July 18 Morning Edition

ABC7
— NOTABLE ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS TO SKIP CONVENTION; SECURITY BEEFED UP  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise anti-Trumps.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/notable-illinois-republicans-to-skip-convention;-security-beefed-up/1430839/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many notable Illinois Republicans are skipping this year’s GOP convention this week, including Gov. Bruce Rauner who has treated Trump comments as toxic and opted to steer clear.  In addition to Rauner, other missing GOPs will be former Gov. Jim Edgar, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, Comptroller Leslie Munger and North Shore Congressman Bob Dold. Kirk is even running an ad trumpeting his anti-Trumpness, which states “Mark Kirk bucked his party to say Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief.” Northwest suburban Rep. Peter Roskam may be the highest profile Illinois Republican who is attending the convention. Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider will chair the state’s delegation, while other’s such as Congressman Adam Kinzinger and former gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard have said they’ll be in Cleveland for some meetings, but may not even set foot on the convention floor. “Very few elected officials or prominent Republicans are attending the convention, with good reason: Donald Trump,” said Pat Brady, former Illinois GOP party chairman. “Seven in 10 suburban voters disapprove of him. Why would you want to be seen with him? That to me is the damage he’s done to the Republican party.” State Rep. Mike Fortner, R-West Chicago, said he’s most interested in is party unity. He concedes that Trump wasn’t his first choice. He was Marco Rubio support, however, Fortner said there’s no chance he’d skip the convention in protest. “The convention is a good chance to see our different parts going to come together, I hope they do and that’s one reason I’m going to be a part of that,” Fortner said. In an unusual move, Trump volunteers were asking delegates to sign a pledge that they will vote for Trump on nomination night. On Monday, Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, and Willie Robertson, star of the “Duck Dynasty” show will be speaking. Monday’s theme will be “Make America Safe Again,” and focus on national security and immigration. Two former Republican presidents, two of the most recent GOP nominees and most of Trumps’ former opponents are skipping the convention as well. However, organizers said it’s not about the establishment, it’s about the grassroots supporters.)

 

CBS2
— Illinois Delegation Puts On United Front On Eve Of GOP Convention – Rob Johnson
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/18/illinois-delegation-puts-on-united-front-on-eve-of-gop-convention/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois republicans prepare for the RNC (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise anti-Trumps.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/175548892-story

 

WTTW
— IL GOP Chair: Illinois in ‘Lockstep’ with Trump – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/18/il-gop-chair-illinois-lockstep-trump
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The head of Illinois’ Republican Party sought to downplay any division that might exist among the rank and file over the nomination of Donald Trump. Chairman Tim Schneider riled up the crowd of Illinois delegates at a delegation breakfast Monday morning in Cleveland, vowing that Illinois would work to elect Donald Trump in November, and that, counter to reports of division among the ranks, the state is “in lockstep” with Trump. “Donald Trump has tapped into something that has resonated with millions of new voters across our country,” Schneider said. “We are absolutely unified behind Donald Trump,” said Trump Illinois co-chair Demetra Demonte. “There is no fracture. The leadership of the party, the people of Illinois are totally united.” But despite the rah-rah atmosphere of Monday’s event, high-profile congressmen have distanced themselves from the nominee, and top party officials including Gov. Bruce Rauner and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk are avoiding the convention all together. It has drawn the ire of Trump delegates, many of whom are first-time attendees at the convention and new to the political process. “I’m disappointed,” said alternate Trump delegate James Ignatowski, a first-time delegate from Chicago. “It’d be nice for Governor Rauner and Mark Kirk to be here. Show the Democrats we’re united. Show it to Madigan and Cullerton.” Schneider and other state GOP officials drew rousing cheers when they insisted the state party was solidly behind Trump. The Illinois leadership aimed to bridge the divide between more established members of the party and newer entrants. “We need to work together. We’re not your enemy, were your friend,” Schneider said. Ignatowski says he was drawn to Trump and compelled to get involved in politics because of his disdain for Chicago politicians, and because of Trump’s hard line on ending illegal immigration and cracking down on undocumented immigrants. “People should come here legally. Let’s keep the illegals out of the country,” he said. “Trump truthfully cares about Americans,” Ignatowski said. “He spent his own money, while others spent millions against him.” Through many delegates say they have been attracted to Trump from the beginning, others have needed some persuading. “I’m coming around, I’m really coming around,” said Judy Diekelman, an at-large delegate, who, by rule must cast her vote for Trump. “I’m very happy with his VP pick. We have a big tent, and we have to look at all opinions.” Political conventions are typically a celebration of the party, but the events in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where three officers were killed in an ambush on Sunday, have cast a shadow over this year’s event. Illinois State Representative John Cabello, a former police officer from Rockford, urged the delegation to be vigilant in the wake of heightened security around the convention center. “When you’re going to and from the convention, please be aware of your surroundings,” Cabello said. “If a criminal sees you paying attention, you will less likely be a victim of crime. If you see something out of the ordinary, please report it.” The delegation will next visit with Ohio Gov. John Kasich at a dinner reception before the convention begins in earnest Monday evening.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Stopgap budget failing to erase damage of state impasse – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: Republicans want spending cuts.  Democrats want tax increases.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-stopgap-budget-met-20160717-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Looks like this party is having trouble getting started.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-pence-trump-terror-attack-france-election-perspec-0718-jm-20160716-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Likability is great, but co-workers who deliver are the most valuable – John Brandon  (DIERSEN: To get promoted beyond GS-12 at IRS or beyond GS-13 at GAO, you have to a) help your Democrat superiors give preference to their employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger and b) help your Democrat superiors make way for them by getting rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-this-trait-is-the-one-you-want-in-all-your-workers-20160712-story.html
— Pakistani model’s brother says he killed her for ‘honor’ – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-as–pakistan-model-killed-20160717-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump delegates and GOP regulars: An arranged marriage – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-delegates-gop-regulars-arranged-marriage/
— Illinois delegation at GOP convention gets security warning – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-delegation-at-gop-convention-gets-security-warning/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Trump campaign co-chair warned about state delegates what they should do if confronted by any potentially violent situations as the Republican convention kicks off on Monday. The co-chair, State Rep. John Cabello, a Rockford police detective currently on leave, commented at an Illinois Republican Party breakfast for Illinoisans at the convention. “Look people in the eyes. Make sure they know that you are watching what’s going on,” Cabello, R-Machesney Park said. “Pay attention. If you see something, please report it right away.”  The opening session will be gaveled to order a day after three police officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, La., and just weeks after police shootings in Dallas. There is a massive law enforcement presence — in uniform and undercover — at all political conventions, with forces beefed up as tens of thousands are here in advance of Donald Trump accepting the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday. The Illinois GOP party starts each convention day with a breakfast, notable on Monday for who was not there — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. Still, Cabello and Illinois Republican Party Chair Tim Schneider said Illinoisans are united in wanting to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. At past conventions, these morning sessions have been used to rally the troops for the Illinois ticket. No speaker mentioned Kirk by name. As for any divides among Republicans who are not backing Trump because of his divisive rhetoric, Cabello stressed that the Illinois Republican Party is working with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Cabello said that the “No Trump” and “Dump Trump” movement had totally fizzled. “I can guarantee it is iron clad that nothing, nothing is going to stop Donald Trump from being our nominee,” he said to applause. “We have all locked arms. We are all ready to make sure that crooked Hillary is not the next president of the United States,” Cabello said. The daily breakfast marked the first time all Illinois delegates — at-large, alternate at-large and elected delegates were meeting. Included among that group is 17-year-old Karl Miller, of west suburban Downers Grove, the youngest Illinois delegate, an at-large alternate. Most in the room were first-time convention goers, including Schneider, and most of the elected delegates. “Are you ready to take back the White House in 2016,” Schneider said to cheers, while touting that Donald Trump’s campaign has resonated with “millions and millions of new voters.” “We need to work together. All of us together. The Illinois Republican Party, we’re not your enemy. We’re your friend,” Schneider said. For all the talk of unity around Trump, the Illinois delegation on Monday afternoon is meeting with former GOP 2016 presidential contender Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Kasich is not backing Trump and is unlikely even to attend the convention.)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Cheering FOIA success and facing obstacles – Andy Shaw
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/shaw-agencies-fail-foia/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Former candidate Kasich meeting with Illinois delegates as convention opens – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160718/news/160719156/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: John Kasich’s planned visit with the Illinois delegation today at the Republican National Convention comes as something of a consolation prize to both the former candidate and some of the delegates. Kasich is one of the few candidates with elected delegates in the Illinois group, having fared better than presumptive nominee Donald Trump in the state’s March primary among voters in some parts of the Chicago area. Among his primary backers in the Illinois delegation: state Rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights, former Cook County GOP Chairman Aaron Del Mar of Palatine and former state party Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles. Del Mar wasn’t elected but was chosen later as part of the state’s group of at-large delegates who are committed to vote for Trump because of his primary victory in Illinois. Brady had been at the front of the push to upend Trump’s nomination, but the rules changes that could have made that possible failed last week. Kasich didn’t get the main stage speaking role other former Trump rivals did. Dr. Ben Carson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will speak Tuesday on the main stage. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who spent time in the suburbs before the March primary, is set to speak on the main stage Wednesday. Tonight’s lineup features potential first lady Melania Trump, the first of numerous Trumps speaking this week, and takes a Benghazi focus with “Lone Survivor” co-author Marcus Luttrell, as well as speeches from Benghazi survivors and the mother of Sean Smith, who was killed in the attack.)
— Youngest Republican delegate Carl Miller gets convention for his 18th birthday – Mike Riopell (DIERSEN: I had the honor of sitting next to Miller and speaking with him at some length during the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Peoria on Saturday, May 21, 2016.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160718/news/160719157/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If the election were held today, Republican convention delegate Carl Miller of Downers Grove couldn’t vote in it. Lucky for him, he turns 18 on Friday, a day after Donald Trump is set to accept the Republican nomination for president. Miller will be there to see it. “I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present,” he said. After grabbing headlines last year for his bid to meet as many presidential candidates as he could, Miller was picked by the state Republican Party as an alternate statewide delegate to the Cleveland convention. On Sunday, he was driving there with his grandfather. As the youngest Illinois delegate, does he have some particular role to play? “It’s a humbling experience,” Miller said. “I really want to do this so I can serve the party and more importantly serve our country and advance the conservative principles I believe in.” Miller left for Cleveland Saturday on a road trip that is more presidential than most. The Ohio stops included: The Warren G. Harding home in Marion, the James Garfield home in Mentor and Garfield’s grave. And they hoped to hit up a William McKinley site in Canton Sunday if there was time. “It really enhances the experience to learn the history,” Miller said. Trump wasn’t Miller’s first choice — he’s a fan of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — but he’ll vote for Trump in November. “I want to share this experience with as many voters as I can,” he said. “I want to defeat the Democrats in November more than anything.” PICTURE CAPTION: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gets a picture taken in March with Carl Miller of Downers Grove at Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn. Miller will serve as the youngest Republican delegate at the party convention this week in Cleveland.)
— Two crises lawmakers still haven’t addressed – David From
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160718/discuss/160719281/
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO OF BERLIN: Now some in DuPage can join military to avoid prosecution – Justin Kmitch  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Anti-Trumps are nasty.  Sooner or later, if you are a Republican, but you did not enlist, or far worse yet, if you were eligible for the draft like Trump and I were, but you avoided the draft like Trump and I did, anti-Trumps will viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you are being a patriotic hypocrite.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160718/news/160719173/

 

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps and anti-Rauners say “Hear What Rauner Is Doing Instead Of Attending The RNC Convention.”
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/hear-what-rauner-is-doing-instead-of-attending-the-rnc/24b6ece3-fb56-429a-9e4f-df8293b7dfcb

 

WTTW
— Republican National Convention Gets Underway Amid Fallout from Baton Rouge – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/17/republican-national-convention-gets-underway-amid-fallout-baton-rouge

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Illinois Delegates At Republican National Convention, Where Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.”
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-delegates-republican-national-convention-where-truth-stranger-fiction
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP Convention Notable For Illinois Absences, Nature of Candidate.”
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/gop-convention-notable-illinois-absences-nature-candidate
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Presidential Race Spurs Illinois Immigrants to Apply For Citizenship.”
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/presidential-race-spurs-illinois-immigrants-apply-citizenship

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Illinois GOP Mixed on Convention.”
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=219011#.V4zAlxF9XHk

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Trump delegate Linda Lucchese from Park Ridge says Illinois no-shows to convention are week  Rauner, Munger, Kirk among those not attending – AP
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/07/17/trump-delegate-says-illinois-no-shows-to-convention-are-week/ahvuxql/

 

TIMES
— Top Illinois Republicans are no-shows in Cleveland – AP  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise anti-Trumps.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/top-illinois-republicans-are-no-shows-in-cleveland/article_a77d2e28-2a34-5b9b-a8fa-2d0e0ecce205.html

 

WSIU
— Illinois Group Insurance Premiums Could Double Retroactively Pending Outcome of Labor Dispute – ILLINOIS PUBLIC RADIO & SARAH MUELLER
http://news.wsiu.org/post/illinois-group-insurance-premiums-could-double-retroactively-pending-outcome-labor-dispute#stream/0

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Enrollees Of Failed Illinois Insurance Co-Op Face High Costs – AP
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/enrollees-of-failed-illinois-insurance-co-op-face-high-costs

 

FAMILY PAC
— Pro-Family Campaign Kickoff…Family-Pac Boat Cruise July 25 – Paul Caprio
http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bce3a952ce23061bef2161b4e&id=772570c71b&e=8dc9fff257

 

U.S. OF ARN
— Kinzinger: “Hands Down, Right Move” For Senate To Bring In More Muslim Immigrants
http://usofarn.com/2016/07/17/kinzinger-hands-down-right-move-for-senate-to-bring-in-more-muslim-immigrants/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Black Lives Matter, the Chicago Urban League, and Suffering Children – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/black-lives-matter-chicago-urban-league-suffering-children/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Hostile media poised to blast GOP convention, Media Research Center says – Jennifer Harper  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with the “hostile media” against me and against my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/17/hostile-media-poised-to-blast-gop-convention-media/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Here’s a safe prediction about this week’s Republican National Convention: TV reporters will paint the GOP as too conservative, hostile to women, anathema to blacks, and an all-around turn-off to voters,” says Rich Noyes, research director for the Media Research Center. “And that’s not just because the ever-controversial Donald Trump is set to be nominated as the party’s presidential candidate.” Actually, this is a tradition. Broadcasters have been framing the Republican Party and its candidates as rigid, judgmental and ultra-conservative for years, says Mr. Noyes, and he ought to know. The conservative press watchdog has documented liberal rants against the Grand Old Party since 1988, with correspondents acting as “Democratic surrogates, lecturing Republican officials and delegates about how they are too far to the right and intolerant,” the analyst notes. “It does not matter to the media whether the nominee is a conservative like Ronald Reagan, or a moderate like John McCain. The networks read from virtually the same script each year,” Mr. Noyes continues, adding that his organization again will track the bias and share the now familiar findings. “So if you watch one of the liberal networks this week and think you’re hearing an echo of previous slams of the GOP — you probably are,” advises Mr. Noyes. “No man will ever bring out of the presidency the reputation that carries him into it.”)

 

BLAZE
— Trump Launches Pre-Convention Tweetstorm Against Clinton, Warren and CNN – Carly Hoilman
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/17/trump-launches-pre-convention-tweetstorm-against-clinton-warren-and-cnn/324765/
— Cleveland Police Prepare for Anarchists, Separatists and Anti-Trump Protesters at RNC – Carly Hoilman
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/17/cleveland-police-chief-everyone-is-coming-to-cleveland-to-protest-or-exercise-their-first-amendment-rights/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— Baton Rouge cop-killer in Nation of Islam
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/details-emerge-on-baton-rouge-cop-killers-life/#!

 

DAILY CALLER
— Republican Senator Jeff Flake: The GOP MUST Purge Trump Supporters – Scott Greer
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/17/republican-senator-purge-trump-supporters-from-gop/
— Baton Rouge Shooter Gavin Eugene Long Was Nation Of Islam Member, Railed Against ‘Crackers’ On YouTube Channel – Chuck Ross
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/17/baton-rouge-shooter-gavin-eugene-long-was-nation-of-islam-member-railed-against-crackers-on-youtube-channel-video/

 

NEWSMAX
— Pollster McLaughlin: Trump Will Win Because He Gives Change Americans Seek – Brian Freeman  (DIERSEN: Those who want to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors will vote for Clinton.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Cats-Roundtable-McLaughlin-Trump/2016/07/17/id/739075/
— ABC/WashPost Poll: Clinton Losing Ground Among Women
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/abc-poll-clinton-losing/2016/07/17/id/739050/
— Obama Bashes Gingrich on Muslim Comments: It’s ‘Repugnant’
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/obama-gingrich-muslim-sharia/2016/07/15/id/738927/

 

GOPUSA
— Milwaukee officer shot in patrol car
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12664
— The willing suspension of disbelief will destroy America
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12660
— Islam at War with a Delusional, Suicidal West – Matt Barber
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12662?omhide=true

 

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— Ten companies with starting wages over $10.50 – Bailey Bischoff  (DIERSEN: I doubt that any of these ten companies would hire me because of one or more of the following reasons: a) I am not a Democrat, b) I do not promote LGBTQ activity, c) I do not promote abortion, d) I do not promote mass/illegal immigration, e) I do not promote booze, pot, gambling, or other vices, f) I do not promote race or gender based preference giving, g) I do not promote political affiliation discrimination, h) I do not promote age discrimination, i) I do not promote abolition of the Second Amendment, j) I am not an anti-Trump, k) I am White, l) I am male, m) I am old (67), n) I am not poor, o) I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, p) I am conservative, q) I am Republican, r) I am American, s) I am a gun owner, t) I am 100% German national origin, u) all my ancestors immigrated to America during the 1840s and 1850s, v) my Democrat GAO superiors took adverse actions against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, not promoting me beyond GS-13, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, w) my Democrat IRS superiors took adverse actions against me including not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims, x) my Democrat Post Office superiors took adverse actions against me including forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests, and y) I avoided the draft with student and financial hardship draft deferments.)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2016/0718/Ten-companies-with-starting-wages-over-10.50/

 

HUFFINGTOMN POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Flounders As the Stakes Get Bigger.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-bradley/trump-flounders-as-the-st_b_11047964.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Why Trump’s ‘Pivot’ Is Fake And Laughably Late At That  It’s a little late for him to start acting presidential.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-preibus-pivot_us_578bd398e4b0867123e1a910
— The Nation’s Largest Progressive Gathering Disappoints Many  This year’s Netroots Nation felt like one long lightbulb joke. – Eliot Nelson
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/progressives-meet-up-accomplish-little_us_578be40be4b0867123e1ab5e
— In Ohio (And Elsewhere), Trump Appeals To The Past  In swing counties in a swing state, they like Trump and Mike Pence. But it is an America that is fading. Can it put Trump over the top? – Howard Fieneman  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents think of the past?  My critics/opponents demonize, denigrate, and condemn the past.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that the older that you are (I am 67), the more that you have benefited from your parents’, your grandparents’, your great grand parents’, and the rest of your ancestors’ discrimination against minorities and against women.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-midwest-america-swing-states-ohio_us_578bdd67e4b08608d334f15a

 

POLITICO
— The United States of Trump?  In the battlegrounds of 2016, it’s Obama’s country versus The Donald’s. – Michael Grunwald  (DIERSEN: When push comes to shove, my critics/opponents who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican side with the Democrats against me.  My critics/opponents are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/battleground-2016-barack-obama-donald-trump-swing-states-florida-orlando-hispanic-latino-voters-suburbs-214043
— Boomer Bust  Clinton and Trump are two of the oldest presidential candidates ever. When will the Me Generation loosen its grip on American politics? – Todd S. Purdum  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination.  All my critics/opponents have always promoted age discrimination.)
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-baby-boomers-generation-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-214027

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “RNC Is Donald Trump’s Show, but GOP Cracks Remain.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/2016-conventions/rnc-donald-trump-s-show-gop-cracks-remain-n610916
— Founder of Latinas For Trump: Latinos Will ‘Put Him Over the Top’ – SUZANNE GAMBOA  (DIERSEN: What demographic groups are you a member of?  Will members of those groups put Trump “over the top?” If yes, anti-Trumps will demonize, denigrate, and condemn those groups.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/founder-latinas-trump-latinos-will-put-him-over-top-n611281
— Scrambling, Planners of the Republican Convention Put ‘Showbiz’ Off to the Wings – JONATHAN MARTIN and JEREMY W. PETERS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/us/politics/republican-convention-speakers.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How the Shooting of Police  Officers in Baton Rouge Unfolded – LARRY BUCHANAN, JOE BURGESS and FORD FESSENDEN
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/07/17/us/what-happened-in-the-shooting-of-police-officers-in-baton-rouge.html
— Donald Trump and Mike Pence: One Ticket, Two Worldviews – STEVE EDER and THOMAS KAPLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/us/politics/donald-trump-mike-pence.html
— Republican Convention Will Push Limits of a Candidate and the News Media – Jim Rutenberg
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/business/media/republican-convention-will-push-limits-of-trump-and-the-news-media.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more conservative that you are, the more that anti-conservatives demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/opinion/kansas-zealot-helps-shape-the-gops-right-wing-platform.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors ask “Will the GOP convention be a celebration of anger and exclusion?”
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-gop-convention-20160715-snap-story.html
— The Democrats’ demographic firewall is under attack – Carol Anderson  (DIERSEN: Those who vote for Democrats or RINOs are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-anderson-demographic-firewall-20160717-snap-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Trump Nation: Supporters see themselves in Republican nominee – Rick Hampson  (DIERSEN: How many demographics do you share with Trump?  Trump and I are conservative, Republican, American, White, German national origin, Protestant, male, married, college graduates, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, healthy, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time. Because of the aforesaid, anti-Trumps viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/17/donald-trump-supporters-republican-nomination-president/87047494/
— Tech turns its back on Trump — except for a few – Jon Swartz and Allana Akhtar
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/07/17/tech-turns-its-back-trump-except-few/86508920/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Why ‘real’ politicians loathe Donald Trump and Boris Johnson – Michael Wolff  (DIERSEN: Who loathes you? The following loathe me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/wolff/2016/07/17/wolff-rise-rebel-politicians/87093154/
— Trump can beat Clinton if GOP unites – Anthony Scaramucci
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/17/trump-hamilton-gop-cleveland-never-support-clinton-column/87128660/
— GOP convention is already a failure: Job one is to unify the party around a nominee. That will #NeverHappen with Donald Trump. – Jonah Goldberg
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/18/gop-convention-cleveland-trump-unity-haley-scott-rand-sasse-jonah-goldberg/87219822/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mike Pence Brings Conservative Bona Fides to Donald Trump Ticket  In Indiana, the governor has pursued fiscal and social policies that endear him to the right – NICK TIMIRAOS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-pence-brings-conservative-bona-fides-to-donald-trump-ticket-1468799412
— Trump Touts Pence’s Economic Record, Dismisses Policy Differences  Mr. Trump said he believes selection of Indiana governor could unite the party – NICK TIMIRAOS
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/07/17/trump-touts-pences-economic-record-dismisses-policy-differences/
— The Ballot Box to the Caliphate  The Brotherhood’s ultimate goal is establishing a global Islamic state. This is similar to what ISIS claims it has achieved, if not identical. – ERIC TRAGER  (DIERSEN: How soon will the majority of voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in American will vote for “the Caliphate?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-ballot-box-to-the-caliphate-1468795965
— How to Save Public Pensions, No Federal Bailout Needed  It isn’t unprecedented for the feds to spur local pension reform. Kennedy and Reagan both did. – ED BACHRACH
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-save-public-pensions-no-federal-bailout-needed-1468797730

