February 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IMMIGRANTS RALLY AS PART OF ‘DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS’ PROTEST – Jessica D’Onofrio and Ravi Baichwal  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://abc7chicago.com/news/immigrants-rally-as-part-of-national-day-of-action/1757486/

 

NBC5
— Trump Slams ‘Horrendous’ Chicago Violence as He Touts Federal Task Force – “There’s another Chicago that’s worse than almost any of the places in the Middle East that we talk about, and that you talk about, every night on the newscasts,” Trump told reporters. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Trump-Cites-Horrendous-Launches-Federal-Violence-Task-Force-Cites-Horres-413988953.html
— Gutierrez Barred from Meeting with Top Immigration Enforcement Official – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Gutierrez-Hispanic-Dems-Barred-from-Meeting-with-Immigration-Official-414020793.html
— Illinois Sens. Low on Office Supplies Due to Budget Impasse  “While we have alternative options in place to address immediate needs, it is unclear how long we can make them work,” Kristin Richards, Senate President John Cullerton’s chief of staff, wrote. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Illinois-Sens-Low-on-Office-Supplies-Due-to-Budget-Impasse-Report-413970443.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Hundreds rally in Chicago streets on ‘Day Without Immigrants’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/236213392-story

 

CLTV
— Mayor Emanuel criticizes Gov. Rauner over lack of a state budget
http://cltv.com/2017/02/16/mayor-emanuel-criticizes-gov-rauner-for-lack-of-state-budget/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner scores victory over AG Madigan, state workers will keep getting paid during impasse – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-lisa-madigan-bruce-rauner-state-worker-pay-met-0217-20170216-story.html
— Emanuel mocks Rauner in a lengthy rant Thursday, saying he would donate $1,000 to charity if a reporter could provide evidence the governor has presented a full state budget plan while in office. – John Byrne and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-bruce-rauner-budget-rant-met-0217-20170216-story.html
— He raised the speed limit to 70 mph, now Jim Oberweis wants 75 mph – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-oberweis-speed-limit-0217-chicago-inc-20170216-story.html
— Chicago Public Schools ‘on the brink’ – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-public-schools-lawsuit-rauner-edit-0217-20170216-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use churches to promote the Democrat Party platform.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-refugees-st-0217-20170216-story.html
— ACA repeal means serious risk for Illinois – Kenneth S. Polonsky
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-obamacare-repeal-effects-medicaid-illinois-perspec-0217-md-20170216-story.html
— Restaurant owned by Oak Park mayor closes to support ‘Day Without Immigrants’ – Steve Schering  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-day-without-immigrants-tl-0223-20170216-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Joliet Mayor sides with illegals against Americans.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/will-county/news/ct-joliet-immigration-meeting-met-20170216-story.html
— Let’s try extreme vetting for gun owners – Eric Zorn (DIERSEN: What percent of guns and ammunition bought legally is used for crimes?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-extreme-vetting-gun-buyers-zorn-perspec-0217-md-20170216-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judge denies request to halt state workers paychecks – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/judge-denies-request-to-halt-state-workers-paychecks/
— Trump administration to redraw travel ban, rather than appeal – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-administration-to-redraw-travel-ban-rather-than-appeal/
— Trump: ‘This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-this-administration-is-running-like-a-fine-tuned-machine/
— Trump Thursday: Attacks ‘low-life leakers’ – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-twitter-thursday-attacks-low-life-leakers/
— Trump: ‘Two Chicagos,’ one ‘safe,’ other ‘worse than Middle East’ – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-two-chicagos-one-safe-other-worse-than-middle-east/
— Thousands of supporters of immigrants’ rights march downtown – Stefano Esposito  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/immigrants-rights-protest-at-union-park-plan-to-march-downtown/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Roskam, Hultgren applaud Michael Flynn’s resignation – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170216/news/170219076/
— Naperville, Lisle Township officials pitch tax savings to sell road merger – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170216/news/170219078/
— The governor’s call for ‘political will’ on Illinois budget crisis – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170216/discuss/170219144/
— Trump bashes news media, defends start of administration – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170216/news/170219116/
— Suburban businesses close for ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ – Elena Ferrarin Stefano Esposito  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170216/news/170219118/
— Former Lake County coroner freed from jail after posting bond – Lee Filas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170216/news/170219147/
— Trump says ‘I inherited a mess,’ criticizes media, intelligence agencies – Washington Post
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170216/news/170219116/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois AG to appeal denial of request to halt worker pay – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170216/NEWS02/170219887/illinois-ag-to-appeal-denial-of-request-to-halt-worker-pay
— Restaurants, groceries close for immigration strike – PETER FROST (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170216/BLOGS09/170219901/restaurants-groceries-close-for-immigration-strike
— Why I decided to close my restaurant for a day in protest – RYAN MCCASKEY  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170216/OPINION/170219897/why-i-decided-to-close-my-restaurant-for-a-day-in-protest
— Potential Rauner rivals unite in dissing his budget speech – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170216/BLOGS02/170219896/potential-rauner-rivals-unite-in-dissing-his-budget-speech
— Move over, Highland Park: Elmhurst a new hub for million-dollar homes – DENNIS RODKIN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170216/CRED0701/170219916/move-over-highland-park-elmhurst-a-new-hub-for-million-dollar-homes
— House payments grab smaller share of income – Dennis Rodkin
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170216/CRED0701/170219910/house-payments-grab-smaller-share-of-income
— GOP congressman Hultgren appears to distance himself from Trump – GREG HINZ (HULTGREN: “Bad headline. No distancing. Flynn compromised trust of VP Pence and, therefore POTUS.” SEE: https://twitter.com/RepHultgren/status/832372112480428033  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are always looking for opportunities to say that individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries are distancing themselves from Trump.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170216/BLOGS02/170219895/gop-congressman-appears-to-distance-himself-from-trump

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— ‘Day Without Immigrants’: Protest closes restaurants in U.S. – AP (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/day-without-immigrants-protest-closes-many-us-restaurants/article_7fc38a12-292a-5b55-a4dd-090be02f8f5c.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want Illinois farmers to side with Mexico against America.
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-farmers-could-take-a-hit-if-mexico-ends-corn-trading-with-us

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Democrats Call Rauner’s Budget Unbalanced – AP
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/democrats-call-rauners-budget-unbalanced#stream/0

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— HUNDREDS RALLY IN CHICAGO ON ‘DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS’ – AP  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170216/AP/302169763

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Davis breaks with GOP on scuttling Illinois retirement plan regulation – Adam Aton
    http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/davis-breaks-with-gop-on-scuttling-illinois-retirement-plan-regulation/article_72b4e7f0-87a6-50ff-b374-996d22c0c10e.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Durbin, Duckworth sign on to bill that would encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article133212174.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— OUTSTANDING: Lakewood Village Board keeps video gambling ban in place – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/02/15/lakewood-village-board-keeps-video-gambling-ban-in-place/ad7hfy9/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Donald Trump calls treatment of first lady unfair  ‘The things they say are so unfair,’ Trump says – KATE BENNETT
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/donald-trump-calls-treatment-of-first-lady-unfair/658915235
— Trump asks reporter to set up meeting with black lawmakers  Caucus says it sent president a letter in January – GREGORY KRIEG AND ASHLEY KILLOUGH  (DIERSEN: One would expect that leaders of the following groups would want to meet with Trump so that they could demonize him, denigrate him, and condemn him: anti-Trumps, anti-Protestants, anti-conservatives, anti-Republicans, anti-Americans, anti-Whites, anti-males, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-asks-reporter-to-set-up-meeting-with-black-lawmakers/658938461

 

CHICAGOIST
— Rep. Gutierrez Blasts ‘Dictatorial Shenanigans’ After Being Blocked From ICE Meeting – STEPHEN GOSSETT
http://chicagoist.com/2017/02/16/rep_gutierrez_blasts_dictatorial_sh.php

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” act as operatives or as dupes for the anti-Christian Democrat Party.
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/02/15/city/evanston-religious-community-moves-to-create-protection-teams-after-presidential-election/

 

GENEVA PATCH
— Geneva Business Shows Support for Immigrant Workers  The Little Traveler supports “A Day Without Immigrants” strike. – Amie Rowland  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://patch.com/illinois/geneva/geneva-business-shows-support-immigrant-workers

 

WINNETKA PATCH
— New Trier Civil Rights Seminar Draws Ire From Right  Feb. 20 school board meeting targeted by supporters and opponents of NTHS “racial civil rights” curriculum. – Jonah Meadows
http://patch.com/illinois/winnetka/new-trier-civil-rights-seminar-draws-ire-right
(LAURIE HIGGINS POST: Here are the three primary defenses of All-School Seminar Day offered by its ardent supporters: 1. Most community members support it. 2. Students are permitted to dissent. 3. Racism exists. First, it shouldn’t matter how many or few oppose it. Minority voices should be honored. Second, no one is arguing that the seminar prohibits discussion, debate, or dissent. Opponents are arguing that a good debate (and sound pedagogy) requires that students be exposed to the best arguments from the best thinkers on all sides of arguable issues. Conservative students should have their views reinforced and challenged by session speakers and materials, and liberal students should have their views reinforced and challenged by session speakers and materials. Third, no one is arguing that racism doesn’t exist. What seminar critics are arguing is that the seminar approaches the manifold issues surrounding race from a leftist perspective. Surely the seminar organizers and supporters know that blacks like Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele, Jason Riley, Carol Swain, Condoleeza Rice, Star Parker, Allen West, and Ben Carson think differently about racial issues than do John the Author, Monica Trinidad, and Andrew Aydin. What’s most notable in the public comments from New Trier administrators, faculty, and community supporters of the seminar is that no one addresses the concerns of community members who oppose the ideological bias inherent in the seminar. In other words, not one seminar defender claims that the seminar sessions are unbiased or ideologically balanced. That should trouble anyone concerned with sound pedagogy.)

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— RAUNER’S BUDGET PROPOSAL NEEDS MORE SPENDING REFORMS  The governor should reject tax hikes and push for the structural spending reforms Illinois needs to fix its fiscal crisis and improve its economy. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/rauners-budget-proposal-needs-more-spending-reforms/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Hypocrisy of Leftists on Religious Tolerance
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-hypocrisy-leftists-religious-tolerance/
— Support Pro-Life Billboard Campaign
https://illinoisfamily.org/fundraiser/support-pro-life-billboard-campaign/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Cardinal Cupich speaks out against House abortion bill
http://capitolfax.com/2017/02/16/cardinal-cupich-speaks-out-against-house-abortion-bill/
— Democrats loudly and mockingly laughed at Rauner yesterday
http://capitolfax.com/2017/02/16/democrats-loudly-and-mockingly-laughed-at-rauner-yesterday/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Feds say border fence has been cut 9,200 times since 2010 – Stephen Dinan
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/16/feds-say-border-fence-has-been-cut-9200-times-2010/

 

FOX NEWS
— ‘I Inherited a Mess’: Trump Holds Press Conference, Blasts Media Dishonesty
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/16/trump-holds-press-conference-blasts-media-dishonesty
— Conservative activists to mobilize amid anti-Trump protests – Joseph Weber  (DIERSEN: How can Trump supporters get in touch with fellow Trump supporters in their precinct, in their municipality, in their township/ward, in their county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/16/conservative-activists-to-mobilize-amid-anti-trump-protests.html

 

BLAZE
— After bashing Trump, California Gov. Jerry Brown asks for federal aid – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/16/after-bashing-trump-california-gov-jerry-brown-asks-for-federal-aid/
— Michael Moore wants Trump to step down and Clinton named president – Dave Urbanski
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/16/michael-moore-wants-trump-to-step-down-and-clinton-named-president/
— Millennials, ‘casual’ sex is not casual. It’s immature and selfish. – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-millennials-casual-sex-is-not-casual-its-immature-and-selfish/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump to the Media: ‘The Public Doesn’t Believe You People Anymore’ – Mark Swanson
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/media-leaks-press-conference-White-House/2017/02/16/id/774042/
— Study: Up to 2.1 Million Hispanics May Have Voted Illegally – Jason Devaney
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/millions-hispanics-illegal-vote/2017/02/16/id/774045/

 

GOPUSA
— Hollywood tells Texas what to do on transgender bathrooms
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20710
— Unaccountable Journalists
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20703
— Teachers union: Detroit students need more sanctuary schools
http://www.gopusa.com/teachers-union-detroit-students-need-more-sanctuary-schools/

 

FEDERALIST PAPERS
— Liberal Media Finally Paying Price For Relentless Attacks on Trump – C.E. Dyer
http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/liberal-media-finally-paying-price-for-relentless-attacks-on-trump

 

BILL O’REILLY
—  Civil Servants…or Uncivil Masters?
https://www.billoreilly.com/b/BOR-Staff-Column:-Civil-Servants…or-Uncivil-Masters/-882833235440129925.html

 

ANN COULTER
— THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS CONGRESS
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2017-02-15.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Danish Parliament Adopts Declaration Barring Muslim-Majority Neighborhoods – JACOB BOJESSON  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps would love if they could bar precincts, municipalities, townships/wards, counties, and state that are Trump supporter-majority, Protestant-majority, conservative-majority, Republican-majority, American-majority, White-majority, male-majority, older people-majority, rich people-majority, gun owner-majority, German American-majority, draft avoider-majority, and/or ancestors have been in America of a long time-majority.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/15/danish-parliament-adopts-declaration-barring-muslim-majority-neighborhoods/
— Bookstores Give Americans Yet Another Reason To Root For Amazon To Stamp Them Out – JACK KOCSIS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/16/bookstores-trump-amazon1/
— ANALYSIS: Border Wall Only Needs To Stop 9-12% Of Illegal Crossings To Pay For Itself – Rachel Stoltzfoos
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/16/analysis-border-wall-only-needs-to-stop-9-12-of-illegal-crossings-to-pay-for-itself/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— BEYOND TRAGIC: California Has 12,209,605 People Enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP Programs – Warren Mass
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/health-care/item/25400-california-has-12-209-605-people-enrolled-in-medicaid-or-chip-programs

 

POLITICO
— CNN chief says Trump’s attacks are boosting morale  Jeff Zucker’s comments suggest White House media war may be benefiting both sides. – ALEX WEPRIN  (DIERSEN: Are my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes aware that when they attack me in public, their attacks make them look like disgusting failed losers, and even worse things?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-cnn-morale-jeff-zucker-235116

 

REUTERS
— Immigrants across the U.S. skip work, school in anti-Trump protest  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-protest-idUSKBN15V19M

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Illinois AG to appeal judge’s refusal to halt worker pay
http://www.heraldonline.com/news/business/article133096684.html

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— Everyone seems angry as Congress heads home – WILLIAM DOUGLAS
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article133194554.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump says ‘I inherited a mess,’ blasts media and detractors at combative news conference – Ashley Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/16/trump-says-he-inherited-a-mess-blasts-media-and-detractors-for-treatment-of-his-administration/
— Workers fighting about Trump at work – Michelle Singletary  (DIERSEN: If I was still working for GAO, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates would have killed me by now figuratively, if not literally.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois would be overjoyed about that.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2017/02/16/workers-fighting-about-trump-at-work/
— Hiring freeze could add to government’s risk, GAO chief warns – Eric Yoder  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/16/hiring-freeze-could-add-to-governments-risk-gao-chief-warns/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The White House has found ways to end protection for Dreamers while shielding Trump from blowback.”
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-daca-20170216-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s war with CNN escalates to new heights – Claire Atkinson
http://nypost.com/2017/02/16/trumps-war-with-cnn-escalates-to-new-heights/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump Defends Himself, Lashes Out at Opponents, Media  President says his time in office has been highly effective – CAROL E. LEE and DAMIAN PALETTA
https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-defends-himself-lashes-out-at-opponents-media-1487271253
— Trump Administration Plans New Immigration Order Next Week, Ends Legal Push in Appeals Court  ‘The new order is going to be very much tailored to what I consider to be a very bad decision,’ Trump says – BRENT KENDALL
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-plans-new-immigration-order-next-week-ends-legal-push-in-appeals-court-1487275058

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump’s Immigration Raids Aren’t the Problem – Editorial
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-16/trump-s-immigration-raids-aren-t-the-problem
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Deportation raids make for lurid headlines that may please Trump’s political base. But less theatrical measures would have far more dramatic effect. The single most effective way to reduce the illegal immigrant population, for example, would be to implement the E-Verify employment and biometric entry/exit tracking systems. The sooner Trump realizes this — both the practical ways to enforce existing law and the realistic ways to bring about more effective policy — the better off the country will be.)

