August 16 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Sen. Cullerton Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Embezzlement Charges
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/sen-cullerton-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-embezzlement-charges/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020 (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Democrats will do everything that they can to destroy the economy.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/recession-signs-worry-trump-ahead-of-2020-1

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Joe Walsh.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/08/16/former-republican-member-of-congress-from-illinois-trump-needs-a-primary-challenge/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational marijuana is coming, and suburban leaders have some decisions to make – RANDY BLASER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-evr-blaser-column-recreational-pot-tl-0822-20190816-3h7dq4lvxfauphzvlic4w4heuq-story.html
— Feds allege that Koch Foods had history of ‘knowingly hiring and employing illegal aliens’ – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ice-raids-koch-foods-20190816-xrjziewj4zeq3klhnurg2f5jry-story.html
— At the Illinois State Fair, farmers celebrate ag but bemoan a ‘nightmare’ of a year – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-state-fair-farmer-angst-20190816-bywn2ovbjjhsnftzagq5gwxkpi-story.html
— Madigan’s hand-picked Chicago alderman tried to disqualify his opponent by challenging signatures that were never submitted. Now a grand jury is investigating. – GREGORY PRATT and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kim-foxx-13th-ward-investigation-quinn-krupa-madigan-20190816-sblmvx6bfvh5vcakeo2hoxc7t4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton sets 7:00 PM Monday, August 26, 2019 hearing on proposed marijuana sales ban (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I urge all Wheaton residents who oppose the promotion of pot to attend this hearing and to call for Wheaton to ban the sale of pot.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/wheaton-sets-hearing-on-proposed-marijuana-sales-ban
— Naperville set to review details of recreational marijuana sales ban – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190816/naperville-set-to-review-details-of-recreational-marijuana-sales-ban
— Curran seeks to clarify comment about ‘wrong people’ moving to Lake County – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190816/curran-seeks-to-clarify-comment-about-wrong-people-moving-to-lake-county
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE – AP 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190816/news/308169850/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Former State Senator Rickey Hendon is in the pot business His West Side shop sells homemade hemp and CBD creams and cooking spices, as well as oils, gummies and other edibles with a goal of getting black people to join in on the looming recreational pot gold rush. – CHERYL V. JACKSON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/former-state-senator-rickey-hendon-pot-business
— Illinois proves what you didn’t know about the old boiling frog metaphor Raise taxes and take on more debt, but do it gradually. Never mind reforms, corruption, hostility to employers and all the rest. Like the mythical frog, nobody will jump out, Illinois pols seem to think.
– Mark Glennon
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-proves-what-you-didnt-know-about-old-boiling-frog-metaphor

WBEZ
— Illinois Joins Legal Fight Opposing Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rules – María Ines Zamudio
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-joins-legal-fight-opposing-trump-administrations-public-charge-rules/e6fd0372-fc4a-45fb-9e14-8f0fb9357b22

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— Cannabis Discussion from DuPage County Perspective
https://www.nctv17.com/news/cannabis-discussion-from-dupage-county-perspective/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Former GOP candidate Kinzler calls for special election to replace indicted Cullerton – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513026503-former-gop-candidate-kinzler-calls-for-special-election-to-replace-indicted-cullerton

MCHENRY TIMES
— Ugaste: Senate bill proposing to raise FOID card fees ‘infringes on the rights of too many’ – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/513001416-ugaste-senate-bill-proposing-to-raise-foid-card-fees-infringes-on-the-rights-of-too-many

CAPITOL FAX
— Has Proft’s Uihlein money dried up?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/has-profts-uihlein-money-dried-up/
— Jim Oberweis, others (Evelyn Sanguinetti and Ted Gradel) picked for NRCC’s “Young Guns” program
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/jim-oberweis-others-picked-for-nrccs-young-guns-program/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Vast white supremacist violence in America is a myth the media won’t give up
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/vast-white-supremacist-violence-in-america-is-a-myth-the-media-wont-give-up

GOPUSA
— Google employees demand company not work with ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/google-employees-demand-company-not-work-with-ice/
— Federal workers sue for the right to criticize Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/federal-workers-sue-for-the-right-to-criticize-trump/

NEWS BUSTERS
— LEAKED: Top New York Times Editor Battles Leftist Staffers on Trump, Crying Racism – Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/08/16/leaked-top-new-york-times-editor-battles-leftist-staffers-trump

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Feds Subsidize Loans To Posh Eateries, Golf Courses, Yacht Clubs
https://www.oann.com/feds-subsidize-loans-to-posh-eateries-golf-courses-yacht-clubs/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal immigrants to promote illegal immigrants.
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/457640-immigrants-in-america-fear-should-never-be-our-new-normal

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— The Rev. Franklin Graham slams law requiring schools to teach LGBTQ history: ‘an affront to God’ – Muri Assunção
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-franklin-graham-lgbtq-history-affront-to-god-20190816-2n2l466jevfspbnjwogpg45tma-story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal Latinos to promote illegal Latinos.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-16/after-el-paso-latinos-reflect-on-heritage-history-of-racism-in-united-states

UNION BULLETIN
— Dayton City Council fills vacancy in Position 5 with Misty Yost
https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/local_governments/dayton/dayton-city-council-fills-vacancy-in-position-with-misty-yost/article_5a91f39e-c04e-11e9-88cc-5bea548aeff1.html

FORBES
— Appeals Court Okays Dismissal Of Older Worker Said To Lack “Potential” For Promotion – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/08/16/appeals-court-okays-dismissal-of-older-worker-said-to-lack-potential-for-promotion/#55b87b2fb380