 

DETROIT NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Whites say “Black Lives Matter is not about racial supremacy.”
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/bankole-thompson/2016/07/17/black-lives-matter-racial-supremacy/87226784/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say voters are “Waking up to Donald Trump’s moral narcissism.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/columns/2016/07/17/waking-donald-trump-moral-narcissism/0BMoV2d3r5xoFPNoRh7yKN/story.html

 

WKBW
— Women pose nude to send a message to the Republican Convention – Zach Toombs
http://www.wkbw.com/news/us-news-world/women-pose-nude-to-send-a-message-to-the-republican-convention-1

 

FED SMITH
— Worst Case Scenario: Proposed Cuts to Federal Pay and Benefits – Ralph Smith  (DIERSEN: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.  If I was still a federal employee, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates would kill me figuratively if not literally.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/16/worst-case-scenario-proposed-cuts-to-federal-pay-and-benefits/

 

CHARLESTON POST AND COURIER
— When federal bureaucracy tops the charts – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government. My critics/opponents agree with all the adverse actions a) that my Democrat GAO superiors took against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, not promoting me beyond GS-13, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) that my Democrat IRS superiors took against me including not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims, and c) that my Democrat Post Office superiors toke against me including forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests.)
http://www.postandcourier.com/20160718/160719481/when-bureaucracy-tops-the-charts
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The federal bureaucracy gets a black eye from the public for the officiousness and red tape that are sometimes part of dealing with it. Think of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service and the Transportation Safety Administration. The bureaucracy also comes under frequent fire from elected leaders in Congress, usually conservatives, who complain about its expense and lack of accountability. But there is one group that is unmatched in its admiration for federal workers — the bureaucracy itself. According to ratings given to federal workers in their employee reviews, an unbelievable 99 percent are doing at least a good job. Unbelievable is right. Nevertheless, according to data collected by the Government Accountability Office, 33.1 percent of federal employees were given an “outstanding” rating, while 27.4 percent exceed “fully successful,” and 38.8 percent of federal employees were viewed merely as “fully successful.” Of the minuscule remainder, 0.3 percent qualified as “minimally successful,” and 0.1 percent as “unacceptable.” Presumably, that microscopic group of “unacceptables” are the federal employees who are sent home with pay because of job-related problems. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., was highly critical of the rating system’s shortcomings, as might be expected, since he is chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “Apparently the federal bureaucrats grading one another think virtually everyone who works for the government is doing a fantastic job,” Rep. Miller said. “But given the dysfunction we’ve seen throughout the federal government over the last several years, that can’t possibly be true.” He added, “While most federal employees are dedicated and competent, everyone knows the government’s personnel system is rigged to protect those who can’t or won’t do their jobs.” Certainly, this report is evidence of that. The GAO recommended that agencies and their employees recognize “that a rating of ‘fully successful’ is already a high bar and should be valued and rewarded and that ‘outstanding’ is a difficult level to achieve.” Or should be. The rating system also relates to job promotions and compensation. That compounds the outrage and demands reform. If the civil service isn’t willing to dump the rating system as an utter fraud, then Congress should take on the job. Based on these ratings, the federal bureaucracy scores higher on the scale of excellence than Ivory Soap, which is only 99 and 44/100ths percent pure. And that just won’t wash.)

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— Illinois health insurer announces liquidation as Obamacare co-ops collapse – Kristina Betinis
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/18/illi-j18.html

 

MIC
— GOP Chair Reince Priebus Says Having Straight Parents Is the “Best Scenario” for Children – Marie Solis
https://mic.com/articles/148971/gop-chair-reince-priebus-says-having-straight-parents-is-the-best-scenario-for-children#.UoWp5CO3J

 

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors WORK WITH EACH OTHER TO GET RID OF INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES, GOVERNMENTS, AND COUNTRIES THAT ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/07/white-lives-matter-movement-pines-racist-past/

 

SLATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps present “141 Things Donald Trump Has Said and Done That Make Him Unfit to Be President.”
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/07/donald_trump_is_unfit_to_be_president_here_are_141_reasons_why.html

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Let the madness begin: All signs point to four days of complete insanity.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/18/let_the_madness_begin_all_signs_point_to_four_days_of_complete_insanity/

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Republican Party Blew It.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/135151/republican-party-blew

 

DAILY KOS
— How candidates fare among faith groups – Jon Perr  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors are nasty.  What do your critics/opponents say about your faith? My nasty critics/opponents who are a member of a church, who attend church services, and/or who give money to a church viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me as being a religious hypocrite because put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out on Sunday mornings instead of attending church services.  I should write a book about my aforesaid nasty critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and how they a) promote booze, gambling, and other vices and b) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/7/17/1548121/-Donald-Trump-had-white-evangelicals-at-hello

 

FOX NEWS LATINO
— RNC chair: Trump planning tour to woo Latino voters, believes convention will be turning point  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, anti-Trumps want Trump to “woo” citizens of Mexico in America legally or illegally by doing much more than just promising to give them more preference than Clinton does.  Anti-Trumps want Trump to promise a) to legalize pot in America to further booster Mexico’s economy and to further destroy America, b) to force everyone to speak, read, and write Spanish, c) give southwest America back to Mexico, and d) then to give all of what is left of America to Mexico.)
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/07/17/rnc-chair-trump-planning-tour-to-attract-latino-voters-believes-convention-will/

July 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 3 POLICE OFFICERS KILLED, AT LEAST 3 OTHERS INJURED IN BATON ROUGE; 1 SUSPECT DEAD
http://abc7chicago.com/news/3-police-officers-killed-3-others-injured-in-baton-rouge/1430394/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Trumpocalypse’ descends on Cleveland – LAURA WASHINGTON
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/laura-washington-trumpocalypse-cleveland/
— The circus is in town, and that town is Cleveland – Neil Steinberg
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-the-circus-is-in-town-and-that-town-is-cleveland/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republicans release list of convention speakers
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republicans-convention-speakers-20160717-story.html
— Convention to show GOP’s love-hate for Trump – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–campaign-2016-convention-things-to-watch-20160717-story.html
— ‘You can’t be neutral’: Demonstrators march against discrimination – Lee V. Gaines  (DIERSEN: In 1978, when we got married, my wife and I bought 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton.  My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that everyone in Wheaton was a racist.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-march-to-madison-tl-0721-20160716-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Speaking to a group of more than 100 demonstrators Saturday night, a 71-year-old Oak Park resident, who said she marched in the Civil Rights movement decades ago, said it’s “absolutely ridiculous” that individuals must continue to take a stand against racism and discrimination in their communities. . .The march, which began at Oak Park River Forest High School and ended on Madison Street outside the Forest Park Music Fest, was led by OPRF teacher Anthony Clark. Clark said he organized the demonstration to raise awareness of racism and discrimination in Chicago’s suburban communities.)
— Baton Rouge police shooting updates: Gunman identified, described as ‘black separatist’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-na-baton-rouge-police-killed-live-updates-htmlstory.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Divided Republicans ponder their after-Trump.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-hunt-4a3a09fe-4c30-11e6-bf27-405106836f96-20160717-story.html
— For “blue-collar billionaire” Donald Trump, money’s an asset – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–campaign-2016-trump-wealth-20160717-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A handful of vacation homes. A car elevator for his four-car garage. A wife whose hobbies included show horses. When Mitt Romney ran for president four years ago, his estimated $250 million fortune was quickly turned into a liability by Democrats, who painted the former Bain Capital chief as out of touch with Americans still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. Four years later, Donald Trump’s much-bigger pile of money is a central character of his campaign. And far from seeing it as a liability, the candidate flaunts it. “I’m the most successful person ever to run for president,” the billionaire businessman has bragged, noting that he’s “really rich.” On the stump, he vows to “make our country rich again.”)
— Woman egged at Trump’s San Jose rally is hailed at GOP convention – Seema Mehta  (DIERSEN: If/when an anti-Trump hits you with an egg, how will you react?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-woman-egged-at-trump-s-san-jose-rally-1468771578-htmlstory.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rauner still needs Trump, despite differences  This even though governor is skipping Cleveland convention – Bruce Rauner
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160717/news/160719205/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP convention aims to make Trump likable.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160717/news/160719214/
— Divided America: To some, Trump is a desperate survival bid – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160717/news/307179946/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Cleveland, a fractured city, an apt place for GOP convention.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160717/news/307179979/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago biz tired of the Chicago Way – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160716/ISSUE07/307169998/chicago-biz-tired-of-the-chicago-way

 

WSIL TV
— Louisiana police shootings add new convention concerns – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32463161/louisiana-police-shootings-add-new-convention-concerns

 

QUAD CITY ONLINE
— Depression hit hard in many areas of Illinois, including Q-C – Tom Emery
http://www.qconline.com/news/illinois/depression-hit-hard-in-many-areas-of-illinois-including-q/article_a66f4f75-b24e-55b3-9bb5-cc15ecd339ee.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Survey: Public-university administrator pay up 4.3% in fiscal 2015 – Julie Wurth
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-07-17/survey-public-university-adminstrator-pay-43-fiscal-2015.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— State’s new court for tax protests has Chicago office but none downstate — in violation of law – CASEY BISCHEL
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article90138567.html
— Top Illinois Republicans are no-shows in Cleveland – AP  (DIERSEN: In my opinion, the higher the office in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) that you hold, the greater your obligation is every 4 years to become a delegate and to attend the Republican Party’s national convention.  As a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I hold the lowest office. Those above me are a) members of Republican township/ward/county party organization committees, b) chairmen of Republican township/ward/county party organization committees, c) officers of Republican township/ward/county party organization committees, d) State Central Committee Members, e) the IRP officers, f) the IRP National Committeeman, and g) the IRP National Committeewoman.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do not want me to hold a higher office.  They stress that even though I have been an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman since 2000 in Milton Township, I do not hold a higher office.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article90157287.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When the Republican Party launches its quadrennial celebration in Cleveland this week to anoint its nominee for president, some prominent party faithful from Illinois won’t be there. First-term U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is out-front with his reason — he doesn’t like the presumptive nominee, businessman Donald Trump, calling him “too bigoted and racist” for the job. But other top leaders, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, are joining Republicans from around the country in ditching the convention without saying why. Many face tough re-election races in November and are trying to distance themselves from the contentious name at the top of the ticket. “I will be traveling the state of Illinois, meeting with community leaders, business leaders and some legislators and signing some of the most important legislation that got passed this spring,” Rauner said last week after declining to answer reporters’ questions about the convention or the presidential race, in general. Trump has been criticized for disparaging remarks about immigrants, Muslims, women, and critics in and out of his party. Trump supporters have been critical of those who have ducked out on Cleveland. “It’s a sign of weakness,” Linda Lucchese, a Trump delegate from Park Ridge, said of them. “They’re not very strong, not many politicians are. Trump does think, he does make decisions, he has been successful. … He has a strong personality and they fear that.” Among the other prominent Republican no-shows from Illinois will be Comptroller Leslie Munger, who indicated more than a month ago that her focus would be on the state’s financial crisis as the end of one fiscal year without a budget agreement was nearing and a second about to begin. But lawmakers and Rauner have since approved a partial-year spending plan to stave off the budget bickering between Democrats and Republicans in the Statehouse at least until after the November election. The Land of Lincoln will be well-represented by well-known GOP faces, however. State Party Chairman Tim Schneider will attend as a national committee member. Two former party chairmen are delegates, along with sitting state legislators who are delegates or alternates. Many who won’t make the trip clearly have their eyes on November. Kirk, who faces a popular Democratic congresswoman, Tammy Duckworth, announced last month that he wouldn’t support Trump, saying he doesn’t have the proper presidential temperament. Munger, who was appointed to the post by Rauner after the death of Judy Baar Topinka, is up against Democratic Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza. Rauner isn’t on this year’s ballot, but his never-ending fight with the Democrats who control the Legislature has gotten so big it has implications for the 2018 election for governor. Another prominent Republican who won’t be attending the convention is Regional Transportation Authority Chairman Kirk Dillard, a former state senator and two-time gubernatorial candidate, most recently in 2014 when he finished runner-up in the primary to Rauner. He declined to say why he’s not going. U.S. Rep. Robert Dold, from Chicago’s suburbs, is staying in his district to campaign; he has said he will not endorse Trump. While some might question the backbone of a politician who ditches the convention and won’t say why, Nick Kachiroubas, a political scientist at DePaul University, said the no-shows are making a “major statement” by not attending while trying to “be respectful” of the process. “If you truly feel you can’t support a candidate, your non-attendance says a lot more, maybe, than verbally not supporting him,” Kachiroubas said. “But does it speak to party unity? Absolutely not.”)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Local delegates, ISU group headed to Republican convention – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/local-delegates-isu-group-headed-to-republican-convention/article_a4031770-bb6a-527c-8855-ad16c545f15f.html

 

RIVER CITY READER
— Fairy Tales Will Obscure Grim Reality of Stopgap Budget – Rich Miller
http://www.rcreader.com/205-home-page-test/44764-fairy-tales-obscure-budget-reality-2

 

NCTV17
— DuPage Unity in Diversity Memorial
http://www.nctv17.com/dupage-unity-in-diversity-memorial/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— La Harpe Councilman: Unpatriotic and Un-American to want torn flag replaced – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/la-harpe-councilman-unpatriotic-and-un-american-to-want-torn-flag-replaced/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Mike Pence bucked Republican establishment on rise to conservative stardom – Stephen Dinan  (DIERSEN: Who are the conservative stars in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/17/mike-pence-bucked-republican-establishment-on-rise/

 

NEWSMAX
— Three Police Officers Killed by Multiple Attackers in Baton Rouge
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/police-officers-shot-in/2016/07/17/id/739054/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TOP 8 SIMILARITIES BETWEEN TRUMP AND REAGAN – Chuck Norris sees striking parallels between The Donald and The Gipper
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/top-8-similarities-between-trump-and-reagan/

 

BREITBART
— Nice Terror Attack Cut Short by Civilian Who Jumped into Truck – AWR HAWKINS
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/07/15/nice-terror-attack-cut-short-citizen-jumped-cab-semi-truck/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump on Baton Rouge shooting: ‘We demand law and order’ – SARAH WESTWOOD
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-on-baton-rouge-shooting-we-demand-law-and-order/article/2596732

 

POLITICO
— Vulnerable Senate Republicans outpolling Trump  But Democrats note that it’s still early, and they expect Trump to drag down the GOP — and their candidates to start pulling ahead — in September. – Burgess Everett and Kevin Robillard  (FROM THE ARTICLE: In Democratic strategists’ view, every Republican — except for Trump-opposing Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois — now owns Trump’s policies and all of his rhetorical baggage.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/senate-republicans-trump-225637

 

THE HILL
— Trump fires back at Warren: She ‘must prove she is not a fraud’ – Rebecca Savransky
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288050-trump-recommends-warren-as-clinton-vp
— Comparing Trump to Hitler says a lot more about the accuser than the accused – Bill Ozanick  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the anti-Trumps in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct say that you are Hitler if you do not join them in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Trump and Trump’s supporters?)
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/presidential-campaign/287993-comparing-trump-to-hitler-says-a-lot-more-about-the
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After my article entitled, “Likening Trump to Hitler: a dangerous comparison” was published two weeks ago, I was astounded by the amount of readers who felt I’d failed to demonstrate exactly why Donald Trump is not Adolf Hitler. I believe this alleged failure to prove a negative was the corollary of a limited word count and imagination; I never imagined so many people would need to be convinced that Trump is not Hitler. For starters, Hitler announced his 25-point Program in 1920 which promulgated that only those with German blood could be citizens, not Jews. Nearly three years later, and a decade before he even became Chancellor of Germany, Hitler began dictating Mein Kampf from his prison cell. He was in prison for staging a failed takeover of the government in Bavaria – known as the Beer Hall Putsch – where four police officers and sixteen Nazis were killed. Murder and armed revolution do not appear to be Trump’s modus operandi. But back to Mein Kampf, where Hitler outlined his racial theories and rambled on ad nauseam about the Jews being categorically evil and the need for them to be exterminated. So much for the claim that “no one knew Hitler was Hitler until he became Hitler!” As historian Eberhard Jäckl rightly stated, “Perhaps never in history did a ruler write down before he came to power what he was to do afterwards as precisely as Adolf Hitler.” Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’ (1941-1945) was not unpredictable. Some may agree that Trump isn’t Hitler, but still whine that the resemblances are frightening; this is nonsense. While Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. is absolutely un-American and deserving of censure, trying to prevent ISIS operatives from entering the U.S. (who are trying to pose as refugees) cannot be compared to Hitler’s ideas and decrees. There is not a modicum of evidence to suggest Trump would immediately call for a boycott of all Muslim businesses and bar Muslims from holding civil service, university, and state positions (like Hitler did with the Jews) if he were to be elected. The mere existence of the “Jewish race” was what acutely troubled Hitler, while Trump has never even hinted at having a problem with those of a “Muslim race”. While I disagree with the rhetoric Trump uses when discussing immigration, he is plainly distressed with the large numbers of Hispanics and Latinos who have entered the U.S. illegally (as was President Clinton); he has never implied that he has a problem with the mere existence of their race. If he did, one in four Hispanic registered voters would probably not support Trump. However, I do realize that facts often don’t matter to the social justice warriors who desperately want to feel that they are just as valiant as those who stood up to the real Hitler. It’s axiomatic that the ultimate goal of those who compare Trump to Hitler (even if they know it to be untrue) is to frighten and cajole others into not voting for Trump, yet this tactic almost always has the opposite effect. I’ve personally witnessed a friend who was doing rather well in attempting to persuade another to not vote for Trump, hitting on all the right points (his capriciousness, ignorance of geopolitics, etc.), but the moment she made the Hitler comparison, the discussion was abruptly derailed. This charge reliably destroys any meaningful discussions that may have otherwise occurred. Considering there is plenty to criticize when it comes to Trump, as there is with Clinton (both scored historic unfavorable ratings earlier this year), it is baffling why so many still feel the need to make the Hitler comparison. Trump is unquestionably unpresidential (this is the man who mocked a disabled reporter), but he’s nothing like Hitler. I encourage everyone to challenge and condemn the immoral and unfeasible ideas that Trump has, such as the proposal to deport 11 million undocumented migrants, but comparing Trump to Hitler is not only inaccurate, ineffective, dishonest, and dangerous, it also trivializes the tragedy of the Holocaust in the name of scoring political points. Indeed, comparing Trump to Hitler says a lot more about the accuser than the accused. If you truly want to convince someone else to not vote for Trump, while maintaining your intellectual honesty and ostensible acumen, you really need to stop comparing Trump to Hitler.)

