October 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Respect, not silence’ is answer to political discourse – DENISE CROSBY (DIERSEN: What void do you fill? I fill the tremendous communications void created by, continued by, and aggravated by the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Republican county party organizations in Illinois including the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Republican township/ward party organizations in Illinois including the Milton Township Republican Central Committee. The IRP should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on statewide government and political issues. Republican county party organizations should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on countywide government and political issues. Republican township/ward party organizations should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on township/ward government and political issues. However, I acknowledge that paying people to do the aforesaid would cost a tremendous amount of money. To get someone who is qualified to do what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, they would have to be paid at least $500,000 a year.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-political-relationships-st-1020-20191020-rorqviqip5eqho6bmzcknv63be-story.html
— Naperville North to team with 2013 grad on pilot program to get all 18-year-old students registered to vote – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: What percent of students have teachers who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-north-vote-pilot-st-1018-20191018-wu6oppw36nd7tgrtsbiyjgu7ee-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Why Intel is going to share gender, racial pay data most companies conceal – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: If the federal government shared such pay data, it would show that it pays its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger more than it pays its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older who have comparable work experience, education, and/or professional certifications and licenses. While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, GAO always paid its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger more than it paid its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older who had comparable work experience, education, and/or professional certifications and licenses. GAO audits IRS. When GAO hired me in 1980, I had almost 9 years experience working for IRS, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree from DePaul. Much of what I did for IRS, including interviewing, data gathering, summary, and analysis, report writing, and making recommendations was similar to what I would be doing for GAO. NEVERTHELESS, the Democrats who ran GAO required me to take a $19,568 pay cut in today’s dollars (a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10) to transfer. They would NOT have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, and/or female.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191020/why-intel-is-going-to-share-gender-racial-pay-data-most-companies-conceal

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Corporate PAC $$ argument continues in 13th – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: If you ran for an office, which PACs would contribute to your campaign? If I ran for an office, I would hope that PACs that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform would contribute to my campaign.) 
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20191019/bernard-schoenburg-corporate-pac–argument-continues-in-13th

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Devilish details threaten plan for quick pension action – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-devilish-details-threaten-plan-for-quick-pension-action/article_f4a3971b-39ac-595a-8fcf-0832579f0606.html
— Be wary of Cullerton’s ‘informed’ decisions – Brett Rowland
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/brett-rowland-be-wary-of-cullerton-s-informed-decisions/article_83edd7b0-7c27-5430-84c2-f9de8f4a0ae7.html

SOUTHERN
— More Southern Illinois high schools are drug testing. Does it work as a deterrent for students? – GABRIEL NEELY-STREIT
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/education/more-southern-illinois-high-schools-are-drug-testing-does-it/article_bd22200b-d43b-5b84-b853-5f874b810b75.html

WAND
— Census dollars awarded in Illinois (DIERSEN: How many illegals are there in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, your municipality, your precinct, and your neighborhood? Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries encourage them to come to and/or to stay in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, your municipality, your precinct, and your neighborhood?) 
https://www.wandtv.com/news/census-dollars-awarded-in-illinois/article_15c33896-f32e-11e9-ac86-87caa3747e1b.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood DC Roommate Katie Hill Broke U.S. House Rules & Posed Security Risks Due to Two Extramarital Affairs in Past Year
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/20/il-14-lauren-underwood-dc-roommate-katie-hill-broke-u-s-house-rules-posed-security-risks-due-to-two-extramarital-affairs-in-past-year/ 
— Oberweis Campaign Sponsoring Pizza Parties for Petition Passers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/20/oberweis-campaign-sponsoring-pizza-parties-for-petition-passers/ 
— Skillicorn Rolls Out October Walk Piece
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/20/skillicorn-rolls-out-october-walk-piece/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis DC Fundraiser Cohost Announces Retirement from Congress
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/20/il-14-jim-oberweis-dc-fundraiser-cohost-announces-retirement-from-congress/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Pecatonica Township critic taken away in the dark of night for attending meeting – JOHN KRAFT 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/10/pecatonica-township-critic-taken-away-in-the-dark-of-night-for-attending-meeting/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump tells Republicans to ‘stick together’ as he promotes Romney attack ad – John Gage (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the most divisive past and present leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC), American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter, etc. They focused/focus on driving conservatives out of the IRP, DCRCC, MTRCC, TAPROOT, WCC, ICRC, AAPC, etc.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-tells-republicans-to-stick-together-as-he-promotes-romney-attack-ad

FOX NEWS
— Bye Democratic Party – You’re being transformed into an anti-American engine of radical change – Newt Gingrich
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-rip-democratic-party-youre-being-transformed-into-an-anti-american-engine-of-radical-change

AMERICAN THINKER
— Chelsea Clinton calls America ‘not the country I want my kids to grow up in’ – Monica Showalter (DIERSEN: Where and when did you grow up? I grew up in Crete during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, and DuPage County who promote hatred of those who grew up in Crete during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. These hate-promoters are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/chelsea_clinton_calls_america_not_the_country_i_want_my_kids_to_grow_up_in.html
— Fat black professor of gender studies blames Trump for black female obesity – Thomas Lifson (DIERSEN: Are you obese? I am. What do I blame my obesity on? I blame it on my sitting 10+ hours a day 7 days a week putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. I blame it on my not getting enough exercise, on my eating too much food, on my eating too much bad food, etc.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/fat_black_professor_of_gender_studies_blames_trump_for_black_female_obesity.html

BREITBART
— Uber Lays Off 400 U.S. Employees, Imports Hundreds of Foreign Workers – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/10/18/uber-lays-off-400-u-s-employees-imports-hundreds-of-foreign-workers/
— Bernie Sanders Rally: ‘Lock Him Up’ Chant Erupts as San Juan Mayor Attacks Trump – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/10/19/bernie-sanders-rally-lock-him-up-chants-erupt-as-san-juan-mayor-attacks-trump/

TOWNHALL
— Snit Romney – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/10/20/snit-romney-n2555047

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Moderate’ Joe Biden Bragged About the Political Hit Job on Robert Bork – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/moderate-joe-biden-bragged-about-the-political-hit-job-on-robert-bork/

NEWS BUSTERS
— New York Times Opposes Free Speech When Trump Uses It, Plays Defense for Dems – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2019/10/18/new-york-times-opposes-free-speech-when-trump-uses-it-plays-defense

CANADA FREE PRESS
— The Skewed Polls of Fox News and Their Contributor Donna Brazile – Judi McLeod
https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-skewed-polls-of-fox-news-and-their-contributor-donna-brazile

THE HILL
— Trump embarks on Twitter spree amid impeachment inquiry, Syria outrage – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but what if Trump tweeted that the Illinois Republican Party and all Republican county, township, and ward organizations in Illinois should promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466595-trump-embarks-on-twitter-spree-amid-impeachment-inquiry-syria-outrage

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— If political talk disrupts a workplace, bosses must step in – JOYCE M. ROSENBERG
https://www.telegraphherald.com/news/business/article_7b5bf3c1-7793-51c7-91dd-71578ed118e4.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters argue against enforcing America’s immigration laws.
http://www.kten.com/story/41197150/border-patrols-growing-presence-at-hospitals-raises-fears

CNBC
— Tell? Don’t tell? How much should you let your company know about your plans to retire early? – Jill Cornfield
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/16/what-to-tell-your-employer-if-you-want-to-retire-in-your-30s-or-40s.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— As more than 2,000 newspapers across the country have closed or merged, student journalists from Michigan to Arizona have stepped in to fill the void. – Dan Levin (DIERSEN: What void do you fill? I fill the tremendous communications void created by, continued by, and aggravated by the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Republican county party organizations in Illinois including the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Republican township/ward party organizations in Illinois including the Milton Township Republican Central Committee. The IRP should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on statewide government and political issues. Republican county party organizations should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on countywide government and political issues. Republican township/ward party organizations should send out emails similar to GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that focus on township/ward government and political issues. However, I acknowledge that paying people to do the aforesaid would cost a tremendous amount of money. To get someone who is qualified to do what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, they would have to be paid at least $500,000 a year.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/us/news-desert-ann-arbor-michigan.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle – Matthew Rosenberg and Kevin Roose
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/us/elections/trump-campaign-ads-democrats.html
— Why Don’t Rich People Just Stop Working? Are the wealthy addicted to money, competition, or just feeling important? Yes. – Alex Williams
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/style/rich-people-things.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/18/opinion/sunday/gender-transition-death-grief.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate older people say “Our democracy today is dominated by the old, and young people are getting a bad deal.” All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. 
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/18/opinion/old-age-president-2020.html
— The Chinese Threat to American Speech American companies have an obligation to defend the freedom of expression, even at the risk of angering China. – Editorial (DIERSEN: What do you say to individuals, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, organizations, companies, governments, countries, etc. that put China ahead of America? I should write a book about the aforesaid in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/opinion/sunday/china-nba.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) glorify and praise immigrants and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/upshot/Immigrants-reviving-cities.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: In a Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike? – Noam Scheiber
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/19/business/economy/workers-strike-economy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump says his Doral golf resort will no longer host next year’s G-7 summit, bowing to criticism – Philip Rucker and David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-announces-that-his-doral-golf-resort-in-miami-will-no-longer-host-next-years-g-7-summit-after-criticism/2019/10/19/857361d0-f2dd-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html

