July 27, 2016 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Kirk Releases Snapchat Filter Tying Duckworth to Blagojevich  Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign released a Snapchat filter this week that ties his opponent, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, to incarcerated former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Kirk-Releases-Snapchat-Filter-Tying-Duckworth-to-Blagojevich-388464872.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Duckworth: Kirk running from record as Republican – Tina Sfondeles  (DIERSEN: How many will vote for Kirk because of the votes that he has cast against the Republican Party platform?  If I attended the Democrat convention as a member of the news media today like when I attended her rally with Michael J. Fox in Wheaton’s Arrowhead Golf Club in 2006, would she have her thugs throw me out again like she did then?  In retrospect, with benefit of hindsight, I should not have let her thugs throw me out.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/duckworth-kirk-running-from-record-republican/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I don’t think there’s a closer friend to Gov. Rauner than Mark Kirk,” Duckworth said. “In fact, much of Mark Kirk’s machine is running Rauner’s machine,” Duckworth said before criticizing Kirk for his voting record on trade deals and calling him someone willing to shift jobs overseas. Jabs at Rauner have become commonplace at the morning breakfasts, where union leaders and elected officials have collectively criticized the freshman governor. “I’m running to help Mark Kirk retire so he can go and do other things,” Duckworth said. “But really I’m running to make sure that families like me, families like yours, families like all of the ones across Illinois get a fair chance.” . . . Responding to Duckworth’s attacks, Kirk campaign spokesman Kevin Artl said: “Whether it was defending Rod Blagojevich or supporting Mike Madigan, Tammy Duckworth always puts her political ambitions ahead of what’s best for Illinois. While Rep. Duckworth votes with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid nearly 94% of the time, Senator Mark Kirk remains a thoughtful, independent leader who always puts Illinois first.”)
— CPS gives $250,000 contract to firm linked to top aide – Dan MIhalopoulos and Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs-cps-gives-250000-contract-to-firm-linked-to-top-aide/
— White House not only race on some Chicago delegates’ radar – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-white-house-not-only-race-on-some-delegates-radar/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The angst and anger of the long-term unemployed – Robert J. Samuelson  (DIERSEN: I have been unemployed since 1997.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-anger-unemployed-invisible-recession-perspec-0728-20160727-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Women reject settlement in Duckworth workplace retaliation lawsuit – Kerry Lester  (DIERSEN: In 1998, in Diersen v. Ford Motor Company and Packey Webb Ford, just before the trial was to start, I accepted the defendants’ settlement offer to a) fix the defects in my 1996 Thunderbird LX, b) give me $6,000, and c) give my attorney $6,000.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/160729088/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The day before congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is scheduled to deliver a major speech on the main stage at the Democratic National Convention, two women who filed a workplace retaliation suit against her have announced they’re refusing to accept a settlement offer that seemed a done deal just weeks ago. Now, a trial set to begin Aug. 15 in downstate Jonesboro could serve as an obstacle at an inopportune time for Duckworth as she enters the home stretch of her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in a nationally-watched race. Plaintiffs Denise Goins and Christine Butler told the Daily Herald Wednesday that they were insulted by the Duckworth campaign’s June 24 response to the settlement, with deputy campaign manager Matt McGrath releasing a statement describing the suit as “a frivolous workplace case” that dragged on for more than eight years. “Within an hour of leaving the courthouse, her campaign decided to swing us through the mud again,” Butler said. “So we emailed our attorney to let him know we want to proceed to trial.” The women say they received no pressure from the Kirk campaign to reject the settlement offer.)
— Here’s what Bill Clinton said about Park Ridge Tuesday – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/160729087/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I actually drove her home to Park Ridge, Illinois, to meet her family and see the town where she grew up, a perfect example of post-World War II middle-class America. Street after street of nice houses, great schools, good parks, a big public swimming pool,” he said. “And almost all white.”  He called her father a “crusty conservative” and her mother “more liberal” and said that “knowing her was one of the greatest gifts Hillary ever gave me.” “All extolling the virtues of rooting for the Bears and the Cubs,” Bill Clinton said. “And for the people from Illinois here, they even told me what waiting for next year meant. Could be next year, guys.” Clinton talked about Hillary’s Methodist minister Don Jones taking her to Chicago to see Martin Luther King Jr. speak, and much later in the speech noted that longtime Hillary Clinton friend Betsy Ebeling of Arlington Heights cast the Illinois delegation’s votes for the nominee.)
— Democrats highlight diversity, but face gap with white men – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at minorities that Democrats will get rid of Whites so that minorities can advance.  Democrats shout at women that Democrats will get rid of men so that women can advance.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/307279824/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs law boosting fines for FOIA non-compliance – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/07/27/illinois-gov-bruce-rauner-signs-law-boosting-fines-for-foia-non-compliance/a8bo1ac/

 

WTTW
— Labor Unions Flex Muscle with Illinois Democrats at DNC – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/27/labor-unions-flex-muscle-illinois-democrats-dnc

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— 11th District Congress candidate Khouri obtains key hires to defeat Foster – Kerry Goff
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510965302-11th-district-congress-candidate-khouri-obtains-key-hires-to-defeat-foster

 

FAMILY-PAC
— 2016 Family-Pac Boat Cruise: A Great Evening Again! – Paul Caprio
http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bce3a952ce23061bef2161b4e&id=a5b7c7e2fc&e=8dc9fff257
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Our 25th Anniversary Boat Cruise on Monday evening was a great success! David Barton, famed Christian historian, gave an outstanding presentation on American Exceptionalism derived from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. He received Family-Pac’s “Person of the Year” Award. Congressman Randy Hultgren brought his lovely wife and children and children and received Family-Pac’s “Congressman of the Year” Award and he gave a wonderful speech. Pro-family candidates who joined us included Senator Dan McConchie, Rep. Tom Morrison, Dan Patlak, State Senate candidates Mike Amrozowicz (district 31) and Tracy Smodilla (district 22) as well as State Rep. candidates Dan Gott (district 55), Heidi Holan (district 46), and Steven Reick (district 63). Former State Representatives Cal Skinner, Bob Biggins, and the wonderful Penny Pullen once again joined us. A special thanks to veteran cruise goers David Smith (I.F.I), Bonnie Quirke (Lake County Right to Life), Mary Anne Hackett (Catholic Citizens of Illinois), and Joe Scheidler (Pro-life Action League), and many other pro-family leaders for their loyal support of our activities. Sandy Rios came back from the Cleveland convention to once again serve as Master of Ceremonies. Thanks again, Sandy. Now it’s time for all of us to get to work, register more value voters, and get them to the polls in November to elect our pro-family candidates…From top to bottom.)

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLL: DEMOCRATS PICK DURBIN TO CHALLENGE RAUNER IN 2018
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/democrats-want-durbin-to-challenge-rauner-in-2018.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Madigan again compares Rauner to Trump
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/27/madigan-again-compares-rauner-to-trump/

 

GOPUSA
— Challenger Paul Nehlen raps Paul Ryan’s open border policies
http://www.gopusa.com/challenger-raps-paul-ryans-open-border-policies/

 

NEWSMAX
— Huge LA Times Poll: Trump Takes 7-Point Lead
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-clinton-poll-los-angeles-times/2016/07/27/id/740785/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— He’s With Her! Bloomberg Media Empire, Billions to Back Clinton – Alatheia Nielsen
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/business/alatheia-nielsen/2016/07/27/hes-her-bloomberg-media-empire-billions-back-clinton

 

FOX INSIDER
— ‘White People to the Back!’: Black Lives Matter Segregates Media by Race  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes support Black Lives Matter.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/26/black-lives-matter-segregates-reporters-race-dnc
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets in Philadelphia to protest police-involved shootings of African-Americans. During the demonstrations, protesters attempted to segregate members of the media based on their race. “White media get to the back! Black media come to the front!” one activist shouted into a megaphone. When white journalists didn’t immediately comply, she singled one of them out. “Excuse me, sir!” she yelled. “Somebody needs to tell this person to get to the back. Go! Somebody needs to tell these folks to get to the back!” “We are not afraid to put people out! White people to the back! Black people to the front!)
— Abdul-Jabbar to Megyn Kelly: ‘White Society Devalues Black Lives’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/26/kareem-abdul-jabbar-megyn-kelly-go-back-and-forth-cops-race-relations

 

THE BLAZE
— Sanders Supporters Burn Israeli Flag, Stage Sit-In at Media Tent to Protest ‘Rigged System’ – Kaitlyn Schallhorn
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/26/sanders-delegates-take-over-media-tent-protest-rigged-system-that-made-clinton-the-nominee/
— Trump Looks Directly at Camera and Sends Message to Russia About ‘Missing’ Clinton Emails – Leigh Munsil
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/27/trump-looks-directly-at-camera-and-sends-message-to-russia-about-missing-clinton-emails/
— Fox News’ Jesse Watters Drops in on DNC, Asks People About Illegal Immigration – Carly Hoilman
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/27/fox-news-jesse-watters-drops-in-on-dnc-asks-people-about-illegal-immigration/

 

WORLD NEWS DAILY
— THE UGLY HISTORY OF DEMOCRATIC SUPPRESSION OF BLACKS  Bill Federer recounts constant attempts to subjugate, oppress African Americans – BILL FEDERER
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/the-ugly-history-of-democratic-suppression-of-blacks/?cat_orig=diversions

 

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Why It Is Time to Reform Compensation for Federal Employees – Rachel Greszler and James Sherk  (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 a background investigation, e) because they cannot pass a physical examination, f) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2016/07/why-it-is-time-to-reform-compensation-for-federal-employees

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump denounced for suggestion that Russians should hack Clinton email – Abby Phillip and Ed O’Keefe  (DIERSEN: One could argue that Russians have a much higher opinion of the following than Democrats do: those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-national-convention-obama-biden-to-focus-on-global-strife-in-speeches-tonight/2016/07/27/42a69256-5433-11e6-bbf5-957ad17b4385_story.html
— Turkey to shut down dozens of media outlets – AP  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: If my critics/opponents succeed in shutting down GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, which individuals, organizations, companies, and governments would ether not care about it or be happy about it?  ANSWER: Those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  The aforesaid do not care or are happy that I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I am no longer a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, I am no longer the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, I am no longer an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I am no longer an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest chapter board member, I am no longer a GAO employee, etc.  I should write a book about the aforesaid who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/turkey-orders-47-newspaper-journalists-executives-detained/2016/07/27/cc3d2dfc-53cc-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_story.html

 

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
— IRS chief says ‘egotistical’ Chaffetz’s drive to oust him will leave few wanting top federal jobs – LEE DAVIDSON
http://www.sltrib.com/home/4164545-155/irs-chief-says-egotistical-chaffetzs-drive

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Wall Street Pulls Back From Political Conventions  Harshly criticized in the primaries, banking firms take hands-off approach to events – DONNA BORAK
http://www.wsj.com/articles/wall-street-pulls-back-from-political-conventions-1469664517

 

FORBES
— What Did Govs. Mike Pence and Tim Kaine Have in Common? Not Overpaying Government Employees. – Andrew Biggs  (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 a background investigation, e) because they cannot pass a physical examination, f) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbiggs/2016/07/27/what-did-govs-mike-pence-and-tim-kaine-have-in-common-not-overpaying-government-employees/#663e0789309c

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Silicon Valley Tech Workers Are Getting Home Loans For 0% Down  Lenders are catering to a demographic they feel will someday become wealthy. – Kerry Close
http://time.com/money/4426070/home-loans-silicon-valley/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Avoid conflicts of interest when applying to new jobs, ethics office says – Nicole Ogrysko  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that getting a job in the private sector was the real reason why I earned a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2016/07/avoid-conflicts-interest-applying-new-jobs-ethics-office-says/

 

GUARDIAN
— Turkey issues warrants for 47 journalists as Gulen urges US not to extradite him – Agence France-Presse
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/27/turkey-moving-towards-dictatorship-says-exiled-preacher-gulen

 

LGBTQ  NATION
— DNC staff call NC governor a ‘moronic little bigot’ in leaked emails – Jeff Taylor  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they hate those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/07/dnc-staff-call-nc-governor-moronic-little-bigot-leaked-emails/

July 27 Morning Edition

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner finally talks about Sandack, but keeps mostly mum
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/27/rauner-finally-talks-about-sandack-but-keeps-mostly-mum/

 

DUPAGE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— DuPage GOP and Will GOP Chairmen to interview H81 applicants
http://dupagegop.org/news/krajewski-and-havel-to-meet-to-fill-h81-vacancy/
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: DuPage GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski and Will GOP Chairman Kathy Havel will hold interviews of applicants wishing to serve the remainder of State Representative Ron Sandack’s term and take the Republican ballot position for the 81st Legislative District. Applicants interested in filling the vacancies are encouraged to submit resumes to [email protected]. In-person interviews with the chairmen of the DuPage GOP and Will GOP will be scheduled with those who submit their names by Friday, July 29, 2016 by 7pm. Interviews will occur this Saturday, July 30, 2016 and are closed to the public. All those who apply must be residents of House District 81 and meet the other qualifications as prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Illinois.)

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage, Will GOPs accepting applicants for Ron Sandack’s seat – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/07/27/dupage-will-gops-accepting-applicants-for-ron-sandacks-seat/a5wwls0/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mike Madigan: Democrats not involved in Ron Sandack cyber attacks – Tina Sfondeles and Chris Fusco  (DIERSEN: According to this article, Rauner said Tuesday “I heard about it yesterday morning.”  If Rauner read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, he would have learned about it Sunday evening at about 9:15 PM when the GOPUSA ILLINOIS Special Edition hit subscribers’ inboxes.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/madigan-democrats-not-involved-ron-sandack-cyberattacks/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He’s known for his political brinksmanship, but House Speaker Mike Madigan said Wednesday he has no idea why Republican state Rep. Ronald L. Sandack — a top ally of Madigan’s nemesis, Gov. Bruce Rauner — abruptly resigned over the weekend. Asked Wednesday morning at a Democratic National Convention breakfast whether Democrats had any role in the cyber attacks that Sandack had cited in resigning, the Southwest Side Democrat replied “No. . . . I’ll let Sandack speak to what his problem is. I don’t know anything about it.” Sandack had been facing a challenge from Democrat Greg Hose in the November election — a race that might now be more winnable for Democrats with the much better-known Sandack off the ballot. “Again, I’d leave it up to Sandack to explain his problems,” Madigan said. Sandack issued a statement to the Capitol Fax political blog on Sunday saying that “cyber security issues” forced him to re-evaluate his “continued public service” and that he was resigning immediately. . .After declining to comment about Sandack on Monday, Rauner said Tuesday that he had no advance warning that Sandack had planned to resign. The governor’s statement only raised more intrigue about Sandack’s decision, as Sandack was one of Rauner’s most vocal advocates in the Legislature. “I really can’t comment much on Mr. Sandack’s situation,” Rauner told reporters after an event in downstate Auburn. “I heard about it yesterday morning, the same time I think most of you did. I’m not sure what all is going on there.”)
— Emanuel tries to counter perception of diminished national power – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents continue to boast of their religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  They continue to boast that their operatives and their dupes can destroy any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that they want to.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/emanuel-tries-to-counter-perception-of-diminished-national-power/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans glorify and praise Clinton and her days in Park Ridge.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-park-ridge-hill-makes-history/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that those who do not vote for Democrats are haters.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-hillary-clinton-is-practically-lucifers-handmaiden/
— Each Illinois legislator costs us an average of $100,000 a year
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/160729151/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republicans move to get two Kirk opponents knocked off ballot – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mark-kirk-libertarian-opponent-ballot-challenge-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mindful of the adage that every vote counts, Illinois Republicans are trying to knock off the ballot two candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by first-term GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. Objections were filed this month against perennial candidate Chad Koppie of Gilberts and Eric Conklin of Le Roy. Koppie is running under the Constitution Party banner while Conklin filed as an independent. The objections were filed by Michael Bigger, the Republican state central committeeman for the 18th Congressional District and Stark County Republican chairman. He was appointed last fall by Gov. Bruce Rauner to be a member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission.)
— DNC protesters’ motives are suspect. Want dialogue? Remove the duct tape. – Clarence Page  (DIERSEN: From what I see, protestors are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and THEY WANT TO ELECT CANDIDATES WHO CAN AND WILL USE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE MONEY AND OPPORTUNITIES AWAY FROM THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and TO GIVE THAT MONEY AND THOSE OPPORTUNITIES TO THOSE WHO ARE anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-bernie-sanders-protesters-democratic-convention-page-20160727-column.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Why the mainstream media smear that Trump is a racist won’t sick – Jonah Goldberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/sns-201607261000–tms–jgoldbrgctnjg-a20160727-20160727-column.html
— DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote Michelle Obama.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-democratic-convention-michelle-obama-huppke-20160725-column.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Homicide rate surging for black Chicagoans, report finds – Dan Hinkel
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-homicides-study-met-20160726-story.html
— Hillary Thought Police and the Bernie kids – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-hillary-clinton-convention-kass-0727-20160726-column.html
— Did Bill Clinton just tell Toni Preckwinkle that Chicago is hers? – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-preckwinkle-clinton-kass-met-20160726-column.html
— D204 pushing for election day changes to keep schools safe – Suzanne Baker  (DIERSEN: How dangerous are the voters in your precinct?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-d204-no-school-election-st-0727-20160726-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial unethically made to look like a news article, the Daily Herald calls for pay and benefits for Illinois legislators to be dramatically reduced.  The editorial stresses that Radogno received $129,247 in salary, stipends, health benefits, per diem and travel, and pension costs.  If the Daily Herald were to publish an editorial calling for federal pay and benefits to be dramatically cut, it might stress that 1997 in today’s dollars, GAO paid me $120,427 in salary plus benefits.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/160729151/
— Meet the new Hillary Clinton, different from the old one? – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/307279976/
— When mini-investigations result in big reforms – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/discuss/160729171/
— It’s her party now: Democrats’ handoff to Hillary Clinton – AP  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  From what I see, Clinton despises, if not hates those who share my demographics.  My critics/opponents a) despise, if not hate Trump and b) support, if not glorify and praise Clinton.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/307279980/
— Glass ceiling shattered – AP  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about women in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on destroying me because I support the right to life and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.  These women blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.  These women are involved in government and/or in politics to get rid of men, and especially men who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/307279977/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet,” a smiling Clinton declared as she made a surprise appearance on video at night’s end, to the roar of delegates. “This is really your victory,” she said, predicting that many more women will be nominated for president — and elected. Clinton’s long political resume – secretary of state, senator, first lady – has sometimes obscured the historic nature of her candidacy. Her supporters noted that Clinton’s achievement came nearly a century after women gained the right to vote in 1920. Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski nominated Clinton, saying she was acting on behalf of “all women who have broken down barriers for others.” Mikulski was the first Democratic woman to be elected to the Senate in her own right.)
— DuPage County Fair begins 5-day run in Wheaton today – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/news/160729145/
— Wheaton council debates creating new liquor license for fairground events – Jessica Cilella  (DIERSEN: Since I moved to Wheaton in 1878, those who drink lots of booze, those who want to drink lots more booze, and/or those who want everyone else to drink lots more booze have always worked against me.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/160729144/

 

WBEZ
— Illinois Elections Will Likely Be Very, Very Expensive – Dan Weissmann
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-elections-will-likely-be-very-very-expensive/9f75bdfa-4269-403d-8bb5-bd803adee26c

 

DNA INFO
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Black Chicagoans 18 Times More Likely To Be Killed Than White Ones – Tanveer Ali
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160726/streeterville/black-chicagoans-18-times-more-likely-be-killed-than-white-ones-study

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Most Senate donors from outside Illinois – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-07-27/tom-kacich-most-senate-donors-outside-illinois.html

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors say that “Extremists flock to Trump’s banner.”
https://thetelegraph.com/opinion/86576/extremists-flock-to-trumps-banner

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Third Parties Gaining Interest This Election Cycle – LINDSEY HESS
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/third-parties-gaining-interest-this-election-cycle
— Aaron Schock Makes Appearance in Peoria Over Weekend – CNN
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/aaron-schock-makes-appearance-in-peoria-over-weekend

 

WBEZ
— Chris Kennedy Bickers With Press As He Considers Run For Illinois Governor – Tony Arnold  (DIERSEN: Who bickers with you?  The following bicker with me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chris-kennedy-bickers-with-press-as-he-considers-run-for-illinois-governor/6fd5a638-dbc5-4ad4-b96b-8b3c7fe31f36

 

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DNC Gets Talk Of Governor’s Race Going – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/governor-rauner-talks-re-election-campaign

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to politicians in Illinois who claim to be Republican, but who a) glorify and praise the Democrat Rich Miller and his Democrat Capitol Fax and b) demonize, denigrate Republican Dave Diersen and his Republican GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? Such “Republicans” a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/07/26/downers-grove-police-investigating-ron-sandack-case/alyek48/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a statement given to news outlet Capitol Fax, Sandack cited “cybersecurity issues” as a driver of his decision, though has not responded to requests for comment from Suburban Life. Sandack was known as a prolific user of social media, but recently deleted both his Twitter and Facebook accounts.)