August 15 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Beleaguered state GOP gathers at Illinois State Fair to hear from Louisiana U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise – RICK PEARSON and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-republicans-day-20190815-vhc5vhc4mzbyjan36sj72an6he-story.html
— GOP Rep. Steve King, while defending his call for a ban on all abortions, suggests rapes and incest helped populate the world – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-steve-king-abortion-rape-incest-iowa-20190815-icybtfprbbhhbpbksvammq25uq-story.html
— For CNN’s Cuomo, it’s now Fredo, forever. – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-chris-cuomo-kass-20190815-ali4lj3mazekjmzbxwjlv6heve-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois congressional Republicans intent on blocking Blagojevich clemency “I requested that we have an opportunity to weigh in before a final decision is made,” Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Ill., told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/14/20806417/illinois-congressional-republicans-intent-on-blocking-rod-blagojevich-clemency
— Battle for the bench: State Supreme Court hopefuls tout credentials, connections, compassion ahead of Dem slating Sitting Supreme Court Justice P. Scott Neville could indeed have a fight ahead. He is one of seven candidates actively running for the seat in next year’s election. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. My seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy resulted in some Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) members taking adverse actions against me before and during MTRCC’s meeting yesterday evening. Which of the other nine candidates do those MTRCC members want to be appointed? Do those candidates want pot to be sold in Wheaton?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/14/20806255/illinois-supreme-court-cook-democratic-slating-neville-howse-reyes-epstein

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: College of DuPage faculty wants mediator to help settle contract talks – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190814/college-of-dupage-faculty-wants-mediator-to-help-settle-contract-talks
— Like it or not, age will be an issue in 2020 presidential campaign – Byron York (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190815/like-it-or-not-age-will-be-an-issue-in-2020-presidential-campaign

ABC7
— Illinois joins lawsuit against new Trump administration rules denying green cards to immigrants on food stamps – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-joins-lawsuit-against-new-rules-denying-green-cards-to-immigrants-on-food-stamps/5468491/

WGN TV
— Governor’s Day at state fair but Blagojevich on minds of many – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/14/governors-day-at-state-fair/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Communications problem hampers bipartisanship attempt – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190814/bernard-schoenburg-communications-problem-hampers-bipartisanship-attempt
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Traditionally, the two political days at the State Fair are reserved for parties to enthuse the base with the message. Certainly, on Wednesday, when U.S. House Speaker NANCY PELOSI spoke at the Crowne Plaza to the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association brunch, it fit that script. And Thursday is GOP Day at the fair. But freshman Democratic Gov. J.B. PRITZKER framed the picnic he hosted (and paid for personally) at the Director’s Lawn at the State Fair as a bipartisan event, and said he invited all lawmakers, including Republicans. Well, House GOP Leader JIM DURKIN, R-Western Springs, said he never got an invitation, and ELENI DEMERTZIS, his spokeswoman, said some others in the caucus she checked with didn’t receive invitations either. . .Durkin said had he received the invitation, he probably would have attended.)

HERALD & REVIEW
— Marijuana stores on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile? – Ally Marotti and Ryan Ori (DIERSEN: Which of the 10 candidates for Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy want pot shops on Roosevelt road?)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/marijuana-stores-on-chicago-s-magnificent-mile/article_c98ab3b8-8928-5aee-a9b1-d58f0845fbdf.html
— Pritzker hosts first Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – JERRY NOWICKI
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/pritzker-hosts-first-governor-s-day-at-illinois-state-fair/article_b27c22e2-29c1-5ede-89af-484bd3e15f3d.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DeKalb City Council shows support for pot shops – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/13/dekalb-city-council-shows-support-for-pot-shops/ah5kl39/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/14/solari-more-revenue-good-for-municipalities/agqki3z/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Cullerton charges show how politicians say one thing, do another – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/courts-police-fire/jim-dey-cullerton-charges-show-how-polticians-say-one-thing/article_51ddfcc6-cd96-526c-b978-7aecdac8f502.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Is Trump a racist? Ask media, any Democrat – JOHN DONALD O’SHEA
https://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/is-trump-a-racist-ask-media-any-democrat/article_fddf0eaa-6b07-507c-950b-dd160cc64335.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Starting a pot shop will be hard, expensive in Illinois – Lauren Kostiuk
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/starting-a-pot-shop-will-be-hard-expensive-in-illinois

WSPY NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Some Board Members Support Cannabis Sales in Kendall County on January 1, 2020 – James Wyman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/some-board-members-support-cannabis-sales-in-kendall-county-on/article_fb181bd2-bdfa-11e9-9d7b-cb52e2b91f55.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Look What’s in Store for Public School Students in Illinois–YIKES! – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/look-whats-in-store-for-public-school-students-in-illinois-yikes/

CAPITOL FAX
— Republican hopeful slams “slick Dick Durbin,” claims “wrong people” moved into Lake County, says Democrats “heading for evil”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/15/republican-hopeful-slams-slick-dick-durbin-claims-wrong-people-moved-into-lake-county-says-democrats-heading-for-evil/
— For third time, White rules out reelection, but claims he’ll serve out full term
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/15/for-third-time-white-rules-out-reelection-but-claims-hell-serve-out-full-term/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois seeking to bar ex-governor from practicing law – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/14/illinois-seeking-to-bar-ex-governor-from-practicin/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— MSNBC analyst compares Trump supporters to a ‘terrorist organization’ – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/msnbc-analyst-compares-trump-supporters-to-a-terrorist-organization

FOX NEWS
— Buttigieg reportedly helped create a phone tree to alert families about ICE raids – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/buttigieg-phone-tree-ice-raids

AMERICAN THINKER
— Whistleblower: American Thinker was on Google’s blacklist of news sites – Peter Barry Chowka (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who work the hardest a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. They focus on turning everyone against me. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/whistleblower_american_thinker_was_on_googles_blacklist_of_news_sites.html
— A Shining City upon a Hill, Besieged – Veronika Kyrylenko
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/a_shining_city_upon_a_hill_besieged.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— How LGBTQ Groups Are Quietly Dismantling Norms, Changing Education – Dennis Prager 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/14/how-lgbtq-groups-are-quietly-dismantling-norms-changing-education/