LOS ANGLES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-20/race-trump-election-campaign
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-20/trump-failures-outrages
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-20/beating-donald-trump-the-2020-election
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-10-19/trump-presidential-executive-orders

NEW YORK POST
— Why Bernie Sanders’ socialism hurts the poor as much as the rich – Rand Paul
https://nypost.com/2019/10/19/rand-paul-why-sanders-socialism-hurts-the-poor-as-much-as-the-rich/
— Why Mark Zuckerberg wants to recruit outside the Ivy League liberal bubble – Salena Zito
https://nypost.com/2019/10/19/why-mark-zuckerberg-wants-to-recruit-outside-the-ivy-league-liberal-bubble/

MIAMI HERALD
— Politicians are lying to us, but Facebook is happy to let them do it – Editorial
https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article236421608.html

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
— Swipes at supporters of traditional marriage could be trouble for Democrats
https://www.dispatch.com/article/20191020/NEWS/191029908

HERALD AND NEWS
— LGBTQ agenda is greatest threat to religious liberty – James A. Farmer, Merrill
https://www.heraldandnews.com/members/forum/letters/lgbtq-agenda-is-greatest-threat-to-religious-liberty/article_297197f3-b770-5268-8627-436e6e3035ae.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Romney. Who do the Trump-haters promote the most in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois?
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/10/mitt-romney-middle-impeachment-fight/600373/

COLORADO POLITICS
— Colorado politicos launch new site for conservatives – Joey Bunch (DIERSEN: How many conservatives are there in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county? Who speaks for them? Whose emails do they read?)
https://www.coloradopolitics.com/news/colorado-politicos-launch-new-site-for-conservatives/article_1f0733a0-f133-11e9-aa6f-8fd1f41644c8.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I pulled up a map for a friend of mine to illustrate how many conservatives were in his neighborhood; he had no idea,” Knoedler said. “He then told me that if only he’d known he was not alone on his street, he would have felt emboldened to put a candidate’s yard sign in front of his house.” Fuller said, “Conservatives are naturally less vocal about our political views, but having a community where we can encourage each other and organize to get involved in our communities will help members feel less alone.” Colorado is a launching group, but Fuller and Knoedler hope to expand to a national site.)

QUARTZ
— What two centuries of book publishing tell us about the “good old days” – Natasha Frost (DIERSEN: When were your “good old days?” My “good old days” include a) 1972, 1973, and 1974 when IRS promoted me from GS-7 to GS-12 (from $46,554/year to $82,579/year in today’s dollars) and b) 1986, 1987, and 1988 when GAO assigned me to audits of IRS and promoted me to GS-13 ($98,198/year in today’s dollars). My “good old years” include 1970 when I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU, 1971 when I bought a new 1972 Corvette, 1972 when I bought a new town home, 1974 when I bought a studio condo, 1976 when I earned an MBA from Loyola and bought a one bedroom condo, 1978 when I got married and we bought a home, 1978 through 1992 when my wife and I went on many short vacations, 1979 when I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, 1980 when I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, 1981 when I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA, 1984 when my wife and I had a home built, 1990 when I became a Certified Fraud Examiner, 1994 when I became a Certified Government Financial Manager, 1996 when I became a Certified Financial Services Auditor, and 1997 when I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT and became a Forensic Accountant.) 
https://qz.com/1727775/when-were-the-good-old-days-new-research-uses-200-years-of-books-to-find-out/

LADDERS
— Early retirement wisdom from 50+ top finance writers
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/early-retirement-wisdom-from-50-top-finance-writers

EXPRESS
— Pension: Will you be able to afford a comfortable retirement? Costs of lifestyle revealed (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my 1997 salary was in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1191871/pension-uk-state-retirement-amount-how-much

October 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago Teachers Strike: Thousands of teachers hit picket lines across city, CPS classes canceled
https://abc7chicago.com/education/thousands-picket-rally-march-on-1st-day-of-chicago-teachers-strike/5625169/

CBS2
— School Canceled For Friday; No Deal As Teachers’ Strike Continues But CTU Says There Has Been Progress – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/17/chicago-teachers-head-to-picket-line-for-day-1-of-strike/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— RNC raises record-setting $27.3 million in September, amid impeachment push
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/rnc-raises-record-setting-27-3-million-in-september-amid-impeachment-push

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Trump using Chicago fundraiser to lure donors with chance for free trip, picture and to meet him: ‘I’ve saved two seats at lunch for YOU and a guest. Will you accept my invitation?’ – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-president-trump-chicago-fundraiser-offers-free-trip-picture-20191017-ji6xmamggzgmfagi5hwme3i37y-story.html
— Americans now need at least $500,000 a year to enter top 1% – ALEX TANZI AND BEN STEVERMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-tns-bc-pfp-income-onepercent-20191017-story.html
— Long-delayed meeting on proposed Itasca drug rehab center brings suspicion, rancor but few answers – John Keilman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-itasca-haymarket-meeting-vigil-20191017-mtnozcjacvha5bxq4jvtchlw5u-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago’s first recreational marijuana store just got OK’d – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cresco-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries-20191016-cqom7aefzngqnhyli5lhfkygdi-story.html
— By show of hands at meeting, Lincolnshire residents and stakeholders say ‘no’ to cannabis dispensaries in town: ‘We should prohibit it because it is uncharted territory’ – STEVE SADIN (DIERSEN: It is public record which people who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican DID OR DID NOT SPEAK AGAINST POT at municipal and county meetings.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnshire/ct-lsr-village-board-cannabis-dispensaries-tl-1024-20191017-gmhgixejgnccbjr2ew2sxsmtpa-story.html
— Why a teachers strike is bad for Chicago: A miniseries, Episode 1 – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-teacher-strike-lori-lightfoot-20191017-fxlnutcmija6jcsoznjngqaaea-story.html
— The U. of I., stung by a #MeToo investigation, is now leaning on Title IX to muzzle reporters – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-rachel-otwell-university-illinois-greising-20191017-2d2uin3z2vea5ilj2jv5e5qrba-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Teachers strike is on — and Lightfoot’s political honeymoon is over A Chicago Teachers Union that was among Toni Preckwinkle’s strongest supporters followed through on its threat of a strike that seemed pre-ordained since the day Lori Lightfoot swept all 50 wards. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/10/17/20919567/cps-ctu-teachers-union-strike-schools-lightfoot-political-honeymoon-over
— Changes won’t be made to state pot law to meet equity concerns from black aldermen, the bill’s sponsors say The law’s authors say it includes important provisions to increase the number of people of color working in the industry. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/17/20918358/recreational-pot-legalization-marijuana-black-equity-diversity

DAILY HERALD
— Questions remain after Itasca’s first hearing on Haymarket proposal – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191017/questions-remain-after-itascas-first-hearing-on-haymarket-proposal
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mundelein approves grant for pot store
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191017/mundelein-approves-grant-for-pot-store
— Report: Illinois ranks among Top 10 nationally in academic growth, bottom third in proficiency – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191017/report-illinois-ranks-among-top-10-nationally-in-academic-growth-bottom-third-in-proficiency

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Is Illinois in decline? This economist has a contrary view. A DePaul economist’s analysis concludes dire perceptions about the state’s economy and growth are overblown. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-decline-economist-has-contrary-view

WTTW
— Illinois Leads Nation with 137 Vaping-Related Illnesses – Kristen Thometz
https://news.wttw.com/2019/10/17/illinois-leads-nation-137-vaping-related-illnesses

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Marco Rubio to headline Oberweis campaign fundraiser Lunch is $150; lunch, photo with Rubio is $2,800 – BRENDA SCHORY
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/10/16/marco-rubio-to-headline-oberweis-campaign-fundraiser/avrweu5/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: East St. Louis among areas that could get preferential treatment for marijuana licenses – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article235892407.html

WQAD
— GOP presidential candidate, former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh says Trump should be impeached – HANNAH RODRIGUEZ
https://wqad.com/2019/10/17/gop-presidential-candidate-former-illinois-congressman-joe-walsh-says-trump-should-be-impeached/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Claims of unfairness pop up following Democratic presidential debate – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/claims-of-unfairness-during-democratic-presidential-debate

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Texas Congressman Steps Up Support of Jeanne Ives in Her Quest to Unseat Sean Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/17/texas-congressman-steps-up-support-of-jeanne-ives-in-her-quest-to-unseat-sean-casten/ 
— IL-14: Danny Malouf Backs President Trump’s Withdrawal of Troops from Syria
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/17/il-14-danny-malouf-backs-president-trumps-withdrawal-of-troops-from-syria/ 
— *UPDATE: Crenshaw Tweets “Flip the Seat!”* IL-06: Jeanne Ives Continues to Apply Heat on Sean Casten in Light of Slur Against Dan Crenshaw
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/17/il-06-jeanne-ives-continues-to-apply-heat-on-sean-casten-in-light-of-slur-against-dan-crenshaw/