 

CHICAGO READER
— What happens when an activist accuses a Tribune reporter of being a police spy – Michael Miner  (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors ACCUSE ME OF BEING A SPY FOR THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2016/07/26/what-happens-when-an-activist-accuses-a-tribune-reporter-of-being-a-police-spy

 

WALSH FREEDOM
— DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile: Don’t Let “White Boys” Win…  (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrat Party officially banish White males?  To hold a government office or a political office as a Democrat, you have to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists and men as being sexists.)
http://walshfreedom.com/dnc-interim-chair-donna-brazile-dont-let-white-boys-win/

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Media Chooses to Belittle Gov. Rauner Instead of Empowering Readers – Brittany Clingen
http://www.illinoismirror.com/media-chooses-to-belittle-gov-rauner-instead-of-empowering-readers/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— The cost of Illinois’ lawmakers – John Klingner, Ted Dabrowski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/the-cost-of-illinois-lawmakers/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Milo Yiannopoulis and Conservative Desperation – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/milo-yiannopoulis-and-conservative-desperation/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— KAINE PROMISES BILL TO LEGALIZE ILLEGALS IN ‘1ST 100 DAYS’  Says Republicans ‘are going to have to work together to find a solution’  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/kaine-promises-bill-to-legalize-illegals-in-1st-100-days/

 

BARBWIRE
— Billionaire LGBT Activist Partnering with Christians to Reach Millennials
http://barbwire.com/2016/07/27/billionaire-lgbt-activist-partnering-with-christians-to-reach-millennials/

 

GOPUSA
— WikiLeaks Reveals Media Collusion (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who falsely claim to be Republican?  In Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Glen Ellyn, and Wheaton, if you are an activist, candidate, elected official, party leader, major donor, political consultant, etc. who wants to shout that you really are a Democrat plant, a Libertarian plant, a Green plant, or a RINO, you give your news scoops to Democrat Rich Miller and his Capitol Fax rather than to Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13049
— Democrats finally add Old Glory to convention stage on second day
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13051

 

FEDERALIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use David Duke demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Are you an anti-Trump?
http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/27/if-david-duke-won-wouldnt-republicans-have-to-vote-for-him/

 

NEWSMAX
— Priebus: Hillary Is ‘Most Disliked’ Dem Nominee Ever – Joe Crowe  (DIERSEN: Who says that you are disliked?  The following say that I am disliked: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Reince-Priebus-Hillary-Disliked-Democrat/2016/07/27/id/740712/

 

THE BLAZE
— Trump Reveals His ‘Not Very Republican’ Position on the Minimum Wage – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/26/trump-reveals-his-not-very-republican-position-on-the-minimum-wage/
— More Division at the DNC: Texas Breakfast Devolves into Clinton-vs.-Sanders Shouting Match – Leigh Munsil
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/26/more-division-at-the-dnc-texas-breakfast-devolves-into-clinton-vs-sanders-shouting-match/

 

DAILY CALLER
— DNC ‘Interfaith’ Prayer Space Has No Sign Of Any Religion Except Islam – Rachel Stoltzfoos  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not promote Islam.  Democrats and RINOs have surrendered America, and therefore, and the rest of the world, to Islam.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/25/dnc-interfaith-prayer-space-has-no-sign-of-any-religion-except-islam/
— Conservative Reporter Arrested By The Clintons In 1993 Makes The Case For Trump – William J. Kelly
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/conservative-reporter-arrested-by-the-clintons-in-1993-makes-the-case-for-trump/
— Dem Delegate Admits: ‘Common Sense Gun Control’ Is Just Code For Repealing Second Amendment – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/dem-delegate-admits-common-sense-gun-control-is-just-code-for-repealing-second-amendment-video/

 

POLITICO
— Democrats break silence on Islamic State from convention stage – Donovan Harrell
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/dnc-2016-islamic-state-226251
— Video: Rep. Alan Grayson threatens to have POLITICO reporter arrested  The congressman was asked about accusations of domestic abuse. – Louis Nelson
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/alan-grayson-politico-reporter-226219

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Threat to Legacy Gives Obama Powerful Motive to Stump for Hillary Clinton – MICHAEL D. SHEAR  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What is Obama’s legacy?  ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors HAVE EVEN GREATER POWER OVER THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/27/us/politics/obama-legacy.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hillary Clinton vows to close the wage gap for females.  (DIERSEN: That would mean a pay cut for many of my female Democrat IRS and GAO coworkers.  IRS and GAO paid many of my female Democrat coworkers more than me even though they had less relevant work experience, less job-related education, fewer job-related professional certifications, and/or fewer job-related professional licenses.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/27/opinion/campaign-stops/hillary-clintons-radical-promise.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Michelle Obama is the Democrats’ best weapon against Donald Trump.”  Because she is a Black woman and because he is a White male, she can slander and libel him as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot and even worse things.  Democrats and RINOs a) allow if not encourage minorities to slander and to libel Whites and b) allow if not encourage women to slander and to libel men.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2016/07/26/daily-202-michelle-obama-is-the-democrats-best-weapon-against-donald-trump/5796b38e4acce20505161e31/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— How do Americans feel about Black Lives Matter? – Priya Krishnakumar
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-democratic-convention-2016-live-how-do-americans-feel-about-black-lives-1469570189-htmlstory.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Hillary Clinton’s Historic Moment Divides Generations of Women  Presidential candidacy reflects hard-fought gains in gender equality so widespread that some women see little urgency in crashing another barrier – COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON and JANET ADAMY  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about women in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who focus on destroying me because I support the right to life and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.  These women blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.  Theses women are involved in government and/or in politics to get rid of men, and especially men who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clintons-historic-moment-divides-generations-of-women-1469567465
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot and even worse things.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-american-citizenship-makes-possible-1469574353
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Job-Hopping Is Losing Its Stigma – JOANN S. LUBLIN  (DIERSEN: Since you graduated from college, how often have you changed jobs? In 1971, I changed from Firestone Stores to IRS, and in 1980, I changed from IRS to GAO.  My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious a) that carried over almost 3 years of full-time federal seniority that I gained working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 while attended UIC and then NIU and b) that I carried over lots of unused sick days.  My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious a) that carried over almost 12 years of federal seniority that I gained working for IRS and for the Post Office and b) that I carried over lots of unused sick days and vacation days.  The aforesaid was one reason why GAO forced me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/job-hopping-executives-no-longer-pay-penalty-1469545287
— U.S. Jobless Picture Offers Room for Interpretation  Gauges used to measure unemployment vary in how they define who is out of work – JOSH ZUMBRUN  (DIERSEN: Are/were you out of work?  I have been out of work since 1997.  I should write a book about the reasons that my critics/opponents who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois would give for my having been out of work since 1997.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobless-picture-offers-room-for-interpretation-1469577415

 

USA TODAY
— BEYOND DISGUSTING: Marijuana lobby finds welcome vibe at the Democratic National Convention – Fredreka Schouten  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote pot are operatives or dupes for individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that want to destroy America. Are you an operative or a dupe for those who want to destroy America?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/07/26/marijuana-lobby-finds-welcome-democratic-national-convention/87554752/

 

MIAMI HERALD
— Trump protesters unveil “Wall of Shame” outside Doral fundraiser – ALEX DAUGHERTY AND KYRA GURNEY
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article92030162.html

 

PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE
— Liberals should practice the tolerance they preach – NICK REDONDO, Friendship
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2016/07/27/Liberals-should-practice-the-tolerance-they-preach/stories/201607270118
(FROM THE LETTER: I never realized that as a conservative Republican, Christian, white male and veteran what a horrible hate-filled racist, xenophobic, misogynist and all-around horrible person I am. Thanks to Rob Rogers’ July 21 cartoon and Oren Spiegler’s July 21 letter (“Republicans Should Regret Their Nominee Choice”), I now know that Republicans are racists, bigots and intolerant. I now realize how tolerant liberals are. I could definitely feel the love. To a liberal, compassion is when the government forcibly takes someone’s hard-earned money to give to someone else who didn’t earn it so that the government can create a culture of dependency and rob people of the joy of being self-reliant and free to determine their own future — thus stealing that person’s dignity. And that is what a liberal calls compassion? To a conservative, compassion is giving of one’s self, time, heart and money to help our fellow man. Gentlemen, please don’t pretend to know what is in my heart. I wonder if they have ever really been exposed to the disaster created by liberal government social programs. Please don’t try to clear your conscience by diminishing others who hold a different opinion and experience than yours. Practice tolerance!)

 

FORBES
— What To Expect From Donald Trump’s Reddit Visit – Fernando Alfonso III
http://www.forbes.com/sites/fernandoalfonso/2016/07/26/what-to-expect-from-donald-trumps-reddit-visit/#3fcddb09714b

 

TORANTO SUN
— Democrats playing race card – again – CRYSTAL WRIGHT
http://www.torontosun.com/2016/07/26/democrats-playing-race-card—again
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats promised that their coronation, I mean convention nomination, of Hillary Clinton was going to be an uplifting affair. Yet watching the first night of the Democrat National Convention felt like it was 1964 all over again. While Michelle Obama declared in her speech “when they aim low, we aim high,” Democrats pulled the entire deck of ugly race cards all night long. Then like now, Democrats stoked racial division to win votes and political power in America over the last half century. The only difference was then there was a white Democrat president. In 2016, we have a black Democrat president. Listening to Sen. Cory Booker yell that it was time for Americans “to rise up,” one wouldn’t think we had elected a black leader almost eight years ago. The night’s theme was how racially divided America has become — curiously, under the first black president. Between the boos yelled by Bernie Sanders supporters, it felt like riots might erupt at any minute on the convention floor as Sen. Elizabeth Warren ranted that Donald Trump was campaigning to divide America based on race, religion and gender. “But ask yourself this. When white workers in Ohio are pitted against black workers in North Carolina, or Latino workers in Florida, who really benefits?” Warren said. Democrats benefit from identity politics, not Republicans. It’s the classic playbook that Barack Obama used. In 2008 and 2012, Obama played the race card and won with historic levels of black voter turnout. And he’s used race throughout his entire presidency as a political weapon. So there’s no surprise that according to the Washington Post, more than 6 in 10 adults say race relations in the U.S. are bad. That’s 63% compared with 48% earlier this year. It’s probably not helpful when you have the first Black president of America praising black lives and blasting blue (police officer) and white lives. But blacks who voted for Obama at rates approaching nearly 100% have been left with nothing but higher unemployment, crime and less prosperity than whites. So, it was no surprise that Michelle Obama gave a fantastic speech Monday at the DNC in Philadelphia, stoking the rage of racial division that swept her husband into office. “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters — and all our sons and daughters — now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.” Curiously, Michelle didn’t mention that while her black daughters were on the White House lawn playing, her husband was inside plotting ways to exploit race to win battles. He blamed his inability to negotiate and cut deals with a GOP Congress on his race and rushed to defend black men killed by cops before the facts were in. In addition to making amends with Hillary in Philadelphia, Michelle should have praised her husband for being an example to her daughters and kids everywhere that blacks are truly equal. But talk of equality does drive Democrats to the polls today. White president Lyndon B. Johnson and black president Obama are both Democrats who capitalized on race to win. And to borrow from Michelle’s words, “that is the kind of president that Hillary Clinton will be.”)

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Another Chance for Feds to Say How They Really Feel About How They Are Being Treated – Charles S. Clark  (DIERSEN HEADLINE: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, my Democrat superiors and supervisors hinted/implied/argued shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted GAO to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/07/another-chance-feds-say-how-they-really-feel-about-how-they-are-being-treated/130228/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Merit Systems Protection Board on Tuesday announced that it is inviting federal employees and managers to begin completing the latest of its surveys on issues such as whether workers are being treated fairly, and recruitment and retention. The Web-based Merit Principles Survey will go out to 25 major agencies and departments, and 120,000 employees will be invited to complete it over the next four weeks. It is narrower in scope, smaller in sampling size and less frequent than the Office of Personnel Management’s annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Voluntary and confidential, the MSPB questionnaire focuses on merit system principles and human resources policy and practice, the MSPB said in a release. The 2016 version of the statutorily required survey will inquire about “employee engagement, fair treatment and nondiscrimination, recruitment and retention, sexual and non-sexual harassment, HR services and addressing poor performance,” the board said. MSPB asked employee unions to encourage participation. To minimize burdens, MSPB will administer three versions of the questionnaire, each focused on a portion of the larger topics. Results and subsequent recommendations will go to “the president, Congress, and other federal decision-makers to promote merit-based and effective human resources policies and practices,” the board announced. A 2013 version of the survey found that more than a quarter of federal employees believed their supervisors demonstrated favoritism.)

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— 2016 Merit Principles Survey on its way to federal employees – Sam Ufret (DIERSEN HEADLINE: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, my Democrat superiors and supervisors hinted/implied/argued shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted GAO to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2016/07/2016-merit-principles-survey-way-federal-employees/

July 26 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Outstanding fundraiser for DuPage County Board Member Brian Krajewski at Carlucci’s Restaurant in Downers Grove Tuesday evening July 26, 2016.  DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin spoke very highly of Krajewski. The 150+ attendees included Illinois officials and candidates Patti Bellock, Heidi Holan, and Chris Nybo; DuPage County officials and candidates Janice Anderson, Richard Blass, John Curran, Pete DiCianni, Tim Elloitt, Gary Grasso, Bob Grogan, Tonia Khouri, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Sean Noonan, Dave Olsen, Don Puchalski, Karyn Romano, and Sam Tornatore; Township officials Kathy Abbate, Greg Boltz, Tony Cuzzone, John Dombroski, Marty Keller, John Morrissey, Rachel Ossyra, and Deanna Wilkins; Municipal officials Noreen Ligino and Martin Tully; Judges Liam Brennan, Dan Guerin, Ann Jorgensen, Bob Kleeman, Tim McJoynt, and Patrick O’Shea; and Party leaders Matt Carlyle and Burt Minor. Event sponsors included Bellock, Claar, Curran, Holan, O’Shea, Puchalski, and Romano. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— The Sandack mystery continues – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff and Ross Weidner
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rep-sandack-quits-top-gop-post-over-internet-scam/1444005/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a heavily blacked-out police report provided to the I-Team by Downers Grove police, Republican state Rep. Ronald L. Sandack made an allegation on July 14 of “an Internet scam.” Ten days later Sandack announced he was resigning from his elected position, claiming he was suffering the effects of “cyber security issues.” Neither Sandack at the time he quit, nor the suburban police report obtained Tuesday afternoon, offer any clarity as to what actually happened-or why it was serious enough to warrant resignation. Sandack has not responded to our numerous requests for information. A person who answered the front door at his home today said that the ex-legislator was at work. He is a partner at a downtown Chicago law firm and has not been available there. Sandack said in a cryptic statement on Sunday that he was forced to re-evaluate his “continued public service” due to the threat. The mostly-redacted police report does put the date of the “Internet scam” as July 7, a full week before Sandack actually reported whatever it was to police. There is no explanation why it took one week to report something serious enough to eventually cause his resignation. Oddly, Mr. Sandack was a voracious social media communicator until the cyber threat occurred-said to have been fake accounts set-up in his name (or his family members.) Currently, his Facebook and Twitter pages are down and there is no trace of whatever bogus accounts may have been established. Downers Grove police have apparently assigned at detectives to look into the allegation, according to the report. However, police officials have offered no additional details, clarity or assistance to help the public understand what may have occurred, whether there is any kind of public threat or the status of the investigation.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— GOP State Rep. Ron Sandack reported ‘Internet scam’ to cops – Chris Fusco
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gop-state-rep-ron-sandack-reported-internet-scam-to-cops/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican state Rep. Ronald L. Sandack, a top of ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, went to the police department in his hometown to report an “Internet scam” earlier this month — but a report about the incident reveals little about what led Sandack to abruptly resign his seat from the Illinois House over the weekend. Sandack issued a statement to the political blog Capitol Fax on Sunday saying that “cyber security issues” forced him to re-evaluate his “continued public service.” But the police report released Tuesday afternoon by the Downers Grove Police Department offers no details about what might have happened to Sandack as virtually the entire narrative is blacked out. Sandack didn’t immediately return a telephone call seeking comment. More to come on this developing story.)
— Emanuel accepts Rauner apology for insult to teachers, principals – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-accepts-rauner-apology-for-insult-to-teachers-principals/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Decision on Sandack’s replacement still days away – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160726/news/160729247/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage GOP leaders will have the biggest say in choosing his replacement, but the Will County Republican Central Committee must be consulted because a small number of precincts in the 81st District are in that county. Krajewski said he’s scheduled to meet Saturday morning with Havel. In the meantime, he’s asking other Republicans interested in the position to send him their resume. “We’ve got to see who the candidates are,” Krajewski said. Depending on the number of applicants, a decision could come Saturday or Sunday, he said. On Monday, Krajewski said David S. Olsen is the leading candidate to replace Sandack. Olsen, 27, of Downers Grove, serves as vice chairman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, as a Downers Grove village commissioner and as vice chairman of the Downers Grove Township Republican Organization. He has expressed interest in the House seat in the past. . .If he’s chosen as Sandack’s successor, one decision Olsen needs to make is whether he will resign from the Downers Grove village council or from COD board. “That’s something that has to be discussed with my mayor, Mayor (Martin) Tully, and with (COD board) Chairman Deanne Mazzochi, and with Brian Krajewski and others,” Olsen said. “I think it’s premature to speculate on what I would do.” He said his main goal is to do “the right thing” for residents in Downers Grove, COD’s district and the 81st District.)
— Redacted report sheds little light on Sandack resignation – Mike Riopell and Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160726/news/160729195/
— Convention could start 2018 Dem race for governor – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160726/news/160729234/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Online impostors are real. But is Ron Sandack’s story? – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-ron-sandack-illinois-republican-resigns-perspec-zorn-0727-jm-20160726-column.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Something doesn’t quite add up in the “official” story of why Illinois House Republican floor leader Ron Sandack abruptly resigned over the weekend. The scrappy Downers Grove pol said in a brief statement that “cybersecurity issues” prompted him to “re-evaluate” his political career and immediately step down in order to (stop me if you’ve heard this before) spend more time with his family. Reportedly, the cybersecurity issue in question was that spoofers had created fake Facebook and Twitter accounts in his name, thus threatening to damage his reputation. That’s certainly an unpleasant development if true. And the claim is plausible. Social media have yet to solve the impostor problem, as I was reminded just the other day when I got a Facebook friend request that appeared to be from another Chicago newspaper columnist with whom I was already connected. The request not only used his name but also a photo of him swiped from his real page. Online impostors don’t target just pols, pundits and other well-known figures. I routinely get Facebook friend requests from those who have either assumed others’ identities or simply invented personas, often of scantily clad women, in what seems to be a desperate and feeble attempt to peddle cheap sunglasses or other consumer goods.)
— Heavily redacted police report offers few details on Sandack resignation – Joe Mahr and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ron-sandack-police-report-met-20160726-story.html
— Union leader Terry O’Sullivan calls Rauner a ‘jackass,’ vows to ‘take him out’ in 2018 – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-labor-democratic-convention-bruce-rauner-met-0727-20160726-story.html
— Kennedy rips Rauner, ducks questions on whether he’ll run for governor – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chris-kennedy-illinois-governor-bruce-rauner-met-0727-20160726-story.html
— Emanuel to Rauner: Apology accepted, but ‘champion’ Chicago kids – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-bruce-rauner-chicago-teachers-apology-met-0727-20160726-story.html
— BREYOND DIGUSTING: Smoke pot with your kids, Richard Branson tells Chicago business audience – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-richard-branson-joints-kids-0727-chicago-inc-20160726-story.html

