August 6 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Game of Corruption – Mary Ann Ahern and Carol Marin
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB_DEEP-DISH_Chicago-389350751.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In the year of Trump, Arab and Muslim voters raise voices.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-in-the-year-of-trump-arab-and-muslim-voters-raise-voices/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Anti-gay chant gets attention of gay U.S. soccer players at Olympics – Kevin Baxter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/international/ct-anti-gay-slurs-us-soccer-olympics-20160806-story.html
— For migrant workers on Illinois farms, the job is hot, risky – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-migrant-farm-workers-corn-detassling-0807-biz-20160805-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Budget mess sinking higher ed in Illinois – Editorial
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160806/ISSUE07/308069997/budget-mess-sinking-higher-ed-in-illinois

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State Fair political days are part of nonstop campaigning – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/special/20160806/state-fair-political-days-are-part-of-nonstop-campaigning
— New rules, fees lead to fewer people marching in Twilight Parade – Chris Dettro
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160806/new-rules-fees-lead-to-fewer-people-marching-in-twilight-parade
— Let people, not politicians, draw legislative maps – Andy Shaw
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160806/andy-shaw-let-people-not-politicians-draw-legislative-maps
— Statehouse Insider: This government bill brought to you by … Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160806/statehouse-insider-this-government-bill-brought-to-you-by
— Rep. Davis says Trump should ‘grow up;’ sticks with him – Bernard Schoenburg  (DIERSEN: If you insult Trump, you either are one or more of the following or you want to pander to one or more the following: 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.sj-r.com/opinion/20160806/bernard-schoenburg-rep-davis-says-trump-should-grow-up-sticks-with-him

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Obama takes on Trump with tough talk. President calls GOP nominee unfit for presidency.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/obama-takes-on-trump-with-tough-talk

 

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Cheri Bustos outraises GOP opponent $2.7M to 0 – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.journalstandard.com/news/20160806/chuck-sweeny-cheri-bustos-outraises-gop-opponent-27m-to-0-adam-kinzinger-wont-back-donald-trump

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda colors lawsuit pitting labor unions against Rockford City Council – Isaac Guerrero
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20160806/illinois-gov-bruce-rauners-turnaround-agenda-colors-lawsuit-pitting-labor-unions-against-rockford-city-council

 

WJBD RADIO
— Rauner Administration Claims Strike Date Set for AFSCME
http://www.wjbdradio.com/LocalNews/Rauner-Administration-Claims-Strike-Date-Set-for-AFSCME#.V6YrXhF9XHk

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Sandack police report says not hacking, but ‘had nothing to do with’ duties as state rep – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/08/06/sandack-police-report-says-not-hacking-but-had-nothing-to-do-with-duties-as-state-rep/ayu9vy5/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Will Mike Pence fall into the abyss that is Trumpism?”
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-board-tirade/2016/08/mike-pence-trumpism/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump’s Road Still Open – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13405

 

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— The Media vs. America – Jeffrey Lord
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2016/08/06/media-vs-america

 

NEWSMAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say: “GOP Ditching Trump to Save Senate, House.”
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Ryan-Kochs-donors-Trump/2016/08/06/id/742434/
— Republicans Bash Hillary’s Remarks on Emails to Journalists – Todd Beamon
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Republicans-Bash-Clinton-Remarks/2016/08/05/id/742371/

 

BREITBART
— Ann Coulter Lights Wisconsin on Fire for Paul Nehlen Against Paul Ryan: ‘This is It, This is Your Last Chance to Save America’ – MATTHEW BOYLE
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/06/ann-coulter-lights-wisconsin-fire-paul-nehlen-paul-ryan-last-chance-save-america/

 

FOX NEWS
— Clinton renews vow to ‘fast track’ immigration; Trump camp accuses candidate of acting like a ‘king’
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/06/clinton-renews-vow-to-fast-track-immigration-trump-camp-accuses-candidate-acting-like-king.html

 

THE HILL
— Trump video mocks Clinton as short-circuiting robot – Meghashyam Mali
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/290648-trump-video-mocks-clinton-as-short-circuiting-robot

 

REUTERS
— Clinton’s lead over Trump narrows to less than three points: Reuters/Ipsos poll – GRANT SMITH
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll-idUSKCN10G2BQ

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Can John McCain Survive Donald Trump’s White House Bid?”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/can-john-mccain-survive-donald-trump-s-white-house-bid-n624331

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “As Donald Trump Incites Feuds, Other G.O.P. Candidates Flee His Shadow.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/us/politics/donald-trump-gop.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Paul Ryan stares down a GOP revolt in his back yard – Robert Costa
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/paul-ryan-stares-down-a-gop-revolt-in-his-back-yard/2016/08/06/fd2d12b0-5b24-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html

 

FORBES
— WikiLeaks Won’t Hack Trump Taxes After All, But Would Trump Sell Them? – Robert Wood
http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2016/08/06/wikileaks-wont-hack-trump-taxes-after-all-but-would-trump-sell-them/#1cabdd473674

 

THE WEEK
— ‘Hold me accountable,’ Clinton says to journalists who mostly aren’t allowed to ask her questions – Bonnie Kristian  (DIERSEN: Who does not want you to ask them questions? The following do not want me to ask them questions: 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://theweek.com/speedreads/641453/hold-accountable-clinton-says-journalists-who-mostly-arent-allowed-ask-questions

August 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— SKOKIE FURNITURE-MAKER UPSET TO FIND HIMSELF IN TRUMP AD
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/skokie-furniture-maker-upset-to-find-himself-in-trump-ad/1459156/

 

NBC5
— State Rep. Says He Drives Uber Due to State Budget Woes  State Rep. Jaime Andrade Jr. started driving for Uber in June to supplement his income as Illinois’ budget woes continue to delay paychecks for elected officials. – Tom Schuba  (DIERSEN: Do/did you work a second job?  I worked part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights 1971-1972 while I worked for IRS in its downtown Chicago office in 1971 and in its Harvey office in 1972.)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/State-Rep-Forced-to-Drive-Uber-Due-to-State-Budget-Woes-389322592.html
— Nearly 1,000 CPS Teachers, Staff to Receive Layoff Notices
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-public-schools-layoffs-1000-teachers-cps-389314451.html

CBS2

— Waiting On State Paycheck Spurs Lawmaker To Become Uber Driver
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/05/waiting-on-state-paycheck-spurs-lawmaker-to-become-uber-driver/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sandack police report “had nothing to do with” legislative duties – Chris Fusco and Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sandack-police-report-had-nothing-to-do-with-legislative-duties/
— Anti-abortion centers, doctor sue Rauner over ‘conscience’ law – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/anti-abortion-centers-doctor-sue-rauner-over-conscience-law/
— Rauner nixes debt collectors going after delinquent taxes – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-nixes-debt-collectors-going-after-delinquent-taxes/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner signs bill that requires teaching teens how to handle being stopped by police – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-legislative-roundup-0806-20160805-story.html
— Kirk: Good police-community relations ‘beyond my Senate office capability’ – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-kirk-police-relations-comments-0806-20160805-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Can Donald Trump pass the fitness threshold?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-temperament-empathy-fitness-perspec-0805-md-20160805-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Sorry, GOP: Trump just isn’t going to ‘pivot'”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-pivot-paul-ryan-perspec-0805-jm-20160805-story.html
— Protesters disrupt police superintendent
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-police-shooting-protesters-eddie-johnson-160805-video-premiumvideo.html
— Monee mayor charged with battery against ump at youth baseball game – Erin Gallagher
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-monee-mayor-20160805-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is Donald Trump testing his exit strategy?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-donald-trump-quit-lose-election-perspec-20160805-column.html
— CPS will continue to rely on borrowing as it prepares to release 2017 budgets – Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-school-bond-proposal-met-20160807-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— New roads boss replaces longtime Maine Township official – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160805/news/160809395/
— Former modeling agent says he got Melania Trump’s visa – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160805/news/308059979/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “McCain sticks by Trump despite myriad reasons not to.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160805/news/308059869/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Pence brushes off GOP concerns about Trump campaign.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160805/news/308059944/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rauner signs law expanding voter access for 17-year-olds – AP (DIERSEN: Aside from attending school, what did you do when you were 17 years old?  My critics/opponents would stress that I washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/185782237-story

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Is Illinois the next state to deal with ‘voter suppression?’ – RICH MILLER  (DIERSEN: Who does not want you to vote?  The following do not want me to vote: 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.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160805/NEWS02/160809880/is-illinois-the-next-state-to-deal-with-voter-suppression
— CPS lays off nearly 500 teachers, another 500 staff – STEVEN R. STRAHLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160805/NEWS13/160809882/cps-lays-off-nearly-500-teachers-another-500-staff

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford nonprofit pregnancy center in lawsuit against Gov. Bruce Rauner – Adam Poulisse
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20160805/rockford-nonprofit-pregnancy-center-in-lawsuit-against-gov-bruce-rauner

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rauner vetoes bill on UI student trustee criteria – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-05/rauner-vetoes-bill-ui-student-trustee-criteria.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois Shrinking Special Funds – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=220631#.V6VAPRF9XHk

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rauner signs Jack Franks bill giving McHenry, Lake counties gov’t consolidation powers – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/08/05/gov-rauner-signs-jack-franks-bill-giving-mchenry-lake-counties-govt-consolidation-powers/aceelq8/

 

SANGAMON SUN
— New state law reins in business-travel reimbursements for civil servants  (DIERSEN: During the 1970s, IRS purposely made its definition of a “commuting area” vague so that IRS could use that definition a) to reward its employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran and b) to punish its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.  SEE:
http://www.gao.gov/products/463866)
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510986449-new-state-law-reins-in-business-travel-reimbursements-for-civil-servants

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump floats Ivanka for Cabinet, prompting Clinton jab  Clinton references Mitt Romney in tweet – David Wright
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-floats-ivanka-for-cabinet-prompting-clinton-jab
— Clinton admits she may have ‘short circuited’ answers on email controversy  Clinton: Trump doesn’t represent who we are – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clinton-tears-into-trump-at-journalism-conference

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot.
http://www.chicagonow.com/soapbox-momma/2016/08/illinois-medical-marijuana-community-is-a-microcosm-of-a-unified-america/

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— David Olsen Becomes State Representative
http://www.nctv17.com/david-olsen-becomes-state-representative/

 

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Judge Blocks Bid to Knock GOP Pol from Nov. Ballot – LISA KLEIN
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/08/05/judge-blocks-bid-to-knock-gop-pol-from-nov-ballot.htm

 

ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE
— Illinois Forces Doctors, Medical Facilities to Promote Abortion; Pregnancy Centers File Suit in Response
http://illinoisrighttolife.org/medicalproffesionalssuegovernorrauner/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Rauner signs Bill amending the Open Meetings Act – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/gov-rauner-signs-bill-amending-the-open-meetings-act/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Rauner sends another $5 million to ILGOP
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/rauner-sends-another-5-million-to-ilgop/
— NEW AD PUSHES FOR TERM LIMITS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/new-ad-pushes-for-term-limits.html
— STATE CAPITOL’S PLANNED PARENTHOOD NOW OFFERING ABORTIONS LATER WITH NEW SURGICAL PROCEDURE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/state-capitols-planned-parenthood-now-offering-abortions-later-with-new-surgical-procedure.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner sued over new “Right of Conscience” law
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/rauner-sued-over-new-right-of-conscience-law/
— Rauner ad promotes online term limits petition
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/rauner-ad-promotes-online-term-limits-petition/
— Rauner urged to stop playing politics with term limits  (DIERSEN: Who wants to term limit you?  The following want me to term limit 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.  The aforesaid succeeded in ending my term as a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, d) Illinois center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) GAO employee, g) etc.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/rauner-urged-to-stop-playing-politics-with-term-limits/
— Governors State downgraded to junk status, ISU also hit
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/governors-state-downgraded-to-junk-status-isu-also-hit/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Kirks ask “What the what? Kirk is totally confused on the facts.”
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/what-the-what-kirk-is-totally-confused-on-the-facts/
— Ousted SEIU official claims racial discrimination
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/05/ousted-seiu-official-claims-racial-discrimination/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— WHY WASHINGTON POST HAS NO CREDIBILITY  Matt Barber drubs writer for ‘shoddy journalism, intentional deceit’
http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/why-washington-post-has-no-credibility/

 

GOPUSA
— Paul Ryan strikes out at challenger; promises to continue criticizing Trump  (DIERSEN: Who strikes out at you?  Who criticizes you? The following strike out at me and criticize 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.gopusa.com/?p=13432
— Nuts to those who willfully put political correctness above all
http://www.gopusa.com/nuts-to-those-who-willfully-put-political-correctness-above-all/

 

NEWSMAX
— Oregon GOP Chairman to Priebus: Crack Down on Party’s Trump Bashers – Cathy Burke  (DIERSEN: Who are the leading “Republican” Trump bashers in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  What have they done and what will they do to punish Republicans because they do not bash Trump?  Should I write an article about how “Republican” Trump bashers have punished me and are punishing me because I do not bash Trump?)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/oregon-republican-chairman-reince-priebus/2016/08/05/id/742360/
— Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Facing Uphill Re-Election Battle – Todd Beamon  (DIERSEN: Of course, anti-Trumps tell Kirk that the more that he bashes Trump and bashes Trump’s supporters, the more votes that he will get.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Mark-Kirk-Uphill-Reelection-Battle/2016/08/05/id/742382/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— THE PLAN TO PUT BARACK OBAMA ON THE SUPREME COURT IS ALREADY IN MOTION
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/08/05/the-plan-to-put-barack-obama-on-the-supreme-court-is-already-in-motion/

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Gov’t Deciding Whether ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ Shirts and Hats Are Workplace Harassment
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/08/04/govt-deciding-whether-dont-tread-me-hat-or-shirt-could-be-considered-racial-harassment

 

DAILY CALLER
— Minnesota Democrat Congressman Keith Ellison Wants Anyone But Straight White Men To Apply For Internships – Peter Hasson (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://dailycaller.com/2016/08/04/dem-congressman-wants-anyone-but-straight-white-men-to-apply-for-internships/
— Seattle City Gov Sponsoring ‘White Fragility’ Workshops – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/05/seattle-city-gov-sponsoring-white-fragility-workshops/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Electoral map expands for Clinton, shrinks for Trump.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/290534-electoral-map-expands-for-clinton-shrinks-for-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump endorses Ryan after week of tension.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290602-trump-endorses-ryan-after-week-of-tension

 

POLITICO
— Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan – Tyler Pager and Cristiano Lima  (DIERSEN: Who has not and/or will not endorse you?  If I sought a government office or a political office, the following would not endorse 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.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-endorses-paul-ryan-226729

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— Clinton, Trump claim: first president since 1993 who hasn’t smoked pot – ROB HOTAKAINEN  (DIERSEN: Those promote pot and other destructive drugs, booze, gambling, promiscuity, and other vices have always worked against me.)
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article94034152.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While President Barack Obama has never hid his penchant for pot during his younger days in Hawaii, Americans soon will elect a president who claims never to have touched marijuana. Republican Donald Trump boasts that he has never smoked a joint or a cigarette or even had a drop of alcohol. Democrat Hillary Clinton was adamant on CNN when asked whether she had ever taken a toke, replying that she never had and never would: “Absolutely not.” Despite their personal views, both of the major presidential candidates have pledged to allow the states to regulate marijuana, following the lead that Obama set in 2013. That would be welcome news for Washington state, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska, where voters have approved recreational marijuana, along with the 26 states that allow the drug to be used for medical reasons. But legalization backers still have one nagging question: Can you believe either Clinton or Trump?)