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP lawmakers skip Cleveland for fly-fishing, farming and haircuts  Other members of Congress are attending out of a sense of duty to the party rather than affection for Trump.”
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/congress-republican-convention-cleveland-225630

 

ABC NEWS
— In First Joint Interview, Mike Pence Aims to Be Trump-Interpreter – CANDACE SMITH
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/joint-interview-mike-pence-aims-trump-interpreter/story?id=40654283

 

NBC NEWS
— Donald Trump Shifts on Muslim Ban, Calls for ‘Extreme Vetting’ – ALI VITALI
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-shifts-muslim-ban-calls-extreme-vetting-n611276

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— G.O.P. Convention Will Test Limits of Trump’s Media Blacklist – SYDNEY EMBER  (DIERSEN: Who blacklists you? I am proud to say that the following blacklist me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Sadly, if not tragically, far too many of the aforesaid live in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  Those who blacklist me blacklist many millions of people.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/business/media/gop-convention-will-test-limits-of-trumps-media-blacklist.html
— Ignoring Donald Trump, Republican Senators Orbit Their Own Worlds – TRIP GABRIEL
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/us/politics/senate-race-rnc-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Priebus: Trump to launch Hispanic engagement tour after convention – Elise Viebeck
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/17/priebus-trump-to-launch-hispanic-engagement-tour-after-convention/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republican Convention to Kick Off With Many Party Stalwarts Absent  Excuses range from entertaining to predictable, just as Donald Trump looks to cast himself as a unifier – JULIAN ROUTH and  MICHELLE HACKMAN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-convention-to-kick-off-with-many-party-stalwarts-absent-1468782407

 

FED SMITH
— Legislation Introduced to Facilitate the Removal Process of Federal Employees – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents agree with all the adverse actions a) that my Democrat GAO superiors took against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, not promoting me beyond GS-13, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) that my Democrat IRS superiors took against me including not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims, and c) that my Democrat Post Office superiors toke against me including forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/17/legislation-introduced-to-facilitate-the-removal-process-of-federal-employees/

July 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DONALD TRUMP FORMALLY INTRODUCES INDIANA GOV. MIKE PENCE AS VP PICK – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/news/trump-introduces-pence-as-vp-pick/1429640/
— VOTING TECHNOLOGY CHANGING ELECTIONS
http://abc7chicago.com/technology/voting-technology-changing-elections/1428545/
— GRAPPLING HOOKS, TENNIS BALLS AMONG BANNED ITEMS AT REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/grappling-hooks-tennis-balls-among-banned-items-at-republican-national-convention/1427431/

 

NBC5
— Preparing for the Conventions – Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB-430P-SOT-DEEP-DISH_Chicago-387028311.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Are Trump’s misfires intentional? – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-are-trumps-misfires-intentional/
— Chicago’s segregated police stations – Tim Novak
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/chicagos-segregated-police-stations-watchdogs-laquan-mcdonald/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Happy warrior’ Pence’s Trump team-up brings out hopes, fears in home state
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-indiana-gov-mike-pence-trump-vice-president-met-20160715-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: More than 6 in 10 adults say race relations in U.S. are generally bad – Krissah Thompson – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-us-race-relations-poll-20160716-story.html
— More than 100 protest in Chicago against police brutality – Tony Briscoe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-protests-0716-20160715-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Pence has long conservative record on immigration – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160716/news/307169989/
— Political outsider Trump introducing insider Mike Pence – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160716/news/307169991/
— 8 years after hope and change, voters are angry, anxious – AP (DIERSEN: Those who have been Obama’s strongest supporters are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160716/news/307169940/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “On Capitol Hill dysfunction reigns, GOP leaders fall short/”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160716/news/307169986/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumpa and anti-Republicans say “The challenge of the GOP convention: prove Trump can lead.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160716/discuss/160719253/
— More consolidation?: As with any idea about government, the Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 referendum to eliminate a township trustee position bears close study. But the value of the job, which appears to duplicate accounting work already done by the district, does seem suspect. Mount Prospect District 57 may add the ballot question, too. – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160716/discuss/160719254/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How Rauner can show up Edgar: Change school funding – RICH MILLER  (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160716/ISSUE11/307169994/how-rauner-can-show-up-edgar-change-school-funding
— Sen. Daniel Biss’ turnaround agenda – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160716/ISSUE05/307169996/this-democrats-turnaround-agenda

 

BELVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Region’s GOP delegates head to convention with uncertainty, enthusiasm and hope for unity – BRIAN BRUEGGEMANN
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article90079267.html

 

WSIL TV
— Low-key Trump intro for ‘my partner,’ running mate Pence – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32459617/political-outsider-trump-introducing-insider-mike-pence
— Analysis: What does the VP rollout tell us about Trump? – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32461155/analysis-what-does-the-vp-rollout-tell-us-about-trump

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— TRAGIC: Number of medical marijuana patients doubles
http://ilnews.org/8762/number-of-medical-marijuana-patients-doubles/

 

STATELINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps and anti-Pences say “Trump-Pence: The unlikely duo.”
http://www.mystateline.com/news/trumppence-the-unlikely-duo

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Political novice from Buckingham helps push Trump to top
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/political-novice-from-buckingham-helps-push-trump-to-top/article_0d81b97c-93f4-5c30-b0e4-e9c61a19e8f1.html

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County – Political dynasty crumbling? – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/dupage-county-political-dynasty-crumbling/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “They are a large, Irish-Catholic political family known for pooling their talents to win campaigns they’re not expected to,” says the Chicago Tribune referring to the Cronin family in this article. As far as talent in winning campaigns, one could argue that ability may be crumbling as the last two county board seats Chairman Cronin was banking to win were lost by a substantial margin in most people’s eyes.  We also suspect any potential future victories for himself may fall short based on the treasure trove of information now available at the people’s fingertips. The Tribune article claims the Cronin family is used to being compared to the Kennedy’s. Comparing Dan Cronin to Kennedy does have some validity. I think most would agree the common link is playing the taxpayer for the fool and capitalizing on the people’s laziness when it comes to holding them accountable. In order to hold public officials accountable, you must first know the truth.  You start by putting all the pieces of a puzzle together to better see the real picture. The challenge in putting together political puzzles is being able to actually find all the puzzle pieces as they have become masters at hiding them. We have spent over two years exposing malfeasance at the College of DuPage and have done our best to follow up on every tip we received. One of the interesting tips we received dealt with Dan Cronin, current DuPage County Board Chairman.  The tip was that COD hired him to do workers compensation claims on behalf of the college. We first covered this matter in this article, which confirmed he was in fact doing legal work on behalf of the college, but we still had some loose ends. I think we now have those last puzzle pieces to see the real picture and better understand how things operate in DuPage County. As earlier reported, we did seek a comment from Chairman Cronin regarding his representation of the college on workman’s compensation claims which can be viewed in this article. Please note he never truly answered our question but did confirm, his “law firm has represented the consortium since 2008.” The response, knowing what we know now, was nothing short of political duck and cover. Cronin’s response no longer passes the smell test.  The  COD Board of Trustees recently voted to release a large volume of closed session minutes.  Currently available are minutes between February of 2000 and August of 2009. That is a lot of reading to do and so far, it’s clear those running COD had no problem violating the Open Meetings Act and taking action in closed session on a litany of matters. I digress.  What does all this have to do with Dan Cronin?)
— College of DuPage – Breuder’s Human Rights Complaint Dismissed – Part II – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/college-of-dupage-breuders-human-rights-complaint-dismissed-part-ii/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— IRS: ILLINOIS IS LOSING MILLENNIALS  An increasing number of younger adults are making up the exodus of taxpayers from the state. – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/irs-illinois-is-losing-millennials/

 

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Is Last Chance to Save America – TOM TANCREDO
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/16/donald-trump-last-chance-save-america/
— Assad: U.S. Is Not ‘Serious’ About Fighting Islamic State – JOHN HAYWARD
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/07/15/assad-says-u-s-presidential-candidates-lack-foreign-policy-experience/

 

THE HILL
— Cruz steps into spotlight for Trump – Jordain Carney
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/287785-cruz-steps-into-spotlight-for-trump
— Priebus says gay convention speaker is ‘welcome in our party’ – Harper Neidig  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288035-priebus-says-gay-convention-speaker-is-welcome-in-our

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Donald Trump Makes Mike Pence Introduction All About Donald Trump  It took him nearly half an hour to even bring Pence onstage. – Sam Levine
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-mike-pence_us_578a57dae4b03fc3ee511d90

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Clinton Portrays Trump as a “Poor Role Model for Children.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/us/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-children-ad.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Forces G.O.P. to Choose Between Insularity and Outreach.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/us/politics/donald-trump-republican-convention.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— More than 6 in 10 adults say U.S. race relations are generally bad, poll indicates – Krissah Thompson and Scott Clement  (DIERSEN: Those who have been Obama’s strongest supporters are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/more-than-6-in-10-adults-say-us-race-relations-are-generally-bad-poll-indicates/2016/07/16/66548936-4aa8-11e6-90a8-fb84201e0645_story.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GOP insiders cheer Pence, though some Trump skeptics dismissive – DAVID M. DRUCKER
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-insiders-cheer-pence-though-some-trump-skeptics-dismissive/article/2596700

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Lures New Big-Money Donors as Old Guard Retreats  Of the contributions disclosed so far, the biggest Trump supporter in the country is Geoffrey Palmer, a real-estate developer in Beverly Hills. – Zachary Mider
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-16/trump-lures-new-big-money-donors-as-old-guard-retreats

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Are Federal Pay and Benefits Too Generous? – Kellie Lunney (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass a background investigation, e) because they cannot pass a physical examination, f) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2016/07/are-federal-pay-and-benefits-too-generous/129943/

 

FED SMITH
— Worst Case Scenario: Proposed Cuts to Federal Pay and Benefits – Ralph Smith (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass a background investigation, e) because they cannot pass a physical examination, f) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/16/worst-case-scenario-proposed-cuts-to-federal-pay-and-benefits/

 

HARRIS POLL
— Latest Happiness Index Reveals American Happiness at All-Time Low  (DIERSEN: Who wants you to be unhappy?  The following want me to be unhappy: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.theharrispoll.com/health-and-life/American-Happiness-at-All-Time-Low.html

July 16 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Constructively, this is an anti-Trump press release issued jointly by the Naperville Township Democrat Party, the DuPage County Democrat Party, the Illinois Democrat Party, and the Democrat Party.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-republican-convention-st-0717-20160716-story.html
(FROM THE CONSTRUCTIVE PRESS RELEASE: Republicans from Naperville will be focusing on local elections rather than participating in their party’s national convention in Cleveland this week. None of the elected delegates for presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump hail from Naperville nor do any of Illinois’ at-large delegates. And Trump is not high on many Republicans’ list for a leader. Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, a Republican who welcomed Gov. Bruce Rauner to Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest earlier this month, said he will not vote for Trump. “I am not a Trump supporter. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I just can’t vote for him,” Chirico said. “I think he’s too divisive. He’s not, in my view, the kind of leader I want for this country. I want someone to bring our country together.” With the ongoing racial tension in the U.S., as well as pressure against LGBT groups and other minorities, Chirico said Trump is not the man to lead. “Some of that (divisiveness), in part, is created by strong rhetoric,” Chirico said. “Having someone who is calmer can help diffuse those things.” Rather than attend the convention, many of the Republican Party faithful plan to shore up the ranks back home. Naperville Township Republican Chairman Carl Schultz said he “mostly is concentrating local races” through grassroots efforts. A few committeeman vacancies still need to be filled in the upcoming weeks so Republicans can begin work campaigning after the convention. “I think it’s important. There is an expectation that thousands of more people will be voting in November,” Schultz said. “We had a pretty good turnout in the primaries.” He said reaching voters with one-on-one contact works far better than mailings, which can’t answer voter questions. “I certainly think people look at (fliers)… some read through it or save it for later, and some recycle it so it has no chance to be read,” he said. Schultz said the goal is to get voters to consider all the races on the ballot, not just the one for president. “Most people are going to vote on the top. We are hoping they might go all the way down the ballot,” he said. Another fear is that a dislike of both candidates might keep voters away. Naperville Township Supervisor Rachel Ossyra said it is important that voters not stay home for November’s election, even if they don’t agree with the candidates at the top of the ticket. Votes still need to be cast in local races. “Skip it and move on to the next one,” Ossyra said. “There are 20 other elections on the ballot that are important.” “Your local quality of life is on the ballot,” she said. Ossyra, who was on the primary ballot as a delegate for Republican candidate Marco Rubio, said she is not supporting Trump for president. “I’m not going to be out campaigning for him, no,” Ossyra said. “It doesn’t fit my core values on many levels, in terms of diversity and policy toward people.” DuPage County Republican Chairman Brian Krajewski said don’t expect the presidential candidates to view Illinois as much of a battle ground compared to nearby states such as Iowa and Ohio. On the other hand, he anticipates both parties will throw a great deal of money at the U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Mark Kirk and Democratic rival Tammy Duckworth. “That will be an important race in Illinois. It has ramifications on who has control of the (U.S.) Senate,” Krajewski said. As far as the top of the ticket, “I am definitely supporting our presidential candidate,” he said. Krajewski, who likely won’t attend the convention because of prior commitments, said Trump is getting a support from an unlikely group — union workers, who traditionally vote Democratic. He said they philosophically side with Trump on the need for tighter U.S. security and they believe his business background will be better at turning the economy around. “For blue collar workers, he’s the candidate,” Krajewski said. He said also stressed the importance of grassroots efforts, especially reaching the voters who have no party affiliation. “People in the middle are who decides the races. It’s the independents,” he said. The independent voters, he said, helped Barack Obama to carry DuPage County in the last two elections. “Democrats won the national level, Republicans on the local level,” he said. Krajewski said also it shows voters are happy with Republicans at the local level. “And that has much more impact on your everyday life,” he said.)
— Unorthodox Illinois Republican delegation heads to Trump convention without Rauner, Kirk – Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-republican-convention-cleveland-met-0717-20160716-story.html
— Trump, Pence don’t agree on key social, economic policies – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–campaign-2016-trump-vs-pence-20160715-story.html
— Political outsider Trump introducing insider Mike Pence – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–campaign-2016-20160716-story.html
— How Democratic operatives exploit Trump’s defects in other Illinois races – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-illinois-republicans-kirk-duckworth-edit-0717-md-20160715-story.html
— Delay in Thompson Center battle could save it from becoming teardown – Blair Kamin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-thompson-center-kamin-met-0717-20160715-column.html
— Islamic State group claims Nice attacker as a ‘soldier’ – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-eu–france-truck-attack-20160716-story.html
— The story behind Naperville man’s viral Facebook post – Mary Schmich
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-naperville-brian-crooks-mary-schmich-0717-20160715-column.html
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Restaurant loses video gambling privilege  The village has refunded video gaming machine vendor LZ Entertainment LLC $4,500 in video gaming fees the company paid for five gambling machines for Sabor Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant, at 7052 W. Forest Preserve Drive, had video gaming machines set up for about a month, according to Norridge Mayor James Chmura, but a stipulation in its lease with Norridge Commons shopping center, which bans gaming, forced the owner to remove the machines.  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  Those who promote vice are nasty.  Of course, needless-to-say, those who promote video gambling, their operatives, and their dupes focus on destroying me.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/norridge/news/ct-nhh-norridge-briefs-tl-0721-20160715-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Republicans head toward unconventional convention – Lynn Sweet and Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/with-many-absent-gop-heads-toward-unconventional-convention/
— Man convicted of threatening state rep gets only probation
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/man-convicted-of-threatening-state-rep-gets-only-probation/

 

WLS AM
— Trump Picks Pence; Roskam Says “Smart Move” – Nick Gale
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/07/15/trump-picks-pence-roskam-sayssmart-move/

 

NBC5
— Suburban Man’s Facebook Post on Being Black Goes Viral –
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/suburban-mans-facebook-post-on-being-black-goes-viral-387051661.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— In tight race, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk steps away from GOP
http://www.wthr.com/story/32460038/in-tight-race-illinois-sen-mark-kirk-steps-away-from-gop
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/In-tight-race-Illinois-Sen-Mark-Kirk-steps-away-8381896.php

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Area Republicans say they’re pleased with Pence – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160715/area-republicans-say-theyre-pleased-with-pence

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump finance group’s first report offers names of biggest backers  ‘Trump Victory’ raises $25.7 million – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-finance-groups-first-report-offers-names-of-biggest-backers
— Pence now says he backs Trump on Muslim ban  VP choice first said proposal was ‘offensive’ – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/pence-now-says-he-backs-trump-on-muslim-ban
— Bush trashes Trump on eve of GOP convention  Trump blocking out ‘sober discourse,’ Bush says – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/bush-trashes-trump-on-eve-of-gop-convention

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Illinois lawmakers spurn GOP convention – Dan Petrella  (DIERSEN: I am proud to say that the following spurn me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/illinois-lawmakers-spurn-gop-convention/article_ee892b99-2e4d-5afe-854f-ba91a359bc76.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Rauner says war against terrorism will take ‘decades’ – DAN PETRELLA
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/rauenr-says-war-against-terrorism-will-take-decades/article_5617a7a3-e845-5872-abe2-158276b58df7.html

 

STATELINE
— Rauner Wants Budget Deal Before November  (DIERSEN: Republicans want spending cuts.  Democrats want tax increases.)
http://www.mystateline.com/news/rauner-wants-budget-deal-before-november

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Illinois Politicians Divided on Attending National GOP Convention
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-politicians-divided-on-attending-national-gop-convention
— Local Lawmaker Rodney Davis Prepares For RNC – ESTHER KWON
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/local-lawmaker-prepares-for-rnc

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Blunt, other Republicans praise Trump veep choice Pence, but some doubts remain – Chuck Raasch
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/blunt-other-republicans-praise-trump-veep-choice-pence/article_d591dc4d-bdbf-5330-badf-a515995505f0.html

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Reince Priebus not to blame for GOP woes – Christian Schneider
http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/reince-priebus-not-to-blame-for-gop-woes-b99762370z1-387005071.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IR READERS’ FAVORITES FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF JULY 2016  (DIERSEN: I included a link to the Brady article at the top of my Thursday July 14 Morning Edition GOPUSA ILLINOIS email and it was also the 31th link in the Wednesday July 13 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Evening Edition email.  In the Thursday July 14 link, I drew attention to what Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider wrote about Brady and Trump.  The Demonte article was the 29th link in the July 15 evening edition email.)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/ir-readers-favorites-for-the-second-week-of-july-2016.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What do Illinois Review readers like to read, share and want more of? We want you to know our readers’ opinions matter. Your informed comments add to discussions and help us all to know that there are lots of like-minded conservatives in Illinois. So what did you like best during the second week of July 2016? Illinois Review readers’ favorites this week centered around former IL GOP Party Chairman Pat Brady and his scathing comments about Donald Trump, followed by RNC Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte’s response to Brady and Senator Mark Kirk’s revelation of who he intends to vote for in November: Based on the number of reads, likes and shares, here’s this week’s top five that you don’t want to miss: 740 LIKES: FORMER IL REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIR PAT BRADY SAYS TRUMP CAN’T WIN, HILLARY BETTER ALTERNATIVE)

 

GOPUSA
— Hillary vows to double down on Obama’s executive actions on immigration
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12552

 

NEWSMAX
— Consumer Prices Maintain Gains on Rising Housing, Healthcare Costs
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/Economy/consumer-prices-cpi-costs/2016/07/15/id/738813/

 

THE BLAZE
— Methodists Elect 1st Openly Gay Bishop in Defiance of Ban  Carly Hoilman  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will those who promote LGBTQ activity take over your church and get rid of its members who do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/16/methodists-elect-1st-openly-gay-bishop-in-defiance-of-ban/
— Liberal Columnist Blasts Rudy Giuliani, Claims ‘White Americans Couldn’t Handle What Black Americans Go Through’ – Carly Hoilman  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that were it not for White privilege, a) I never would have graduated from Hope Lutheran Grade School in 1962, from Crete-Monee High School on 1966, from NIU in 1970, from Loyola in 1976, from DePaul in 1980, or from IIT in 1997, b) I never would have passed the CPA examination in 1979 or the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, c) I never would have become a licensed CPA in 1982, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, or a Forensic Accountant in 1997, and d) the Post office would never have hired me in 1966, Firestone Stores would never have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would never had offered me a job in 1971, IRS would never have offered me a job in 1971, and GAO would never have offered me a job in 1980.  GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/16/liberal-columnist-blasts-rudy-giuliani-claims-white-americans-couldnt-handle-what-black-americans-go-through/

 

TOWNHALL
— 20 Examples of What It Would Look Like if White Privilege Really Existed – John Hawkins  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that were it not for White privilege, a) I never would have graduated from Hope Lutheran Grade School in 1962, from Crete-Monee High School on 1966, from NIU in 1970, from Loyola in 1976, from DePaul in 1980, or from IIT in 1997, b) I never would have passed the CPA examination in 1979 or the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, c) I never would have become a licensed CPA in 1982, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, or a Forensic Accountant in 1997, and d) the Post office would never have hired me in 1966, Firestone Stores would never have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would never had offered me a job in 1971, IRS would never have offered me a job in 1971, and GAO would never have offered me a job in 1980.  GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/07/16/20-examples-of-what-it-would-look-like-if-white-privilege-really-existed-n2193361

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Trump placates donors, establishment with Pence – Chris Stirewalt
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/15/trump-placates-donors-establishment-with-pence.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— Islam at war with a delusional, suicidal West – MATT BARBER
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/islam-at-war-with-a-delusional-suicidal-west/#!