 

NBC5
— Chris Kennedy Slams Rauner, Dodges Questions About Gubernatorial Run  Businessman Chris Kennedy stoked further speculation about a possible gubernatorial run after slamming Gov. Bruce Rauner during a breakfast at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Chris-Kennedy-Slams-Rauner-Dodges-Question-About-Gubernatorial-Run-388319332.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— As Clinton claims nomination, protests continue
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/181851688-story

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Rauner calls Illinois’ political system rigged, calls for amendments on term limits and remapping – Stephen Elliott
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/rauner-calls-illinois-political-system-rigged-calls-for-amendents-on/article_1dc7e954-0992-5023-90ea-2114406fdf2a.html

 

WSL AM
— Durbin won’t rule out challenging Rauner for Governor – John Dempsey
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/07/26/durbin-wont-rule-out-challenging-rauner-for-governor/

 

DNA INFO
— Rahm Accepts Rauner’s CPS Apology, But Calls On Gov. To ‘Turn The Page’ – Ted Cox
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160726/pullman/rahm-accepts-rauners-cps-apology-but-calls-on-him-turn-page

 

WBEZ
— Divide Among Illinois Democrats On Display During First Night Of DNC – Tony Arnold, Lauren Chooljian
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/divide-among-illinois-democrats-on-display-during-first-night-of-dnc/df09862d-64e7-4fcc-aa53-9ded4e37ba53

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Schimpf stresses term limits compared to Simon’s leniency
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/510967425-schimpf-stresses-term-limits-compared-to-simon-s-leniency

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — If Michelle Obama ran for office, Illinois Democrats would roll the ‘red carpet’ out for her – Chris Cillizza
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/if-michelle-obama-ran-for-office-illinois-democrats-would-roll/article_67ba8464-0d81-5483-bc56-0bb9ac9b23ed.html

 

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Trump’s LGBTQ-Friendly GOP Elevates Homosexual Businessman Peter Thiel – Media Hype for ‘Gay Republicans’ Overshadows Conservative Platform  Fox News, media, Republican social liberals cheer on LGBTQ agenda in Cleveland – Peter LaBarbera
http://americansfortruth.com/2016/07/25/trumps-lgbtq-friendly-gop-elevates-homosexual-businessman-peter-thiel-media-hype-for-gay-republicans-overshadows-conservative-platform/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Auditor General Frank Mautino ignores State Board of Elections – Rep. Ives issues press release – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/auditor-general-frank-mautino-ignores-state-board-of-elections-rep-ives-issues-press-release/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Family PAC Cruise – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/26/the-family-pac-cruise/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TEXAS PROSECUTORS DROP FELONY CHARGES ON CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/texas-prosecutors-drop-felony-charges-on-center-for-medical-progress-investigative-journalists.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner is gearing up
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/rauner-is-gearing-up/
— Convention delegates are “not normal” party members
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/convention-delegates-are-not-normal-party-members/
— Mautino misses deadline
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/mautino-misses-deadline/

 

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— The Hillary-Alinsky-Lucifer Connection – PAUL KENGOR
http://spectator.org/the-hillary-alinsky-lucifer-connection/

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— ISIS Was Not Mentioned Once in 61 DNC Speeches on Day 1
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/26/isis-was-not-mentioned-once-61-dnc-speeches-monday

 

DAILY CALLER
— Hollywood Relies On ‘Hitler Card’ In Bid To Stop Trump – Christian Toto
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/hollywood-relies-on-hitler-card-in-bid-to-stop-trump/
— Limbaugh: Democrats Are ‘Baby Butchers,’ ‘Sharia Muslims’ – Steve Guest
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/limbaugh-democrats-are-baby-butcher-sharia-muslims-audio/
— No Visible American Flags Present At The Democrat Convention – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/25/no-visible-american-flags-present-at-the-democrat-convention/

 

THE HILL
— Boos and booze: Sanders struggles to control supporters – Jonathan Easley and Jordain Carney
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/289297-boos-and-booze-sanders-struggles-to-control-supporters
— GOP hits Democrats for not mentioning ISIS on convention’s first day – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/289236-gop-faults-dems-for-not-mentioning-isis-on-conventions-first
— Priebus on Dem email leaks: ‘This is just the beginning’ – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289260-rnc-chair-on-emails-this-is-just-the-beginning

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Insourcing: American Lose Jobs to H-1B Visa Workers – Judy Frankel
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judy-frankel/insourcing-american-lose-_b_11173074.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DNC Shows Off Diversity Through Speakers, Bathrooms
http://www.wsj.com/video/dnc-shows-off-diversity-through-speakers-bathrooms/A4072722-9579-4B46-9B7D-001E8EB83758.html

 

FORBES
— Bernie Supporters Mangle The Democratic Party’s Message Of Unity, But It Makes For Good Ratings – Brett Edkins (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs are united against those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brettedkins/2016/07/26/bernie-supporters-mangle-the-democratic-partys-message-of-unity/#713be4973a58

July 26 Morning Edition

DUPAGE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— DuPage GOP and Will GOP Chairmen to meet to fill H81 vacancy
http://dupagegop.org/news/krajewski-and-havel-to-fill-h81-vacancy/
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: DuPage County GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski and Will County GOP Chairman Kathy Havel put out an official notice of meeting to formally declare vacancies for the official office as well as the GOP nomination in Illinois House District 81. Chairmen Krajewski and Havel plan to meet this weekend to fill the vacancies. “We were all surprised by State Rep. Sandack’s resignation, but we will act both swiftly and thoroughly to name a replacement,” Krajewski said. “We hope to name someone by the end of this weekend so that our new Representative can get up and running as soon as possible.”)

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Search Begins for Sandack Replacement – Cole Lauterbach
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=219714#.V5bf2BF9XHk
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Suburban Chicago GOP political leaders are looking for a replacement for a prominent state representative who abruptly resigned Sunday. Suburban Chicago State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Dist. 81) resigned from his seat in the Illinois General Assembly on Sunday, citing a series of malicious cyber attacks in which his online profiles were cloned numerous times. Sandack said in a statement that he would work with the GOP to ensure that his replacement is elected in November. Sandack’s replacement will be appointed by DuPage County Republican Chairman Brian Krajewski, who said the resignation was very unexpected. “I hadn’t heard anything about what was transpiring, so it came as a big surprise that he was resigning immediately,” Krajewski said. Among the candidates for Sandack’s replacement, Krajewski said some names stand out, but stressed that the appointee will have to be politically electable. Two whom Krajewski mentioned are Downers Grove Commissioner David Olsen, who is likely the favorite, and Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully. The appointed GOP representative will face Democrat Greg Hose in November. Downers Grove State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Dist. 81) announced his immediate resignation from his seat on Sunday. The abrupt resignation comes while Sandack has been battling a malicious social media campaign. “…After some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service,” Sandack said in a statement. “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband. My duties in Springfield have meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.” House Republican Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Dist. 81) released a statement. “Ron Sandack is a dedicated and caring public servant,” Durkin said. “I want to thank him for his service to his constituents and the entire State of Illinois. I wish him well in his future endeavors.”)

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Search underway to replace GOP lawmaker after sudden resignation
http://ilnews.org/8924/search-underway-to-replace-gop-lawmaker-after-sudden-resignation/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Local GOP political leaders are looking for a replacement for a prominent state representative who abruptly resigned Sunday. Suburban Chicago State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Dist. 81) resigned from his seat in the Illinois General Assembly on Sunday, citing a series of malicious cyber attacks in which his online profiles were cloned numerous times. Sandack said in a statement that he would work with the GOP to ensure that his replacement is elected in November. Sandack’s replacement will be appointed by DuPage County Republican Chairman Brian Krajewski, who said the resignation was very unexpected. “I hadn’t heard anything about what was transpiring, so it came as a big surprise that he was resigning immediately,” Krajewski said. Among the candidates for Sandack’s replacement, Krajewski said some names stand out, but stressed that the appointee will have to be politically electable. Two whom Krajewski mentioned are Downers Grove Commissioner David Olsen, who is likely the favorite, and Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully. The appointed GOP representative will face Democrat Greg Hose in November. Downers Grove State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Dist. 81) announced his immediate resignation from his seat on Sunday. The abrupt resignation comes while Sandack has been battling a malicious social media campaign. “…After some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service,” Sandack said in a statement. “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband. My duties in Springfield have meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.” House Republican Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Dist. 81) released a statement. “Ron Sandack is a dedicated and caring public servant,” Durkin said. “I want to thank him for his service to his constituents and the entire State of Illinois. I wish him well in his future endeavors.”)

 

POLITICO
— Durkin on Sandack cyber attack: ‘I don’t think it is’ politically motivated – Natasha Korecki
http://www.politico.com/states/illinois/story/2016/07/durkin-on-sandack-cyber-attack-i-dont-think-it-is-politically-motivated-104169
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republican Leader Jim Durkin said on Monday he does not believe the alleged cyber attacks that prompted GOP leader Ron Sandack’s abrupt resignation were politically motivated. In an interview Monday with POLITICO Illinois, Durkin, who is a close personal colleague and friend of Sandack, was asked whether he believed the motive was political. “I don’t think it is. I don’t believe that’s the case,” said Durkin. Asked about the possibility of an underlying scandal, he said, “I am not aware of anything else, no.” “I spoke with Rep. Sandack yesterday and he explained to me the decision he made was personal, was family-related. And I will never second-guess anyone’s decision for that reason. I wish him and his family well,” Durkin said. “Ron is not only a trusted colleague but he’s a personal friend. He leaves a void within our caucus but one that we’ll be able to in time fill. His contribution to the state and Republican Party is immeasurable, we wish him well in the next stage of his life.” On Sunday evening, Sandack said in a text that his resignation was effective Monday and that the cybersecurity issues gave him pause over his legislative life: “my family welfare is paramount.” He did not respond when asked whether that meant he feared for his family’s safety. Sandack would not talk by phone. Last week, Sandack, who was prolific on social media, took down his Facebook and Twitter accounts. His official legislative web site is still up. Sandack was the target of robocalls recently that accused him of accosting the chief legal counsel for Democrats on the House floor following a heated vote on the budget. Video at the time showed Sandack touching her arm while asking why voting was closed before a roll call was made. In 2014, Sandack was targeted by conservatives because of his vote in support of a new same-sex marriage law. Already, there’s talk of appointing Sandack’s successor and replacing him on the November ballot. One top candidate widely mentioned is David Olsen, a member of the Downers Grove City Council. Sandack leaves with nearly $130,000 in his campaign account, according to the most recent election filing.)

 

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “AFTER TURMOIL, SANDERS, MICHELLE OBAMA, WARREN THRILL DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION.”
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/after-turmoil-sanders-michelle-obama-warren-thrill-dnc/1441850/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— AFSCME demanding more from Illinois taxpayers – Editorial
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/editorial-and-opinion/dennis-welsh-that-s-how-i-see-it/181469783-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rahm Emanuel skipping first two days of Democratic convention – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahm-skipping-first-two-days-of-democratic-convention/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago activists protest police hate crime ordinance with Homan Square sit-in – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-homan-square-protest-chicago-20160725-story.html
— Sanders pleads with supporters to avoid protests as Democratic unity threatened – Jennifer Epstein and Mark Niquette
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-convention-sanders-bg-17b0bbd2-52b5-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd-20160725-story.html
— Pfleger: Not enough black vendors at Lollapalooza – Kim Janssen  (DIERSEN: Democrat politicians have always shouted that the federal government does not employ enough Democrats, and especially enough Democrats who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.  Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid has resulted in political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-lollapalooza-food-race-fight-0726-chicago-inc-20160725-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Why the stopgap state budget is bad for Illinois – DAVID MCSWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160726/OPINION/160729929/illinois-needs-a-balanced-budget-to-avoid-more-deficit-spending
— Illinois GOP’s election strategy? Madigan, Madigan, Madigan – RICH MILLER  (DIERSEN: How successful will anti-Trump leaders in the Illinois Republican Party, in your Republican county party organization, and in your Republican township/ward party organization be in discouraging efforts to elect Trump?  Will they go one small step further and focus on destroying Trump supporters?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160725/NEWS02/160729883/illinois-gops-election-strategy-madigan-madigan-madigan

 

DAILY HERALD
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Alcohol and campus sex assaults – Gene Lyons  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois a) who drink too much alcohol and/or b) who encourage others to drink too much alcohol?  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, their operatives, and their dupes who turn nastier and nastier and nastier the more alcohol that they drink.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160726/discuss/160729397/

 

DNA INFO
— Protesters: We Won’t Leave Homan Square Until ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Scrapped – Tatiana Walk-Morris  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats are anti-police and anti-rule of law.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160725/north-lawndale/despite-searing-heat-raging-storms-homan-square-protesters-stand-vigil
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The legislation could make it easier for protesters to be charged with a hate crime if an altercation arises between demonstrators and police, said Damon Williams of BYP100’s Chicago. The ordinance calls for up to six months in jail or fines up to $2,500 as punishment for assault, destroying the property, trespassing, vandalism, disturbing a place of workshop or telephone harassment. “They can charge people responding or people protecting themselves [with] hate crimes,” Williams said. “They have that extra power to criminalize and charge someone with a felony… We know police that the police engage with protesting in a militaristic fashion and things could escalate.”)