CENTER SQUARE
— Study finds higher teacher pay, smaller classrooms, more support staff, hindered by legacy costs – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, by forcing me to retire, my Democrat GAO superiors turned me from being a productive employee into a “legacy cost.” I had almost 18 years of experience working for GAO. I had almost 9 years of experience working for IRS. I had 3 job-related master’s degrees and a job-related bachelor’s degree. I had 6 job-related professional certifications. I had a job-related professional license.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/study-finds-higher-teacher-pay-smaller-classrooms-more-support-staff/article_0d4619fe-f10d-11e9-9287-af99a0cf30ed.html
— Illinois’ Congressional delegation warns tech companies: ‘moderate content or we will’ – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Anti-Republicans want the following to not only “moderate” GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, they want the following to stop me from sending out the emails, and if not that, stop everyone from reading the emails: Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP). Everyone can see that the MTRCC, DCRCC, and IRP do not promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/illinois-congressional-delegation-warns-tech-companies-moderate-content-or-we/article_822769b6-f05f-11e9-8733-97fefda5a8ac.html

JEANNE FOR CONGRESS
— Dan Crenshaw Puts Ives on the National Map with an Exclamation Point
https://mailchi.mp/65e9b31802cf/dan-crenshaw-puts-ives-on-the-national-map-with-an-exclamation-point

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Run for Republican Ward Committeeperson in Chicago
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=11470

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— 200+ attend Judge Jim McCluskey campaign kickoff at IBEW #701 Wednesday evening, October 16, 2019. Attendees included Judges Rohm, Athanikar, Brennan, Walsh, O’Toole, Jacobs, Kleeman, Telander, Felice, Orel, Cody, Hayes, Dieden, Skerin, Marchese, Else, and Cornelius (Will County); Retired Judges Ron Sutter, William Ferguson, and Tony Iosco (Cook County); and many others including John Curran, Berlin, Grogan, Dabrowski, Czernak, Fisher, McGowan, Hanzelin, Puchalski, Noonan, Zay, Schillerstrom, Coyne, Healy, Valle, Kordick, Kachiroubas, Mendrick, Patty Smith (Aurora), Veenstra, Hanson, Hovde, and Greg Abbott. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CAPITOL FAX
— Durbin has $3.8 million vs. all GOP candidates’ $140K
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/17/durbin-has-38-million-vs-all-gop-candidates-140k/

FOX NEWS
— Trump headlines Dallas rally as scrutiny over Ukraine intensifies – Gregg ReBy
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-dallas-rally-ukraine-scrutiny-intensifies

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 1 person showed up to Mark Sanford 2020 campaign launch — a Democrat with no plans to vote – Ellie Bufkin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mark-sanford-kicks-off-presidential-campaign-against-trump-only-one-person-showed-up

BREITBART
— Mollie Tibbetts Murder Trial: Taxpayers Billed $18K for Illegal Alien’s Expert Witnesses – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/17/mollie-tibbetts-murder-trial-taxpayers-billed-18k-for-illegal-aliens-expert-witnesses/
— Open Border Activists Demand 95,000 Refugees Be Admitted to U.S. in 2020 – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/17/open-border-activists-demand-95000-refugees-be-admitted-to-u-s-in-2020/

DAILY CALLER
— Pelosi Is So Strong She Ran Away From The White House, Or Something – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/17/democrats-leave-white-house/
— Sen. Ernst Introduces ‘CREEPS Act’ To Get Sexual Assaulters Out Of The Federal Workforce – LUKE ROSIAK (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. My critics/opponents are nasty. They would hint/imply/argue/shout that because GAO threw me out when I was 49 even though I had a) earned job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32, I MUST HAVE BEEN FAR WORSE THAN A SEXUAL ASSAULTER.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/17/ernst-creeps-act-sexual-assault/

TOWNHALL
— CNN: I Hope Trump Dies Soon – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/10/17/this-is-cnn-i-hope-trump-dies-soon-n2554919
— WSJ Columnist: This Is When The Deep State Felt They Got The Green Light To Defy Trump – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government never charged me with defying their Affirmative Action, Diversity, or Inclusion orders. Virtually all of the employees who they assigned to supervise were Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, and/or disabled.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/10/17/wsj-columnist-this-is-when-the-deep-state-felt-they-got-the-green-light-to-defy-n2554747

CAMPUS REFORM
— Berkeley promotes prof bashing Trump’s border wall – Chris Trick (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run IRS got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. The Democrats who run GAO got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13875

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chicago-black-leaders-equity-concerns-new-illinois-marijuana-law_n_5da8ec56e4b0e0f03788fb90

WASHINGTON POST
— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says in interview he fears “erosion of truth” but defends allowing politicians to lie in ads – Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/17/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-says-interview-he-fears-erosion-truth-defends-allowing-politicians-lie-ads/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, California is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How soon will California leave the United States and become part of Mexico?
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-15/prop-187-this-is-california-battle-podcast

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: DHS leader says 22 million illegals in U.S., double of previous estimates – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://local12.com/news/nation-world/dhs-leader-says-22-million-illegals-in-us-double-of-previous-estimates

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers. 
https://www.newsweek.com/state-local-governments-trying-make-cannabis-industry-less-racist-1466077
— TWITTER IS GIVING TRUMP ‘SPECIAL TREATMENT’ DESPITE NEW RULES FOR WORLD LEADERS, SAYS FREE SPEECH EXPERT – DAVID BRENNAN
https://www.newsweek.com/twitter-giving-donald-trump-special-treatment-new-rules-world-leaders-free-speech-expert-1465663

MONEY
— White Workers Have a Disproportionate Share of Good Jobs in the Labor Market – KAITLIN MULHERE (DIERSEN: What jobs have you had? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have made it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I had. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
http://money.com/money/5660043/job-market-white-workers-black-workers/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— NTEU Blasts ‘Nonsensical’ Proposed OPM Rule Easing Firing of Feds The federal employee union accused the Trump administration of forcing managers to focus on firing employees, rather than helping them succeed in their positions. – ERICH WAGNER (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government did NOT want their employees to succeed who were the following: those who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Further, far too many of my Democrat superiors in the federal government did not want their employees to succeed who did not share their national origin, religion, and/or veteran status.)
https://www.govexec.com/management/2019/10/nteu-blasts-nonsensical-proposed-opm-rule-easing-firing-feds/160682/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Shake up government with an agile organization and workforce – Jeff Neal (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs want the federal government to get rid of all its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/commentary/2019/10/shake-up-government-with-an-agile-organization-and-workforce/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Americans Agree Religion Is Under Punishing Assault (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is a Democrat a) who promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things and b) is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/october_2019/americans_agree_religion_is_under_punishing_assault

WORLD TRIBUNE
— Record 32 million Hispanics could vote in 2020  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at Hispanics that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.worldtribune.com/record-32-million-hispanics-could-vote-in-2020-12-million-illegals-make-that-22-million/

October 3 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Republican Central Committee held an outstanding Oktoberfest golf outing and dinner fundraiser Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. The 100+ attendees included federal candidates Ives and Kinzler; state representative Grant; past and present DuPage County officials and candidates Berlin, Corrigan, Eckhoff, Elliot, Grogan, Hinds, Kachiroubas, Larsen, McGowen, Mendrick, Whelan, C. Zaruba, and Zay; Milton Township officials Falbo, Heidorn, LeVan, Molitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, and Nathwani; judges and judge candidates Brennan, McCluskey, O’Toole, Veenstra, and Walsh; and many others including Anderson, Bohn, Boltz, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Danelgo, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Formento, Keller, Lofgren, Lollino, Morrissey, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Smith, Valle, and C. Zaruba. Event sponsors included Berlin, Breen, Carlson, Cronin, Eckhoff, Elliott, Grant, Grogan, Hinkle, Henry, Holder, Ives, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, Kleeman, LeVan, Marquardt, Mazzochi, McCluskey, McGowen, McNeily, Molitor, Muehlfelt, O’Toole, Sanguinetti, Suess, Wagner, Walsh, Whelan, and Zay. – Dave Diersen
https://www.gopillinois.com

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger says he still backs Trump after civil war tweet, but ‘I’ve made it clear that there are things I don’t like that he’s saying’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-donald-trump-20191003-3udfn7s26raoveqhabbq3sehhq-story.html
— Sexual harassment in Springfield: Applause for the women who persisted – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-madigan-sexual-harassment-springfield-20191003-zk2tugrcavdg3memqnl3ftx3iq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin, Schakowsky speak out against Trump administration’s cuts to refugee admissions program A State Department proposal released last week would put a cap on the number of refugees at 18,000 for the fiscal year that started Monday. – Ashlee Rezin and Lizzie Schiffman Tufano
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/3/20897245/durbin-schakowsky-speak-out-against-trump-cuts-refugee-program
— Vaping illness outbreak a ‘crisis,’ but no need to ban THC vapes, state’s new pot czar says “I don’t want to push people into trying to figure out how to get things off-market and illicitly,” state Sen. Toi Hutchinson told the Sun-Times. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/10/3/20895552/vaping-illness-outbreak-ban-thc-marijuana-pot-czar-illinois
— Despite rebuke of Trump, Rep. Kinzinger supports president, against impeachment inquiry ‘It’s not treason,’ Kinzinger said, disagreeing with Trump’s slam at Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat overseeing the impeachment inquiry. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/10/3/20897183/trump-kinzinger-impeachment-civil-war-schiff-2020

