July 18, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats say “JD Vance’s first Republican convention will be his national introduction as Trump’s running mate.” I have attended as a delegate all the Illinois Republican Party State Conventions since 2000.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/jd-vances-first-republican-convention-will-be-his-national-introduction-as-trumps-running-mate/
— Democrats say “Northwestern police cite four people involved in pro-Palestinian encampment.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/northwestern-police-cites-four-people-involved-in-pro-palestinian-encampment-officials/
— Democrats say “Lawsuit accuses state police of neglect, enabling alleged Highland Park shooter to obtain gun.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/17/lawsuit-accuses-state-police-of-neglect-enabling-alleged-highland-park-shooter-to-obtain-gun/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats say “Chicago’s top watchdog pushed to add ex-Police Supt. David Brown to city’s do-not-hire list.” Constructively, my Democrat Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors put me on do not hire lists. I should write a book about those listings and the tremendous harm they caused me. Constructively, those listings rendered virtually worthless a) my bachelor’s degree and three master’s degrees, b) my six professional certifications, and c) my professional license.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/police-reform/2024/07/17/chicago-top-watchdog-ex-police-supt-david-brown-do-not-hire-list

ABC7
— Democrats say “RNC Day 4: Donald Trump to give RNC keynote, says he’ll stress unity.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-day-4-donald-trump-to-give-keynote-says-hell-stress-unity/15067553/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-7/18/2024
— Democrats say “Trump rally shooter searched on phone for dates of Democratic National Convention in Chicago.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/trump-assassination-attempt-thomas-matthew-crooks-searched-dnc-chicago/15066011/

NBC5
— Democrats say “What to expect on Day 4 of the RNC, including speakers, timing and more. The final day of the convention will see speeches by former President Trump, Tucker Carlson and more.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/what-to-expect-day-4-rnc-milwaukee-speaker-schedule-trump-remarks/3493650/
— Democrats say “Trump set to speak at end of convention.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/how-long-is-the-rnc-trump-set-to-speak-at-end-of-convention/3493333/
— Democrats say “John Deere to abandon ‘social or cultural awareness’ events and inclusion efforts. John Deere also said it would audit all training materials “to ensure the absence of socially-motivated messages”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/john-deere-to-abandon-social-or-cultural-awareness-events-and-inclusion-efforts/3493205/

CBS2
— Democrats say “George Washington statue staying outside Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s office.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D14rjOShy8

WGN9
— Democrats say “Illinois GOP’s turn toward Trump keeps moderates at home.” Anti-conservative Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois have always worked against conservatives, that is, they have always worked against the base of the Illinois Republican Party.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/illinois-gop-s-turn-toward-trump-keeps-moderates-at-home/ar-BB1q77bx?ocid=BingNewsVerp

SOUTHERN
— Democrats say “Illinois Republicans urged to look beyond traditional base.” Anti-conservative Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois have always worked against conservatives, that is, they have always worked against the base of the Illinois Republican Party.
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/17/illinois-republicans-urged-to-look-beyond-traditional-base-as-national-party-courts-unions/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & WGIL
— Democrats say “Under new leadership, Illinois GOP urged to ‘build bridges’ within party.” Anti-conservative Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois have always worked against conservatives, that is, they have always worked against the base of the Illinois Republican Party.
https://pantagraph.com/news/local/government-politics/elections/under-new-chair-kathy-salvi-illinois-republicans-urged-to-build-bridges-within-party/article_9c3fbbda-4471-11ef-b882-871abdf8344a.html
https://www.wgil.com/2024/07/17/llinois-republicans-decry-bidens-border-policies-chicago-crime/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote Pritzker.
https://www.sj-r.com/

EVANSTON NOW
— Anti-conservative leaders in Illinois ever-increasingly crow about their success in defeating Republican candidates. I should write a book about the biggest anti-conservative leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization since 2000. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
https://evanstonnow.com/girl-you-got-this/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats say “On party infighting, Illinois’ new GOP chair says start calling those people out.” I should write a book about those leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have worked the hardest to get rid of me since 2000. I would focus on those who a) removed me from the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee this year and b) ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.
https://www.nprillinois.org/government-politics/2024-07-17/on-party-infighting-illinois-new-gop-chair-says-start-calling-those-people-out

WREX
— Democrats say “JD Vance said in 2022 he would like abortion to be illegal nationally.” Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://www.wrex.com/news/jd-vance-said-in-2022-he-would-like-abortion-to-be-illegal-nationally/article_a575ced1-53ae-5223-b13d-57546058999b.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout at women that sooner or later, men will rape them and impregnate them. What percentage of pregnancies are caused by rape? Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/biden-campaign-releases-ad-narrated-by-rape-victim-to-hit-trump-vance-on-abortion/

ELMHURST PATCH
— Democrats say “Elmhurst State Rep Hopefuls Draw Campaign Cash.”
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-state-rep-hopefuls-draw-campaign-cash

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Anti-conservative Illinois Republican leaders, that is, anti-platform Illinois Republican leaders, boycotted the Republican conventions in Collinsville and Milwaukee. They most commonly reject the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity planks in the Republican Party platform. They are far closer to Democrats, to Libertarians, to Greens, and to Independents than they are to Republicans. They have used pretexts to take many big adverse actions against me because I am conservative, that is, because I am a platform Republican.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/18/the-ethos-of-the-illinois-gop-00169341
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Missing were Illinois Republican stalwarts like former Gov. Jim Edgar, former Illinois House Speaker Jim Durkin, former Sen. Mark Kirk and others. . .Notable names are already popping up as possible GOP governor candidates in 2026: Outgoing Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter, Congressman Darin LaHood, former state Sen. Darren Bailey, who lost to JB Pritzker in 2022, and Aaron Del Mar, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor that year. . .Donald Trump’s campaign says it won’t commit to a VP debate because “we don’t know who the Democrat nominee for vice president is going to be.” The campaign namedrops Gavin Newsom, JB Pritzker and Gretchen Whitmer. Pritzker’s camp called the Trump debate statement “a weird way to say ‘I’m scared of Kamala Harris.’” . . . Republican Congresswoman Mary Miller has called on the director of the Secret Service to resign after a briefing addressing the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. “I am gravely concerned that so many important questions remain unanswered, especially as reports suggest law enforcement and Secret Service were aware that this man posed a threat at multiple points during the day,” Miller said in a statement.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/18/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-328/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Quite a moment in the GOP convention: ‘Shut up, Gaetz… you don’t have to be an a**hole.’
https://wirepoints.org/best-moment-gop-convention-so-far-shut-up-gaetz-you-dont-have-to-be-an-ahole/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Black leaders ditching Illinois Democrats, stand with GOP state’s attorney candidate. – Greg Bishop (COMMENT: Because I worked for the federal government in Park Forest, Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago for almost 30 years, I have worked for Blacks, worked with Blacks, and supervised Blacks far more than any of my critics/opponents.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_a9dfe00c-4463-11ef-91d2-4bd96266a09d.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— J.D. Vance emphasizes working-class roots in acceptance speech. – Susan Ferrechio (COMMENT: All my critics/opponents have parents who have/had way more money than my parents had. I had to work my way through college.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/17/jd-vance-emphasizes-working-class-roots-acceptance/
— GOP senators confront Secret Service director at RNC, demanding she resign or answer their questions. – Lindsey McPherson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/17/gop-senators-confront-secret-service-director-rnc-/

NEW YORK POST
— JD Vance’s RNC speech shows Trump’s Republican Party stands for the ‘forgotten men and women’ – A.G. Gancarski (COMMENT: How successful were your ancestors? My father was less successful than his father. My grandfather was less successful than his father. My great grandfather was less successful than his father. I reversed that trend by earning a) a bachelor’s degree and three master’s degrees, b) six professional certifications, and c) a professional license.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/jd-vance-s-rnc-speech-shows-trump-s-republican-party-stands-for-the-forgotten-men-and-women/ar-BB1qbLky
(FROM THE ARTICLE: JD Vance, who wears his “Kentucky coal country” roots on his sleeve, introduced himself to Americans nearly a decade ago with his unforgettable memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” a chronicle of economically driven dislocation, the awful alternation of plateaus and downward mobility and redemption.)

AMAC
— Why They Hate Voter ID. – Robert B. Charles
https://amac.us/newsline/society/why-they-hate-voter-id/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A Politicized Military, Run by a Frail President. – John Cauthen
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/a_politicized_military_run_by_a_frail_president.html
— DEI and the Secret Service. – Rajan Laad (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years (GAO-18, IRS-9, Post Office-3), their top priority was hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time. Because I am none of the aforesaid, they wasted my career and got rid of me.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/dei_and_the_secret_service.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Arizona border residents give picture of immigration crisis at RNC. – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.kten.com/news/arizona-border-residents-give-picture-of-immigration-crisis-at-rnc/article_bd9e3f4a-d82d-5ef7-9787-9bdf01aa13b2.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— DEI Stands for ‘Division, Exclusion, and Indoctrination,’ DeSantis Says. – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/17/desantis-dei-stands-division-exclusion-indoctrination/

DAILY WIRE
— DeSantis Says America Cannot Afford A ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’ President. “Let’s send Joe Biden back to his basement.” – Mairead Elordi
https://www.dailywire.com/news/desantis-says-america-cannot-afford-a-weekend-at-bernies-president

EPOCH TIMES
— Federal Prosecutors Begin Dropping Jan. 6 Obstruction Charges After Supreme Court Ruling. Supreme Court justices ruled that charges brought under the obstruction law must meet certain criteria. – Zachary Stieber (COMMENT: One could argue that January 6 was like the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party was an American political and mercantile protest on December 16, 1773, by the Sons of Liberty in Boston in colonial Massachusetts.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/federal-prosecutors-start-dropping-jan-6-obstruction-charges-after-supreme-court-ruling-5688322

FOX BUSINESS
— These people are not asylum seekers: Arizona rancher  Arizona ranchers Jim and Sue Chilton share how the hidden cameras on their ranch have caught thousands of drug traffickers crossing into the United States during the Republican National Convention.
https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6358376455112

FOX NEWS
— Secret Service equity director says DEI agenda is a ‘mission imperative,’ the ‘ultimate goal’  DEI director Loucious Hires said when every Secret Service agent makes DEI a ‘mission imperative’ the agency will have ‘achieved our ultimate goal’ – Hannah Grossman (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years (GAO-18, IRS-9, Post Office-3), their top priority was hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time. Because I am none of the aforesaid, they wasted my career and got rid of me.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/secret-service-equity-director-says-dei-agenda-mission-imperative-ultimate-goal

LEGAL INSURECTION
— RNC Honors the 13 Marines Killed During Afghanistan Withdrawal and Their Families. – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/rnc-honors-the-13-marines-killed-during-afghanistan-withdrawal-and-their-families/

MRC TV
— Denver City Council Speaks Out About Skyrocketing Migrant Crime – and the Price Tag For It. – BEATRIZ MADAN
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/beatriz-madan/denver-city-council-speaks-out-about-skyrocketing-migrant-crime-and-price-tag-it

WESTERN JOURNAL
— DEI Destroyed the Secret Service Leading Up to Trump Shooting.  A Politicized Military, Run by a Frail President. –  John Cauthen
https://www.westernjournal.com/docs-expose-dei-destroyed-secret-service-leading-trump-shooting/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NBC NEWS
— Democrats say “Vance pounds on ‘illegal aliens’ while also referencing his South Asian in-laws.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that all my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s. In my defense, I stress that they all immigrated legally.
https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/vance-pounds-on-illegal-aliens-while-also-referencing-his-south-asian-in-laws-215131205809
— Democrats say “Kimberly Guilfoyle warns America is growing ‘closer to World War III.” Under Biden, America’s enemies are emboldened to destroy America.
https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/kimberly-guilfoyle-warns-america-is-growing-closer-to-world-war-iii-215120453593
— Democrats say “Secret Service says it’s appalled by DEI rhetoric against female agents after Trump rally shooting. Saturday’s shooting is the latest instance of right-leaning social media accounts trying to link diversity, equity and inclusion programs to deeply troubling news events.” (COMMENT: All my many female coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me a) had less work experience than I had, b) had less education than I had, c) had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or d) had no professional license like the one I had.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/secret-service-condemns-backlash-against-women-agents-rcna161928

CNN
— Democrats say “Pelosi privately told Biden polls show he cannot win and will take down the House; Biden responded with defensiveness.”
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/17/politics/nancy-pelosi-biden-conversation/index.html
— Democrats say “Right-wing media figures blame women in Secret Service and ‘DEI’ for security failure in Trump shooting.” (COMMENT: All my many female coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me a) had less work experience than I had, b) had less education than I had, c) had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or d) had no professional license like the one I had.)
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/17/media/secret-service-agents-women-trump-shooting/index.html

MSN
— Democrats say “Ron DeSantis accuses Libs of TikTok of ‘lying’ for clicks.”
https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/world/ron-desantis-accuses-libs-of-tiktok-of-lying-for-clicks/ar-BB1jWV6r
— The following want employers to have mandatory DEI hiring policies: liberals, moderates, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, those who have less work experience than others, those who have less education than others, those who have few or no professional certifications or licenses, etc. The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/do-you-think-companies-have-mandatory-diversity-hiring-policies/ar-AA1hHr6w
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/starting-up-in-the-us-a-entrepreneur-s-path-to-the-green-card/ar-BB1q46qe
— Democrats say “Chinese Lose Confidence in Meritocracy as Path to Greater Wealth.” To promote Affirmative Action and DEI is to destroy meritocracy. If I had been a Democrat, minority, and/or female, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/chinese-lose-confidence-in-meritocracy-as-path-to-greater-wealth/ar-BB1pMCz5
— Democrats say “Trump Issues Dangerous Call to Arms During RNC.” Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Army.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-issues-dangerous-call-to-arms-during-rnc/ar-BB1qanoX

MSNBC
— Democrats say “Vance addresses Trump assassination attempt.”
https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/vance-addresses-trump-assassination-attempt-215128645809
— Democrats say “JD Vance criticizes Biden over Iraq war during RNC speech.”
https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/jd-vance-criticizes-biden-over-for-iraq-war-215131205837
— Democrats say former ICE director says “You better start packing now” and sends message to those immigrating illegally.
https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/thomas-homan-criticizes-biden-over-border-security-215114309799
— Democrats say “A heartbreaking story at the RNC peddles a horribly misguided narrative. How a story of personal loss is being used to promote a dangerous and false narrative about the state of crime under the Biden administration.” The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/rnc-speeches-push-dangerous-trump-narrative-biden-border-policy-rcna162374

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “Trump Shooting Live Updates: Lawmakers Assail Decision to Let Rally Go Ahead. The Secret Service’s call to let the former president take the stage even as law enforcement searched for a potentially dangerous person has drawn a furious response.’
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/18/us/trump-rally-shooting-news
— Democrats say “Biden Called ‘More Receptive’ to Hearing Pleas to Step Aside.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/17/us/politics/dnc-biden-nomination.html
— Democrats say “While Republicans Put on a Show of Unity, Democrats Wrestle With Their Own Rift. The discontent with President Biden has not faded and tempers are fraying as he insists on staying in the race over the objections of some fellow Democrats who worry that he cannot win.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/17/us/politics/biden-democrats-rift.html
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly crow about their success in flooding America with their illegals.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/17/us/trump-immigration-republicans-explained.html
— Democrats say “The Myth of Migrant Crime.” To come into a country illegally and/or to stay in a country illegally is to shout gross disrespect of the rule of law and of that country.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/18/briefing/the-myth-of-migrant-crime.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Biden’s political crisis deepens as Schiff calls for him to drop out. The president tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, just hours after Schiff, a top Democrat, became the 23rd member of Congress from the party to call for Biden’s exit from the race.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/07/17/adam-schiff-biden-drop-out/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Democrats say “Average American Debt in 2024: Household Debt Statistics.” Overwhelmingly, while I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates had way more debt than I did. I focused on a) avoiding debt, b) paying my debt off, and c) saving for my retirement.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/credit-score/average-american-debt

POLITICO
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame gun crimes on guns instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/17/trump-shooting-rnc-gun-control-00169179
— Democrats say “Secret Service struggles to quash congressional fury over Trump assassination attempt. Director Kimberly Cheatle acknowledged “gaffes” and a “failure” on the day of the rally.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/17/secret-service-congress-trump-shooting-00169187

PBS
— Democrats say “Fact-checking right-wing claims about election security and noncitizens voting.” Anticipate/expect that Democrat leaders will have many millions of their many millions of illegals use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrat candidates.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/fact-checking-right-wing-claims-about-election-security-and-noncitizens-voting

HUFFINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Republicans Lay Groundwork To Deny 2024 Election Results At GOP Convention.” Anticipate/expect that Democrat leaders will have many millions of their many millions of illegals use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrat candidates.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-lay-groundwork-to-deny-2024-election-results-at-gop-convention/ar-BB1qbsYA

July 17, 2024

Democrats ever-increasingly run the mainstream news media (MNM). Democrats ever-increasingly use the MNM to defeat Trump and to elect Biden. When the MSN criticizes Democrats, it is to help them win. When the MNM criticizes Republicans, it is to make them lose.

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Democrats say “RNC updates: Day 3 to focus on national security, foreign policy.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-day-3-led-by-the-newly-nominated-donald-trump-jd-vance-wednesday-focuses-on-national-security-and-foreign-policy/15064209/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-7/17/2024
— Democrats say “Trump feted by former rivals Haley, DeSantis. Trump, with a bandage on his ear, made an appearance again Tuesday evening.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-day-2-live-updates-nikki-haley-and-ron-desantis-to-speak-on-tuesday-donald-trump-makes-appearance-night-1/15062421/entry/15062834/
— Democrats say “After bashing Trump in primary, Haley and DeSantis to preach unity at Republican National Convention.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/ron-desantis-nikki-haley-tonight-trump-republicans-2024-rnc-milwaukee/15063255/
— Democrats say “Haley, DeSantis give strong endorsements. Trump’s former rival Nikki Haley officially endorsed him in her speech.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-day-2-live-updates-ron-desantis-digs-biden-with-weekend-at-bernies-comment-in-republican-national-convention-speech/15062421/
— Democrats say “Gov. Pritzker, Sen. Durbin critique former President Trump VP pick, J.D. Vance.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/gov-jb-pritzker-sen-dick-durbin-critique-former/15063434/
— Democrats say “LGBTQ+ advocacy groups laud a new California law barring school districts from requiring that parents be notified of their child’s gender identification change.” Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/california-gender-identity-law-elicits-praise-lgbtq-advocates/15063100/

NBC5
— Democrats say “Trump made a big entrance at the RNC, but he has yet to speak. Here’s when he’s expected to deliver his speech.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/trump-made-a-big-entrance-at-the-rnc-but-he-has-yet-to-speak-heres-when-hes-expected-to-deliver-his-speech/3491866/
— Democrats say “DeSantis, Haley offer emphatic endorsements of Trump.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/rinc-live-updates-milwaukee-desantis-haley-indiana-jim-banks/3491978/
— Democrats say “DeSantis says Democrats are in ruins.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/florida-governor-ron-desantis-says-democrats-are-in-ruins/3492248/
— Democrats use Durkin to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/former-minority-leader-jim-durkin-on-trumps-messaging-vance-nomination/3490582/
— Democrats say “Black Republicans celebrate party’s diversity at 2024 RNC in Milwaukee. GOP leaders from the Chicago area said Democrats haven’t kept promises to voters.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/black-republicans-celebrate-partys-diversity-2024-rnc-milwaukee/3491912/

CBS2
— Democrats use Pat Brady to blast Vance.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fmr-illinois-gop-head-gives-215900113.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-nominates-trump-vance-republican-214900080.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9xCjoJxhPE
— Democrats say “What Trump’s choice of JD Vance as his VP running mate means for the Senate.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jd-vance-vp-trump-senate/
— Democrats blast Vance.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/republican-vp-pick-jd-vance-record/
— Democrats say “Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks delivers prayer at Republican National Convention.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-pastor-corey-brooks-delivers-prayer-at-republican-national-convention/

WGN9
— Democrats use Jim Durkin to blast Republicans.
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/illinois-gop-maga-moderate-republicans/
— Democrats say “Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting.”
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/ap-republican-convention-to-focus-on-immigration-a-day-after-a-bandaged-trump-makes-triumphant-entrance/
— Democrats say “Chicago crime a likely focus in RNC’s ‘Make America Safe Again’ theme.”
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/chicago-crime-a-likely-focus-in-rncs-make-america-safe-again-theme/

FOX32
— Democrats say “Pastor Corey Brooks shouts out hometown of Chicago at RNC.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ6u6wg7sOc

WTTW
— Democrats say “Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin Hosts Black Republicans From Around US, Downplays Past Trump Criticism and Future Runs For Office.”
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/16/aurora-mayor-richard-irvin-hosts-black-republicans-around-us-downplays-past-trump

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats say “US Rep. Mary Miller at RNC says media has demonized Trump.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/us-rep-mary-miller-who-at-rnc-says-media-has-demonized-trump-symbolizes-rightward-shift-of-illinois-gop/
— Democrats say  “Donald Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting.’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/republican-convention-2/
— Democrats say “A Teamsters pitch at the Republican National Convention suggests big trouble for Democrats.’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/editorial-a-teamsters-pitch-at-the-republican-national-convention-suggests-big-trouble-for-democrats/
— Democrats say “Johnson plan to remove George Washington statue from outside his City Hall office now up in the air.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/johnson-to-remove-george-washington-statue-from-outside-his-city-hall-office/
— Democrats say “Latecomer GOP state legislative candidates have raised little cash.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/latecomer-gop-state-legislative-candidates-have-raised-little-cash-records-show/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats say “Former primary rivals Haley, DeSantis make case for second Trump presidency.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/16/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-donald-trump-nikki-haley-ron-desantis
— Democrats ask “Will the assassination attempt change Trump?”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/16/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-assassination-attempt-trump-rodney-davis
— Democrats say “Mayor Johnson nixes plan to remove George Washington statue outside his City Hall office. The since-rescinded decision to remove the statue had nothing to do with the former president’s ownership of slaves, Mayor Brandon Johnson’s communications director said.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/07/16/george-washington-statute-removal-city-hall-mayor-brandon-johnson-monuments
— Democrats say “Ahead of DNC, Brandon Johnson puts homeless on the street to make room for tent city occupants. Residents of a Magnificent Mile shelter are evicted to make room for occupants of a tent encampment that’s being cleared ahead of the Democratic National Convention.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/16/dnc-2024-homeless-democratic-national-convention-mayor-brandon-johnson-tent-city-shelter

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats say “Republicans lean into Trump’s border message during a convention night focused on immigration.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/news/republicans-lean-into-trumps-border-message-during-a-convention-night-focused-on-immigration/
— Democrats say “New Illinois GOP Chair Kathy Salvi greets delegates at RNC.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/illinois-state-politics/a-great-successor-new-illinois-gop-chair-kathy-salvi-greets-delegates-at-rnc/
— Democrats say “Bob Fioretti, Charlie Kirk and cops from Illinois all in town.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/news/rnc-notebook-day-two-bob-fioretti-charlie-kirk-and-cops-from-illinois-all-in-town/
— Democrats say “Pritzker, Durbin rip into VP nominee Vance.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/nation-and-world-politics/very-extremist-views-pritzker-durbin-rip-into-vp-nominee-vance/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/fact-focus-a-look-at-ominous-claims-around-illegal-immigration-made-at-the-republican-convention/article_0fff31ad-255d-5705-ac81-1fa1b4b5416d.html

OAK PARK
— Democrats say “Local GOP rally for Donald Trump at RNC.”
https://www.oakpark.com/2024/07/16/local-gop-rally-for-donald-trump-at-rnc/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats say “Women headline a night at the RNC that framed Trump as compassionate, not combative.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-17/women-headline-a-night-at-the-rnc-that-framed-trump-as-compassionate-not-combative
— Honoring my enslaved ancestors (COMMENT: In defense of my ancestors, they always lived in northeast Illinois, they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.npr.org/2024/07/17/1197958205/honoring-ancestors-part-two-07-17-2024

WILL
— Democrats ask “What do Illinois’ former GOP leaders think of the party now?”
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/story/what-do-illinois-former-gop-leaders-think-of-the-party-now