 

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The massive outpouring of anti-Trump protests has been matched by record contributions to progressive and Democratic groups.”
http://prospect.org/article/huge-demonstrations-huge-low-dollar-donations

 

FED WEEK
— Plans for Workforce Taking Shape Under Trump
http://www.fedweek.com/reports/plans-workforce-taking-shape-trump/

 

FED SMITH
— Want to Take on the Trump Administration? These Congressmen Have Released a Guide to Help You – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: Because I blew the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in the federal government and I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WASTED MY CAREER AND FORCED ME TO RETIRE IN 1997 WHEN I WAS 49 YEARS OLD.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/16/want-to-take-on-the-trump-administration-these-congressmen-have-released-a-guide-to-help-you/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two Congressmen are encouraging federal employees to speak out against the Trump administration. They have released a new guide to encourage whistleblowers to speak out and defy orders from the new administration which they say has “strapped a muzzle on federal agencies and attacked legitimate whistleblowers.” Congressmen Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) released the guide (included below) which they said is “a resource for the safe and responsible disclosure of information.” Probably not coincidentally, it was released on the same day that President Trump vowed to punish those who leaked classified information in the situation surrounding the resignation of Michael Flynn. . .Caveat Emptor  Here is another point to ponder: if you decide to speak out against the new administration or your agency and find yourself on the losing end of a lawsuit, you have something to lose: your job as a federal employee. If it happens to involve classified information, you could find yourself in jail or on the run from the government (anyone remember Edward Snowden?). Congressmen Beyer and Lieu are not going to be the subject of a First Amendment lawsuit that could upend their lives if you decide to follow their advice but end up getting burned in the process. In fact, they may well remain in Congress until they decide to retire. While their guide was probably written with good intentions, the legal ramifications surrounding what they are suggesting has the potential to upend lives and careers. Caveat emptor.)
— Legislation Introduced to Exempt Veterans From Hiring Freeze – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that I am not a veteran, and worse yet, that I avoided the draft, b) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, c) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, d) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, e) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, f) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, g) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and h) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/16/legislation-introduced-to-exempt-veterans-from-hiring-freeze/
— Leaking Information, Federal Employees and Political Ideology – Ralph R. Smith  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats who vehemently disapproved of my Republican “political ideology.”)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/16/leaking-information-federal-employees-and-political-ideology/

 

SALON
— Silencing the civil service: Republicans crack down on federal workers’ communication  Fearing a Trump crackdown, some federal workers at the EPA turned to encryption apps to communicate
http://www.salon.com/2017/02/16/silencing-the-civil-service-republicans-crack-down-on-federal-workers-communication/

 

QUARTZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bill Gates sides with the media against Trump.
https://qz.com/909840/bill-gates-if-anybody-says-we-dont-need-the-media-thats-a-little-scary/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Still See Visa Scofflaws As Threat, Want Them Deported
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/february_2017/most_still_see_visa_scofflaws_as_threat_want_them_deported

 

GUARDIAN
— We will not pay: the Americans withholding their taxes to fight Trump  The new president has driven some to make a statement with their bank accounts – despite fears such a protest could send demonstrators to jail – Joanna Walters  (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173.  I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $94,610-$100,917.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/15/tax-refusing-pay-protest-trump

February 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote “a day without immigrants.” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
http://abc7chicago.com/news/rick-bayless-will-close-chicago-restaurants-for-thursday-immigrant-action/1756980/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AG Madigan, Rauner set for court clash on state worker pay Thursday – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-lisa-madigan-state-worker-paycheck-lawsuit-20170215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump is showing reluctance to take responsibility for White House chaos.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-flynn-white-house-chaos-20170215-story.html
— A restive, active and aggressive base is a gift — and a challenge — for Democrats – David Weigel, Karen Tumulty  (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who takes the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?  I should write a book about the aforesaid leaders in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democrats-base-activism-movement-20170211-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Time to come around for Illinois, Mike – Editorial  (DIERSEN: “Time to come around for Illinois” is code for increasing taxes on Republicans.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-time-to-come-around-for-illinois-mike/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Bill would create financial watch list for towns – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170215/news/170219206/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Wheaton Warrenville District 200 to host forums on $132.5 million referendum – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170216/news/170219177/

 

WTTW
— Rauner Lays Out Budget Plan; Democrats Not Impressed – Amanda Vinicky  (DIERSEN: Democrats want a plan that will drive out of Illinois all the individuals, organizations, and companies that support Trump and/or are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/15/rauner-lays-out-budget-plan-democrats-not-impressed

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lawmakers need to agree on more than the need to work together – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170215/our-view-lawmakers-need-to-agree-on-more-than-need-to-work-together

 

TIMES
— A look at how Illinois’ budget fight has affected residents – AP
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/a-look-at-how-illinois-budget-fight-has-affected-residents/article_f5bf0980-d1ed-5ee9-ba68-100bdeb2848d.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— For Illinois Democrats, politics a family affair – Scott Reeder
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/for-illinois-democrats-politics-a-family-affair/article_fa45ad5c-04e1-54c2-a09a-a9505c959e60.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Property Tax Freeze ‘Non-Starter’ in IL Gov’s Budget – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/property-tax-freeze-non-starter-il-govs-budget#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters in Peoria promote female Trump haters in Peoria.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/moving-ahead-after-the-womens-rally/657236480

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “A crush of crises all but buries the young Trump White House.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34516422/a-crush-of-crises-all-but-buries-the-young-trump-white-house

 

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “No one in Illinois moves forward until budget impasse is done.”
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/editorial/quick/quick-no-one-in-illinois-moves-forward-until-budget-impasse/article_085f65b9-947d-5269-b7b8-9f76143323a4.html

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— TRUMP NOMINEE HAS DECRIED MEDICAID FOR FOSTERING DEPENDENCY – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats promote a) dependency on government and b) dependency on charities because overwhelmingly, those who depend on government or charities vote for Democrats.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170216/AP/302169957
— ‘DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS’ PROTESTS BEING HELD ACROSS U.S. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to make immigrants hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that support Trump and/or are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170216/AP/302169973

 

WEST SUBURBAN JOURNAL
— State Rep. Chris Welch crafts bill to give immigrants safe zones in Illinois – Mike Sandrolini (DIERSEN: Constructively, Welch has declared war on the United State of America.)
http://westsuburbanjournal.com/welch-crafts-bill-to-give-immigrants-safe-zones-in-illinois/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Rauner’s 2018 Re-election theme in his budget speech: winning the middle with pale pastels – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/02/gov-rauners-2018-re-election-theme-in-his-budget-speech-winning-the-middle-with-pale-pastels/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Hypocrisy of Leftists on Religious Tolerance – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/hypocrisy-of-leftists-on-religious-tolerance/

 

FOX NEWS
— Piers Morgan: Media’s Attempt to Delegitimize Trump Is ‘Un-American’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/15/piers-morgan-attacks-trump-presidency-are-un-american
— Pence Kept in the Dark?  (DIERSEN: Who keeps you in the dark?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can to keep me in the dark.  Should I write a book about them?)
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/02/15/pence-kept-dark-trump-reportedly-knew-about-flynns-russian-calls-kept-info-vp

 

DAILY CALLER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: GAO sides with Democrats who oppose the Wall.  In 1980, I was one of last Republicans that GAO hired.  In 1997, I was one of the last Republicans that GAO got rid of.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/15/top-us-auditor-gives-one-word-answer-on-border-wall-and-trump-wont-like-it-one-bit/

 

BREITBART
— The Left’s Alinsky Plan to Destroy the Trump Administration – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/14/lefts-alinsky-plan-destroy-trump-administration/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— SCHOOLTEACHERS FIRED FOR PRO-TRUMP REMARKS  Even comments made off campus are now grounds for termination – LEO HOHMANN
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/schoolteachers-fired-for-pro-trump-remarks/

 

TOWNHALL
— Dear Reince: Do Not Fail President Trump – Kurt  Schlichter
http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/02/16/dear-reince-do-not-fail-president-trump-n2286072

 

NEWSMAX
— DC Restaurants to Partake in Thursday’s #ADayWithoutImmigrants Protest –  Jason Devaney  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/washington-dc-restaurants-day-without/2017/02/15/id/773902/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— JOHN F. KENNEDY: WHAT WOULD HE THINK OF HIS PARTY? – Larry Elder
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/uncategorized/john-f-kennedy-what-would-he-think-of-his-party/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— HISPANICS BACK TRUMP ON SANCTUARY CITIES
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/15/hispanics-back-trump-on-sanctuary-cities/

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Do What God’s Called You to Do – Tim Hetzner  (DIERSEN: My churchgoing critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois talk and act they are called by God to get rid of me and to get rid of those who share my demographics.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/02/16/do-what-gods-called-you-to-do/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Psychiatrist: Calling Donald Trump Mentally Ill Is An Insult To The Mentally Ill  “He may be a world-class narcissist, but this doesn’t make him mentally ill.” – Ed Mazza
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/psychiatrist-donald-trump-not-mentally-ill_us_58a512a1e4b045cd34be9702

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Older Judges and Vacant  Seats Give Trump Huge Powerto Shape American Courts – JOSH KATZ  (DIERSEN: According to the hardcopy version of this article, less than half of federal judges are White men.  Of course, those who are anti-White and/or anti-men are overjoyed about that.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/14/upshot/trump-poised-to-transform-american-courts.html
— Trump Voters Show President They Can Complain on Twitter, Too – KATIE ROGERS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/trump-voters-show-president-they-can-complain-on-twitter-too.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Campaign Over, President Trump Will Hold a (What Else?) Campaign Rally.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/us/politics/campaign-over-president-trump-will-hold-a-what-else-campaign-rally.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What groups are you a member of?  Democrats call them hate groups unless they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/hate-groups-increase-usa.html

 

USA TODAY
— Businesses across U.S. close for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ – Doug Stanglin (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/16/a-day-without-immigrants-strike/97965460/
— Magic Leap sued for sex discrimination by woman hired to increase diversity – Mike Snider  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger than me wanted much greater efforts to get rid of employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/02/15/magic-leap-sued-sex-discrimination-woman-hired-increase-diversity/97939588/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn America and its citizens.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/02/15/george-takei-how-america-first-puts-many-us-last-japanese-internment/97919708/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Pence out of the loop – Teresa Hanafin  (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in Illinois, one way to see how far out of the loop that you are is to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. The more things that you learn of by reading the emails that Republican township/ward, county, and state party leaders should have told you, the more that those leaders have you out of their loop.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/02/15/fast-forward-more-trump-russian-stuff-pence-out-loop-and-immigrant-wins-westminster/QQHqJZK4BR5to1QnbgOKKO/story.html

 

DENVER POST
— Pence remains above the fray, but is he outside the inner circle? – Robert Costa and Ashley Parker  (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in Illinois, one way to see how far out of the inner circle that you are is to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  The more things that you learn of by reading the emails that Republican township/ward, county, and state party leaders should have told you, the more that those leaders have you out of their inner circle.)
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/14/pence-standing-flynn-russia-leaks/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Businesses to Close Amid One-Day Strike by Immigrants Against Trump  ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ calls on foreign-born workers to stay home to demonstrate their impact on economy – MIRIAM JORDAN and CHARLES PASSY  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say members of the following groups are NOT WANTED: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/businesses-plan-one-day-strike-against-trumps-immigration-policies-1487201302
— Don’t Believe the Progressive Hype  Trump’s missteps have energized the left, but tea-party comparisons are overwrought. – KARL ROVE
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-believe-the-progressive-hype-1487203070
— Liberals Matriculate at Calhoun College  In the Trump era, progressives are now most likely to secede. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/liberals-matriculate-at-calhoun-college-1487204348
— China: A Modern Babel  “I speak Chinese” is a statement with little meaning: Linguists have identified seven mutually incomprehensible Chinese languages. Peter Neville-Hadley reviews “A Billion Voices” by David Moser. – Richard Vedder
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-a-modern-babel-1487202893

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Students, Faculty Protest Ex-Trump Campaign Manager’s Visit  Dozens of demonstrators gathered at the University of Chicago to protest the appearance by Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager. – AP
http://www.usnews.com/news/illinois/articles/2017-02-15/students-faculty-oppose-ex-trump-campaign-managers-visit

 

COLLEGIATE TIMES
— Federal hiring freeze may discourage upcoming graduates – Alex Mazarr  (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, a) the longer that you are a federal employee, the less likely that private sector employers will hire you, b) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($94,610) by age 25, GS-14 ($111,801) by age 30, GS-15 ($131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($161,900) by age 40, c) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and d) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees.)
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/opinion/federal-hiring-freeze-may-discourage-upcoming-graduates/article_d122faca-f3c9-11e6-aedf-b7820fe5e678.html

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Just Took a Shot at Another Major Company – H&R Block – Ian Salisbury
http://time.com/money/4672031/hrblock-trump-tax-reform/

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump isn’t mad – he’s the arrogant boss we’ve all seen before.”
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/16/donald-trump-us-president

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— Trump’s “voter fraud” fraud won’t silence us  In classic authoritarian fashion, the Trump administration is using the “big lie” as a pretext for carrying out an assault on immigrant communities, explains Eric Ruder.
https://socialistworker.org/2017/02/16/trumps-voter-fraud-fraud-wont-silence-us

February 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— RAUNER BEMOANS ‘AUTOMATIC SPENDING’ DURING BUDGET ADDRESS – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-rauner-bemoans-automatic-spending-during-budget-address/1755771/
— Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: NFL ‘walking on thin ice’ by wading into politics – ESPN
https://abc7chicago.com/sports/texas-gov-greg-abbott-nfl-walking-on-thin-ice-by-wading-into-politics/1756169/
— CAREGIVERS CONTINUE TO WORK WITHOUT SALARY DUE TO BUDGET CRISIS – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/caregivers-continue-to-work-without-salary-due-to-budget-crisis/1756797/

 

NBC5
— Rauner Lauds Senate Plan During Latest Budget Address  “For the first time, legislators from both parties are standing together to say that Illinois must have structural change to grow our economy and create good jobs in every part of our state,” Rauner said. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Rauner-Touts-Senate-Plan-During-Latest-Budget-Address-413866123.html
— Rauner’s 3rd Budget Likely to be Shelved Like First 2 – John O’Connor
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rauners-3rd-Budget-Likely-to-be-Shelved-Like-The-First-2-413817413.html
—  Oklahoma Lawmaker Defends Abortion Bill Labeling Women ‘Hosts’
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Abortion-Bill-Labels-Women-Hosts_Dallas-Fort-Worth-413865323.html
— Chef Rick Bayless to Close Multiple Chicago Restaurants ‘Out of Respect’ For Immigration Demonstrations  Twitter users responded with support and criticism after Bayless made the announcement.  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps paint themselves as being anti-American.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Chicago-Chef-Rick-Bayless-to-Close-Multiple-Restaurants-Out-of-Respect-For-Immigration-Civil-Action-413898163.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to miss class, miss work and not shop on Thursday as a way to show the country how important they are to America’s economy and way of life. The protests have been dubbed “A Day Without Immigrants.”)
— Demonstrators Protest Former Trump Aide’s Appearance at University of Chicago – Chris Hush  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps paint themselves as being anti-American.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/university-of-chicago-protest-corey-lewandowski-trump-413899173.html

 

CBS2
— Rauner Offers Tax-Hike Guidance To End Illinois Budget Stalemate – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/15/rauner-offers-tax-hike-guidance-to-end-illinois-budget-stalemate/
— Americans Would Choose Money Over True Love, According To A Survey
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/15/americans-choose-money-true-love/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner’s teleprompter gives out, Madigan jokes ‘It’s the Russians’ – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-teleprompter-budget-speech-met-0216-20170215-story.html
— Emanuel keeps up Rauner attacks, this time on budget impasse – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-rauner-budget-speech-met-20170215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s White House is falling apart.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-russia-scandals-white-house-leaks-20170215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauner Eric Zorn says “Rauner delivers a laughable budget address.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-rauner-budget-speech-laughable-zorn-20170215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-rep-roskam-must-meet-face-to-face-with-voters-20170215-story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-when-will-rep-roskam-meet-with-his-constituents-20170215-story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-republican-town-halls-protesters-perspec-0216-md-20170215-story.html
— Former Lake County coroner Thomas Rudd indicted on perjury charges – Tony Briscoe and Jim Newton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-lake-county-former-coroner-rudd-charged-met-20170215-story.html
— Senate votes to block rule meant to prevent people with mental disorders from purchasing guns – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that you are mentally impaired if you are NOT anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-senate-gun-regulation-20170215-story.html
— In Chicago area, apartment developers increasingly look to the suburbs – Gail MarksJarvis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-suburban-chicago-apartments-0216-biz-20170215-story.html
— Naperville St. Patrick’s Day 5k, parade set for March 11 – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-st-patricks-day-naperville-st-0217-20170215-story.html
— More students turn to GoFundMe to raise money for college costs – Leonor Vivanco  (DIERSEN: Where did the money come from to pay for your college expenses?  For me, it came from what I earned and saved doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, delivering mail, working on an automobile assembly line, working as a security guard, selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances, collecting delinquent taxes, and auditing federal agencies.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-go-fund-me-college-tuition-met-20170215-story.html
— Musician John Oates, of Hall & Oates Fame, Set to Visit Naperville – Candy Purdom
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/community/chi-ugc-article-musician-john-oates-of-hall-oates-fame-se-2017-02-15-story.html
— Free speech for Corey Lewandowski at University of Chicago – Steve Chapman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-corey-lewandowski-university-chicago-speech-perspec-0216-20170215-column.html
— Whatever happened to liberal Democrats, anyway? – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-michael-flynn-kass-0216-20170215-column.html
— Illinois senators, fly the plane – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-rauner-illinois-budget-compromise-senate-edit-0216-20170215-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner: Stop ‘pointing fingers’ and pass that ‘grand bargain’ – Tina Sfondeles  (DIERSEN: Who points their fingers at you? I should write a book about past and present officials and employees of the following who pointed/point their fingers at me: a) Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, and the federal government, b) Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party, and c) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and the American Association of Political Consultants.  All of the aforesaid paint themselves as being nasty failed scapegoaters.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-to-push-permanent-property-tax-freeze-senate-bargain/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps oppose improving Obamacare.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/phil-kadner-obamacare-reform-a-high-risk-business-for-sick/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “Rauner doing no favors for Senate leaders — or schools.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-rauner-doing-no-favors-for-senate-leaders-or-schools/
— Axelrod plays peacemaker as UC flares up over Lewandowski – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-axelrod-plays-peacemaker-as-uc-flares-up-over-lewandowski/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner indicates what kind of tax increases he’d accept – AP  (DIERSEN: To accept tax increases, will Rauner demand that the Democrats stop promoting a) dependency on government and on charity, b) LGBTQ activity, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, pot, and gambling, f) race and gender based preference giving, g) age discrimination, h) patronage and political affiliation discrimination, i) erosion of the First and Second Amendments, j) etc.?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170215/news/170219293/
— Lake in the Hills village president candidates debate lack of board diversity – Madhu Krishnamurthy  (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are White, male, and/or older.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170215/news/170219235/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats charge Rauner with “playing politics with budget.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170215/news/170219293/
— Road chief accused of taking payments, not passing them on to Dundee Township – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170215/news/170219341/
— Controversial former Lake County coroner Dr. Thomas Rudd indicted on perjury charges – Lee Filas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170215/news/170219261/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner lays out his terms for a budget deal – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170215/BLOGS02/170219927/rauner-lays-out-his-terms-for-a-budget-deal
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170215/BLOGS02/170219927/rauner-spells-out-his-terms-to-end-budget-standoff
— Chicago gains vast majority of Illinois’ new jobs – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170215/BLOGS02/170219922/chicago-gains-vast-majority-of-illinois-new-jobs

