July 17, 2024

Democrats ever-increasingly run the mainstream news media (MNM). Democrats ever-increasingly use the MNM to defeat Trump and to elect Biden. When the MSN criticizes Democrats, it is to help them win. When the MNM criticizes Republicans, it is to make them lose.

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Democrats say “RNC updates: Day 3 to focus on national security, foreign policy.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-day-3-led-by-the-newly-nominated-donald-trump-jd-vance-wednesday-focuses-on-national-security-and-foreign-policy/15064209/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-7/17/2024
— Democrats say “Trump feted by former rivals Haley, DeSantis. Trump, with a bandage on his ear, made an appearance again Tuesday evening.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-day-2-live-updates-nikki-haley-and-ron-desantis-to-speak-on-tuesday-donald-trump-makes-appearance-night-1/15062421/entry/15062834/
— Democrats say “After bashing Trump in primary, Haley and DeSantis to preach unity at Republican National Convention.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/ron-desantis-nikki-haley-tonight-trump-republicans-2024-rnc-milwaukee/15063255/
— Democrats say “Haley, DeSantis give strong endorsements. Trump’s former rival Nikki Haley officially endorsed him in her speech.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-day-2-live-updates-ron-desantis-digs-biden-with-weekend-at-bernies-comment-in-republican-national-convention-speech/15062421/
— Democrats say “Gov. Pritzker, Sen. Durbin critique former President Trump VP pick, J.D. Vance.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/gov-jb-pritzker-sen-dick-durbin-critique-former/15063434/
— Democrats say “LGBTQ+ advocacy groups laud a new California law barring school districts from requiring that parents be notified of their child’s gender identification change.” Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/california-gender-identity-law-elicits-praise-lgbtq-advocates/15063100/

NBC5
— Democrats say “Trump made a big entrance at the RNC, but he has yet to speak. Here’s when he’s expected to deliver his speech.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/trump-made-a-big-entrance-at-the-rnc-but-he-has-yet-to-speak-heres-when-hes-expected-to-deliver-his-speech/3491866/
— Democrats say “DeSantis, Haley offer emphatic endorsements of Trump.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/rinc-live-updates-milwaukee-desantis-haley-indiana-jim-banks/3491978/
— Democrats say “DeSantis says Democrats are in ruins.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/florida-governor-ron-desantis-says-democrats-are-in-ruins/3492248/
— Democrats use Durkin to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/former-minority-leader-jim-durkin-on-trumps-messaging-vance-nomination/3490582/
— Democrats say “Black Republicans celebrate party’s diversity at 2024 RNC in Milwaukee. GOP leaders from the Chicago area said Democrats haven’t kept promises to voters.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/black-republicans-celebrate-partys-diversity-2024-rnc-milwaukee/3491912/

CBS2
— Democrats use Pat Brady to blast Vance.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fmr-illinois-gop-head-gives-215900113.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-nominates-trump-vance-republican-214900080.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9xCjoJxhPE
— Democrats say “What Trump’s choice of JD Vance as his VP running mate means for the Senate.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jd-vance-vp-trump-senate/
— Democrats blast Vance.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/republican-vp-pick-jd-vance-record/
— Democrats say “Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks delivers prayer at Republican National Convention.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-pastor-corey-brooks-delivers-prayer-at-republican-national-convention/

WGN9
— Democrats use Jim Durkin to blast Republicans.
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/illinois-gop-maga-moderate-republicans/
— Democrats say “Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting.”
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/ap-republican-convention-to-focus-on-immigration-a-day-after-a-bandaged-trump-makes-triumphant-entrance/
— Democrats say “Chicago crime a likely focus in RNC’s ‘Make America Safe Again’ theme.”
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/chicago-crime-a-likely-focus-in-rncs-make-america-safe-again-theme/

FOX32
— Democrats say “Pastor Corey Brooks shouts out hometown of Chicago at RNC.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ6u6wg7sOc

WTTW
— Democrats say “Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin Hosts Black Republicans From Around US, Downplays Past Trump Criticism and Future Runs For Office.”
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/16/aurora-mayor-richard-irvin-hosts-black-republicans-around-us-downplays-past-trump

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats say “US Rep. Mary Miller at RNC says media has demonized Trump.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/us-rep-mary-miller-who-at-rnc-says-media-has-demonized-trump-symbolizes-rightward-shift-of-illinois-gop/
— Democrats say  “Donald Trump is feted by his former rivals in a show of Republican unity after rally shooting.’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/republican-convention-2/
— Democrats say “A Teamsters pitch at the Republican National Convention suggests big trouble for Democrats.’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/editorial-a-teamsters-pitch-at-the-republican-national-convention-suggests-big-trouble-for-democrats/
— Democrats say “Johnson plan to remove George Washington statue from outside his City Hall office now up in the air.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/johnson-to-remove-george-washington-statue-from-outside-his-city-hall-office/
— Democrats say “Latecomer GOP state legislative candidates have raised little cash.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/latecomer-gop-state-legislative-candidates-have-raised-little-cash-records-show/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats say “Former primary rivals Haley, DeSantis make case for second Trump presidency.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/16/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-donald-trump-nikki-haley-ron-desantis
— Democrats ask “Will the assassination attempt change Trump?”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/16/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-assassination-attempt-trump-rodney-davis
— Democrats say “Mayor Johnson nixes plan to remove George Washington statue outside his City Hall office. The since-rescinded decision to remove the statue had nothing to do with the former president’s ownership of slaves, Mayor Brandon Johnson’s communications director said.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/07/16/george-washington-statute-removal-city-hall-mayor-brandon-johnson-monuments
— Democrats say “Ahead of DNC, Brandon Johnson puts homeless on the street to make room for tent city occupants. Residents of a Magnificent Mile shelter are evicted to make room for occupants of a tent encampment that’s being cleared ahead of the Democratic National Convention.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/16/dnc-2024-homeless-democratic-national-convention-mayor-brandon-johnson-tent-city-shelter

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats say “Republicans lean into Trump’s border message during a convention night focused on immigration.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/news/republicans-lean-into-trumps-border-message-during-a-convention-night-focused-on-immigration/
— Democrats say “New Illinois GOP Chair Kathy Salvi greets delegates at RNC.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/illinois-state-politics/a-great-successor-new-illinois-gop-chair-kathy-salvi-greets-delegates-at-rnc/
— Democrats say “Bob Fioretti, Charlie Kirk and cops from Illinois all in town.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/news/rnc-notebook-day-two-bob-fioretti-charlie-kirk-and-cops-from-illinois-all-in-town/
— Democrats say “Pritzker, Durbin rip into VP nominee Vance.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/nation-and-world-politics/very-extremist-views-pritzker-durbin-rip-into-vp-nominee-vance/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/fact-focus-a-look-at-ominous-claims-around-illegal-immigration-made-at-the-republican-convention/article_0fff31ad-255d-5705-ac81-1fa1b4b5416d.html

OAK PARK
— Democrats say “Local GOP rally for Donald Trump at RNC.”
https://www.oakpark.com/2024/07/16/local-gop-rally-for-donald-trump-at-rnc/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats say “Women headline a night at the RNC that framed Trump as compassionate, not combative.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-17/women-headline-a-night-at-the-rnc-that-framed-trump-as-compassionate-not-combative
— Honoring my enslaved ancestors (COMMENT: In defense of my ancestors, they always lived in northeast Illinois, they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.npr.org/2024/07/17/1197958205/honoring-ancestors-part-two-07-17-2024

WILL
— Democrats ask “What do Illinois’ former GOP leaders think of the party now?”
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/story/what-do-illinois-former-gop-leaders-think-of-the-party-now

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Mary Miller and the media bashers. – SHIA KAPOS  (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly run the mainstream news media (MNM). Democrats ever-increasingly use the MNM to defeat Trump and to elect Biden. When the MSN criticizes Democrats, it is to help them win. When the MNM criticizes Republicans, it is to make them lose. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have pandered the most to the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to curry favor with the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I would focus the aforesaid a) who removed me from the Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee and b) who ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/17/mary-miller-and-the-media-bashers-00168949
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Right out of the gate, the Tribune’s Jeremy Gorner asked why Miller is “reluctant” to talk to the media. Her answer: “I’m happy to talk to people. But we would like fair coverage from the media. The media has demonized President Trump. Name-calling. That’s what my little kids did. Name calling,” Miller said. From the Tribune: “Miller didn’t address the fact that Trump has made name calling a hallmark of his political career, from his successful 2016 run for the White House, through his term as president, and in his presidential bids in 2020 and this year,” report Jeremy and Rick Pearson. Trump’s name calling: He has referred to President Joe Biden as “Crooked Joe,” his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton as “Lyin’ Hillary,” and Haley as “Birdbrain” and DeSantis as “Ron DeSanctimonious” and “Meatball Ron.” The media bashing continued at Fiserv Forum in the evening. Kari Lake, the U.S. Senate candidate — and former TV news anchor — started her speech welcoming the crowd. “We love you all. Actually, actually, wait a minute. I don’t mean that. I don’t welcome everybody in this room. The guys up in the fake news,” she said, referring to the media rows. “Frankly, you guys up there in the fake news have worn out your welcome.” Others took swipes, too, including Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was a Trump press secretary in the White House. The take-away: Republicans feel emboldened as Trump heads into the campaign season with Republicans feeling united and polling in his favor. . .Sparks flew, when Congressman Matt Gaetz poked at former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on the floor of the convention, and Illinois Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter told him to “shut up,” via X. Nikki Haley tried to bring unity to the RNC. Some people booed. . .If you’re in Milwaukee, come by for the talks, and if you’re not, check it out online. Today’s guests: Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Dr. Ben Carson.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Democrats say “Morning briefing”
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/17/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-327/
— Democrats say “Afternoon roundup”
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/16/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-120/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s role in the extreme rhetoric surrounding Donald Trump. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzkers-role-in-the-extreme-rhetoric-surrounding-donald-trump-wirepoints/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Kathy Salvi: It is an honor to be recognized by my fellow Illinois Republicans as the next Chair of the Illinois Republican Party’
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/661868316-kathy-salvi-it-is-an-honor-to-be-recognized-by-my-fellow-illinois-republicans-as-the-next-chair-of-the-illinois-republican-party

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Pritzker blasts Trump’s VP selection. – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_2d5056e4-439f-11ef-a0ca-e720196cccef.html
— Haley, DeSantis hammer Biden on national security policy. – Dan McCaleb
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/article_c9d2909c-43a2-11ef-ad3d-3bd110a9af41.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s primary rivals praise him in prime-time convention speeches. – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/16/ron-desantis-and-nikki-haley-trumps-primary-rivals/
— Three police snipers were inside the building used by would-be Trump assassin. – Matt Delaney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/16/three-police-snipers-were-inside-building-used-by-/
— Chinese press sees Trump assassination attempt as a failure of democracy. ‘Violent actions’ raising doubt among allies about U.S. reliability, article says. –  Bill Gertz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/chinese-press-sees-trump-assassination-attempt-as-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chicago mayor plans removal of George Washington statue in City Hall – Elaine Mallon
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/state/3085809/chicago-mayor-plans-removal-george-washington-statue-city-hall/
— Security has to separate Gaetz and McCarthy during live interview verbal fight. – Brady Knox
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3086280/security-separate-gaetz-mccarthy-live-interview-verbal-fight/
— Senate GOP candidates attack ‘border czar’ Harris at Trump convention. – David Sivak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3086338/senate-gop-candidates-border-czar-harris-trump-convention/
— Heartbroken families of crime victims blame Biden and plead for Americans to vote Trump. – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3086260/heartbroken-families-crime-victims-blame-biden-rnc/
— The end of affirmative action, one year later. – GianCarlo Canaparo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/equality-not-elitism/3085633/the-end-of-affirmative-action-one-year-later/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Trump Campaign Sees ‘Nearly 20 Paths’ to Victory As Biden Flounders. Biden has just ‘one, maybe two,’ Chris LaCivita says. – Joseph Simonson
https://freebeacon.com/elections/trump-campaign-sees-nearly-20-paths-to-victory-as-biden-flounders/
— Tom Cotton Slams Biden for ‘Chaos’ at Border, ‘Third World Invasion’  The Arkansas senator’s RNC remarks focused exclusively on immigration. – Joseph Simonson
https://freebeacon.com/elections/tom-cotton-slams-biden-for-chaos-at-border-third-world-invasion/

NEW YORK POST
— Biden and Harris ‘stand with criminals,’ retired Vegas cop tells RNC crowd. – Mark A. Kellner
https://nypost.com/2024/07/16/us-news/biden-and-harris-stand-with-criminals-retired-vegas-cop-tells-rnc-crowd/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Secret Service Story is Starting to Stink. – Stu Tarlowe
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/the_secret_service_story_is_starting_to_stink.html
— Concerned Parents Face the Tyranny of Cancel Culture. – Janet Levy
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/concerned_parents_face_the_tyranny_of_cancel_culture.html

BREITBART
— Democrats Try to Smear J.D. Vance as Antisemitic, Anti-Israel – JOEL B. POLLAK (COMMENT: Because I am Protestant and 100% German American, my critics/opponents have always smeared me as being antisemitic. I my defense, I have always stressed that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, many, if not most, if not virtually all of my non-Jewish male GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were antisemitic and anti-female. Because of that, in 1989, when my Democrat GAO superiors permanently banned from their group that audited IRS, I was able to get assigned to my second choice, the group that audited federal financial institution regulators, because that group was led by a Jewish woman who my coworkers did not want to work because she was a Jewish woman.)
https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2024/07/17/fact-check-democrats-try-to-smear-j-d-vance-as-antisemitic-anti-israel/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Who Is JD Vance, Our Next Vice President – Matthew Holloway and George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/who-is-jd-vance-our-next-vice-president

DAILY CALLER
— Secret Service’s Explanations For Security Failures Ahead Of Trump Assassination Attempt Aren’t Adding Up. – KATELYNN RICHARDSON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/16/secret-services-explanations-for-security-failures-ahead-of-trump-assassination-attempt-arent-adding-up/

FOX NEWS
— Secret Service director responds to criticism of Trump rally perimeter plan. Secret Service continues to face questions as FBI investigates Trump shooter Thomas Matthew Crooks
https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/trump-rally-shooting-fbi-investigation-attempted-assassination-july-17
— Trump Jr. wants ‘veto power over the RINOs,’ praises Vance to keep MAGA movement going ‘for generations’  Donald Trump Jr. spoke exclusively with Fox News Digital on the sidelines of the RNC Convention. – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-jr-wants-veto-power-over-rinos-praises-vance-keep-maga-movement-going-for-generations
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump brings it on himself, that is, that he creates his own problems. Hate-filled Diersen-hating Diersen-haters ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that I bring it on myself, that is, that I create my own problems. I should write about the biggest hate-filled Diersen-hating Diersen-haters in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. Of course, I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/joy-reid-suggests-trump-couldnt-avoid-consequences-his-own-rhetoric-after-assassination-attempt

PJ MEDIA
— DeSantis Torches the Left in RNC Speech. – CHRIS QUEEN
https://pjmedia.com/chris-queen/2024/07/16/desantis-torches-the-left-in-rnc-speech-n4930764

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

MSN
— Democrats say “MTG attacks transgender people and ‘illegal aliens’ during RNC speech.” Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly attack those who do not promote LGBTQ and illegal immigration.
https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/other/mtg-rips-into-transgender-people-and-illegal-aliens-during-rnc-speech/ar-BB1q5dLq?item=flightsprg-tipsubsc-v1a?season//

NBC NEWS
— Democrats say “Republicans contrast legal and ‘illegal’ immigrants on second night of convention. Various speakers talked up how their families came to the U.S. while vowing harsh punishments for those who cross the border illegally.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/republicans-contrast-legal-vs-illegal-immigrants-rnc-rcna162247