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Mary Miller and the media bashers. – SHIA KAPOS  (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly run the mainstream news media (MNM). Democrats ever-increasingly use the MNM to defeat Trump and to elect Biden. When the MSN criticizes Democrats, it is to help them win. When the MNM criticizes Republicans, it is to make them lose. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have pandered the most to the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to curry favor with the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I would focus the aforesaid a) who removed me from the Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee and b) who ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/17/mary-miller-and-the-media-bashers-00168949
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Right out of the gate, the Tribune’s Jeremy Gorner asked why Miller is “reluctant” to talk to the media. Her answer: “I’m happy to talk to people. But we would like fair coverage from the media. The media has demonized President Trump. Name-calling. That’s what my little kids did. Name calling,” Miller said. From the Tribune: “Miller didn’t address the fact that Trump has made name calling a hallmark of his political career, from his successful 2016 run for the White House, through his term as president, and in his presidential bids in 2020 and this year,” report Jeremy and Rick Pearson. Trump’s name calling: He has referred to President Joe Biden as “Crooked Joe,” his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton as “Lyin’ Hillary,” and Haley as “Birdbrain” and DeSantis as “Ron DeSanctimonious” and “Meatball Ron.” The media bashing continued at Fiserv Forum in the evening. Kari Lake, the U.S. Senate candidate — and former TV news anchor — started her speech welcoming the crowd. “We love you all. Actually, actually, wait a minute. I don’t mean that. I don’t welcome everybody in this room. The guys up in the fake news,” she said, referring to the media rows. “Frankly, you guys up there in the fake news have worn out your welcome.” Others took swipes, too, including Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was a Trump press secretary in the White House. The take-away: Republicans feel emboldened as Trump heads into the campaign season with Republicans feeling united and polling in his favor. . .Sparks flew, when Congressman Matt Gaetz poked at former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on the floor of the convention, and Illinois Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter told him to “shut up,” via X. Nikki Haley tried to bring unity to the RNC. Some people booed. . .If you’re in Milwaukee, come by for the talks, and if you’re not, check it out online. Today’s guests: Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Dr. Ben Carson.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Democrats say “Morning briefing”
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/17/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-327/
— Democrats say “Afternoon roundup”
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/16/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-120/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s role in the extreme rhetoric surrounding Donald Trump. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzkers-role-in-the-extreme-rhetoric-surrounding-donald-trump-wirepoints/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Kathy Salvi: It is an honor to be recognized by my fellow Illinois Republicans as the next Chair of the Illinois Republican Party’
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/661868316-kathy-salvi-it-is-an-honor-to-be-recognized-by-my-fellow-illinois-republicans-as-the-next-chair-of-the-illinois-republican-party

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Pritzker blasts Trump’s VP selection. – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_2d5056e4-439f-11ef-a0ca-e720196cccef.html
— Haley, DeSantis hammer Biden on national security policy. – Dan McCaleb
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/article_c9d2909c-43a2-11ef-ad3d-3bd110a9af41.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s primary rivals praise him in prime-time convention speeches. – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/16/ron-desantis-and-nikki-haley-trumps-primary-rivals/
— Three police snipers were inside the building used by would-be Trump assassin. – Matt Delaney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/16/three-police-snipers-were-inside-building-used-by-/
— Chinese press sees Trump assassination attempt as a failure of democracy. ‘Violent actions’ raising doubt among allies about U.S. reliability, article says. –  Bill Gertz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/chinese-press-sees-trump-assassination-attempt-as-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chicago mayor plans removal of George Washington statue in City Hall – Elaine Mallon
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/state/3085809/chicago-mayor-plans-removal-george-washington-statue-city-hall/
— Security has to separate Gaetz and McCarthy during live interview verbal fight. – Brady Knox
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3086280/security-separate-gaetz-mccarthy-live-interview-verbal-fight/
— Senate GOP candidates attack ‘border czar’ Harris at Trump convention. – David Sivak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3086338/senate-gop-candidates-border-czar-harris-trump-convention/
— Heartbroken families of crime victims blame Biden and plead for Americans to vote Trump. – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3086260/heartbroken-families-crime-victims-blame-biden-rnc/
— The end of affirmative action, one year later. – GianCarlo Canaparo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/equality-not-elitism/3085633/the-end-of-affirmative-action-one-year-later/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Trump Campaign Sees ‘Nearly 20 Paths’ to Victory As Biden Flounders. Biden has just ‘one, maybe two,’ Chris LaCivita says. – Joseph Simonson
https://freebeacon.com/elections/trump-campaign-sees-nearly-20-paths-to-victory-as-biden-flounders/
— Tom Cotton Slams Biden for ‘Chaos’ at Border, ‘Third World Invasion’  The Arkansas senator’s RNC remarks focused exclusively on immigration. – Joseph Simonson
https://freebeacon.com/elections/tom-cotton-slams-biden-for-chaos-at-border-third-world-invasion/

NEW YORK POST
— Biden and Harris ‘stand with criminals,’ retired Vegas cop tells RNC crowd. – Mark A. Kellner
https://nypost.com/2024/07/16/us-news/biden-and-harris-stand-with-criminals-retired-vegas-cop-tells-rnc-crowd/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Secret Service Story is Starting to Stink. – Stu Tarlowe
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/the_secret_service_story_is_starting_to_stink.html
— Concerned Parents Face the Tyranny of Cancel Culture. – Janet Levy
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/concerned_parents_face_the_tyranny_of_cancel_culture.html

BREITBART
— Democrats Try to Smear J.D. Vance as Antisemitic, Anti-Israel – JOEL B. POLLAK (COMMENT: Because I am Protestant and 100% German American, my critics/opponents have always smeared me as being antisemitic. I my defense, I have always stressed that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, many, if not most, if not virtually all of my non-Jewish male GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were antisemitic and anti-female. Because of that, in 1989, when my Democrat GAO superiors permanently banned from their group that audited IRS, I was able to get assigned to my second choice, the group that audited federal financial institution regulators, because that group was led by a Jewish woman who my coworkers did not want to work because she was a Jewish woman.)
https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2024/07/17/fact-check-democrats-try-to-smear-j-d-vance-as-antisemitic-anti-israel/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Who Is JD Vance, Our Next Vice President – Matthew Holloway and George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/who-is-jd-vance-our-next-vice-president

DAILY CALLER
— Secret Service’s Explanations For Security Failures Ahead Of Trump Assassination Attempt Aren’t Adding Up. – KATELYNN RICHARDSON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/16/secret-services-explanations-for-security-failures-ahead-of-trump-assassination-attempt-arent-adding-up/

FOX NEWS
— Secret Service director responds to criticism of Trump rally perimeter plan. Secret Service continues to face questions as FBI investigates Trump shooter Thomas Matthew Crooks
https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/trump-rally-shooting-fbi-investigation-attempted-assassination-july-17
— Trump Jr. wants ‘veto power over the RINOs,’ praises Vance to keep MAGA movement going ‘for generations’  Donald Trump Jr. spoke exclusively with Fox News Digital on the sidelines of the RNC Convention. – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-jr-wants-veto-power-over-rinos-praises-vance-keep-maga-movement-going-for-generations
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump brings it on himself, that is, that he creates his own problems. Hate-filled Diersen-hating Diersen-haters ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that I bring it on myself, that is, that I create my own problems. I should write about the biggest hate-filled Diersen-hating Diersen-haters in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Of course, I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/joy-reid-suggests-trump-couldnt-avoid-consequences-his-own-rhetoric-after-assassination-attempt

PJ MEDIA
— DeSantis Torches the Left in RNC Speech. – CHRIS QUEEN
https://pjmedia.com/chris-queen/2024/07/16/desantis-torches-the-left-in-rnc-speech-n4930764

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

MSN
— Democrats say “MTG attacks transgender people and ‘illegal aliens’ during RNC speech.” Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly attack those who do not promote LGBTQ and illegal immigration.
https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/other/mtg-rips-into-transgender-people-and-illegal-aliens-during-rnc-speech/ar-BB1q5dLq?item=flightsprg-tipsubsc-v1a?season//

NBC NEWS
— Democrats say “Republicans contrast legal and ‘illegal’ immigrants on second night of convention. Various speakers talked up how their families came to the U.S. while vowing harsh punishments for those who cross the border illegally.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/republicans-contrast-legal-vs-illegal-immigrants-rnc-rcna162247

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say Montez Sweat is a  late bloomer. How old were you when you bloomed? I did not a) earn an MBA until I was 27, b) pass the CPA examination until I was 30, c) earn a master’s degree in accounting until I was 31, d) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination and become a licensed CPA until I was 32. e) become a Certified Fraud Examiner until I was 41, f) become a Certified Government Financial Manager until I was 45. g) become a Certified Financial Services Auditor until I was 47, and h) become a Forensic Accountant and earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading until I was 48. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors used my lateness in doing the aforesaid to waste my career and to get rid of me.
https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5638824/2024/07/17/montez-sweat-chicago-bears/
— Democrats say an app was unveiled by Customs and Border Protection in January 2023 that lets migrants schedule appointments. The app, known as CBP One, allows certain migrants in Mexico to set up a time and come to a port of entry to enter the country.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/17/us/rnc-fact-check#joe-biden-created-an-app-to-let-illegals-schedule-their-arrival

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Haley embraces Trump, says ‘unified’ GOP ‘essential’ to ‘saving’ country. ‘For the sake of our nation, we have to go with Donald Trump,’ the 2024 GOP primary candidate told convention delegates.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/16/rnc-convention/
— Anticipate/expect that many millions of illegals will use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrat candidates.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/16/ted-cruz-rnc-speech-immigration-voting/

USA TODAY
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/07/17/dei-workplace-trump-vance-impact/74432633007/
— Democrats say that the Republican Party says “Arm yourself accordingly.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/17/arm-yourself-gop-firm-against-gun-control-after-trump-shooting/74432303007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats say “Border Crisis a Running Theme for RNC Speakers.”
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-biden-election-2024-rnc/card/border-crisis-a-running-theme-for-speakers-R8XIlsqNsPIrwQUekcdY?mod=mhp
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance and the Indian-American Dream. This immigrant group has prospered without quotas or grievances.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/j-d-vance-and-the-indian-american-dream-2024-election-usha-81ddedd0

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://hbr.org/2024/07/research-4-ways-employees-respond-to-dei-initiatives

BHARAT EXPRESS NEWS
— Who is Usha Vance, the immigrant daughter married to Trump’s vice presidential pick, JD Vance?
https://thebharatexpressnews.com/who-is-usha-vance-the-immigrant-daughter-married-to-trumps-vice-presidential-pick-jd-vance/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many Republicans see Usha Vance, the Indian-American wife of vice presidential candidate JD Vance, as a symbol of generational change and growing diversity within the party. Usha, 38, is a corporate lawyer who was previously a registered Democrat, the daughter of Indian immigrants and a practicing Hindu. Danny Willis, 25, chairman of Delaware Young Republicans, said: “With this ticket, with the show of diversity in what would be the second gentleman and second lady of the United States, I am extremely proud to be a Hispanic man and a Republican.” Usha has a very different story to tell than the last Republican second lady, Karen Pence, a white grandmother and devout Christian from Indiana who was an elementary school teacher and watercolorist. She is the daughter of Krish and Lakshmi Chilukuri, who are originally from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and later settled in California. Krish is an engineer and a university professor; Lakshmi is a biologist and college provost. They are part of a tight-knit community of Indian-American academics in the suburbs of San Diego. Usha said in a recent interview with Fox News: “I grew up in a religious family, my parents are Hindu, and I think that was one of the things that made them such good parents, that made them really, really good people.” Even as a child, Usha seemed a stranger to self-doubt. In a 2022 New York Times profile, Vikram Rao, a family friend who works in Silicon Valley, was quoted as saying, “By age 5 or 6, she had taken on a leadership role. She decided what board games we would play and what the rules would be. She was never mean or unkind, but she was the boss.” The same Times article noted that between 2007 and 2010, Usha “posted 65 ‘read’ books to her Goodreads account, including novels by Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Foer and Vladimir Nabokov, and nonfiction by Nina Burleigh and Nicholas Kristof. Her account was inactive for six years afterward.” Usha met J.D. Vance at Yale Law School, where they co-organized a discussion group on “social decline in white America”—a theme he would later return to in his bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy. The book chronicles his upbringing in a poor family in Appalachia and the beginnings of his relationship with Usha, played in a 2020 Netflix film adaptation by Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto. The couple didn’t seem like an obvious match, but in Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. praises Usha as a “Yale spirit guide” who helped him navigate campus life. “She instinctively understood the questions I didn’t even know to ask, and she always encouraged me to seek opportunities I didn’t know existed,” he wrote. Usha once told NBC News, “We were friends and I liked that he was so diligent. He would show up at 9 a.m. meetings that I scheduled for us to work on the brief together.” Among the two fellow Yale Law students was businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, who unsuccessfully ran for Republican president this year. Usha was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology. She also took courses in which she provided free legal advice on issues surrounding the Supreme Court and media freedom. She also holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Her thesis focused on “the methods used to protect printing rights in seventeenth-century England,” according to her biography on the university’s website. JD and Usha married in 2014 in an interfaith ceremony in Kentucky. That same year, she served as a clerk on the influential DC circuit court for Brett Kavanaugh, whom Donald Trump would nominate and confirm to the US Supreme Court in 2018. Usha also served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice John Roberts during the 2017-2018 term, during which time Roberts wrote a 5-4 ruling upholding Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries. At the 200-lawyer law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson, Vance, a partner, focused on civil litigation and appeals. The firm, which calls itself “radically progressive,” has counted Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America and PG&E among its clients. Usha’s own clients have included a division of the Walt Disney Company and the Regents of the University of California. Public records show that Usha was a registered Democrat and voted in that party’s primary in 2014. However, she also voted in the 2022 Republican primary, when her husband was running for the Ohio Senate. Last month, the couple were interviewed by Fox News at their home in Cincinnati, Ohio, about the possibility of JD becoming Donald Trump’s running mate. Usha said: “I don’t know if anyone is ever ready for that kind of scrutiny. I think the first campaign he started, we were shocked. It was so different from anything we had ever done before. But it was an adventure. “And so I guess the way I say it is, I’m not eager to change anything about our lives right now. But I really, you know, believe in JD, and I really love him. And so we’ll just see what happens with our lives.” On Monday, as JD entered the Republican National Convention Hall and members of the Ohio delegation chanted his name, Usha was by his side. She has proven to be an anchor in such moments. “Usha definitely brings me back down to earth a little bit, and when I get maybe a little too cocky or a little too proud, I remind myself that she’s accomplished way more than I have,” JD told the Megyn Kelly Show podcast in 2020. “I’m one of those guys who really benefits from having kind of a powerful female voice on his left shoulder saying, ‘Don’t do that, do that’ — it’s just important.” Usha said in a statement late Monday that she was resigning from the firm to support her family — they have two sons, Ewan, 6, Vivek, 4, and a daughter, Mirabel, 2. A spokesman for Munger said Usha was an “excellent lawyer and colleague.” Republicans at the convention praised the Vances, but some were reluctant to speak out about what they see as identity politics. Virginia Zemel, 66, of Downers Grove, Illinois, said, “You don’t look at the color of the person’s skin and ethnicity. It’s the character of the person and what they stand for.” “America began as a melting pot and we are including everyone. The leadership of President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and his wonderful family, and now JD Vance as Vice President and his wife and family will be a message to bring back the strength of our country.” However, some political analysts believe Usha’s arrival less than four months before Election Day could be an asset to the otherwise all-white Republican candidacy. John Zogby, a pollster and author, said: “The second lady candidates are barely in the mix. But Indian-Americans are becoming increasingly influential in the United States. They are strongly Democratic – or at least they have been – in their voting record, so if there is an opportunity to tweak that and get even a small percentage, that could be vital, especially in those swing states that everyone is talking about.” He added: “It looks good, she’s a smart lady and anything that can convince a few voters can have a huge impact in an election like this.”)

POLITICO
— Democrats say “How Donald Trump learned to love J.D. Vance.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/07/16/donald-trump-jd-vance-relationship-00168422

PEW RESEARCH
— Democrats ever-increasingly run the mainstream news media (MNM). Democrats ever-increasingly use the MNM to defeat Trump and to elect Biden. When the MSN criticizes Democrats, it is to help them win. When the MNM criticizes Republicans, it is to make them lose. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have pandered the most to the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to curry favor with the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I would focus on the aforesaid a) who removed me from the Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee and b) who ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.
https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2021/05/07/broad-agreement-in-u-s-even-among-partisans-on-which-news-outlets-are-part-of-the-mainstream-media/

July 15, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

WGN9
— Trump in Milwaukee after assassination attempt, Illinois delegates make short trip north for RNC
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/trump-prepares-for-rnc/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A number of Illinois Republicans have made the short trek north to Milwaukee, an unlikely host for the RNC considering it’s a deeply Democratic city. However, Wisconsin is a key swing state in the upcoming election after Biden defeated Trump there in 2020 by less than a percentage point. “We were once inch away from not having a presidential nominee,” Aaron Del Mar of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee said in the wake of the assassination attempt on Trump. “So, yes, certainly that is going to have an impact on who the VP pick is.” Other Illinois delegates say Republicans will use this week to underscore what they think one-party Democratic leadership has meant for Illinois. “The idea that immigrants should be getting more services than people of Chicago, it’s nuts,” Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter said. “It’s just wrong. “So I think it’s time for people to step back and see who it is that’s going to be delivering the kind of ideas and the kind of services that actually help the people of Illinois.” Illinois delegates will be set up near the back of the convention floor this week, next to Arkansas and just behind Texas. Swing states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are positioned much closer to the front.)

ABC7
— RNC 2024, recast by Trump assassination attempt, kicks off Monday. The RNC will maintain its original programming despite the Trump rally shooting.
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-event-kicks-off-in-milwaukee-following-donald-trump-assassination-attempt/15060290/
— Portrait of suspected gunman emerges after Trump assassination attempt. A recovered firearm was legally purchased by the suspect’s father, sources said.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-assassination-attempt-suspect-had-registered-republican/15058563/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Officials feared that the assassination attempt would inspire others. The assassination attempt against President Donald Trump “will likely be amplified in extremist messaging and heavily exploited by malicious actors as well as adversarial nation-states in mis/dis/mal-information aimed at fomenting division,” according to an NYPD intelligence product obtained by ABC News. “In the immediate hours after the shooting took place, multiple users on numerous online messaging platforms responded to the incident with support for the attack, overt calls for civil war, hostile rhetoric against FPOTUS Trump, threats against elected officials, and generalized calls for retaliatory violence,” according to the bulletin which was dated July 14, 2024. . . (Crooks) was working as a dietary aide at the Bethel Park Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, according to administrator Marcie Grimm. Thomas Matthew Crooks “performed his job without concern” and passed a background check, according to Grimm. “We are shocked and saddened to learn of his involvement as Thomas Matthew Crooks performed his job without concern and his background check was clean,” Grimm said in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with law enforcement officials at this time.” The firearm recovered at the scene was legally purchased by the suspect’s father, an urgent trace conducted by ATF found, according to multiple law enforcement sources. A source who has been briefed said the gun was an AR-15 style rifle that was purchased in 2013. . .Crooks had no known history of mental illness, per the FBI. His family is cooperating with investigators. “We’re looking into his background, his day-to-day activities, any writings, and social media posts that might help us identify what led to this shooting. And we have not seen anything threatening,” Rojek added. . .So far, investigators have not uncovered any ties to extremist organizations or individuals, though they continue to scour information from the suspect’s phone and other digital devices, according to the sources. Increasingly, the shooting was looking like a lone wolf attack, sources said. . .Myers said that Crooks “tended to be more of an interesting one” and described him as “more socially reserved” and someone who “didn’t have a ton of friends.” But he said he never heard Crooks discuss politics or, specifically, Donald Trump. . .Myers and another student said that Crooks tried to join the high school’s rifle team but was rejected and asked not to return after a “preseason” session. “He didn’t just not make the team, he was asked not to come back because how bad of a shot he was, it was considered like, dangerous,” said Myers. Another member of the team, who asked not to be named, told ABC News that there was a view that Crooks “wasn’t really fit for the rifle team.” “He also shot terrible,” the team member added. . .Crooks, however, did belong to a local shooting club, counsel for the club confirms to ABC News, Clairton Sportsmen’s Club. . .The classmate added that Crooks was interested in building computers and never discussed politics. . .It was too early in the investigation to say whether the suspect had been acting alone, Bivens said. Investigators were determining if anyone else had been involved, he said.)
— Donald Trump supporters hold rally in Chicago day after assassination attempt. – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-shooting-supporters-hold-rally-chicagos-west/15059186/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The rally hosted by Trump supporters in the Austin neighborhood was briefly interrupted after a verbal altercation with those who did not welcome their presence led to a person pulling a weapon. Police, who were monitoring the rally nearby, responded immediately and the situation was diffused. . .The rally was a small one, bringing together around 20 Trump supporters.)
— No changes made to RNC security plan after Trump assassination attempt, Secret Service says. Chicago Police Department monitoring situation in preparation for DNC.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-rally-shooting-authorities-reexamining-2024-rnc/15058117/
— Chicago shootings: At least 36 shot, 6 fatally, in weekend gun violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-weekend-least-25-shot-4-fatally/15058670/

NBC5
— Trump attack a ‘failure’ for Secret Service: retired agent who survived Reagan assassination attempt. While in the Secret Service, Tim McCarthy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest during an assassination attempt against former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. – Bennett Haeberle
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/trump-attack-a-failure-for-secret-service-retired-agent-who-survived-reagan-assassination-attempt-says/3489204/
— Biden orders security review of RNC plans after Trump assassination attempt. The president also ordered a review of security at the rally Saturday where former President Trump was injured in an assassination attempt. – James Neveau
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/biden-security-review-rnc-milwaukee-plans-trump-assassination-attempt/3489143/
— Secret Service ‘confident’ in security plans for Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/secret-service-confident-in-security-plans-for-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee/3489236/
— Here’s who is expected to speak at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/heres-who-is-expected-to-speak-at-the-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee/3489177/

CBS2
— The 2024 Republican National Convention set to begin on heels of assassination attempt. Here’s what to know. – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/2024-republican-national-convention-what-to-know/
— Ex-classmate of Trump rally shooter describes him as “normal boy,” rejected from high school rifle team. – Madeleine May
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/trump-rally-shooter-classmate-normal-boy-rejected-from-high-school-rifle-team/
— Trump rally shooter’s motive still unclear as Biden urges calm.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/live-updates/trump-shooting-statement-joe-biden-updates/
— Secret Service to review security at Chicago DNC after Trump assassination attempt. -Dave Savini
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/secret-service-review-security-chicago-dnc-trump-assassination-attempt/

FOX32
— Chicago police heighten security for DNC after Trump rally shooting. – Nate Rodgers and Cody King
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-heighten-security-for-dnc-after-trump-rally-shooting