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Rauner: No Tax on Retirement Income – BRIAN MACKEY  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are furious about this.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are filled with envy and have always been furious a) that I started earning Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) credits in 1966 when I was 18 years old, b) that I have been getting a CSRS pension since 1997 when I was 49 years old, and c) that the pension is $50,856. Extremely few of my current critics/opponents, their operatives, and the dupes are in line to get a pension or are getting a pension.)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-no-tax-retirement-income#stream/0
— Rauner pauses speech after teleprompter troubles – AP  (DIERSEN: How is your eyesight?  My eyesight has never been correctable to better than 20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other.  Also, I have always had mild red/green color blindness.  The aforesaid ended my grade school plans of becoming a commercial airline pilot.)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-pauses-speech-after-teleprompter-troubles#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Bruce Rauner put his annual budget speech on a short hold because of problems with the teleprompter. The Republican was speaking Wednesday when the teleprompter where the speech is displayed for him to read apparently stopped working. A lawmaker handed Rauner a printed copy. But Rauner said he didn’t have his reading glasses and “I’m a little old for this type.”  The delay lasted for several minutes, during which Rauner asked if anyone had “a good story” and told the audience he wouldn’t sing because he’s no good at it. After turning briefly to Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, Rauner said Madigan had quipped: “It’s the Russians.” That remark drew laughter from across the chamber.)
— Has Gov. Rauner Ever Introduced A Balanced Budget? – BRIAN MACKEY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/has-gov-rauner-ever-introduced-balanced-budget#stream/0

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— 18,000 Call In To Illinois GOP Congressman Roskam’s Phone Town Hall – AP
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/18000-call-illinois-gop-congressmans-phone-town-hall

 

WSIL
— Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns – AP  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that you are mentally impaired if you are NOT anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34511064/congress-blocks-rule-barring-mentally-impaired-from-guns

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rauner urges OK of budget deal now in Senate – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/state/2017-02-15/rauner-urges-ok-budget-deal-now-senate.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Local lawmakers weigh in on Rauner’s budget address – Brian Robbins
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170215/local-lawmakers-weigh-in-on-rauners-budget-address

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rauner encourages “grand bargain” with stronger reforms – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/02/15/illinois-gov-bruce-rauner-encourages-grand-bargain-with-stronger-reforms/am6cbfm/
— OUTSTANDING: Lakewood Village Board keeps video gambling ban in place – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/02/15/lakewood-village-board-keeps-video-gambling-ban-in-place/ad7hfy9/

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Democrats laugh at Rauner quips during state budget speech – AP
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/democrats-laugh-at-rauner-quips-during-state-budget-speech/article_f1e39c75-e283-5f5d-a664-06b6053dcca4.html

 

SOUTHERN
— Rauner: Shootings mean troopers needed on Chicago highways – AP
http://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/rauner-shootings-mean-troopers-needed-on-chicago-highways/article_0c3c218c-3577-52f8-9323-1f90f052ff40.html

 

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Rauner open to income tax hike, rejects tax on food, medicine – MONIQUE GARCIA, KIM GEIGER AND HALEY BEMILLER
http://dailyegyptian.com/66222/state/rauner-open-to-income-tax-hike-rejects-tax-on-food-medicine/

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — 18,000 call in to Illinois GOP congressman Roakam’s phone town hall – AP
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/call-in-to-illinois-gop-congressman-s-phone-town-hall/article_d870e387-e8d4-58e6-b4eb-692ee0fe8cac.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Efforts continue to preserve historic Wheaton mansion  Concerns raised over demolishing building – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/02/15/efforts-continue-to-preserve-historic-wheaton-mansion/auiwvf7/
— Domo 77 restaurant in Wheaton to be razed for new commercial building – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/02/10/domo-77-restaurant-in-wheaton-to-be-razed-for-new-commercial-building/ac6d6jf/

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Naperville Islamic Center Discusses Executive Orders
http://www.nctv17.com/naperville-islamic-center-discusses-executive-orders/

 

CHICAGO READER
— Are some ideas too ‘dangerous’ for the University of Chicago? – Michael Miner
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2017/02/15/are-some-ideas-too-dangerous-for-the-university-of-chicago

 

MEDILL REPORTS
— HIGHER GASOLINE PRICES BOLSTER JANUARY RETAIL SALES – Rachel Newman  (DIERSEN: How much gasoline do you buy?  I buy very little because I sit at home 10+ hours a day, 70+ hours a week, 300+ hours a month, 3,650+ hours a year, and 36,500+ hours a decade putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.)
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/higher-gas-prices-bolster-january-retail-sales/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Wayne Township supervisor candidate Randy Ramey responds to opponent’s attack – Ruth de Jauregui
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511075896-wayne-township-supervisor-candidate-responds-to-opponent-s-attack

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Gay Journalist Comes Out As Conservative
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/gay-journalist-comes-out-as-conservative

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONGRESSMAN HULTGREN RELEASES NEW REPORT ON 14TH CD’S HEROIN, OPIOID EPIDEMIC
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/congressman-hultgren-releases-new-report-on-14th-cds-heroin-opioid-epidemic.html
— STATE REP CHALLENGES ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT TO CUT DOWN BUDGET WEIGHT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/state-rep-challenges-illinois-government-to-cut-down-budget-weight.html
— MCCONCHIE ON GOV’S 2017 BUDGET SPEECH: RAUNER SHOWED REAL LEADERSHIP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/mcconchie-on-govs-2017-budget-speech-rauner-showed-real-leadership.html
— REP. MCDERMED: ILLINOIS NEEDS RESPONSIBLE BUDGET TO CLIMB OUT OF DOWNWARD SPIRAL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/rep-mcdermed-illinois-needs-responsible-budget-to-climb-out-of-downward-spiral.html
— SENATOR REZIN: BUDGET SOLUTION WILL INCLUDE THINGS NOT EVERYONE WILL LIKE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/senator-rezin-budget-solution-will-include-things-not-everyone-will-like.html
— ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE CEO: SPRINGFIELD DOESN’T DESERVE ANOTHER PENNY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/illinois-policy-institute-ceo-springfield-doesnt-deserve-another-penny.html
— RAUNER DELIVERS ANOTHER “RINSE AND REPEAT” BUDGET ADDRESS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/rauner-delivers-another-rinse-and-repeat-budget-address.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Think tank backs Trump, says large number of non-citizens vote illegally – Rowan Scarborough
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/12/noncitizen-voters-feud-between-academics-resurface/

 

GOPUSA
— 30,000 expected at Nation of Islam convention in Detroit
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20720

 

BLAZE
— Steve Bannon ‘could care less’ about repairing White House’s relationship with media – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/15/steve-bannon-could-care-less-about-repairing-white-houses-relationship-with-media/

 

BREITBART
— Poll: Majority of Hispanics Support Deporting Criminal Illegal Aliens, Plurality Back Defunding of Sanctuary Cities – KATIE MCHUGH15
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/15/poll-majority-of-hispanics-support-deporting-criminal-illegal-aliens-plurality-back-defunding-of-sanctuary-cities/
— 36 Top State Republican Party Attorneys Sign Letter Supporting Judge Neil Gorsuch for SCOTUS – NEIL W. MCCABE
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/15/32-gop-state-attorneys-general-sign-letter-senate-supporting-judge-neil-gorsuch-scotus/

 

THE PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY REPORT
— Judges Join the ‘Resistance’ – John and Andy Schlafly
http://www.pseagles.com/Judges_Join_the_%E2%80%98Resistance%E2%80%99

 

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Not Freedom Of The Press’: Journalists Upset Trump Keeps Calling On Conservative Media – Alex Pfeiffer  (DIERSEN: I have been a member of the “conservative media” since 2000.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/15/not-freedom-of-the-pressjournalists-upset-trump-keeps-calling-on-conservative-media/
— GAO Declares Medicaid Waste Worse Than Official Estimates – Kathryn Watson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/15/comptroller-general-declares-medicaid-waste-worse-than-official-estimates/

 

REUTERS
— Illinois governor raises prospect of tax hike in budget speech – Dave McKinney and Karen Pierog
http://www.reuters.com/article/illinois-budget-idUSL1N1G015U

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Hiring freeze exacerbates High Risk issue, GAO says – Carten Cordell  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was almost always under hiring freezes and/or promotion freezes.)
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/hiring-freeze-exacerbates-high-risk-issue-gao-says

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— 18,000 call in to Illinois GOP congressman Roskam’s phone town hall – AP
http://federalnewsradio.com/government-news/2017/02/18000-call-in-to-illinois-gop-congressmans-phone-town-hall/

 

DAILY MAIL
— Illinois governor offers tax-hike guidance to end stalemate – AP
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-4228604/Illinois-governor-offers-tax-hike-guidance-end-stalemate.html

February 15 Morning Edition

GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER
— LIVE STREAMING: Governor Rauner Delivers the Budget Address, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
https://www.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/RaunerLive.aspx

 

NBC5
— Rauner Still ‘Frustrated’ Ahead of Wednesday’s Budget Address  “I am the most frustrated person in the state that we haven’t been able to work with the General Assembly to get a balanced budget passed,” Rauner said. “We need to pass it now.” – Tom Schuba and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-budget-address-facebook-live-413773753.html

 

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners say “Gov. Rauner Blamed For Contract Impasse With AFSCME.”
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/14/gov-rauner-slammed-for-contract-impasse-with-afscme/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Frustrated’ Rauner to push for ‘grand bargain’ in budget address – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/frustrated-rauner-to-push-for-grand-bargain-in-budget-address/
— Rauner asks court to reject Lisa Madigan state worker motion – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-asks-court-to-reject-lisa-madigan-state-worker-motion/
— Toddler and man killed, woman wounded in North Lawndale shooting while woman was on Facebook Live – Sam Charles, Andy Grimm and Jordan Owen
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/police-two-dead-including-toddler-in-north-lawndale-shooting/
— Big money in final days of presidential race – Shia Kapos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kapos-big-money-in-final-days-of-presidential-race/
— “Straight White Men” homes in on oppressive ambition – Hedy Weiss (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics?  My demographics are terrible: Trump supporter (I have been a Trump supporter ever since he won the nomination and especially since he won the election.), Protestant (I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.), conservative, Republican (A contributing member of the party since 1976 and a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999.), American, White, male, older (I was born in 1948.), non-poor, gun owner, German American (I am 100% German American.), ancestors have been in America for a long time (My ancestors have been in America since 1844), former federal employee (I was a federal employee for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997.), retired federal employee (I have been a retired federal employee since 1997.), former union member (I was a union member for almost 12 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1980.), American-nameplate car owner, childless, petless, etc.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/straight-white-men-homes-in-on-oppressive-ambition/
— Nobody wants to give up those deplored federal handouts – John Stossel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-once-they-have-them-people-fight-to-keep-subsidies/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote abortion.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-being-a-good-catholic-in-age-of-trump-is-complicated/
— Northwestern University fraternity ordered to cease social activities – Stefano Esposito
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/nu-fraternity-ordered-to-cease-social-activities/
— Big election change coming—but don’t get hopes up too high – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-big-election-change-coming-but-dont-get-hopes-up-too-high/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Mike Pence’s delayed knowledge of Flynn’s fibs hint he is outside Trump’s inner circle.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-mike-pence-trump-inner-circle-20170214-story.html
— Home for new and expectant single moms expected to open this year in Wheaton – Bob Goldsborough
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton-glen-ellyn/news/ct-wheaton-group-home-20170214-story.html
— Embattled NU fraternity suspended amid reports of drugging, sex assaults – Genevieve Bookwalter and Robert McCoppin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/news/ct-evr-evanston-sae-suspension-tl-0216-20170213-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-devon-resource-center-preview-met-20170214-story.html
— Rauner cracks wise into hot mic before Facebook Live appearance – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-valentines-day-met-story.html
— $9 million cut from domestic violence programs, Rauner administration blames ‘confusion’ – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-budget-domestic-violence-20170215-story.html
— Readers react: New Trier’s civil rights seminar  (DIERSEN: Joseph A. Morris comment on the “Helicopter parents” letter: “Professor Ebner writes, “I taught American history at colleges and universities in New York City and Illinois for 40 years.  Never did I encounter criticism from parents — or administrators — about the design of courses I offered or the content of their subject matter.” Mr. Ebner’s stunning admission — that for 40 years no one paid any attention to what he was doing in his classrooms — explains how and why American higher education has gone to hell in a handbasket in the last 40 years, setting the stage for infectious political correctness and related boobery to pass from the colleges to the high schools.” Morris comment on the “Inquire, commit, serve” letter: “Ms. Koerner writes: “Now, more than ever, our young people need to be reading and hearing authors like Colson Whitehead and Andrew Aydin.” At the ceremony held in New York City last fall just days after the national election, as the prestigious national book award was presented to Mr. Whitehead, the honoree said, “We’re happy in here; outside is the blasted hellhole wasteland of Trumpland. Be kind to everybody, make art and fight the power.”  Will he convey a similarly objective, politically-neutral, uplifting, and dignified message to the students of New Trier High School? Andrew Aydin’s day job is as the “Digital Director and Policy Advisor” to Congressman John Lewis (D-Georgia) in the latter’s office on Capitol Hill;  before that he was employed on the Lewis campaign staff in Georgia. I suspect that the number of paid Republican political operatives who will be paid by New Trier High School to grace the Seminar Day can be counted on zero fingers, and I suspect, further, that the disparity is no accident. Odd that Ms. Koerner doesn’t swell with gleeful anticipation of the visits by others among the Seminar Day’s speakers, such as Monica Trinidad (who organizes boycotts of ballet companies featuring Jewish artists because she doesn’t want to “dance with Israeli apartheid”); and the “poet” whose nom de plume is “John the Author” and whose oeuvre includes “poetry” such as the following stirring anthem to racial tolerance and what education can accomplish, an exhortation that no doubt embodies what Ms. Koerner imagines to be the school’s lofty goals to “inspire, commit, and serve”: “Not graduate from back, Give back, nigga, Tell them get back, nigga”.”  Morris comment on the “Mandatory seminar” letter: “Mr. Sloane of Glendale Heights may or may not have learned to read in the feeder schools that serve the upscale New Trier Township High School, but it is puzzling that he wonders “if the high school is focusing on the fight for equal rights in the 1950s and 1960s” when the title of the Seminar Day program is “Understanding Today’s Struggle for Racial Civil Rights” (emphasis added).  The word “Today’s” is probably a dead giveaway that the aim of the program is not a retrospective on the history of half a century and more ago.  Another dead giveaway of the aim of the program is the insertion of the word “Racial” which, of course, undermines the fundamental American proposition that “rights”, civil and otherwise, belong to individuals and not to races.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-readers-react-new-trier-s-civil-rights-seminar-20170214-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Teaching news literacy can make students better citizens – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who focus on discouraging everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170214/discuss/170219396/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rauner set for his most important speech ever – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170215/BLOGS02/170219937
— Here’s a way to stop Illinois’ fiscal shame spiral – MICHAEL BELSKY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170215/OPINION/170219938

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Don’t look for a miracle from Gov. Rauner’s budget speech – Editorial
http://thetelegraph.com/opinion/96816/our-view-dont-look-for-a-miracle-from-gov-rauners-budget-speech

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
—  Some University of Chicago students and faculty are vowing to protest the appearance of a former manager of President Donald Trump’s run for the White House. – AP
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170215/AP/302159914
— PHOENIX FACES ARIZONA LAW THAT BARS SANCTUARY-CITY STATUS – AP  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Illinois law should bar sanctuary-city status.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170215/AP/302159939

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Rauner’s 3rd budget likely to be shelved like the first 2 – AP
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/rauner-s-rd-budget-likely-to-be-shelved-like-the/article_ab2cdadf-77c1-5255-9737-4f9d5c82cbd3.html

 

METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL
— The persistent problem of segregation in Chicago’s public schools – Alden Loury  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the fewer minorities that were your classmates, the more that Democrats demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you are being a racist and even worse things.)
http://www.metroplanning.org/news/7395/The-persistent-problem-of-segregation-in-Chicagos-public-schools#.WJz6Wk-HQNU.twitter

 