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say Montez Sweat is a  late bloomer. How old were you when you bloomed? I did not a) earn an MBA until I was 27, b) pass the CPA examination until I was 30, c) earn a master’s degree in accounting until I was 31, d) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination and become a licensed CPA until I was 32. e) become a Certified Fraud Examiner until I was 41, f) become a Certified Government Financial Manager until I was 45. g) become a Certified Financial Services Auditor until I was 47, and h) become a Forensic Accountant and earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading until I was 48. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors used my lateness in doing the aforesaid to waste my career and to get rid of me.
https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5638824/2024/07/17/montez-sweat-chicago-bears/
— Democrats say an app was unveiled by Customs and Border Protection in January 2023 that lets migrants schedule appointments. The app, known as CBP One, allows certain migrants in Mexico to set up a time and come to a port of entry to enter the country.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/17/us/rnc-fact-check#joe-biden-created-an-app-to-let-illegals-schedule-their-arrival

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Haley embraces Trump, says ‘unified’ GOP ‘essential’ to ‘saving’ country. ‘For the sake of our nation, we have to go with Donald Trump,’ the 2024 GOP primary candidate told convention delegates.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/16/rnc-convention/
— Anticipate/expect that many millions of illegals will use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrat candidates.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/16/ted-cruz-rnc-speech-immigration-voting/

USA TODAY
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/07/17/dei-workplace-trump-vance-impact/74432633007/
— Democrats say that the Republican Party says “Arm yourself accordingly.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/17/arm-yourself-gop-firm-against-gun-control-after-trump-shooting/74432303007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats say “Border Crisis a Running Theme for RNC Speakers.”
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-biden-election-2024-rnc/card/border-crisis-a-running-theme-for-speakers-R8XIlsqNsPIrwQUekcdY?mod=mhp
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance and the Indian-American Dream. This immigrant group has prospered without quotas or grievances.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/j-d-vance-and-the-indian-american-dream-2024-election-usha-81ddedd0

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://hbr.org/2024/07/research-4-ways-employees-respond-to-dei-initiatives

BHARAT EXPRESS NEWS
— Who is Usha Vance, the immigrant daughter married to Trump’s vice presidential pick, JD Vance?
https://thebharatexpressnews.com/who-is-usha-vance-the-immigrant-daughter-married-to-trumps-vice-presidential-pick-jd-vance/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many Republicans see Usha Vance, the Indian-American wife of vice presidential candidate JD Vance, as a symbol of generational change and growing diversity within the party. Usha, 38, is a corporate lawyer who was previously a registered Democrat, the daughter of Indian immigrants and a practicing Hindu. Danny Willis, 25, chairman of Delaware Young Republicans, said: “With this ticket, with the show of diversity in what would be the second gentleman and second lady of the United States, I am extremely proud to be a Hispanic man and a Republican.” Usha has a very different story to tell than the last Republican second lady, Karen Pence, a white grandmother and devout Christian from Indiana who was an elementary school teacher and watercolorist. She is the daughter of Krish and Lakshmi Chilukuri, who are originally from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and later settled in California. Krish is an engineer and a university professor; Lakshmi is a biologist and college provost. They are part of a tight-knit community of Indian-American academics in the suburbs of San Diego. Usha said in a recent interview with Fox News: “I grew up in a religious family, my parents are Hindu, and I think that was one of the things that made them such good parents, that made them really, really good people.” Even as a child, Usha seemed a stranger to self-doubt. In a 2022 New York Times profile, Vikram Rao, a family friend who works in Silicon Valley, was quoted as saying, “By age 5 or 6, she had taken on a leadership role. She decided what board games we would play and what the rules would be. She was never mean or unkind, but she was the boss.” The same Times article noted that between 2007 and 2010, Usha “posted 65 ‘read’ books to her Goodreads account, including novels by Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Foer and Vladimir Nabokov, and nonfiction by Nina Burleigh and Nicholas Kristof. Her account was inactive for six years afterward.” Usha met J.D. Vance at Yale Law School, where they co-organized a discussion group on “social decline in white America”—a theme he would later return to in his bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy. The book chronicles his upbringing in a poor family in Appalachia and the beginnings of his relationship with Usha, played in a 2020 Netflix film adaptation by Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto. The couple didn’t seem like an obvious match, but in Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. praises Usha as a “Yale spirit guide” who helped him navigate campus life. “She instinctively understood the questions I didn’t even know to ask, and she always encouraged me to seek opportunities I didn’t know existed,” he wrote. Usha once told NBC News, “We were friends and I liked that he was so diligent. He would show up at 9 a.m. meetings that I scheduled for us to work on the brief together.” Among the two fellow Yale Law students was businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, who unsuccessfully ran for Republican president this year. Usha was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology. She also took courses in which she provided free legal advice on issues surrounding the Supreme Court and media freedom. She also holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge. Her thesis focused on “the methods used to protect printing rights in seventeenth-century England,” according to her biography on the university’s website. JD and Usha married in 2014 in an interfaith ceremony in Kentucky. That same year, she served as a clerk on the influential DC circuit court for Brett Kavanaugh, whom Donald Trump would nominate and confirm to the US Supreme Court in 2018. Usha also served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice John Roberts during the 2017-2018 term, during which time Roberts wrote a 5-4 ruling upholding Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries. At the 200-lawyer law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson, Vance, a partner, focused on civil litigation and appeals. The firm, which calls itself “radically progressive,” has counted Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America and PG&E among its clients. Usha’s own clients have included a division of the Walt Disney Company and the Regents of the University of California. Public records show that Usha was a registered Democrat and voted in that party’s primary in 2014. However, she also voted in the 2022 Republican primary, when her husband was running for the Ohio Senate. Last month, the couple were interviewed by Fox News at their home in Cincinnati, Ohio, about the possibility of JD becoming Donald Trump’s running mate. Usha said: “I don’t know if anyone is ever ready for that kind of scrutiny. I think the first campaign he started, we were shocked. It was so different from anything we had ever done before. But it was an adventure. “And so I guess the way I say it is, I’m not eager to change anything about our lives right now. But I really, you know, believe in JD, and I really love him. And so we’ll just see what happens with our lives.” On Monday, as JD entered the Republican National Convention Hall and members of the Ohio delegation chanted his name, Usha was by his side. She has proven to be an anchor in such moments. “Usha definitely brings me back down to earth a little bit, and when I get maybe a little too cocky or a little too proud, I remind myself that she’s accomplished way more than I have,” JD told the Megyn Kelly Show podcast in 2020. “I’m one of those guys who really benefits from having kind of a powerful female voice on his left shoulder saying, ‘Don’t do that, do that’ — it’s just important.” Usha said in a statement late Monday that she was resigning from the firm to support her family — they have two sons, Ewan, 6, Vivek, 4, and a daughter, Mirabel, 2. A spokesman for Munger said Usha was an “excellent lawyer and colleague.” Republicans at the convention praised the Vances, but some were reluctant to speak out about what they see as identity politics. Virginia Zemel, 66, of Downers Grove, Illinois, said, “You don’t look at the color of the person’s skin and ethnicity. It’s the character of the person and what they stand for.” “America began as a melting pot and we are including everyone. The leadership of President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and his wonderful family, and now JD Vance as Vice President and his wife and family will be a message to bring back the strength of our country.” However, some political analysts believe Usha’s arrival less than four months before Election Day could be an asset to the otherwise all-white Republican candidacy. John Zogby, a pollster and author, said: “The second lady candidates are barely in the mix. But Indian-Americans are becoming increasingly influential in the United States. They are strongly Democratic – or at least they have been – in their voting record, so if there is an opportunity to tweak that and get even a small percentage, that could be vital, especially in those swing states that everyone is talking about.” He added: “It looks good, she’s a smart lady and anything that can convince a few voters can have a huge impact in an election like this.”)

POLITICO
— Democrats say “How Donald Trump learned to love J.D. Vance.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/07/16/donald-trump-jd-vance-relationship-00168422

PEW RESEARCH
— Democrats ever-increasingly run the mainstream news media (MNM). Democrats ever-increasingly use the MNM to defeat Trump and to elect Biden. When the MSN criticizes Democrats, it is to help them win. When the MNM criticizes Republicans, it is to make them lose. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have pandered the most to the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to curry favor with the MNM in Illinois. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I would focus on the aforesaid a) who removed me from the Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolutions Committee and b) who ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.
https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2021/05/07/broad-agreement-in-u-s-even-among-partisans-on-which-news-outlets-are-part-of-the-mainstream-media/

July 16, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Democrats say “RNC 2024: Day 2 will focus on immigration; Nikki Haley to speak. Chants of ‘we love Trump’ could be heard as he entered the RNC on night 1.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-day-2-donald-trump-makes-appearance-on-night-1-immigration-and-crime-will-be-focus-tuesday/15062421/
— Democrats say “Protesters rally at GOP convention for abortion and immigrant rights, end to war in Gaza.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/republican-convention-2024-protestors-begin-gather-outside-fiserv/15060959/
— Democrats say Trump says about Vance “You can help me win” and “How Trump landed on JD Vance as his VP pick.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/why-did-trump-pick-jd-vance/15062411/
— Democrats say “Suspect purchased 50 rounds of ammunition on day of shooting.”
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/donald-trump-rally-shooting-secret-service-director-says-police-were-inside-building-shooter-was-positioned-on/15057158/

NBC5
— Democrats say “What to watch as the Republican National Convention enters its second day in Milwaukee. On Tuesday, the overview shifts to immigration and crime, according to Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/what-to-watch-as-the-republican-national-convention-enters-its-second-day-in-milwaukee/3491097/
— Democrats ask “What do Illinois Republicans think of Trump running mate JD Vance?” and say “Some expressed surprise at the choice, but delegates agreed they will support the ticket.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/what-do-illinois-republicans-think-of-trump-running-mate-jd-vance/3490973/
— Democrats say “Tuesday at the RNC to feature focus on immigration, crime. The theme of the second day will be “Make America Safe Again,” according to convention officials.” (COMMENT: The younger that you are, the less education that you have, and the fewer job skills that you have, the more that illegal immigration harms you. I had to work my way through college. If there had been as many illegals in America back then as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs I got doing yard work, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, and delivering mail. And if not that, the wages that I was paid would have been less because illegals drive wages down.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/rnc-tuesday-nikki-haley-speak-trump-platform-immigration/3491040/
— Democrats say Sen. Tim Scott says “America ‘isn’t a racist country” and Scott “blasts Chicago leadership over violence.” (COMMENT: Ever since the Civil War, Democrat leaders have ever-increasingly shouted at Blacks that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have and that Republicans are racists who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/tim-scott-america-isnt-racist-blasts-chicago-over-gun-violence/3490744/

CBS2
— Democrats say “Love fest for JD Vance among Illinois delegates at Republican National Convention.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy_Vgll7bjE

WTTW
— Democrats say “From Immigration to Public Safety, What a Trump Victory Could Mean for Chicago.”
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/16/immigration-public-safety-what-trump-victory-could-mean-chicago

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats say “Suburban native, far-right conservative talk show host Charlie Kirk speaks at RNC. The 30-year-old Wheeling High School grad founded Turning Point USA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting conservative values on high school and college campuses.” (COMMENT: The more planks in the Republican Party platform that you promote, the more that Democrats and RINOs call you far-right.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/15/charlie-kirk-rnc-republican-convention-speech
— Democrats say “Donald Trump’s VP pick, Sen. J.D. Vance, is the reason Chicago has no top federal prosecutor. Former President Trump wasn’t going to repeat his Mike Pence mistake. He needed someone he could count on to follow orders.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/15/donald-trump-running-mate-selection-jd-vance-april-perry-us-attorney-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats say “Photos: The Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/photos-the-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee/
— Brandon Johnson’s desperate loan gambit to keep the Chicago Teachers Union happy. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/16/editorial-cps-brandon-johnson-ctu-budget/

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats say “What to watch as the Republican National Convention enters its second day in Milwaukee.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/nation-and-world-politics/what-to-watch-as-the-republican-national-convention-enters-its-second-day-in-milwaukee/
— Democrats say “JD Vance is a relative political unknown. He’s been asked to help Donald Trump avenge his 2020 loss.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/nation-and-world-politics/jd-vance-is-a-relative-political-unknown-hes-been-asked-to-help-donald-trump-avenge-his-2020-loss/
— Democrats say “Fact-checking Day 1 of the 2024 Republican National Convention.” (COMMENT: During the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, I often worked as a fact checker, and especially during my last 11 years as a GS-13 Step 1-10 Analyst, currently $115,439-$150,075/year.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240716/nation-and-world-politics/fact-checking-day-1-of-the-2024-republican-national-convention/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & WAND TV
— Democrats say “Protesters rally peacefully at GOP convention for abortion and immigrant rights, end to war in Gaza.”
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/protesters-rally-at-gop-convention-for-abortion-and-immigrant-rights-end-to-war-in-gaza/article_9af8c43c-8ec9-56e7-a667-340701db9788.html
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/protesters-rally-peacefully-at-gop-convention-for-abortion-and-immigrant-rights-end-to-war-in/article_a613b591-d449-5065-b63a-7b042ff8cde9.html

SOUTHERN
— Democrats say “What to know about Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle.” (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to work for, work with, and/or supervise all the many females they hired. Females were my superiors during my last 8 years at GAO and a female was my immediate supervisor during my last 4 years. Those females led GAO’s successful effort to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Further, during my last 8 years, they assigned me to supervise all their female employees who they wanted to get rid because they had serious performance problems. All the females who they promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the CPA license that I had. My Democrat GAO superiors stressed to all my many female superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates that I opposed gender based preference giving. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted at them that I caused all their problems.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/15/what-to-know-about-secret-service-director-kimberly-cheatle/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a 2022 interview with the trade publication Security Magazine, Cheatle reflected on being a woman in the Secret Service. “That achievement in a male-dominated industry was not lost on me,” Cheatle said. “I kept a photo on my desk of the first five women sworn into the service, and I used that to remind me that these women created opportunities for me and I can help others grow and lead as well.” Cheatle graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, according to the News-Gazette, and she first applied for a job as a Secret Service agent before leaving school.)