DAILY CALLER
— Everyday Americans Shoulder The Burden Of The Immigration Crisis – CAITLIN MCFALL
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/14/everyday-americans-shoulder-the-burden-of-the-immigration-crisis/

JP MEDIA
— Fake News: Trump Official Did Not Say Statue of Liberty Poem Was Only for Europeans – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-trump-official-did-not-say-statue-of-liberty-poem-was-only-for-europeans/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Another state mandates history of homosexuals – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2019/08/15/another-state-mandates-history-of-homosexuals

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, White-haters promote hatred of Whites.
https://ijr.com/cory-booker-proposes-office-fight-white-supremacy/

HUFFINGTON POST
— Tea Party Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh Apologizes For Helping Elect ‘Unfit Con Man’ Trump The former Illinois representative urges a new primary challenge for the “reckless” and “incompetent” president. – Ed Mazza
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-walsh-apology-trump-support_n_5d54b573e4b0d8840fee7d75

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— ICE raids raise question: What about the employers? – NOMAAN MERCHANT (DIERSEN: Are you employed? If so, how many illegals work for your employer?)
https://apnews.com/e7113c50a6fd4d2688fc2f2b8a9a91cd

CBS NEWS
— CEOs rake in 940% more than 40 years ago, while average workers earn 12% more – KATE GIBSON (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, my GS-12 Step 5 IRS salary 40 years ago in 1979 was $93,592.) 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ceo-pay-in-940-more-than-40-years-ago-workers-make-12-more/

NBC NEWS
— El Paso, racism and rhetoric: The growing toll of bigotry in America For some Americans who are members of minority groups, the intersection of hate and violence has become a looming source of fear. – Janell Ross and Suzanne Gamboa (DIERSEN: Conservatives are a minority in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP). One can see that by attending MTRCC, DCRCC, and IRP meetings and events. Anti-conservatives are glorified and praised at those meetings and events. Conservatives like me are ostracized and even worse things.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/el-paso-racism-rhetoric-growing-toll-bigotry-america-n1042511

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/opinion/immigrants-raids-public-charge.html
— Joe Walsh: Trump Needs a Primary Challenge The case for a contender from the right. – Joe Walsh
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/opinion/joe-walsh-trump-primary.html

WASHINGTON POST
— No reparations check of any amount could substitute for an apology – Jonathan Capehart (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize for causing a) all of their problems, b) all of your problems, c) all of my problems, and d) all of anyone’s problems. They want me to apologize for causing all of the losses that Republican candidates have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and especially for causing all losses suffered by Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/15/no-reparations-check-any-amount-could-substitute-an-apology/
— Trump’s claim his deregulatory actions are saving American households $3,000 a year – Glenn Kessler
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/15/trumps-claim-his-deregulatory-moves-are-saving-american-households-year/
— More states are banning questions about salary history in job interviews. What to say if you’re asked about it anyway. – Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, my ending GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary in 1997 was $127,654. In today’s dollars, my ending GS-12 Step 5 IRS salary in 1980 was $$93,592.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/15/more-states-are-banning-questions-about-salary-history-job-interviews-what-say-if-youre-asked-about-it-anyways/
— The Trump administration keeps making it harder to claim asylum. Here’s how — and why. U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr unilaterally changed the rules. – Mneesha Gellman (DIERSEN: From what I see, sooner or later, all the citizens of all the foreign countries who have problems will claim asylum in America.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/15/trump-administration-keeps-making-it-harder-claim-asylum-heres-how-why/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow over their success in destroying the traditional family.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/fredpeters/2019/08/14/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-suburbs/#12655f9e5499

HOMETOWN STATIONS
— Lima councilman facing lawsuit for slander – Eran Hami 
https://www.hometownstations.com/news/lima-councilman-facing-lawsuit-for-slander/article_5af93680-9c3b-11e9-8cba-e3baac949be6.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Harper was made aware of the statements from Councilman Jaime Dixon in June 2018 and Harper sent a cease and desist letter.)

HR DRIVE
— Study: 21% of workers over 40 said they have experienced age bias – Valerie Bolden-Barrett (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old. All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.hrdive.com/news/study-21-of-workers-over-40-said-they-have-experienced-age-bias/560780/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Past and present candidates and elected officials who spoke at the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meeting Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream included Almiron, Corrigan, Diersen, Eckhoff, Fitch, Grant, Heidorn, Holder, Ives, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, Krzyzewski, Larsen, McCluskey, McGowen, Monino, Seppelfrick, Walsh, and Whelan. Meeting attendees included Baker, Bohn, Carlson, Caruso, Cooper, Crane, Davis, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Henry, Holan, A & R. Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Krzyzewski, Larsen, LeVan, Lofgren, Lollino, McCarthy, McNeily, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Rash, Ryan, Shaw, Smith, Tatro, Veenstra, and Zaruba. Judge McCluskey announced his candidacy for the upcoming Judge George J. Bakalis vacancy. Larsen reported on what DuPage County is doing concerning the pot issue. Fitch reported on what Wheaton is doing concerning the West District City Council vacancy and the pot issue. Sadly, its seems like the majority of Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton’s West District are not interested in getting together and gathering information on the West District candidates, hosting a candidate forum, or recommending any of the 10 candidates who have applied to be appointed to fill the vacancy. Sadly, it seems like the majority of Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeemen are not interested in getting together and urging DuPage County, Wheaton, or Glen Ellyn to ban the sale of pot. Sadly, it seems like the majority of Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeemen side with my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They support those who slander and threaten me at MTRCC meetings. They support those who focus on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails. They support those who discourage Republican candidates, elected officials, and organizations from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day fireworks and parades. The focus on turning everyone against me, including those who run the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream and those who ran the Wheaton Bowl. They work harder against me and harder against other conservatives than they have ever worked against any Democrat. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FORM SWIFT
— Cease and Desist for Slander and Libel Letter Form (DIERSEN: I am considering sending cease and desist letters to those MTRCC members and others who slander/threaten me.)
https://formswift.com/cease-and-desist-slander-and-libel-letter
(FROM THE POSTING: A cease and desist letter is used to stop a party from continuing a certain activity. This letter will be used for any actions that involve defamation, slander, or libel. A cease and desist letter such as this should include specific details about the false statements that are defaming, slandering, or libeling the sender. A cease and desist letter is a formal request to stop another party from making harmful statements that may be damaging to your personal reputation. The letter also lets the party know that you will undertake appropriate legal action if they do not stop slander and libel immediately.)