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “After turmoil, Sanders, Mrs. Obama, Warren thrill convention.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32519026/after-turmoil-sanders-mrs-obama-warren-thrill-convention

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Aaron Schock Reacts to Grand Jury Decision  Former Congressman talks with WMBD about investigation into campaign spending. – Shane Gustafson
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/exclusive-aaron-schock-reacts-to-grand-jury-decision

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Danville Commercial News promotes pot in Illinois, that is, Danville Commercial News promotes the further destruction of Illinois.
http://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/editorial-change-penalties-on-pot-possession/article_3e16bd23-e05e-5c3f-8732-ac1285d2b698.html

 

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Legislature unlikely to take up Rauner’s call for term limit vote – Dan Petrella
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/statehouse/illinois/legislature-unlikely-to-take-up-rauner-s-call-for-term/article_8eb0618a-0d10-5b31-b7b9-b79324a27271.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Sanders backers waver at Clinton endorsement; Illinois delegates say DNC head needed to resign – TAYLOR SCHWARTZ
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article91820877.html

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Who Will Take On Bruce Rauner? Democrats’ Search Begins at DNC – AMANDA VINICKY
http://nprillinois.org/post/who-will-take-bruce-rauner-democrats-search-begins-dnc#stream/0

 

CHICAGO NOW
— The top four reasons why Hillary made Tim Kaine the Democratic VP nominee – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/07/the-top-four-reasons-why-hillary-made-tim-kaine-the-democratic-vp-nominee/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— Democrats had a hand in making their candidate monsters – Madeleine Doubek
http://rebootillinois.com/2016/07/25/dems-hand-making-candidate-monsters/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRAGIC: DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM SLIDES LEFT TO APPEASE SANDERS SUPPORTERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/democratic-party-platform-slides-left-to-appease-sanders-supporters.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Sandack says no “compromising information” was accessed
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/sandack-says-no-compromising-information-was-accessed/
— LIVE COVERAGE  Democratic National Convention
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/26/live-coverage-democratic-national-convention-2/

 

NUMBERS USA
— OUTRAGEOUS: DEMOCRAT IMMIGRATION PLATFORM FOCUSES ON AMNESTY, CALLS FOR ‘LIMITS’ TO LEGAL IMMIGRATION
https://www.numbersusa.com/news/democrat-immigration-platform-focuses-amnesty-calls-limits-legal-immigration

 

FEDERALIST
— The Chart The Racial Grievance Industry Won’t Talk About  The latest data shows Asian men earned 117 percent as much as white men did. Similarly, Asian women out-earned all other racial groups. Yet we hear nothing about ‘Asian privilege’—and we shouldn’t. – Helen Raleigh
http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/25/the-chart-the-racial-grievance-industry-wont-talk-about/

 

GOPUSA
— Hell No, DNC! We Won’t Vote for Hillary!
http://www.gopusa.com/hell-no-dnc-we-wont-vote-for-hillary/
— Millions of US Muslims justifying terrorism ‘terrify’ Franklin Graham
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12990

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Catholic priest to Tim Kaine: ‘Don’t show up in my communion line’ – Claire Chretien
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-priest-to-tim-kaine-dont-show-up-in-my-communion-line
— 2016 Democratic Convention to hear from every major abortion lobby group in US – Ben Johnson
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/2016-democratic-convention-to-hear-from-every-major-abortion-lobbying-group

 

DAILY CALLER
— As Trump Rises, The Mexican Peso Falls – JP Carroll
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/26/as-trump-rises-the-mexican-peso-falls/
— DNC Emails Include Derogatory Remarks About Homosexuals – Juliegrace Brufke
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/25/dnc-emails-include-derogatory-remarks-about-homosexuals/

 

NEWSMAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps draw attention to Kasich’s Anti-Trump Ad
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/john-kasich-anti-trump-ad-trump/2016/07/25/id/740415/
— Facebook: Censorship of DNC Emails Leak ‘an Accident’ (DIERSEN: Who wants to censor you?  The following want to censor me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Facebook-DNC-Wikileaks-Blocking/2016/07/25/id/740382/

 

THE BLAZE
— ‘Don’t Believe the Liberal Media’: Warning Signs Welcome DNC Attendees to Philadelphia – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/25/dont-believe-the-liberal-media-warning-signs-welcome-dnc-attendees-to-philadelphia/
— Sen. Al Franken Jokes He Attended Trump University, Says He Earned This Degree – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/25/sen-al-franken-jokes-he-attended-trump-university-says-he-earned-this-degree/

 

THE HILL
— In defense of Wasserman-Schultz and other powerful women – Noah Levy (DIERSEN: Powerful women in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who work against me reject the right to life plank, reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank, and/or reject other planks in the Republican Party platform.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/presidential-campaign/289076-in-defense-of-wasserman-schultz-and-other-powerful
— Dems flirt with disaster on convention’s first day – Niall Stanage
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/289221-dems-flirt-with-disaster-on-conventions-first-day
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors TO HATE THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289212-warren-reject-trumps-hate-filled-america

 

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats put Mexico and other foreign countries ahead of America. Ever-increasingly, Democrats put citizens of Mexico and of other foreign countries, and especially citizens of Mexico who are in America illegally, ahead of citizens of America.
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/gutierrez-trump-immigration-stance-sick-hateful-fantasy

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Politico Admits ‘Mistake’ In Sending DNC An Article In Advance  No substantive changes were made to the piece, though the arrangement has prompted criticism from the RNC and prominent conservatives. – Michael Calderone  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that I should not send out any GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails until they and all my superiors in the Republican Party have approved each and every link, each and every comment that I might make, and each and every event that I might include in the list of upcoming events.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/politico-dnc-ken-vogel_us_57951b65e4b02d5d5ed1f8e2

 

ABC NEWS
— GOP Illinois Lawmaker Ron Sandack Abruptly Resigns Over ‘Cyber’ Issues – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/top-ranking-gop-illinois-state-lawmaker-ron-sandack-40850887

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Study Finds Sharp Increase in Marijuana Exposure Among Colorado Children – JAN HOFFMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/health/marijuana-edibles-are-getting-into-colorado-childrens-hands-study-says.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps report that “Elizabeth Warren Urges Liberals to Vote for Hillary Clinton.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/us/politics/elizabeth-warren.html
— The One Demographic – White Men With No College Degree – That Is Hurting Hillary Clinton – Nate Cohn  (DIERSEN: What did those who discouraged you from getting a college degree hint/imply/argue/shout?  For me, it included my only just barely making into the upper 20% of my high school class, my ACT score being only 24, my father having type 1 diabetes from age 14 and not having a college degree, my mother having never attended high school, my washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights, etc.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/upshot/the-one-demographic-that-is-hurting-hillary-clinton.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Forget unity: Sanders himself is booed by his loyalists – Chris Megerian
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-democrats-sanders-delegates-20160725-snap-story.html
— Dreamer Astrid Silva emerges as a new face of Democratic leadership ready to take on Trump – Lisa Mascaro  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-dream-act-20160725-snap-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Obama’s Age of Discord  He has achieved most of his progressive agenda. So why is America so unhappy?  (DIERSEN: Obama’s progressive agenda is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-age-of-discord-1469486668
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Murders Rise in 29 of Largest U.S. Cities in First Half of 2016  Homicides in Chicago and Orlando, Fla., contribute to much of the increase – ZUSHA ELINSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/murder-rate-rises-in-29-of-largest-u-s-cities-in-first-half-of-2016-1469485481
— Over 100 Chinese Fighters Have Joined Islamic State in Syria  Studies come as China seeks West’s cooperation on counterterrorism, but cast doubt on some of Beijing’s assertions – JEREMY PAGE
http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-terror-claims-bolstered-by-new-evidence-1469435872
— FRONT PAGE: Pension Returns Slump, Squeezing States and Cities  Long-term returns for U.S. public pensions are expected to drop to the lowest levels ever recorded – TIMOTHY W. MARTIN  (DIERSEN: Democrats are predominately borrowers; low interest rates help borrowers.  Republicans are predominately savers; low interest rate harm savers.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pension-returns-slump-squeezing-states-and-cities-1469488579

 

BLOOMBERG
— Priebus: DNC ‘Committed Fraud’ With Anti-Sanders E-Mails –  Tammy Haddad and Betsy Fische Martin
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-26/priebus-dnc-fraud
— Illinois Colleges Besieged by Cuts as Budget Fight Trickles Down – Elizabeth Campbell
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-26/illinois-colleges-besieged-by-cuts-as-budget-fight-trickles-down
— Sanders Finds Starting a Revolution Easier Than Reining It In – Margaret Talev and Mark Niquette
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-26/sanders-finds-starting-a-revolution-easier-than-reining-it-in

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: The New Segregation  School systems are more segregated than ever in this time of racial tension. – Lauren Camera
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-26/racial-tensions-flare-as-schools-resegregate

 

FED SMITH
— OUTRAGEOUS: Bleak Outlook for 2017 COLA – Ralph Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/25/bleak-outlook-for-2017-cola/

 

SLATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote Hillary Clinton
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/07/the_people_who_hate_hillary_clinton_the_most.html

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are disciples of Saul Alinsky. I should write a book about the aforesaid in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  They would love it.
http://prospect.org/article/hillary-haters%E2%80%99-fixation-saul-alinsky

July 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— TOP-RANKING GOP ILLINOIS STATE LAWMAKER RON SANDACK RESIGNS – Chuck Goudie
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-state-lawmaker-ron-sandack-resigns/1441639/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Rep. Ron Sandack, one of Illinois’ top Republicans, has mysteriously and suddenly resigned without explanation, only saying that it’s due to “cyber-security issues.”  The I-Team has learned that there is a police investigation underway in his west suburban home district of Downers Grove. However, neither police nor Sandack are talking about the nature of the investigation. . .FBI, Illinois State Police and DuPage County officials said they are not investigating the alleged intrusion on Sandack’s accounts, but that Downers Grove police are handling the case. Police have not yet made the paperwork public, despite an open records request today by the I-Team. Sandack is a partner in a Chicago law firm and was running for re-election to the General Assembly in November. Now the Republican Party has a month to tap someone to finish his term and slate a replacement on the ballot.)

 

CBS2
— Hastert Lawyer Says Victim’s Lawsuit Should Be Thrown Out
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/25/hastert-lawyer-says-victims-lawsuit-should-be-thrown-out/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘I May Vote Trump’: Pro-Bernie protesters furious after Hillary hires DNC chair
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dont-miss/181479644-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gutierrez rails against Trump ‘bigotry’ in Democratic convention speech – Bill Ruthhart  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America. Ever-increasingly, if not already, under the Democrats, calling someone a racist, a sexist, or a bigot in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-luis-gutierrez-speech-democratic-national-convention-met-0726-20160725-story.html
— Yes, Donald Trump could win – Chris Cillizza  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hold leadership positions in the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and/or your Republican township/ward party organization who hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump/Pence has no chance of winning Illinois, and therefore, little or no time or money should spent to help elect Trump/Pence?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-could-win-president-20160725-story.html
— Can Hillary Clinton build voters’ trust at the Democratic convention? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-democrats-convention-hillary-bill-clinton-sanders-trump-edit-0725-jm-20160722-story.html
— DNC betrayed Bernie Sanders and the rest of America – Dahleen Glanton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-dnc-sanders-glanton-talk-20160725-column.html
— Rauner renews term limits push – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-term-limits-met-0726-20160725-story.html
— Illinois Democrats looking for someone to run against Rauner in 2018 – Kim Geiger and Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-dick-durbin-illinois-democratic-national-convention-met-0726-20160725-story.html
— FBI investigates DNC email hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democratic-national-committee-emails-russia20160725-story.html
— How America’s white working class lost its patriotism – J. D. Vance  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a member of America’s White working class? I was 1964-1997.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-white-working-class-elites-20160725-story.html

— Democrats turn to stars to turn convention positive after rocky start
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democratic-national-convention-20160725-story.html
— Rauner ally Ron Sandack chalks up abrupt resignation as politics getting ‘too ugly’ – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Democrats and Democrat plants are nasty.  Libertarian and Libertarian plants are nasty.  Greens and Green plants are nasty.  RINOs are nasty.  I should write a book about nasty, if not ugly, actions that my critics/opponents have taken against me, including those in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ron-sandack-resigns-illinois-house-20160725-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A suburban Republican lawmaker known for throwing plenty of verbal jabs during the 18-month stalemate at the Capitol said Monday that he abruptly resigned because politics is getting “too ugly.” Rep. Ron Sandack, of Downers Grove, said he made his decision to step down from the Illinois House after several fraudulent social media accounts were set up in his name in recent weeks. He also cited recent automated telephone calls accusing him of accosting a Democratic staff member. “I wasn’t looking forward to an ugly general election as it were, this additional stuff added undue pressure,” said Sandack, who was up for re-election this November. “It made my family uneasy and made me re-evaluate my priorities. Politics has gotten too ugly. I don’t need it, and my family doesn’t deserve it.” Sandack would not say if he believed the social media shenanigans was politically motivated, but said he filed a report with the Downers Grove Police Department. Downers Grove police did not immediately say whether they had any police reports involving Sandack, instead suggesting the Chicago Tribune file an open-records request. The Tribune did so, but police have five days to respond. The six-year lawmaker was an outspoken defender of Gov. Bruce Rauner, serving as his House floor leader. Sandack’s desire to debate also bled into his online presence, and he frequently took to Facebook and Twitter to let his viewpoints be known. Last week, Sandack suddenly deleted his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Asked Monday if any compromising information was accessed before he deleted his social media accounts, Sandack said “no.” The former lawmaker said he is looking forward to life as a “private citizen” and will continue his work at a Chicago law firm. Late last month, Sandack appeared in a segment on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” where he said Democrats are to blame for Illinois’ budget impasse. More recently, he’s been the subject of automated attack phone calls accusing him of accosting a Democratic staff member. That stems from a heated debate at the end of the spring session. House Republicans were furious when Democrats quickly adjourned after House Speaker Michael Madigan muscled through a budget bill that ultimately stalled in the Senate. Republicans asked for a double check that required each lawmaker voting for the measure to be verified as in their seat. But that didn’t happen. Incredulous, Sandack went to the front of the chamber to ask Madigan’s chief legal counsel why the verified roll call was never held and touched her on the arm. Democrats later accused Sandack of accosting her, which Sandack denied. “I did not grab her. I did get in her face and talk to her,” Sandack said at the time. Sandack first joined the legislature in 2010, when he was appointed to fill the Senate seat of Dan Cronin, who stepped down to serve as DuPage County Board chairman. Sandack moved to the House in 2013 and was up for re-election Nov. 8 against Democratic attorney Greg Hose, also of Downers Grove. Republican leaders have 30 days to name Sandack’s replacement. The Daily Herald reported Monday that a leading contender is David Olsen, a Downers Grove village commissioner and vice chairman of the Downers Grove Township Republican Organization. House Republican leader Jim Durkin said Sandack was “a dedicated and caring public servant.” “I spoke with Ron yesterday and he indicated that his decision was personal and for the benefit of his family,” Durkin told the Tribune via text message. “I respect his decision.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gutierrez calls Trump deportation plan ‘sick and hateful fantasy’ – Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to surrender America to Mexico and to all the other foreign countries.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/gutierrez-calls-trump-deportation-plan-sick-hateful-fantasy/
— Rauner reignites push for term limits – Jacob Wittich
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-reignites-push-term-limits/
— Democrats gave life to Sanders, Trump, Rauner – Madeleine Doubek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/madeleine-doubek-democrats-gave-life-to-sanders-trump-rauner/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Local Sanders delegates look for more out of Clinton – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160725/news/160729333/
— Sanders backs Clinton-Kaine ticket, but his supporters jeer – Sean Sullivan and Anne Gearan
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160725/news/160729368/
— Animals begin arriving for DuPage County Fair – Cassie Buchman
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160725/news/160729332/
— College of DuPage, Downers Grove leader Olsen front-runner to fill Sandack’s seat – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160725/news/160729384/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A rising star in the DuPage County Republican Party, David S. Olsen, appears to be the leading candidate to replace 81st District state Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove, who has resigned his seat citing “cyber security issues.”  Olsen, 27, of Downers Grove, already serves as vice chairman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, as a Downers Grove village commissioner and as vice chairman of the Downers Grove Township Republican Organization. He has expressed interest in seeking the 81st House seat in the past and Downers Grove Township and DuPage County GOP leaders say he’s the “front-runner” to fill the remainder of Sandack’s term and likely be listed on the Nov. 8 ballot against Downers Grove Democrat Greg Hose. “Right now it sounds like David Olsen is at the top of everyone’s wish list,” said Bob Grogan, Downers Grove Township Republican Organization chairman. “He’s a well-liked young man.”  Olsen, who works as an ethics and compliance analyst for BP Corp. North America Inc., did not immediately return calls seeking comment. But Republican leaders say he likely will retain his College of DuPage seat but resign from the Downers Grove village council if he’s chosen as Sandack’s successor. “He was looking at this (state) seat in the primary a year ago,” Brian Krajewski, DuPage County Republican chairman, said. The 81st District includes all or parts of Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, Westmont and Woodridge in DuPage and Will counties. “Clearly he’s performed tremendously in his role as commissioner in Downers Grove, was elevated to mayor pro tem and was recently tapped to help clean up the mess at COD,” Krajewski said. Olsen was appointed to the College of DuPage board in February to replace former Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton, who resigned in December. His selection — which was supported by Gov. Bruce Rauner — was significant because it broke a 3-3 tie among trustees that plagued the college and stalled business for months following Hamilton’s unexpected departure. COD board Chairwoman Deanne Mazzochi did not immediately return calls seeking comment. Krajewski said Olsen likely will remain on the college panel until the spring election to prevent another stalemate. Olsen already has said he does not intend to seek a full term on the COD board in the spring election. “He helps bring people together,” Krajewski said. “I know his intentions there were never to rerun in April anyway for that position.” Olsen — or whoever is picked to run in Sandack’s place in the Nov. 8 election — will need time to devote to running a campaign, Krajewski and Grogan said. That campaign would pit the chosen candidate against Hose, an attorney and Downers Grove village commissioner who is the Democrat seeking the 81st seat. With his opponent unknown, Hose said he’ll keep his focus on the issues — largely the state’s unpaid bills, economic issues and rising property taxes. “I think that’s the best way to do it. This race doesn’t need to be about personality,” Hose said. “I’m just going to keep focusing on what’s important to the people of the 81st District and making the world a little better for my children and everyone else’s children.” Officials expect the decision on Sandack’s replacement will be made relatively quickly. The Republican party has 30 days from Sandack’s resignation effective Monday to fill his seat and officials have until Aug. 25 to fill the vacancy on the November ballot. Krajewski said the person chosen by DuPage Republican leaders will get the seat and the ballot slot, but the Will County Republican Central Committee also will have a say because a small number of precincts in the 81st District are within Will County’s borders. Will County Republican Chairwoman Kathy Havel did not immediately return a call seeking comment.)
— Republican leader Jim Durkin: Ron Sandack will be missed – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160725/news/160729391/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois House Republican leader said Monday that Ron Sandack, the suburban lawmaker who resigned abruptly citing “cyber security issues,” will be missed. The sudden resignation of former state Rep. Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican, became effective Monday, according to a letter received by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office and other leaders. “Ron Sandack is a dedicated and caring public servant. I want to thank him for his service to his constituents and the entire State of Illinois,” House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs said in a statement. “I wish him well in his future endeavors,” “I spoke with Ron yesterday afternoon and respect his decision to resign,” a separate message to lawmakers said. “I am grateful for the work he has done collectively on behalf of our caucus and for his constituents. He will be missed.” Sandack had become a vocal supporter of Gov. Bruce Rauner and a key member of the House Republicans, acting as a floor leader at the Capitol during hours of legislative debates. “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the people of the 81st district for the past four years in Springfield,” Sandack said in a statement over the weekend. “But after some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service.” Sandack, a second-term member of the Illinois House, hasn’t responded to requests for comment and hasn’t elaborated further. “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband,” his statement said. “My duties in Springfield has meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.” His resignation was a particular surprise because his profile has risen quickly among Illinois Republicans, becoming a prominent member of Durkin’s team in Springfield. His prolific tweeting raised his profile, too, so the disappearance of his Twitter accounts last week were a cause for questions that led to his resignation announcement over the weekend. Last month, he appeared on a segment of the Daily Show about the Illinois budget war. “Ron Sandack is an integral part of our leadership team,” said state Rep. Ed Sullivan, a Mundelein Republican. Sullivan decided not to run for re-election, at least partly because of actions of protesters at his home, and said Sandack made a personal decision to leave the House. Local Republican officials will get to pick Sandack’s replacement in the coming days.)