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats acknowledge that “Signs of trouble at Trump rally were evident in minutes before gunman opened fire.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-signs-of-trouble-at-trump-rally-were-evident-in-minutes-before-gunman-opened-fire/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Signs of trouble were evident in the minutes before shots rang out at Donald Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania: Police had a report of a suspicious man pacing near the magnetometers and were apparently exchanging photos of the suspect. Witnesses pointed and shouted at an armed man on a nearby roof. When a police officer climbed up to the roof to investigate, the gunman turned and pointed his rifle at him. But the officer did not — or could not — fire a single shot. A sniper cut down 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks within seconds of him firing an AR-style rifle toward the former president, but it was too late. Now investigators are trying to painstakingly piece together how an armed man with no military background managed to reach high ground and get the jump on teams of Secret Service agents. Stan Kephart, a former police chief who worked event security for two former presidents, said the shooting followed an “an absolute and abysmal failure” on the part of the Secret Service to protect Trump. The agency is ultimately responsible for the candidate’s safety, he added. “You don’t get to blame other people. They are under your control,” said Kephart, now a consulting expert on law enforcement event security.)
— Democrats say “27% in new survey say Vance ‘best’ or ‘good’ pick for Trump.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/27-in-new-survey-say-vance-best-or-good-pick-for-trump/

OUR QUAD CITIES
— LaHood on what Trump VP pick Vance brings to the table. – Eric Olsen (COMMENT: For the last job that you were hired for, what did you bring to the table? GAO audits IRS. When GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31 years old, a) I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year, b) I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, c) I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and d) I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. But my Democrat GAO superiors ignored, dismissed, and belittled the aforesaid. They forced me to take a $22,996 (21%) pay cut to transfer from IRS to GAO, a downgrade from GS-12 Step 5 to GS-9 Step 10. They delayed my promotions to GS-11, GS-12, and GS-13 and never promoted me to GS-14. They kept me off audits of IRS until 1986.)
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/national-news/lahood-on-what-trump-vp-pick-vance-brings-to-the-table/

WGLT
— Democrats and RINOs demonize, denigrate, and condemn the AR-15.
https://www.wglt.org/2024-07-15/why-the-weapon-of-choice-matters-in-the-trump-assassination-attempt

AXIOS
— Democrats say “Illinois GOP leaders (Mary Miller, Kathy Salvi, Tony McCombie, Aaron Del Mar, The Uihleins) to watch in 2024.’
https://www.axios.com/local/chicago/2024/07/16/illinois-gop-leaders-to-watch-2024

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance’s Illinois connection.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/16/jd-vances-illinois-connection-00168596
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You can say he has one connection to Illinois. He’s been blamed for holding up the confirmation of April Perry as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth recently accused Vance of wanting to “grind the Department of Justice to a halt” over the confirmation. About his VP slot: Neither senator commented on Vance being named Donald Trump’s running mate. Durbin will join Gov. JB Pritzker at an unrelated event today, so we’ll wait for the Illinois press corps to pounce. . .Former Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger headlined “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and called out Vance for criticizing U.S. support of Ukraine in the war against Russia. “They are celebrating that choice in Milwaukee and in Moscow,” he said.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/16/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-326/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— March 11, 2016 in Chicago: The Day Violence Against Trump Campaign Was Legitimized. – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/march-11-2016-in-chicago-the-day-violence-against-trump-campaign-was-legitimized-wirepoints/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— At national convention, Illinois’ beleaguered GOP portrays calm amid internal storm.-  PETER HANCOCK & HANNAH MEISEL (COMMENT: Illinois Republicans like me who are conservative, that is, who are platform Republicans, want direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members. Because I promote direct election of IRP SCC members, IRP SCC members who oppose direct election used pretexts to remove me from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. In 2021, they ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks. In 2015, they gerrymandered my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct in Wheaton.)
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/at-national-convention-illinois-beleaguered-gop-portrays-calm-amid-internal-storm

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump surprises convention with bandaged cameo. – Seth McLaughlin and Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/donald-trump-surprises-republican-national-convent/
— Biden rejects responsibility for overheated rhetoric: ‘I’m not engaged in that’ – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/joe-biden-rejects-responsibility-overheated-rhetor/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) unloads on Secret Service failures: ‘It’s the DEI bulls***’ – Timothy P. Carney (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to work for, work with, and/or supervise all the many females they hired. Females were my superiors during my last 8 years at GAO and a female was my immediate supervisor during my last 4 years. Those females led GAO’s successful effort to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Further, during my last 8 years, they assigned me to supervise all their female employees who they wanted to get rid because they had serious performance problems. All the females who they promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the CPA license that I had. My Democrat GAO superiors stressed to all my many female superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates that I opposed gender based preference giving. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted at them that I caused all their problems.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3082918/congresswoman-unloads-secret-service-failures-dei/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I think what we’re seeing is what happens when you are more focused on checking boxes, then you are actually getting the most qualified people in the room,” she said. “There is a lot of work and discussions that needs to be had about who are we hiring to protect presidential candidates,” the congresswoman said. “Donald Trump is six-foot-two. I’m five-foot-three. You wouldn’t want me protecting him. I cannot physically take a bullet for him at that height. And so when you have people who are just not physically capable of doing so, we have to have that conversation.” She summarized the DEI approach as “we need so many of X, Y, and Z,” saying this approach “has really put us all collectively in danger and it’s a real shame.”)

NEW YORK POST
— Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle landed job after push by Jill Biden’s office. – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2024/07/15/us-news/secret-service-director-kim-cheatle-landed-job-after-push-by-jill-bidens-office-sources/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Four sources close to President Biden’s family, including people who interacted with Cheatle during the Obama-Biden administration, said she was well liked by the future first lady and her most senior aides, including top adviser Anthony Bernal. “Cheatle served on Dr. Biden’s second lady detail and Anthony pushed for her,” a Democratic insider told The Post. “Anthony has no national security or law enforcement experience. He should have no influence over the selection of the USSS director.” “I heard at the time she was being considered for director that Anthony had pushed her forward as an option,” another well-placed source told The Post. Bernal, 51, is widely regarded as rivaling even White House chief of staff Jeff Zients in terms of influence over administration decisions. He has faced allegations of bullying and sexual harassment from colleagues who have likened his sway to that of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin over the Romanov court. “Anthony is obsessed with being DEI-compliant,” a third source told The Post, using the acronym for diversity, equity and inclusion — the human resources practice of attempting to ensure diversity in the workforce.)
— Biden admin flying migrants from overwhelmed California to Texas after Gov. Abbott’s crackdown deterred crossings — at $80K per flight. –  Jennie Taer
https://nypost.com/2024/07/15/us-news/biden-admin-flying-migrants-from-overwhelmed-california-to-texas-after-gov-abbotts-crackdown-deterred-crossings/
— Everything to know about RNC 2024: When it’s on, how to watch, plus speaker schedule – Caitlin Doornbos and Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2024/07/15/us-news/rnc-guide-2024-when-its-on-how-to-watch-speaker-schedule-2/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Walking Over The Graves of Our Heroes. – Allan J. Feifer
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/walking_over_the_graves_of_our_heroes.html

BREITBART
— Joe Biden’s Parole Pipeline Welcomes Nearly 1.2 Million Migrants to U.S. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/15/joe-bidens-parole-pipeline-welcomes-nearly-1-2million-migrants-us/
— Trump VP Pick J.D. Vance Hailed as ‘One of the Best’ Senators on Immigration. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/07/15/trump-vp-pick-j-d-vance-hailed-as-one-of-the-best-senators-on-immigration/

EPOCH TIMES
— 39 Things to Know About JD Vance, Trump’s Running Mate. The freshman senator and best-selling author from Ohio is the first millennial on a major party ticket. Here’s a rundown of his background and stances. – Joseph Lord, Jackson Richman
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/39-things-to-know-about-jd-vance-trumps-running-mate-5687131
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 2. He’s a Catholic. Mr. Vance was raised Protestant, but later converted to Catholicism, officially becoming Catholic in August 2019.
3. He’s Married to Usha Chilukuri Vance. Mr. Vance is married to Usha Chilukuri Vance, who he met at Yale Law School. They married in 2014.
Ms. Vance currently works as a corporate litigator. She has clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice John. Roberts and then-appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh. She would be the first Hindu spouse of a vice president. . .9. He Experienced the Decline of the Rust Belt. In both his memoir and the movie adaptation, Mr. Vance explains his experience of the decline of the Rust Belt, and the impacts it had on those living there. Speaking about his native Middletown, Mr. Vance wrote in Hillbilly Elegy, “There is a lack of agency here— a feeling that you have little control over your life and a willingness to blame everyone but yourself. ”He’s made clear that this experience has continued to shape his political life and decisions. . .11. His Parents Divorced When He was a Toddler. Mr. Vance’s parents, Donald Bowman and Bev Vance, divorced when he was very young, leaving Mr. Vance to be raised by his mother. In “Hillbilly Elegy,” Mr. Bowman is described as having been largely absent from Mr. Vance’s life, though the two reconnected later in life. Mr. Vance says both of his parents struggled to maintain stability in their employment, both largely worked a series of odd jobs over the years. . .15. His Grandparents Were Democrats. Like many in the Rust Belt of the late 20th century, Mr. Vance’s grandparents were pro-union Democrats. Mr. Vance describes their attitude toward politics in “Hillbilly Elegy,” writing, “All politicians might be crooks, but if there were any exceptions, they were undoubtedly members of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal coalition. Mr. Vance said the exception was 1984, when his grandfather voted for President Ronald Reagan. . .16. He’s a Marine Corps. Iraq Combat vet. Mr. Vance served in Iraq as a Marine combat correspondent during the mid-2000s. . .19. He Was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal
While studying law, Mr. Vance served on the editorial staff of the Yale Law Journal. . .22. He’s Sponsored Programs to Combat Drug Addiction. In 2016, Mr. Vance left California and returned to Ohio, where he helped launch an effort to combat opioid abuse in the state. Called “Our Ohio Renewal,” the project was short-lived, and the online domain for the website is no longer accessible. . .36. He’s Critical of the Iraq War. Though he served in the Iraq War, Mr. Vance has since been critical of the conflict, saying he made a “mistake” in initially supporting it. “I served my country honorably, and I saw when I went to Iraq that I had been lied to, that the promises of the foreign policy establishment of this country were a complete joke,” he said on the Senate floor in April. . .37. Critical of Ukraine Aid. Mr. Vance has been critical of continued U.S. support for the war in Ukraine. Since taking office, he’s voted against every Ukraine aid package that’s come to the floor. He’s called for Europe to bear the brunt of financing the war. Mr. Vance wrote in an April op-ed for The New York Times that the current trajectory of the war is unsustainable for either the U.S. or Ukraine. He said that the notion that Ukraine will reclaim all its land lost to Russia is “fantastical.”. . . 39. He Says US Focus Should Be on China. Mr. Vance has also taken a tough stance on China, encouraging the United States to focus its efforts there. Between war in Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, Mr. Vance said, America has “to pick and choose” where it invests its resources. “We should be focused on our own problems, and that’s mostly China,” Mr. Vance said in April. “My argument is the Chinese are focused on real power. They’re not focused on how tough people talk on TV or how strong our alleged resolve is. They’re focused on how strong we actually are, and to be strong enough to push back against the Chinese, we’ve got to focus there, and right now, we’re stretched too thin.”)

FOX NEWS
— US Secret Service director plans to ‘stay on’ as calls grow for her resignation. Cheatle called the attempted assassination on Trump ‘unacceptable,’ adding the ‘buck stops with her’ – Greg Wehner
https://www.foxnews.com/us/us-secret-service-director-plans-stay-on-calls-grow-her-resignation

TOWNHALL
— The Republican Party Platform is Good. – Mark Lewis
https://townhall.com/columnists/marklewis/2024/07/16/the-republican-party-platform-is-good-n2641988
— DEI Is Transitioning to Die – Alan Joseph Bauer
https://townhall.com/columnists/alanjosephbauer/2024/07/16/dei-is-transitioning-to-die-n2641940

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CNN
— Democrats say “Fact-checking night 1 of the Republican National Convention.” (COMMENT: During the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, I often worked as a fact checker, and especially during my last 11 years as a GS-13 Step 1-10 Analyst, currently $115,439-$150,075/year.)
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/15/politics/fact-check-night-one-republican-national-convention/index.html
— Democrats say “Rally security failure has Secret Service at odds with its local law enforcement allies.”
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/16/politics/secret-service-trump-rally-blame/index.html

YAHOO
— Democrats acknowledge that Vance says “He Changed My Mind” and that “Vance Responds To Sean Hannity About Calling Donald Trump “America’s Hitler” And Other Insults.”
https://au.news.yahoo.com/changed-mind-j-d-vance-015817265.html

MSN
— Vance opposes Democrat efforts to replace voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans with voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans.
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/when-democrats-accused-jd-vance-of-endorsing-racist-great-replacement-theory/ar-BB1q2h5z
— Jim Jordan Issues Warning to Parents on ‘Illegal Aliens’ Hiding in Schools. – Kaitlin Lewis
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/jim-jordan-issues-warning-to-parents-on-illegal-aliens-hiding-in-schools/ar-BB1kYnhP

ABC NEWS
— Democrats say “The rise of JD Vance: From ‘never-Trump guy’ to VP pick. Vance could reach new heights, possibly serving as Trump’s vice president.” (COMMENT: How much money did your parents have? While my parents had more money than Vance’s parents had, I had to work my way through college. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail. My critics/opponents have/had wealthy parents.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rise-jd-vance-trump-guy-potential-vp-pick/story?id=111310334
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Vance’s rise began when he released his memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” where he reflects on his upbringing and growing up in a low-income family involved in violence and addiction in Middletown, Ohio — part of America’s Rust Belt.)

NBC NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/anti-lgbtq-rhetoric-plays-prominent-role-first-night-rnc-rcna162028

CBS NEWS
— Democrats say “2024 RNC Day 1 fact check of the Republican National Convention.” (COMMENT: During the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, I often worked as a fact checker, and especially during my last 11 years as a GS-13 Step 1-10 Analyst, currently $115,439-$150,075/year.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/2024-rnc-day-1-fact-check-republican-national-convention/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “Fact-Checking Day 1 of the Republican National Convention.”  (COMMENT: During the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, I often worked as a fact checker, and especially during my last 11 years as a GS-13 Step 1-10 Analyst, currently $115,439-$150,075/year.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/15/us/rnc-fact-check
— Democrats say “Trump Rally Gunman ‘Didn’t Want Attention’ in School, Classmates Said. Fellow students described the gunman, Thomas Crooks, as intelligent but solitary, someone who tried to avoid teasing by his classmates.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/15/us/trump-rally-shooting-crooks.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ a plea to the White working class.” (COMMENT: How much money did your parents have? While my parents had more money than Vance’s parents had, I had to work my way through college. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail. My critics/opponents have/had wealthy parents.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2024/07/15/hillbilly-elegy-jd-vance-review/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Vance grew up in what his memoir describes as “an Ohio steel town that has been hemorrhaging jobs and hope for as long as I can remember.” His mother struggled with addiction; he was raised by his grandparents, neither of whom graduated from high school. . .Though he has overcome his demons, Vance is sympathetic to those left behind. As he describes their plight, “From low social mobility to poverty to divorce and drug addiction, my home is a hub of misery.” And in contrast to other groups that also experience widespread poverty, “working class whites are the most pessimistic group in America.”)
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance adds veteran appeal to Trump’s populist campaign. As a former Marine Corps grunt, the VP pick speaks to the military and lower working class.” (COMMENT: Because my parents lacked money, during my freshman and sophomore years in high school, my plan was to enlist and use the G.I. Bill to get a college degree. But early in my junior year in 1964, I realized that I could earn a college degree much sooner a) if I got accepted by UIC, b) if I commuted to/from classes at UIC and my parents’ home in Crete, and c) if could earn enough money with part-time jobs. The part-time job that I got working for the Park Forest Post Office enabled me to do that, and not only that, but to buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, to buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, to transfer to NIU in 1969, and to graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 owning that Charger.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/07/15/vance-trump-veterans-appeal/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I interviewed Vance back in August 2016, when “Hillbilly Elegy” was published. “I think in a lot of ways, and for a lot of kids, frankly, the military is that ticket out,” he told me. “It shows you a different world. It gives you a set of skills that I simply didn’t have when I joined the Marines. … From there, I went to Ohio State, and then I went to Yale Law School,” he continued. “But it really provided a number of opportunities that again, I wouldn’t have had if I hadn’t had the Marine Corps.” The skills he acquired as a Marine took him to Big Law, then Big Tech, and on to Big Politics and the Ohio Senate contest of 2022.
— Democrats say “Thousands of RNC protesters denounce Trump, GOP agenda in Milwaukee. Anti-Trump protesters at the Republican National Convention decried political violence of all kinds while condemning threats to democracy and the GOP agenda.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/15/republican-national-convention-protests-trump/
— Democrats say “Jan. 6 marchers at Republican convention complicate efforts to avoid subject.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/07/16/trump-republicans-convention-jan-6/