EFORMS
— Defamation (Slander/Libel) Cease and Desist Letter (DIERSEN: I am considering sending cease and desist letters to those MTRCC members and others who slander/threaten me.)
https://eforms.com/cease-and-desist/defamation-slander/

(FROM THE POSTING: The defamation cease and desist letter is sent due to false or erroneous claims that result in the defamation of character in an individual or business entity. The letter should outline the specific statements that were made and how they are affecting the reputation of the person or business. Furthermore, a full retraction of the statements should be requested. If there is no response by the other party or a retraction of the statements is rejected, the harmed party should seek full damages for the falsehoods made.)

August 14 Evening Edition

HERALD NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Bolingbrook board was blunt — no cannabis businesses in village – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/08/14/bolingbrook-board-was-blunt-no-cannabis-businesses-in-village/av0vrpj/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The village of Bolingbrook Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to prohibit cannabis business establishments within its boundaries. The trustees voted 5-1 in favor of the prohibition. Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said he was in favor of prohibiting cannabis businesses in the village and decried how the state government passed the legislation to legalize it. “I philosophically have a real problem with governments which have turned to drugs and gambling to balance their budgets,” he said. “That’s what the state’s come to.” The village’s ordinance cited the state’s Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which allows municipalities to prohibit adult-use cannabis business establishments. Ken Teppel, the village’s public safety director, spoke about the Bolingbrook Police Department’s opposition to allowing cannabis businesses in town. He also talked about the challenges posed to police departments in other states that have already legalized recreational cannabis use, like Colorado. For example, Teppel said cannabis businesses have been targets for theft because they deal solely in cash to be in compliance with federal banking laws. He added that, for police, it’s more difficult to investigate such crimes without a paper trail. He also talked about other problems like black markets developing around legal dispensaries, the high potency of the drug nowadays, potential dangers with flammable materials used to grow the plant, and trying to develop a test for impaired drivers who have used the drug. During public comments, the opinions among the handful of residents who spoke were mixed. Trustee Bob Jaskiewicz was the only “no” vote. He said it was a mistake to not have a public hearing before holding a vote on the prohibition. “I want us to consider other points as to why a dispensary would be a good thing,” Jaskiewicz said. Claar told Jaskiewicz to take up the issue with state legislators because, unlike other states, which held a referendum, Illinois “chose to ignore the public” and didn’t ask voters. Claar said lawmakers were already discussing a possible trailer bill to clarify and fix issues with the initial law that passed. The mayor also made sure to emphasize that the ordinance was only prohibiting commercial businesses selling cannabis and not recreational use of the drug. Trustee Mary Alexander Basta made the point that the ordinance could be revised in the future. Recreational cannabis use and possession will be legal in Illinois starting Jan. 1, 2020.)

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Recreational Pot Up For Discussion In Glen Ellyn August 19 Do you think recreational marijuana should be sold in Glen Ellyn? – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: The Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) should pass a resolution against the sale of pot in Milton Township and in the rest of DuPage County like it passed a resolution against video gambling in 2009. Republican Precinct Committeemen in Glen Ellyn should attend Glen Ellyn’s meeting on August 19 and Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton should attend Wheaton’s meeting on August 26. They should call for banning the sale of pot in their municipalities. Past and present MTRCC officers should attend the aforesaid meetings and call for banning the sale of pot. At previous Wheaton City Council meetings, Bob Cherry, B. J. Slinger, Tim Whelan, and I have called for Wheaton to ban the sale of pot. At previous DuPage County Board meetings, Dick Furstenau and I have called for DuPage County to ban the sale of pot in the unincorporated parts of DuPage County.) 
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/recreational-pot-discussion-glen-ellyn

ABC7
— Democrats rally on Governor’s Day at the State Fair – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/governors-day-at-the-state-fair/5467548/
— Trump administration official said Statue of Liberty inscription is about “people coming from Europe” – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/statue-of-liberty-inscription-is-about-europeans-trump-official/5467354/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Blue Apron meets Chia Pet for growing cannabis:’ Companies eager to tap into marijuana market – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-home-grow-equipment-20190814-syqmzwwvifd2dhcv7bclzsop2e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump administration’s hostility toward Hispanics makes us stronger.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-hispanics-latinos-trump-animosity-cepeda-20190814-i2mb46o2pjdyjcbwvckfjmqupi-story.html
— State seeks to disbar ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich from practicing law more than 8 years after conviction – JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-rod-blagojevich-law-license-20190814-wa6j4ouyhbcjhnz37h75t656cq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pelosi rips ‘Moscow Mitch’ at Gov Day in Illinois — but mum’s the word on Dem controversies U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Gov. J.B. Pritzker to try and bolster U.S. House candidates downstate on Wednesday as Democrats celebrated their first Governor’s Day in five years. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/14/20805690/nancy-pelosi-moscow-mitch-governors-day-j-b-pritzker

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Arlington Heights board open to allowing pot sales – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/arlington-heights-board-open-to-allowing-pot-sales

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How an overlooked facet of the weed law could trip up two of the industry’s biggest players The fine print in the state’s 610-page recreational marijuana bill could provide some challenges to getting retail sales up and running. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO legislators will make it easier and easier and easier to grow, sell, and buy pot.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/how-overlooked-facet-weed-law-could-trip-two-industrys-biggest-players
— New group opposing graduated income tax puts Madigan in the middle Taking a page from Rauner’s book, a new group opposing the graduated income tax amendment puts the Illinois House speaker at the center of its campaign. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/new-group-opposing-graduated-income-tax-puts-madigan-middle