 

WBEZ
— Resignation Of Top State Republican A Happy Surprise For Democrats – Miles Bryan
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/resignation-of-top-state-republican-a-happy-surprise-for-democrats/aa40e1f7-34a3-4bbf-b2cf-6d9000b1e443

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Gov. Durbin? Talk resurfaces in Philly, and says much about Democrats – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Durbin is much further to the left than Rauner is to the right.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160725/BLOGS02/160729900/gov-durbin-talk-resurfaces-in-philly-and-says-much-about-democrats
— George Ryan lawyer slams federal appeals judge – CLAIRE BUSHEY  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents glorify and praise those judges who have ruled against me.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160725/NEWS04/160729890/george-ryan-lawyer-slams-federal-appeals-judge
— 30,850 new pilots needed a year as travel soars, says Boeing – Bloomberg  (DIERSEN: Early on, bad eyesight and partial red/green color blindness ended my plans to be a pilot.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160725/NEWS10/160729896/30850-new-pilots-needed-a-year-as-travel-soars-says-boeing

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Madigan calls Rauner and Trump “extreme” – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-calls-rauner-and-trump-extreme#stream/0

 

WTTW
— Illinois Democrats Urge Dick Durbin to Run for Governor – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/25/illinois-democrats-urge-dick-durbin-run-governor

 

WSIL TV
— Illinois police prepare for big changes in penalties for marijuana possession – Anna Giles  (DIERSEN: If Rauner signs this bill, how soon will the following be stoners: your children, your grandchildren, your great grandchildren, you, your spouse, your parents, your grand parents, your great grandparents, those in your neighborhood, those in your precinct, those in your township/ward, those in your county, those in Illinois, and those in America?  Every-increasingly, people, and especially young people, have trouble dealing with reality, so ever-increasingly, they will become stoners.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32528772/illinois-police-prepare-for-big-changes-in-penalties-for-marijuana-possession

 

WAND
— Top Illinois Dem Says Party Takes Nothing For Granted – Doug Wolfe
http://www.wandtv.com/story/32528838/top-illinois-dem-says-party-takes-nothing-for-granted

 

BELLEVIEW NEWS DEMOCRAT
— A view from the floor: Highland man Phil Chapman serves as Trump delegate at Republican National Convention – CURT LIBBRA
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/highland-news-leader/article91748782.html

 

SOUTHERN
— Legislature unlikely to take up Rauner’s call for term limit vote – DAN PETRELLA
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/legislature-unlikely-to-take-up-rauner-s-call-for-term/article_51e8b142-af94-5eae-899b-fdbbb9c1be54.html

 

WHEATON PATCH
— 2 Arrested in Past Week in Separate DuPage County ‘Courthouse Incidents’  Both incidents occurred at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton in recent days. – Amie Schaenzer
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/2-arrested-past-week-separate-dupage-county-courthouse-incidents

 

CHICAGO LAW BULLETIN
— House GOP’s floor leader stepping down – Andrew Maloney
http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2016/07/25/Sandack-steps-down-7-25-16.aspx

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Follow The Logic: Double Standards and Hillary Clinton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMPUBwJTE9Y

 

ILLINOIS CONSERVATIVE EXAMINER
— Illegals along for the free ride
http://www.ice-news.net/2016/07/24/illegals-along-for-the-free-ride/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— GROWING DEMOCRAT DOMINATION IN DUPAGE COUNTY  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who are anti-Christian, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican who hypocritically move into DuPage County or stay in DuPage County to take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Christian, conservative, and Republican principles and values bring forth?)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/growing-democrat-domination-of-nations-largest-counties.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to PEW, most of the biggest counties have become more presidentially Democratic over the past four decades. For example, Illinois’ DuPage County, a longtime GOP stronghold, went for Gerald Ford by more than 40 percentage points in 1976 (68.8% to 28.3%). But it went for Obama twice, by nearly 11 percentage points in 2008 and by 1.1 percentage points in 2012. . .In recent decades Americans have increasingly sorted themselves politically. A 2014 Pew Research Center report on political polarization found that liberals are about twice as likely as conservatives to live in urban areas, while conservatives are more concentrated in rural areas.)
— CONTROVERSIAL BALTIMORE MAYOR TO GAVEL IN DNC AS WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ BACKS OUT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/controversial-baltimore-mayor-to-gavel-in-dnc-as-wasserman-schultz-backs-out.html
— CONGRESSMAN BOST OUT-RAISES DEMOCRAT CHALLENGER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/congressman-bost-out-raises-democrat-challenger.html
— BIG DEBT, LITTLE STUDY: WHAT TAXPAYERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COLLEGE STUDENTS’ TIME  (DIERSEN: Between 1964 and 1969, to pay for college expenses and to pay for new cars, I worked as many hours that I could. I was able to graduate debt-free from NIU in August of 1970 while owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. I had bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967 and a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/big-debt-little-study-what-taxpayers-should-know-about-college-students-time-use.html

 

GOPUSA
— Police stand between furious Florida delegates and stage as Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12980
— DNC delegates replaced because they’re male  (DIERSEN: In 1977, my Democrat GAO superiors replaced me not only because I am a male, but because I am a Republican, White, old (49 at the time), and a non-veteran.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12879
— Clinton Crime Family Tried to Bury Bern
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12952

 

DAILY CALLER
— Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments – Chuck Ross
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/24/leaked-dnc-documents-show-plans-to-reward-big-donors-with-federal-appointments/

 

NEWSMAX
— Former Fox Chief Ailes Could Be Trump’s Chief Strategist, Sources Say – David A. Patten
http://www.newsmax.com/Premium/roger-ailes-donald-trump-campaign/2016/07/25/id/740338/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats fear secret white guy Trump vote – PAUL BEDARD
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dems-fear-secret-white-guy-trump-vote/article/2597653

 

THE HILL
— Wasserman Schultz booed off stage in Philadelphia – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289059-wasserman-schultz-booed-off-stage-in-philadelphia
— Wasserman Schultz backs down, won’t open convention – Ian Swanson and Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/289106-wasserman-schultz-backs-down-wont-open-convention
— DNC apologizes to Sanders for ‘inexcusable’ emails – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289146-dnc-apologizes-to-party-sanders-over-inexcusable-emails

 

POLITICO
— Trump on Wasserman Schultz: ‘Hillary threw her under a bus’  He also tried out a new nickname for his rival: ‘Hillary Rotten Clinton’ – Nolan D. McCaskill
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/trump-clinton-wasserman-schultz-226145
— Sanders delegates revolt on convention floor  Sanders’ allies drown out speakers with chants supporting the Vermont senator. – Kyle Cheney
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/democratic-national-convention-clinton-sanders-226154

 

CNN
— S.E. Cupp: The Trump I know is a Democrat – Lucy Little
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/politics/axe-files-se-cupp/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump running mate Mike Pence gets hammered hard by DNC speakers right out of the gate – Christine Mai-Duc
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-democratic-convention-2016-live-trump-running-mate-mike-pence-gets-1469495433-htmlstory.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democratic Dilemma: Knock Donald Trump, or Boost Hillary Clinton?  The party faces a fundamental strategic choice as it frames its convention this week in Philadelphia – Gerald F. Seib writes  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who knock Republicans and boost Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-dilemma-knock-donald-trump-or-boost-hillary-clinton-1469461979
— Colleges Nudge Students to Graduate Within Four Years  Slow graduation rates hurt schools’ reputations and adds to tab for ‘super seniors’ – MELISSA KORN  (DIERSEN: For me, graduating within 4 years was a very high priority. Because I transferred from UIC to NIU in January of 1969, I graduated from NIU in August of 1970 instead if June of 1970.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/colleges-coax-students-to-graduate-sooner-1469471690

 

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
— 7 Expenses That Will Fall Once You Retire – PAUL KATZEFF  (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government succeeded in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.investors.com/etfs-and-funds/retirement/7-expenses-that-will-fall-once-you-retire/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Are you worried about being able to afford the retirement lifestyle you want? Well, you can relax a little bit. That’s because your spending is likely to fall once you retire. In fact, odds are it will decline in a whopping 7 of 8 key categories, according to the latest data from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). That means you will probably need less money than you thought. That should make your overall retirement planning a little easier. The less you need, the easier it is to reach that goal. After retirement, the average 65- to 79-year-old’s household spending falls to $41,904 a year. That’s just 77% of what it was before retirement from age 50 to age 64: $54,356. Even if your income and spending are much higher than the average household’s, you should expect your spending to shift into a lower gear once you retire. The 25% of Americans who are the most affluent — their annual income range starts at about $102,000 and goes into the millions — spend about $104,000 a year on average from age 50 to 54, their peak consumption years. But by ages 65 to 69, their annual spending falls to about $82,000. Already making do with less, low-income households tend to see a smaller decline in spending after retirement. For the average retiree household, the biggest decline in spending is for insurance and pensions. Spending in this category for the average 65- to 79-year-old retiree household plunges to just 40% of what it was pre-retirement from ages 50 to 64. That category includes contributions to retirement accounts and pensions. The decline makes perfect sense since retirees are far more likely to be taking withdrawals from retirement accounts than stuffing money into them. The only category where spending increases is health care. Spending averages $3,935 a year for pre-retirees. It climbs to 126% of that, $4,959, for 65- to 79-year-old retiree households. The other six categories where average annual spending declines are housing, transportation, food, entertainment, apparel and “other,” which includes spending for things like reading, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, education and personal care.)

 

FOX NEWS LATINO
— DNC tries to draw contrasts to GOP by giving undocumented immigrants key roles in Philly – Elizabeth Llorente  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs put illegals ahead of Americans.)
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/07/25/dnc-tries-to-draw-contrasts-to-gop-by-giving-undocumented-immigrants-key-roles/

July 25 Morning Edition

POLITICO
— Sandack’s bombshell resignation – Natasha Korecki
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/illinois-playbook/2016/07/sandacks-bombshell-resignation-kirk-clinton-up-in-illinois-poll-gutierrez-among-tonights-dnc-speakers-215498
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The abrupt resignation of state Rep. Ron Sandack — an outspoken member of the legislature who was Gov. Bruce Rauner’s reliable attack dog on the House floor — was stirring all kinds of talk late Sunday. As Republican floor leader, Sandack was the governor’s point person in the House, arguing strenuously for the governor’s office (and generally against Democratic Speaker Mike Madigan) on individual bills. Sandack resigned on Sunday following what he described as a series of cyberattacks on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, which involved the creation of new accounts under the guise of his own persona.  “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband. My duties in Springfield [have] meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.” Story and Sandack’s full statement here: http://www.politico.com/states/illinois/story/2016/07/top-house-republican-abruptly-resigns-citing-cybersecurity-104157  In a text to Politico Illinois last night, Sandack said his resignation was effective Monday and that the cybersecurity issues gave him pause over his legislative life: “my family welfare is paramount.” He did not respond when asked whether that meant he feared for his family’s safety. Sandack would not talk by phone. SO … why are so many people having trouble believing him? Here’s a few reasons we want to hear more (anything?) from Republican leaders today: 1. Something seems off with the equation. (High-profile statehouse Republican) + (close to most powerful Republicans in state) + (social media accounts hacked into) = immediately resigns? 2. Crickets. The governor, Illinois House Republicans, others in leadership, said a big nada on Sunday at the news of the loss of a top lieutenant. No statements released by leaders. No response from a governor’s spokeswoman when asked for reaction late Sunday. No answer from several Republican party and legislative leaders (with the exception of House Republican forwarding a copy of Sandack’s statement.) That won’t hold today though. 3. Timing. Sandack took down his own social media accounts last week, which prompted all kinds of speculation. He said on Sunday the cyber hacking/harassment started around July 4. He resigned days after taking down his accounts. Days earlier, the Illinois House Victory Fund had spent $10,300 in printing costs for his campaign. http://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/ItemizedExpend.aspx?FiledDocID=615133&ExpenditureType=Expenditures&Archived=True&OrderBy=LastorOnlyName-AtoZ&ItemizedExpendFrom=D2Quarterly.aspx  4. Sandack has long been an outspoken, incredibly accessible guy — except on the day he resigned. Instead, his announcement was carefully crafted. It was first made available in a relatively safe venue — the Capitol Fax newsletter. The writeup (which is password protected or we’d include a link) describes Sandack working to take down two fake accounts on Twitter and 10 on Facebook, which purported to behave as Sandack accounts. In the midst of this, Sandack says he experiences a moment of clarity, realizing he doesn’t want to miss any more of his kids’ events. What was missing from the CapFax piece was any description as to what actually happened on these fake accounts. Had they actually posted content pretending to be Sandack? Were they threatening? Embarrassing? The piece said Sandack filed a police report. Beside Sandack, the other person quoted in the CapFax writeup was a recent Rauner appointee, John Bambenek, who talked about how unusual and dangerous it was to have such an open attack against a public official. He also talked about the difficulty of prosecuting computer crimes. (Incidentally, on Sunday, Bambanek on Twitter said this about a higher-profile cyber incident: https://twitter.com/bambenek/status/757321987618328576) Sandack appeared on the Daily Show on a segment about Illinois’ pitiful budget woes. Watch: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/7dahxe/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-jordan-klepper-s-happy-endings—illinois-s-budget-impasse Sandack leaves with nearly $130,000 in his campaign account, according to the most recent election filing. He was up for reelection in November. Last night, state Rep. Tom Demmer said of Sandack on Twitter: “An excellent legislator and a great guy. We’ll miss him in the House.” Gov. Rauner is in Chicago today, and will no doubt be asked to weigh in on this one.)
— Priebus on DNC leak: ‘The Russians didn’t write the emails’ – Nick Gass
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/dnc-leak-reince-priebus-russia-226115
— Bedlam erupts as Wasserman Schultz speaks to Florida delegates – Nick Gass and Daniel Strauss
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/chaos-erupts-as-wasserman-schultz-speaks-to-florida-delegates-226113
— Mook suggests Russians leaked DNC emails to help Trump – Jeremy Herb
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/robby-mook-russians-emails-trump-226084

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— GOP state lawmaker resigns abruptly, cites cyber security issues – Mike Riopell
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gop-state-lawmaker-resigns-abruptly-cites-cyber-security-issues/
— Mayor, Council allies play games to get him his way – Andy Shaw
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/shaw-mayor-nixes-referendum-question/
— Madigan on Durbin bid for governor: ‘We talked about it’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/madigan-on-durbin-bid-for-governor-we-talked-about-it/

 

ABC7
— IL DEMOCRATS IN PHILADELPHIA FOR DNC – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/il-democrats-in-philadelphia-for-dnc/1441316/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Suburban lawmaker Ron Sandack abruptly resigns, citing hacked social media accounts – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ron-sandack-resigns-illinois-house-20160724-story.html
— Twitter opens up verified accounts to everyone; here’s how to get yours – Hayley Tsukayama  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, few if any of my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes could/would get a verified Twitter account.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-twitter-verified-account-wp-bsi-20160720-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to Twitter’s help center, a verified account applicant must have: A verified phone number  A confirmed email address  A bio A profile photo A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)  A website Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings  You may also be asked for a copy of a government-issued ID, to further confirm you are who you say you are. In other words, if you were planning on keeping anything about your identity hidden from Twitter, this is not a move you should make.)
— Wikileaks DNC emails show former U. of I. chairman tried to get back into Democrats’ good graces – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-niranjan-shah-wikileaks-obama-fundraiser-blagojevich-20160724-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: From behind bars, Hastert fights victim’s lawsuit – Christy Gutowski  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if you have ever done anything that subjects you to blackmail, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dennis-hastert-lawsuit-response-met-20160724-story.html
— Offbeat and overlooked ways to save money for college – Steve Rosen  (DIERSEN: What did you do to save money for college?  I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line, worked as a security guard, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/yourmoney/sns-201607111430–tms–kidmoneyctnsr-a20160711-20160711-story.html
— Working past age 65 has many benefits – Jill Schlesinger  (DIERSEN: The older that I get, the more furious that I get at my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government who wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/savingsgame/tca-working-past-age-65-has-many-benefits-20160714-story.html
— Can America afford to have a ceremonial president? – Jonah Goldberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/sns-201607211800–tms–jgoldbrgctnjg-a20160722-20160722-column.html
— Sex offenders sue, saying registry laws keep them from church, living with family – Robert McCoppin  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who bring sex offenders to America, to Illinois, to your county, to your township/ward, to your municipality, and/or to your precinct?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-sex-offender-registry-suit-met-20160724-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— A closer look at people who volunteer – HandsOn Suburban Chicago  (DIERSEN: What volunteer work do you do?  I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.  How should I react to those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn me and what I do?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160725/news/160729641/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A CATHOLIC REFORMATION  As the Archdiocese of Chicago prepares to close or combine churches, even parishes like St. John of the Cross in affluent Western Springs will feel the pain. How so? Imagine multiple-couple weddings. – BRIGID SWEENEY (DIERSEN: Democrats want Catholics to address their problems by promoting Democrats, dependency on government, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, booze, gambling, abolition of the Second Amendment, demonization, denigration, and condemnation of Republicans, of non-Catholics, of etc.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/catholic#utm_medium=email&utm_source=ccb-morning10&utm_campaign=ccb-morning10-20160725

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Rauner working with police on easing marijuana penalties – AP  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who wants marijuana penalties to be eased?  ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. If asked if marijuana penalties should be higher for those involved in education, how would Rauner respond?  What about those involved in government and/or in politics?)
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/07/24/rauner-working-with-police-on-easing-marijuana-penalties/a7l6vz8/

 

STATELINE
— Trump bounces into the lead  Trump’s favorability also rising – CNN
http://www.mystateline.com/news/trump-bounces-into-the-lead

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Clinton says there is an unfair ‘Hillary standard’ on trust and honesty  Clinton and Kaine have first joint interview – CNN  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs are moral relativists who believe that their end (getting rid of all Republicans) justifies their means.  RINOs are much closer to Democrats than they are to Republicans.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clinton-says-she-wont-engage-in-insult-fest-with-trump

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Stolen Valor Now A Petty Offense In Illinois – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=219597#.V5Xu2xF9XHk

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Politicians perfectly happy with status quo – Editorial
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-politicians-perfectly-happy-with-status-quo/article_08e3e7e3-06a3-52a8-9847-9dafceaa5620.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Sandack Stunner: Ill. Rep. from Downers Grove resigns from Statehouse
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/07/25/sandack-stunner-ill-rep-from-downers-grove-resigns-from-statehouse/anq3swc/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County: Letter On Compensation of Elected Officials (Part 3) – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/dupage-county-letter-on-compensation-of-elected-officials-part-3/

 

ILLINOIS INTELLIGENCER
— Marijuana Has the IRS Seeing a Different Type of Green
http://www.illinoisintelligencer.com/index.php/sid/246121533

 

U.S. OF ARN
— Rep. Ron Sandack Resigns Suddenly
http://usofarn.com/2016/07/24/rep-ron-sandack-resigns-suddenly/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER POISED TO SIGN MARIJUANA BILL  (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy Illinois, you promote pot in Illinois.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/rayner-poised-to-sign-marijuana-bill.html
— THORNER & O’NEIL: DEMOCRATS DENY DANGERS OF ISLAMIC CALIPHATE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/thorner-oneil-democrats-deny-dangers-of-islamic-caliphate.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— The “communications platform” stirs controversy  (DIERSEN: As everyone knows, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are put together by and paid for by Dave Diersen.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/25/the-communications-platform-stirs-controversy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Residents received the Illinois Valley Times in their mailboxes this week. Despite its local name, the new publication has no presence here. Its parent organization, which is largely funded by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, is based in Chicago. One of its writers lives in New York. The newspaper includes no mailing address or phone number and gives readers no information about who runs it, though it provides an email address and Twitter account. . .As the story goes on to report, this is one of Dan Proft’s newspapers published by Liberty Principles PAC. And then there’s this story… The Illinois Press Association isn’t sure it really is a newspaper — they think it might be a political advertisement and are interested in finding out who’s behind it. Don Craven, general counsel for the Illinois Press Association, said throughout the campaign season he was alerted to a series of publications crafted to look like newspapers. These would seem to have all come from the same source: The website for the Illinois Valley Times includes links to 13 sister publications such as “Rock Island Today” and the “Sangamon Sun.”)