 

CNN
— Trump endorses Paul Ryan – Dana Bash, Jim Acosta and Eric Bradner
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/05/politics/donald-trump-endorse-paul-ryan/index.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti Trumps say “Trump-campaign chief admits conflict in ranks.”
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/aug/05/trump-campaign-chief-admits-conflict-in/#/

 

CBS NEWS
— What colors give your car the best resale value? – JERRY EDGERTON  (DIERSEN: All the new cars that I have bought since 1989 have been red – 2016 Ford Mustang, 2013 Dodge Charger, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 1997 Chevy Cavalier, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 1993 Ford Thunderbird, and 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX.)
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-colors-give-your-car-the-best-resale-value/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Endorses Paul Ryan in Bid to Heal G.O.P. Rift – NICK CORASANITI
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/us/politics/donald-trump-paul-ryan.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: On the Docket: Curbing Harassment in Court- Elizabeth Olson
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/business/dealbook/sexual-harassment-ban-is-on-the-abas-docket.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Enablers Will Finally Have to Take a Stand.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/opinion/trumps-enablers-will-finally-have-to-take-a-stand.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Risks Alienating Military Communities in Swing States.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/us/politics/donald-trump-military-support.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan after refusing to do so days earlier.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/05/trump-endorses-house-speaker-paul-ryan-after-refusing-to-do-so-days-earlier/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Clinton wooing a new group of voters: Republicans – AP
http://nypost.com/2016/08/05/clinton-wooing-a-new-group-of-voters-republicans/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: Terrorist Suspects in Europe Got Welfare Benefits While Plotting Attacks  Some of those involved in Paris and Brussels attacks were collecting unemployment in Belgium – MARK MAREMONT and VALENTINA POP
http://www.wsj.com/articles/terrorist-suspects-in-europe-got-welfare-benefits-while-plotting-attacks-1470350251

 

DALLAS NEWS
— Clinton calls on Americans to reject Trump’s “ugly impulses.”  Democrats are nasty.  They are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means. They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  RINOs are far more critical of Republicans than they are critical of Democrats.  Many, if not most, if not virtually all RINOs are really Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, or Green plants.
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20160805-clinton-calls-on-americans-to-reject-trump-s-ugly-impulses-defends-comments-about-email-server.ece

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Drip, Drip, Drip” and ask “How long can Republican leaders cling to Donald Trump’s traveling circus?”
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-08-05/republican-defections-from-trump-accelerate

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Agency leadership, job satisfaction matter in feds’ decisions to retire – Nicole Ogrysko  (DIERSEN: During August and September of 1997, when I was 48 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors made it clear that they would kill me figuratively, if not literally, if I did not take their early retirement “offer” by the end of September. They hinted that they might let me work another 6 years until I would be eligible for regular retirement, but only if I happily agreed to be demoted figuratively, if not literally. SEE:
http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/..%5C..%5Cuser%5Cdiersenaolcom%5Cdownload%5CDiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents side with my Democrat GAO superiors.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/retirement/2016/08/agency-leadership-job-satisfaction-matter-feds-decisions-retire/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Age matters, but federal employees’ overall job satisfaction and experience with their agency’s leadership also could be important as an aging federal workforce makes retirement plans. “The two things that really seemed to make a difference, where the agency could have some impact on employee decisions, was the overall leadership of the agency and the person’s attachment to their particular job,” said Dr. Greg Lewis, co-author of a new federal retirement report and a public management and policy professor at Georgia State University. Lewis and co-author David Pitts examined federal personnel records for employees ages 50 and older and analyzed feedback from the 2012 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. They used that data to determine what other factors — besides employees’ ages — might factor into their decisions to retire from the civil service. They looked at responses to six questions on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey that evaluated a person’s satisfaction with agency leadership, supervisors, recognition and rewards, experience with co-workers, opportunities for advancement and pay, as well as overall job satisfaction.)

August 5 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Fire soccer team shuts down anti-gay chant – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-fire-anti-gay-soccer-chant-kass-0804-20160803-column.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It was “Pride” night. The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus had finished a fine rendition of the national anthem before Sunday’s game with the New York Red Bulls. That’s when Rodriguez walked into the center circle and did something the rest of the soccer world doesn’t seem able to do. He looked up into the stands and announced that any fan found to be using the infamous anti-gay Mexican soccer chant would be booted out of the stadium. “An inappropriate and offensive chant has been used by some of our fans,” Rodriguez said. “It is unbecoming and certainly not reflective of the great city that we live in, and the best fans in major league soccer. “Please be advised that if the chant continues and you are found to be participating, you are subject to removal. If you are near fans using offensive language, please advise stadium security so we can handle that as well.” And all I could say was “bravo.” There were a few boos. But most of us applauded him. And I didn’t hear that chant once during the game. If you know soccer, you know the chant I’m talking about, a chant of one word: Puto. It means effeminate man whore. It is ugly and demeaning, directed at gay men in a macho culture, but at soccer games it is directed at the goalie of the opposing team.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Inmate may have to register as sex offender for flashing guard – Frank Main  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if you disapprove of what “Savage Life” members do, Democrats and RINOs will viciously demonize, denigrate, and condemn you as being a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/savage-life-inmate-to-register-as-sex-offender-for-flashing-guard/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For the first time, a Cook County Jail inmate may be required to register as a sex offender for repeatedly exposing himself to correctional officers, a sheriff’s official said Thursday. Giovanni Rios, who is awaiting trial in a 2015 murder in Humboldt Park, was held in contempt of court Thursday by Judge Vincent Gaughan for allegedly exposing himself to a female guard on Wednesday, said Cara Smith, policy chief for Sheriff Tom Dart. Rios, 20, a member of the Savage Life jail gang, is charged with the Wednesday incident and two similar ones in the jail, Smith said. If convicted of all three charges, he would be required to register as a sex offender, she said. “It is tremendous to see these cases taken seriously,” she said, adding she believes it’s the first time anyone may be ordered to register as a sex offender for committing acts of indecent exposure in the jail. Rios is one of about 35 inmates who have identified themselves as members of Savage Life, a gang formed last year among inmates being held in maximum-security units. Their activities include physically attacking guards, throwing feces and urine at them, and exposing themselves and masturbating in the presence of female defense attorneys and correctional officers, Smith said. Since July 2015, jail officials have recorded hundreds of such incidents involving Savage Life but the incidents have decreased in recent months. One of the ways the sheriff’s office is combatting the behavior is to take away “good time” inmates earn in jail, Smith said. The office also is limiting visits and aggressively prosecuting Savage Life inmates for public indecency and other crimes, she said. Smith said she hopes the possibility of Rios becoming a registered sex offender sends a message to other Savage Life inmates. Even hardened criminals balk at the stigma of being labeled sex offenders, she said. Savage Life members recently expanded their perverse activities. They have been opening their own wounds and sticking sharp objects into their eyes to force guards to send them to the jail hospital. Most Savage Life members are in the maximum-security Division 9 and relish the chance to “take a walk” to another part of the jail — even the hospital, Smith said.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Law will give students better view of how free press works – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160804/discuss/160809460/

 

WJBC
— Pat Brady faces backlash for slamming Trump – Eric Stock  (DIERSEN: Of course, those who are anti-Trump promote Pat Brady.)
http://www.wjbc.com/2016/08/05/gop-insider-faces-backlash-for-slamming-trump/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Republican strategist said it’s not easy being a vocal critic of the party’s nominee for president. Former Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady has been saying for months Donald Trump is unelectable. “One of the members of the national committee at the convention told me I need to quit being a Republican,” Brady said. “I didn’t know you could resign.” Brady is encouraging Republicans to focus on down-ticket races, including the hotly-contested U.S. Senate battle between Republican incumbent Mark Kirk and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Brady told WJBC’s Scott Laughlin, Republicans who have been critical of Trump, including Kirk and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, could get some blowback but are putting the country ahead of the party. Brady said Kinzinger’s recent announcement that he likely won’t vote for anyone in the presidential race won’t hurt his political future, even if some in the party try to run him out of office. “They can try, they are not going to beat him,” Brady said. “Adam is one of the best people we have in Congress he’s a smart guy. He’s a military guard. He’s a great public servant and I think people like and respect him.” Brady tells WJBC’s Scott Laughlin he wouldn’t be surprised if the Bloomington native runs for higher office in a few years.)

 

WTTW
— Black Lives Matter Coalition Releases 1st Official Platform – Reuben Unrau
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/02/black-lives-matter-coalition-releases-1st-official-platform
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The demands are organized into six categories with titles such as “Invest-Divest,” “Economic Justice,” “Community Control” and “Political Power.” Within each category, the agenda includes a list of more than 40 specific federal, state and local policies that could be applied to create solutions. The conglomerate calls for a variety of far-reaching reforms that address issues that extend beyond the subject of police brutality. Policy proposals include a call for universal health care, decriminalization of drug-related offenses, federal and state jobs programs, community control of law enforcement and the end of the death penalty. Perhaps the most striking item featured in the agenda is the demand for reparations, which contains a five-part plan to address various economic sectors affected by the legacy of slavery.)

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushing Quad City Times pushes pot in Illinois big time. If you push pot in Illinois, you want to destroy Illinois.
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-illinois-moves-forward-on-pot-policy/article_731629d5-c65b-5967-9f67-80782a4b5cb1.html

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Once again, Trump visit marked by clashes – Craig Gilbert and Jason Stein
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/05/once-again-trump-visit-marked-clashes/88272350/

 

QUINCY HERALD WHIG
— New Illinois law adds Teen Reach to state budget – Doug Wilson (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to destroy traditional families.  Ever-increasingly, those Democrats and RINOs shout that more and more and more children will fail unless government spends more and more and more money on children.)
http://www.whig.com/20160803/new-illinois-law-adds-teen-reach-to-state-budget#

 

STATELINE
— Analysis: $100 Buys Less in Illinois  Bureau of Economic Analysis finds dollars earned by residents less valuable  (DIERSEN: For many years now, inflation has exceeded interest rates.)
http://www.mystateline.com/news/analysis-100-buys-less-in-illinois

 

WQAD
— Clinton’s secret weapon to winning over Republicans who “can’t” vote for Trump – CHRISTINA LOREY
http://wqad.com/2016/08/04/clintons-secret-weapon-to-winning-over-republicans-who-cant-vote-for-trump/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Clinton’s lead over Trump grows in new national polls  Clinton opens 15-point margin in one survey – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clintons-lead-over-trump-grows-in-new-national-polls

 

WILL COUNTY NEWS
— Rauner, I’m standing with the taxpayers, job creators and concerned parents  (DIERSEN: Who do you stand with?  I stand with those who defend and advance the Republican Party platform, the Illinois Republican Party platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject some or all of the aforesaid.)
http://willcountynews.com/2016/08/05/rauner-im-standing-with-the-taxpayers-job-creators-and-concerned-parents/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Where is DeKalb’s openness and transparency? – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/where-is-dekalbs-openness-and-transparency/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Cannibalization of the GOP –  Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/08/the-cannibalization-of-the-gop/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At this cultural moment, the GOP is the only party that defends marriage, the intrinsic rights of children (both prenatal and post-natal children), religious liberty, and the physical privacy rights of girls and boys and men and women. But the barbarians have breached the gate and are cannibalizing the GOP while it yet lives. Well-dressed, well-spoken barbarians but barbarians nonetheless. What accounts for the corruption of the GOP? There are numerous reasons including the childish moral reasoning of lawmakers like U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) who supports homoerotic faux-marriage because his son experiences homoerotic attraction. The fact that Portman’s son experiences homoerotic attraction does not change the nature of marriage or the moral status of homoerotic activity. And it’s foolish to believe that compassion dictates we must affirm everything our loved ones believe, feel, or desire. Would the fact that people we love experience polyamorous or “Genetic Sexual Attraction” change the nature of marriage or the moral status of sex between five people or between siblings? But foolish, self-referential moral reasoning is not the only cause of the transmogrification of the party. Another cause is the increasing number of Republicans—including those who identify as homosexual—who say the “social issues” are trivial and irrelevant with no substantive effect on the health and welfare of America. Ironically, while libertarian-leaning, (im)moderate, and homosexual Republicans proclaim the triviality and irrelevance of “social issues” to the survival and flourishing of America, Democrats pursue them like men and women possessed. Could it be that Democrats are able to see truths to which Republicans are blind?)

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Edgar weighs in on impasse – Maggie Hockenberry
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/former-governor-weighs-in-on-impasse

 

GOPUSA
— Sharia-compliant Obama pays jizya tax
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13400
— Survey: Many people talk politics only with like-minded friends (DIERSEN: Who does not want to talk politics with you?  The following do not want to talk politics with me: those who 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 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.gopusa.com/?p=13354

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— How DePaul University Surrenders to the Mob – Nathan Howe and John-Michael Seibler (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents succeed in getting DePaul to rescind my diploma?  What college(s) did you graduate from and in what year(s)?  I graduated from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980, and IIT in 1997.  What do those at the college(s) that you graduated from think of you?  Sadly, from what I see, the majority of those a NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and ITT disapprove of me, despise me, if not hate me.  From what I see, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those at colleges are increasingly 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://dailysignal.com/2016/08/04/how-depaul-university-surrenders-to-the-mob/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Perhaps DePaul was afraid of offending Black Lives Matter, and looking politically incorrect. The protesters, exercising a heckler’s veto, were able to shut down the event. Afterward, DePaul’s president, the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, purported to apologize by email to the College Republicans. But Holtschneider made sure to include his opinion of Yiannopoulos and other speakers of his “ilk,” whom he referred to as “self-serving provocateurs” whose “shtick” is “unworthy of university discourse.” Meanwhile, DePaul is more than happy to host controversial liberal speakers and events, such as a fundraiser for Rasmea Odeh, a convicted terrorist. By banning Shapiro from speaking because of the threat of a protest, DePaul’s administration is siding with students who disagree with his viewpoint rather than standing up to potential violence on campus. DePaul also is teaching its students not to engage in the “open discourse” the university purports to foster. It is showing them that they can silence opposing views with threats of protests and violence. “After all,” writes Jim DeMint, president of The Heritage Foundation, “the easiest way to win an argument is to tape your opponent’s mouth shut. Too many educators today think this is a good idea.” As a private institution, DePaul is not held to the same First Amendment standards as public universities. Kelly Sarabyn, a former fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, argues that, nonetheless, the “longstanding purpose of the liberal arts and research universities is realized through free speech on campus, and students, faculty, and donors reasonably expect it to prevail.” Those groups may yet persuade universities to stand behind their commitments to free speech through advocacy and donations. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, perhaps courts could be persuaded, as Sarabyn argues they should be, to compel private schools to honor any express commitments to prospective students to honor free speech on campus—on the ground that students are enticed by and rely upon those commitments when choosing which schools to attend. Given the university president’s open animosity to speakers such as Yiannopoulos, the Shapiro incident raises the real possibility that DePaul administrators are all too happy to have an excuse to prevent students from being exposed to views that compete with their school’s own liberal ideology. Is it that DePaul administrators can’t keep their students safe and their speaking events secure? Or is it that they refuse to do so because citing “security concerns” to prevent conservative speakers from appearing on campus actually furthers their own ideological aims?)