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois congressman Mike Bost says he and others influenced Trump into backing off commuting Blagojevich’s sentence – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-congressman-says-he-and-others-influenced-trump-into-backing/article_b91129ff-222e-51d5-a4c1-63ed63456a43.html
— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges Democrats to ‘catch the spark of Illinois’ in speech kicking off Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – RICK PEARSON 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/watch-the-video-house-speaker-nancy-pelosi-urges-democrats-to/article_f4b7bc17-173a-5f6d-b66a-6858e6dd804e.html

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— OUTSTANDING: Park Ridge Decides To Opt Out On Cannabis Sales For Now – Anne Lunde 
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/park-ridge-decides-to-opt-out-on-cannabis-sales-for-now/

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood says he’s running for re-election in 2020 – Nick Vlahos
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190814/us-rep-darin-lahood-says-hes-running-for-re-election-in-2020

FOX ILLINOIS
— IL GOP: Trump signs, banners stolen from state fair tent
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/il-gop-trump-signs-banners-stolen-from-state-fair-tent

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Recreational Marijuana Sales Public Forum Thursday, August 15
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2019/08/10/recreational-marijuana-sales-yes-or-no-public-forum-welcomes-input-aug-15/104226

OAK PARK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Our Teens and Substances Abuse
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/8-14-2019/Our-Teens-and-Substances-Abuse/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ENGINEER STEPS OUT OF SHADOWS TO REVEAL GOOGLE’S CONSERVATIVE ANIMOSITY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/engineer-steps-out-of-shadows-to-reveal-googles-conservative-animosity.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/14/cannabis-goes-upscale/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lying the left’s new strategy? – LARRY VOLKENING, Houston
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/14/letters-to-the-editor-lying-the-lefts-new-strategy/
— The Second Amendment is imperiled like never before Without a spiritual and cultural renaissance in America, gun confiscation looms – David Thomas Roberts 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/14/second-amendment-imperiled-never/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s new immigration rule exposes the current system as a global welfare scheme
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trumps-new-immigration-rule-exposes-the-current-system-as-a-global-welfare-scheme

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— George Will Strikes Out by Attacking National Conservatism He quibbles over political means rather than ends, with little idea of what he actually wants to conserve. – EMILE A. DOAK
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/george-will-strikes-out-by-attacking-national-conservatism/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— The Statue of Liberty poem means the exact opposite of what immigrant welfare advocates think – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/statue-liberty-poem-means-exact-opposite-immigrant-welfare-advocates-think/

DAILY CALLER
— The Latest Google Blacklist May Include The Daily Caller
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/14/google-blacklist-daily-caller/

GOPUSA
— Trump cites ‘Fredo’ Cuomo as an example of how red flag laws could work
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74305
— Following Walmart attack, Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74267
— O’Rourke: Fox News, Breitbart sowing ‘seeds of terror’
http://www.gopusa.com/orourke-fox-news-breitbart-sowing-seeds-of-terror/

TOWNHALL
— What the El Paso Shooter Learned from Immigrants – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2019/08/14/what-the-el-paso-shooter-learned-from-immigrants-n2551700
— Well Look At That, Deportations Help American Citizens Find Jobs – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/08/14/well-look-at-that-deporting-illegal-immigrants-helps-american-citizens-find-jobs-n2551689

WORLD NET DAILY
— HOW LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS ARE DISMANTLING CIVILIZATION Dennis Prager on the left: ‘Lying is not an issue when truth is not a value’
https://www.wnd.com/2019/08/how-lgbtq-organizations-are-dismantling-civilization/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— MSNBC Analyst Likens Trump Supporters to Members of a ‘Terrorist Organization’ – Mark Finkelstein
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/mark-finkelstein/2019/08/13/msnbc-guest-likens-trump-supporters-members-terrorist

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— US citizens, mostly minorities, rush to fill jobs after raids – Vivek Saxena 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/08/14/us-citizens-mostly-minorities-rush-to-fill-jobs-after-raids-785503

NEW YORK POST
— Rot of journalism ethics at New York Times has turned into leftist plague – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/08/13/rot-of-journalism-ethics-at-new-york-times-has-turned-into-leftist-cancer/

PBS
— How social casinos leverage Facebook user data to target vulnerable gamblers
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-social-casinos-leverage-facebook-user-data-to-target-vulnerable-gamblers

DATELINE
— OUTSTANDING: ‘The McLaughlin Group’ Returning To PBS In January After Local Relaunch – Erik Pedersen
https://deadline.com/2019/08/the-mclaughlin-group-returning-to-pbs-in-january-1202667082/

August 14 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The August Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) monthly meeting is this evening at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream. The social hour starts at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM. SEE: http://dupagegop.org/calendar-3/ 

I will be signing in as a candidate. I am a candidate to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. The other six Republican candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmeicik, and Robert McNeily.

Hopefully, all of the aforesaid seven candidates will a) attend meeting, b) announce their candidacies, c) and seek the support of the eighteen Republican Precinct Committeemen who represent Wheaton’s West District. Those eighteen Precinct Committeemen are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

Hopefully, MTRCC will gather relevant information about the aforesaid seven candidates, provide that information to the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen, and host a candidate forum. The goal of providing information on the candidates and hosting a candidate forum is to help the aforesaid eighteen Precinct Committeemen recommend to Wheaton’s City Council the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.

In my opinion, the following information about all 10 candidates should be disclosed: How long they have lived in Wheaton, how long they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, their memberships in professional associations, why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, what they believe the three most important issues are that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues those issues should be addressed, their political affiliation and activities, their civic activities, if they would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, what their position is on Wheaton’s Roosevelt Road corridor, if they would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, and what they have done that demonstrates they can carry out typical city council functions. In my opinion, Republican Precinct Committeemen in Wheaton’s West District should have the above information.