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Reince Priebus: Wouldn’t be surprised if Hillary Clinton personally knew about DNC issues – David Sherfinski
http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/25/reince-priebus-wouldnt-be-surprised-if-hillary-cli/

 

GOPUSA
— The NBA is the National Bullying Association  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the NBA get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12961
— Kaine panders to Latino voters in intro speech  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not pander to Latinos.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12947

 

BREITBART
— Priebus Blames Cable News for Division: ‘It Is a Profit Center to Divide People, to Divide Politics, to Divide Parties’ – TRENT BAKER  (DIERSEN: What do you do with your time and with your money?  What do my critics/opponents say my evil motives are for putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and for sending them out?)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/07/24/priebus-blames-cable-news-for-division-it-is-a-profit-center-to-divide-people-to-divide-politics-to-divide-parties/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump: People Think Ailes Is Going to Run My Campaign
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Trump-Ailes-campaign/2016/07/23/id/740174/
— Trump: New Muslim Ban Plan an ‘Expansion’
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/trump-muslim-ban-expansion/2016/07/24/id/740192/

 

THE BLAZE
— Clinton Made VP Finalists Turn Over Every Social Media Password for Each Member of Family and More – Jason Howerton
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/24/report-clinton-made-vp-finalists-turn-over-every-social-media-password-for-each-member-of-family-and-more/
— Clinton on Security Failures in Benghazi: ‘It Was Not My Ball to Carry’ – Jason Howerton
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/24/clinton-on-security-failures-in-benghazi-it-was-not-my-ball-to-carry/

 

THE HILL
— Democrats pressure Wasserman Schultz to abandon convention role – Amie Parnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289071-dems-pressure-wasserman-schultz-to-abandon-convention-role

 

CNN
— Donald Trump bounces into the lead – Jennifer Agiesta
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-poll/index.html

 

REUTERS
— Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton – JOHN WHITESIDES
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-idUSKCN1040TO

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— More Damned Emails – Charles M. Blow  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government were smart enough not to NOT put in their emails that Democrat politicians had ordered them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran to make way for their newly hired young Democrat employees who were minority and/or female.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/opinion/more-damned-emails.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that they are soft on crime.  What percent of those who commit crimes are Democrats?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/opinion/delusions-of-chaos.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ARTICLE IN THE July 25, 2016 Daily Herald: A quarter of Americans worry about running out of money in retirement – Rodney Brooks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2016/07/18/a-quarter-of-americans-worry-about-running-out-of-money-in-retirement/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Liberal Democrats to Play Major Role at Convention’s Opening Night  Bernie Sanders to call for party unity and champion progressive issues –  PETER NICHOLAS and COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/liberal-democrats-to-play-major-role-at-conventions-opening-night-1469401868
— Wharton Grad Trump Fails Economics  Technology, not free trade, explains the loss of most middle-class jobs. – MARY ANASTASIA O’GRADY  (DIERSEN: What about Political Affiliation Discrimination (PAD), Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, Inclusion, and Veterans Preference (VP)?  Because of PAD, AA, Diversity, Inclusion, and VP, many millions of Republican White male non-veterans are unemployed or underemployed.  If I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran, I not only might very well still be working for the federal government, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old in 1988.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/wharton-grad-trump-fails-economics-1469395049
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps compare Trump negatively to P.T. Barnum.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/when-a-ringmaster-leapt-into-the-political-circus-1469395381

 

BLOOMBERG
— Schultz Jeered as Convention Democrats Face Their Own Unity Problem  Supporters of Bernie Sanders have flooded into Philadelphia. – Michael C. Bender
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-25/after-gloating-democrats-face-unity-problem-of-their-own

 

USA TODAY
— Stocks could predict who wins White House – Adam Shell  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  Of course, needless-to-say, the Democrats who run the federal government will drive the stock market up to elect Clinton.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2016/07/25/stocks-predict-who-wins-white-house/87440314/
— GOP unity? Trump takes aim against Kasich, Cruz – David M Jackson
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/07/24/donald-trump-john-kasich-ted-cruz/87498902/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that non-Democrats are racists, bigots, or even worse things.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2016/07/25/airbnb-vacation-rental-discrimination/86846642/
— Roger Ailes’ exit may help all sexual harassment victims – Charisse Jones  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Democrats are nasty.  Because I am a healthy non-veteran White male Republican who complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I discriminated against, if not harassed, my subordinates who were disabled, Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. Virtually all of my IRS and GAO subordinates were disabled, Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. None of them ever filed any kind of complaint against me.  I always followed my Democrat superiors’ orders to give preference to my subordinates who were disabled, Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/07/22/roger-ailes-exit-fox-news-may-bring-other-victims-forward/87445490/
— Clinton’s history of hiring women includes mentoring, office crib – Heidi M. Przybyla  (DIERSEN: During my last 4 years at GAO, my immediate supervisor was a woman, and for the 4 years before that, she was my immediate supervisor’s boss. To her credit, she was a) uncomfortable having to help waste my career and b) uncomfortable having to help force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.  But never-the-less, she did help waste my career and help force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.  To turn her against me, my Democrat GAO superiors stressed to her a) that I was a 100% German Missouri Synod Lutheran and that she was Jewish, b) that my ancestors had been in America much longer than her ancestors, c) that I was older than she was, c) that I am a male and that she is a female, d) that I lived in Wheaton and that she lived in Chicago, e) that I am a conservative Republican and that she is a liberal Democrat, f) that I owned American nameplate cars and that she owned foreign nameplate cars, g) that she had been divorced and I had not, h) that she had children to raise and that I did not, i) etc.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/25/hillary-clinton-white-house-women-hiring-senate/86944622/

 

TIME MAGAZINE
— Donald Trump Team Woos Bernie Sanders Supporters at Democratic Convention – Charlotte Alter
http://time.com/4421146/democratic-convention-bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton/

 

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The following want “Latinos to swing Arizona:” those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/08/01/promise-arizona-and-the-power-of-the-latino-vote

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Remain Wary of Political News They’re Getting  (DIERSEN: Unlike so many of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, Diersen fully discloses his background including his sources and amounts of income, education, work experience, professional certifications, professional license, phone number, email address, home address, biography, photo, age, etc.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2016/voters_remain_wary_of_political_news_they_re_getting
— Users Strongly Reject Censorship on Facebook, Twitter  (DIERSEN: Who want to censor you?  The following want to censor me: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/july_2016/users_strongly_reject_censorship_on_facebook_twitter

July 24 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Top Republican lawmaker resigns suddenly citing “cyber security issues” – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160724/news/160729429/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and vocal legislative ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is resigning from the Illinois House after saying he’s had “cyber security issues” in recent days. Sandack had been facing a re-election race in November and is well known in Illinois politics for his heavy use of Twitter and Facebook, as well as his role as a floor leader for Republicans in the Illinois House. Sandack did not return requests for comment Sunday evening. But Illinois House Republicans provided a statement Sandack sent to political blog Capitol Fax, which broke the news. “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the people of the 81st district for the past four years in Springfield,” he said in the statement. “But after some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service.” Last week, some of Sandack’s social media accounts disappeared, raising questions because he’s so vocal on the platforms. He was finishing a second term in the Illinois House after a stint in the Illinois Senate. “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband,” he said in the statement. “My duties in Springfield has meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.” Still, Sandack’s departure from the Illinois House is a surprising one for a lawmaker in a high-profile role. As a floor leader on the Illinois House, he’s often one of the first GOP lawmakers to engage with Democrats during debates, sharply questioning their proposals. Sandack became an early Republican to support same-sex marriage, a position that landed him with a 2014 primary opponent he narrowly defeated. He was set to face Democrat Greg Hose of Downers Grove in the November election. Local Republican leaders will be able to pick someone to finish his term. Sandack’s departure comes as a stopgap Illinois budget has put the spending war between Rauner and Democrats on hold, and it assures he won’t be around after the election for what could be a crucial debate over taxes and the governor’s policy agenda.)

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois State Rep. Ron Sandack has Resigned – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/illinois-state-rep-ron-sandack-has-resigned/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We have received several tips that indicate State Rep Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) has resigned from office. This has also been reported by several news organizations. Sandack cited recent “cyber security issues” as his main reason for resigning and is quoted in Capitol Fax and Daily Herald as stating: “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the people of the 81st district for the past four years in Springfield,” he said in the statement. “But after some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service.” and “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband. My duties in Springfield has meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.”)

ABC7
— DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, CHAIR OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, TO STEP DOWN – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/dnc-chair-debbie-wasserman-schultz–to-step-down/1440904/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Sanders delegates call DNC email leak ‘outrageous’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-sanders-delegates-call-dnc-email-leak-outrageous/
— DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz resigns amidst email uproar – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, including my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and critics/opponents in the federal government, are much smarter than Schultz, although that is not saying much.  Generally, my critics/opponents are smart enough to not put things in emails that they do not want me to know. My critics/opponents prefer to communicate one-on-on verbally and with no witnesses around.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dnc-chair-wasserman-schultz-resigns-amidst-email-uproar/
— Kirk woos Latinos in race to keep Senate seat – Laura Washington
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/laura-washington/
— Jesse Jackson to speak at Democratic National Convention – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/jesse-jackson-to-speak-at-democratic-national-convention/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supporters.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-the-duped-believe-in-the-scam-with-all-their-hearts/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DNC chair to step down at end of party’s convention – Mark Z. Barabak
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democratic-national-committee-emails-russia-20160724-story.html
— On eve of convention, Democrats bedeviled anew by email
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democratic-national-convention-20160724-story.html
— Clinton campaign — and some cyber experts — say Russia is behind DNC email leak – Tom Hamburger, Ellen Nakashima
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-clinton-russia-dnc-email-hack-20160724-story.html
— In Trump’s America, we’re one another’s enemy – Dahleen Glanton  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on turning those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-trump-america-dahleen-glanton-talk-20160722-column.html
— Donald Trump defends Roger Ailes, casts suspicion on his accusers – Jenna Johnson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-ailes-fox-news-20160724-story.html
— Trump doubles down on NATO pullback, slaps at GOP Senate Leader McConnell for second-guessing him
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-1469369642-htmlstory.html

 

WSIL TV
— On their convention’s eve, Democrats bedeviled anew by email – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32516114/hacked-emails-complicate-democratic-national-convention

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump calls latest iteration of Muslim ban an expansion  Trump: ‘I don’t think it’s a rollback’ – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-calls-latest-iteration-of-muslim-ban-an-expansion
— Clinton’s campaign manager: Russia helping Trump  DNC files previously hacked – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clintons-campaign-manager-russia-helping-trump

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Union Attacks Rauner For Being Donald Trump-ish – SARAH MUELLER
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-union-attacks-rauner-being-donald-trump-ish#stream/0

 

NEWSMAX
— Clinton Faces New Email Scandal Heading into Convention
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/clinton-convention-sanders-dnc/2016/07/24/id/740184/

 

BREITBART
— WikiLeaks Emails: DNC Approved Fake Trump Ads For ‘Hot Women’ Comfortable With ‘Gropes Under The Meeting Table’ – ALLUM BOKHARI
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/07/22/dnc-approved-fake-trump-ads-craigslist-hot-women-comfortable-groping/
— Trump Heckles Disgraced DNC Chair: ‘Reince Priebus Is The Tough One And The Smart One’ – KATIE MCHUGH
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/24/trump-heckles-disgraced-dnc-chair-reince-priebus-is-the-tough-one-and-the-smart-one/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats’ speaker list heavy on political insiders, power brokers – Stephen Dinan and S.A. Miller
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/24/democratic-convention-speaker-list-heavy-on-politi/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Leaked Emails Show DNC Officials Planned Anti-Trump Protests – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/24/leaked-emails-show-dnc-officials-planned-anti-trump-protests/
— ‘Sexist Pig’ And Other Eye-Opening Revelations In The DNC Email Leak – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/23/sexist-pig-and-other-eye-opening-revelations-in-the-dnc-email-leak/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— ‘Safe space’ offered at Cleveland university in response to Republican National Convention – JENNIFER KABBANY
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28190/
— Universities, students of color embrace segregated spaces on campus – JENNIFER KABBANY
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28168/

 

THE HILL
— Democrat Committee chairwoman will resign after convention – Jessie Hellmann
http://www.thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289026-democratic-national-committee-chairwoman-will-resign

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Is ‘A Unique Threat To American Democracy’ and “A Trump presidency would be dangerous for the nation and the world.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-washington-post-threat_us_579502a9e4b0d3568f8397e1

 

POLITICO
— Wasserman Schultz steps down as DNC chair  She will leave her post after this week’s Democratic National Convention. – Daniel Strauss and Marc Caputo
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/wasserman-schultz-wont-preside-over-dnc-convention-226088

 

CNN
— Wasserman Schultz resigning as party leader – Jeff Zeleny, Eric Bradner and John King
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/22/politics/dnc-wikileaks-emails/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Rules Out Immigration From Pretty Much Everywhere – Andrew Rosenthal
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/opinion/campaign-stops/trump-rules-out-immigration-from-pretty-much-everywhere.html
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign D.N.C. Post – JONATHAN MARTIN and ALAN RAPPEPORT
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/us/politics/debbie-wasserman-schultz-dnc-wikileaks-emails.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Kaine not liberal enough? Just ask Virginians. – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kaine-not-liberal-enough-just-ask-virginians/2016/07/24/ff5f6e2a-519c-11e6-bbf5-957ad17b4385_story.html
— Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will resign in aftermath of email controversy – Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker and Abby Phillip
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hacked-emails-cast-doubt-on-hopes-for-party-unity-at-democratic-convention/2016/07/24/a446c260-51a9-11e6-b7de-dfe509430c39_story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Convention chaos already: DNC chair out, protesters storm Philly – Daniel Halper, Marisa Schultz and Bruce Golding
http://nypost.com/2016/07/24/convention-chaos-already-dnc-chair-out-protesters-storm-philly/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump Aims to Rain on Hillary Clinton’s Parade  Republican will hold a series of public appearances while Democrats meet for their convention – HEATHER HADDON and  JANET HOOK
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-aims-to-rain-on-hillary-clintons-parade-1469405954
— Hillary Clinton to Take Command of a Changed Democratic Party  Presumed nominee’s party is more liberal than the one that helped elect her husband in 1992 – PETER NICHOLAS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-to-take-command-of-a-changed-democratic-party-1469398298
— Clinton Won the Battle, Sanders the War  Hillary is living in Bernie’s party. So she backs free college and a ‘public option’ while jettisoning trade and charter schools. – JUAN WILLIAMS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/clinton-won-the-battle-sanders-the-war-1469395517
— DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign Amid Email Leaks  Ms. Wasserman Schultz, who will step down at the end of this week’s convention, plans to address the delegates – HARRIET TORRY and  LAURA MECKLER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/under-pressure-dncs-debbie-wasserman-schultz-limits-convention-role-1469376914
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee resigned Sunday after a trove of emails were disclosed showing DNC officials working to undermine the underdog presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman, said in a statement that she would resign from her post at the DNC at the end of this week’s convention. She said she would still open and close the gathering and would address the delegates.)

 

USA TODAY
— Some Democrats in tight Senate races will steer clear of convention – Rrin Kelly
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/24/democrats-tight-senate-races-convention/87383994/
— Amid email uproar, Wasserman Schultz to step down after convention – Heidi M. Przybyla
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/24/debbie-wasserman-schultz-democratic-convention/87502302/
CINCINNATI
— Please support Trump to save U.S. – Mark Steffen  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Trump supporters who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me because I don’t do enough to help elect Trump?)
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/07/22/please-support-trump-save-us/87288402/

 

GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump rebukes support from former KKK leader and insists he would rather vote for a DEMOCRAT than see the white supremacist win his Senate race
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3706172/Donald-Trump-rebukes-support-former-KKK-leader-insists-vote-DEMOCRAT-white-supremacist-win-Senate-race.html

 

ALTERNET
— Read This Extraordinary GOP Resignation Letter  “Trump is not merely a poor candidate, but an indictment of our character.”
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/read-extraordinary-gop-resignation-letter

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s killed the GOP: He erased covert racism from the party’s platform — by being overtly racist  With the nomination of Trump, the 162-year-old Republican party has rewound to its pre-dog-whistle iteration.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/24/trumps_killed_the_gop_he_erased_covert_racism_from_the_partys_platform_by_being_overtly_racist/

July 24 Morning Edition

CHRIS LADD
— Resignation letter  (DIERSEN: As the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a DuPage County Republican Precinct Committeeman, I anxiously await official responses to Ladd from York Township Republican Central Committee Chairman Anthony Cuzzone, DuPage County Republican Central Committee Chairman Brian Krajewski, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider, etc.  As of 10:30 AM today, Sunday, July 24, 2016, 867 comments had been posted concerning his resignation.)
https://goplifer.com/2016/07/22/resignation-letter/
(FROM THE POSTING: Postscript – Needless to say, the response to the letter has been stunning and overwhelming. I want to express my gratitude to the people who have shared so many kind thoughts. It was my intention to reply to each of the emails I’ve received, but I was snowed under by late last night and they keep piling up. Some of the warmest regards have come from right here in suburban Chicago. When I posted this letter I was prepared to face some anger here at home from fellow Republicans. Nothing of the kind has materialized. The only official response from the local GOP so far has been support, for which I am immensely grateful. It gives me hope. We may all come out of this debacle in better condition.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The truth of Donald Trump’s message: Black lives do matter – Kristen McQueary
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-cleveland-trump-rnc-black-lives-matte-police-mcqueary-perspec-0724-jm-20160722-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-trump-speech-con-artist-zorn-perspec-0724-md-20160722-column.html
— When Trump vs. Clinton pits friend against friend – Mary Schmich  (DIERSEN: What can you say about your friends?  None of my friends are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-trump-clinton-mary-schmich-0724-20160722-column.html
— Naperville police union leader: ‘Take your time before rushing to judgment’ – Michael Caruso, President, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #42, Naperville (DIERSEN: The more that you do to defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, the more harshly that you are judged by those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-police-letter-st-0724-20160722-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bill Mego viciously demonizes, viciously denigrates, and viciously condemns Naperville and its residents. The more successful that you are, the more of the following that you are: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time, the more that Mego hates you and wants others to hate you.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-mego-column-st-0724-20160722-story.html
— Donald Trump says France, others hit by terror may face ‘extreme vetting’  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who does not want to be vetted? ANSWER: Those who have something to hide.  Many millions do not apply for jobs with the federal government because they cannot pass a routine background investigation.  GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-donald-trump-immigration-20160724-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Six tips for Democrats heading to convention – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-six-tips-for-democrats-heading-to-convention/

 

DAILY HERALD
— How suburban women in politics helped blaze trail for Hillary Clinton – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160724/news/160729456/
— Trump’s takeover of the GOP is complete – Paul Green
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160724/discuss/160729548/
— Clinton, Democrats seek to paint a brighter future – Washington Post  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that they will use government to take more and more and more money, opportunities, etc. from those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and to give that money, those opportunities, etc. to those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  It is called Socialism, Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160724/news/160729454/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump’s running mate has a business success story of his own to tell – JOHN PLETZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160723/ISSUE01/307239992/trumps-running-mate-has-a-business-success-story-of-his-own-to-tell
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You’re likely to hear plenty about the Indiana economy between now and November. Right after his religious faith and his fondness for Ronald Reagan, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s go-to talking point is his economic record. “This economy is nowhere near the best we can do,” he said at the Republican National Convention, where he was introduced as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate. “It’s just the best they can do. In Indiana, we prove every day you can build a growing economy on balanced budgets and low taxes. Indiana is a state that works.” While it’s not quite the Hoosier Miracle, Pence has some things to crow about. Since he took office in 2013, Indiana has the best job growth at 9.9 percent among its Midwestern neighbors Michigan (8.6 percent), Wisconsin (4.9 percent), Ohio (4.5 percent) and Illinois (4 percent). Nationally, job growth was 6.7 percent during that time, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Indiana’s unemployment rate is in the middle of the pack at 5 percent, compared with 4.2 percent in Wisconsin and 6.4 percent in Illinois. The question, however, is how much credit can Pence claim.)