USA TODAY
— Democrats say : “RNC 2024: Which Republicans have stayed away from Milwaukee.” Which Republican leaders in your county, township, and municipality boycotted the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville?
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/16/rnc-2024-who-is-staying-away-from-milwaukee/74415168007/
— Democrats say “Tuesday’s RNC theme puts focus on law enforcement.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/16/tuesday-rnc-theme-what-make-america-safe-again-means/74421209007/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Democrats say “Trump’s Running Mate: Lawyer and Author-Turned-MAGA Senator J.D. Vance. The former lawyer and author who rose to prominence for a gut-wrenching memoir of addiction in America has quickly become a powerful voice for Trump in Congress.” (COMMENT: How much money did your parents have? While my parents had more money than Vance’s parents had, I had to work my way through college. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail. My critics/opponents have/had wealthy parents.)
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2024-07-15/trumps-running-mate-lawyer-and-author-turned-maga-senator-j-d-vance
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Once a corporate lawyer who attended Yale Law School, Vance rose to national prominence as the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” a poignant and gut-wrenching memoir that showcased poverty, isolation and lack of opportunity that haunted his family and others in rural Kentucky.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats say “Trump Bets on a MAGA Successor in J.D. Vance. His choice of the 39-year-old Senator reinforces his base, rather than appealing to a broader coalition.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/jd-vance-donald-trump-vice-president-2024-election-e37cf310
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance Offers Trump a Fresh Face With a MAGA Profile. Ohio senator has appeal in ‘Blue Wall’ states but might not expand support among suburban women and swing voters.”
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/j-d-vance-offers-trump-a-fresh-face-with-a-maga-profile-034d3083
— Democrats ask “Who Is in Donald Trump’s Inner Circle?” and say “These Are His Closest Advisers.”
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/trump-advisors-inner-circle-presidential-campaign-0e056dee
— Democrats say “Elon Musk Has Said He Is Committing Around $45 Million a Month to a New Pro-Trump Super PAC.”
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/elon-musk-has-said-he-is-committing-around-45-million-a-month-to-a-new-pro-trump-super-pac-dda53823
— “The Trump Shooting Changed Everything. The nation narrowly averted tragedy Saturday. Is it enough to ease our political polarization?” – James Piereson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trump-shooting-changed-everything-80f11bd8?mod=opinion_lead_pos5

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Democrats acknowledge that “Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, has been at the center of GOP efforts in Congress to “dismantle” diversity, equity and inclusion programs at federal agencies, and has suggested that if Trump wins re-election, he should fire “every mid-level bureaucrat” in government.” Soon, if not already, all federal employees will be conservative-hating Republican-hating Democrats who are minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.
https://www.govexec.com/management/2024/07/heres-now-trumps-new-vice-presidential-pick-stacks-federal-workforce-issues/398056/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Democrats say “J.D. Vance on His MAGA Conversion. Trump’s man in Ohio once called him “America’s Hitler,” but there’s an explanation.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2024/07/j-d-vance-explains-his-conversion-to-trump-and-maga.html

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCTAION
— Democrat teachers ever-increasingly promote the Democrat Party platform.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/faculty-issues/academic-freedom/2024/07/16/bridging-campus-divide-dangerous-ideas-ai

July 12, 2024

Do you agree with retiring Republican State Senator Dan Caulkins that the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) a) should urge Don Tracy to delay his resignation as IRP chairman and b) delay its election of a new IRP chairman? If so, you should contact Tracy and your IRP SCC member immediately.

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Urge the IL GOP SCC Committee to Pick Kathy Salvi – David E. Smith and David E. Curtin (COMMENT: How much do you know about John Cabello, Aaron Del Mar, and Kathy Salvi who want to be the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman? In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized a candidate forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP State Central Committee elected Andy McKenna as the IRP chairman. Participants in that forum were John Cox, Stephen McGlynn, McKenna, and Jim Nalepa. Jim Oberweis wanted to participate, but could not. Serving as the chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I know that because I served as chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. Chairmen of Republican organizations are blamed for all the losses that Republican candidates suffer.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/07/the-next-ilgop-chair-will-be/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican State Central Committee (SCC) will be meeting (AT NOON TODAY) to consider how to fill the vacancy left by Chairman Don Tracy, who resigned in June. We are only aware of a couple of candidates who are up for consideration. Of course, we want to see someone who is fully committed to uphold the planks on the sanctity of human life, marriage, family, immigration security and religious liberty. Therefore, we wholeheartedly endorse Kathy Salvi for the next Illinois GOP chair. In fact, we don’t think we could ask for a better person to serve in that role. The 64-year-old mother of six adult children is the wife of former State Representative Al Salvi (1993-1996), who was the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 1996 and Illinois Secretary of State in 1998. We have complete confidence that Kathy is not only a true conservative, but one who will fight to keep the aforementioned planks in the Illinois GOP Platform. Take ACTION: Click HERE ( https://www.votervoice.net/ILFI/Campaigns/116846/Respond ) to send a message to the members of the Illinois Republican SCC to urge them to select Kathy Salvi. We cannot afford to have a chairman who is unwilling or dispassionate about certain critical GOP Platform planks or who has an agenda that isn’t aligned with them. Background. Both Salvis have been outspoken pro-life pro-family conservatives. Both attended the private Catholic school, Carmel High School in Mundelein, as did former U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-PA). The Salvis and Santorums are close friends. Kathy, and her husband Al, have a long history in conservative Illinois politics, especially in pro-life advocacy, including championing abstinence education. Kathy worked closely with Al over the years as they have been involved in GOP and family and pro-life conservative efforts helping candidates. In 2022, she ran and won the U.S. Senate primary nomination with 30% of the vote against 6 other great candidates. Unfortunately, Kathy was unable to defeat incumbent Tammy Duckworth in the General Election. As we know, the red wave did not materialize that year and it was tough election cycle for Republicans in Illinois.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Angry, Bitter Don Tracy Meddling in IL GOP Chairman’s Race as SCC Rushes Selection to Appoint New State Party Chair.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/07/angry-bitter-don-tracy-meddling-in-il-gop-chairmans-race-as-ssc-rushes-selection-to-appoint-new-state-party-chair.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the Republican National Convention just days away, the Illinois Republican State Central Committee is moving at warp speed to appoint a new state party chairman as Republicans across the state raise concerns about the vetting process and the need for transparency as candidates jockey to be the next leader of the Illinois Republican Party. On Wednesday evening, three candidates submitted their applications for party chairman: Aaron Del Mar, John Cabello and Kathy Salvi – but it’s Salvi – the former GOP nominee for U.S. Senate that’s creating the most buzz amongst grassroots circles. For the last two years, Salvi has defended outgoing chairman Don Tracy, co-hosted state party fundraisers with Tracy, and was endorsed by gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin during the 2022 election cycle. Irvin was the state party’s favorite candidate – and Tracy’s too, although he won’t admit it – during the 2022 primary, but lost in a landslide to the conservative grassroots-backed candidate by 43 points. And during the primary campaign, it was reported by WTTW’s Paris Schutz that in 2018, Irvin sent text messages calling Trump an “idiot” and a “bigoted racist.” Irvin also texted the friend, “I hate Trump too!” Prior to running for governor, Irvin spent years praising Democrat Gov. JB Pritzker, referring to him as a, “great friend and a great leader.” And in 2020, Irvin spoke at a Black Lives Matter rally yelling, “I can’t breathe!” In exclusive audio obtained by Illinois Review, Tracy admitted during a July 2022 meeting with conservative leaders that the Irvin campaign for governor was allowed to use the IL GOP postage discount for mailers – a perk not afforded to other candidates for governor during the primary. Tracy acknowledged use of the postage discount in the recording, but said the IL GOP was taking its “direction from the House Caucus and the Senate Caucus.” In conservative circles across the state, many believe that Tracy is propping up Salvi to be his heir apparent, and multiple party insiders have shared with this publication that a backroom deal has been struck that gives Salvi the chairmanship and Jason Plummer – a downstate Republican state senator, the vice chair position. Plummer works closely with Tracy’s sister-in-law, State Sen. Jill Tracy, who serves alongside Plummer in the state senate and is the Senate Republican Whip. On Wednesday, retiring State. Sen. Dan Caulkins, a conservative from Decatur and member of the Illinois Freedom Caucus, released a statement urging the delay of Tracy’s resignation as state party chair, arguing that, “My concern is that the selection process is rushed and ill timed.” Applications were due on Wednesday, June 10, and the SSC meets two days later on June 12 to elect a new leader.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP set to select one of three finalists for state chair – JEREMY GORNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/illinois-gop-set-to-select-one-of-three-finalists-for-state-chair/

WTTW
— Illinois Republicans Announce 3 Finalists for State Chair Post as Private Meeting Set for Friday. – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/11/illinois-republicans-announce-3-finalists-state-chair-post-private-meeting-set-friday
(FROM THE ARTICLE: My concern is that the selection process is rushed and ill timed. We are setting up whoever takes over the chairmanship for failure. Caulkins publicly asked Tracy to delay his resignation through the Nov. 19 election and the rest of the calendar year. “The reality is the truncated timetable prohibits them from making a strong case for their candidacy,” Caulkins wrote. “We gain nothing by rushing this important decision and we risk losing traction in a state that we can ill afford to cede anymore ground to the Democrats.”)

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Palatine’s Aaron Del Mar 1 Of 3 Running For Illinois State GOP Chair. – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/palatines-aaron-del-mar-1-of-3-running-for-illinois-state-gop-chair/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will County committee seeks to end ‘divisive’ proclamations, then proposes ‘non-sanctuary’ designation. – MICHELLE MULLINS (COMMENT: How likely is it that Republican elected officials in your county, your township, and your municipality will propose ‘non-sanctuary’ designation? To what extent do Republican elected officials in the aforesaid support the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/will-county-committee-seeks-to-end-divisive-proclamations-then-proposes-non-sanctuary-designation/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/chicago-queer-community-rallies-for-safe-return-of-taylor-casey-black-trans-woman-and-local-activist-still-missing-in-the-bahamas/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, that is, Democrats, use a twice-convicted drug felon against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/editorial-convicted-felon-donald-trump-could-not-run-for-the-sauk-village-board-say-what/
— Biden says during press conference he’s going to ‘complete the job’ despite calls to bow out. – SEUNG MIN KIM, ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO, and COLLEEN LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/biden-news-conference/
— US Reps. Brad Schneider, Eric Sorensen call on President Biden to drop reelection bid. (COMMENT: DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/11/us-rep-brad-schneider-calls-on-president-biden-to-drop-reelection-bid/
— How a 1994 highway tragedy led to debilitation of the Illinois Republican Party – Andy Shaw (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for George Ryan’s and for Jim Ryan’s problems. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/opinion-illinois-republican-party-george-ryan-operation-safe-road-don-tracy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The charred remains of Scott and Janet Willis’ minivan sits on the side of Interstate 94, Nov. 8, 1994, near Milwaukee after a part fell off a truck causing a fire that killed six of their children. The accident led to an investigation that eventually doomed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s political career. . .Power wondered if ABC affiliate WLS-Ch. 7, where I was covering politics, might be interested in what whistleblowers in then-Secretary of State George Ryan’s office were telling him about alleged corruption that may have contributed to a fiery 1994 explosion on a Milwaukee expressway that injured his clients — Duane “Scott” Willis and his wife, Janet — and killed their young children, who were riding in the back seat. So we interviewed the same whistleblowers, who were supervisors in Ryan’s suburban McCook office, and they identified a handful of employees, under the direction of Ryan’s chief of staff, who were issuing commercial driver’s licenses to minimally qualified truckers in exchange for cash bribes that went into their pockets and Ryan’s campaign coffers. . .Our story about the crash, and the alleged corruption that contributed to it, led a 10 p.m. newscast in early 1998, and we aired multiple follow-ups, but the affable and avuncular Ryan, a popular political veteran who was then running for governor, denied any knowledge of the alleged corruption in his office. That helped him survive a GOP primary challenge and defeat a weak Democratic challenger in the November election, even as storm clouds of a sweeping federal investigation that began after our stories aired were swirling around him. That investigation, dubbed “Operation Safe Road” by the feds, eventually led to the conviction of Ryan and others, many of them powerful Republican Party funders, operatives and insiders, leaving the Illinois GOP in shambles and paving the way for the gubernatorial election of Democrat Rod Blagojevich in 2002, ending 26 years of GOP control of the governor’s office in Springfield. The decimation of the Republican Party’s infrastructure also enabled then-Illinois House Speaker and state Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan to engineer the election of Democrats to all but one statewide office, super-majorities in both legislative chambers and control of the Illinois Supreme Court.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Johnson offers fiery defense of Joe Biden as convention planners say Chicago is ready for DNC. “Do y’all know that the former president has been on trial for an attempted coup to overturn an election? What are we debatin’ over? You can go with the person who has shown up for the people of this country, investing in cities across America, or you can go with the person who does not to believe in democracy.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/07/11/johnson-defends-biden-convention-dnc-trump-debate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DNC party planners ignore questions about Biden nomination. – Justin Laurence
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/dnc-party-planners-ignore-questions-about-joe-biden-nomination
— A 2nd Illinois congressman (Schneider) calls for Biden to step down. – Justin Laurence
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/rep-brad-schneider-calls-joe-biden-step-out

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— RNC Host Committee raises $85 million for Milwaukee convention, exceeding goal. – Lawrence Andrea
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/11/rnc-host-committee-raises-85-million-for-milwaukee-convention/74364551007/

ABC7
— RNC 2024 speakers include Donald Trump Jr., Kristi Noem; Melania Trump expected to attend
https://abc7chicago.com/post/rnc-2024-speakers-donald-trump-jr-melania-trump-to-attend-sources-say/15052786/
— Democrats say “Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. What to expect.”
https://abc7chicago.com/post/rnc-2024-republicans-meet-milwaukee-nominate-donald-trump/15053451/
— Illinois Reps. Schneider, Sorensen call on President Biden to step aside. – Craig Wall and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/post/us-rep-brad-schneider-calls-joe-biden-pass/15051843/
— Biden mixes up Trump and Harris when asked about his VP’s viability.
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/joe-biden-press-conference-live-president-calls-harris-trump-when-asked-about-his-vps-viability-amid-to-drop-out/15050926/entry/15052474/

NBC5
— The Republican party’s 2024 platform reflects a Trump-centric shift in policies. The 16-page document mirrors former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social posts in its slogans and capitalized letters. – Nicole Tan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/the-republican-partys-2024-platform-reflects-a-trump-centric-shift-in-policies/3486524/
— Biden insists he will stay in race in post-NATO news conference amid growing concerns within Democratic Party. Biden fielded questions over his fitness to run for office and policy addressing wars in Ukraine and Gaza, among other issues. – Rose Schmidt and Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/biden-insists-he-will-stay-in-race-in-post-nato-news-conference-amid-growing-concerns-within-democratic-party/3487243/
— Biden loses his train of thought, calls Harris ‘Vice President Trump’ in solo press conference. – Rebecca Picciotto
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/biden-loses-his-train-of-thought-calls-harris-vice-president-trump-in-solo-press-conference/3487108/
— 2 more Illinois House Democrats call on President Biden to withdraw from race. Brad Schneider and Eric Sorenson join Mike Quigley as Illinois House Democrats who have called for Joe Biden to end his reelection efforts.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/2nd-illinois-house-democrat-calls-president-biden-withdraw-race/3486794/

CBS2
— Chicago tent city to be cleared out, residents to be relocated ahead of Democratic National Convention. – Megan Hickey
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-tent-city-to-be-cleared-out-democratic-national-convention/
— Rep. Brad Schneider joins growing list of Democrats urging President Biden to drop out of race. – Todd Feurer, Charlie De Mar
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/congressman-brad-schneider-president-joe-biden-race-white-house/
— 5 people injured in mass shooting on Chicago’s West Side. – Jackie Kostek, Elyssa Kaufman
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/mass-shooting-chicago-north-lawndale/

WGN9
— Biden mistakenly refers to Harris as ‘Vice President Trump’ – Brett Samuels
https://wgntv.com/politics-3/biden-mistakenly-refers-to-harris-as-vice-president-trump/
— GOP bill to fund legislative branch fails on House floor. – Aris Folley (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. During the 1980s and 1990s, Republicans cut GAO’s budget dramatically. The Democrats who ran GAO used that to get rid of the agency’s employees who were Republican, and especially those like me who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about that.)
https://wgntv.com/hill-politics/gop-bill-to-fund-legislative-branch-fails-on-house-floor/
(FROM THE ARTICLE; Republicans say their bill would allocate about $7 billion in total discretionary funding, up 5.6 percent from current levels, with increases for chamber operations, U.S. Capitol Police, the Congressional Budget Office, the Government Accountability Office and the Library of Congress.)