WTTW
— The RNC’s First Day Will Still Focus on the Economy. Here’s What to Know About Trump’s Plans. – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/rnc-s-first-day-will-still-focus-economy-here-s-what-know-about-trump-s-plans
— From the Uihleins to Prominent Business Owners, Who Are Illinois’ Biggest Republican Donors? – Nick Blumberg  (COMMENT: What do major Republican donors think of you?)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/uihleins-prominent-business-owners-who-are-illinois-biggest-republican-donors
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump’s Top Donors: With a combined $10 million donation to the Make America Great Again Super PAC, billionaires Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein are the second-biggest backers of Trump’s reelection bid —  though their contribution has been dwarfed by the $75 million kicked in by banking heir Timothy Mellon. The Uihleins, Lake Forest residents and owners of the shipping products company Uline, are longtime conservative political donors. Uline, which was once headquartered in Illinois, moved in 2010 to Wisconsin — also home to Schlitz Brewing, to which Richard Uihlein is an heir. The Uihleins have long been active in Illinois politics. They supported former Gov. Bruce Rauner in his successful 2014 election bid. In 2018, they backed his unsuccessful challenger in the Republican gubernatorial primary, then-state Rep. Jeanne Ives. They’ve also supported U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Springfield), who drew widespread condemnation for approvingly quoting Adolf Hitler in a 2021 speech; failed Illinois gubernatorial and congressional candidate Darren Bailey; and U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria). Other donations have gone to two firebrands in the U.S. House: U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida). Elizabeth Uihlein also made a $3,300 gift to former Vice President Mike Pence’s presidential campaign in 2023. Since 1998, the Uihleins and their company have made donations totaling nearly $92 million to Illinois-based candidates or committees, according to state election records. The Uihleins have also been active donors to a variety of PACs during the current election cycle. Including their contribution to the Trump campaign, they’ve made more than $61 million in donations to candidates and committees across the country last year and this year, according to federal election records. They’ve been most generous to two Downers Grove-based Super PACs affiliated with the conservative activist organization Restoration of America: Restoration PAC and Fair Courts America. Restoration of America’s founder, Doug Truax, was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2014 Illinois Republican primary for U.S. Senate, losing to Jim Oberweis. In total, the Uihleins have given the two PACs nearly $20 million in 2023 and 2024. They’re also longtime backers of the Club For Growth PAC, which has raked in nearly $16 million from the Uihleins this cycle. And while they’re now Trump mega-donors, they also contributed $3 million to Never Back Down, a super PAC supporting the failed presidential campaign of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. . .The Uihleins aren’t the only Illinoisans actively backing conservative political committees during this election cycle. Billionaire Ken Griffin — who famously railed against crime in Chicago and announced he’d move his hedge fund, Citadel, to Miami in 2022 — is still listed as an Illinois resident in some of the contributions that appear in federal election records. During the current campaign cycle, he’s pumped nearly $60 million into campaigns and committees across the country. He has given $10 million apiece to Maryland’s Future, which is supporting former Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s bid for the U.S. Senate, and Keystone Renewal PAC, which is backing Republican David McCormick’s bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania. Griffin has also donated $6 million to the American Patriots PAC, a group that backs military veteran candidates that spent heavily in a successful bid to oust U.S. Rep. Bob Good (R-Virginia), who voted to unseat former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. While Griffin hasn’t been an active donor in Illinois campaigns recently, he did give $6,600 to the successful Nebraska Senate bid of Pete Ricketts, a Republican, who is part of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs. Craig Duchossois, whose billionaire family previously owned the Arlington Park horse racing track, has given more than $9 million to an array of candidates and committees this cycle. According to federal records, Duchossois gave $3 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, which backs GOP House candidates; $2 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, which supports Republican Senate candidates; and $1 million to the PAC associated with the Koch Brothers-founded group Americans for Prosperity. He also gave $13,200 to Ricketts’ campaign and an associated fund. . .Federal records show that during the current election cycle, the RNC has taken in $826,000 from Elizabeth Uihlein; $413,000 from Duchossois; and $250,000 from Gerson. . .Just 50 Illinoisans have given Trump $3,300 or more, the maximum amount under federal law per each election (primary and general). Compare that to 572 such contributions to Biden. The average contribution to Trump was $39, whereas Biden donations averaged $221. And the overall totals reflect the disparity in Illinois’ political leaning as well. Trump has taken in $3.7 million from Illinoisans, according to the most recent data available, while Biden has taken in $5.8 million.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/the-secret-service-is-investigating-how-a-gunman-who-shot-and-injured-trump-was-able-to-get-so-close/
— Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/former-fire-chief-who-died-at-trump-rally-used-his-body-to-shield-family-from-gunfire-2/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Illinois GOP leaders at RNC say Trump shooting will unite the party for November. – JEREMY GORNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/rnc-trump-shooting-illinois/
— Chicago’s Jewish community is bearing the brunt of religious intolerance. – Yinam Cohen (COMMENT: Democrats run Chicago.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/opinion-anstisemitism-hate-crimes-chicago/
— To reduce gun violence, America must change the culture that glamorizes violence. – Tio Hardiman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/opinion-america-glamorizes-gun-violence/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump expected to take RNC stage Monday night. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/15/rnc-milwaukee-trump-convention-opening-night
— Illinois Republicans ready to ‘rock this’ RNC as Trump assassination attempt unites GOP. Donald Trump’s defiant response to the shooting has provided “a shot of adrenaline in our arm” for his already fervent followers, Illinois delegate Aaron Del Mar said as the GOP gets ready to kick off the Republican National Convention on Monday. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/14/illinois-republicans-trump-assassination-attempt-gop-national-convention-milwaukee
— With the attempt on his life, Trump’s convention will be ‘epic,’ says Reince Priebus. The image of a bloodied Trump pumping his fist at a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania Saturday and mouthing the word “fight” will become one of the iconic photos defining these charged political times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/14/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-donald-trump-assassination-attempt
— After Trump assassination attempt, Dems pause counter-messaging at RNC, including Pritzker appearance. Democrats had planned daily press conferences to highlight “the grave danger that Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans pose to our democracy, our rights and our livelihoods.” But with images of the shooting still fresh in the voters’ minds, they’re opting to let President Biden lead their response. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/14/trump-assassination-attempt-democrats-counter-messaging-pause-republican-national-convention-pritzker
— Mental health disorders are remarkably pervasive in the general public. Nearly 20% of the US population is estimated to have a mental illness.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/07/12/gun-access-rage-hate-fuel-killings-violence-crime-diana-fishbein-alex-rohrer-madeline-jupina
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/07/15/rallying-cry-defend-rights-transgender-people-youth-conservative-states-republicans-heather-steans

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH MCCARTY PHOTO: Former suburban police chief wounded protecting Reagan Tim McCarthy expects ‘deep dive’ into security failures. – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240714/news/former-suburban-police-chief-wounded-protecting-reagan-expects-deep-dive-into-security-failures/
— What we know about the 20-year-old suspect in the apparent assassination attempt of Donald Trump. – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240714/nation-and-world/what-we-know-about-the-20-year-old-suspect-in-the-apparent-assassination-attempt-of-donald-trump/
— Judge dismisses classified documents indictment against Trump. – Devlin Barrett, Perry Stein
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240715/crime/judge-dismisses-classified-documents-indictment-against-trump/

CRAINS CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Airlines look to navigate political turbulence around their diversity commitments. – Judith Crown (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/equity/airlines-dei-efforts-navigate-polarized-political-landscape

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Jim Marter of Oswego, a delegate and the Republican candidate for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, said on matters of foreign policy, there’s a clear consensus within the party since the old guard is no longer dominant. The old guard, he said, refers to “the old Republicans where a lot of them wanted to go into this, that, and the other war.” He said that contrasts with the current Republican stance. “I think for the most part,” he said, “Republicans are at this point, let’s say, ‘hey, if it doesn’t directly affect our national security, we don’t want to be involved.’” Marter opposes U.S involvement in the Ukraine War but does support U.S. funding to Israel in its war in Gaza. This aligns with Trump’s stance. Israel has received more U.S. aid than any other country since World War II, according to Reuters. – Maria Gardner Lara
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/wnij-news/2024-07-15/republican-national-convention-illinois-delegate-says-it-will-showcase-partys-isolationist-foreign-policy-view

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— ‘Died a hero’: Man killed at Trump rally used body to shield family from gunfire. – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/man-killed-at-trump-rally-was-former-fire-chief-who-died-a-hero-pa-governor-says/

NPR ILLINOIS
— After saying she wouldn’t be there, Nikki Haley will now speak at Republican convention. – Sarah McCammon
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-14/after-saying-she-wouldnt-be-there-nikki-haley-will-now-speak-at-republican-convention
— Women don’t have equal access to college in prison. – Jenny Abamu (COMMENT: What gave you access to college? For me it was my taking college preparatory classes in high school, getting an ACT score of 24, and graduating in the upper 20% of my class.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-15/women-dont-have-equal-access-to-college-in-prison-heres-why

WGLT
— How the shooting at Trump’s rally breached security at the event. – Ayesha Rascoe
https://www.wglt.org/2024-07-14/how-the-shooting-at-trumps-rally-breached-security-at-the-event

CITIES 92.9
— Different views of how Biden, Trump impact Illinois’ down-ballot races. – Greg Bishop
https://www.cities929.com/2024/07/15/different-views-of-how-biden-trump-impact-illinois-down-ballot-races/

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Hawley calls for congressional investigation into Trump assassination attempt security failures. – Jason Rosenbaum
https://www.stlpr.org/government-politics-issues/2024-07-14/senator-josh-hawley-missouri-congressional-investigation-trump-assassination-attempt-failures-fbi-secret-service

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Illinois GOP ready for Trump’s convention – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/15/illinois-gop-ready-for-trumps-convention-00168227

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/15/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-325/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

JOHN KASS
— As Republican Convention Begins Democrats Come Bearing Gifts.
https://johnkassnews.com/as-republican-convention-begins-democrats-come-bearing-gifts/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

RNC
— 2024 MASTER EVENT CALENDAR
https://www.scribd.com/document/750623190/RNC-Master-Calendar#fullscreen&from_embed

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: I’m rewriting RNC speech after near-death experience. – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/donald-trump-im-rewriting-rnc-speech-after-near-de/
— Secret Service at center of ‘failure’ to prevent assassination attempt. – Stephen Dinan and Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/secret-service-at-center-of-failure-to-prevent-ass/
— Words of vilification from Trump’s opponents echo after close attempt at assassination. – Susan Ferrechio (COMMENT: If you are a Republican, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially his religion and national origin, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters vilify you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/donald-trump-shooting-follows-ramped-vilification-/
— Trump shooter had no clear politics, wore a Demolition Ranch T-shirt, had bomb-making material. Thomas Matthew Crooks lived south of Pittsburgh, was bullied in high school. – Dave Boyer and Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/donald-trump-shooter-thomas-matthew-crooks-had-no-/
— Secret Service director, DEI hiring under scrutiny in wake of Trump security lapses. – Matt Delaney (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/secret-service-director-dei-hiring-under-scrutiny-/
— Democrat media’s ‘Hitlerization’ of Trump no match for divine providence. – Charles Hurt  (COMMENT: If you are a Republican, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially his religion and national origin, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Hitlerize you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/fearless-men-history/
— A Trump-Vance ticket is a Biden-Harris victory. Trump needs a running mate with conviction and experience that voters can trust. – Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/trump-vance-ticket-is-biden-harris-victory/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Failure to intercept Trump shooter either ‘malice or incompetence’: Betsy DeVos’s brother. – Kaelan Deese
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3082009/trump-shooter-intercept-malice-incompetence-betsy-devos-brother/
— Wisconsin Gov. Evers asking for guns to be banned near RNC convention after Trump shooting. – Conrad Hoyt
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3082055/evers-asking-guns-banned-near-rnc-convention-trump-shooting/
— Trump assassination attempt follows a Charlottesville every weekend & January 6th on steroids. – Tiana Lowe Doescher
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3082167/trump-assassination-attempt-follows-a-charlottesville-every-weekend-january-6th-on-steroids/
— Is Trump Hitler or not? – Ian Haworth (COMMENT: If you are a Republican, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially his religion and national origin, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Hitlerize you.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3081484/is-trump-hitler-or-not/
— Will Democrats now stop calling Trump a threat to democracy? – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3081574/will-democrats-now-stop-calling-trump-a-threat-to-democracy/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump lands in Milwaukee for RNC on day after assassination attempt. – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/trump-lands-in-milwaukee-for-rnc-after-assassination-attempt/
— Secret Service blames local police, says it was tasked with securing properties surrounding Trump’s Pa. rally. – Alex Oliveira and Victoria Churchill
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/secret-service-blames-local-police-says-it-was-tasked-with-securing-properties-surrounding-trumps-pa-rally/
— Disgraced ex- Illinois Gov. Blagojevich now a ‘Trump-o-crat’ with praise for his ‘his new Republican Party’ – Carl Campanile (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am disgraced. They stress the adverse actions that they, their operatives, and their dupes have taken against me. I should write about them.)
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/disgraced-ex-illinois-gov-blagojevich-now-a-trump-o-crat-with-praise-for-his-his-new-republican-party/
— Secret Service chief Kimberly Cheatle facing mounting calls to resign after ‘total security breakdown’ at Trump rally. – Dana Kennedy
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/secret-service-chief-kimberly-cheatle-facing-mounting-calls-to-resign-after-total-security-breakdown-at-trump-rally/
— Fury at Secret Service after Trump shooter opens fire from obvious perch & video shows agents fumbling to get ex-prez to safety. Ryan King and Joe Marino
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/secret-service-under-pressure-in-wake-of-assassination-attempt-on-trump/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Immaculate Conception of Thomas Crooks. – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/the-immaculate-conception-of-thomas-crooks/

AMERICAN GRATNESS
— The Biden Titanic. Removing Biden is wise and needed for the country’s sake, but it will not solve the growing public anger at the left. – Victor Davis Hanson
https://amgreatness.com/2024/07/15/the-biden-titanic/

AMERICAN THINKER
— They look just like the Keystone Kops: The DEI Secret Service in inaction. – Ned Barnett (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/07/they_look_just_like_the_keystone_kops_the_dei_secret_service_in_inaction.html

BEAUFORD COUNTY NOW
— Was the attempt on Trump’s life an isolated event or the start of something Big? – Editorial
https://www.beaufortcountynow.com/post/81077/was-the-attempt-on-trumps-life-an-isolated-event-or-the-start-of-something-big.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump’s resilience, momentum dire threat to Deep State – Jeff Willis
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/07/15/trumps-resilience-momentum-dire-threat-to-deep-state-1472367/

BLAZE
— Why are Dems FREAKING OUT over Efforts to STOP Illegals from Voting?!? (COMMENT: In your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct, how many illegals are going to vote for Biden and for the rest of the rest of the Democrats on the ballot?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFiH28k_jTQ

COLLEGE FIX
— 15 times academia demonized Trump before assassination attempt. – JENNIFER KABBANY (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/15-times-academia-demonized-trump-before-assassination-attempt/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Did You See the New RNC Platform? Trump is a Genius. Democrats are Screwed. I Dare Democrats to Argue with Any of Our Platform. I Double Dare You. – Wayne Allyn Root
https://www.creators.com/read/wayne-allyn-root

DAILY SIGNAL
— Secret Service Director Put Focus on diversity. – Jarrett Stepman (COMMENT: To meet federal diversity commitments, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/14/secret-service-director-put-focus-on-diversity/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden DEI Push In Secret Service Led To Unqualified Agents, One Of Whom Threw Tampons At Her Boss In Unhinged Rage. – Luke Rosiak (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-dei-push-in-secret-service-led-to-unqualified-agents-one-of-whom-threw-tampons-at-her-boss-in-unhinged-rage

FOX NEWS
— Without a border, immigrant crime can hit everywhere. Honest analysts admit that illegal immigrants commit more crime than citizens. – Thomas Homan (COMMENT: To illegally come into a country illegally and/or to illegally stay illegally in a country illegally is to demonstrate a) gross disrespect for the rule of law and b) gross disrespect for that country. Beyond overwhelmingly, illegals demand massive government assistance.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/without-border-immigrant-crime-can-hit-everywhere
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more dependency on government in Evanston.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-suburb-expand-eligibility-guaranteed-income-program-we-all-need-help

GOPUSA
— A Platform For Trump’s GOP Heads To Milwaukee
https://www.gopusa.com/a-platform-for-trumps-gop-heads-to-milwaukee/
— What Will Happen At The Republican Convention, And What To Watch For
https://www.gopusa.com/what-will-happen-at-the-republican-convention-and-what-to-watch-for/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— GOP platform has lost its way. – Kathryn Jean Lopez
https://www.pressrepublican.com/opinion/gop-platform-has-lost-its-way/article_2f8f9bca-4194-11ef-87fd-77a74dd03b36.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pro-life people believe abortion to be the human rights issue of our lifetime, one with eternal stakes. With the Republican Party’s changes to its platform regarding abortion, it’s hard to believe the GOP is in the cause for the long haul — never mind the eternal. The platform no longer calls for an end to abortion, opting instead for the leave-it-to-the-states position. This platform and likely presidential nominee Donald Trump have abandoned any even nominal claim to the moral high ground. Lauren Onak, vice-presidential candidate for the American Solidarity Party, is a pro-life convert who recently talked with me not just about saving babies but also helping people with immigration status and housing. If you are going to have an abortion because you don’t have anywhere to live, some pro-life people want to offer help. That’s the work of civil society— sometimes making use of government resources. If abortion is about human rights, ignoring women and children who need help is unacceptable. It doesn’t have to be this way. Henry Hyde, the late congressman, said something that remains true today: “The public virtue of hospitality has been grievously violated by abortion liberty,” he said. “And so, we must do better and we must do differently,” he said. “We must reclaim the heritage of public hospitality. We must become again become again a people capable of welcoming new life, weak life, dependent life, into our midst — and cherishing it,” Hyde went on. Onak is running with presidential candidate Peter Sonski. While they are not seriously expecting to have to move to D.C. come January, they have the right idea in wanting to offer an opportunity for Americans who feel politically homeless to vote in keeping with their values. Their platform is largely based on Catholic Social Teaching, even while they aim to be ecumenical. The Republican Party of 2024 does not reflect this thinking. Catholic convert Ohio Republican Sen. J.D. Vance has declared his support for abortion pills, which cruelly leave women and girls alone to see the demise of the remains of their unborn children. I listened to him speak about the vulnerability of teen girls to the pro-abortion message at an Ohio March for Life in October 2023. But that was then. Republicans now believe they have no responsibility beyond their home states. And maybe not even entirely there — Vance, in a “Meet the Press” interview, cited an erroneous interpretation of a recent Supreme Court decision. He and Trump have both said it approved of abortion pills, when it was a mere ruling on standing that did no such thing. Hyde’s above quotes came before Roe v. Wade was overturned, but his words are relevant to Republicans who might want to seriously consider their abortion positions on something based on more than what Donald Trump wants and the prospects of the next election. The American Solidarity Party is a winning ticket this year, only inasmuch as it captures something of the pro-life vision — loving and welcome — that is all too often lost today. At least someone is giving it a try.)

POST MILLENNIAL
— Biden Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle vowed to make DEI a priority of agency. – Katie Daviscourt (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
“I’m very conscious as I sit in this chair now of making sure that we need to attract diverse candidates,” said Cheatle.
https://time.com/6998539/trump-shooting-republicans-blame-dei-secret-service-women/

TOWNHALL
— Enough Illegal Aliens Are Registered to Vote to Swing the Election In Biden’s Favor. – Sarah Arnold|
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/07/14/investigation-discovers-enough-illegal-aliens-registered-to-vote-to-swing-the-election-in-bidens-favor-n2641588

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Biden’s Secret Service Director’s Profile Says It All – Diversity – Joe Saunders (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/screen-shot-bidens-secret-service-directors-profile-says-diversity/
— Bongino Breaks Down Woke Secret Service Failures Point by Point, And It’s Absolutely Chilling. – Lorri Wickenhauser
https://www.westernjournal.com/bongino-breaks-woke-secret-service-failures-point-point-absolutely-chilling/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

MSN
— To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/gop-lawmaker-calls-secret-service-director-a-dei-person-after-trump-shooting/ar-BB1pY6BH

NEW YORK TIMES
— The New York Times unabashedly promotes hatred against Trump and then hypocritically says “The Attack on Donald Trump Is Antithetical to America.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/opinion/donald-trump-rally-shooting.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump remade the GOP in his image — and its platform in his words. – Derek Hawkins, Clara Ence Morse, Adrián Blanco and Aadit Tambe (COMMENT: Of course, my critics/opponents will stress those planks that Trump a) deleted, b) diminished, or c) failed to strengthen.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2024/republican-platform-changes-trump/
— What to know about the head of Secret Service as agency faces scrutiny. The 27th director of the U.S. Secret Service, Kimberly Cheatle, was sworn into office in 2022 and now faces questions about how the agency handled Trump’s rally. – Maria Sacchetti
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/07/14/secret-service-director-kimberly-cheatle/

USA TODAY
— Republicans’ focus on Biden’s age is a trap. Talk about his policy failures instead. The focus on age could easily come back to bite Republicans, hard. Where will voters go if Democrats end up nominating someone other than Joe Biden? – John Tillman
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2024/07/15/biden-age-inflation-border-policy-trump-republican-convention/74371168007/
— Joe Biden has everyone worried. Let’s talk about aging, for real. – Charles Trepany
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2024/07/10/joe-biden-trump-debate-aging/74348049007/
— New Republican platform makes one thing clear: We’ve dropped the anti-abortion effort. Republicans have made it clear they will follow Trump anywhere, even if it’s to ignore the anti-abortion movement. – Dace Potas
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/07/11/rnc-gop-platform-abortion-republicans-pro-life/74347683007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump’s near assassination presents the biggest crisis for the Secret Service in decades. At the heart of what will be a torrent of investigations: How was a 20-year-old lone shooter able to take up an exposed firing position on an open rooftop not much more than a football field away from the former president? –  C. Ryan Barber,, James Fanelli, Jan Wolfe
https://www.wsj.com/politics/trump-rally-shooting-is-the-secret-services-nightmare-1b35a7d6
— America Was an Inch From Catastrophe, and I Was There. I served in the Gulf War and know the sound of gunfire. I didn’t expect it at a rally in Pennsylvania. – David McCormick
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-was-an-inch-from-catastrophe-and-i-was-there-butler-trump-rally-9e47b971
— The Question Aging Bosses Should Ask Themselves. Leadership and aging were urgent issues for American companies even before President Biden’s halting debate performance. – Callum Borchers (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/the-age-question-looms-over-americas-bosses-31c1706b
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/economy/retirement-social-security-benefits-illegal-immigrants-c5a04d74

FORBES
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI a) to not hire Republicans and b) to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/juliekratz/2024/07/14/how-to-talk-about-dei-work-in-a-polarizing-political-climate/

BLOOMBERG
— Secret Service Trump Rally Response Spurs Bipartisan Queries. – Ellen M Gilmer and Michaela Ross
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-14/secret-service-trump-rally-response-spurs-bipartisan-queries

DAILY DOT
— MAGA fumes over women on Trump’s Secret Service detail, say DEI to blame for assassination attempt. The Secret Service director has tried to ramp up female recruitment. – Katherine Huggins (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/donald-trump-secret-service-women/

TIME & DAILY KOS
— To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.
https://time.com/6998539/trump-shooting-republicans-blame-dei-secret-service-women/
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2024/7/14/2254146/-Republicans-are-wasting-no-time-in-blaming-Democrats-and-Biden

July 14, 2024

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gunman who shot Trump opened fire from nearby rooftop, killed by agents
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/gunman-who-shot-trump-opened-fire-from-nearby-roof/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Authorities have not identified the gunman, but The New York Post identified him as Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles south of the site of the campaign rally. The gunman had a rifle and opened fire from the roof of a building outside the campaign venue in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Agents returned fire, and photographs later showed law enforcement officers with the man’s body on the roof. At a midnight press conference, law enforcement authorities said the gunman was not carrying ID, and the FBI was still working to verify his identity. FBI agent Kevin Rojek said authorities do not yet have “an identified motive,” nor would he specify the type of gun used. Mr. Rojek also said authorities used “assets” to check “suspicious packages” near the shooter’s body after he was killed. State police said all three shooting victims at the rally were adult males. They did not provide identifications. A Trump supporter said he saw the man with a rifle crawling on top of the roof of a building behind the campaign rally stage. According to the eyewitness, as reported to the BBC, rally-goers outside the event spotted the man “bear crawling” across the roof, carrying a rifle. The witnesses frantically alerted law enforcement and were surprised when Mr. Trump was not immediately ushered from the stage. “We’re pointing at the guy, crawling up the roof,” the witness said. “He had a rifle, you could clearly see he had a rifle. I’m thinking to myself, why is Trump still speaking? Why have they not pulled him off the stage?” The witness said he alerted Secret Service on the roof to the crawling man with the rifle, but Mr. Trump was not removed from the stage. “The next thing you know, five shots rang out,” the witness said, adding he is “100%” certain the shots came from the rifle of the man crawling across the roof. Mr. Trump was struck on the right ear but survived and is reported to be “fine.” One rally attendee was killed and two others were critically injured, the Secret Service said.)
— Trump joins Roosevelt, Bush as former presidents who faced assassination attempts. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/trump-joins-roosevelt-bush-as-former-presidents-wh/
— Rep. Steve Scalise, shooting survivor, targets ‘incendiary rhetoric’ from left after Trump shooting. – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/rep-steve-scalise-shooting-survivor-target-incendi/
— Congressional Democrats running a coup against sitting president and threatening justices. – Michael McKenna
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/congressional-democrats-running-coup-against-sitti/