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— RNC members prepare counterattack against Republicans sniping at Donald Trump  Frustration rises within GOP – Ralph Z. Hallow (DIERSEN: Who snipes at you?  I should write a book about the following who snipe at 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 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.  Those who snipe at me hint/imply/argue/shout that they are operatives or dupes for those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/4/rnc-staff-warned-not-to-disparage-donald-trump/

 

FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE
— SLIMING TRUMP  How the media smear machine markets minor benign details as the sinister deeds of an evil man. – Matthew Vadum  (DIERSEN: Who slimes you?  The following slime 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 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.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263751/sliming-trump-matthew-vadum

 

PJ MEDIA
— Sean Hannity Is Already Blaming People for a Trump Loss
https://pjmedia.com/video/sean-hannity-is-already-blaming-people-for-a-trump-loss/

 

NEWSMAX
— Paul Ryan Doesn’t Rule Out Revoking Support for Trump  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those “Republicans” who hint/imply/argue/shout that they will not support me unless I support them, that is, a) that they will not encourage anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails unless I agree to use the emails to help them and to harm their critics/opponents, b) that they will discourage everyone from reading the emails unless I agree to use the emails to help them and to harm their critics/opponents, and c) that they will destroy me unless I agree to use the emails to help them and to harm their critics/opponents. Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid hint/imply/argue/shout that my lack of credibility is shown by my no longer being the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/paul-ryan-trump-endorsement/2016/08/04/id/742180/

 

THE BLAZE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps Accuse Trump of “Leaking ‘Top Secret’ Iran Video Details Shortly After Becoming Eligible to Receive Classified Briefings.”
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/04/trump-accused-of-leaking-top-secret-iran-video-details-shortly-after-becoming-eligible-to-receive-classified-briefings/
— Constitution-Wielding Protesters Ejected From Trump Rally – Kaitlyn Schallhorn  (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 WANT TO USE THE CONSTITUTION 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.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/04/constitution-wielding-protesters-ejected-from-trump-rally/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Presidential Horse Race 2016: Establishment panic over Trump was fully predictable – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23759

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— MELANIA TRUMP RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS THAT SHE WORKED ILLEGALLY IN U.S.
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/08/04/melania-trump-responds-to-allegations-that-she-worked-illegally-in-u-s/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump is creating his own problems. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I created my own problems a) because I avoided the draft, b) because did not become a Democrat, c) because I refused to help my superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, d) because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, and e) because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/08/04/a_rigged_outcome_trump_may_be_engineering_it_himself_131421.html

 

THE HILL
— Ryan: Trump endorsement not a blank check – Ben Kamisar  (DIERSEN: Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like my critics/opponents have given them a blank check to destroy me. Of course, needless-to-say, I reserve my right to defend myself.  I reserve my right to stop forgiving those who trespass against me.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290398-ryan-endorsement-of-trump-not-a-blank-check
— Giuliani casts blame on Gingrich for talk of Trump ‘intervention’ – Rebecca Savransky  (DIERSEN: Who casts blame on you?  The following cast blame on 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 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://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/290377-giuliani-casts-blame-on-gingrich-for-intervention-reports
— Dem tensions explode in Hispanic Caucus over Trump – Mike Lillis
http://thehill.com/latino/290482-dem-tensions-explode-in-hispanic-caucus-over-trump
— Senate GOP on edge over Trump’s falling polls – Alexander Bolton
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/290474-senate-gop-on-edge-over-trumps-falling-polls

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Gaps in Melania Trump’s immigration story raise questions  A racy photo shoot is prompting fresh scrutiny of the would-be first lady’s early visits to the United States.” Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Melania Trump is an illegal immigrant.
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/melania-trump-immigration-donald-226648

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Melania Trump Denies Breaking Immigration Laws  But she still isn’t saying what type of visas she used to come to the U.S. – Elise Foley (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps hint/imply/argue/shout that Melania Trump is an illegal immigrant.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-visa-immigration-law_us_57a35f4be4b04414d1f3c89a

 

CNN
— Stop calling Trump crazy – David M. Perry  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  If you do not become a Democrat, sooner or later, they will hint/imply/argue/shout that you are mentally ill.)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/04/opinions/stop-calling-trump-crazy-perry/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This week, Karen Bass, a Democratic congresswoman from California, launched a Change.org petition calling for Donald Trump to be diagnosed. She supported it by promoting the hashtag #DiagnoseTrump, and the topic took off. Her effort has received ample media coverage and trended nationally on Twitter for a while. And as it did, it became the latest manifestation of a problem I’ve been tracking for months now. With what seems to be increasing frequency, each time Trump does something objectionable, too many of his opponents want to blame mental illness as a way to erode his electoral chances. Yet characterizing Trump as “crazy” relies on the stigma of psychiatric disabilities to make a point. There are many grounds on which to criticize Donald Trump and to argue against his candidacy. But his mental health should not be one of them, because it’s a strategy that appeals to bigotry. Leveraging ableism to achieve electoral goals is no more acceptable than using racism, sexism, anti-gay sentiment, anti-Islamic sentiment, or any other form of prejudice. I don’t want Donald Trump to become president for lots of reasons. He routinely makes racist and sexist comments. He lies. I don’t trust him to make good decisions or to hire good people. The list of detriments goes on and on. Yet characterizing his erratic temperament or understanding of the truth as a product of mental illness, then arguing he’s unfit to lead because of that mental illness, sends a terrible message to the millions of people with diagnosed psychiatric disabilities who are trying to make their way through an ableist world. Don’t just take it from me. Many people with psychiatric disabilities and other diagnoses have been writing about this since Trump’s candidacy became serious, begging abled America to stop stigmatizing mental illness through armchair diagnoses of Donald Trump. Disability rights advocate Kit Mead, for example, recently wrote, “Discussing Trump’s mental health status is getting into the territory where people will use it to say that people with mental health needs can’t be effective candidates for public office if they choose to run.” Kim Sauder makes a similar argument, writing, “If the logic is that by framing Trump as having a mental illness makes him unfit for the presidency then the message is that mental illness is equated with incompetence.” Furthermore, Sauder writes, “Bigotry is not a mental illness.” Finn Gardiner notes that there are many ways to criticize someone with whom you disagree that do not rely on ableist concepts. “Call them wrong. Call them misguided. Call them terrible,” Gardiner writes, “But stop calling them crazy.” Emily Willingham made a similar point at Forbes, writing, “We can use specific terms about his personality (disagreeable) and temperament (toddler-ish) but not make attributions to a clinical disorder.” Avoiding pathologizing Donald Trump doesn’t mean surrendering a useful weapon in the quest to defeat him. Unfortunately, there’s a specific history of using disability as a weapon to attack political opponents at the highest levels in our society. In 1964, the cover of Fact Magazine read, “1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater is Psychologically Unfit to be President!” The story called him paranoid, criticized him for his “infantile fantasies of revenge,” his relationship with his mother, a “dangerous lunatic,” and discussed alleged nervous breakdowns. Goldwater sued Fact and won. The American Psychiatrist Association, or APA, recognizing how dangerous it was to use mental health as a political weapon, issued the “Goldwater Rule,” forbidding psychiatrists from commenting on anyone’s mental state without personally examining them and receiving permission to go public. The APA was worried that people would conceal their mental health needs lest they be publicly shamed. And that’s just what happened in 1972, when Thomas Eagleton was dropped from the vice presidential slot on the Democratic ticket due to revelations that he had sought treatment for depression. A few years later, noted columnist Garry Wills argued that George Wallace was unfit to serve as president because a physical disability (he had been shot) might cover up a mental disability. And no one really knows if Reagan did in fact begin to show signs of Alzheimer’s while in office, as his son has alleged, but I can’t blame his team for concealing it if he did. Ironically, all this stigma about mental health and public office ignores history. One study found that half of all U.S. presidents showed symptoms of mental illness, often while in office, including widely acknowledged leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Such neuro-diversity is a core feature of humanity, so it’s not surprising that our leaders reflect the broader realities of our mental variations.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Perils of Writing Off Mr. Trump.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/opinion/the-perils-of-writing-off-mr-trump.html
— Mark Kirk in Electoral Vise as Republican in Illinois Senate Race – DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/us/politics/mark-kirk-republican-illinois-senate-race.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps present “Voices From Donald Trump’s Rallies, Uncensored.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/donald-trump-supporters.html
— FRONT PAGE: College Students Protest, Alumni’s Fondness Fades and Checks Shrink – ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS  (DIERSEN: What college(s) did you graduate from and in what year(s)?  I graduated from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980, and IIT in 1997.  What do those at the college(s) that you graduated from think of you?  Sadly, from what I see, the majority of those a NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and ITT disapprove of me, despise me, if not hate me.  From what I see, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those at colleges are increasingly 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.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/us/college-protests-alumni-donations.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Scott MacConnell cherishes the memory of his years at Amherst College, where he discovered his future métier as a theatrical designer. But protests on campus over cultural and racial sensitivities last year soured his feelings. Now Mr. MacConnell, who graduated in 1960, is expressing his discontent through his wallet. In June, he cut the college out of his will. “As an alumnus of the college, I feel that I have been lied to, patronized and basically dismissed as an old, white bigot who is insensitive to the needs and feelings of the current college community,” Mr. MacConnell, 77, wrote in a letter to the college’s alumni fund in December, when he first warned that he was reducing his support to the college to a token $5. A backlash from alumni is an unexpected aftershock of the campus disruptions of the last academic year. Although fund-raisers are still gauging the extent of the effect on philanthropy, some colleges — particularly small, elite liberal arts institutions — have reported a decline in donations, accompanied by a laundry list of complaints. Alumni from a range of generations say they are baffled by today’s college culture. Among their laments: Students are too wrapped up in racial and identity politics. They are allowed to take too many frivolous courses. They have repudiated the heroes and traditions of the past by judging them by today’s standards rather than in the context of their times. Fraternities are being unfairly maligned, and men are being demonized by sexual assault investigations. And university administrations have been too meek in addressing protesters whose messages have seemed to fly in the face of free speech.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “What is really motivating the runaway train of Donald Trump?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-is-really-motivating-the-runaway-train-of-donald-trump/2016/08/04/1793e35e-5a67-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Many Trump supporters don’t care about the controversies dominating media coverage.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/04/many-trump-supporters-dont-care-about-the-controversies-dominating-media-coverage/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask that to save the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, “Republican senators create distance from Trump, but will it be enough?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/05/saving-the-senate-majority-republican-senators-look-to-create-distance-from-trump/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Wal-Mart Rolls Out a New Worker Scheduling System  Retailer tries to address worker discontent around unpredictable scheduling – SARAH NASSAUER  (DIERSEN: While I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969, my Democrat superiors wanted me to be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Therefore, they used against me every minute that I was not available because I was in class at UIC or at NIU.  I was always available Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, holidays, and every day that UIC or NIU was not in session.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/wal-mart-rolls-out-a-new-worker-scheduling-system-1470340963

 

THE BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Admits Lying About ‘Secret’ Iran Video.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08/05/trump-admits-lying-about-secret-iran-video.html

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Apple’s Diversity Team Says Wage Gaps for Women and Minorities are Closed – Ethan Wolff-Mann (DIERSEN: The federal governments top priority is hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.  From what I saw while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, if employees were equal in terms of education, work experience, professional certifications, professional licenses, etc., the federal government a) paid its employees who were minority more than it paid its employees who were White, b) paid its employees who were female more than it paid its employees who were male, c) paid its employees were younger more than it paid its employee who were older, and d) paid its employees who were veterans more than it paid its employees who were not veterans.)
http://time.com/money/4438508/apple-closes-wage-gap-diversity-hiring/

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The damage is done: Republicans plotting a Trump “intervention” are way too late. Panic has spread within the Republican Party, but the time to stop the Trump trainwreck was months ago.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/08/05/the-damage-is-done-republicans-plotting-a-trump-intervention-are-way-too-late/

 

MOTHER JONES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Properties Are Taking a Beating. Women Staying Away. Blue States Snubbing Him. Sad!”
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/08/trump-properties-are-taking-beating-women-staying-away-blue-states-snubbing-him-s

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The following are overjoyed that Kirk will not vote for 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.progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/08/04/republican-illinois-congressman-says-he-wont-vote-trump

August 4 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Chicago to raise money for Sen. Mark Kirk – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-kasich-kirk-durbin-0805-20160804-story.html

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump has destroyed normal politics.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-destroyed-normal-politics-20160804-story.html
— Clinton broadens effort to target wary Republicans – Anne Gearan, Abby Phillip, John Wagner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-hillary-clinton-republicans-20160804-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Key DNC role put Chicagoan in center of Khan story – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-key-dnc-role-put-chicagoan-in-center-if-khan-story/
— SEIU accused of ‘hostile takeover’ of local with ties to Emanuel – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/seiu-accused-of-hostile-takeover-of-local-with-ties-to-emanuel/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP frustrations with Trump mount as allies weigh options.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gop-frustrations-with-trump-mount-allies-weigh-options/
— Obama hits Trump on nukes, briefings, ‘conspiracy theory’ – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-obama-hits-trump-nukes-briefings-conspiracy-theory/

 

ABC7
— UNITED IN REFUSAL TO BACK TRUMP, KASICH STUMPS FOR KIRK – CHARLES THOMAS
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/united-in-refusal-to-back-trump-kasich-stumps-for-kirk-/1457566/

 

NBC5
— Sen. Mark Kirk Campaigns in Chicago with Ohio Gov. John Kasich  The Republican senator attended a luncheon and toured a tech incubator with the former presidential candidate – Tom Schuba and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/kirk-campaigns-with-kasich-in-chicago-389241782.html

 

CBS2
— Rauner Bucks GOP By Signing Bills To Expand Birth Control, Access To Abortions – AP
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/04/gov-rauner-bucks-gop-by-signing-bills-to-expand-birth-control-access-to-abortions/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rauner surprises GOP with action on birth control, abortions – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/185400038-story
— Obama addresses $400M sent to Iran, Trump saying election may be ‘rigged’ – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/185518864-story

 

WLS AM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Kinzinger says Trump “as Commander-In-Chief makes me scared.”
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/08/04/kinzinger-trump-scared/

 

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— The rookies support term limits, but veteran legislator says it’s the wrong call – Kevin Solari
http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=28&ArticleID=52580

 

SUBURNAN LIFE
— New Downers Grove Rep. David Olsen serves final night on village council – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/08/03/new-downers-grove-rep-david-olsen-serves-final-night-on-village-council/ajzx3bw/

 

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers say “Marijuana decriminalization only one modest step in ending war on drugs.”
http://chicagoreporter.com/marijuana-decriminalization-only-one-modest-step-in-ending-war-on-drugs/

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— Voter registration law contested
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/voter-registration-law-contested
— Many shocked Rauner signs “abortion” bill – Emilee Fannon
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/many-shocked-rauner-signs-abortion-bill

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Conservative Pastors Are Distancing Themselves from the 2016 Election
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/08/conservative-pastors-are-distancing-themselves-from-the-2016-election/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Laurie Higgins on WYLL with Mark Elfstrand – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/laurie-higgins-wyll-mark-elfstrand/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: HOW WISCONSIN PROSECUTORS USED STATE POWER TO SILENCE PATRIOTS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/thorner-how-wisconsin-prosecutors-used-state-power-to-silence-patriots.html

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Media trumpeting Trump implosion, but is it real? – Howard Kurtz
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/04/media-trumpeting-trump-implosion-but-is-it-real.html

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Fugitive from Justice Addressed DNC  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats show that they do not respect the rule of law.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13335
— California State Assembly Designates This August as Muslim Appreciation Month  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13364
— Clint Eastwood Defends Trump, Blasts the PC, ‘Kiss-A** Generation’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13384

 

DAILY CALLER
— Democrat Lawmaker Lashes Out Against GOP For Opposing Giving Veterans Pot – CRAIG BOUDREAU
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/04/dem-lawmaker-lashes-out-against-gop-for-opposing-giving-veterans-pot/

 

NEWSMAX
— Russia May Have Hired Internet Trolls to Pose as Trump Backers – Greg Richter
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/russia-internet-backers-pose/2016/08/04/id/742235/

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— DAMN IT FEELS GOOD TO BE A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE – John Gray  (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. Non-veteran White males who are seeking a job with the federal government should be advised that except for rare exceptions, a) the longer that you are a federal employee, the less likely that private sector employers will hire you, b) your career will be wasted and you will be gotten rid of if you do not make GS-13 ($92,632) by age 25, GS-14 ($109,463) by age 30, GS-15 ($128,759) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($160,300) by age 40, c) you will be expected to help your superiors and supervisors get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and d) virtually everyone despises if not hates federal employees, former federal employees, and federal retirees.)
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/08/damn-it-feels-good-to-be-a-federal-employee

 

THE HILL
— Trump’s path to victory depends on surge of white men – Alexander Bolton
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/290395-trumps-path-to-victory-depends-on-surge-of-white-men

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Republican Congressman Runs Ad Saying He Doesn’t Like Donald Trump  He doesn’t like Hillary Clinton, either. – Elise Foley
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-coffman-ad-donald-trump_us_57a34e10e4b04414d1f3b54e

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Will Donald Trump Sink Republicans in Senate Races?”
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/will-trump-sink-republicans-senate-races-n622991

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Two new polls show just how much Donald Trump could damage the GOP’s Senate hopes.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/04/the-gops-senate-majority-is-increasingly-in-danger-thanks-to-donald-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Republican Party has lost its soul.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-republican-party-has-lost-its-soul/2016/08/03/3e96dc00-59ad-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html
— What Donald Trump’s candidacy has really meant for his business empire – Ana Swanson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/04/what-donald-trumps-candidacy-has-really-meant-for-his-business-empire/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Here’s what would happen if Donald Trump dropped out of the race before Election Day.”
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/disastrous-week-trump-raises-question-dropped-article-1.2737144

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Hillary Clinton’s Lead Over Donald Trump Widens to 9 Points, Poll Shows  Support for Republican nominee falling after series of missteps since convention – JANET HOOK
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clintons-lead-over-donald-trump-widens-to-9-points-poll-shows-1470347810

 

FORBES
— Donald Trump – Why It’s Easier To Be CEO Than Mayor, Governor or President – Adam Hartung
http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2016/08/04/donald-trump-why-its-easier-to-be-ceo-than-mayor-governor-or-president/#33d102fe3490

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans’ frustration with Donald Trump has reached new heights.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-frustration-with-donald-trump-2016-8