FOX32
— Chicago mayor: Trump ‘trying to bring back the Confederacy’ – Paris Schutz (COMMENT: In the Civil War, Democrats (the Confederacy) fought for slavery and Republicans (the Union) fought against slavery. Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats paint themselves as having been the Union and Republicans as hiving been the Confederacy.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-donald-trump-confederacy
— Illinois Democrat (Schneider) calls for Biden to step down: ‘Time to pass the torch’ – Bradford Betz
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-democrat-calls-biden-step-down-time-pass-torch
— Biden insists he’s staying in the race but makes noticeable gaffes in press conference. – Daniel Miller
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/biden-nato-press-conference-calls-exit-race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JUErd4Iiqc
— Chicago mayor rips into Trump amid more calls for Biden to step aside. Another Illinois congressman is joining the call for President Joe Biden to step aside. It comes on the same day Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson blasted Donald Trump.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1483957

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF against Republicans.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/more-than-6-in-10-u-s-adults-support-protecting-access-to-ivf-ap-norc/article_39da6391-9491-588b-8af6-8127989b4159.html

WBEZ
— Fewer Americans feel their vote matters. Changing our primaries may help. According to legal experts, partisan primaries may be keeping Americans away from the voting booth. They say change is needed. – David Schaper (COMMENT: In your precinct, in your township, and in your county, how many cast Republican ballots in primary elections but then vote for Democrat candidates in general elections?)
https://www.wbez.org/2024/07/11/fewer-americans-feel-their-vote-matters-changing-our-primaries-may-help

WIFR
— Cabello heads to Milwaukee for RNC.
https://www.wifr.com/2024/07/12/cabello-heads-milwaukee-rnc/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden confuses Harris for Trump after similar Zelenskyy-Putin gaffe in day of mixups. – JAMEL VALENCIA
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/biden-confuses-kamala-harris-for-trump-after-similar-volodymyr-zelenskyy-putin-gaffe-in-day-of-mixups-high-stakes-speech-nato-solo-news-conference-republican-donald-trump-june-27-debate-slip-ups-flubs
— IRS touts enforcement funding, announces $1B in past-due collections from the rich. – CORY SMITH (COMMENT: Who do you know who has worked for IRS?  I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year. Who do you know who had audited IRS? I worked for GAO for 3 years on audits of IRS at the GS-13 Step 1-3 Levels, currently $115,439-$123,136/year. I should write about those who have wasted my knowledge of IRS the most.)
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/irs-touts-enforcement-funding-announces-1b-in-past-due-collections-from-the-rich-inflation-reduction-act-politics-congress-white-house-tax-system-federal-spending-revenue-tax-foundation

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— The GOP platform calls for ‘universal school choice.’ What would that mean for students? – AP (COMMENT: If my parents had not sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, I doubt that I would have been able to get an ACT score of 24, graduate in the upper 20% of my Crete-Monee High School class, and get accepted by UIC in 1966.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-the-gop-platform-calls-for-universal-school-choice-what-would-that-mean-for-students/
— Republicans are gathering in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump again. Here’s what to expect. – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-republicans-are-gathering-in-milwaukee-to-nominate-donald-trump-again-heres-what-to-expect/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Sorensen, Schneider want Biden to quit. – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/12/sorensen-schneider-want-biden-to-quit-00167777?nname=illinois-playbook&nid=00000150-1596-d4ac-a1d4-179e288b0000

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/12/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-324/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/11/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-117/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

MARTER FOR CONGRESS
— Marter Calls Out Underwood for Failing to Protect U.S. Citizens’ Votes from Foreign Interference
https://www.wane.com/business/press-releases/ein-presswire/726958422/marter-for-congress-calls-out-underwood-for-failing-to-protect-u-s-citizens-votes-from-foreign-interference/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Democrats blaming Republicans for Chicago crime is ‘crazy,’ legislator says. –  Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_0953956a-3fbe-11ef-9b83-b78cc39e98ae.html

SANGAMON SUN
— U.S. Rep. Budzinski votes to make it easier for illegal aliens to vote in federal elections.
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/661795705-u-s-rep-budzinski-votes-to-make-it-easier-for-illegal-aliens-to-vote-in-federal-elections
— Illinois ranks second-highest nationwide for property taxes; lawmaker calls for urgent reforms
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/661796504-illinois-ranks-second-highest-nationwide-for-property-taxes-lawmaker-calls-for-urgent-reforms

EAST CENTRAL REPORTER
— Illinois GOP criticizes Democrats over new state budget and tax hikes.
https://eastcentralreporter.com/stories/661795862-illinois-gop-criticizes-democrats-over-new-state-budget-and-tax-hikes

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Ugaste on arrest of foreign nationals for drug smuggling: ‘Providing free healthcare to undocumented immigrants only exacerbates these issues’
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/661778168-ugaste-on-arrest-of-foreign-nationals-for-drug-smuggling-providing-free-healthcare-to-undocumented-immigrants-only-exacerbates-these-issues

WIREPOINTS
— Texas has created 1.4 million jobs in 5 years while Illinois has lost 80,000, it’s a clear contrast.
https://wirepoints.org/texas-has-created-1-4-million-jobs-in-5-years-while-illinois-has-lost-80000-its-a-clear-contrast-wirepoints-on-with-jeff-daly-of-wzus-decatur-radio/
— Illinoisans struggle with inflation while lawmakers raise their own salaries 33%
https://wirepoints.org/illinoisans-struggle-with-inflations-while-lawmakers-raise-their-own-salaries-33-wirepoints-on-wls-ramblin-ray-show/

JOHN KASS
— The Two Deep State Coups of Barack Obama
https://johnkassnews.com/the-silky-knife-two-deep-state-coups-of-barack-obama/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden confuses Vice President Harris with Trump at high-stakes presser to prove he’s mentally fit. –  Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/11/joe-biden-confuses-kamala-harris-with-donald-trump/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— A commonsense platform for peace and prosperity. – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3078738/a-commonsense-platform-for-peace-and-prosperity/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump-driven Republican platform is recipe for success. – Stephen Moore and Casey B. Mulligan
https://nypost.com/2024/07/11/opinion/trump-driven-republican-platform-is-recipe-for-success/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Duke report tying ‘individualism’ to ‘white supremacy’ uncovered amidst increasing scrutiny of DEI. – Patrick McDonald (COMMENT: According to Democrats, a) Whites succeed only because they benefit from discrimination against minorities and b) minorities fail only because they are discriminated against by Whites. If I had been a minority, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service, currently $191,900/year, long before I was 40 years old. I earned an MBA from Loyola when I was 27, I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30, I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul when I was 31, and I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA when I was 32. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me were Democrats who had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had. All of the aforesaid were minorities, females, younger than me, veterans, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/duke-report-tying-individualism-white-supremacy-uncovered-amidst-increasing-scrutiny-dei/25865

CENTER FOR FAMILY
— Biden Imposes Homosexual/Transgender Mandate on Entire World – Stefano Gennarini, J.D. (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasing get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ.)
https://c-fam.org/friday_fax/analysis-biden-imposes-homosexual-transgender-mandate-on-entire-world/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Avoids Total Collapse In Gaffe-Heavy Presser – REAGAN REESE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/11/joe-biden-nato-press-conference-gaffe-vice-president-donald-trump/

DAILY SIGNAL
— We Asked Senate Dems About the Bill Banning Noncitizen Voting. – Elizabeth Troutman Mitchell (COMMENT: How many noncitizens will vote for Biden America, Illinois, your county, your township, and your municipality? To get votes from noncitizens, Democrats ever-increasingly give noncitizens more and more and more preference.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/11/commonsense-save-act-gains-momentum-senate/

FEDERALIST
— U.S. Military Hides Push For Trans Surgeries, Queer Exploration Among Soldiers’ Kids. – JOY PULLMANN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/11/report-military-hides-push-for-trans-surgery-queer-exploration-among-soldiers-kids/

FOX NEWS
— Blue city hires equity trainer who calls US military ‘home of White supremacy’ as part of ‘culture change.’  The military is ‘the home of white supremacy and patriarchy,’ according to Albuquerque’s equity consultant. – Hannah Grossman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/blue-city-hires-equity-trainer-who-calls-us-military-home-white-supremacy-part-culture-change

GOPUSA
— Can RINOs Finally Expunge Conservatism From The Party? (COMMENT: How soon will RINO Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders, RINO county party leaders, and RINO township/ward party leaders succeed in expunging all the members of the aforesaid organizations who are conservative, that is, who are platform Republicans, that is, who are Republicans?  I should write a book about the success that RINO IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders have had expunging me.)
https://www.gopusa.com/can-rinos-finally-expunge-conservatism-from-the-party/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the insidious tenacity of termites, the RINOs are at it again in 2024, seeking to convince the Republican National Convention to abandon fundamental issues of morality and societal integrity, by removing the Party’s pro-life and pro-marriage platform planks. With this they hope to steer the party towards the platitude of fiscal only “conservatism.” They feel emboldened to make such a move in the wake of pro-abort ballot measures which passed in off-year elections in Kansas and Ohio. So they plot to derail party unity that should be focused singularly on victory for President Trump in November.)

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Harvard Summer Reading List Recommends Book on How to Indoctrinate Students With CRT. “powerful appeal to build transformative educational homeplaces rooted in abolitionist pedagogies for liberation” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/harvard-summer-reading-list-recommends-book-on-how-to-indoctrinate-students-with-crt/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— Democrats Support Measures Allowing Illegal Aliens To Vote. – Pearson Sharp
https://www.oann.com/video/pearsonsharpreports/democrats-support-measures-allowing-illegal-aliens-to-vote/

PJ MEDIA
— Border Crisis: WI Sen. Highlights Thousands of ‘Inadmissible Travelers’ at U.S. Airports. – CATHERINE SALGADO
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/07/11/border-crisis-wi-sen-highlights-1000s-of-inadmissable-travelers-at-us-airports-n4930603

TOWNHALL
— Here’s How Many Dems Voted Against Bill That Would Prevent Non-Citizens From Voting. – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2024/07/11/heres-how-many-dems-voted-against-the-save-act-n2641709

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEWSWEEK
— Here’s What the GOP’s 2024 Platform Says About Immigration. – Dan Gooding  (COMMENT: Those who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform reject E-Verify. I should write a book about the following who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform. a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-party-immigration-platform-2024-1923944

NEW YORK TIMES
— Once a G.O.P. Rallying Cry, Debt and Deficits Fall From the Party’s Platform. Fiscal hawks are lamenting the transformation of the party that claimed to prize fiscal restraint and are warning of dire economic consequences. – Alan Rappeport
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/11/us/politics/republicans-debt-deficit-platform.html

NEW YORK SUN
— Illinois Commission To Hold Series of Hearings for Public To Weigh In on Reparations Plan. The commission is kicking off a series of meetings aimed at allowing ‘the public to shape recommendations’ as it pushes ahead with reparations for Black Illinois residents who are descendants of slaves. – MAGGIE HRONCICH
https://www.nysun.com/article/illinois-commission-to-hold-series-of-hearings-for-public-to-weigh-in-on-reparations-plan

USA TODAY
— Democrats cancel Biden Chicago fundraiser amid slipping support – Rebecca Morin
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/11/biden-fundraiser-canceled-pritzker-dnc/74371540007/
— Illegals vote for Democrats because illegals want/need/demand massive government assistance and Democrat elected officials give them that.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/12/border-immigration-politics-arrive-american-south/74121724007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Coming ‘Summer of Resistance’  Anti-Israel protesters seek to ‘Make 2024 as Great as 1968!’ – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-national-convention-protests-chicago-behind-enemy-lines-palestine-5aaecdea

JD SUPRA
— Is Illinois Trying to Bar the Use of E-Verify (Again)? – Kimberly Ross (COMMENT: Those who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform reject E-Verify. I should write a book about the following who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform. a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/is-illinois-trying-to-bar-the-use-of-e-8129654/

POLITICO
— Senate meeting with Biden aides fails to convince skeptical Dems. Those Senate Democrats with concerns said their feelings hadn’t changed following the Thursday afternoon meeting with top advisers to Joe Biden.
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/07/11/congress/senate-dems-huddle-on-biden-00167632

GALLUP
— Sharply More Americans Want to Curb Immigration to U.S.  55% want immigration levels reduced. – JEFFREY M. JONES
https://news.gallup.com/poll/647123/sharply-americans-curb-immigration.aspx

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Who’s in Charge at the White House? Most Don’t Think It’s Biden (COMMENT: Those who are manipulating/dominating Biden are anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-etc.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/who_s_in_charge_at_the_white_house_most_don_t_think_it_s_biden

July 11, 2024

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Applicants for Illinois Republican Chair Finalized
https://illinois.gop/category/news/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Yesterday, the window to apply to be the next chair of the Illinois Republican Party closed. The applicants for the position are as follows in alphabetical order by last name: Rep. John Cabello, Aaron Del Mar, Kathy Salvi  A meeting will be held on Friday for applicants to make their case. This meeting is not open to press. When voting occurs, the State Central Committee will decide based on a weighted vote system by congressional district. The district with the most Republican ballots cast carries the most weight, and so on down.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Trump Campaign Not Getting Involved in IL GOP Chairman’s Race, Proving Rumors False, Sources Confirm
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/07/trump-campaign-not-getting-involved-in-il-gop-chairmans-race-proving-rumors-false-sources-confirm.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The race to replace Don Tracy as chairman of the Illinois Republican Party is heating up just days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, as several potential candidates are making their case to Illinois Republicans on who’s the best fit to lead the embattled state party through the November election and beyond. And multiple sources confirm with this publication that senior officials within the Trump campaign and the RNC have made it clear Wednesday morning that they will not be weighing in on the state party chairman’s race as rumors began circulating across the state the last few days that “campaign officials” were backing a candidate to replace Tracy. The chatter also included rumors that even President Donald Trump would be weighing in and endorsing a candidate – but those rumors have proven to be false. The Trump campaign and the RNC have been busy preparing for the convention in Milwaukee next week and finalizing the vice presidential candidate selection process as the world awaits President Trump’s pick to complete his ticket. Illinois is also not a state in play for Trump as he focuses his time and energy on key battleground states in the final months of the campaign. Last month, Don Tracy submitted his resignation as party chairman effective July 19th – blaming the rise of the “grassroots,” party infighting and the removal of state central committee member Mark Shaw as vice chairman of the party without “due process” as the embattled leader of the IL GOP presided over widespread and massive losses during his brief tenure as chairman. Tracy also blamed the rise of the “grassroots,” writing, “Like Vince Kolber, my friend and former Finance Committee Chair, I am also concerned about the current infatuation of some members of the SCC, few as they are, with certain individuals they call ‘Grass roots’ leaders.” The outgoing state party chairman has yet to endorse President Trump and has spent the last year attending Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis events, and hosting the governor at an IL GOP fundraiser in Naples. Days before Tracy’s unexpected resignation, Kolber, who served as chairman of the IL GOP Finance Committee, abruptly resigned in an angry letter to Tracy, just weeks after the influential conservative grassroots base of the Illinois Republican Party scored major victories during the GOP State Convention in Collinsville – and after two years of unflattering stories by this publication. Kolber, who is registered to vote in Illinois and Wisconsin, was still angry about losing his election at the state convention for national committeeman after being eliminated in the first round to Mark Shaw, who faked a delegate badge and threatened to beat up a fellow state central committee member. During the first day of the convention, the Republican National Committeeman nominating committee voted 14-3 to keep Kolber on the ballot despite failing to meet the candidacy requirements as outlined by the IL GOP’s own bylaws. Applicants for state party chairman must submit their completed application to the state party headquarters by email no later than July 10th at 5:00 pm CDT.