FOX NEWS
— Who was Thomas Matthew Crooks? What we know about Trump’s attempted assassin. Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, was from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, and graduated from high school in 2022. – Scott McDonald
https://www.foxnews.com/us/who-was-thomas-matthew-crooks-donald-trumps-attempted-assassin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He was one of nearly two dozen students from the school to earn a $500 “star award” from the National Math and Science Initiative. An online recording of his graduation ceremony shows him walking the stage to minimal applause and briefly posing with a school official, the New York Times reported. A search by Fox News Digital revealed Crooks would have turned 21 years old this September. He had no reported criminal or traffic citations and no reported bankruptcies, liens or foreclosures. Crooks was a registered Republican, according to voting records, but had only participated in the Nov. 8, 2022, state election due to his age.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump rally shooting blame game and calls for investigation begin. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., said there would be hearings to determine what happened. –  AP (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump brought it on himself, that is, that Trump causes all his own problems.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/14/trump-rally-shooting-blame-game-calls-investigation-begin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, who has been identified as a potential vice presidential running mate for Trump, said on X that the violence was “not just some isolated incident. The central premise of the Biden campaign is that President Donald Trump is an authoritarian fascist who must be stopped at all costs. That rhetoric led directly to President Trump’s attempted assassination.”)
— The FBI early Sunday named 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, as the subject involved in the shooting. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/13/donald-trump-whisked-off-stage-in-pennsylvania-after-loud-noises-rang-through-the-crowd
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Law enforcement recovered an AR-style rifle at the scene, according to a third person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation. An AP analysis of more than a dozen videos and photos from the scene of the Trump rally, as well as satellite imagery of the site, shows the shooter was able to get astonishingly close to the stage where the former president was speaking. A video posted to social media and geolocated by the AP shows the body of a person wearing gray camouflage lying motionless on the roof of a building at AGR International Inc., a manufacturing plant just north of the Butler Farm Show grounds where Trump’s rally was held. The roof where the person lay was less than 150 meters (164 yards) from where Trump was speaking, a distance from which a decent marksman could reasonably hit a human-sized target. For reference, 150 meters is a distance at which U.S. Army recruits must hit a scaled human-sized silhouette to qualify with the M-16 rifle. The AR-15, like the shooter at the Trump rally had, is the semi-automatic civilian version of the military M-16. Asked at the press conference whether law enforcement did not know the shooter was on the roof until he began firing, Kevin Rojek, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Pittsburgh Field Office, responded that “that is our assessment at this time” “It is surprising” that the gunman was able to open fire on the stage before the Secret Service killed him, he added. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, whose department oversees the Secret Service, said officials were engaged with the Biden and Trump campaigns and “taking every possible measure to ensure their safety and security.”)
— ‘These are scary times.’ Illinois politicians react to Trump assassination attempt. “I think the hate for Trump is out of hand. It’s out of control. We have to settle down,” Illinois GOP National Committeeman Richard Porter said. Former President Barack Obama urged a pivot away from polarization. – Lynn Sweet and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2024/07/13/illinois-politicians-react-trump-assassination-attempt-butler-pennsylvania-campaign-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Echoing the sentiment that the shooter was likely politically motivated, Jeanne Ives, a former Illinois state representative and gubernatorial candidate, said, “These are scary times. No one knows the motive of the shooter, but this political violence likely stems from someone who felt threatened by the prospect of a Trump presidency, which is ridiculous,” Ives said. “The shooter is obviously deranged. But what does this mean? There’s no doubt people feel powerless against a powerful centralized government,” Ives said. . .“The deepening political divide is dangerous and any political violence is unacceptable,” McCombie said in a statement. “Gunshots cannot silence our collective need for change.)
— Chicago, Illinois politicians react to Trump assassination attempt: ‘Political violence is never acceptable.’ – Ellery Jones
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/13/chicago-illinois-trump-assassination-attempt-pennsylvania-reactions-rnc
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The Republicans of Illinois are united and stand with President Trump,” Illinois GOP Chairwoman-elect Kathy Salvi said in a statement. “We express our full support for President Trump and his family. We appreciate the prompt response by law enforcement and the Secret Service.” “We are shocked and saddened by the events at the rally in PA. Political violence has no place in our society,” the Illinois Democratic Party posted on X. “We pray for the safety of all attendees and condemn violence in the strongest terms. Thank you to the first responders and Secret Service for their swift response.”)
— Those high-profile people who have promoted the most hatred against trump are under the most pressure to condemn the shooting.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/13/biden-trump-shooting-attempt-says-everybody-must-condemn-attack

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Law enforcement recover AR-style rifle at scene of Trump rally shooting. – AP (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrats will ever-increasingly use the shooting to first outlaw all semiautomatic firearms and then to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/13/law-enforcement-recovered-ar-style-rifle-at-scene-of-trump-rally-shooting-ap-source-says/

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: ‘This is unacceptable’: Suburban RNC delegates react to shooting at Trump rally. – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240713/article/this-is-unacceptable-suburban-rnc-delegates-react-to-shooting-at-trump-rally/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The Republicans of Illinois are united and stand with President Trump,” Kathy Salvi, the chairwoman-elect of the Illinois Republican Party, said in a statement. “We express our full support for President Trump and his family. We appreciate the prompt response by law enforcement and the Secret Service.” . . . Joseph Folisi, another RNC delegate and Trump supporter, said “some people need to ratchet down the rhetoric.”)

FOX32
— Chicago reacts to shooting at Trump campaign rally in Pennsylvania. – Nate Rodgers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-reacts-shooting-trump-campaign-rally-pennsylvania
— Trump rally shooting: Experts weigh in on potential impact on RNC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39vnFwIvQJs

WGN9
— What happens if a presidential candidate is killed before an election? – Russell Falcon
https://wgntv.com/news/trending/what-happens-if-a-presidential-candidate-is-killed-before-an-election/
— Chicago, Illinois politicians react following deadly shooting at Pennsylvania Trump rally. – Gabriel Castillo
https://wgntv.com/politics-3/chicago-illinois-politicians-react-following-deadly-shooting-at-pennsylvania-trump-rally/

THE HILL
— Shocking attempt on Trump’s life pitches America into fresh turmoil. – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4770829-trump-rally-shooting-election/

NBC NEWS
— Pennsylvania voter records listed a Thomas Matthew Crooks with the same address and birth date as a registered Republican, though it was not clear from the records when that was put in place. (COMMENT: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters stress that the shooter was a registered Republican. Since 1999, my critics/opponents who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me have not only been registered Republicans, but a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. According to them, no one reads my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but nevertheless, my newsletters have caused all the defeats that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-rally-shooter-identified-20-080005738.html

YAHOO
— The FBI has named the man who shot Donald Trump as Thomas Matthew Crooks, a 20-year-old registered Republican from Pennsylvania. Crooks was reportedly wearing a t-shirt bearing the emblem of a pro-gun Youtube channel when he was killed on Saturday by a special forces sniper after firing three shots at the former US president. . .Reports said that heavily-armed US security agents have raided Crooks’ home in Bethel Park on the edge of Pittsburgh, roughly an hour’s drive south of Butler, the small and hard-up post-industrial town where he tried to kill Trump. The FBI said that Crooks was not carrying any identification when he made the assassination attempt and had to be identified using DNA samples. . .US security forces said that they had recovered an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle lying by Crook’s body. AR-15 semi-automatic rifles have been used in several mass shootings in the US and have become the focus of the gun debate. Photos also showed a member of the US security forces standing over Crooks’ body. Crooks was wearing beige cargo-style shorts and a grey T-shirt bearing the logo of a pro-gun Youtube channel called Demolition Ranch. A registered Republican  Videos and photos on the internet showed Crooks to be a tall, slender, white man who wore glasses and had long sandy-brown hair. Voter-registration data showed that Crooks was a registered Republican voter but on Jan 20, 2021, two weeks after pro-Trump alt-right supporters stormed the White House, Crooks gave $15 to a grassroots Democratic group. Crooks didn’t have a criminal record. A video showed him graduating from a local school in 2022 and winning a prize for math and science.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/thomas-matthew-crooks-donald-trump-101639620.html

REUTERS
— Slain suspect identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man who was registered as Republican.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trump-shooting-raises-questions-about-security-lapses-2024-07-14/
— Trump rally shooting: Focus on Secret Service. – Gram Slattery, Alexandra Ulmer and Joseph Tanfani
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/possible-security-lapses-focus-after-trump-rally-shooting-2024-07-14/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican lawmakers said they would launch swift investigations into how a person managed to evade Secret Service agents and climb onto the roof of a building near where former U.S. President Donald Trump was speaking at an election rally and fire multiple shots before being killed. Mike Johnson, speaker of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, said panels in the chamber will call officials from the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI for hearings soon. The House oversight panel called Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle to testify on July 22. While information about the incident was still sparse, early media reports said the shooter was outside the security perimeter of the rally venue in Butler, Pennsylvania. One person interviewed by the BBC said he had seen the man with gun and tried unsuccessfully to alert police and the Secret Service.
Trump supporters blasted the Secret Service, which is responsible for protecting Trump as a former U.S. president. Billionaire Elon Musk called for the agency’s leadership to resign. “How was a sniper with a full rifle kit allowed to bear crawl onto the closest roof to a presidential nominee,” asked conservative activist Jack Posobiec on social media site X. FBI Special Agent Kevin Rojek, speaking at a press briefing, called the number of shots the attacker was able to fire “surprising.” The Secret Service did not have a representative in that press briefing late on Saturday, which included FBI and state law enforcement officials.
The Secret Service said shortly after the shooting that it has begun an investigation and briefed Democratic President Joe Biden, Trump’s rival in the Nov. 5 election, though the agency did not immediately respond to additional requests for comment regarding its protocols. The Pennsylvania State Police referred questions to the Secret Service. Ben Maser said he was outside the rally perimeter, listening to Trump, when he noticed two officers seemingly looking for someone. Maser, a 41-year old welder, started scanning the area too. “I saw the guy on the roof. I told the officer that he was up there. He went about looking for him,” said Maser. . .Paul Eckloff, a former Secret Service agent who retired in 2020, said agents would have surveyed all the rooftops with a line of sight ahead of time. “This person either concealed themselves until they became a threat, or were not a threat until they revealed their weapons,” said Eckloff.)

WASHINGTON POST
— The shooter was killed. Crooks was a registered Republican, according to the state’s voter status records.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/13/2024-election-campaign-updates-biden-trump-rally/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/14/trump-shooting-conspiracy-theories/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As more details about the shooter emerged throughout the evening, seemingly identifying a man who was perched on a rooftop outside the Trump rally, Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of X, posted that either the Secret Service suffered from “extreme incompetence” for allowing him to position himself there or “it was deliberate.”)
— How the deadly Trump rally shooting unfolded in Pennsylvania. A timeline of how the suspected assassination attempt on the former president unfolded. – Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/14/trump-rally-shooting-timeline/

NEWSWEEK
— Who is Thomas Matthew Crooks: What We Know About Trump Shooting Suspect
https://www.newsweek.com/who-thomas-matthew-crooks-donald-trump-shooting-suspect-fbi-pennsylvania-rally-1924890
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-shooting-conspiracy-theories-erupt-staged-1924904

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Scalise, Shot in 2017 Attack, Points Finger at Democrats’ Rhetoric – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/scalise-shot-in-2017-attack-points-finger-at-democrats-rhetoric-XLcF6DjRrQYPUpT31Fj2
— Those high-profile people who have promoted the most hatred against trump are under the most pressure to condemn the shooting.
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/biden-on-trump-incident-we-cannot-condone-this–iVJmVUuOxOTD1IjYM07O
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/democrats-criticize-political-violence-IxKUdbUbQYsiBFjpdZHn
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/biden-campaign-to-pull-down-television-ads-yWBcGSbQDl4lfoGSgXOk
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/some-republicans-blame-biden-while-trump-says-motive-not-clear-MFyg9iR5zqztfamOxtGf
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While law-enforcement officials haven’t given details on the shooting suspect’s identity or a motive—and former President Donald Trump has said so as well—some Republicans are already making unsubstantiated claims that President Biden is responsible for the incident at the Butler, Pa., rally. “Today is not just some isolated incident. The central premise of the Biden campaign is that President Donald Trump is an authoritarian fascist who must be stopped at all costs,” Sen. J.D. Vance (R., Ohio), who is considered a possible Trump running mate, posted on X. “That rhetoric led directly to President Trump’s attempted assassination.” Vivek Ramaswamy, who competed against Trump in the 2024 Republican primaries, made a similar claim. “First they sued him. Then they prosecuted him. Then they tried to take him off the ballot,” he wrote on X. “Biden’s inevitable ritual condemnation of political violence today (when it comes) will be insufficient and irrelevant. No amount of verbiage today changes the toxic national climate that led to this tragedy.” A handful of Republican lawmakers posted similar comments on social media, insinuating political motivations and blaming Biden, who condemned the incident in a speech from Delaware and said he had reached out to Trump directly. Local law-enforcement officials and the Secret Service said they are investigating the incident but have so far released few details.)
— Who Was Trump Rally Shooting Suspect Thomas Matthew Crooks? – Gareth Vipers (COMMENT: Did he live with his parents? What do his parents have to say?)
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/who-was-thomas-matthew-crooks–lrMt72pIYPaqiqCoDta2

PEOPLE
— What to Know About Thomas Matthew Crooks, Shooter Who Opened Fire at Donald Trump Rally. – Greg Hanlon
https://people.com/what-to-know-trump-shooting-suspect-thomas-matthew-crooks-8677737
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 2021, Crooks made a $15 donation to ActBlue, a political action committee that supports Democratic politicians. The donation was earmarked for the Progressive Turnout Project, which aims to get out increase voting among Democrats. . .CNN reports that the outlet briefly spoke to Crooks’ father, Matthew Crooks, late on July 13. Matthew Crooks said he was still trying to find out “what the hell is going on,” and declined to talk about his son until he spoke with law enforcement.)

AXIOS & FORBES
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.axios.com/2024/07/14/trump-assassination-attempt-martyr-rnc
https://www.axios.com/2024/07/14/trump-rally-shooting-republicans-congress
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaunharper/2024/07/13/will-surviving-gunfire-be-donald-trumps-next-appeal-to-black-voters/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Republican Convention 2024: Speakers include potential VP picks Marco Rubio, JD Vance, Doug Burgum. Donald Trump’s family is expected to attend the RNC, but Ivanka and Melania are not listed to speak.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/rnc-2024-speakers-announced-including-potential-donald-trump-vp/15056697/

CBS2
— Group wins fight to protest within sight and sound of Democratic National Convention, but fight not over – Charlie De Mar
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/group-wins-fight-protest-within-sight-sound-democratic-national-convention/

WGN9
— Chicago removing homeless encampment ahead of Democratic National Convention. – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-removing-homeless-encampment-ahead-of-democratic-national-convention/

FOX32
— Who will Trump pick as his VP? Betting markets show a clear favorite (JD Vance). – Breck Dumas
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/who-will-trump-pick-his-vp-betting-markets-show-clear-favorite-some-unusual-activity

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— This year’s RNC speakers include VP hopefuls, GOP lawmakers and UFC’s CEO — but not Melania Trump. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/13/this-years-rnc-speakers-include-vp-hopefuls-gop-lawmakers-and-ufcs-ceo-but-not-melania-trump-2/
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/opinion-republican-party-platform/
— FRONT PAGE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/migrant-woman-sexually-abused-while-on-the-search-for-housing-highlights-the-vulnerability-for-attacks-experts-say/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bill Daley slams Johnson’s claim of ‘decades of disinvestment’ by past mayors. When Richard M. Daley became mayor, he “understood more than anybody … that he had to address what was called Beirut-on-the-Lake at the time because of the racial divide,” his brother Bill Daley told the Sun-Times. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2024/07/13/bill-daley-brandon-johnson-richard-m-j-disinvestment-past-mayors-crime-shootings
— Activist groups sue city, alleging denial of march permits during DNC violates free speech. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on Friday and accuses the city of suppressing speech criticizing the government during the high-profile event. – Mary Norkol
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/13/activist-groups-sue-city-alleging-denial-of-march-permits-during-dnc-violates-free-speech
— Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/13/racist-chicago-black-white-segregation-shootings-violent-july-fourth-alden-loury

DAILY HERALD
— Youth fighting, fireworks part of ‘multiple disturbances’ at Fox Valley Mall – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240713/news/police-youth-fighting-fireworks-part-of-multiple-disturbances-at-fox-valley-mall/

SOUTHERN
— DNC announces 2024 party platform draft outlining Biden agenda, contrast with Trump. – Isabella Murray (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. It promotes a) dependency on government and charity, b) LGBTQ, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and g) Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/13/dnc-announces-2024-party-platform-draft-outlining-biden-agenda-contrast-with-trump/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust. – AP (COMMENT: How much deadwood is on the voter rolls in your county, your township, your municipality, and your precinct?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-conservative-groups-are-pushing-to-clean-voter-rolls-others-see-an-effort-to-sow-election-distrust/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— South Side GOP Chairman Devin Jones is the 18th Ward Republican Committeeman answers attacks from mayor, governor. – Jim Talamonti
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chicago-republican-answers-attacks-from-mayor-governor/ar-BB1pV0Lw?ocid=windirect

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— National Committeeman Richard Porter looks ahead to GOP convention as party names new state chair. – PETER HANCOCK
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/national-committeeman-richard-porter-looks-ahead-to-gop-convention-as-party-names-new-state-chair

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The French are losing the demographic war to Islam. – Don Feder
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/12/french-are-losing-demographic-war/

BREITBART
— Chicago at Nearly 1,200 Shootings for 2024 Following July 4 Carnage. – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2024/07/13/chicago-at-nearly-1200-shootings-for-2024-following-july-4-carnage/

EPOCH TIMES
— What Will Happen at the Republican Convention, and What to Watch For. Beyond the hoopla of the televised sessions, political conventions are a place to conduct party business, network, and showcase the GOP brand. – Lawrence Wilson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/what-will-happen-at-the-republican-convention-and-what-to-watch-for-5682046

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Scholarship Excluding Males Who Identify As Males at Rochester Inst. of Technology Challenged By Equal Protection Project. –  William A. Jacobson (COMMENT: I did not apply for any scholarships because my ACT score was only 24 and I only just made it into the upper 20% of my high school class in 1966. During my last 2 years in high school, I spent far too much time washing dishes to earn enough money to buy a new car to commute to/from my parents’ home in Crete and classes at UIC instead of studying. But even back then, scholarships were overwhelmingly targeted for those who did not share my demographics.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/scholarship-excluding-males-who-identify-as-males-at-rochester-inst-of-technology-challenged-by-equal-protection-project/

PJ MEDIA
— Gallup: Sharp Increase in the Number of Americans Wanting Less Immigration – RICK MORAN (COMMENT: Mass/illegal immigration hurts all Americans, but especially Americans who have less money than others. I had to work my way through college. If there had been as many immigrants when I was young as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs that I got. And if not that, my salaries would have lower because immigrants drive salaries down.)
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/07/13/gallup-sharp-increase-in-the-number-of-americans-wanting-less-immigration-n4930649

TOWNHALL
— Elon Musk has made a significant donation to former President Donald Trump’s campaign as he becomes increasingly critical of President Joe Biden. –
Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/07/13/elon-musk-donated-to-trump-campaign-n2641818
— House Passes The SAVE Act, Dems Are Determined to Leave it There. – Jamie Parsons |
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/jamie-parsons/2024/07/13/house-passes-the-save-act-dems-are-determined-to-leave-it-there-n2641728

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CNN
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.cnn.com/business/economy/transgender-americans-economy/index.html

AOL
— Wealthy Beginnings: How the Rich Raise Their Babies Differently. – CINDY LAMOTHE (COMMENT: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents have/had parents who had far more money than my parents had. Their parents bought them cars and paid for their college expenses. I bought a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air with money that I had earned doing yard work and delivering newspapers when I was 16 years old in 1964. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint with money that I had earned washing dishes in 1966. I paid for my UIC expenses 1966-1968 and for my NIU expenses 1969-1970 with money that I had earned delivering mail. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those whose parents are/were rich.)
https://www.aol.com/wealthy-beginnings-rich-raise-babies-170043599.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Pritzker Tries to Reassure Fellow Midwestern Democrats Amid Biden Anxiety. Gov. JB Pritzker of Illinois spoke to Democratic gatherings in Indiana and Ohio as party leaders tried to ease panic about President Biden. – Mitch Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/us/pritzker-biden-democrats.html
— The Republicans Are Headed to Milwaukee. So Are Protesters. – Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/us/rnc-milwaukee-protests.html

USA TODAY
— Democrat and RINO leaders crow about their success in flooding America with illegals.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/12/border-immigration-politics-arrive-american-south/74121724007/

POLITICO
— Biden raised his voice over House Dem commander-in-chief concerns: ‘I don’t want to hear that crap’  Rep. Jason Crow, a respected centrist in the Democratic caucus, told Biden that people want a strong leader so they can feel safe on national security. – SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/13/biden-raised-his-voice-over-house-dem-commander-in-chief-concerns-i-dont-want-to-hear-that-crap-00167975

July 13, 2024

Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. How do the following view Salvi: a) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee, b) the leaders of your Republican county party organization, c) the leaders of your Republican township/ward party organization, d) your Republican state senator and representative, e) Republican leaders of your county, township, and municipality, f) Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in my precinct, g) conservative leaders and activists in your area, h) religious leaders and activists in your area, and i) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? Because Salvi is conservative, anticipate/expect that the aforesaid who are anti-conservative, that is, who are anti-platform Republican, that is, who are anti-Republican, do not view Salvi favorably, and especially the aforesaid who promote abortion.

Those who oppose Salvi promote the Democrat Party platform, that is, they promote a) dependency on government and charity, b) LGBTQ, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and g) Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination.