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— Trump trailing Clinton by wide margin in race for presidency – Doug Wilson  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, “Republican” activists, candidates, party leaders, elected officials, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois who really are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs will use this a) to discourage everyone from helping elect Trump and b) to encourage everyone to help elect Mark Kirk and other anti-Trumps.)
http://www.whig.com/20160724/trump-trailing-clinton-by-wide-margin-in-race-for-presidency#

 

WSIL TV
— Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message – AP  (DIERSEN: The following will be energized by and will cheer Clinton’s convention message: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32515651/energized-white-supremacists-cheer-trump-convention-message

 

WQAD
— Local republicans move forward into general election following RNC – JOHNNIE JINDRICH  (DIERSEN: How much time and money will the following spend to help Trump win Illinois: the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?)
http://wqad.com/2016/07/23/local-republicans-move-forward-into-general-election-following-rnc/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Rock Island Republicans will spend time and money from now until November campaigning for not only GOP nominee, Donald J. Trump, but also local candidates – such as Brandi McGuire for State Representative 72nd District and Tony McCombie for State Representative District 71. “We’re raising money,” said Jack Boccarossa, Rock Island Republican, “One of the things we’ll do is then donate that money to our candidates and help them with their expenses,” he said.)

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Area donors mostly staying away from Trump, Clinton – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-07-24/tom-kacich-area-donors-mostly-staying-away-trump-clinton.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Some local Democrats not yet in lockstep with Clinton as they head to convention – BRIAN BRUEGGEMANN
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article91461232.html

 

ROCFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Criminals applaud new laws.
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20160723/law-enforcement-officials-must-accept-cash-for-bail

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— The GOP is Trump’s party now – Jon Alexander
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/jon-alexander/alexander-the-gop-is-trump-s-party-now/article_e8923df9-d5dc-5095-af81-f1379393037c.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Buscher moves from independent to GOP, Trump – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160723/bernard-schoenburg-buscher-moves-from-independent-to-gop-trump
— Rauner, AFSCME conduct PR war while labor talks at standstill – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160723/statehouse-insider-rauner-afscme-conduct-pr-war-while-labor-talks-at-standstill

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality – AP  (DIERSEN: Who blames you for inequality?  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government blamed me for inequality.  They always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the jobs and promotions that I got should have been given to needy Democrats, to needy minorities, to needy females, to needy younger people, and to needy veterans.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/24/civil-rights-marchers-us-still-needs-to-address-in/

 

CATHOLIC CULTURE
— JULY 14, 2016 FLASHBACK: BEYOND TRAGIC: U.S. Catholic voters lean toward Clinton, survey shows  (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-Catholic.)
https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=28837
(FROM THE ARTICLE: American Catholic voters lean strongly toward Hillary Clinton in this year’s presidential contest, according to a new Pew Forum survey. The Pew poll found that Clinton held a 56-39% advantage over Donald Trump among Catholic voters. That 17% margin was markedly different from the results of a similar poll in the last presidential race, when then-Senator Barack Obama was virtually even with Mitt Romney among Catholic voters in June 2012. However, Clinton’s margin among Catholic voters was entirely attributable to a huge (77-16%) advantage among Hispanic Catholics. Among white Catholics, Trump had a slight (50-46) edge. Among all voters surveyed, Pew found that Clinton had a 51-42% lead. Trump enjoyed his best results among white Evangelical voters, who gave him a massive 78-17% advantage; Clinton did best with black Protestants, who broke even more dramatically (89-8%) in her favor. Among voters who attend church services weekly, Pew found that Trump had a slight advantage: 49- 45%. But among Catholics who attend Mass weekly, Clinton led by 57-38%. When asked which questions they considered most important in the presidential campaign, Catholics provided answers that did not differ significantly from the overall national sample.)

 

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren to La Raza: ‘We Will Never Build Donald Trump’s Stupid Wall’ – Jeff Poor
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/07/23/elizabeth-warren-to-la-raza-we-will-never-build-donald-trumps-stupid-wall/

 

THE BLAZE
— Trump to ‘Haters’ Who Found RNC Speech Totalitarian: I’m ‘Running Against Hillary,’ Not ‘Rest of the World’ – Carly Hoilman
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/24/trump-to-haters-who-found-rnc-speech-totalitarian-im-running-against-hillary-not-rest-of-the-world/

 

NEWSMAX
— Priebus on Media: ‘Dividing is Profit,’ ‘No Money in Unity’  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the news media in America. Those Democrats focus on dividing those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/reince-priebus-media-division-profit/2016/07/24/id/740186/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Ugly racial conflict looms among California Dem rivals – Thomas Lifson
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/07/ugly_racial_conflict_looms_among_california_dem_rivals.html

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Obama says “Trump’s rhetoric helping ISIS.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288997-obama-trumps-rhetoric-helping-isis

 

CBS NEWS
— Donald Trump on Muslim ban “expansion,” possible Roger Ailes campaign role – Reena Flores
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-on-muslim-ban-expansion-possible-roger-ailes-campaign-role/

 

ABC NEWS
— Republican National Committee Plans Opposition Efforts for Philadelphia – MEGHAN KENEALLY
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/republican-national-committee-plans-opposition-efforts-philadelphia/story?id=40826418

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they want America to give up and to surrender to Mexico and to all the other foreign countries of the world that want to conquer America. Ever-increasing Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they are anti-American.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/us/donald-trump-wall-immigration-ranchers.html
— Why Readers See The Times as Liberal – LIZ SPAYD  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, newspapers a) promote the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and Green Party platform and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn the Republican Party platform.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/public-editor/liz-spayd-the-new-york-times-public-editor.html
— Why Men Want to Marry Melanias and Raise Ivankas – JILL FILIPOVIC  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents remain furious that I got married in 1978 and that my wife and I have been happily married ever since; it contradicts their shouting that no one would marry me and that no one would stay married to me.  Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) have never been married, b) are divorced, c) had or are having major marital problems, and/or d) have spouses who earn little or no income.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/opinion/campaign-stops/why-men-want-to-marry-melanias-and-raise-ivankas.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Descending the Corporate Ladder – Rob Walker  (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors hinted that they might let me work another 6 years until I would be eligible for regular retirement in 2003 if I agreed to be downgraded, that is, if I agreed to work for my subordinates who all were a) minority, b) female, and/or c) younger than me and/or who had a) less relevant work experience, b) less job-related education, c) fewer job-related professional certifications, and/or d) fewer job-related professional licenses than I had. My Democrat GAO superiors wanted me to serve as example of how Democrats screw Republicans, and of how the especially screw Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  My Democrat GAO superiors wanted me to serve as an example of how Democrat employers screw their Republican employees just like Jim Thompson and Jim Edgar screwed their Democrat employees.)    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/jobs/climbing-down-the-corporate-ladder-without-alarming-your-boss.html
— What You Think You Know About Money, but Don’t, Can Hurt You – JEFF SOMMER  (DIERSEN: What do you know about money?  I earned a lot more about money a) when I started taking graduate finance courses at IIT in 1992 and earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997 and b) while I worked for GAO on audits of federal financial industry regulators 1990-1997.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/your-money/what-you-think-you-know-about-money-but-dont-can-hurt-you.html
— The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love – ROBERT H. FRANK  (DIERSEN: Were it not for my love of GAO’s mission, I never would have been able to withstand for almost 18 years the tremendous efforts of my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to get rid of me.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/upshot/first-rule-of-the-job-hunt-find-something-you-love-to-do.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Donald Trump brags about bringing in voters. He doesn’t mention the ones he might be chasing away – David Lauter  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What kind of voters does Trump chase away?  ANSWER: Those who will forever be anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors. How many of these forever anti-Trumps are in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and your precinct?)
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-gop-voter-tradeoff-20160721-snap-story.html
— President Obama says Tim Kaine is a ‘progressive fighter’ – Michael A. Memoli  (DIERSEN: Who are the conservative fighters in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?)
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-president-obama-tim-kaine-a-1469284315-htmlstory.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats for Secret Donors  The party that wants to expose conservatives wants a reprieve. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-for-secret-donors-1469227634

 

USA TODAY
— America’s factory towns stop the bleeding – Paul Davidson  (DIERSEN: Chicago Heights used to be a successful factory town.  My father worked in the office of a chemical plant there 1941-1969.  I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges there 1964-1966.  I chipped slag for Thrall Car there during the summer of 1966. I pumped gasoline for John’s Sinclair there during the summer of 1966.  I worked for Firestone Stores there full-time 1970-1971 and part-time 1971-1972. I bought my 1969 Dodge Charger SE there in 1968.  I bought my 1972 Corvette there in 1971.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/07/24/americas-factory-towns-stop-bleeding/87450256/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— White House Watch: Trump 43%, Clinton 42%
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch

 

July 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— CLINTON AND KAINE DEBUT AS DEMOCRATIC TICKET IN FLORIDA – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/clinton-and-kaine-debut-as-democratic-ticket-in-florida/1439974/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Dems, Clinton prepare for DNC in Philadelphia – LYNN SWEET and TINA SFONDELES
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/dems-clinton-prepare-for-dnc-in-philadelphia/
— Kaine liberal appeal muted by energy ties, abortion concerns – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/kaine-liberal-appeal-muted-by-energy-ties-abortion-concerns/
— TRAGIC: Struggling municipal golf courses turn to video poker, slots – BGA
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/struggling-municipal-golf-courses-turn-to-video-poker-slots/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Democrats head to convention with Clinton-Sanders split – Bill Ruthhart and Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-national-convention-met-0724-20160723-story.html
— Raid on tattoo parlor owner’s Palos Park home yields 54 pounds marijuana, $120K – William Lee
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-palos-park-54-pounds-marijuana-20160723-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Township Republican Committeeman Chris Ladd resigns in wake of Trump nomination – Steve Zalusky
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/news/160729477/
— Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/news/307239929/
— Ex-KKK leader Duke tries political comeback in US Senate run – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/news/307239990/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s neighboring dioceses face same pinch – BRIGID SWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160723/ISSUE01/160719868/chicagos-neighboring-dioceses-face-same-pinch

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Alcohol sales on campus have consequences – ANITA BEDELL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ILLINOIS CHURCH ACTION ON ALCOHOL AND ADDICTION PROBLEMS
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article91507802.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Rauner working with police on marijuana bill – AP  (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy people, for example, if you want to destroy citizens of America, you encourage those people to become stoners.)
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/rauner-working-with-police-on-marijuana-bill/article_e604d668-5101-11e6-9836-276b95586917.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The proposal passed with bipartisan support, but some in law enforcement have reservations. Greg Sullivan, the executive director of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, said the bill doesn’t differentiate between minors and adults who are caught with small amounts of pot, and that the new approach may not bring proper attention to problem use by minors. “As long as someone can afford the fines, guess what, I may never know it as a parent. I’ve got a problem with that,” Sullivan said. Opponents are also concerned that reducing penalties for marijuana possession sends a message that it isn’t harmful. But about 100 Illinois communities, including Chicago, already give police discretion to issue citations instead of making arrests for having small amounts of the drug. Lawmakers said they want to promote consistency in how minor marijuana offenses are handled. “We have a system where, where you live or what you look like determines whether you get a ticket,” said Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy of Chicago, another bill sponsor. The legislation would also require municipalities to purge citation records for possession every six months, unless local governments decide against it. Supporters of the bill argue people shouldn’t be saddled with lifelong criminal records for minor offenses that make it difficult to find employment or housing. When Rauner vetoed last year’s legislation, he said in a letter to lawmakers that the existing penalties for petty marijuana offenses are “too severe” and that “criminal prosecution of cannabis possession is also a drain on public resources.” He wrote that he supports “the fundamental purposes” of the initiative. He said he would sign the proposal if sponsors made changes he wanted. In the bill he vetoed, lawmakers wanted possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana to be a civil offense punishable with a fine between $55 and $125. Rauner wanted he threshold to be lower — 10 grams or less — and the fines higher — between $100 and $200. Rauner recommended the DUI standard for marijuana should be 5 nanograms of THC, marijuana’s intoxicating chemical, in a driver’s blood within two hours of consumption. Lawmakers initially proposed that the standard be 15 nanograms. Currently, any trace of marijuana is enough to be considered impaired, but pot advocates have long criticized zero-tolerance states’ approach because marijuana can stay in a person’s system for several weeks. The bill now on Rauner’s desk has included all of his suggestions.)
— Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message – AP
http://www.qconline.com/news/politics/energized-white-supremacists-cheer-trump-convention-message/article_bf468d0e-5120-11e6-a685-ebc4535948e6.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS NEWS NOW
— Pay Now Illinois says stopgap not a solution
http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Pay-Now-Illinois-says-stopgap-not-a-solution-387996832.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Clinton Promises With Kaine: We Will Make the Future Better –  Sandy Fitzgerald  (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that they will use government to take money, opportunities, etc. away from those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and to give that money, those opportunities, etc. to those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or to those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Clinton-Kaine-Future-VP/2016/07/23/id/740149/

 

BREITBART
— John McCain the Poster Boy for Establishment Illegal Immigration Dishonesty – TOM TANCREDO
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/23/john-mccain-poster-boy-establishment-illegal-immigration-dishonesty/

 

THE BLAZE
— Bill Maher: Trump is a ’50s Guy Who Wants to ‘Make America White Again’ – Carly Hoilman  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites like Maher who pander to anti-Whites, that is, who promote racism?)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/23/bill-maher-trump-is-a-50s-guy-who-wants-to-make-america-white-again/
— DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Calls Trump a ‘Sexist Pig’ in Email to Her Colleagues – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/23/dnc-chair-debbie-wasserman-schultz-called-trump-a-sexist-pig-in-email-to-her-colleagues/
— Sanders Isn’t Happy ‘Dictator’ Trump Is Trying to Win Over His Supporters – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/22/sanders-isnt-happy-dictator-trump-is-trying-to-win-over-his-supporters/

 

POLITICO
— Warren to La Raza conference: We won’t build Trump’s ‘stupid wall’ – Kristen East  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with Mexico and with other foreign countries against America.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/elizabeth-warren-la-raza-donald-trump-226076

 

THE HILL
— Clinton to call on Black Lives Matter at Dem convention – Devin Henry
http://thehill.com/homenews/288747-clinton-to-call-on-black-lives-matter-at-dem-convention
— Priebus: ‘No place in Republican Party’ for David Duke – Harper Neidig
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/288978-priebus-no-place-in-republican-party-for-duke

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Reince Priebus Says GOP Will Never Support White Supremacist David Duke  But he can’t stop Duke from piggybacking on the Donald Trump campaign. – Sebastian Murdock
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reince-preibus-says-rnc-will-never-support-white-supremacist-david-duke_us_5793bbe5e4b0d3568f837c2b

 

REUTERS
— Democrat Clinton picks Kaine as running mate, bypassing liberals – JOHN WHITESIDES AND AMANDA BECKER  (DIERSEN: By definition, if you are a Democrat, you are a liberal.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinton-vicepresident-idUSKCN1021JF

 

CBS NEWS
— RNC chair Reince Priebus disavows ex-KKK leader David Duke
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rnc-chair-reince-priebus-disavows-ex-kkk-leader-david-duke/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps attack Trump’s patriotism
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/opinion/sunday/donald-trumps-sham-patriotism.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is Donald Trump a Racist?”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/opinion/sunday/is-donald-trump-a-racist.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— ‘GOPLifer’ blogger Chris Ladd resigns from party over Trump: ‘There is no redemption in being one of the good Nazis’ – Tobias Salinger
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/goplifer-blogger-resigns-party-trump-article-1.2722168
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A writer and campaign activist who calls himself “GOPLifer” resigned from the party (Anthony Cuzzone, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois) over Donald Trump’s nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. Chris Ladd wrote in a letter he sent to his local party’s chairman (in suburban Chicago and posted to his blog Friday that “There is no redemption in being one of the ‘good Nazis.’”  He recalled attending his first county Republican convention as a teenager growing up in Texas, meeting “a young Rick Perry” on the future governor’s first statewide campaign and trudging through the Illinois snow as a campaign volunteer. Yet Ladd compared watching House Speaker Paul Ryan speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to “the way a young child watches his father march off to prison.” Ladd blamed his departure on party leaders who “have decided on complicity” with Trump. “Our leaders’ compromise preserves their personal capital at our collective cost,” he wrote. “Their refusal to dissent robs all Republicans of moral cover. Evasion and cowardice has prevailed over conscience. We are now, and shall indefinitely remain, the Party of Donald Trump.” He continued, “I will not contribute my name, my work, or my character to an utterly indefensible cause. No sensible adult demands moral purity from a political party, but conscience is meaningless without constraints. “A party willing to lend its collective capital to Donald Trump has entered a compromise beyond any credible threshold of legitimacy. There is no redemption in being one of the ‘good Nazis.’” Ladd, who has written a book called ‘The Politics of Crazy,’ had warned in his most recent column in the Houston Chronicle in March that the party’s decision to “to embrace an entire platform of fiction” would force Republicans to “pay our debt to reality.” He went further in the letter and blog post, though. Ladd told a Twitter user who asked him what would become of his blog that he would replace it with a different one. “I hereby resign my position as a York Township Republican committeeman,” Ladd wrote in the letter. “My thirty-year tenure as a Republican is over.”)

