July 22 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As Dems enthrone Hillary Clinton, remember her contempt for rule of law – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-trump-clinton-kass-0724-20160722-column.html
— Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine as her running mate
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-hillary-clinton-vice-president-20160722-story.html
— Rauner publicly apologizes for calling half of CPS teachers ‘virtually illiterate’ – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-cps-apology-met-0722-20160722-story.html
— Chicago teachers interrupt Gov. Rauner at news conference in response to ‘illiterate’ comment
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-rauner-chicago-teachers-illiterate-video-20160722-premiumvideo.html
— Teachers demonstrate as Governor Rauner offers an apology to CPS teachers
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/media/ct-bruce-rauner-education-funding-met-video-072220160722-premiumvideo.html
— Which TV shows do Republicans and Democrats watch the most?  (DIERSEN: What cars do you own?  I own a 1972 Chevy Corvette, a 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, a 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS, a 2005 Corvette, a 2013 Dodge Charge R/T Max, and a 2016 Ford Mustang V-6. The cars that you own say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-republicans-democrats-tv-rating-20160722-photogallery.html
— Donald Trump’s pivot to the center — of darkness – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-trump-speech-dark-side-page-perspec-0724-md-20160722-story.html
— Should people over 60 get to skip to the front of lines? – Editorial (DIERSEN: No.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-line-seniors-slow-brazil-edit-0722-md-20160721-story.html
— As Democrats pander: Let’s rescue Social Security before we expand it – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-social-security-democrats-obama-clinton-edit-0724-md-20160722-story.html
— The fall of Roger Ailes, architect of Fox News – Manuel Roig-Franzia, Scott Higham, Paul Farhi, Krissah Thompson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-roger-ailes-fox-news-20160722-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Clinton taps Kaine for vice president – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/clinton-taps-kaine-for-vice-president/
— Angry teachers challenge Rauner to ‘read-off’ after email flap – Angie Stewart and Jacob Wittich
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/angry-teachers-challenge-rauner-to-read-off-after-email-flap/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: CTU Staff Coordinator Jackson Potter called the governor’s statements “inflammatory” and “Trump-like.”  “Governor Rauner, we are teachers and we are not illiterate,” Potter said during the confrontation. “We are going to read you a few examples of the ways in which you burned education, destroyed this great state.” The demonstrators attacked Rauner’s position in the top 1 percent, his support of Charter school expansion and his spending on public services, referring to information from a document called “The People’s Agenda.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mitchell-trump-wont-win-black-support-playing-on-white-fears/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Clinton announces Tim Kaine as VP nominee – Bloomberg
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/news/160729520/
— Rauner signs plans aimed at curbing local government costs – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/news/160729540/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Pence pushes imaginary, corrupt narrative.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/discuss/160729738/
— Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for US Senate – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/news/307229903/
— Rupert Murdoch vows Fox News without Ailes is still Fox – AP  (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 hate Fox News Channel.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/business/307229978/
— Naperville Park District to lead 2016 Labor Day Parade  (DIERSEN: Will Trump and Pence walk in this parade like Bush and Cheney did in 2000?)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/submitted/160729610/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Poll gives Kirk edge over Duckworth, while Clinton clobbers Trump – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: If anti-Trumps think Trump will lose in Illinois, will they be less inclined to harm Trump supporters?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160722/BLOGS02/160729927/poll-gives-kirk-edge-over-duckworth-while-clinton-clobbers-trump
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The poll has Kirk edging ahead of Democratic nominee Tammy Duckworth 41.9 percent to 40.4 percent, within the poll’s plus or minus 3.5 percentage point margin of error, but better than the narrow 42.5 percent to 42 percent lead Duckworth held when Basswood last surveyed in April. . .Specifically, 46.4 percent of likely voters surveyed by phone said they favor Clinton, 32.5 percent are for Trump, 5.2 percent for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2.6 percent for the Green Party’s Jill Stein. Just over 13 percent were undecided.)

 

WTTW
— 38:48-MINUTE VIDEO: July 21, 2016 – Full Show  “Chicago Tonight” covers the Republican National Convention with special reports and footage from reporters on the scene. Can Trump Speech Heal Republican Divisions? Former IL Trump Campaign Manager on GOP Nominee
http://video.wttw.com/video/2365808446/
— Photos: RNC Convention 2016, Day 4 – Evan Garcia
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/21/photos-rnc-convention-2016-day-4

 

WSIU
— Trump Delegate John Lynch Pleads For Governor Rauner To Join Campaign – AMANDA VINICKY
http://news.wsiu.org/post/trump-delegate-pleads-governor-rauner-join-campaign#stream/0

 

WBEZ
— Illinois Republicans Leave RNC Split On Trump’s Speech – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-republicans-leave-rnc-split-on-trumps-speech/2edcd034-0d28-4ef3-8a49-1fae79c7aec6

 

WGN TV
— Republican strategist Chris Robling and Democratic strategist Marj Halperin on Trump’s RNC speech
http://wgntv.com/2016/07/22/republican-strategist-chris-robling-and-democratic-strategist-marj-halperin-on-trumps-rnc-speech/

 

ABC7
— AFTER SUCCESSFUL RNC, QUESTIONS ABOUT PARTY UNITY LINGER – Ravi Baichwal
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/after-successful-rnc-questions-about-party-unity-linger/1438869/
— TEACHERS INTERRUPT RAUNER PRESS CONFERENCE, PROTEST EMAIL INSULTS
http://abc7chicago.com/education/teachers-interrupt-rauner-press-conference-protest-email-insults/1438972/

 

NBC5
— Poll: Kirk Leads Duckworth by Slim Margin, Clinton Has Wide Margin Over Trump  The lead incumbent Senator Mark Kirk maintains over Rep. Tammy Duckworth in a new poll is within the survey’s margin of error – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/poll-mark-kirk-leads-tammy-duckworth-illinois-senate-race-387965602.html
— Rauner Apologizes for Controversial CPS E-Mail Amid CTU Protest  “Let me be very clear, I apologize for the statement that I made in that email in 2011,” Rauner said. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rauner-apologizes-for-calling-cps-teachers-illiterate-principals-incompetent-387952172.html
— Duckworth to Speak at Democratic National Convention  Duckworth is tentatively scheduled to speak on the last night of the convention. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/duckworth-to-speak-at-democratic-national-convention-387939792.html

 

CBS ST. LOUIS
— Rauner Vetoes Construction-Wage, Homecare-Worker Pay Hikes
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2016/07/22/rauner-vetoes-construction-wage-homecare-worker-pay-hikes/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Supreme Court to consider remap ballot measure – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/179291133-story
— Illinois ordered to reconsider medical marijuana for migraines  (DIERSEN: Pot pushers hint/imply/argue/shout that pot helps solve if not solves all problems.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/179067669-story

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS RISING
— Trump: I wouldn’t accept Cruz’s endorsement  Says senator went off script at RNC – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-i-wouldnt-accept-cruzs-endorsement

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Social service providers suing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration over fallout from the budget impasse say the stop-gap budget won’t have “meaningful” impact. – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article91331367.html

 

ILLINOIS RISING
— 11:50-MINUTE VIDEO: On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes, co-founder Illinois Opportunity Project, discuss why Illinois has the fifth-highest paid lawmakers (though only working part-time) in the country, Crain’s Custom Media’s, Greg Hinz, piece with the absurd headline “Pay to play politics is bad, but it works: business survey.” and more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLzZCl_etY1Cncajh0wGV4Z0UGN4f-0U-h&v=U_UmxmqXJl4

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMPS RETURNS TO OLD WAYS: DENIALS AND FINGER-POINTING ABOUT CRUZ
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/trumps-returns-to-old-ways-denials-and-finger-pointing-about-cruz.html
— DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN AURORA TO CONTINUE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/defamation-lawsuit-against-planned-parenthood-in-aurora-to-continue.html

 

GOPUSA
— Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover – Pat Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12874
— From Coast-to-Coast, Thousands Line Up for Jobs
http://www.gopusa.com/from-coast-to-coast-thousands-line-up-for-jobs/

 

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jon Stewart, someone who talks and acts like he owns America, “Tells Trump Supporters: ‘You Don’t Own’ America”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/07/22/jon-stewart-rails-thin-skinned-narcissist-donald-trump-late-night-guest-appearance/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump Lambastes Cruz in Convention Postmortem – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-cruz-convention-speech/2016/07/22/id/740026/

 

TOWNHALL
— Reince: We Must Unite Against That Corrupt Liar Hillary Clinton – Matt Vespa
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/07/21/reince-we-must-unite-against-corrupt-liar-hillary-clinton-n2196013

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— GOP chairman skewered for saying kids do best with a mom and dad – Lisa Bourne
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/rnc-chairman-skewered-for-upholding-party-platform-on-traditional-family

 

DAILY CALLER
— Ann Coulter Tells Daily Caller Reporters To Consider Landscaping Career If Trump Loses – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/21/ann-coulter-tells-daily-caller-reporters-to-consider-landscaping-career-if-trump-loses-video/

 

IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Highlights from Donald Trump’s Nomination Acceptance Speech
http://immigrationreform.com/2016/07/22/highlights-from-donald-trumps-nomination-acceptance-speech/

 

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
— Democratic Platform Calls for Prosecution of Skeptics, Backlash Grows – H. STERLING BURNETT
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2016/07/15/democratic-platform-calls-prosecution-skeptics-backlash-grows
— GOP VP Candidate Mike Pence Praises The Heartland Institute – Jim Lakely
http://blog.heartland.org/2016/07/gop-vp-candidate-mike-pence-praises-the-heartland-institute/
— The long and the short of presidential candidates’ websites – Robert Holland
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/07/the_long_and_the_short_of_presidential_candidates_websites_.html
— What’s Wrong with Wikipedia? – What’s Wrong with Wikipedia? – Joe Bast
http://blog.heartland.org/2016/02/whats-wrong-with-wikipedia/

 

THE HILL
— Clinton picks Kaine for VP – Amie Parnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288582-clinton-picks-kaine-for-vp

 

CNN
— Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate – Jeff Zeleny, Ryan Nobles and MJ Lee
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/22/politics/hillary-clinton-vp-pick/index.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Judge Reignites Debate Over Researching Jurors Online – SUDHIN THANAWALA
http://www.courant.com/business/hc-jurors-social-media-20160718-story.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Hillary Clinton Selects Tim Kaine, a Popular Senator From a Swing State, as Running Mate – AMY CHOZICK
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/politics/tim-kaine-hillary-clinton-vice-president.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia chosen as Hillary Clinton’s VP – Anne Gearan and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sen-timothy-m-kaine-of-virginia-chosen-as-hillary-clintons-vp/2016/07/22/8926ecce-4ed6-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine for Running Mate  Virginia senator widely considered a safe choice for vice president – LAURA MECKLER and PETER NICHOLAS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-picks-tim-kaine-for-running-mate-1469232934
— Republican Convention Gave Grist to Democratic Candidates in Fight for Senate  Democratic Senate candidates try to gain ground by linking GOP rivals to Donald Trump – KRISTINA PETERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-senate-candidates-try-to-gain-ground-by-linking-gop-rivals-to-donald-trump-1469204685
— Congratulations on the Summer Job! Here’s What You Owe the Government  Some children’s returns are as complicated as their parents’. –  LAURA SAUNDERS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/congratulations-on-the-summer-job-heres-what-you-owe-the-government-1469179802

 

MIAMI HERALD
— Hillary Clinton in Orlando: ‘It is still dangerous to be LGBT in America’ – Steve Bousquet and Richard Danielson  (DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, the Democrats and RINOs who run America will stop you from getting an education, stop you from getting a job, and stop you from doing anything else UNLESS YOU PROMOTE LGBTQ ACTIVITY.)
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article91371787.html

July 22 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DONALD TRUMP ACCEPTS GOP NOMINATION ON FINAL DAY OF RNC – Kathy Brock and Ben Bradley
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-accepts-gop-nomination-/1437252/

 

CBS2
— Kirk Calls For Debate In Spanish With Challenger Duckworth – Jay Levine  (DIERSEN: Levine says “In many ways, and on many issues, Kirk seems closer to Democrats than Republicans.” For many decades, Kirk supporters have dominated the Illinois Republican Party.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/21/kirk-calls-for-debate-in-spanish-with-challenger-duckworth/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Like most of Illinois’ prominent Republicans, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is not at the Republican National Convention.  He’s proposing a series of bilingual debates against Democratic Challenger Tammy Duckworth. Kirk tells CBS2 Special Correspondent Jay Levine that aside from a few physical limitations, he’s fully recovered from the stroke which nearly took his life four years ago. The first-term senator still uses a wheelchair most of the time, but mentally, he says he’s fully recovered. He says he could handle debates. “In fact, I have asked Tammy Duckworth to debate me en espanol,” says Kirk, who is up for other debates, and in English. Kirk has said he won’t endorse his party’s controversial presidential nominee, Donald Trump. He says he’ll write in retired Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell, and urge others to do the same. “I don’t think Donald Trump would make a good commander-in-chief, he’s too emotional,” Kirk says of Trump. In many ways, and on many issues, Kirk seems closer to Democrats than Republicans. “I am a moderate, pro-choice pro-gay rights guy who wants to spend less and tax less,” Kirk says. He says he also bucks his party where the NRA is concerned. Levine asked Kirk about a series of controversial statements he has made in recent memory. That includes a reference last year to Chicago’s South Side, when he referred to an unmarried colleague as a “bro with no ho.” “When you’re in a race like I’m in, everything is taken the wrong way,” Kirk says. But then he almost immediately let fly another headscratcher about the therapeutic benefits of pinot grigio. He says the wine has helped him talk more clearly. “Suddenly, as the pinot grigio hit the brain stem, my speech abilities came back. And I said to my girlfriend, ‘OK, it’s going to be only pignot grigio.’”  Kirk has waged a long, hard battle to recover from that life-threatening stroke. Now, he’s fighting for his political life, for a U.S. Senate seat Democrats feel may be their best chance to take that chamber from the GOP.)

 

WBEZ
— Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider Urges Trump Supporters To Get Involved – Tony Arnold  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: If/when Schneider is asked what should Illinois Republicans do to keep up to date with news and commentary of interest to Illinois Republicans, how should he respond? ANSWER: Not only read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails every morning and every evening at
www.gopillinois.com, but subscribe at that website to get those emails each and every morning and evening.  GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are free of charge and they contain no advertising.  The Illinois Republican Party (IRP) would love to put out emails like GOPUSA Illinois Editor Dave Diersen does, but the IRP could never afford to pay the millions of dollars each year that would cost.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-gop-chairman-urges-trump-supporters-to-get-involved/63425fd9-bd8a-4c80-a0b3-6b3610b3a8a5
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With some Illinois Donald Trump supporters at odds with the state’s Republican party, Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider asked Trump supporters to get involved in races beside the presidential campaign when they return from Cleveland. Schneider said the state GOP organization has more tools to help elect Trump – and other Republican candidates – than political newcomers, who haven’t been involved in the party, can do alone. One way in particular Schneider said the state party can help candidates, is through personal data collection on voters. “We know more about you, I hate to say it, than you think,” Schneider said Thursday morning at the final breakfast meeting of the Illinois Republican delegation. “I mean, we know so much about you because of the data that we’re getting. I can tell you that we get the information from your credit cards and where you buy – what cable TV stations that you watch.” Schneider said all that information helps the Republican Party advertise to swing voters, instead of just the voters who are likely to mark ballots for the GOP regardless of advertisements. He said if Trump supporters want to help their candidate in a bigger way, they should get more involved in the established Republican Party because it already has a way to target specific voters for campaign literature. This comes as earlier in the week, Schneider introduced himself – and the state Republican Party – as the friend – not the enemy – of Trump supporters wary of party leaders who oppose Trump for president. “You all need the Illinois Republican Party,” Schneider said to the political newcomers who make up a lot of the Illinois Republican delegation at national convention. “We need you and you need us. You need us because we are the framework. We’re the grassroots. We’re the get-out-the-vote program. We’re the phone banks. We’re the data.” Schneider credited Bruce Rauner’s 2014 campaign for governor, in which Rauner contributed millions of dollars from his own bank account, for helping build the state GOP’s database on voters. Schneider says Republicans are targeting 22 state legislative districts currently held by Democrats around Illinois that he thinks can flip to Republican this November. Schneider says this election could help take away the Democratic supermajorities in the state House and Senate – if more political newcomers like the Trump delegates get involved.)
— Shared Beds And Hitting Thrift Stores: How Illinois Trump Delegates Are Cutting Costs In Cleveland – Lauren Chooljian
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/shared-beds-and-hitting-thrift-stores-how-illinois-trump-delegates-are-cutting-costs-in-cleveland/65bfe7de-8c04-49aa-833b-df3a3a38aab6
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With one day left in the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, some members of the Illinois delegation in Cleveland are already sure this week has been one of the best of their lives. They say the RNC has been energizing and inspiring, but also very expensive. Many of them have tried to find ways to cut costs, and some of those tactics are more intimate than others.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump offers familiar promises, no specifics — again – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-trump-offers-familiar-promises-no-specifics-again/
— Gutierrez to speak at Democratic convention – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rep-luis-gutierrez-to-speak-at-democratic-convention/
— Calculating Cruz helped kill conservatism – Mona Charen
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/mona-charen-calculating-cruz-helped-kill-conservatism/
— Prejudice against Mexicans? Trump’s still all in – Marlen Garcia  (DIERSEN: Trump is prejudiced against those who come to America illegally, who stay in America illegally, and/or who bring others to America illegally.  Anti-Trumps are prejudiced against those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/author/mgarciasuntimescom/
— SNEED: Ka-ching! It’s no secret Trump has had trouble raising major money from big-bucks Republican donors. Sneed cornered House leader Jim Durkin — who is still furious with Trump for defaming Vietnam War hero John McCain — who was in Cleveland raising major moolah. But it was not for Trump. “I’m raising money for the Illinois legislative races, not for Trump,” he said. “It’s still a wait-and-see if I vote for him.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-ivanka-trump-steals-the-show-at-gop-convention/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump steps into void left by what Republican Party destroyed – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-donald-trump-republican-convention-kass-0722-20160721-column.html
— Lawsuit makes things awkward at Gov. Rauner and first lady appearance – Kim Geiger  (DIERSEN: Have you ever sued your employer?  While I worked for GAO in 1988, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.  In 1978, while I worked for IRS, I took IRS to Tax Court for disallowing my education deductions.  In 1974, while I worked for IRS, I filed a grievance against IRS for disallowing my partial day per diem requests (SEE: http://www.gao.gov/products/463866).
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-diana-rauner-lawsuit-20160721-story.html
— Judge orders state to reconsider medical marijuana for migraines – Robert McCoppin  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that push pot want everyone in America to be a stoner.  They want to destroy America.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-medical-marijuana-migraines-met-20160721-story.html
— Township highway commission files appeal in budget lawsuit – Genevieve Bookwalter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-township-lawsuit-appeal-st-0722-20160720-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Full text of Trump’s speech, footnoted by his campaign – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/news/160729660/
— The 10 most dramatic moments of the Republican convention – Bloomberg
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/news/160729657/
— Making GOP history, Trump vows to protect LGBTQ community – AP  (DIERSEN: Trump is new to politics and he has never held a government office. Soon, he will learn that those who promote LGBTQ activity do not merely want “protection,” they want to destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ activity. When Trump comes to realize that, will he help those who promote LGBTQ activity destroy those who do not promote LGBTQ activity?  Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked the hardest against me.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/news/307229981/
— GOP convention ends quietly with few arrests after protests – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/news/307229995/
— GOP convention did little to reassure doubters – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/discuss/160729659/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— CTA, Metra are unworthy ‘social engineering,’ GOP says – GREG HINZ  (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS for almost 9 years and for GAO for almost 18 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were overwhelmingly anti-automobile.  They viewed automobiles a) as being things that people use to escape Democrat-run cities and/or b) as things that were made by overpaid UAW members.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160721/BLOGS02/160729936/cta-metra-are-unworthy-social-engineering-gop-says
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Did you realize that, when you took Metra, Pace or the Chicago Transit Authority to work or school today, you were engaged in “social engineering?” Well, you were, according to a section of the 2016 Republican Platform that was adopted this week and on which Donald Trump and Mike Pence will now run. And it’s time for such “government transit” to get its hands off of the U.S. Highway Trust Fund, the GOP says. Under current law, proceeds from the federal 18.4 cents a gallon tax on gasoline are split between roads and transit, with the latter usually getting about a fifth of the total. The fund has come perilously close to running short in recent years, in part because people are driving less but the per-gallon tax has remained frozen for many years. Faced with that, GOP House lawmakers a few years ago moved to switch the entire amount to roads, something that would have forced transit to battle it out for every other demand for federal general funds. That got squelched when a handful of GOP congressmen from urban areas, including Chicago, revolted. But the idea has never quite died among GOP conservatives, mostly from rural and suburban districts. the 2012 party platform called for an end to the diversion, but left it at that. . .The new version goes considerably further.)