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New chairman tries to unite fractured Illinois GOP heading into Milwaukee convention. – RICK PEARSON and JEREMY GORNER  (COMMENT: The Democrat Party exists to promote liberal principles. The Republican Party exists to promote conservative principles. Democrats want Republicans to lose. Democrats want Republicans to dump everything that is conservative and to dump everyone that is conservative.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/13/new-chairman-tries-to-unite-fractured-illinois-gop-heading-into-milwaukee-convention/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Salvi won the chairmanship with about 60% of the weighted vote against state Rep. John Cabello of Machesney Park, a Rockford suburb, in an initial round of voting after Aaron Del Mar, the Palatine Republican Township committeeman, withdrew from the contest. In a final tally, 16 of the 17 members voted for Salvi, with one abstention, said GOP sources who were not authorized to speak publicly about the committee’s deliberations. Cabello’s candidacy to be “interim” chairman until after the Nov. 5 election was backed by forces aligned with the controversial Shaw, who still sits on the state central committee despite losing his party title and looked to exert some power within the party, the GOP sources said. Cabello said he wanted to serve as a caretaker to “keep the train on the tracks while they do their due diligence to find someone else” to serve as chairman. . .In an interview ahead of the chairman vote, Salvi said she has been “very active with the party, supporting candidates up and down the state of Illinois, attending events where invited and making my case to the people willing to listen how Illinois is really no different than the states that surround us.” Acknowledging Trump’s previous losses in Illinois and concerns by some Republicans that his presence on the ballot has dragged down Republicans in down ballot contests, Salvi said she believes the 2024 election will be different because of voters’ dissatisfaction with Biden and his policies. Biden “basically pulled a bait and switch,” she said. “People are hurting. Families are hurting. And they look at their lives under the four years of President Trump and they look at their lives of the last 3 1/2 years and people are hurting.” “We’re going to have an angry vote out there. Not just Republicans. People who have never voted before. They’re coming out in droves to support something different because they feel as though the promises made were not kept,” Salvi said. “The policies of the Biden administration have hurt families, have hurt Illinois families and voters. And people are recognizing that, which is why I think that the middle, center-left is coming on board.” Tracy will retain the chairmanship through the end of the national convention in Milwaukee, while Salvi, as incoming chair, is expected to join U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, the chair of the Illinois delegation, at convention-related party organizational events. Miller is a member of the far right House Freedom Caucus, an ally of U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and actively sought and won Trump’s endorsement for her reelection efforts. . .Republican convention delegates in Milwaukee will be asked to approve a slimmed down national party platform that in some respects is less conservative than the Illinois Republican platform. The national party platform proclaims that it was “because of us” that the U.S. Supreme Court’ overturned Roe v. Wade, returning the issue of legality of abortion to the states, in recognition of the conservative justices appointed by Trump. But it does not call for a national abortion ban, as many abortion opponents had sought. The Illinois GOP’s state platform approved in May continued its long-standing expression of support for “a human life amendment to the federal and Illinois constitutions affirming the right to life of unborn children.” The state GOP also approved a resolution attacking Illinois Democrats for their “extremist pro-abortion agenda.” Democrats successfully used the high court’s decision to overturn Roe as a rallying cry in the 2022 midterm elections and are heavily promoting reproductive rights in the 2024 campaign. The Illinois GOP state platform also continues to oppose same-sex marriage, stating that “the ideal environment for children is within a two-parent family based on the principle of marriage between one man and one woman” and backing a constitutional amendment to that effect. . .Salvi, the new Illinois GOP chair, is an attorney who mounted an unsuccessful challenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates in the 2022 general election, losing by more than 15 percentage points. Her platform on the campaign trail was typical of many Republicans today: She opposed abortion rights, though when asked about the prospect of a federal abortion ban that would outlaw the procedure in all states, she said she thinks laws regulating abortion are “best made by individual states” — in line with Trump’s latest position. She also expressed support for constructing a wall along the southern border with Mexico to halt illegal immigration, one of Trump’s central goals during his single presidential term. During a Daily Herald candidate forum for the 2022 GOP primary, Salvi also resisted saying whether the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump. “Joe Biden is our president,” Salvi said. “I wish we had a different president to meet this moment, but we don’t.” Salvi also ran for the U.S. House in 2006 but lost in the Republican primary. Her husband, Al, was elected as a state representative in 1992 and served two terms before making unsuccessful bids for U.S. Senate in 1996 and for secretary of state in 1998.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Johnson ally blasts city move to shut tent city as plan to ‘hide Chicago’s homeless.’  Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) called out what he sees as a double standard in clearing the site in time for the DNC: “I didn’t think we would go from ‘Bring Chicago Home’ to ‘Hide Chicago’s Homeless,’ but here we are.” – Lauren FitzPatrick and Elvia Malagón (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/12/dnc-homeless-shelter-chicago-democratic-national-convention-tent-city-andre-vasquez-brandie-knazze
— Bill Daley: ‘Open convention’ could be good for Chicago, voters and Democrats — even VP Kamala Harris. “We have some very good potential candidates out there that … would excite, not only the Democratic Party, but independents who make the difference in these elections,” the former U.S. Commerce secretary said. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2024/07/12/bill-daley-open-convention-dnc-chicago-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— Who’s not going to the RNC reflects Trump dynamics – Marni Pyke (COMMENT: Republicans who reject Trump reject conservatives, that is, they reject platform Republicans, that is, they reject the base of the Republican Party, that is, they reject the Republican Party.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240712/illinois-state-politics/whos-not-going-to-the-rnc-reflects-trump-dynamics/
— Meet the suburban delegates to the Republican National Convention – Russell Lissau and Steve Zalusky (COMMENT: Republicans who support Trump are conservative, that is, they are platform Republicans, that is, they are the base of the Republican Party.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240712/nation-and-world-politics/meet-the-suburban-delegates-to-the-republican-national-convention/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A real strategy to deal with city’s gun violence can’t come soon enough. – Editorial (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. It promotes a) dependency on government and charity, b) LGBTQ, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and g) Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/editorial/chicagos-gun-violence-calls-comprehensive-strategy-now-editorial

ABC7
— ‘Take Back the Block’ anti-violence initiative receives skeptical response from West Side community. – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-crime-mayor-johnson-take-back-the-block/15054747/

NBC5
— RNC 2024: Republican National Convention is in Milwaukee next week. Here’s what to expect. The GOP expects a triumphant moment.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/rnc-2024-republican-national-convention-milwaukee-what-to-expect/3487542/
— How to watch the 2024 RNC in Milwaukee: Time, streaming, channel and more. With Donald Trump’s vice president pick expected to be introduced, celebrity guest appearances made and a number of major issues on the line, there will be no shortage of headline-making news.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/how-to-watch-the-2024-rnc-in-milwaukee-time-streaming-channel-and-more/3488103/
— Republicans signal abortion won’t be a big talking point during RNC in Milwaukee. The Republican National Committee adopted a party platform that omitted support for a national abortion ban. – Rose Schmidt
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/republicans-signal-abortion-wont-be-a-big-talking-point-during-rnc-in-milwaukee/3488161/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blast Project 2025. Virtually every federal employee is a Democrat who is anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  As one of the few Republican federal employees, I worked for, worked with, and supervised the aforesaid for almost 30 years.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/project-2025-what-is-it-and-whos-behind-it-heres-an-explainer/3487808/

CBS2
— Demonstrators battle with Chicago over Democratic National Convention protest route. – Charlie De Mar
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/demonstrators-battle-with-chicago-over-democratic-national-convention-protest-route/

WGN9
— West Chicago Mexican Independence Day celebration canceled. – Gabriel Castillo
https://www.yahoo.com/news/west-chicago-mexican-independence-day-222012410.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Democrats ever-increasingly push minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/state-marks-milestone-at-ribbon-cutting-for-the-dispensary/article_53a43bde-4058-11ef-b153-af7d81a3a839.html

WGLT
— Biden punches at Trump and the press as he tries to revive his campaign. – Lexie Schapitl (COMMENT: What do you say to the following who have taken punches at me: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists? I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me and the pretexts that they used to justify their actions.)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-07-12/biden-punches-at-trump-and-the-press-as-he-tries-to-revive-his-campaign

SOUTH COUNTY MAIL
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote reparations. Affirmative Action and DEI are reparations.
https://southcountymail.com/illinois-reparations-plan/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s ‘Think Big America’ ads on abortion and IVF: More dishonesty.
https://wirepoints.org/pritzkers-think-big-america-ads-on-abortion-and-ivf-more-dishonesty-wirepoints-quickpoint/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— 3-IN-10 SEATS ARE EMPTY AT CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Hannah Schmid
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/3-in-10-seats-are-empty-at-chicago-public-schools/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Republican platform makes education bigger issue than in previous years. – Breccan F. Thies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3078511/republican-platform-education-bigger-issue-previous-years/
— Biden border ‘bloodbath’ prompts Republicans to change immigration platform. – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/immigration/3076393/biden-border-changes-rnc-platform-immigration/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Joe Biden’s Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 102)
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/watch-joe-bidens-senior-moment-of-the-week-vol-102/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— DoD schools using taxpayer funds to teach DEI while working to avoid detection. – Parrish Alford, Chad Groening, Chris Woodward
https://afn.net/education/2024/07/12/report-dod-schools-using-taxpayer-funds-to-teach-dei-while-working-to-avoid-detection/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden Falsely Claims Border Encounters are Lower Than Beginning of Term. – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2024/07/12/biden-falsely-claims-border-encounters-are-lower-than-beginning-of-term/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Lawsuit claims Northwestern Law has discriminated against qualified white men in hiring for years. A recent lawsuit alleges that Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law has discriminated against white men in faculty hiring by giving preference to non-white individuals with lower qualifications. – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/lawsuit-claims-northwestern-law-discriminated-qualified-white-men-hiring-years/25833
— House Republican announces caucus to combat DEI in education: ‘Stop the Left’s war on meritocracy’  ​A House Republican launched the “Merit Caucus” to combat Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from overtaking education. –
https://www.campusreform.org/article/house-republican-announces-caucus-combat-dei-education-stop-lefts-war-meritocracy/25885

DAILY SIGNAL
— Pentagon Funding DEI Content in Classrooms. – S.A. McCarthy
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/12/report-shows-pentagon-funding-dei-content-in-classrooms/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden’s Meeting With Congressional Hispanic Caucus Turns Into Debacle. – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bidens-meeting-with-congressional-hispanic-caucus-turns-into-debacle-reports

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
— Virginia School District Ignore Parents Opposition, Implements ‘Gender Identity’ Lessons (COMMENT: How much success have Democrat teachers in your school district had turning their students into sexually active LGBTQers?)
https://dailycitizen.focusonthefamily.com/virginia-school-district-ignore-parents-opposition-implements-gender-identity-lessons/

FOX NEWS
— Johnson touts GOP unity over record-breaking fundraising numbers ahead of RNC. House Speaker Mike Johnson tells Fox News Digital GOP is ‘united, energized and equipped’ for November election. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/johnson-touts-gop-unity-over-record-breaking-fundraising-numbers-ahead-rnc

NEWSMAX
— Biden Admin App Lets Migrants Forgo In-Person ICE Check-Ins. – James Morley III
https://www.newsmax.com/us/immigration-illegal-ice/2024/07/12/id/1172347/
— Coddling, Perks for Illegal Immigrants Signals Lawbreaking OK. –  Rob Astorino
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/hochul-westchester/2024/07/12/id/1172224/

POST MILLENNIAL
— John Deere promotes DEI, CRT, radical trans agenda including ‘Pride’ events for toddlers. – Katie Daviscourt
https://thepostmillennial.com/john-deere-promotes-dei-crt-radical-trans-agenda-including-pride-events-for-toddlers#google_vignette

REAL CLEAR DEFENSE
— Border Crisis is a National Security Issue. – Francis P. Sempa
https://www.realcleardefense.com/2024/07/13/border_crisis_is_a_national_security_issue_1044281.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Chicago removing homeless encampment ahead of Democratic National Convention. – SCOTT BAUER
https://apnews.com/article/democratic-national-convention-homeless-chicago-fcd971c7c575cc7171ae6accf90c85a6
— Former GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger endorses Biden, whose campaign wants to flip anti-Trump Republicans – STEVE PEOPLES (COMMENT: I should write about the biggest anti-Trump leaders of Republican organizations in Illinois. I would focus on those who boycotted the Illinois Republican Party State Convention this year.)
https://apnews.com/article/kinzinger-biden-endorsement-president-republican-30fd37b730fc435c308dcf801586f664

MSN
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/the-gop-s-new-national-platform-is-extremely-transphobic/ar-BB1pDi49

NEW YORK TIMES
–FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats Fear States Once Safe Are Now in Play –  Nicholas Nehamas and Kellen Browning
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/12/us/politics/democrats-biden-battleground-states.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Biden’s Future Relies on Polls Being ‘Wrong’ – Nate Cohn
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/12/upshot/biden-polls-trump.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/11/business/economy/lgbtq-moving-cost.html
— FRONT PAGE: Martyr Inc.: How Trump Monetized a Persecution Narrative. – Russ Buettner (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, I bring on all my own problems, that is, I cause all my own problems. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, the adverse actions that they have taken against me, and the pretexts that they used to justify those actions.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/12/us/politics/trump-politics-business-martyrdom.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use same-sex marriage to destroy traditional marriage and family.
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2024-07-12/proposed-gop-platform-silent-on-lgbtq-marriage

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump and Biden, Two Old Men Facing Armageddon. They are locked in a death struggle for leadership of a country of which each of them is a symptom of decline. – Lance Morrow (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-old-men-face-armageddon-2024-presidential-election-16868fdd?page=1
— It Used to Be Progressive to Hide an Applicant’s Name and Photo – Nicholas Bednarski, Camarillo, Calif. (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the faster that you will be gotten rid of: Trump supporter, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dei-diversity-science-health-university-7627c71f
— America’s HR Lobby Scraps the ‘E’ From DEI. Move toward inclusion over equity draws a backlash; ‘Everyone has a right to feel like they belong.’ – Ray A. Smith and Lynn Cook (COMMENT: According to Democrats and to RINOs, equity means equal outcome. For example, if 20% of White men pass the CPA examination on their first attempt, then 20% of minority women should pass the examination on their first attempt. My Democrat IRS superiors were furious when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30 years old in 1979. My Democrat coworkers who minority and/or female who they had promoted over me or were going to promote over me either had not taken the examination or had failed to pass it.)
https://www.wsj.com/business/the-nations-largest-human-resources-group-takes-the-e-out-of-dei-c84c62b6
— My father made enough money that my mother could stay home and raise me and my brother. My critics/opponents have always used that to demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as having filthy rich parents. But my father never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. My mother never attended high school.
https://www.wsj.com/economy/jobs/more-women-are-working-than-ever-but-theyre-doing-two-jobs-bf93b9bf

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
— Do Politicians Represent Voters (COMMENT: In my role an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman, I represent the registered Republican voters in my precinct. I represented the registered Republican voters in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention this year. I represent those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters who read them to get information to help elect Republican candidates who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://web.mit.edu/14.773/www/politicians.pdf

July 12, 2024

Do you agree with retiring Republican State Senator Dan Caulkins that the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) a) should urge Don Tracy to delay his resignation as IRP chairman and b) delay its election of a new IRP chairman? If so, you should contact Tracy and your IRP SCC member immediately.

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Urge the IL GOP SCC Committee to Pick Kathy Salvi – David E. Smith and David E. Curtin (COMMENT: How much do you know about John Cabello, Aaron Del Mar, and Kathy Salvi who want to be the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman? In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized a candidate forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP State Central Committee elected Andy McKenna as the IRP chairman. Participants in that forum were John Cox, Stephen McGlynn, McKenna, and Jim Nalepa. Jim Oberweis wanted to participate, but could not. Serving as the chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I know that because I served as chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. Chairmen of Republican organizations are blamed for all the losses that Republican candidates suffer.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/07/the-next-ilgop-chair-will-be/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican State Central Committee (SCC) will be meeting (AT NOON TODAY) to consider how to fill the vacancy left by Chairman Don Tracy, who resigned in June. We are only aware of a couple of candidates who are up for consideration. Of course, we want to see someone who is fully committed to uphold the planks on the sanctity of human life, marriage, family, immigration security and religious liberty. Therefore, we wholeheartedly endorse Kathy Salvi for the next Illinois GOP chair. In fact, we don’t think we could ask for a better person to serve in that role. The 64-year-old mother of six adult children is the wife of former State Representative Al Salvi (1993-1996), who was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 1996 and Illinois Secretary of State in 1998. We have complete confidence that Kathy is not only a true conservative, but one who will fight to keep the aforementioned planks in the Illinois GOP Platform. Take ACTION: Click HERE ( https://www.votervoice.net/ILFI/Campaigns/116846/Respond ) to send a message to the members of the Illinois Republican SCC to urge them to select Kathy Salvi. We cannot afford to have a chairman who is unwilling or dispassionate about certain critical GOP Platform planks or who has an agenda that isn’t aligned with them. Background. Both Salvis have been outspoken pro-life pro-family conservatives. Both attended the private Catholic school, Carmel High School in Mundelein, as did former U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-PA). The Salvis and Santorums are close friends. Kathy, and her husband Al, have a long history in conservative Illinois politics, especially in pro-life advocacy, including championing abstinence education. Kathy worked closely with Al over the years as they have been involved in GOP and family and pro-life conservative efforts helping candidates. In 2022, she ran and won the U.S. Senate primary nomination with 30% of the vote against 6 other great candidates. Unfortunately, Kathy was unable to defeat incumbent Tammy Duckworth in the General Election. As we know, the red wave did not materialize that year and it was tough election cycle for Republicans in Illinois.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Angry, Bitter Don Tracy Meddling in IL GOP Chairman’s Race as SCC Rushes Selection to Appoint New State Party Chair.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/07/angry-bitter-don-tracy-meddling-in-il-gop-chairmans-race-as-ssc-rushes-selection-to-appoint-new-state-party-chair.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the Republican National Convention just days away, the Illinois Republican State Central Committee is moving at warp speed to appoint a new state party chairman as Republicans across the state raise concerns about the vetting process and the need for transparency as candidates jockey to be the next leader of the Illinois Republican Party. On Wednesday evening, three candidates submitted their applications for party chairman: Aaron Del Mar, John Cabello and Kathy Salvi – but it’s Salvi – the former GOP nominee for U.S. Senate that’s creating the most buzz amongst grassroots circles. For the last two years, Salvi has defended outgoing chairman Don Tracy, co-hosted state party fundraisers with Tracy, and was endorsed by gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin during the 2022 election cycle. Irvin was the state party’s favorite candidate – and Tracy’s too, although he won’t admit it – during the 2022 primary, but lost in a landslide to the conservative grassroots-backed candidate by 43 points. And during the primary campaign, it was reported by WTTW’s Paris Schutz that in 2018, Irvin sent text messages calling Trump an “idiot” and a “bigoted racist.” Irvin also texted the friend, “I hate Trump too!” Prior to running for governor, Irvin spent years praising Democrat Gov. JB Pritzker, referring to him as a, “great friend and a great leader.” And in 2020, Irvin spoke at a Black Lives Matter rally yelling, “I can’t breathe!” In exclusive audio obtained by Illinois Review, Tracy admitted during a July 2022 meeting with conservative leaders that the Irvin campaign for governor was allowed to use the IL GOP postage discount for mailers – a perk not afforded to other candidates for governor during the primary. Tracy acknowledged use of the postage discount in the recording, but said the IL GOP was taking its “direction from the House Caucus and the Senate Caucus.” In conservative circles across the state, many believe that Tracy is propping up Salvi to be his heir apparent, and multiple party insiders have shared with this publication that a backroom deal has been struck that gives Salvi the chairmanship and Jason Plummer – a downstate Republican state senator, the vice chair position. Plummer works closely with Tracy’s sister-in-law, State Sen. Jill Tracy, who serves alongside Plummer in the state senate and is the Senate Republican Whip. On Wednesday, retiring State. Sen. Dan Caulkins, a conservative from Decatur and member of the Illinois Freedom Caucus, released a statement urging the delay of Tracy’s resignation as state party chair, arguing that, “My concern is that the selection process is rushed and ill timed.” Applications were due on Wednesday, June 10, and the SSC meets two days later on June 12 to elect a new leader.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP set to select one of three finalists for state chair – JEREMY GORNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/illinois-gop-set-to-select-one-of-three-finalists-for-state-chair/

WTTW
— Illinois Republicans Announce 3 Finalists for State Chair Post as Private Meeting Set for Friday. – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/11/illinois-republicans-announce-3-finalists-state-chair-post-private-meeting-set-friday
(FROM THE ARTICLE: My concern is that the selection process is rushed and ill timed. We are setting up whoever takes over the chairmanship for failure. Caulkins publicly asked Tracy to delay his resignation through the Nov. 19 election and the rest of the calendar year. “The reality is the truncated timetable prohibits them from making a strong case for their candidacy,” Caulkins wrote. “We gain nothing by rushing this important decision and we risk losing traction in a state that we can ill afford to cede anymore ground to the Democrats.”)

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Palatine’s Aaron Del Mar 1 Of 3 Running For Illinois State GOP Chair. – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/palatines-aaron-del-mar-1-of-3-running-for-illinois-state-gop-chair/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will County committee seeks to end ‘divisive’ proclamations, then proposes ‘non-sanctuary’ designation. – MICHELLE MULLINS (COMMENT: How likely is it that Republican elected officials in your county, your township, and your municipality will propose ‘non-sanctuary’ designation? To what extent do Republican elected officials in the aforesaid support the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/will-county-committee-seeks-to-end-divisive-proclamations-then-proposes-non-sanctuary-designation/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/chicago-queer-community-rallies-for-safe-return-of-taylor-casey-black-trans-woman-and-local-activist-still-missing-in-the-bahamas/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, that is, Democrats, use a twice-convicted drug felon against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/editorial-convicted-felon-donald-trump-could-not-run-for-the-sauk-village-board-say-what/
— Biden says during press conference he’s going to ‘complete the job’ despite calls to bow out. – SEUNG MIN KIM, ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO, and COLLEEN LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/biden-news-conference/
— US Reps. Brad Schneider, Eric Sorensen call on President Biden to drop reelection bid. (COMMENT: DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/us-rep-brad-schneider-calls-on-president-biden-to-drop-reelection-bid/
— How a 1994 highway tragedy led to debilitation of the Illinois Republican Party – Andy Shaw (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for George Ryan’s and for Jim Ryan’s problems. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/opinion-illinois-republican-party-george-ryan-operation-safe-road-don-tracy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The charred remains of Scott and Janet Willis’ minivan sits on the side of Interstate 94, Nov. 8, 1994, near Milwaukee after a part fell off a truck causing a fire that killed six of their children. The accident led to an investigation that eventually doomed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s political career. . .Power wondered if ABC affiliate WLS-Ch. 7, where I was covering politics, might be interested in what whistleblowers in then-Secretary of State George Ryan’s office were telling him about alleged corruption that may have contributed to a fiery 1994 explosion on a Milwaukee expressway that injured his clients — Duane “Scott” Willis and his wife, Janet — and killed their young children, who were riding in the back seat. So we interviewed the same whistleblowers, who were supervisors in Ryan’s suburban McCook office, and they identified a handful of employees, under the direction of Ryan’s chief of staff, who were issuing commercial driver’s licenses to minimally qualified truckers in exchange for cash bribes that went into their pockets and Ryan’s campaign coffers. . .Our story about the crash, and the alleged corruption that contributed to it, led a 10 p.m. newscast in early 1998, and we aired multiple follow-ups, but the affable and avuncular Ryan, a popular political veteran who was then running for governor, denied any knowledge of the alleged corruption in his office. That helped him survive a GOP primary challenge and defeat a weak Democratic challenger in the November election, even as storm clouds of a sweeping federal investigation that began after our stories aired were swirling around him. That investigation, dubbed “Operation Safe Road” by the feds, eventually led to the conviction of Ryan and others, many of them powerful Republican Party funders, operatives and insiders, leaving the Illinois GOP in shambles and paving the way for the gubernatorial election of Democrat Rod Blagojevich in 2002, ending 26 years of GOP control of the governor’s office in Springfield. The decimation of the Republican Party’s infrastructure also enabled then-Illinois House Speaker and state Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan to engineer the election of Democrats to all but one statewide office, super-majorities in both legislative chambers and control of the Illinois Supreme Court.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Johnson offers fiery defense of Joe Biden as convention planners say Chicago is ready for DNC. “Do y’all know that the former president has been on trial for an attempted coup to overturn an election? What are we debatin’ over? You can go with the person who has shown up for the people of this country, investing in cities across America, or you can go with the person who does not to believe in democracy.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/07/11/johnson-defends-biden-convention-dnc-trump-debate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DNC party planners ignore questions about Biden nomination. – Justin Laurence
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/dnc-party-planners-ignore-questions-about-joe-biden-nomination
— A 2nd Illinois congressman (Schneider) calls for Biden to step down. – Justin Laurence
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/rep-brad-schneider-calls-joe-biden-step-out

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— RNC Host Committee raises $85 million for Milwaukee convention, exceeding goal. – Lawrence Andrea
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/11/rnc-host-committee-raises-85-million-for-milwaukee-convention/74364551007/

ABC7
— RNC 2024 speakers include Donald Trump Jr., Kristi Noem; Melania Trump expected to attend
https://abc7chicago.com/post/rnc-2024-speakers-donald-trump-jr-melania-trump-to-attend-sources-say/15052786/
— Democrats say “Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. What to expect.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/rnc-2024-republicans-meet-milwaukee-nominate-donald-trump/15053451/
— Illinois Reps. Schneider, Sorensen call on President Biden to step aside. – Craig Wall and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/post/us-rep-brad-schneider-calls-joe-biden-pass/15051843/
— Biden mixes up Trump and Harris when asked about his VP’s viability.
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/joe-biden-press-conference-live-president-calls-harris-trump-when-asked-about-his-vps-viability-amid-to-drop-out/15050926/entry/15052474/

NBC5
— The Republican party’s 2024 platform reflects a Trump-centric shift in policies. The 16-page document mirrors former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social posts in its slogans and capitalized letters. – Nicole Tan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/the-republican-partys-2024-platform-reflects-a-trump-centric-shift-in-policies/3486524/
— Biden insists he will stay in race in post-NATO news conference amid growing concerns within Democratic Party. Biden fielded questions over his fitness to run for office and policy addressing wars in Ukraine and Gaza, among other issues. – Rose Schmidt and Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/biden-insists-he-will-stay-in-race-in-post-nato-news-conference-amid-growing-concerns-within-democratic-party/3487243/
— Biden loses his train of thought, calls Harris ‘Vice President Trump’ in solo press conference. – Rebecca Picciotto
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/biden-loses-his-train-of-thought-calls-harris-vice-president-trump-in-solo-press-conference/3487108/
— 2 more Illinois House Democrats call on President Biden to withdraw from race. Brad Schneider and Eric Sorenson join Mike Quigley as Illinois House Democrats who have called for Joe Biden to end his reelection efforts.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/2nd-illinois-house-democrat-calls-president-biden-withdraw-race/3486794/

CBS2
— Chicago tent city to be cleared out, residents to be relocated ahead of Democratic National Convention. – Megan Hickey
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-tent-city-to-be-cleared-out-democratic-national-convention/
— Rep. Brad Schneider joins growing list of Democrats urging President Biden to drop out of race. – Todd Feurer, Charlie De Mar
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/congressman-brad-schneider-president-joe-biden-race-white-house/
— 5 people injured in mass shooting on Chicago’s West Side. – Jackie Kostek, Elyssa Kaufman
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/mass-shooting-chicago-north-lawndale/

WGN9
— Biden mistakenly refers to Harris as ‘Vice President Trump’ – Brett Samuels
https://wgntv.com/politics-3/biden-mistakenly-refers-to-harris-as-vice-president-trump/
— GOP bill to fund legislative branch fails on House floor. – Aris Folley (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. During the 1980s and 1990s, Republicans cut GAO’s budget dramatically. The Democrats who ran GAO used that to get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, and especially those like me who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about that.)
https://wgntv.com/hill-politics/gop-bill-to-fund-legislative-branch-fails-on-house-floor/
(FROM THE ARTICLE; Republicans say their bill would allocate about $7 billion in total discretionary funding, up 5.6 percent from current levels, with increases for chamber operations, U.S. Capitol Police, the Congressional Budget Office, the Government Accountability Office and the Library of Congress.)