August 4 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Exit ramp opens for Republicans to spurn Trump.”
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times/20160804/281801398341923
— Drew Peterson sues Bolingbrook to get his police pension back – Andy Grimm  (DIERSEN: Are you in line to get a pension or are you getting a pension?  Ever-increasingly, those who are NOT in line to get a pension or are NOT getting a pension demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are in line to get a pension or are getting a pension.  Of course, needless-to-say, the bigger that the pension is that you are in line for or are getting, the more that you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/drew-peterson-sues-bolingbrook-get-back-his-police-pension/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Maps group wants state to look into spending by its opponent – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: Who are your critics/opponents?  What do they promise/give to their operatives and their dupes to destroy you?  Operatives and dupes for my critics/opponents talk and act like they have been promised and/or given lots of money, a new home, a new car, a sweetheart job, a sweetheart contract, favorable legislation, and much more to a) stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.  What do you say a) to my critics/opponents, b) to their operatives, and c) to their dupes?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-rauner-thursday-spin-20160804-story.html
— Adman pitches idea that adwomen don’t want to lead, soon will be ex-adman – Phil Rosenthal  (DIERSEN: During my last 4 years working for GAO, my supervisor was a woman, and for the 4 years before that, she was my supervisor’s supervisor.  To her credit, she was reluctant to take the lead in wasting my career and in forcing me to retire; but increasingly, she did that.  Her superiors reminded her a) that she was a female while I was a male, b) that she was Jewish while I was a Missouri Synod Lutheran, c) that she was liberal while I was conservative, d) she was a Democrat while I was a Republican, e) that she was younger than I was, f) that she had dependent children while I did not, g) that she was of Russian national origin while I was of German national origin, h) that her ancestors were recent immigrants while my ancestors had been in America since the 1840s, i) that she lived in the north side of Chicago while I lived in Wheaton, j) etc.  From what I see, her superiors punished her because she did not get rid of me sooner than she did.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-rosenthal-gender-equality-advertising-0804-biz-20160803-column.html
— From behind bars, Drew Peterson seeks to have police pension reinstated – Christy Gutowski (DIERSEN: Are you in line to get a pension or are you getting a pension?  Ever-increasingly, those who are NOT in line to get a pension or are NOT getting a pension demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are in line to get a pension or are getting a pension.  Of course, needless-to-say, the bigger that the pension is that you are in line for or are getting, the more that you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-drew-peterson-appeal-met-20160803-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Pence tries to win over conservatives despite Trump gaffes.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160804/news/308049979/
— Kane County state’s attorney Joseph McMahon named special prosecutor in Laquan McDonald case
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160804/news/160809549/

 

WLS AM
— Kinzinger refuses to endorse Trump – Adam Chappelle  (DIERSEN: If want the following to glorify and praise you, just say that you are not going to vote for 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.  How many of the aforesaid anti-Trumps are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois are anti-Trumps?)
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/08/04/ill-gop-rep-kinzinger-refuses-to-endorse-trump/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Appeals court ruling chips at arbitration – CLAIRE BUSHEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160803/NEWS04/160809919

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Pat Quinn says “Trump’s remarks about Khans can’t be excused.”
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160803/pat-quinn-trumps-remarks-about-khans-cant-be-excused
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Junius Rodriguez calls on Darin LaHood to dump Trump.
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160803/bernard-schoenburg-junius-rodriguez-calls-on-darin-lahood-to-dump-trump

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DUI law change common sense – Jim Dey  (DIERSEN: Are you a pot pusher?  Of course, needless-to-say, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that push pot, that is, that encourage people to harm their bodies with pot, want penalties for using pot to be reduced if not eliminated.  Pot pushers want to destroy America.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-04/jim-dey-dui-law-change-common-sense.html
— Grand bargain or delusion? – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-08-04/grand-bargain-or-delusion.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Union Could Fine Picketline Crossers – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=220523#.V6MkrxF9XHk

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If want the following to glorify and praise you, just say you are not going to vote for 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.  How many of the aforesaid anti-Trumps are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32683593/the-latest-gop-congressman-unlikely-to-vote-for-trump

 

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— AFSCME Refutes Rauner Administration Fine Threat Claims – JACLYN DRISCOLL
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/afscme-refutes-rauner-administration-fine-threats

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that Pence’s role is “Trump’s apologist-in-chief.”
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/pences-role-trumps-apologistinchief
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If want the following to glorify and praise you, just say you are not going to vote for 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.  How many of the aforesaid anti-Trumps are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/gop-congressman-on-trump-honestly-i-dont-care-for-him-much

 

STATELINE
— Governor Criticized For Signing Abortion Bill  Pro-Life advocates call bill “discrimination” – Emily Waldron
http://www.mystateline.com/news/governor-criticized-for-signing-abortion-bill

 

DEPAULIA
— Banned by DePaul, Shapiro speaks with The DePaulia – Brenden Moore
http://depauliaonline.com/2016/08/04/banned-depaul-shapiro-speaks-depaulia/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Recent Articles:
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/03/county-fair-politics-and-religion/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/03/illinois-review-spreads-potential-rauner-property-tax-hike-signature-statewide/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/03/reick-plans-springfield-fundraiser/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/03/republicans-get-chance-to-caucus-in-replacement-for-provenzano/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/02/nick-provenzanos-county-board-resignation-letter/
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/02/hultgren-promotes-provenzano/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TEA PARTY PUSHED TO THE SIDE BY TRUMP JUGGERNAUT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/tea-party-pushed-to-the-side-by-trump-juggernaut.html
— RAUNER WALKS BACK NO-OVERTIME PLAN FOR HOME CARE WORKERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/rauner-walks-back-no-overtime-plan-for-home-care-workers.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs encourage illegal immigration.  Republicans discourage illegal immigration.
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/04/what-bipartisan-cooperation-can-accomplish/

 

NEWSMAX
— Ben Carson: Khan Family Should Apologize to Trump – Todd Beamon
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/ben-carson-muslim-family-apologize/2016/08/03/id/742026/

 

PJ MEDIA
— GOP Defections Are Few, But That Hasn’t Stopped the Feeding Frenzy – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/03/gop-defections-are-few-but-that-hasnt-stopped-the-feeding-frenzy/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Rep. Kinzinger says he won’t vote for Trump – Rick Moran  (DIERSEN: If want the following to glorify and praise you, just say that you are not going to vote for 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.  How many of the aforesaid anti-Trumps are in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois are anti-Trumps?)
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/rep_kinzinger_says_he_wont_vote_for_trump.html

 

GOPUSA
— Student loan lunacy  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses that I took to earn a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, and two professional certifications a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a females, or a veteran.)
http://www.gopusa.com/student-loan-lunacy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: College students whose majors don’t turn out as they envision will be able to walk away from their loan debt simply by claiming their schools bamboozled them, as allowed under a new rule. Proposed by the Department of Education, published in June in the Federal Register and scheduled for approval on Nov. 1, the rule will allow students to “discharge” their federal student loan obligation if they can show — and rather broadly — that they were hoodwinked by a university’s “misrepresentation.” This easy out would leave taxpayers and colleges on the hook for between $2 billion and $43 billion over the next 10 years, according to a federal estimate. And what could be easier than for the lame-duck administration, in its 11th-hour regulatory push, to ship off this sour tart and simply walk away? For starters, the rule is entirely unnecessary. An existing provision allows students to sue for loan forgiveness in cases of intentional fraud or in other violations of law. What’s proposed is preposterously unspecific, leaving schools with little recourse. It’s akin to allowing mortgage holders to dump their loans because they picked the wrong neighborhood in which to reside. In the end, this latest get-out-of-debt free nonsense helps no one. It simply abrogates personal responsibility. And unfortunately for young people sucked into these liberal escapades, life is not so forgiving.)

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers say “Pot proponents see momentum.” The more that push pot, the more that you want to destroy America.
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/290258-pot-proponents-see-momentum

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Kinzinger says he can’t support Trump: “I’m an American before I’m a Republican.”
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/03/politics/election-2016-adam-kinzinger-american-before-a-republican/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-White and/or anti-male say that “Trump Reflects White Male Fragility.”  I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who talk and act like a) they are anti-White and/or anti-male or b) they want to curry favor with those who are anti-White and/or anti-male.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/opinion/trump-reflects-white-male-fragility.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats fight efforts to stop voter fraud. For the November 8 election, how many of the millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Democrats?
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/opinion/another-defeat-for-gop-voting-schemes.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Republicans to pander to Blacks like Democrats pander to Blacks.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/opinion/campaign-stops/why-cant-the-gop-get-real-with-black-voters.html
— U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System From Cyberattacks – JULIE HIRSCHFELD  (DIERSEN: Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/us-seeks-to-protect-voting-system-against-cyberattacks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Missteps and Obama’s Policies Have Some Republicans Toeing a Thin Line.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/how-donald-trump-and-president-obama-put-republicans-in-a-bind.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Running Mates Reveal Discord Gripping Party  Pence Backs Ryan, a Step Trump Shuns
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/donald-trump-gop.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Risks Alienating Military Communities in Swing States.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/us/politics/donald-trump-military-support.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “‘Attack dog to pooper scooper’: Mike Pence’s messy job as Trump’s cleanup guy.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/08/04/attack-dog-to-pooper-scooper-mike-pences-messy-job-as-trumps-cleanup-guy/
— Trump campaign chief: ‘We’ve sort of had a rule of not getting involved in primaries.’ – Jenna Johnson  (DIERSEN: I am ever-increasingly reluctant to help elect candidates in primary elections.  Too many times, a) candidates who lose blame me for their loss and b) candidates who win blame me for not winning by a greater margin.  In addition, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois hint/imply/argue/shout that they will viciously destroy any candidate that I might try to help elect.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/04/trump-campaign-chief-weve-sort-of-had-a-rule-of-not-getting-involved-in-primaries/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Victory Is Slipping Away for Trump  He can still win—but only if he quits being self-destructive and chooses discipline. – KARL ROVE
http://www.wsj.com/articles/victory-is-slipping-away-for-trump-1470265540
— The Trumpian Purge  The assault on Ryan is part of a broader conservative divide. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Who wants to purge you?  The following focus on purging 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.  I should write a book about the aforesaid purgers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trumpian-purge-1470266278
— For Economy, Aging Population Poses Double Whammy  As Americans grow older, size and productivity of workforce suffer – GREG IP  (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the Democrats who ran the agency demonized, denigrated and condemned the experience that its employees like me had who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Of course, needless-to-say, they did that to justify getting rid of their employees like me who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates demonized, denigrated, and condemned the experience that I had gained a) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 level (currently $77,899-$88,286), b) passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations, c) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree and three job-related master’s degrees, d) serving on the executive committee of a job-related professional association for 12 years, e) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 level (currently $92,632-$120,427), f) etc.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, younger, or a veteran.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/for-economy-aging-population-poses-double-whammy-1470249965
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The authors note: “An older worker’s experience increases not only his own productivity but also the productivity of those who work with him.” All else equal, experienced workers are more productive. One study found that productivity peaks at age 50, when productivity is 60% higher than for the average 20 year old.)

 

USA TODAY
— Hillary Clinton’s bid draws legions of female donors – Fredreka Schouten  (DIERSEN: Democrats always promise to use government to give preference to women who vote for Democrats, that is, to use government to discriminate against men who vote for Republicans.  Further, Democrats always promise to use government to give preference to 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/news/politics/elections/2016/08/03/hillary-clinton-female-donors/87961646/

 

PHILLY
— Comcast wants to sell your Web history – Brian Fung
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160804_Comcast_wants_to_sell_your_Web_history.html

 

DALLAS NEWS
— Advice for millennials: Are ‘gig economy’ jobs all they’re cracked up to be? – Brianna McGurran
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/personal-finance/headlines/20160804-advice-for-millennials-are-gig-economy-jobs-all-they-re-cracked-up-to-be.ece

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Foot Traffic at Trump Properties Cratering Since He Started His Campaign.”
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/foot-traffic-to-trump-properties-falling-during-campaign.html

 

BLACK INTERPRISE
— Gains in Diversity at Apple Even Please Rev. Jesse Jackson  Apple releases its latest diversity statistics, the number of women and minorities increases – Samara Lynn  (DIERSEN: Jackson must be extremely pleased with GAO and its diversity gains, that is, he must be extremely pleased with GAO’s success in wasting the careers of and getting rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.blackenterprise.com/technology/gains-diversity-apple-even-please-rev-jesse-jackson/

 

AMERICA BLOG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger says Trump is being manipulated by Putin and the KGB. Who do your critics/opponents say is manipulating you? Who do my critics/opponents say is manipulating me?
http://americablog.com/2016/08/gop-rep-kinzinger-trump-manipulated-putin-kgb-wom.html

 

SLATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Could Utah go to Clinton?”
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/08/why_mormons_don_t_like_donald_trump.html

 

THE BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Keeps Failing and It Doesn’t Matter and Donald Trump is arguably the worst presidential candidate in recent history. He hates babies, is racist, mocks the disabled and the parents of fallen veterans. And yet here we are.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/04/trump-keeps-failing-and-it-doesn-t-matter.html

 

NEW STATESMAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Which of his fellow Republicans will Donald Trump turn on next?”  Are you involved in Republican politics?  Which Republicans have turned on you?  I should write a book on Republicans in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have turned on me.  Each and everyone one of them talk and act like they are being manipulated/dominated by 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.)
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/elections/2016/08/which-his-fellow-republicans-will-donald-trump-turn-next-handy-guide

 

GOVERNING
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats fight efforts to stop voter fraud. For the November 8 election, how many of the millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Democrats?
http://www.governing.com/topics/elections/gov-voter-id-rulings-north-dakota-wisconsin-north-carolina.html

 

BUZZFEED
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Isn’t Going To Change And Republicans Know That” and “You think [Trump] gives a shit what Reince Priebus says to him now?”
https://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/trump-isnt-going-to-change-and-republicans-know-that

August 3 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Kasich to Campaign with Kirk Thursday  Sen. Mark Kirk is hosting a pair of campaign events in Chicago Thursday alongside Ohio Gov. John Kasich. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Kasich-to-Campaign-with-Kirk-Thursday-389104212.html

 

CBS2
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger Won’t Support Donald Trump For President
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/03/rep-adam-kinzinger-wont-support-donald-trump-for-president/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rep. Kinzinger says he will not support Trump – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rep-kinzinger-says-he-will-not-support-trump/
— Aldermen told mayor wants new 7 percent tax on water-sewer bills – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aldermen-told-mayor-wants-new-7-percent-tax-on-water-sewer-bills/
— Even if you can smoke pot, that doesn’t mean you should
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-even-if-you-can-smoke-pot-that-doesnt-mean-you-should/
— Obama challenges GOP lawmakers to dump Trump – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obama-challenges-gop-lawmakers-to-dump-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republicans discourage illegal immigration.  Democrats and RINOs encourage illegal immigration.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-a-wall-not-what-this-bipartisan-group-built-for-immigrants/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blast Trump and Trump’s supporters.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-the-constitution-we-carry/
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/roger-simon-the-devil-and-the-donald/
— DePaul could use a refresher course in free speech – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-depaul-could-use-a-refresher-course-in-free-speech/
— Property tax fairness takes another hit – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-property-tax-fairness-takes-another-hit-2/
— If only Daley hadn’t punted pension crisis to Emanuel – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/analysis-if-only-daley-hadnt-punted-pension-crisis-to-emanuel/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP reaches ‘new level of panic’ over Trump’s candidacy.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-panic-donald-trump-20160803-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is this the beginning of the end for Donald Trump?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-crying-baby-purple-heart-20160803-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Sorry, Republicans. It’s too late to withdraw your Donald Trump endorsements.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-paul-ryan-endorsement-20160803-story.html
— Tom Cullerton Silent On Term Limits
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/community/chi-ugc-article-tom-cullerton-silent-on-term-limits-2016-08-02-story.html
— TRAGIC: Illinoisians spent $2.9 million on medical marijuana products in July
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-medical-marijuana–20160803-story.html
— Matteson D159 officials spent $96,500 on food, travel, ‘gift’ Coach purses – Matt McCall , Gregory Pratt and Frank Vaisvilas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-matteson-board-administrators-expenses-st-0724-20160722-story.html
— DePaul University’s fear of words – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-depaul-ben-shapiro-free-speech-edit-20160803-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kane prosecutor working to implement new marijuana possession law – Harry Hitzeman
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160803/news/160809582/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “It’s not too late to repudiate – and it could regain soul of GOP.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160803/discuss/160809761/

 

WTTW
— Reform Commission Takes 1st Look at New School Funding Model – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/03/reform-commission-takes-1st-look-new-school-funding-model