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren warms to Trump – BRETT ROWLAND
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/07/21/u-s-rep-randy-hultgren-warms-to-trump/arm47i1/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County officials react to Donald Trump’s acceptance of GOP nomination for president – HANNAH PROKOP
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/07/21/mchenry-county-officials-react-to-donald-trumps-acceptance-of-gop-nomination-for-president/a99tvtv/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump accepts presidential nomination, paints a dire picture of America  Trump at nomination: ‘I alone can fix it’ – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/donald-trumps-most-important-moment-1

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois delegates strive for unity as GOP convention wraps up – MAUREEN O’REILLY  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republicans” who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who do not “strive for unity,” but who a) focus on getting rid of those like me who support planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and/or the Republican Party platform that they reject, most commonly, the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks; b) who focus getting rid of those like me who support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling; c) who focus on getting rid of those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate; and/or d) who focus on getting rid of those like me who have sued them.)
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article91208667.html

 

WSIU
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that Republicans are racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  How soon, if not already, should Republicans go to court and a) get retaining orders issued against Democrats and/or b) sue Democrats for sander and/or for libel?)
http://news.wsiu.org/post/diversity-check-illinois-rnc-delegation#stream/0

 

WAND
— Anti-Trump Protest Held in Champaign – Michon Lindstrom  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, anti-Trumps promote their anti-Trump protests.)
http://www.wandtv.com/story/32504351/anti-trump-protest-held-in-champaign

 

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE
— New Data Shows Illinois Voters Favor State Workers in Contract Talks  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  Do voters favor those who share your demographics?  Democrats and RINOs in Illinois hint/imply/argue/shout that Illinois voters favor 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.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-22/livable-wages-working-families/new-data-shows-illinois-voters-favor-state-workers-in-contract-talks/a53133-1

 

JOLIET PATCH
— Lovers, Haters of Donald Trump Protest in Joliet  Despite the heat, a handful of people protested at Larkin Ave. and Jefferson St. Thursday. – Scott Viau  (DIERSEN: How have the Trump haters treated you so far?  How do you anticipate that the Trump haters will treat you in the future?  If/when they threaten/commit violence against you, will you go to court and a) get restraining orders against them and/or b) sue them?  Who are the biggest Trump haters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?  What do you say to “Republicans” who talk and act like they are Trump haters?)
http://patch.com/illinois/joliet/lovers-haters-donald-trump-protest-joliet

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— More than 181,000 Illinoisans have been issued a license to carry a concealed firearm since the spring of 2014, according to the Illinois State Police. Using the latest data, we list and map out which counties have the most license holders.
http://rebootillinois.com/2016/07/20/an-updated-look-at-concealed-carry-in-illinois-by-the-numbers/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP CREDITS EVANGELICALS AS A “BIG REASON” HE BECAME THE 2016 GOP NOMINEE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/trump-credits-evangelicals-as-a-big-reason-he-became-the-2016-gop-nominee.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Ted Cruz and an act of betrayal  He might have sacrificed his future as a Republican – Editorial
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/21/ted-cruz-and-an-act-of-betrayal/

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— JUST WHO IS THE ‘ESTABLISHMENT?’ – Ken Blackwell  (DIERSEN: Members of the establishment have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.  Far too many establishment members use their clout to destroy those like me who a) do not glorify and praise them, b) do not pander to them, c) do not serve as one of their operatives, d) do not serve as one of their dupes, and/or e) do not give them money.  I should write a book about such clout abusers, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
http://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/just-who-is-the-establishment/

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Priebus: ‘We Don’t Apologize for America, We Celebrate America’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/21/priebus-rnc-speech-we-dont-apologize-america-we-celebrate-america

 

GOPUSA
— Chicago: Imagining a world without police
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12847
— Trump: The American people will come first again
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12886

 

BREITBART
— Reince Priebus: Hillary Clinton Views the Oval Office as a ‘Cash Cow’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/21/reince-priebus-hillary-clinton-views-the-oval-office-as-a-cash-cow/

 

THE BLAZE
— Krauthammer: Cruz’s RNC Speech Was ‘Longest Suicide Note’ in U.S. Political History – Kate Scanlon
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/21/krauthammer-cruzs-rnc-speech-was-longest-suicide-note-in-u-s-political-history/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Sure, Trump’s Speech Was Dark. America’s in a Dark Place Right Now. – JIM GERAGHTY
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/438216/sure-trumps-speech-was-dark-americas-dark-place-right-now
— Ivanka on Women and Workplace Issues – CARRIE LUKAS  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were female that I caused all the problems that all my female superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates had, were having, and will have.)
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/438217/rnc-convention-ivanka-women-and-workplace-issues

 

ROLL CALL
— Trump Pledges to Make America Safe  He accepts GOP nomination for president and promises a law-and-order administration – John Bennett
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/trump-tell-delegates-clinton-made-u-s-world-less-safe

 

THE HILL
— Trump manager: Women’s ‘husbands can’t afford to pay bills’ Paul Manafort said women will be voting for the real estate mogul because “they can’t afford their lives.” – Caitlin Yilek  (DIERSEN: Are you a married woman?  Why doesn’t your husband have more money that he has? My $50,720 Civil Service Retirement System pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.  QUESTION: Why did they do that?  ANSWER: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.  To make way for their young Democrat minority and female employees, they had to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288810-trump-campaign-manager-many-women-feel-they-cant-afford
— Trump closes convention with stabilizing speech – NIALL STANAGE
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288836-trump-closes-convention-with-stabilizing-speech
— Obama decries anti-Muslim discrimination – Jordan Fabian (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats an the RINOs get rid of you if you do not promote Islam?)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288784-obama-decries-anti-muslim-discrimination
— Trump on Cruz endorsement: ‘If he gives it, I won’t accept it’ – Lisa Hagen  (DIERSEN: Whose endorsement do you NOT seek? I do not seek the endorsement of 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://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288871-trump-i-would-not-accept-cruzs-endorsement

 

POLITICO
— Ivanka Trump pitches father as champion of women – Katy O’Donnell  (DIERSEN: What will Trump do to stop political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid?)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/rnc-2016-ivanka-trump-225995

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Reince Priebus To America: ‘Hold On. Help Is Coming’ With Donald Trump – Igor Bobic
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reince-priebus-donald-trump_us_57916315e4b00c9876cedad1

 

ABC NEWS
— Donald Trump: ‘Americanism, Not Globalism, Will Be Our Credo’
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/donald-trump-americanism-globalism-credo-40791714

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DAUGHTER IVANKA TRUMP RAISES ISSUES FATHER RARELY MENTIONS – STEPHEN OHLEMACHER (DIERSEN: What will Trump do to stop political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid?)
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GOP_2016_CONVENTION_IVANKA_TRUMP

 

REUTERS
— Obama: Discrimination against Muslims an affront of American values  (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats an the RINOs, that is, the anti-Trumps, get rid of you if you do not promote Islam?)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-obama-muslims-idUSKCN10131V

 

UPI
— RNC chief Priebus: Hillary Clinton is corrupt, stale; ‘we are the party with new ideas’  “We honor what the people say,” the Republican Party’s national chairman said Thursday night. – Eric DuVall
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/07/21/RNC-chief-Priebus-Hillary-Clinton-is-corrupt-stale-we-are-the-party-with-new-ideas/1101469150624/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: G.O.P.’s Moneyed Class Finds Its Place in New Trump World – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE  (DIERSEN: How much income and net worth do you need to be in the moneyed class in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/us/politics/gops-moneyed-class-finds-its-place-in-new-trump-world.html
— The World Roger Ailes Created – JANE HALLJU
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/opinion/the-world-roger-ailes-created.html
— Roger Ailes Fused TV With Politics, Changing Both – JAMES PONIEWOZIK
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/arts/television/roger-ailes-out-fox-news.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Death Of the Party – David Brooks
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/opinion/campaign-stops/the-dark-knight.html
— Donald Trump’s Campaign of Fear – Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/opinion/donald-trumps-campaign-of-fear.html
— Gay Republicans at the Convention: Scarce, Except in D.C. Delegation – JEREMY W. PETERS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/us/politics/gay-republicans-washington-dc.html
— Mexican Journalist Who Exposed Scandal Says Lawsuit Is Meant as a Warning – ELISABETH MALKIN  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the warnings that I have received from 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 and from 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.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/world/americas/mexican-journalist-who-exposed-scandal-says-lawsuit-is-meant-as-a-warning.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump tells donors that Cruz boos showed GOP is united behind him – Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/21/trump-tells-donors-that-cruz-boos-showed-gop-is-united-behind-him/
— Obama calls Muslims ‘an essential part of the fabric of our country’ – Juliet Eilperin  (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats an the RINOs, that is, the anti-Trumps, get rid of you if you do not promote Islam?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/21/obama-calls-muslims-an-essential-part-of-the-fabric-of-our-country/
— Ted Cruz not backing down as he reopens wounds from hard-fought GOP primary
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/unity-in-question-as-republicans-prepare-for-trump-to-take-the-stage-thursday/2016/07/21/7009bad2-4f03-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Missouri Synod Lutherans Armor Up to Defend Women  The Senate wants to mandate female draft registration—starting a war over conscience. – KOREY MAAS  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Missouri Synod Lutherans?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/lutherans-armor-up-to-defend-women-1469141810

 

USA TODAY
— Trump will put America first – Rep. Duncan Hunter
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/21/donald-trump-duncan-hunter-editorials-debates/87409528/
— Good news, America! Trump, Clinton too old for 2nd term: We’re stuck with one of them now, but it might not be for long. What are they hiding in medical records? – Michael Medved  (DIERSEN: What health problems do/did your parents have?  My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14 and he died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.  All of my potential employers and employers knew that.)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/21/trump-hillary-age-health-records-medved-column/87285390/

 

THE BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/22/meet-the-shady-network-of-immigration-opponents-donald-trump-loves-to-cite.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps accuse Trump.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/21/trump-rape-accusers-turn-on-each-other.html

 

NEWS NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, 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 love Michael Steele.
http://newsone.com/3487131/michael-steele-questions-republicans/

 

CLEVELAND
— Donald Trump nomination transforms Republican party, Ivanka Trump stars with speech – Tim Bielik
http://www.cleveland.com/rnc-2016/index.ssf/2016/07/donald_trump_nomination_transf.html

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Trump and GOP Outline Plans for Federal Government at Republican Convention – Eric Katz  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats will use any budget cuts to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/07/trump-and-gop-outline-plans-federal-government-republican-convention/130127/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans from across the country gathered in Cleveland this week to nominate Donald Trump as their presidential candidate, and while there was some discord in the party ranks, the GOP was united in its desire to cut the size and scope of government. The speakers articulated few specifics of a government management agenda, but did not shy away from criticizing the Obama administration for expanding the roles of agencies and their regulatory reach. In his acceptance speech Thursday, Republican nominee Donald Trump to vowed “no tolerance for government incompetence.” He spent much of his speech discussing national security and government’s role in protecting it. “The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens,” Trump said. “Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead.” Trump promised to cut waste across government on an expedited timeframe. “We are going to ask every department head in government to provide a list of wasteful spending projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days,” Trump said. “The politicians have talked about it; I’m going to do it.”)

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— House Oversight continues its ‘political burrowing’ inquiries – Carten Cordell  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my nastiest Democrat superiors talked and acted like they were burrowed in Democrat extremists.)
http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/management/oversight/2016/07/21/house-oversight-political-burrowing-inquiries/87384006/

 

FED SMITH
— Priorities in Trump’s Acceptance Speech and the Federal Workforce – Ralph Smith
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/22/priorities-in-trumps-acceptance-speech-and-the-federal-workforce/

 

SALON
— Reince Priebus Tells Inspirational Story of GM Exec Who Helped Fuel Nazi War Effort – Josh Levin
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/07/21/reince_priebus_tells_inspirational_story_of_gm_president_william_knudsen.html

July 21 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump’s convention pledge to nation: ‘Safety will be restored’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-donald-trump-rnc-20160721-story.html
— Pence’s campaign role: Put out Donald Trump’s fires – Ed O’Keefe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-mike-pence-donald-trump-20160721-story.html
— Illinois Republicans to leave Cleveland lacking unity – Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-republican-national-convention-unity-met-0722-20160721-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republican national committeeman Richard Porter stood before the state’s delegation at breakfast Thursday and proclaimed that the booing of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for refusing to endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump was a display of unity. As Porter described the chaotic convention hall scene as “fun,” Jim Fisher bolted from the hotel ballroom. “He was saying booing Ted Cruz brings us together,” said an angry Fisher, a Cruz delegate from Hudson in central Illinois. The scene was one more example of the depth of the fissures that exist in Illinois — and among Republicans nationally — as the state’s delegation prepares to head home with Trump, the controversial businessman and former reality TV star, atop its November ticket. In a week of national convention gaffes, Illinois Republicans kicked out a Trump delegate for posting racist statements on social media, saw Gov. Bruce Rauner and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk skip the event, and witnessed a Trump alternate delegate loudly opposing U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s plea to back Kirk for a second term. Support Kirk “as opposed to Tammy Duckworth?” asked Suzanne Amato of Wood Dale. “They’re basically one and the same. It’s ridiculous to me. We have to keep Mark Kirk in because he’s a true Republican? … He’s not a true Republican.” Ultimately, Republicans still on the fence over backing their presidential nominee are increasingly trying to rationalize supporting Trump in the context that voters face a “binary choice” between him and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who accepts the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia next week.)
— Republican unity? What unity after Cruz’s rogue move? – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-republican-convention-cruz-kass-met-20160721-column.html
— Rauner email: Half of CPS teachers ‘virtually illiterate’ – Bill Ruthhart and John Chase  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, including my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government, hint/imply/argue/shout that I ams stupid and lazy.  In my defense, a) I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree and three job-related master’s degrees, b) I earned six job-related professional certifications, and c) I earned a job-related professional license.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-cps-teachers-met-0722-20160721-story.html
— Trump’s convention pledge to nation: ‘Safety will be restored’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-donald-trump-rnc-20160721-story.html
— Cruz refuses to be Trump’s ‘servile puppy’ after attacks on his wife, father
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-ted-cruz-attacks-donald-trump-20160721-story.html
— NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries punish individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/ct-nba-all-star-charlotte-lgbt-20160721-story.html
— Illinois reports job losses in June; unemployment rate drops as labor force shrinks – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-june-unemployment-0722-biz-20160721-story.html
— Trump to cite Chicago gun violence in speech – Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-donald-trump-chicago-violence-speech-met-0722-20160721-story.html
— Giuliani says Emanuel needs to have Chicago cops’ backs – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rudy-guiliani-rahm-emanuel-cops-met-0722-20160721-story.html
— Snub of Trump revealed ‘What would Cruz do?’ – Kristen McQueary
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-ted-cruz-donald-trump-republican-convention-perspec-0722-md-20160721-story.html
— Defiant speech a win-win for Ted Cruz, Donald Trump – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-cruz-speech-trump-endorse-zorn-perspec-0722-md-20160721-column.html
— Notes from Cleveland: Party unity, well … – Charles Krauthammer
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-rnc-unity-trump-clinton-perspec-0722-jm-20160721-story.html
— Ted Cruz draws the boos, but will Donald Trump lose? – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-ted-cruz-trump-speech-page-perspec-0721-md-20160721-story.html
— Cleveland, where Donald Trump’s campaign went to die – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-republican-convention-disaster-20160721-story.html

 

WTTW
— Former Illinois Trump Campaign Manager Kent Gray on GOP Nominee – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/21/former-il-trump-campaign-manager-gop-nominee

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

— Trump accepts GOP nomination: ‘I am your voice’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-accepts-gop-nomination-i-am-your-voice/
— Kinzinger slams Cruz for Trump non-endorsement – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/kinzinger-slams-cruz-for-trump-non-endorsement-trump-on-nato/
— Half of CPS teachers ‘virtually illiterate,’ Rauner wrote in 2011 – Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, including my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government, hint/imply/argue/shout that I am stupid and lazy.  In my defense, a) I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree and three job-related master’s degrees, b) I earned six job-related professional certifications, and c) I earned a job-related professional license.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/half-of-cps-teachers-virtually-illiterate-rauner-wrote-in-2011/
— Giuliani takes shot at Chicago – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sneed-giuliani-takes-shot-at-chicago/
— Hackers access Illinois voter registration database – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/hackers-access-illinois-voter-registration-database/
— Illinois’ OpenBook site allows users to follow the money – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-openbook-site-allows-users-to-follow-the-money/
— Chicagoan Thomas Kasza aims to keep GOP Convention safe ‘flawlessly’ – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-chicagoan-aims-keep-gop-convention-safe-flawlessly/
— The Disneyization of protest at the GOP Convention – Neil Steinberg
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-cleveland-and-disneyization-protest-republican-national-convention/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Republican Chairman Tim Schneider: Booing Cruz was a sign of unity – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/news/160729732/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He praised the party’s staff for coordinating the events and said it’s unclear what they’ll have planned next week during Democrats’ turn in the spotlight. “We’re going to need to rest up,” Schneider said. “Most people are not going to bed until between 2:30 or 4 o’clock in the morning and then they’re up for a breakfast at 8,” he said. “They’re going to need a vacation for a few days from this convention, and then we expect them to get right to work.”)
— Suburban Trump delegate Anthony Iosco focuses on Supreme Court picks – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/news/160729727/
— Police: Naperville protester’s tent fire likely arson – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/news/160729685/

 

ABC7
— HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES ‘TRUMP YOURSELF’ WEBSITE
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/hillary-clinton-campaign-launches-trump-yourself-website/1437325/
— IN 2011 EMAIL GOV. RAUNER CALLS HALF OF CPS TEACHERS ‘VIRTUALLY ILLITERATE’
http://abc7chicago.com/news/in-2011-email-rauner-calls-half-of-cps-teachers-virtually-illiterate/1437489/

 

NBC5
— Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Chicago Violence: Emanuel ‘Needs to Do What I Did’  From one mayor to another, Giuliani didn’t hold back on what he believes needs to be done to battle Chicago’s headline-making violence – Carol Marin and Don Moseley
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rudy-giuliani-chicago-violence-rahm-emanuel-trump-387870262.html
— Major Contributor to Trump Campaign on Mission to Change Republican Party With Hugs – Carol Marin and Don Moseley
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Major-Contributor-to-Trump-Campaign-on-Mission-to-Change-Republican-Party-With-Hugs-387817591.html
— Duckworth Draws Scrutiny Over Tweet About Kirk, Trump  Duckworth reportedly made false claims about Kirk last month, accusing the senator of calling for the mass arrest of 18,000 African-Americans and supporting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s mass deportation – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/duckworth-draws-scrutiny-over-tweet-about-kirk-387868952.html

 

CBS2
— Anger On Both Sides After Ted Cruz Snubs Donald Trump
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/21/anger-on-both-sides-after-ted-cruz-snubs-donald-trump/

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Hundreds of demonstrators gather on convention’s last day – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/178154615-story

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— AFSCME poll finds Rauner job rating slipping fast – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160721/BLOGS02/160729954/afscme-poll-finds-rauner-job-rating-slipping-fast

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Gary Johnson: Cruz did say to vote for Gary Johnson, didn’t he?  Johnson thinks he’ll get 15% needed to make debate stage – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/gary-johnson-cruz-did-say-to-vote-for-gary-johnson-didnt-he

 

WJBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Pat Brady says “Trump can’t outsource role of president.” – Ed Stock
http://www.wjbc.com/2016/07/21/gop-strategist-trump-cant-outsource-role-of-president/

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Northwest Suburban Politicos Unite Around Trump At RNC – TOM ROBB
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_6a75a6d8-4f6e-11e6-9743-4f6c9274d232.html

 

CHICAGO READER
— Before he was at Fox, Roger Ailes ran a nasty Senate campaign in Illinois – Michael Miner  (DIERSEN: Lynn Martin lived in my precinct for a while.)
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2016/07/21/before-he-was-at-fox-roger-ailes-ran-a-nasty-senate-campaign-in-illinois
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 1988 Roger Ailes fashioned the media strategy for George H.W. Bush’s successful campaign for president, and in 1996 he became the first CEO of Fox News. Between these two historic events, he came to Illinois. His fingerprints were all over a nasty 1990 Senate race between two by-no-means-nasty people: Democratic incumbent Paul Simon and his Republican challenger, Lynn Martin, a moderate congresswoman from Rockford. Ailes thought Simon, who won by a whisker in 1984, was vulnerable: arguably too liberal for the state, and after making a run for the Democratic nomination for president in 1988, perhaps not sufficiently committed to the job, in the minds of Illinois voters.  So Ailes rode into town to see to it Illinois sent Martin to Washington.)