DAILY HERALD
— How Buffalo Grove might restrict recreational pot sellers – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191003/how-buffalo-grove-might-restrict-recreational-pot-sellers

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot fires back after ICE boss blasts Chicago sanctuary city policy
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayor-fires-back-after-ice-boss-blasts-chicago-sanctuary-city-policy/5589522/
— Walmart workers hold protest after filing discrimination complaint against retailer
https://abc7chicago.com/business/walmart-workers-hold-discrimination-protest-against-retailer/5588275/

WGN TV
— Illinois members of Congress hold gun violence hearing – JULIAN CREWS
https://wgntv.com/2019/10/03/il-members-of-congress-hold-gun-violence-hearing/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Museum of Science & Industry renamed for Ken Griffin The billionaire hedge fund mogul gave $125 million to the South Side institution. – SARAH ZIMMERMAN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/nonprofits-philanthropy/museum-science-industry-renamed-ken-griffin

WBEZ
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis On The Syllabus In Illinois College Classrooms – Kate McGee
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/cannabis-on-the-syllabus-in-illinois-college-classrooms/b37c0a4b-246f-43a5-a4f2-f12e40bb3732

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters love Trump-haters.
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20191002/our-view-kudos-to-kinzinger-for-calling-out-trump-on-civil-war-tweet

JOURNAL TOPICS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Buffalo Grove Commission OKs Zoning For Recreational Cannabis – Richard Mayer
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/buffalo-grove-commission-oks-zoning-for-recreational-cannabis/

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN
— Trump lets states, cities refuse refugees for 1st time – AP
https://www.semissourian.com/story/2638611.html

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Aims To Give Those Affected By The War On Drugs A Leg Up In Cannabis Industry – CHRISTINE HERMAN 
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-aims-give-those-affected-war-drugs-leg-cannabis-industry#stream/0

EVANSTON PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/calendar/event/20191004/659272/are-you-interested-in-an-illinois-medical-cannabis-card

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Ives Reports Raising $340,298
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/03/ives-reports-raising-340298/ 
— Oberwies Goes after Underwood’s Favoring Illegal Aliens over Veterans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/03/oberwies-goes-after-underwoods-favoring-illegal-aliens-over-veterans

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Jr. Says ‘Adam Schiff Is Basically The Jussie Smollett Of Congress’ – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/03/trump-jr-adam-schiff-jussie-smollett-congress/

GOPUSA
— California isn’t doing enough to verify citizenship while registering voters, lawsuit says
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77007

BREITBART
— Sanctuary County: Officer Made to Undergo ‘Remedial Training’ for Helping Capture Illegal Alien Fugitive – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/02/sanctuary-county-officer-made-to-undergo-remedial-training-for-helping-capture-illegal-alien-fugitive/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Apple’s Tim Cook despises America and despises Americans.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/03/apples-tim-cook-daca-illegals-american-any-us/
— Elizabeth Warren Vows Open Border: Illegals Must Not Be ‘Unnecessarily’ Detained – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/03/elizabeth-warren-vows-open-border-illegals-must-not-be-unnecessarily-detained/

CNS NEWS
— Trump: Dems Want to Drain Americans’ Health Care to Finance Open Borders – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/trump-dems-want-drain-americans-health-care-finance-open-borders

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Walsh Pens Letter Asking GOP Reps to Back Trump’s Impeachment: ‘Be an American First, a Republican Second’ – Madison Dibble
https://ijr.com/walsh-pens-letter-asking-gop-reps-back-trumps-impeachment/

THE HILL
— Trump: Foes are ‘maniacs,’ impeachment is ‘crap’ – MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/464260-trump-foes-are-maniacs-impeachment-is-crap
— GOP turns furor on media amid impeachment fight – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/464134-gop-turns-furor-on-media-amid-impeachment-fight

WASHINGTON POST
— CNN won’t run two Trump campaign ads, citing ‘demonstrably false’ claims – Hannah Knowles
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/10/03/cnn-wont-run-two-trump-campaign-ads-citing-demonstrably-false-claims/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s removal would require Republican dissidents. But those who speak out become targets of viral disinformation.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-removal-would-require-republican-dissidents-but-those-who-speak-out-become-targets-of-viral-disinformation/2019/10/03/35c35ad0-e394-11e9-b403-f738899982d2_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Facebook just gave up the fight against fake news – BRIAN A. BOYLE
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-03/facebook-enables-fake-news

DAILY COURIER
— Businesses unite against plan to legalize pot – Howard Fischer (DIERSEN: What percent of the businesses in your municipality want pot to be sold in your municipality?)
https://www.dcourier.com/news/2019/sep/28/businesses-unite-against-plan-legalize-pot/

FORBES
— Seismic Shift? Is The EEOC Getting Serious About Age Discrimination? – Patricia Barnes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/10/03/seismic-shift-the-eeoc-takes-on-age-discrimination/#32e9719b364a

DAILY BEAST
— Trump Trolls Greta Thunberg: ‘Very Happy Young Girl’ Looking Forward to a Bright Future – Anna Kaplan (DIERSEN: What did you do to make your future brighter? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-trolls-greta-thunberg-she-seems-like-a-very-happy-young-girl-looking-forward-to-a-bright-future

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Impeachment Motivates Anti-Trumpers More Than Pro-Trumpers for 2020
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/october_2019/impeachment_motivates_anti_trumpers_more_than_pro_trumpers_for_2020

September 29 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Judge blocks extension of fast-track deportations nationwide – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–immigration-fast-track-deportations-20190928-story.html
— Man charged with terrorism in Woodfield Mall incident had more than 100 online searches of the mall – WILLIAM LEE and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-woodfield-mall-terrorism-20190929-5bw5khrn3feldn7uvrjimtqree-story.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois launches video campaign to fight opioids abuse (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who use problems with opioids to promote pot?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-launches-video-campaign-to-fight-opioids-abuse

ABC7
— Illinois law protecting job applicants’ salary history takes effect Sunday (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes treat me like I never earned more than the minimum wage. But in fact, in today’s dollars, GAO paid me $127,654/year (GS-13 Step 10) in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ill-law-protecting-job-applicants-salary-history-takes-effect-sunday/5576848/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/cepeda-the-normalization-of-hate-during-the-trump-era/article_245c2f37-c8dd-54d9-ac27-9d9a2cb9c951.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Expungement promotes disrespect for the rule of law.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190929/rockford-to-host-second-chances-summit-ii

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Judge shouldn’t be punished for spouse’s behavior – Scott Reeder
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190929/judge-shouldnt-be-punished-for-spouses-behavior

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: Congressman Sean Casten Takes the Stage to Rock Out as Republicans Work Hard to Finish 3rd Quarter Fundraising Strong
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/29/il-06-il-14-congressman-sean-casten-takes-the-stage-to-rock-out-as-republicans-work-hard-to-finish-3rd-quarter-fundraising-strong/ 
— Information Sought by Democratic Party Congressman about the Mumps Outbreak among Illegal Aliens at the McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/29/information-sought-by-democratic-party-congressman-about-the-mumps-outbreak-among-illegal-aliens-at-the-mchenry-county-jail/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Candidate Ives calls out opponent for his role in impeachment inquiry: ‘Casten is a bitter partisan’ – Glenn Minnis 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/513869367-candidate-ives-calls-out-opponent-for-his-role-in-impeachment-inquiry-casten-is-a-bitter-partisan

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— ISRA director urges members to stand up for Second Amendment rights in face of anti-gun rhetoric – Glenn Minnis
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/513837876-isra-director-urges-members-to-stand-up-for-second-amendment-rights-in-face-of-anti-gun-rhetoric

MCHENRY TIMES
— Rep. Skillicorn holding reelection campaign fundraiser Monday in West Dundee – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/513830313-rep-skillicorn-holding-reelection-campaign-fundraiser-monday-in-west-dundee

FOX NEWS
— NYC threatens up to $250G in fines for using terms like ‘illegal alien,’ threatening to call ICE – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-city-250g-illegal-alien-immigration

BLAZE
— Study says Americans — particularly young, male liberals — are being driven sick with stress by American politics – LEON WOLF (DIERSEN: Putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out is extremely stressful.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/americans-sick-stress-politics

DAILY CALLER
— New York City Law Allows Fines Up To $250,000 For Saying ‘Illegal Alien’ – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/29/nyc-illegal-alien-fine/

DAILY WIRE
— SNL’s ‘Impeachment Town Hall’ Funnier Than Expected – Frank Camp
https://www.dailywire.com/news/snls-impeachment-town-hall-funnier-than-expected

NOQ REPORT
— Only Trump can drive the left that crazy – D Parker
https://noqreport.com/2019/09/29/trump-can-drive-left-crazy/

THE HILL
— Will impeachment create an even more polarized nation? – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will take even more adverse actions against Republicans.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/463500-the-memo-will-impeachment-create-an-even-more-polarized-nation