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Can and should Donald Trump win the Presidency? “Morning Joe’s,”Mika, Scarborough and Geist discuss that w/Ari Fleischer, you decide.” – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/08/5259/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Strick calls on fellow candidates to take ‘No More Madigan’ pledge – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510974459-strick-calls-on-fellow-candidates-to-take-no-more-madigan-pledge

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn joins reformers in call for term limits – Kerry Goff
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/510982866-skillicorn-joins-reformers-in-call-for-term-limits

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Olsen takes oath as State Representative – Stephen Silver
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/510985722-olsen-takes-oath-as-state-representative

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— NAPERVILLE VOTERS IN 81ST LEGISLATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT HAVE A NEW STATE REP – Cheryl Meyer
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2016/08/03/naperville-voters-81st-legislative-house-district-new-state-rep/63668

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Jim Edgar is Wrong About Turnover and the Need for Term Limits – Brittany Clingen
http://www.illinoismirror.com/jim-edgar-is-wrong-about-turnover-and-the-need-for-term-limits/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Orland Park Public Library Bans Book About Orland Park Public Library – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/orland-park-public-library-bans-book-about-orland-park-public-library/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LIBERTY COUNSEL CONDEMNS NEW ILLINOIS LAW AS AN “UNCONSTITUTIONAL, TYRANNICAL STATUTE”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/liberty-counsel-condemns-new-illinois-law-as-an-unconstitutional-tyrannical-statute.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Kinzinger goes on CNN to say he won’t back Trump  (DIERSEN: How many in Kinzinger’s Congressional District voted for Trump in the primary?)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/kinzinger-goes-on-cnn-to-say-he-wont-back-trump/
— Duckworth case removed from trial docket
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/duckworth-trial-removed-from-trial-docket/

 

CHRISTIAN DAILY
— Illinois governor signs bill forcing medical professionals to promote abortion – Lorraine Caballero
http://christiandaily.com/article/illinois-governor-signs-bill-forcing-medical-professionals-to-promote-abortion/54863.htm

 

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
— Illinois Governor Signs Bill Forcing Pregnancy Care Centers to Refer for Abortions – Andrew Guernsey
http://www.frcblog.com/2016/08/illinois-governor-signs-bill-forcing-pregnancy-care-centers-refer-abortions/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump: Voter ID rulings could lead to ‘rigged’ election
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13333
— Welfare Is the New Work
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13260
— Two boys, 14 and 15, among at least 11 shot across Chicago in one day
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13340

 

TOWNHALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Panicked Allies Plot ‘Intervention’ As GOP ‘Actively Explores’ Replacing Trump.”
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/08/03/reports-are-republicans-preparing-to-abandon-an-imploding-trump-campaign-en-masse-n2201345

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Conservatism’s Sad and Ugly Transformation into Trumpism.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438623/conservatisms-moral-crisis-defending-trumps-lies

 

THE HILL
— RNC: Trump will be on ballot – Jonathan Easley and Jonathan Swan
http://thehill.com/homenews/presidential-campaign/290336-rnc-trump-will-be-on-ballot
— Priebus, Giuliani, Gingrich plot Trump ‘intervention’ – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/290247-priebus-giuliani-gingrich-plot-trump-intervention-report

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Runaway Trump Train Picks Up Speed As Aides Can’t Grab The Controls  Paul Manafort isn’t quitting, but is said to be “frustrated.” The RNC is distancing itself. Even Trump’s kids seem powerless.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/runaway-trump-unmanageable_us_57a15f8de4b08a8e8b600c89

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Fueled by Small Donations, Donald Trump Makes Up Major Financial Ground – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and NICK CORASANITI
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/trump-fundraising.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP Frustrations With Trump Mount as Allies Weigh Options.”
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/03/us/politics/ap-us-campaign-2016.html
— Fueled by Small Donations, Donald Trump Makes Up Major Financial Ground – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/trump-fundraising.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps encourage Muslims to join the U.S. military.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/muslims-us-military.html
— Why Trump Is Not Like Other Draft Dodgers – TED GUP
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/opinion/why-trump-is-not-like-other-draft-dodgers.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the evening of Dec. 1, 1969, I was sitting on the floor of a crowded Brandeis University dorm room while on the TV the birth dates of men across the nation, contained in small blue capsules, were drawn out of a container. This lottery would largely determine who among some 850,000 of the draft-eligible would go to Vietnam and who would be left to carry on with their careers, free from the threat of enemy fire. That evening came back to me on Tuesday as I read about Donald Trump’s multiple student deferments and the bone spurs he said exempted him from service. I am no fan of Mr. Trump’s, but on this issue, I am in no position to stand in judgment. I had the dubious honor of being picked first in that 1969 lottery, along with all the eligible men who shared my birthday, Sept. 14. But I did not go into service. Just before I graduated, I instead availed myself of a psychiatrist who, for a fee, swore that I suffered from delusions of grandeur because I wanted to be a writer and travel the world. Funny how the truth can be twisted into something so dishonorable. Mr. Trump and I were among those favored sons who could find a relatively easy exit from the draft. But Mr. Trump still stands out. Reading of his comments questioning Senator John McCain’s status as a hero, his equating the risks of contracting sexual diseases with the perils of combat, his attack on the family of a fallen Muslim officer, and his claim of sacrifice in pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, I realized just how isolated and self-absorbed he was during that turbulent period, and how completely out of sync he is with most of his generation, veterans and evaders alike. He seems to have escaped the turmoil of the 1960s and ’70s not merely unscathed, but untouched by humanity. For many of us who avoided the draft, the ensuing years brought with them not merely a measure of guilt, but also a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices of those who did serve. They gave rise to a new patriotism — one tinged with remorse, but also renewed recognition of the courage and grit of those who, no older than ourselves and no less eager to get on with their lives, had gone off to war.)
— Make the Government a Model Employer – Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/opinion/make-the-government-a-model-employer.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Reince Priebus figures out that he blew it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/03/reince-priebus-figures-out-that-he-blew-it/

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Panic in the GOP: Party furious, fearful over Trump.”
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article93578777.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mike Pence Endorses Paul Ryan After Donald Trump’s Refusal  Dispute over whether the Wisconsin Republican had requested endorsement –  JANET HOOK and KRISTINA PETERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-refusal-to-endorse-paul-ryan-shows-chasm-between-the-two-1470241682

 

USA TODAY
— Voter ID laws help protect elections: We will appeal this erroneous ruling and continue to stand up for common-sense laws. – Gov. Pat McCrory
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/08/02/voter-laws-help-protect-elections-gov-mccrory/87974622/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Trump harassment remarks called ‘victim blaming’ – Mary Bowerman
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/02/donald-eric-trump-sexual-harassment-victim-blaming-women-work-ivanka-trump/87957126/

 

NEWSWEEK
— MUSLIM FAMILIES OF DEAD AMERICAN SOLDIERS SEEM DETERMINED TO OPPOSE DONALD TRUMP – REUTERS  (DIERSEN: What about Christian families of dead American soldiers?  What percent of American soldiers killed since September 11, 2001 were killed by those said they did it to advance Islam?)
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-muslims-republicans-gold-star-families-us-military-humayun-khan-487083

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans Are Realizing They’ve Made a Huge Mistake.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/135791/republicans-realizing-theyve-made-huge-mistake

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump insists campaign is greater than ever as Republicans plot intervention.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/03/donald-trump-campaign-republicans-confrontation-us-election

August 3 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Trump’s Purple Heart Draws Rebuke From Illinois Vets – Charlie De Mar
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/02/trumps-purple-heart-draws-rebuke-from-illinois-vets/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday showed off a Purple Heart he received from a supporter, just days after feuding with the parents of a U.S. soldier killed in action. “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart,” he said at a campaign stop Tuesday. “This was much easier, but I tell you it was such an honor.” The Purple Heart is given to soldiers who are wounded in combat and many veterans are upset the Trump accepted it, especially after he received five deferments to avoid the Vietnam War. Thomas Kapsalis received a Purple Heart in World War II, after he was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. His leg was nearly blown off and he still has shrapnel in his body. “All hell broke loose, airplanes coming and bombing us, and I was up on the front lines,” he told CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar. He was held captive for five months and was awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery and sacrifice. When he enlisted, he said, he was “afraid to even shoot my rifle.” “You cannot get the Purple Heart unless you shed blood,” Kapsalis said. Trump’s remarks are not sitting well with him. “I don’t understand why he’s saying that,” Kapsalis said. Illinois congresswoman Tammy Duckworth posted a photo on Twitter of her with her Purple Heart, with a message directed at Donald Trump.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Child care agency looks past state subsidies to survive – Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: What percent of those in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct depend on state subsidies to survive?  Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the aforesaid percentages will only increase.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/concordia-place-ravenswood-child-care-center/
— Without clout, judge says no appeal in boring job – Dan Mihalopoulos  (DIERSEN: What do you do and how boring is it?  I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.  What I do is not boring at all, but it is extremely stressful. I am constantly reminded of how 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 ARE INCREASINGLY SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING RID OF THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.  I am constantly reminded of the successes that those who promote dependency on government; LGBTQ activity; abortion; mass/illegal immigration; abolition of the First and Second Amendments; pot, promiscuity, booze, gambling and other vices; political affiliation discrimination; reverse discrimination; age discrimination; etc. are having.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mihalopoulos-without-clout-judge-says-no-appeal-boring-job/
— With cops turning down OT, groups mobilize residents on Labor Day – Angie Stewart  (DIERSEN: How much crime and what kind of crime do you anticipate will be committed over the Labor Day weekend in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  Who do you anticipate will commit those crimes?  Why do you think they will commit those crimes?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/with-cops-turning-down-ot-groups-mobilize-residents-on-labor-day/
— High-profile conservative Ben Shapiro banned at DePaul – Stefano Esposito and Mitch Dudek (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DePaul does things 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 for a long time.  I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. How soon, if not already, will DePaul rescind it?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/high-profile-conservative-banned-at-depaul/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner panel to meet on school funding formula – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, Democrats want to a) take more tax dollars away from Republican areas and b) give those tax dollars to Democrat areas.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-rauner-wednesday-spin-20160803-story.html
— Chicago to test for lead in water on higher-risk streets – Michael Hawthorne (DIERSEN: How old are you?  How much lead did you ingest when you were young and during the last 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, 60 years, etc.?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-chicago-water-testing-20160801-story.html
— Donald Trump spokeswoman blames Obama for 2004 Muslim soldier’s death  (DIERSEN: Are you involved in government and/or in politics?  Who are your spokespersons?  Do they read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-muslim-family-20160803-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH GRAPHICS: Taxpayers cover $4 million in teachers’ college costs – Jake Griffin  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, except for some small tuition reimbursements, I used my time and my money to earn a job-related bachelor’s degree, three job-related master’s degrees, and two job-related professional certifications. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160803/news/160809691/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Taxpayers in 70 suburban school districts paid more than $4 million last year to send 3,085 teachers back to college. The tuition reimbursement programs are meant to attract and keep teachers. But they do more than that. Since teachers’ salaries are commonly tied to their education levels, taxpayers essentially are paying to help teachers make more money. And since salaries are the biggest driver of teacher pension costs, those taxpayer-funded classes are also helping increase pension obligations. Tuition reimbursement for teachers came to nearly a half-million dollars in both Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 and Northwest Suburban High School District 214. Other school districts spent far less, and some, like Elgin Area School District U-46 and Naperville Unit District 203, have no tuition coverage for teachers and spent nothing. That’s according to school district financial records obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests.)

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Nick Provenzano resigns from McHenry County Board to work for Hultgren – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/08/02/nick-provenzano-resigns-from-mchenry-county-board-to-work-for-hultgren/ahml4cd/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner signs bill altering health care ‘right of conscience’ law – Dean Olsen (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  In Illinois, if you are not going to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.  The Illinois Democrat Party (IDP) platform promotes abortion.  The IRP platform discourages abortion.  One could argue that if you sign bills that promote the IDP platform, you are a Democrat.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160802/rauner-signs-bill-altering-health-care-right-of-conscience-law
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Opponents of the bill included the Illinois Family Institute, which said the changes in the more than 40-year-old law — recognized previously as one of the broadest in the country — will reduce religious freedom. “It is going to force pro-life doctors and nurses to violate their conscience,” David E. Smith, executive director of the not-for-profit institute, said Tuesday. However, Brigid Leahy, Planned Parenthood’s director of public policy, said: “This is not a violation of religious freedom. The whole purpose of this is to prevent harm. Religious rights should not be allowed to cause harm to another person.” Smith said the Tinley Park-based institute was “extremely disappointed” in Rauner. “We thought he was for smaller government and individual rights,” Smith said. “Instead, he chose to side with the Democrats and tyrannical government.” Asked to respond, Rauner spokesman Andrew Flach said in an email, without elaborating, that Rauner “has never pushed a social agenda and remains committed to government, economic and education reforms that can turn around Illinois.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sex advocates glorify and praise Rauner. According to this article, Rauner spokesman Andrew Flach said, “Gov. Rauner has never pushed a social agenda.”  If you sign bills that push the Democrat Party’s social agenda, you are not a Republican.)
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160802/illinois-now-has-nations-most-comprehensive-birth-control-law-advocates-say

 

HERALD NEWS
— Republicans push for term limits, district map reform at Minooka event  Durkin wants Madigan to allow vote on constitutional amendments – MIKE MALLORY
http://www.theherald-news.com/2016/08/02/republicans-push-for-term-limits-district-map-reform-at-minooka-event/aalxqsk/

 

SAUK VALLEY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/08/01/what-we-think-congressman-awaits-reason-to-back-trump/ahptqgg/

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Term limits, Gov. Rauner? – Editorial
http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-term-limits-gov-rauner/article_ad241d95-8025-58c6-998a-1bff7b4a4a86.html

 

WSIL TV
— The Latest: Trump campaign raises $80 million – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32606065/the-latest-trump-campaign-raises-80-million

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Khan to Trump: ‘Put that Purple Heart back’  Trump received draft deferment due to bone spurs in heels – CNN  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the anti-Trumps shout that I am an unpatriotic cowardly draft dodger because I sought and obtained a) student draft deferments 1966-1970 and b) a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/khan-to-trump-put-that-purple-heart-back

 

OAK PARK
— Oak Park approves a minimum wage proposal  Ordinance falls short of demands for $15 village-wide minimum wage – Timothy Inklebarger  (DIERSEN: I worked for far less than $15/hour in today’s dollars until I was 18 years old.  I would not have gotten the job that did pay $15/hour in today’s dollars if I had not had a high school diploma, had not passed an employment examination, had not passed a physical examination, had not had a drivers license and a good driving record, had not passed a truck driving test, had not passed a background check, had not had a car that I could/would use to make deliveries from, and if I had not been available to work all Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.)
http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/8-2-2016/Oak-Park-approves-a–minimum-wage-proposal/

 

OAK LAWN PATCH
— Teen’s Parents Sue High-School Locker Room Peeper and School Administrators  A federal lawsuit alleges Dist. 218 administrators were aware of other complaints about the employee prior to the locker-room incident. – Lorraine Swanson
http://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/parents-sue-richards-employee-accused-peeping-teen-locker-room

 

DEPAULIA
— Student group seeks faculty support after conservative speaker ban – Jackson Danbeck, Rachel Hinton  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DePaul does things 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 for a long time.  I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. How soon, if not already, will DePaul rescind it?)
http://depauliaonline.com/2016/08/02/conservative-commentator-shapiro-banned-speaking-depaul/

 

ILLINOIS LKEAKS
— Using the Illinois Municipal League to Justify Illegal and Improper Activity – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/using-the-illinois-municipal-league-to-justify-illegal-and-improper-activity/

 

ILLINOIS OBSERVER
— Top Cops Praise Rauner; Homeschooling Up 50%; Durkin Pushes Term Limits
http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2016/08/03/top-cops-praise-rauner-homeschooling-50-durkin-pushes-term-limits/

 

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Gill challenges signature barrier to ballot  Independent candidates face unfair burden, lawsuit claims – Patrick Yeagle
http://illinoistimes.com/article-17517-gill-challenges-signature-barrier-to-ballot-%7C-independent-candidates-face-unfair-burden,-lawsuit-claims.html

 

ILLINOIS OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
— War on Taxpayers: AFSCME Threatens to Strike – Pat Hughes
http://illinoisopportunity.org/war-on-taxpayers-afscme-threatens-to-strike/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS PARENTS GROUP BOYCOTTS TARGET FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/illinois-parents-group-boycotts-target-for-school-supplies.html
— KIRK RESPONDS TO REVELATION THAT OBAMA PAID RANSOM FOR HOSTAGES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/kirk-responds-to-revelation-that-obama-paid-for-hostages.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner appointees are 75 percent white, 75 percent male, but no data to compare to Quinn
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/rauner-appointees-are-75-percent-white-75-percent-male-but-no-data-to-compare-to-quinn/
— Yard signs don’t vote, but they’re here to stay
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/yard-signs-dont-vote-but-theyre-here-to-stay/