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— U-46 School Board member Tracy O’Neal Ellis’s racist KKK statement at meeting – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/u-46-school-board-member-tracy-oneal-elliss-racist-kkk-statement-at-meeting/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— BIGA: KASICH RNC ANTICS ARE JUST AS FRUSTRATING AS CRUZ’S
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/biga-kasich-rnc-antics-are-just-as-frustrating-as-cruzs.html
— TED CRUZ’S MOMENT OF TRUTH, BUT WILL THAT TRUTH SET CRUZ SUPPORTERS FREE?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/ted-cruzs-moment-of-truth-but-will-that-truth-set-cruz-supporters-free.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: FDR’S HANDLING OF A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT VS. OBAMA’S
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/thorneroneil-fdrs-handling-of-a-national-security-threat-vs-obamas.html
— RNC: KINZINGER MEETS SPRINGFIELD … NOT THAT ONE, THE OTHER ONE
THORNER/O’NEIL: FDR’S HANDLING OF A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT VS. OBAMA’S

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner apologizes for making “unfair, untrue” comments in old e-mail
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/21/rauner-apologizes-for-making-unfair-untrue-comments-in-old-e-mail/
— Rauner continues to dodge Trump questions
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/21/rauner-continues-to-dodge-trump-questions/
— Report: Rauner “can’t stand Trump”
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/21/report-rauner-cant-stand-trump/

 

PJ MEDIA
— CIA-Vetted, ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels Behead Palestinian Child – PATRICK POOLE
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/07/20/cia-vetted-moderate-syrian-rebels-who-received-u-s-tow-missiles-behead-palestinian-child/

 

GOPUSA
— Planned Parenthood aborted nearly 1M globally in 2015
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12622
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Chicago: Over 2,200 shot this year, 21 of them age 13 and under
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12805
— Cruz doubles down on bitterness, says it’s personal
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12864

 

TOWNHALL
— GOP Rep Peter King Slams Ted Cruz: What He Did Exposes Him as a ‘Total Fraud’ – Leah Barkoukis
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/07/21/gop-rep-what-ted-cruz-did-exposes-him-as-a-total-fraud-n2195615

 

BILL O’REILLY
— Fear and Loathing in the Media
http://www.billoreilly.com/b/Staff-Column:%A0%A0Fear-and-Loathing-in-the-Media/978003686377519778.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— RNC demonstrations largely peaceful as anticipated riots fall to materialize – S.A. Miller
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/21/rnc-demonstrations-largely-peaceful-as-anticipated/
— Reince Priebus must decide whether to enforce Republican pledge  Cruz, Bush, Kasich among those refusing support – Ralph Z. Hallow
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/21/reince-priebus-must-decide-whether-to-enforce-repu/

 

NEWSMAX
— Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News, Rupert Murdoch to Take Over
http://www.newsmax.com/?ns_mail_uid=193921&ns_mail_job=1678818_07212016&s=al&dkt_nbr=dmdhpbdk

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Ted Cruz Committed Political Suicide On National TV – Richard A. Viguerie
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23643
— Mike Pence Just Made Himself De Facto Leader Of The Conservative Movement – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23644

 

POLITICO
— Rep. Kinzinger rethinking Trump vote after NATO proposal  ‘It’s utterly disastrous,’ the Illinois Republican says at a POLITICO event about Trump’s threat to withhold support from NATO allies. – Louis Nelson  (DIERSEN: There are more than 11 million citizens of foreign countries (mainly Mexico) in America illegally.  What if America had asked for NATO’s help in stopping that invasion?  Of course, NATO would have said no.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/trump-nato-adam-kinzinger-225960

 

POLITIFACT
— U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk falsely attacks Duckworth on IRS expansion – Madeleine Doubek
http://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2016/jul/21/mark-kirk/congresswoman-tammy-duckworth-staunch-supporter-ir/

 

POLITICUS USA
— Ben Carson Just Said Trump’s Kids Grew Up Plagued By The ‘Disadvantage’ Of Wealth – Sean Colarossi (DIERSEN: How wealthy are/were your parents?  My disgusting critics/opponents demonized, denigrated, and condemned my parents as being wealthy to justify their demonizing, denigrating, and condemning me as being born with a silver spoon in my mouth and as always having been privileged.)
http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/21/ben-carson-trumps-kids-grew-plagued-disadvantage-wealth.html

 

THE HILL
— Cruz faces backlash over Trump snub – Ben Kamisar
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288645-cruz-wont-say-whether-hes-voting-for-trump
— Ailes resigns as Fox News head – Joe Concha  (DIERSEN: Of Course, needless-to-say, individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors WANT AILES’ REPLACEMENT TO BE 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/288751-ailes-resigns-as-fox-news-head

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Liberals Can Now Rejoice: Ted Cruz Is Toast – Bill Robinson
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/billrobinson/liberals-can-now-rejoice-_b_11116126.html
— Why Peter Thiel’s Support Of Trump Makes The Tech Industry Uncomfortable  Silicon Valley is slowly realizing he might really mean it. – Ben Walsh
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/peter-thiel-trump-tech-industry_us_579121a8e4b00c9876ce9bf1
— Michael Steele Rips Republican Party #SOWHITE – Soraya Shockley
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/youth-radio-youth-media-international/michael-steele-rips-repub_b_11123348.html

 

ABC NEWS
— Rauner Once Called Chicago Teachers ‘Virtually Illiterate’ – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/rauner-called-chicago-public-school-teachers-illiterate-40786487
— Donald Trump Gets Bipartisan Condemnation for NATO Comments – ALI ROGIN
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-bipartisan-condemnation-nato-comments/story?id=40774526

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Reince Priebus Thinks This Went Great – MARK LEIBOVICH
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/magazine/reince-priebus-thinks-this-went-great.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— How did Donald Trump’s convention speech get leaked in advance? – Callum Borchers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/21/how-did-donald-trumps-speech-get-leaked-in-advance/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Watch evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. celebrate Trump as an ‘American patriot’
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-republican-convention-2016-trump-evangelical-leaders-jerry-falwell-jr-1469150222-htmlstory.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL

— Donald Trump Attacks Political Establishment, Promises to Fix America  ‘My message is that things have to change,’ Republican nominee to say at convention – JANET HOOK and  REBECCA BALLHAUS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trumps-convention-speech-to-attack-establishment-promise-to-fix-america-1469144391

— Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News; Rupert Murdoch to Take Over  Departure follows allegations of sexual harassment by former Fox News anchor – JOE FLINT  (DIERSEN: Of Course, needless-to-say, individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors WANT AILES’ REPLACEMENT TO BE anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/roger-ailes-resigns-from-fox-news-rupert-murdoch-to-take-over-1469132116
— What You Like Falls on Party Lines  Facebook ‘likes’ illustrate the personal differences between Republicans and Democrats – Natalie Andrews and Brian McGill
http://graphics.wsj.com/elections/2016/facebook-likes/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans and Democrats divide on policy positions, and the ideological divisions can extend to taste in music, movies and books. An analysis of what people who “like” the presidential candidates on Facebook “like” elsewhere shows interesting ways the partisan divide can go beyond the issues. To “like” something on Facebook, a user has to deliberately click the button. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has 9.1 million “likes” on Facebook, which has 201 million monthly active users in the U.S. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has 4.3 million. To determine the data set used below, Facebook took that audience, removed people that liked both pages and looked at what other items the people had liked on Facebook. Below, a state-by-state look at what people who “like” the presidential candidates or members of their respective parties also “like” on Facebook.)

 

TIME
— Donald Trump Is the First Nominee Since 1960s to Have Not Spoken at a Prior Convention – Will Drabold
http://time.com/4416976/republican-convention-donald-trump-first-speech/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Cruz’s stand for conservatism at the convention – Jeremy Carl
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438154/cruzs-stand-conservatism-lion-ted

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— Ted Cruz’s Betrayal of Donald Trump Was Brilliant  If his bet pays off, he’ll be the presumptive frontrunner in the 2020 primary. – BRIAN BEUTLER
https://newrepublic.com/article/135366/ted-cruzs-betrayal-donald-trump-brilliant

 

SALON
— Don’t be fooled by the GOP’s united front — there are still anti-Trump dissenters in Cleveland  Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger tells Salon that Trump’s speech tonight can’t erase all of his bigoted rhetoric – SEAN ILLING
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/21/dont_be_fooled_by_the_gops_united_front_there_are_still_anti_trump_dissenters_in_cleveland/

 

FED SMITH
— 6 College Discounts for Federal Employees in 2016 – Jason Kay  (DIERSEN: I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree and three job-related master’s degrees while I worked for the federal government.  My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the courses were not job-related, did not help me carry out my duties, were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and were a distraction.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/21/6-college-discounts-for-federal-employees-in-2016/

July 21 Morning Edition

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Teen Delegate Carl Miller To Get Special RNC Birthday Gift – AMANDA VINICKY
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/teen-delegate-get-special-rnc-birthday-gift
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A high-school senior from Downers Grove already has a notable life experience to brag about when he starts applying to college: the 17-year-old is part of Illinois’ delegation to the Republican National Convention. Three generations of his family are in Cleveland for the RNC. Carl Miller is a senior at Timothy Christian, a private school in suburban Lemont. He’s into meteorology love the weather; I like to storm chase,” Carl says. According to his grandpa, who can’t help but brag, Carl is also on the academic scholastic team, got a high-scoring 34 on the ACT college entrance exam, and he’s number one in his class. Also, he’s a political junkie; or maybe “2016 presidential candidate groupie” is the better term for it. “We’ve traveled all over the Midwest to meet all the candidates,” says his grandfather, Arthur Siml. He’s exaggerating, slightly. To clarify: grandfather and grandson traveled all over the Midwest to meet all of the Republican candidates. It began, Arthur says, with Carl’s trip to the Iowa State Fair. “He came back, he was very excited because he met some of the politicians, including his least favorite: Hillary. And had a picture. I said: Carl if you really want to meet these people, we’ll have to do some research and some planning,” he said. And boy, did they. They got tickets for the GOP primary debate in Milwaukee from Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and for the debate in South Carolina from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. “And then we traveled Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois. And we’d just go to the things. But we didn’t want — we wanted to be sure to meet the candidates. So we’d make big signs, and we’d always meet them when they’d go to their car, so that you could meet them one-on-one when they’re alone waiting for their staff to catch up,” Arthur said. “And it was quite interesting because you don’t meet them when there’s a thousand people there. You do meet them when they isolate themselves back at their vehicle. And so we’d go to even $1000 a plate dinners, and we’d just wait. And the people were very kind – sometimes they’d put us in the reception line, even though we couldn’t afford it.”  Arthur says it’s been an adventure. “At my age – 75 – I’d watch it on TV, but the opportunity to do it with my grandson was just memorable,” he says. These two didn’t just travel to political rallies and fundraisers. They worked it. They’d schmooze with candidates’ drivers, who’d help with access, or show campaign staff a scrapbook of their election-year travels. Plus, they’d have big, bright flashing signs. At some point, Carl upped his involvement, and he signed on with the Republican candidate he liked most of all. “And so I joined the Ted Cruz campaign as a volunteer in three states: Iowa, Illinois, my home state, and Wisconsin. And I got an internship for the campaign in Indiana. And then I got on board with my township organization. So through the Downers Grove Township Republicans, I became a precinct committeeman,” Carl says. That’s how he became a candidate in his own right, for a spot as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. At the state convention in Peoria in May, Illinois Republicans voted to make Carl an alternate delegate. Alternates can go on the convention floor, so he was there and for the roll call when Illinois officially awarded its delegates, and helped to give Trump the nomination. Carl says that’s been his favorite, or most significant part anyway, of the experience so far. Here’s been in Cleveland all week with his dad Rob Miller, who is also a “strong, conservative Republican,” and with his grandpa, Arthur, who is also a Republican. Carl isn’t sure what the future has in store, beyond a desire to study law and political science. “I want to serve my country as best as I can, I want to advance the principles I believe in” he says. “I’m passionate about the constitution, about the rule of law. About the founding principles – the Judeau Christian values – that build this country.” Values like limited government. “James Madison put if perfectly in The Federalist Papers when he said: ‘If men were angels, no government would be necessary. And if angels governed men, then no restrictions on government would be necessary.’ But the constitution balances that idea by creating three, coequal branches of government, that check each other and balance each other so as to limit the power and preclude a tyranny from developing.” All of this from a kid who, at 17, is too young to actually cast a vote for President, for a very short while longer. Illinois has a law that lets 17 year-olds vote in the primary if they’re going to be 18 by the time the general election rolls around. Carl was able to take advantage of that  (and so he voted for Cruz in the primary):  he’ll ring in his 18th birthday on Friday, as his time as an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention is coming to a close. “And I couldn’t ask for a better birthday present,” he says. Carl says he’ll be casting a vote for Donald Trump.)

 

WTTW
— VIDEO: July 20, 2016 – Full Show
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/july-20-2016-full-show
(FROM THE POSTING: Our panel this week includes Jason DeSanto, a political communications expert and senior lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law; Kirk Dillard, the former DuPage County GOP Chairman and Illinois state senator; and Doug Ibendahl, an attorney and former general counsel to the Illinois Republican Party who is a Trump supporter.)
— A Look Ahead at the Illinois Delegation’s Final Day at Convention – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/look-ahead-illinois-delegation-s-final-day-convention
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Delegation is back at it for one last breakfast on Thursday morning. Scheduled to appear before the assembled delegates are Tony Iosco, who is a representative of the Trump campaign, and Ned Ryun, who founded a group called American Majority. The group bills itself as a nonpartisan group that trains grassroots activists and has been involved in the Tea Party movement. What remains to be seen is who will stick around to witness the speeches. Thursday’s theme is “make America one again.” Headlining speakers, according to the official convention program, include RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump. Many of the elected officials who have been in Cleveland throughout the week have intimated they would not stick around for Thursday’s final day and hear Republican nominee Donald Trump formally give his acceptance speech.)
— Illinois Delegates Erupt in Anger Over Cruz Speech – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/illinois-delegates-erupt-anger-over-cruz-speech
— Photos: RNC Convention 2016, Day 3 – Evan Garcia
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/21/photos-rnc-convention-2016-day-3
— Former IL GOP Chair Pat Brady: Trump ‘Not Fit to be Commander-in-Chief’ (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who a) have supported Pat Brady, b) who are supporting Pat Brady, and/or c) who will continue to support Pat Brady? Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Trump has promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform and he is the Republican Party’s presidential candidate.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/former-il-gop-chair-trump-not-fit-be-commander-chief

 

ABC7
— TED CRUZ BOOED AT RNC
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/ted-cruz-booed-at-rnc-mike-pence-to-speak-on-day-three/1434921/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago Trump delegate expelled from RNC after using N-word – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/177430402-story

 

CHICAGO SUNTIMES
— Cruz won’t vote Hillary, decision not to endorse Trump ‘personal’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cruz-wont-vote-hillary-decision-not-to-endorse-trump-personal/
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Ted Cruz snubs Donald Trump: ‘Vote your conscience’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ted-cruz-snubs-donald-trump-vote-your-conscience/
— Dr. Ben Carson misses opportunity to inspire – Mary Mitchell
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/mitchell-dr-ben-carson-misses-opportunity-to-inspire/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Carson took the cake when the devout Christian associated Clinton’s admiration for Chicago community organizer Saul Alinsky with the devil. “He wrote a book called ‘Rules for Radicals.’ On the dedication page, it acknowledges Lucifer, the original radical who gained his own kingdom,” Carson told the fired-up crowd. “Are we willing to elect someone as president who has as [her] role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer?”)
— Keep up the fight for the power of your vote – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-keep-up-the-fight-for-the-power-of-your-vote/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “After Cleveland, how can Caitlyn Jenner be a Republican?”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-after-cleveland-how-can-caitlyn-jenner-be-a-republican/
— SNEED: Absent, without leave . . . Sneed is told Gov. Bruce Rauner, who detests Trump, may be a no-show here — but he is monitoring what’s going on. “He’s been calling,” an Illinois delegate who asked not to be identified said. “He can’t stand Trump. He doesn’t like the way he does business.” The kicker: Sneed is told there is now $15.2 million in the “Citizens for Rauner” fund — and not a penny will go to Trump. It’s state funds.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-trumps-son-not-happy-with-former-campaign-manager/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republicans handed hangover cure at convention – Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who get involved in government and/or politics a) to have an excuse to drink booze and/or b) to encourage everyone to drink more booze?  The aforesaid in Wheaton and in Glen Ellyn work very hard against me.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-republican-convention-hangover-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The crowd grows thinner each morning as the Illinois delegation gathers for breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the result of long days and even longer nights featuring parties and receptions with plenty of food and booze. The light crowd at Wednesday’s gathering to hear remarks from U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa of California did not go unnoticed by organizers, who the night before handed out Pedialyte to night owls as they returned to the delegation hotel. The drink is most commonly used to restore hydration, but also is used as a way to ease a hangover. “I am surprised how many people made it to breakfast. That’s good, there’s been a few late nights out here,” remarked U.S. Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois. Shimkus went on to highlight the various media appearances of Illinois delegates before offering a word of caution. “The nation knows that Illinois is in town, just make sure it’s for the right reasons,” he said jokingly. “We don’t want the chairman pulling anybody out of jail later on.”)
— Illinois Republicans remove Trump delegate with ‘whitepride’ social media handle – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-delegate-removed-met-0721-20160720-story.html
— Independent Map Amendment: Another constitutional smackdown for the people of Illinois – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-redistricting-ruling-madigan-illinois-map-edit-0721-jm-20160720-story.html
— Ban-the-box laws may worsen racial bias against black job candidates, study says – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-ban-the-box-racial-bias-0720-biz-20160719-story.html
— Protesters chain themselves together in front of Chicago police station – Lolly Bowean
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-black-lives-matter-march-lawndale-police-strategies-20160720-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Cruz’s speech overshadows Pence’s at GOP convention.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/news/160729810/
— Kirk faces tough re-election challenge as he skips Cleveland – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/160729834/
— Rep. David Harris marks 40 years since Reagan RNC fight – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/160729832/?utm_source=spec
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For state Rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights, the 2016 Republican National Convention marks 40 years since his first one. That 1976 convention was hotly contested, and Harris explained in March his role in helping wrangle delegates on behalf of Ronald Reagan, who eventually lost the nomination to Gerald Ford. Harris met his wife, Michelle, on that campaign, and she’s with him in Cleveland this week. How have conventions changed over the years? For one, a lot of Trump delegates are new to the political process, which could bring more GOP voters on board. “The convention is meant to bring the party faithful together and have them drink the Kool aid and get them fired up,” Harris said. “A couple of differences here are that, No. 1, a lot of those folks in the convention hall aren’t the party faithful,” he said. Plus, he thought the staging was more intimate, at least in the nights before Trump’s big speech. “The delegates were close to the podium, much closer than what I’ve seen,” Harris said. “You could literally walk up to the edge of the stage.” Harris, a former leader of the Illinois National Guard, was elected to go to the convention in the March primary as a delegate for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Even though some delegates like him weren’t sent to vote for Trump, the roll call Tuesday to nominate Trump was drama-free because he had plenty of delegates to spare. “I don’t know how many more of these I’ll get to go to,” Harris said. “This is my sixth. It might be my last. It’s been quite a journey through the Republican years.”)
— Little sympathy for black shooting victims at GOP convention – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/news/160729809/
— Tollway seeking to increase hiring of minority contractors – Marni Pyke  (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, it opposes race and gender based preference giving. Ultimately, employment is zero-sum. Every job or promotion that a Democrat, a minority, a female, a younger person, and/or a veteran gets is a job or promotion that a Republican, a White, a male, an older person, and/or a non-veteran does not get. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/160729860/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Facing a shortfall in minority contractors, Illinois tollway directors Wednesday took steps to increase participation by businesses owned by women, Hispanics, blacks and Asians in its $12 billion road-building program. Diversity and Inclusion Committee members endorsed plans to offer mentoring and training to encourage minority businesses. The agency is also looking at ways to offer incentives to get big construction companies to hire more minority-owned subcontractors.)
— O’Hare plan includes hope for western access – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160721/discuss/160729812/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lingle urges Trump support at GOP convention – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160720/bernard-schoenburg-lingle-urges-trump-support-at-gop-convention

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Senator Rose Comments On RNC – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/senator-rose-comments-on-rnc

 

WAND
— Rauner Answers Questions About Not Attending RNC  (DIERSEN: The following do not want Rauner to support Trump: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://wymg.com/news/101101-rauner-answers-questions-about-not-attending-rnc/

 

WSIL TV
— Southern Illinois delegate Gloria Campos travels to Cleveland for convention – Anna Giles
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32494197/southern-illinois-delegate-travels-to-cleveland-for-convention

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Cruz Defiantly Defends Decision to Snub Trump – J. Clark  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would defiantly defend their decision to snub me.  Many of them would cite an article that I included a link to in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/cruz-defiantly-defends-decision-to-snub-trump
— Christie calls Cruz speech ‘awful’ and ‘selfish’  Cruz more concerned with 2020 than 2016, Christie says – CMNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/christie-calls-cruz-speech-awful-and-selfish

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Who is funding group challenging redistricting? – AP
http://herald-review.com/ap/state/who-is-funding-group-challenging-redistricting/article_d6821d17-bb0f-5988-8121-907b49665c46.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois delegates enjoy anti-Clinton speeches, but also want pro-Trump talk at convention – MAUREEN O’REILLY
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article90941712.html

 

NEWSDAY
— New University of Illinois chancellor to start by listening – AP  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, the following will shout at him: 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.newsday.com/news/region-state/new-u-of-illinois-chancellor-to-make-first-campus-speech-1.12066795

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Presidential hopeful Clinton takes jab at governor Rauner – Kelsey Gibbs
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/capitol-news/presidential-hopeful-takes-jab-at-governor

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Khouri recognized by Republican Congressional Committee for high standards of achievement
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510955306-khouri-recognized-by-republican-congressional-committee-for-high-standards-of-achievment

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Democrats Chose Ray Flavin to Challenge Pat Kenneally for State’s Attorney – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/20/democrats-chose-ray-flavin-to-challenge-pat-kenneally-for-states-attorney/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CRUZ TELLS TEXAS DELEGATION WHY HE WON’T ENDORSE: “IT’S PERSONAL”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/cruz-tells-texas-delegation-why-he-wont-endorse-its-personal.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— IL Trump delegates defend the negativity
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/21/il-trump-delegates-defend-the-negativity/
— Poll: Voters prefer union and government workers over tanking Rauner
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/21/poll-voters-prefer-union-and-government-workers-over-tanking-rauner/
— LIVE COVERAGE *** Republican National Convention
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/21/live-coverage-republican-national-convention-4/

 

TOWNHALL
— Not Invited: Adelsons Bar Cruz From Donor Suite After He Refused To Endorse Trump – Matt Vespa  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to destroy me and to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors? The aforesaid can always unsubscribe, but should I cancel their subscriptions?)
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/07/21/not-invited-adelsons-refused-to-let-cruz-into-donor-suite-after-refusing-to-endorse-trump-n2195523
— You’re Fired: Trump May Seek New Law Making It Easier to Clear Gov’t of Obama Appointees – Leah Barkoukis (DIERSEN: Have you ever been fired?  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997 in its Chicago office, the Democrats who ran GAO routinely gave the managers of that office lists of employees in that office who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran that they were to fire.  Of course, needless-to-say, I was always on all those lists.  They would have succeeded in firing me much sooner than they did if I had not taken the following job-related actions: a) completed the requirements for a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) became a licensed CPA in 1982, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997, and d) completed the requirements for a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/07/20/youre-fired-trump-may-seek-new-law-making-it-easier-to-clear-govt-of-obama-appointees-n2195154
— White House Not Planning to Punish Castro For Promoting Hillary While Serving as HUD Secretary – O’Brien Cortney
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/07/21/white-house-not-planning-to-punish-castro-for-violating-hatch-act-n2195249

 

FEDERALIST
— One Of Hillary Clinton’s DNC Delegates Literally Tried To Murder Someone, But Media Are Silent  When will media start focusing on the Democrat gun crime epidemic? – Bre Payton
http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/20/one-of-hillary-clintons-dnc-delegates-literally-tried-to-murder-someone-but-media-are-silent/#.V4_d2rRVWVA.facebook

 

THE BLAZE
— Clinton Fires Back With This Brutal Video After Christie ‘Indicted’ Her During GOP Convention Speech – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/20/clinton-fires-back-with-this-brutal-video-after-christie-indicted-her-during-gop-convention-speech/
— Montel Williams Implores Christians to Accept LGBT Community: ‘We Are All Equal In the Eyes of the Lord’ – Kaitlyn Schallhorn (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBT activity focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBT activity.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/20/montel-williams-implores-christians-to-accept-lgbt-community-we-are-all-equal-in-the-eyes-of-the-lord/
— For Our Kids, Trump Is Less A Gamble Than Clinton – Brad Schaeffer
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/for-our-kids-trump-is-less-a-gamble-than-clinton/

 

POLITICO
— Cruz gets booed after he declines to endorse Trump during convention speech – Nolan D. McCaskill
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/cruz-gets-booed-after-he-declines-to-endorse-trump-during-convention-speech-225924

 

