February 26 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Joint Address Issues Survey  Now is your chance to give your input. Let us know what issues you want President Trump to focus on and your ideas for the future of our country. Take the survey and share your thoughts:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/joint-address-issues-survey

 

ABC7
— FATHER OF DEAD NAVY SEAL FROM ILLINOIS REFUSED TO MEET PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AT CEREMONY – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/father-of-dead-navy-seal-refused-to-meet-trump-at-ceremony/1774199/

 

NBC5
— New DNC Chief Faces a Trump-Era Reckoning  The reaction Saturday — and the unusual campaign that preceded it — underscores the challenges Perez and Democrats face as they look to recover from a disastrous electoral slide – Bill Barrow
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/New-DNC-Chief-Faces-Divided-Party-and-Trump-414806153.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Did the 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner spur Trump to run for president? – Amy B Wang  (DIERSEN: Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  Alinsky’s fifth rule encourages the use of ridicule.  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who use ridicule.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-white-house-correspondents-dinner-trump-20170226-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If several media and political pundits are to be believed, President Donald Trump sits in the White House today as the result of several hours one warm April evening nearly six years ago: the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. That year, at the invitation of none other than The Washington Post, Trump — then best known for “Celebrity Apprentice” – attended the event, an annual gathering of journalists that typically has been headlined by the sitting president. Or, as The Post’s Roxanne Roberts once described it, a dinner “devolved from a little-known media evening into a black-tie mash-up of the Super Bowl, the Oscars and Davos, Washington-style.” Trump was no ordinary celebrity guest in 2011, however. In addition to being a reality TV fixture, he was one of the most vocal opponents of President Barack Obama, leading the “birther” movement that had demanded Obama release his birth certificate. Trump had also been hinting, not for the first time, that he might launch his own bid for the presidency. All of those things coalesced to make Trump the target of a large swath of jokes at the 2011 correspondents’ dinner. First came Obama, who roasted Trump for a full five minutes that evening, seeming to delight in directing zingers at the man who had questioned whether he was a legitimate president. (Unbeknown to the world then, the president was also, at the same time, authorizing the raid that would kill Osama bin Laden.) “No one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald,” Obama said. “That’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like: Did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?” Obama also joked about Trump’s experience to lead the nation. “All kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience,” he said. “For example, no, seriously, just recently in an episode of ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ at the steakhouse, the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. And there was a lot of blame to go around, but you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership and so, ultimately, you didn’t blame Little John or Meatloaf — you fired Gary Busey. And these are the kinds of decisions that would keep me up at night. Well-handled, sir. Well-handled.” But it was comedian Seth Meyers, the host of that year’s dinner, who really laid into Trump. For several minutes, Meyers lobbed one joke after another at Trump’s expense, even wedging in a prescient imitation of Trump hosting a White House news conference: “Gary Busey said recently that Donald Trump would make an excellent president. Of course, he said the same thing about an old, rusty birdcage he found.” “Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican – which is surprising, since I just assumed that he was running as a joke.” “Donald Trump owns the Miss USA pageant, which is great for Republicans because it will streamline their search for a vice president.” Video from the dinner would later show Trump seemingly frozen in the audience, lips pursed, staring straight ahead with his face set into something between a squint and a hard scowl, as Meyers continued. Several publications have since seized upon the 2011 dinner as the moment in which Trump’s political ambitions crystallized. “That evening of public abasement, rather than sending Mr. Trump away, accelerated his ferocious efforts to gain stature within the political world,” the New York Times wrote last March. “And it captured the degree to which Mr. Trump’s campaign is driven by a deep yearning sometimes obscured by his bluster and bragging: a desire to be taken seriously.”)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Stop stalling on school funding for kids – Editorial  (DIERSEN: “Funding” is code for increasing taxes.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-stop-stalling-on-school-funding-for-kids/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— More taxes? Really? – PAUL FICHTNER, Member, DuPage County Board
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170224/ISSUE07/170229911
(FROM THE LETTER: I read with interest a recent opinion piece (“Here’s a way to stop Illinois’ shame spiral,” Feb. 15) by Michael Belsky that calls for a “tax revision commission.” I suspect his main goal is to call for a tax on services when he says, “Today only 17 percent comes from the sale of goods and 71 percent is derived from services. The service economy is benefiting from the state and not sharing in the cost. This is wrong.” In 1965, there was no state income tax. Today it is 3.75 percent, soon to go higher. Sales taxes that were 4 percent in 1965 are now over 10 percent in Chicago. These large increases in taxation rates over the years have made up for any “lack of service tax revenue” and were probably designed with the fact that services are not taxed. Last year, 37,508 people moved out of Illinois, and companies have made decisions not to locate here. Residents are leaving because of high tax rates that have also caused businesses to not move or expand. An additional service tax will hurt the very service industry that he shows is such an important part of our economy. It is very disappointing to hear the drumbeat of more revenue as the “only way” to recover from bad fiscal management. The crisis I see is the lack of urgency in addressing ideas to reduce expenses, smart consolidation of governments and exploring privatization of some government functions. Pushing aside my 10.75 percent sales-taxed breakfast in Chicago this fine morning, I call for the creation of an Expense/Efficiency Revision Commission, on par with any Tax Revision Commission.)

 

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Sanctuary State Bill Causes Dueling Rallies in The Capital City – Matthew Witkos
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/sanctuary-state-bill-causes-dueling-rallies-in-the-capital-city

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Overly generous compensation drives Illinois’ budget woes – Rachel Greszler (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://thetelegraph.com/opinion/op-ed/97462/op-ed-overly-generous-compensation-drives-illinois-budget-woes

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— LaHood, Bustos could reach out more to voters during next recess – Chris Kaergard and Nick Vlahos
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170226/lahood-bustos-could-reach-out-more-to-voters-during-next-recess

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Hey, lawmakers! Budget mess not a laughing matter – Editorial
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/our-opinion-hey-lawmakers-budget-mess-not-a-laughing-matter/article_1b412e21-4cc5-5654-95ad-f6ae819f64f6.html

 

TIMES
— For Illinois Governor: The search for rich guys – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/opinion/columnists/as-it-is-the-search-for-rich-guys/article_8640ed3f-c987-5b2e-b508-92a0483ac573.html

 

RIVER CITY READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Rich Miller says “Trump’s Tactics Just Don’t Work for Anybody Else.”
http://www.rcreader.com/commentary/trump-tactics-dont-work-for-anybody-else

 

WSIL TV
— New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party is united against individuals, against organizations, against companies, against governments, and against countries that 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.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34606642/new-dem-party-chairman-perez-pledges-to-repair-unite-party
— Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34607098/congress-returns-with-health-care-supreme-court-on-agenda

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps but India and its citizens ahead of America and its citizens.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/indian-tech-graduates-fear-america-may-shut-them-out/663188419

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Finding Rodney Davis – Tom Kacich  (DIERSEN: Can people find you?  People have been able to find me at 630-653-0462 since April of 1978 and at
[email protected] since January 8, 1995.
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-02-26/tom-kacich-finding-rodney-davis.html

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Governor candidate Ameya Pawar: Progressive tax structure possible fix to Illinois debt – JARAD JARMON  (DIERSEN: Progressive tax rates discourage people from earning more money.)
http://jg-tc.com/news/governor-candidate-progressive-tax-structure-possible-fix-to-illinois-debt/article_2cd88c4e-4d5d-5b39-b113-8ae7e84721a5.html

 

SOUTHERN
— Time for HUD to deliver for Cairo – Editorial
http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/voice-of-the-southern/voice-of-the-southern-time-for-hud-to-deliver-for/article_9cbb01bd-532f-5c13-9fc7-4646bfd411f1.html

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— TRAGIC: Casino legislation watch still in effect – JENNIFER BAILEY
http://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/casino-legislation-watch-still-in-effect/article_f7e5df94-b69e-5f29-870c-fca92cc3cc80.html

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL SEMINAR SPARKS CIVIL RIGHTS, RACE DEBATE – AP
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170226/AP/302269891

 

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois Bill to Prioritize Bondholders Over the Public Must Be Stopped – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/illinois-bill-to-prioritize-bondholders-over-the-public-and-taxpayers-must-be-stopped-wirepoints-original/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Target Practice, Then Car Demolition Near Algonquin Township Road District with Road District Equipment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/24/target-practice-then-car-demolition-at-algonquin-township-road-district-property/
— Former School Supt. Bob Blazier and Former St. Rep. Mike Tryon Send Postcard Endorsing Bob Miller for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/25/blazier-and-tryon-send-postcard-endorsing-miller/
— Early and Absentee Votes That Have Been Cast
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/25/early-and-absentee-votes-that-have-been-cast/
— Early McHenry Signs for April Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/25/early-mchenry-signs-for-april-election/
— Team Nunda Mails Post Card
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/25/team-nunda-mails-post-card/
— Nunda Incumbent Slate Buys Sticker on Saturday NWH
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/25/nunda-incumbent-slate-buys-sticker-on-saturday-nwh/
— Pro-Life PAC Endorsements in Nunda Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/26/pro-life-pac-endorsements-in-nunda-township/
— Pro-Life PAC Endorsements in Algonquin Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/26/pro-life-pac-endorsements-in-algonquin-township/
— Algonquin Township’s Hot GOP Road Commissioner Race Mailings
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/25/algonquins-hot-road-commissioner-race-mailings/
— Linda Moore Passing Out Door Hangers in Write-In Campaign for Grafton Township Trustee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/26/linda-moore-passing-out-door-hangers-in-write-in-campaign-for-grafton-township-trustee/
— Nunda’s Mainly Non-Incumbents’ Mailing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/26/nundas-mainly-non-incumbent-mailing/
— The Race for Algonquin Township Supervisor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/26/the-race-for-algonquin-township-supervisor/
— Jack Schaffer Robo-Calls for Bob Miller
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/26/jack-schaffer-robo-calls-for-bob-miller/
— Dueling GOP Slates Emerge in Algonquin Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/26/dueling-gop-slates-emerge-in-algonquin-township/
— Slots in Lakewood – Part 1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/24/slots-in-lakewood-part-1/
— Slots in Lakewood – Part 2
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/25/slots-in-lakewood-part-2/
— Slots in Lakewood – Part 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/02/26/slots-in-lakewood-part-3/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pleading poverty, demanding new taxes  States are going broke because they broke the bank – Stephen Moore
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/26/states-pleading-poverty-demanding-new-taxes/

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— FAKE NEWS: New York Times Caught MAKING-UP False Quote From Trump’s CPAC Speech – Ryan Saavedra
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/fake-news-new-york-times-caught-making-false-quote-trumps-cpac-speech/

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump Has Thrown The Press Into A Tailspin
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/02/26/watters-trump-has-thrown-press-tailspin

 

BREITBART
— Trump Fans Urge Oscars Boycott: ‘Put The Lying, Socialist Perverts Out of Business’ – DANIEL NUSSBAUM  (DIERSEN: What percent of Hollywood 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 avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors – 97%,98%, 99+%?)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/02/26/trump-fans-urge-oscars-boycott/
— DNC Chair Perez: Trump Immigration Order a ‘Racist’ Action Against Muslims – PAM KEY
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/26/dnc-chair-perez-trump-immigration-order-a-racist-action-against-muslims/

 

BLAZE
— Starbucks pledged to hire 10K refugees after Trump’s ‘travel ban’ — then Americans responded in force – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/25/starbucks-pledged-to-hire-10k-refugees-after-trumps-travel-ban-then-americans-responded-in-force/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Just How Bad Is Tom Perez? – Monica Showalter
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/just_how_bad_is_tom_perez.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— 2 TOPICS TRUMP OVERLOOKED AT CPAC – Chuck Norris
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/2-topics-trump-overlooked-at-cpac/

 

PJ MEDIA
— Straw Poll Shows CPAC Really Was TPAC … Trump PAC – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/25/straw-poll-shows-cpac-really-was-tpac-trump-pac/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Poll: More Than Half Of The Country Thinks The Media Is Too Tough On President Trump – Kaitlan Collins
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/26/poll-more-than-half-of-the-country-thinks-the-media-is-too-tough-on-president-trump/

 

OBSERVER
— Media Ignores Disturbing Alliance Between ‘Progressives’ and Anti-Semites  What good is a free press if they’re just as agenda-driven as the politicians they’re supposed to keep honest and accountable? – Paul Miller
http://observer.com/2017/02/jan-schakowsky-alliance-progressives-anti-semites-rasmea-odeh/

 

THE HILL
— Perez fires back at Trump: ‘Our unity as a party is our greatest strength and his worst nightmare’ – REBECCA SAVRANSKY  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party is united against individuals, against organizations, against companies, against governments, and against countries that 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.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/321227-perez-responds-to-trump-tweet-our-unity-as-a-party-is-our-greatest

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s Unprecedented War on the First Amendment Has Gone Nuclear. Trump and his administration have launched an unprecedented attack on freedom of speech and of the press. Are individual Twitter users next?”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-unprecedented-war-on-the-first-amendment-has_us_58b26916e4b0658fc20f9672

 

ABC NEWS
— President Trump, first lady host governors for dinner at White House – JORDYN PHELPS
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-lady-host-governors-dinner-white-house/story?id=45753442

 

NBC NEWS
— Trump Attacks New York Times Oscars Ad Before It Airs – JANE C. TIMM
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/watch-new-york-times-oscars-ad-trump-attacked-it-aired-n725821

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump’s Soft Spot for Dreamers Alienates Immigration Hard-Liners – JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and JENNIFER STEINHAUER  (DIERSEN: Question: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries use children as cannon fodder?  ANSWER: Those 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 for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/26/us/politics/daca-dreamers-immigration-trump.html
— Trump Embraces ‘Enemy of the People,’ a Phrase With a Fraught History – ANDREW HIGGINS  (DIERSEN: If you want the Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and/or RINOs to like you, you must 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.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/26/world/europe/trump-enemy-of-the-people-stalin.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Advocates warn ‘dreamers’ to lie low as Trump ramps up deportation plans – David Nakamura
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/advocates-warn-dreamers-to-lie-low-as-trump-ramps-up-deportation-plans/2017/02/26/4483abaa-f1fd-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The White House’s big ‘fake news’ cop-out.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/26/fake-news-is-a-potent-political-strategy-its-also-a-cop-out/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump supporters rally against ‘Hollywood elites’ ahead of the Oscars – Brittny Mejia
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-pro-trump-oscars-rally-20170226-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “Do Trump supporters care about Reagan?”
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-cpac-gop-division-20170226-story.html

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “TRUMP’S BUSINESS BACKGROUND DIDN’T PREPARE HIM FOR PRESIDENCY.”  (DIERSEN: What did your work prepare you for?  GAO audits IRS.  In 1980, after working 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 transferred from IRS to GAO.  Because I was a Republican, because I was NOT a minority, because I was NOT a female, because I was old (31), and because I was NOT a veteran, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates shouted that what I did for IRS did NOT prepare me for GAO work. They ignored/belittled my GS-12 IRS Special Procedures Staff position description that I worked under 1976-1980.  They ignored/belittled the GS-12 IRS Revenue Officer position description that I worked under 1974-1976. They ignored/belittled that had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979.  They ignored/belittled the fact that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul.  They ignored/belittled the fact that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.  To transfer, the Democrats who ran GAO forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars, that is, a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5, currently $90,173, to GS-9 Step 10, currently $71,326.)
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-business-background-no-preparation-presidency-560161

 

NPR
— Across The Divide, Identity Politics Unites The Base At Both CPAC And DNC – DOMENICO MONTANARO  (DIERSEN: 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.npr.org/2017/02/26/517366995/across-the-divide-identity-politics-unites-the-base-at-both-cpac-and-dnc

 

SALON
— Trump’s punishment of the press is a gift to his supporters — and a hint of his re-election strategy  Sean Spicer’s ban on major news outlets is chilling — and is a big wet kiss to Trump’s base, with an eye on 2020 – BOB CESCA  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who “punish” me and why the “punish” me?  They would love it.)
http://www.salon.com/2017/02/26/trumps-punishment-of-the-press-is-a-gift-to-his-supporters-and-a-hint-of-his-re-election-strategy/

 

NPR & DIVERSE EDUCATION
— For Black College Prospects, Belonging And Safety Often Top Ivy Prestige – DENENE MILLNER  (DIERSEN: What colleges(s) did you attend?  I attended UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1971, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, Roosevelt 1980-1981, and IIT 1992-1997.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that instead of me, those colleges should have accepted minorities, females, and/or veterans.)
http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/02/26/516468502/for-black-college-prospects-belonging-and-safety-often-top-ivy-prestige
http://diverseeducation.com/article/93109/

 

WORKERS WORLD
– U.S. women plan for international women’s strike – Sue Davis  (DIERSEN: What percent of anti-Trump women hate those who 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.  From what I see, the percentages are very high.)
http://www.workers.org/2017/02/26/u-s-women-plan-for-international-womens-strike/#.WLMkxjsrKM8

February 26 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Before Oscars, Trump attacks New York Times Academy Awards ad – Lynn Sweet  (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee passed a resolution by weighted vote calling for Rauner to work with Trump?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/before-oscars-trump-attacks-new-york-times-academy-awards-ad/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: GOV. BRUCE RAUNER’S TRUMP ALLERGY  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, in Washington for Republican Governors Association meetings on Sunday – remains allergic to anything having to do with Trump and is skipping the Sunday Trump ball at the White House.  A spokesman for the Illinois Republican Party said Rauner was returning to Illinois on Sunday. For the record, as long as I am on Rauner: His political and government spokesmen declined to answer questions about why Rauner skipped the National Governors Association conference but did come to D.C. to huddle with the RGA – the political organization which exists to elect GOP governors.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat media attacks Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-hates-media-attacking-perspec-0226-20170224-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the anti-Jewish Democrat Party tries to turn Jews against Trump.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-trump-jewish-antisemitism-bannon-huppke-20170224-story.html
— Politics at the Oscars and the Trump piñata – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-oscars-kass-0226-20170224-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) encourage foreign countries to send their children to America illegally and b) use those children as cannon fodder.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-immigrant-juvenile-detention-center-met-20170223-story.html
— Know your candidates before voting – Michael H. Prueter, Naperville  (DIERSEN: How long has your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain held that position?  How well does he/she know the candidates?  I have been the DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 Republican Committeeman since 1999.  How active is your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in your township/ward/county party organization?  Since 1999, I have the best record by far for attending Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meetings and events. Sadly, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) does not allow DuPage County Republican Precinct Committeemen to attend its meetings.  However, since 1999, I have one of the best records for attending DCRCC events.  Further, since 1999, I have one of the best records among rank-and-file Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains for attending Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee meetings and events.  I attended the IRP State Party Conventions as a delegate in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.  I served on the IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee in 2008. The aforesaid, plus my serving as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman for almost 7 years 2005-2012, as the MTRCC webmaster for 6 years 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member for 4 years 2003-2007, and as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, I have a very strong basis on which to form opinions on Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, etc., especially in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-voice-letters-opinion-st-0226-20170225-story.html
(FROM THE LETTER: Local city and township elections are coming Tuesday. Do people really know who they are voting for? Many people are swayed by signs and advertising but don’t really know the quality and abilities of the candidates. The Naperville Township Low Tax Team has excellent incumbent and new candidates on the slate. Rachel Ossyra is the township supervisor and has done an excellent job of keeping taxes down and services at an optimal level. She has been an international business executive, and develops and maintains budgets, manages the township with professionalism, and has earned the support of the people of Naperville Township. She is an excellent public official and deserves to be re-elected. The team of trustees is also a good mix of incumbents and new people who will represent the township with solid backgrounds in business and public service. As a former GOP chairman, I have worked with many great elected officials and party committeemen and supported many of them. People really need to find out who their elected officials are at every level of government and learn about the candidates. It is their local government and their tax money being spent.)
— Political or politically correct? – Wayne Lela, Downers Grove
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-voice-letters-opinion-st-0226-20170225-story.html
(FROM THE LETTER: Got a kick out of “Toby Keith decried as too ‘political’ for Naperville Ribfest.” I mean, really, we wouldn’t want too much diversity! One big reason Trump handily beat Clinton was that a lot of decent, moral people are getting really fed up with liberal hypocrisy, liberal judgmentalism, liberal self-righteousness, liberal name-calling, liberal violence and hate, liberal intolerance and liberal bullying. We need to encourage the “politically correct” mob to keep opening their mouths so they can make fools of themselves. We’ll keep winning elections, and they can look in the mirror to see the losers that they are.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville anti-Trumps promote Islam big time.  How soon will these anti-Trumps succeed in getting Naperville to banish those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do not promote Islam?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-moms-circle-islamic-center-st-0226-20170224-story.html
— Mark Giangreco’s penalty for anti-Trump tweet a wake-up call for media members – Phil Rosenthal
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-mark-giangreco-anti-trump-suspension-spt-0227-20170226-column.html
— AOL could get a new crop of customers – Hayley Tsukayama  (DIERSEN HEADLINE: I have been an AOL customer since January of 1995.  Many of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for that.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-aol-verizon-new-customers-wp-bsi-20170226-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Our election duty to get informed – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes who focus on discouraging everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to know only what they tell them, no more and no less.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170225/discuss/170229152/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in getting evangelicals to promote LGBTQ activity, that is, Democrats crow over their success in getting evangelicals to promote the anti-evangelical Democrat Party.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170226/discuss/170229235/
— Endorsement: Chapa LaVia, Guzman for Aurora mayor in primary
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170226/discuss/170229151/

 

WGN RADIO
— The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 2/26/17 – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/02/26/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-22617/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After that, Brad Cole chimes in on the show. Brad is the executive director of the Illinois Municipal League–the state association of municipal governments. Brad will update us on the IML’s 2017 legislative agenda and how it ties into the so-called “grand bargain” that state senators are discussing in Springfield. And for our final guest, we’ll catch up with our good friend of the show,Christopher Mooney. Chris is the director of the Institute of Government and Policy at the University of Illinois and we’ll talk about the “grand bargain” talks, the 2018 race for governor and much, much more.)