 

RED STATE
— What Do Abortion, Gov. Bruce Rauner And Donald Trump Have In Common?
http://www.redstate.com/diary/stridentconservative/2016/08/03/abortion-gov.-bruce-rauner-donald-trump-common/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Report: Top GOP Officials ‘Actively Exploring’ How To Replace Trump If He Drops Out – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/03/report-top-gop-officials-actively-exploring-how-to-replace-trump-if-he-drops-out-video/

 

EAGLE FORUM
— Platforms Offer a Stark Choice – Phyllis Schlafly
http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/column/platforms-offer-a-stark-choice.html

 

GOPUSA
— No freedom of speech for conservative speakers at DePaul University  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, DePaul does things 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 for a long time.  I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980. How soon, if not already, will DePaul rescind it?)
http://www.gopusa.com/no-freedom-of-speech-for-conservative-speakers-at-depaul-university/
— Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal – Michelle Malkin
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13309

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rauner signs bill forcing pro-life doctors to promote abortion – Bradford Richardson  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  In Illinois, if you are not going to defend and advance the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican.  The Illinois Democrat Party (IDP) platform promotes abortion.  The IRP platform discourages abortion.  One could argue that if you sign bills that promote the IDP platform, you are a Democrat.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/2/bruce-rauner-illinois-governor-signs-bill-forcing-/

 

THE BLAZE
— ‘Racist Out!’: Watch How ‘Black and Brown’ Activists Forcibly Remove Trump Supporter From NYC Park – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/02/racist-out-watch-how-black-and-brown-activists-forcibly-remove-trump-supporter-from-nyc-park/
— Planned Parenthood Excoriated Over Response to Trump ‘Kicking Out’ Crying Baby – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/02/wow-planned-parenthood-excoriated-over-response-to-trump-kicking-out-crying-baby/

 

THE HILL
— Fears grow as military pulled into presidential politics – Kristina Wong
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/290192-fears-grow-as-military-pulled-into-presidential-politics
— Duckworth hits Trump over Purple Heart – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/290191-dem-iraq-war-vet-hits-trump-over-purple-heart

 

POLITICO
— Anti-Trump Republicans caught in quandary  Even as a few move to Hillary’s camp, many remain reluctant to help a Democrat, but lack a clear idea of what to do instead. – Kyle Cheney  (DIERSEN: Who are the “anti-Trump Republicans” in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?  How far will they go to get rid of Republicans who support Trump?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/never-donald-trump-republicans-226537
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/few-gop-candidates-campaign/2016/08/02/id/741851/

 

NBC NEWS
— RNC Chairman Priebus ‘Apoplectic’ Over Trump’s Refusal to Endorse Ryan – KATY TUR  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” candidates in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who I have helped elect who not only refuse to endorse me for anything, but who a) blame me for their problems, b) blame me for your problems, c) blame me for my problems, and d) blame me for everyone’s problems. Many, if not most, if not virtually all of the aforesaid read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to use against me.  The aforesaid either did nothing to help me keep the following positions or they helped my critics/opponents get rid of me: TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors member.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/card/rnc-chairman-priebus-apoplectic-over-trumps-refusal-endorse-ryan-n622001

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Steps Up Criticism of Khans and G.O.P. Leaders – ALEXANDER BURNS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/politics/donald-trump-gop.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Paul Ryan’s Trump dilemma has gotten much, much worse.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2016/08/03/daily-202-paul-ryan-s-trump-dilemma-has-gotten-much-much-worse/57a16d16cd249a68be7adb8e/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s Washington Post interview should make Republicans panic.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/03/donald-trump-has-a-secret-state-strategy-that-you-cant-know-about/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump has wasted half of the general election with nothing to show for it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/03/donald-trump-has-wasted-half-of-the-general-election-with-nothing-to-show-for-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “there has never a better chance to cut Trump loose.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/03/republicans-there-has-never-a-better-chance-to-cut-trump-loose/
— Trump on how women should deal with harassment: It’s ‘up to the individual’ – Katie Zezima and Philip Rucker (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats. While I worked for the Post Office, I was able to deal with their harassment for almost 3 years. While I worked for IRS, I was able to deal with their harassment for almost 9 years. While I worked for GAO, I was able to deal with their harassment for almost 18 years.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-and-eric-trump-opine-on-sexual-harassment–and-draw-fire/2016/08/02/9814549e-58c5-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say Trump campaign insiders say “Trump getting “nuttier and nuttier.”
http://nypost.com/2016/08/03/trump-getting-nuttier-and-nuttier-campaign-insiders-say/

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Gold Star mom to Trump: ‘How would he feel if he lost his child?’ – Hamed Aleaziz  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats divert attention away from those who kill American soldiers.  Beyond overwhelmingly, those who kill American soldiers say that they do it to advance Islam.)
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Gold-Star-mom-to-Trump-How-would-he-feel-if-9074301.php

 

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump candidacy only deepens difficulties for Collins, other Republican women.”
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/02/trump-candidacy-only-deepens-difficulties-for-collins-other-republican-women/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Withholds Ryan, McCain Backing as Payback Roils GOP – Billy House
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-02/trump-withholds-backing-from-ryan-mccain-in-apparent-payback

 

FORBES
— IRS Increases ‘Marriage Penalty,’ Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction – Tony Nitti
http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2016/08/01/irs-increases-marriage-penalty-unmarried-cohabitants-to-get-twice-the-mortgage-interest-deduction/

 

PR NEWSWIRE
— Election 2016: How Leaders Can Keep Employees Focused on Work, Not Politics – Mary C. Kelly and Peter B. Stark (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, employers who are Democrat focus on a) not hiring, retaining, or promoting Republicans and b) getting rid of their employees who are Republican.)
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/election-2016-how-leaders-can-keep-employees-focused-on-work-not-politics-300308374.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As the Presidential election heats up, employees are spending more time watching the news, checking their social media accounts and hanging out by the water cooler discussing the candidates – all at the expense of lost productivity and possibly igniting personnel conflicts that will simmer long after the votes are cast. “This election year is running high on emotion, ugly rhetoric, and polarization. Unfortunately, some of the angst associated with the issues of the election are creeping into the workplace. People are angry. Angry people are less productive. What does a great leader do?” asks Mary C. Kelly, PhD., co-author of the new leadership book, “Why Leaders Fail.” She and co-author, Peter B. Stark created a list of five guidelines for leaders who want to succeed: 1. Raise the bar and set expectations for performance. Employees who have a lot of time to talk about politics do not have enough to do. Make it clear to your teams that what we do is important, and we need everyone to focus on doing their job to succeed. 2. Demand a culture of respect. Make sure everyone knows that there will always be differences of opinions, but in the workplace we will always have a culture of respect. You don’t have to like other people’s opinions, but you do have to respect the fact that they are entitled to opinions that are different from yours. You may not like someone’s politics, but that doesn’t mean you get to disrespect them. 3. Remind employees of uniting factors. Ultimately what unites us is a desire to work, provide for our families, and make a difference in the world. We all want to be successful, support others, and be a positive role model in the community. Remind people that at work, we need to stay focused on what unites us: the mission, vision and goals of the company. 4. Agree to disagree. Leaders know not everyone is going to agree on every decision or every issue, and that is true in the workplace as well as politics Allow people the freedom to respectfully discuss, but make sure the diatribe remains thoughtful, civil, and respectful. 5. Limit distractions. Most of our clients in the business world have one thing in common. They complain they have way too much to do and not enough time to get all their work done. We cannot waste time with distraction. Leaders can help limit distractions by holding people accountable for the on-time achievement of their goals. Emotions are running high this year because voters perceive that their leaders have failed them. In their 2016 book, “Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success” the authors analyze why good people, when promoted, hired or elected, so often fail. One of the top failures happens when leaders lose the trust of the people they are supposed to lead. “Trust is hard to earn and easy to lose,” said Stark, CEO of Peter Barron Stark Companies says. “And it can happen when leaders often are not paying attention to what matters to their people.” Another failure is when leaders try so hard to be popular that they allow their need to be l­­iked to interfere or even dictate their decision. “We all want to be liked on some level,” agrees Kelly, CEO of Productive Leaders, “but relying on popularity to run an organization guarantees failure.” Good leadership is difficult and it can be tough, especially when the employees are worried about outside influences. Leaders have to stay focused so their people stay focused. Leadership means making decisions that are right for the organization and its people.)

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sex Advocates Praise Rauner For Signing Bills
http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/08/02/advocates-praise-gov-rauner-signing-bills-protecting-womens-health

 

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3720059/Retiring-Republican-lawmaker-calls-Trump-deeply-flawed-unfit-serve-GOP-lawmaker-say-ll-vote-Hillary.html

 

GUARDIAN
— Vancouver slaps 15% tax on foreign house buyers in effort to cool market  Canadian authorities have taken action to tackle the affordability crisis in British Columbia’s biggest city where a detached home now costs C$1.56m – Ashifa Kassam
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/02/vancouver-real-estate-foreign-house-buyers-tax

August 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— How will Donald Trump impact GOP races in Illinois? – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/how-will-donald-trump-impact-gop-races-in-illinois-/1454344/
— DUCKWORTH SLAMS TRUMP’S PURPLE HEART COMMENT
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/duckworth-slams-trumps-purple-heart-comment/1454484/
— IN A FIRST, VP JOE BIDEN OFFICIATES A GAY WEDDING – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/in-a-first-vp-joe-biden-officiates-a-gay-wedding/1454324/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Pols Slam Trump Over Gold Star Family Comments  Illinois politicians reacted to incendiary comments Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made about the parents of late U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan this weekend – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Illinois-Pols-Slam-Trump-Over-Gold-Star-Family-Comments-388970422.html

 

WLS AM
— Kirk rips Trump on Kahn criticism – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/08/02/kirk-rips-trump-on-kahn-criticism/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Obama says Trump ‘unfit’ to serve in White House, challenging GOP to end support
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-obama-trump-unfit-president-20160802-story.html
— Trump refuses to support Ryan, McCain in upcoming primaries – Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-ryan-mccain-primaries-20160802-story.html
— Trump accepts Purple Heart as gift from veteran: ‘This was much easier’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-purple-heart-20160802-story.html
— Chicago State University layoffs come at a cost – Jodi S. Cohen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-state-layoffs-cost-20160802-story.html
— Give voters a chance to restore democracy in Illinois – Pam Althoff, Karen McConnaughay, Heather Steans, Laura Murphy
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-illinois-independent-map-amendment-perspec-0803-md-20160802-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— With jab at Ryan, Trump ignites new tensions in GOP – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-refuses-to-back-ryan-mccain/
— Obama challenges GOP lawmakers to dump Trump
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obama-challenges-gop-lawmakers-to-dump-trump/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kirk: Respect Muslim Gold Star family, don’t let Syrian refugees in
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/news/160809752/#autoplay
— DuPage forest preserve gets 24-acre land donation – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/news/160809791/
— NBC boss: We’re not to blame for launching Trump’s candidacy – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/entlife/308029855/
— In blow to GOP unity, Trump refuses to back Ryan, McCain – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/news/308029809/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner administration says AFSCME threatening workers with fines – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160802/rauner-administration-says-afscme-threatening-workers-with-fines

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— New State Representative David Olsen Heads To Springfield – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=220291#.V6FIwmgrKM8

 

WSIU
— Madigan, Rauner Disagree On Need For Term Limits – AMANDA VINICKY
http://news.wsiu.org/post/madigan-rauner-disagree-need-term-limits#stream/0

 

DEKALB DAILY JOURNAL
— DeKalb County gave Trump votes, not cash – Eric Olson
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/07/22/olson-dekalb-county-gave-trump-votes-not-cash/a9q584/

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Trump asked GOP for backup on Khans, no one responded – Stephanie Akin
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/reports-trump-asked-gop-for-backup-on-khans-no-one/article_f0c54f1a-1354-57e4-ab97-ad3f05f9cc69.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— NoMoreMadigan movement spreading
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510974537-nomoremadigan-movement-spreading

 

EVANSTON NOW
— Aldermen debate when and why to bust for pot – Bill Smith
http://evanstonnow.com/story/public-safety/bill-smith/2016-08-02/75680/aldermen-debate-when-and-why-to-bust-for-pot

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Mayor Emanuel and Budget Director Alex Holt answering questions from Thomas, Dardick, Spielman, Berkowitz, et al – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/08/mayor-emanuel-and-budget-director-alex-holt-answering-questions-from-thomas-dardick-spielman-berkowitz-et-al/

 

CHICAGO READER
— New Illinois law defines ‘stoned driving’ – Maya Dukmasova
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2016/08/02/new-illinois-law-defines-stoned-driving

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS’ STOPGAP BUDGET SPENDS $8B MORE THAN THE STATE TAKES IN – Ted Dabrowski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-stopgap-budget-spends-8b-more-than-the-state-takes-in/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— TRAGIC: Lawmakers applaud governor’s signing of marijuana bill
http://ilnews.org/9071/lawmakers-applaud-governors-signing-of-marijuana-bill/

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Where Has Durbin Been While Democrat Policies Were Hurting “Innocent People”? – Eric Kohn
http://www.illinoismirror.com/where-has-durbin-been-while-democrat-policies-were-hurting-innocent-people/

 

ILLINOIS OBSERVER
— Poll: Durbin Leads Rauner by 9 Points
http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2016/08/02/poll-durbin-leads-rauner-9-points/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— GOVERNOR FACES DECISION ON BILL THAT COULD ELIMINATE PROPERTY TAX-CAPPED FUNDS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/governor-faces-decision-on-bill-that-could-remove-property-tax-capped-funds.html
— KHOURI MAKES TERRORISM A CAMPAIGN FOCAL POINT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/khouri-makes-terrorism-a-campaign-focal-point.html
— WEYERMULLER: HAS DEPAUL UNIVERSITY BANNED FREE SPEECH?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/weyermuller-has-depaul-university-banned-free-speech.html
— THORNER: HULTGREN, BARTON AWARDED FOR CONSERVATIVE EFFORTS ON FAMILY PAC BOAT CRUISE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/thorner-2016-family-pac-boat-cruise-memorable-evening-aboard-the-fort-dearborn-with-david-barton.html
— GUN STOCKS SURGE AS BACKGROUND CHECKS HIT ALL-TIME HIGH
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/gun-stocks-surge.html
— BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD SEEKS UP TO 45 PERCENT INCREASE ON ILLINOIS’ OBAMACARE PLANS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/blue-cross-blue-shield-seeks-up-to-45-percent-increase-on-illinois-obamacare-plans.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Kirk, Duckworth and Kinzinger slam Trump
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/02/kirk-duckworth-and-kinzinger-slam-trump/
— Republican candidate Jerry Long denounces negative mailer sent on his behalf
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/02/candidate-denounces-negative-mailer-sent-on-his-behalf/

 

PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
— Is Trump the Peace Candidate?
http://buchanan.org/blog/trump-peace-candidate-125499

 

BREITBART
— Paul Nehlen: Paul Ryan’s Betrayal of GOP Nominee Beneath Dignity of His Office, Morally Disqualifying – JULIA HAHN
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/02/nehlen-ryans-betrayal-gop-nominee-beneath-dignity-office-morally-disqualifying/

 

HOT AIR
— Reince Priebus: ‘I think this family should be off limits’ – JOHN SEXTON
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/02/reince-priebus-i-think-this-family-should-be-off-limits/

 

BLAZE
— Trump: New York Times Staffers ‘Don’t Know How to Write Good’ – Dave Urbanski
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/01/trump-new-york-times-staffers-dont-know-how-to-write-good/

 

GOPUSA
— Hillary Says Obama ‘Left Behind’ White America
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13271
— Macy’s fires man for views on transgender in ladies’ room
http://www.gopusa.com/macys-fires-man-for-views-on-transgender-in-ladies-room/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE KHIZR KHAN CON  Joseph Farah schools Muslim American on purpose of Constitution
http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/the-khizr-kahn-con/

 