FOX32
— Chicago mayor: Trump ‘trying to bring back the Confederacy’ – Paris Schutz (COMMENT: In the Civil War, Democrats (the Confederacy) fought for slavery and Republicans (the Union) fought against slavery. Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats paint themselves as having been the Union and Republicans as hiving been the Confederacy.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-donald-trump-confederacy
— Illinois Democrat (Schneider) calls for Biden to step down: ‘Time to pass the torch’ – Bradford Betz
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-democrat-calls-biden-step-down-time-pass-torch
— Biden insists he’s staying in the race but makes noticeable gaffes in press conference. – Daniel Miller
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/biden-nato-press-conference-calls-exit-race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JUErd4Iiqc
— Chicago mayor rips into Trump amid more calls for Biden to step aside. Another Illinois congressman is joining the call for President Joe Biden to step aside. It comes on the same day Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson blasted Donald Trump.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1483957

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF against Republicans.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/more-than-6-in-10-u-s-adults-support-protecting-access-to-ivf-ap-norc/article_39da6391-9491-588b-8af6-8127989b4159.html

WBEZ
— Fewer Americans feel their vote matters. Changing our primaries may help. According to legal experts, partisan primaries may be keeping Americans away from the voting booth. They say change is needed. – David Schaper (COMMENT: In your precinct, in your township, and in your county, how many cast Republican ballots in primary elections but then vote for Democrat candidates in general elections?)
https://www.wbez.org/2024/07/11/fewer-americans-feel-their-vote-matters-changing-our-primaries-may-help

WIFR
— Cabello heads to Milwaukee for RNC.
https://www.wifr.com/2024/07/12/cabello-heads-milwaukee-rnc/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden confuses Harris for Trump after similar Zelenskyy-Putin gaffe in day of mixups. – JAMEL VALENCIA
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/biden-confuses-kamala-harris-for-trump-after-similar-volodymyr-zelenskyy-putin-gaffe-in-day-of-mixups-high-stakes-speech-nato-solo-news-conference-republican-donald-trump-june-27-debate-slip-ups-flubs
— IRS touts enforcement funding, announces $1B in past-due collections from the rich. – CORY SMITH (COMMENT: Who do you know who has worked for 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 $97,079-$110,020/year. Who do you know who had audited IRS? I worked for GAO for 3 years on audits of IRS at the GS-13 Step 1-3 Levels, currently $115,439-$123,136/year. I should write about those who have wasted my knowledge of IRS the most.)
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/irs-touts-enforcement-funding-announces-1b-in-past-due-collections-from-the-rich-inflation-reduction-act-politics-congress-white-house-tax-system-federal-spending-revenue-tax-foundation

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— The GOP platform calls for ‘universal school choice.’ What would that mean for students? – AP (COMMENT: If my parents had not sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, I doubt that I would have been able to get an ACT score of 24, graduate in the upper 20% of my Crete-Monee High School class, and get accepted by UIC in 1966.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-the-gop-platform-calls-for-universal-school-choice-what-would-that-mean-for-students/
— Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here’s what to expect. – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-republicans-are-gathering-in-milwaukee-to-nominate-donald-trump-again-heres-what-to-expect/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Sorensen, Schneider want Biden to quit. – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/12/sorensen-schneider-want-biden-to-quit-00167777?nname=illinois-playbook&nid=00000150-1596-d4ac-a1d4-179e288b0000

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/12/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-324/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/11/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-117/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

MARTER FOR CONGRESS
— Marter Calls Out Underwood for Failing to Protect U.S. Citizens’ Votes from Foreign Interference
https://www.wane.com/business/press-releases/ein-presswire/726958422/marter-for-congress-calls-out-underwood-for-failing-to-protect-u-s-citizens-votes-from-foreign-interference/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Democrats blaming Republicans for Chicago crime is ‘crazy,’ legislator says. –  Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_0953956a-3fbe-11ef-9b83-b78cc39e98ae.html

SANGAMON SUN
— U.S. Rep. Budzinski votes to make it easier for illegal aliens to vote in federal elections.
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/661795705-u-s-rep-budzinski-votes-to-make-it-easier-for-illegal-aliens-to-vote-in-federal-elections
— Illinois ranks second-highest nationwide for property taxes; lawmaker calls for urgent reforms
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/661796504-illinois-ranks-second-highest-nationwide-for-property-taxes-lawmaker-calls-for-urgent-reforms

EAST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Illinois GOP criticizes Democrats over new state budget and tax hikes.
https://eastcentralreporter.com/stories/661795862-illinois-gop-criticizes-democrats-over-new-state-budget-and-tax-hikes

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Ugaste on arrest of foreign nationals for drug smuggling: ‘Providing free healthcare to undocumented immigrants only exacerbates these issues’
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/661778168-ugaste-on-arrest-of-foreign-nationals-for-drug-smuggling-providing-free-healthcare-to-undocumented-immigrants-only-exacerbates-these-issues

WIREPOINTS
— Texas has created 1.4 million jobs in 5 years while Illinois has lost 80,000, it’s a clear contrast.
https://wirepoints.org/texas-has-created-1-4-million-jobs-in-5-years-while-illinois-has-lost-80000-its-a-clear-contrast-wirepoints-on-with-jeff-daly-of-wzus-decatur-radio/
— Illinoisans struggle with inflation while lawmakers raise their own salaries 33%
https://wirepoints.org/illinoisans-struggle-with-inflations-while-lawmakers-raise-their-own-salaries-33-wirepoints-on-wls-ramblin-ray-show/

JOHN KASS
— The Two Deep State Coups of Barack Obama
https://johnkassnews.com/the-silky-knife-two-deep-state-coups-of-barack-obama/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden confuses Vice President Harris with Trump at high-stakes presser to prove he’s mentally fit. –  Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/11/joe-biden-confuses-kamala-harris-with-donald-trump/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— A commonsense platform for peace and prosperity. – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3078738/a-commonsense-platform-for-peace-and-prosperity/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump-driven Republican platform is recipe for success. – Stephen Moore and Casey B. Mulligan
https://nypost.com/2024/07/11/opinion/trump-driven-republican-platform-is-recipe-for-success/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Duke report tying ‘individualism’ to ‘white supremacy’ uncovered amidst increasing scrutiny of DEI. – Patrick McDonald (COMMENT: According to Democrats, a) Whites succeed only because they benefit from discrimination against minorities and b) minorities fail only because they are discriminated against by Whites. If I had been a minority, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service, currently $191,900/year, long before I was 40 years old. I earned an MBA from Loyola when I was 27, I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30, I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul when I was 31, and I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA when I was 32. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me were Democrats who had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had. All of the aforesaid were minorities, females, younger than me, veterans, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/duke-report-tying-individualism-white-supremacy-uncovered-amidst-increasing-scrutiny-dei/25865

CENTER FOR FAMILY
— Biden Imposes Homosexual/Transgender Mandate on Entire World – Stefano Gennarini, J.D. (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasing get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ.)
https://c-fam.org/friday_fax/analysis-biden-imposes-homosexual-transgender-mandate-on-entire-world/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Avoids Total Collapse In Gaffe-Heavy Presser – REAGAN REESE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/11/joe-biden-nato-press-conference-gaffe-vice-president-donald-trump/

DAILY SIGNAL
— We Asked Senate Dems About the Bill Banning Noncitizen Voting. – Elizabeth Troutman Mitchell (COMMENT: How many noncitizens will vote for Biden America, Illinois, your county, your township, and your municipality? To get votes from noncitizens, Democrats ever-increasingly give noncitizens more and more and more preference.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/11/commonsense-save-act-gains-momentum-senate/

FEDERALIST
— U.S. Military Hides Push For Trans Surgeries, Queer Exploration Among Soldiers’ Kids. – JOY PULLMANN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/11/report-military-hides-push-for-trans-surgery-queer-exploration-among-soldiers-kids/

FOX NEWS
— Blue city hires equity trainer who calls US military ‘home of White supremacy’ as part of ‘culture change.’  The military is ‘the home of white supremacy and patriarchy,’ according to Albuquerque’s equity consultant. – Hannah Grossman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/blue-city-hires-equity-trainer-who-calls-us-military-home-white-supremacy-part-culture-change

GOPUSA
— Can RINOs Finally Expunge Conservatism From The Party? (COMMENT: How soon will RINO Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders, RINO county party leaders, and RINO township/ward party leaders succeed in expunging all the members of the aforesaid organizations who are conservative, that is, who are platform Republicans, that is, who are Republicans?  I should write a book about the success that RINO IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders have had expunging me.)
https://www.gopusa.com/can-rinos-finally-expunge-conservatism-from-the-party/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the insidious tenacity of termites, the RINOs are at it again in 2024, seeking to convince the Republican National Convention to abandon fundamental issues of morality and societal integrity, by removing the Party’s pro-life and pro-marriage platform planks. With this they hope to steer the party towards the platitude of fiscal only “conservatism.” They feel emboldened to make such a move in the wake of pro-abort ballot measures which passed in off-year elections in Kansas and Ohio. So they plot to derail party unity that should be focused singularly on victory for President Trump in November.)

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Harvard Summer Reading List Recommends Book on How to Indoctrinate Students With CRT. “powerful appeal to build transformative educational homeplaces rooted in abolitionist pedagogies for liberation” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/harvard-summer-reading-list-recommends-book-on-how-to-indoctrinate-students-with-crt/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— Democrats Support Measures Allowing Illegal Aliens To Vote. – Pearson Sharp
https://www.oann.com/video/pearsonsharpreports/democrats-support-measures-allowing-illegal-aliens-to-vote/

PJ MEDIA
— Border Crisis: WI Sen. Highlights Thousands of ‘Inadmissible Travelers’ at U.S. Airports. – CATHERINE SALGADO
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/07/11/border-crisis-wi-sen-highlights-1000s-of-inadmissable-travelers-at-us-airports-n4930603

TOWNHALL
— Here’s How Many Dems Voted Against Bill That Would Prevent Non-Citizens From Voting. – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2024/07/11/heres-how-many-dems-voted-against-the-save-act-n2641709

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEWSWEEK
— Here’s What the GOP’s 2024 Platform Says About Immigration. – Dan Gooding  (COMMENT: Those who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform reject E-Verify. I should write a book about the following who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform. a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-party-immigration-platform-2024-1923944

NEW YORK TIMES
— Once a G.O.P. Rallying Cry, Debt and Deficits Fall From the Party’s Platform. Fiscal hawks are lamenting the transformation of the party that claimed to prize fiscal restraint and are warning of dire economic consequences. – Alan Rappeport
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/11/us/politics/republicans-debt-deficit-platform.html

NEW YORK SUN
— Illinois Commission To Hold Series of Hearings for Public To Weigh In on Reparations Plan. The commission is kicking off a series of meetings aimed at allowing ‘the public to shape recommendations’ as it pushes ahead with reparations for Black Illinois residents who are descendants of slaves. – MAGGIE HRONCICH
https://www.nysun.com/article/illinois-commission-to-hold-series-of-hearings-for-public-to-weigh-in-on-reparations-plan

USA TODAY
— Democrats cancel Biden Chicago fundraiser amid slipping support – Rebecca Morin
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/11/biden-fundraiser-canceled-pritzker-dnc/74371540007/
— Illegals vote for Democrats because illegals want/need/demand massive government assistance and Democrat elected officials give them that.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/12/border-immigration-politics-arrive-american-south/74121724007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Coming ‘Summer of Resistance’  Anti-Israel protesters seek to ‘Make 2024 as Great as 1968!’ – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-national-convention-protests-chicago-behind-enemy-lines-palestine-5aaecdea

JD SUPRA
— Is Illinois Trying to Bar the Use of E-Verify (Again)? – Kimberly Ross (COMMENT: Those who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform reject E-Verify. I should write a book about the following who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform. a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/is-illinois-trying-to-bar-the-use-of-e-8129654/

POLITICO
— Senate meeting with Biden aides fails to convince skeptical Dems. Those Senate Democrats with concerns said their feelings hadn’t changed following the Thursday afternoon meeting with top advisers to Joe Biden.
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/07/11/congress/senate-dems-huddle-on-biden-00167632

GALLUP
— Sharply More Americans Want to Curb Immigration to U.S.  55% want immigration levels reduced. – JEFFREY M. JONES
https://news.gallup.com/poll/647123/sharply-americans-curb-immigration.aspx

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Who’s in Charge at the White House? Most Don’t Think It’s Biden (COMMENT: Those who are manipulating/dominating Biden are anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-etc.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/who_s_in_charge_at_the_white_house_most_don_t_think_it_s_biden

July 10, 2024

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Richard Porter, the outgoing national committeeman for the Illinois Republican Party, sent a note to GOP colleagues thanking them for their support over the past 10 years and announcing he won’t be running for party chair, a position that opened up recently. The reason: He’s been diagnosed “with a curable form of throat cancer” that will keep him off the radar for a while as he undergoes treatment. He’s talked to applicants: Porter says he’s spoken to three folks thinking of running. “Each of them have different strengths — I am confident any of them would do an excellent job..” Here’s his full letter. ( https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000190-9a28-deec-a1d1-deba1a0f0000 ) – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/10/johnson-pritzker-and-the-biden-barrage-00167248

ILLINOIZE
— Cabello jumping into race for GOP Chairman – PATRICK PFINGSTEN
https://theillinoize.substack.com/p/the-illinoize-cabello-jumping-into
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A third candidate has jumped into the race to succeed Don Tracy as Illinois Republican Party chairman. Multiple sources say Rep. John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) is making calls to members of the GOP’s State Central Committee seeking support to become party chairman.)

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Team Illinois at the RNC Summer Meeting in Milwaukee.
https://www.instagram.com/ilgop/p/C9NeY4NuaqP/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Biden gets strong backing from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Mayor Brandon Johnson. – OLIVIA OLANDER, ALICE YIN, and JAKE SHERIDAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/09/gov-j-b-pritzker-stands-by-the-president-joe-biden-is-going-to-be-our-nominee/
— Predawn targeting of Rep. Schneider’s home wasn’t legitimate protest. It was hate. – Editorial (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly attract/encourage haters to come to America.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/10/editorial-brad-schneider-gaza-israel-protesters-pritzker/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker says he’s ‘all in’ for Biden — but won’t take himself out of presidential run speculation. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday said she would not become a candidate if President Joe Biden opts out. But Pritzker, who has been on shortlists as a potential replacement, wouldn’t make the same vow. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/09/jb-pritzker-joe-biden-debate-performance-democratic-national-convention-potential-replacements
— Pro-Palestinian group seeks larger protest route near Democratic convention as city raises safety concerns. March organizers were denied a route mostly on Washington Boulevard. The city pitched a route on smaller streets near the United Center. – Mary Norkol (COMMENT: What did your ancestors do during WWI and WWII? My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/09/dnc-protest-march-permits-pro-palestinian-group

DAILY HERALD
— Northwest suburban Republicans think Trump will tap Tim Scott for VP – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240709/news/northwest-suburban-republicans-think-trump-will-tap-scott-for-vp/
— FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTOS OF WHITE AND KACZMAREK: Audit reveals shortcomings that led to DuPage County cannabis tax snafu. – Alicia Fabbre
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240709/news/audit-reveals-shortcomings-that-led-to-dupage-county-cannabis-tax-snafu/

ABC7
— Gov. Pritzker, Mayor Johnson double down on support for President Biden’s reelection bid. Meanwhile, Congressman Mike Quigley ratcheted up his concerns.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-call-president-joe-biden/15046032/
— The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the more that the following call you an extremist: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs. Because I support all the planks in the Republican Party platform, the aforesaid have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being an extremist and even worse things.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicagos-office-inspector-general-not-enough-being-done/15047119/
— All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had. All of the aforesaid were Democrats, minorities, females, younger than me, veterans, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/black-womens-equal-pay-day-2024-bronzeville-celebration/15047023/

NBC5
— Pritzker offers blunt take on Biden staying in presidential race. Pritzker and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are among those linked to presidential speculation who have spoken out in recent days. – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/dnc-chicago-2024/gov-j-b-pritzker-offers-blunt-take-on-biden-staying-in-presidential-race/3484904/
— The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you support, the more that the following call you an extremist: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs. Because I support all the planks in the Republican Party platform, the aforesaid have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being an extremist and even worse things.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/cpd-refuses-chicago-oig-demand-to-reopen-probe-into-officers-with-extremist-ties/3484823/

CBS2
— Illinois Democrats divided on whether President Biden should continue reelection campaign. – Charlie De Mar, Adam Harrington, Dan Kraemer
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/illinois-democrats-divided-president-biden-continue-reelection-campaign/
— Under the Democrats, more and more and more people abuse opioids.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/program-seeks-to-train-barbers-and-beauticians-to-use-narcan/

FOX32
— The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. It promotes a) dependency on government and charity, b) LGBTQ, that is, the destruction of traditional marriage and family, c) abortion, that is, disrespect for human life, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and g) Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reversed discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and/or national origin discrimination.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1482578
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thwJ4LveHOs

WTTW
— Board Yanked Convicted Ex-Ald. Ed Burke’s $96K Annual City Pension Just Minutes After Sentencing – Heather Cherone and Jared Rutecki
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/09/board-yanked-convicted-ex-ald-ed-burke-s-96k-annual-city-pension-just-minutes-after

WBEZ
— Mayor Johnson slowly builds on a campaign promise to hire more young people for city’s summer jobs program. Chicago slightly grew a youth jobs program this summer, including hiring 100 people to learn conflict resolution and relationship building. – Mariah Woelfel (COMMENT: In 1964, when I was 16 years old, to get to/from my parents’ home in Crete and my part-time dishwashing job in Chicago Heights 5 miles to the north, I bought a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air with money that I earned and saved doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964.)
https://www.wbez.org/city-hall/2024/07/09/mayor-johnson-slowly-builds-on-a-campaign-promise-to-hire-more-young-people-for-citys-summer-jobs-program

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats say “RNC in Milwaukee: Everything you need to know.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/rnc-in-milwaukee-everything-you-need-to-know/amp/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Ahead of the Republican Convention, Nikki Haley tells her delegates to vote for Trump. – Sarah McCammon (COMMENT: What do the Haley delegates and the Haley alternate delegates in your congressional district have to say about this? Elizabeth Roskam is/was the Haley delegate for the 3rd Congressional District and Peter Roskam is/was the alternate.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-09/ahead-of-the-republican-convention-nikki-haley-tells-her-delegates-to-vote-for-trump
— Illinois corn growers join lawsuit against EPA over vehicle emissions rules. – Colin Hardman
https://www.nprillinois.org/illinois/2024-07-08/illinois-corn-growers-join-lawsuit-against-epa-over-vehicle-emissions-rules

WGLT
— Democrats say “Dissecting the GOP platform and what a 2nd Trump term would look like.”
https://www.wglt.org/2024-07-10/dissecting-the-gop-platform-and-what-a-2nd-trump-term-would-look-like

WQRF
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/illinois-offer-spanish-cdl-exams-214459263.html

CWB CHICAGO
— Pickpockets ravaged Pride Fest and Pride Parade, with 31 thefts reported in one evening – Tim Hecke
https://cwbchicago.com/2024/07/pickpockets-ravaged-pride-fest-and-pride-parade-with-31-thefts-reported-in-one-evening.html

DURBIN
— Durbin, Duckworth Announce $30.9 Million In Federal Funding For Pace Suburban Bus’ Hybrid Buses Program (COMMENT: In 1964, when I was 16 years old, to get to/from my parents’ home in Crete and my part-time dishwashing job in Chicago Heights 5 miles to the north, I bought a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air with money that I earned and saved doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964.)
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-duckworth-announce-309-million-in-federal-funding-for-pace-suburban-bus-hybrid-buses-program

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/10/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-322/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/09/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-115/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— I should write about how the following treat Trump supporters: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. Far too few of the aforesaid leaders and activists support Trump supporters. Far too many despise/hate Trump supporters. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Former GOP state lawmaker Sam McCann, candidate for governor sentenced to 42 months in prison. – HANNAH MEISEL
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/former-gop-state-lawmaker-candidate-for-governor-sentenced-to-42-months-in-prison

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois lawmakers pay themselves nearly $100K for a bottom-of-the-barrel performance. – John Klingner and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-lawmakers-pay-themselves-nearly-100k-for-a-bottom-of-the-barrel-performance-wirepoints/
— Illinois ranks 46th, 47th on all the economic issues that really matter
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-ranks-46th-47th-on-all-the-economic-issues-that-really-matter-wirepoints-on-am-560-chicagos-morning-answer/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO, EVANSTON LEADERS PUSH FOR NONCITIZENS TO VOTE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS – Chris Coffey  (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals are in America? How many of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden?)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-evanston-leaders-push-for-noncitizens-to-vote-in-local-elections/
— CAN NONCITIZENS VOTE IN ILLINOIS? DEPENDS ON THE ELECTION – Chris Coffey (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals are in America? How many of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden?)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/can-noncitizens-vote-in-illinois-depends-on-the-election/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois has about 425,000 noncitizens and Chicago 43,000 migrants, representing potential votes elected leaders either want or want to stop.)