 

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote LGBTQ activity. Democrats run Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois.  How soon will they first banish from Chicago, then banish from Cook County, and then banish from all of Illinois those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that do not promote LGBTQ activity?
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicagoans-rally-to-support-trans-rights-after-trump-rescinds-student-protections/b4f1b5d2-50e9-4d00-a29b-a6ccdfad7467

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— It’s time for penance at the Capitol – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170225/our-view-its-time-for-penance-at-capitol
— Rauner’s office: Gov spends 55% of Illinois nights at Mansion – Brian Robbins
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170225/rauners-office-gov-spends-55-of-illinois-nights-at-mansion

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Civility lacking at budget address – Jim Soeldner, Ellsworth
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/mailbag/civility-lacking-at-budget-address/article_ee168269-15c7-5e9f-99ee-e90d60be8d6f.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Highest pay in nation not good enough for Illinois workers – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article134721029.html
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Someone apparently needs to check the state of Illinois’ email system, because the 38,000 members of the American Federation of State, Callous, Me-First Employees failed to get the three messages from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that this state is so broke that we are in a crisis and cannot afford another $3 billion a year in raises. The state’s largest employee union authorized a strike rather than take the same deal 20 other state unions already accepted. They were the nation’s highest-paid state workers at $63,660 in 2015, which is double your private sector average Illinois salary of $32,206. Not to mention, they only work 37.5 hours a week, pay about one-fourth of their platinum health care coverage while taxpayers put in $15,000 a year and their early retirements at age 50 and their premium pensions are the main reasons Illinois taxpayers face a $130 billion liability. It would be interesting to see them strike and watch what happens next. The folks manning the prisons and responsible for law enforcement can’t walk off, so public safety would be OK. Illinois can legally replace striking workers, and Rauner’s office said there are already 18,000 applicants, including 2,000 veterans. The unholy alliance between the state’s Democratic majority and the state employees financing their campaigns is what put us in the $130 billion pension hole and with $12.4 billion in unpaid state bills. We are fools if we make the tax burden even worse in Illinois, which already has the nation’s highest state and local taxes. Jobs and workers are already fleeing Illinois. Missouri gains 20 people a day from Illinois, so which area with the largest population concentration outside Chicagoland stands to suffer the most? Illinois property taxes last year averaged more than double Missouri’s. Missouri just became a right to work state. That rumble you hear is the sound of even more moving vans starting. The thud that follows would be state AFSCME workers refusing to get out of the way.)

 

NEWSMAX
— OUTSTANDING: Renewed U.S. Crackdown Will Kill Jobs, Damage $6 Billion Marijuana Industry  (DIERSEN: Those who promote pot in America want to destroy America.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/Marijuana-Pot-Crackdown-White-House/2017/02/24/id/775399/

 

BREITBART
— Economist: 41 Percent of White, Working-Class Men Have Abandoned Work – KATIE MCHUGH
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/23/economist-41-percent-of-white-working-class-men-have-abandoned-work/

 

TOWNHALL
— Left-Wing Attendees Disrupt Opening Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance at Louisiana Town Hall – Guy Bensonn
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/02/24/watch-leftwing-attendees-heckle-opening-prayer-disrupt-pledge-of-allegiance-at-louisiana-town-hall-n2289776

 

GOPUSA
— Franklin Graham says NFL and NBA have lost their minds backing transgender rights
http://www.gopusa.com/franklin-graham-says-nfl-and-nba-have-lost-their-minds-backing-transgender-rights/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— ‘Big Government’ Is Ever Growing, on the Sly – GEORGE WILL
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445230/federal-government-growth-continues-while-federal-employee-numbers-hold

 

CONSERVATIVE DAILY POST
— Gov. Brown Signs Next Sanctuary Bill, $115M Cut From Middle Class Education For Illegals Instead – Matthew Bernstein
https://conservativedailypost.com/gov-brown-signs-next-sanctuary-bill-115m-cut-middle-class-education-illegals-instead/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— New York Times Reporter Glenn Thrush Keeps Interrupting Sean Spicer. So the Press Sec. Fires Back with a Lesson in Manners – MIKE MILLER (DIERSEN: I have been a reporter for GOPUSA since 2000.  What do you say to Democrats and Democrat plants, to Libertarians and Libertarian plants, to Greens and Green plants, and to RINOs who treat me in public like I am Glenn Thrush?  I should write a book about the times that they have done that, including at the January 19, 2017 Wheaton Chamber of Commence State of the City Address.)
http://ijr.com/2017/02/810485-ny-times-reporter-keeps-interrupting-sean-spicer-so-the-press-sec-fires-back-with-a-lesson-in-manners/
— Reporter Accuses Trump of Racism at WH Presser—Websites Check Her Claim & Say ‘Hold On a Minute’ – VICTORIA TAFT  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps say that everyone who is not anti-Trump is a racist.)
http://ijr.com/2017/02/810273-reporter-accuses-trump-of-racism-at-wh-presser-websites-check-her-claim-say-hold-on-a-minute/
— World Famous Golfer Gets Called a ‘Fascist’ for Golfing With Trump. He Fires Back With a Hole-in-One Message – JUSTEN CHARTERS
http://ijr.com/2017/02/810781-world-famous-golfer-gets-called-a-fascist-for-golfing-with-trump-his-fires-back-with-a-hole-in-one-message/

 

THE HILL
— 5 ways politics could steal the show at Oscars – JUDY KURTZ  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Hollywood officially declare war on individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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?)
http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/321036-will-politics-steal-the-show-at-oscars

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because for many decades, a) Mexico has sent many millions of its citizens into America illegally, b) Mexico has kept many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and c) Mexico has sent many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally, constructively, for many decades, Mexico has been at war with America. Ever-increasingly, treasonously, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs side with Mexico against America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/trumps-tauntsare-stirring-a-level-of-nationalism-mexico-hasnt-seen-in-years/2017/02/24/ed22fa4a-ee15-11e6-a100-fdaaf400369a_story.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: OUTSTANDING: Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump – NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXON
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/us/ice-immigrant-deportations-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Ruled the Tabloid Media. Washington Is a Different Story.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/us/politics/trump-press-conflict.html
— The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps a) glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn America and its citizens.  If the New York Times was not so hypocritical, it would immediate fire all its employees who are citizens of America and replace them with citizens of foreign countries.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/the-costs-of-mr-trumps-dragnet.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Who boycotts you?  I should write a book about those who boycott me.  They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or they 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.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/business/the-unlikely-general-behind-an-anti-trump-boycott.html
— Who Are the Richest of the Rich? – PAUL SULLIVAN  (DIERSEN: Who has the most money in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Who do they promote with their money?  Who do they destroy with their money?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/your-money/who-are-the-richest-of-the-rich.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/sunday/trump-vs-press-crazy-stupid-love.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blame Trump for all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/why-so-few-women-in-state-politics.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps call for LGBTQ individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and counties to unite and to destroy those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and counties that do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/sunday/two-consonants-walk-into-a-bar.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they will destroy you if you do not glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/opinion/sunday/these-are-children-not-bad-hombres.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps call for Trump to be destroyed.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/business/media/trump-media-republicans.html
— Germany’s Intelligence Service Spied on Journalists – ALISON SMALE  (DIERSEN: It is real easy to spy on me. Just read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  I should write a book about those who read my emails solely to get information to use against me.  I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants , etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/world/europe/germany-bnd-surveillance-der-spiegel.html

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Buffett glorifies and praises foreign countries and their citizens, that is, ever-increasingly, Buffett demonizes, denigrates, and condemns America and its citizens.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/25/warren-buffetts-annual-letter-boasts-big-gains-but-avoids-political-chatter/98398428/
— Fox anchor Shepard Smith is not amused with Trump’s media bashing – Charles Ventura  (DIERSEN: Since 2000, those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican have bashed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails far more harshly than Democrats, Libertarians, or Greens have.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/02/25/shepard-smith-donald-trump-cnn-fake-news/98397906/

 

KANSAS CITY STAR
— Trump’s chief strategist critiques the media as the ‘opposition party’ at CPAC – Daniel Salazar  (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, the media a) glorifies and praises the Democrat Party platform and Democrats and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns the Republican Party platform and Republicans.)
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article135020144.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Favor Trump’s Litmus Test for Potential Immigrants  (DIERSEN: Democrats only want immigrants who will vote for Democrats.  RINOs only want immigrants who will work for less money.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/february_2017/most_favor_trump_s_litmus_test_for_potential_immigrants

February 25 Evening Edition

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Abraham Lincoln, like Donald Trump, had his media enemies, too – David Blanchette
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170225/abraham-lincoln-like-donald-trump-had-his-media-enemies-too
— Sanctuary issue draws dueling demonstrations to Capitol – John Reynolds  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats treasonously encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170225/sanctuary-issue-draws-dueling-demonstrations-to-capitol
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A pending bill in the Illinois House that would create sanctuary zones for undocumented immigrants drew demonstrators from both sides of the issue to downtown Springfield Saturday. Rosanna Pulido of Springfield, founder of The Illinois Minuteman Project, organized a noon rally at the Abraham Lincoln statue at Second Street and Capitol Avenue. The rally was in opposition to HB 426, which would allow schools, medical treatment and health care facilities and places of worship deny access to state and local law enforcement officers who are enforcing immigration laws, unless the officers have a court-issued warrant. “It’s absolutely ridiculous,” Pulido said. “I think the biggest question we have for Governor Rauner and any legislator who would want to pass this bill is: Does making it easier for illegal aliens to stay in Illinois improve the lives of Illinois residents?” About five minutes into Pulido’s rally, which drew about 50 people, a group of about 30 people marched down Capitol Avenue chanting “No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here.” The counter-protestors set up shop on the northeast corner of Second and Capitol near the Martin Luther King Jr. statue. The counter-protest was organized by the same people who did the Nov. 19 Springfield Stands United rally, and other local groups, said Valerie Liesenfelt of Springfield. The Springfield Stands United rally started out as a demonstration against then-President-Elect Donald Trump, but morphed into an anti-hate rally. Speaking Saturday, Liesenfelt said they don’t want to see children ripped away from their parents. “We aren’t going to tolerate people who want to close our borders from people who are trying to just seek a better life. That’s what America was founded on,” Liesenfelt said. Hot-button issue  The bill that got the two groups out in the 33-degree weather was introduced by state Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch, D-Hillside. His district includes west suburban Cook County. Welch wasn’t at the rallies but spoke about the legislation during a Friday telephone interview. “I think this is an important piece of legislation that sends a signal to the rest of the state and the rest of the country that Illinois is a safe place to live and we are a welcoming state,” Welch said. Welch said HB 426 is not a sanctuary city bill but was specifically written to create safe spaces. Those places are state-funded schools, nursing homes, health clinics, hospitals and churches. “People shouldn’t live in fear of deportation,” he said. “They should be able to go to school and receive an education without feeling like federal law enforcement officials are going to bust in and raid their classroom. They shouldn’t fear going to the hospital. That’s a place of treatment and recovery.” Welch said that after the November presidential election he got calls from school officials who said they had a lot of scared children in their classrooms. “The day after the election, teaching and learning did not go on in school,” Welch said. “Teachers spent the entire day counseling very distraught children who were crying and worried about being deported themselves and worried about whether or not they would go home and their parents wouldn’t be there.” State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, was at Pulido’s rally, which was billed as an “Illinois America First Rally.” His district is also in the Chicago area, and includes the communities of Crystal Lake and Elgin. Skillicorn has proposed a bill, HB 2942, to counter Welch’s. He disagreed with the assertion that children need to be protected from immigration officials while in school. “I haven’t heard of any children or school children having a risk of being deported or seized by (federal agents),” Skillicorn said. “People who are criminals or felons who don’t have legal status, those are the people committing the DUIs, who are committing the crimes. Those are the people we should really worry about.” Fiscal concerns A synopsis of HB 426 posted on the Illinois General Assembly’s website includes a fiscal note that the estimated cost of the bill is $5 million. Welch said the estimate is a one-time cost, and he believes the number is inflated. Skillicorn is opposed to spending state money on HB 426 and added he’s concerned about the potential loss of federal funds if state and local law enforcement do not cooperate with federal authorities. “Realistically, Illinois is broke,” Skillicorn said. “We need to save money everywhere we can. The idea of spending millions, if not billions of our federal matching dollars, is just something we can’t afford right now.” Pulido shares his concerns about the state’s fiscal condition. “We’re broke. We have the disabled not getting funds, we have schools getting their funding cut, seniors getting their funding cut, and now we’re going to talk about $5 million to help the illegal aliens to stay in Illinois. No,” Pulido said. The people in favor of sanctuary for undocumented immigrants chanted throughout Pulido’s rally. At one point, they chanted, “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all.” Several of the people on Pulido’s side of the street, the ones opposed to sanctuary, waved American flags and occasionally chanted “USA, USA, USA.” Some of their signs said, “Illegals welcome is fake news” and “No sanctuary. Help our vets.” The two sides stayed on their respective sides of the street. There were no physical altercations between the two groups. Pulido’s rally wrapped up after about an hour, which is how long she expected the event to last. “I knew they would be here,” Pulido said of the counter-rally. “That’s fine. That’s what freedom is all about.”)

 

CBS2
— Governor Rauner Says Negotiations Are Over After Union Threatens Strike
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/25/governor-rauner-says-negotiations-are-over-after-union-threatens-strike/
— Dolton Mayor Says Staff Not Behind Racist Flyer, Suspects Opponent – Sandra Torres
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/25/dolton-mayor-says-staff-not-behind-racist-flyer-suspects-opponent/
— Chicago’s Thompson Center Holds Black History Month Celebration – Lisa Fielding
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/25/chicagos-thompson-center-holds-black-history-month-celebration/
— Protesters Demand Town Hall Meetings From Congressman Hultgren – Bob Roberts
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/25/protesters-demand-town-hall-meetings-from-congressman-hultgren/

 

NBC5
— Trump Weighs in on Chicago at CPAC, Touts Work To Begin Reducing Violent Crime  Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson called Chicago’s recent bloodshed “unacceptable” in a statement Thursday night and noted the city’s request for federal help has gone unanswered so far.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/president-trump-chicago-violence-cpac-414725573.html
— Trump Says He’ll Skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner  The dinner is traditionally attended by the President and the First Lady as well as other senior government officials and members of the press corps
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Trump-Says-Hell-Skip-Correspondents-Dinner-414790393.html

 

ABC7
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: 2 SLAIN IN WOODLAWN AS CHICAGO PASSES 100 HOMICIDES THIS YEAR
http://abc7chicago.com/news/2-slain-in-woodlawn-as-chicago-passes-100-homicides-this-year/1772635/
— TERM LIMITS – BGA  (DIERSEN: Do you want term limits?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want term limits. They stress how much better TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois is doing now that I am not its chairman.  They stress how much better the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is doing now that I am not one of its members. They stress how much better the Milton Township Republican Central Committee is doing now that I am not its webmaster.  They stress how much better the Illinois Center Right Coalition is doing now that I am not a member of its Steering Committee.  They stress how much better the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter is doing now that I am not a member of its board of directors.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-term-limits/1771864/

 

WLS AM
— Judges express skepticism over claims in voting cases – AP
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/02/25/judges-express-skepticism-over-claims-in-voting-cases/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump grabs credit for economy, bashes media in Saturday Tweets – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-grabs-credit-for-economy-bashes-media-in-saturday-tweets/
— Cook County says it has a real plan to help south suburbs – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/phil-kadner-cook-county-has-plan-to-help-south-suburbs/
— Police raids net 81 arrests and 12 guns — including a machine gun – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cpd-81-arrests-made-in-overnight-raids/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-they-just-want-to-go-to-the-bathroom/
— Democrats elect Perez party chairman on second ballot – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/democrats-elect-perez-party-chairman-on-second-ballot/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump will not attend the White House correspondents’ dinner – Amy B Wang and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-white-house-correspondents-dinner-20170225-story.html
— Are town hall crowds stirring up a liberal tea party? – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-republican-town-halls-liberal-protests-perspec-0226-20170224-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Reagan and Trump and the swift transformation of the GOP.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-reagan-trump-gop-analysis-20170225-story.html
— Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez elected leader of Democratic party – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democratic-chairman-20170225-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Mundelein mayor Steve Lentz stands by 2015 comments on unwed parents, gay marriage – Russell Lissau  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity and the destruction of traditional marriage.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170225/news/170229165/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170225/news/302259983/
— In Trump’s first speech to Congress, will decorum hold? – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170225/news/302259946/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Exelon hunts more state nuke subsidies following Illinois win – STEVE DANIELS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170225/ISSUE01/170229910/exelon-hunts-more-state-nuke-subsidies-following-illinois-win

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Mendoza SUV: It’s not the money, it’s the appearance – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for buying new American-nameplate cars and for buying two American nameplate collector cars.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like they hate a) General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, b) people who own/owned vehicles made by General Motors, Ford, and/or Chrysler, c) labor unions, and/or d) past and present union members.)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170225/statehouse-insider-its-not-money-its-appearance

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Dems invite immigrants to Trump’s first address to Congress – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, regain control of America, Democrats talk and act like they are going to flood America with immigrants.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article134767669.html

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Amidst budget crisis, CPS building horse arena
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511084747-amidst-budget-crisis-cps-building-horse-arena

 

GOPUSA
— Is Secession a Solution to Cultural War? – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21112

 

BLAZE
— Several states introducing legislation to criminalize protests – Sarah Lee
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/25/several-states-introducing-legislation-to-criminalize-protests/

 

BREITBART
— Manning: Sabotage of Trump Agenda by Bureaucrats Should Spark ’10 to 20 Percent Reduction of Federal Workforce’ – MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old because I opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, notwithstanding the fact that they never claimed, let alone proved, that I sabotaged their agenda.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/25/manning-sabotage-trump-agenda-by-bureaucrats-should-spark-10-20-percent-reduction-federal-workforce/
— David Bossie at CPAC: ‘Elections Have Consequences’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/25/david-bossie-at-cpac-elections-have-consequences/

 

FOX NEWS
— CPAC Straw Poll: 86 Percent Approve of Job Trump Is Doing So Far as President
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/25/cpac-straw-poll-86-percent-approve-president-donald-trump
— CPAC straw poll shows conservatives with Trump, think he’s ‘realigning’ movement
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/25/cpac-straw-poll-shows-conservatives-with-trump-think-hes-realigning-movement.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— CPAC EMBRACES TRUMP: IT PAYS TO BE A WINNER – Larry Klayman
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/cpac-embraces-trump-it-pays-to-be-a-winner/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump Hails His Election as a Victory for Conservatism at CPAC
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/445233/trump-cpac-speech-nationalism-conservatism-outrage-media

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CPAC straw poll: 80 percent say Trump realigning the conservative movement – AL WEAVER
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cpac-straw-poll-80-percent-say-trump-realigning-the-conservative-movement/article/2615784
— TRAGIC: George W. Bush’s daughter will headline Planned Parenthood fundraiser – ANNA GIARITELLI
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/george-w.-bushs-daughter-will-headline-planned-parenthood-fundraiser/article/26157

 

POLITICO
— Trump says he will not attend White House Correspondents’ Association dinner – TARA PALMERI
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-white-house-correspondents-dinner-235397

 

THE HILL
— Spicer defends decision to limit press briefing – NIKITA VLADIMIROV  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have “pushed back” against me since 2000 for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321137-spicer-suggests-barring-media-was-a-response-to-false-narratives
(FROM THE ARTICLE: White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended the decision Friday to bar several news organizations from covering his question-and-answer session with press, saying the Trump administration would “push back” on “false narratives.”)
— Two progressive activists were behind Trump Russian flag prank at CPAC – BROOKE SEIPEL
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/321138-two-progressive-activists-were-behind-trump-russian-flag-prank
— Trump: I won’t attend White House correspondents’ dinner – MAX GREENWOOD AND JORDAN FABIAN
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/321202-trump-i-wont-attend-white-house-correspondents-dinner

 

MSN
— Gov. Rauner Emcees Thompson Center Black History Month Event The Illinois governor promised to boost the number of African-Americans on state highway and infrastructure projects. 
(DIERSEN: To get minorities, females, younger people, and veterans to vote for them, Democrat politicians and RINO politicians have always promised to use government to give preference to minorities, to females, to younger people, and to veterans.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/gov-rauner-emcees-thompson-center-black-history-month-event/vp-AAnoy2a

 