NEWSMAX
— GOP Sen. Mark Kirk: Steer Clear of Trump to Win Re-election – John Gizzi  (DIERSEN: Who steers clear of you?  The following steer clear of 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 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.newsmax.com/John-Gizzi/trump-kirk-artl-2016/2016/08/02/id/741759/
— Trump’s Attack on the Khans Backfires – Rich Lowry
http://www.newsmax.com/RichLowry/Trump-khan-constitution-clinton/2016/08/02/id/741762/
— Trump Calls Clinton a ‘Pathological Liar’ – Joe Crowe
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Trump-Clinton-Pathological-Liar-Twitter/2016/08/02/id/741704/
— Buffett Hits Trump’s Business Acumen: ‘A Monkey’ Could Have Done Better
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/warren-buffett-trump-tax/2016/08/01/id/741635/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Post-convention, Trump struggles to keep GOP voters  Hanna: Kahn feud was final straw – Seth McLaughlin
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/2/donald-trump-struggles-to-keep-gop-voters-after-co/
— Where are all the high-ranking GOP women? – Elise Viebeck  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at women that if you are a Republican, you are a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/02/where-are-all-the-high-ranking-gop-women/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— John McCain: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Senator
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23732

 

THE HILL
— Worried GOP tells Trump: Get on message – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/290181-worried-gop-tells-trump-get-on-message
— Trump declines to endorse Ryan, McCain – Harper Neidig
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290183-trump-withholding-support-of-ryan-mccain
— Obama: It’s time for Republican leaders to denounce Trump – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290120-obama-its-time-for-republican-leaders-to-denounce-trump

 

POLITICO
— President Obama calls Trump ‘woefully unprepared’ for the presidency  Obama also slammed Republicans who condemn the real estate mogul’s statements while maintaining that they will vote for him. – Nolan D. McCaskill
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/obama-trump-226564
— Few Republicans want to campaign with Trump  POLITICO asked four dozen GOP candidates a simple question: Will you campaign with Donald Trump? Hardly any said yes. – Alex Isenstadt and Theodoric Meyer
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/donald-trump-republicans-campaigning-226583

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Trump Attacks Legitimacy Of Elections, Top Republicans Go Silent  The GOP nominee and a key adviser warn that the presidency will be stolen from him. – S.V. Date
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-stolen-election_us_57a104c8e4b0e2e15eb7b3f0

 

CNN
— Trump gifted Purple Heart, says he ‘always wanted’ one – Jeremy Diamond
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/02/politics/donald-trump-purple-heart/
— Obama says Trump ‘unfit’ for presidency – Kevin Liptak
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/02/politics/obama-says-trump-unfit-for-presidency/index.html

 

NBC NEWS
— Paul Ryan Primary Opponent at Heart of Proxy War Between Trump and GOP – ALEXANDRA JAFFE
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/paul-ryan-primary-opponent-heart-proxy-war-between-trump-gop-n621906

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Obama Says Republicans Should Withdraw Support for Trump – MICHAEL D. SHEAR
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/politics/president-obama-donald-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Donald Trump begins contemplating the unthinkable: He might lose – Greg Sargent
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/08/02/donald-trump-begins-contemplating-the-unthinkable-he-might-lose/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “There is something very wrong with Donald Trump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/there-is-something-very-wrong-with-donald-trump/2016/08/01/73809c72-57fe-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html
— Trump refuses to support Paul Ryan, John McCain in upcoming Republican primaries – Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-refuses-to-endorse-paul-ryan-in-gop-primary-im-just-not-quite-there-yet/2016/08/02/1449f028-58e9-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Obama says Trump is ‘unfit to serve,’ and Trump threatens to walk away from leading Republicans – Michael A. Memoli
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-obama-trump-20160802-snap-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth who lost her legs in Iraq shuts down Trump’s ‘easy’ Purple Heart – Jackie Salo
http://nypost.com/2016/08/02/congresswoman-who-lost-her-legs-in-iraq-shuts-down-trumps-easy-purple-heart/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Veterans slam Donald Trump for saying he ‘always wanted’ a Purple Heart – Christopher Brennan
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/veterans-slam-donald-trump-accepting-purple-heart-article-1.2736139

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Obama Calls on GOP Leaders to Revoke Endorsements of Trump  President denounces GOP candidate as ‘unfit’ for the White House – CAROL E. LEE and BYRON TAU
http://www.wsj.com/articles/barack-obama-calls-on-gop-leaders-to-stop-endorsing-donald-trump-1470154797

 

FED WEEK
— Council Boosts Focus on Financial Management Workforce
http://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/council-boosts-focus-financial-management-workforce/

 

RIGHT WING WATCH
— Sandy Rios: Khizr Khan Is ‘Dishonest’ Since ‘Faithful Muslims Can’t Embrace Our Constitution’ – Nabi Dressler
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/sandy-rios-khizr-khan-dishonest-faithful-muslims-can-t-embrace-our-constitution

August 1 Evening Edition

NBC5
— State Rep. Sandack’s Replacement Will Be Sworn in Wednesday  Downers Grove Republican David Olsen was selected Saturday to replace former state Rep. Ron Sandack, who resigned last week citing “cyber security issues.” Olsen will be sworn in Wednesday. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rep-Sandacks-Replacement-Will-Be-Sworn-in-Wednesday-388861172.html

 

WGN TV
— Republicans criticize Trump for remarks about family of slain Muslim soldier – TOM NEGOVAN
http://wgntv.com/2016/08/01/republicans-criticize-trump-for-remarks-about-family-of-slain-muslim-soldier/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— An austere contract for a College of DuPage president? Pinch us. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-college-dupage-breuder-rondeau-illinois-edit-0802-jm-20160801-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Many, if not most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, that is, they reject the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-glanton-clinton-diversity-20160729-column.html
— Social media policies leave cities in control of posts, discussions – Genevieve Bookwalter , Mike Danahey and Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-abn-facebook-policies-cities-st-0727-20160801-story.html
— GOP lawmakers, veterans groups disavow Trump over criticism of Muslim soldier’s family
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-muslim-family-20160801-story.html
— NY Post’s nude Melania Trump cover is morally bankrupt – Heidi Stevens
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-melania-trump-new-york-post-balancing-0801-20160801-column.html
— The empathy gap: Donald Trump makes it all about him (and why that’s dangerous) – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-donald-trump-khizr-khan-muslim-family-edit-0802-jm-20160801-story.html
— Employment board: Ex-College of DuPage controller entitled to unemployment benefits – Dawn Rhodes
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/cod/ct-college-of-dupage-sapyta-unemployment-benefits-20160801-story.html
— Warren Buffett knocks Trump’s business record, failure to show tax returns
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-buffett-trump-tax-returns-20160801-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump takes fire from Kirk, Duckworth
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-takes-fire-from-kirk-duckworth/
— Protesters want aldermen to drop ‘Blue Lives Matter’ ordinance – Jacob Wittich
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/protesters-want-aldermen-to-oppose-blue-lives-matter-ordinance/
— Presidential campaign touches bottom, keeps digging – Neil St
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-presidential-campaign-touches-bottom-keeps-digging/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban GOP lawmakers push for term limits, dismiss questions about unity – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160801/news/160809928/
— Board: Fired College of DuPage controller should get unemployment benefits – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160801/news/160809929/
— Illinois passes law protecting free speech for high school journalists – Steve Zalusky  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents a) want to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) want to stop everyone from reading them.  My critics/opponents are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  They are disciples of Saul Alinsky.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160801/news/160809994/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The law places responsibility for content in school-sponsored media in the hands of student journalists, under the guidance of student advisers and subject to limitations on material that is libelous or obscene, constitutes an unwarranted invasion of privacy, violates federal or state law or school district policies or disrupts the orderly operation of the school. School officials would have the burden of proving that a publication is subject to restriction.)
— Tom Cullerton’s initiative to end pension abuse signed into law
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160801/submitted/160809946/
— Why getting stuck without a job is just bad luck – Matt O’Brien  (DIERSEN: I have been unemployed since 1997 not because of bad luck, but a) because I was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my employer GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, b) because I have always opposed political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, c) because GAO wanted to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran to make way for its young Democrat minority and female employees, and d) because I refused to help my GAO superiors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, older, or non-veteran.  Republicans had cut GAO’s budget dramatically and the Democrats who ran GAO used that to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, or non-veteran.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160731/business/160739973/

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— David Olsen replaces Sandack, says he looks forward to facing Springfield challenges – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/08/01/david-olsen-replaces-sandack-says-he-looks-forward-to-facing-springfield-challenges/a89calh/

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Madigan Resists Rauner’s Push for Term Limits – AMANDA VINICKY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-resists-rauners-push-term-limits#stream/0

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Understanding how judges decide cases: Berkowitz w/Judge Posner on Legal Realism, Legal Formalism and stealth liberal Justices
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/08/understanding-how-judges-decide-cases-berkowitz-wjudge-posner-on-legal-realism-legal-formalism-and-stealth-liberal-justices-cableweb/

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Paul Ryan’s GOP Opponent Says Deporting All Muslims In US is “A Conversation We Should Have”
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/paul-ryans-gop-opponent-says-deporting-all-muslims-in-us-is-a-conversation-we-should-have

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Comments on Chicago,Cook County Property Tax Bills; Silent on Bill That, If Signed, Would Hike School Taxes Outside of Chicago – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/01/rauner-comments-on-chicagocook-county-property-tax-bills-silent-on-bill-that-if-signed-would-hike-school-taxes-outside-of-chicago/
— Republicans in the Algonquin Parade – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/01/republicans-in-the-algonquin-parade/

 

TERI O’BRIEN
— Is Khizr Khan simply a patriotic Muslim, grieving the loss of his son, or a politically-motivated Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer and proponent of sharia law?
http://teriobrien.com/khizr-khan-muslim-brotherhood-sharia/

 

ILLINOIS CONSERVATIVE EXAMINER
— Nancy Pelosi: White men don’t like Clinton ‘because of guns, because of gays, and because of God’ – Walther Theodore
http://www.ice-news.net/2016/07/31/white-men-dont-like-clinton-because-of-guns-because-of-gays-and-because-of-god-nancy-pelosi/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES: THE PRICE OF LOYALTY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/ives-the-price-of-loyalty.html
— TAXPAYER GROUP RELEASES REPORT ON ILLINOIS STATE PENSION CRISIS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/taxpayer-group-releases-report-on-illinois-state-pension-crisis.html
— MALIA OBAMA FLASHES FROM LOLLAPALOOZA 2016 SIDE STAGE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/malia-obama-flashes-from-lollapalooza-2016-side-stage-.html

 

GOPUSA
— Pope Francis: If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13243

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Sheriff Clarke: Black Lives Matter Should Be Labeled as a Hate Group
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/31/sheriff-clarke-black-lives-matter-should-be-classified-hate-group

 

CATHOLIC NEWS LIVE
— Thomas More Society Responds to Illinois Gov. Rauner Signing SB 1564 into Law – Tom Brejcha
http://catholicnewslive.com/story/586644

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Illinois gov. signs law forcing Christian doctors to refer for, promote abortion – Jay Hogbbs
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/republican-gov.-signs-off-on-illinois-law-revoking-religious-protection-ove

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Who is Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen US solder? – Clarice Feldman
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/08/who_is_khizr_kahn_the_father_of_a_fallen_us_solder.html

 

DAILY CALLER
— Feminists Stay Home While Melania Is Mocked – Katie Frates
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/31/feminists-stay-home-while-melania-is-mocked/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— DePaul University bans Ben Shapiro from speaking on campus
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28332/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GOP lawmaker Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va.: Vote for Clinton ‘if you want to herd goats’ – GABBY MORRONGIELLO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-lawmaker-vote-for-clinton-if-you-want-to-herd-goats/article/2598312

 

THE HILL
— McCain in tough spot with Trump – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/290044-mccain-in-tough-spot-with-trump

 

POLITICO
— RNC chief rebukes Trump: Khans ‘should be off limits’ – Nolan D. McCaskill (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, members of the following groups are “off limits,” that is, they are protected: 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.politico.com/story/2016/08/priebus-trump-khizr-khan-226533

 

CNN
— Trump praises Paul Ryan’s primary challenger – Jeremy Diamond
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/01/politics/donald-trump-paul-ryan-paul-nehlen-election-2016/

 

ABC NEWS
— Is Trump Shifting His Immigration Rhetoric? – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trump-shifting-immigration-rhetoric-41038896

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Avoided Draft With a Heel Problem, but the Details Are Murky – STEVE EDER and DAVE PHILIPPS  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats and/or veterans. My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrats hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans that am a draft dodger.  I sought and obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/donald-trump-draft-record.html

— Donald Trump’s Draft Card
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/01/us/politics/trump-draft-card.html
— Donald Trump’s Selective Service Records
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/01/us/politics/trump-record.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/opinion/worthy-of-our-contempt.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/opinion/how-the-stupid-party-created-donald-trump.html
— Make Algorithms Accountable – JULIA ANGWIN  (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 CREATE ALGORITHMS 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.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/opinion/make-algorithms-accountable.html?ref=opinion

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say Republicans had a “very, very bad convention.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/01/reince-priebuss-very-very-bad-convention/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump gives GOP leaders another reason to repudiate him. Why don’t they?
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trump-khan-presidential-campaign-20160801-snap-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Francis Condemns ‘borders as barriers’ – John Bacon (DIERSEN: Anti-Americans oppose borders.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/31/pope-francis-wraps-up-5-day-visit-poland/87886732/
— The media tries to walk back Trump – Michael Wolff
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/wolff/2016/07/31/wolff-media-tries-walk-back-trump/87676854/
— We all regret the Khan family’s loss – Donald Trump
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/31/regret-khan-familys-loss-opposing-view/87889942/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that the Khans “speak out for many.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2016/07/31/voices-these-muslim-parents-speak-out-many/87885008/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Donald J. Trump Referendum  Democrats figure they can bait the Republican into blowing himself up.- Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-donald-j-trump-referendum-1470093759
— John McCain Denounces Donald Trump’s Comments on Khizr Khan, Ghazala Khan  Says the GOP nomination doesn’t come with an ‘unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us’ – KRISTINA PETERSON and JANET HOOK (DIERSEN: What does McCain think of you?  I am sure that he has a very low opinion of me.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats and/or veterans. My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were Democrats hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were veterans that am a draft dodger.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/john-mccain-denounces-donald-trumps-comments-on-khizr-khan-1470062035
http://www.wsj.com/video/john-mccain-slams-trump-over-khan-family-spat/6CFB26B8-A6A8-4C65-A097-071502EBA018.html

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— As the Obamas vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to visit Nantucket – Nik DeCosta-Klipa
https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2016/08/01/donald-trump-holding-fundraiser-nantucket-day-obamas-set-arrive-marthas-vineyard

 

GUARDIAN
— McCain condemns Trump over Khans as Obama joins chorus of criticism – Amanda Holpuch and Sabrina Siddiqui
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/01/john-mccain-condemns-trump-khizr-ghazala-khan-comments

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Changing U.S. News Media Transform 2016 Campaign – Katherine Gypson
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/changing-us-news-media-transform-2016-campaign/
— Facebook’s Dominance in Journalism Could Be Bad News For Us All – Jon Bernstein  (DIERSEN: What does Facebook think a) of you, b) of those who share your demographics, c) of those who share your occupation, d) of the organizations that you are/were a member of, e) of your past/present employers, and d) of the municipality, township/ward, county, state, and country that you live in?  From what I see, ever-increasingly, Facebook has the power to destroy individuals, to destroy organizations, to destroy companies, to destroy governments, and to destroy countries that it disapproves of.)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/facebooks-dominance-in-journalism-could-be-bad-news-for-us-all/

 

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— Where ISIS and Republicans agree: persecuting potheads – David Downs
http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2016/08/01/where-isis-and-republicans-agree-persecuting-potheads/

August 1 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Map group files appeal in legislative districting case – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-rauner-monday-spin-20160801-story.html
— Trump suggests U.S. accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-russia-crimea-20160731-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Courageous within GOP resist ‘danger to the Republic’”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-courageous-within-gop-resist-danger-to-the-republic/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps Say Picking on Gold Star family shows Trump’s ‘black soul’
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-picking-on-gold-star-family-shows-trumps-black-soul/
— Trump suggests that U.S. accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-suggests-u-s-accept-russias-annexation-crimea/
— Pope: It’s not right to talk about a ‘violent, terrorist’ Islam – AP  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Pope sides with Islam and against the critics of Islam.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pope-not-right-to-talk-about-violent-terrorist-islam/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pope Francis said Sunday he won’t label Islam as “terrorist” because that would be unfair and not true. Reporters aboard the papal plane flying him home after a pilgrimage to Poland, the day after extremists slit the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass in a French church, asked him why he never uses the word “Islam” to describe terrorism or other violence. While in Poland, Francis made an unscheduled stop at a church in Krakow to implore God to protect people from the “devastating wave” of terrorism in many parts of the world. When asked why he didn’t describe the priest’s murder and other attacks as Islamic terrorism, Francis replied he won’t do that because “it’s not right to identify Islam with violence. It’s not right and it’s not true.”  “I believe that in every religion there is always a little fundamentalist group,” he said. “I don’t like to talk of Islamic violence because, every day, when I go through the newspapers, I see violence, this man who girls his girlfriend, another who kills his mother-in-law,” Francis said, in apparent reference to crime news in predominantly Catholic Italy. “And these are baptized Catholics. If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence.” “In Islam, not all are violent, not all the Catholics are violent,” he said. “It’s like a fruit salad, everything’s in there. Noting he has spoken with imams, he concluded: “I know how they think, they are looking for peace.”  As for ISIS, he said, the Islamic State group “presents itself with a violent identity card, but that’s not Islam.” Francis spoke on the day when Muslims in France and Italy flocked to Sunday Mass in a show of interfaith solidarity following a string of extremist attacks threatening to sharpen religious divides across Europe.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Stopgap spending plan a necessary evil – David Harris
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160801/discuss/160809996/
— Anti-slavery leaders speak in Naperville – Lauren Rohr
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160731/news/160739838/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Christian County Sheriff Reacts To New Marijuana Law
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/christian-county-sheriff-reacts-to-new-marijuana-law-08-01-2016
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Christian County sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp is condemning Illinois’ new marijuana decriminalization law. Governor Bruce Rauner signed the bill Friday removing criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Now possession of 10 grams of marijuana or less is considered a civil violation, similar to a traffic ticket. Kettelkamp says the change won’t save his department time, because drugs can lead to more serious crimes. “I think this is a big mistake for our legislators. I just wish the legislators would just spend one day, or a couple days, in law enforcement’s shoes and see from the people that use marijuana,” said Kettelkamp. Kettelkamp tells us he’s worried the new law sends the wrong message to kids who might now think it’s acceptable to use marijuana.)