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s RNC speech wasn’t just a success — it was a smash hit – Kyle Smith
http://nypost.com/2016/07/22/trump-made-the-rnc-into-his-one-way-ticket-to-the-white-house/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/donald-trump-is-a-unique-threat-to-american-democracy/2016/07/22/a6d823cc-4f4f-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html
— The fall of Roger Ailes: He made Fox News his ‘locker room’ — and now women are telling their stories – Manuel Roig-Franzia, Scott Higham, Paul Farhi and Krissah Thompson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-fall-of-roger-ailes-he-made-fox-his-locker-room–and-now-women-are-telling-their-stories/2016/07/22/5eff9024-5014-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Ohio governor continues feud with Trump, suggesting he can’t win must-carry state – Mark Z. Barabak
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-ohio-governor-continues-his-feud-with-1469291907-htmlstory.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Staying Home: Many Democratic Senate Hopefuls Are Skipping Philadelphia – MICHELLE HACKMAN
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/07/22/staying-home-many-democratic-senate-hopefuls-are-skipping-philadelphia/

 

FORTUNE
— Karl Rove: Donald Trump Is The Underdog, But America Shouldn’t Count Him Out – Madeline Farber
http://fortune.com/2016/07/23/karl-rove-donald-trump-underdog/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Says He Prevented Cruz Being ‘Ripped’ Off Stage in Cleveland  The Republican presidential nominee gives his first interview since the Republican National Convention. – Kevin Cirilli
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-23/trump-details-entrance-during-cruz-speech-in-first-post-convention-interview

 

TIME
— Donald Trump Appeals to Bernie Sanders Supporters Following Tim Kaine Pick – Katie Reilly
http://time.com/4420424/hillary-clinton-tim-kaine-running-mate-reaction/

 

SALON
— The new working class: Trump can talk to disaffected white men, but they don’t make up the “working class” anymore  Democrats need to get comfortable with using the term “working class” or risk losing those voters to Trump – TAMARA DRAUT
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/23/the_new_working_class_trump_can_talk_to_disaffected_white_men_but_they_dont_make_up_the_working_class_anymore_partner/

July 23 Morning Edition

WBEZ
— JULY 22, 2016 FLASHBACK: Illinois Republicans Leave RNC Split On Trump’s Speech – Tony Arnold  (DIERSEN: From what I see, Pat Brady has led, is leading, and will continue to lead the anti-Trumps in Illinois.  Therefore, if you have supported Brady, if you are supporting Brady, and/or if you continue to support Brady, YOU SHOUT THAT YOU ARE ANTI-TRUMP.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Anti-Trumps appointed Brady to serve on the Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee instead of me.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-republicans-leave-rnc-split-on-trumps-speech/2edcd034-0d28-4ef3-8a49-1fae79c7aec6
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republicans are leaving their party’s national convention split on the candidacy of Donald Trump. John Anthony is a former state representative and a former police officer. “I think I have become a fan of Donald Trump,” Anthony said Friday morning. Anthony advocated for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio during the primary, and didn’t think very highly of Trump before Thursday night’s speech. Anthony says he prefers candidates who are more laid back. But Trump’s comments in favor of police officers changed Anthony’s mind about the Republican presidential nominee. “So many of my boys, my brothers and sisters in blue, are depressed at this time. Most of them don’t want to do the job because they’re afraid of the consequence,” Anthony said. But former state GOP chairman Pat Brady checked out of his Cleveland hotel early, skipping Trump’s speech altogether. Brady was a delegate for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Walking through the hotel lobby with his shoelaces untied and a toothbrush hanging out of his mouth, Brady said his suitcase was more organized than the Trump campaign.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Democrats head to convention with Clinton-Sanders split – Bill Ruthhart and Kim Geiger  (DIERSEN: Will Clinton ask Pat Brady to speak at the convention?  Will Clinton glorify and praise Pat Brady’s supporters?  Will Clinton especially glorify and praise those who put Pat Brady on the Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee instead of me?) 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-national-convention-met-0724-20160723-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote Clinton are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-hillary-clinton-republicans-support-20160722-story.html
— No openings, but hundreds apply for Naperville police jobs – Genevieve Bookwalter  (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 a background investigation, e) because they cannot pass a physical examination, f) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-law-enforcement-hiring-st-0720-20160722-story.html
— Naperville police union leader disputes account by essay author – Genevieve Bookwalter  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame police for all the problems that minorities have had, are having, and will have.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-crooks-police-st-0724-20160722-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The leader of Naperville’s police union is disputing a statement by the author of an essay about growing up black in Naperville that he was pulled over dozens of times between 2001 and 2007, saying department records show the former resident was stopped only a handful of times by the city’s police force. Mike Caruso, a Naperville police detective and president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 42 in Naperville, said his department took it personally. “Our members are not happy,” Caruso said. “The way that our department took it was as a shot at the Naperville Police Department.” Brian Crooks, whose Facebook essay went viral after it was shared thousands of times, on Friday stood by the original estimate and said he did not attribute all of the stops to Naperville police. Crooks also wondered if all stops, from Naperville police or other law enforcement, were properly documented. Excerpts of the essay appeared in the Naperville Sun this past week. “I don’t know what department they came from,” said Crooks, who did not single out a specific law enforcement agency in his essay or in later interviews with the Naperville Sun. “It wasn’t my intent to say Naperville Police Department has this problem.” Naperville police Chief Robert Marshall said his offer to have coffee with Crooks remains open when the former Naperville resident is back in town. He did not dispute Crooks’ allegations, and said he looks forward to talking with him more. He described Crooks as “very gracious” during their phone conversation last week.)
— Last of Naperville ‘open-air drug market’ operators gets prison – Bill Bird
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-drug-ring-naperville-st-0724-20160723-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Universities must do more to prevent sexual assault – Gene Lyons  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the public universities in America. They decide who gets accepted into those universities.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/gene-lyons-universities-must-do-more-to-prevent-sexual-assault/
— Hillary Clinton can’t bank on black votes against Trump – Mary Mitchell  (DIERSEN: Clinton banks on votes from the following: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mitchell-hillary-clinton-has-her-work-cut-out-for-her-in-philly/
— To his neighbors, Kaine is just mountain jack – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/to-his-neighbors-kaine-is-just-mountain-jack/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Why property assessments are up 15%-25% in Northwest suburbs  Rebounding housing market, desirable suburbs contribute – Melissa Silverberg
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/news/160729504/
— Important to attend county budget meeting – Christopher J. Lauzen, Kane County Board Chairman  (DIERSEN: Since 1999, I have had the best record by far for attending Milton Township Republican Central Committee meetings and fundraisers.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/discuss/160729558/
— Lobby colleges to forbid alcohol – Anita Bedell, Executive Director, Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems, Sringfield  (DIERSEN: Sadly, if not tragically, virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of alcohol, b) talk and/or act like they want to drink lots of alcohol, and/or c) talk and/or act like they want everyone to drink lots of alcohol.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/discuss/160729554/
— Good program for nonviolent offenders – Paula McGowen, Glen Ellyn  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Why limit the program to just joining the military; why not expand it to joining the federal government?  ANSWER: 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 a background investigation, e) because they cannot pass a physical examination, f) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160723/discuss/160729559/
(FROM THE LETTER: Hats off to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin for bringing out a program for first time nonviolent offenders that can lead to their charges being dismissed and their record expunged. The requirement for entry, joining the military, could be the answer for those that have lost their direction and need the discipline the military could provide to get on course. It is gratifying knowing that this opportunity is now there for those wanting to straighten out their lives, who need a helping hand, not the start of a criminal record that could lead to missed opportunities and a life of crime.)

 

NCTV17
— Lawsuit Continues in Naperville Township
http://www.nctv17.com/lawsuit-continues-in-naperville-township/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Naperville Township highway commissioner is not letting go of his lawsuit.  Stan Wojtasiak is appealing the judge’s ruling that the township board was justified in reducing his budget by more than 20 percent in May. The cut they made was about $544,000. That’s the same sum which the city of Naperville said the township would save if they entered into a consolidation deal for the maintenance of the township’s roads: a move Wojtasiak opposed. DuPage County Judge Bonnie Wheaton determined that the board had the final say in setting the budget for road district costs. The lawsuit seeks to restore the road district’s budget to Wojtasiak’s original ask of about $2.6 million. The Illinois Second District Appellate Court in Elgin will hear the case.)

 

DEKALB DAILY JOURNAL
— Local delegate’s view of convention’s final days
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/07/22/sands-local-delegates-view-of-conventions-final-days/aqz9eq/

 

WICS
— Rauner Vetoes Several Bills, Cites Lack of Money
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/gov-rauner-vetoes-several-bills-cites-lack-of-money

 

WJBC
— Illinois State students experience conventions – Nick McClintock
http://www.wjbc.com/2016/07/22/illinois-state-students-experience-conventions/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Obama says “Trump’s doom-and-gloom doesn’t match reality.” Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, things are getting WORSE for those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and things are getting BETTER for those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/obama-trumps-doomandgloom-doesnt-match-reality
— George Harrison estate offended that RNC used his music  Estate blasts use of ‘Here Comes the Sun’ – Aaron Smith  (DIERSEN: Is the George Harrison estate saying that Harrison was anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/george-harrison-estate-offended-that-rnc-used-his-music

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Fat lady not singing yet in Schock probe – Vogel  (DIERSEN: Do the Bloomington Pantagraph and Vogel know anything about political correctness?  How many “fat ladies” read what the Bloomington Pantagraph and Vogel write?)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/vogel-fat-lady-not-singing-yet-in-schock-probe/article_4755793e-6941-5616-a51b-35fa2895c862.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Rauner *Really* Doesn’t Want To Talk About Trump – BRIAN MACKEY, AMANDA VINICKY & KENT REDFIELD
http://nprillinois.org/post/state-week-rauner-really-doesnt-want-talk-about-trump#stream/0

 

CHICAGO NOW
— The ‘overly negative’ Trump speech – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2016/07/the-overly-negative-trump-speech/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gov. Rauner signs Local Government Travel Expense Control Act – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/gov-rauner-signs-local-government-travel-expense-control-act/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Vetoes Senior Assistance Bill He Says Would Cost over $1 Billion – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/22/rauner-vetoes-senior-assistance-bill-he-says-would-cost-over-1-billion/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— Trump must pledge to implement GOP platform – Matt Barber
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/trump-must-pledge-to-implement-gop-platform/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Andrew C. McCarthy joins those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors in demonizing, in denigrating, and in condemning Trump and Trump’s supporters.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438255/donald-trump-republican-party-not-conservative

 

GOPUSA
— Grinning Obama jokes during statement on carnage in Munich
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12923
— Michael Moore admits Trump likely to win
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12893
— Chicago: 5 people shot on same block where 6 were wounded last weekend
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12916
— Once more, Obama stands with Mexico on open borders  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs side with Mexico and other foreign countries against America.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12906

 

DAILY CALLER
— The Trump Family Just Surpassed The Kardashians For Most Searched Family On Google – Kaitlan Collins
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/23/the-trump-family-just-surpassed-the-kardashians-for-most-searched-family-on-google/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Time Will Vindicate Ted Cruz.”
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/time_will_vindicate_ted_cruz.html
— Trump gets Mike Pence a great plane for campaigning – Thomas Lifson
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/07/trump_gets_mike_pence_a_great_plane_for_campaigning.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Priebus Slams Hillary’s Choice: ‘Four More Years Like the Last Eight’ – Todd Beamon (DIERSEN: Have things gotten better for you or worse since 2008?  My critics/opponents are happy to say that things have gotten worse for me.  I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I am no longer a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, and I am no longer the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/reince-priebus-slams-hillary-tim-kaine/2016/07/22/id/740107/
— Progressives Express Anger at Kaine Selection
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Progressives-Anger-Kaine-VP/2016/07/22/id/740115/
— 1 of 4 Americans Worries About Running Out of Money in Retirement – R. Williams
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/Personal-Finance/retirement-savings-millennial-boomer/2016/07/21/id/739863/

 

POLITICO
— Trump campaign hits ‘Corrupt Kaine’ right out of the gate
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/tim-kaine-donald-trump-226053

 

NBC NEWS
— Trump Is No Friend to the LGBTQ Community – ERIC PETERSON
http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/op-ed-trump-no-friend-lgbtq-community-n615396

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: Donald Trump’s Journey: From Crashing a Party to Controlling Its Future – ADAM NAGOURNEY and ALEXANDER BURNS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/politics/donald-trump-republican-party.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A Trump Victory Lap  Complete With Ax to Grind – ASHLEY PARKER and ALAN RAPPEPORT  (DIERSEN: Who has a ax to grind with you?  The following have an ax to grind with me: those a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/politics/donald-trump-ted-cruz-convention.html
— A Colorado Town Tests Positive for Marijuana (in Its Water) – JACK HEALY  (DIERSEN: How much THC is in the water that you drink?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/a-colorado-town-tests-positive-for-marijuana-in-its-water.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There are no marijuana dispensaries or greenhouses in the tiny railroad town of Hugo, where Theodore Roosevelt once ate breakfast with the local cowboys. But this week, Hugo’s 740 residents were told to stop drinking the water after the town’s water supply tested positive for THC, the psychoactive chemical in Colorado’s most famous cash crop. The trouble started when a local company trying to calibrate its employee drug tests pulled a positive reading from Hugo’s tap water. The town’s Public Works Department investigated and found signs of tampering and “forced entry” at one of the wells that supply the town’s drinking water, a spokesman for the Lincoln County sheriff told reporters. The town sealed off the well that seemed to be the source of the tainted water. No one has reported feeling sick or intoxicated from drinking the water, though people around the high-plains town joked on Friday that perhaps they should be drinking more water. On the town’s Facebook community page, Hugo Happenings, people joked about Hugo’s new “healing waters,” and said that its ice cubes could be the tiny town’s answer to marijuana brownies.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats run America. Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at everyone that Republicans are haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that once Clinton is elected, Democrats will get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors figuratively, if not literally.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/opinion/make-america-hate-again.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, Democrat and RINO individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in America a) glorify and praise those who came to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and/or who bring others to America illegally and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Americans, and especially Americans who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/another-word-for-illegal-alien-at-the-library-of-congress-contentious.html
— With Roger Ailes Out, Will Fox News’s Influence on Politics Change? – NICK CORASANITI  (DIERSEN: How successful will those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors be a) in getting Ailes’ replacement to be someone who is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and b) in further destroying Fox News and America?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/business/media/with-roger-ailes-out-will-fox-newss-influence-on-politics-change.html
— Is China Stealing Jobs? It May Be Losing Them, Instead – MICHAEL SCHUMAN  (DIERSEN: Does someone in China or in another foreign country have a job that you used to have?  My wife and I have lots more money today because it was difficult if not impossible outsource the jobs that we held.  The jobs that I held included auditing federal agencies, collecting delinquent taxes, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, working a security guard, working on an automobile assembly line, delivering mail, pumping gasoline, chipping slag, cleaning golf shoes, and washing dishes.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/business/international/china-jobs-donald-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— The coming fight over the soul of the GOP – Jennifer Rubin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/07/22/the-coming-fight-over-the-soul-of-the-gop/
— Kaine’s VP pick greeted by blowback from progressive groups – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kaines-vp-pick-greeted-by-blowback-from-progressive-groups/2016/07/22/b81e51ce-5067-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html
— Ivanka Trump continues to impress the media her father feuds with – Callum Borchers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/23/ivanka-trump-continues-to-impress-the-media-her-father-feuds-with/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrats aren’t the only tourists flocking to Philadelphia. So are heroin addicts – Brian Bennett
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-heroin-philly-20160719-snap-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: Donald Trump Celebrates With Victory Lap, but Feud Festers  On day after convention, Republican nominee says he wouldn’t accept a future endorsement from Ted Cruz – JANET HOOK and  HEATHER HADDON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-celebrates-with-victory-lab-but-feud-festers-1469231880
— California Republicans Target Comeback Through Local Races  GOP looks to regain momentum by playing ‘small ball,’ grooming mayors and county supervisors for statewide office – JOHN R. EMSHWILLER  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who focus on grooming Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO municipal, township, and county officials for higher offices.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/california-republicans-target-comeback-through-local-races-1469229015
— Why the Democrats Have Turned Left  Demographics explain some of the liberal trend, but so does rising skepticism about capitalism itself. Here’s how Hillary Clinton will govern if she wins. – RUY TEIXEIRA  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors ARE FAR MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS, SO DEMOCRATS WANT TO FLOOD AMERICA WITH THOSE WHO ARE anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-democrats-have-turned-left-1469226872
— The Crisis of Political Islam  First Egypt and now Turkey show the perils of ideological religious parties (and strongman rule), but other Muslim countries are faring better with democracy – YAROSLAV TROFIMOV  (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-crisis-of-political-islam-1469223880
— More Than 32 Million Tune In for Donald Trump’s Convention Speech  Fox News leads pack in ratings for fourth-straight night during Republican convention – STEVEN PERLBERG
http://www.wsj.com/articles/more-than-30-million-tune-in-for-donald-trumps-convention-speech-1469216776
— Rough Guides to the Golden Years: Retirement Calculators  Variable inputs and assumptions make the planning tools more a wake-up call than definitive guide – JO CRAVEN MCGINTY
http://www.wsj.com/articles/rough-guides-to-the-golden-years-retirement-calculators-1469191146

 

NORWICH BULLETIN
— Christie on Trump’s plan to fire feds faster and clean out Obama’s people – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on getting rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  I am proud to say a) that for almost 18 years 1980-1997, I withstood tremendous efforts of my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to get rid of me; b) that for almost 9 years 1971-1980, I withstood tremendous efforts of my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to get rid of me; and c) that for almost 3 years 1966-1969, I withstood tremendous efforts of my Democrat Post Office superiors, supervisors, and coworkers to get rid of me.)
http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/20160722/christie-on-trumps-plan-to-fire-feds-faster-and-clean-out-obamas-people

 

MONEY TALKS
— Will Your State Help You Fill Your Retirement Savings Gap?  Five states lead the way to create auto-IRAs for workers whose employers offer no retirement savings plans and others are mulling the idea. Find out where your state stands. – Jim Gold  (DIERSEN: Virtually all of the operatives and the dupes that my critics/opponents send after me have severe financial problems, including having little or no retirement savings.  These nasty, troubled, failed, vicious operatives and dupes make it clear that they will do anything for money.)
http://www.moneytalksnews.com/will-your-state-help-you-fill-your-retirement-savings-gap/

 

FINANCIAL ADVISOR
— The Rich Get Richer With Fatter Benefits Packages – Bloomberg
http://www.fa-mag.com/news/the-rich-get-richer-with-fatter-benefits-packages-28126.html

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Why You Might Not Be Able to Delay Retirement  Many workers don’t get to choose when they retire. – Emily Brandon
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/planning-to-retire/articles/2016-07-22/why-you-might-not-be-able-to-delay-retirement

 

GQ MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “If Donald Trump Can’t Kill The GOP, Nothing Will.”
http://www.gq.com/story/donald-trump-cant-kill-gop