CNN
— Trump declines to attend White House correspondents’ dinner
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/25/politics/trump-declines-to-attend-white-house-correspondents-dinner/index.html
— Tapper: White House excluding the press is ‘un-American’ – Christina Manduley and Jason Kurtz  (DIERSEN: I have been your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000.  Should I write a book about all the times since 2000 that Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. have tried to exclude me and have tried to exclude me from their events?)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/24/politics/jake-tapper-white-house-trump-unamerican-cnntv/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— LETTERS: New Trier Township Seminar Day
https://www.wsj.com/articles/inculcation-of-tolerance-isnt-indoctrination-1487963809

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps and anti-conservatives say “AFTER CPAC, TRUMP AND CONSERVATIVES HAVE TO DELIVER FOR THE FORGOTTEN MAN” -(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs focus on delivering for 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.)
http://www.newsweek.com/cpac-trump-conservatives-deliver-forgotten-man-560830

 

NEW YORKER
— TRUMP TALKS ABOUT ENEMIES, AGAIN, AT CPAC – Amy Davidson
http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/trump-talks-about-enemies-again-at-cpac

 

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— Why does Steve Bannon want to destroy the ‘administrative state’? – C.J. ATKINS  (DIERSEN: What about a) destroying political affiliation discrimination, that is, destroying patronage, b) destroying reverse discrimination, that is, destroying Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, c) destroying age discrimination, and d) destroying retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid?)
http://www.peoplesworld.org/article/steve-bannon-rolls-out-his-far-right-nationalist-agenda/

 

DAILY MAIL
— Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors – and it’s ‘way, way, way ahead of schedule’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4259794/Trump-takes-step-building-wall-border.html

February 25 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When it comes to courting Caterpillar, extend an invitation, not an offer – Naperville Sun Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-editorial-caterpillar-naperville-st-0226-20170224-story.html
— Major Republican donors’ stake in far-right media outlet Breitbart is confirmed – Elise Viebeck and Matea Gold  (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.  Everyone involved in media, in politics, in government, and in anything that is related to the aforesaid should be required to publicly disclose the amount and source of their income.  I get a) $50,856/year Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) $17,288/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and c) $2,028/year Social Security.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-major-gop-donor-stake-in-breitbart-20170224-story.html

— Jesse Jackson Jr.’s workers’ compensation benefits ‘troubling’: ethics expert – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jesse-jackson-junior-follow-met-20170224-story.html
— As election day approaches, here’s a review of the Aurora mayoral race – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-mayor-profiles-st-0226-20170224-story.html
— Protesters call for town hall meeting; Hultgren says they follow a ‘playbook’ to disrupt – Linda Girardi
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-hultgren-protest-town-hall-st-0226-20170224-story.html
— Jesse Jackson Jr., Redflex prove that crime pays in Chicago – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-way-crime-john-kass-0224-20170223-column.html
— Area schools won’t change transgender policies despite federal reversal – Rafael Guerrero
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-fox-valley-schools-transgender-st-0226-20170224-story.html
— Democrats brace for backlash as they vote on new DNC chair – David Weigel
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-dnc-chairman-20170224-story.html
— Residents crowd Glen Ellyn town hall to discuss health care, press freedom, immigration – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-citizens-town-hall-st-0224-20170224-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Glen Ellyn anti-Trump Michael Malone says to Roskam “If you don’t like the circus, get out of the tent.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-to-rep-roskam-if-you-don-t-like-the-circus-get-out-of-the-tent-20170224-story.html
— Mayoral candidates tout endorsements – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-mayor-endorse-st-0226-20170224-story.html
— Violence endures at Parkway Gardens, even with a deep-pocketed owner – Angela Caputo and Kathy Bergen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-related-parkway-gardens-met-20170224-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-moms-circle-islamic-center-st-0226-20170224-story.html
— Who’s watching the watcher? How local governments fall prey to big thefts – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What qualifications do those who are paid to watch units of government in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois have? 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.  I passed the CPA examination and the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt.  I am a licensed CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant. I have masters degrees in business, accounting, and financial markets and trading. Because I have so many qualifications, those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who do not want me to expose their wrongdoing focus on demonizing me, denigrating me, and condemning me.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-madigan-essex-kankakee-public-corruption-edit-0225-jm-20170224-story.html
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Governments are required to hire auditors, but many audits essentially rely on records provided by the officials being audited. Audits often are cursory and nonprobing. In the Dixon case, the city’s outside auditors and bankers settled with the city for nearly $40 million — a rare admission of accountability failure. Burnham officials sued their auditors for not catching the theft. The list of embezzlement cases involving public officials is long, but nearly every case involves three culprits: Too little oversight. Too concentrated control. Too much trust. If you’re an elected official (you too, school board members) or government worker who deals with taxpayer-funded accounts, be vigilant — and not only of your own conduct. Ask the questions: Who has access to the accounts and who oversees that person? How many signatures are required on transactions? How probing are the audits we’re paying for? That is: Who’s watching the watcher?)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Billionaire pols could use a little farm team training – Editorial  (DIERSEN: What do you know about the federal government? 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://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-billionaire-pols-could-use-a-little-farm-team-training/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In politics, there used to be farm teams.  If you planned to run for governor some day, you might start out by running for the Chicago City Council. You could learn to hit a curve ball before moving up. But now very wealthy men — they all seem to be men — with no previous experience in elective office are pushing right to the top. People like Bruce Rauner, Donald Trump, Chris Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker, self-funded and self-impressed, are running for governor or senator or president or whatever and often winning. Because money often wins. But because they have never played even a summer or two of Triple-A ball, hacking away on a local school board or village board, they are prone to the kind of mental errors that could have been avoided with a little seasoning. We’re thinking here, first of all, of major league wannabee J.B. Pritzker, the Chicago billionaire who’s contemplating a run for governor. On Thursday morning, Pritzker woke up and could not resist an overwhelming desire to tweet out: “As a protest against Trump’s rescinding protections for trans kids, everyone should use the other gender’s bathroom today!” This did not go over well. Conservatives, choosing to take his suggestion literally, warned they would beat up any man who tried to enter a woman’s bathroom. And liberals said Pritzker entirely missed the point. As state Rep. Will Guzzardi tweeted in response, “No disrespect” but “we just want to let kids use their own gender’s bathroom.” Pritzker later clarified that he was just being flip to make a point. But a more experienced politician would have known that flip doesn’t play with the public. And you have to learn when not to swing. Maybe Pritzker will learn. They often do. Will Kennedy still run into elevators when reporters ask him annoying questions? Time will tell. But Rauner doesn’t talk as much anymore like an arrogant CEO. And who knows, if Trump strikes out enough, maybe even he will learn. Well, no, we don’t actually believe that. Our best scouts say Trump is not coachable.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Few attend first Dist. 200 forum on $132.5 million tax-backed loan question – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170224/news/170229220/

 

ABC7
— RACIST CAMPAIGN FLYERS SEEN IN DOLTON PRIOR TO MAYORAL ELECTION – Stacey Baca
http://abc7chicago.com/news/racist-campaign-flyers-seen-in-dolton-prior-to-mayoral-election/1771536/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise foreign countries and their citizens.
http://abc7chicago.com/society/syrian-immigrants-reunited-with-4-year-old-daughter-in-chicago/1772171/

 

WGN TV
— Rauner administration details why Thompson Center needs to go – TAHMAN BRADLEY
http://wgntv.com/2017/02/24/rauner-administration-details-why-thompson-center-needs-to-go/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Politicians emulate Trump’s bombastic ways at their peril – RICH MILLER  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present politicians and would be politicians in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who emulate Trump’s bombastic ways.  They have always viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me.  They have always blamed me for their problems, blamed me for your problems, blamed me for my problems, and blamed me for everyone’s problems.  They are what everyone would say are scapegoaters.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170224/NEWS02/170229919/pols-emulate-trumps-bombastic-ways-at-their-peril
— Tollway gets new help in O’Hare access fight – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170224/BLOGS02/170229920/ohare-western-access-gets-congressional-allies

 

WTTW
— CPS Unfreezing $15M in School Funds After Latino Community Outcry – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/24/cps-unfreezing-15m-school-funds-after-latino-community-outcry

 

WBEZ
— TREASONOUS: Congressman Rush Declares His Offices As Sanctuaries – Claire Donnelly
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/congressman-rush-declares-his-offices-as-sanctuaries/2c88c461-87a4-44c2-baad-354d6fac8950
— Indivisible Illinois Activists Concerned About Bobby Rush’s Absence From Congress – Claire Donnelly
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/indivisible-illinois-activists-concerned-about-bobby-rushs-absence-from-congress/73a25197-53b7-494f-a4f5-bae4845ee434

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps harass Kinzinger and Hultgren.
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2017/02/23/dekalb-county-activists-seek-parley-with-congressmen-kinzinger-hultgren/amm74o/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want anti-Trumps to harass Roskam.
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/02/24/u-s-rep-peter-roskam-overseas-as-town-hall-held-without-him/ag19nw8/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want anti-Trumps to harass Hultgren.
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/02/24/protesters-converge-on-u-s-rep-randy-hultgrens-office/ajpvn5x/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote www.indivisibleNWIL.us.
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/02/24/residents-form-indivisible-political-group-in-crystal-lake/as6a45u/

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Push to expand gambling underway in Missouri and Illinois – Kurt Erickson
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/push-to-expand-gambling-underway-in-missouri-and-illinois/article_bf5cdacb-7b54-5b7f-b0ea-627ec18c47bd.html
    — St Louis-area Republicans in Congress avoid raucous town halls – Chuck Raasch
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/st-louis-area-republicans-in-congress-avoid-raucous-town-halls/article_bfd9d903-53b4-5f60-802b-d1198b19e3cb.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are overjoyed that “Mexican consulate comes to Peoria.”
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170224/mexican-consulate-comes-to-peoria
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the proper documents, people born in Mexico can get a copy of a birth certificate within minutes. People can get “matriculas,” or government-issued identification cards, for themselves or their children. Some hold dual citizenship or they want their children to hold dual citizenships. The ID cards feature fingerprints, retinal-imaging and 27 digital locks to prevent identification theft, according to Marco Peral, of the consulate offices. Ron Noriega said the unit provides services to all who come. “They’re Mexicans, regardless of their status,” she said. “We don’t ask, there’s no reason to ask. We’re only providing a service.” The mobile unit’s services expanded this year, to include health screenings and legal advice on immigration, labor and other administrative issues. Staff from Alivio Medical Center, a Chicago-based clinic, travel with the mobile unit.)

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Trump’s travels on pace to cost taxpayers more than Obama’s trips – ROGER SCHLUETER
http://www.bnd.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/answer-man/article134647399.html

 

WJBC
— Barickman calls Madigan’s new school funding commission ‘stall technique’ – Adam Studzinski
http://www.wjbc.com/2017/02/24/barickman-calls-madigans-new-school-funding-commission-stall-technique/

 

WJDB
— President Trump’s history of using anonymous sources  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in your municipality who use anonymous sources? What would you say to someone who has lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality who justifies his badmouthing you by saying that anonymous people have told him that you go around badmouthing him?)
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2017/02/24/president-trumps-history-of-using-anonymous-sources

 

TIMES
— Why spend so much on cars, gas? – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/as-it-is-why-spend-so-much-on-cars-gas/article_8a9086d5-bdc1-5f1a-919d-47168c726076.html

 

MORTON TIMES NEWS
— Transgender protection status remains in Illinois – Sharon Woods Harris
http://www.mortontimesnews.com/news/20170224/transgender-protection-status-remains-in-illinois

 

WYCC PBS CHICAGO
— In The Loop 2.24.17 Highway Horror, Giving Shelter, Fighting Hate, Sextortion & Cyber Security
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIBHZpu7apA&feature=youtu.be

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
http://www.nctv17.com/creating-a-circle-of-peace-in-naperville/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Gov. Rauner take the bait to threaten “PATCOING” State employees? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/02/gov-rauner-take-the-bait-to-threaten-patcoing-state-employees/

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Videos surface of men wearing Algonquin Township Highway Dept. uniforms firing guns, totaling car – Vimbai Chikomo
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511084992-videos-surface-of-men-wearing-algonquin-township-highway-dept-uniforms-vandalizing-township-vehicle

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Winfield Township trustee candidate: Barbara Alekna – Vimbai Chikomo
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511084817-winfield-township-trustee-candidate-barbara-alekna
— Winfield Township trustee candidate: Zachary Halley – Vimbai Chikomo
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511084836-winfield-township-trustee-candidate-zachary-halley

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— USELESS COMMITTEES PROVIDE POLITICAL PAY RAISES FOR STATE LAWMAKERS  Buried in the House rules lawmakers passed in January are a dozen new committees, bringing the total number of standing committees in the House to 45. Committee chairs receive a $10,326 stipend annually. – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/useless-committees-provide-political-pay-raises-for-state-lawmakers/?linkId=34857265

 

BREITBART
— Chicago Has Deadliest Day of 2017, Seven Killed, Including Pregnant Woman – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/23/chicago-deadliest-day-2017-7-killed-including-pregnant-woman/
— Black Students at University of Michigan Demand Segregated Space – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/24/black-students-university-michigan-demand-segregated-space/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Nine Causes of Scientific Decline in American Academia – Leo Goldstein
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/nine_causes_of_scientific_decline_in_american_academia.html
— CNN’s Chris Cuomo OK with girls having forced exposure to male genitalia – Carol Brown
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/cnns_chris_cuomo_ok_with_girls_having_forced_exposure_to_male_genitalia.html

 

NEWS WITH VIEWS
— THE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA – Rob Pue
http://www.newswithviews.com/Pue/rob103.htm

 

HANNITY
— CNN’s Cuomo: Underage Girls Should Be Taught ‘Tolerance’ For Male Genitals In School Locker Rooms
http://www.hannity.com/articles/election-493995/cnns-cuomo-underage-girls-should-be-15592533/

 

LIFEZETTE NEWS
— Three Key Tenets of the Trump Platform Honed at CPAC  President debuted his populist vision at conservative confab in the years leading to 2016 – Martin Walsh
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/three-things-trump-said-at-cpac-that-are-relevant-today/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Immigration  Trump argued in 2013 that the Republican Party would continue to lose elections if GOP lawmakers granted citizenship to illegal immigrants, comparing reform efforts that included amnesty to a “suicide mission.”  “The fact is 11 million people will be voting Democratic. You can be out front. You can be the spearhead. You can do whatever you want to do, but every one of those 11 million people will be voting Democratic,” Trump said, adding, “It is just the way it works.”  In 2015, Trump again made immigration a major emphasis in his speech. “It’s a massive problem we have to stop illegal immigration,” Trump explained. “It’s disgusting what is happening to our country, we are a dumping ground for the rest of the world.”  Trump also highlighted the immediate need for a border wall. “We need a wall. If I run, I will tell you, the king of building buildings, the king of building walls,” Trump said, “Nobody can build ’em like Trump. That I can promise you. I can promise you that.”)

 

POLITICO
— Trump wages war on Chicago  The nation’s third-largest city has become the place the president loves to hate. – NATASHA KORECKI
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-chicago-235374

 

THE HILL
— GOP grapples with how to handle town halls – SCOTT WONG  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are full of hatred. Anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/321090-gop-grapples-with-how-to-handle-town-halls

 

ROLL CALL
— At CPAC, Trump Delivers a Journalism Lecture — and a Threat  POTUS hits anonymous sources after ‘senior administration official’ briefs reporters – John T. Bennett
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/at-cpac-trump-delivers-a-journalism-lecture-and-threat

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans in Congress Are Still Looking for Direction from Trump.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/republicans-congress-are-still-looking-direction-trump-n725141

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following groups do not want police to enforce immigration laws: 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.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/sanctuary-city-trump-immigration-detainers.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat press makes it clear that exists a) to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green party platform and b) to get rid of 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.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/opinion/barring-the-white-house-press-corps-from-the-white-house.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, NYT sides with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/opinion/the-islamophobic-huckster-in-the-white-house.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, NYT sides with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/opinion/why-i-will-not-leave.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps and anti-conservatives say “At CPAC, Conservatives Settle Into Their New Role.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/politics/cpac-photos-trump-conservatives.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mexico Responds to Trump  Our southern neighbors aren’t rolling over to his political demands. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, WSJ sides with Mexico AGAINST America.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexico-responds-to-trump-1487978920

 

USA TODAY
— Deadly drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999 – Sean Rossman  (DIERSEN: Citizens of what countries bring the most heroin into America?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/24/deadly-drug-overdoses-more-than-doubled-since-1999/98345458/

February 24 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner eager to talk policy at D.C. meeting — Trump still a taboo – Andy Grimm  (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee passed a resolution by weighted vote calling for Rauner to work with Trump?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-eager-to-talk-policy-at-d-c-meeting-trump-still-a-taboo/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gov. Bruce Rauner is planning a rare visit to Washington, D.C., this weekend for a gathering of Republican governors, but Rauner refuses to say whether he is ready to do something even more rare — meet with, or even acknowledge, President Donald Trump. The event has long been a major party fundraiser, and this year could be a potential minefield for GOP governors of blue states. Rauner departs Illinois for the Republican Governors Association’s annual conference having pledged to run for a second term in 2018, despite dismal polling numbers after two years of partisan gridlock over the state budget and his business-friendly, anti-union agenda. Adding to potential headwinds for his campaign is the controversial member of his party in the White House. Rauner has taken a stance of studied ambivalence as regards the Republican in the White House since Trump first began to rise in the primaries. Rauner ditched the Republican National Convention, declined to endorse Trump by name — only saying he would support his party’s nominee — and also was a no-show at Trump’s inauguration. Rauner has revealed one private telephone conversation he had with Trump since the New York billionaire won the presidency, describing it as a “good, positive conversation.” But Rauner seldom utters the name “Donald Trump,” and Friday he did not respond to a question about whether he would attend the GOP governors’ Sunday dinner with the president and first lady. “I’m going to meet with other governors around the country to talk about policy,” Rauner told reporters after a Black History Month ceremony Friday at the Thompson Center. “There’s a lot of changes going on from the federal level. We’re going to talk about Medicaid, we’re going to talk about education, we’re going to talk about regulatory relief, going to talk about more economic growth, growing more manufacturing in the United States of America, more manufacturing in the state of Illinois. “I’m going to talk policy, ideas and working together as governors to advocated for the good changes, so I can grow the jobs and economy in Illinois.” Left unsaid was whether Rauner took issue with the changes, coming largely from Trump, and any mention of Trump’s name. Trump, for his part, has seemed to accept that governors in his party in blue states weren’t going to be vocal supporters. And while the president frequently makes Chicago, Illinois’ largest city, a target in his twitter feed, he has never tweeted a peep about the fiscal crisis facing the state as Rauner remains at loggerheads with Democrats in the Legislature. Rauner seldom travels to Washington and is skipping out on the non-partisan National Governors Association conference, also this weekend in D.C., typically a more policy-focused gathering. Governors from 40 states will attend, according to the NGA website. The RGA typically includes fundraisers, and is a showcase for the party’s rising stars, and the group typically funnels millions into gubernatorial races. Rauner, a millionaire financier before running for office, poured tens of millions from his personal fortune into his campaign and the mid-term legislative races, and it’s not clear he’ll need any boost from his fellow GOP chief executives. It’s also not clear how Trump could affect his bid for a second term. In 2018, Rauner will be one 27 or the 33 Republican governors making a bid for re-election, and one of five incumbent GOP governors leading states that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Rauner did denounce Trump’s remarks in a video recorded by an Access Hollywood crew that were released in October, in which GOP nominee claimed to have pursued the affections of a married woman and to groping women. He has criticized the president’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations as “over broad,” but was dinged by Democrats for being out of state as demonstrators swarmed O’Hare Airport in January to protest the ban. In the weeks since, he has not staked out a clear position on immigration initiatives proposed by the administration, except to say that he would not deputize state police to enforce federal immigration laws. Rauner did offer support for Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, Michigan philanthropist and school choice ideologue Betsy DeVos, during her contentious but ultimately successful confirmation process.)
— Rauner sales pitch: Thompson Center ‘noisy … smelly’ — must go – Andy Grimm
http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/rauner-sales-pitch-thompson-center-noisy-smelly-must-go/
— Michael Sneed says “Trump’s excoriation of the press is out of bounds.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-trumps-excoriation-of-the-press-is-out-of-bounds/
— Doctors gave fake medical opinions to help win citizenship – Frank Main
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/doctors-gave-fake-medical-opinions-to-help-win-citizenship/
— Trump, staff give mixed messages on anonymous sources  However, members of his White House team regularly demand anonymity when talking to reporters. That was the case Friday morning. – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-speech-to-conservatives-evokes-campaign/
— Senator Don Harmon’s law firm cashes in on state deals – Robert Herguth and Tim Novak
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-state-senator-don-harmon-law-firm-makes-millions-from-state-agencies-pension-funds-the-watchdogs-oak-park/
— After Trump scorches media, some outlets barred from press gaggle (DIERSEN: Who bars you and why?  I should write a book about past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc., in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000 have stated that they are Republican, but who nevertheless have made it clear that they do not want me to a) know about their activities or events, b) promote their activities or events, c) attend their events, or d) report on their activities or events.  They talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs. Some anti-Republicans bar Republicans, so some Republicans bar anti-Republicans.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/after-trump-scorches-media-some-outlets-barred-from-press-gaggle/ 