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP no longer friend to Christians
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/9/letter-editor-gop-no-longer-friend-christians/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS
— Pence warns against pro-life ‘surrender’ in revised RNC platform – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/9/mike-pence-warns-against-pro-life-surrender-in-rev/
— Biden is simply not up to being president. Democratic Party’s disasters. – Richard A. Viguerie
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/9/biden-is-simply-not-up-to-being-president/
— Trump at Doral rally invites Biden to golf showdown, another debate. – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/9/trump-invites-biden-to-golf-showdown-another-debat/
— Democratic senator  Michael Bennet warns that Biden will lose to Trump, potentially in ‘landslide’  Bennet warns of down-ballot collapse that gives Republicans full control of Washington. – Lindsey McPherson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/9/michael-bennet-warns-biden-will-lose-trump-potenti/
— America’s armed forces have become petri dish for ‘woke’ policies, DEI nonsense. – L. Scott Lingamfelter (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/9/americas-armed-forces-have-become-petri-dish-for-w/
— Hiding in plain sight: Biden’s mental, physical decline on display from the start – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/10/hiding-in-plain-sight-joe-bidens-mental-physical-d/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— It isn’t Nixon’s fault Democrats have run Chicago for a century. – Zachary Faria (COMMENT: In 1974, my Democrat IRS superiors were furious at Nixon. They took their furry out on me, one of their extremely few Republican employees.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3075339/it-isnt-nixons-fault-democrats-have-run-chicago-for-a-century/
— Brandon Johnson isn’t protecting Chicagoans. – Joseph Nepomuceno
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3075193/brandon-johnson-isnt-protecting-chicagoans/
— Chip Roy argues DEI is ‘destroying our country’ in criticism of Kamala Harris. – Asher Notheis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3075063/chip-roy-argues-dei-destroying-country-criticism-kamala-harris/

NEW YORK POST
— A vote for Biden is a vote to make Kamala Harris president all too soon. – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2024/07/09/opinion/a-vote-for-biden-is-a-vote-to-make-kamala-harris-president-all-too-soon/
— Biden should follow Richard Nixon’s lead: resign for the good of the country. – Daniel McCarthy
https://nypost.com/2024/07/09/opinion/biden-should-follow-richard-nixons-lead-and-courageously-resign/
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson bizarrely blames Richard Nixon for surging gun violence. (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents and what they blame me for.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFSo9JNSSgM
— Trump-shaped GOP platform: Rx for economic boom in wake of Biden disasters. – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2024/07/09/opinion/trump-shaped-gop-platform-can-get-us-back-on-track-post-biden/
— Expecting people to be on time is part of ‘white supremacy culture,’ Duke Medical School claims. – Hannah Grossman, Maria Lencki
https://nypost.com/2024/07/09/us-news/expecting-people-to-be-on-time-is-part-of-white-supremacy-culture-duke-medical-school/
— John Bolton: Trump wants to test personal loyalty of VP candidates with two questions. – Nicholas McEntyre
https://nypost.com/2024/07/10/us-news/trump-has-two-questions-for-his-vp-candidates-john-bolton/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Blaming Nixon? – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/07/blaming_nixon.html
— An immigration debacle and America’s elections. – Robert Curry
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/07/an_immigration_debacle_and_america_s_elections.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump warns a new kind of crime is coming once hordes of Biden migrants settle in. – Kevin Haggerty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/07/09/trump-warns-a-new-kind-of-crime-is-coming-once-hordes-of-biden-migrants-settle-in-1470972/
— ‘Fight Back. You’re The Speaker!’ Johnson runs into buzzsaw while calling out Biden on migrant voting. – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/07/09/fight-back-youre-the-speaker-johnson-runs-into-buzzsaw-while-calling-out-biden-on-migrant-voting-1471120/
— Prestigious medical school says ‘timeliness’, ‘dress code’ and more are part of ‘White supremacy culture’ – Kevin Haggerty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/07/09/prestigious-medical-school-says-timeliness-dress-code-and-more-are-part-of-white-supremacy-culture-1471129/

BREITBART
— Sen. J.D. Vance Grills Fed Chair on Mass Immigration Driving Up Housing Prices While Cutting Americans’ Wages. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/09/watch-sen-j-d-vance-grills-fed-chair-on-mass-immigration-driving-up-housing-prices-while-cutting-americans-wages/
— Rep. Chip Roy: SAVE Act Adds Safeguards to Stop Non-Citizens from Voting in Federal Elections. – HANNAH KNUDSEN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/09/exclusive-rep-chip-roy-save-act-adds-safeguards-to-stop-non-citizens-from-voting-in-federal-elections/
— Ron Johnson: U.S. Airports Risk Being ‘Exploited Avenue for Illegal Immigration, Terrorism’ Under Biden. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/10/exclusive-ron-johnson-u-s-airports-risk-being-exploited-avenue-for-illegal-immigration-terrorism-under-biden/

COLLEGE FIX
— Trump green card proposal for foreign grads of U.S. colleges draws mixed reviews. – EMMA VERRIGNI (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers prefer employees who are citizens of foreign countries over employees who are citizens of America.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/trump-green-card-proposal-for-foreign-grads-of-u-s-colleges-draws-mixed-reviews/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Yes, Kamala Harris Is a DEI Hire – Ian Haworth (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.)
https://www.creators.com/read/Ian-Haworth/07/24/yes-kamala-harris-is-a-dei-hire

DAILY SIGNAL
— House GOP Faces Down Biden Veto Threat on Halting Noncitizen Voting. – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/09/house-gop-faces-down-biden-veto-threat-on-halting-noncitizen-voting/

DAILY WIRE
— Idaho Governor Cracks Down On Illegals Voting With Executive Order. Gov. Little signed the ‘Only Citizens Will Vote’ Act. – Amanda Prestigiacomo  (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals are in America? How many of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/red-state-gov-cracks-down-on-illegals-voting-with-executive-order
— Johnson Rips Biden For Saying He’ll Veto Bill Preventing Non-Citizens From Voting. – Hank Berrien (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals are in America? How many of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/johnson-rips-biden-for-saying-hell-veto-bill-preventing-non-citizens-from-voting

EPOCH TIMES
— Haley Releases Delegates, Urges Them to Back Trump Ahead of RNC Convention. The former GOP presidential candidate announced in May that she will be voting for former President Trump. – Jackson Richman (COMMENT: What do the Haley delegates and the Haley alternate delegates in your congressional district have to say about this? Elizabeth Roskam is/was the Haley delegate for the 3rd Congressional District and Peter Roskam is/was the alternate.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/haley-to-release-delegates-to-trump-ahead-of-rnc-convention-5682895

FEDERALIST
— Biden’s Idea Of ‘Secure Elections’ Is Letting People Who Might Not Be Citizens Keep Voting. – BBRIANNA LYMAN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/09/bidens-idea-of-secure-elections-is-letting-people-who-might-not-be-citizens-keep-voting/
— No, We Don’t Already Have ‘Effective Safeguards’ To Verify Voter Citizenship. – BRIANNA LYMAN (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals are in America? How many of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden?)
https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/09/no-we-dont-already-have-effective-safeguards-to-verify-voter-citizenship/
— Biden’s Border Invasion Is A Daily Reminder To Reelect His Predecessor. – MARGOT CLEVELAND
https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/09/bidens-border-invasion-is-a-daily-reminder-to-reelect-his-predecessor/
— There’s Only One Reason Democrats Oppose Requiring Proof Of Citizenship To Vote. – M.D. KITTLE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/10/theres-only-one-reason-democrats-oppose-requiring-proof-of-citizenship-to-vote/

FOX NEWS RADIO
— Dems Don’t Want Proof of Citizenship Requirement to Vote! (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals are in America? How many of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden?)
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/07/09/dems-dont-want-proof-of-citizenship-requirement-to-vote/

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— ‘Sanctuary cities’ regretful: Biden border invasion hits their budgets hard, walk back sanctuary policies. – Pat Droney
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/sanctuary-cities-feeling-buyers-remorse-after-biden-border-invasion-hits-their-budgets-walk-back-sanctuary-policies

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Mike Pence Slams RNC for Ditching National Abortion Ban in Party Platform: ‘Profound Disappointment’ – JAMES LYNCH
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/mike-pence-slams-rnc-for-ditching-national-abortion-ban-in-party-platform-profound-disappointment/

PJ MEDIA
— Woke activists oppose California bill making it a felony to purchase sex from children, claiming it will harm LGBTQ community, people or color. “The harsher penalties contained in this bill will disproportionately impact marginalized communities, particularly black and brown individuals who already bear the brunt of systemic biases within our criminal justice system.
https://thepostmillennial.com/woke-activists-oppose-california-bill-making-it-a-felony-to-purchase-sex-from-children-claiming-it-will-harm-lgbtq-community-people-or-color
— Personal Income Fell $24B in Commie-fornia – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: The more Democrats and RINOs who move into your county, township, municipality, and/or school district, the more that income and home values will fall and the more that crime will increase.)
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/07/09/personal-income-fell-24b-in-commie-fornia-n4930519

REASON
— If You Don’t Trust Media Now, Wait Until It’s Government-Funded. – J.D. TUCCILLE  (COMMENT: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
https://reason.com/2024/07/08/if-you-dont-trust-media-now-wait-until-its-government-funded/

TOWNHALL
— Biden Administration Opposes SAVE Act. Here’s Why. – Jamie Parsons
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/jamie-parsons/2024/07/09/biden-administration-opposes-save-act-here-is-why-n2641560#google_vignette

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Is there a limit to the number of immigrants Biden will allow into the US? – NOLAN RAPPAPORT (COMMENT: Democrat leaders might stop bringing in illegals when they believe that they have enough that no Republican will ever be elected again. RINO leaders might stop bringing in illegals when they believe that they have all the cheap labor that they can use.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/4760665-biden-immigration-no-limits/

MSN
— How many millions of illegals are in America? How many of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republicans-2024-platform-makes-veiled-threat-of-secure-elections/ar-BB1pCVMD

NEW YORK TIMES
— Pelosi Hints That Biden Should Reconsider Re-Election Run
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/10/us/biden-trump-election

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly replace voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans with voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats. Demographics that vote for Republicans are heterosexual, conservative, White, male, older, married, non-poor, Protestant, and/or German American. Demographics that vote for Democrats are LGBTQ, liberal, minority, female, younger, unmarried, poor, non-Protestant, and/or non-German American.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/09/save-act-republican-voting-immigration/
— Many universities are abandoning race-conscious scholarships worth millions. In the year since the Supreme Court struck down race-conscious admissions, colleges have walked away from scholarships with racial criteria. – Danielle Douglas-Gabriel (COMMENT: What if Affirmative Action had only been for those whose parents did not have college degrees? Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents have/had parents who have colleges degrees and are/were wealthy. I had to work my way through college. That harmed my GPA.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2024/07/09/college-scholarships-race-affirmative-action/

NEWSWEEK
— Democrats Want To Give Undocumented Migrants The Vote (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals are in America? How many of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden?)
https://www.newsweek.com/mike-johnson-claims-democrats-want-give-undocumented-migrants-vote-1922872

TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS
— President Joe Biden’s student debt relief is another blow to meritocracy and personal responsibility. Borrow whatever you would like, and the government and taxpayers will pick up the tab? – JENNIFER SCHWAB
https://www.twincities.com/2024/07/10/jennifer-schwab-president-joe-bidens-student-debt-relief-is-another-blow-to-meritocracy-and-personal-responsibility/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Takes a Dig at Harris, Implying She and Biden Are Both Unfit to Be President. Republican presumptive nominee also briefly teases his coming choice for VP. – Vivian Salama
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/trump-takes-a-dig-at-harris-implying-she-and-biden-are-both-unfit-to-be-president-906b5f23
— FRONT PAGE: How President Biden’s Inner Circle Kept His Signs of Aging Under Wraps
https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/google-news-update/how-president-bidens-inner-circle-kept-his-signs-of-aging-under-wraps/5c5c8e7f-d080-4c6d-956b-944971781276
— Democrats’ Effort to Push Biden Off Ticket Hits Uncertainty. ‘Right now, President Biden is the nominee, and we support the Democratic nominee,’ says a top House Democrat. – Natalie Andrews and Katy Stech Ferek
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/democrats-huddle-in-washington-as-biden-teeters-at-top-of-ticket-831991f8
https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/whats-news/how-president-bidens-inner-circle-kept-his-signs-of-aging-under-wraps/e8688b6b-4160-4226-b442-d1c56bdfd502

FAST COMPANY
— Democrat and RINO leaders use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.fastcompany.com/91152973/anti-dei-movement-hits-a-new-low-attacks-kamala-harris-dei-president

POLITICO
— Trump didn’t invite Haley to the RNC. She’s encouraging her delegates to back him anyway. Haley’s decision to release all of her delegates was the final detente between her and Trump. – MERIDITH MCGRAW (COMMENT: What do the Haley delegates and the Haley alternate delegates in your congressional district have to say about this? Elizabeth Roskam is/was the Haley delegate for the 3rd Congressional District and Peter Roskam is/was the alternate.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/09/nikki-haley-delegates-convention-trump-00167093
— Trump toys with Miami crowd — and Rubio — over vice presidential pick. When it was his turn to speak, Sen. Marco Rubio attacked Vice President Kamala Harris, providing a preview into how he might act as running mate. – KIMBERLY LEONARD
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/09/trump-vp-marco-rubio-00167230

NPR
— How long have your ancestors been in America? Under the Democrats, anticipate/expect that ever-increasingly, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you will be demonized, denigrated, and condemned, and especially if you are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, married, Protestant, and/or German American.
https://www.npr.org/2024/07/10/1197956772/code-switch-honoring-ancestors-part-1-07-10-2024

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— House Republicans Advance 2 Contested Antisemitism Bills. While backers say the proposals will help protect students from discrimination, Democrats and higher ed advocates say they’re aimed at punishing elite universities and international students. – Jessica Blake
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/government/politics-elections/2024/07/10/house-republicans-advance-two-contested-antisemitism

July 8, 2024

Exactly, what impact will Trump have on the new Republican Party platform? In American politics, everything is either liberal or conservative. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform. The Democrat Party platform is liberal and the Democrat Party helps elect candidates who can/will defend/advance the Democrat Party platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative, but the Republican Party far too often fails/refuses to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance the Republican Party platform. Far too often, the Republican Party lets far too many hold leadership positions who are anti-conservative if not anti-Republican and who reject far too many planks in the Republican Party platform. I should write a book about the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who reject the most planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks. I would focus on those leaders who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me because I promote the aforesaid planks. I would focus on those who removed me from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & THE HILL
— Democrats say “Fears grow among conservatives over abortion in GOP platform.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/fears-grow-among-conservatives-over-abortion-in-gop-platform/amp/
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/4754938-rnc-trump-abortion-platform/

HERALD WHIG & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WAND TV & ABC NEWS
— Democrats say “National abortion ban splits the Trump campaign and Republican activists writing the party platform. Republicans may remove a vow to ban abortion from their party platform for the first time in 40 years.”
https://www.whig.com/ap/national/national-abortion-ban-splits-the-trump-campaign-and-republican-activists-writing-the-party-platform/article_0f05e32b-2658-5fed-a45e-29dbe8d88366.html
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-national-abortion-ban-splits-the-trump-campaign-and-republican-activists-writing-the-party-platform/
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/national-abortion-ban-splits-the-trump-campaign-and-republican-activists-writing-the-party-platform/article_7a146a61-0b38-5931-b453-9013f0e5af1d.html
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/national-abortion-ban-splits-trump-campaign-republican-activists-111736365
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2024-rnc-platform-alter-gops-abortion-position-time/story?id=111728686

SOUTHERN
— Democrats say “Donald Trump will define 2024 RNC platform.” – Tommy Barone
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/07/donald-trump-will-define-2024-rnc-platform-committee-members-say/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The GOP’s first new platform since 2016 will also be the first truly defined by former President Donald Trump, Republicans who have served on the platform committee say. In 2016, then-candidate Trump deferred to party operatives to craft the document, according to the platform veterans. In 2020, the GOP declined to introduce a new platform, merely appending an updated introduction to the same platform from Trump’s first campaign. Now, several veterans of the platform committee predict that the document to be unveiled at the RNC convention in two weeks will reflect a Republican Party united behind the person and policies of Donald Trump. “I think the dynamic between then and now is totally different,” said Tom Schreibel, the Wisconsin Republican Party national committeeman and a platform subcommittee chair in 2016. “The campaign didn’t carry as much sway back then,” said Schreibel, who serves on the Committee on Arrangements for the 2024 convention, which will take place in his home-state capital of Milwaukee. “We spent weeks working with House and Senate staff to get their insights on what was happening currently.” “What were the sensitivities of the House? What were the sensitivities of the Senate? Where were the conferences at at that point? And what was the art of the possible?” said Schreibel, recalling the considerations he had weighed. James Bopp Jr., an Indiana lawyer who served on every platform committee from 2000 through 2016, called the process that produced the former president’s first platform “quite unusual.” “The Trump campaign took the explicit and well-circulated position that they were going to be very light-handed in terms of fashioning the 2016 platform,” said Bopp, “and leave it to the platform committee and the delegates to do that.” While that platform certainly bore Trump’s mark, it also contained positions out of step with the former president. On LGBTQ+ issues, it veered to Trump’s right, affirming a definition of marriage as strictly a union between a man and a woman, something fought for by religious conservatives. And at the convention, then-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort successfully pushed to dilute the platform’s support for Ukraine — a change Trump later said he was neither involved in nor aware of. This year, Trump may not be able to say the same. “I expect this to be Trump’s platform,” said Jesse Law, a 2016 platform committee member reprising his role this year. “I expect the members of the committees to fall in line.” Schreibel concurred, saying, “Trump has gained control of the Republican Party, being the former president.” Schreibel, Law, and Bopp each made a version of the same point, though: This platform won’t be Trump’s because Trump has commandeered the platform process — this platform will be Trump’s because Trump has united the party behind him. “If you have 50 states, and we’re averaging 70% of every state party, every county party being pro-Trump in such a way, you’re going to see this in the makeup of those who are delegates,” said Law, who serves as chairman of the Republican Party in Clark County, Nevada. Law contrasted this dynamic with the 2016 convention, where “you had the Bible Belt, and you had the northeastern folks, and you had the Midwest folks, and you had the West Coast folks.” “We didn’t have a lot of cohesion,” he added. To Law’s point, RNC platform committee membership lists reviewed by ABC News show that only 12 members of the 2024 committee also served on the committee in 2016 — less than 15% of the total. While an ABC News analysis finds that this figure is consistent with the churn from 2012 to 2016, it shows that the 2024 platform will be shaped by a new generation of party leadership. The three leaders of the 2024 platform committee — who work with policy staff weeks before the convention to decide the drafts on which the broader committee will then deliberate — also come from Trump’s orbit. Two — Randy Evans and Russ Vought — served in the Trump administration, as ambassador to Luxembourg and Office of Management and Budget director, respectively. The third platform leader, Ed Martin, did not have a role in the Trump administration, but he marched to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and has become a prominent figure in the “Stop the Steal” movement advancing the false theory that Trump won the 2020 election. Schreibel pointed to a similar dynamic in the congressional considerations that influence the platform, noting that “issues within the House and Senate on X, Y or Z are turned by President Trump and his ideals.” And, said Schreibel, because Trump was relatively new to politics in 2016, he had less familiarity with the process, causing him to have “a lot of people at the table” working on plans for transition and the administration. One area where Trump’s influence over the party platform may make all the difference is on the polarizing issue of abortion rights. Since the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in 2022, ruling that there is no constitutional right to abortion, nearly two dozen states have banned or severely restricted access to abortion. This tide of state-level restrictions has become politically toxic for national Republicans, as Democrats have made it a signature campaign theme, attacking the GOP as extreme on the issue. As recently as a year ago, Trump — who appointed the conservative justices that enabled the overturning of Roe — eagerly took credit for the decision, writing in a post on Truth social, “I was able to kill Roe v. Wade.” More recently, however, the former president has adopted a more muted tone, saying that he wouldn’t sign a national abortion ban and emphasizing his support for leaving the issue to the states. Trump’s circumspection — along with the news that the 2024 platform will be much shorter than usual — has fueled speculation that the document might only briefly discuss the issue, drawing criticism from some anti-abortion rights groups. The New York Times has reported that a coalition of advocacy groups sent a letter to Trump, asking he “make clear that you do not intend to weaken the pro-life plank.” But the platform committee veterans who spoke with ABC News were largely unconcerned. Bopp, who told ABC News he had played an instrumental role in advocating for anti-abortion rights provisions in the platform since 1980, said of Trump’s abortion stance, “I fully embrace it, 100%. I think he’s absolutely right that the focus should be on the states.” “There is no votes for any national, substantive law on abortion,” said Bopp. “We should not be — nor have I ever been — confused with Don Quixote.” For Law, Trump’s line on abortion in the first presidential debate augured the approach the platform would take: “He was very concise with his comments the other day. That’s what I would expect.” “The majority of the Republican base agrees with that,” Law added. During his debate with President Joe Biden, Trump said he would not block access to the mifepristone abortion pill and stressed that the states should decide the extent of abortion rights, with exceptions for rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother. As much as the 2024 platform may bespeak a party remade in Trump’s image, the platform committee veterans interviewed by ABC News stressed that it will remain, at least in part, a document that responds to the needs of the party as a whole. “This is a document that is worked on and thought about quite a bit by many members. Ensuring that all the parts of the Republican Party are heard and that we hear from the leadership — the elected leadership of the party — is important,” said Arkansas Lt. Gov. Leslie Rutledge, who chaired a platform subcommittee in 2016. “It will be reflective of the Republican Party as a whole.” “President Trump is in charge of the Republican Party, and so he’s going to have a bigger voice in what is said,” echoed Schreibel. “But still, at the end of the day, that document’s gonna have to represent House members and also Senate members.”)

BREITBART
— Border Security, 2nd Amendment, Judges Examples of Winning GOP Platform Issues. – KEN BLACKWELL and KEN KLUKOWSKI
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/07/blackwell-and-klukowski-border-security-second-amendment-and-judges-examples-of-winning-gop-platform-issuesll-klukowski-border-security-second-amendment-and-judges-examples-of-winning-gop-platform/

MSN
— Democrats say “‘Behind closed doors: Republicans break with precedent to pass policy platform in secret.”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/behind-closed-doors-republicans-break-with-precedent-to-pass-policy-platform-in-secret/ar-BB1pi9vO

ABC NEWS
— Democrats say “Donald Trump will define 2024 RNC platform” and “Different from 2016, it will show a party in lockstep with the former president.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-define-2024-rnc-platform-committee-members/story?id=111715854

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “A Republican Platform That Could Read Like a Trump Rally. The former president’s campaign team has packed the 2024 platform committee, which meets in Milwaukee this week, with the MAGA faithful.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/08/us/politics/trump-republican-platform.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Trump doesn’t want Americans to know what Republicans stand for. The former president wants the 2024 GOP platform to be anodyne, but don’t be fooled. He has an extreme agenda.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/07/07/rnc-platform-2024-gop-trump/
— Democrats say “Democrats focus attacks on right-wing Project 2025 pushed by Trump allies. The former president has sought to disavow the plan being touted by former advisers and aides, but Trump has endorsed many of the same ideas.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/07/08/project-2025-trump-election/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PICKING A POOBAH: The Illinois Republican State Central Committee is scheduled to meet Friday, just a few days ahead of the Republican National Convention, to elect a new party chair “on an interim or permanent basis,” according to the Illinois GOP. Behind-the-scenes: Party leaders are grappling with how to manage the friction between its establishment and more conservative members, who are also divided regionally with moderate Republicans near Chicago and conservatives living downstate. The search for a new leader follows current Chair Don Tracy’s announcement last month that he’s stepping down. Names in the running (so far): State Rep. John Cabello, who represents Winnebago County and parts of Boone and Stephenson counties up north; state Sen. Jason Plummer, who represents the Edwardsville area near St. Louis; and Aaron Del Mar, a former Cook County GOP chair. The deadline to apply is Wednesday. – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/08/the-illinois-chatter-about-biden-00166773

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: At least 103 shot, 19 fatally, in citywide holiday weekend gun violence
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-weekend-least-101-shot-18-fatally/15041696/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKSQD38faDk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aInjzRMkAA0
— Protesters arrested at NASCAR Street Race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YVN0D1Drj8

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/08/ag-dei/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/08/column-chicago-pride-weekend-vandalism-washington/
— Democrats say “Americans are split over whether Trump should face prison in the hush money case.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/08/trump-hush-money-2/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Americans are split over whether Trump should face prison in the hush money case (COMMENT: My critics/opponents who have taken big adverse actions against me have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their operatives and their dupes wanted them to take those big adverse actions against me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have taken the biggest adverse actions against me and their operatives and their dupes. I would focus on those a) who removed me from the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee and b) who ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-americans-are-split-over-whether-trump-should-face-prison-in-the-hush-money-case-ap-norc-poll-finds/

NPR ILLINOIS
— In your county, in your township, in municipality, and in your school district, how many cast Republican ballots in primary elections but then vote for Democrats in general elections?
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-08/why-some-republican-led-states-are-limiting-who-can-vote-in-party-primaries

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/08/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-320/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker tells CNN that jobs are coming back to Illinois. The number of people employed in Illinois under his watch says the opposite. Ted Dabrowski and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzker-tells-cnn-that-jobs-are-coming-back-to-illinois-the-number-of-people-employed-in-illinois-under-his-watch-says-the-opposite-wirepoints/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— In letter to congressional Democrats, Biden says he’s ‘firmly committed’ to staying in the race. – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/8/in-letter-to-congressional-democrats-biden-says-he/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=subscriber&utm_campaign=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert&utm_term=newsalert&bt_ee=oD8jJF9rz%2BvactMnz44gYY4Mz0Xgvu%2FJGTGNQlRQ6d4%3D&bt_ts=1720447331583
— Democrats set deadline for Biden to prove himself or withdraw from the race. Party coalescing around Harris as replacement atop 2024 ticket if he steps aside. – Mallory Wilson and Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/7/democrats-set-deadline-biden-president-must-prove-/
— White House doctor who gave Biden glowing health report helped him cash in on business deal. – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/7/kevin-oconnor-who-gave-joe-biden-glowing-health-re/