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Pence Pick Boosts GOP Leaders’ Trust in Trump – Rebecca Berg & James Arkin
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/07/16/pence_pick_boosts_gop_leaders_trust_in_trump.html

 

NSIC
— Principles of Economics and Freedom – Bob McEwen
http://nsic.org/video-mcewen.html

 

THE HILL
— Trump introduces Pence as a unifier – Jessie Hellmann
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288023-trump-pence-as-vp-will-unify-republican-party

— Trump’s secret weapon is Ivanka – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/287789-right-hand-woman

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Will Trump use the convention to broadcast a more moderate image? – Nathaniel Swigger  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps want Trump to not only dump, but to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-conversation-us/will-trump-use-the-conven_b_11031352.html

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Pence unlikely to open donor floodgates to Trump.”
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/15/politics/mike-pence-donors-fundraising/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps and anti-Pences say “Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Republicans as Different as Night and Day.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/16/us/politics/republican-trump-pence.html
— ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack in Nice, France – ALISSA J. RUBIN and ANDREW HIGGINS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/world/europe/isis-nice-france-attack.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Justice Ginsburg’s damage to the Supreme Court – Ruth Marcus  (DIERSEN: One could argue that Pat Brady and his supporters have done far more damage to the Illinois Republican Party and to all Republicans than Ginsburg has done to the Supreme Court.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-damage-justice-ginsburg-did-to-the-supreme-court/2016/07/15/7c80f054-4ab8-11e6-90a8-fb84201e0645_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Paul Ryan and the Trump Party  A GOP schism isn’t as inevitable as it appears. The House speaker wants his ‘A Better Way’ plan to succeed, and Trump might need to put it into action. – Joseph Rago
http://www.wsj.com/articles/paul-ryan-and-the-trump-party-1468623843
— The GOP’s Trump Power Play  Squelching dissent won’t build loyalty for the fall campaign. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-gops-trump-power-play-1468623655
— The Marvel of Electricity  Although the grid’s vulnerability to cyberattack and sabotage gets the headlines, the No. 1 cause of power outages is foliage. Almost as problematic are squirrels. – R. TYLER PRIEST  (DIERSEN: For 15 years (1984-1999), frequent and lengthy power outages during and after storms discouraged the Diersens from having their basement finished at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-marvel-of-electricity-1468616241
— The Perils of Cosigning that Student Loan  Cosigners sometimes don’t realize they are responsible for paying the loan if the student doesn’t – VERONICA DAGHER  (DIERSEN: What factors discouraged lending you money to get a college degree?  For me, they were a) my being draft bait, b) my only just barely making it into the top 20% of my high school class, c) my ACT score being only 24, d) my father having type 1 diabetes, not having a college degree, and not earning that much, and e) my washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights for the minimum wage instead of demonstrating leadership potential.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-perils-of-cosigning-that-student-loan-1468575002
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More than 90% of private student loans made to undergraduates require a creditworthy cosigner, Mr. Kantrowitz says. Lenders typically require cosigners to have an income above a certain threshold. Because of their likely scant credit history, most students won’t qualify for a private student loan without a cosigner.)
— Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials: Catchall Groupings  Why marketers and academics like pigeonholing generations into defined cohorts –  JO CRAVEN MCGINTY  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates focused on turning members of all the generations against Republicans, and especially Republicans who were conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, and/or non-veteran like me.)
http://blogs.wsj.com/numbers/boomers-gen-xers-and-millennials-catchall-groupings-2212/
— Analysis of the Generations Isn’t an Exact Science  Groupings like baby boomer and millennial appeal to those measuring social change, but cutoffs are fuzzy – JO CRAVEN MCGINTY
http://www.wsj.com/articles/analysis-of-the-generations-isnt-an-exact-science-1468575000

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Why Republicans Should Actually Vote for Hillary Clinton.”
http://fortune.com/2016/07/16/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-republicans/

 

FORBES
— If Top Tech Leaders Think Donald Trump Is Anti-Innovation They Should Ponder What Hillary Will Do – Tim Worstall  (DIERSEN: Hillary promotes those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/07/16/if-top-tech-leaders-think-donald-trump-is-anti-innovation-they-should-ponder-what-hillary-will-do/#782deeb84fe3

 

USA TODAY
— GOP to Welcome Openly Gay Speaker to Convention  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2016/07/15/87156032/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Mike Pence is the perfect complement to Donald Trump – Editorial
http://nypost.com/2016/07/15/mike-pence-is-the-perfect-complement-to-donald-trump/

 

HERALD DISPATCH
— Even U.S. senator has been target of racial profiling  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs profile Republicans as being racists.  They especially profile Republicans as being racists who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinion/even-u-s-senator-has-been-target-of-racial-profiling/article_a8201d41-4979-53c8-b4c6-ee8e679097cd.html

 

DAILY BEAST
— Bill Maher Compares Trump’s Children to ‘Nazis’ – Marlow Stern  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Are you a Republican?  Soon, if not already, if you do not join the Democrats in calling Trump and his supporters Nazis and even worse things, Democrats will call you a Nazi and threaten to do even more to slander you.  Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  In anticipation of the aforesaid, should the Republican elected officials and Republican party leaders a) obtain restraining orders against Democrats and/or b) file lawsuits against Democrats?)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/15/bill-maher-compares-trump-s-children-to-nazis.html

 

NEWSWEEK
— PENCE ADVOCATED IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE IN CONGRESS – EMILY CADEI
http://www.newsweek.com/pence-trump-immigration-480983?rx=us

 

PBS
— Mike Pence’s political journey, from Cruz backer to Trump’s No. 2
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/mike-pences-political-journey-cruz-backer-trumps-no-2/

 

THE NATION
— It Takes Jamie Dimon 3 Hours to Earn What Some of His Employees Do All Year  So much for the JPMorgan Chase CEO’s being a working-class hero. — Peter Dreier and Donald Cohen
https://www.thenation.com/article/is-jamie-dimon-a-working-class-hero/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Conservative Lawmakers Push for Expedited Firings Across Government – Eric Katz  (DIERSEN: These “conservative lawmakers” should be pushing against political affiliation discrimination, against reverse discrimination, against age discrimination, and against retaliation for blowing the whistle on the aforesaid.  But they don’t because if they did, Democrats and RINOs would get rid of them.)
http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/07/conservative-lawmakers-push-expedited-firings-across-government/129955/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group of conservative lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to expedite the disciplinary process throughout the federal government, saying the measure would boost accountability. The bill, introduced by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and cosponsored by Reps. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Steve King, R-Iowa; and Randy Weber, R-Texas, would limit the time federal employees have to appeal a negative personnel action and restrict the number of appeals they could file to just one. Agencies would suspend employees without pay throughout the appeal process. Employees would have seven days to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board a firing, suspension or other action. MSPB would then have 45 days to issue a ruling on the appeal. If the board did not act in that timeframe, then the agency’s decision would stand.)

 

SALON
— Mike Pence is even worse than you think: Trump’s VP pick has a long, disastrous record of opposing LGBT rights  The “religious liberty” governor earns a 0 from the Human Rights Campaign and voted against hate crimes prevention – NICO LANG  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that promote LGBT activity run America, run Illinois, run Cook County, and run Chicago.  Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid will use their tremendous power to destroy Pence.)
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/16/mike_pence_is_even_worse_than_you_think_trumps_vp_pick_has_a_long_disastrous_record_of_opposing_lgbt_rights/

July 15 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Newt Gingrich: Test every Muslim in America and deport those who believe in Sharia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-newt-gingrich-test-muslims-for-sharia-20160715-story.html
— As Clinton stumbles, Trump takes an apparent slim lead in new tracking poll – David Lauter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-usc-lat-tracking-poll-20160705-snap-story.html
— A look at Gov. Mike Pence’s Chicago roots – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mike-pence-chicago-connection-20160714-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I really owe a debt of gratitude to Chicago that springs from my own personal history. When my grandfather got off a boat on Ellis Island in about 1923, he caught a train to Chicago and he drove a bus in this city for about 40 years,” Pence told the crowd. “My mom and dad both grew up on the South Side of Chicago, down around 55th and Honore. In fact, we have family that goes to school and lives and works in this community here today.”  The religious conservative also noted how especially meaningful it was to be addressing the City Club during December, the time of year he often traveled to Chicago as a child. “It’s very personal when I’m in this city. I feel very at home. My story is I was raised by two big city kids in a really small town in southern Indiana,” said Pence, who grew up in Columbus, Ind., and represented the area in Congress before becoming governor in 2013. “Particularly this time of year, the Pence family would find themselves in the back of a station wagon making the long trip up what was then Highway 31 to the South Side of Chicago to hearth and home and family and friends. It’s a blessing to be here this time of year with all of you and reflect on those deep memories.” The speech may have been a blessing, but Pence also used it as an opportunity to unload some ribbing on what he characterized as Illinois’ political and governmental dysfunction. He noted Indiana-purchased billboards in Illinois that read “Caution high taxes ahead” and “Attention tax drop. State line 16 miles ahead” as the audience laughed. “We’ve been buying a lot in Crain’s Chicago Business magazine,” Pence said with a smirk. “My personal favorite was: You had me at balanced budget.”)
— We should have more say over Facebook news – Phil Rosenthal  (DIERSEN: Who wants to have say over what you do? The following want to have say over what I do: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-rosenthal-facebook-rainbow-0715-biz-20160714-column.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For a while Wednesday night and into Thursday, you may have noticed on the website where more than 40 percent of U.S. adults are said to get word of current events, the biggest news in Chicago was a double rainbow. This is what happens when Facebook tweaks its news feed algorithm. Every person with a smartphone shot got to decorate your news feed, turning it into a veritable Rainbow Connection, squeezing out whatever else might have been going on in the world, potentially affecting your life and business. Yet, to be honest, the rash of rainbows actually were a welcome respite. The sight of something everyone could get behind was a much-needed palate cleanser from what Facebook has become of late, even if it grew repetitive after a while. A fuller spectrum of color is nice when so much seems geared to making us see red. Since Facebook moved to downgrade and downplay news sites (such as the Chicago Tribune) in its news feed, the social media site with more than 1 billion users worldwide has, for many users, become an even more contentious toxic dump of inflamed political bickering and rumors. The expectation when the change was announced was that users would be inundated by their Facebook friends’ vacation videos, baby pictures, food commentary, health updates and other trivia. That’s all there. There’s no shortage of info about which of your acquaintances doesn’t get the appeal of “Pokemon Go,” who went to the Adele concert and who scored well on a vocabulary test making the rounds. But because the algorithm favors what users share among themselves, respond to, spend time with and comment on, the “real” news that finds its way into the stream can be among the most extreme, divisive version of any given story.)
— The abortion lobby’s horrifying new ‘comedy’ act – Heather Wilhelm
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-distasteful-abortion-comedy-video-by-naral-perspec-0715-20160715-story.html
— What it’s like to be black in Naperville, America – Brain Crooks (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that none of my grade school or high school classmates were minorities.  I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, and Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966.  They would use the aforesaid to hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a racist.  What do you say to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes?  Should I write a book about them?  Should I sue them?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-being-black-naperville-america-st-0715-20160714-story.html
— Former Naperville man’s essay on black life goes viral – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-crooks-essay-viral-st-0715-20160715-story.html
— Republican stalwarts just blocked the last big push to stop Donald Trump’s nomination – Melanie Mason and Lisa Mascaro
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-republican-nomination-rules-20160714-snap-story.html
— You can’t bring a water gun to protest the RNC, but you can bring an AK-47 – Matt Pearce
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-cleveland-republican-protests-20160714-snap-story.html
— Mike Pence looks like Donald Trump’s ideal running mate – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-mike-pence-donald-trump-vp-ideal-20160715-story.html
— Sheriff’s office, resident address DuPage board on police shootings – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-sheriff-dupage-grief-st-0713-20160714-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— School budgets show CPS still losing students – LAUREN FITZPATRICK
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/school-budgets-show-cps-still-losing-students/
— Mike Pence has deep Chicago ties – Michael Sneed  (DIERSEN: What are your Chicago ties?  My ties include a) working for IRS there for the last 6 months of 1971 and then 1973-1980, b) working for GAO there 1980-1997, c) taking classes at UIC there 1966-1968, 1971, and 1982-1983, at Loyola 1972-1976, at DePaul 1976-1980, at Becker CPA Review 1978-1979, at Roosevelt 1980-1981, and at IIT 1992-1997, d) living in a studio apartment there for 3 months in 1971, e) owning a studio condo there in the Outer Drive East (ODE) building and living there part-time 1974-1976, f) owning and living in a one bedroom condo in the ODE building there 1976-1978, g) walking to work at IRS from the ODE building 1974-1978, h) frequently riding a bicycle along the lakefront north and south of the ODE building 1976-1978, i) meeting my wife there, courting my wife there, and then marrying her there in 1978, j) having my 1969 Dodge Charger SE stolen there in 1971 and having my 1962 Chevy BelAir stolen there while I worked for IRS at its office at 63rd and Halsted in 1973, k) reading Chicago newspapers since the 1960s, l) watching Chicago television stations since the 1950s, m) listening to Chicago radio stations since the 1950s, n) arguing Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange in federal court there in the late 1990s, and o) arguing Diersen v. GAO in federal court there in the early 2000s. Again, what are your Chicago ties? You might get asked those questions if you run for a statewide government or political office. You might get asked those questions if you run for any government or political office that represents Chicago or any part of it.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-trump-pick-has-deep-chicago-ties/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump may have chosen a lifelong Hoosier as his running mate, but Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has strong Chicago ties. Pence, the grandson of a Chicago bus driver, is now ready to get on board the Trump train. Trump’s veep mate addressed the City Club of Chicago months before Trump jumped into the presidential fray, speaking at the City Club in June 2015. It was during Pence’s City Club address that his “great connection to Chicago” was discussed, informing the audience his grandfather got off the boat at Ellis Island — and then took a bus to Chicago, where he lived for 40 years. Said Pence: “My parents grew up on Chicago’s South Side, around 55th and Honore. I have family that continues to live and work in the Chicago community; my oldest brother went to Loyola University. “I grew up in the country raised by two city folks. Christmastime meant the family would pack up and ride up to the South Side of Chicago to be with friends and family.” Rev. Clete Kiley, the chief operations administrator for Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, tells Sneed Pence once marched with civil rights hero U.S. Congressman John Lewis. “He participated in the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama years ago,” said Kiley, who was then head of the Institute for Faith and Politics.” “As a Republican, Pence accepted a leadership role and marched across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in memory of the civil right marches in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama,” said Kiley. Ald. Ed Burke (14th), his wife, Justice Anne Burke, and their son, Travis, was also on that pilgrimage march with Pence in Alabama. “It was quite a moving pilgrimage,” Burke said.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville Township’s road district to appeal lawsuit dismissal – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160714/news/160719436/
— This education-funding panel might just fool the skeptics – Ralph Martire
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160715/discuss/160719447/
— Why the big range in mosquito control costs? – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160714/discuss/160719438/
— Wheaton Hawthorne neighborhood profile – Sherry Giewald
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160715/entlife/160719650/

 

NBC5
— Donald Trump’s Canceled Chicago Rally Carried Hefty Price Tag  The presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s rally in Chicago in March resulted in at least five arrests and two injured officers – Phil Rogers  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps, that is, Clinton supporters, make it clear that they will harm you if you support Trump.  In your precinct, how many are more likely or less likely to vote for Trump because of the aforesaid?)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/donald-trump-canceled-chicago-rally-carried-hefty-price-tag-386880471.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— New Taxes Considered for Schools – Benjamin Yount  (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes and especially Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=218824#.V4jk-WgrKM8

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Playing with fire may lead to a better Illinois  Democratic senator Biss burns with ideas to fix government – Madeleine Doubek
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/07/13/playing-with-fire-may-lead-to-a-better-illinois/ao0n6te/

 

WBEZ
— Some Illinois Republicans May Skip RNC, But WBEZ Will Be There
https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/some-illinois-republicans-may-skip-rnc-but-wbez-will-be-there/0a50da9c-91f1-41b3-880f-7f369a3810d5

 

WQAD
— State report shows Illinois staring down $8 billion deficit – KATRINA LAMANSKY
http://wqad.com/2016/07/15/state-report-shows-illinois-staring-down-8-billion-deficit/

 

WSIL TV
— Governor Rauner promotes opportunities for minorities and for women in Illinois – Amy Fox  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted opportunities for their employees who were minorities and/or women by wasting the careers of and by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32450407/governor-rauner-promotes-minority-opportunities-in-illinois

 

POLITIFACT
— Tammy Duckworth says Mark Kirk called for the ‘mass arrest of 18,000 African Americans’ – Kevin Hoffman
http://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2016/jul/15/tammy-duckworth/says-mark-kirk-called-mass-arrest-18000-african-am/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— ARE YOU LIVING IN ONE OF THE TOP 20 SAFEST CITIES IN ILLINOIS? – Kevin Hoffman  (DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, to organizations, to companies, to governments, and to countries that encourage criminals to live in your municipality?)
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/12/whats-hot/kevin-hoffmanrebootillinois-com/are-you-living-in-one-of-the-top-20-safest-cities-in-illinois/61418/

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Reboot Illinois’ Fact-Check Fail on Rauner Family Income Claim – Brittany Clingen
http://www.illinoismirror.com/reboot-illinois-fact-check-fail-on-rauner-family-income-claim/

 

ILLINOIS WATCHDOG RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Benjamin Yount discusses Trump with Doug Ibendahl (7/14/16 Parts 3 & 4)
http://www.cities929.com/portal.asp?pid=3557181&sid=3309

 

TPM
— Gingrich: We Should ‘Test’ Every US Muslim, Deport Them If Believe In Sharia – ALLEGRA KIRKLANDP
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gingrich-test-deport-us-muslims-sharia

 

GOPUSA
— In wake of terror attack Gingrich calls for Sharia test for Muslims living in U.S.
http://www.gopusa.com/in-wake-of-terror-attack-gingrich-calls-for-sharia-test-for-muslims-living-in-us/
— National polls shift toward Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/national-polls-shift-toward-trump/
— Ignorance of Facts Fuels the Anti-Cop ‘Movement’
http://www.gopusa.com/ignorance-of-facts-fuels-the-anti-cop-movement/
— GOP platform pleases conservatives
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12564

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Reince Priebus fails to rein in renegade anti-Trump delegates as convention looms – Seth McLaughlin
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/14/reince-priebus-fails-to-rein-in-anti-trump-delegat/
— Republicans demand punishment for countries that refuse to take back criminal illegals – Stephen Dinan
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/14/republicans-demand-punishment-for-countries-that-r/
— Donald Trump provides rare opportunity for inclusion for gay Republican activists – S.A. Miller  (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying the Republican Party.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/14/donald-trump-provides-rare-opportunity-for-inclusi/

 

TOWNHALL
— Obama, Clinton and Race Exploitation – David Limbaugh
http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2016/07/15/obama-clinton-and-race-exploitation-n2192893

 

NEWSMAX
— Politico: GOP Insiders Say Violence ‘Bound to Spill Over’ at Convention – Joe Crowe
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Politico-GOP-Insiders-Violence-Convention/2016/07/15/id/738807/
— ‘Never Trump’ Movement Crushed in GOP Rules Hearing
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/never-trump-movement-crushed/2016/07/14/id/738768/
— Rachel Maddow’s Trump Comments Appear to Compare Him to Adolf Hitler –  J. Wheaton  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans like Hitler demonized, denigrated, and condemned the Jews.)
http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/rachel-maddow-trump-comments-hitler/2016/07/14/id/738698/

 

FRONTPAGE NEWS
— CITIES BRACE FOR NATIONWIDE DAY OF RAGE  The shadowy group Anonymous says trouble is on the menu. – Matthew Vadum
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263514/cities-brace-nationwide-day-rage-matthew-vadum

 

BREITBART
— BEYOND UNACCEPTABLE: Clinton to Resettle One Million Muslim Migrants During First Term Alone – JULIA HAHN
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/14/clinton-resettle-one-million-muslim-migrants-first-term-alone/
— RNC Chairman Priebus: Rules Committee Meeting Shows Our Party ‘Unity’ – PATRICK HOWLEY
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/14/rnc-chairman-priebus-rules-committee-meeting-shows-party-unity/

 

THE BLAZE
— Illinois Family Wants to Adopt Foster Child — But May Be Forced to Give Up Their Second Amendment Rights to Do So – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/14/illinois-family-wants-to-adopt-foster-child-but-may-be-forced-to-give-up-their-second-amendment-rights-to-do-so/
— OUTRAGEOUS: Petition Calls for RNC Rules Committee to Open Up Republican Primaries to Non-GOP Voters – Kaitlyn Schallhorn  (DIERSEN: Non-Republicans, that is, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs WANT REPUBLICANS TO LOSE.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/14/petition-calls-for-rnc-rules-committee-to-open-up-republican-primaries-to-non-gop-voters/?ut

 

THE REPUBLIC
— Mike Pence path to public service
http://www.therepublic.com/2016/07/15/mike_pence_path_to_public_service/

 

ROLL CALL
— Ryan Hopeful Trump Will ‘Endeavor to Try to Change’- Eric Garcia  (DIERSEN: Who wants you to change?  The following want me to change: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/paul-ryan-trump-will-endeavor-try-change

 

THE HILL
— O’Reilly lands live interviews with Trump, Clinton after Nice attacks – Joe Concha
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/287859-oreilly-lands-live-interviews-with-trump-clinton-after-nice-attacks
— GOP squashes ‘Never Trump’ rules proposal in heated hearing – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/287860-gop-squashes-never-trump-proposal-in-emotional-rules-committee-hearing

 

POLITICO
— CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ARTICLE TITLE: Telling truth is challenge for Trump – Roger Simon
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/to-tell-the-truth-a-challenge-for-trump-225499
— Republican unity negotiations break down  The RNC spent most of the day behind closed doors with anti-Trump insurgents. It yielded nothing. – Kyle Cheney
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/rnc-never-trump-meet-225540
— OUTRAGEOUS: GOP panel rejects plan to push closed primaries – Kyle Cheney (DIERSEN: Non-Republicans, that is, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs WANT REPUBLICANS TO LOSE.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/gop-panel-rejects-plan-to-push-closed-primaries-225575
— Federal budget deficit will increase $162 billion in 2016
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/federal-budget-deficit-will-increase-162-billion-in-2016-225603

 

CNN
— Amnesty International sending ‘human rights observers’ to conventions – Gregory Krieg
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/14/politics/amnesty-international-human-rights-observers-conventions/

 

ABC NEWS
— Republican Panel Leaves Anti-Trump Move Gasping for Breath – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/republican-panel-leaves-anti-trump-move-gasping-breath-40599457