CHICAGO REPORTER
— Chicago’s lax enforcement of minimum wage hike leaves workers in the lurch – Melissa Sanchez  (DIERSEN: I ask my critics/opponents, are you paying your operatives and your dupes at least the minimum wage?  Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponent talk and act like they have severe financial problems and like they will do just about anything for money.)
http://chicagoreporter.com/chicagos-lax-enforcement-of-minimum-wage-hike-leaves-workers-in-the-lurch/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage County Municipal/County Intergovernmental Committee sets legislative priorities for 2017 – Louie Torres
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511082343-dupage-county-municipal-county-intergovernmental-committee-sets-legislative-priorities-for-2017

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Why Illinois Is The Worst Place In America To Own A Home
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/why-illinois-is-the-worst-place-in-america-to-own-a-home

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEW ILLINOIS STATE REP STEVE REICK FOCUSES ON STATE TAX REFORMS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/new-illinois-state-rep-focuses-on-state-tax-reforms.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump counsel was warned Flynn could be blackmailed – Dave Boyer  (DIERSEN: If you “could be blackmailed,” you should not seek or hold a government or political office.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/14/trump-counsel-don-mcgahn-was-warned-michael-flynn-/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Democrats Demanding that Immigration Officials Stop Deporting Illegals Convicted of Violent Crimes – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/02/14/democrats-demanding-immigration-officials-stop-deporting-illegals-convicted-violent-crimes/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— PAWNS OF LIBERALS – Walter E. Williams  (DIERSEN: Democrats crow about their success making individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/pawns-of-liberals/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats are now ‘Party of Hate’
http://www.gopusa.com/dems-are-now-party-of-hate/

 

NEWSMAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Some anti-Americans falsely claim to be “pro-family.”
http://www.newsmax.com/US/los-angeles-mayor-eric-garcetti-deportation-family/2017/02/14/id/773528/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Now You Can Wear A Puzzle-Piece Pin To Show How Bad You Feel About Being White – JIM TREACHER  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that to be Democrat is to be anti-White.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/14/now-you-can-wear-a-puzzle-piece-pin-to-show-how-bad-you-feel-about-being-white/
— Chaffetz Sent Fake Invoice For Paid Protester Hours – PHILLIP STUCKY  (DIERSEN: How much money per hour do anti-Trumps pay protestors in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/14/chaffetz-sent-fake-invoice-for-paid-protester-hours/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Some Illinois veterans will have access to free child care while attending doctor appointments or job interviews. (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would bring this article to my attention and stress I should be gotten rid of a) because I avoided the draft with student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971 and b) because my wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
http://pilotonline.com/news/military/veterans/program-to-provide-free-child-care-to-some-illinois-veterans/article_92a28df4-1452-5363-84f1-91f89802d183.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn America and its citizens.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/business/economy/immigration-productivity-economists.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/opinion/sanctuary-cities-in-name-only.html
— Liberal Activists Join Forces Against a Common Foe: Trump – YAMICHE ALCINDOR
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/us/politics/protesters-resist-trump.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: For Tech-Savvy Students, Apathy to Current Events Is a Thing of the Past. – Elizabeth Harris  (DIERSEN: To keep up to date with current news and commentary on government and politics, read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/nyregion/social-media-schools-politics-civics.html
— Who’d Want to Limit Retirement Plans? House Republicans – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/opinion/whod-want-to-limit-retirement-plans-house-republicans.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s toxicity has Republicans running away from their constituents.”  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trump constituents are toxic.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-are-running-away-from-their-constituents/2017/02/14/3fc4dd66-f2f0-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html
— GAO Report lists ‘high risks’ needing Trump’s attention – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/15/report-lists-high-risks-needing-government-attention/
— Trump is dividing American Jews over domestic politics, not Israel – Sarah Posner  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats try to get Jews to join Muslims against Christians.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/15/trump-is-dividing-american-jews-over-domestic-politics-not-israel/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— In Trump Age, Taking a Different Tack on Workplace Diversity – JOHN SIMONS  (DIERSEN: To promote workplace diversity is to get rid of employs who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-trump-age-taking-a-different-tack-on-workplace-diversity-1487080801
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the WSJ sides with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST America’s citizens.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/seeking-their-own-refuge-sanctuary-cities-go-to-court-1487116166
— A Generation Living for Likes  Only 19% of surveyed college students agreed that “I am open about my emotions on social media.” A full 73% said they always try to appear happy. Laura Vanderkam reviews “The Happiness Effect” by Donna Freitas. – LAURA VANDERKAM  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes either are liked or want to be liked by those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-generation-living-for-likes-1487115843
— Your Blueprint for Career Advancement Needs Updating  How to take a more regular, active role in making your professional life as good as it can be – SUE SHELLENBARGER  (DIERSEN: What have you done to advance your career?  Aside from working hard, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.  To advance their careers in the federal government, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates focused on promoting Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, they focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/your-blueprint-for-career-advancement-needs-updating-1487086846
— Colleges, Faced With Funding Cuts, Target Tenure Trims  GOP state lawmakers and schools look to winnow longtime faculty positions with fewer job protections – Douglas Belkin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/colleges-faced-with-funding-cuts-target-tenure-trims-1487068202

 

VOICE OF AMERICA NEWS
— U.S. Ethics Office Calls for Investigation of Trump Aide’s Comments  (DIERSEN: I should write book about elected officials and party leaders in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who misuse their position.  Most commonly, they misuse their position by demonizing, denigrating, and condemning a) those who do not pander to them, b) those who fail/refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and c) those who do not give them money.  Those who attended the January 19, 2017 Wheaton Chamber of Commerce State of the City address saw such misuse of position at the end of the program.)
http://www.voanews.com/a/us-ethics-office-calls-for-investigation-of-trump-aide-conway-comments/3725496.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the letter, OGE Director Walter M. Shaub, Jr. encouraged the White House to punish Conway if necessary. “These facts, if true, would establish a clear violation of the prohibition against misuse of position,” Shaub wrote. “Therefore, I recommend that the White House investigate Ms. Conway’s actions and consider taking disciplinary action against her.” Shaub also noted in his letter that Conway’s actions are almost identical to an example used during ethics training about what not to do while employed by the White House. “I note that OGE’s regulation on misuse of position offers as an example the hypothetical case of a Presidential appointee appearing in a television commercial to promote a product,” he wrote. “Ms. Conway’s actions track that example almost exactly.”)

 

USA TODAY
— Millennial drivers are highway hazards, survey shows – Bart Jansen  (DIERSEN: I have been driving since 1964 and I have never caused an accident.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/15/millennial-drivers-highway-hazards-survey-shows/97888336/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Millennial drivers are the worst. That’s not just their elders talking. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 88% of drivers 19- to 24-years-old acknowledged engaging in risky behavior such as texting while driving, running red lights or speeding during the previous month, according to a report released Wednesday.)

 

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— Congressman’s staffer injured during protest at office – AP
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Congressman-claims-staffer-injured-during-OC-10933082.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said a 71-year-old staff member was knocked unconscious Tuesday while protesters gathered at his Southern California office. Rohrabacher is a conservative Republican who has voiced support for some of President Donald Trump’s actions. He released a statement that said his longtime district director, Kathleen Staunton, fell and hit her head when a protester yanked open the office door as she was leaving.)

 

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC PRESS
— Deportation Fears Depress California Dream Act College Aid Applications  (DIERSEN: Nothing should be done that encourages people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, or to bring others to America illegally.  Anti-Americans use Dreamers to encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://sfpublicpress.org/news-notes/2017-02/deportation-fears-depress-california-dream-act-college-aid-applications

 

U.S. & WORLD REPORT
— Students, Faculty Oppose Ex-Trump Campaign Manager’s Visit  Some University of Chicago students and faculty are vowing to protest the appearance of a former manager of President Donald Trump’s run for the White House. – AP
http://www.usnews.com/news/illinois/articles/2017-02-15/students-faculty-oppose-ex-trump-campaign-managers-visit

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Breitbart Blames Priebus for All of the Trump Administration’s Problems – Ed Kilgore  (DIERSEN: Who blames you and what do they blame you for?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/breitbart-wants-priebus-to-die-for-d-c-s-sins-against-trump.html

 

MANAGED CARE MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote LGBTQ activity is to promote STDs. Democrats focus on promoting LGBTQ activity, that is, Democrats focus on promoting STDs.
https://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/2017/2/far-over-stds-have-made-comeback
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates in the United States are at record highs, and many experts fear they will continue to climb because of meager funding of public health clinics and diminished sex education in schools. Throw the repeal of large chunks of the ACA and the end of federal government funds for Planned Parenthood into the mix, and a bad situation will only get worse, say some experts. “It’s a perfect storm that would allow more people to become infected” as education that could help prevent the spread of STDs falters and the places where people can go to be tested dwindle, says John Steever, MD, an assistant professor of pediatrics and a member of the faculty at the Adolescent Health Center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. The cost of STDs is enormous for those infected but also for society as a whole. The direct cost of treating STDs is almost $16 billion per year, according to the CDC. That is more than twice the CDC’s annual budget. The cost of STD care “is the magnitude of a natural disaster every year,” says Supriya Mehta, an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. The CDC estimates that, at any given time, more than 100 million Americans have an STD. Roughly 20 million new cases occur each year, with half of those affecting young people between the ages of 15 and 24. In addition, one quarter of sexually active adolescent females have an STD. Blacks and men who have sex with men also tend to have a higher prevalence of STDs.)

 

GQ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Congressional Republicans Are Scared of Holding Town Halls Now For Some Reason.”
http://www.gq.com/story/republicans-are-ducking-town-halls

 

BLOOMBERG
— The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn – Eli Lake  (DIERSEN: Who are the political assassinators in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write about political assassinators in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-14/the-political-assassination-of-michael-flynn

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Get a Look Inside Ivanka Trump’s $5.5 Million D.C. Home – Colleen Kane
http://time.com/money/4670427/get-a-look-inside-ivanka-trumps-5-5-million-d-c-home/

 

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Should Journalists Be Required to Earn a License in Order to Practice Journalism? – Sean Stroh  (DIERSEN: When it serves their purposes, my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that I am NOT a journalist.  My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a journalist ONLY IF YOU ARE PAID TO BE A JOURNALIST. In my defense, I stress that I have served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, that thousands of Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. across Illinois regularly read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, that since 2004, those emails have gone out each and every morning, that since 2015, those emails have gone out each and every evening too, that since 2004, those emails have included links to almost 262,000 articles and information on many upcoming events, that much of what I did for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991, is very similar to what journalists do, that my wife and I have enough income and net worth that I do not need to be paid for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, nor do I want to be paid for what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, he who pays the piper calls the tunes, and I do not want anyone to call my tunes.)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/critical-thinking-should-journalists-be-required-to-earn-a-license-in-order-to-practice-journalism/

February 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— CPS SUES STATE OVER FUNDING, SAYS IT VIOLATES STUDENTS’ RIGHTS – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-sues-state-over-funding-says-it-violates-students-rights/1754497/
— WOMAN CARJACKED IN NAPERVILLE PRESCHOOL PARKING LOT, POLICE SAY
http://abc7chicago.com/news/police-woman-carjacked-in-naperville-school-parking-lot/1754697/
— HUNDREDS PROTEST PRESIDENT BY MOONING TRUMP TOWER IN CHICAGO
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/hundreds-moon-trump-tower-at-chicago-protest/1751917/

 

NBC5
— Chicago Public Schools Sues Illinois, Alleging ‘Unequal’ Funding Violates Students’ Civil Rights – Shelby Bremer
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cps-lawsuit-illinois-rauner-unequal-funding-violates-students-civil-rights-413746653.html
— Rauner: Shootings Mean Troopers Needed on Chicago Highways – Don Babwin  (DIERSEN: When did you drive a lot on Chicago highways?  For me, it was only 1966-1968 when I commuted to and from classes at UIC from my parents’ home in Crete.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rauner-Shootings-Mean-Troopers-Needed-on-Chicago-Highways-413745723.html

 

CBS2
— Democrats And Their Allies Bash Gov. Rauner On Eve Of State Budget Address – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/14/dems-and-their-allies-bash-gov-rauner-on-eve-of-state-budget-address/
— Roskam Reportedly Declines Request For Public Forums – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/14/roskam-reportedly-declines-request-for-public-forums/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Agents discover catapult used to launch drugs over U.S. – Mexico Border
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/235794527-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Tom Mouhelis, former Wheaton City Council member, dies – Bob Goldsborough
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-tom-mouhelis-obituary-20170214-story.html
— Roskam speaks to critics, supporters during telephone campaign event
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-roskam-town-hall-st-0215-20170214-story.html
— Rauner legal team resists AG Madigan’s move to withhold state paychecks – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-lisa-madigan-state-worker-pay-met-0215-20170214-story.html
— What to expect when you’re expecting a state budget? Nothing – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-illinois-state-budget-rauner-zorn-perspec-0215-20170214-column.html
— Chicago school board sues state, alleges ‘separate and unequal’ funding – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-school-funding-lawsuit-met-20170214-story.html
— 48 arrested in Chicago area in last week’s immigration raids – Marwa Eltagouri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-immigration-raids-arrests-met-20170214-story.html
— District 204 budget cuts likely if state funding doesn’t increase – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-204-budget-st-0215-20170214-story.html
— S&P issues blistering report on state’s fiscal woes – Rich Miller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-miller-column-st-0215-20170214-story.html
— Unable to pass own spending plan, Rauner to weigh in on Senate version during Wednesday budget speech – Monique Garcia, Kim Geiger and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-budget-preview-met-0215-20170214-story.html
— Republicans block Dem effort to get Trump’s tax returns – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democrat-effort-trump-tax-returns-20170214-story.html
— Aurora mayoral candidates tout endorsements – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-mayor-endorse-st-0215-20170214-story.html
— Chicago’s gang wars and the Judicial Accountability Act – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-gang-wars-kass-0215-20170214-column.html
— University of Chicago students, faculty clash over Corey Lewandowski event – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-lewandowski-university-of-chicago-event-20170214-story.html
— Trump rhetoric has created ‘atmosphere of terror’ for (ILLEGAL) immigrants, advocate says – Marwa Eltagouri, Elyssa Cherney and Grace Wong
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-immigration-raids-arrests-met-20170214-story.html
— This, dear white people, is how to look like a snowflake – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-milo-dear-white-people-perspec-0215-20170214-column.html
— Emanuel: Feds will be in town next week to continue Police Department work – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-sessions-consent-decree-met-20170214-story.html
— Rauner aims to add 200 more state troopers to combat Chicago expressway shootings – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-state-troopers-chicago-expressway-shootings-20170214-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel urges old friend Rauner to present balanced budget – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-urges-old-friend-rauner-to-present-balanced-budget/
— CPS sues state over funding, says it violates students’ rights – Lauren FitzPatrick and Dan Mihalopoulos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-sues-state-over-funding-says-it-violates-students-rights/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with Mexico against America.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-u-s-sells-more-corn-than-anybody-guess-who-buys-it/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage Democrats opposing proposed DuPage County Election Commission merger with the county clerk’s office – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170214/news/170219419/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Roskam’s support of border tax brings biz backlash – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170214/BLOGS02/170219944/roskams-support-of-border-tax-brings-biz-backlash
— CPS sues Illinois over ‘discriminatory’ funding – AP  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that it unfair to Democrats, to minorities, to females, to younger people, and to veterans a) that the Post Office hired me in 1966 and let me work there for almost 3 years, b) that IRS hired me in 1971 and let me work there for almost 9 years, c) that IRS promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, d) that GAO hired me in 1980 and let me work there for almost 18 years, and d) that GAO promoted me in 1986.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170214/NEWS02/170219943/cps-sues-illinois-over-discriminatory-funding
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago’s schools are suing Illinois’ governor and other state officials over how the state funds schools, claiming it violates the civil rights of the predominantly-minority student population in the nation’s third-largest school district. Tuesday’s lawsuit was filed in Cook County on behalf of black and Hispanic families. It seeks to have a judge declare the formula unlawful.)
— Shootings mean troopers needed on Chicago highways, Rauner says – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170214/NEWS10/170219946/shootings-mean-troopers-needed-on-chicago-highways-rauner-says

 

DNA INFO
— CPS Sues State of Illinois: City Kids at ‘Back of Bus’ in Funding – Heather Cherone and Erica Demarest  (DIERSEN: My parents helped Crete-Monee School District 201-U cut its costs during the 1950s and 1960s when they sent my brother and I to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170214/bridgeport/cps-sues-state-alleges-unequal-funding-violates-students-civil-rights

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner says he’ll talk about ‘grand bargain’ during budget speech – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170214/rauner-says-hell-talk-about-grand-bargain-during-budget-speech

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Are Democrats being paid to show up at town halls?  Protesters say they’re fighting GOP for free – ERIC BRADNER AND MJ LEE (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/operatives have severe financial problems.  They do not do anything “for free.”  They talk and act like they have been promised lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and/or lots more if they succeed in getting rid of me.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/are-dems-being-paid-to-show-up-at-town-halls/655844054

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rauner Administration Files Opposition to AG’s Move to Halt State Employee Pay
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rauner-administration-files-opposition-to-ags-move-to-halt-state-employee-pay

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Former state senator offers thoughts on budget crisis – Ben Zigterman
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-02-14/former-state-senator-offers-thoughts-budget-crisis.html

 

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “How the Trump administration could bankrupt Chicago Public Schools.”
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/emanuel-trump-rauner-cps-education-funding/Content?oid=255385

 