At Wheaton’s City Council meeting on Monday, August 19, 2019, its members will go into executive session to deliberate on the 10 candidates who have applied. Because, in that session, they will be reviewing the documents that the 10 candidates have submitted, Wheaton has denied my FOIA request for those documents.

According to MTRCC’s bylaws (http://www.miltongop.org/about-mtrcc/by-laws), “When a position within Milton Township is declared vacant, the MTRCC shall meet within forty (40) days of the declaration of vacancy to recommend an individual to fill such vacancy. The recommendation shall be decided at a convention of the Organization by a majority vote of the Organization through a written ballot.” It would be great if MTRCC would host a candidate forum for the aforesaid seven Republican candidates.” I urge MTRCC to do the aforesaid concerning Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy.

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting and a candidate forum if one is held: a) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members, b) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; c) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

It will be extremely interesting to see which of the seven candidates are endorsed by which of the aforesaid candidates, elected officials, and party leaders, and especially which candidates Ives and Sanguinetti might endorse because they both have served on Wheaton’s City Council.

Further, I will be asking a) Susan Fitch, Chris Zaruba, and other Wheaton City Council members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton and b) Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Bob Larsen, Jim Zay, and other DuPage County Board members who attend the meeting to brief the meeting’s attendees on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas.

Further, I will be asking the meeting’s attendees to join me, Bob Cherry, Dick Furstenau, B.J. Singer, and Tim Whelan in urging DuPage County, Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, and the rest of the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot.

Further, I will be asking the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, its Chairman Marty Keller, MTRCC, and the other eight Republican township party organizations in DuPage County to urge DuPage County and the 38 municipalities in DuPage County to ban the sale of pot. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WGN TV
— Nancy Pelosi to kick off Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair – AP
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/14/nancy-pelosi-to-kick-off-governors-day-at-illinois-state-fair/

ABC7
— Chicago hospital shooting: Gun in VA hospital incident came from Indiana gun store heist – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff & Christine Tressel
https://abc7chicago.com/rifle-used-in-chicago-va-hospital-incident-came-from-indiana-gun-store-heist/5465755/

CBS2
— FBI Probes How Alleged Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Gunman Got Rifle On His Hands – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/13/fbi-probes-jesse-brown-va-medical-center-gunman/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats set to rally at Illinois State Fair with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looking for more House seats to flip – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-state-fair-democrats-day-20190814-a2ewb7zlgvfnhogfhe7bhrgsfy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-robinson-column-st-0814-20190813-56zcllrhrbd63cu7u4nhtyhke4-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville’s No. 9 in country for safest cities to raise children, No. 22 for safest college town, new rankings show – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-safest-cities-to-raise-children-st-0814-20190813-hmv7xvfsn5hkrn65jkltidbk24-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: SafeWise’s study on safest cities to raise children, released Tuesday, analyzed the most recent FBI violent and property crime report statistics in order to rank cities with a population of at least 75,000 based on the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, violent and property crime rates were calculated per 1,000 people in each city.)

DAILY HERALD
— Hinsdale businessman David Andalcio confirmed for RTA post over Democrats’ objections – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: The vote was taken at yesterday’s DuPage County Board meeting. At that meeting, Dick Furstenau and I urged the board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas. The video is at http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID=8241&Format=Agenda )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/hinsdale-businessman-confirmed-for-rta-post-over-democrats-objections
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Hinsdale businessman has been named DuPage’s representative on the Regional Transit Authority board, despite strong criticism from most Democrats on the county board. County board members voted 10-5 Tuesday to confirm David Andalcio’s appointment. He fills the seat formerly held by Patrick Durante, whose term ended last month.)
— Today’s racial discrimination – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following demographics that you have, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs discourage you from seeking any kind of government or political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190814/how-important-is-todays-racial-discrimination
— The state’s test of government consolidation in McHenry County could be just the start – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190814/editorial-the-states-test-of-government-consolidation-in-mchenry-county-could-be-just-the-start
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Wauconda officials open to local marijuana dispensaries – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190814/wauconda-officials-open-to-local-marijuana-dispensaries

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Township Consolidation Law may be first of many government reduction efforts – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/township-consolidation/article_1f99cc59-36d4-5517-a59e-933b794dd1d6.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-official-statue-of-liberty-poem-refers-to-europeans-08-14-2019

KHQA
— Adams County considers opting in to recreational marijuana program – Lynsey Whitaker
https://khqa.com/news/local/adams-co-board-talks-revenue-options-for-local-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries

TIMES
— Ottawa, Streator councils will soon decide on recreational marijuana sales Ottawa supportive, Streator undecided – Michael Urbanec and Brent Bader
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/08/13/ottawa-streator-councils-will-soon-decide-on-recreational-marijuana-sales/a6e1fuy/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Social Justice: What Does It Really Mean? – Oliver Perry
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/social-justice-what-does-it-really-mean/

BREITBART
— Eight-in-Ten Democrats Want Easier Migration and Asylum Rules – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/13/four-in-five-democrats-want-easier-migration-and-asylum-rules/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Cuccinelli: No Public Charge Immigrants
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/30810

CNS NEWS
— Brent Bozell: Mass Murder? Blame ‘Conservative Media Stars’ – L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/l-brent-bozell-iii/mass-murder-blame-conservative-media-stars

DAILY CALLER
— Ocasio-Cortez’s Known Donors From Her Own District Are Nearly Non-Existent, FEC Records Show – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/ocasio-cortez-district-fec/

FEDERALIST
— If You’re Not Grateful To The United States, Why Are You Here? Rather than ridicule America’s past, as if the travesties of U.S. history nullify its soaring glories, immigrants and longtime Americans should be grateful for America and its political and cultural traditions. – Casey Chalk (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats highlight immigrants who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/14/youre-not-grateful-united-states/
— Does The Statue Of Liberty Poem Invalidate U.S. Borders Or Require Giving Welfare To Non-Citizens? – Susanna Hoffman
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/13/statue-liberty-poem-invalidate-u-s-borders-require-giving-welfare-non-citizens/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— WHEN LUXURIES BECOME A HUMAN RIGHT Reflections on Netflix and organic pears. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274560/when-luxuries-become-human-right-daniel-greenfield