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Clevelanders Open Homes and Churches to Convention Demonstrators – YAMICHE ALCINDOR  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, these Clevelanders are 100% responsible for all the death and destruction that convention demonstrators cause.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/us/politics/rnc-protestors-cleveland.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— When dual citizenship is difficult to maintain – Gary L. Fellman, Wheaton  (DIERSEN: Dual citizenship should never be allowed.  Under absolutely no circumstances should a citizen of America be allowed to also be a citizen of another country.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-dual-citizenship-is-difficult-to-maintain/2016/07/14/f813c16a-4914-11e6-8dac-0c6e4accc5b1_story.html
— Donald Trump wants Congress to declare war on ISIS. It hasn’t done that since World War II. – Aaron Blake
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/14/donald-trump-wants-congress-to-declare-war-on-isis-it-hasnt-done-that-since-world-war-ii/
— Attempts to unbind GOP delegates crushed, effectively ending ‘Never Trump’ movement – Ed O’Keefe and Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/14/as-trump-prepares-to-unveil-vp-pick-republican-delegates-scramble-to-ward-off-rules-revolt/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— ‘Never Trump’ forces converge on Cleveland for last stand over party’s nomination – Lisa Mascaro and Melanie Mason
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-gop-convention-never-trump-20160714-snap-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— Refugees in Europe say they fear terrorists are among them – Gilgamesh Nabeel and Jabeen Bhatti
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/14/refugees-europe-say-they-fear-terrorists-among-them/87008334/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not promote Islam.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/rieder/2016/07/14/rieder-combating-anti-muslim-rhetoric/87075648/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Will ‘Stop-Trump’ Movement Now Target Pence? – REID J. EPSTEIN
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/07/15/friday-preview-will-stop-trump-movement-now-target-pence/
— Trump’s Pence Selection  The Indiana Governor will reassure some wary Republicans. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-pence-selection-1468537866
— The Convention Revolt Peters Out  Anti-Trump forces have failed to unbind delegates. What if Donald had agreed? – KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-convention-revolt-begins-1468537305
— Low Unemployment, High Dissatisfaction  The sunny jobs reports don’t count people who have given up looking for work. No wonder the national mood is sour. – Bob Funk  (DIERSEN: What are the top reasons why employers would not offer you a job?  For me, they are a) the adverse actions that my Democrat GAO superiors took against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, not promoting me beyond GS-13, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980; b) the adverse actions that my Democrat IRS superiors took against me including not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims; and c) the adverse actions that my Democrat Post Office superiors took against me including forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois side with my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors against me.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/low-unemployment-high-dissatisfaction-1468537493

 

BLOOMBERG
– Trump’s Rise Pressures Both Parties to Change  The dynamic could possibly make this year as transformative as the elections of 1932 or 1968—but predicting a realignment is tricky. – Peter Coy  (DIERSEN: Unlike the Democrat Party, the Republican Party in America, in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township lets people have leadership roles who despise, if not hate conservatives, that is, who despise if not hate the base of the Republican Party. They especially hate those like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and/or other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-15/party-realignment

 

WASHINTON TIMES HERALD
— Pence brings conservative credentials to GOP ticket – Maureen Hayden
http://www.washtimesherald.com/news/local_news/pence-brings-conservative-credentials-to-gop-ticket/article_4120a3b0-ebdb-5ad6-bdde-6fb08a30d75b.html

 

PACIFIC STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps, that is, Clinton supporters, threaten to harm Trump supporters. How will that impact voters?
https://psmag.com/why-recent-violence-is-unlikely-to-increase-support-for-donald-trump-a9aca03c1225#.71tau1qq9

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Social Security reform for Civil Service Retirement System feds hits a roadblock – Nicole Ogrysko  (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a CSRS pension.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/pay-benefits/2016/07/social-security-reform-csrs-feds-hits-roadblock/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Who Gave Us Justice Ginsburg? – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_pat_buchanan/who_gave_us_justice_ginsburg

 

SALON
— What Newt Gingrich really thinks of Donald Trump: He’s “not a conservative”  Gingrich: Trump would lose in a landslide if he didn’t evolve to be more like Ronald Reagan than Barry Goldwater – ROBERT FATURECHI
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/15/what_newt_gingrich_really_partner/

July 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— POLL SHOWS HILLARY CLINTON, DONALD TRUMP IN VIRTUAL TIE
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-shows-clinton-trump-in-virtual-tiepoll-shows-clinton-trump-in-virtual-tie/1426767/
— DONALD TRUMP PICKS INDIANA GOV. MIKE PENCE AS VP RUNNING MATE
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-picks-indiana-gov-mike-pence-as-vp-running-mate/1426848/
— FRENCH OFFICIALS: AT LEAST 70 DEAD IN NICE ATTACK
http://abc7chicago.com/news/french-officials-at-least-70-dead-in-nice-attack/1427302/

 

NBC5
— Sen. Mark Kirk Voices Support for Mike Pence, Still Won’t Back Trump  “I like and respect Mike Pence but I will not be supporting Donald Trump,” Kirk said Thursday – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Kirk-Backs-Pence-as-VP-Pick-Still-Wont-Support-Trump-386849001.html
— 5 Things to Know About Trump’s VP Pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will reportedly name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/5-things-to-know-about-trumps-vp-pick-indiana-gov-mike-pence-386880801.html

 

CBS2
— Munger Says State Payment Delays Could Reach Six Months
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/14/munger-says-state-payment-delays-could-reach-six-months/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republican leaders, conservatives fail to reach deal over convention rules – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republican-convention-rules-20160714-story.html
— Official says 75 dead after truck loaded with weapons slams into revelers in Nice
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-nice-france-truck-attack-20160714-story.html
— Comptroller: Stopgap budget won’t stop state finances from getting worse – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-comptroller-bill-backlog-met-0715-20160714-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pence as VP is just picking the wallpaper in hell – Neil Steinberg
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-trump-vp-choice-is-picking-the-wallpaper-in-hell/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Roskam, Hultgren will go to the GOP convention – Mike Riopell (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, in 2000, both Hultgren and Roskam endorsed me when I first ran for Republican Precinct Committeeman.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160714/news/160719487/
— Trump supporters sue California city for after-rally attacks – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160714/news/307149798/
— US officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160714/news/307149895/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kirk voices veep wish—and Duckworth pounces – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160714/BLOGS02/160719874/kirk-voices-veep-wish-and-duckworth-pounces
— Belvidere car factory to hire 300 for Jeep Cherokee model – MICAH MAIDENBERG  (DIERSEN: During early 1970, I worked in that factory part-time while I was a full-time student at NIU.  I drove to work in my 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160714/NEWS05/160719864/belvidere-car-factory-to-hire-300-for-jeep-cherokee-model

 

WTTW
— IL GOP Hopes for Unity Despite Absences at Republican Convention – Paris Schutz and Paul Caine
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/14/il-gop-hopes-unity-despite-absences-republican-convention

 

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Rauner Doesn’t Want To Talk Trump.”
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/governor-rauner-doesnt-want-to-talk-trump/0885803d-5aa4-41c1-ad60-69c9c08fbbf4

 

WSIL
— Congress leaves Washington, its dysfunction on display – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32447620/congress-leaves-washington-its-dysfunction-on-display

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— More white evangelical voters back Trump than Romney  Top factor is opposition to Clinton – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/more-white-evangelical-voters-back-trump-than-romney

 

FAMILY-PAC
— Strong Pro-Family Platform Drafted by GOP – Paul Caprio
http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bce3a952ce23061bef2161b4e&id=26cf1e489a&e=8dc9fff257

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Administration Lays Out Its Fiscal Year 2016 Accomplishments – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/14/rauner-administration-lays-out-accomplishments/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— NO SURPRISE: REBOOT ILLINOIS’ AFFILIATION WITH POLITIFACT GREETED WITH SUSPICION – Matt Dietrich
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/14/editors-picks/mattdietrich/no-surprise-reboot-illinois-affiliation-with-politifact-greeted-with-suspicion/61656/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Rep. Kay Press Conference re: Frank Mautino (video) – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/video-rep-kay-press-conference-re-frank-mautino/

 

ILLINOIS GUN RIGHTS
— Concealed Carrier Stops AK-47 Wielding Armed Thug
http://www.ilgunrights.com/concealed-carrier-stops-ak-47-wielding-armed-thug/

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Rich Miller Doesn’t Give Equal Treatment to Rauner & Madigan Statements About the Other – Eric Kohn
http://www.illinoismirror.com/rich-miller-doesnt-give-equal-treatment-to-rauner-madigan-statements-about-the-other/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NO ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS BOOKED TO SPEAK AT RNC CONVENTION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/no-illinois-republicans-booked-to-speak-at-rnc-convention.html
— RAUNER BUDGET OFFICE TAKES FY 2016 VICTORY LAP WITH GOP LAWMAKERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/rauner-budget-office-takes-fy-2016-victory-lap-with-gop-lawmakers.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner says Mautino probe should be allowed to “play itself out”
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/14/rauner-says-mautino-probe-should-be-allowed-to-play-itself-out/
— Legislators to the back of the line – State to spend $2.5 billion more than it brings in *** State payment delays could reach six months, $10 billion backlog by December
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/14/state-payment-delays-could-reach-six-months-10-billion-backlog-by-december/

 

WESTERN FREE PRESS
— Legislation on Illinois Governor Rauner’s Desk to Appoint Muslim Advisory Council
http://www.westernfreepress.com/2016/07/14/legislation-on-illinois-governor-rauners-desk-to-appoint-muslim-advisory-council/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As Ms. Geller asks, I reiterate and wholeheartedly agree: “Why a Muslim council? Where’s the Hindu council, Jewish council, Pagan council, Church of Scientology council, Christian council?” Why is it Imam Kareem Infra and his Muslim counterparts should get special preference in an advisory capacity to Illinois governmental matters?  They, like all Illinois residents, enjoy the sacred right and privilege to cast votes in Illinois elections.  That is how Illinois residents participate in government matters.  It appears to me, by their recent request to the Governor,  that Imam Infra and his group feel they should have more influence in the government than the average Illinois voter?! Well I say no!  And I emphatically say no given the history of this Imam and his nefarious relationships, including his stint as Chairman of ISNA, which was named an unindicted co-conspirator back in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) terrorist-financing trial. I called Gov Rauner’s office this morning and expressed my concern and “Mia” who said she would pass my comments on to the Governor.  I then asked for an appointment with Governor Rauner, awaiting a call back. Please folks, pick up your phones today and call Governor Rauner’s office and ask why he might feel that Imam Infra and his Muslim group should have more influence on Illinois government matters than the average Illinois taxpayer.  Let him know that if that is the case and he agrees, then you would like him to consider legislation for a Jewish Advisory Council, a Catholic Advisory Council, how about an Irish Advisory Council, and Italian Advisory Council, a Polish Advisory Council. The Springfield office number for Governor Rauner is  217-782-0244. We pay plenty of taxes in this state and we absolutely have “earned” the right to be heard on this important matter involving our government.)

 

GOPUSA
— Texas Sens. Cornyn, Cruz propose bill to make killing of cop a federal crime
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12494
— For Obama, Leftist Rhetoric Is Always Innocent and Conservatives Are Always Guilty
http://www.gopusa.com/for-obama-leftist-rhetoric-is-always-innocent-and-conservatives-are-always-guilty/
— Transgender arrested for voyeurism at Target
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12510
— Sanctuary Hospitals: Who Pays the Bills?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12504

 

PJ MEDIA
— Priebus: GOP Now ‘Best-Equipped Political Party in American History’ – BRIDGET JOHNSON
https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/07/13/priebus-gop-now-best-equipped-political-party-in-american-history/

 

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— Man Arrested For Filming Woman In Target Changing Room
https://www.afa.net/action-alerts/we-warned-target-this-would-happenand-it-did/

 

POLITICAL INSIDER
— This Friday, Black Lives Matters Will Host VIOLENT PROTESTS To THESE 37 Cities! (Is Yours On The List?)
http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/breaking-friday-black-lives-matter-will-bring-violence-37-cities-list/

 

TWITCHY
— Ben Shapiro Unleashes Epic Takedown of Viral Sensation ‘White Boy Privilege’
http://twitchy.com/twitchys-3839/2016/07/13/ben-shapiro-unleashes-epic-takedown-of-viral-sensation-white-boy-privilege/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— For Social Conservatives and Fans of Religious Liberty, Pence Pick Will Sting  Last year’s RFRA battle was not a good look for the Hoosier governor. – MARK HEMINGWAY
http://www.weeklystandard.com/for-social-conservatives-and-fans-of-religious-liberty-pence-pick-will-sting/article/2003296

 

THE HILL
— Trump on VP: ‘I haven’t made a final, final decision’ – Mark Hensch
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/287853-trump-on-vp-i-havent-made-a-final-final-decision
— Trump on ‘horrific’ France attack: ‘Here we go again’ – Mark Hensch
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287847-trump-bastille-day-terrorist-attack-horrific
— Trump postpones VP announcement in light of France attack – Jessie Hellmann
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287849-trump-postponing-vp-announcement-following-attacks-in
— Trump picks Pence as VP – Harper Neidig
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287737-trump-picks-pence-as-vp
— Republicans root for Pence as VP – Alexander Bolton
http://thehill.com/news/campaign/287660-republicans-root-for-pence-as-vp

 

CNN
— Trump pick shows power of family brain trust – Stephen Collinson
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/14/politics/donald-trump-mike-pence-vice-president-children/

 

CBS NEW YORK
— Republican Senator Tim Scott Says He’s Been Pulled Over 7 Times By Police In 1 Year
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/07/14/tim-scott-race-comments/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Ruth Ginsburg Apologizes for Criticizing Trump
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/us/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-donald-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps shout at young people and at Hispanics that Trump is a racist.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/14/a-majority-of-young-people-and-hispanics-think-donald-trump-is-racist/
— OUTSTANDING: Republican platform turns 2013 RNC autopsy on its head – Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-platform-turns-2013-rnc-autopsy-on-its-head/2016/07/14/cae7cbc0-49cb-11e6-bdb9-701687974517_story.html
— Donald Trump postpones VP announcement due to attack in southern France
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/14/donald-trump-postpones-vp-announcement-due-to-attack-in-southern-france/
— The very odd list of speakers at the Republican National Convention – Aaron Blake  (DIERSEN: While I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders always had a standing invitation to speak at TAPROOT events.  My critics/opponents disapproved of and/or looked down on all of those who spoke at TAPROOT events. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/14/the-very-odd-list-of-speakers-at-the-republican-national-convention/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The convention reflects the damage done to the GOP.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/07/14/the-convention-reflects-the-damage-done-to-the-gop/
— Justice Ginsburg says she regrets comments on Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/14/justice-ginsburg-says-she-regrets-comments-on-trump/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mike Pence Is Donald Trump’s Choice for Running Mate, GOP Official Says  Indiana governor’s name adds staunch social conservative to ticket – JANET HOOK
http://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-pence-is-donald-trumps-choice-for-running-mate-gop-official-says-1468516639
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Regrets Criticizing Donald Trump  ‘Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate,’ she says – MARK H. ANDERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-ginsburg-regrets-criticizing-trump-1468506362
— Trying to Serve More Veterans Faster, VA Opens Door to Disability Fraud  Payouts soar as embattled department expands coverage and streamlines claims process, risking overpayments; act ‘like you have a screw loose’ – DANIEL HUANG
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trying-to-serve-more-veterans-faster-va-opens-door-to-disability-fraud-1468511504

 

BLOOMBERG
— Mustang Opens Lengthy Lead Over Camaro in Pony-Car Race – John Lear
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-14/mustang-opens-lengthy-lead-over-camaro-in-pony-car-race-chart

 

PHOENIX TIMES
— How John McCain and Ann Kirkpatrick Are Courting Latino Voters – GRISELDA NEVAREZ  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? If a candidate would court those who share my demographics, that candidate would be viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being a racist, a bigot, and even worst things by Democrats and Democrat plants, by Libertarians and Libertarian plants, by Greens and Green plants, and by RINOs.)
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/how-john-mccain-and-ann-kirkpatrick-are-courting-latino-voters-8453935

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— New bill gives agencies more options to hire new talent – Sam Ufret (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/federal-headlines/2016/07/new-bill-gives-agencies-options-hire-new-talent/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Trump’s Likely VP Pick Supports Shrinking the Federal Workforce, Performance-Based Pay Raises – Eric Katz  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  If they have to shrink it, they will get rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  Measuring performance is extremely subjective.  Democrats use pay-for-performance to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, mail, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/07/trumps-vp-pick-supports-shrinking-federal-workforce-and-performance-based-raises-civil-servants/129927/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— White House Watch: Trump 44%, Clinton 37%
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “Controversy Over Joe Walsh’s Threatening Tweet Spills Over Into 66th House District Race.”
http://progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2016/07/13/controversy-over-joe-walshs-watch-out-obama-tweet-spills-over-66th

July 14 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Tim Schneider, the current Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, responded to Brady’s comments, writing: “Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady’s comments do not reflect the views or opinions of the current leadership of the Illinois Republican Party. Through the results of the March Primary, Illinois Republicans made their voices heard and believe that Donald Trump is best suited to take on Hillary Clinton and her decades of corruption, deceit, and liberal politics. The Illinois Republican Party is fully committed to supporting the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/former-illinois-republican-party-chair-says-tump-cant-win-the-election.html

 

ABC7
— GOP CONVENTION FIGHT BREWING AS DELEGATES MULL GOING ROGUE – RYAN STRUYK
http://abc7chicago.com/news/gop-convention-fight-brewing-as-delegates-mull-going-rogue/1425611/

 

NBC5
— Clinton Ahead or Even in Midwest Battlegrounds  The two candidates are tied at 39 percent each in Ohio
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Polls-Clinton-Ahead-Or-Even-In-Midwest-Battlegrounds-Trump-386663131.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors WANT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM TO PROMOTE LGBTQ ACTIVITY, ABORTION, MASS/ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, POT, GAMBLING, RACE AND GENDER BASED PREFERENCE GIVING, ABOLITION OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT, AND OTHER TERRIBLE THINGS, AND IF NOT THAT, SAY NOTHING ABOUT THE AFORESAID.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-why-the-republican-and-democratic-1468495623-htmlstory.html
— Hillary Clinton calls on Americans to reject ‘divisive’ Trump candidacy – Michael A. Memoli (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on dividing those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-clinton-springfield-20160713-snap-story.html
— Duckworth ad rips Kirk for embellishing military record – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-tammy-duckworth-mark-kirk-attack-ad-story.html
— State: No unemployment benefits without posting resume – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: What are the top reasons why employers would not offer you a job?  For me, they are a) the adverse actions that my Democrat GAO superiors took against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, not promoting me beyond GS-13, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take an $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) the adverse actions that my Democrat IRS superiors took against me including not promoting me beyond GS-12, disallowing my education deductions, and disallowing my partial day per diem claims, and c) the adverse actions that my Democrat Post Office superiors took against me including forcing me resign in 1969 and disallowing my sick leave requests.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois side with my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors against me.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-jobseekers-register-employment-service-0714-biz-20160713-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Segregation still haunts CPS – Natalie Y. Moore, reporter for WBEZ and author of “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-cps-segregation/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Daily Herald promotes Reboot Illinois and Politifact.  What if the Daily Herald promoted GOPUSA ILLINOIS?  Ever-increasingly, those who try to compete with GOPUSA ILLINOIS spend more and more and more money and/or force those who visit their websites and/or read their emails to look at more and more and more nasty advertising.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160713/news/160719551/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Dail Herald shows that it exists to promote LGBTQ activity and the rest of the Democrat Party platform.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160714/discuss/160719566/

 

WGN RADIO
— Political analyst Chris Robling on Black Lives Matter protests: “All they are interested in is racial division” – PETER ZIMMERMAN
http://wgnradio.com/2016/07/12/political-analyst-chris-robling-on-black-lives-matter-protests-all-they-are-interested-in-is-racial-division/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats like tone of Clinton’s address – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: AP reports that Clinton said that Trump is dangerous, divisive, and fear-mongering. Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160713/bernard-schoenburg-democrats-like-tone-of-clintons-address
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use “Nuns on the Bus” to promote Clinton and the Democrat Party platform.
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160713/nuns-on-bus-call-for-mending-gaps

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— “Pay Now Illinois” Coalition Files Lawsuit
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/pay-now-illinois-coalition-files-lawsuit

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Clinton slams Trump in Springfield
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32440139/hillary-clinton-makes-campaign-stop-in-springfield
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Clinton slammed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for sending what she calls an ugly message to America, referring to Trump’s promises to ban Muslims and deport eleven million illegal immigrants. “Imagine if he did not just have Twitter or cable news to go after his critics and opponents, but also the IRS or the military for that matter,” Clinton said. Clinton’s comments come as new polling data from Quinnipiac University shows Trump with the lead in key swing states, gaining ground thanks to voters who increasingly view Clinton as untrustworthy.)

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Per-mile road tax crashes in Illinois; but moves ahead in California – Dennis Byrne  (DIERSEN: Would a per-mile road tax benefit you?  I own six cars (1972 Chevy Corvette, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max, and 2016 Ford Mustang), but I drive them extremely few miles because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.)
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2016/07/per-mile-road-tax-crashes-in-illinois-but-moves-ahead-in-california/

 

WILL COUNTY NEWS
— Tell Gov. Rauner to ‘VETO’ the Muslim American Advisory Council – Steve Balich
http://willcountynews.com/2016/07/13/tell-gov-rauner-to-veto-the-muslim-american-advisory-council/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— RNC speaker list includes Donald Trump’s wife and children, Benghazi survivors – David Sherfinski
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/14/rnc-speaker-list-includes-donald-trump-wife-and-ch/
— House votes to expand ‘conscience’ protections for those opposed to abortion – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: What to you say to “Republican” party leaders in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, their operatives, and their dupes who focus on destroying those like me who support the right-to-life plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform and in the Republican Party platform?  Should I write a book about the aforesaid?)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/13/abortion-conscience-protections-approved-in-house/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Ebony Magazine Editor: Hate Crimes Can’t Be Committed Against White People, Cops – Steve Guest
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/13/ebony-magazine-editor-hate-crimes-cant-be-committed-against-white-people-cops-video/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— CHRISTIAN YOUTH CHOIR LIKENED TO NAZIS, ISIS  ‘This church ticks every box on the Ugly Religious Fundamentalism checklist’ – BOB UNRUH  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois are fully aware that the more of the following that apply to you, the easier it is for them to liken you to Nazis: conservative, Republican, White, male, older, German national origin, Lutheran, rich, gun owner, and ancestors in America for a long time.  If you were me, how would you react to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who liken me to Nazis?)
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/christian-youth-choir-likened-to-nazis-isis/#!