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Over 18,000 On Congressman Peter Roskam’s Telephone Town Hall  “I have no plans to have one of these big sort of circus meetings,” Roskam said on a WGN radio show on Sunday – Patrick Martin
http://patch.com/illinois/naperville/over-18-000-congressman-peter-roskams-telephone-town-hall

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IS SET FOR NAPERVILLE TOWNSHIP VOTERS ON FEBRUARY 28
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2017/02/14/republican-primary-set-naperville-township-voters-february-28/69891

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Bill would level signature requirements for all political candidates
https://ilnews.org/12136/bill-level-signature-requirements-political-candidates/
— Questions still loom over auditor general
https://ilnews.org/12122/questions-still-loom-auditor-general/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— The dire consequences of continued inaction – Rich Miller
http://capitolfax.com/2017/02/14/the-dire-consequences-of-continued-inaction/

 

BLAZE
— Hundreds pull down their pants and moon Trump Tower in Chicago to get Trump to release his taxes – Brandon Morse
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/13/hundreds-pull-down-their-pants-and-moon-trump-tower-in-chicago-to-get-trump-to-release-his-taxes/

 

GOPUSA
— Fearing ICE, Austin’s illegal alien families keep students home from school
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20637
— Number of Texas Latino voters climbed 29 percent in 2016, records show
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20596

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— DO YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THESE ILLEGAL ALIEN HOTBEDS? – Maria Jeffrey
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/02/do-you-live-in-one-of-these-illegal-alien-hotbeds

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— THIS MEXICAN WAS CONVICTED OF ILLEGALLY VOTING IN FIVE US ELECTIONS
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/14/this-mexican-was-convicted-of-illegally-voting-in-five-us-elections/

 

CNN
— The Office of Government Ethics is recommending that the White House take disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to President Trump, for endorsing Ivanka Trump’s products in a TV interview. – Jill Disis  (DIERSEN: What disciplinary actions did your employers take against you and why?  Because I became an active member of a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in 1988 when I was 40 years old and because I have always opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, a) my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 (1986-1988) of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974, and c) my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/14/news/kellyanne-conway-ivanka-trump-ethics-office/index.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Advice for retirees rattled by Trump – Michelle Singletary  (DIERSEN: I have been retired since 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/get-there/2017/02/14/383a0264-f2e2-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— Rep. Roskam Expects Trump’s Tax Plan in 2-3 Weeks
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2017-02-14/rep-roskam-expects-trump-s-tax-plan-in-2-3-weeks
— Rep. Roskam: U.S. Tax Reform Is Needed This Year
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2017-02-14/rep-roskam-u-s-tax-reform-is-needed-this-year

 

FORBES
— The Age Discrimination Law At 50: A Mixed Bag – Chris Farrell  (DIERSEN: Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that with only rare exceptions, your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($94,610) by age 25, GS-14 ($111,801) by age 30, GS-15 ($131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($161,900) by age 40.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2017/02/14/the-age-discrimination-law-at-50-a-mixed-bag/#3b8b2cbb5382

 

CATO
— Sen. Grassley’s Proposed E-Verify Mandate Is an Expensive Dud – ALEX NOWRASTEH (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, CATO sides with foreign countries against America.)
https://www.cato.org/blog/sen-grassleys-proposed-e-verify-mandate-expensive-dud

February 14 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Are you a Trump supporter?  I am.  I always support Republican candidates, Republican elected/appointed officials, and Republican party leaders.  If Trump supporters wanted to communicate with each other, how would they find out who the Trump supporters are in their precinct, in their municipality, in their township/ward, in their county, and in Illinois? – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

 

WGN TV
— Suburban school projects stalled over printing mistake – ERIK RUNGE
http://wgntv.com/2017/02/13/suburban-school-projects-stalled-over-printing-mistake/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More troopers on expressways can’t come fast enough – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-more-troopers-on-expressways-cant-come-fast-enough/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner hits Facebook Live ahead of budget speech – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-facebook-budget-met-story.html
— Critics find multiple targets at CPS budget hearings – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-school-budget-hearings-met-0214-20170213-story.html
— Enough tax incentives, Amazon – Robert Reed
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-amazon-incentives-robert-reed-0214-biz-20170213-column.html
— In Trump White House, tumult is becoming the norm – Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-white-house-chaos-20170213-story.html
— Emanuel makes first rounds with Trump White House – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-dc-meetings-met-0214-20170213-story.html
— District 308 ends class rankings – Sarah Freishtat  (DIERSEN: What was you class rank?  In 1966, I just barely made it into the upper 20% of my high school class, my ACT score was 24, and UIC accepted me.  My critics/opponents back then were very surprised a) because I spend my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage, b) because my father not only had not attended college, he was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and c) because my mother had never attended high school.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-district-308-class-rank-st-0215-20170214-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF FOSTER AND MUSLIMS: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Ialam.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170213/news/170219529/#autoplay
— 33 in suburbs arrested in federal immigration sweep – Marni Pyke  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps encourage illegals to come to, to stay in, and to bring other illegals to America, to Illinois, to your county, to your township/ward, to your municipality, and to your precinct illegally.  Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST America’s citizens.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170213/news/170219537/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Far more people were arrested in the suburbs than in Chicago, where 15 were arrested in raids that began Feb. 4 and ended Friday, authorities said Monday. Among those arrested in the suburbs were six in Bensenville, five in Aurora, four in Cicero, two in Addison and one each in Arlington Heights, Bolingbrook, Carpentersville, Elgin, Markham, Melrose Park, Mundelein, Plainfield, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Skokie, Waukegan, Wheaton, Wheeling, Wood Dale and Hammond, Indiana. In all, one woman and 47 men were arrested in the Chicago area, authorities said Monday. Thirty-three had emigrated from Mexico, seven from Guatemala and one each from Canada, Chad, China, the Czech Republic, El Salvador, Iraq, the Philippines and Poland. Forty-five of the 48 had criminal convictions, including driving under the influence, prostitution, possession of cocaine, burglary, criminal sexual assault, assault and aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, authorities said. The rest had either been deported and subsequently returned to the U.S. or had been issued a deportation order by a judge.)
— Emanuel huddles with Reince Pribus, Jared Kushner at White House – Chicago Sun-Times
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170213/news/170219551/
— DuPage Housing Authority hosts Family Self-Sufficiency Graduates – S. Martin  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a DINK?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned my wife and I as being filthy rich selfish DINKs (dual income, no kids SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DINK_(acronym)). In 1978, we put 20% down and bought 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton.  Our mortgage was our only debt.  At that time, IRS paid me $87,520/year in today’s dollars, we owned and rented out a town home in University Park, we owned a 1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, a 1978 Chevette, and a 1972 Corvette.  I took graduate accounting courses at DePaul. My wife had a great job working for the U.S. League of Savings Institutions. SEE: http://articles.latimes.com/1989-11-05/business/fi-1429_1_league-officials  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized us, denigrated us, and condemned us because we gave up trying to have children, because we did not adopt, and because we did not become foster parents.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170213/submitted/170219638/
— OBITUARY: Tom A. Mouhelis  WHEATON – Tom A. Mouhelis, a longtime resident of Wheaton, passed away February 11, 2017, at age 70. Tom was the beloved husband of Lois (nee Brockhoff) for 35 years. He is also survived by his sister Georgia (the late Jerry) Koutavas as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Bettie (the late Soter) Siavelis. Tom was born February 18, 1946 in Chicago. He was a 1963 graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School. Tom joined the Air Force in February of 1967 and served in Vietnam. Continuing to serve his country as a member of the Air Force Reserves, his military service spanned 30 years. Having earned his Bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College in 1971, after 11 years enlisted, Tom received a direct commission and then served an additional 19 years as an officer. He was awarded numerous decorations and retired on June 30, 1997 with the rank of Major. Tom had a sales career in the consumer electronics industry, including sales manager with Plantronics Corporation. He was elected to the Wheaton City Council, serving the community for 12 years. Tom enjoyed playing many sports including soccer, baseball, hockey and polo. Visitation Wednesday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., with an orthodox prayer service at 5:00 p.m., at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road), Wheaton. Funeral service Thursday 11:00 a.m. at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 525 Church Rd., Elgin, IL. Burial at Wheaton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to the American Lung Association appreciated. Funeral info, 630-668-0016 or www.williams-kampp.com.)
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=tom-a-mouhelis&pid=184115977&fhid=6268
— The new civics course in U.S. schools: How to spot fake news – AP  (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the only news that is NOT fake is news that they publish.  Of course, news that they publish a) glorifies and praises my critics/opponents and/or b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns everyone else.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170213/business/302139991/

 

WTTW
— Immigration Raid Has Chicago Businesses, Residents on Edge – Paris Schutz (DIERSEN: What percent of those in Chicago are illegals?)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/13/immigration-raid-has-chicago-businesses-residents-edge

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Lock ’em in until Illinois lawmakers come up with a budget – Editorial
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20170214/our-view-lock-em-in-until-illinois-lawmakers-come-up-with-budget

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Sears and Kmart remove some Trump products online – AP (DIERSEN: Are you a Trump supporter?  What are the anti-Trumps in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America doing to remove you?  Are the Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America coming to your defense?)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/sears-and-kmart-remove-some-trump-products-online/article_860f4fb0-7258-5e59-9db6-c152e18b191a.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Cullerton reaches out to AFSCME over ‘grand bargain’ – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170213/cullerton-reaches-out-to-afscme-over-grand-bargain

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Rauner needs to present budget proposal – Susana A. Mendoza
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/susana-a-mendoza-rauner-needs-to-present-budget-proposal/article_01716c4b-d19b-5875-a9c4-1092bceaafa3.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Last holdout Lakewood to vote on repealing video gambling ban – KEVIN P. CRAVER  (DIERSEN: If you promote video gambling, you promote vice.  If you promote vice, you shout that you are not religious, conservative, or Republican.)
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/02/13/last-holdout-lakewood-to-vote-on-repealing-video-gambling-ban/ahkryjq/

 

WSIL TV
— AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for jobs, arrests – AP  (DIERSEN: AP should do a fact check on my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who blame me for their problems, who blame me for your problems, who blame me for my problems, and who blame me for everyone’s problems.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34496906/ap-fact-check-trump-takes-credit-for-jobs-arrests
— News conferences raise issue of Trump seeking softballs – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34494994/news-conferences-raise-issue-of-trump-seeking-softballs

 

KWQC
— Mexico may stop buying Iowa, Illinois corn to retaliate against U.S. – David Nelson  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries, and especially with Mexico, against America.)
http://kwqc.com/2017/02/14/mexico-may-stop-buying-iowa-illinois-corn-to-retaliate-against-u-s/

 

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Chris Kennedy defends Illinois as a state good for business – Jim Niedelman  (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, Illinois has become a “good state” for individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/chris-kennedy-defends-illinois-as-a-state-good-for-business/655675941

 

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Rahm Emanuel: Too many Dems care more about being right than winning – KIM JANSSEN  (DIERSEN: For a Democrat to be “right” is to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://dailyegyptian.com/65924/state/rahm-emanuel-too-many-dems-care-more-about-being-right-than-winning/

 

OAK PARK
— In River Forest, congressman explains how GOP could dismantle Obamacare  In audio of the closed meeting, Rep. Peter Roskam also lays out his political vision – Michael Romain
http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/2-12-2017/In-River-Forest,-congressman-explains-how-GOP-could-dismantle-Obamacare-/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— A guide to how Gov. Rauner should address the State on Wednesday: Watch Berkowitz w/Leader Durkin (Could he Primary Rauner?) – Jeff Berekowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/02/a-guide-to-how-gov-rauner-should-address-the-state-on-wednesday-watch-berkowitz-wleader-durkin-cable-and-web/

 

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
— Damage to Black History Month display raises racial questions – CALEB LUNDQUIST  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things if you do not glorify and praise those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://ncclinked.com/2017/02/13/damage-to-black-history-month-display-raises-racial-questions/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Report from Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti highlights ways local governments can share resources
https://ilnews.org/12107/report-lt-governor-highlights-ways-local-governments-can-share-resources/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT ILLINOIS COLLEGE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE MEETING WITH RAUNER, LAWMAKERS  What’s making college unaffordable for Illinois students isn’t budget gridlock, it’s soaring administrative costs in higher education. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-illinois-college-students-should-know-before-meeting-with-rauner-lawmakers/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Confusion Reigns Over Trump’s Popularity Ratings, But He’s Not as Unpopular as the Press Claims – Warner Todd Huston  (DIERSEN: Who has the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Which of the aforesaid takes the lead in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump and Trump’s supporters?)
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/02/13/confusion-reigns-trumps-popularity-ratings-hes-not-unpopular-press-claims/

 

BLAZE
— Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans say Trump is a strong leader who keeps his promises – Brandon Morse
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/13/gallup-poll-majority-of-americans-say-trump-is-a-strong-leader-who-keeps-his-promises/
— Mexican government claims deportations are actually down under Trump – Leon Wolf
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/13/mexican-government-claims-deportations-are-actually-down-under-trump/
— ABC journalist worried about Spicer’s ‘health’ because he ’spends so much time angry’ – Tre Goins-Phillips  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always focused on making me angry.  They are not worried about me retaliating because they know that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran and that my policy has been to forgive those who trespass against me.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/13/abc-journalist-worried-about-spicers-health-because-he-spends-so-much-time-angry/

 

DAILY CALLER
— WSJ Editor Tells Reporters Who Don’t Like Objective Trump Coverage To Leave The Paper – RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/wsj-editor-tells-reporters-who-dont-like-objective-trump-coverage-to-leave-the-paper/
— Democrats Can’t Move On From 2016 Presidential Primary – Kerry Picket
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/democrats-cant-move-on-from-2016-presidential-primary/
— Trump Justice Department Signals An End To Transgender Locker Room Lunacy In Public Schools – Eric Owens
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/trump-justice-department-signals-an-end-to-transgender-locker-room-lunacy-in-public-schools/

 

GOPUSA
— Justice Ginsburg weighs in on ‘anti-immigrant sentiment’  (DIERSEN: What about those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20660
— THEASONOUS: Charlotte: Immigrant groups say city leaders must protect aliens from arrest
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20600

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Obama Did Not Fundamentally Transform America, He Fundamentally Transformed the Democrats – Karin McQuillan
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/obama_fundamentally_transformed_strikeamericastrike_the_democrats.html

 

LIFEZETTE
— Toby Keith Punished for Inauguration Performance?  Country star is not the only one who may face backlash for musical work at Trump event – Zachary Leeman
https://www.lifezette.com/popzette/toby-keith-punished-inauguration-performance/

 

THE HILL
— Chicago mayor visits White House to meet with Trump aides – JORDAN FABIAN
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/319352-chicago-major-visits-white-house-to-meet-with-trump-aides

 

REUTERS
— Peruvian woman can be deported from U.S. for voting illegally – Joseph Ax
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-crime-voterfraud-idUSKBN15S2GN
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fitzpatrick, who is married to a U.S. citizen, applied for an Illinois driver’s license over a decade ago, according to court papers. Like many states, Illinois allows individuals to register to vote when applying for a license under a “motor-voter” law. She showed a desk clerk her Peruvian passport and U.S. green card when filling out the paperwork, her attorney said. The clerk asked her whether she wanted to register to vote and told her, “It’s up to you,” according to court papers. Fitzpatrick’s lawyer, Richard Hanus, told the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that his client therefore had “official approval” and should not be held responsible for an innocent mistake. A three-judge panel wrote on Monday that Fitzpatrick had checked a box affirming she was a U.S. citizen and that the clerk’s response was not an authorization.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Older Judges and Vacant Seats Give Trump Huge Power to Shape American Courts – JOSH KATZ
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/14/upshot/trump-poised-to-transform-american-courts.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump who equates Trump with Hitler and Republicans with Nazis asks “How Should One Resist the Trump Administration?” How soon, if not already, will anti-Trumps call for Trump and his supporters to be killed?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/opinion/how-should-one-resist-the-trump-administration.html
— The Struggle Inside The Wall Street Journal – David Leonhardt
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/opinion/the-struggle-inside-the-wall-street-journal.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— ‘Saturday Night Live’ ratings soar thanks to Baldwin’s Trump and McCarthy’s Spicer – Stephen Battaglio  (DIERSEN: If you want to pander to those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, you reticule Trump and reticule Trump’s supporters. Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky and follow Alinsky’s fifth rule.)
http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-et-st-snl-ratings-up-20170214-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A carefree life in retirement? Think again  Iposos/USA TODAY poll finds 78% say they will have to cut back their standard of living. – Paul Davidson (DIERSEN: In 1997, when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer,” GAO paid me $122,991.  My Civil Service Retirement System pension today is only $50,856.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/02/14/you-have-2-choices-reduce-spending-now-scale-back-retirement-lifestyle/97719232/

 

DETROIT FREE PRESS
— Anti-Trump fervor sparks a new, liberal kind of tea party activism – Kathleen Gray and Kristen Jordan Shamus  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/13/anti-trump-fervor-sparks-new-liberal-kind-tea-party-activism/97754730/

 