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. For Democrats, illegals are their foot soldiers in their war against Republicans. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/29/us/asylum-migrants-mexican-border.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump allies and Democrats trade blistering attacks over impeachment – LAURA KING
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-29/trump-allies-and-democrats-reveal-the-deep-divisions-over-impeachment-inquiry

WIBC
— Tomi Lahren: Democrats Want as Many Illegal Immigrants Released into the U.S. as Possible – Brian Baker
https://www.wibc.com/blogs/hammer-and-nigel-show/tomi-lahren-democrats-want-many-illegal-immigrants-released-us-possible

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN
— 40 Could Be the New 60 as Far as Job Hunting – STEPHANIE A. FAUGHNAN
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/barnegat-slash-waretown/sections/business-and-finance/articles/40-could-be-the-new-60-as-far-as-job-hunting

September 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Democrat presidential candidates call for Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/dem-presidential-candidates-call-for-kavanaughs-impeachment/5541090/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump suggests ‘innocent’ Kavanaugh should sue, blasts media for ‘lies’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-suggests-innocent-kavanaugh-should-sue-blasts-media-for-lies

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to pot pushers, crime goes down when pot is legalized.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/9/15/20858101/crime-fell-near-pot-shops-after-marijuana-was-fully-legalized-colorado-study-shows

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Two Republicans to challenge Rep. Bustos – Robert Connelly
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190915/two-republicans-to-challenge-rep-bustos

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— How much of a prize is Shimkus’ seat? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/jim-dey-how-much-of-a-prize-is-shimkus-seat/article_786cc97a-bffb-512b-b9b9-fab49e1c11c6.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— With Shimkus not running, which notable GOP names will enter the 15th district race? – JOSEPH BUSTOS 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/with-shimkus-not-running-which-notable-gop-names-will-enter/article_6a9d6d72-3ef5-519e-a62c-8b16112fe4c2.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Poll: Older workers fearful for jobs amid ageism – Christopher Quinn (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/business/poll-older-workers-fearful-for-jobs-amid-ageism/article_566ff844-7ee5-5c76-b02b-fb9dabb512a5.html

KCRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Jo Daviess Board votes to allow marijuana businesses in parts of the county.
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/-Jo-Daviess-Board-votes-to-allow-mars-in-unincorporated-parts-of-the-county-560430301.html?ref=301

VILLAGE FREE PRESS
— As Gambling, Cannabis Expand, Treatment Does, Too, Lawmakers Say
https://thevillagefreepress.org/2019/09/15/as-gambling-cannabis-expand-treatment-does-too-lawmakers-say/

FRED KLONSKY
— THE SUN-TIMES SCAPEGOATING THE ELDERLY AGAIN. ON TAXING RETIREMENT INCOME.
https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/the-sun-times-scapegoating-the-elderly-again-on-taxing-retirement-income/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Ives Packs Them In at Algonquin Coffee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/15/ives-packs-them-in-at-algonquin-coffee/
— Sanguinetti’s Crystal Lake Meet & Greet
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/15/sanguinettis-crystal-lake-meet-greet/ 
— Skillicorn Plans Town Hall Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/15/skillicorn-plans-town-hall-meeting/ 
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Interviewed on WBBM At Issue
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/15/il-06-jeanne-ives-interviewed-on-wbbm-at-issue/ 
— Another Reason Not to Trust the Washington Post
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/15/another-reason-not-to-trust-the-washington-post/ 
— IL 66th District: Schofield Responds to Skillicorn’s Criticisms of 9/11 and 8/22
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/13/il-66th-district-schofield-responds-to-skillicorns-criticisms-of-9-11-and-8-22/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— How conservative grassroots will drive the conversation for decades – Carol Davis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/how-conservative-grassroots-will-drive-the-conversation-for-decades

AMERICAN THINKER
— The house Eric Holder built… – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/the_house_eric_holder_built.html

FOX NEWS
— The media is the most universally distrusted product since quicksand – Greg Gutfeld 
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/gutfeld-the-media-is-the-most-universally-distrusted-product-since-quicksand

NEWSMAX
— NY Times: CBP Agents Lament ‘People Actively Hate Us’ – Eric Mack (DIERSEN: Will Trump-haters encourage Trump-haters to become Republican Precinct Committeemen?) 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/borderpatrol-democrats-resistance-illegals/2019/09/15/id/932738/

CHRISTIAN POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting “faith groups” to serve as their operatives and dupes.
https://www.christianpost.com/news/faith-groups-speak-out-on-supreme-court-allowing-temporary-enforcement-of-trump-asylum-rule.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Ex-NFL Player Accused of Staging ‘MAGA’ Hate Crime For Insurance Fraud – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/ex-nfl-player-accused-of-staging-maga-hate-crime-for-insurance-fraud_3082356.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/461480-celebrating-hispanic-heritage-month-in-the-age-of-trump

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Joe Biden on racism: Whites ‘can never fully understand’ – Bill Barrow (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.) 
https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2019/09/15/joe-biden-racism-whites-can-never-fully-understand/2335357001/

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred of Whites. – JOHN VERHOVEK
https://abcnews.go.com/US/joe-biden-rebukes-white-supremacy-56th-memorial-observance/story?id=65625674

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Is Business School Worth It? How MBA Programs Are Revamping in 2019 (DIERSEN: My taking graduate business courses at Loyola 1972-1976 helped me get promoted in 1972, 1973, and 1974.) 
https://www.wsj.com/video/is-business-school-worth-it-how-mba-programs-are-revamping-in-2019/73173F8D-C2C3-4CDC-9082-E16BA76CEEC5.html

FORBES
— Combat Age Discrimination At Work: For Employees And Employers – Stephanie Sarkis (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephaniesarkis/2019/09/15/combat-age-discrimination-at-work-for-employees-and-employers/#7c28a7e56797

KPVI
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Budtenders’ wanting to sell adult-use cannabis in Illinois must get training by Nov. 30 – Greg Bishop
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/budtenders-wanting-to-sell-adult-use-cannabis-in-illinois-must/article_6228ba05-f77d-5412-8926-c21afbf18877.html

DAILY BEAST
— Operation Targeting Journalists Seen Unfavorable to Trump Is Allied With the White House: NYT – Audrey McNamara (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, of course, I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to discredit me and to discredit my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/operation-targeting-journalists-seen-unfavorable-to-trump-is-allied-with-the-white-house-nyt

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Allies of President Trump have reportedly constructed an operation to discredit journalists viewed as being unfavorable towards the president, the New York Times reports. The operation run by conservative operatives has reportedly scoured more than a decade of social media history from reporters who are seen as hostile towards Trump, in order to find potentially damaging posts that can be used against them in the court of public opinion. According to four people familiar with the operation who spoke to the Times, the operation has compiled dossiers of information on journalists from some of the country’s most prominent news organizations with the intent of publicizing damaging social media posts or statements.)

August 30 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Republican Rep. Shimkus won’t run again in 2020 – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190830/news/308309823/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Republican Rep. Shimkus won’t run again in 2020 John Shimkus said he’s giving up his seat after more than 20 years in Congress. He’s represents the 15th District, which includes all or part of 33 counties stretching from central Illinois to near the southern tip of the state. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/30/20841625/republican-john-shimkus-not-running-for-reelection
— Willie Wilson says he’s running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Durbin “I am tired of the Democratic party taking advantage of black people and minorities,” Wilson told the Sun-Times. “I’m tired of people just being taken advantage of, and we should be treated like anybody else. And we are sick and tired, and I’m going to single that out.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/30/20841409/willie-wilson-u-s-senate-election-dick-durbin

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago businessman Willie Wilson says he’ll run as an independent to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in 2020 – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-willie-wilson-challenging-dick-durbin-20190830-pro722ke2zeqrjubf76ap2ea6y-story.html
— Cantigny’s permanent display salutes heroes of 9/11 – JEN BANOWETZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-ent-911-heroes-0906-20190828-aroqpu3krjgdta7jghu6tzp3km-story.html
— Republican state lawmaker Steven Reick from Woodstock pleads guilty to DUI – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rep-steven-reick-dui-guilty-plea-20190830-cdlsp5vjyneuvd3ctyhjsqaa64-story.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— U.S. Rep. John Shimkus will not seek re-election
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/u-s-rep-john-shimkus-will-not-seek-re-election/article_33eff58a-6d99-5aa1-89e1-8c15a213e244.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Community failed Wheaton man, family – Mrs. and Dr. Sunni Ali Howard, Wheaton
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/08/28/community-failed-wheaton-man-family/a8reweb/
(FROM THE LETTER: Because of these community failings and denial of necessary higher levels of care, my child has self-medicated his psychosis and depression with marijuana given to him freely by the young (and no doubt well-meaning) people in Wheaton who are suffering from an epic drug crisis/culture that no one ever mentions and the “community” continually fails to address.)