THE HILL
— Cruz torpedoes Trump’s convention – Alexander Bolton (DIERSEN: The following are overjoyed: 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://thehill.com/homenews/administration/288628-cruz-torpedoes-trumps-convention
— No Trump endorsement from Cruz, who says ‘vote your conscience’ – Peter Schroeder  (DIERSEN: Clinton and her supporters are overjoyed.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288607-no-trump-endorsement-from-cruz-who-tells-gop-vote-your
— Cruz aides made late push for Trump endorsement – Jonathan Swan
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/288605-cruz-aides-made-late-push-for-trump-endorsement

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— The ‘Pledge’ That Saddled Republicans With Trump  Scared of a third-party run, the GOP instead wound up with Trump as nominee. – S.V. Date
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-priebus-rnc-pledge_us_579034efe4b0fc06ec5bb61b

 

POLITICO
— Ted Cruz rules out voting for Hillary Clinton – Katie Glueck
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/ted-cruz-rules-out-voting-for-hillary-clinton-225944
— MARCH 11, 2016 FLASHBACK: 1988: The Year Donald Lost His Mind  At the early peak of his success, he pulled the trigger on a manic series of deals that nearly brought him down. – Michael Kruse  (DIERSEN: What were you doing during 1988?  I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division.)
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/1988-the-year-donald-lost-his-mind-213721

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Three Nights of Unforced Errors.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/first-read-three-nights-unforced-errors-n614021

 

CNN
— Fireworks at GOP convention.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/politics/republican-convention-highlights-day-three/index.html
— Defiant Ted Cruz stands by refusal to endorse Trump after being booed during convention speech – Teddy Schleifer and Stephen Collinson
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/politics/ted-cruz-republican-convention-moment/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— The G.O.P.’s Surreal Diversity Show – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at minorities, at women, at young people, and at everyone else that Republicans are racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  How soon, if not already, will Republicans be able to go to court and a) get restraining orders against Democrats and b) sue Democrats for slander and for libel?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/opinion/the-gops-surreal-diversity-show.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s Convention Is a Low-Energy Show So Far.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/politics/rnc-convention-delegates.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, all of the following will demonize, denigrate, and condemn the Republican Party platform: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-republican-platform-20160721-snap-story.html

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— GOP convention to watchdog groups: No thanks – ANITA KUMAR  (DIERSEN: Have you worked for watchdog groups?  I have.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 year of which at the GS-13 level (currently $92,632-$120,427) and I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 level (currently $77,899-$88,286).)
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article90874752.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Despite Boos, Ted Cruz Won’t Endorse Donald Trump  Texas senator gives a fiery speech at Republican convention, but only with a bland exhortation to vote – REID J. EPSTEIN  (DIERSEN: If/when Cruz formally calls for his supporters to formally boycott Trump supporters, what will you do?  What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me as being a Trump supporter?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/despite-boos-ted-cruz-wont-endorse-donald-trump-1469068878
— Kasich Not Backing Down on Boycott of Home-State GOP Convention  Ohio governor says he objects to nominee Trump’s stands on immigration and trade, among others – PATRICK O’CONNOR and  REID J. EPSTEIN  (DIERSEN: If/when Kasich formally calls for his supporters to formally boycott Trump supporters, what will you do?  What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me as being a Trump supporter?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/kasich-not-backing-down-on-boycott-of-home-state-gop-convention-1469050200
— Pence Offers Upbeat Outlook on Rocky Night at GOP Convention  Ted Cruz refuses to endorse Donald Trump, but speakers unite in rally against Clinton – PATRICK O’CONNOR and KRISTINA PETERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pence-takes-center-stage-at-republican-convention-1469059331
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO OF TRUMP: How the 1990s Became Donald Trump’s Personal Crucible  The businessman’s ‘terrible, horrible’ stretch of personal and financial troubles more than two decades ago helped forge the traits that propelled him to the Republican nomination – BETH REINHARD and  PETER GRANT  (DIERSEN: What did you do during the 1990s?  I worked for GAO until 1997 when my Democrat superiors succeeded in forcing me to retire when I was 49 years old.  I became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.  I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-1990s-became-donald-trumps-personal-crucible-1469035278
— Don’t Waste Your Time, Donald  If Trump campaigns in California and New York, as he says he will, then it’s all over. – Karl Rove
http://www.wsj.com/articles/dont-waste-your-time-donald-1469056450
— Indiana Growth Model  The Daniels-Pence record is a lesson in conservative reform. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/indiana-growth-model-1469055008
— Twitter Permanently Bans Blogger Milo Yiannopoulos on Abusive-Content Grounds  The unusual move comes after actress Leslie Jones sparred with the conservative blogger and received racially abusive tweets from many users – YOREE KOH
http://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-permanently-bans-controversial-blogger-milo-yiannopoulos-1469025620
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Winners vs. Losers: Zero-Sum View Prevails – Greg Ip  (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, it opposes race and gender based preference giving. Federal employment is zero-sum. Every job or promotion that a Democrat, a minority, a female, a younger person, and/or a veteran gets is a job or promotion that a Republican, a White, a male, an older person, and/or a non-veteran does not get. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-of-zero-sum-economics-1469033016

 

FORTUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “the GOP Is the Party of Fear.”  Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that they will 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://fortune.com/2016/07/20/republican-party-fear/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans say “In Cleveland, Sea of White Reflects Republican Party’s Election Math Problem.” (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at minorities, at women, at young people, and at everyone else that Republicans are racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.  How soon, if not already, will Republicans be able to go to court and a) get restraining orders against Democrats and b) sue Democrats for slander and for libel?)
http://fortune.com/2016/07/20/in-cleveland-sea-of-white-reflects-republican-partys-election-math-problem/
— Ted Cruz Says He Won’t Support Donald Trump For Attacks on His Wife and Father – Katie Reilly  (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would defiantly defend their decision to attack me.  Many of them would cite an article that I included a link to in a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email.)
http://fortune.com/2016/07/21/ted-cruz-says-he-wont-support-donald-trump-for-attacks-on-his-wife-and-father/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Wake Up Call: Facing IRS Probe, Facebook Hires Baker McKenzie
https://bol.bna.com/wake-up-call-facing-irs-probe-facebook-hires-baker-mckenzie/
— Why Doesn’t Your Company Want You to Put More in Your 401(k)?  They welcomed automatic enrollment and contribution increases a decade ago. Not any more. – Ben Steverman  (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors were moral relativists who believed that their end (hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females) justified their means (wasting the careers of and getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran). One of their justifications for wasting my career and for getting rid of me was that my wife had a good job, that we had no dependents, and that we had saved for our retirement.)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-21/why-doesn-t-your-company-want-you-to-put-more-in-your-401-k
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A better retirement plan also offers long-term benefits that are hard to quantify, Adams says. Workers who aren’t prepared for retirement are going to be more stressed and they’re going to end up working longer than they—and thus, often, their employers—would prefer.)

 

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you oppose illegal immigration, the more that Democrats and RINOs hate you.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/21/trump-s-rnc-welcomes-xenophobia-inc.html

 

THE WEEK
— Mike Pence: ‘I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican — in that order’ – Catherine Garcia  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty.  Democrats and Democrat plants are nasty.  Libertarians and Libertarian plants are nasty.  Greens and Green plants are nasty.  RINOs are nasty.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are nasty. If I said what Pence said, they would shout even louder from the pulpit in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall that I am a religious hypocrite because I put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out on Sunday mornings instead of attending church services.  Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, gambling, and other vices.)
http://theweek.com/speedreads/637487/mike-pence-im-christian-conservative-republican–that-order

 

ATLANTIC
— Ted Cruz Steals the Show  It was supposed to big Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s big night—but all eyes were on the unrepentant Texas senator, instead. – DAVID A. GRAHAM
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/live-coverage-of-the-republican-national-convention-day-3/492143/

 

FED SMITH
— Republican Platform Calls for Cutting Federal Workers’ Pay and Benefits – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: If I was still working for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates would kill me figuratively if not literally.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/07/20/republican-platform-calls-for-cutting-federal-workers-pay-and-benefits/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Trump Campaign Says Donald Would Loosen Civil Service Laws to Root Out Feds Loyal to Obama – Eric Katz   (DIERSEN: Have you ever been rooted out?  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997 in its Chicago office, the Democrats who ran GAO routinely gave the managers of that office lists of employees in that office who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran that they were to root out.  Of course, needless-to-say, I was always on those root out lists.  They would have succeeded in rooting me out much sooner than they did if I had not taken the following job-related actions: a) completed the requirements for a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) became a licensed CPA in 1982, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997, and d) completed the requirements for a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/07/trump-campaign-says-donald-would-loosen-civil-service-laws-root-out-feds-loyal-obama/130081/

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Calls for violence, repression and war dominate day three of Republican Convention.”
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/21/conv-j21.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Expect Reporters To Help Clinton Over Trump  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents expect me to help them, to help their operatives, and to help their dupes.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame me for their problems, blame me for your problems, blame me for my problems, and blame me for everyone’s problems.  My critics/opponents blame me for all losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.  What do you say to my critics/opponents, to their operatives, and to their dupes?)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/voters_expect_reporters_to_help_clinton_over_trump

July 20 Evening Edition

WTTW
— California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa: Trump Probably Won’t Build Actual Wall – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/congressman-trump-probably-wont-build-actual-wall
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It is one of the cornerstones of Donald Trump’s campaign platform, and the issue that has inflamed passions on both sides: Trump has pledged repeatedly to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and to have Mexico foot the estimated $5 to $10 billion to pay for it. But a high-ranking Republican congressman on Wednesday told the Illinois delegation that Trump’s promise amounts to little more than a metaphor for fixing the country’s broken immigration system. It doesn’t necessarily mean a physical wall will get built, he said. “Donald Trump speaks in shorthand too much,” said California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa in a breakfast speech before Illinois delegates. “‘Build a wall’ is code for, ‘Let’s get our immigration system working so that, if you’re here legally, we work with you. If you’re illegally here, you don’t get a job.’” Illinois U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, who says he will vote for Trump but won’t necessarily support him, says the nominee has been unclear on the specifics of his policy as it relates to immigration reform and border control. And he says a physical wall across the entire border with Mexico isn’t a given. “This is up to Donald Trump to define these terms that he articulated in the campaign,” Roskam said. “We need control of the border. If it’s a physical manifestation, or high tech, or whatever it happens to be, that’s up to him to tell us.” But the Trump delegates in attendance weren’t buying the concept of wall as metaphor. “Trump says build a physical wall, I think that means he’s going to build a wall,” said delegate Maria Hough. “I think the congressman is sadly mistaken,” said delegate Stella Kozanecki, an 80-year-old first timer from downstate Mount Vernon. “It means build a wall.” Trump delegate Mark Fratella, an Evanston public school teacher who lives in Elmhurst, takes an all-of-the-above approach. “The ‘build a wall’ has two meanings: the physical meaning and just securing our borders, because we don’t know who’s coming into this country,” Fratella said. “We want a wall, but we want a door in that wall for legal, orderly immigration.”)
— Downers Grove Teen Carl Miller is Illinois’ Youngest Delegate – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/20/downers-grove-teen-illinois-youngest-delegate

 

WBEZ
— Illinois Republicans Introduce DuPage Teenager Carl Miller Seen As Future Of The State Party – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-republicans-introduce-dupage-teenager-seen-as-future-of-the-state-party/ec499f61-51d6-4c7f-943f-b1e89750e62d
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are happy that “Illinois’ Elected Republicans Continue To Wrestle With Supporting Trump.”  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-elected-republicans-continue-to-wrestle-with-supporting-trump/b0a41e55-8b10-4936-b729-38480a8876d8

 

ABC7
— RNC FLAG-BURNING DEMONSTRATION GETS HEATED, SEVERAL ARRESTED
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rnc-flag-burning-demonstration-gets-heated-several-arrested/1435298/
— DONALD TRUMP EXPLAINS PLAN TO FUND WALL ALONG US-MEXICO BORDER – David Ono
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-explains-plan-to-fund-wall-along-us-mexico-border/1434861/
— JUDGE BLOCKS ILLINOIS REDISTRICTING PLAN FROM BALLOT – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/judge-blocks-illinois-redistricting-plan-from-ballot/1435070/

 

NBC5
— Hillary Clinton: ‘Rauner Has Been Holding the Budget Hostage for Months’  Clinton slammed Gov. Rauner Tuesday, blaming him for the fallout from the state’s budget impasse. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/hillary-clinton-criticizes-rauner-illinois-state-budget-387649861.html
— Sen. Mark Kirk Changes His Vote for President After Criticism Over Write-In  During a radio interview, Kirk announced that he would write-in former Secretary of State Colin Powell for president, instead of voting for Republican nominee Donald Trump – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/sen-mark-kirk-changes-his-vote-for-president-anti-trump-tammy-duckworth-387682231.html

 

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise Kinzinger because he “Still Has Doubts About Trump.”  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/20/kinzinger-still-has-doubts-about-trump-but-says-gop-needs-to-unite/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois delegation told Trump’s build-a-wall vow is ‘code’ for fixing immigration – Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-republican-convention-issa-trump-met0721-20160720-story.html
— Judge tosses Rauner-backed Illinois redistricting referendum from ballot – Kim Geiger and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-redistricting-lawsuit-ruling-madigan-met-20160720-story.html
— White privilege and why Melania Trump gets a pass, Michelle Obama doesn’t – Dahleen Glanton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-melania-michelle-criticism-glanton-talk-20160720-column.html
— Police arrest 17 protesters during flag-burning demonstration outside RNC
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-cleveland-gop-convention-protest-20160720-story.html
— Hospital prepping for annual influx of drunken teenagers from Lollapalooza – Marion Renault
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-lollapalooza-drill-underage-drinking-met-20160720-story.html
— Republicans link Lucifer to Hellary and liberal heads explode – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-republican-convention-kass-0721-20160720-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.: Trump’s wall is ‘code to fix immigration’ – Tina Sfondeles and Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/issa-trump-pledge-to-build-a-wall-is-code-to-fix-immigration/
— Abortion referral bill threatens basic health services – Dr. Colleen Malloy and Emily Zender
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-medical-professional-shortage-dont-allow-it-to-become/
— Democrats’ stance on redistricting reform will catch up to them – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-dems-stance-on-redistricting-reform-will-catch-up-to-them/
— Shooting of 6-year-old girl revives demand for 1,000 more cops – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/shooting-of-six-year-old-resurrects-demands-for-1000-more-cops/
— CTU protests for additional Chicago Public Schools funding – Jacob Wittich
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/ctu-protests-for-additional-chicago-public-schools-funding/
— GOP revokes delegate’s credentials for ‘racist’ FB post – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-gop-revokes-delegate-credentials-racist-fb-post/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party on Wednesday revoked the convention credentials of a Donald Trump delegate from Chicago “for publicly-made racist comments and threats of violence” on a Facebook posting. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider told the Sun-Times the party, “has zero tolerance for racism of any kind and threats of violence against anyone.”  The executive committee of the Illinois GOP party made the decision regarding Fifth Congressional District delegate Lori Gayne after party officials said she confirmed to them she was the author of the offending post, made under a different name. Gayne was elected a Trump delegate in the March Illinois primary from the North Side district. Gayne told the Sun-Times on Wednesday she wrote the post, after a reporter from the newspaper raised the matter with her on Tuesday evening, while she was with the Illinois delegation on the convention floor. The Republican National Convention welcome party was thrown Sunday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Gayne wrote, over a photo of law enforcement officials on the roof on the iconic building on the Lake Erie shore: “Our brave snipers just waiting for some “N—- to try something. Love them.”  She used an abbreviation for the racial slur. Schneider said in a statement, as party chairman,  “I condemn in the strongest terms the racist comments and threats of violence made by Ms. Gayne, a member of our delegation to the Republican National Convention. Ms. Gayne brought the statements to the attention of Illinois Republican Party staff after being contacted by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times,” Schneider said in statement. “Let me be unequivocally clear — racism and threats of violence have absolutely no place in the Illinois Republican Party or in a civil and inclusive society. “The Illinois Republican Party believes that inciting violence against anyone attending the RNC places state delegations, demonstrators exercising their First Amendment rights, and law enforcement personnel needlessly in harm’s way. Therefore, I have consulted with the Executive Committee of the Illinois Republican Party and have revoked Ms. Gayne’s credentials as a delegate to the Republican National Convention.” Gayne offered her “deepest apologies” in a statement, saying, “I strongly regret the offensive statements I recently made on social media. While I in no way intended to make racist or threatening statements, I now realize that they could be interpreted that way. “I have the deepest respect for members of law enforcement and know that they put their lives on the line every day. I made the offensive statements in my attempt to applaud their courage in the face of protests. But I now realize that my statements were ignorant and intolerant, and they cannot be justified. “The statements do not reflect my character or feelings toward minorities. As a Jewish woman, I know that racism of any kind is unjustifiable and hurtful, even when it’s not intended. I also know that violence is never the answer to political disagreements. I respect the decision of the Illinois Republican Party and understand their concerns about my safety and that of the entire Illinois delegation. Please accept my deepest apologies.”)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Liar. Lucifer. Lock her up. GOP denounces Clinton – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/307209926/
— DuPage leaders mourn slain Dallas officers – DuPage Diversity Committee
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/submitted/160729908/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Caitlyn Jenner promotes LGBTQ activity.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/307209892/
— Housing advocates seek ‘freedom of choice and equality’ in Naperville – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/160729893/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois GOP delegates: Bashing Clinton can’t be only Trump strategy – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160720/illinois-gop-delegates-bashing-clinton-cant-be-only-trump-strategy

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Ben Carson defends connecting Hillary Clinton to Lucifer – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/ben-carson-defends-connecting-hillary-clinton-to-lucifer

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Madigan accused of interfering with reforms favoring middle class – Vimbai Chikomo
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510963986-madigan-accused-of-interfering-with-reforms-favoring-middle-class

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Schimpf brings military leadership to the political table in Senate bid
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/510963267-schimpf-brings-military-leadership-to-the-political-table-in-senate-bid

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Kinzinger slowly warms to Trump  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps 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) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or e) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://ilnews.org/8840/illinois-republican-slowly-warms-to-trump/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Is CEO Trump handling his campaign negligently? The Melania Trump/Meredith McIver plagiarism – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/07/is-ceo-trump-handling-his-campaign-negligently-the-melania-trumpmeredith-mciver-plagiarism/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Holan: Voice of the people heard with stop-gap budget – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510962124-holan-voice-of-the-people-heard-with-stop-gap-budget

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— ILLINOIS GOP LEADER RICHARD PORTER: TRUMP WILL BE TRUMP — AND THAT’S GOOD – Matt Dietrich
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/20/editors-picks/mattdietrich/illinois-gop-leader-trump-will-be-trump-and-thats-good/62046/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Cook County Judge Says “No Way” to Reapportionment Reform – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/20/cook-county-judge-says-no-way-to-reapportionment-reform/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Sen. Sam McCann not ready to return ill-gotten gains – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/sen-sam-mccann-not-ready-to-return-ill-gotten-gains/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MELANIA TRUMP SPEECHWRITER OFFERS RESIGNATION; TRUMP REJECTS IT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/melania-trump-speechwriter-offers-resignation-trump-rejects-it-she-explains.html
— THORNER & O’NEIL – ISIS DECLARES WAR WHILE WORLD SUCCUMBS TO POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/thorner-oneil-isis-declares-war-while-world-succumbs-to-political-correctness.html

 

GOPUSA
— Gov’t dependency a ‘narcotic’ enabling racial tensions
http://www.gopusa.com/govt-dependency-a-narcotic-enabling-racial-tensions/
— Ailes ouster could cause seismic shift  (DIERSEN: Of course, 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 AILES’ REPLACEMENT TO BE 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/ailes-ouster-could-cause-seismic-shift/
— Agitators build ‘wall’ in Cleveland  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps side with the illegals and against America.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12794
— For the first time in 40 years, Texas Republicans didn’t pick the nominee
http://www.gopusa.com/for-the-first-time-in-40-years-texas-republicans-didnt-pick-the-nominee/

 

EAGLE FORUM
— How Pence Complements Trump – Phyllis Schlafly
http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/column/how-pence-complements-trump.html

 

FEDERALIST
— Sheriff Clarke Is Right: There’s A War On Cops  Sheriff Clarke is right: we’re seeing ‘guerrilla urban warfare against the police’ fueled by a false narrative about police shootings. – Robert Tracinski
http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/20/sheriff-clarke-is-right-theres-a-war-on-cops/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— NEWT: ‘60% CHANCE’ TRUMP BEATS HILLARY  Gingrich tells WND: ‘I plan to work hard to see him elected president’ – JEROME R. CORSI
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/newt-i-give-donald-trump-a-60-percent-chance-of-defeating-hillary/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— NO, PRESIDENT OBAMA, NOT EVERYONE IS GUILTY OF BIGOTRY – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/07/19/no-president-obama-not-everyone-is-guilty-of-bigotry/

 

NEWSMAX
— Kinzinger: I Won’t Support Trump ‘Enthusiastically’ – Joe Crowe (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps love Kinzinger.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/adam-kinzinger-trump-support/2016/07/20/id/739681/

 

BREITBART
— Rock Band Third Eye Blind Uses RNC Charity Event to Mock Conservatives – JEROME HUDSON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/07/20/rock-band-third-eye-blind-uses-charity-event-mock-conservatives-rnc/

 

TOWNHALL
— Caitlyn Jenner Speaks at “Big Tent Brunch”; Urges Republicans to Embrace LGBT Community – Christine Rousselle  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote LGBT activity want to destroy the Republican Party.)
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2016/07/20/caitlyn-jenner-n2195217

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Mike Pence Pick Hints At What Kind Of President Trump Would Be  The choice shows he’d want to work closely with Congress’ most conservative members. – Matt Fuller
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-vp-trump_us_578e5be9e4b0f180da630b59
— RNC Chair Says Republicans Lose Acting Normal, So Why Not Give Trump A Shot  Reince Priebus is apparently over “the button-down, Boy Scout approach.” – S.V. Date
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-reince-priebus-gop_us_578fb03be4b04ca54ebfe106

 

REUTERS
— Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointees – EMILY FLITTER  (DIERSEN: Have you ever been purged?  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997 in its Chicago office, the Democrats who ran GAO routinely gave the managers of that office lists of employees in that office who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran that they were to purge.  Of course, needless-to-say, I was always on those purge lists.  They would have succeeded in purging me much soon than they did if I had not taken the following job-related actions: a) completed the requirements for a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) become a licensed CPA in 1982, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997, and d) completed the requirements for a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-purge-exclusive-idUSKCN10003A