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Doubting Rauner? We understand. Here’s a reminder. Plus a Senate Pass/Fail. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-rauner-grand-bargain-budget-edit-0226-20170224-story.html
— DIERSEWN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump uses CPAC to complain about media, reiterate campaign promises.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-cpac-20170224-story.html
— In Trump era, restaurants risk backlash with political stances – Samantha Bomkamp  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrat and RINO restaurants post signs that say that 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 those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-chicago-restaurants-activism-trump-0226-biz-20170224-story.html
— Some Chicago gangs turning to rifles for added firepower, police say – Peter Nickeas, Jeremy Gorner and Nereida Moreno
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-gang-rifles-chicago-violence-met-20170223-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not glorify and praise immigrants, Democrats and RINOs demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/restaurants/ct-solidarity-soup-raises-nearly-15-000-for-immigrant-charities-20170224-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who says “Trump’s immigration crackdown is a costly mistake: America needs these workers?” and “Immigrants here illegally make up almost 5 percent of the U.S. workforce. And no, American workers are not lined up to take those jobs, especially with unemployment at less than 5 percent.”  ANSWER: 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.  Were you an “American worker?”  I was 1962-1997.  Did you take jobs that “American workers” did not stand in line for?  I did. I a) did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964, b) washed dishes 1964-1966, c) cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, d) delivered mail 1966-1969, e) worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970, f) sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, g) pumped gasoline 1971-1972, h) collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and i) audited federal agencies 1980-1997 )
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-trump-illegal-immigrant-deportations-edit-0226-20170224-story.html
— Are town hall crowds stirring up a liberal tea party? – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-republican-town-halls-liberal-protests-perspec-0226-20170224-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Cicero man charged in Oak Brook heroin death
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170224/news/170229351/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Authorities say Giebel was in Oak Brook on Aug. 13, 2016, to attend a party with friends. The next day, he contacted Chapman, who used to live in Wisconsin, to buy heroin, authorities said. Chapman sold the heroin to Giebel, who then ingested it. Friends found him unresponsive about 5 a.m. the next day in an Oak Brook hotel room and called 911.)
— A Naperville North High School student, Samia Abdul-Qadir, will be U.S. Rep. Bill Foster’s guest Feb. 28 during a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C. Abdul-Qadir was a participant in the Naperville Democrat’s recent community discussion at the Islamic Center of Naperville on the impact of President Trump’s attempts to ban travel from several Muslim-majority countries.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170224/news/170229302/
— White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing – Callum Borchers  (DIERSEN: Who blocks you and why?  I should write a book about past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc., in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000 have stated that they are Republican, but who nevertheless have made it clear that they do not want me to a) know about their activities or events, b) promote their activities or events, c) attend their events, or d) report on their activities or events.  They talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs. Some anti-Republicans bar Republicans, so some Republicans bar anti-Republicans.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170224/news/170229283/

 

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “TRUMP BLASTS MEDIA, ANONYMOUS SOURCES, AFTER WH USES THEM.”
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-blasts-media-anonymous-sources-after-wh-uses-them/1771386/
— POLICE: MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER TRUMP TOWER BOMB THREAT
http://abc7chicago.com/news/police-man-taken-into-custody-after-trump-tower-bomb-threat/1771441/

 

NBC5
— Trump Weighs in on Chicago at CPAC, Touts Work To Begin Reducing Violent Crime  Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson called Chicago’s recent bloodshed “unacceptable” in a statement Thursday night and noted the city’s request for federal help has gone unanswered so far.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/president-trump-chicago-violence-cpac-414725573.html
— Durbin to Trump: Stop Tweeting and Provide Resources for Chicago  After seven people, including a pregnant woman, were fatally shot Wednesday in Chicago, Trump asked “what is going on there” and insisted “Chicago needs help!” – Tom Schuba  (DIERSEN: Based on the past, any resources given Chicago would be wasted.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/durbin-trump-tweeting-chicago-violence-414724443.html
— Rauner Doesn’t Think Illinoisans Should Get Obama’s Birthday Off  “I don’t think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration,” Rauner said. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rauner–414752183.html

 

CBS2
— White House Blocks Reporters From On-The-Record Briefing  (DIERSEN: Who blocks you and why?  I should write a book about past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc., in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000 have stated that they are Republican, but who nevertheless have made it clear that they do not want me to a) know about their activities or events, b) promote their activities or events, c) attend their events, or d) report on their activities or events. They talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.  Some anti-Republicans bar Republicans, so some Republicans bar anti-Republicans.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/24/white-house-blocks-reporters-from-on-the-record-briefing/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP health plan would cover fewer Americans.”
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170224/NEWS03/170229922/gop-health-plan-would-cover-fewer americans

 

WTTW
— Rauner Crushes Prospect of Further Union Negotiations – Amanda Vinicky
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/24/rauner-crushes-prospect-further-union-negotiations
— Civil Rights Seminar at New Trier High School Sparks Intense Debate – Paul Caine
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/23/civil-rights-seminar-new-trier-high-school-sparks-intense-debate

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps who say “For some GOP governors, best tactic is to avoid mention of Trump” are anti-Trumps who want Rauner to lose in 2018.)
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170224/for-some-gop-governors-best-tactic-is-to-avoid-mention-of-trump
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As with the other governors, Rauner in Illinois said he is focusing on his state — or at least he’s trying to. He went to great lengths not to stake a clear position on Trump during the campaign — refusing to comment on the race, who he was voting for or even to say Trump’s name. Since the election, he has continued to avoid taking a clear position on the administration’s policies. His strategy is clearly intended to avoid alienating voters in Chicago, the suburbs and other urban areas who supported Hillary Clinton in November, or those in rural counties that went overwhelmingly for Trump. But avoidance also comes with some peril: Democrats, who control the Illinois Legislature, called the Republican governor cowardly for meeting with billionaire donors out of state while refugees were stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare airport after the president’s travel-banning executive order. Rauner already has a slim margin for error after a two-year budget stalemate has tanked his approval ratings.)

 

WSIL TV
— Ohio Gov. John Kasich says there is no animosity between him and President Donald Trump, his former Republican presidential rival. Kasich says after a White House meeting that now that Trump is the president, “it’s sort of like being on an airplane. You want to root for the pilot.” The governor says he shared his ideas on potential changes to former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Ohio was among 31 states that expanded Medicaid under the law and Kasich says Trump “listened very carefully to what I had to say about it and had a very positive response.” Kasich is in Washington for a weekend of meetings at the National Governors Association. – AP  (DIERSEN: I should bring this to the attention of the 93 in my precinct who voted for Kasich in the March 15, 2016 Republican Presidential Primary.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34597487/the-latest-kasich-says-he-feels-no-animosity-toward-trump
— Paris mayor, Clooney fire back at Trump for insulting city – AP (DIERSEN: One could say that Trump insulted those who are destroying Paris.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34598967/paris-mayor-fires-back-at-trump-for-insulting-her-city

 

WBEZ
— Rauner Has Plan To Keep Government Running In Case Of Strike – Dan Weissmann
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/rauner-has-plan-to-keep-government-running-in-case-of-strike/2e200ca7-cdbf-4ada-a569-807394340ad2
— Farmers Fear (ILLEGAL) Migrant Workers Will Stay Away From Illinois and Indiana Farms – Michael Puente  (DIERSEN: Only Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs hire illegals.  Republicans do not hire illegals.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/farmers-fear-migrant-workers-will-stay-away-from-illinois-and-indiana-farms/7d9bf008-6a90-479a-a266-b25758e025f0

 

DNA INFO
— CPS Restores $15M To Schools After Criticism From Hispanic, Black Groups – Heather Cherone
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170224/bucktown/cps-restores-15m-schools-after-criticism-from-hispanic-black-groups

 

WJBD RADIO
— President Trump’s history of using anonymous sources
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2017/02/24/president-trumps-history-of-using-anonymous-sources

 

WJOL
— Amazon Gives Back To Three Local Schools (AO Marshall Elementary School, Balmoral Elementary School, Bernard J. Ward Elementary School) – Monica DeSantis
http://www.wjol.com/amazon-gives-back-three-local-schools/

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— DEMOCRATS INVITE IMMIGRANTS TO TRUMP’S FIRST ADDRESS TO CONGRESS – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170224/AP/302249769

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? AT CPAC 2017
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/wheres-weyermuller-at-cpac-2017.html
— OP-ED: IF YOU’RE SICK OF BAD POLICY, TELL YOUR LAWMAKERS TO VOTE NO ON HB 40
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/op-ed-if-youre-sick-of-bad-policy-tell-your-lawmakers-to-vote-no-on-hb-40.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Shady Left-Wing Operative Kicked Out Of CPAC For Handing Out Russian Flags – Chuck Ross
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/24/shady-left-wing-operative-kicked-out-of-cpac-for-handing-out-russian-flags/

 

DAILY WIRE
— 5 Biggest Moments From Trump’s CPAC Speech – AARON BANDLER
http://www.dailywire.com/news/13833/5-biggest-moments-trumps-cpac-speech-aaron-bandler
— Media Say Same-Sex Marriage Will Save 134,000 Teens Per Year From Suicide. That’s Not What The Study Says. – BEN SHAPIRO
http://www.dailywire.com/news/13751/media-say-same-sex-marriage-will-save-134000-teens-ben-shapiro#

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— CLIMATE CHANGE ‘LUNACY’ CALLED A GIFT TO CONSERVATIVES  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for everything that is bad, including bad weather.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/24/climate-change-lunacy-called-a-gift-to-conservatives/

 

TOWNHALL
— ‘Say it to My Face’: Trump Challenges Media at CPAC to Use Names Instead of Anonymous Sources – Cortney O’Brien  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in your municipality who use anonymous sources?  What would you say to someone who has lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality who justifies his badmouthing you by saying that anonymous people have told him that you go around badmouthing him?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2017/02/24/trump-speech-n2290126
— TREASONOUS: Washington’s Governor Turns State Into A Sanctuary State – Christine Rousselle
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/02/24/washingtons-governor-turns-state-into-a-sanctuary-state-n2289929
— Democratic Congressman: Yes, There Are Liberal Groups Organizing These Town Hall Protests – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/02/24/democratic-congressman-yes-there-are-liberal-groups-behind-these-town-hall-protests-n2290078
— Pence: “We Gotta March Forward As if it’s the Most Important Time in History, Because it is” – Justin Holcomb
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/justinholcomb/2017/02/23/pence-we-gotta-march-forward-as-if-its-the-most-important-time-in-history-because-it-is-n2289892

 

FOX NEWS
— Judge Jeanine at CPAC: ‘Demand End to Criminal Enclaves Known as Sanctuary Cities’  (DIERSEN: When are Trump, Pence, Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Kinzinger, LaHood, Roskam, Shimkus, Rauner, Sanguinetti, Radogno, and Durkin going to end criminal enclaves in Illinois, that is, when are they going to end sanctuary cities in Illinois?)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/24/judge-jeanine-pirro-fox-news-host-speech-cpac-end-sanctuary-cities
— Trump Speaks at CPAC: Media Should Not Be Allowed to Use Unnamed Sources  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those in your municipality who use unnamed sources?  What would you say to someone who has lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in your municipality who justifies his badmouthing you by saying that unnamed people have told him that you go around badmouthing him?)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/24/president-donald-trump-cpac-speech-video-highlights-quotes
— Report: 9 in 10 Pro Golfers Say They’d Play With Trump Despite Potential Backlash  (DIERSEN: Who promotes backlash against Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  I should write a book about those who promote backlash against Trump supporters in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  They would love it.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/24/golfers-would-play-trump-backlash-rory-mcilroy-ernie-els
— Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore: Uproar at GOP Town Halls ‘Makes the Tea Party Look Like Preschool’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/23/michael-moore-protests-gop-town-halls-how-stop-president-trump

 

GOPUSA
— Appeals court reinstates Texas ‘harboring’ law  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) paint illegals as being like runaway slaves before the Civil War and/or as Jews in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s and b) paint Republicans as being Confederates and/or as being Nazis.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21129
— CPAC: Trump says welfare reform is coming
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21145
— How does felon Jesse Jackson Jr. collect $138,400 a year from the federal government?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21110

 

BLAZE
— Don’t complain about ‘rape culture’ if you’re OK with boys in the girl’s locker room – Matt Walsh
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-dont-complain-about-rape-culture-if-youre-ok-with-boys-in-the-girls-locker-room/

 

THE HILL
— At CPAC, Trump lashes out at media – LISA HAGEN
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320989-at-cpac-trump-lashes-out-at-media
— White House hand-picks select media outlets for briefing – JORDAN FABIAN  (DIERSEN: Who blocks you and why?  I should write a book about past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc., in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000 have stated that they are Republican, but who nevertheless have made it clear that they do not want me to a) know about their activities or events, b) promote their activities or events, c) attend their events, or d) report on their activities or events. They talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.  Some anti-Republicans bar Republicans, so some Republicans bar anti-Republicans.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321049-white-house-hand-picks-select-media-for-briefing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump falsely claims lines ‘go back 6 blocks’ for CPAC speech.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320988-trump-falsely-claims-lines-go-back-6-blocks-for-cpac-speech

 

CNN
— White House blocks news organizations from press briefing – Dylan Byers, Sara Murray and Kevin Liptak  (DIERSEN: Who blocks you and why?  I should write a book about past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc., in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000 have stated that they are Republican, but who nevertheless have made it clear that they do not want me to a) know about their activities or events, b) promote their activities or events, c) attend their events, or d) report on their activities or events. They talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.  Some anti-Republicans bar Republicans, so some Republicans bar anti-Republicans.)
http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/24/media/cnn-blocked-white-house-gaggle/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Fact Check: Trump Blasts ‘Fake News’ and Repeats Inaccurate Claims at CPAC.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/politics/fact-check-trump-blasts-fake-news-and-repeats-inaccurate-claims-at-cpac.html
— White House Bars Times and Other News Outlets From Briefing – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM  (DIERSEN: Who bars you and why?  I should write a book about past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc., in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000 have stated that they are Republican, but who nevertheless have made it clear that they do not want me to a) know about their activities or events, b) promote their activities or events, c) attend their events, or d) report on their activities or events.  They talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.  Some anti-Republicans bar Republicans, so some Republicans bar anti-Republicans.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/us/politics/white-house-sean-spicer-briefing.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Donald Trump hasn’t changed. Conservatives have. And CPAC just proved it. – Aaron Blake
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/24/donald-trump-hasnt-changed-but-conservatives-have-and-cpac-just-proved-it/
— Trump to CPAC: ‘Now you finally have a president, finally’ – John Wagner and David Nakamura
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/24/trump-to-become-first-president-since-reagan-to-address-annual-conservative-gathering/
— Bannon and Trump are out for revenge – Jennifer Rubin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/02/24/bannon-and-trump-are-out-for-revenge/
— Law professors file misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway – Sari Horwitz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/law-professors-file-misconduct-complaint-against-kellyanne-conway/2017/02/23/442b02c8-f9e3-11e6-bf01-d47f8cf9b643_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Los Angeles RNC member says Democrats fighting Trump’s ‘sanctuary cities’ policy will pay ‘a terrible, terrible price’ – Phil Willon
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-gop-leader-bullish-on-donald-trump-as-1487975624-htmlstory.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s popularity at CPAC gathering, which he shunned a year ago, shows how he’s conquered conservatives.”
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-cpac-20170224-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Says His Victory Marked Win for Conservative Values  At CPAC, president pledges to put U.S. citizens ‘first’ – REBECCA BALLHAUS  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who say that they are conservative, but who use their religious, government, political, and/or financial clout to destroy conservatives.  They falsely claim to be conservative to give themselves standing to destroy conservatives.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-says-his-victory-marked-win-for-conservative-values-1487954519
— That’s the Way the Party Crumbles  As grass-roots activism intensifies, both the Democrats and the Republicans are facing identity crises—and the prospect of a wild new era of independent actors in American politics – GERALD F. SEIB  (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, to candidates, to elected officials, to party leaders, to major donors, to political consultants, to etc. who say that they are Republican, but who increasingly talk and act like they are anti-Republican, that is, like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, and Green plants?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/thats-the-way-the-party-crumbles-1487954429

 

AMI NEWS WIRE
— Anti-Trump Protests May Cost $1 Million Per Day – Michael Carroll
https://aminewswire.com/stories/511084466-anti-trump-protests-may-cost-1-million-per-day

 

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS
— A free press means ALL press.  Stand with us. (DIERSEN: Some anti-Republicans bar Republicans, so some Republicans bar anti-Republicans.)
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101629919637&ca=40a0f053-bc9b-4dfc-993c-8131775ea847
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6di9yuchta908eq/A%20Free%20Press%20Means%20All%20Press%20%232.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rpdyyqak0sh3o4k/A%20Free%20Press%20Means%20All%20Press%20%231.jpg

February 24 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— Trump to CPAC: ‘I called the fake news the enemy of the people and they are’
http://wgntv.com/2017/02/24/trump-to-cpac-i-called-the-fake-news-the-enemy-of-the-people-and-they-are/

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— ‘NO ANONYMOUS SOURCES,’ TRUMP SCOLDS AT CPAC
http://abc7ny.com/politics/no-anonymous-sources-trump-scolds-at-cpac/1771007/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump Slams ‘Phony,’ ‘Dishonest’ Media at CPAC – Bill Hoffmann
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/donald-trump-cpac-speech-media/2017/02/24/id/775398/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The spirited debate at New Trier: Civil rights awareness or ‘indoctrination day’? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-new-trier-racism-civil-rights-seminars-edit-0223-20170222-story.html
— Rauner calls his demands on Senate budget plan ‘reasonable’ – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-illinois-senate-met-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. These Democrats and RINOs put the children who come alone into “Chicago shelters.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-immigrant-juvenile-detention-center-met-20170223-story.html
— Hate crimes rising since Trump’s election, activists tell AG Lisa Madigan – Marwa Eltagouri (DIERSEN: What do Trump, Pence, Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Kinzinger, LaHood, Roskam, Shimkus, Rauner, Sanguinetti, Radogno, Durkin, Schneider, DeMonte, and Porter have to say about this?  Democrats run Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois, but Democrats blame Republicans for hate crimes in Chicago, in Cook County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-madigan-immigration-hate-crimes-summit-20170223-story.html
— The American commute is worse today than it’s ever been – Christopher Ingraham  (DIERSEN: While I rode Metra in 1971, 1973-1974, and 1978-1997, I read newspapers or textbooks for night classes that I took at Loyola, DePaul, Roosevelt, and IIT.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-american-commute-study-20170223-story.html
— Civility has its nose buried in a smartphone – Stephen L. Carter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-political-discourse-civility-phones-20170223-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and who bring others to America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-immigrant-families-strength-trump-perspec-0224-20170223-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps run Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, etc.  Never-the-less, ever-increasingly, these anti-Trumps blame Trump for everything that is bad, including racism, sexism, and bigotry.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-trump-jews-glanton-20170222-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are full of hatred and that they especially hate 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 longer than their ancestors.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-who-do-bullies-bully-whoever-bullies-can/
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: FOP chief, city IG slam quiet change to police merit promotions – Frank Main and Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, one of the federal government’s top priorities has been to promote its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/fop-chief-city-ig-slam-quiet-change-to-police-merit-promotions/
— Rahm ally’s drug pricing a bitter pill to swallow – Dan Mihalopoulos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mihalopoulos-rahm-allys-drug-pricing-a-bitter-pill-to-swallow/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-the-shame-of-trumps-betrayal-of-transgender-kids/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— My grandparents were immigrants – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats blame you for the problems that immigrants have and for the problems that members of the following groups have: 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170224/ISSUE05/170229932
— Retiring in their 30s. Yep, they’re doing it. – DANIELLE BRAFF  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, since 1997, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have been beyond furious that my wife and I could “afford” to lose $72,135 a year in today’s dollars ($122,991 salary minus $50,856 pension) by my taking my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They hint/imply/argue/shout that we could do that only a) because I avoided the draft, b) because we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, c) because the federal government grossly overpaid me, d) because my Civil Service Retirement System pension is too generous, and e) because my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy (currently $17,288) is too generous.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170223/ISSUE03/170229947/joining-the-fire-financially-independent-retiring-early

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner right to rip AFSCME strike threat – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170223/discuss/170229412/

 

ABC7
— TRANS TEEN, LOCAL GROUPS REACT TO TRUMP REVOKING TRANSGENDER BATHROOM RULE – Leah Hope  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage LGBTQ activity.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trans-teen-local-groups-react-to-trump-revoking-transgender-bathroom-rule/1769258/

 

CBS2
— ACLU Saw Membership Surge In Illinois After Trump’s Election  (DIERSEN: To join the ACLU is to shout 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://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/24/aclu-saw-membership-surge-in-illinois-after-trumps-election/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Outstanding: “The state purchased a new $54,000 Ford Expedition for the governor.”
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/23/democrats-slam-hypocritical-rauner-for-gop-attacks-on-comptroller/

 

BELOIT TIMES
— TRUMP PUTS MODERATE GOP GOVERNORS IN AWKWARD SPOT – AP  (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Trumps want Rauner to dump all individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in Illinois that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  Anti-Trumps certainly want Rauner to dump Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.  Increasingly, anti-Thumps make that clear at public events in Wheaton.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170224/AP/302249938
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican governors who face re-election next year in states that voted for Clinton are Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Larry Hogan of Maryland, Bruce Rauner of Illinois, Phil Scott of Vermont and Chris Sununu of New Hampshire. Four other states that voted for Clinton have governors who will be forced out by term limits: Chris Christie in New Jersey; Paul LePage in Maine; Susana Martinez in New Mexico; and Brian Sandoval in Nevada. . .As with the other governors, Rauner in Illinois said he is focusing on his state — or at least he’s trying to. He went to great lengths not to stake a clear position on Trump during the campaign — refusing to comment on the race, who he was voting for or even to say Trump’s name. Since the election, he has continued to avoid taking a clear position on the administration’s policies. His strategy is clearly intended to avoid alienating voters in Chicago, the suburbs and other urban areas who supported Hillary Clinton in November, or those in rural counties that went overwhelmingly for Trump. But avoidance also comes with some peril: Democrats, who control the Illinois Legislature, called the Republican governor cowardly for meeting with billionaire donors out of state while refugees were stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare airport after the president’s travel-banning executive order. Rauner already has a slim margin for error after a two-year budget stalemate has tanked his approval ratings.)