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Proposed gas tax in Will County could see more drivers fuel up in Indiana – Adam Hochron
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/513295269-proposed-gas-tax-in-will-county-could-see-more-drivers-fuel-up-in-indiana

CAPITOL FAX
— Shimkus won’t run again
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/30/shimkus-wont-run-again/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Trump Endorses 2.6% Across the Board Pay Raise for Federal Workers In a surprise move Friday, the president abandoned his quest for a pay freeze in 2020, although there will be no locality pay adjustment under his plan.
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2019/08/trump-endorses-26-across-board-pay-raise-federal-workers/159588/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Alabama church sign says black people who vote for Trump have a ‘mental illness’ – Tim Pearce
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/alabama-church-sign-says-black-people-who-vote-for-trump-have-a-mental-illness

BREITBART
— Joe Biden: DACA Illegals ‘Become American Before a Lot of Americans’ – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Americans.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/08/30/joe-biden-daca-illegals-become-american-before-a-lot-of-americans/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Linda Harvey: Where is the Church in fight over glamorizing homosexuality? – Bob Kellogg
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/08/30/harvey-where-is-the-church-in-fight-over-glamorizing-homosexuality

ROLL CALL
— Illinois Republican John Shimkus not running for reelection in 2020 12-term lawmaker leaves behind a safe Republican seat – Simone Pathé
https://www.rollcall.com/news/campaigns/illinois-republican-john-shimkus-not-running-reelection-2020

THE HILL
— Americans deserve greater transparency from Big Tech – STACIE D. RUMENAP
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/459429-americans-deserve-greater-transparency-from-big-tech

August 22 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Ives campaign has announced that “We were able to get great office space on a prominent corner at the intersection of West Street and Roosevelt Road in Wheaton (officially 703 Warrenville Road). Open House on Sept. 14th – details to follow.” SEE: https://mailchi.mp/2a7fdf9036ec/one-month-update That building is in my precinct. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Former Congressman Joe Walsh eyeing run against President Donald Trump in 2020 – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-congressman-joe-walsh-eyeing-run-against-trump/5486225/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Poll: Trump’s approval still weak despite economy
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/poll-trump-s-approval-still-weak-despite-economy
— President Trump revives suggestion he’d end birthright citizenship – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-revives-suggestion-he-d-end-birthright-citizenship

WGN TV
— South suburban schools shut off drinking fountains over lead concerns – JOE DONLON
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/22/south-suburban-schools-shut-off-drinking-fountains-over-lead-concerns/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State commission upholds complaint against DuPage Judge Patrick O’Shea over shooting probe and retaliation threat; jurist now faces sanctions – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dupage-judge-patrick-oshea-courts-commission-20190823-mmymwclas5fw3a5kgmyywvmedy-story.html
— U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider joins majority of Democratic House colleagues and Illinois delegation in backing impeachment inquiry – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rep-brad-schneider-backs-impeachment-20190822-hhng5zd7rbdq3oji7c5ctygdaa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cannabis-social-equity-loans-grants-20190822-44fzn4pauzeq7cihj6g6lzbioq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “If Elizabeth Warren is ‘Pocahontas,’ then Donald Trump is ‘Caligula,’ the sociopathic tyrant of Rome.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-trump-caligula-warren-pocahontas-zorn-20190822-z7iebe2u4rculozatgxij2l2wy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Joe Walsh in D.C. for meetings about possible Trump challenge The former Chicago area lawmaker turned conservative talk show host is close to a decision about a presidential run, saying in a Thursday tweet, “He’s fit to watch TV. He’s not fit to be President.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/22/20829076/joe-walsh-dc-meetings-possible-president-trump-gop-primary-challenge
— Chicago’s mass transit is a boon to downtown employment Mass transit is the region’s best “economic equalizer” since more than 500,000 jobs are within a 45-minute commute of area residents. – Kirk Dillard, chairman, Regional Transportation Authority
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/22/20828429/chicago-downtown-mass-transit-cta-metra-employment-rates-job-market
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago ReeferWalk? Pot shop eyes river location Downtown Current dispensaries are scrambling to find locations to sell recreational pot come Jan. 1 — but a lot of hurdles remain. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/22/20828819/weed-pot-marijuana-river-dispensary-clinic-recreational-sales
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater blasts Joe Walsh.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/22/20828276/joe-walsh-trump-2020-republican-president-nomination-primary-steinberg

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville ‘very divided’ on banning or allowing pot shops – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Any municipality or county that allows the sale of pot shouts that it is not family friendly.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190822/naperville-very-divided-on-banning-or-allowing-pot-shops
— Why is Joe Walsh threatening to run against Trump in 2020? – Jake Griffin and Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190822/why-is-joe-walsh-threatening-to-run-against-trump-in-2020
— Courts commission agrees DuPage judge Patrick O’Shea lied to police about shooting – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190822/courts-commission-agrees-dupage-judge-lied-to-police-about-shooting

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Weed-bill sponsors worry local governments will get greedy If municipalities and counties charge the maximum tax of 3.75 percent, it could cut into legalized sales, legislators warn. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/weed-bill-sponsors-worry-local-governments-will-get-greedy

WBBM780
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Central Illinois City Delavan Embraces Cannabis Industry
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/cannabis-producer-grows-central-illinois

JOURNAL COURIER
— GOP to take on ‘entrenched’ incumbent Durbin – Greg Bishop 
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/GOP-to-take-on-8216-entrenched-8217-incumbent-14370379.php

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Flirtation with 14th District Congressional Race Costs Allen Skillicorn a Primary Challenge from Previous Opponent Carolyn Schofield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/flirtation-with-14th-district-congressional-race-costs-skillicorn-a-primary-challenge-from-previous-opponent-carolyn-schofield/ 
— Allen Skillicorn’s Reaction to Primary Opponent Carolyn Schoefield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/allen-skillicorns-reaction-to-primary-opponent-carolyn-schoefield/ 
— Catalina Lauf’s Anti-AOC Candidacy Announcement Make New York Post
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/catalina-laufs-anti-aoc-candidacy-announcement-make-new-york-post/
— IL-06 Congressional Update, Term Limits and Casten MCC Forum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/il-06-congressional-update-term-limits-and-casten-mcc-forum/

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois’ shrinking tax base: $310 billion in accumulated losses from out-migration (Part 3) – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-shrinking-tax-base-310-billion-in-accumulated-losses-from-out-migration-part-3/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— 15 years of Election finance violations; Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino must resign, as should some State Board of Election members – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/08/15-years-of-election-finance-violations-illinois-auditor-general-frank-mautino-must-resign-as-should-some-state-board-of-election-members/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois Republican Party releases petition calling for Sandoval to resign over controversial fundraiser photos – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513140917-illinois-republican-party-releases-petition-calling-for-sandoval-to-resign-over-controversial-fundraiser-photos

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Federal judge rules law against encouraging illegal immigration is unconstitutional – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/22/judge-carlos-murguia-rules-law-against-encouraging/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Hispanic journalists association rescinds sponsorship invitation from Fox News – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hispanic-journalists-association-rescinds-sponsorship-invitation-from-fox-news
— Justice: 64% of federal arrests are noncitizens, with a 200% increase – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/justice-64-of-federal-arrests-are-non-citizens-200-increase
— Stephanie Grisham says New York Times ‘weaponizing journalism’ against Trump – Daniel Chaitin 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/stephanie-grisham-says-new-york-times-weaponizing-journalism-against-trump
— Joe Walsh repeatedly called Obama ‘Muslim,’ ‘enemy,’ and ‘traitor’; now he’s the reasonable alternative to Trump? – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/joe-walsh-repeatedly-called-obama-muslim-enemy-and-traitor-now-hes-the-reasonable-alternative-to-trump

FOX NEWS
— Sean Hannity: Media, Democrats ‘want people to suffer’ in recession so Trump loses in 2020 – Charles Creitz 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/hannity-media-democrats-recession-trump

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— 50 Years Later, the Spirit of ’69 Feels Like a Hangover With the death of Peter Fonda this week, ‘Easy Rider’ and its dated cultural baggage ride into the sunset. – JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/50-years-later-the-spirit-of-69-feels-like-a-hangover/

BREITBART
— CNN Seeks to Blacklist Sean Spicer from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/22/nolte-cnn-seeks-to-blacklist-sean-spicer-from-dancing-with-the-stars/
— India Has More than 630,000 Illegals in the United States – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: How any illegals are there in America from your motherland?) 
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/08/22/india-has-more-than-630000-illegals-in-the-united-states/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Trump admin to consider allowing local governments to veto refugee resettlement – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/trump-admin-consider-allowing-local-governments-veto-refugee-resettlement/

CNS NEWS
— Conservatives Condemn Facebook’s Failure to Address Censorship Concerns – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/conservatives-condemn-facebooks-failure-address-censorship-concerns

DAILY SIGNAL
— Democrat Wisconsin Governor Excludes Conservative News Service From Media List – Kevin Mooney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be conservative and/or Republican, but who refuse to keep [email protected] on their media lists.) 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/22/democrat-governor-excludes-conservative-news-service-from-media-list/

GOPUSA
— Of 435 US districts, Omar’s ranked worst for blacks to live
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74734
— Democrats yearn for a recession
http://www.gopusa.com/democrats-yearn-for-a-recession/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— We Have Two Parties with One Loyalty: The Establishment
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/08/21/democrats-promise-voters-everything-they-want/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump’s handling his job – STEVE PEOPLES and HANNAH FINGERHUT
https://apnews.com/1ad13f32984a4480a45738ead2b4c0d8