TOWNHALL
— Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding the Wicked War on ICE? – Michelle Malkin
https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/08/14/open-borders-inc-whos-funding-the-wicked-war-on-ice-n2551644

NEW YORK TIMES
— Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said. – Jan Hoffman (DIERSEN: I have never used pot or any other illegal drug. All candidates for any kind of office should disclose if they have used pot or any other illegal drug. Use of illegal drugs demonstrates disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/health/drug-screening-adults-teens.html

USA TODAY
— Banning ‘assault rifles’ and large-capacity magazines won’t stop mass shooters – Robert Farago
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/13/dont-ban-assault-rifles-large-capacity-magazines-editorials-debates/2003076001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The ‘Public-Charge’ Ploy A new rule looks like another effort to limit legal immigration. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-public-charge-ploy-11565738249
— FRONT PAGE: Résumés Are Starting to Look Like Instagram—and Sometimes Even Tinder Employers see surge in Gen Z CVs containing photos and illustrations; ‘there’s a freaking bitmoji’ – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: I urge all 10 candidates seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy to post their resumes. Mine is posted at https://gopillinois.com/documents/.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/resumes-are-starting-to-look-like-instagramand-sometimes-even-tinder-11565707364

August 10 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Don’t like Biden’s gaffes? Consider the alternatives – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-joe-biden-donald-trump-breitbart-page-20190809-w5yhjadarfeofjtwi4oh4hea7a-story.html
— A year after 75 were shot over a weekend, Chicago police have not solved most of the attacks: ‘We’re not happy. We’re not pleased’ – JEREMY GORNER, ANNIE SWEENEY and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-most-violent-weekend-one-year-later-20190810-mrdyv7r5prhjvhcpoorguxigsy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/9/20798732/how-nazi-german-happened-and-other-random-thoughts

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise illegals.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/interactive-border-wall-mural-tells-stories-of-deported/5458574/

FOX NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez claims Trump is ‘radicalizing stadiums of people’ – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ocasio-cortez-trump-radicalizing-stadiums-people

AMERICAN THINKER
— Labor unions officially abandon the interests of their members – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/labor_unions_officially_abandon_the_interests_of_their_members.html

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Defends Calling Trump a White Supremacist, Repeats Charlottesville Hoax – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/10/elizabeth-warren-defends-calling-trump-white-supremacist-repeats-charlottesville-hoax/

CNS NEWS
— Candace Owens: White Supremacy Isn’t What’s Harming Black America – ‘It’s Liberal Supremacy’ – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/candace-owens-white-supremacy-isnt-whats-harming-black-america-its

RED STATE
— Wages Will Go Up When Illegal Aliens Are Deported. – Mike Ford
https://www.redstate.com/darth641/2019/08/10/wages-will-go-up-when-illegal-aliens-are-deported./

EPOCH TIMES
— Democrats and the Media Wield ‘Racism’ to Attack Free Speech – Tom Borelli
https://m.theepochtimes.com/democrats-and-the-media-wield-racism-to-attack-free-speech_3037413.html

CBS NEWS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump’s words encourage white supremacist violence.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-bloomberg-says-trumps-words-encourage-white-supremacist-violence/

MSNBC
— Trump business continues to employ undocumented workers: WashPost
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-business-continues-to-employ-undocumented-workers-washpost-65813061810

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use El Paso to demonize, to denigrate and to condemn Whites. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/opinion/sunday/el-paso-shooting-immigrants.html

MEDIAITE
— Ex-GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Goes After Tucker Carlson Viewers: How Many Saw His White Supremacy Comments and ‘Nodded?’ – Connor Mannion
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/ex-gop-rep-joe-walsh-goes-after-tucker-carlson-viewers-how-many-saw-his-white-supremacy-comments-and-nodded/

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: OUTSTANDING: Wheaton College is the 7th least and IIT is the 15th least cannabis-friendly college.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/here-are-the-top-20-most-and-least-marijuana-friendly-u-s-colleges/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Diersen asks the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) to host a candidate forum for the Republican Wheaton West District City Council candidates at its 7:00 PM Wednesday August 14, 2019 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, or alternatively, during the following 2 weeks.

The Republican candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Dave Diersen, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmiecik, and Robert McNeily.

Diersen asks MTRCC to provide relevant information about the aforesaid candidates to its members who represent Republican voters in Wheaton’s West District. Those MTRCC members are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

The goal of the candidate forum and providing information on the candidates is to help the aforesaid Wheaton West District MTRCC members recommend the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.   

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting: a) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; b) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; c) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

Further, I ask MTRCC to brief its members at the meeting on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas and in Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, and the rest of the 38 municipalities in DuPage County. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

August 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dayton shooting: Trump visits Wednesday as community mourns lives lost, debates gun control – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-visits-dayton-as-community-mourns-lives-lost-debates-gun-control/5449392/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump seeks to link Dayton shooter to liberal politics – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/trump-seeks-to-link-dayton-shooter-to-liberal-politics-1