 

AOL NEWS
— Several protesters arrested after flag-burning protest at Republican Convention – MAXWELL TANI
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/07/20/several-protesters-arrested-after-flag-burning-protest-at-republ/21435999/

 

CNN
— Will Chris Christie get a second act? – Errol Louis
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/opinions/republican-convention-christie-reaction-louis/

 

ABC NEWS
— Laura Ingraham: ‘Donald Trump Is the Solution’
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/laura-ingraham-donald-trump-solution-40753281

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Diversity, Trump Support, Rap Featured at RNC Leadership Breakfast.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/diversity-trump-support-rap-featured-rnc-leadership-breakfast-n613626

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Melania Trump’s Speechwriter Takes Responsibility for Lifted Remarks – MAGGIE HABERMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/politics/melania-trump-speech-meredith-mciver.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump campaign identifies staffer who wrote Melania Trump’s speech
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/20/trump-campaign-identifies-staffer-who-wrote-melania-trumps-speech/

 

BOSTON HERALD
— Top Trump allies defend Melania, blame gaffe on campaign staffers – Chris Villani
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/07/top_trump_allies_defend_melania_blame_gaffe_on_campaign_staffers

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Plagiarism cry puts Trump campaign off its stride.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2016/07/19/gop-convention-marred-plagiarism-allegations/kvXYztUCBOy3Ma1N5PuQdM/story.html

 

ROCKWELL HERALD BANNER
— In contrast with Trump, Pence championed the free press – Maureen Hayden (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents oppose free press.  My critic/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and they want their operatives and their dupes to destroy all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
http://www.rockwallheraldbanner.com/cnhi_network/in-contrast-with-trump-pence-championed-the-free-press/article_83fb27e8-ef03-52ad-bfc3-f4c6ed342d28.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Writer Meredith McIver Apologizes for Copied Phrases in Melania Trump’s Speech  Trump Organization writer says she inadvertently included words from Michelle Obama’s 2008 address – KRISTINA PETERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/writer-meredith-mciver-apologizes-for-copied-phrases-in-melania-trumps-speech-1469034584
— Trump’s Bridge Builder to Hispanics Faces Steep Wall
http://www.wsj.com/video/trumps-bridge-builder-to-hispanics-faces-steep-wall/D8B9693A-E4BB-404B-825F-667CB2BF7D6C.html

 

USA TODAY
— Mother of Baton Rouge gunman says VA ‘didn’t want to help’ – Gregg Zoroya
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/07/20/mother-vet-who-killed-police-baton-rouge-feared-he-suffered-fom-ptsd/87343896/

 

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Zogby demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump and his supporters.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnzogby/2016/07/20/gop-convention-the-party-is-dead-long-live-the-king/#2f0ed8c75338

 

FISCAL TIMES
— GOP Platform Has Some Bad News for Federal Employees – Eric Katz  (DIERSEN: I have always been a Republican.  If I was still a federal employee, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates would kill me figuratively if not literally.  Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.)
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/07/20/GOP-Platform-Has-Some-Bad-News-Government-Employees

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Notable Cases of Plagiarism (Other Than Melania Trump’s) – Alicia Adamczyk
http://time.com/money/4413480/melania-trump-plagiarism-high-profile/
— The Real Reason More Women Didn’t Speak Out Against Ailes  Iron-clad non-disparagement clauses worked to muzzle them. – Alicia Adamczyk (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors talked and acted like they wanted me to sue them. They talked and acted like they wanted me to highlight in court a) how they gave preference to their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, b) how they discriminated against their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, and c) how they took adverse actions against their employees who complained about the aforesaid. Of course, needless-to-say, the aforesaid helps them hire, retain, and promote those who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://time.com/money/4414582/fox-news-roger-ailes-sexual-harassment-women-speak-out/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps are happy that Kinzinger says “If I Support Trump, I Won’t Do It Enthusiastically” and that he is “still wrestling” with endorsing Trump.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/gop-congressman-if-i-support-trump-i-wont-do-it-enthusiastically/article/2003399

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The GOP Will Be the Party of Trump for a Long Time  He’s not the outsider anymore, but the most important voice in his party.”  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
https://newrepublic.com/article/135293/gop-will-party-trump-long-time

 

ROLLING STONE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rolling Stone demonizes, denigrates, and condemns individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity and Islam.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/inside-rncs-hottest-ticket-the-big-gay-islamophobia-party-w429967

July 20 Morning Edition

WTTW
— Illinois Delegation Faces Full Schedule on Wednesday – Paris Schutz  (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain in Illinois?  How happy are you with what the following have done to keep you up to date with what the Illinois delegation has done, is doing, and will do at the convention: a) the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), b) your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, c) your Republican county party organization, and d) your Republican township/ward party organization?  What emails have you received from the aforesaid about the convention?  What have the aforesaid posted on their websites about the convention?  Constructively, by their default, by their failure to communicate, the aforesaid have appointed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to fill that void, to communicate for them.  Of course, needless-to-say, I am greatly honored.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/illinois-delegation-faces-full-schedule-wednesday
(FROM THE ARTICLE: California Congressman Darrell Issa is scheduled to speak before the delegation. Issa is one of Hillary Clinton’s most vocal critics and has referred to her as a “criminal involved in a criminal enterprise.”  Delegates will also hear from Illinois Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and John Shimkus. The delegation is later scheduled to attend a dinner event honoring Republican Illinois Senate Leader Christine Radogno and Illinois House Leader Jim Durkin, before heading to the Quicken Loans Arena for night three of the Republican National Convention. Wednesday’s theme is “make America first again.” Headlining speakers, according to the official convention program, include U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and presumptive vice president candidate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.)
— IL GOP Chair: Donald Trump ‘Will Lift’ Republican Party
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/il-gop-chair-donald-trump-will-lift-republican-party
— DIERSEN: PANALISTS INCLUDE DILLARD AND IBENDAHL: 30:09-MINUTE VIDEO  July 19, 2016 – Full Show
http://video.wttw.com/video/2365806356/
(FROM THE POSTING: “Chicago Tonight” covers the Republican National Convention with special reports and footage from reporters on the scene. Illinois Delegates Cast Nominating Votes for Trump IL GOP Chair: Donald Trump ‘Will Lift’ Republican Party)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men. – Melissa Batchelor Warnke  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, those who agree with Melissa Batchelor Warnke, that is, those who are anti-male, demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump’s supporters.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-men-cause-violence-20160719-story.html
— Kasich lauds Rauner while dissing Trump  Illinois delegates told GOP needs ‘inclusive reform.’ – Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: Because Kasich is the leading anti-Trump on the planet earth, would you want Kasich to laud you?)
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20160719/281685434193494
— Muslims for Trump speak up amid criticism – Manya Brachear Pashman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-muslims-for-trump-met-20160720-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise Libertarians.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-libertarian-gary-johnson-bill-weld-edit-0720-md-20160719-story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-libertarian-johnson-weld-trump-clinton-perspec-0720-jm-20160719-story.html
— Social media shaming keeps us cleaning up after Fido – Rob Manker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-manker-column-st-0720-20160719-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Huber gets help rebounding from fire that leveled his camp – Bill Bird
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/crime/ct-nvs-naperville-friends-help-huber-st-0720-20160719-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN WITH COLOR PHOTO OF POLICE CHIEF: Police chief calls author of essay about growing up black in Naperville – Genevieve Bookwalter  (DIERSEN: What town did you grow up in?  I grew up in Crete, Illinois 1948-1972 and I have lived in Wheaton since 1978. Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton a) who demonize  me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a newcomer and b) use the fact that none of my grade school or high school classmates were Black to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being a racist?  Ever-increasing, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, RINOs, their operatives, and their dupes say that Republicans are racists.) 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-police-crooks-conversation-st-0720-20160718-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

— Melania Trump speech writer apologizes for speech “mistake” – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/melania-trump-speech-writer-apologizes-for-speech-mistake/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Plagiarizing Mrs. Obama is height of hypocrisy.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/mitchell-plagiarizing-mrs-obama-is-height-of-hypocrisy/
— Aldermen sign off on $4.72M in police-abuse settlements – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997, virtually all of those who I supervised were Democrat, minority, female, younger, disabled, and/or veteran.  Even though none of them ever filed a complaint against me, my Democrat superiors and supervisors treated me like they all had charged me with a) discriminating against Democrats, b) discriminating against minorities, c) discriminating against females, d) discriminating against those who are younger, e) discriminating against the disabled, and f) discriminating against veterans.  In fact, I always fully complied with Democrat superiors’ and supervisors’ orders to give the aforesaid preference.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/aldermen-sign-off-on-4-72m-in-police-abuse-settlements/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With frustration and resignation, the City Council’s Finance Committee on Tuesday signed off on three more police misconduct settlements totaling $4.72 million, including the last of 25 lawsuits stemming from the dirty work of former Special Operations Section kingpin Jerome Finnigan. The settlements bring this year’s total to $18.6 million and the tab for settling police abuse cases over the last decade to well over $500 million. The largest of the three settlements, for $3.75 million, will go to the three teenage children of Esau Castellanos-Bernal. The intoxicated man was fatally shot by police after crashing his car in 2013. The case involves an alleged cover-up by Chicago Police officers. It’s the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and the soon-to-be-disbanded Independent Police Review Authority.)
— O’Hare security contractor fires strike leaders – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-ohare-security-contractor-fires-strike-leaders/
— Judge blocks Illinois redistricting plan from November ballot – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/judge-blocks-illinois-redistricting-plan-from-ballot/

 

DAILY HERALD
— 3 things to watch Wednesday at the Republican convention – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/news/160729959/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois delegation’s key speakers at their morning meeting include California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, as well as U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Channahon, whose district surrounds the Chicago area just west of McHenry, Kane and Kendall counties. Kinzinger hasn’t been the most enthusiastic lawmaker toward Trump in recent months, so his speech could give the delegation something to talk about.)
— O’Hare gate expansions good news for western access, Cronin says – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/160718961/
— COD’s unusual way of selecting auditor – Roger Kempa, Darien
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/discuss/160729983/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Mary F. Warren of Wheaton demonizes, denigrates, and condemns “conservative Republicans,” and especially those who are “white and affluent.”  Why did Warren move to Wheaton?  Why does Warren stay in Wheaton?
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160720/discuss/160729984/

 

CRAIN ‘CHICAHO BUSINESS
— Wear long shorts—and 6 other rules for women at #RNCinCLE – SOPHIE LUCIDO JOHNSON  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on destroying women who are Republican.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160719/OPINION/160719796/rules-for-women-at-the-republican-national-convention
— Court rejects plan to revamp Illinois’ remap rules – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160720/BLOGS02/160729990/court-rejects-plan-to-revamp-illinois-remap-rules

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Twin City delegates report from GOP convention – Derek Beigh
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/twin-city-delegates-report-from-gop-convention/article_f5cfaf67-e32b-5284-bba6-8f1a53fb1cd0.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chris Gramm was surprised to be a center of attention after the first day of the Republican National Convention.  Gramm, a Bloomington resident and presidential delegate from Illinois’ 18th Congressional District, appeared on the front page of an early edition of The New York Times after stepping up to represent delegates opposed to presumed candidate Donald Trump. Gramm, who was elected during the March 15 primary election as a delegate for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, was pictured shouting Monday for a roll call vote of states on the convention rules — a vote meant to embarrass Trump. “I want to make the establishment know there are people that won’t just lay down for whatever they want, and I’m happy to be the face of that movement,” he said. Later editions of Tuesday’s Times featured a front-page photo of prospective First Lady Melania Trump, who gave a headline speech Monday night. Gramm and fellow delegate Jim Fisher, a Hudson resident, told The Pantagraph on Tuesday about their experiences so far:)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois’ bicentennial bash looks to be a bust – Phil Luciano
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160719/phil-luciano-illinois-bicentennial-bash-looks-to-be-bust

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Trump Wins GOP Nomination, But State Party Leaders Remain Noncommittal – AMANDA VINICKY  (DIERSEN: Anti-Republicans are overjoyed that “State Party Leaders Remain Noncommittal.”)
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/trump-wins-gop-nomination-state-party-leaders-remain-noncommittal

 

WAND
— Grand Jury Dismisses Aaron Schock – Tamara Damante
http://www.wandtv.com/story/32487149/grand-jury-dismisses-aaron-schock

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps stress “Illinois’ top 2 Republicans stay away from Trump & convention.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32484245/illinois-top-2-republicans-stay-away-from-trump-convention
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In bumpy coronation, Trump takes the crown.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32485343/in-bumpy-coronation-trump-takes-the-crown

 

WJBC
— Rep. Davis hopes to see ‘unified’ GOP after convention
http://www.wjbc.com/2016/07/19/rep-davis-hopes-to-see-unified-gop-after-convention/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger Talks Day Two Of RNC – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rep-adam-kinzinger-talks-day-two-of-rnc

 

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Where Does Gov. Rauner Stand on Trump?”)
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-20/civic-engagement/where-does-gov-rauner-stand-on-trump/a53070-1

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Speechwriter defends Donald Trump Jr.’s words  2 sentences in speech accused of being copied – CNN  (DIERSEN: Does anyone write your speeches, and if so, who?  It would be great if the operatives and dupes who have slandered me in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall and elsewhere would disclose who wrote their speeches.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/speechwriter-defends-donald-trump-jrs-words
— Clinton: Trump most dangerous candidate in US history  Trump has no discipline, sense of limits of presidential power – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clinton-trump-most-dangerous-candidate-in-us-history

 

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— GOP convention party gets started – Denny Sands
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/07/19/sands-gop-convention-party-gets-started/auxpt88/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— 37 of 50 Chicago aldermen took illegal campaign cash in 2015 – Austin Berg
http://www.chicagonow.com/city-limits/2016/07/37-of-50-chicago-aldermen-took-illegal-campaign-cash-in-2015/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Terrorist attacks, immigration and Brexit can be managed with stronger leadership, Khouri says – Kerry Goff
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510940977-terrorist-attacks-immigration-and-brexit-can-be-managed-with-stronger-leadership-khouri-says

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— College of DuPage – Was Breuder FOIA violation felony record concealment? – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/college-of-dupage-was-breuder-foia-violation-felony-record-concealment/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Rotten to the Common Core: Two Events Exposing the Massive Education Takeover – Monte Larrick
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/rotten-common-core-two-events-exposing-massive-education-takeover/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY JUDGE BLOCKS INDEPENDENT MAP EFFORT; ADVOCATES PLAN TO APPEAL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/cook-county-judge-blocks-independent-map-effort-advocates-plan-to-appeal.html
— WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S RNC PROGRAM TO FEATURE PENCE, CRUZ, GINGRICH
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/wednesday-nights-rnc-program-to-feature-pence-cruz-gingrich.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Sandack temporarily shuts down three of his four social media accounts
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/20/sandack-temporarily-shuts-down-three-of-his-four-social-media-accounts/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Mike Lee: Priebus owes Trump apology for convention mess – S.A. Miller
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/19/mike-lee-says-reince-priebus-owes-donald-trump-apo/
— Media put on notice about bias at RNC – Bradford Richardson
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/19/rnc-reporting-bias-gets-warning/
— Pentagon issues sex change manual, allows extended time off for process – Rowan Scarborough  (DIERSEN: If a man identifies himself as being a woman, does he then get all the benefits of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion?)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/14/pentagon-issues-sex-change-manual-allows-extended-/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Race relations reach all-time low under Obama – Bradford Richardson
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/19/race-relations-reach-all-time-low-under-obama-poll/
— First Amendment Defense Act raises debate on punishing belief against same-sex marriage – Bradford Richardson  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, you are punished if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/12/first-amendment-defense-act-raises-debate-on-punis/
— Charging ‘racism’ in order to distract  The riot machine is starting up again, and the left is milking it – Tammy Bruce
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/13/charging-racism-in-order-to-distract/

 

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— Anti-Trump Republicans Lash Out at Matt Drudge – ROBERT STACY MCCAIN  (DIERSEN: What do you say to anti-Trump Republicans who last out at me?)
http://spectator.org/anti-trump-republicans-lash-out-at-matt-drudge/

 

BREITBART
— Urban Outfitters Cashes In on Election Season with Anti-Trump Merchandise
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/07/19/urban-outfitters-selling-anti-donald-trump-mugs-books-pro-hillary-clinton-t-shirts/

 

THE HILL
— Christie delivers Clinton ‘indictment’ – Megan R. Wilson
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288439-christie-delivers-clinton-indictment

 

— Trump aide offers resignation in Melania Trump plagiarism incident – Jeremy Diamond  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents want me to offer my resignation from everything and to take full responsibility for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.)
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/politics/trump-aide-offers-resignation-in-melania-trump-plagiarism-incident/index.html

 

REUTERS
— Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointees – EMILY FLITTER (DIERSEN: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-purge-exclusive-idUSKCN10003A

 

MSNBC
— Fox News, Ailes in negotiations over his exit – Reuters  (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997, virtually all of those who I supervised were Democrat, minority, female, younger, disabled, and/or veteran.  Even though none of them ever filed a complaint against me, my Democrat superiors and supervisors treated me like they all had charged me with a) discriminating against Democrats, b) discriminating against minorities, c) discriminating against females, d) discriminating against those who are younger, e) discriminating against the disabled, and f) discriminating against veterans.  In fact, I always fully complied with Democrat superiors’ and supervisors’ orders to give the aforesaid preference.)
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/20/fox-news-ailes-in-negotiations-over-his-exit-source.html

 

ABC NEWS
— NJ Gov. Chris Christie ‘Presents the Case Against Hillary Clinton’
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/nj-gov-chris-christie-presents-case-hillary-clinton-40719298

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Melania Trump’s Speech Veered Off Course and Caused an Uproar – MAGGIE HABERMAN and MICHAEL BARBARO
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/us/politics/melania-trump-convention-speech.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The speechwriters, Matthew Scully and John McConnell, sent Ms. Trump a draft last month, eager for her approval. Weeks went by. They heard nothing. Inside Trump Tower, it turned out, Ms. Trump had decided she was uncomfortable with the text, and began tearing it apart, leaving a small fraction of the original. Her quiet plan to wrest the speech away and make it her own set in motion the most embarrassing moment of the convention: word-for-word repetition of phrases and borrowed themes from Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic convention eight years ago. The ridicule from both Democrats and Republicans was instant and relentless, disrupting what was meant to be a high point of the convention. It was, by all accounts, an entirely preventable blunder, committed in front of an audience of 23 million television viewers, that exposed the weaknesses of an organization that has long spurned the safeguards of a modern presidential campaign, such as the free software that detects plagiarism. “It just shouldn’t have happened,” said Matt Latimer, a White House speechwriter for President George W. Bush. “This was an easy home run speech: a successful, attractive immigrant talking about her husband.” Nobody seemed more startled than Mr. and Ms. Trump, who arrived in New York on Tuesday morning after a flight from Cleveland to find themselves at the center of a bizarre uproar over authenticity, plagiarism and a knotty question: Why did the wife of the Republican nominee borrow passages from the wife of the current Democratic president? Ms. Trump spent most of Tuesday out of sight, while her husband vented his frustration and anger throughout the day. This account of how a speech written by professionals was transformed into the problematic version delivered on Monday night at the Quicken Loans Arena is based on interviews with more than a dozen people involved in and close to the Trump campaign. Many of them spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose details that were supposed to remain confidential. It reinforces dominant themes of Mr. Trump’s campaign that still linger from the primary, which his team has struggled to change: a deliberately bare-bones campaign structure, a slapdash style and a reliance on the instincts of the candidate over the judgments of experienced political experts, like Mr. Scully and Mr. McConnell. The two original speechwriters were not aware of how significantly the speech had been changed until they saw Ms. Trump deliver it on television Monday night, along with the rest of the country. In the prime-time address, Ms. Trump unfurled a sequence of life lessons — about how “your word is your bond,” about “your dreams and your willingness to work for them,” and the “integrity, passion and intelligence” of her parents — in the same sequence and using much of the same language that Mrs. Obama employed in 2008. Just like Mrs. Obama, Ms. Trump explained how she wanted to pass those lessons on to her children and the children of the world. And just like Mrs. Obama, she offered a gauzy invocation about the limitlessness of aspirations when they are matched by determination. In a series of evolving explanations, Trump aides and allies dismissed the episode as a trivial distraction, alternating between outright denial that Ms. Trump’s speech had used word-for-word phrases from Mrs. Obama and blaming the news media. “Ninety-three percent of the speech is completely different,” declared Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman, pegged the number of suspicious words at 50. “And that includes ‘ands’ and ‘thes’ and things like that,” he said on Tuesday. Across the country, slack-jawed Republican political operatives and speechwriters expressed expletive-laden bewilderment at the organizational breakdown allowing such an episode to occur. “It’s like some guy trying to paddle across a river in a rowboat who shoots a hole in his boat,” said Stuart Stevens, who wrote speeches for Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, throughout the 2012 campaign.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Black Republicans See a White Convention, Heavy on Lectures.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/us/politics/black-republicans-convention.html?_r=0

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Campaign mops up poorly after Melania Trump speech mess.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/07/19/campaign-mops-up-poorly-after-melania-trump-speech-mess/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-trumps say “In GOP convention’s rocky start, deeper questions emerge.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-conventions-rocky-start-deeper-questions-emerge-about-trump/2016/07/19/26bdba40-4dbe-11e6-aa14-e0c1087f7583_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-trumps say “Melania’s plagiarized convention speech shows Trump’s campaign is still not ready for prime-time.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2016/07/19/daily-202-melania-s-plagiarized-convention-speech-shows-trump-s-campaign-is-still-not-ready-for-prime-time/578d7d58cd96926bdf50e87a/
— Hatch Act — too complicated for a Cabinet secretary? Not really – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/07/20/hatch-act-too-complicated-for-a-cabinet-secretary-not-really/

 

BOSTON HERALD
— Trump camp sees a Kasich betrayal  Slams Ohio gov’s boycott of convention as ‘petulant’ – Julie Mehegan  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Too what extent are Kasich supporters 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.bostonherald.com/opinion/op_ed/2016/07/mehegan_trump_camp_sees_a_kasich_betrayal