NEW YORK POST
— Meet Catalina Lauf, the young Republican congressional hopeful billing herself as the anti-AOC
https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/meet-catalina-lauf-the-young-republican-congressional-hopeful-billing-herself-as-the-anti-aoc/amp/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— In the Trump era, can videogames about killing Nazis be just ‘for fun’? – TODD MARTENS
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-08-22/nazi-video-games-wolfenstein-youngblood-darkest-of-times-trump-politics

FED WEEK
— On Early Retirement Offers, Think It Through
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/on-early-retirement-offers-think-it-through/

FED SMITH
— Right to Strike for Feds Endorsed by Bernie Sanders – Ralph R. Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/08/22/right-strike-feds-endorsed-by-bernie-sanders/

LEGAL READER
— The Rise in Age Discrimination in Tech and How to Stop It – MAGNOLIA POTTER
https://www.legalreader.com/age-discrimination-in-tech/

LEGAL INFO
— 6 Signs of Wrongful Termination
http://www.legalinfo.com/legal-news/6-signs-of-wrongful-termination.html

August 21 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Naperville, after previously leaning toward ban, will consider allowing retail sale of recreational marijuana – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: Any municipality and any county in Illinois that does not ban the sale recreational pot shouts that it is not family friendly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-recreational-cannabis-retail-naperville-st-20190821-jlghnpdkgne4nnelzdcy33zv74-story.html
— Watchdog: Stop free garbage collection for Chicago churches, other nonprofits – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-garbage-pick-up-non-profits-20190821-tyboonsrdvftnnrk7cw6i4zsmu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-immigrant-tenant-protection-20190821-vh32aefcwnaurp2a5d4u3v37ni-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker praises release of report on bullying and harassment in Michael Madigan’s office but sidesteps questions about Seaker’s leadership – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-sexual-harassment-report-response-20190821-rwpo4s6n7zfbfeyvqwdy376ufy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Will Joe Walsh challenge Trump? The conservative talk show host and ex-Chicago area Congressman told WTTW, “I want the Republican party to wake up and challenge him, make the moral case he is unfit.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/21/20827454/will-joe-walsh-challenge-donald-trump
— Trump insists US has ‘very strong’ gun background checks “We don’t want people that are mentally ill, people that are sick — we don’t want them having guns,” Trump said. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/21/20826838/trump-strong-gun-background-checks
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/21/20827081/pritzker-signs-law-barring-evictions-citizenship-undocumented-immigrants-firewall-trump-fear
— Pritzker: ‘Everybody in Springfield’ to blame for bullying and harassment culture — not just Mike Madigan Pritzker would only say that he’s “counting on the speaker” as well as the other legislative leaders “to carry out functions that will safeguard women.” The governor said it’s a clear problem on both sides of the aisle. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/21/20826891/pritzker-everybody-springfield-blame-bullying-harassment-culture-mike-madiga-tim-mapes

DAILY HERALD
— ACLU sues Downers Grove, says panhandling prohibition is unconstitutional – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190821/aclu-sues-downers-grove-says-panhandling-prohibition-is-unconstitutional
— The endless cycle of ugliness is bad for your party and the public – Editorial (DIERSEN: Nasty operatives and nasty dupes who work for my nasty critics/opponents paint themselves as working directly for those who dominate the a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) City of Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, g) Illinois, h) those who represent my precinct, and i) those who want to represent my precinct.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190821/editorial-the-endless-cycle-of-ugliness-is-bad-for-your-party-and-the-public
— Durkin to address Schaumburg Township GOP Aug. 24
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190821/durkin-to-address-schaumburg-township-gop-aug-24
— Facebook attracts swift blowback from report on anti-conservative bias – Cat Zakrzewski (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more anti-conservative that you really are, the more that you promote Facebook.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190821/facebook-attracts-swift-blowback-from-report-on-anti-conservative-bias
— Journalists in Oregon and beyond have risen in defense of a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether its journalists broke the law for trying to get comments from government officials after business hours. – AP (DIERSEN: Will journalists, or anyone else, come my defense because I a) urge Wheaton and the rest of the 1,298 municipalities in Illinois and b) DuPage County and the rest of the 102 counties in Illinois to ban the sale of recreational pot?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190821/news/308219930/

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/immigrant-property-renters-protected-under-new-illinois-law/5483389/
— Trump revives suggestion he’d end birthright citizenship – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-revives-suggestion-hed-end-birthright-citizenship/5484251/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-governor-signs-law-to-protect-immigrant-renters-557794271.html

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/21/illinois-becomes-2nd-state-in-us-to-enact-immigrant-tenant-protection-law/

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-governor-signs-law-to-protect-immigrant-renters-1

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Durkin dismisses 51st State move as re-election rhetoric – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190821/bernard-schoenburg-durkin-dismisses-51st-state-move-as-re-election-rhetoric

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— City’s Values Are Higher Than ‘Dope’ – Todd Wessell 
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/off-the-record-citys-values-are-higher-than-dope/

RUSS STEWART
— COUNTY DEMOCRATIC SLATEMAKERS CHOOSE A FEW WHITE MEN
http://www.russstewart.com/articles/2019/08-21-19.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Landlords Face Civil Suits By Telling Authorities Tenants Are Illegals
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/21/landlords-face-civil-suits-by-telling-authorities-tenants-are-illegals/ 
— Rezin Goes Unloads on Underwood for Supporting Impeachment Hearings
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/21/rezin-goes-unloads-on-underwood-for-supporting-impeachment-hearings/

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Kane County Republican committee secretary backs Oberweis in 14th District – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/513030385-kane-county-republican-committee-secretary-backs-oberweis-in-14th-district

CAPITOL FAX
— Appellate Court again rules against Mautino’s campaign committee
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/21/appellate-court-again-rules-against-mautinos-campaign-committee/
— “Chicago has more lead on average than Flint, Mich., during its 2015 water crisis”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/21/chicago-has-more-lead-on-average-than-flint-mich-during-its-2015-water-crisis/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump says ending birthright citizenship back on agenda – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/21/trump-ending-birthright-citizenship-back-agenda/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=evening&utm_term=evening&utm_content=evening&bt_ee=lm%2BCFBHksb5khnB82uNr32acZTGa5Ita5zoNQTZ9EUc%3D&bt_ts=1566423578301
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Electoral College a racist ‘scam’ that ‘has to go’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/21/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-electoral-college-a-racis/

FOX NEWS
— Spike Lee calls Trump a ‘white supremacist,’ says his supporters ‘kneel down before the altar of the almighty dollar’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old. My being a life-long Republican has cost me millions of dollars.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/spike-lee-trump-white-supremacist

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Democrats Hate America and American Success – Amanda Alverez
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/democrats-hate-america-and-american-success/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump Claims He Is ‘Seriously’ Considering Ending Birthright Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-claims-he-is-seriously-considering-ending-birthright-citizenship-for-children-of-illegal-immigrants/

THE HILL
— Trump unleashes in lengthy exchange with reporters at White House – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/458275-trump-unleashes-in-lengthy-exchange-with-reporters-at-white-house

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Former Congressman and Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh Considers a Challenge to Trump – Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/us/politics/joe-walsh-trump-2020.html

ENTREPRENEUR
— Are You Wasting Employees’ Talent? – Caroline Stokes (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government uses Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and up-or-out, otherwise known as political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, to get rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/337550

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— 2020 Democrats Have Plans to Add New Federal Agencies Creating Peace and Cybersecurity departments are among the proposals. – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2019/08/2020-democrats-have-plans-add-new-federal-agencies/159311/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Say Neither Major Party Represents Them (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Republican Party fails/refuses to represent those like me who support the Republican Party platform.) 
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2019/voters_say_neither_major_party_represents_them

August 19 Morning Edition

CBS2
— State. Sen. Sandoval Apologizes For Mock Trump Assassination Photos At Fundraiser
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/18/sandoval-mock-trump-assassination-photos/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago casino’s future may depend on who’s willing to take less cash – DAN PETRELLA, JAMIE MUNKS and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-casino-future-20190819-kr6vmrl6hncdbd6synsko757ne-story.html
— Waukegan alderman’s business disclosure forms under review by Illinois Gaming Board – EMILY K. COLEMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-lines-kirkwood-violation-st-0819-20190819-e677qinalzfj7e7u54ry2gw5iq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kirkwood said he recently purchased Long Sing Restaurant, a Waukegan restaurant that has five video gambling machines. The purchase made Kirkwood a liquor license holder in the city of Waukegan, which means under state law, he must abstain from any votes on liquor-related issues, city attorney Bob Long said. State law previously outright banned all local elected officials from holding liquor licenses. Former aldermanic candidate Jack Dye, who ran unsuccessfully for alderman in the 6th War and had raised the issue in a Facebook post, said he would hope Kirkwood would also abstain from all votes related to gambling. He also pointed to the level of campaign spending tied to gambling interests in the last election.)