NEW YORK POST
— ‘Woke’ policies fall flat as NY suburban Dems fight to take back party in blow to activist liberals. – Carl Campanile and David Propper
https://nypost.com/2024/07/08/us-news/woke-policies-fall-flat-as-ny-suburban-dems-fight-to-take-back-party-in-blow-to-activist-liberals/

BREITBART
— 99% of Illegal Aliens, Border Crossers Living Freely Across American Communities – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that many millions of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/07/report-99-illegal-aliens-border-crossers-living-freely-across-us/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Roughly 99 percent of illegal aliens and border crossers are living freely across the United States as President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) monitors fewer than 1.5 percent of the nation’s illegal population, a report states. The federal data, compiled by the National Immigration Center for Enforcement (NICE) and circulated by several House and Senate Republicans, looks at the overall illegal population living in American communities — estimated at nearly 17 million today.)
— Joe Biden’s Social Service Programs for Migrants Almost Ensure They Are Never Deported. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/07/report-bidens-programs-migrants-almost-ensure-theyre-never-deported/
— NYC’s Low-Income Neighborhoods Overwhelmed by Migrant Shelters – OLIVIA RONDEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/07/07/report-nycs-low-income-neighborhoods-overwhelmed-migrant-shelters/

DAILY CALLER
— Trans Kids Are The New Fashion Accessories Among Hollywood’s Most Deranged Moms – LEENA NASIR
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/07/transgender-kids-fashion-accessories-hollywood-mom-charlize-theron-jennifer-lopez-megan-fox/

FOX NEWS
— What would a President Pritzker do on immigration, border crisis? Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has called for significantly more federal action on the crisis. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/what-would-president-pritzker-do-immigration-border-crisis
— Anti-Israel protesters arrested after locking themselves inside fence at NASCAR’s Chicago Street Race. Organizers condemn Israeli driver Alon Day, who spoke out about city’s pro-Hamas protests. – Scott Thompson
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/anti-israel-protesters-arrested-after-locking-themselves-inside-fence-at-nascars-chicago-street-race

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Harvard Gaslighting: Task Forces “sanitizing antisemitism under the guise of fighting ‘Islamophobia’”  “Harvard tries to ‘both sides’ the campus problems, but in reality the anti-Israel and antisemitic students were the aggressors. Jewish and pro-Israel students were not holding rallies calling for the destruction of Palestinians and using anti-Muslim rhetoric. It was almost all in one direction, but you wouldn’t know that from the reports.” – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/harvard-gaslighting-task-forces-sanitizing-antisemitism-under-the-guise-of-fighting-islamophobia/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrats say “If Joe Biden can’t do it, Kamala Harris sure can.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/4756495-biden-harris-trump-presidential-race/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “Read Biden’s Letter to Congressional Democrats.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/07/08/us/president-biden-letter-to-congressional-democrats-78.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats acknowledge that “6 Top Democrats Privately Saying Biden Should Go.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/07/us/politics/biden-democrats-congress-murphy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats acknowledge that “Nine House Democrats call for Biden to step aside as he seeks to energize his campaign. Amid rising unease among Democratic leaders, the campaign scrambled to schedule Sunday events to show Biden’s vigor and his intention to forcefully confront Donald Trump.” (COMMENT: What do you stress that shows your vigor? I stress the my putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters every morning.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/07/biden-campaign-trump/

USA TODAY
— Democrats acknowledge that “Trump’s presidency viewed more favorably than Biden’s.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/07/trump-presidency-viewed-more-favorably-poll-finds/74292329007/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/06/23/democrats-anti-trans-rhetoric-in-2024-lgbtq/74118688007/

CNN
— Biden’s defiant delusion. – David Axelrod
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/06/opinions/biden-failed-to-quell-panic-abc-interview-axelrod
— At least 100 people shot, 17 fatally, during violent Fourth of July weekend in Chicago – up 27% from last year’s holiday. – Chris Boyette, Fabiana Chaparro, and Chris Boyette
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/08/us/chicago-shootings-july-fourth-weekend/index.html
— The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/07/opinions/kamala-harris-dei-hire-racism-2024-obeidallah/index.html

MSN
— How would a brokered convention to replace Joe Biden work – Sarah Ewall-Wice
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/how-would-a-brokered-convention-to-replace-joe-biden-work/ar-BB1pyGyj
— Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Army.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/editorial-donald-trump-s-vile-attack-on-immigrants-pushes-gop-further-into-a-white-nationalist-party/ar-AA1lLMDv

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Prominent House Democrats Want Biden to Exit 2024 Race. President travels to Pennsylvania events to try to shore up support after disastrous debate. – Annie Linskey, Natalie Andrews, Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/some-democrats-urge-biden-to-weigh-options-as-age-worries-linger-2ff735e6
— The Thomas Eagleton Precedent for Democrats. George McGovern changed running mates in 1972 for mental-health reasons, but the ticket still lost big. – Joshua M. Glasser
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-thomas-eagleton-precedent-for-democrats-fe95f5c3
— FRONT PAGE: ‘We’re Not Dead Yet.’ Baby Boomers’ Good Times Drive the Economy. Sky-diving, concerts, classic cars. An influx of older Americans bolsters the nation’s fastest-growing city. Heather Gillers and Ben Eisen
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/baby-boomers-drive-economy-d4b72e40

BOOMBERG
— Griffin Gives $500,000 to Back Miami-Dade’s Democratic Mayor. – Anna J Kaiser
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-05/ken-griffin-gives-500-000-to-back-miami-dade-s-democratic-mayor

FAST COMPANY
— Employers believe this is the age you’re too old to hire. This is why they’re wrong. – JINJA BIRKENBEUEL (COMMENT: In 1974, when I was 25 years old, my Democrat IRS superiors used “up-or-out” to write me off as being too old to be promoted to GS-13. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. That rendered worthless my a) earning job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, b) earning job-related professional certifications in 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and c) earning a job-related professional license in 1981.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/91142325/employers-believe-this-is-the-age-youre-too-old-to-hire-this-is-why-theyre-wrong

POLITICO
— Democrats say “Biden’s Survival Plan: Decry ‘Elite’ Critics, Appeal to His Base. Black voters and organized labor have been the president’s key backers and they’re going to have to carry him now.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/07/08/bidens-campaign-black-union-voters-00166761
— Lindsey Graham: Anybody who could be president should undergo cognitive tests. – Isabella Ramírez (COMMENT: What do you stress that shows your cognitive abilities? I stress my putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters every morning.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/lindsey-graham-anybody-could-president-163919891.html
— Leaders of foreign countries who want America to lead the free word want Trump. Leaders of foreign countries who want to destroy America want Biden.
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/07/nato-prepare-trump-2024-00165522

July 7, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote mote illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/07/in-rush-to-move-migrants-into-housing-state-program-paid-out-hundreds-of-thousands-for-apartments-that-were-unlivable-and-unlived-in/
— What exactly is a ‘Black job,’ Mr. Trump? – Clarence Page (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I took jobs that should have been given to Blacks. I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, pumped gasoline 1971-1972, collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire early and gave my job and gave my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. My critics/opponents who have never held jobs like the ones I did make it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I took.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/07/clarence-page-black-jobs-donald-trump-debate/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 14 killed, 69 wounded in shootings during extended Fourth of July weekend in Chicago. Of those shot, 20 were in mass shootings in Greater Grand Crossing, the Near West Side and Austin.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/07/05/chicago-fourth-july-violence-12-dead-55-shot

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Suburban Republicans weigh in on Trump’s VP candidates. – Steve Zalusky (COMMENT: Comments are from Joe Folisi, Richard Porter, Aaron Del Mar, Connie Shanahan, Rick Lawrence, Steve Balich, and Jay Bergman.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240705/news/suburban-republicans-weigh-in-on-trumps-vp-candidates/

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: At least 71 shot, 11 fatally, in holiday weekend gun violence across city
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLuxqhno_bQ

CBS2
— 11 killed, 69 hurt in shootings across Chicago during 4th of July weekend. – Jeramie Bizzle
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/weekend-shootings-july-3-to-8/
— Vandals tear down posters of Gaza hostages outside U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider’s office on Capitol Hill. – Todd Feurer
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/vandalism-rep-brad-schneider-capitol-gaza-hostages-posters/

FOX32
— Mayor Johnson MIA during violent start to Fourth of July weekend. – Paris Schutz
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/city-chicago-responds-surge-shootings-additional-safety-measures
— Trump denies knowing about Project 2025
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jmXS87BmnU

SOUTHERN
— Biden disputes diminishing poll numbers, low approval rating after debate – Ivan Pereira
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/06/biden-disputes-diminishing-poll-numbers-low-approval-rating-after-debate/

WCIA
— Senate GOP Leader John Curran talks Republican chairman exit ahead of convention – Cole Henke
https://www.wcia.com/news/capitol-news/senate-gop-leader-talks-republican-chairman-exit-ahead-of-convention/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WSIL TV
— Republicans turn their focus to Harris as talk of replacing Biden on Democratic ticket intensifies. – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-republicans-turn-their-focus-to-harris-as-talk-of-replacing-biden-on-democratic-ticket-intensifies/
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/republicans-turn-their-focus-to-harris-as-talk-of-replacing-biden-on-democratic-ticket-intensifies/article_16ce28de-5ccb-580e-a125-be76853aee08.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: Why do Democrat candidates get votes? ANSWER: The Democrat Party’s success in convincing voters that Republicans cause all their problems and that they should want what the Democrat Party gives its voters: class warfare, dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and/or Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reversed discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and/or national origin discrimination. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump separates himself from Project 2025 blueprint crafted by the Heritage Foundation. – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/5/donald-trump-separates-himself-from-project-2025-c/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— November is months away, but people are already voting with their feet. – Editorial (COMMENT How successful have Democrats been driving those who have demographics that vote for Republicans out of your county, your township, your municipality, your precinct, and your school district?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/3069061/november-months-away-people-already-voting-with-feet/

NEW YORK POST
— America may soon be subjected to the country’s first DEI president: Kamala Harris. – Charles Gasparino (COMMENT: All my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time and/or had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.)
https://nypost.com/2024/07/06/business/america-may-soon-be-subjected-to-the-countrys-first-dei-president-kamala-harris/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Democrats Have Gone Full Soviet
https://amgreatness.com/2024/07/06/democrats-have-gone-full-soviet/

BREITBART
— Chicago 4th of July Weekend: At Least 58 Shot Wednesday Night to Friday Night – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/06/chicago-4th-of-july-weekend-at-least-58-shot-wednesday-night-to-friday-night/

CHRISTIAN POST
— 10 ways woke culture is reframing civilization. – Joseph Mattera,
https://www.christianpost.com/voices/10-ways-woke-culture-is-reframing-civilization.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Another Biden Interview Debacle – PHILIP KLEIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/another-biden-debacle/

NEWSMAX
— Kamala Harris is a ‘great example of affirmative action’ – Utah Rep. Burgess Owens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkcQdfJ1m5g

PJ MEDIA
— Democrats Push Depopulation as U.S. Fertility Plummets – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly replace those in America who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.)
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/07/06/dems-push-depopulation-as-us-fertility-plummets-n4930433

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden Faces New Calls From Democrats to Step Aside After Interview
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/06/us/biden-trump-election
— The Struggles of President Biden and the Truth About Aging – Rachael Bedard (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/05/opinion/biden-age-health.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Trump doesn’t want Americans to know what Republicans stand for. The former president wants the 2024 GOP platform to be anodyne, but don’t be fooled. He has an extreme agenda.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/07/07/rnc-platform-2024-gop-trump/
— Trump running mate decision nears, with Vance, Rubio at center of talks. The campaign is eyeing an announcement by July 15th and internal talks have focused heavily on the two senators. – Marianne LeVine and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/07/06/trump-running-mate-vance-rubio-republicans/
— Defiant Biden doubles down on staying in race.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/06/election-2024-biden-campaign-updates-trump/

USA TODAY
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Haley.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/07/05/replace-biden-trump-age-haley-republicans-election/74288491007/
— Democrats’ cover-up of Biden decline raises hard questions. When did they know the truth?  It’s clear, based on his debate performance and other gaffes we’ve seen in public, that President Joe Biden’s decline must have been obvious to those closest to him. – Nicole Russell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/07/07/biden-age-democrats-drop-out-election/74278327007/

CNN
— There is no historical precedent for Biden dropping out now – Zachary B. Wolf and Amy O’Kruk
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/06/politics/joe-biden-drop-out-precedent-what-matters/index.html

MSN
— Those who benefit from Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI want AA and DEI because they benefit from AA and DEI. Those who benefit from AA and DEI are liberal, moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, have less money than others, non-Protestant, non-German American, have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, and/or are in America illegally. Those who are harmed by AA and DEI are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, heterosexual, have more money than others, Protestant, German American, have ancestors who have been in America for a long time, and/or are citizens of America.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/most-americans-favor-dei-programs-survey/ar-BB1ot0gt

DESERT NEWS
— Democrats move to the left on social issues. – Hanna Seariac (COMMENT: All those who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have dumped me have moved to the left.  All those who have taken adverse actions against me reject planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks. All those who reject direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members have dumped me if not taken adverse actions against me. I should write a book about the aforesaid and the pretexts that they use to dump me if not take adverse actions against me.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrats-move-left-social-issues-192624943.html

SPITZ LAW FIRM
— Employer’s Lies Are Called Pretext (COMMENT: All the justifications that my critics/opponents have used to take adverse actions against me were pretexts. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, the adverse actions that they took against me, and the pretexts that they used. I would focus on those situations in which the real reasons for the adverse actions were a) political affiliation discrimination, b) reverse discrimination, c) age discrimination, d) religious discrimination, e) national origin discrimination, f) my avoiding the Vietnam War draft, and/or g) my suing them. I would focus on my critics/opponents who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who destroy those like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on my critics/opponents who blame me the most for defeats that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. I would focus on my critics/opponents who blame me the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.calltherightattorney.com/

July 6, 2024

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Illinois Republican Party Chairman Application (COMMENT: The Illinois Republican Party (IRP) should announce in a press release the evening of July 10 the names of the candidates for chairman, lots of information about them including what they have done to defend and advance the Republican Party platform, how Illinois Republicans can contact their IRP State Central Committee (SCC) member concerning them, and the weighted vote that each IRP SCC member has. Illinois Republicans should be able to watch the candidates’ presentations via Zoom on July 12. The IRP should announce in a press release the evening of July 12 the winning candidate and how much weighted vote that candidate got from each IRP SCC member. In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized a candidate forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP SCC elected Andy McKenna as the IRP chairman. Participants in that forum were John Cox, Stephen McGlynn, McKenna, and Jim Nalepa. Jim Oberweis wanted to participate, but could not.)
https://illinois.gop/illinois-republican-party-chairman-application/
(FROM THE CHAIRMAN’S MEMO: The Illinois Republican State Central Committee will be meeting on Friday, July 12, 2024 to elect a new Chairman on an interim or permanent basis. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in being considered for the position, please submit the following information to Matt Janes, Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party, at Matt@illinois.gop by Wednesday, July 10th at 5:00 PM.  This is a hard deadline, and is necessary to provide the Committee sufficient time to review all applicant material. Applicants may be asked to address the Committee on July 12th. . .Responsibilities and duties of the State Chairman are generally summarized in Article III, Section B of the Bylaws which are on our website, and include raising money for the State Party. The position does not pay a salary or other compensation.)

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— How successful have Democrat leaders been in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct promoting the Democrat Party platform, that is, promoting dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination? What have your Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee member and the leaders of your Republican county and township/ward party organizations done to promote the Republican Party platform, that is, to promote personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws, conservative principles, Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving)? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 12 killed, 54 wounded in shootings during extended 4th of July weekend in Chicago. Of those shot, 20 were in mass shootings in Greater Grand Crossing, the Near West Side and Austin.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/07/05/chicago-fourth-july-violence-12-dead-55-shot
— Quigley becomes first top Illinois Democrat to call on Biden to step aside. The Illinois congressman called on Biden to drop out of the presidential race in an interview on MSNBC Friday, hours before ABC aired an interview with Biden widely viewed as a litmus test for the president a week after his damaging debate performance. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2024/07/05/quigley-biden-withdraw-2024-presidential-election-trump-debate-illinois-pritzker

ABC7
— ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos’ exclusive interview with Biden: Full transcript
https://abc7chicago.com/post/full-transcript-abc-news-anchor-george-stephanopoulos-exclusive/15033536/
— Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley says President Biden should leave race – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/post/illinois-rep-mike-quigley-says-president-joe-biden/15034006/
— Biden won’t commit to independent cognitive test when asked in ABC News interview. “Look. I have a cognitive test every single day,” he said, referring to his job. (COMMENT: Currently, what do you argue shows your cognitive abilities? For me, it is my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. During the 1990s, it was my earning four job-related professional certifications and a job-related master’s degree. During the 1980s, it was my earning a job-related professional certification and a job-related master’s degree. During the 1970s, it was my earning a job-related professional certification, a job-related master’s degree, and a job-related bachelor’s degree.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/president-joe-biden-commit-independent-cognitive-test-when/15033281/
— Over $100M in medical debt wiped out for more than 44K in Cook County thanks to partnership. (COMMENT: What did you do to avoid medial debt. For me, it included always having health insurance.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/medical-debt-forgiveness-100m-wiped-more-44k-cook/15026473/
— ‘Exhausted,’ ‘bad episode’: Biden doubles down on debate explanations in ABC News exclusive. Speaking with George Stephanopoulos, he dismissed concerns about mental fitness. – Alexandra Hutzler
https://abc7chicago.com/post/george-stephanopoulos-joe-biden-interview-president-doubles-down/15033213/

NBC5
— Violence in Chicago has changed. An outreach group explains why and what needs to be done. As Chicago stares down the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with 11 people killed as of Friday afternoon, an organized group of mothers, fathers, uncles and brothers questions the usefulness of crime statistics and cautions that gangs are different than they used to be. – Charlie Wojciechowski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-violence-changes-gangs-shootings-police/3482134/

CBS2
— Biden says he’ll stay in 2024 race while Illinois rep calls for him to step aside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MudV6kSqpmU
— As number of migrants in Chicago shelters decline, officials prepare for future arrivals. – Sabrina Franza (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders have always promoted illegal immigration and they continue to do that.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-migrant-numbers-down/

FOX32
— Mayor Johnson joins community rally for peace following Fourth of July violence in Chicago – Terrence Lee
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mayor-johnson-joins-community-rally-peace-following-fourth-july-violence-chicago

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Quigley calls on Biden to step aside. – Jack Grieve
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/mike-quigley-joe-biden-should-drop-out-race

SOUTHERN
— Wealthy Democratic donors sound alarm over Biden staying in race. – ABC News
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/05/wealthy-democratic-donors-sound-alarm-over-biden-staying-in-race/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Defiant Biden says ‘only the Lord Almighty’ could convince him to leave the 2024 race. – Elena Moore, Tamara Keith (COMMENT: What does the Lord Almighty say about promoting dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination?)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-05/defiant-biden-says-only-the-lord-almighty-could-convince-him-to-leave-the-2024-race

WTHI TV
— The Illinois State Board of Education recently announced that starting next spring, it will use the ACT exam rather than the SAT. – PETER HANCOCK (COMMENT: My ACT score in 1966 was 24. My father’s often decrying his not having a college degree motivated me to take college preparatory courses, to take the ACT exam, and to graduate in the upper 20% of my class.)
https://www.wthitv.com/news/illinois-switching-to-act-exams-for-state-assessments/article_06e25890-3ada-11ef-8047-0369552f4355.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Chicago mayor plans to address violence with more spending, guaranteed income. – Jim Talamonti
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_32b1b0d4-3ae3-11ef-8868-8fce4052992d.html
— Illinois tied for third worst unemployment rate in country. – Glenn Minnis
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_91e26a0a-3979-11ef-8e90-0bb300ae99ca.html
— Illinois ballot could include election security, property tax and IVF questions. – Greg Bishop
https://www.starvedrock.media/news/state/illinois-ballot-could-include-election-security-property-tax-and-ivf-questions/article_d51ca82a-d94c-5f59-a51c-6754ea194790.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden says he’s ‘first Black woman to serve with Black president’ in rambling radio interview. Age concerns front and center as Democrat struggles to right floundering campaign. – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/5/biden-says-hes-first-black-woman-to-serve-with-bla/
— Biden downplays debate performance; can’t remember if he watched replay. – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/5/biden-downplays-debate-performance-cant-remember-i/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Biden Struggles Through Brief Interview with Former Dem Operative Stephanopoulos. Octogenarian president delivers incoherent answers and says ‘really bad cold’ left him ‘exhausted’ during debate. – Collin Anderson
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/tan-rested-not-ready-bronzed-biden-struggles-through-brief-interview-with-former-dem-operative-stephanopoulos/

AMEERICAN THINKER
— The Collapse of DEI – John Horvat II
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/the_collapse_of_dei.html

BLAZE
— New York City expands costly debit card program for illegal aliens – CANDACE HATHAWAY
https://www.theblaze.com/news/new-york-city-expands-costly-debit-card-program-for-illegal-aliens

BREITBART
— New York City Giving Taxpayer-Funded Debit Cards to Over 7,000 Migrants – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/05/new-york-city-giving-taxpayer-funded-debit-cards-to-over-7000-migrants/
— Pritzker Opens More Migrant Shelters in Chicago Ahead of Democrat National Convention. – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/07/05/illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-opens-more-migrant-shelters-chicago-ahead-democrat-national-convention/

CHARLIE KIRK
— Former Space Force Officer Loses Retirement For Exposing DEI (COMMENT: Because I fought political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me retire when I was 49 years old in 1997.)
https://thecharliekirkshow.com/columnists/charlie-kirk/blog/former-space-force-officer-loses-retirement-for-exposing-dei

CHRISTIAN POST
— Exposing the lie that DEI is compassionate. – John K. Amanchukwu Sr.
https://www.christianpost.com/voices/exposing-the-lie-that-dei-is-compassionate.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Democrats’ 25th Amendment Problem – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/the-democrats-25th-amendment-problem

DAILY CALLER
— Joe Biden Repeatedly Denies Reality In Primetime ABC Interview. – REAGAN REESE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/05/joe-biden-abc-news-primetime-interview-george-stephanopoulos/
— Years Of Media Misdirection Over Biden Mental State Are Unraveling Before Our Eyes – JASON COHEN
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/04/media-misdirection-biden-mental-state-unraveling/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— What Biden Has Done to the Border Doesn’t Stop There – ZACH THAPAR
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/07/what-biden-has-done-to-the-border-doesnt-stop-there/

TOWNHALL
— Trump Beats Whoever Dems Replace Biden With In Hypothetical Polls – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/07/05/no-matter-whos-in-the-race-polls-show-trump-beat-them-n2641443

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Quigley becomes latest House member to call on Biden to exit race. – LAUREN IRWIN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4757439-mike-quigley-joe-biden-drop-out/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Two More House Democrats Say Biden Should Drop Out. Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois became the fourth of his cohort to call on President Biden to leave the race, a day after Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts did so. – Chris Cameron, Maggie Astor and Tim Balk
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/05/us/politics/democrat-seth-moulton-biden-drop-out.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH FOUR PICTURES OF BIDEN: Biden Forcefully Rejects Efforts to Push Him Out of Race. ‘I am running and going to win again,’ president tells supporters in Wisconsin. – Ken Thomas and Annie Linskey
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/biden-sits-for-interview-to-try-to-bounce-back-from-debate-debacle-6e60527f
— How DEI Becomes Discrimination. – John Sailer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-dei-becomes-discrimination-academia-higher-education-research-race-1e411be4

MSN
— 22 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Resist the ‘Woke’ Movement – Thomas Robinson
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/22-reasons-why-baby-boomers-resist-the-woke-movement/ss-BB1ptqzm