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Concerns over mass shootings and other crises prompt DuPage officials to create countywide law enforcement task force – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dupage-law-enforcement-task-force-20190807-enbe7yspzfb7flnbuooqtkpn6i-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-el-paso-tolerance-language-20190807-phcfgkpq2jfp3mzyiisuy2kbxm-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-hate-el-paso-dayton-chapman-20190807-a2hb3ej53fafvcs6bckmrrdeoe-story.html
— Protesters greet President Trump in Dayton, Ohio, after mass shooting; El Paso visit is next – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-el-paso-dayton-shootings-20190807-mylnnhij6fftha2cxmtcysjioi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Grayslake bans recreational marijuana sales until at least 2021 – Jennifer Shea
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/grayslake-bans-recreational-marijuana-sales-until-at-least-2021
— DuPage police form countywide task force to combat major crimes – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/dupage-police-form-countywide-task-force-to-combat-major-crimes
— Wheaton sets August 26 hearing on proposed marijuana sales ban (DIERSEN: At previous City Council meetings, Bob Cherry, B.J. Slinger, Tim Whelan, and I have spoken against the sale of Marijuana in Wheaton.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/wheaton-sets-hearing-on-proposed-marijuana-sales-ban
— Former Lake County sheriff Mark Curran to run for U.S. Senate – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/former-lake-county-sheriff-to-run-for-us-senate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Political squabbles endanger national security, Duckworth warns Illinois’ junior senator tells a City Club audience America is “at a breaking point” unless the country can unite to fix the economy, invest in infrastructure and halt climate change. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/political-squabbles-endanger-national-security-duckworth-warns

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— This is why you should care about the 13th District, even if you can’t vote in it – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article233114797.html

ST. CHARLES PATCH
— Recreational Cannabis Sales In St. Charles: Discussion Date When and where a second discussion is set to take place. – Rebecca Bream 
https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/recreational-cannabis-sales-st-charles-discussion-date

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— House GOP campaign arm touts increasingly diverse 2020 field – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/house-gop-campaign-arm-touts-increasingly-diverse-2020-field

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden parrots Trump in Iowa as he blasts him for white supremacy sympathies and gun control inaction – Naomi Lim 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-parrots-trump-in-iowa-as-he-blasts-him-for-white-supremacy-sympathies-and-gun-control-inaction
— Media ‘unhinged’ over shootings, ‘unprecedented levels of left-wing bias’ – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-unhinged-over-shootings-unprecedented-levels-of-left-wing-bias

FOX NEWS
— New York Times changes ‘Trump urges unity vs. racism’ headline after backlash
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/new-york-times-changes-trump-urges-unity-vs-racism-headline-after-backlash
— Beto O’Rourke calls Trump ‘white supremacist,’ says US ‘has been racist since it’s been a country’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/beto-orourke-calls-trump-a-white-supremacist-says-us-has-been-racist-since-its-been-a-country

BREITBART
— ICE Arrests 680 Illegal Aliens in Largest Single-State Raid in U.S. History – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/07/ice-arrests-680-illegal-aliens-in-largest-single-state-raid-in-u-s-history/
— Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Depicts Trump Supporters as KKK Members – Warner Todd Huston
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/07/netflixs-dear-white-people-depicts-trump-supporters-as-kkk-members/
— ESPN Pulls Trailer for Movie Where Liberals Hunt ‘Deplorables’ for Sport – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/07/espn-pulls-trailer-for-movie-where-liberals-hunt-deplorables-for-sport/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Republicans should jump to push for our security and self-defense – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/republicans-jump-push-security-self-defense/

CNS NEWS
— Biden: ‘This President Has Fanned the Flames of White Supremacy’ – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/biden-his-both-clear-language-and-code-president-hs-fanned-flames-white

DAILY CALLER
— Do Democratic Presidential Candidates Belong On A Terrorist Watch List? – Ann Coulter
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/07/coulter-democratic-terror/
— Biden Blasts Trump For Enabling White Supremacists – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/07/biden-white-supremacy-trump-iowa/
— Trump Says He’s ‘All In Favor’ Of Background Checks For Weapons – AUDREY CONKLIN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/07/trump-background-checks-guns/

TOWNHALL
— Former FBI Top-Brass: Trump’s Half-Staff Order Is Dog-Whistling White Supremacists – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/yuichirokakutani/2019/08/07/former-fbi-topbrass-trumps-halfstaff-order-is-dogwhistling-white-supremacists-n2551350
— Democratic Dystopia: End Anglo-America, Welcome the World, Evict the Unborn – Ilana Mercer
https://townhall.com/columnists/ilanamercer/2019/08/07/democratic-dystopia-end-angloamerica-welcome-the-world-evict-the-unborn-n2551320
— It’s an Invasion!…of Moronic Arguments – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2019/08/07/its-an-invasion–of-moronic-arguments-n2551356

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Says ‘Mentally Unstable, Seriously Ill People’ Shouldn’t Have Guns – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://m.theepochtimes.com/trump-says-mentally-unstable-seriously-ill-people-shouldnt-have-guns_3033254.html

THE HILL
— ICE agents arrest 680 undocumented workers in Mississippi – RAFAEL BERNAL AND CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
https://thehill.com/latino/456566-immigration-agents-arrest-680-mississippi-food-processing-facilities
— Donald Trump’s no racist, as past acts and presidential record prove – ANDREW STEIN
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/456523-donald-trumps-no-racist-as-past-acts-and-presidential-record-prove
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Hispanics say Trump’s words are too little, too late.”
https://thehill.com/latino/456458-hispanics-say-trumps-words-are-too-little-too-late

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democratic Socialists Sound Like Democrats Workers of the world, unite! But whatever you do, please don’t clap. – Elliot Kaufman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-socialists-sound-like-democrats-11565214408

NEWSWEEK
— TRUMP CAMPAIGN REFUSES TO STOP USING ‘INVASION’ TO DESCRIBE MIGRANTS, CLAIMS IT’S ‘ACCURATE’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-invasion-migrants-border-1453002
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats get “TEXAS TOP CATHOLIC LEADER” to tell Trump “PRESIDENT STOP YOUR HATRED.” How soon, if not already, will Democrats succeed in getting top Catholic leaders to send Trump, and everyone who does not hate Trump, straight to HELL?) 
https://www.newsweek.com/top-texas-catholic-leader-trump-stop-your-hatred-racism-1452877

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/tucker-carlson-trump-white-supremacy-terrorism-el-paso.html