 

WBEZ
— Seminar For High School Students Raises Allegation Of Leaning Liberal
https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/seminar-for-high-school-students-raises-allegation-of-leaning-liberal/028a59eb-a355-479c-b3f8-09b17882e159

 

DNA INFO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps, that is, Democrats and RINOs, treasonously do everything that they can to a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170223/downtown/cps-students-undocumented-immigrants-deportation-raids-president-donald-trump-immigration-policies

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— AFSCME authorizes strike, but still wants to bargain with Rauner – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170223/afscme-authorizes-strike-but-still-wants-to-bargain-with-rauner
— More ambiguity than Illinois can afford – Ralph Martire
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20170223/ralph-martire-more-ambiguity-than-illinois-can-afford

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote protestors at Roskam’s office in Barrington
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_e0e7cf9a-fa08-11e6-a320-6f7708b005c4.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— (ANTI-TRUMP) Protesters Ask For Public Meeting With LaHood – Esther Kwon  (DIERSEN: Should Trump supporters ask for public meetings with Democrat Congressmen and Congresswomen?)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/protesters-ask-for-public-meeting-with-lahood

 

TIMES
— Demonstrators: ‘Where is Adam?’ – David Giuliani
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/demonstrators-where-is-adam-with-video/article_3f1afb9a-b9f9-5be6-8950-519f3941b29c.html

 

WJDB
— OUTSTANDING: White House: Expect ‘greater enforcement’ of marijuana laws
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2017/02/23/white-house-expect-greater-enforcement-of-marijuana-laws

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Church of Christian Liberty pastor urges Rauner not to support abortion funding bill if passed – Vimbai Chikomo
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511084100-church-of-christian-liberty-pastor-urges-rauner-not-to-support-abortion-funding-bill-if-passed

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Illinois GOP issues statement on Kennedy’s email fundraiser – Ruth de Jauregui
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511081569-illinois-gop-issues-statement-on-kennedy-s-email-fundraiser

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AFSCME’S SWEETHEART DEAL  Public-sector unions enjoy perks and privileges that are foreign to union and nonunion workers in the private sector. – Diana Rickert
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/afscmes-sweetheart-deal/?linkId=34819187

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 80 PERCENT OF REGISTERED VOTERS REJECT SANCTUARY CITIES, NEW POLL SAYS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/80-percent-of-registered-voters-reject-sanctuary-cities-new-poll-says.html

 

CNS NEWS
— Priebus ‘Hoping’ Media Coverage Will Change; Bannon: ‘It’s Going to Get Worse Every Day’ – Susan Jones
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/priebus-hoping-media-coverage-will-change-bannon-its-going-get-worse-every

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Illinois exit: Time to Pull the Plug on a Failed State – Tom Bevan  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois make it clear that they want individuals, organizations, and companies that are a member of one or more of the following groups TO LEAVE ILLINOIS IMMEDIATELY: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/02/24/ilexit_time_to_pull_the_plug_on_a_failed_state_133181.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois is a different story. I’ve spent most of my adult life here; for more than 25 years I’ve called Chicagoland home. I started a business and raised my family here. But the more I’ve watched the city of Chicago and the state flail about in the last few years, unable to protect its citizens and unwilling to put its fiscal house in order, the more convinced I’ve become that maybe it’s time for Illinois to leave the Union – as a favor to the rest of America. I’m joking about “ILexit,” but less than you might think. In the city of Chicago, the carnage – and, yes, I use that Trumpian phrase on purpose – continues unabated.  Six people were shot dead on Wednesday, including a pregnant woman in her 20s, making it the deadliest single day in the city since eight people were killed on Christmas.  So far this year, homicides are outpacing last year’s obscene total of 762, a 55 percent increase from 2015 and the highest number of murders the city has seen since 1996. Decades of mismanagement, lavish spending programs, and kowtowing to public employee unions have left the city’s finances in shambles. Taxes and fees in the city are skyrocketing, while its bond status has been reduced to junk. Despite all this, voters have continued to reward just one party with power. Democrats have run the city of Chicago since before Franklin Roosevelt was president. Outside of Chicago, things are no better, even if they’re a bit more bipartisan. Of Illinois’ last four governors, two (Republican George Ryan and Democrat Rod Blagojevich) went to prison. (Two others, Otto Kerner and Dan Walker, both Democrats, also spent time in the slammer.))

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— CPAC expels ‘alt-right’ leader, declares war on movement – Alex Swoyer and David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Whites love this.  Anti-Whites will use this to further demonize all Whites, to further denigrate all Whites, and to further condemn all Whites.  They will shout that EVEN WHITES HATE WHITES.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/23/alt-right-ethno-nationalists-tossed-from-cpac-boun/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— RELIGIOUS LEADERS CREATING ‘UNDERGROUND RAILROAD’ TO HIDE ILLEGALS  ‘We’re trusting in God that He would help us, guide us to make the right decision’ – CHERYL CHUMLEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Americans use “religious leaders” as their operatives and as their dupes.
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/religious-leaders-creating-underground-railroad-to-hide-illegals/
— AMERICA’S HOPE IS IN GOD — NOT A DEMAGOGUE  Alan Keyes warns of leaders who identify some as ‘enemies of the people’  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint me as being an enemy of “the people.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being spokespersons for “the people.”)
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/americas-hope-is-in-god-not-a-demagogue/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump Eviscerates the Liberal Media and it’s so Overdue
http://www.gopusa.com/trump-eviscerates-the-liberal-media-and-its-so-overdue/
— What kinds of aid does the US give Mexico?
http://www.gopusa.com/what-kinds-of-aid-does-the-us-give-mexico/
— CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Receives Some Unwelcome Answers
http://www.gopusa.com/cnns-wolf-blitzer-receives-some-unwelcome-answers/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— What’s Missing From CPAC – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/25169

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— WHY IS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ONLY SENIOR BLACK STAFFER A DEMOCRAT? – Raynard Jackson
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/why-is-president-trumps-only-senior-black-staffer-a-democrat/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— National Treasury Employees Union  Urges Employees to Rally on Capitol Hill for ‘Respect’  ‘Now, more than ever it’s important that EPA employees stand together’ – Elizabeth Harrington
http://freebeacon.com/issues/epa-union-urges-employees-rally-capitol-hill-respect/
— Trump Supporters Covered by Obamacare Overwhelmed by Out-of-Pocket Costs, High Deductibles  For marketplace participants, top priority for reform was improving affordability – Ali Meyer
http://freebeacon.com/issues/trump-supporters-covered-obamacare-overwhelmed-pocket-costs-high-deductibles/
— Trump and the Media Trash Each Other for 75 Seconds – David Rutz
http://freebeacon.com/politics/trump-media-trash-each-other-seconds/
— The New Nationalism in America  How conservatism is changing in the Trump era – Matthew Continetti
http://freebeacon.com/columns/new-nationalism-america/

 

POLITICO
— Chief digital officer Gerrit Lansing steps down from White House job over background check – TARA PALMERI and DANIEL LIPPMAN (DIERSEN: Can you past a background check?  I did in 1966 for my Post Office job, in 1971 for my IRS job, and in 1980 for my GAO job.  Many millions do not seek jobs with the federal government because they know that they cannot pass a background check.  I wonder how many of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in DuPage County, and in Illinois cannot pass a pack ground check.  I wonder how many of them employ/employed illegals.  I wonder how many of them use/used illegal drugs.)
http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2017/02/gerrit-lansing-trump-digital-chief-ousted-235268
(FROM THE ARTICLE: White House Chief Digital Officer Gerrit Lansing was among the six staffers who were dismissed from the White House last week after being unable to pass an FBI background check, according to sources. A source close to Lansing said the issue with the background check was over investments. Lansing previously led the digital department for the Republican National Committee. The background check, security questionnaire SF86, must be completed by White House staffers for positions that cover national security. President Donald Trump’s director of scheduling, Caroline Wiles, was also among the six staffers who did not pass the intensive FBI screening. She is the daughter of Susan Wiles, Trump’s Florida campaign director. Caroline Wiles resigned Friday before the background check was completed. She was appointed deputy assistant secretary before the inauguration in January. Two sources close to Wiles said she will get another job in the Treasury Department. Lansing left Feb. 9; his official file says he left on his accord. The intensive background check includes questions on the applicant’s credit score, substance use and other personal subjects.)
— OUTSTANDING: Spicer: Expect to see ‘greater enforcement’ of federal marijuana law – MADELINE CONWAY
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/federal-marijuana-enforcement-sean-spicer-235318

 

THE HILL
— Conquering Trump returns to conservative summit – ALEXANDER BOLTON
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320929-conquering-trump-returns-to-conservative-summit

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Weakened Democrats Bow to Voters, Opting for Total War on Trump – JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the anti-Trumps will lose.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/us/democrats-dnc-chairman-trump-keith-ellison-tom-perez.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/opinion/president-trump-breaks-a-promise-on-transgender-rights.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/opinion/janet-mock-young-people-get-trans-rights-its-adults-who-dont.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/opinion/trump-will-lose-the-fight-over-bathrooms-for-transgender-students.html
— Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules – JIM DWYER  (DIERSEN: By definition, if you are in America illegally, you are NOT law-abiding.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/nyregion/new-york-immigrants-catholic-charities-clinic.html
— Cadillac Ad Tries to Bridge Nation’s Chasm, Without Falling In – JAMES B. STEWART
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/business/cadillac-oscars-advertising.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Sure the Media Is Biased. But the Enemy? Not Quite.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/business/media/sure-the-media-is-biased-but-the-enemy-not-quite.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “As Trumpism coopts CPAC, the Reagan era ends.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/02/24/daily-202-as-trumpism-coopts-cpac-the-reagan-era-ends/58af8869e9b69b1406c75cf0/

 

USA TODAY
— Pope denounces Catholics who lead a ‘double life’ – Doug Stanglin  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who say that they are Catholic, but who focus on destroying me.  They would love it.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/23/pope-denounces-catholics-who-lead-double-life/98298868/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/23/trump-fears-come-true-lgbtq-column/98199952/
— OUSTANDING: Cannabis industry roiled by White House comments on enforcement – Trevor Hughes
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/23/cannabis-industry-roiled-white-house-comments-enforcement/98323774/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Fellow Democrats, Your Effort to Destroy the President Is Abnormal. ‘How Can We Get Rid of Trump?’ asks one headline. You can’t—except by defeating him in 2020.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fellow-democrats-your-effort-to-destroy-the-president-is-abnormal-1487894450

 

FORBES
— Business Strategy Can Protect Against Trump’s Stepped Up Immigration Enforcement – Bill Conerly  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Forbes makes it clear that its advertisers want cheap labor.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/billconerly/2017/02/24/business-strategy-can-protect-against-trumps-stepped-up-immigration-enforcement/

 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— Democrats Ask GAO to Assess Hunger on Campuses – Andrew Kreighbaum
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/02/24/democrats-ask-gao-assess-hunger-campuses

 

RELIGIOUS DISPATCHES
— CPAC 2017: HYPOCRITES ON PARADE – SUNNIVIE BRYDUM  (DIERSEN: More and more and more anti-Trumps claim to be religious.)
http://religiondispatches.org/cpac-2017-hypocrites-on-parade/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Favor Trump’s Litmus Test for Potential Immigrants
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/february_2017/most_favor_trump_s_litmus_test_for_potential_immigrants
— Is Secession a Solution to Cultural War? – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_pat_buchanan/is_secession_a_solution_to_cultural_war

February 23 Evening Edition

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Illinois Attorney General Convenes Summit on Trump Orders  Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has convened legal and civil rights organizations in the wake of what she calls “troubling” executive orders issued by President Donald Trump. – AP  (DIERSEN: What do Trump, Pence, Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Kinzinger, LaHood, Roskam, Shimkus, Rauner, Sanguinetti, Radogno, Durkin, Schneider, DeMonte, and Porter have to say about this?)
https://www.usnews.com/news/illinois/articles/2017-02-23/illinois-attorney-general-convenes-summit-on-trump-orders
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Groups attending Thursday’s summit include Arab American Family Services, the Chicago Urban League and Lambda Legal. Group leaders say they fear escalating hate crimes. Madigan says orders dealing with immigration threaten America’s “history of inclusion and diversity.” She says that includes a temporary ban on travel from seven predominantly-Muslim countries. The four-term Democrat supported lawsuits against the ban. The ban was blocked in court, but Trump says he’s revising it. On Thursday, Madigan condemned the Trump administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students. Madigan says she backs a proposal that will strengthen Illinois’ hate crime laws.)

 

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump Speaks at CPAC
https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/02/23/president-trump-speaks-cpac
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: President Donald J. Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, February 24. The President will address the annual meeting of the conservative movement at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland, at 10:00 AM. CPAC is a gathering of conservative activists from all across the country who meet to learn from each other, receive training in activism and campaign management, and hear from prominent conservative leaders. The conference began in 1974, when then-Governor Ronald Reagan described his vision of America as a “city upon a hill” for the first time. To date, three Presidents have addressed CPAC. President Trump will be the fourth. President Trump has addressed CPAC several times in the past, speaking to the gathering in 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Heading into the conference, President Trump has already achieved many important accomplishments in his first month in office. Whether it is jumpstarting job creation, restoring public safety, slashing harmful regulations, or keeping his promise to defend the Constitution, conservatives have much to be excited about heading into Friday’s message from the President. In addition to the President, Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the conference tonight, February 23, at 7:30 PM. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon spoke to the conference this afternoon.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump won’t get much help with immigration order from city, state – Andy Grimm
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/trump-wont-get-much-help-with-immigration-order-from-city-state/
— Trump tweets ‘Chicago needs help’ after 7 homicides in one day – Sam Charles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-tweets-chicago-needs-help-after-7-homicides-in-one-day/
— Channel 7’s Mark Giangreco suspended for anti-Trump voter tweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/channel-7s-mark-giangreco-suspended-for-anti-trump-voter-tweet/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: WLS-Channel 7 sports anchor Mark Giangreco has been suspended without pay for a tweet calling President Donald Trump a “cartoon lunatic” elected by “a country of simpletons,” according to an online report. The TV station handed Giangreco a “multi-week suspension” without pay, according to media blogger Robert Feder. “Mark Giangreco’s Twitter comments are not in line with ABC 7 Chicago’s non-partisan editorial standards. We’ve reviewed the matter and are taking the appropriate action,” the station told Feder in written statement. Giangreco appeared on the station’s 5 p.m. newscast on Thursday, after word of his suspension was reported. The sportscaster drew his bosses’ ire when he responded to a tweet from a Toronto Star sports columnist who wrote “Donald Trump: a hateful ignorant corrupt simpleton supported by 87% of Republicans.” Giangreco countered with a tweet since deleted: “So obvious, so disturbing. America exposed as a country full of simpletons who allowed this cartoon lunatic to be ‘elected.’” Giangreco is ABC 7’s “Chicago sports director and primary sports anchor/reporter for the Number One rated 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts,” according to a biography on the station’s web site. “Giangreco has earned a reputation for being a sports anchor that even non-sports fans enjoy watching, delivering sports with humor, wit and an interesting spin on the day’s sports news,” according to the bio. ” He joined the station in 1994 after a stint at WMAQ-TV. Giangreco is the brother of Pete Giangreco a leading Chicago-based Democratic political consultant whose clients have included Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel and Tammy Duckworth.)
— KPMG adding 500 jobs in Chicago, fueled by cybersecurity growth – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kpmg-adding-500-jobs-in-chicago-fueled-by-cybersecurity-growth/
— Madigan forms school-funding panel; Rauner doesn’t object – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/in-apparent-jab-at-rauner-madigan-forms-new-school-funding-panel/

 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump touts recent immigration raids, calls them a ‘military operation’ – Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-immigration-raids-military-20170223-story.html
— Hundreds of protesters urge Bobby Rush, other Illinois Democrats to fight harder against Trump – Nick Swedberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-congressional-offices-protesters-met-0224-20170224-story.html
— Union authorizes strike, Rauner doesn’t budge – Kim Geiger, Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-afscme-strike-illinois-met-0224-20170223-story.html
— Bannon: Trump administration is in unending battle for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’ – Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-cpac-bannon-priebus-20170223-story.html
— Rauner: OK on Obama Day, but no one gets to skip work – Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-barack-obama-state-holiday-met-0224-20170223-story.html
— State workers should embrace the 40-hour week – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-afscme-strike-work-hours-rauner-perspec-0224-20170223-column.html
— DeVos defiant at CPAC: ‘My job isn’t to win a popularity contest’ – Emma Brown  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to curry their favor, to pander to them, to serve as one of their operatives, to serve as one of their dupes, and/or to give them lots of money.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-betsy-devos-cpac-20170223-story.html
— Mike Pence at CPAC says ‘America’s Obamacare nightmare is about to end’ – Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-mike-pence-cpac-obamacare-20170223-story.html
— Mundelein trustee draws heat for ‘Korean money’ comment on Facebook – Rick Kambic
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/mundelein/news/ct-mun-abernathy-kim-facebook-comment-tl-0302-20170223-story.html
— The embarrassing confusion of the ‘women’s strike’ – Heather Wilhelm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-women-strike-feminists-anti-trump-perspec-0224-20170223-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— ABC 7 suspends Giangreco over tweet deriding Trump
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170223/news/170229435/
— $25 million project to revamp Cantigny gardens, museums – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170223/news/170229480/

 

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: WHITE HOUSE: FEDS WILL STEP UP MARIJUANA LAW ENFORCEMENT – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-feds-will-step-up-marijuana-law-enforcement/1769649/
— ILLINOIS UNION OKS STRIKE OVER RAUNER CONTRACT DISPUTE – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-union-oks-strike-over-rauner-contract-dispute/1769286/
— GROUP CALLS FOR TOWN HALLS WITH CONGRESS MEMBERS – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/group-calls-for-town-halls-with-congress-members/1769866/

 

NBC5
— After 7 Fatal Shootings in 1 Day, Trump Tweets ‘Chicago Needs Help!’ – Richard Ray
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/After-Citys-Deadliest-Day-of-2017-Trump-Tweets-Chicago-Needs-Help-414668903.html
— Pritzker Calls for Bizarre Protest After Trump Strips Transgender Protections – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-bizarre-protest-after-trump-strips-trans-protections-414633773.html
— AFSCME Approves Strike, Faults Rauner’s ‘Refusal’ to Negotiate  The announcement marks the first such vote in the union’s 45-year history of collective bargaining – Tom Schuba and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/afscme-authorizes-strike-faults-rauners-refusal-to-negotiate-414628113.html

 

CBS2
— Another Poison-Pen Trump Tweet About Chicago Violence: City ‘Needs Help’
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/23/another-poison-pen-trump-tweet-about-chicago-violence-city-needs-help/
— Democrats Slam “Hypocritical” Rauner For GOP Attacks On Comptroller
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/23/democrats-slam-hypocritical-rauner-for-gop-attacks-on-comptroller/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— State workers take step toward strike – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170223/BLOGS02/170229944/states-afscme-workers-authorize-strike
— KPMG plans to add 500 more Chicago jobs – CLAIRE BUSHEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170223/NEWS01/170229956/kpmg-plans-to-add-500-more-chicago-jobs

 

SPRINFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Demonstrators urge Rep. Davis to hold ‘real, in-person town hall’ meeting – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170222/demonstrators-urge-rep-davis-to-hold-real-in-person-town-hall-meeting

 

SOUTHERN
— Illinois attorney general convenes summit on Trump orders
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/state-and-regional/illinois-attorney-general-convenes-summit-on-trump-orders/article_b6bf8fb8-6eae-5ed5-b9c4-ff7c97d3a4db.html

 

WJBD
— Steve Bannon says media ‘always wrong’ about Trump
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2017/02/23/steve-bannon-says-media-always-wrong-about-trump

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Protesters Still Looking For Answers From Rep. Davis – Hunter McKee  (DIERSEN: What do Trump, Pence, Bost, Davis, Hultgren, Kinzinger, LaHood, Roskam, Shimkus, Rauner, Sanguinetti, Radogno, Durkin, Schneider, DeMonte, and Porter have to say about this?)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/protesters-still-looking-for-answers-from-rep-davis

 

HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOOR CHRONICLE
— Rep. Kelly introduces American Dream Act to help assist those left behind in economic recovery
http://hfchronicle.com/article/2017/feb/23/rep-kelly-introduces-american-dream-act-help-assist-those-left-behind-economic

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Rep. Peter Roskam On Trip Promoting Democracy Abroad While Constituents Seek Meetings At Home  The congressman is on a three-nation tour to promote democracy and reassure allies, especially those intimidated by Russia. – Patrick Martin
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/rep-peter-roskam-trip-promoting-democracy-abroad-while-constituents-seek-meetings

 

LAKEVIEW PATCH
— Boystown Transgender Rights Rally To Protest Trump Administration’s Policy Reversal  The event Saturday afternoon will include speakers and a march down Halsted Street. – Joe Vince
http://patch.com/illinois/lakeview/boystown-transgender-rights-rally-protest-trump-administrations-policy-reversal

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois Family Institute speaks out against abortion funding legislation – Vimbai Chikomo
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511084110-illinois-family-institute-speaks-out-against-abortion-funding-legislation

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Winfield Township trustee candidate: Ruzicka – Vimbai Chikomo
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511084511-winfield-township-trustee-candidate-ruzicka
— Winfield Township trustee candidate: Voelz – Vimbai Chikomo
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511084568-winfield-township-trustee-candidate-voelz

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Governor’s office says strike authorization approval is attack on taxpayers
https://ilnews.org/12274/governors-office-says-strike-authorization-approval-attack-taxpayers/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— College of DuPage officials subpoenaed – Radio Engineer trial to begin – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/02/college-of-dupage-officials-subpoenaed-radio-engineer-trial-to-begin/

 

FOX NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Gov. Abbott: New Bill Could Jail Officials Who Adopt Sanctuary City Policies  (DIERSEN: What about Illinois?)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/23/texas-bill-jail-officials-sheriffs-who-adopt-sanctuary-city-policies
— O’Reilly: Sanctuary City Mayor, Police Chief ‘Have Blood on Their Hands’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/22/bill-oreilly-talking-points-memo-illegal-immigration-sanctuary-cities-denver-new-poll
— Rand Paul Fires Back After Being Called Trump’s ‘Most Loyal Stooge’  (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that my critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and that could easily kill me figuratively if not literally.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/23/rand-paul-fires-back-after-being-called-trumps-top-stooge
— Coulter Gives Trump an ‘A+’ for 1st Month, Urges Him to Tweet More
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/22/ann-coulter-tucker-donald-trump-fake-news-immigration-sessions-crime-statistics

 

BREITBART
— Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus at CPAC: ‘If the Party and the Conservative Movement Are Together, It Can’t Be Stopped’ – JOHN HAYWARD
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/23/steve-bannon-reince-priebus-cpac-party-conservative-movement-together-cant-stopped/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— ILLEGAL ALIENS DRAIN MILLIONS FROM SOCIAL SECURITY – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/23/illegal-aliens-drain-millions-from-social-security/

 

GOPUSA
— 6 dead, 6 wounded in Chicago shootings yesterday
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21098
— When A Politician Says ‘Fake News’ And A Newspaper Threatens To Sue Back
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20968
— The Desperate Democrats are Truly Deranged
http://www.gopusa.com/the-desperate-democrats-are-truly-deranged/

 

NEWSMAX
— OUTRAGEOUS: Candidates Discuss Impeachment at DNC Chair Debate – Joe Crowe
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Democrats-Impeachment-DNC-Chair/2017/02/23/id/775152/
— Number of Illegals Applying For College Financial Aid Drops After Trump Exec Order – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/illegal-aliens-college-financial/2017/02/23/id/775286/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— WATCH PREMIERE CONSERVATIVE EVENT NOW
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/speakers-from-premiere-conservative-event-speaking-now/

 

TOWNHALL
— OUTRAGEOUS: Top DNC Chair Candidate: You Bet Impeaching Trump is Already On the Table – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/02/23/dnc-chair-candidates-hey-lets-impeach-trump-n2289671

 

DAILY CALLER
— The New York Time’s Top Two Political Reporters Are Basically Democratic Operatives – Rachel Stoltzfoos  (DIERSEN: I am an operative for the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, but I am NOT an operative or a dupe for any activist, candidate, elected official, party leader, major donor, political consultant, or anyone else.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/23/reminder-the-nyts-top-two-political-reporters-are-basically-democratic-operatives/
— Nancy Pelosi Thinks John Kasich Is The Governor Of Illinois – Christian Datoc
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/23/nancy-pelosi-thinks-john-kasich-is-the-governor-of-illinois-video/
— Keith Ellison Once Said Black People Don’t Have ‘Obligation’ To Obey Government – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/23/keith-ellison-once-said-black-people-dont-have-obligation-to-obey-government/
— Democrats Behind Mexico City Demonstration Against Tillerson – Peter Hasson  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with Mexico and with other foreign countries AGAINST America.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/23/revealed-democrats-behind-mexico-city-demonstration-against-tillerson/

 

CHRISTIAN TODAY
— Jesus Turned Over The Tables. How Angry Are Christians Allowed To Get? – Andy Walton
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/jesus.turned.over.the.tables.how.angry.are.christians.allowed.to.get/104978.htm

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Conway jokes CPAC could become ‘TPAC’ in honor of Trump – GABBY MORRONGIELLO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/conway-jokes-cpac-could-become-tpac-in-honor-of-trump/article/2615550

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Despite the Hysteria, Trump Is Trending Less Authoritarian Than Obama – DAVID FRENCH
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445185/trump-less-authoritarian-obama

 

THE HILL
— Conservatives to Congress: Get moving – SCOTT WONG
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/320909-conservatives-to-congress-get-moving
— Bannon needles media at CPAC – BEN KAMISAR
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320878-bannon-needles-media-at-cpac

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DeVos defiant at CPAC: ‘My job isn’t to win a popularity contest’ – Emma Brown  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to curry their favor, to pander to them, to serve as one of their operatives, to serve as one of their dupes, and/or to give them lots of money.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/02/23/devos-defiant-at-cpac-my-job-isnt-to-win-a-popularity-contest/
— Why demographics weren’t — and won’t be — destiny for Democrats – Lanae Erickson Hatalsky and Jim Kessler  (DIERSEN: Democrats would love to dump “our system of place-based government” and replace it with a gender/race/age/religion/national origin/wealth-based government system because those who are anti-male, anti-White, anti-older people, anti-Protestant, anti-German national origin, and/or anti-rich people VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-demographics-werent–and-wont-be–destiny-for-democrats/2017/02/22/576a3a60-f91c-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Why did changing demographics not lead to electoral destiny for Democrats? Our report out this month provides several answers, starting with the fact that demographic change isn’t evenly dispersed. In our system of place-based government, unless millennials move to the rural South or the growing Latino population settles in equal measure across the Rust Belt, demography will take a long time. Take the U.S. House. Going into the 2016 cycle, the 159 House districts deemed safely Democratic by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report are already majority-minority. (The average is 45 percent white.) The 90 swing districts are 70 percent white — much closer to the breakdown in safe Republican districts, which number 186 and are 75 percent white on average.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps argue that there are only 11 million in America illegally, not 12, 14, or 15 million. How many millions of those many millions have always voted for Democrats?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/02/23/spicers-claim-there-are-12-14-15-million-people-in-the-u-s-illegally/
— Kellyanne Conway: Feminism associated with being ‘anti-male’ and ‘pro-abortion’ – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/23/kellyanne-conway-feminism-associated-with-being-anti-male-and-pro-abortion/
— The trickle of refugees fleeing the U.S. to Canada could become a deluge in the spring – Alan Freeman
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/23/the-trickle-of-refugees-fleeing-the-u-s-to-canada-could-become-a-deluge-in-the-spring/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and blame him for racism and for everything else that is bad.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/02/22/this-is-not-trumps-america-passengers-rejoice-when-man-accused-of-racism-kicked-off-flight/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/22/things-got-very-ugly-on-cnn-last-night/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/02/22/demonic-activity-palpable-at-president-trumps-rally-pastor-says/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/02/23/a-majority-of-americans-are-embarrassed-by-president-trump/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/02/23/trump-will-likely-sell-out-his-working-class-white-base-heres-how/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/22/donald-trump-is-losing-his-war-with-the-media/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/02/23/greatest-threat-to-democracy-commander-of-bin-laden-raid-slams-trumps-anti-media-sentiment/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/23/the-trump-white-house-doesnt-really-want-balanced-media-coverage/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-could-do-with-acting-a-bit-more-vice-presidential/2017/02/22/470cb15e-f951-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “America’s Rowdy Town Halls: More Organic Than Organized  Many participants are first-timers who echo in passion, though not in politics, the people who emerged early in the tea-party movement.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-rowdy-town-halls-more-organic-than-organized-1487881129
— U.S. Official’s Diplomatic Line in Mexico Differs From Trump’s  Mexico angry over new U.S. immigration, deportation rules – FELICIA SCHWARTZ,  ROBBIE WHELAN, and JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA  (DIERSEN: Mexico continues to refuse a) to stop sending its citizens into America illegally, b) to recall its citizens who are in America illegally, and c) to stop sending mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-officials-on-tough-trip-in-mexico-trump-says-1487871849
— Author Pulls Curtain Back on Elite New York Prep-School Admissions  Amy Poeppel, formerly of Trevor Day School, in her debut novel riffs on fierce competition children face in gaining entry to these institutions – LESLIE BRODY  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that my parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete, that my father attended that school, that my grandfather attended that school, and that my great grandfather attended that school.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/author-pulls-curtain-back-on-elite-new-york-prep-school-admissions-1487880676

 

NPR
— Vice President Pence Addresses CPAC – JESSICA TAYLOR
http://www.npr.org/2017/02/23/516930452/watch-live-vice-president-pence-addresses-cpac

 

CORVETTE MUSEUM
— JOHN OATES HAULS ACROSS CORVETTE COUNTRY
http://www.corvettemuseum.org/john-oates-hauls-across-corvette-country/

 

SUPER CHEVY
— 1972 Corvette Stored Since 1973 with 3,749 Miles! – Jerry Heasley  (DIERSEN: I have owned my 1972 Corvette since I took delivery of it on October 14, 1971. It has 5,081 miles on it. Because I spend 10+ hours a day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, I have not started it since 2009.)
http://www.superchevy.com/features/1702-1972-corvette-stored-since-1973-with-3749-miles/

February 23 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In apparent jab at Rauner, Madigan forms new school-funding panel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/in-apparent-jab-at-rauner-madigan-forms-new-school-funding-panel/
— Reality check for Trump’s deportation plan is up to us – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs, that is, anti-Trumps, treasonously a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-reality-check-for-trumps-deportation-plan-is-up-to-us/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Top state union votes to authorize a possible strike – Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-afscme-strike-illinois-met-0224-20170223-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: How Jesse Jackson Jr. collects $138,400 a year from the federal government – Katherine Skiba  (DIERSEN: When will the Chicago Tribune blast me and my $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension that is dramatically reduced because the Democrats who run the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old?  When will the Chicago Tribune blast me and my $2,028 Social Security that is dramatically reduced because I get a CSRS pension?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-jesse-jackson-junior-federal-benefits-met-20170222-story.html
— Week later, Rauner still won’t answer questions about his budget – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-budget-questions-met-story.html
— Once lost, liberal journalists’ mission suddenly found in time of Trump – John Kass  (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who are involved in journalism are involved in journalism to defend and advance the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green platforms. I am involved in journalism to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-trump-journalism-kass-0223-20170222-column.html
— Kane County part of pilot child care program for Illinois veterans – Mike Danahey  (DIERSEN: Did you avoid the draft?  Since 1966, because I obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated, and condemned me for that.  Did you give up trying to have children, did you fail to adopt, did you fail to become a foster parent?  Since the 1980s, because my wife and I are guilty of the aforesaid,  my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated, and condemned me for that.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-elgin-tiny-boots-st-0222-20170222-story.html
— As lawmakers target dangerous drug combinations, pharmacy lobby fights new rules – Ray Long and John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/druginteractions/ct-drug-interaction-hearings-illinois-met-20170222-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: A LinkedIn for Chicago’s 13- to 24-year old youths – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: What jobs did you have when you were 13-24 years old?  I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line, worked as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, and collected delinquent taxes.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned the aforesaid jobs and shouted that I was grossly overpaid while I held them.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-yolobe-youth-unemployment-0223-biz-20170222-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Constructively, Emanuel blames Trump for “attacks on people for their ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-anti-semitism-resolution-met-20170222-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— These legislators (Bost, Roskam, & Schakowsky) collect paychecks from Washington—and pensions from Illinois – BGA  (DIERSEN: When will the BGA blast me and my $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension that is dramatically reduced because the Democrats who run the federal govenment wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old?  When will the BGA blast me and my $2,028 Social Security that is dramatically reduced because I get a CSRS pension?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170222/NEWS02/170229954/illinois-congress-members-who-collect-state-pensions
— How Illinois lawmakers have gamed their pensions – BGA  (DIERSEN: When will the BGA blast me and my $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension that is dramatically reduced because the Democrats who run the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old?  When will the BGA blast me and my $2,028 Social Security that is dramatically reduced because I get a CSRS pension?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170222/NEWS02/170229953/how-illinois-lawmakers-have-gamed-their-pensions
— Rauner backs Tollway in O’Hare access flap – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170223/BLOGS02/170229955
— For the sake of business, Illinois needs a budget ‘grand bargain’ – Theresa Mintle
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170223/OPINION/170229952/illinois-needs-budget-grand-bargain-chicagoland-chamber-of-commerce

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps want law enforcement officials to side with foreign countries and their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170222/news/170229564/
— U-46 to issue guidance on immigration for schools, parents – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170222/news/170229576/
— District 87, teachers OK 3-year contract extension – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170222/news/170229598/

 

CBS2
— Activists: Trump Rollback Of Transgender Policy “Cruel To Children”
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/23/activists-trump-rollback-of-transgender-policy-cruel-to-children/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State lawmakers fiddling while Illinois burns – Phil Luciano  (DIERSEN: What are the following doing to help elect Republicans on April 4 in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois: the officers of your Republican township/ward party organization, the officers of your Republican county party organization, your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and the IRP officers?)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170222/luciano-state-lawmakers-fiddling-while-illinois-burns

 

EBONY
— U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush Introduces Laquan McDonald Camera Act – Shantell E. Jamison  (DIERSEN: I should wear a body camera to better document what my nasty/troubled/failed/vicious critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do and say.)
http://www.ebony.com/news-views/u-s-rep-bobby-rush-introduces-laquan-mcdonald-camera-act#axzz4ZRu8kNNg
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The act would require—as a condition upon receipt of federal funds—that states require law enforcement agencies to have a policy regarding the use of body-worn cameras and dashboard cameras.)

 

TIMES
— GOP members of Congress face Trump foes at town halls – AP
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/gop-members-of-congress-face-trump-foes-at-town-halls/article_3ea5ff5d-5994-5799-9a83-39d6a652be07.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— University of Illinois Kicks off 150th Birthday Celebration – AP  (DIERSEN: What were your ancestors doing in 1867?  On my father’s side, they were operating Crete’s only hardware store.  On my mother’s side, they were operating a farm in Grant Park on the Indiana border.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/university-of-illinois-kicks-off-150th-birthday-celebration

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Where did Gov. Rauner’s “Right stuff,” on education/economic reforms go? Can he recover? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/02/where-did-gov-rauners-right-stuff-on-educationeconomic-reforms-go-can-he-recover/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Issues: The Great Pension Chasm – TOM LISI  (DIERSEN: When will NPR Illinois blast my $50,856 Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension that is dramatically reduced because the Democrats who run the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old?  When will NPR Illinois blast my $2,028 Social Security that is dramatically reduced because I get a CSRS pension?)
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-issues-great-pension-chasm#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— IN QUAD CITIES, ILLINOIS SHRINKS WHILE IOWA GROWS – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/in-quad-cities-illinois-shrinks-while-iowa-grows/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner response – 81 percent vote to authorize strike *** AFSCME strike vote authorization result announcement
https://capitolfax.com/2017/02/23/afscme-strike-vote-authorization-result-announcement/

 

FOX NEWS
— Hannity at CPAC: For Trump to Be Successful, He Needs Your Help
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/22/sean-hannity-speech-cpac-president-trump-agenda-where-us-headed

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Mexico vows to resist Trump immigration plans – Stephen Dinan  (DIERSEN: Constructively, for many decades, because it has sent many millions of its citizens into America illegally, because it has kept many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and because it has sent mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally, MEXICO HAS BEEN AT WAR WITH AMERICA.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/22/mexico-vows-resist-trump-immigration-plans/

 

PUBLIUS FORUM
— Trump is Right, the Media is Crooked and Full of Liars and They are Furious for Being Called On It – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.publiusforum.com/2017/02/22/trump-right-media-crooked-full-liars-furious-called/

 

GOPUSA
— Sterling Heights agrees to allow 3rd mosque after lawsuits and DOJ pressure  (DIERSDEN: Soon, if not already, there will be a mosque in every county in Illinois, in every township/ward in Illinois, and every municipality in Illinois. How soon will there be a mosque in every precinct in Illinois?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21068
— Fact-Checking the Media’s New Passion for Fact Checking  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like before I include a link to an article, comment on an article, or include an event in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email, I should first get specific permission from them, from the officers of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, from the officers of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, from my representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, from the IRP officers, and from all the Republicans who represent me in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21082
— Some illegal aliens prepare for deportation  (DIERSEN: How many illegals have the Democrats and the RINOs brought into your precinct, into your municipality, into your township/ward, into your county, into Illinois, and into America.?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21072

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— How Radical Islam Penetrated The U.S. House of Representatives – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/25153

 

DAILY CALLER
— Gerrit Lansing Resigned From White House, Not Fired – Robert Donachie  (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/22/exclusive-gerrit-lansing-resigned-from-white-house-not-fired/

 

NEWSMAX
— New York City’s police commissioner is telling officers they should not ask about the immigration status of anyone who uses a municipal ID – a card that’s issued to both legal and illegal residents. – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/NYC-police-commissioner-deportation/2017/02/22/id/775104/

 

TOWNHALL
— OUTSTANDING: Trump Administration Strips Funding For Illegal Aliens, Reallocates Money to Victims of Their Crimes – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/02/21/white-house-announces-new-office-for-victims-of-crimes-committed-by-illegal-immigrants-n2288762
— Good Paying Jobs For Nice People – Bryan Crabtree  (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/bryancrabtree/2017/02/23/good-paying-jobs-for-nice-people-n2289421

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— TRUMP EVISCERATES THE LIBERAL MEDIA — WHAT TOOK SO LONG? – Larry Elder (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) want to curry favor with the liberal media, b) pander to the liberal media, c) serve as operatives for the liberal media, and/or d) are dupes for the liberal media.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/trump-eviscerates-the-liberal-media-what-took-so-long/

 

CHRISTIAN POST
— Facebook Suspends Christian Homeschool Mom’s Account Over Posts Citing Bible on Homosexuality – SAMUEL SMITH
http://www.christianpost.com/news/facebook-suspends-christian-homeschool-moms-account-over-posts-citing-bible-on-homosexuality-175521/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— John McCain, the Anti-Conservative – John F. McManus
https://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/25456-john-mccain-the-anti-conservative

 

THE HILL
— Immigration hard-liners hold fire on ‘dreamers’ program – RAFAEL BERNAL AND SCOTT WONG (DIERSEN: The “Dreamers program” encourages people a) to come to America illegally, b) to stay in America illegally, and c) to bring others to America illegally.  All Dreamers are young and virtually all Dreamers are minority and/or female.  Anti-Trump employers have made it clear that they will give tremendous preference to Dreamers, that is, that they will hire Dreamers before Americans, that they will retain Dreamers over Americans, and that they will promote Dreamers over Americans. If Dreamers are given the right to vote, they will only vote for Democrats, that is, they will only vote for candidates 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://thehill.com/latino/320732-immigration-hard-liners-hold-fire-on-dreamers-program