FORBES
— Tech Firms Facing Anti-Discrimination Lawsuits May Have An Easier Time With Trump’s Labor Department – Matt Drange  (DIERSEN: What is Trump’s position on Affirmative Action, on Diversity, and on Inclusion?  From what I see, nether Trump nor anyone around him have ever been adversely impacted by Affirmative Action, by Diversity, or by Inclusion.  Given that, one might expect that Trump would have no sympathy for those like me who are/were adversely impacted by Affirmative Action, by Diversity, and by Inclusion.  The federal government, which Trump now heads, wasted my federal career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years.  The federal government would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.  Does Trump understand that Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans like me who are Protestant (I was baptized, raised and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.), conservative, White, male, older (I am 68 years old now.), non-poor, gun owners, German Americans (I am 100% German national origin.), draft avoiders (I obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time (My ancestor have been in America sins 1844.)?)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mattdrange/2017/02/14/tech-firms-facing-anti-discrimination-lawsuits-could-find-more-friendly-labor-department-under-trump/#1bad62304561

 

BLOOMBERG
— U.K. Rejects 1.8 Million-Signature Petition Seeking Ban on Trump – Svenja O’Donnell  (DIERSEN: Are you a Trump supporter?  So far, which anti-Trump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries have banned you?)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-14/u-k-rejects-1-8-million-signature-petition-seeking-ban-on-trump

 

GOVERNING
— To Target Undocumented Workers, Some Legislators Want Employers to Do More – Rebecca Beitsch  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trump employers side with foreign countries, and especially with Mexico, against America.)
http://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/sl-undocumented-workers-employers.html

 

INDEPENDENT
— Google is losing employees because it paid them too much money  Numbers were so big that several veteran members didn’t need the job security anymore – Alistair Barr
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/google-losing-employees-pay-too-much-money-car-project-f-you-talent-sieve-a7579071.html

February 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— PILSEN PROTESTERS SAY 25TH WARD SCHOOLS HIT HARD BY $46M CPS BUDGET FREEZE – Tanja Babich
http://abc7chicago.com/education/pilsen-protesters-say-25th-ward-schools-hit-hard-by-$46m-cps-budget-freeze/1752330/

 

NBC5
— 2 Chicago Suburbs Named Among Top 10 Safest Cities in US for 2017
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/safest-cities-in-america-2017-413579093.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Lake in The Hills in Chicago’s northwest suburbs came in the No. 7 spot, with west suburban Bartlett ranking as the No. 9 safest city in the country, according to Neighborhood Scout. Bartlett reported only 26 violent crimes last year, which is 90 percent less than most cities in the U.S., according to the study’s data. A total of 219 crimes were reported in the city for 2016, Neighborhood Scout’s report shows, with 193 of them being non-violent and property related crimes. Crime rates were even lower for Lake in The Hills, according to Neighborhood Scout’s research, with a total of 148 crimes reported during the course of the year. Only 19 of those crimes were violent in nature, the report showed. Buffalo Grove (No. 12), Wheaton (No. 32), Hanover Park (No. 37), Huntley (No. 43), Hoffman Estates (No. 46) and Arlington Heights (No. 49) all also made the top 50.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Let loathsome Lewandowski speak at U of C – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-let-loathsome-lewandowski-speak-at-u-of-c/
— Emanuel at White House for meetings with Kushner, other top aides Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-in-washington-for-meetings-on-crime-infrastructure/
— Rauner: ‘Looking forward’ to meeting with Chance the Rapper – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/chance-the-rapper-to-rauner-love-to-have-meeting/
— Voters await economic revival in a part of pro-Trump America (Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin) – Claire Galofaro
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/voters-await-economic-revival-in-a-part-of-pro-trump-america/
— In Immigration Court, few criminals, far more minor offenders – Dan Mihalopoulos and Mick Dumke
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/in-immigration-court-few-criminals-far-more-minor-offenders/
— CPS holds more budget hearings, still needs another $111 million – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-holds-more-budget-hearings-still-needs-another-111-million/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote abortion.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/doubek-she-chose-an-abortion-so-she-could-be-a-mother-today/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville Ribfest organizers: Toby Keith tickets selling fast – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-toby-keith-sales-naperville-st-0215-20170213-story.html
— Thousands protest Milwaukee County sheriff’s immigration crackdown  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries against America.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-milwaukee-immigration-protest-20170213-story.html
— How Illinois pols enable failure at Chicago State – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-state-csu-rauner-vallas-reform-edit-0214-jm-20170213-story.html
— Wake up, Bruce Rauner. Bring back Illinois. – Diana Sroka Rickert
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-bruce-rauner-failure-budget-address-perspec-0214-20170213-story.html
— Candidate says lawsuit prompting him to quit District 181 race – Chuck Fieldman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/news/ct-dhd-d181-clarin-withdraws-tl-0216-20170213-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Sears steps back from reports it’s dropping Trump-branded items
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170213/business/170219652/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois lawmakers pitch automatic voter registration again – AP
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170213/NEWS02/170219967/illinois-lawmakers-pitch-automatic-voter-registration-again

 

TIMES
— Kinzinger denounces ‘fake news’ – David Giuliani  (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are full of fake news. According to them, all news is fake unless they publish it.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/kinzinger-denounces-fake-news/article_2d50a18c-5f12-5cee-88f2-b6e01bd8c1e9.html

 

WTTW
— Parents, Teachers Call on CPS to Take Budget Matters Into Its Own Hands – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/13/parents-teachers-call-cps-take-budget-matters-its-own-hands

 

WBEZ
— Chicago Parents Blame Gov. Bruce Rauner For CPS Budget Cuts – Sarah Karp
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-parents-blame-gov-bruce-rauner-for-cps-budget-cuts/cd7ed7d2-3e41-4d24-9afa-95595414eb4d

 

WSIU
— The Abortion Issue Is Receiving More Attention In The Illinois General Assembly
http://news.wsiu.org/post/abortion-issue-receiving-more-attention-illinois-general-assembly#stream/0

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— It’s time for Bruce Rauner to do the governor’s job – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article132468519.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Northwestern University and the University of Chicago side with foreign countries against America.
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/northwestern-chicago-join-schools-opposed-to-travel-ban/article_284372d8-6436-539b-a717-e2ed59a42e6a.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— How does Madigan dodge darts of candidate’s criticism? – Editorial
http://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20170213/editorial-how-does-madigan-dodge-darts-of-candidates-criticism

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Analyst Says Budget Crisis Leaves Illinois Vulnerable – BRIAN MACKEY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/analyst-says-budget-crisis-leaves-illinois-vulnerable#stream/0

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Madigan camp downplays severity of business exodus from state – Chandra Lye
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511060619-madigan-camp-downplays-severity-of-business-exodus-from-state
— Winfield GOP candidate Smith scores approval from county health board leader – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511081347-winfield-gop-candidate-smith-scores-approval-from-county-health-board-leader

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn, Ives preparing state budget counterproposal with no tax hike – Karen Kidd
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511078439-skillicorn-ives-preparing-state-budget-counterproposal-with-no-tax-hike

 

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
— The 2017 Chicago Auto Show Now Open To The Public
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2017/02/13/346524-2017-chicago-auto-show-now-open-to-public.html
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The 2017 Chicago Auto Show is officially underway. The 109th edition of the largest automotive exhibition in North America is officially open to the public through Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at McCormick Place. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined 2017 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Mike McGrath and General Manager Dave Sloan on stage to cut the ribbon to open the show.)

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— EMPLOYERS IN DUPAGE AND COOK COUNTIES REPORTED 429 LAYOFFS IN JANUARY  Numbers from the January 2017 Illinois WARN report show most of the mass layoffs were in the service industry. – Brendan Bakala  (DIERSEN: How many of those 429 are Trump supporters?)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/employers-in-dupage-and-cook-counties-reported-429-layoffs-in-january/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOISANS EXPERIENCING SECOND-WORST INCOME GROWTH IN THE NATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/report-illinoisans-experiencing-second-worst-income-growth-in-the-nation.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— SINGER ROCKETS TO NO. 1, SALES JUMP 18 MILLION PERCENT WITH PRO-TRUMP DRESS  But death threats also stream in: ‘Attack! Kill her!’ – JOE KOVACS
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/dress-for-success-singers-sales-rocket-with-trump-gown/

 

THE BLAZE
— Apparently, unborn babies are only human when they belong to Beyonce – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-apparently-unborn-babies-are-only-human-when-they-belong-to-beyonce/

 

GOPUSA
— Liberals Pitch Hissy Fit Over Pro-Trump GRAMMY Dress
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20634
— Deeply Offensive? Flyers at Penn State call for reporting presence of illegal aliens
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20586
— Translating what Democrats say
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20561
— Death To America Protests Spread From Berkley To Tehran
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20617

 

DAILY CALLER
— Nigel Farage: Most People Coming To U.S. Aren’t Refugees, They’re ‘Economic Migrants’ – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/nigel-farage-most-people-coming-to-u-s-arent-refugees-theyre-economic-migrants-video/
— Kellyanne Conway: Mike Flynn Enjoys ‘The Full Confidence Of The President’ – Kaitlan Collins  (DIERSEN: My nasty/troubled/failed/vicious critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they have “the full confidence” of those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/kellyanne-conway-mike-flynn-enjoys-the-full-confidence-of-the-president/
— D’Souza: ‘America Is A Nation Of Immigrants’ But Not ‘A Nation Of Refugees’ – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/dsouza-america-is-a-nation-of-immigrants-but-not-a-nation-of-refugees-video/
— Black Lives Matter Leader: White People Are Sub-Human – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/13/black-lives-matter-leader-white-people-are-sub-human/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— KRISTOL: WHITE WORKING CLASS ‘DECADENT, LAZY, SPOILED,’ SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH ‘NEW AMERICANS’ – Kent Kellar  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a member of the White working class?  I was 1964-1997.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/13/kristol-white-working-class-decadent-lazy-spoiled-should-be-replaced-with-new-americans/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Schumer: Trump’s populist rhetoric belies his ‘hard-right agenda’ – SUSAN CRABTREE
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/schumer-trumps-populist-rhetoric-belies-his-hard-right-agenda/article/2614663

 

CATHOLIC VOTE
— CatholicVote.org Warns Rauner: Support for Abortion Funding Will Sink Re-Election
https://www.yahoo.com/news/catholic-group-warns-rauner-support-abortion-funding-sink-200600759.html

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Help the Poor Move – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444841/help-poor-relocate-find-better-jobs-opportunity

 

AOL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “President Trump’s golf course diplomacy raises ethical questions.”
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/13/president-trumps-golf-course-diplomacy-raises-ethical-questions/21713026/

 

THE HILL
— Webb: Democratic Party has moved ‘very far to the left’ – REBECCA SAVRANSKY  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to say that you are a Democrat is to say that you are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than your ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/319131-webb-dem-party-has-moved-very-far-to-the-left

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Top Wall Street Journal Editor Defends Trump Coverage – SYDNEY EMBER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/business/media/wall-street-journal-wsj2020.html
— Trump Friend Suggests Reince Priebus Is in Over His Head – MICHAEL D. SHEAR  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have always been in over my head.  They are furious that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.  They are especially furious that I passed the CPA and the Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/us/politics/reince-priebus-donald-trump-christopher-ruddy.html

 

THE DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “To Bork or Not to Bork?” and say “The Old Fight That Shows Democrats Why, and How, to Stop Gorsuch  Trump, like Reagan, squandered his chance to offer a unifying pick to satisfy his most conservative supporters.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/13/to-bork-or-not-to-bork-the-old-fight-that-shows-democrats-why-and-how-to-stop-gorsuch.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Millennials Are Less Mobile Than Young People Have Been in Decades  The trend underscores a pattern across all demographic groups, which has ramifications for housing and job markets – LAURA KUSISTO  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton continue to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being a newcomer a) because I have lived in Wheaton only since 1978, b) because I have never attended any schools in Wheaton, c) because I have never been a member of any church in Wheaton, and d) because I have never raised any children in Wheaton.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/millennials-are-less-mobile-than-young-people-have-been-in-decades-1487017646

 

FORTUNE
— This Is the 420-Foot Yacht Donald Trump Wanted—Before He Filed for Bankruptcy – Geoffrey Smith
http://fortune.com/2017/02/13/donald-trump-bankruptcy-yacht/

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Politics Is Killing Workplace Productivity – Martha C. White  (DIERSEN: From what I see, employers are overwhelmingly anti-Trump. How soon, if not already, will they a) stop hiring those who are not anti-Trump and b) get rid of their employees who are not anti-Trump?)
http://time.com/money/4666057/politics-workplace-productivity/

 

NEW YORKER
— DEVOS SAYS TRUMP’S FORTY-PER-CENT APPROVAL RATING MEANS MORE THAN HALF OF COUNTRY SUPPORTS HIM – Andy Borowitz
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/devos-says-trumps-forty-per-cent-approval-rating-means-more-than-half-of-country-supports-him

 

ALJAZEERA
— Six journalists arrested over ‘false news’ on mutiny  Journalist and media owners held for ‘spreading false information’ about a mutiny by security forces, officials say.  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would love to get me arrested for what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor.)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/journalists-arrested-false-news-mutiny-170213035829283.html

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What do you use to communicate and who is your target audience (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_audience)?  Since 2000, I have used GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to communicate.  My target audience includes all Illinois Republicans, but especially Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants. Elected officials include Congressman Roskam and all the other Republican Congressmen, Governor Rauner, Lt. Governor Sanguinetti, Republican Senate Leader Radogno, Republican House Leader Durkin, all the Republican Senators and Representatives, Republican county officials, Republican township and Chicago ward officials, and Republican municipal officials. Party leaders include Illinois Republican Party (IRP) National Committeeman Porter, IRP National Committeewoman DeMonte, IRP Chairman Schneider, the other IRP officers, the IRP State Central Committee members and their Deputies, the county party chairmen, the township and Chicago ward party chairmen, and all the precinct committeemen and captains. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com

February 13 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Media criticism of Kellyanne Conway reveals a double standard – Jonah Goldberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-kellyanne-conway-credibility-lies-20170213-column.html
— Roskam says he prefers doing town hall meetings over the phone – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, both Roskam and Hultgren endorsed me in 2000 when I first ran for Republican Precinct Committeeman.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Roskam that I have caused all of his problems, that I am causing all of his problems, and that I will forever cause all of his problems. They blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and in the past, they blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republicans Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-peter-roskam-town-halls-met-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While Roskam and Hultgren both have traditionally strong Republican-leaning districts, that didn’t prove to be the case in the balloting for president. Research from the FiveThirtyEight.com website shows the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, defeated Trump by 7 percentage points in Roskam’s district. In Hultgren’s district, regarded as more strongly Republican than Roskam’s, Trump won by 3.9 percentage points over Clinton.)
— Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the man just elected as Germany’s next president once called Trump a ‘hate preacher’ – Erik Kirschbaum  (DIERSEN: Will Steinmeier urge Germany to again declare war on America?  My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-fg-germany-president-20170212-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise those in Broadview who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally.
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170213/281599535250206
— Pastors and Politics – Editorial (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party.  Government is nasty. Politics is nasty.  My nasty churchgoing critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they pray for GOD to send me straight to HELL and b) that the “religious leaders” in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn despise if not hate me and want to send me straight to HELL.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170213/281818578582302
— Trust this  5 ways to tell if co-workers are unreliable – Thomas Koulopoulos (DIERSEN: My Democrat co-workers in the federal government helped my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170213/281908772895518
— Job interview red flags – Laura Garnett  (DIERSEN: The first red flag is “More certifications and degrees than actual work experience.”  When my Democrat superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I had almost 18 years experience working for GAO, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991 and almost 9 years experience working for IRS, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173. But potential employers dismiss that hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that all GAO employees and that all IRS employees have always been grossly overpaid.)
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170213/281977492372254

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote abortion big time.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-in-trump-era-keep-abortion-safe-and-legal-in-illinois/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote LGBTQ activity big time.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/museum-of-surgery-to-feature-sex-reassignment-exhibit/
— Job skills and opportunities deter violence – Laura Washington  (DIERSEN: What jobs have you had that could/should have been given to minorities, to females, to younger people, and/or to veterans?  According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had could/should have been given to minorities, to females, to younger people, and/or to veterans.  During the 1960s, I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail.  During the 1970s, I worked on an automobile assemble line, worked as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, and collected delinquent taxes.  During the 1980s and 1990s, I audited federal agencies.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/laura-washington-2/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF TOBY KEITH: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Toby Keith and his fans.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170213/news/170219666/
— FRONT PAGE: What the numbers reveal about suburban commutes – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170213/news/170219665/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump approval rating at new low.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/gallup-poll-trump-approval-rating-at-new-low/655336564

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— S&P laid blame at Rauner’s feet – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: Who lays blame at your feet?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes lay blame at my feet for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems. But wait, I am just the lowly GOPUSA Illinois Editor and a lowly Republican Precinct Committeeman.  I am not an officer of any township, ward, or county Republican party organization.  I am not an Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee member.  I am not an officer of the IRP and I am not the IRP National Committeeman.  Further, I am not an elected or appointed Republican official at the municipal, township, ward, county, state, or federal level.)
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/guest/miller-s-p-laid-blame-at-rauner-s-feet/article_984bcb06-4bce-5a5b-b48a-b4e2c864d430.html

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps side with Iraq against America.
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34487025/trump-moves-spark-iraqi-anger-calls-against-future-alliance

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise Mexico and its citizens.
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/105718/melting-spot-policies-strain-ties-binding-a-mexican-village-to-illinois

 

SAUK VALLEY
— With no budget deal soon, huge tax hikes on horizon  Not dealing with governor puts Dems on risky course – Rich Miller
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/02/11/springfield-spotlight-with-no-budget-deal-soon-huge-tax-hikes-on-horizon/cm2wus1/

 