CAPITOL FAX
— Speaking of the Illinois Republican Party, a member of the Freedom Caucus is calling on Don Tracy to delay his resignation as state party chair…State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) says the future of the Republican Party in Illinois requires thoughtful consideration and should not be done on the fly which is why he is calling on current Illinois GOP Chairman Don Tracy to delay his resignation. “There is no question we have some issues to resolve in our party. Some require immediate attention and others can be addressed after November. My concern is that the selection process is rushed and ill timed. We are setting up whoever takes over the chairmanship for failure. The duties of the Republican Party are to support our county organizations, provide legal assistance for ballot challenges as well as support other legal matters and to promote Republican ideas and candidates. Don Tracy has performed these duties well, and he can continue to provide the stability we need to get through the next several months. The announced candidates to replace Tracy have not been properly vetted and have not provided a vision for the party for the future. The reality is the truncated timetable prohibits them from making a strong case for their candidacy. We gain nothing by rushing this important decision and we risk losing traction in a state that we can ill afford to cede anymore ground to the Democrats. The solution is for Don Tracy to remain as State Party Chairman. For the good of the Party, I call on Don Tracy to delay his resignation and continue to serve at least through the end of the year.” Kinda surprising, considering the source. I’ve asked a party spokesperson for comment. Meanwhile, Rep. John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) told me today he is interested in serving as interim party chair through the November election. Sen. Jason Plummer and Aaron Del Mar also have their hats in the ring. – Rich Miller (COMMENT: Who do you want to serve as the next Illinois Republican Party chairman? Serving as the chairman of a political organization is a thankless job. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. My critics/opponents ever-increasingly blamed me for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct suffered. My critics/opponents do not blame the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, or Milton Township Republican Organization for Republican losses. They blame conservatives and they blame the Republican Party platform.)
https://capitolfax.com/2024/l07/10/ilgop-releases-national-convention-delegate-list/
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/11/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-323/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/10/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-116/

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Republican National Convention 2024 Illinois Delegates Announced
https://illinois.gop/category/news/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Today, the Illinois Republican Party is releasing the final list of delegates for the Republican National Convention taking place next week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Each Congressional District in Illinois will be represented by 3 elected delegates in addition to 13 statewide delegates for a total of 64 delegates.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DELEGATES
District 1: Stephen Balich, Dale Charletta, Christina Clausen
District 2: Tammy Burnham, Suzanne Rickman, Laurie Schaefer
District 3: Victoria Beis, Andrea Fletcher, Gordon “Jay” Kinzler
District 4: Robert “Bob” Kelsey Jr., William McCloy, Sherrie Saratore
District 5: Eloise Gerson, Kenneth Jochum, Alan Spitz
District 6: Kathleen “Kathy” Abbate, Joyce Hebein, Scott Kaspar
District 7: John Bergholz, Thomas Mannix, Adrian Wright
District 8: Brett Corrigan, Joseph Folisi, Peter Kopsaftis
District 9: Joseph Cerni, Susan Sweeney, Julie Cho
District 10: Jennifer Neubauer, Mark Shaw, Margaret Siebert
District 11: Antonio Cundari, Richard Lawrence, Karen Tirio
District 12: Travis Akin, Darren Bailey, Congressman Mike Bost
District 13: Elizabeth Bron, Kent Gray, Myles Nelson
District 14: Jaye DeBates, James Marter, Larry Smith
District 15: Joe Alexander, William Graff, Congresswoman Mary Miller
District 16: John Cabello, Diane Jordan, Jan Klass
District 17: Errol Baptist, Donald Johnson, Lana Soldat

AT LARGE DELEGATES:
Jay Bergman, Terri Bryant, Andrew Chesney, Aaron Del Mar, Demetra Demonte, Mark Hosty, Shaun Murphy, Laura Pollastrini, Richard Porter, Dave Severin, Beth Findley Smith, Don Tracy, Jan Weber

ALTERNATE DELEGATES:
CD 1: Lynn Franco, Karen Roti, John Walters
CD 2: Dean Burnham, Judy Diekelman, Kenneth Woodard, JR.
CD 3: Farah Bari, Balwinder Chhokar-Sahota,
CD 4: Angela Maino, Kristina McCloy
CD 5: Michael Danforth, Winston Skoien, Patricia Sutarik
CD 6: Larisa Calvanese, Beth Damas, Andrew Krok
CD 7: Patricia Easley, Hector Garcia, Kristine F. Farra
CB 8: Edward Lapinski, Nick Peric
CD 9: Bernadine Hossfeld, Jaime Milton
CD 10: Robin Hans, Michelle Parnell, Petrina Burman
CD 11: Danielle Gehrt, Joseph Sell, John Shaw
CD 12: Rhonda Belford, Margaret Diederich, Charlie Meier
CD 13: Mike Babcock, Taunya Madden, Tom McRae
CD 14: Gennie Siwicki, Brian Siwicki, Krishna K. Bansal
CD 15: Steve Drake, Mechtild “Mecki” Kosin, Chris Miller
CD 16: Corey Allen, Margee Cullinan, Joshua Harris
CD 17: David Paul Blumenshine, Brian Stewart, John Zajicek
At Large: Charles “Chuck” Cerniglia, Kirk Donald, Mark Hurley, Daniel Kelley, Luther Landon, Ted Livengood, Suzi Schmidt, Michelle Schurman, Cornelius Shanahan, Wayne Smith)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois’ Trump delegates head to Milwaukee at a time of upheaval in the state Republican Party. Illinois Republicans prepare to celebrate former President Donald Trump’s nomination as recent infighting has mired the state party. – Alex Degman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2024/07/10/illinois-trump-delegates-milwaukee-republican-national-convention-state-gop
— Canceling Chicago police officers’ days off before DNC is ‘a recipe for disaster,’ union boss says. Canceling time off kills police morale at a critical time before the Democratic National Convention, John Catanzara said. But the police department said the cancellations are only made to ensure sufficient staffing, and officers are given advance notice. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/10/canceling-chicago-police-officers-days-off-before-dnc-is-a-recipe-for-disaster-union-boss-says

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/10/after-violent-holiday-weekend-chicago-civic-leaders-announce-100-million-for-crime-fighting-efforts/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ahead of DNC, city officials to close, cordon off one of Chicago’s largest, most visible homeless camps. Federal officials haven’t asked the city to clear the “tent city” next to the Dan Ryan Expressway, but a top mayoral aide says she doesn’t want to wait and then have to scramble. Camp residents have guaranteed shelter through the week after the Democratic National Convention. – Elvia Malagón and Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/11/dnc-homeless-shelter-chicago-democratic-national-convention-tent-city-brandie-knazze

ABC7
— Top Chicago donors halting DNC fundraising lunch after Biden debate performance. – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/post/top-chicago-donors-halting-2024-dnc-fundraising-lunch/15049720/
— When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/community-leaders-renew-commitment-chicago-violence-prevention-programs/15049168/
— Chicago police issue alert after more than 20 crash-and-grab burglaries
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-crime-police-issue-alert-after-more-20/15050803/

NBC5
— Pritzker recorded on hot mic discussing Biden’s status in presidential race. Pritzker has been outspoken in his support of Biden for recent days, but acknowledged that he didn’t ‘like where we are’ in the discussion over the president’s age. – Mary Ann Ahern (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/dnc-chicago-2024/gov-pritzker-recorded-on-hot-mic-discussing-bidens-status-in-presidential-race/3486079/
— Rep. Mike Bost, Darren Bailey among Illinois delegates to 2024 RNC in Milwaukee. The convention will get underway on July 15 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mike-bost-darren-bailey-illinois-delegates-republican-national-convention/3485639/

CBS2
— “I don’t like where we are,” Illinois Gov. Pritzker says in remark believed to be about presidential race. (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/i-dont-like-where-we-are-illinois-gov-pritzker-presidential-race/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/illinois-hits-1-billion-in-cannabis-sales-for-year-to-date/

WGN9
— DeSantis expected to speak at GOP convention. – Brett Samuels
https://wgntv.com/hill-politics/desantis-expected-to-speak-at-gop-convention/
— When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSBsI3DTzQI

WTTW
— Illinois Reparations Commission to Host Public Hearings, Starting in Chicago. (COMMENT: What do your critics/opponents stress about your ancestors? My critics/opponents stress that all my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s. What do you stress in defense of your ancestors? I stress that all my ancestors were always Republicans, that they always lived in northeast Illinois, that they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/10/illinois-reparations-commission-host-public-hearings-starting-chicago

WBEZ
— Illinois GOP delegates prepare to nominate Trump and discuss the party’s direction at the RNC in Milwaukee next week.
https://www.wbez.org/wbez-news/2024/07/10/illinois-gop-delegates-prepare-to-nominate-trump-and-discuss-the-partys-direction-at-the-rnc-in-milwaukee-next-week

STATELINE
— IRS collects milestone $1 billion in back taxes from high-wealth taxpayers. – AP
https://www.mystateline.com/news/politics/ap-irs-collects-milestone-1-billion-in-back-taxes-from-high-wealth-taxpayers/

NORTHWEST INDIANA TIMES
— Biden awards $1.7 billion to boost electric vehicle manufacturing and assembly in eight states.
https://www.nwitimes.com/news/state-and-regional/indiana/biden-awards-1-7-billion-to-boost-electric-vehicle-manufacturing-and-assembly-in-eight-states/article_a7d75e52-5748-59ed-a0d6-0a1cf5cdce60.html

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— My ‘Black Job’ Is to Protect Democracy. – Keith Boykin (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I took jobs that should have been given to Blacks. I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line 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. In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire early and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. My critics/opponents who have never held jobs like the ones I took make it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I took.)
https://chicagodefender.com/my-black-job-is-to-protect-democracy-2/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker 2024? Not so fast. Governor holds steady with support for Biden. – Patrick M. Keck
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/07/10/pritzker-2024-not-so-fast-governor-ices-talk-of-replacing-biden/74343884007/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats crow about the success that they have had turning minorities against Republicans.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-trump-wants-black-and-latino-support-but-hes-not-popular-with-either-group-poll-analysis-shows/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Congressional Democrats remain uneasy about Biden’s chances in November – AUSTIN DENEAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/democrats-wanting-biden-to-step-down-reach-an-impasse-as-he-vows-to-stay-in-race

HINSDALE PATCH
— Anti-conservatives blast an upcoming event and its organizers. While I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, anti-conservatives blasted me and blasted the speakers who I recruited.
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/conservative-gala-eyes-hinsdale-schools-flyer

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Shadow campaign for president – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/11/shadow-campaign-for-president-00167526

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Former Illinois state Sen. Darren Bailey, who is also a delegate for former President Donald Trump, said he is excited for next week’s Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_4159cb74-3eeb-11ef-a2ca-bb01b0c62f8c.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/how-much-does-your-town-make-from-marijuana-tax/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats have scheme to register illegal immigrants to vote. Close the motor voter loophole. – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/10/editorial-democrats-have-scheme-to-register-illega/
— Biden doles out billions of taxpayer dollars to help unionized auto plants make EVs. Trump says EV push is government overreach squeezing workers, consumers. – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/11/joe-biden-doles-out-17-billion-to-help-unionized-a/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump-backed election integrity bill barring noncitizens from voting passes House – Rachel Schilke
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3076713/trump-backed-election-integrity-bill-barring-noncitizens-voting-house/
— House Republican launches caucus to combat DEI in education. – Breccan F. Thies (COMMENT: To promote DEI is to promote more hatred against those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, parents, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3075423/house-republican-launches-caucus-combat-dei-education/
— Democrats admit Biden is unfit while falling back in line behind him. – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3077019/democrats-admit-biden-unfit-falling-in-line-behind-him/
— Biden’s backwards immigration policies are undermining economic growth. – Sam Peak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/courage-strength-optimism/3075355/how-bidenomics-is-breaking-border-security-and-budgets/
— Saving democracy from the Biden border crisis. – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/3076020/saving-democracy-from-biden-border-crisis/

NEW YORK POST
— House passes bill to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote – Josh Christenson
https://nypost.com/2024/07/10/us-news/house-passes-bill-to-require-proof-of-citizenship-when-registering-to-vote/
— Pritzker reinforces support for Biden as growing number of Democrats tell prez to drop out. – Greg Bishop
https://nypost.com/2024/07/10/us-news/illinois-gov-pritzker-reinforces-support-for-biden-as-other-democrats-tell-prez-to-drop-out/
— Karine Jean-Pierre admits giving false information about Biden neurology visit after outcry over health misdirection. Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2024/07/10/us-news/karine-jean-pierre-admits-giving-false-information-about-biden-neurology-visit-after-outcry-over-health-misdirection/

BREITBART
— Pritzker said in a hot mic this week, “I don’t like where we are” in relation to the current election season. – PAUL BOIS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/10/illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-caught-on-hot-mic-i-dont-like-where-we-are/

DAILY CALLER
— Eric Adams Declares Support For Rollback Of NYC’s Sanctuary City Laws – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/10/eric-adams-declares-support-for-rollback-of-nycs-sanctuary-city-laws/

FEDERALIST
— 198 Democrats Vote Against Bill To Keep Foreign Nationals Out Of American Elections. – BRIANNA LYMAN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/10/198-democrats-vote-against-bill-to-keep-foreign-nationals-out-of-american-elections/
— The Left Misrepresents Stats To Deceptively Claim Illegals Are ‘Less Likely To Commit Crimes’ – MONROE HARLESS (COMMENT: To illegally come into a country illegally and/or to illegally stay in a country illegally is demonstrate tremendous disrespect for the rule of law and for that country.)
https://thefederalist.com/2024/07/10/the-left-misrepresents-stats-to-deceptively-claim-illegals-are-less-likely-to-commit-crimes/

FOX NEWS
— The Democratic Party declared it supports illegal aliens voting. – Stephen Miller:
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6357511421112
— Parents need charter schools that offer non-woke options. Reforms can ensure that charters reflect the full range of values parents prefer. – Jay P. Greene , Ian Kingsbury, Jason Bedrick (COMMENT: To promote wokeness/wokeism is to promote more hatred against those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, parents, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/parents-need-charter-schools-that-offer-non-woke-options
— Democrats take aim at Project 2025: A ‘dystopian nightmare based in White supremacy.’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6357508644112

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Illegal Aliens Are Still Voting in Our Elections – Matthew Tragesser
https://www.heritage.org/election-integrity/commentary/illegal-aliens-are-still-voting-our-elections

JUDICIAL WATCH
— DC Board of Elections Records Reveal 583 Foreign Nationals are Registered Vote in Washington, DC
https://www.judicialwatch.org/foreign-nationals-registered-vote/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— House Passes Legislation Requiring Proof of U.S. Citizenship for Voter Registration –  JAMES LYNCH
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/house-passes-legislation-requiring-proof-of-u-s-citizenship-for-voter-registration/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration, that is, more illegal voting.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/10/congress-voting-migrants-citizenship-elections-republicans/4130d77c-3edd-11ef-83bf-e35a32077d3e_story.html

CNN
— ‘Everything is frozen’: Donors hold back dollars amid fallout over Biden’s candidacy.
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/10/politics/chicago-donors-fundraiser-convention/index.html