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Mum Supporters -HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR.  (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, how harshly will the anti-Trumps punish Trump’s supporters?)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-mum-supporters-1468968306
— Gay Republicans See Progress, Setbacks in Party’s Stance on LGBT Rights  Platform includes provisions viewed by many activists as discriminatory – BETH REINHARD  (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked the hardest against me.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/gay-republicans-see-progress-setbacks-in-partys-stance-on-lgbt-rights-1468971656
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Roughly Half of U.S. Workers Are Satisfied – Lauren Weber  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors and Democrat supervisors hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran wanted them to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/job-satisfaction-hits-a-10-year-highbut-its-still-below-50-1468940401

 

USA TODAY
— No-shows and reduced numbers temper RNC protests – Kevin Johnson, Trevor Hughes and Mary Troyan,
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/19/no-shows-and-reduced-numbers-temper-rnc-protests/87307370/
— This job pays $263,500 for a few days’ work – Matt Krantz
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2016/07/19/job-pays-263500-few-days-work/87262478/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Senator Ted Cruz Still Has a Plan and He’s Only 45 Years Old – Sasha Issenberg and Steven Yaccino  (DIERSEN: What plans have you had?  GAO audits IRS. In 1980, when I was 31 years old, I transferred from IRS to GAO.  My plan was to get assigned to audits of IRS so that I could use the knowledge of IRS that I had gained by 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). But my Democrat GAO superiors and Democrat GAO supervisors had great success in killing my plan.  During the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, I succeeded in getting assigned to audits of IRS for only 3 years (1986-1988).  Audits of IRS are/were preferred assignments that were to be given only to GAO employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.  The Democrats who ran GAO wasted my knowledge of IRS, wasted my career, and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-20/ted-cruz

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “PENCE: TRUMP’S PERFECT STRAIGHT MAN.”)
http://www.newsweek.com/pence-trump-perfect-straight-man-481858

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— It Costs $80 to Park Your Car at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland – Brad Tuttle
http://time.com/money/4412913/republican-national-convention-cleveland-parking-price-gouging/
— Fewer People Are Starting Their Own Businesses – Kerry Close  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents shout at entrepreneurs that I was a failed lowly wage earner 1964-1997 who never earned more than $120,427 a year in today’s dollars.)
http://time.com/money/4413251/small-business-entrepreneurship-decline/

 

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE
— Anti-Trumps say “The Republicans plumb the depths.”
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/07/20/pers-j20.html

 

MOTHER JONES
— “The Most Hated Campaign Operative in America” Just Joined the Trump Team  Nick Ayers has a long history of rubbing fellow politicos the wrong way—and using dark money to demolish opponents. – RUSS CHOMA  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the most hated campaign operatives in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  It would be great if I could get them all to show up at the same time at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.  They could tell their stories of how they demolished me and of how they demolished many others.  They talk and act like the WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY.  They talk and act like they work for whoever GIVES THEM THE MOST MONEY.  They talk and act like they only work for those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.  It would be great if they would disclose those who have paid them to do their dirty work.)
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/07/nick-ayers-republican-consultant-joins-trump-campaign

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Is Trump’s Business Record A Good Fit for the White House?  (DIERSEN: What is you record?  What is it a “good fit” for?)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/is_trump_s_business_record_a_good_fit_for_the_white_house

July 19 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republican leader shouts ‘woo’ as he casts nominating votes for Trump – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-republicans-cast-votes-donald-trump-nomination-20160719-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republican Chairman Tim Schneider had the honors of casting the Illinois’ delegation vote at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, hailing an absent Gov. Bruce Rauner, and leading chants of “Woo” and “Trump.”  “I’m a proud citizen of the state of Illinois and the United States of America and we have the finest governor in our nation in Gov. Bruce Rauner,” said Schneider, a Cook County commissioner who was picked for the state GOP job by Rauner. Rauner is absent from the convention and aides have said he is not “formally endorsing” Trump, though the governor has called himself the leader of his party and has urged support for the GOP ticket. Schneider then cast the state’s 69 delegate votes — six for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, nine for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and 54 for Donald Trump, whom he called “the next president of the United States.”  Schneider then engaged in an uncharacteristic Ronnie “Woo Woo” Wickers-style impression, chanting “woo, woo, woo” and then began shouting “Trump, Trump, Trump,” before his microphone was cut off. Moments earlier, state Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, the delegation co-chair and a major Trump supporter, introduced himself to the convention as “the only Hispanic member on the Republican side of the aisle” in the state House, before turning the microphone over to the state GOP chairman.)
— Republican Party formally nominates Donald Trump for president

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-national-convention-20160719-story.html
— Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–gop-2016-convention-20160719-story.html
— Former Trump top aide calls for ‘accountability’ on Melania Trump speech – Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-corey-lewandowski-donald-trump-melania-speech-plagiarism-20160719-story.html
— Did Corey Lewandowski sway Illinois delegates? – Kristen McQueary
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-melania-speech-donald-trump-illinois-delegates-mcqueary-perspec-0720-jm-20160719-story.html
— The speakers at the Republican National Convention are mostly white men by a huge margin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/trailguide/la-na-republican-convention-2016-live-there-are-71-people-speaking-at-the-1468963391-htmlstory.html
— Illinois delegates don’t blame Mrs. Trump for possible plagiarism – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-il–gop-2016-convention-illinois-delegation-20160719-story.html
— White, well-off and convening in Cleveland – Francis Wilkinson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-republican-convention-white-trump-delegates-20160719-story.html
— Ex-Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz speaks of immigrant ‘invasion’ – Chuck Schilken
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-lou-holtz-immigrants-gop-convention-20160719-story.html
— Local Republicans, Park Ridge Trump delegate attend national convention – Jennifer Johnson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-republicans-at-convention-tl-0721-20160719-story.html
— Republican platform tacks right on social issues – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–gop-2016-convention-platform-20160719-story.html
— Likely fewer black delegates to GOP convention than at any point in at least a century – Philip Bump
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-rnc-black-delegates-20160719-story.html
— Another reason for the bitterness of Trump supporters: insufficient savings, most of all for older Americans – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-trump-retire-comment-94d355d0-4dc3-11e6-bf27-405106836f96-20160719-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Donald Trump secures GOP presidential nomination – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-secures-presidential-nomination/
— The Melania flap: Donald Trump aims to ‘defend her honor’ – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sneed-the-melania-flap-donald-trump-aims-defend-her-honor/
— Weighing price of dishonesty in Cleveland and Illinois – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-weighing-price-of-dishonesty-in-cleveland-and-illinois/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Neil Steinberg says “Protesters don’t hate Trump enough to vote for Clinton.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-protesters-dont-hate-trump-enough-to-vote-for-clinton/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Neil Steinberg says “Tense moments outside GOP National Convention.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/protests-moods-heating-up-rnc-cleveland/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Neil Steinberg says “Convention protests — ‘I wish more Latinos were here’”)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-convention-protests-i-wish-more-latinos-were-here/
— Donald Trump ‘not thrilled’ about Melania speech flap, son says – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/melania-speech-staffer-should-be-accountable-lewandowski/

 

ABC7
— DONALD TRUMP OFFICIALLY BECOMES REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT – Kathy Brock , Ben Bradley and Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-officially-becomes-republican-nominee-for-president/1432932/
— DONALD TRUMP FORMALLY NOMINATED AS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-formally-nominated-as-republican-presidential-candidate/1433873/

 

NBC5
— Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Stresses Importance of Winning Illinois  Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski spoke at a breakfast for Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Tuesday morning, stressing how important it is for the billionaire to win Illinois in November. – Tom Schuba and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/corey-lewandowski–donald-trump-illinois-delegates-387485832.html
— Heightened Security Brings Unprecedented Force to GOP Convention
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB-10p-pkg-RNC-Monday-Protests_Ahern_Chicago-387366811.html

 

CBS2
— Former Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Predicts Trump Will Stump For Votes In Illinois – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/19/former-campaign-manager-predicts-trump-will-stump-for-votes-in-illinois/
— Ohio Gov. Kasich Meets With Illinois GOP Delegation, Never Mentions Trump – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/18/ohio-gov-kasich-meets-with-illinois-gop-delegation-never-mentions-trump/
— At Republican Pro-Life Lunch, Lou Holtz Attacks Chicago Gang Violence
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/19/at-republican-pro-life-lunch-lou-holtz-attacks-chicago-gang-violence/
— State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) Wants Illinois To Allow Local Assault Weapon Bans  (DIERSEN: Why not ban trucks too?)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/19/state-senator-wants-illinois-to-allow-local-assault-weapon-bans/

 

WTTW
— Illinois Delegates Cast Nominating Votes for Trump – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/illinois-delegates-cast-nominating-votes-trump

— Senator Mark Kirk Fears Long-Term Damage from Trump Candidacy – Paul Caine  (DIERSEN: The more critical that you are of Trump and of Trump’s supporters, the more that you are glorified and praised by individuals, by organizations, by companies, by governments, and by countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/sen-mark-kirk-fears-long-term-damage-trump-candidacy
— Jim Durkin: Trump Could Help Illinois Budget Impasse – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/jim-durkin-trump-could-help-illinois-budget-impasse
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Campaign Feels Heat Over Melania Trump Speech.”
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/trump-campaign-feels-heat-over-melania-trump-speech
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Illinois GOP Congressmen Try to Toe the Line on Trump.”
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/illinois-gop-congressmen-try-toe-line-trump

 

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois delegates don’t blame Mrs. Trump for possible plagiarism – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199889/
— Ex-Illinois GOP leader Pat Brady leaves convention floor during rules fight – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/160719004/
— Skipping GOP convention, Dold ready for another battle with Schneider – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/160718990/
— Do US political conventions still matter? – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199971/
— California GOP convention planners come down with stomach flu – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199870/
— Is Melania Trump’s speech a nightmare or no big deal? – Isaac Stanley-Becker
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/160719008/
— How major campaign speeches like Melania Trump’s are crafted – AP (DIERSEN: Does anyone write your speeches, and if so, who?  It would be great if the operatives and dupes who have slandered me in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall and elsewhere would disclose who wrote their speeches.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199869/
— Who is funding group challenging redistricting? – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199851/
— DuPage County Forest Preserve President Joseph Cantore said Tuesday the McKee House near Glen Ellyn could be spared from the wrecking ball, if preservationists rally to save it. – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/160718973/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois delegates step into Melania Trump plagiarism fracas – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160719/NEWS02/160719797/illinois-delegates-step-into-melania-trump-plagiarism-fracas

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois delegates differ on Mrs. Trump’s possible plagiarism – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/ill-delegates-differ-on-mrs-trump-s-possible-plagiarism/article_355085eb-76ef-5c48-86a0-444dde292763.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Republican Pat Brady Seeking To “Dump Trump” Says Movement Is Done For Good – AMANDA VINICKY (DIERSEN: The more critical that you are of Trump and of Trump’s supporters, the more that you are glorified and praised by individuals, by organizations, by companies, by governments, and by countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-republican-seeking-dump-trump-says-movement-done-good#stream/0

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gill lacks needed signatures in 13th Congressional District race; plans court case – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160719/gill-lacks-needed-signatures-in-13th-congressional-district-race-plans-court-case

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rodney Davis has monumental advantage in campaign money – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-07-19/davis-has-monumental-advantage-campaign-money.html

 

WAND
— $4.5M raised for Illinois governor’s mansion restoration – AP
http://www.wandtv.com/story/32480329/45m-raised-for-illinois-governors-mansion-restoration

 

WSIL TV
— Pence seeks to reassure conservatives about Trump – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32480944/pence-seeks-to-reassure-conservatives-about-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump’s moment.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32475248/plagiarism-charges-mar-melania-trumps-moment

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Young Republicans Prepare For Day Two Of RNC – EVAN PETERSON  (DIERSEN: Were you active in Republican politics when you were in school?  I was not.  If I had been active in Republican politics while I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, or IIT 1992-1997, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966; the Post Office would have forced me to resign much sooner than it did in 1969; IRS would not have hired me in 1971; IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974; GAO would not have hired me in 1980; GAO would not have promoted me in 1986; and GAO would have forced me to retire much sooner than it did 1997.  Hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, and especially those who are minorities, females, and younger, is the federal government’s top priority.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/young-republicans-prepare-for-day-two-of-rnc-07-19-2016

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Governor Rauner concedes IL on a FY 2017 $8 billion budget deficit glide path – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/07/governor-rauner-concedes-il-on-a-fy-2017-8-billion-budget-deficit-glidepath/

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— It’s Time to Fix Illinois’s Broken Sales Tax  Compared to other states, Illinois has a high sales tax rate but low sales tax revenues—and the problem is getting more pressing. – WHET MOSER
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/July-2016/Illinois-Sales-Tax/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— STATE REP. DAVID HARRIS EXPECTS A LESS-RADICAL TRUMP TO EMERGE – Kevin Hoffman  (DIERSEN: How radical do your critics/opponents demonize, denigrate, and condemn you a being?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being extremely radical a) because I support all the planks in the Republican Party platform, b) because I support all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform, and c) because I support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/19/editors-picks/kevin-hoffmanrebootillinois-com/rnc-delegate-diary-state-rep-david-harris-expects-a-less-radical-trump-to-emerge/61860/
— RAUNER IS “KICKING THE CAN” DOWN THE ROAD WITH THE STOPGAP BUDGET – SCOTT REEDER
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/19/editors-picks/scott-reeder/rauner-is-kicking-the-can-down-the-road-with-the-stopgap-budget/61851/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Harrison Withdraws from Being Democrat Running for State’s Attorney – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/19/95739/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Tri-State Fire Protection District – Audit confirms our findings – Will there be criminal charges? – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/tri-state-fire-protection-district-audit-confirms-our-findings-will-there-be-criminal-charges/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS GOP DELEGATES CAST 54 VOTES FOR TRUMP, 9 FOR CRUZ, 6 FOR KASICH
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/illinois-gop-delegates-cast-54-votes-for-trump-9-for-cruz-6-for-kasich.html
— NEW REPUBLICAN PLATFORM STAUNCHLY PROTECTS LIFE AND TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/new-republican-platform-staunchly-protects-life-and-traditional-marriage.html
— WEYERMULLER: PLAGIARISM CAN HELP YOU BECOME VICE PRESIDENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/weyermuller-plagiarism-can-help-you-become-vice-president.html
— 9TH CDS MARC LEVINE FEATURED ON CBS NEWS SEGMENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/10th-cds-marc-levine-featured-on-cbs-news-segment.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Hillary Clinton calls out Gov. Rauner in AFSCME speech
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/19/hillary-clinton-calls-out-gov-rauner-in-afscme-speech/
— Dold ad features Hillary Clinton slamming Trump  (DIERSEN: The more critical that you are of Trump and of Trump’s supporters, the more that you are glorified and praised by individuals, by organizations, by companies, by governments, and by countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/19/dold-ad-features-hillary-clinton-slamming-trump/
— Are the Republicans following state campaign finance law?
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/19/are-the-republicans-following-state-campaign-finance-law/

 

GOPUSA
— How Pence Complements Trump – Phyllis Schlafly
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12714

 

DAILY CALLER
— Media Paints Steve King As Racist For Defending Western Civilization – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/18/media-paints-steve-king-as-racist-for-defending-western-civilization-video/

 

TPM
— Who Really Runs Your City?  Privatization of Municipal Services Often Means Selling Off Democracy – Erika Eichelberger
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/features/privatization/three/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Few in the West Are Serious about Islamist Terror – DENNIS PRAGER
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438040/islamist-terror-western-weakness

 

NEWSMAX
— NY Times: Trump Is Following Nixon’s 1968 Blueprint – Theodore Bunker
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-follows-richard-nixon-1968-blueprint/2016/07/19/id/739395/
— Megyn Claims Fox News’ Ailes Sexually Harassed Her
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/fox-megyn-ailes-sexual/2016/07/19/id/739397/

 

FEDERALIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Party Of Trump Shuts Down Dissent  There are many willing to drop principle to facilitate the rise of Trump. One of those people is Reince Priebus.”
http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/19/the-party-of-trump-shuts-down-dissent/

 

BREITBART
— Michelle Obama Copied Alinsky in Speech Melania Trump Allegedly Plagiarized – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/19/melania-trump-plagiarism-hillary-biden-barack-michelle/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Show of unity between Trump campaign, RNC reassures some – Ralph Z. Hallow
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/18/trump-unity-at-rnc-reassures-party-faithful/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Roskam: Democrats politicize Benghazi, not Republicans – SARAH WESTWOOD
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-lawmaker-dems-politicize-benghazi-not-republicans/article/2596938

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Pennsylvania mom accused of stuffing kids, ages 3 and 5, in Corvette trunk – AP  (DIERSEN: How hard will anti-Corvette owners try to paint this “Pennsylvania mom” as being a typical Corvette owner?)
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/19/pennsylvania-mom-accused-stuffing-kids-ages-3-and-5-in-corvette-trunk.html

 

THE HILL
— GOP to Trump: Fire somebody – Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288360-gop-to-trump-fire-somebody
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump looks to turn things around after shaky start to convention.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288334-trump-look-to-turns-thing-around-after-shaky-start-to
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: University in Ohio pulls out of hosting presidential debate over safety concerns – Lisa Hagen
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288356-university-pulls-out-of-hosting-presidential-debate-over

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Mother, Friend Accused Of Driving With Children In The Trunk Of A Corvette  A witness allegedly saw the mother stuff her 3-year-old and 5-year-old into the car. – Steven Hoffer  (DIERSEN: How hard will anti-Corvette drivers try to paint this mother and her friend as being typical Corvette drivers?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/children-in-corvette-trunk_us_578e2a40e4b0fa896c3feb73

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump campaign does damage control after Melania plagiarism charges.”
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/melania-trump-speech-michelle-obama-225794

 

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Team Trump falls in a ditch, but keeps digging.”
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/team-trump-falls-ditch-keeps-digging

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Hillary Clinton has about a 76% chance of winning the presidency.”
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/upshot/presidential-polls-forecast.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “93 percent different: The Trump team’s brazenly bad defenses of Melania’s alleged plagiarism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/19/the-trump-campaigns-brazen-attempts-to-defend-melania-trumps-alleged-plagiarism/
— At the White House, college-bound students celebrated for overcoming steep odds – Joe Heim  (DIERSEN: Did you overcome “steep odds” to become a college graduate. My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree, three job-related master’s degrees, six job-related professional certifications, and a job-related professional license because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and because I have always been privileged.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that I would not have earned any of the aforesaid if I had not avoided the draft.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/at-the-white-house-college-bound-students-celebrated-for-overcoming-steep-odds/2016/07/19/f62e75b2-4d37-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html
— Is the IRS getting back at an in-house critic? – Steven Mufson  (DIERSEN: Democrats have always run IRS.  While I worked for IRS 1971-1980, I became increasingly critical of the preference that IRS was giving its employees who were minority and/or female.  In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS got back at me by disallowing my partial day per diem requests (SEE: http://www.gao.gov/products/463866#mt=e-report). In 1978, the Democrats who ran IRS further got back at me by disallowing my education deductions.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/is-the-irs-getting-back-at-an-in-house-critic/2016/07/19/184746ea-447f-11e6-bc99-7d269f8719b1_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Camp Aims for Reset After Turbulent Convention Start.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-camp-aims-for-reset-after-turbulent-convention-start-1468954797

 

FORBES
— How Significant Is Ford’s Mustang Launch In India? – Trefis Team
http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2016/07/19/how-significant-is-fords-mustang-launch-in-india/#3c51c8e2500d

 

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY
— What Catholics have to say about the GOP platform – Adelaide Mena and Matt Hadro
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/what-catholics-have-to-say-about-the-gop-platform-37543/

 

THE BLAZE
— Ann Coulter Says Trump Is ‘Bringing the Country Together’ – Josiah Ryan
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/19/ann-coulter-says-trump-is-bringing-the-country-together/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps decry “The Contradictions of Trumpism  The paradox of the pro-Trump argument.”
http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-contradictions-of-trumpism/article/2003385

 

STATESMAN
— Priebus says it’s not unusual for Bush family to miss GOP convention – Allison Graves, Neelesh Moorthy
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/priebus-says-its-not-unusual-for-bush-family-to-mi/nr2QY/

 

CLEVELAND
— At RNC forum, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin blames media for “fomenting” animosity toward police – Mark Naymik  (DIERSEN: Who foments animosity toward you?  Those who foment animosity toward me a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.cleveland.com/naymik/index.ssf/2016/07/at_rnc_forum_kentucky_gov_matt.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— Ryan’s Angst Over Backing Trump to Get Prime-Time Audience – Billy House  (DIERSEN: The more that you say against Trump, the more that anti-Trumps will promote you.)
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-19/ryan-s-angst-over-backing-trump-to-get-prime-time-audience

 

MERCURY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Melania Trump plagiarism scandal shows deeper problems in Trump campaign.”
http://www.mercurynews.com/elections/ci_30145290/melania-trump-plagiarism-scandal-shows-deeper-problems-trump

 

ATLANIC
— Trump Bends the Party to His Will – YONI APPELBAUM (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?  How successful have the following been in bending the party to their will: the officers of your township/ward party organization, the officers of your county party organization, your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, the IRP officers, the IRP National Committeeman, and the IRP National Committeewoman?)
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/republican-national-convention-liveblog/491675/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Obama cabinet member illegally mixes politics with official duties – Eric White
http://federalnewsradio.com/federal-headlines/2016/07/obama-cabinet-member-illegally-mixes-politics-official-duties/

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Never Trump uproar at Republican convention underscores divided party.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/18/donald-trump-republican-national-convention-party-unity
— How Mike Pence wrote the Republican Planned Parenthood attack playbook  Pence, who has signed every abortion bill to cross his desk since he became governor, has made Indiana a lightning rod for controversy – Molly Redden
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/19/mike-pence-republicans-defund-planned-parenthood-abortion

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY HERALD TRIBUNE
— Mustang and Corvette Show getting closer – Pete Spitler  (DIERSEN: I have owned my 1972 Corvette since 1971, my 2005 Corvette since 2005, and my 2016 Mustang since 2016.)
http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20160719/mustang-and-corvette-show-getting-closer

July 19 Morning Edition

WBEZ
— Kasich Lunch Creates More Distrust Between The Illinois Republican Delegation – Lauren Chooljian, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/kasich-lunch-creates-more-distrust-between-the-illinois-republican-delegation/bab7abcc-3ff9-4ba3-93be-9173fb68e1f1
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republicans got to have a midday snack with Ohio governor and former presidential candidate John Kasich Monday. Getting some face time with national political figures is one of the perks of going to the Republican National Convention, but for some Illinois Trump delegates, the lunch with Kasich was a distraction and it increased the strain in their already fragile relationship with a state party they say hasn’t done enough to back their candidate. It’s been well-publicized that former presidential candidate John Kasich is not going inside the convention center. Instead, he’s meeting state delegations, like Illinois’ — at a nice steakhouse in downtown Cleveland. On Monday, the room for Kasich was so full of Illinois delegates wanting to hear from Kasich that the restaurant’s air conditioning system couldn’t keep the delegates from getting sweaty. But just as Kasich started addressing the crowd, chaos was erupting on the floor of the RNC. In short, the Never Trump Delegates were making a last ditch effort at disrupting the nomination of Donald Trump. But inside the steakhouse, it wasn’t yet clear what was happening on the floor, and Kasich didn’t address it. Instead, the Ohio governor talked about supporting Illinois Republicans like Gov. Bruce Rauner in his prolonged fight with a Democratic supermajority in the state House and Senate. Rauner has also not formally endorsed Trump and is skipping this week’s national convention. “At some point, Rauner’s gonna break through. It’s like chipping away at the wall. It’s like chip, chip, chip, and when the dam breaks, Illinois’ gonna be better off,” Kasich told delegates. But for Trump delegates like Stella Kozanecki, that five-minute speech was not worth the trip. Kozanecki and her fellow Trump delegate Maria Hough said they regret their decision to go see Kasich. Like many of the Illinois delegation, they’re completely new to the political process and figured they’d just follow the schedule given to them by the Illinois Republican Party. “When we first got the invite, [Stella] said ‘I smell a rat, I don’t wanna go.’ And I said Stella, ‘it’s steak, we’ll go have some steak.’ And we thought it was okay!” Hough said. But then the Illinois Trump delegates got word via text message that things weren’t okay. “I’m really sorry we went to the steakhouse this afternoon with the Illinois delegation,” Kozanecki said. “I always miss all the fun.”  So they bolted from the steakhouse: 80-year-old Stella Kozanecki in a wheelchair, and Maria Hough pushing her wildly through the chaos of downtown Cleveland. Before Hough even stepped foot in Cleveland, she said her sole purpose of attending the convention was to “protect her man,” by which she means Donald Trump. And in that moment, running through the streets of Cleveland, it felt to her like her desire for steak could cost Trump the nomination. By the time they made it to the floor, the chaos was over and there was no longer a threat to Trump. But something still wasn’t okay for Hough and Kozanecki. “I feel like I was duped,” Hough said. Hough and Kozanecki think the Kasich lunch was a ruse to get them out of the convention hall and leave Trump’s nomination vulnerable. But even Kasich supporters who were Never Trumps from Illinois opposed what happened on the convention floor. One prominent Never-Trump delegate, Pat Brady, said the opportunity to deny Trump the nomination fell apart last week. But for Kozanecki and Hough, there are still lingering doubts about the Illinois Republican Party leadership, and it speaks to the distrust between those who run the Illinois Republican Party and those who are new to it, watching as supporters of Trump. And this is happening during a week meant to unify the party.)