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF KACZMAREK: Huge voter turnout in 2020 could mean huge costs for DuPage County – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190819/huge-voter-turnout-in-2020-could-mean-huge-costs-for-dupage-county
— St. Charles officials to debate recreational pot sales at Monday meeting – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: Hopefully, at the Wheaton City Council meeting this evening, others will again join me in again urging Wheaton to ban the sale of pot. At the meeting, will residents of Wheaton’s West District, or anyone else, urge the Wheaton City Council to select or to not select certain candidates to fill the West District City Council vacancy? At the meeting, the Wheaton City Council will go into closed session to discuss filling the vacancy.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190819/st-charles-officials-to-debate-recreational-pot-sales-at-monday-meeting
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If the city wants to ban sales, the process will be straightforward, he said. But if they choose to allow sales, the proposed ordinances would have to go through the zoning process, which includes giving adequate notice to residents, holding a public hearing before the plan commission and additional approvals at the committee and city council levels. “Effectively, things need to be done by mid-November,” Koenen said. “It takes time to do it right.” Monday’s discussion is expected to take place during the government operations committee meeting, which is held after the 7 p.m. city council meeting at 2 E. Main St.)

WCIA
— GOP vendor made secret payments to Durkin’s right hand man – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/news/capitol-news/gop-vendor-made-secret-payments-to-durkins-right-hand-man/

WIRE POINTS
— Collapsing interest rates are devastating for Illinois’ troubled pensions – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: Lower interest rates benefit borrowers and harm savers.)
https://wirepoints.org/collapsing-interest-rates-are-devastating-for-illinois-troubled-pensions/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— City of Wheaton City Council met July 15 – Michael Abella
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513106723-city-of-wheaton-city-council-met-july-15
(FROM THE MINUTES: Mr. Bob Cherry, 27 Venetian Way Circle, expressed his concern about the State legislature’s approval of recreational marijuana and encouraged the City to ban the sale of this product. Mr. Dave Diersen, 915 Cove Court, urged the City to be the first municipality to ban the sale of recreational marijuana.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Sen. Sandoval issues apology over mock assassination pics
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/sen-sandoval-issues-apology-over-mock-assassination-pics/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump presses ahead with foreign-aid cuts despite Pelosi warning action ‘illegal’ – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, America should not give any foreign-aid to any country that a) illegally sends its citizens illegally to America illegally or b) illegally keeps its citizens in America illegally.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/18/nancy-pelosi-calls-donald-trump-foreign-aid-cuts-i/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Immigration ‘judges’: Who judges them? – Tiberiu Dianu
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/immigration_judges_who_judges_them.html

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Trump Predicts NYT Will Go Out Of Business After He Leaves Office – Chuck Ross
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/trump-predicts-nyt-will-go-out-of-business-after-he-leaves-office/

GOPUSA
— Old Glory plays a role as Hong Kong protests rage on
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74567
— Democrat policies have been toxic for Americans
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74549

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— “MORE THAN 10 MILLION” ILLEGALS IN CALIFORNIA ALONE Xavier Becerra breaks the news, files suit against Trump administration public-charge rule. – Lloyd Billingsley
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274666/more-10-million-illegals-california-alone-lloyd-billingsley

TOWNHALL
— New Poll Shows Gen Z Is Pretty Confused About Socialism, Capitalism, And More – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/08/19/new-poll-shows-gen-z-is-pretty-confused-about-socialism-capitalism-and-more-n2551861

COLUMBIA JOURNAL REVIEW
— How conservative media has grown under Trump – Howard Polskin (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do not want the conservative media to grow. Ever-increasingly, they do everything that they can a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. At the Milton Township Republican Central Committee Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at the Carol Stream Holiday Inn, after two of their nasty threatening operatives falsely charged me with harassing Carol Stream Holiday Inn employees, one of them in front of an extremely credible witness said that he was going to stop everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.cjr.org/analysis/conservative-media-grown.php

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Stoking Racial Division? MSNBC Does the Dems’ Work – Frank Miele
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/08/19/stoking_racial_division_msnbc_does_the_dems_work_141036.html
— Rasmussen: New Poll Shows Voters Trust Political News About As Much As They Trust Wikipedia – Tim Hains (DIERSEN: No one should trust journalsts who deny that they have an agenda. I have an agenda. It is to defend and promote conservative and Republican principles.) 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/08/18/rasmussen_new_poll_shows_voters_trust_national_political_media_about_the_same_as_they_trust_wikipedia.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sunday on “Full Measure,” host Sharyl Attkisson discussed a new poll showing a plurality of Americans think political media is more biased than it was five years ago. She talks with pollster Scott Rasmussen, who said: “We asked about national political reporters, are they credible, are they reliable? And you know, a little more than one out of three people say yes. When we ask about Wikipedia, we get the exact same answer. So what’s happening is we have a world where people look at journalists like they look at Wikipedia. Gee, that’s an interesting fact. I better check it myself.” “The media has a huge credibility problem and it’s always had the problem,” he explained. “Oh, we talk about it differently today. Now we talk about it as a political bias. I think the issues have always been there. I mean, people were complaining about the bias of Walter Cronkite back in the 1960s.” He continued: “78% of voters say that what reporters do with political news is promote their agenda. They think they use incidents as props for their agenda rather than seeking accurately record what happened. Only 14% think that a journalist is actually reporting what happened… If a reporter found out something that would hurt their favorite candidate, only 36% of voters think that they would report that. “So voters are looking at them as a political activist, not as a source of information,” he concluded.)

NOQ REPORT
— Fake news really is the greatest threat to Republicans in 2020 – JD Rucker (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) unquestioningly believe anyone who levels any kind of charge against me, for example, they unquestioningly believe those MTRCC members who have charged me with harassing Carol Stream Holiday Inn employees. I am considering publishing cease and desist letters against those MTRCC members. Maybe I should just sue them.)
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/18/fake-news-really-greatest-threat-republicans-2020/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Powerful Dem’s fundraiser featured simulated Trump assassination, photos stir outrage – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/08/19/powerful-dems-fundraiser-featured-simulated-trump-assassination-photos-stir-outrage-787142

THE HILL
— Trump slams Fox News over recent polling – REBECCA KLAR 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457893-trump-slams-fox-news-polling
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/457888-juan-williams-democrats-finally-hit-trump-where-it-hurts

NBC NEWS
— Illinois state senator apologizes for mock Trump assassination at fundraiser Viral photos of the mock assassination drew condemnation from the state’s Democratic governor and Republican Party chairman. – Allen Smith
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/illinois-state-senator-apologizes-mock-trump-assassination-fundraiser-n1043806

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/opinion/states-republicans.html

NEW YORK POST
— Illinois state senator apologizes for staged Trump assassination photos at fundraiser – Chris Perez (DIERSEN: Of course, the harder that Trump-haters in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), the DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois work against me, the more motivated that I am to help reelect Trump. I should write a book about those in the MTRCC, DCRCC, IRP, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who work against me the hardest.)
https://nypost.com/2019/08/18/senator-apologizes-for-staged-trump-assassination-photos-at-fundraiser/
— Why thousands of Americans come together to hear Trump speak – Miranda Devine
https://nypost.com/2019/08/18/why-thousands-of-americans-come-together-to-hear-trump-speak/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Listen up, Trumpophobes. It’s not so hard to understand the president’s appeal. Try going to one of his rallies and, instead of turning up your nose at the Walmart people, listen and learn. The abuse of President Trump and his supporters that passes for analysis from his opponents is a strategic error. The more abuse, the more Trump’s base is energized to turn out on Election Day.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, businesses a) promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms and b) dump Republicans.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/business-roundtable-steps-back-from-milton-friedman-theory-11566205200
— The ‘Overqualified’ Trap Can Hit You at Any Time You don’t have to be near retirement to battle a perception that you’ve accomplished too much; here’s what to do about it – Sue Shellenbarger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-overqualified-trap-can-hit-you-at-any-time-11566207000

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans want Mexican-Americans to be anti-Americans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/16/mexican-americans-immigration-el-paso-shooting-minority-racism-column/2010038001/

HOMETOWN SOURCE
— Let’s get ‘Mad as Hell’ about the information we won’t get to see – Gene Policinski (DIERSEN: Sadly, Wheaton North District residents did not get to see the information that the Wheaton’s City Council used to fill the Suess vacancy. Sadly, it appears that Wheaton West District residents will not get to see the information that the Wheaton’s City Council will use to fill the Scalzo vacancy.) 
https://www.hometownsource.com/elk_river_star_news/let-s-get-mad-as-hell-about-the-information-we/article_bc92851c-c1f8-11e9-87f2-0fe53ae723a3.html

GWINNETT DAILY POST
— Qualifying for municipal offices is this week – Curt Yeomans
https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/political-notebook-qualifying-for-municipal-offices-is-this-week/article_b614571a-c077-11e9-9c2c-6f8afbb8aa85.html

LEWISTON TRIBUNE
— Little appoints two to Bovill City Council to make a quorum
https://lmtribune.com/northwest/little-appoints-two-to-bovill-city-council-to-make-a/article_dc17bc90-a7b9-52d2-9456-b53da8f81456.html

MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS
— Governor appoints two to Bovill City Council
https://dnews.com/local/governor-appoints-two-to-bovill-city-council/article_20a49623-d691-5412-b319-39af6d2654cd.html

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with citizens of foreign countries who invade America.
https://www.newsweek.com/top-trump-official-has-been-calling-undocumented-immigrants-invaders-since-2007-1454938

August 15 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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