 

THE HILL
— Trump’s ‘law-and-order’ gamble – Mike Lillis  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that they will have minorities riot and destroy America if Trump is elected.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/287635-trumps-law-and-order-gamble

 

CNN
— Conservatives split on Trump’s running mate – Mark Preston  (DIERSEN: Who leads the conservatives in Illinois, in your congressional district, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?  I should write a book about those who lead the anti-conservatives in Illinois, in Congressional District 6, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. By definition, leaders have religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/13/politics/donald-trump-vice-president-search-conservatives/

 

ABC NEWS
— Center Stage at GOP Convention: Dump Trump Vs Party Leaders – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/center-stage-gop-convention-dump-trump-party-leaders-40567189

 

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump may spell doom for vulnerable GOP senators.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/susceptible-republican-senators-up-for-election-continue-to-dodge-donald-trump/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republican Officials Brace for Chaos at Convention – JEREMY W. PETERS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/us/politics/republican-convention-issues.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Hillary Clinton, at Site of Lincoln Speech, Laments G.O.P.’s Turn to Donald Trump – MATT FLEGENHEIMER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/us/politics/hillary-clinton-race-speech.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites as being racists.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/opinion/a-history-of-white-delusion.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/opinion/blood-on-your-hands-too.html
— How Excessive Executive Pay Hurts Shareholders – Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/opinion/how-excessive-executive-pay-hurts-shareholders.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— RNC members still don’t know what Donald Trump has planned for the convention – Rebecca Sinderbrand
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/paloma/the-daily-trail/2016/07/13/the-daily-trail-rnc-members-still-don-t-know-what-donald-trump-has-planned-for-the-convention/5786c289cd96926bdf400f4a/
— Why highways have become the center of civil rights protest – Emily Badger
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/13/why-highways-have-become-the-center-of-civil-rights-protest/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Group Promotes a Platform That Avoids Hot-Button Issues  Group aims to replace 60-page document with a statement of principles that leaves out Donald Trump’s position on trade, gay marriage issue – REID J. EPSTEIN  (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs WANT EVERYTHING TO BE LEFT OUT OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM.  Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs WANT TO DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-dissidents-to-challenge-platform-as-anti-gay-on-convention-floor-1468449084
— Trump Calls on Ginsburg to Resign From Supreme Court  Presumptive GOP presidential nominee says ‘her mind is shot,’ after she criticized his candidacy – BRENT KENDALL
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-calls-on-ginsburg-to-resign-from-supreme-court-1468444857
— Settlement of Syrian Refugees in the U.S. Accelerates  After a slow start, Obama administration’s annual goal of 10,000 arrivals is within reach – MIRIAM JORDAN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/settlement-of-syrian-refugees-in-the-u-s-accelerates-1468402205
— LOW INTEREST RATES: Sorry, You’re Just Going To Have to Save More Money – JASON ZWEIG
http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2016/07/13/sorry-youre-just-going-to-have-to-save-more-money%e2%80%8b/
— In Advanced Economies, Two-Thirds of Population Have Seen Incomes Stagnate, Study Shows  Report underscores damage done by financial crisis to economic advancement for half a billion people – JOSH ZUMBRUN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-advanced-economies-two-thirds-of-population-have-seen-incomes-stagnate-study-shows-1468450861

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: By her words, Clinton calls for anti-Whites to protest against Trump.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/13/hillary-clinton-race-springfield-trump/87030572/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: With days to go, GOP convention struggles with $6 million shortfall – Fredreka Schouten
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/07/13/republican-convention-6-million-shortfall/87034814/
— Trump, Clinton both threaten Freedom of the Press – Carol E. Lee and Jeff Mason  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents do?  My critics/opponents focus on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/14/trump-clinton-both-threaten-freedom-press-reporters-first-amendment-questions-white-house-correspondents-column/87027090/
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: Ginsburg’s bus league remarks hurt court credibility – Editorial
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/13/ginsburg-supreme-court-trump-ethics-editorials-debates/87050488/
— Police brace for days of protests in Cleveland – Trevor Hughes
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/13/cleveland-protests-trump-police-republican-convention/86996112/

 

NEWS TRIBUNE
— GAO report criticizes Energy Department’s handling of whistleblower complaints – LINDSAY WISE AND SAMMY FRETWELL (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government retaliated against me for blowing the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government.)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nation-world/national/article89476512.html

 

NPR
— Some Trump RNC Delegates Surprised About Paying Their Own Way To Cleveland – LAUREN CHOOLJIAN
http://www.npr.org/2016/07/14/485911005/some-trump-rnc-delegates-surprised-about-paying-their-own-way-to-cleveland

 

FED SMITH
— Federal Retirees Need To Tighten Belts While Current Employees Expect To See Pay Increases – Michael Wald  (DIERSEN: As time goes on, the negative impact of my Democrat GAO superiors’ success in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old INCREASES.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/13/federal-retirees-need-to-tighten-belts-while-current-employees-expect-to-see-pay-increases/

July 13 Morning Edition

WBEZ
— Some Illinois Trump Delegates Skipping Convention In Protest Of State Republican Party – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/_/some-illinois-trump-delegates-skipping-convention-in-protest-of-state-republican-party/12dccfd9-c948-4c29-a2bf-890827ea9afe
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some Illinois delegates for Donald Trump are not going to go to the Republican National Convention next week to nominate their candidate. They say their decision is at least in part because of the tepid support Trump has received from the Illinois Republican Party. Rich Nordstrom was elected to be a delegate for Donald Trump by almost 25,000 voters in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. Nordstrom is the mayor of Galva, Ill., a town of about 3,000 people between Peoria and Moline, Ill. Nordstrom is enthusiastic about Trump as the Republican nominee for president, but he’s not so enthusiastic about going to the Republican National Convention next week, where delegates like him are supposed to cast a vote to officially name Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee. He said he was let down when he heard a lot of his own fellow Illinois Republicans won’t be there. Gov. Bruce Rauner, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and a few congressmen from Illinois have said they won’t go to the convention. Some of those top-ranking Illinois Republicans have been vocal in saying they won’t endorse Trump. “Now that we finally have a Republican governor after years of not having one, then basically kind of blowing off the convention – I thought it was kind of a letdown, a slap in the face,” Nordstrom said of Rauner. Nordstrom added that time and money also are a factor for why he may skip the convention. Delegates have to pay their own way to the convention. Nordstrom said he didn’t get a room at the hotel where the Illinois delegation is staying earlier, thinking the price of about $300 dollars per night was too much for him. Now, he said, he’s finding prices are closer to $500 a night. Nordstrom said he’ll see how he feels on Sunday – the day before the convention starts – while keeping his eye on rooms available on AirBnb. Although he’s quick to note he’s not excited about the prospects of sharing a room. Anthony Anderson is another Trump delegate. The Joliet resident was elected to represent Illinois’ 11th Congressional District in Cleveland to vote for Trump. Anderson said he is not going to the convention out of protest of the Illinois state Republican Party not supporting Trump. “There’s absolutely no room for me to change my mind for the simple fact I’ve thought long and hard,” he said. “I just don’t like what I see; what I see is a delegation that’s ready to go to Cleveland and undermine the process, at least so far as the Illinois delegation is concerned.” Anderson pointed out that the former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, Pat Brady, said he won’t ever support Trump. “A former party chairman is going to go to Cleveland, Ohio and do everything he can to undermine the process and make the Illinois delegation look bad; and it really will make the Illinois delegation look bad and tattered,” Anderson said. “I’m not going to undermine the candidate,” Brady said of Anderson’s comments. “I’ve been a Republican for 45 years. I’m going to try to help the party and I think Donald Trump is going to be a trainwreck for the Republican Party.” Brady won election to be a delegate for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, which means Brady has to vote for Kasich at the convention. Brady said he’s not happy to hear Trump delegates like Anderson are skipping the convention – but he also acknowledges that their absence helps his cause of trying to stop Trump from receiving the Republican nomination. “If 10 percent of the delegates don’t show up or don’t get viable replacements or valid replacements, I think his nomination could be in jeopardy,” Brady said. “I would think that that’s pretty unlikely,” said John Fogarty, the general counsel for the Illinois Republican Party. Fogarty said the party already knows at least five delegates who are not attending. And there could be more. A party spokesman said things are still in flux. Party leaders are trying to contact alternate delegates who won election in March. “Delegate and alternate delegate vacancies are routine and occur nationwide every Presidential election cycle,” Illinois Republican Party spokesman Aaron DeGroot said in a statement. But the party had no comment on criticisms from its own delegation about its own party not supporting Trump. Fogarty says when Trump delegates fail to show up in Cleveland, the odds for people like Pat Brady to prevent Trump from becoming the nominee are better – but he said they’re still very long odds to overcome.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Blagojevich portrayed as model prisoner – Jason Meisner  (DIERSEN: Are/were a model employee?  I was not.  To be a model employee in the federal government, you must a) be a Democrat, b) help your superiors carry out the Democrat Party platform, c) help your superiors retain and promote their employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger, and d) help your superiors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-rod-blagojevich-sentencing-met-20160712-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville’s population grows more diverse – Genevieve Bookwalter  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  If I sought a government office or a political office, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that none of my grade school or high school classmates were minorities.  I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, and Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966.  They would use the aforesaid to hint/imply/argue/shout that I am a racist.  What do you say to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-housing-voucher-st-0713-20160712-story.html
— You can lose out just being associated with pot – Ben Steverman  (DIERSEN: If you want to damage your body, if you want to make yourself unemployable, and/or if you want to become a ward of the state, GO AHEAD AND SNOKE POT.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-pot-a26273b8-4506-11e6-a76d-3550dba926ac-20160708-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Dozens allege police brutality, hostility at Justice Department forum in Uptown – Marwa Eltagouri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-public-forum-cpd-justice-department-20160712-story.html
— No, Bernie Sanders supporters won’t flock to Donald Trump – Jennifer Rubin  (DIERSEN: The following will not flock to Trump: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-bernie-sanders-supporters-20160713-story.html
— Bernie Sanders a traitor? Yes, in a world of absolutes – Rex Huppke
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-sanders-clinton-endorsement-huppke-20160713-story.html
— Judge faces Donald Trump attorneys in move to block Trump University testimony
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-university-lawsuit-testimony-20160713-story.html
— Foss Park District picks gambling vendor that employs board member – Frank S. Abderholden
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-new-gambling-machine-company-north-chicago-st-0712-20160712-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

— Kasich to boost Illinois Republicans: Helping Kirk, Durkin – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gov-kasich-to-boost-illinois-republicans-helping-kirk-durkin/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Criminals praise Blagojevich.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/fellow-inmates-praise-the-gov/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Are you being double-taxed for mosquito control? – Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160713/news/160719667/#autoplay
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Only one creature on this planet is so loathed that Illinois created special taxing districts to combat its presence. While the pesky mosquito lacks size, it can pack a pretty significant wallop for suburban taxpayers, especially for some who are paying multiple agencies to battle the bugs. “Why am I paying for two mosquito abatements? That seems like government bloat,” said Wheaton resident Mary Ann Vitone. “There shouldn’t be duplication like that here.”  Vitone lives within the Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District, a 22-square-mile swath of central DuPage County where $425,578 was spent last year to control the mosquito population, or $19,344 per square mile. She also lives in Milton Township, which spent an additional $48,066 total to fight the pests, according to agency financial reports. Some Carol Stream residents might be paying taxes for three different agencies to ward off mosquitoes. The village spent $76,063 last year, Bloomingdale Township spent $166,980, and the West Chicago Mosquito Abatement District spent $163,051. And they aren’t the only ones. In Glen Ellyn, some taxpayers are paying for double coverage from Milton Township and the Glen Ellyn Mosquito Abatement District.)

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Gretchen Carlson: Roger Ailes’ harassment was ‘continuous’  Lawyers ask case to be moved to federal arbitration – Dylan Byers
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/entertainment/gretchen-carlson-roger-ailes-harassment-was-continuous

 

THE SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Southern promotes pot.  If you promote pot, you are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and anti-American.  If you promote pot, you want people a) to damage their bodies, b) to make themselves unemployable, and/or c) to make them a ward of the state.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/in-southern-illinois-patients-struggle-to-obtain-medical-marijuana-certification/article_55658bab-6e2f-509a-91fb-8df61e579474.html

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “What an embarrassing time to be a Republican.”
http://www.chicagonow.com/politics-now/2016/07/what-an-embarrassing-time-to-be-a-republican/

 

POLITIFACT ILLINOIS
— Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois family incomes lower today than 17 years ago – Matt Dietrich
http://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2016/jul/13/bruce-rauner/gov-bruce-rauner-says-illinois-family-incomes-lowe/

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Chicago Tribune’s Kim Geiger Misleads on Rauner’s School Funding Commission Presser – Brittany Clingen
http://www.illinoismirror.com/chicago-tribunes-kim-geiger-misleads-on-rauners-school-funding-commission-presser/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Chicago media provided new levels of embarrassment at the press conference held by Governor Bruce Rauner on July 12. After announcing the formation of a bipartisan commission that will attempt to change the state’s controversial education funding formula, Gov. Rauner opened the floor to questions, saying: “With that, I’m going to open it up to questions, and I’ll say this: I realize there are a lot of topics people are gonna want to talk about. I will ask today—I’ll be with you tomorrow and I’ll be with you the next day here in Chicago with the press, so we can talk about other things on other days—I’d ask that your questions be about education today.” This didn’t prevent ABC 7‘s Charles Thomas and NBC 5‘s Mary Ann Ahern from almost immediately and repeatedly disregarding the Governor’s request and questioning Rauner about Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee whom Rauner has said he won’t endorse. At the time of Gov. Rauner’s press conference, Trump was in Chicago hosting a fundraiser. “I’ve said everything I’m going to say about the presidential race,” Rauner responded. Ahern, in particular, pressed Gov. Rauner about the topics of Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a potential vice presidential pick, several more times, and seemed indignant when the Governor declined to discuss a topic he’s already addressed and that was not at all related to the reason for the Q&A session: the new commission tasked with revamping the state’s education funding formula. It was painfully evident that certain members of the media were far more interested in backing Rauner into a corner and getting a controversial and spin-able sound bite on the presidential race than they were in discussing a more equitable school funding formula, an issue that will have a significant impact on the schoolchildren of Illinois, particularly those who live in low-income districts. It gets worse, though. The award for most irresponsible and misleading journalist of the day goes not to Thomas or Ahern but to the Chicago Tribune’s Kim Geiger for her piece summarizing the press conference.)

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Chicago’s Collapse Has Begun – Michael Bargo, Jr.
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/chicagos_collapse_has_begun.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republican platform mixes in Donald Trump ideas on immigration, trade – Seth McLaughlin
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/12/republican-platform-mixes-in-donald-trump-ideas-on/

 

TOWNHALL
— Newest GOP Platform Draft Accepts Trump’s Wall – Cortney O’Brien Cortney O’Brien
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/07/12/rnc-platform-includes-trump-proposals-n2192021

 

GOPUSA
— ‘Never Trump’ continues to wage delegate battle
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12452
— The War on Cops
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12398
— Higher health risks for homosexuals (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, you are viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12006

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— WHAT IF TRUMP ACTUALLY WINS? – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/07/12/what-if-trump-actually-wins/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Fall Campaign Key: Law And Order Verses The Elite – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/23566-trump-fall-campaign-key-law-and-order-verses-elite

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— GOP draft platform will include Trump’s proposed border wall
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/12/gop-draft-platform-will-include-trumps-proposed-border-wall.html

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— OBAMA’S SHAMEFUL BLACK LIVES MATTER SPEECH IN DALLAS – Daniel Greenfield
http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/263480/obamas-shameful-black-lives-matter-speech-dallas-daniel-greenfield

 

NEWSMAX
— Why Is Bernie Sanders’ Favorite Legislation in GOP Platform? – John Gizzi
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/glass-steagall-banking-act-reinstatement/2016/07/12/id/738329/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Perhaps the most unexpected — and, inarguably, the strangest — development in the crafting of the Republican Party platform this week has been the call for reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Banking Act of 1933.  Meeting at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, the Government Reform Subcommittee of the GOP Platform Committee voted to include in the party platform restoration of Glass-Steagall — landmark legislation that separated risky trading and investment from traditional banking activities such as business lending and consumer finance after it was passed in 1933.)

 

THE BLAZE
— Sean Hannity Grills Former Miss Alabama For Saying Dallas Gunman Was a ‘Martyr’ – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/13/sean-hannity-grills-former-miss-alabama-for-saying-dallas-gunman-was-a-martyr/

 

FAMILY SECURUITY MATTERS
— IRS “Security” Program Can’t Stop $3.1 Billion Scam – JUDICIAL WATCH
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/irs-security-program-cant-stop-31-billion-scam

 

FREE BEACON
— Rep. Bobby Rush Paid Wife $550K From Campaign Funds, Kicked $190K to Church He Founded  Social services arm of church received $14 million in government grants in recent years – Joe Schoffstall
http://freebeacon.com/politics/rep-bobby-rush-paid-wife-550k-campaign-funds-kicked-190k-church-founded/

 

THE HILL
— GOP platform gets Trump-ified – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/287478-gop-platform-gets-trump-ified

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Republican Platform Set To Include Trump’s Border Wall – Nick Visser
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-platform-border-wall-trump_us_5785a387e4b08608d3322c02

 

POLITICO
— Trump on Ginsburg: ‘Her mind is shot — resign!’ – Nick Gass
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/trump-ruth-bader-ginsburg-resign-225460
— Giuliani to speak at GOP convention – Alex Isenstadt
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/rudy-giuliani-republican-convention-225459
— National poll: Trump tightens gap with Clinton – Nick Gass
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/poll-clinton-trump-who-is-ahead-225470

 

CNN
— Anti-Trump effort slow to start in Cleveland – Tom LoBianco  (DIERSEN: The more that the following who protest against Trump, the more votes that Trump will get: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/13/politics/rnc-rules-fight-trump/
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intensifies criticism of Trump: ‘He is a faker’ – Joan Biskupic
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/12/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-donald-trump-faker/index.html

 

CBS MIAMI
— Poll Finds Young Adults View Trump As Racist  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at young adults and at everyone else that Republicans are racists.  Democrats especially shout at young adults and at everyone else that Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time are racists.  Ever-increasingly, constructively, Democrats call for violence against the aforesaid.)
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/07/13/poll-finds-younger-voters-view-trump-as-racist/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Is Donald Trump Winning? Among Whites and Men, for Sure – NATE COHN and TONI MONKOVIC
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/upshot/is-donald-trump-winning-among-whites-and-men-for-sure.html
— Polls in 3 Crucial States Show Donald Trump Improving – ALAN RAPPEPORT
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/us/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-polls-swing-states.html
— OUTSTANDING: Emerging Republican Platform Goes Far to the Right – JEREMY W. PETERS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/us/politics/republican-convention-issues.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps and anti-Republicans hope that Trump loses in November and that will result in RINOs successfully getting rid of the following: those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/opinion/the-gop-partys-over.html
— Donald Trump Is Right About Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/opinion/donald-trump-is-right-about-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg.html
— ‘They Will Not Drive Us Apart’ – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs focus on dividing those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/opinion/they-will-not-drive-us-apart.html
— G.O.P.’s Brightest Stars Not in the Mix as Donald Trump Picks a Running Mate – ALEXANDER BURNS  (DIERSEN: Who are the Republican Party’s brightest stars in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Anti-Republicans hint/imply/argue/shout that Republican stars should not be Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/us/politics/donald-trump-vice-president.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans ask “Can Paul Ryan Still Sell the G.O.P. Agenda?”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/us/politics/paul-ryan-republican-convention.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: United Ws Stand.  Threatened, We Revert to Groups – Amanda Taub  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs threaten members of the following groups: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/us/police-shootings-race.html
— Donald Trump Calls Ruth Bader Ginsburg, His Critic, a ‘Disgrace’ – MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are a disgrace.  Should I write a book about them?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/us/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-donald-trump-criticism.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump Wants an Attack Dog as His Running Mate  The candidate calls Mike Pence, Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie his top picks – MONICA LANGLEY and JANET HOOK  (DIERSEN: Who are the attack dogs in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois.  Of course, needless-to-say, attack dogs hint/imply/argue/shout that they are operatives for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  I should write a book about a) those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois and b) those who hint/imply/argue/shout that they are attack dogs for the aforesaid.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-wants-an-attack-dog-as-his-running-mate-1468366627
— The Democratic Platform’s Sharp Left Turn  This isn’t Bill Clinton’s party anymore. It isn’t even Barack Obama’s. – WILLIAM A. GALSTON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-democratic-platforms-sharp-left-turn-1468363295
— Obama Calls for Unity in Visit to Dallas  As city prepares to bury five slain officers, president says tragedy has reopened longtime racial divides – CAROL E. LEE, DAN FROSCH and ALEJANDRO LAZO
http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-heads-to-dallas-to-call-for-unity-1468331261
— Time to End the Demonizing of Police  Two years of corrosive rhetoric about racist cops, based on falsehoods—with disastrous effects. – HEATHER MAC DONALD
http://www.wsj.com/articles/time-to-end-the-demonizing-of-police-1468363042
— FRONT PAGE: GOP Platform Panel Moves Toward Trump’s Positions on Trade, Immigration  Committee adopts ‘America First’ trade language, tougher stand on illegal immigration and China relations – REID J. EPSTEIN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-platform-panel-adopts-america-first-trade-language-1468334050
— Ginsburg’s Trump Comments Draw Criticism  The Supreme Court justice, in unusual remarks, suggests Trump would be bad for the court, the nation – BRENT KENDALL and JACOB GERSHMAN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/ginsburgs-trump-comments-stir-unease-1468363211

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Calls for Ginsburg to Resign From Supreme Court in Neutrality Flap – Greg Stohr GregStohr
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-12/ginsburg-abandons-supreme-court-neutrality-in-calling-out-trump