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Beyond Trump and Clinton: What Republicans and Democrats stand for – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors FOCUS ON 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-democrats-republicans-clinton-trump-sanders-edit-0719-jm-20160718-story.html
— The presidential election polls agree on one thing: Voters rue their choices – David Lauter  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, their operatives, and their dupes who focus on promoting “negatives” of a) those who support planks in the Republican Party platform that they reject, b) those who support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, c) those who they cannot manipulate/dominate, and d) those who have sued them.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-voters-tough-choices-20160718-snap-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Washington Post/ABC News poll released over the weekend, for example, found 58% of voters were dissatisfied with the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Among those surveyed, 64% had an unfavorable view of Trump, while 54% felt unfavorably toward Clinton. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey offered a similar verdict: Trump was viewed favorably by 27% of those surveyed and unfavorably by 60%. That net negative rating of 33 points was the worst in the history of the poll. But Clinton’s image was only somewhat better: 34% positive, 56% negative.)
— Skipping Republican convention, Kirk rebrands himself ‘Mr. Illinois’ – Rick Pearson  (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in Illinois?  All my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany.  I have lived in Illinois since 1948 and in Wheaton since 1978.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mark-kirk-mr-illinois-senate-duckworth-convention-20160718-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is bypassing the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, but he’s still trying to garner attention as he seeks re-election in November. As “Mr. Illinois.”  In a video posted on Twitter, Team Kirk unveiled a feature called “60 seconds with Mr. Illinois” in which he offers his view that Lou Malnati’s is his go-to pizza in Chicago and that The Ledge on the Skydeck at Willis Tower is his recommendation as a must-see destination. Kirk also offers that his favorite new sport is tower climbing, citing his stair climbing at the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center following his stroke. He doesn’t mention presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump or his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, but does tout his efforts to help protect whistleblowers at the federal Veterans Administration.)
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: After another violent weekend, Chicago police say ‘everyone’ needs to step up and help
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-weekend-shootings-20160718-story.html
— Hampton Creek CEO buys full-page ads to call Trump campaign ‘un-American,’ includes phone number – Brian Fung (DIERSEN: Some day I should add up all the time and money that I have spent putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out since 2000.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-josh-tetrick-donald-trump-ad-20160718-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If reading the Sunday paper is a weekly tradition, you might find an interesting surprise today: A full-page ad that’s mostly blank space, with bold lettering at the top that reads “DEAR DONALD.” Donald, of course, is a reference to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The ad follows with a short letter signed by a person identifying himself as Josh Tetrick. It appeared on Page A5 of the Sunday New York Times as well as the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, where the Republican convention is set to begin Monday. The Times charges nearly $152,000 for a nationwide black-and-white full-page ad on Sundays, meaning that Tetrick just dropped a serious amount of dough on trying to take Trump down a notch. That’s more money than two typical Tesla Model S’s put together, and before you even get to what Tetrick may have paid the Plain Dealer and other newspapers across the country for a spot.)

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Some Melania Trump speech lines mirror Michelle Obama speech – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/melania-trump-speech-lines-mirror-michelle-obama-speech/
— Postcards from the front – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sneed-postcards-from-the-front/
— Lewandowski: Melania speech staffer should be ‘accountable’ – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Does anyone write your speeches, and if so, who?  It would be great if the operatives and dupes who have slandered me in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall and elsewhere would disclose who wrote their speeches.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/melania-speech-staffer-should-be-accountable-lewandowski/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Tuesday morning the Trump staffer responsible for Melania Trump’s convention speech – now the subject of plagiarism allegations – should be held “accountable.”  Mrs. Trump is accused of delivering a speech with some passages similar to first lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Harvard study: as Trump won, media coverage turned sharply negative – Byron York
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/discuss/160719140/

 

WTTW
— DIERSEN: PANELISTS INCLUDE DILLARD AND IBENDAHL: 28:12 VIDEO: July 18, 2016 – Full Show “Chicago Tonight” covers the Republican National Convention with special reports and footage from reporters on the scene. Ohio Gov. John Kasich Offers Different Republican Vision to Illinois GOP US Rep. Peter Roskam: ‘Important’ to Attend GOP Convention
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365805402/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican Party leaders who are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and/or RINOs use the Republican Party’s big tent policy to cut out those like me who support all the planks in the party’s platform, including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/18/ohio-gov-john-kasich-offers-different-republican-vision-illinois-gop
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “An inclusive reform agenda is where my head is,” Kasich said. “We don’t want to cut anyone out. We are a big tent and we have to act like it. We have to have ideas and policies that expand who we are as Republicans without giving up our principals.” Kasich also said that he’d be in Illinois on Aug. 4 campaigning for U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in his re-election battle against Democrat Tammy Duckworth.)

 

CLTV
— Pat Hughes Discusses the RNC on Politics Tonight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvTo1k8AgwY&feature=youtu.be

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Darin LaHood skipping GOP convention, but still backs Trump – Nick Vlahos
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20160718/darin-lahood-skipping-gop-convention-but-still-backs-trump

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— RNC 2016: Mainstream Republicans And The Trump “Newbies” – AMANDA VINICKY
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rnc-2016-mainstream-republicans-and-trump-newbies#stream/0

 

WICS
— Rauner Dodges Questions On Presidential Race
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/gov-rauner-dodges-questions-on-presidential-race
— Rodney Davis Talks RNC, Trump Presidency
http://newschannel20.com/news/local/rep-rodney-davis-talks-rnc-trump-presidency-07-19-2016

 

HYDE PARK HERALD
— Independent Voters of Illinois hold annual dinner in Hyde Park – SAM RAPPAPORT  (DIERSEN: The IVI seems to be a front for the Democrat Party.)
http://hpherald.com/2016/07/18/independent-voters-of-illinois-hold-annual-dinner-in-hyde-park/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Lewis backs Independent Map Amendment – Carol Ostrow
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510963917-lewis-backs-independent-map-amendment

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— IL. State Rep. C D Davidsmeyer, State Sen. Sam McCann Accepted Illegal Campaign Donations From Public Hospital District – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/il-state-rep-c-d-davidsmeyer-state-sen-sam-mccann-accepted-illegal-campaign-donations-from-public-hospital-district/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— POLITIFACT COMPARES THE CANDIDATES: CLINTON VS. TRUMP ON IMMIGRATION – MIRIAM VALVERDE  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. Democrats and RINOs side with individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that want to destroy America.)
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/18/editors-picks/miriam-valverde/politifact-compares-the-candidates-clinton-vs-trump-on-immigration/61780/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— LIVE COVERAGE *** Republican National Convention
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/19/live-coverage-republican-national-convention-2/

 

NUMBERS USA
— GOP IMMIGRATION PLATFORM FOCUSES ON AMERICAN WORKERS AND ENFORCEMENT
https://www.numbersusa.com/news/gop-immigration-platform-focuses-american-workers-and-enforcement

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Melania Trump steps into political spotlight at RNC, Giuliani electrifies crowd
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/19/melania-trump-steps-into-political-spotlight-at-rnc-giuliani-electrifies-crowd.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Giuliani: Trump Knows Enemy Is ‘Islamic Extremist Terrorism’ – Greg Richter
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/rudy-giuliani-convention-speech/2016/07/18/id/739291/

 

THE BLAZE
— Gingrich: Melania Trump is ‘Living Proof’ the Presumptive GOP Nominee Isn’t Anti-Immigrant – Tre Goins-Phillips
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/18/gingrich-melania-trump-is-living-proof-the-presumptive-gop-nominee-isnt-anti-immigrant/
— ‘Utter Degenerate Filth’: Pro-Choice Group Catches Heat for ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Abortions’ – Carly Hoilman
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/18/utter-degenerate-filth-pro-choice-group-catches-heat-for-comedians-in-cars-getting-abortions-video/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Latino leaders switch gears, announce plans to back Donald Trump – Seth McLaughlin
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/18/donald-trump-garner-support-latino-leaders/
— Democrat-funded protests backfire as officer killings boost support for police – Valerie Richardson
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/18/democrat-funded-protests-backfire-as-officer-killi/
— Melania Trump calls becoming U.S. citizen greatest privilege on Earth – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Democrats want to give U.S. citizenship to ANYONE who promises to vote for Democrats, and especially to those who come to America illegally.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/18/melania-trump-calls-becoming-us-citizen-great-priv/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Roskam: ‘We’ve got a full blown convention, here we go’ – SEAN LANGILLE
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rep.-roskam-weve-got-a-full-blown-convention-here-we-go/article/2596891
— Melania Trump salutes Bob Dole in convention speech – GABBY MORRONGIELLO  (DIERSEN: Dole walked in Wheaton’s 1996 Independence Day Parade.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/melania-trump-salutes-bob-dole-in-convention-speech/article/2596895

 

RED STATE
— Reince Priebus And The Entire Republican National Committee Need To Resign Over Convention Day 1 Clown Show – ULYSSES ARN
http://www.redstate.com/diary/ulyssesarn/2016/07/18/reince-priebus-entire-republican-national-committee-need-resign-convention-day-1-clown-show/

 

GOPUSA
— Is the Party Over for Bushism? – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12712
— Obama’s Links to Pro-Terrorist Groups – Cliff Kincaid
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12716
— Fox News to remove CEO Roger Ailes over sex harassment suit – UPI
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12701
— About that ‘truck attack’ in France
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12632

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— How the Clinton Foundation Got Rich off Poor Haitians – DINESH D’SOUZA
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437883/hillarys-america-secret-history-democratic-party-dinesh-dsouza-clinton-foundation
— The Party of Nostalgia – RACHEL LU  (DIERSEN: The following demonize, denigrate, and condemn the “good old days:” 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.nationalreview.com/article/438019/donald-trump-republican-party

 

DAILY CALLER
— Melania Takes A Shot At Hillary: ‘My Husband Will Never Be Bought’ – Kaitlan Collin
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/18/melania-takes-a-shot-at-hillary-my-husband-will-never-be-bought/
— Federal Bureaucrat Unions Sure To Fume Over This Reform Plan For Trump – Kathryn Watson  (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass a background investigation, e) because they cannot pass a physical examination, f) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or g) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/18/fed-bureaucrat-unions-sure-to-fume-over-this-reform-plan-for-trump/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who say/stress that they are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time TO GIVE THEMSELVES STANDING TO DEMONIZE, TO DENIGRATE, AND TO CONDEMN 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 should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who demonize, denigrate, and condemn 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.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/07/18/clinton_to_naacp_whites_need_to_recognize_our_privilege_trump_plays_coy_with_white_supremacists.html

 

THE HILL
— Priebus: I’d ‘probably’ fire Melania Trump speechwriter – By Rebecca Savransky  (DIERSEN: Does anyone write your speeches, and if so, who?  It would be great if the operatives and dupes who have slandered me in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall and elsewhere would disclose who wrote their speeches.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288293-rnc-chairman-id-probably-fire-melania-trump-speechwriter
— Newt Gingrich: Melania proves that Trump is not ‘anti-immigrant’ – Caitlin Yilek
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288244-gingrich-melania-proves-trump-is-not-anti-immigrant
— Trump makes his big entrance – Cate Martel
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288266-trump-makes-his-big-entrance
— Melania’s message: Donald Trump is ready to work for America – Ian Swanson
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/288267-melanias-message-donald-trump-is-ready-to-work-for-america
— GOP senators to donors: Stick with us regardless of Trump – Alexander Bolton  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps stick with anti-Trumps.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/288248-gop-senators-to-donors-stick-with-us-regardless-of-trump

 

POLITICO
— Ivanka Trump: Republican no-shows ‘don’t want to be part of the future’ – Nick Gass  (DIERSEN: At this point in the presidential election process, if you got elected or appointed to a government office or political office as a Republican, and if you are not going to help elect Trump/Pence, you should immediately resign.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/ivanka-trump-convention-225728
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Social conservatives win on GOP platform.”
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/gop-platform-social-conservatives-225782
— NRSC says it’s still betting on Kirk in Illinois – Natasha Korecki
http://www.politico.com/states/illinois/story/2016/07/nrsc-still-betting-on-kirk-in-illinois-103937#ixzz4EmYDJ75y
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps use ridicule to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Trump and his supporters.  Anti-Trumps are disciples of Saul Alinsky.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-gop-convention-cleveland-drinking-game-214062

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Black Lives Matter-Bashing Black Sheriff Is Donald Trump’s New Best Friend  Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. was a crowd favorite Monday night. – Kate Sheppard
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/david-clarke-speech-rnc_us_578d89fae4b0a0ae97c332a7
— Diversity As An Enriching Experience – Daan Braveman  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote diversity focus on 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 longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daan-braveman/diversity-as-an-enriching_b_11057870.html

 

POLITICUS USA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Melania Trump’s Convention Speech Failed Miserably To Humanize Donald Trump.”
http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/18/melania-trumps-convention-speech-failed-miserably-humanize-donald-trump.html

 

ABC NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Republican Platform Tacks Right on Social Issues – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/republican-platform-tacks-social-issues-40681055
— Melania Trump Takes the Stage and Sings Donald’s Praises at the RNC – MEGHAN KENEALLY
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/melania-trump-takes-stage-sings-donalds-praises-rnc/story?id=40687072

 

CBS NEWS
— Clinton: Trump is the most dangerous man to ever run for President
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/clinton-trump-is-the-most-dangerous-man-to-ever-run-for-president/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors say “The Most Extreme Republican Platform in Memory.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/opinion/the-most-extreme-republican-platform-in-memory.html
— OUTSTANDING: Republican Platform Defends ‘Traditional’ Marriage, a Border Wall and Coal – JEREMY W. PETERS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/us/politics/republican-party-issues.html
— Peaceful Dueling Protests So Far as G.O.P. Convention Begins – YAMICHE ALCINDOR and MATT FLEGENHEIMER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/us/politics/gop-convention-protests-cleveland.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Is Getting Even Trumpier!”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/opinion/trump-is-getting-even-trumpier.html
— Don’t Confuse Veterans and Violence – PHIL KLAY
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/opinion/dont-confuse-veterans-and-violence.html
— Veterans Worry Baton Rouge and Dallas Shootings Will Spread Stereotypes – DAVE PHILIPPS
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/us/military-veterans-shootings-stereotypes.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats say that Republicans are racists.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/opinion/virginia-needs-to-fix-its-racist-voting-law.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Convention Gives Trump Chance to Clear an Obstacle: Himself – ADAM NAGOURNEY  (DIERSEN: Who blames you for your problems?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always blamed me for my problems.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/us/politics/convention-offers-donald-trump-his-biggest-sales-opportunity.html
— In Choosing Mike Pence, Donald Trump Moves Closer to Big Donors Like the Kochs – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/us/politics/mike-pence-kochs-fundraising.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— The Republican party just had a nightmare moment on the convention floor – Chris Cillizza
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/18/the-republican-party-just-had-a-nightmare-moment-on-the-convention-floor/

 

USA TODAY
— Too many Muslims among us believe in violence  The vast majority of Muslims are peaceful, but that’s small comfort after Nice. – Franklin Graham
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/15/nice-attack-terror-islam-muslim-radical-lone-wolf-column/86670606/
— Unlike Trump, Pence has been a press champion – Rem Rieder  (DIERSEN: Will Pence champion GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?  Will he stop those who focus on stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out?  Will he stop those who focus on stopping everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/rieder/2016/07/18/rieder-unlike-trump-pence-has-been-press-champion/87245284/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump hardly has a record as a champion of the press. He has talked of gutting libel law protection for the media once he makes it to the White House. He has blacklisted major news outlets from covering his rallies when he doesn’t like their reporting. He has insulted journalists individually and collectively, calling political reporters “among the most dishonest people that I have ever met.” Indeed, Trump seems to see critical articles not as part of the accountability process built into American democracy but simply as personal attacks. It’s somewhat surprising, then, that his choice of running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, over the years has been a stalwart champion of freedom of the press. During his years in Congress, Pence was a leader in the persistent, but ultimately unsuccessful, effort to pass a shield law, which in many instances would protect journalists from being forced to identify confidential sources. In an op-ed in The Washington Times in 2008, Pence gave a ringing endorsement to the importance of an aggressive press in a free society, one that would have been right at home in a dispatch from the American Society of News Editors. Citing the value of articles that had revealed disturbing conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and steroid abuse in baseball, Pence wrote that such pieces would never have seen the light of day “were it not for confidential sources and the dogged persistence of a free and independent press.” And he linked his support for such dogged journalism firmly to his own well-right-of-center politics. “As a conservative who believes in limited government, I believe the only check on government power in real time is a free and independent press,” he wrote, “A free press ensures the flow of information to the public, and in this time of scandal and corruption in high places, such information is needed now more than ever to hold the government accountable.”)