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— With Big Red Stamp, Russia Singles Out What It Calls ‘Fake’ News – NEIL MacFARQUHAR  (DIERSEN: One or more of all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes object to one or more of the articles in each and every GOPUSA ILLINOIS email. They would love to put a “Big Red Stamp” on those articles.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are snowflakes because they go after me for including the articles in the emails rather than going after those who wrote the articles and put them into the public realm.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/world/europe/russia-fake-news-media-foreign-ministry-.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote Islam.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/opinion/i-am-a-member-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-not-a-terrorist.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Fight Trump, Not His Voters  “Otherizing’ his backers is just playing his game. – Nicholas Kristof  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about anti-Trump activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me because I back Trump. Virtually none of them come right out and say that they demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me because I back Trump. They use pretexts like I “go around badmouthing them to everyone.”)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/opinion/even-if-trump-is-the-enemy-his-voters-arent.html
— How Small Firms Can Defuse a Political Threat and Blunt a Boycott – CONSTANCE GUSTKE  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are going to destroy not only every business that is not anti-Trump, but every individual, organization, government, and country that is not anti-Trump.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/business/smallbusiness/trump-boycott-pussyhat.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: No Relief As Media Obsesses On Trump  Coverage may eclipse that of any single human ever. – Farhad Manjoo
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/technology/trump-news-media-ignore.html
— In Search of Trump-Free News Zones – JIM KERSTETTER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/technology/daily-report-in-search-of-trump-free-news-zones.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/opinion/trump-is-bad-for-water-and-puppies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Hispanics to harm Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/hispanic-leaders-plan-fight-against-trumps-agenda.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/nyregion/police-fear-trump-immigration-orders-may-handcuff-effort-to-fight-gangs.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use a GAO border security report against Trump. Virtually all GAO employees are Democrats.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/23/report-says-value-of-fences-to-southwest-border-security-is-not-known/
— Here you go: Pick a politician, watch them get yelled at – Philip Bump  (DIERSEN: This article does not apply to politicians in Wheaton, Illinois. According to Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk’s City Council Meeting Agendas, “Respect for the duties of the City Council and for the democratic process will be adhered to—in this regard, civility and a sense of decorum will be strictly followed. All speakers must address their comments to the Mayor. Comments that are personally condescending will not be permitted. Speakers shall be courteous and should not make statements that are personally disrespectful to members of the City Council.” However, I should write a book about those times over the decades when politicians in Wheaton a) were not civil to me, b) had no “sense of decorum” with me, c) were “personally condescending” to me, d) were not “courteous” to me, e) were “personally disrespectful” to me, and f) were threatening to me.  In Wheaton, far too many politicians, their operatives, and their dupes talk and act like Mayor Gresk wants to get rid of me.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/02/22/here-you-go-pick-a-politician-watch-them-get-yelled-at/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One of the legitimate marvels of the American political system is that regular old Americans can yell at our elected officials. It’s not a particularly nice thing to do, of course, but you’re not going to, say, get imprisoned for screaming at your governor in a Starbucks or interrupting your congressman at a county fair. It’s part of what elected officials have to deal with, in exchange for being given the power to pass laws and getting nice retirement benefits. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a resurgence in the fine art of chewing out elected officials. The last time America was so enamored with the practice was in 2009 and 2010, during the heyday of the tea party. Members of Congress would hold town halls and people would show up to yell at them about how bad Obamacare was. Now, the situation is slightly different: Members of Congress are holding town halls and people are showing up to yell at them about how bad an Obamacare repeal would be. Well, that and calls for investigations into President Trump, as Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) can attest.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Who’s Speaking at CPAC 2017? – REBECCA BALLHAUS
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2017/02/22/whos-speaking-at-cpac-2017/
— Trump Is Right: Sweden’s Embrace of Refugees Isn’t Working  The country has accepted 275,000 asylum-seekers, many without passports—leading to riots and crime. – JIMMIE ÅKESSON and MATTIAS KARLSSON
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-is-right-swedens-embrace-of-refugees-isnt-working-1487807010
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blast Trump.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-vs-trump-1487809142
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-deportation-surge-1487808545
https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-u-s-officials-get-chilly-reception-in-mexico-1487811060
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-hard-line-on-immigration-collides-with-u-s-demographics-1487789388
— When the President Speaks, Who’ll Listen?  Trump’s congressional address should aim at voters who oppose him but are persuadable. –  KARL ROVE  (DIERSEN: How persuadable are the anti-Trumps in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and across the world?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-the-president-speaks-wholl-listen-1487808941

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting churches to act as operatives or as dupes for the Democrat Party.  How soon, if not already, will churches officially banish those who 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.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/22/sanctuary-churches-movement/98247276/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly anti-Trumps side with Mexico against America.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/02/22/foriegn-minister-mexico-immigrations-proposals/98252710/
— Political apps are all the rage in Trump era – Jon Swartz  (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those who focus on discouraging everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/02/21/political-apps-all-rage-trump-era/98063488/
— FRONT PAGE: Uber sexism charges sound wake-up call for Silicon Valley – Jessica Guynn
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/02/21/uber-sexism-charges-sound-wake-up-call-silicon-valley/98219746/
— USA TODAY NETWORK Launches Secure Site For Whistle-blowers
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pr/2017/02/22/usa-today-network-launches-secure-site-whistle-blowers/98253752/
— Calif. Dream Act applications plummet as immigration fears grow – Kristen Hwang
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/22/calif-dream-act-applications-plummet-immigration-fears-grow/98286936/

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump Loyalists Gumming Up the Works in Federal Agencies.”
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/trump-loyalists-gumming-up-the-works-in-federal-agencies.html

 

THE WEEK
— The GAO hasn’t figured out how to accurately measure what border walls accomplish  (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Trumps and anti-Americans will use this report to their advantage.)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/681850/gao-hasnt-figured-how-accurately-measure-what-border-walls-accomplish

 

GOVERNING
— Low Pay and Time Away Drive Some Lawmakers to Call It Quits  Several state legislators recently resigned, saying they want to spend more time with their families — and they seem to mean it. – ALAN GREENBLATT
http://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/gov-legislative-pay-salaries.html
— Is the GOP’s Tea Party Over?  Arizona was the poster child for Tea Party politics. Now the state’s Republican leaders are focusing instead on core establishment issues. The shift there could signal what’s to come across the country. – ALAN GREENBLATT
http://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-tea-party-arizona-republicans.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most GOPers Favor Trump’s Criticism of Media; Democrats Disagree  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with the anti-Trumps against me and with the Democrat news media against me.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/february_2017/most_gopers_favor_trump_s_criticism_of_media_democrats_disagree
— Surprise! Cable Viewers Watch the Hosts They Trust  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do not want anyone to trust me.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/february_2017/surprise_cable_viewers_watch_the_hosts_they_trust

February 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— CALIFORNIA CITY’S COUNCIL VOTES TO IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP – Lilian Kim
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/california-citys-council-votes-to-impeach-donald-trump/1767273/

 

NBC5
— Democrats Launch Twitter Ads Targeting Rep. Roskam – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/exclusive-dems-launch-twitter-ads-against-rep-peter-roskam-414541283.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Constructively, Chicago Public Schools have declared war on America.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cps-immigration-letter-414554813.html

 

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use children as cannon fodder.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/21/chicagos-undocumented-wonder-what-will-happen-to-my-children/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump administration withdraws special rights that Democrats gave transgender students.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-administration-set-to-lift-transgender-bathroom-guidelines/amp/
— New education head in Illinois defends teachers, parents – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/kadner-new-education-head-in-illinois-defends-teachers-parents/
— Gov and family spend his birthday skiing in Utah – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-gov-and-family-spend-his-birthday-skiing-in-utah/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Constructively, immigration lawyers join Chicago Public Schools in declaring war on America.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/immigration-lawyers-echo-cps-advice-critics-question-motives/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The spirited debate at New Trier: Civil rights awareness or ‘indoctrination day’? – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you are not anti-White, Democrats will not only not tolerate you, they will get rid of you.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-new-trier-racism-civil-rights-seminars-edit-0223-20170222-story.html
— Lake County Board chairman reveals he’s gay at tolerance event – Luke Hammill  (DIERSEN: Those who promote tolerance 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.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-welcoming-inclusive-st-0222-20170221-story.html
— Rauner bill signing doesn’t end problem for Hinsdale Middle School – Chuck Fieldman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/news/ct-dhd-d181-referendum-lawsuit-tl-0302-20170222-story.html
— Bipartisan cooperation key to Will County success, executive Walsh says – Ted Slowik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-larry-walsh-st-0223-20170222-story.html
— Dennis Hastert victim again argues for rest of hush money in court filing – Christy Gutowsk
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-dennis-hastert-lawsuit-met-20170222-story.html
— Black aldermen call for contract changes to cull ‘racism and violence’ from CPD – Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the office’s employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger wanted to cull the office of employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cihicago-city-council-roundup-met-0222-20170222-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Kellyanne Conway got pulled off the air for a week by the White House.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kellyanne-conway-pulled-off-air-20170222-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— How will suburban schools be affected by reversal of transgender guidelines? – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170222/news/170229577/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Rep. Gutierrez hits Trump’s ‘attrition through terror’ – Greg Hinz
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170222/BLOGS02/170229962/rep-gutierrez-hits-trumps-attrition-through-terror

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Rauner delivers pro-business message in Normal – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/rauner-delivers-pro-business-message-in-normal/article_9a847ba0-9ed4-552d-8108-5ba424d66822.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Southern Illinois state workers pray for resolution to budget crisis – MOLLY PARKER  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes pray for?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes pray for God to smite me down and to send me straight to Hell.)
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/southern-illinois-state-workers-pray-for-resolution-to-budget-crisis/article_660f92e5-71e1-5391-93f9-a798eea54b32.html

 

ADVANTAGE NEWS
— Rauner pushes for more rigorous state education standards
http://advantagenews.com/news/rauner-pushes-for-more-rigorous-state-education-standards/

 

BELOIT DAILY HEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, AP and the Beloit Daily News side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170222/AP/302229797
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170222/AP/302229792

 

GOP
— PETITION: Thanks For Joining Us at CPAC
https://gop.com/cpac-2017/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Alderman’s support of subsidized housing draws community outrage in Jefferson Park – Cheyenne Dickerson
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511084208-alderman-s-support-of-subsidized-housing-draws-community-outrage-in-jefferson-park

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEW TRIER RACE SEMINAR TO CONTINUE AS PLANNED, SCHOOL BOARD PREZ SAYS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/new-trier-race-seminar-to-continue-as-planned-school-board-prez-says.html
— GUTIERREZ CONDEMNS TRUMP ADMIN FOR WIELDING “MEAT AXE” TO COMMUNITY TRUST
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/gutierrez-condemns-trump-admin-for-wielding-meat-axe-to-community-trust.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Miller blasts Roskam and Bost
https://capitolfax.com/2017/02/22/the-appearance-of-access/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The power of CPAC drowns out the news media – Jennifer Harper
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/22/inside-the-beltway-the-power-of-cpac-drowns-out-th/

 

GOPUSA
— More than 200 Inauguration Day agitators indicted for rioting
http://www.gopusa.com/more-than-200-inauguration-day-agitators-indicted-for-rioting/

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Conservatives flock to CPAC to chart agenda under Trump
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/22/conservatives-flock-to-cpac-to-chart-agenda-under-trump.html
— Immigration Activists Hang ‘Refugees Welcome’ Sign on Statue of Liberty  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are also 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://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/22/statue-liberty-refugees-welcome-sign-observation-deck
— Michelle Malkin: Let’s Stop Calling Them Sanctuary Cities, ‘They’re Outlaw Cities’ (DIERSEN: Why haven’t Rauner, Radogno, and Durkin taken action against the outlaw cities in Illinois, and especially against outlaw Chicago?)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/22/michelle-malkin-sanctuary-cities-called-outlaw-cities
— ‘More Dangerous Than Hitler’?! Tucker Battles Anti-Trump Protester  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? If you support Trump, the more of Trump’s demographics that you share with him, the sooner, if not already, anti-Trumps will say that you are Hitler: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/21/tucker-carlson-takes-refuse-fascism-organizer-who-likens-trump-hitler
— Laura Ingraham: Trump Is Fulfilling His Promise to Crack Down on Illegal Immigration
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/21/laura-ingraham-trump-fulfilling-his-promise-crack-down-illegal-immigration
— O’Reilly to Trump: ‘Facts Will Win the Culture War, Not Opinion’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/21/bill-oreilly-talking-points-memo-president-trump-facts-culture-war
— Trump: ‘Liberal Activists’ Behind Chaos at GOP Town Halls
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/21/trump-liberal-activists-behind-chaos-gop-town-halls

 

DAILY CALLER
— Reuters: Mexico ‘Will Not Accept’ New U.S. Immigration Policies – Kaitlan Collins  (DIERSEN: Constructively, for many decades, because it has sent many millions of its citizens into America illegally, because it has kept many millions of its citizens in America illegally, and because it has sent mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally, MEXICO HAS BEEN AT WAR WITH AMERICA.)
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/22/reuters-mexico-will-not-accept-new-u-s-immigration-policies/
— Mika Brzezinski — The Media’s Job Is To ‘Actually Control Exactly What People Think’ – Christian Datoc  (DIERSEN: In America, ever-increasingly, the media works to make everyone 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://dailycaller.com/2017/02/22/mika-brzezinski-the-medias-job-is-to-actually-control-exactly-what-people-think-video/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— OUTSTANDING: DHS CHIEF ORDERS IMMIGRATION-AGENT HIRING SURGE  Agency plans to fast-track deportations, border wall, end ‘catch-and-release’ program
http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/trump-hiring-10000-ice-officers-in-big-immigration-launch/

 

NEWSMAX
— VERY SAD: Census Bureau: Two-Thirds of Americans Aren’t Putting Money in Their 401(k)
http://www.newsmax.com/Personal-Finance/money-401k-retirement-savings/2017/02/22/id/774929/

 

BREITBART
— OUTSTANDING: Donald Trump Junks Barack Obama’s Pro-Transgender Policies – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2017/02/21/trump-junks-obama-transgender-policy/
— Robert Reich Implies Trump Incited Sweden’s Migrant Riots – EZRA DULIS  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps blame Trump supporters for everything that is bad, just like Hitler blamed Jews for everything that was bad during the 1930s and 1940s.)
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/22/robert-reich-implies-trump-incited-swedens-migrant-riots/
— Left Wing Swedish Newspaper Journalist Attacked in ‘No Go Zone’ – CHRIS TOMLINSON  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will anti-Trumps officially create NO GO ZONES in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?  These zones would be unsafe not only for Trump supporters, but also for those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long.)
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/21/swedish-newspaper-photographer-attacked-no-go-zone/
— California City Passes Unanimous Resolution to Impeach Trump – JOEL B. POLLAK  (DIERSEN: How soon will the anti-Trumps try doing this in your municipality?)
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/02/21/impeach-trump-california-city-passes-unanimous-resolution/

 

BLAZE
— White House correspondent’s question shows why people have trouble trusting the media – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/22/white-house-correspondents-question-shows-why-people-have-trouble-trusting-the-media/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GAO: Border wall in disrepair, collapsing into Mexico – PAUL BEDARD
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gao-2.1-million-illegals-entered-in-just-2-years-wall-in-disrepair-easy-to-cross/article/2615473
— Hundreds of campuses encourage students to turn in fellow students for offensive speech – ADAM STEINBAUGH
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/students-rat-each-other-out-over-speech/article/2615405

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Report Explains the Financial Cost of Illegal Immigrants for American Taxpayers – Nick Bolger
http://freebeacon.com/politics/report-author-explains-the-financial-cost-of-illegal-immigrants-to-american-taxpayers/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump administration withdraws special rights that Democrats gave transgender students.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320744-trump-administration-withdraws-protections-for-transgender-students
— Cardboard cutouts take place of absent lawmakers at town halls – BROOKE SEIPEL  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps paint themselves as being vicious thugs.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/320657-people-use-cardboard-cutouts-in-place-of-lawmakers-who-didnt

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump administration withdraws special rights that Democrats gave transgender students.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-administration-scraps-obama-transgender-rights-directive-235285

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Facebook Donates Some $100,000 To CPAC, Reminding Users Again That It’s Not Liberal  Not going to help Mark Zuckerberg’s standing at Burning Man either. – Ryan Grenoble  (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-sponsor-cpac-2017_us_58adca13e4b0d0a6ef4705d9
— How CPAC Helped Launch Donald Trump’s Political Career  His first speech at the conservative conference was a sign of things to come. – Igor Bobic and Sam Stein
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-cpac_us_58adc0f4e4b03d80af7141cf
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “There’s a Whole Lot of Anti-Trump Resistance Going On.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/theres-a-whole-lot-of-anti-trump-resistance-going_us_58ade23ee4b0598627a55fab

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump administration withdraws special rights that Democrats gave transgender students.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/22/politics/doj-withdraws-federal-protections-on-transgender-bathrooms-in-schools/index.html

 

NBC NEWS
— Donald Trump Is CPAC’s Conquering Hero, but Tensions Remain – BENJY SARLIN
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/donald-trump-cpac-s-conquering-hero-tensions-remain-n724326

 

CBS NEWS
— How might a mid-career job change work out for you? – ED LEEFELDT  (DIERSEN: I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did everything that they could to destroy me.  Were it not for a) civil service protections, b) my earning a master’s degree in accounting in 1980, c) my passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, d) my becoming a licensed CPA in 1981, e) Congressman Hyde speaking up for me in 1989, f) my becoming a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997, and g) my earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, they would have succeeded in destroying me much sooner than they did.)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-might-a-mid-career-job-change-work-out-for-you/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump administration withdraws special rights that Democrats gave transgender students.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/devos-sessions-transgender-students-rights.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump administration withdraws special rights that Democrats gave transgender students.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-administration-rolls-back-protections-for-transgender-students/2017/02/22/550a83b4-f913-11e6-bf01-d47f8cf9b643_story.html
— The conservative media flap that explains Facebook’s funding of CPAC – Callum Borchers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/22/the-conservative-media-flap-that-explains-facebooks-funding-of-cpac/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump says government will have to ‘do more with less’ – Daniel Halper
http://nypost.com/2017/02/22/trump-says-government-will-have-to-do-more-with-less/

 

USA TODAY
— CPAC will have a panel on Heaven, walls and extreme vetting – Jessica Estepa
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/02/22/cpac-heaven-wall-vetting-panel/98262292/

 

DENVER POST
— Trump’s America will be on vivid display at this year’s CPAC gathering – David Weigel and Robert Costa
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/22/trumps-america-cpac-2017/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In 2011, Trump was a sideshow at CPAC. Times have changed.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/02/22/once-cpac-sideshow-donald-trump-now-owns-biggest-conference-conservatives/f6HmMzdKnybk2uqA0iXBlO/story.html
— Waking the Mexican sleeping giant – Stephen Kinzer  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are anti-American.)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/02/17/kinzer/DUd3Wkx0zPUeVCnTQj39bJ/story.html

 

WALL STREET JOTRNAL
— Illinois Tax Heist  Democrats bet they can break Rauner or elect a tax raiser in 2018. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/illinois-tax-heist-1487808724
— Bernie Sanders Loyalists Are Taking Over the Democratic Party One County Office at a Time  In fight to define party in age of Donald Trump, Sanders followers want to transform it from the bottom up by taking control of low-level state and county posts – REID J. EPSTEIN and JANET HOOK  (DIERSEN: Who has control of your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican county party organization, the Illinois Republican Party, and the Republican Party? Republicans, RINOs, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, or Green plants?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bernie-sanders-loyalists-are-taking-over-the-democratic-party-one-county-office-at-a-time-1487780384
— Mexico Signals Resistance to Harder U.S. Line on Immigration – FELICIA SCHWARTZ and ROBBIE WHELAN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs side with Mexico against America.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-officials-head-to-mexico-for-talks-1487759580
— IRS Audits of Individuals Drop for Fifth Straight Year  Internal Revenue Service, which has lost 30% of its enforcement staffing since 2010, audited 0.7% of tax returns in fiscal year ended Sept. 30 – RICHARD RUBIN  (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. In 1980, after working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,653-$90,173, I transferred from IRS to GAO.  If GAO had assigned me to audits of IRS instead of wasting my knowledge of IRS and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I might still be working for GAO on audits of IRS.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-audits-of-individuals-drop-for-5th-straight-year-1487794717
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump administration withdraws special rights that Democrats gave transgender students.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-set-to-rescind-obama-rules-on-transgender-bathroom-use-1487790631

 

DESERT SUN
— California Dream Act applications plummet as immigration fears grow – Kristen Hwang
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/education/2017/02/22/california-dream-act-applications-plummet-immigration-fears-high/98222968/

 

WUWM
— Coal is a resource curse for southern Illinois economies – SCOTT TONG
http://wuwm.com/post/coal-resource-curse-southern-illinois-economies#stream/0

 

FORBES
— Trump’s Family Trips Cost Taxpayers Nearly As Much In A Month As Obama’s Cost In A Whole Year – Niall McCarthy
http://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/02/22/trumps-family-trips-cost-taxpayers-nearly-as-much-in-a-month-as-obamas-cost-in-a-whole-year/

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is Trump Taking Over Conservatism, or Is Conservatism Absorbing Trump?” and say “CPAC Will Be the Latest Litmus Test.”  One could argue that CPAC is more Libertarian than it is conservative.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/is-trump-taking-over-conservatism-or-the-other-way-around.html

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “How Political Reporters Enable Trump—and Hurt Themselves. and “The chase for leaks, and willingness to repeat the administration’s lies, will only make matters worse for the media.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/140795/political-reporters-enable-trumpand-hurt

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— How the Trump administration can improve its relationship with federal employees – Jory Heckman  (DIERSEN: Virtually all federal employees a) are Democrats, B) want Trump to fail, and c) will work as hard as they can against him.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2017/02/trump-administration-can-improve-relationship-federal-employees/

 

FED SMITH
— The Four Motivations Behind Every Retirement Decision – Tom Walker  (DIERSEN: I “accepted” my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old because they convinced me that they would kill me figuratively if not literally if I did not take their “offer.”  Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors.  What does that say about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/22/the-four-motivations-behind-every-retirement-decision/

 

DAILY MAIL
— Now Democratic congresswoman Maxine Watters attacks Trump cabinet as ‘bunch of scumbags’ – GEOFF EARLE
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4249766/Democratic-lawmaker-calls-Trump-cabinet-scumbags.html