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Most pot dispensaries are forced to be cash-only. Now they’re prime targets for violent robberies. – Rick Anderson  (DIERSEN: What percent of those who rob pot dispensaries are stoners?)
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pot-shops-20160711-snap-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— New biography is critical of Bush (43) presidency – Ray Locker  (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupe believe that they are “the instrument of God’s will.”)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/07/05/george-w-bush-jean-edward-smith-book-review/86204410/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Not since Woodrow Wilson has a president so firmly believed that he was the instrument of God’s will,” Smith writes. “Just as Wilson’s religious certitude led him into disaster at Versailles, so George W. Bush’s messianic conviction distorted his leadership in the days following 9/11.”  Bush, Smith writes, “was in over his head,” and he bumbled into the invasion of Iraq by using bogus intelligence. Those claims, as most Americans now realize, were incorrect, and the war’s legacy — creating a legion of shattered veterans, a broken Iraq and a stronger Iran — remains with us today.)
— Civil war on race isn’t in the cards – Ellis Cose  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if Clinton is not elected president, Democrats will get the minorities to not only riot, but to declare war Republicans.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2016/07/11/dallas-shootings-civil-war-race-obama-ellis-cose/86951268/
— First job hunt tests patience more than pluck – Lauren Olsen  (DIERSEN: What was you first job?  Mine was washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights four evenings a week and Saturdays during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer of 1965. From what I can tell, I was the first and only White male to have that job and that I held it longer than anyone else.  Absolutely none of my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes would ever had taken such a bad job when they were in high school.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes use my first job to hint/imply/argue/shout that I was a loser, that I am a loser, and that I always will be a loser.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2016/07/12/voices-economy-gen-z-gen-x-job-hunt-applying-online/85799804/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Republican Party platform draft explicitly calls for Trump’s Mexican ‘border wall’ – JASON SILVERSTEIN
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/republican-party-platform-draft-calls-trump-mexico-wall-article-1.2709481

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Obama: We are not as divided as it seems – Peggy Fikac (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs focus on dividing those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Obama-We-are-not-as-divided-as-it-seems-8355632.php

 

DALLAS WEEKLY
— On the Brink of Explosion: America’s Violent Race Crisis  The shootings of police in Dallas, pushes an already fractured and divided nation closer to the racial abyss – Jihad Hassan Muhammad  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs focus on dividing those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dallasweekly.com/news/metro/article_b6fed5aa-4871-11e6-85a0-eb764864d2be.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you want America’s immigration laws to be enforced, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a racist. Democrats are moral relativists a) who believe that their end justifies their means, b) who put their political party’s interests ahead of America’s interests, c) are disciples of Saul Alinsky, and d) even worse things.
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/13/playing-the-race-card-right-out-of-the-box/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Say Media Inspires Attacks on Police  (DIERSEN: Beyond overwhelmingly, the media in America promotes the Democrat Party platform.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/social_issues/most_say_media_inspires_attacks_on_police

July 12 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps threaten violence against Trump and against his supporters.  What should the following do in response to those threats of violence:
– You,
– Your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain,
– The officers of your Republican township/ward/municipal/county party organizations,
– Your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee,
– The IRP officers,
– The IRP National Committeeman, and
– The IRP National Committeewoman?
https://gopillinois.com  

 

DNA INFO
— Trump Tower Rally To Protest Big-Money Donald Trump Fundraiser – David Matthews  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, this a rally to promote hatred if not to promote violence against Trump and against his supporters. One could argue that if you are a Trump supporter, you should get a concealed carry permit to protect yourself from anti-Trumps.  Anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160711/downtown/trump-tower-rally-protest-big-money-donald-trump-fundraiser
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump will be in town for a big-ticket fundraiser Tuesday. So will protesters. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9th) sent an email to constituents calling for a “Chicago Trumps Hate” rally starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday near Trump’s namesake tower at Wabash Avenue and Wacker Drive. The rally is in response to Trump’s fundraiser here that same day, in which guests will pay from $10,000 to $100,000 to fete the presumptive Republican nominee for president. “In light of everything that’s been happening, our country needs unity more than ever,” Ben Head, Schakowsky’s political director, said Monday afternoon. “Donald Trump is the exact opposite, he’s tearing us apart.” Tuesday will mark Trump’s first appearance here since a political rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago was canceled out of “safety” reasons in March. Thousands of protesters swarmed the venue and outside, prompting Trump to cancel the event then. Other Chicagoans have since stepped up less organized forms of protest, ranging from flipping off the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., to making satirical videos, piñatas and toilets lampooning the controversial presidential candidate. Trump, who’s stepped up his campaign fundraising in recent weeks, will charge from $10,000 to $100,000 for his Tuesday fundraiser, whose location is only being disclosed to donors, according to the Sun-Times. Trump is expected to receive the Republican Party’s nomination for president at the party’s convention next week. A Trump spokeswoman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.)
— Protesters Shut Down Both Directions Of Michigan Avenue Downtown – Andrea V. Watson
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160711/downtown/teens-stage-anti-police-brutality-sit-in-millennium-park
— Aldermen Call on State, Congress To Ban Assault Weapons – Ted Cox  (DIERSEN: Why not call for a ban on those who use weapons to commit crimes?)
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160711/downtown/aldermen-call-on-state-congress-ban-assault-weapons

 

NBC5
— Donald Trump Tweets About ‘Out of Control’ Chicago Crime  “This election is a choice between law, over & safety – or chaos, crime & violence,” Trump tweeted. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/donald-trump-tweets-chicago-crime-out-of-control-386473431.html

 

CBS2
— Trump Calls Chicago Crime ‘Out Of Control’ Ahead Of Fundraiser
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/12/trump-in-chicago-tuesday-for-fundraising-luncheon/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump tweets about Chicago crime, hours before fundraiser here – Leonor Vivanco
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-chicago-tweet-met-0712-20160712-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning about Chicago’s crime problem hours before he was scheduled to attend a private fundraiser in the city — one that may draw protests. “Crime is out of control, and rapidly getting worse. Look what is going on in Chicago and our inner cities. Not good!” he tweeted. He later followed up that tweet with another: “This election is a choice between law, order & safety – or chaos, crime & violence. I will make America safe again for everyone. #ImWithYou”  So far this year, more than 2,100 people have been shot compared to more than 2,900 people for the entire year of 2015, according to Tribune data. The homicide tally is at 342 people for the first half of the year, a pace not seen since the late 1990s. New York and Los Angeles combined have fewer shooting and homicide victims than Chicago this year so far. A year ago, Trump told the Tribune Editorial Board that crime is damaging the city’s reputation. “You’ve got to stop it. You’re not going to stop it by being nice. You’re going to stop it by being one tough son of a bitch,” Trump said at the time. During the June 2015 appearance before the editorial board, Trump acknowledged there have been cases of police brutality but said he believed police today are not as tough as when he was growing up in the mid-1960s. “You need tough cookies. These are tough kids. These are not babies. These are tough, tough kids,” he said at the time. “If they saw you walking down the street, they wouldn’t give a damn about you,” he said then. “You can’t be so gentle with these people.” “I’m a big fan of the police, but I think the police now are afraid to act. They’re afraid to be tough.” Tuesday’s fundraiser in Chicago marks Trump’s first campaign-related visit to Chicago since the canceled rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where supporters and protesters converged in March. Tickets are $10,000 to attend, $25,000 to get a photo with a candidate and $100,000 to be part of a VIP Roundtable that includes photos and two lunch tickets, according to an invitation for the event. A protest is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday morning outside downtown’s Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago organized by a number of community leaders calling on Trump to end his divisive rhetoric. Among the scheduled speakers are Illinois National Organization for Women president Susan Straus, SEIU Healthcare Illinois executive vice president Greg Kelley and Inner-City Muslim Action Network executive director Rami Nashashibi, according to news releases issued about the planned protest. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D – IL) is in Washington, D.C. but helped spread word of the event by emailing her constituents. “She feels strongly Trump’s message is overly divisive at a time when our nation needs unity,” said Ben Head, the congresswoman’s political director.)
— Another prominent Illinois Republican, Kirk Dillard, to skip Trump convention – John Byrne  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries glorify and praise anti-Trumps?  ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-kirk-dillard-donald-trump-convention-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Add former governor hopeful Kirk Dillard to the list of prominent Republicans who won’t be heading to the GOP convention for the formal nomination of polarizing presidential candidate Donald Trump — and to the list of those who don’t want to talk about why they won’t be there. Dillard, who chairs the Regional Transportation Authority after losing the 2014 Republican primary for governor to eventual winner Bruce Rauner, said he might attend a reception in Cleveland for transit officials. But he won’t be going to the convention itself, which runs from July 18-21. Asked Monday why he won’t go to the convention to support Trump, Dillard paused, smiled at a group of reporters and said, “You know, I’ll get to you later on that,” before walking away. Dillard ran in the March 15 primary as a delegate for Jeb Bush, who had long folded his tent by then (the delegate filing deadline is well before the primaries start and candidates drop out along the way). Dillard joins Rauner, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep. Robert Dold, who faces a tough re-election effort in the North Shore 10th District, on the list of Illinois Republicans staying away from the convention.)
— IRS asked to probe Donald Trump’s purchase of helmet with money meant for charity – David A. Fahrenthold  (DIERSEN: For the last 11 years, I have raised money from Republicans to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades.  What do you say to those who oppose that?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-charity-20160712-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Watchdog group with ties to Democrats has asked the IRS to investigate Donald Trump’s charitable foundation over a report that Trump used money meant for charity to buy a football helmet signed by former NFL star Tim Tebow. “What’s unambiguous is that Mr. Trump … manager and fiduciary of the Foundation’s charitable assets, used Foundation dollars to purchase football memorabilia that he personally coveted,” wrote Brad Woodhouse of the American Democracy Legal Fund, in a letter to the IRS. Woodhouse is a longtime Democratic operative.  The liberal watchdog said that Trump appeared to have violated rules against “self-dealing,” which are designed to keep charity leaders from using their nonprofits to help themselves. It asked that the IRS open an investigation, which could lead to tax penalties for Trump, the foundation’s president.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ex-U.S. attorney Dan Webb, a Republican, urges vote for Hillary – Lynn Sweet and Tina Sfondeles  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if you urge people to vote for a Democrat, you are not a Republican.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dan-webb-republican-urges-vote-for-hillary-clinton/
— Cop in ‘antlers photo’ shouldn’t get job back, appeals court says – Frank Main
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cop-in-antlers-photo-shouldnt-get-job-back-appeals-court-says/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Independent state political map needed – Frank Goetz, Wheaton  (DIERSEN: Far too many Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens falsely claim to be Independent.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160712/discuss/160719876/
— Aside from guns, there’s plenty to ban – Tom Stanfa, Batavia  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THEY WANT TO BAN individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160712/discuss/160719875/
— Another tense summer, but it’s not Summer of Rage – Burt Constable  (DIERSEN: What did you do during the summers of 1967 and 1968?  I worked full-time for the Park Forest Post Office, lived with my parents and brother in Crete, and saved money for college expenses and new cars.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160712/news/160719787/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ‘Play to pay’ politics is bad, but it works: business survey – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. In Illinois, if you seek or accept anything of value from any individual, organization, or company to anything against the Illinois Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government office or political office as a Republican.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160711/BLOGS02/160719976/chicagos-pay-to-play-politics-works-say-business-execs-in-new-survey
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago area business leaders strongly believe that donating to a local politician or hiring a high-powered lobbyist adds to the city’s already serious corruption problems. But, according to a new survey, they overwhelmingly also believe that paying to play works. The survey also finds that business leaders by an 8-to-1 margin say that “things in Chicago are . . . off on the wrong track,” with 79 percent negative and just 10 percent positive. The online survey of 428 Chicago-area decision-makers was conducted by Crain’s Custom Media in May for the Committee of Economic Development of the Conference Board, a nonpartisan, business-led policy group. Those polled by email indicated that their companies had at least $1 million in revenue last year and that they either hold a top management slot or serve on the firm’s board. The results “are indicative of the constant sort of low-level scandals that seem to happen on a regular basis in Chicago,” said committee senior advisor Cindy Canary, a well known local reformer. “I don’t think we’re going to see corporate leaders unilaterally disarming,” she added. “But I do think people can come to the table to discuss reform.” Overall, these business execs have a low opinion of Chicago government. For instance, 92 percent say that the influence of money in Chicago politics is “bad,” with a majority of 53 percent indicating things are getting worse. Similarly, 88 percent say the “ethical behavior” of Chicago officials over the past five years is at least a “somewhat serious issue,” 92 percent say big campaign donors add to Chicago corruption, 93 percent say that lobbying city officials impacts the level of city corruption, and 92 percent agree that the city suffers from “crony capitalism . . . favoritism in the form of tax breaks, government grants and other incentives.” Asked whether officials listen more to voters or lobbyists, 81 percent answer lobbyists.)

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Durbin: Budget impasse contributes to violence – NATHAN IRWIN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats threaten violence if Republicans do not give Democrats more money.)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-budget-impasse-contributes-violence#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump warns violence might be ‘just the beginning’ – CNN  (DIERSEN: One could argue that if you are a Trump supporter, you should get a concealed carry permit to protect yourself from anti-Trumps.  Anti-Trumps are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-warns-violence-might-be-just-the-beginning

 

E NEWS PARK FOREST
— IL House Republican Leader Jim Durkin Welcomes State Rep. David Welter – Gary Kopycinski
https://enewspf.com/2016/07/11/jim-durkin-welcomes-state-rep-david-welter/

 

LOYOLA NEWS
— Loyola named one of nation’s best value colleges by Money Magazine – Nick Alexopulos  (DIERSEN: In its February 1978 edition, Money Magazine reported that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.)
http://www.loyola.edu/news/2016/0712-money-best-value-colleges

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Ambush In Dallas Shakes The Movement For Police Reform – MARTIN KASTE
http://nprillinois.org/post/what-dallas-means-police-reform#stream/0

 

CITIZEN KELLY
— Texas Police Group to Obama: Don’t turn Dallas Memorial into Gun Control Rally
http://www.citizenkelly.com/tx-police-group-to-obama-dont-turn-dallas-memorial-into-gun-control-rally/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CAN THE GOP SENATE MAJORITY SURVIVE DONALD TRUMP?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/can-the-gop-senate-majority-survive-donald-trump.html
— CHICAGO ACTIVIST CALLS FOR POLICE TO BE ABOLISHED AND DISARMED
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/chicago-activist-calls-for-police-to-be-abolished-and-disarmed.html
— FIVE REASONS SANDERS SUPPORTERS WILL NEVER BE EXCITED ABOUT HILLARY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/five-reasons-sanders-supporters-will-never-be-excited-about-hillary.html

 

GOPUSA
— Nation on brink of race wars – so now isn’t the time to mince words  (DIERSEN: Democrats want everyone, but especially minorities, to hate Republicans.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12373
— Black Lives Matter: ‘No good cops in a racist system, No more protests, just revolution’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12364
— Dallas police chief ‘would use any tool at my disposal to save an officer’s life’
http://www.gopusa.com/dallas-police-chief-would-use-any-tool-at-my-disposal-to-save-an-officers-life/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Democrats Assigned Conservative Groups to Attack on Senate Floor – Lachlan Markay  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who successfully attacked TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.  The attackers include Democrats, Democrat plants, Libertarians, Libertarian plants, RINOs, their operatives, and their dupes.)
http://freebeacon.com/politics/dems-assigned-groups-to-attack-on-senate-floor/
— Boeing Received $16.6 Billion in Federal Contracts Last Year  Major beneficiary of U.S. tax dollars trying to sell airliners to Iran for billions – Morgan Chalfant
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/boeing-received-16-bil-in-federal-contracts-2015/
— NASA Spends $73,500 on ‘Unconscious Bias’ Training  ‘Creating a culture of positive influencers who are empowered to use their privilege wisely’ – Elizabeth Harrington  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Whites who serve as operatives or as dupes for anti-Whites.  Ever-increasingly, anti-Whites make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not help them get rid of Whites.)
http://freebeacon.com/issues/nasa-spends-73500-unconscious-bias-training/

 

THE BLAZE
— Fox News Political Analyst: Obama ‘Sees Through the Eyes of an Aggrieved Black Activist’ – Tre Goins-Phillips  (DIERSEN: What does Obama think of you?  From what I see, the more of the following are true about you, the more that Obama and his supporters hate you: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, and/or your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/11/fox-news-political-analyst-obama-sees-through-the-eyes-of-an-aggrieved-black-activist/
— Popular Pastor Leaves School Board Over Policy Teaching Students Safe Homosexual Sex, Abortion – Carly Hoilman  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to commit LGBTQ acts and to have abortions.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/11/popular-pastor-leaves-school-board-over-policy-teaching-students-safe-homosexual-sex-abortion/
— ‘The Way Is Clear’: Kasich Ally Former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R) Urges Former 2016 Hopeful to Challenge Trump at RNC – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/11/the-way-is-clear-kasich-ally-urges-former-2016-hopeful-to-challenge-trump-at-rnc/
— First Draft of GOP Platform Adopts Trump’s Rhetoric on Trade, Makes Significant Change on Marriage – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/11/first-draft-of-gop-platform-adopts-trumps-rhetoric-on-trade-makes-significant-change-on-marriage/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats’ platform at convention backs abortion funds  Seeks repeal of Hyde Amendment – Bradford Richardson  (DIERSEN: Promoting abortion is one of the Democrat Party’s top priorities.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/11/democrats-platform-at-convention-backs-abortion-fu/

 

POLITICO
— Democrats unveil diversity public school bill – MICHAEL STRATFORD  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Democrats run the public schools in America.  How soon, if not already, will they prohibit Republicans and the children of Republicans from attending public schools?)
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-education/2016/07/democrats-unveil-diversity-bill-215282
— Lawmakers, activists pounce on companies flirting with Iran  In letters obtained by POLITICO, dozens of firms express reticence and eagerness to jump into the Iranian market a year after the nuclear agreement. – Nahal Toosi  (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are involved in government and/or politics to make more money for themselves. I should write a book about them.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/iran-nuclear-companies-225343

 

NBC NEWS
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Majority of Americans Think Racial Discrimination Is a Serious Problem – HANNAH HARTIG, JOHN LAPINSKI and STEPHANIE PSYLLOS  (DIERSEN: Because Democrats run America, Democrats are the discriminators.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/majority-americans-think-racial-discrimination-serious-problem-poll-n607381
— NAACP: Trump Hasn’t Responded to Our Invitation to Speak – JANE C. TIMM  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at Blacks that Trump’s supporters a) have caused all the problems that Blacks have, b) are causing all the problems that Blacks have, and c) will forever cause all the problems that Blacks will have.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/naacp-trump-hasn-t-responded-our-invitation-speak-n607246

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “After Outbreaks of Violence, Donald Trump Strains to Project Leadership” and that he is “A figure so volatile that speaking in public can be a risk.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/us/politics/donald-trump-reaction.html?login=email
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Giuliani.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/opinion/rudy-giulianis-racial-myths.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Can the G.O.P. Senate Majority Survive Donald Trump?”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/magazine/can-the-gop-senate-majority-survive-donald-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings – QUOCTRUNG BUI and AMANDA COX
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/upshot/surprising-new-evidence-shows-bias-in-police-use-of-force-but-not-in-shootings.html
— Why We’re Giving Our Employees a Raise – JAMIE DIMON  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was overpaid.  From what I see, Dimon would agree with them.  In my defense, I earned six job-related professional certifications, a job-related professional license, three job-related master’s degrees, and a job-related bachelor’s degree.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/opinion/jamie-dimon-why-were-giving-our-employees-a-raise.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Real-world Pressures Blunt Effect of Bias Training for Police, Experts Say – BENEDICT CAREY and ERICA GOODE  (DIERSEN: I ask my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes this question:  What bias training have you had?  I had lots of bias training while I worked for IRS for almost 9 years and while I worked for GAO for almost 18 years. While I worked for IRS and for GAO, virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats, minorities, females, and/or veterans.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/science/bias-reduction-programs.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Dubious constitutional effort to cut due process for top civil servants spreads across government – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: Who does not want you to have due process?  The following do not want me to have due process: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/07/12/dubious-constitutional-effort-to-cut-due-process-for-top-civil-servants-spreads-across-government/
— The 5 most importantly odd debates that came up during the GOP’s platform debate – Philip Bump (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois want the Republican Party platform to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, gambling, abolition of the Second Amendment, race and gender based preference giving, dependency on government, and other anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American things.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/12/the-5-most-importantly-odd-debates-that-came-up-during-the-gops-platform-debate/

 

MCCLATCHY NEWS
— Little sympathy for gay issues from GOP platform-writers – DAVID LIGHTMAN (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois want the Republican Party platform to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, gambling, abolition of the Second Amendment, race and gender based preference giving, dependency on government, and other anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American things.)
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article89010987.html

 

USA TODAY
— One month after Pulse, fear not deterring LGBT community – Ryan W. Miller  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBT activity made it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not promote LGBT activity.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/07/12/one-month-after-pulse-fear-not-deterring-lgbt-community/86719774/
— Voices: In Chicago, gun violence defies comprehension – Aamer Madhani
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2016/07/10/voices-chicago-gun-violence-defies-comprehension/86804570/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The ‘I’ll sue you’ effect  Donald Trump rarely follows through on his libel claims, but threats can be chilling – Nick Penzenstadler  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are discouraged from libeling me and from slandering me because of all the lawsuits that I have filed.  That is why my critics/opponents are only able to recruit operatives and dupes who are judgment proof, that is, they have little or no income or net worth.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/07/11/trump-bill-maher-and-miss-pennsylvania-ll-sue-you-effect/85877342/

 

CBS MIAMI
— Protesters Arrested At Rubio Office (DIERSEN: Are you Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, a gun owner, and/or have your ancestors been in America for a long time?  How soon, if not already, will the following protest at your home: those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors?)
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/07/11/nightclub-shooting-protesters-arrested-at-rubio-office/

 

OPPOSING VIEWS
— Religious Right Wants Anti-Gay, Pro-Bible GOP Platform – Michael Allen  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois want the Republican Party platform to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, gambling, abolition of the Second Amendment, race and gender based preference giving, dependency on government, and other anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American things.)
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/religious-right-wants-anti-gay-pro-bible-gop-platform

 