 

OHIO
— RNC: Kasich, Ohio losing friends for not backing Trump – Doug Livingston  (DIERSEN: Trump won the March 15, 2016 Illinois Republican presidential primary election.  What do you say to past and present “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois who continue to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Trump and those who voted for Trump in Illinois?  If you continue to demonize, to denigrate, or to condemn Trump and those who voted for Trump, you are shouting that you are really a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Green , or a RINO.)
http://www.ohio.com/news/politics/2016/rnc/cleveland/rnc-kasich-ohio-losing-friends-for-not-backing-trump-1.698220

 

BADGER HERALD
— Wisconsin receives an F for diversity of judges  Despite diversity in law school classrooms, minorities, women, less likely to become judges – JULIA O’DONNELL  (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, all judges who were involved made it clear that they approved of, if not advocated a) political affiliation discrimination, b) reverse discrimination, c) age discrimination, and d) retaliation against those like me who complained about the aforesaid.)
https://badgerherald.com/news/2016/07/19/wisconsin-receives-an-f-for-diversity-of-judges/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republicans Face a Fundamental Question as Donald Trump Remakes Party – Gerald Seib  (DIERSEN: Those are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors WANT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO DUMP THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-face-a-fundamental-question-as-donald-trump-remakes-party-1468861966
— The Republican Divide  Trump has exposed old GOP fault lines, but the House signals a better way. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Far too many Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the “House” want to dump those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-republican-divide-1468883991
— Drop in Rates Swells Pension Burdens in U.S.  Companies struggle to close funding gap, avoid big rise in payments to government insurer – VIPAL MONGA  (DIERSEN: Far more Democrats than Republicans are borrowers.  Low interest rates help borrowers.  Far more Republicans than Democrats are savers.  Low interest rates harm savers.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/drop-in-rates-swells-pension-burdens-in-u-s-1468882100
— The Case for Donald Trump  The alternative is President Hillary Rodham Clinton. – WILLIAM MCGURN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-case-for-donald-trump-1468884328
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Speaking Slots Reflect Trump Family’s Big Role – Monica Langley  (DIERSEN: How old are you?  I am 67.  Are you involved in politics?  How big is your family?  My wife and I never had children.  My only sibling, my brother, live in Crete and never had children. My father died in 1969 and my mother died this year.  My grandparents on my father’s side had two children, my father and his sister who had no children and has been in an assisted living facility since 2010.  My grandparents on my mother’s side had my mother, her sister, and two brothers.  Her sister had no children and has been in a nursing home for many years.  Her brothers had children, but none of their children, grand children, or great grandchildren live in DuPage County.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-republican-convention-donald-trumps-children-take-center-stage-1468869105
— Melania Trump Steps Into Spotlight at Convention  Presumptive GOP presidential nominee ‘does not give up,’ wife says – HEATHER HADDON  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents say that you gave up being?  My critics/opponents would say that I gave up being a) the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, d) an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) a GAO employee, g) an IRS employee, h) a Firestone Stores employee, i) etc.  My critics/opponents are beyond overjoyed that I no longer hold the aforesaid positions.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/melania-trump-steps-into-spotlight-at-convention-1468899988

 

FORTUNE
— Melania Trump Speaks, With a Special Appearance by Her Husband – Ben Geier
http://fortune.com/2016/07/18/melanis-trump-speaks-with-a-special-appearance-by-her-husband/

 

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans’ Convention Advertises Their Weakness.”  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-19/republicans-convention-advertises-their-weakness

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump uses first night of GOP convention to stir his base into a frenzy.”  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-first-convention-night-2016-7

 

SLATE
— How the GOP Rolled the Anti-Trumpers  The smoke-filled room returns to American politics. – Jim Newell
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/07/how_the_gop_rolled_the_anti_trump_movement.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps do not like it that Rudy Giuliani said “Donald Trump will do for America what I did for New York City.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/19/rudy_giuliani_donald_trump_will_do_for_america_what_i_did_for_new_york_city/
— The National Chairman of the Young Republicans Dennis Cook Is a 38-Year-Old Suburban Father of Three – Ben Mathis-Lilley  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government started demonizing, denigrating, and condemning me as being old when I was 25.  They knew that my father had type 1 diabetes from age 14 and that he had died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.)
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/07/18/dennis_cook_young_republican_leader_is_38_and_has_two_kids.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Every four years the Republican Party makes a half-hearted effort at its convention to appeal to people who aren’t old and white. This is a particularly tough task in 2016 given that the party’s aging white male nominee is explicitly campaigning on the premise of returning America to a white, male-dominated past. Not helping matters on this front was Monday Republican National Convention speaker Dennis Cook. Cook is the national leader of the Young Republicans; he is also, as you can see above, not a super young-and-dynamic-looking guy. In fact, his online presence seems to indicate that he is 38 years old, is the father of three children, and lives and works in the Chicago suburbs.* (You can be a Young Republican until you’re 40.) Cook did not help himself when he appeared unfamiliar with the way that the names of websites work: . . . Look, I have nothing against having children, being in your late ’30s, or living in the suburbs. Most of my friends either already meet those criteria or will do so shortly. But it is probably not the profile of someone who is going to get the millennials voting Republican.)

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Fear and loathing of Clinton: Forget Melania — Hillary-hating took center stage at RNC’s opening night
Melania Trump’s much-anticipated speech was drowned out by hours of unhinged Hillary bashing at the RNC.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/19/fear_and_loathing_of_clinton_forget_melania_hillary_hating_took_center_stage_at_rncs_opening_night/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 60% Say Race Relations Have Gotten Worse Since Obama’s Election
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/social_issues/60_say_race_relations_have_gotten_worse_since_obama_s_election
— Voters Drawn More to GOP’s Convention Than to Democrats’
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/voters_drawn_more_to_gop_s_convention_than_to_democrats

July 18 Morning Edition

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

July 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After controversy, Joe Walsh expands his radio platform – Robert Feder
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20160717/282187945363112
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “For Donald Trump to become president, the difficult road begins at the Republican convention.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-trump-victory-20160717-snap-story.html
— Security evident as Cleveland gets ready for Republican National Convention
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-cleveland-prepares-gop-convention-20160716-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: It’s midsummer, interns, Time for self-appraisal – Rex Huppke  (DIERSEN: Were you an intern?  I was not.  I worked full-time for the Park Forest Post Office during the summers of 1967, 1968, and 1969.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-summer-internships-0717-biz-20160715-column.html
— Some financial firms tackle diversity gap head-on, say they can’t afford not to – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: In 1971, Oldsmobile tackled its diversity gap head-on.  In 1971, I accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile. But then, Oldsmobile withdrew its offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-diversity-financial-services-0717-biz-20160714-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Natasha Granholm was a student at Robert Morris College when she got an unlikely foot in the door at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  The accounting giant, which didn’t typically recruit at Robert Morris, had asked the school for help finding candidates to fill copy room positions, and Granholm, a top accounting student, was encouraged to apply. She told the interviewer she’d prefer a job that used her accounting skills. Her moxie paid off. When she returned home to Aurora that evening, she found a package, delivered by a courier, with an offer for a full-time client internship at PwC.)
— Trump: ‘Pence was my first choice’ – Melanie Mason  (DIERSEN: I was not GAO’s first choice, IRS’s first choice, or the Post Office’s first choice.  GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-pence-pick-1468682226-htmlstory.html
— Black Republican Sen. Tim Scott tackles police ‘trust gap’ – Clarence Page
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-tim-scott-police-race-page-perspec-0717-jm-20160715-column.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF ANTHONY ANDERSON, BOB BEDNAR, MARK FRATELLA, AND TIM SCHEIDER: ANTI-TRUMP HARDCOPY HEADLINE: Hardly a united front  State delegates head to Cleveland divided on Trump as nominee  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, if you got elected or appointed to a government office or a political office as a Republican, and you are not going to help elect Trump/Pence, you should immediately resign.  Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Trump and Pence have stated that they can and that they will defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160717/news/160719218/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some Illinois Trump delegates, for example, don’t think the state party is doing enough to help and promote the nominee. Ideological divisions showed themselves at the state convention in Peoria earlier this year, when an attempt to change the party’s platform regarding same-sex marriage was soundly defeated. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider of Bartlett says he’s working to promote unity. The public rebukes of Trump by, in particular, former state party chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles have irked delegates like Bednar who think Brady has been working against the will of Republican primary voters. Since before the primary, Schneider has said the party would back Trump if he won Illinois. Now, as the GOP’s premier event is about to begin, Schneider says he hopes some of the Trump delegates who are first-timers to a convention and politics will help bolster a state party that gained serious momentum last election with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s victory. “We can add them to our ranks,” he said. Schneider wants the convention to be a “launchpad” toward a big effort to re-elect Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park and gain seats in the Illinois General Assembly in a state that has trended toward Democrats in presidential years. . .Trump’s delegates are largely unknown to most Illinois voters and the convention could give them a stage and a voice, if they want it. Not all are going, though. One of the most vocal Trump delegates in a group that hasn’t talked much to reporters is Anthony Anderson, who won a spot from the west and south suburban 11th Congressional District. He said late last week he’s decided not to go, upset by what he perceives to be a lack of focus on Trump by party stalwarts in Illinois. “They’re doing everything they can to basically undermine the whole process,” Anderson said. Like Bednar, Anderson’s ire largely focused on Brady, a Kasich delegate involved in the ultimately doomed effort to try to remove Trump at the convention.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF RIOPELL: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow: “Illinois out of the limelight for GOP convention speakers.”  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160717/news/160719219/
— DuPage forest commissioners act like slumlords – Ken Kosirog, Glen Ellyn
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160717/discuss/160719420/

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Local GOP delegates say Trump is in, protesters could be trouble – BOB OKON  (DIERSEN: As everyone knows, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Jack McInerney.  McInerney and his supporters have an extremely low opinion of me.  They blame me for the problems that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois had and they are overjoyed a) that I am no longer the TAPROOT chairman and b) that TAPROOT is dead.)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/07/15/local-gop-delegates-say-trump-is-in-protesters-could-be-trouble/ad4rqwi/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I think the support for Trump is growing,” said Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, an at-large delegate who supports Trump. The convention runs Monday through Thursday in Cleveland. Claar said he can’t imagine any other candidate getting the unanimous support that would be needed to replace Trump after his wins in the primary elections. “I think Trump’s going to get in on the first ballot,” Claar said. “I hope it’s exciting, but I don’t want to see a floor fight.” Jack McInerney, a Trump delegate from Will County, said he expects to see more trouble outside the convention hall than inside. Noting news reports that the New Black Panther Party plans to conduct armed protests in Cleveland, McInerney said, “As long as I make it into the convention alive, I should be OK.” McInerney also said he believes Republican support for Trump is surging. “There will be a few outliers screaming from the sidelines,” he said. “But I think 95 percent of the party will come out of that convention united, and that will grow.”)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Some GOP state lawmakers skipping convention – Dan Petrella  (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who do not attend the convention: Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/national/government-and-politics/elections/some-gop-state-lawmakers-skipping-convention/article_beceb048-4e98-50ca-88a1-5d5c2fa35b5a.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Lowdown on campaign funds for local races – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-07-17/tom-kacich-lowdown-campaign-funds-local-races.html
— State must expand economy – Editorial  (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois. Democrats focus on driving individuals, organizations, and companies out of Illinois that are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-07-17/state-must-expand-economy.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Republicans vary on convention trip – DAN PETRELLA
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/elections/republicans-vary-on-convention-trip/article_8805d87d-2a0d-54b7-8ccf-762975fcd7ab.html
— Panel needs to ace this school test – Editorial
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/our-views-panel-needs-to-ace-this-school-test/article_74c4ecc6-557d-5cb5-9688-4302a906fb6b.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Trump campaign names staffers to help Pence – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160716/latest-trump-campaign-names-staffers-to-help-pence
— It’s a little premature to dismiss tax hikes as unacceptable – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160716/statehouse-insider-its-little-premature-to-dismiss-tax-hikes-as-unacceptable

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Rauner: America ‘at war with Islamic terrorists’ – Dan Petrella
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/rauner-america-at-war-with-islamic-terrorists/article_e4c5dd46-1fa3-57d0-9648-b69469984e0f.html

 

MORRIS HERALD NEWS
— Local GOP delegates say Trump is in, protesters could be trouble – BOB OKON
http://www.morrisherald-news.com/2016/07/15/local-gop-delegates-say-trump-is-in-protesters-could-be-trouble/ad4rqwi/

 

DES MOINES REGISTER
— Ginsburg steps in it over Trump comments – Editorial  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They blame me for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.  They know full-well that if they slander me, I will sue them.  Because of that, they have their operatives and their dupes slander me.  Their operatives and their dupes have permission, if not encouragement, to slander me in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall.)
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/07/17/thistle-ginsburg-steps-over-trump-comments/87134702/

 

JOURNAL TIMES
— Racine County delegates prepared to back Trump – MARK SCHAAF
http://journaltimes.com/news/local/racine-county-delegates-prepared-to-back-trump/article_31758a52-f535-5d43-a852-8e98f4d5ddb1.html

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— At first official event, Pence, Trump set sights on Clinton, vow to restore prosperity, safety to America  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who are filled with hatred of Republicans, but who hypocritically move to and/or stay in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, and DuPage County to take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans have created there?)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/16/trump-says-pence-will-help-return-us-to-safe-and-prosperous-society-in-first-official-appearance-as-running-mates.html

 

BREITBART
— Reeling from Falling Polls, Paul Ryan Floods District with Mailers on Border Security After Funding Every Obama Open Borders Initiative – JULIA HAHN1
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/16/ryan_floods_district_with_deceptive_anti-amnesty_mailer/

 

THE HILL
— Dozens of GOP lawmakers staying away from Trump’s convention – Cristina Marcos  (DIERSEN: The following love GOP lawmakers who stay away from Trump’s convention: 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://thehill.com/house/287830-anywhere-but-cleveland
— Anti-Trump delegates plot convention havoc – Evelyn Rupert  (DIERSEN: What havoc do the anti-Trumps plan in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/288046-anti-trump-delegates-plot-convention-havoc-report
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps predict ‘riotous conditions’ at convention.
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/288042-former-gop-senator-predicts-riotous-conditions-at-convention

 

POLITICO
— Trump panic drives progressives toward Clinton  At Netroots Nation, there was little love for Hillary but plenty of concern about the need to defeat the presumptive GOP nominee. – Benjamin Oreskes
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/trump-panic-drives-progressives-toward-clinton-225667
— The Executive Mr. Trump  The surprising truth about Trump as a boss—from the people he’s hired, fired and micromanaged. – Michael Kruse
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-donald-trump-boss-employer-company-hired-fired-employees-workers-management-business-214020
— Donald Trump’s One Unbreakable Policy: Skip the Details  In a head-to-head matchup with the ultimate wonk, Trump is betting voters will prefer his bravado to Clinton’s position papers. – Michael Grunwald
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/donald-trump-policy-2016-hillary-clinton-214058

 

NBC NEWS
— Clinton Beats Trump Among Latinos 76 Percent to 14 Percent – CARRIE DANN  (DIERSEN: What percent of Latinos who support Clinton 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.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/clinton-beats-trump-among-latinos-76-percent-14-percent-n611121
— Poll: Clinton Keeps 5-Point Lead Over Trump Heading Into Conventions – MARK MURRAY
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/2016-conventions/poll-clinton-keeps-5-point-lead-over-trump-heading-conventions-n610966

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Three Police Officers Killed and Several Wounded in Baton Rouge Shooting – MIKE McPHATE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/us/baton-rouge-police-respond-to-reports-of-officer-shooting.html
— FRONT PAGE: How Mike Pence Became a Conservative Hero: Unwavering Opposition to Abortion – MONICA DAVEY and MICHAEL BARBARO
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/us/politics/mike-pence-conservative-abortion.html
— We’re Helping Deport Kids to Die – Nicholas Kristof  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs encourage foreign countries to bring kids to America illegally.  Democrats and RINOs encourage kids to come to America illegally.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/opinion/sunday/were-helping-deport-kids-to-die.html
— Don’t Vote for Me, I’m Not Worthy  That’s what George Washington said. Imagine a modern presidential candidate saying that. – JULIE MILLER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/opinion/sunday/dont-vote-for-me-im-not-worthy.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote Sariah law are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-female, 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/2016/07/17/opinion/sunday/a-lesson-for-newt-gingrich-what-shariah-is-and-isnt.html
— Professors, Stop Opining About Trump – STANLEY FISH
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/opinion/sunday/professors-stop-opining-about-trump.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Slave Trader’s Portrait – SUSAN FALES-HILL  (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, a) the more that you have benefited from their discrimination against minorities and against women and b) the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.  All my ancestors immigrated to American during the 1840s and 1850s.  In my defense, all my ancestors immigrated to northeast Illinois, my father was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and my mother never attended high school.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/opinion/sunday/i-named-my-mixed-race-daughter-for-a-slave-trading-town.html
— Attack in France Fuels Anti-Immigrant Parties on Europe’s Right – ALISON SMALE and STEPHEN CASTLE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/world/europe/attack-in-france-fuels-anti-immigrant-parties-on-europes-right.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps see “Ominous Signs as Republicans Gather to Chart Their Future.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/us/politics/ominous-signs-as-republicans-gather-to-chart-their-future.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Mike Pence integrates longtime advisers with Trump campaign – Philip Rucker and Matea Gold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/16/mike-pence-integrates-longtime-advisers-with-trump-campaign/
— Anti-Trump delegates consider several attempts to upend convention – Ed O’Keefe
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/16/anti-trump-delegates-mulling-several-attempts-to-upend-convention/
— Outsiders in politics: not the greatest success rate – Gillian Brockell (DIERSEN: If you are not a political insider, do you want to be one?  Are you willing to pay the price?  I am not.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/outsiders-in-politics-not-the-greatest-success-rate/2016/07/14/521d4dd6-4535-11e6-88d0-6adee48be8bc_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— In a time of tumult, Trump and Clinton compete to be seen as the better leader – Cathleen Decker
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-nominating-conventions-terrorism-20160716-snap-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Vandal throws rock through pro-Trump family’s window – Melkorka Licea  (DIERSEN: What hate crimes do the anti-Trumps plan to commit in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
http://nypost.com/2016/07/17/vandal-throws-rock-through-pro-trump-familys-window/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A vandal launched a 6-inch rock through a Brooklyn family’s front door for posting pro-Trump signs in the window, the family says. “The glass was piled up so high that when I tried to open the door it wouldn’t budge,” Joshua Ramos, 45, of the June 25 attack at his Gowanus home. A Trump sign he had taped behind the unlocked glass door was on the ground, ripped in half. The door will cost $2,400 to replace, he said. “I feel violated and like I don’t live in a free country anymore,” the father of two told The Post. He said he called police. “I said I wanted to report a hate crime, but they told me, ‘It’s not a hate crime. It’s vandalism,'” he recalled. But the Republican is sure it had to do with his support for Trump. “I feel like some guy in the neighborhood got drunk, got upset and just did it,” he said. Ramos, who has two other Trump signs in his living-room windows, said he now feels unwelcome in his mostly liberal ‘hood. “I keep to myself and don’t talk to anyone around here,” he said. “I can’t say ‘Merry Christmas,’ and my kids can’t say the Pledge of Allegiance. The political correctness is just too much. I don’t feel safe anymore, certainly not after this.”)

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump taps populist fervor to secure GOP presidential nomination over traditional Republicans: ‘The people have spoken — the bastards’ – Cameron Joseph  (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republican” activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who despise if not hate conservatives like me, that is, who despise if not hate the base of the Republican Party. They talk and act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs. They focus on destroying the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, the Illinois Republican Party, and the Republican Party.)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/trump-taps-populist-fervor-secure-gop-presidential-nomination-article-1.2714192

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP figures who rallied around Trump will face a harsh reckoning.”
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/trump-722642-party-clinton.html

 

SEATTLE TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP fights over party message ahead of Cleveland convention.”
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/gop-fights-over-party-message-ahead-of-cleveland-convention/

 

LOCKPORT UNION SUN
— As Trump won, media coverage turned sharply negative – Byron York
http://www.lockportjournal.com/opinion/as-trump-won-media-coverage-turned-sharply-negative/article_73105082-d966-5639-a5e2-bf53e39d3b25.html

 

FORT WAYNE JOURNAL GAZETTE
— Diversity training called ineffective  Hiring of some groups actually declines, says study of 830 US firms – JENA MCGREGOR  (DIERSEN: How many diversity training classes have you attended?  I attended many such classes because while I worked for IRS 1971-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997, the Democrats who ran those agencies required all their employees to attend.  According to diversity training, the more of the following that are true about you, the more racist that you are: Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, German or British national origin, male, older, rich, gun owner, and/or your ancestors have been in America for a long time.  Of course, needless-to-say, those who promote diversity training, that is, those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-German and British national origin, 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 get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, German or British national origin, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or your those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.journalgazette.net/business/Diversity-training-called-ineffective-13907782
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Companies have tried everything to boost the stubbornly anemic numbers of women and minorities in management roles or in certain industries, such as tech or finance. They’re making candidates’ resumes blind to race and gender. Setting up partnerships with historically black colleges. Releasing demographic data in an exercise of public accountability – and humility. But perhaps the most common and seemingly elementary tactic – compulsory diversity training aimed at helping people’s biases or preventing discriminatory behavior – appears to actually do more harm than good. In the cover story of the latest issue of the Harvard Business Review, sociologists from Harvard and Tel Aviv universities explore the counterintuitive idea that some of the most common tools for improving diversity – one of which is mandatory training – are not just ineffective. They could be detrimental to improving the number of women and minorities in the managerial ranks. Making people attend diversity training may seem to make sense, said one of the study’s co-authors, Alexandra Kalev, in an interview: “But it doesn’t work. For decades, diversity management programs flourished with no evidence whatsoever about their effects and their success.” The article is based on a series of research papers by Kalev and Harvard’s Frank Dobbin that studied nearly 830 U.S. companies. It describes how, five years after implementing compulsory diversity training for managers, companies actually saw declines in the numbers of some demographic groups – African-American women and Asian-American men and women – and no improvement among white women and other minorities. “If someone is supposed to sit there, psychologically they will be grumpy,” she said. “They will not want to engage. This is what we do as human beings – we resist control.” The authors point to a range of past social science studies that have shown that efforts to reduce prejudice can backfire. The pair also say that when diversity training is just focused on a certain group – like managers or one where there’s been a bias problem – it can also have worse results. “When diversity training focuses only on managers it has this legalistic undertone,” Kalev said. “You are the decision makers, therefore you have to go through driving school.” The researchers also found that other tactics often aimed at helping with diversity, such as skill tests to help prevent bias in the hiring process or grievance systems where employees can log complaints, also led to declines in the number of women and minorities in the companies’ workforces over time. Managers don’t like being told whom they want to hire, so they often distribute tests selectively, while grievance systems can make managers feel threatened and retaliate, Kalev said. “We understand why they need to be there,” Kalev said of such tools. “But we think companies need to be way more reflective about what these (practices) do for their workforce.” The researchers used a statistical analysis to examine the effect that a range of diversity efforts had on each company’s makeup over time, examining both detailed surveys and data on the demographics of their workforce. By isolating factors such as broader industry diversity figures, organizational culture, or the presence of a union or an affirmative action plan, they believe their research shows that some diversity tools actually hurt or help the number of women and minorities in the ranks, rather than merely being linked with each other. Of course, diversity training programs can vary widely – from being forced to watch outdated 1980s VHS tapes about sexual harassment to attending sophisticated new “unconscious bias” training programs. And Kalev said their research has shown that training programs that focus on multiculturalism and the business case for diversity – rather than the legalistic reasons behind why it’s being offered – have a less negative effect. Still, she says, “even the most fascinating diversity training will be way more efficient if the crowd is sitting there voluntarily.”)

 

ATLANTIC
— The Republicans Who Are Staying Home From Trump’s Convention  Excuses include “I’ve got to mow my lawn” and “I’ve got to really do my hair that week.” – MICHELLE COTTLE (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican, not an anti-Trump, and you are not attending the convention, what are your excuses?  My excuses include a) time: my self-commitment to spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) cost: increasingly, because of my federal Democrat superiors’ success in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, my Civil Service Retirement System pension is dramatically reduced, and therefore, my wife and I are increasingly using our non-retirement savings to pay our bills.  My critics/opponents side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government.)
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/republicans-skipping-republican-convention/489743/

 

DAILY MAIL
— ‘We’re different people. I understand that:’ Donald Trump says he hasn’t asked Mike Pence to say ‘Crooked Hillary’ during the duo’s awkward first television interview – LIAM QUINN
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3694036/Donald-Trump-says-hasn-t-asked-Mike-Pence-negative.html