MSN
— Supervisors approve resolution to make township a non-sanctuary area (COMMENT: What have the Republican leaders of your township done to defend/advance the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform, that is, what have they done to fight illegal immigration?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/supervisors-approve-resolution-to-make-township-a-non-sanctuary-area/ar-BB1lPgpL

BLOOMBERG
— Chinese Lose Confidence in Meritocracy as Path to Greater Wealth. – Rebecca Choong Wilkins (COMMENT: In America, ever-increasingly, because Democrats and RINOs run America, to advance in America, you have to be a Democrat or a RINO.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-11/chinese-people-seen-blaming-unfair-system-for-making-them-poorer?embedded-checkout=true

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Democrats and RINOs use diversity to get rid of Republicans. To promote diversity is to promote more hatred against those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, parents, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/colleges-risk-talent-loss-with-pushback-on-diversity-initiatives

BUSINESS WIRE
— Press Release Distribution (COMMENT: What do you say to leaders in Illinois who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who fail/refuse to include diersen@aol.com on their press release lists and/or who delay sending their press releases to my email address? They do not want anyone to first learn of anything from my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write about the aforesaid leaders. I would focus on those leaders who pander to the Democrat news media. They give the Democrat news media their scoops. I would focus on those leaders who send their press releases to my direct competitors on the left including Capitol Fax and Politico Illinois, but not me. I would focus on those leaders who since 2000 have failed/refused to treat me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters as being legitimate. I would focus on those leaders who have done everything that they could a) to discourage me from putting my newsletters together and sending them out and b) to discourage everyone from reading my newsletters. I would focus on those leaders who blame me and blame my newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those leaders who destroy those like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those leaders who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://services.businesswire.com/public-relations-services/press-release-distribution

PBS
— New polls show Biden slipping further behind Trump in critical swing states – Geoff Bennett and Saher Khan
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/new-polls-show-biden-slipping-further-behind-trump-in-critical-swing-states
— Illegals vote for Democrat candidates. Democrat leaders ever-increasingly encourage citizens of foreign to come to America illegally and to stay in America illegally so that they can illegally vote for Democrat candidates illegally.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/house-passes-bill-requiring-proof-of-citizenship-to-vote-fanning-a-gop-election-year-talking-point

POLITICO
— Rep. Pat Ryan on Wednesday became the eighth House Democrat to call for President Joe Biden to step aside. – NICHOLAS WU
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/07/10/congress/battleground-dem-calls-on-biden-to-step-aside-00167312

ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST/IPSOS
— Nearly 3 in 5 Americans view both Biden, Trump as too old. However, significantly more call for Biden to step aside, rather than Trump, according to ABC News/Washington Post/Ipsos poll (COMMENT: Health should be the issue, not age. Who first deemed you to be too old, for what, when, and what pretext did they use to justify it? My Democrat IRS superiors deemed me to be too old to be a GS-1`3 in 1974 when I was 25 years old. They used their “up-or-out” policy to justify that. But they used that policy only against their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran. Their doing that rendered worthless my earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, my earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, my passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and my becoming a licensed CPA in 1981, my earning job-related professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and my earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.ipsos.com/en-us/ABC-News-Washington-Post-Ipsos-July-2024-Survey

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— News Media More Biased Than Ever (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media exists to elect and to reelect Democrats. Unlike my liberal/moderate Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, and RINO media competitors, I state my political affiliation (Republican) and I state my political position (conservative).)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/are_the_news_media_more_biased_than_ever
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hatred of the news media may be at an all-time high, and a majority of voters say media bias is still getting worse. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. voters believe the problem of bias in the news media is getting worse – slightly higher than our December survey. Just nine percent (9%) think the problem is getting better, while 27% say the problem of media bias is about the same as usual.)

July 7, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote mote illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/07/in-rush-to-move-migrants-into-housing-state-program-paid-out-hundreds-of-thousands-for-apartments-that-were-unlivable-and-unlived-in/
— What exactly is a ‘Black job,’ Mr. Trump? – Clarence Page (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I took jobs that should have been given to Blacks. I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line 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. In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire early and gave my job and gave my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. My critics/opponents who have never held jobs like the ones I did make it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I took.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/07/clarence-page-black-jobs-donald-trump-debate/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 14 killed, 69 wounded in shootings during extended Fourth of July weekend in Chicago. Of those shot, 20 were in mass shootings in Greater Grand Crossing, the Near West Side and Austin.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/07/05/chicago-fourth-july-violence-12-dead-55-shot

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Suburban Republicans weigh in on Trump’s VP candidates. – Steve Zalusky (COMMENT: Comments are from Joe Folisi, Richard Porter, Aaron Del Mar, Connie Shanahan, Rick Lawrence, Steve Balich, and Jay Bergman.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240705/news/suburban-republicans-weigh-in-on-trumps-vp-candidates/

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: At least 71 shot, 11 fatally, in holiday weekend gun violence across city
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLuxqhno_bQ

CBS2
— 11 killed, 69 hurt in shootings across Chicago during 4th of July weekend. – Jeramie Bizzle
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/weekend-shootings-july-3-to-8/
— Vandals tear down posters of Gaza hostages outside U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider’s office on Capitol Hill. – Todd Feurer
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/vandalism-rep-brad-schneider-capitol-gaza-hostages-posters/

FOX32
— Mayor Johnson MIA during violent start to Fourth of July weekend. – Paris Schutz
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/city-chicago-responds-surge-shootings-additional-safety-measures
— Trump denies knowing about Project 2025
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jmXS87BmnU

SOUTHERN
— Biden disputes diminishing poll numbers, low approval rating after debate – Ivan Pereira
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/06/biden-disputes-diminishing-poll-numbers-low-approval-rating-after-debate/

WCIA
— Senate GOP Leader John Curran talks Republican chairman exit ahead of convention – Cole Henke
https://www.wcia.com/news/capitol-news/senate-gop-leader-talks-republican-chairman-exit-ahead-of-convention/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WSIL TV
— Republicans turn their focus to Harris as talk of replacing Biden on Democratic ticket intensifies. – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-republicans-turn-their-focus-to-harris-as-talk-of-replacing-biden-on-democratic-ticket-intensifies/
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/republicans-turn-their-focus-to-harris-as-talk-of-replacing-biden-on-democratic-ticket-intensifies/article_16ce28de-5ccb-580e-a125-be76853aee08.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: Why do Democrat candidates get votes? ANSWER: The Democrat Party’s success in convincing voters that Republicans cause all their problems and that they should want what the Democrat Party gives its voters: class warfare, dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and/or Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reversed discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and/or national origin discrimination. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump separates himself from Project 2025 blueprint crafted by the Heritage Foundation. – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/5/donald-trump-separates-himself-from-project-2025-c/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— November is months away, but people are already voting with their feet. – Editorial (COMMENT How successful have Democrats been driving those who have demographics that vote for Republicans out of your county, your township, your municipality, your precinct, and your school district?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/3069061/november-months-away-people-already-voting-with-feet/

NEW YORK POST
— America may soon be subjected to the country’s first DEI president: Kamala Harris. – Charles Gasparino (COMMENT: All my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time and/or had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.)
https://nypost.com/2024/07/06/business/america-may-soon-be-subjected-to-the-countrys-first-dei-president-kamala-harris/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Democrats Have Gone Full Soviet
https://amgreatness.com/2024/07/06/democrats-have-gone-full-soviet/

BREITBART
— Chicago 4th of July Weekend: At Least 58 Shot Wednesday Night to Friday Night – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/06/chicago-4th-of-july-weekend-at-least-58-shot-wednesday-night-to-friday-night/

CHRISTIAN POST
— 10 ways woke culture is reframing civilization. – Joseph Mattera,
https://www.christianpost.com/voices/10-ways-woke-culture-is-reframing-civilization.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Another Biden Interview Debacle – PHILIP KLEIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/another-biden-debacle/

NEWSMAX
— Kamala Harris is a ‘great example of affirmative action’ – Utah Rep. Burgess Owens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkcQdfJ1m5g

PJ MEDIA
— Democrats Push Depopulation as U.S. Fertility Plummets – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly replace those in America who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.)
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/07/06/dems-push-depopulation-as-us-fertility-plummets-n4930433

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden Faces New Calls From Democrats to Step Aside After Interview
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/06/us/biden-trump-election
— The Struggles of President Biden and the Truth About Aging – Rachael Bedard (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/05/opinion/biden-age-health.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Trump doesn’t want Americans to know what Republicans stand for. The former president wants the 2024 GOP platform to be anodyne, but don’t be fooled. He has an extreme agenda.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/07/07/rnc-platform-2024-gop-trump/
— Trump running mate decision nears, with Vance, Rubio at center of talks. The campaign is eyeing an announcement by July 15th and internal talks have focused heavily on the two senators. – Marianne LeVine and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/07/06/trump-running-mate-vance-rubio-republicans/
— Defiant Biden doubles down on staying in race.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/06/election-2024-biden-campaign-updates-trump/

USA TODAY
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Haley.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/07/05/replace-biden-trump-age-haley-republicans-election/74288491007/
— Democrats’ cover-up of Biden decline raises hard questions. When did they know the truth?  It’s clear, based on his debate performance and other gaffes we’ve seen in public, that President Joe Biden’s decline must have been obvious to those closest to him. – Nicole Russell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/07/07/biden-age-democrats-drop-out-election/74278327007/

CNN
— There is no historical precedent for Biden dropping out now – Zachary B. Wolf and Amy O’Kruk
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/06/politics/joe-biden-drop-out-precedent-what-matters/index.html

MSN
— Those who benefit from Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI want AA and DEI because they benefit from AA and DEI. Those who benefit from AA and DEI are liberal, moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, have less money than others, non-Protestant, non-German American, have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, and/or are in America illegally. Those who are harmed by AA and DEI are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, heterosexual, have more money than others, Protestant, German American, have ancestors who have been in America for a long time, and/or are citizens of America.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/most-americans-favor-dei-programs-survey/ar-BB1ot0gt

DESERT NEWS
— Democrats move to the left on social issues. – Hanna Seariac (COMMENT: All those who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have dumped me have moved to the left.  All those who have taken adverse actions against me reject planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks. All those who reject direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members have dumped me if not taken adverse actions against me. I should write a book about the aforesaid and the pretexts that they use to dump me if not take adverse actions against me.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrats-move-left-social-issues-192624943.html

SPITZ LAW FIRM
— Employer’s Lies Are Called Pretext (COMMENT: All the justifications that my critics/opponents have used to take adverse actions against me were pretexts. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, the adverse actions that they took against me, and the pretexts that they used. I would focus on those situations in which the real reasons for the adverse actions were a) political affiliation discrimination, b) reverse discrimination, c) age discrimination, d) religious discrimination, e) national origin discrimination, f) my avoiding the Vietnam War draft, and/or g) my suing them. I would focus on my critics/opponents who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who destroy those like me a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on my critics/opponents who blame me the most for defeats that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. I would focus on my critics/opponents who blame me the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.calltherightattorney.com/

July 5, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic governors, including J.B. Pritzker, meet with Biden, who insists he’s in the race to stay – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/03/democratic-governors-including-j-b-pritzker-meet-with-president-joe-biden-at-white-house-amid-growing-unease-within-party/

DAILY HERALD
— Protesters targeting Schneider in the middle of the night went too far. – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240705/opinion/daily-herald-opinion-protesters-targeting-schneider-in-the-middle-of-the-night-went-too-far/

ABC7
— Biden vows to stay in race, told governors he’s in good health after medical checkup.  A source said he had a ‘brief’ exam because of his cold. – Rachel Scott
https://abc7chicago.com/post/president-biden-told-governors-he-had-medical-checkup-sources/15029075/
— IL Gov. JB Pritzker, Democratic governors say they have Biden’s back after ‘candid and open’ meeting. – Craig Wall and Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/post/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-goes-dc-meet-president/15025592/
— If Biden drops out, who could replace him? A look at possible candidates. Several major Democrats have pledged support for Biden after the debate. – Ivan Pereira
https://abc7chicago.com/post/could-replace-biden-he-drops-harris-does-better/15028101/
— Biden privately signals ‘open mind’ on path forward, sees next few days as critical. “This is false,” a White House spokesman said. – Rachel Scott and Rick Klein
https://abc7chicago.com/post/president-joe-biden-privately-signals-open-mind-path/15024934/
— 2 women, boy killed in Grand Crossing shooting; 2 boys critically wounded
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shooting-2-women-killed-3-boys-critically/15028437/

CBS2
— Chicago mass shooting leaves 2 women dead, 3 children critically hurt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqvvnRL6Lg8

WGN9
— At least 9 killed, dozens shot across Chicago in violent July Fourth. – Andrea Medina, Anna Roberts
https://wgntv.com/news/chicagocrime/chicago-july-fourth-shootings/

FOX32
— Biden tells governors he needs more sleep as calls to step down grow. President Biden hits the Midwest on Friday in an effort to kickstart his campaign. This as calls from within the Democratic party grow for him to step aside. (COMMENT: Since 2000, instead of sleeping, I have spent a tremendous amount of time putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and sending them out.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1480638
— July 4th mass shooting: Chicago women died shielding children from gunfire. – Tia Ewing
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/july-4th-mass-shooting-chicago-mom-died-shielding-1-year-old-from-gunfire
— July 4th mass shooting: 2 women and 1 child dead, 2 more children in critical condition. – Will Hager
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/july-4th-mass-shooting-chicago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1Ec7qbOxJk

WBEZ
— President Biden finds JB Pritzker and other Democratic governors complimentary and critical in White House meeting. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with the governors in an hourlong White House discussion described by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz as ‘honest and open’ and by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker as “candid.” But the president also heard comments and questions that ranged from complimentary to ‘a little targeted.’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://www.wbez.org/government-politics/dnc-2024/2024/07/04/president-biden-trump-debate-pritzker-harris-democratic-governors-meeting-walz-newsom-moore-whitmer

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more discrimination in Evanston against its remaining residents who have demographics that vote for Republicans.
https://evanstonroundtable.com/2024/07/04/fourth-of-july-parades-seeds-of-change-theme-championed-by-participants/

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Northern Illinois RNC delegate Jan Klaas says issues, not personality matter in her support for Donald Trump – Maria Gardner Lara
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/illinois/2024-07-05/northern-illinois-rnc-delegate-says-issues-not-personality-matter-in-her-support-for-donald-trump

CHICAGO CONTRARIAN
— Mayor Johnson’s Call for Reparations Ignores Chicago’s Most Serious Problems. – JACK LUCEY
https://www.chicagocontrarian.com/blog/mayor-johnson-reparations-chicago-serious-problems

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Republican candidates and elected officials who walked with the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) entry in Wheaton’s Independence Day parade included Jeff Castle, Grant Eckhoff, Amy Grant, Richard Jorgensen, Seth Lewis, Amber Quirk, and Kenton Skarin. I walked with the MTRO entry, but according to one of the aforesaid, because I did not wear a MTRO shirt or a shirt with one of the candidates’ or elected officials’ names on it, I did not really walk with the MTRO entry. According to my critics/opponents, the more that I do to help elect a candidate, the more votes that candidate loses. I should write a book about Republican participation in Wheaton Independence Day parades since 1978. I started serving as the Republican fundraiser for the parades in 2005, but my anti-conservative, that is, anti-Republican critics/opponents ended that in 2021. In my book, I would focus on those who have worked the hardest to diminish/stop Republican participation in the parades. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOUSA ILLINOIS
— Yesterday, before the parade started, I had a conversation with one of the leaders of my critics/opponents in Wheaton. He justified the many big adverse actions that he and his followers have taken against me since the 1980s, including ending my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021. According to him, I cause all my own problems. What did I do? During the 1980s, I successfully fought Wheaton’s efforts to install a traffic signal at Harrison and President and I sued Wheaton, its favorite developer, Milton Township, and DuPage County. More recently, I led successful efforts to stop video gambling and the sale of pot in Wheaton. But since 2015, their unmitigated hatred against Trump has ever-increasingly increased and I refuse to share their unmitigated hatred against Trump. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What do your critics/opponents do? My critics/opponents destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate, who refuse to glorify and praised them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or who refuse to give them money. They blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and/or for everyone’s problems. They blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. They reject planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. They have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work. They despise if not hate those who my demographics including my religion and national origin. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. They would love it. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Who do your critics/opponents blame their problems on? My critics/opponents who are liberal/moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, veteran, have less money than others, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time blame their problems on those who are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, heterosexual, draft avoider, have more money than they have, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