THE BEAST
— Donald Trump’s Platform Committee: Gay Sex Deadlier Than Smoking  The Republican platform committee is peppered with individuals with questionable credibility when it comes to LGBT issues and tax policy: One compared the gay rights movement to the Holocaust, while another said being gay kills at a higher rate than smoking. One even suggested that God is preventing a cure for HIV/AIDS from being found. – Tim Mak  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois want the Republican Party platform to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, gambling, abolition of the Second Amendment, race and gender based preference giving, dependency on government, and other anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American things.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/12/donald-trump-s-platform-committee-gay-sex-deadlier-than-smoking.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— OUTSTANDING: Openness to Same-Sex Marriage Rejected in Republican Platform – Mark Niquette  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois want the Republican Party platform to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, gambling, abolition of the Second Amendment, race and gender based preference giving, dependency on government, and other anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American things.)
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-12/openness-to-same-sex-marriage-rejected-in-republican-platform
— Painkiller Abuse Epidemic Awaits a Place on U.S. Party Platforms – Angela Greiling Keane  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois want the Republican Party platform to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, gambling, abolition of the Second Amendment, race and gender based preference giving, dependency on government, and other anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American things.)
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-12/painkiller-abuse-epidemic-awaits-a-place-on-u-s-party-platforms

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Donald Trump Said Hillary Clinton Would ‘Make a Good President’ in 2008  Kind words for presumptive presidential rival came in a previously unreported clip from ‘Trumped!,’ a syndicated radio feature that aired from 2004 to 2008 – MICHAEL ROTHFELD and  MARK MAREMONT
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-said-hillary-clinton-would-make-a-good-president-in-2008-1468281714
— Hispanics Register to Vote in Record Numbers in Key States  Republican Donald Trump likely faces higher hurdle in some traditional battleground states and even in Arizona – BETH REINHARD  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Hispanics a) that Republicans have caused all the problems that Hispanics have had, b) that Republicans are causing all the problems that Hispanics are having, and c) that Republicans will forever cause all the problems that Hispanics have.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hispanics-register-to-vote-in-record-numbers-in-key-states-1468269306
— Ruth Ginsburg’s Victory Lap  The Justice dances on the conservative Court’s political grave. – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors DESPISE IF NOT HATE THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/ruth-ginsburgs-victory-lap-1468279234
— Trump and the Delegates  A court ruling gives an impetus to unbinding GOP convention-goers. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-and-the-delegates-1468279087
— Healing After Dallas, Without Obama  When the president repeatedly assumes the worst about police, he sends a dangerous message. – JASON L. RILEY
http://www.wsj.com/articles/healing-after-dallas-without-obama-1468278417
— Obama and Race Relations  A qualified defense of the president. – JAMES TARANTO  (DIERSEN: Under Obama, America has become dramatically more anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-and-race-relations-1468259312
— Hillary Clinton Is Drawing in the Left’s Last Holdouts  Event with Bernie Sanders comes as more progressive groups back the Democratic candidate – COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON and PETER NICHOLAS  (DIERSEN: Clinton has made it clear that if elected, she will focus on doing what those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors want her to do.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-is-drawing-in-the-lefts-last-holdouts-1468315800
— Dallas Shooter Purchased Guns Legally, Official Says  Investigation finds purchases were made at gun show or online – DAN FROSCH and  BEN KESLING
http://www.wsj.com/articles/dallas-shooter-purchased-guns-legally-official-says-1468269720

 

THE WEEK
— How white people should think about Black Lives Matter after Dallas – Ryan Cooper  (DIERSEN: Ever increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, if you want to be popular in America, you have to be anti-White.)
http://theweek.com/articles/634787/how-white-people-should-think-about-black-lives-matter-after-dallas

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— No Matter Who’s Paying the Bill, College Is More Expensive Than You Think – Kaitlin Mulhere  (DIERSEN: Because my outstanding parents provided me with room and board in the home in Crete while I attended UIC 1966-1969, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969, I was able to earn/save enough working for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 to pay for a) all my tuition, books, fees, etc., b) a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, c) a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, d) room and board for three semesters and a summer session at NIU, and to graduate from NIU debt-free in August of 1970.)
http://time.com/money/4383712/college-costs-more-expensive-survey/

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— Chicagoans Return To The Streets For Protests Against Police Brutality – Ellyn Fortino (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) blame police for all the problems that minorities have had, are having, and will have and b) promote hatred against police.)
http://www.progressillinois.com/posts/content/2016/07/11/chicagoans-return-streets-protests-against-police-brutality-video

 

WINDY CITY TIMES
— GOP Convention Preview: Trump vs. The Establishment – Lisa Keen  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBTQ activity want politicians, their operatives, and their dupes to get rid of individuals (like me), organizations (like TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois), companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.  Those who destroyed TAPROOT talked and acted like they were operatives or dupes for those who promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/GOP-Convention-Preview-Trump-vs-The-Establishment/55811.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Blacks, Whites Disagree Over Whether There’s A War on Police
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2016/blacks_whites_disagree_over_whether_there_s_a_war_on_police

July 11 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Trump to Host Big-Ticket Fundraiser Tuesday in Chicago  Donald Trump last visited Chicago in the lead-up to the March 15 primary when he canceled a rally at the UIC Pavilion – Tom Schuba  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, anti-Trumps claim victory because the event is being held at an “undisclosed location” to avoid violence by anti-Trumps.  Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, how soon, if not already, will your township/ward/county party organization meetings be held in undisclosed locations to avoid violence by Democrats?)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Donald-Trump-Fundraiser-Chicago–386332871.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will host a big-ticket fundraiser Tuesday in Chicago, his first campaign trip to the Windy City since his canceled rally at the UIC Pavilion in March erupted in protests and fights. Tickets for the event range from $10,000 to $100,000, according to Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. The lunch fundraiser will be held at an undisclosed location. Donors making a $10,000 donation to Trump’s campaign will receive a ticket for Tuesday’s lunch, while a $25,000 donation yields two tickets and a photo opportunity. The biggest ticket, $100,000, gets donors access to a VIP roundtable, photo opportunity and two tickets to the lunch. Trump last visited Chicago in the lead-up to the March 15 primary. The divisive billionaire cancelled a rally at the last minute after protesters and supporters clashed at the UIC Pavilion, where the event was scheduled to take place. Nevertheless, Trump won the state’s Republican primary with nearly 39 percent of the vote. Trump’s campaign was short on details about Tuesday’s event, only noting that it was “closed to the press.” The event is being hosted by Trump Victory Illinois finance chairman Ron Gidwitz, a powerful GOP fundraiser in Illinois. Trump’s opponent, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, will host her own big-ticket fundraiser Wednesday in Wilmette. The fundraiser will be hosted by Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts and her wife, Brooke.)
— Hillary Clinton to Host High-Priced Fundraiser in Wilmette Wednesday  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will attend a high-priced fundraiser in Wilmette Wednesday – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/hillary-clinton-fundraiser-chicago-wilmette-springfield-wednesday-386342791.html

 

ABC7
— HUNDREDS GATHER IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO FOR 3RD DAY OF POLICE SHOOTING PROTESTS – Liz Nagy
http://abc7chicago.com/news/hundreds-gather-for-3rd-day-of-police-shooting-protests/1422446/
— RACE, VIOLENCE KEY ISSUES ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/race-violence-key-issues-on-campaign-trail–/1422533/

 

CBS2
— Latest Round Of Police-Brutality Protests Underway In Downtown Chicago
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/11/latest-round-of-police-brutality-protests-underway-in-downtown-chicago/
— Half-Naked Man Steals Truck, Crashes On LSD, Jumps in Lake
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/11/half-naked-man-steals-truck-crashes-on-lake-shore-drive-jumps-in-lake/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— After (Democrat violence) caused March rally to be canceled, Trump will return to Chicago on Tuesday
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/173025666-story
— Decatur: Man armed with BB gun shot by Illinois police – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/172781520-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump expected to collect $1 million at Chicago campaign fundraiser – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-donald-trump-chicago-fundraiser-met-0712-20160711-story.html
— Shouts of ‘black lives don’t matter’ as high bail set for protester – Steve Schmadeke and Peter Nickeas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-activist-charged-with-hitting-trying-to-disarm-chicago-cop-during-protest-20160711-story.html
— Downtown sit-in marks fifth consecutive day of protesting – Patrick M. O’Connell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-protests-0712-20160711-story.html
— Justice Ginsburg’s plunge into politics – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-ginsburg-scalia-trump-clinton-judicial-ethics-0712-jm-20160711-story.html
— Some Americans want a race war. Dallas won’t deliver. – Francis Wilkinson  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at minorities that a) Republicans have caused all the problems that minorities have had, b) Republicans are causing all the problems that minorities have, and c) Republicans will forever cause all the problems that minorities will have.  Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-dallas-shooting-race-war-20160711-story.html
— Emanuel: ‘Not a binary choice’ between police, protesters – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-protesters-police-met-20160711-story.html
— Donald Trump favors Christie, Pence and Gingrich as he closes in on VP pick – Robert Costa, Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-vice-president-20160711-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Emanuel urges Chicagoans not to retreat into corners after Dallas – Fran Spielman and Jacob Wittich (DIERSEN: By his words and by his actions, Emanuel increasingly makes it clear that he wants Republicans to leave Chicago, and especially Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/emanuel-urges-chicagoans-not-to-retreat-into-corners-after-dallas/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mary Mitchell demonizes, denigrates, and condemns those who do not demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/mitchell-will-real-america-stand-up-at-gop-convention/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Hillary Clinton to visit Springfield Wednesday – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160711/hillary-clinton-to-visit-springfield-wednesday
WSIL TV
— Sanders to back Clinton. Will supporters follow? – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32419460/sanders-to-back-clinton-will-supporters-follow

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— The unknowable Donald Trump  Sen. Graham: ‘His core principle is self-promotion’ – CNN  (DIERSEN: What is your core principle?  My core principle is helping elect Republican candidates who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/the-unknowable-donald-trump

 

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Rep. Randy Hultgren to attend GOP national convention next week
http://www.kendallcountynow.com/2016/07/11/rep-randy-hultgren-to-attend-gop-national-convention-next-week/a9r47tl/

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Wheaton Ranked Among the Best Suburbs in the State to Live  Niche.com recently released its 2016 Best Suburbs in Illinois list and Wheaton was ranked at No. 14 on the list. – Amie Schaenzer
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/wheaton-ranked-among-best-suburbs-state-live

 

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Donald Trump Is Making The GOP The Party Of Lincoln Again – DOUG IBENDAHL
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14151

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— BLIND PARTY LOYALTY HAS NO PLACE IN THIS YEAR’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – SCOTT REEDER
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/11/editors-picks/scott-reeder/scott-reeder-trump-or-clinton-how-about-neither/61368/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Auditor General Frank Mautino shall be fined, imprisoned, or both – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/auditor-general-frank-mautino-shall-be-fined-imprisoned-or-both/
— AG claims they lack authority under Open Meetings Act – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/ag-claims-they-lack-authority-under-open-meetings-act/
— Lincoln Way D210- Nancy’s Day Care riddled with violations – Tingley must go! – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/lincoln-way-d210-nancys-day-care-riddled-with-violations-tingley-must-go/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HULTGREN TO ATTEND REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/hultgren-to-attend-republican-national-convention-in-cleveland.html
— SURVEY OF 12,000 SMALL BUSINESSES GIVES ILLINOIS AN “F”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/survey-of-12000-small-businesses-gives-illinois-an-f.html
— REPORT: ILLINOIS COURT FEES AND FINES SKYROCKET TO PAY FOR OTHER PROGRAMS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/report-illinois-court-fees-and-fines-skyrocket-to-pay-for-other-programs.html
— VIDEO OF AL SHARPTON RELEASED SCREAMING “OFF THE PIGS”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/video-of-al-sharpton-released-screaming-off-the-pigs.html
— MEET THE POLITICIANS WHO STAND TO GET RICH OFF CHICAGO’S MASSIVE PROPERTY-TAX HIKE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/meet-the-politicians-who-stand-to-get-rich-of-chicagos-massive-property-tax-hike.html
— KIRK AGAIN TRAILS DUCKWORTH IN FUNDRAISING FOR US SENATE BID
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/kirk-again-trails-duckworth-in-fundraising-for-us-senate-bid.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Where do they stand on Trump?
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/11/where-do-they-stand-on-trump/
— New “toy soldiers and tanks” ad
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/11/rate-the-new-toy-soldiers-and-tanks-ad/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Black Lives Matter: Radicals Using Moderates to Help Tear America Apart – DAVID FRENCH
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437677/black-lives-matter-radical-divisive
— What’s Next for the Never Trump Camp? – John Fund
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437648/never-trump-delegates-not-bound-convention

 

DAILY CALLER
— White House Petition To Recognize BLM As Terrorist Org. Gains 100,000 Signatures – CHRISTIAN DATOC
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/11/white-house-petition-to-recognize-blm-as-terrorist-org-gains-100000-signatures/
— Are Black People Targeted By Police? Here’s What The Data Says – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/11/are-black-people-targeted-by-police-heres-what-the-data-says/
— First Black Miss Alabama: Dallas Shooter Is A ‘Martyr’ – Blake Neff
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/11/first-black-miss-alabama-dallas-shooter-is-a-martyr-video/
— Black Lives Matter Protester Justifies Violence Against Police In MSNBC Interview – Steve Guest
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/11/black-lives-matter-protester-justifies-violence-against-police-in-msnbc-interview/
— Feds Stumped By 158 Tax Expenditures Worth $1.2 Trillion – Juliegrace Brufke  (DIERSEN: For federal agencies, their top goal has always been hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/11/feds-stumped-by-158-tax-expenditures-worth-1-2-trillion/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Federal agencies can’t identify 158 tax expenditures worth a whopping $1.20 trillion in forgone revenue for Fiscal Year 2015, according to a recent report released by the Government Accountability Office. The findings show the Office of Management and Budget nor the federal agencies have made significant strides to show how the expenditures’ are being utilized toward agency goals.)

 

NEWSMAX
— Kasich Blames Priebus for Trump – Theodore Bunker  (DIERSEN: Who do the anti-Trumps blame for Trump in your precinct (your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?), in your municipality (the officers of your Republican municipality party organization?), in your township/ward (the officers of your Republican township/ward party organization?), in your county (the officers of your Republican county party organization?), in your congressional district (your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee?), and in Illinois (the IRP officers, the IRP National Committeeman, and the IRP National Committeewoman?)?)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Kasich-Blames-Priebus-Trump/2016/07/11/id/738052/
— Politico: Trump Has Religious Conservatives Divided – Jason Devaney
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/donald-trump-religious-conservatives/2016/07/11/id/738176/
— Trump in 2008: Hillary Would ‘Make Good President’ – Greg Richter
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-make-good-president/2016/07/11/id/738175/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— THE CLINTONS: NOT JUST CORRUPT BUT LOW CLASS – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/07/11/the-clintons-not-just-corrupt-but-low-class/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Obama Administration Illegally Funded Obamacare With $7 Billion Taxpayer Dollars – MICAIAH BILGER
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/07/11/report-says-obama-administration-illegally-funded-obamacare-with-7-billion-taxpayer-dollars/

 

THE HILL
— Gingrich: Trump VP decision likely Thursday or Friday – Lisa Hagen
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287323-gingrich-trump-vp-decision-coming-thursday-or-friday

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trups say “Republicans Left Wondering If Donald Trump Will Kill The Party Or Just Maim It  The party of Lincoln contemplates how to take the reins from the party of Trump.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-gop-control_us_5782d526e4b0c590f7e9ec0d
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican fail in their efforts to make the Republican Party platform promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-cleveland-platform-lgbt-stance_us_5783ec0ce4b0344d515068ab
— GOP Platform Identifies Pornography As A National Public Health Crisis  As opposed to, say, guns. – Jason Linkins  (DIERSEN: Democrats blame gun crime on guns, “as opposed to, say,” those who use guns to commit crime.  What percent of those who use guns to commit crimes are Democrats?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/porn-bad-guns-good_us_5783eeeae4b0c590f7ea7a31

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Al Sharpton: NRA Believes 2nd Amendment Is Only for White People
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/11/al-sharpton-nra-second-amendment-only-white-people

 

GOPUSA
— BLM supporter throws concrete planter through officer’s window, gets shot and killed
http://www.gopusa.com/blm-supporter-throws-concrete-planter-through-officers-window-gets-shot-and-killed/
— Marchers shut down I-40 bridge at Memphis during Black Lives Matter rally  (DIERSEN: How soon will Democrat marchers shut down a road that you use?)
http://www.gopusa.com/marchers-shut-down-i-40-bridge-at-memphis-during-black-lives-matter-rally/

 

THE HILL
— Trump blasts Clinton: ‘I am the law and order candidate’ – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287237-trump-i-am-the-law-and-order-candidate
— GOP platform fight gets heated over LGBT rights – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/287271-gop-platform-fight-gets-heated-over-lgbt-rights
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans crafting a party platform on Monday argued over religious liberty, gay marriage and LGBT rights, highlighting divisions in the party over social issues. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Platform Committee, floated in and out of conference rooms at the cavernous Huntington Convention Center to oversee the skirmishes that broke out among delegates over the party’s planks. The most heated exchanges took place in a subcommittee responsible for laying out the GOP platform on social issues. The majority of the panel was made up of hard-line social conservatives such as Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. Perkins and other social conservatives on the panel had a strong enough majority to push through the bulk of the measures they sought. But the Perkins wing was met with vocal opposition from Annie Dickerson, an adviser to billionaire GOP donor Paul Singer, who is a proponent of gay marriage and other issues championed by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Dickerson fumed as her socially liberal proposals went down and the socially conservative measures she opposed sailed through the subcommittee. At one point, Dickerson, who has adopted children, accused others on the committee of “blatant discrimination” over an amendment that would keep publicly funded adoption agencies from giving custody of children to gay couples. “We need children to be adopted, so hooray to the gay community for trying to raise children in a happy and stable home,” Dickerson said. “I object to allowing patent discrimination against gays over the right to adopt. … This is blatant discrimination and should not be in our platform.”  Dickerson lost that battle and essentially every other battle she waged. At times she stared down Perkins and expressed exasperation after votes went against her. “Unbelievable,” she said after the adoption measure passed. The 16-member subcommittee, made up of 13 women and three men, rejected Dickerson’s request to remove language in the platform that “salutes” states like North Carolina for passing controversial bathroom laws that critics say discriminate against transgender people. She protested language that said the party supports “traditional marriage and the families a husband and wife create,” arguing instead for a provision that said children should be “raised in a loving and stable home.”  And she argued against having language in the platform that opposes the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. “They’re not going to change the ruling,” Dickerson said. “I know it’s hard, but that’s the law of the land.” But Dickerson was overpowered every step of the way, winning only occasional support from a handful of other women on the panel. One delegate cited the Ten Commandments to argue against Dickerson’s proposal to remove language from the platform about how a “mother and father” provide the best environment in which to raise children. “The social code of justice for the last 5,000 years is based on the Ten Commandments, which says ‘mother and father,’ ” the delegate said. “I just don’t think you can dispute that.” Discussions about social issues also sprang up in the subcommittee tasked with developing the party’s economic plank. Ohio delegate David Johnson, who owns a small business in the state, criticized what he characterized as federal government overreach in responding to transgender bathroom laws. “I hope we’re not getting this politically correct crap about transgender bathrooms,” he said during a debate about how to word a business nondiscrimination clause. “Any press person who comes to me and says, do you support that? My answer is no. If we’re telling employers to make provisions for 16 different people—“ “You’d have 16 different bathrooms,” another delegate said. “However, we do support nondiscrimination,” responded Andy Puzder, the chairman of the subcommittee and CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns the Carl’s Jr. and Hardees brands. Republican Party leaders are working to hammer out a platform that stays true to core conservative principles while also fitting the mold of their unconventional presumptive presidential nominee and the nation’s rapidly changing culture.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Indiana bombshell: Democrats up their chance to take the Senate majority – Jennifer Rubin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/07/11/indiana-bombshell-dems-up-their-chance-to-take-the-senate-majority/
— Aren’t more white people than black people killed by police? Yes, but no. – Wesley Lowery
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/07/11/arent-more-white-people-than-black-people-killed-by-police-yes-but-no/

 

USA TODAY
— Republicans open platform hearings, as party prepares to nominate Trump – David Jackson  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want to destroy the Republican Party. They want the Republican Party platform to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, pot, abolition of the Second Amendment, race and gender based preference giving, gambling, etc.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/11/donald-trump-republican-party-platform-hearings/86937194/

 

WPTZ
— How the GOP is courting John Kasich – CNN
http://www.wptz.com/politics/how-the-gop-is-courting-john-kasich/40458994

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Protests Over Police Shootings Escalate Across U.S.
http://www.wsj.com/video/protests-over-police-shootings-escalate-across-us/F3DE35F1-7EC9-4AC3-BA16-65EC5BE3BB73.html

 

TIME MAGAZINE
— What the GOP Platform Means – Zeke J Miller
http://time.com/4400715/what-the-gop-platform-means/
— Can Donald Trump Really Win These Blue States? – Julissa Higgins
http://time.com/4400216/donald-trump-blue-states/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois  Claim: “I put so many states in play: Michigan being one. Illinois.” — Trump, speaking in late May, a claim he made again last week. Evidence: Illinois hasn’t backed a Republican presidential candidate since 1988. Clinton led Trump by 25 percentage points in a poll in early March. Trump’s own political director is not focusing on the state, and the Republican National Committee has not sent any paid staffers. Advantage: Clinton. The poll is more out-of-date than in some other states, but there’s little evidence things have changed since then.)

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Question Clinton’s Qualifications, Now Rate Trump Equal
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/voters_question_clinton_s_qualifications_now_rate_trump_equal

 

WASHINGTON BLADE
— Draft GOP platform seeks to overturn same-sex marriage ruling – Chris Johnson
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/07/11/gop-platform-rejects-supreme-court-decision-sex-marriage/