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Khan talks peace.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Knizr Khan makes it clear that he is far more angry at Trump than at those who killed his son.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/while-khan-talks-peace-trump-tweets-against-him
— Gold Star families demand apology from Trump  Letter posted on VoteVets.org – David Wright (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Knizr Khan makes it clear that he is far more angry at Trump than at those who killed his son.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/gold-star-families-demand-apology-from-trump

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Tricky business of appointing representatives – Chris Kaergard and Nick Vlahos
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20160731/word-on-street-tricky-business-of-appointing-representatives

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— State board sharing cost-saving ideas inactive for 3 years – DAN PETRELLA
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/state-board-to-share-cost-saving-ideas-inactive-for-years/article_b275f3ea-2214-5255-9774-0e5af831930b.html

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gay music director can continue suit against Catholic church  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, those who promote LGBTQ activity will sue you.)
http://www.nwitimes.com/gay-music-director-can-continue-suit-against-catholic-church/article_d535978a-c4a7-5980-8a19-46e2618983f9.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— House races key to Illinois’ political power struggles – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160731/house-races-key-to-illinois-political-power-struggles

 

WSIU
— Michael Madigan: A DNC Interview With The Chairman Of The Democratic Party Of Illinois – AMANDA VINICKY
http://news.wsiu.org/post/michael-madigan-dnc-interview-chairman-democratic-party-illinois#stream/0

 

WSIL TV
— Carmi miners show support for coal and Trump – Erin Fisher
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32583789/carmi-miners-show-support-for-coal-and-trump

 

WTAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mike Madigan who is anti-Rauner and anti-Trump says “Rauner Can’t Disavow Trump.”
http://wtax.com/news/101101-madigan-rauner-cant-disavow-trump/

 

SAUK VALLEY
— In Illinois: A House united, or more divided?  House races are key to the state’s political power struggle – AP
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/07/31/in-illinois-a-house-united-or-more-divided/afd21sh/

 

SOUTHERN
— Boom and betrayal: Retired coal miners losing health benefits as companies file bankruptcy – MOLLY PARKER
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/boom-and-betrayal-retired-coal-miners-losing-health-benefits-as/article_16ffe2e7-4eb8-5ea8-bcb2-2dfd97f3b327.html

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Winner of Clinton v. Trump to be decided by Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/07/winner-of-clinton-v-trump-to-be-decided-by-florida-ohio-and-pennsylvania/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blast Trump for saying “I’ve Made A Lot Of Sacrifices.”  What do your critics/opponents blast you for?  My critics/opponents blast me a) for taking jobs and for getting promotions that should have been given to minorities, to females, to those younger than me, and to veterans, b) for avoiding the draft, c) for giving up trying to have children, d) for not adopting, e) for not becoming a foster parent, and f) for not serving as one of their operatives or as one of their dupes.)
http://www.chicagonow.com/recesses-mind/2016/07/ive-made-a-lot-of-sacrifices/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— Independent Maps will fight all the way to the state Supreme court
http://rebootillinois.com/2016/07/28/independent-maps-will-fight-way-state-supreme-court/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— BERNIE SUPPORTERS SAY THEY’RE VOTING FOR TRUMP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/bernie-supporters-say-theyre-voting-for-trump.html
— ILLINOISANS REVOLT AGAINST NATION’S HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/illinoisans-revolt-against-nations-highest-property-taxes.html

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— STATEMENT BY DEBORAH DEMOSS FONSECA, SPOKESPERSON FOR CONSERVATIVES AGAINST TRUMP  (DIERSEN: The past predicts the future.  If Trump/Pence loses in November, if the past predicts the future, my critics/opponents will blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS for all losses that Republican suffer in Illinois in November.)
http://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/politics/statement-by-deborah-demoss-fonseca-spokesperson-for-conservatives-against-trump/

 

CONTRARIAN COMMENTARY
— GOP congressional candidate Andy Martin defends Trump against Khizr Khan
http://contrariancommentary.com/new-hampshire-news-conference-gop-congressional-candidate-andy-martin-defends-donald-trump-against-attacks-by-khizr-and-ghazala-khan/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats’ platform ‘morally reprehensible,’ says ex-Obama adviser
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13234
— Hacked DNC Emails’ Startling Implications
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13230
— SF tries again to allow aliens and 16 yr. olds to vote in local elections
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13206
— Democrats relished all gender restroom at DNC
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13208

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— NEW AD CAMPAIGN PINS PAUL RYAN AS PRO-MUSLIM REFUGEE  He’s also for ‘illegal sanctuary cities, Obama’s executive amnesty’ – LEO HOHMANN
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/new-ad-campaign-pins-paul-ryan-as-pro-muslim-refugee/

 

TOWNHALL
— So Conservatives, What Have We Learned From This Trump Thing? – Kurt Schlichter
http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2016/08/01/so-conservatives-what-have-we-learned-from-this-trump-thing-n2200195

 

TPM
— Pence Attempts To Clean Up After Trump With Statement On Khan Family – CAITLIN MACNEAL
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mike-pence-statement-trump-khan-family

 

BREITBART
— Double Agent: Paul Ryan Races to Media to Join Hillary’s Attacks Against Trump – Julia Hahn
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/31/paul-ryan-joins-hillary-attacks-trump/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump Campaign Will Focus on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/donald-trump-focus-florida-ohio/2016/07/31/id/741421/
— Pope’s Top Cardinal Accused of Sex Abuse
http://www.newsmax.com/Europe/EU-REL-Vatican-Pope/2016/07/31/id/741443/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump Should Push for Abolition of Tenure – Robert Oscar Lopez  (DIERSEN: Does Trump agree with Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and Lee Daniels on political affiliation discrimination?  From what I see, Thompson, Edgar, and Daniels side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government against me. They believe that Republican government officials should waste the careers of and get rid of their Democrat employees and that Democrat government officials should waste the careers of and get rid of their Republican employees.  SEE:
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html)
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/trump_should_push_for_abolition_of_tenure.html

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Priebus echoes Trump: Debate schedule ‘should be revisited’ – GABBY MORRONGIELLO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/priebus-echoes-trump-debate-schedule-should-be-revisited/article/2598253#!

 

THE HILL
— Dems lap up Hillary Kool Aid at their own risk – Stephanie M. Jason
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/289815-dems-lap-up-the-hillary-kool-aid-at-their-own-risk

 

POLITICO
— Trump’s tough weekend  The self-inflicted wounds seemed to come fast and furious. – Matthew Nussbaum
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/donald-trump-tough-weekend-226488

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— How About Four New Scalias On The Supreme Court – Earl Ofari Hutchinson
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/how-about-four-more-scali_b_11285596.html
— Donald Trump Ducks Tax Disclosure – EDITORIAL (DIERSEN: Democrats always want Republicans to pay more taxes.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/opinion/donald-trump-ducks-tax-disclosure.html

 

REUTERS
— Trump rebuts criticism by Army father at Democratic convention – GRANT SMITH
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-rebut-idUSKCN10B005?il=0

 

NBC NEWS
— Charles Koch Explains To Donors Why He Won’t Support Trump – LEIGH ANN CALDWELL (DIERSEN: The more that you criticize Trump, the more that the Democrat news media promotes you.)
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/charles-koch-explains-donors-why-he-won-t-support-trump-n620621
— Pence: Humayun Khan Is ‘American Hero,’ Kin Must Be ‘Cherished’ – VAUGHN HILLYARD
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/humayun-khan-american-hero-kin-must-be-cherished-pence-n620676

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Donald Trump’s Confrontation With Muslim Soldier’s Parents Emerges as Unexpected Flash Point – ALEXANDER BURNS, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ASHLEY PARKER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/us/politics/khizr-khan-ghazala-donald-trump-muslim-soldier.html?ref=politics
— John McCain Denounces Donald Trump’s Comments on Family of Muslim Soldier – JENNIFER STEINHAUER  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are far more anti-Trump than they are anti-Democrat.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/john-mccain-denounces-donald-trumps-comments-on-family-of-muslim-soldier.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Critics See Efforts by Counties and Towns to Purge Minority Voters From Rolls – MICHAEL WINES  (DIERSEN: Democrats stress that minorities overwhelmingly a) vote for Democrats and b) vote against Republicans.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/us/critics-see-efforts-to-purge-minorities-from-voter-rolls-in-new-elections-rules.html
— Obama to Leave the White House a Nerdier Place Than He Found It – GARDINER HARRIS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/01/us/politics/obama-to-leave-the-white-house-a-nerdier-place-than-he-found-it.html?_r=1
— MARCH 13, 1996 FLASHBACK: Seeking Return to Ways Of Patronage in Politics – DIRK JOHNSON  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my Democrat superiors in the federal government could/would cite Jim Thompson, Jim Edger, and Lee Daniels to justify wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It is no secret that the fabled Democratic machine in Chicago stole a vote or two for John F. Kennedy in the 1960 Presidential election. It is less well-known that Republicans in downstate Illinois were padding the vote for Richard M. Nixon. In fact, while political machines have traditionally been regarded as the offspring of the Democratic Party in big cities, the Illinois Republican Party has hardly been a slouch in flexing its political muscle, known in the state simply as clout. The party has long dominated the suburbs and smaller cities, and throughout the 1980’s, when James R. Thompson was Governor, a job applicant typically needed a letter of endorsement from a party leader. So perhaps it is fitting that Republican politicians here are rising to the defense of political patronage. In 1990 the United States Supreme Court, ruling in a case brought by five frustrated job seekers against the Republican Party of Illinois, outlawed political favoritism in all government hiring except for policy-making posts, saying that only merit should count. This was a strange concept in Illinois, where the spoils system had always been rather the point of politics. This spring the issue is heading for the Court again in a different case, and Gov. Jim Edgar, a Republican, filed a brief last month asking the Justices to reverse its ban on government favoritism. He argues that patronage actually helps the democratic system. As another top Republican here, State Representative Lee Daniels, put it, patronage “doesn’t need to be a dirty word.” In response, civil libertarians say it is an embarrassment for the state to have political leaders arguing against meritocracy. “It seems only in Illinois,” said Harvey Grossman, the head of the American Civil Liberties Union office in Chicago, “would state officials be willing to publicly endorse the corrosive practice” of patronage. But Jeffrey Coleman, a lawyer for Governor Edgar, said it was simply logical for a political leader to prefer workers who are friends, rather than foes. “George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson and every administration at the Federal and state level for 200 years used political consideration in hiring,” Mr. Coleman said. “And it seems rather ironic that nine men and women who were appointed to the Supreme Court for political reasons would say that politics should play no role in the selection of public employees.”)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans denounce Trump as confrontation with Muslim parents escalates – Katie Zezima
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-denounce-trump-as-confrontation-with-muslim-parents-escalates/2016/07/31/54397028-5722-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html
— Senators rap Energy Dept. for enabling contractor retaliation against whistleblowers – Joe Davidson  (DIERSEN: Do the senators agree with Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and Lee Daniels on retaliation?  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, I blew the whistle on reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  From what I see, Thompson, Edgar, and Daniels would side with contractors and against whistleblowers. SEE: http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/01/senators-rap-energy-dept-for-enabling-contractor-retaliation-against-whistleblowers/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Donald Trump is not upset Melania’s nude photos surfaced – Marisa Schultz, Carl Campanile and Bruce Golding
http://nypost.com/2016/08/01/trump-camp-melanias-nudes-are-celebration-of-the-body/
— Melania Trump’s girl-on-girl photos from racy shoot revealed
http://nypost.com/2016/08/01/melania-trumps-girl-on-girl-photos-from-racy-shoot-revealed/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEB HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans in Congress distance selves from Trump comments.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/07/31/trump-confrontation-with-muslim-soldier-parents-emerges-unexpected-flash-point/qEsAiiHLHL5xO5w8MrzY0I/story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Father of Slain Soldier Volleys Back at Donald Trump  Khizr Khan, father of Muslim U.S. Army captain, says he isn’t a proxy for the Hillary Clinton campaign – PETER NICHOLAS and  RICHARD RUBIN  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Knizr Khan makes it clear that he is far more angry at Trump than at those who killed his son.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/father-of-slain-soldier-volleys-back-at-donald-trump-1470014072

 

BLOOMBERG
— The Fed’s striking lack of diversity and why it matters – Aaron Klein  (DIERSEN: Will the Fed bring in Charles Bowsher?  During the 1980s and 1990s, Bowsher had great success at GAO wasting the careers of and getting rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://about.bgov.com/blog/feds-striking-lack-diversity-matters/

 

IBM
— Global Location Trends 2016  (DIERSEN: Democrats run America.  Democrats shout at foreign countries, foreign companies, and foreign individuals that Republicans are poison and that foreign countries, foreign companies, and foreign individuals should help Democrats get rid of Republicans.)
http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/gbs/thoughtleadership/gltr2016/
http://www.wsj.com/articles/father-of-slain-soldier-volleys-back-at-donald-trump-1470014072
(POLITICO: IBM SAYS CHICAGO’S #1: The just-released IBM Global Location Trends for 2016 says that the Chicago area is the seventh in the world for foreign investment. The metropolitan area is the only North American metro to appear in the global top 20. In fact, Chicagoland had more direct foreign investment projects than Montreal, Miami and Atlanta combined. The city says that Chicago has more than 18,000 foreign-based companies accountable for more than $100 billion in direct investment.)

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— Trump’s Pivot to Normality Isn’t Coming  Here’s a list of his lies and unfair attacks since accepting the GOP nomination. – STEPHEN F. HAYES
http://www.weeklystandard.com/trumps-pivot-to-normality-isnt-coming/article/2003599

 

DAILY BEAST
— ISIS Urges Followers to Attack Russia
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08/01/isis-urges-followers-to-attack-russia.html
— Trump Ally Says Khan ‘Agent of Muslim Brotherhood’
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08/01/trump-ally-says-khan-agent-of-muslim-brotherhood.html
— Paul Ryan Sides with the Khans Vs. Trump
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08/01/paul-ryan-sides-with-the-khans-vs-trump.html

 

DAILY MAIL
— More steamy pictures emerge of 25-year-old Melania Trump posing naked for a French men’s magazine – this time with another female model in lesbian-themed photoshoot
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3717333/Melania-Trump-poses-naked-Max-magazine.html

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Robocall ruling reversal sought by advocacy groups – Kathleen Murphy
http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/acquisition/contracts/2016/07/29/robocall-ruling-reversal-sought-advocacy-groups/87747468/