WHEATON RECORD
— Keeping Kosher: Jesus and Judaism at Wheaton College – Esther Kao  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want Jews to side with Muslims against Christians.)
http://www.wheatonrecord.com/features/keeping-kosher-jesus-judaism-wheaton/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Will Gov. Rauner Carpe Diem in this Wednesday’s Budget Speech by proposing real reforms, spending cuts and new revenue? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/02/will-gov-rauner-carpe-diem-in-this-wednesdays-budget-speech-by-proposing-real-reforms-spending-cuts-and-new-revenue/

 

SANGAMON SUN
— State GOP: Madigan’s democracy talk ‘doublespeak’ for dictatorship – Carol Ostrow
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511057577-state-gop-madigan-s-democracy-talk-doublespeak-for-dictatorship

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Naperville trustee Santucci gears up for re-election – Carol Ostrow
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511080797-naperville-trustee-santucci-gears-up-for-re-election

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ramey takes team approach in GOP bid for Wayne Township supervisor – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511081334-ramey-takes-team-approach-in-gop-bid-for-wayne-township-supervisor
— Manna vies for Winfield trustee spot – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511079358-manna-vies-for-winfield-trustee-spot
— Tornga runs on efficiency for Winfield supervisor – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511081342-tornga-runs-on-efficiency-for-winfield-supervisor

 

DAILY ILLINI
— Across the state, student body presidents compel legislature to end budget impasse – Gillian Dunlop (DIERSEN: “End budget impasse” is code for making Republicans pay higher taxes.  What percent of “student body presidents” are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://dailyillini.com/news/2017/02/13/across-state-student-body-presidents-compel-legislature-end-budget-impasse/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Should Public School Teachers Participate in World Hijab Day (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are anti-Christian and pro-Muslim.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/public-school-teachers-participate-world-hijab-day/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSKAM GIVES A TAX REFORM UPDATE ON VARNEY & CO.
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/roskam-gives-a-tax-reform-update-on-varney-co.html
— HULTGREN NAMED CO-CHAIR OF HOUSE VALUES ACTION TEAM
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/hultgren-named-co-chair-of-house-values-action-team.html
— THORNER: GORSUCH REMARKS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT ‘JUDICIAL SUPREMACY’
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/thorner-gorsuch-remarks-raise-concerns-about-judicial-supremacy.html

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Replace White Working Class With Mexican Immigrants, Says ‘Weekly Standard’ Editor Bill Kristol – Warner Todd Huston  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want replace more than just the White working class with Mexicans, they want to replace everyone in America with citizens of foreign countries. Anti-Trumps are anti-America and anti-Americans.)
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/02/12/replace-white-working-class-mexican-immigrants-says-weekly-standard-editor-bill-kristol/

 

FOX NEWS
— Singer Joy Villa wears Trump dress to the Grammys
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/02/13/singer-joy-villa-wears-trump-dress-to-grammys.html

 

GOPUSA
— Assad: Some of the refugees are ‘terrorists’
http://www.gopusa.com/assad-some-of-the-refugees-are-terrorists/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— AMERICA AS A HOUSE DIVIDED – Ben Kinchlow  (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on dividing those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/america-as-a-house-divided/

 

CHRISTIAN TIMES
— Illinois pregnancy centers sue governor over law requiring them to promote abortions – Jardine Malado
http://www.christiantimes.com/article/illinois-pregnancy-centers-sue-governor-over-law-requiring-them-to-promote-abortions/71192.htm

 

CHRISTIAN MEDIA MAGAZINE
— 5 Encouraging Tips for Christians Working in Media  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponent DO NOT WANT YOU TO BE INFORMED.)
http://christianmediamagazine.com/5-tips-for-christians-working-in-media/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Be informed  In every way, shape and form just be informed. Read constantly and take in all kinds of information. Watch the news, local and otherwise. The more information you can take in can influence how you communicate with the world. If you are writing about a certain topic, you do your research. But why stop there? Strike up a conversation with your coworkers and get their opinions and views on different subjects. God teaches us to be in the world, so be in the world. Learn and listen to everything so you can properly communicate with others.)

 

BREITBART
— California Dems Want Forced Savings; Republican Congress Resists  (DIERSEN: Federal employees in the Civil Service Retirement System are “forced” to contribute 7% of their salary into it.)
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/02/13/californias-obamacare-styled-forced-retirement-savings-program-in-jeopardy/

 

THE BLAZE
— Liberals pressure music festival to cut Toby Keith because he sang at Trump’s inauguration – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: Since 2000, RINOs have pressured the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, etc. to drop me because I support Pat O’Malley instead of Jim Ryan in the 2002 Republican gubernatorial primary.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/12/liberals-pressure-music-festival-to-cut-toby-keith-because-he-sang-at-trumps-inauguration/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 5 up-and-coming GOP governors to watch – W. JAMES ANTLE III  (DIERSEN: When were you “up-and-coming?” I was an up-and-coming IRS employee 1971-1974. In those 3 years, I went from GS-7 (currently $44,853) to GS-12 (currently $79,563).  But then, my Democrat superiors succeeded in getting rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. It was all downhill from there.  I was somewhat of an up-and-coming GAO employee 1986-1988.  In those 3 years, I got assigned to audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division and promoted to GS-13 (currently $94,610).  But then, my Democrat superiors succeeded in getting rid of the GAO manager who had hired me, who had gotten me assigned to audits of IRS, and who had promoted me to GS-13. It was all downhill from there.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/5-up-and-coming-gop-governors-to-watch/article/2614392

 

ROLL CALL
— ‘Gang of Eight’ Revival Unlikely on Immigration Overhaul – DEAN DeCHIARO AND BRIDGET BOWMAN
http://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/gang-eight-revival-unlikely-immigration-overhaul

 

POLITICO
— VERY SAD: States find new ways to troll Trump  Lawmakers are getting creative in their attempts to mock, challenge and repudiate the president. – NATASHA KORECKI
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/state-legislators-trump-trolling-234919

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In contrast to the exit poll, official election results in Illinois show Latino turnout was up and vote for Trump was down.”  How many of the illegals in Illinois voted for Clinton?  How many illegals are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/in-contrast-to-the-exit-poll-official-election-results_us_589ca858e4b0985224db5e6e

 

AOL NEWS
— Survey: Nearly half of Trump voters support a white history month  (DIERSEN: To be accepted by the Democrats, you not only have to be anti-White, you have to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/12/survey-nearly-half-of-trump-voters-support-a-white-history-mont/21712381/

 

NBC NEWS
— Widespread Anti-Trump Protests Take Place Across Mexico – MARIANA ATENCIO  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with Mexico against America.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/wide-spread-anti-trump-protests-take-place-across-mexico-n719996

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Canada’s Conservatives Seek a Champion, and Redemption- IAN AUSTEN  (DIERSEN: Who is the champion of the conservatives in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Who is the champion of conservatives in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/world/canada/canada-conservative-candidates.html
— All Joking Aside, Here’s How Sean Spicer Is Shaking Up the White House Press Briefing – LARRY BUCHANAN and KAREN YOURISH (DIERSEN: Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously used what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and Jeff Gannon (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News) against me.  They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/11/us/politics/sean-spicer-white-house-press-briefing.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 49 seats in the photo above (and chart below) have been assigned by the independent White House Correspondents’ Association since 1981, largely because administrations of both parties wanted to avoid the appearance of favoritism. The briefings in the first few weeks of the Trump administration have been packed, with many reporters who do not have assigned seats standing in the aisles or sitting in empty chairs. In the past, White House press secretaries tended to prioritize the reporters sitting in the first two rows. They would give the first question to The Associated Press (after decades of starting with Helen Thomas, long known as the dean of the White House press corps). Then it was on to the major networks, newspapers and other wire services. Mr. Spicer has bypassed this convention. As he goes around the room, Mr. Spicer typically calls on media organizations outside the mainstream before getting to more traditional news outlets.)
— For Religious Conservatives, Success and Access at the Trump White House – JEREMY W. PETERS  (DIERSEN: Many believe that Bush viewed religious conservatives as being his useful idiots.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/trump-religious-conservatives.html
— For Democrats, Being Out of Power Has Its Perks – EMMARIE HUETTEMAN  (DIERSEN: For me, my no longer being the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc. has its perks.  I now have less or no interaction with my nasty/troubled/failed/vicious critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the aforesaid organizations.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/us/politics/democrats-relish-shifting-responsibility.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Cummings counters Chaffetz on federal workforce – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/13/cummings-counters-chaffetz-on-federal-workforce/

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO OF MAJOR GENERAL SNOW: Army to spend $300 million on bonuses and ads to get 6,000 more recruits – Tom Vanden Brook (DIERSEN: Democrats run the military.  Democrats are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/12/army-spend-300-million-bonuses-and-ads-get-6000-more-recruits/97757094/
— European (ANTI-TRUMPS) break the law to smuggle in migrants – Nikolia Apostolou
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/02/09/greece-refugees-europeans/97093410/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump candidates.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexican-presidential-candidate-wins-support-with-trump-stance-1486900805
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps oppose harsh punishment for voter fraud.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/voter-fraud-and-punishment-1486940940
— The Biggest Surprises in Retirement  We asked readers to tell us about the things they didn’t anticipate when they stopped working. They had plenty to say. – GLENN RUFFENACH
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-biggest-surprises-in-retirement-1486955341
— Great Movies to Watch About Retirement  These films give viewers an inspiring message for later life
https://www.wsj.com/articles/great-movies-to-watch-about-retirement-1486738810

 

FORBES
— Artists Urge Americans To ‘Resist’ Trump At Grammys – Brett Edkins (DIERSEN: Who urges individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries to resist you?  The following urge everyone and everything to resist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: 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-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brettedkins/2017/02/13/artists-urge-americans-to-resist-trump-at-grammys/#4162b57b4f08

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Will Trump Stand by Michael Flynn? – Chas Danner  (DIERSEN: Who stands by you?  My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political., and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  They have made it very clear that they have and that they will use their clout to viciously destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that stands by me.)
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/will-trump-stand-by-michael-flynn.html

 

CORNELL DAILY SUN
— Why Affirmative Action is Necessary – Narayan Reddy  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
http://cornellsun.com/2017/02/12/reddy-why-affirmative-action-is-necessary/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Many Voters Are Unsure Who Soros, Koch Brothers Are  (DIERSEN: If you read GOPUSA and GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, you know who Soros and the Koch brothers are.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do not want anyone to read GOPUSA or GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/february_2017/many_voters_are_unsure_who_soros_koch_brothers_are

February 12 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Worker Pay Battle to Resurface in Court, Legislature – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-worker-pay-battle-resurface-court-legislature-413533223.html

 

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pfleger works to better unite anti-Trumps.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Ever-increasingly, Pfleger acts as an operative for the Democrat Party.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/12/st-sabina-hosts-gathering-hopes-to-unite-over-trump-admin-concerns/

 

WGN RADIO
— Congressman Peter Roskam addresses tax reform, the Affordable Care Act, and future sanctions on the Iranian government – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/02/12/congressman-peter-roskam-addresses-tax-reform-the-affordable-care-act-and-future-sanctions-on-the-iranian-government/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Sears, Kmart join other retailers in dropping Trump-branded items – Kristine Guerra  (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if you support Trump, anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump organizations, anti-Trump companies, anti-Trump governments, and anti-Trump countries will drop you. I should write a book about anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump organizations, anti-Trump companies, and anti-Trump governments in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois that have dropped me.  These anti-Trumps blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the votes that Trump got in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, and in my precinct.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-sears-kmart-drop-trump-brands-20170212-story.html
— Bernie Sanders calls Trump a ‘pathological liar’; Al Franken says some Republicans are concerned about Trump’s temperament – Ed O’Keefe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-democrats-donald-trump-20170212-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Social media mocks Education Department for misspelled tweets – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/social-media-mocks-education-department-for-misspelled-tweets/
— 71 percent of Chicago cops’ street stops are of blacks – Mick Dumke
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs-71-percent-of-chicago-cops-street-stops-are-of-blacks/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170212/news/170219688/

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Rauner: “Crisis Shutdown” – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=236578#.WKDuvRHxZZI

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Rauner right to hold firm on state budget – Editorial
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-rauner-right-to-hold-firm-on-state-budget/article_2f208273-ac5f-57dc-beb1-f4981fe088f2.html
— Kennedy on Trump: ‘We’re not an authoritarian country’  (DIERSEN: Democrats are far more authoritarian than Trump. Democrats get rid of you if you do not promote Islam, dependency on government and charity, class warfare, LGBTQ activity (that is, the destruction of the traditional family), abortion, mass/illegal immigration, surrender to Mexico and to the other foreign countries, booze, pot, gambling, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, age discrimination, banishing those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and even worse things.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/kennedy-on-trump-we-re-not-an-authoritarian-country/article_1fca55a7-cf3b-5b85-b6aa-1660997ef958.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Worker pay issue to heat up this week – AP
http://herald-review.com/news/worker-pay-issue-to-heat-up-this-week/article_6f5c1338-27a5-5fcf-8457-c3de3f4f0806.html

 

ROCK RIVER TIMES
— ACLU sees Trump-era surge in members, donations – AP
http://rockrivertimes.com/2017/02/12/aclu-sees-trump-era-surge-in-members-donations/

 

CBS ST. LOUIS
— Illinois Govt. Pay Squabble Centered In St. Clair County – AP
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2017/02/12/illinois-govt-pay-squabble-centered-in-st-clair-county/

 

TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners promote Kennedy.
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/governor-candidate-kennedy-critical-of-rauner/article_4071e6d4-bef0-5adb-8705-a9c0f2a73dff.html

 

WSIL TV
— (ILLEGAL) Immigrants wait in fear after raids; Trump takes credit – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they want to replace all the members of all the following groups with illegals: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34485306/immigrants-wait-in-fear-after-raids-trump-takes-credit

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Franken calls Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ remark ‘racist’  Trump regularly calls Warren derogatory name – ERIC BRADNER
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/franken-calls-trumps-pocahontas-remark-racist/655112704

 

REPRESENTATIVE SKILLICORN
— Skillicorn Bill Aims to Counter Legislation Endorsing Sanctuary Cities in Illinois
http://www.repskillicorn.com/2017/02/skillicorn-bill-aims-to-counter.html

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Replace White Working Class With Mexican Immigrants, Says ‘Weekly Standard’ Editor Bill Kristol – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/02/12/replace-white-working-class-mexican-immigrants-says-weekly-standard-editor-bill-kristol/

 

FOX NEWS
— Top Trump aide says White House has ‘enormous evidence’ of voter fraud – Joseph Weber
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/12/top-trump-aide-says-white-house-has-enormous-evidence-voter-fraud.html
— Lazy Republicans need to get up to Trump speed, or out of the way – Sean Hannity  (DIERSEN: Now that Trump has won, when are Rauner, Sanguinetti, Radogno, Durkin, and the rest of the Republican leaders in Illinois going to move to STOP the Democrat Party’s promotion of Islam, dependency on government and charity, mass/illegal immigration, LGBTQ activity (that is, destruction of the traditional family), abortion, booze, pot, gambling, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, etc. in Illinois?)
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/02/10/sean-hannity-lazy-republicans-need-to-get-up-to-trump-speed-or-out-way.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump: I’m Keeping My Campaign Promise, Cracking Down on Illegals – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-travel-ban-cracking-down-campaign-promise/2017/02/12/id/773173/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Illegal Alien Voter Convicted in Texas is Tip of the Iceberg – J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2017/02/11/illegal-alien-voter-convicted-in-texas-is-tip-of-the-iceberg/

 

THE BLAZE
— SNL airs controversial skit about Kellyanne Conway that they wouldn’t dare do to a liberal woman – Chris Enloe  (DIERSEN: SNL is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft dodgers, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/12/snl-aires-controversial-skit-about-kellyanne-conway-that-they-would-never-do-to-a-liberal-woman/
— Two more stores drop Ivanka Trump merchandise – Sara Gonzales (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if you support Trump, anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump organizations, anti-Trump companies, anti-Trump governments, and anti-Trump countries will drop you. I should write a book about anti-Trump individuals, anti-Trump organizations, anti-Trump companies, and anti-Trump governments in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois that have dropped me. These anti-Trumps blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the votes that Trump got in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, and in my precinct.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/12/two-more-stores-drop-ivanka-trump-merchandise/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Jim Webb: D.C. Insiders Are Trying To ‘Personally Discredit’ The Trump Administration – Peter Hasson  (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in discrediting individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write a book about those who focus on discrediting and everyone and everything in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/12/jim-webb-d-c-insiders-are-trying-to-personally-discredit-the-trump-administration/
— Scott Greer Talks ‘No Campus For White Men’ On ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ – IAN MASON
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/11/scott-greer-talks-no-campus-for-white-men-on-tucker-carlson-tonight-video/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Scott Greer, author and Daily Caller columnist, joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News Friday night to discuss his new book on college radicalism called “No Campus for White Men.”  Carlson was acutely aware of the changing face of higher education in America. “In the last five years or so campuses seem to have been hit by a fever they haven’t experienced since the 1950s,” he said. “Millions of students and professors have made far-left politics their only reason for being at school. The result is this: everybody gets a safe space expect for white men. They are hated and despised,” he continued, introducing Greer. Greer lamented the state of campus politics today, pointing to a near complete takeover by the radical left. “Identity politics and victimhood culture have taken over higher education,” he explained. “More important in some ways is victimhood culture, where everyone competes to be the biggest victim.”  The problem, as Greer sees it, is the complete dominance of the leftist moral outlook on university campuses. “The reason that they do that is we assign moral status in the college moral culture that’s being created to who’s the bigger victim,” he explained, “If you’re privileged, that’s the worst thing you can be.” Greer then explained what he feels is the total irrationality of the modern “privilege” ideology. “You can be the son of a poor coal miner from West Virginia and you’re privileged. And you can be the son of a wealthy multi-millionaire but African-American and you’re oppressed.” The indoctrination about which Greer is concerned does not stop at the classroom door either. “When you have an English course, the fact that Shakespeare and John Milton are the primary writers that are studied in that course, that’s a problem because they’re white males.” Tucker closed the interview by expressing his disbelief at the whole situation. “It’s just so bizarre, standing on this bucolic leafy campus in New England fall, sixty grand a year, none of them have jobs, and they’re angry.”)
— Islamic Georgetown Prof Offers Tortured Defense Of Slavery And Non-Consensual Sex Under Islam – Chuck Ross
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/11/islamic-georgetown-prof-offers-tortured-defense-of-slavery-and-non-consensual-sex-under-islam-video/