February 22 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-town-hall-protests-20170221-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fake news versus biased and lazy news – John Stossel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-fake-news-versus-biased-and-lazy-news/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: You might be paying for a primary you can’t vote in – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170222/news/170229697/

 

ABC7
— MEMBERS OF CPS LATINO ADVISORY COMMITTEE RESIGN IN PROTEST OF BUDGET CUTS –  Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-latino-advisory-committee-members-resign-in-protest-of-budget-cuts/1766892/

 

NBC5
— Roskam Clarifies Signup Requirements For Tele-Town Halls After Repeated Questions
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Roskam-Clarifies-Signup-Requirements-For-Tele-Town-Halls-414434273.html
— Billions in Unclaimed Cash Due to Citizens, Businesses and Governments in Illinois  NBC5 Investigates found piles of cash unclaimed by the governments of Chicago, Cook County, even the state itself – much of it sitting around for decades. – Katy Smyser and Phil Rogers
http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Billions-in-Unclaimed-Cash-Due-to-Citizens-Businesses-and-Governments-in-Illinois-414435703.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Want term limits? Be careful what you wish for – TIM JONES  (DIERSEN: Do you want term limits?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want term limits. They stress how much better TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois is doing now that I am not its chairman.  They stress how much better the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is doing now that I am not one of its members. They stress how much better the Milton Township Republican Central Committee is doing now that I am not its webmaster.  They stress how much better the Illinois Center Right Coalition is doing now that I am not a member of its Steering Committee.  They stress how much better the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter is doing now that I am not a member of its board of directors.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170222/NEWS07/170229999

 

WTTW
— Majority of CPS Latino Council Resigns Amid Budget Cuts – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/22/majority-cps-latino-council-resigns-amid-budget-cuts
— Local Republicans (Jay Bergman, Pat Brady, Joe Morris, Kathleen Murphy) React to President Trump’s First Month – Nick Blumberg  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats determine who speaks for Illinois Republicans.  Who speaks for Republicans in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/02/21/local-republicans-react-president-trump-s-first-month

 

OTTAWA TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the anti-Trump Ottawa Times a) acts like it is an arm of the Democrat Party and b) promotes Kinzinger and other anti-Trumps.
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/protest-planned-for-kinzinger-office/article_1b5747d2-f843-5911-bc9f-d26fae39d7ea.html

 

WSIL TV
— OUTSTANDING: Trump lays out tougher approach to illegal immigration  (DIERSEN: When will Rauner do that?  When will the Republican elected officials who run your county, your township/ward, and your municipality do that?)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34565164/trump-lays-out-tougher-approach-to-illegal-immigration
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-conservatives do everything that they can to paint Milo Yiannopoulos as being a typical conservative.
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34565195/conservative-forces-clash-in-trumps-early-days

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Visiting Chatham Township
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lt-governor-evelyn-sanguinetti-visiting-chatham-township
— Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Praises Urbana Partnership
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lieutenant-governor-praises-urbana-partnership

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Lieutenant governor Evelyn Sanguinetti praises Urbana Aquatic Center in visit – Nicole Lafond
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-02-22/lieutenant-governor-praises-urbana-aquatic-center-visit.html

 

SOUTHERN
— As AFSCME strike votes are tallied, Southern Illinois state workers pray for resolution to budget crisis – MOLLY PARKER  (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) are a member of a church, b) attend church services, and/or give money to a church.  They do that to give themselves standing to a) destroy those like me who do not pander to them, b) destroy those like me who fail/refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or c) destroy those like me who fail/refuse to give them money.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/as-afscme-strike-votes-are-tallied-southern-illinois-state-workers/article_99555e8c-7e88-5789-8270-fa009429bf28.html

 

SOUTHSIDE WEEKLY
— Illinois Lottery Exacerbates Inequities in Chicago  Communities on the South and West Side buy disproportionately more lottery tickets but do not see returns to their schools – THEO GRANT-FUNCK
http://southsideweekly.com/illinois-lottery-exacerbates-inequities-chicago/

 

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Obamacare.
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170222/AP/302229942
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats flood Republican town hall meetings with anti-Trumps.
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170222/AP/302229938

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Illinois Senators vocally oppose Trump on immigration orders – Nora Shelly  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats treasonously a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/02/22/city/illinois-senators-vocally-oppose-trump-on-immigration-orders/

 

CITY OF WHEATON
— Nominate Someone for 2017 Good Citizens Award – Lindsay Qualkenbush (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, because of the way that my question about Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades was responded to at the January 19, 2017 Wheaton State of the City Address, those who attended the event would be discouraged from nominating me for a Good Citizens Award.)
http://www.wheaton.il.us/news/pressreleases/detail.aspx?id=9762#.WK26iBHxZZI
http://www.wheaton.il.us/goodcitizen/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE: WHAT DOES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACH?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/02/what-does-the-catholic-church-teach-on-the-immigration-issue.html

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THERE’S NOTHING FREE – Walter E. Williams  (DIERSEN: To get their votes, Democrats always promise voters that they will a) use government to take money away from Republicans and b) use government to give that money to Democrats.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/business/theres-nothing-free/

 

NEWSMAX
— CPAC Looking More Like Trump’s Vision – Greg Richter (DIERSEN: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter now look far more like my critics’/opponents’ vision.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/CPAC-conservatives-meeting-Washington/2017/02/21/id/774884/
— Poll: 80 Percent of Americans Back Sanctuary City Crackdown
http://www.newsmax.com/US/sanctuary-cities-illegals-feds/2017/02/21/id/774826/

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Seek Reconciliation – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout. They are not interested in reconciliation.  They want to destroy a) me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS email, b) those who do not pander to them, c) those who do not serve as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes, d) those who do not give them money, and e) those who share my demographics.  My critics/opponents have always taken advantage of the fact that I forgive those who trespass against me.)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2017/02/22/seek-reconciliation-part-1/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Milo needs ‘moral chains’ – Trevor Thomas
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/milo_needs_moral_chains.html

 

GOPUSA
— Farrakhan slammed both Democrats and Trump in Detroit
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20965
— NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) Comes (Almost) to CPAC (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21045
— Flynn went down for comments, so why not McCain?  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, members of the following groups glorify and praise McCain: 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.gopusa.com/?p=21017
— Ex-Mexican official to avenge Trump by jamming courts
http://www.gopusa.com/ex-mexican-official-to-avenge-trump-by-jamming-courts/
— Fighting for the Falsely Accused  (DIERSEN: Who fights for you?  Who falsely accuses you?  The following falsely accuse me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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.gopusa.com/?p=21024

 

FOX NEWS
— Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Shares Stage with Convicted Terrorist, Responsible for the Murder of 2 Israeli Students
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/02/21/congresswoman-shares-stage-convicted-terrorist-responsible-murder-2-israeli-students

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Milo Yiannopoulos is destructive to conservatism – Laurie Higgins  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am “destructive to conservatism.”  They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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.lifesitenews.com/opinion/milo-yiannopoulos-is-destructive-to-conservatism

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Obama, Islamists forcing mosque on Christian refugees – Michael F. Haverluck
https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/02/22/obama-islamists-forcing-mosque-on-christian-refugees
— Congressman: Not fooled by ‘grassroots’ protests – Steve Jordahl
https://www.onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2017/02/22/congressman-not-fooled-by-grass-roots-protests

 

BREITBART
— Maxine Waters: Trump’s Administration, Associates Are ‘a Bunch of Scumbags’ – Pam Key
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/02/21/maxine-waters-trumps-administration-associates-are-a-bunch-of-scumbags/

 

BLAZE
— CPAC, liberal media need a lesson in free speech – Justin Haskins  (DIERSEN: Yiannopoulos promotes Liberal and Libertarian values, not conservative values.)
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/cpac-liberal-media-need-a-lesson-in-free-speech/
— Trump admin to scale back on rule expanding Title IX protection to transgender students – Kaitlyn Schallhorn
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/21/report-trump-admin-to-scale-back-on-rule-expanding-title-ix-protection-to-transgender-students/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— PAT BUCHANAN: I would not have invited him, but let me say this. There is an element of humor here if CPAC is going to show off the terrible speech codes being imposed on campuses that don’t let Milo speak, and then they don’t let Milo speak. Ha ha, what is that comedian that says you can’t make this stuff up!
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/02/21/pat_buchanan_mocks_cpac_for_censoring_milos_talk_on_liberal_censorship_cant_make_this_stuff_up.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Conservatism’s future in the age of Trump – W. JAMES ANTLE III (DIERSEN: Who promotes conservative values in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America. The more that you do to promote conservative values, the harder that members of the following groups work to destroy you: 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.washingtonexaminer.com/conservatisms-future-in-the-age-of-trump/article/2615157

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Left-Wing Front Groups Make Anti-Trump Money Untraceable – Lachlan Markay (DIERSEN: What are the left-wing front groups in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/left-wing-front-groups-make-anti-trump-money-untraceable/
— Feds Paid $1 Billion in Social Security Benefits to Individuals Without a SSN – Elizabeth Harrington  (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension.  My CSRS pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-paid-1-billion-social-security-benefits-individuals-without-ssn/
— Nikki Haley Denounces UN’s ‘Outrageously Biased’ Resolutions Against Israel – Sam Dorman  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are anti-Israel.)
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/nikki-haley-denounces-uns-outrageously-biased-resolutions-against-israel/
— Clinton Donor Quits CIA Because of Trump, Says Decision Not About Politics – Brent Scher  (DIERSEN: In 1971, I became a federal employee because Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted.  Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer because it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.  My employer at the time, Firestone Stores, had fired me because I had accepted Oldsmobile’s job offer.)
http://freebeacon.com/politics/clinton-donor-quits-cia-because-of-trump-says-decision-not-about-politics/

 

THE HILL
— Republicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls – SCOTT WONG AND CRISTINA MARCOS  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/320558-republicans-at-risk-in-2018-steering-clear-of-town-halls

 

POLITICO
— Facebook to aid CPAC as it courts conservatives – TONY ROMM and NANCY SCOLA (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/facebook-aid-cpac-courts-conservatives-235256
— Yiannopoulos flap casts pall over CPAC  The onetime signature event for conservatives has been riven by charges of celebrity- and profit-seeking. – ELIANA JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/cpac-conservatives-milo-yiannopoulos-235251
— GOP lessons from the latest round of brutal town halls  As Republicans face hostile crowds at town halls nationwide, Rep. Dave Brat offered one possible blueprint for survival. – KYLE CHENEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/republicans-congress-town-hall-235255

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats disrupt Republican town hall meetings.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/us/politics/town-hall-protests-obamacare.html
— Trump Uses His Tee Times for a Mix of Diplomacy and Recreation – MARK LANDLERFE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/us/trump-golf-mar-a-lago.html
— President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It – Eduardo Porter
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/business/economy/mexico-immigration-border-wall.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Milo Is the Mini-Donald.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/opinion/milo-is-the-mini-donald.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump administration rule on anonymous sources: Okay for us, not so okay for you – Erik Wemple  (DIERSEN: One of my critics/opponents in Wheaton who has lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout, justifies his belittling me and insulting me in public a) by relying on anonymous sources and b) by relying on what these anonymous sources have said to him about me.  Should I demand that he put in writing the names of his anonymous sources and exactly what they said to him about me?  Because he is an elected official, should I file a FOIA request?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/02/21/trump-administration-rule-on-anonymous-sources-okay-for-us-not-so-okay-for-you/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In the 33 days so far, we’ve counted 132 false or misleading claims.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims/
— At CPAC, conservatism betrayed – Kathleen Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/at-cpac-conservatism-betrayed/2017/02/21/3c388ddc-f881-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html
— After refusing to watch LGBT diversity video, Social Security judge sues to avoid being fired – Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/21/after-refusing-to-watch-lgbt-diversity-video-social-security-judge-sues-to-avoid-being-fired/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Citing his First Amendment rights and religious protections under the Civil Rights Act, a Social Security Administration judge in Texas who refused to watch an LGBT diversity training video is suing his superiors to avoid being fired, saying he was subject to a “religiously hostile work environment.”  Judge Gary Suttles said in a complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Texas that the Social Security Administration, or SSA, should be barred from taking any disciplinary action against him at least until his religious discrimination claims are heard by a federal employment panel. “The agency has wholly failed to work in good faith to reasonably accommodate Judge Suttles’ sincerely held religious belief against watching” the video, the complaint says. The agency violated his rights, the complaint says, “by discriminating against him on the basis of his religion, creating a religiously hostile work environment,” and by “retaliating against him for his protected activity of seeking a religious accommodation.” A representative from the SSA was not immediately available for comment on Tuesday. Suttles’s case comes amid a sweeping expansion of LGBT rights, during which courts have ruled against bakers, florists and others who say anti-discrimination measures clash with their religious liberties. Social conservatives and some Christians argue that the government should not be able to force them to offer their services to same-sex couples, and they have sought religious freedom exemptions as recourse. Some of the most high-profile cases have played out in the business world, including a lawsuit against a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But government officials have drawn attention for their defiance, too, among them Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses in violation of a Supreme Court ruling. Suttles was hired as an administrative law judge in the Houston District office of the SSA in 2005. In the time since, he has never received a reprimand or warning, his complaint says. In May, one of the office’s directors sent an email ordering employees to watch a video called “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.” The 17-minute video included a message from the agency commissioner and “a brief session on tips for increasing cultural awareness in a diverse and inclusive environment,” according to the complaint. The email said the SSA was responding to a 2011 executive order from President Obama that instructed federal agencies to develop new workplace diversity and inclusion plans. Suttles wasted no time telling the office director he would not watch the video. “I am already fully aware to treat all persons with respect and dignity and have done so my entire life,” he said in an email the next day, according to the complaint. “Furthermore, this type of government indoctrination training does not comport with my religious views and I object on that basis as well. Monica Anderson, the hearing office’s chief administrative law judge, responded with a sharply-worded message giving Suttles a “direct order” to watch the training video. “Failure to follow this directive may lead to disciplinary action,” the chief judge said, according to the complaint. Anderson also denied Suttles’s request for a religious accommodation, saying the agency needed to ensure “all employees know about and comply with this.” The back and forth carried on for a few months. Suttles suggested that the agency give him a pass by allowing him to take a professional ethics course or “alternative diversity” course that “did not deal with such a specific community of people.” Anderson declined, proposing instead that Suttles read a transcript of the video. Suttles again refused. “Judge Suttles continued to refuse to watch the mandatory,” the complaint says, “because it is the substantive content of which, not the medium by which the content was delivered that violates his faith.” By the fall, Suttles’s case had made its way to the regional chief administrative law judge, who issued an official reprimand and warned Suttles that “future acts of misconduct” could result in more serious punishment, including removal from the job. (Administrative law judges, unlike federal court judges under Article III of the Constitution do not have life tenure.) The reprimand barred Suttles from working from home or requesting a job transfer for one year, according to the complaint. Suttles claims the action was retaliatory. He reported the episode to an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor, alleging the agency violated his First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, as well as his rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on several factors, including religion. According to the complaint, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will not finish its initial review of his case until mid-March. In the meantime, the deadline for Suttles to watch the video has lapsed. The judge said the agency “has made it quite evident that it does not intend to wait” to discipline him. Suttles says he will suffer “irreparable harm” unless the court prevents the agency from disciplining him or forcing him to watch the video. Though his complaint describes a “sterling work record,” Suttles was criticized and investigated by the SSA in 2015 after he scoffed at a Gulf War veteran’s post-traumatic stress disorder during a disability benefits hearing. Suttles questioned whether the veteran, a 44-year-old who served as a fueler on an aircraft carrier, had experienced true trauma during the war. “I mean, hey, you were in the Navy. You weren’t even fighting on the ground,” Suttles told him, according to the Austin American-Statesman. “To me it would have been exciting. What do you mean stressful?” The remarks were condemned by veterans groups at the time. The SSA ultimately rejected calls to temporarily remove Suttles from his job.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Missing the Meaning of Trump  Liberals desperately pretend his rise is a message from Russia, not voters. – HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/missing-the-meaning-of-trump-1487723030
— In Refugees, Companies Find a Talent Pool – Kelsey Gee (DIERSEN: What percent of employers in America would rather hire a refugee than a citizen of America?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-refugees-firms-find-talent-pooland-training-challenges-1487678408

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump glorifies and praises illegals.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/02/21/trump-deportation-raid-immigration-texas-raul-reyes-column/98130790/

 

WJLA
— Sitting U.S. president to attend CPAC for first time in 9 years – John Gonzalez  (DIERSEN: I was there.)
http://wjla.com/news/local/sitting-us-president-to-attend-cpac-for-first-time-in-9-years

 

EASTON COURIER
— Murphy calls for investigation after deaths at Connecticut sober houses – Chris Murphy  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who is responsible for oversight of Butterfly Garden (
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/18/wheaton-city-council-approves-facility-for-single-moms-at-former-wheaton-inn/a5r6lc4/) in Wheaton?  ANSWER: Wheaton’s Mayor Michael Gresk, the five Wheaton City Council members who voted to approve it, and Wheaton’s attorney James Knippen.)
http://www.eastoncourier.com/51613/murphy-calls-for-investigation-after-deaths-at-connecticut-sober-houses/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Following a recent string of overdoses that have occurred in Connecticut sober houses, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) have called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate federal and state oversight of sober living homes, and determine whether additional oversight is necessary. In a letter to Comptroller General of the United States Gene Dodaro, Murphy outlined the gravity of the opioid epidemic in Connecticut and emphasized that a GAO review of sober homes would be helpful in understanding the role they play in helping Americans recover from substance use disorders. “Connecticut is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner projected that almost 900 residents in my state would die from an overdose in 2016. This is more than double what it was just four years ago,” wrote Murphy. “Unfortunately, there have been several recent overdoses that have occurred in Connecticut sober houses. These deaths have raised questions about these facilities and the GAO review will be helpful in determining whether state and federal policymakers should consider additional oversight.” Most recently, a Ridgefield man and Danbury woman died within a span of two weeks from drug overdoses at a sober house in Torrington.)

 

DAILY BEAST
— Bill Maher Takes Credit for Milo Yiannopoulos’s Fall  (DIERSEN: Who takes credit for your falls?  I should write a book abut those who take credit for my falls and/or who hint/imply/argue/shout that I cause all my own problems.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/02/22/bill-maher-takes-credit-for-milo-yiannopoulos-s-fall.html
— Why Is Facebook Helping Fund CPAC?  The social networking giant caught all kinds of flak for its role in the 2016 election. But that isn’t stopping it from bankrolling a huge, often-controversial conservative confab. – Betsy Woodruff  (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/21/why-is-facebook-helping-fund-cpac.html

 

THE WEEK
— There’s a CPAC panel called ‘If Heaven has a gate, a wall, and extreme vetting, why can’t America?’
http://theweek.com/speedreads/681592/theres-cpac-panel-called-heaven-gate-wall-extreme-vetting-why-cant-america
— Conservatives converge on D.C. for annual CPAC confab (DIERSEN: Every year, CPAC becomes more and more and more Libertarian.)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/681589/conservatives-converge-dc-annual-cpac-confab

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Principals to Bar Immigration Agents From Chicago Schools  Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warrant. – AP
http://www.usnews.com/news/illinois/articles/2017-02-22/principals-to-bar-immigration-agents-from-chicago-schools

 

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— Iowa Bill Would Force Universities to Consider Political Affiliation in Faculty Hiring – Peter Schmidt (DIERSEN: Virtually all employers in America are Democrat, Libertarian, Green, or RINO.  They despise if not hate Republicans. (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Iowa-Bill-Would-Force/239261

 

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— 25 Years Without a Raise  At Youngstown State, adjuncts marked the anniversary with a cake. – Colleen Flaherty   (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious that my salary as a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 increased every year because of cost of living adjustments, step increases, and/or promotions, except in 1980 when I took an $18,847 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO.  In today’s dollars: $15.56/hour (GS-4) in 1966 when I was 18 years old, $44,853 (GS-7) in 1971, $54,864 (GS-9) in 1972, $66,379 (GS-11) in 1973, $79,653 (GS-12) in 1974, $90,171 in 1979 (GS-12 Step 5), $94,610 in 1986 (GS-13), and $122,991 (GS-13 Step 10) in 1997.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/02/22/youngstown-state-adjuncts-celebrate-25-years-without-raise

 

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Are You Paying Attention to Your Community’s Needs? – Tim Gallagher  (DIERSEN: Who pays attention to your community’s needs?  Should I pay more attention to Wheaton’s needs?  Should I draw more attention to what those who run Wheaton do and do not do?)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/business-of-news-are-you-paying-attention-to-your-communitys-needs/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If the 2016 election taught the newspaper industry one thing, it’s that we don’t know what’s important to many people in our communities. Yes, we publish letters to the editor and do “man on the street” reaction to major news stories. But we learned in the voting results of 2016 that there are a lot of issues crucial to the people in our communities that don’t make a typical news narrative.  To hold onto a badge of relevancy, we need to change this. We need to convene the community in conversation about what really matters, even when it is on no one’s council or school board agenda.)

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— What the Richest Americans are Driving Now – Brad Tuttle
http://time.com/money/4676840/what-the-richest-americans-are-driving-now/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Unlike Obama, Voters Say Media No Help to Trump  (DIERSEN: The media a) wants Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens to succeed and b) wants Republicans to fail.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/media/unlike_obama_voters_say_media_no_help_to_trump