. The Republicans’ success at the polls reflected a decision to run their House races on this nationwide agenda. It marked the first time since 1918 that a congressional election had been organized by the party out of power to be run broadly on a national level. The Republicans named Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia as speaker of the House, replacing Rep. Tom Foley of Washington, one of the incumbents defeated in the 54-seat swing from Democrats to Republicans. All Republican incumbents held on to their seats in the watershed midterm election.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Administration Will Support Work Requirements for Medicaid – Robert Pear (DIERSEN: But what if no one will hire you? From what I see, ever-increasingly, no one will hire you unless you are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/us/politics/trump-work-requirements-medicaid.html
— Disney Ends Ban on Los Angeles Times Amid Fierce Backlash – Sydney Ember and Brooks Barnes (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who say that they are conservative and/or Republican but have barred me from their public events. They talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/business/disney-la-times.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Amid a growing backlash, the Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reversed its decision to bar The Los Angeles Times from press screenings of its movies following an investigation by the newspaper into the media giant’s business dealings in Anaheim. “We’ve had productive discussions with the newly installed leadership at The Los Angeles Times regarding our specific concerns, and as a result, we’ve agreed to restore access to advance screenings for their film critics,” Disney said in a statement. Disney’s change of course came after a number of news outlets, including The New York Times and the A.V. Club, said they were boycotting advance screenings of Disney films in solidarity.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who have no problem with China ruling the world?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/business/made-in-china-technology-trade.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would use Precious Colón to hint/imply/argue/shout that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and that I have always been privileged.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/nyregion/once-pregnant-and-homeless-a-young-mother-brims-with-ambition.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Killing the medical expense deduction will hit the middle class — and hard – Michael Hiltzik (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 gifts to charities. My aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) old people and b) those who itemize their deductions?)
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-medical-expense-20171107-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans may be about to raise your taxes – Paul Waldman (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 gifts to charities. My 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) older people and b) those who itemize their deductions?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/11/07/guess-what-republicans-may-be-about-to-raise-your-taxes/?utm_term=.1f9fd3546cb8
— This GOP tax plan provision could be ‘catastrophic’ for seniors – Michelle Singletary (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 gifts to charities. My 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) older people and b) those who itemize their deductions?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2017/11/07/this-gop-tax-plan-provision-could-be-catastrophic-for-seniors/
— Trump, wooing Democrats, says he asked accountant how he’d be affected by GOP tax bill – Mike DeBonis and Ed O’Keefe (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize your deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 gifts to charities. My 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) older people and b) those who itemize their deductions?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/conservatives-demand-changes-to-house-gop-tax-bill/2017/11/07/e70046a4-c3cb-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.8149c6fa464e

MONTEREY HERALD
— Tax Tips: Deducting education costs – Barry Dolowich (DIERSEN: The proposed tax plan targets those who itemize their deductions. Government should encourage education and homeownership. I have itemized my deductions since 1972 and my wife and I have itemized our deductions ever since we got married in 1978. Being able to pay less federal income tax by deducting educational expenses encouraged me to take job-related graduate a) business courses at Loyola 1972-1976, b) accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, c) internal auditing courses at Roosevelt 1980-1981, and d) finance courses at IIT 1992-1997.)
http://www.montereyherald.com/article/NF/20171107/BUSINESS/171109841
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The following conditions must be met in order to deduct your education costs: You must be employed. You already meet the minimum education requirements of your job. The course or courses do not lead to qualification for a new profession or business. The course or courses maintain or improve your job or professional skills, or are required by your employer or by law. If your courses meet the above requirements, you may deduct the following education costs on your Schedule A subject to the 2 percent adjusted gross income floor: Tuition, textbooks, fees, equipment, and other materials or supplies required by the courses. Local transportation going from your job directly to school. Travel to and from a school away from home, and lodging and 50 percent of meals while at school away from home.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Keep Twitter Accountable Without Censorship Social-media companies should lose their liability exemption if their rules aren’t viewpoint-neutral. – Adam Candeub and Mark Epstein (DIERSEN: Who wants to censure you? I should write a book about the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that want to censor me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/keep-twitter-accountable-without-censorship-1510093823
— Tax Bill to Have Uneven Effect on Households, Study Says Most are likely to get tax cut under GOP tax plan, but millions would face higher taxes immediately and number of losers would grow over time – Richard Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/majority-would-benefit-from-tax-bill-but-effects-peter-out-study-says-1510074698

FORTUNE
— Virginia Elects Danica Roem As First Openly-Transgender State Legislator in the U.S. – Natasha Bach
http://fortune.com/2017/11/08/danica-roem-virginia-transgender/

QUARTZ
— The GOP tax plan gives Americans less incentive to be charitable – Dan Kopf (DIERSEN: How old are you? I am 69. Do you itemize you deductions? If so, how much were your itemized deductions last year? For the Diersens, they were $30,890 — $13,859 medical and dental expenses, $14,303 real estate and state income taxes, and $2,728 gifts to charities. My 87-year-old aunt’s medical deductions were $74,050. What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) older people and b) those who itemize their deductions?)
https://qz.com/1121967/there-will-be-less-incentive-for-charitable-giving-in-the-gop-tax-plan-but-its-not-a-problem/

DAILY MAIL
— Democrats deliver blow to Trump on anniversary of his election win by scooping high-profile seats in state and mayoral elections – HANNAH PARRY
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5060857/Democratic-election-sweep-lousy-anniversary-gift-Trump.html