 

DAILY WIRE
— BE AFRAID: The Left’s Resistance Movement Is EXACTLY as Orwell Depicted It
http://www.dailywire.com/news/13393/be-afraid-lefts-resistance-movement-exactly-orwell-john-nolte

 

THE HILL
— Trump friend who slammed Priebus now says his plans are ‘impressive’ – WILL SOMMER
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/319164-trump-friend-who-slammed-priebus-now-says-his-plans-are-impressive
— Trump aide sees sexism in Tapper’s Conway interview
https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/319140-trump-aide-sees-sexism-in-tappers-conway-interview
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s job approval rating hits a new low.”
https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/homenews/administration/319152-trump-hits-new-low-in-job-approval-rating

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Newsmax CEO And Trump Friend Blames Reince Priebus For Rocky Start  “He clearly doesn’t know how the federal agencies work.” – Igor Bobic  (DIERSEN: When did you learn the most about “how the federal agencies work?” GAO audits federal agencies.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels (currently $94,610-$122,991). For almost 9 of those years, I worked on audits of federal financial industry regulators; for almost 6 years, on audits of many other federal agencies; and for 3 years, on audits of IRS.  I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173. I served on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants for 13 years.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-ruddy-trump-reince-priebus_us_58a0aac9e4b094a129ec0be9

 

AOL NEWS
— More major retailers ‘dump’ products by President Trump and Ivanka Trump – Aaron Dickens  (DIERSEN: Are you a Trump supporter?  What have anti-Trumps done to harm you?)
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/12/more-major-retailers-dump-products-by-president-trump-and-ivan/21712231/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Criticized Obama for Golfing. Now He Spends Weekends on the Links. – ERIN McCANN  (DIERSEN: One of my jobs during the summer of 1966 was cleaning golf shoes at the Flossmoor County Club (
http://www.flossmoorcc.org/).)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/us/politics/donald-trump-golf-obama.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Al Franken: ‘A few’ Republicans worried about Trump’s mental health – Marisa Schultz  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky. Democrats run the federal government. While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I had mental problems a) because I was a Republican, b) because opposed patronage and political affiliation discrimination, c) because I opposed reverse discrimination, and d) because I opposed age discrimination.)
http://nypost.com/2017/02/12/al-franken-a-few-republicans-worried-about-trumps-mental-health/

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump friend says Priebus is in way over his head.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/12/trump-friend-says-priebus-is-in-way-over-his-head/
— Mexicans march to protest Trump – David Agren  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with Mexico against America.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexicans-march-to-protest-trump–but-also-their-own-leaders-and-politicians/2017/02/12/6cc9b29a-efcc-11e6-a100-fdaaf400369a_story.html

 

EPOCH TIMES
— GOP States Are Moving to Kill Sanctuary Cities After Trump Order – Jack Phillips (DIERSEN: Is Rauner moving to kill the sanctuary cities in Illinois?)
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2222492-gop-states-are-moving-to-kill-sanctuary-cities-after-trump-order/

 

FED SMITH
— ‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits – Ralph R. Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/12/antiquated-assumptions-about-federal-pay-and-benefits/

 

ALJAZEERA
— Mexico: Massive anti-Trump rallies staged across nation  Marches get under way in some 20 cities across country to protest US President Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric. (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with Mexico against America.)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/02/mexico-massive-anti-trump-rallies-staged-nation-170212193436943.html

February 12 Morning Edition

ABC7
— GOP Reps Face Town Hall Protests Over Obamacare Repeal Efforts – ABC News
https://abc7chicago.com/news/gop-reps-face-town-hall-protests-over-obamacare-repeal-efforts/1750350/

 

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Opposition-to-Trump-HB2-beef-up-Moral-March-on-Raleigh-413498323.html

 

WGN TV
— Hundreds rally against immigration policies – MIKE LOWE  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will protesters carry signs that say that members of the following groups should GO TO HELL: Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://wgntv.com/2017/02/11/hundreds-rally-against-immigration-policies/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois National Guard troops deploying to Kuwait
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/235257717-story
— Lawyer: Pro-Trump mindset behind 8-year voter fraud sentence
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/235188176-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: On Devon Avenue in Chicago, news of immigration raids intensifies fears – Marwa Eltagouri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-enforcement-raids-devon-avenue-20170211-story.html
— Meryl Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump in emotional speech
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-meryl-streep-donald-trump-speech-20170212-story.html
— A restive, active and aggressive base is a gift — and a challenge — for Democrats – David Weigel, Karen Tumulty  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do anti-Trumps promote?  ANSWER: Islam, dependency on government and charity, class warfare, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, surrender to Mexico and to the other foreign countries, booze, pot, gambling, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, age discrimination, banishing those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democrats-base-activism-movement-20170211-story.html
— Review: Melissa McCarthy returns as Sean Spicer on Alec Baldwin-hosted ‘SNL’ – Nina Metz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-alec-baldwin-snl-host-20170211-column.html
— Want a raise? Get Trump to insult your company – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: If Trump insults an employer, members of the following groups will promote that employer: anti-Trumps, anti-Protestants, anti-conservatives, anti-Republicans, anti-Americans, anti-Whites, anti-males, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-trump-nordstrom-0212-biz-20170209-story.html
— Thanks to recession, millennials trail their boomer parents financially – Gail MarksJarvis
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-millennials-money-0212-biz-20170210-story.html
— Millennials: Here’s how to jump-start your saving habits – Gail MarksJarvis  (DIERSEN: The federal government jump-started my saving for my retirement by requiring me to contribute 7% of my salary into the Civil Service Retirement System.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-how-millennials-build-wealth-columnist-marksjarvis-0212-20170210-column.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PHOTO OF MCSWEENEY: McSweeney wants to ban red-light cameras statewide – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170211/news/170219718/
— A family thing: Don’t mess with political dads and daughters – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170211/news/302119963/
— Good luck getting government, military discounts at Trump’s D.C. hotel – Abha Bhattarai  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, I stayed in D.C. hotels often for job meetings and for training.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170212/business/170219935/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise courts and judges when they defend and advance the Democrat Party platform.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170211/discuss/170219751/
— Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170211/news/302119984/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois tops U.S. in population loss
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/illinois-tops-us-in-population-loss/article_516aba7b-0878-5800-8970-e97e2c77c26b.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Budget options would help Illinois determine best path forward – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170211/our-view-budget-options-would-help-illinois-determine-best-path-forward
— Where is ‘moral outrage’ for Illinois high schools, Kennedy asks – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170211/schoenburg-where-is-moral-outrage-for-illinois-high-schools-kennedy-asks
— Sometimes timing is everything – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170211/statehouse-insider-sometimes-timing-is-everything
— Dual rallies advocate both sides of Planned Parenthood funding issue – John Reynolds
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170211/dual-rallies-advocate-both-sides-of-planned-parenthood-funding-issue

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Kennedy.
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2017-02-12/dems-look-oust-rauner.html
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2017-02-12/jim-dey-kennedy-immediate-contender-take-rauner.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Locals promote abortion.
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/locals-protesting-to-keep-planned-parenthood-federally-funded

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— State facing further downgrades if budget deal not reached – Eric Englert
http://myjournalcourier.com/news/105692/state-facing-further-downgrades-if-budget-deal-not-reached

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois’ big pile of woe needs a big stack of fixes, but tower is shaking – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article132128349.html

 

WSIL
— Host Alec Baldwin, ‘SNL’ cast skewer Trump White House – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34483588/host-alec-baldwin-snl-cast-skewer-trump-white-house

 

SOUTHERN
— Illinois leaders need to get on same page – Editorial
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/voice-of-the-southern/voice-of-the-southern-illinois-leaders-need-to-get-on/article_b491c118-c3a5-5b2a-88e5-30c74715b64d.html

 

CHICAGO WIRE
— ‘Drop the Mike’ crusade lashes out at Madigan, cronies – Carol Ostrow
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511079065-drop-the-mike-crusade-lashes-out-at-madigan-cronies

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Does Gov. Rauner want to govern Illinois? Or, has he become Governor Mush? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/02/does-gov-rauner-want-to-govern-illinois-or-is-he-governor-mush/

 

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
— Suburban Chicago High School to Host One-Sided Race Seminar – Nancy Thorner
http://blog.heartland.org/2017/02/suburban-chicago-high-school-to-host-one-sided-race-seminar/

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— New Trier’s Race Seminar Features Both Kinds Of Public K-12 Education – Dan Proft
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/new-triers-race-seminar-features-both-kinds-of-public-k-12-education

 

NEWSMAX
— Chaffetz: Town Hall Crowd Was Paid to ‘Bully and Intimidate’  House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jason Chaffetz – Solange Reyner  (DIERSEN: Who pays who to “bully and intimidate” in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/jason-chaffetz-republican-donald-trump-trump/2017/02/11/id/773149/

 

TOWNHALL
— Netflix Announces New Series ‘Dear White People’ and Shows Their True Colors – Brian Lenney
http://townhall.com/notebook/brianlenney/2017/02/11/netflix-announces-new-series-dear-white-people–shows-their-true-colors-n2284230

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Major Media Need a Long, Hard Look in the Mirror – Cal Thomas (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, major media acts as an operative or as a dupe for the Democrat Party.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/cal-thomas/2017/02/11/major-media-need-long-hard-look-mirror

 

FOX NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Massive crowd protests Trump and promotes LGBTQ activity in North Carolina.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/12/massive-crowd-protests-trump-anti-lgbt-law-in-north-carolina.html
— ‘We’re going to see more’: Sanctuary cities cave in face of Trump’s funding threats – Elizabeth Llorente
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/10/were-going-to-see-more-sanctuary-cities-cave-in-face-trumps-funding-threats.html
— Actress Meryl Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump in emotional speech
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/02/12/actress-meryl-streep-renews-harsh-criticism-trump-in-emotional-speech.html

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— ‘Forced government speech’ in Illinois (and California) – Matt C. Abbott
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/forced_government_speech_in_illinois_and_california.html

 

BREITBART
— Alec Baldwin’s Trump Faces 9th Circuit Judges in ‘People’s Court’ Parody – TRENT BAKER
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/11/watch-alec-baldwins-trump-faces-9th-circuit-judges-in-peoples-court-parody/
— Germany to Elect ‘Anti-Trump’ President Sunday  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Germany and with other foreign countries against America.  My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII.  My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI.)
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/12/germany-elect-anti-trump-president-sunday/
— Mexican Immigrant Designer Debuts ‘F*ck Your Wall’ Underwear as New York Fashion Week Goes Anti-Trump – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/02/11/mexican-immigrant-designer-debuts-fck-wall-underwear-new-york-fashion-week-anti-trump/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— ‘Indivisible,’ With Ties to George Soros, Sows Division Against Trump, GOP Lawmakers – Fred Lucas
http://dailysignal.com/2017/02/10/indivisible-with-ties-to-george-soros-sows-division-against-trump-gop-lawmakers/

 

DAILY CALLER
— There’s An Alt-Left, And It’s Trying To Make America Ungovernable – GINNI THOMAS
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/11/theres-an-alt-left-and-its-trying-to-make-america-ungovernable-video/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— GOP SENATE CANDIDATE CALLS COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS A ‘TERRORIST’ GROUP  Backed by FBI evidence, Justice Department and UAE designations – ART MOORE
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/gop-senate-candidate-calls-cair-terrorist-group/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Self-Described ‘Open-Minded’ Libs Seeking Roommates Say Trump Supporters Need Not Apply – JENNI FINK
http://ijr.com/2017/02/799998-self-described-open-minded-libs-seeking-roommates-say-trump-supporters-need-not-apply/

 

THE HILL
— Anti-Trump employees quit their jobs at companies with Trump ties – BROOKE SEIPEL  (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/319107-anti-trump-employees-quit-their-jobs-at-companies-with-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Weak congressional Republicans are not standing up to Trump as they should.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/national-party-news/318858-weak-congressional-republicans-are-not-standing-up-to

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites promote “Dear White People.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dear-white-people-get-a-grip_us_589f843ee4b080bf74f03d04

 

CNN
— What is Indivisible? Political group hopes to be flip side of tea party – Doug Criss
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/11/politics/indivisible-profile-trnd/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: State G.O.P. Leaders Move Swiftly as Party Bickers in Congress – ALEXANDER BURNS and MITCH SMITH  (DIERSEN: Now that Trump has won, when are Rauner, Sanguinetti, Radogno, Durkin, and the rest of the Republican leaders in Illinois going to move to STOP the Democrat Party’s promotion of Islam, dependency on government and charity, mass/illegal immigration, LGBTQ activity (that is, destruction of the traditional family), abortion, booze, pot, gambling, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, etc. in Illinois?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/us/state-republican-leaders-move-swiftly.html
— Meryl Streep Pledges to Stand Up to ‘Brownshirts’ in Tirade Against Trump – SOPAN DEB
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/movies/meryl-streep-brownshirts-trump-golden-globes.html
— Review: ‘S.N.L.’ Targets Trump Again, With a Hint of Exhaustion – MIKE HALEFE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/arts/television/saturday-night-live-review-alec-baldwin-donald-trump-melissa-mccarthy-sean-spicer-kellyanne-conway.html
— On ‘S.N.L.,’ Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy Take On Trump and Sean Spicer – DAVE ITZKOFF
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/arts/television/saturday-night-live-alec-baldwin-melissa-mccarthy-donald-trump-sean-spicer.html
— Why Falling Home Prices Could Be a Good Thing – Conor Dougherty
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/upshot/popping-the-housing-bubbles-in-the-american-mind.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Nicholas Kristof says “Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists.” Those who hate men will love Kristof for saying that.  Does Kristof hate men or is he just pandering to those who hate men?  Those who hate men voted for Clinton.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/opinion/sunday/husbands-are-deadlier-than-terrorists.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: ARIEL DORFMAN paints Trump as being a terrorist.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/opinion/sunday/how-we-overcame-tyranny-before.html
— Since When Is Being a Woman a Liberal Cause? – SUSAN CHIRA  (DIERSEN: Democrats crow over their success in making women hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/sunday-review/since-when-is-being-a-woman-a-liberal-cause.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump Says Refugees Are Flooding U.S. in Misleading Allusion.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/us/politics/refugees-donald-trump-syria.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE OF FOUR WOMEN: More Women in Their 60s and 70s Are Having ‘Way Too Much Fun’ to Retire – Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, my Democrat superiors used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and budget cuts to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/upshot/more-women-in-their-60s-and-70s-are-having-way-too-much-fun-to-retire.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Rural Americans felt abandoned by Democrats in 2016, so they abandoned them back. Can the party fix it? – David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/rural-americans-felt-abandoned-by-democrats-in-2016-so-they-abandoned-them-back-can-the-party-fix-it/2017/02/08/76a96074-ee16-11e6-b4ff-ac2cf509efe5_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Inside the black bloc militant protest movement as it rises up against Trump – Paige St. John
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-black-bloc-20170212-story.html
— Does Trump have the authority to ‘send in the feds’ to Chicago? – Kurtis Lee
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trump-feds-20170210-story.html
— Trump vowed to end ‘catch and release,’ but on the border, it’s business as usual – Jenny Jarvie
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-border-texas-20170206-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
– A theory about how the jobless survive in America – John Crudele  (DIERSEN: If you are jobless, that is, not paid for what you do, how long have you been jobless and how do you survive? I have been jobless since September 30, 1997, and my $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System pension, my $17,288 federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and my $2,028 Social Security help me survive.  GAO was paying me $122,991 in today’s dollars when my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://nypost.com/2017/02/12/a-theory-about-how-the-jobless-survive-in-america/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— Anti-Trump wave lifts and worries Democrats – Victoria McGrane  (DIERSEN: What lifts your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are lifted by every vote that is cast for a Democrat in my Precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, Illinois, and in America.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/02/11/democrats-struggling-rebuild-their-base/BVrCklRumdy8rq7EKC27iN/story.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— Germany Picks Anti-Trump President as Trans-Atlantic Bonds Fray – Patrick Donahue
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-12/germany-picks-anti-trump-president-as-trans-atlantic-bonds-fray

 

DAILY MAIL
— Thousands of anti-Trump protesters gather on San Francisco beach and spell out ‘RESIST!!’ – JORDAN GASS-POORE
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4215846/Anti-Trump-protesters-spell-RESIST-beach.html

 

MEXICO NEWS DAILY
— Anti-Trump marches to be held on Sunday  Vibra México march set for at least 16 cities in Mexico as well as three other countries  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Mexico and with other foreign countries against America.)
http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/anti-trump-marches-to-be-held-on-sunday/