DUPAGE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— The DuPage Republican Society. Become A Member Today! (COMMENT: Yesterday, I applied to be a $240/year member. Will my critics/opponents within the DCRCC reject my application? My critics/opponents blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000. They especially blame me for George Ryan not seeking a second term, Jim Ryan’s and Jim Durkin’s losses in 2002, Andy McKenna’s loss in 2004, Bill Brady’s and Judy Baar Topinka’s losses in 2006, Bill Brady’s loss in 2010, Mark Kirk’s loss in 2016, Paul Hinds’ and Bruce Rauner’s and Peter Roskam’s losses in 2018, and Greg Hart’s and Richard Irvin’s losses in 2022.)
https://dupagegop.com/become-a-member/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Chicago alderman pushes harsher penalties for crimes committed wearing facemasks – Glenn Minnis
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_4c965556-3979-11ef-81d8-cba6bf2e1afa.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Third House Democrat calls for Biden to drop out of race. – Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/4/third-house-democrat-calls-biden-drop-out-race/
— Media concealed Biden’s cognitive decline because they hate Trump. Reporters turned on president only when the lie became impossible to sustain. – Tim Murtaugh
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/4/media-concealed-bidens-cognitive-decline-because-t/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— What caused the Biden-era illegal immigration spike?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/premium/3056275/what-caused-the-biden-era-illegal-immigration-spike/

NEW YORK POST
— This 5,500-mile loophole may be the SMALLEST one in Biden’s ‘border crackdown’ – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2024/07/04/opinion/this-5500-mile-loophole-may-be-the-smallest-one-in-bidens-border-crackdown/
— Biden loses train of thought in Fourth of July speech to vets. – Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/07/04/us-news/biden-loses-train-of-thought-in-fourth-of-july-speech-to-vets/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Wokeness is weakness – Nick Lopez
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/07/wokeness_is_weakness.html
— Mount Rushmore, make room for Trump – Bucky Fox
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/07/mount_rushmore_make_room_for_trump.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— America’s never-ending war of independence. – Kenneth Abramowitz (COMMENT: My critics/opponents promote dependency on government and charity, if not socialism, if not communism, if not dictatorship.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/07/04/americas-never-ending-war-of-independence-1470136/

DAILY CALLER
— Sanctuary Cities Crack Down On Shelter Programs After Rolling Out Red Carpet For Illegal Migrants – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/04/sanctuary-cities-cut-back-migrant-shelters/
— Lauren Boebert called “racist” for saying Karine Jean-Pierre is a “DEI hire” – Alex Bollinger

FOX NEWS
— Former U.S. Space Force officer loses retirement after speaking out against DEI – Hannah Grossman , Alba Cuebas-Fantauzzi (COMMENT: I not only spoke out against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, I because an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 that charged by GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, they wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/space-force-commander-lost-pension-criticizing-crt-military-says-gut-punch-betrayal

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— The questions about Biden’s age and fitness are reminiscent of another campaign: Reagan’s in 1984. – LAURIE KELLMAN (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://apnews.com/article/biden-reagan-age-president-trump-debate-292069ac97df6841ae84c215e63c84ec

MSN
— Woke New Yorkers whine America ‘doesn’t deserve a birthday party’ – Rachel Bowman (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 1978 to destroy Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks.)
https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/other/woke-new-yorkers-whine-america-doesn-t-deserve-a-birthday-party/ar-BB1pqn75
— Lauren Boebert called “racist” for saying Karine Jean-Pierre is a “DEI hire” – Alex Bollinger (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/lauren-boebert-called-racist-for-saying-karine-jean-pierre-is-a-dei-hire/ar-BB1plnM4
— To promote reparations is to promote more hatred against those who have demographics that vote for Republicans.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chicago-s-progressive-mayor-brandon-johnson-claims-reparations-will-help-tackle-the-cycle-of-violence-amid-a-17-per-cent-surge-in-crime/ar-AA1ma3LW

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Major Democratic Donors Devise Plans to Pressure Biden to Step Aside. The president appears intent on remaining on the ballot, while wealthy donors are discussing plans to put their money elsewhere. – Kenneth P. Vogel, Theodore Schleifer and Lauren Hirsch
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/04/us/politics/biden-donors.html
— Student Loan Borrowers Owe $1.6 Trillion. Nearly Half Aren’t Paying. Millions of people are overdue on their federal loans or still have them paused — and court rulings keep upending collection efforts. – Stacy Cowley
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/02/business/student-loan-nonpayment.html

USA TODAY
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/07/05/sarah-mcbride-running-first-trans-person-congress-election/74197445007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Biden Tries to Prove He Is Still Democrats’ Best Bet. President suggests to governors that he should avoid events that begin after 8 p.m. – Ken Thomas
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/biden-tries-to-prove-he-is-still-democrats-best-bet-66fcd5ac
— Sign Snatchers Beware, That Campaign Poster Might Have an AirTag. The tracking devices leave thieves dumbfounded—and occasionally facing criminal charges. – James Fanelli
https://www.wsj.com/politics/campaign-signs-stolen-apple-airtag-tracking-e7d17efb
— The IRS Has a High-Earner Delusion. The agency can’t find all those wealthy tax cheats that Democrats swear exist. – Editorial (COMMENT: I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-audits-wealthiest-americans-tigta-report-steven-mnuchin-janet-yellen-4d3f678c
— Only the Fed Can Rekindle America’s Love for Cars. New-vehicle sales are stuck in middle gear as high interest rates and high prices push less affluent consumers into the secondhand market. – Stephen Wilmot (COMMENT: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise/hate cars and especially American-nameplate cars.)
https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/only-the-fed-can-rekindle-americas-love-for-cars-5f0f3d4d

NEW REPUBLIC
— Pritzker Floated as Biden Replacement Issues Dire Warning. Pritzker warned Joe Biden has to prove himself once more.
https://newrepublic.com/post/183420/democratic-governor-pritzker-biden-issues-dire-warning

June 24, 2024

Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Who do you want the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman to be and why? What education, work experience, and political, fundraising, professional, financial, etc. accomplishments do you want that person to have? What proof do you want that shows that person has defended and advanced and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform including its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks? I should write a book about what past IRP chairmen have done to defend and advance the aforesaid planks. It would be an extremely thin book. Obviously, the next IRP chairman cannot have any skeletons in his/her closets and has to be in a position to spend lots of their time and money to make the IRP successful, that is, to elect Republican candidates who can and will defend the Republican Party platform. The IRP has to dump its “Democrat Lite” policy of attracting independent voters by dumping conservative voters. All Republicans should promote the Republican Party platform.

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— At least 29 people shot, 8 fatally, over the weekend, police say; 5 shooting victims were under 18 – ADRIANA PÉREZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/23/at-least-19-people-shot-7-fatally-over-the-weekend-police-say-5-shooting-victims-were-teens/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/06/23/pro-life-donald-trump-abortion-debate-states-pro-choice-joe-biden-kamala-harris-roe-dobbs

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/illinois-abortion-policy-providers-reflect-dobbs-anniversary

ABC7
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-pride-guide-what-to-know-pride-parade-fest/14982265/
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/our-chicago-lgbtq-community-mobilizes-equality-voters-ahead-of-2024-election/ar-BB1oJM91

NBC5
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/2024-chicago-pride-parade-to-step-off-with-modified-route-and-other-notable-changes-heres-what-to-know/3470564/

WGN RADIO
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://wgnradio.com/wgn-plus/steve-dales-other-world/lgbtq-members-over-represent-teenage-runaways/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.shawlocal.com/daily-chronicle/2024/06/24/pro-abortion-organizers-say-they-worry-about-whats-next-2-years-after-roe-decision/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pritzker reveling in his self-appointed role as name-caller-in-chief – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pritzker-reveling-in-his-self-appointed-role-as-name-caller-in-chief/article_7326a702-c68d-579a-a627-218995aabf49.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WSIL TV
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/dobbs-2-years-later-out-of-state-medical-providers-flock-to-illinois-for-abortion-training/article_c1c5509d-4a60-5dce-9e2f-64906ef36c98.html
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/dobbs-ruling-keeps-abortion-backers-energized-as-opponents-grasp-for-messaging/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-everything-is-at-stake-for-reproductive-rights-in-2024-harris-says-as-biden-trump-debate-nears/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-planned-parenthood-announces-that-it-will-spend-40-million-ahead-of-novembers-election/
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/kentucky/everything-is-at-stake-for-reproductive-rights-in-2024-harris-says-as-biden-trump-debate/article_b64b667d-041c-515d-a95a-5b0bab14fdc5.html
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/biden-campaign-to-mark-second-anniversary-of-roe-reversal-as-he-makes-abortion-rights-a/article_100c5ce1-10ef-535e-b55e-f145a30df480.html

CHOOSE CHICAGO
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.choosechicago.com/event/chicago-tap-theatre-presents-can-you-hear-us-now-the-queer-tap-dance-revolution/2024-06-23/2/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

DOUG IBENDAHL
— The tragic tale of Illinois GOP chair Don Tracy  (COMMENT: Who does Tracy want the next Illinois Republican Party chairman to be and why?)
https://dougelstonibendahl.substack.com/p/the-tragic-tale-of-illinois-gop-chair

WIREPOINTS
— Administrative bloat: Chicagoland’s most bureaucratic school districts – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/administrative-bloat-chicagolands-most-bureaucratic-school-districts-wirepoints/
— Gotion sparks new clash in Manteno, and where is Rep. Krishnamoorthi? – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/gotion-sparks-new-clash-in-manteno-and-where-is-rep-krishnamoorthi-wirepoints/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Sen. Lindsey Graham: Democrats are targeting Supreme Court justices because they’re conservative. – Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/23/lindsey-graham-sc-republican-democrats-targeting-c/
— Almost half of U.S. electric car owners want to switch back to gas-powered cars. – Brad Matthews
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/22/46-of-us-electric-car-owners-want-to-switch-back-t/
— Bill for student-loan cancellations comes in — nearly $3,100 per household. – Jennifer Harper (COMMENT: Did you have to work your way through college? I did. If you had to work your way through college and did, how would your life been different if you had gotten student-loan? If I had gotten a student-loan, my GPA at UIC 1966-1968 and at NIU 1969-1970 would have been much higher because I spent far too many hours working all the part-time hours for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 instead of studying. I would have majored in accounting instead of management. I would have transferred from UIC to NIU much sooner than I did if not started at NIU in 1966. I would have gotten much better job offers than I did.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/23/inside-beltway-bill-student-loan-cancellations-com/

NEW YORK POST
— Fired-up New Yorkers push feds to close troublesome migrant tent city: ‘No more’ – Valentina Jaramillo and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon (COMMENT: Where will Democrats and RINOs put their tent cities in your county, township, municipality, and school district?)
https://nypost.com/2024/06/23/us-news/fired-up-new-yorkers-protest-troublesome-migrant-tent-city-were-going-to-keep-the-pressure-on/
— Mayor Adams’ budget quietly installs a permanent ‘migrant crisis’ spending spree. – Nicole Gelinas (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, America, Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district will ever-increasingly spend more and more and more taxpayer dollars to provide illegals with housing, food, clothes, education, medical care, etc.)
https://nypost.com/2024/06/23/opinion/mayor-adams-quietly-makes-citys-migrant-crisis-permanent/
— Illinois may return land stolen 175 years ago from a Prairie Band Potawatomi chief – AP (COMMENT: What do the tribes that owned that land before the Potawatomi did have to say about that?)
https://nypost.com/2024/06/23/us-news/us-may-return-land-stolen-175-years-ago-from-a-prairie-band-potawatomi-chief/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Logic in All the Madness. The Biden administration’s agendas may have fundamentally changed the country for decades, if not longer—and will require tough remedies that may be almost as unpopular as the wreckage they wrought. – Victor Davis Hanson
https://amgreatness.com/2024/06/24/the-logic-in-all-the-madness/
— The Bidenvasion is Worse Than You Thought—and Biden’s Wimpy Executive Orders Aren’t Gonna Cut It. Too little, too late, Joe. Democrats opened the floodgates to millions of illegal aliens and flooded our communities with crime, poverty, and violence… and it’s getting worse. – Victoria Manning
https://amgreatness.com/2024/06/24/the-bidenvasion-is-worse-than-you-thought-and-bidens-wimpy-executive-orders-arent-gonna-cut-it/
— Joe Biden’s Executive Amnesty Is Illegal, Unjust and Self-Defeating. Biden, like Obama before him, may view himself as a king. But unlike Britain’s king, America’s president must face the voters when he seeks reelection. And therein lies the rub. – Josh Hammer
https://amgreatness.com/2024/06/24/joe-bidens-executive-amnesty-is-illegal-unjust-and-self-defeating/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The new White House Associate Communications Director is an antisemitic sexual fetishist – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/06/the_new_white_house_associate_communications_director_is_an_antisemitic_sexual_fetishist.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Joe Biden is acting like a dictator – Mark Meckler
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/06/22/joe-biden-is-acting-like-a-dictator-1467628/

DAILY WIRE
— Senator Warren: Democrats Want ‘A Pathway To Citizenship’ For All Illegal Aliens. (COMMENT: Illegals vote for Democrats. Illegals have the following demographics that vote of Democrats: a) want/need/demand massive government assistance, b) lack education and/or job skills, c) have health problems, d) non-English speaking, e) minority, f) female, g) younger, h) LGBTQ, and/or h) non-Protestant.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/senator-warren-democrats-want-a-pathway-to-citizenship-for-all-illegal-aliens

FEDERALIST
— Congress’s NDAA ‘Merit Provision’ Enables More Of The Identity Politics Destroying Our Military – WILLIAM A. WOODRUFF
https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/24/congress-must-do-more-to-halt-the-biden-dods-woke-agenda-thats-destroying-our-military/

FOX NEWS
— Campaign walks back Trump’s green card promise. Conservative critics lashed out at recent Trump proposal. – Michael Lee (COMMENT: One could argue that both Trump and Biden were born with silver spoons in their mouths. One could stress that because of that. neither had to work their way through college, neither had to compete against minorities, females, or foreigners for jobs, that is, neither had to fight Affirmative Action or DEI, that is, neither had to fight political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, or age discrimination.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/campaign-walks-back-trumps-green-card-promise

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— The Media Rushes to Rescue Biden – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/06/the-media-rushes-to-rescue-biden-week-at-legal-insurrection/

NEWSMAX
— Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Confronts Republican on Project 2025 Plan to Gut Government. – Natalie Venegas (COMMENT: Democrats run the federal government. They use Republican-led budget cuts first to get rid of their few remaining Republican employees and then their employees who are White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. That is what the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 did. I should write a book about that. They would succeeded in getting rid of me much sooner than they did if I had not a) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) became a licensed CPA in 1981, d) became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Government Financial Manager in 1994, Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997, and e) earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.newsweek.com/michael-steele-confronts-kevin-roberts-project-2025-plan-gut-government-1916162
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee confronted Kevin Roberts, president of The Heritage Foundation, on Saturday over Project 2025—a plan that includes firing up to 50,000 federal government workers.)
— Lindsey Graham Rips ‘Lawless’ Biden Over Border – Charlie McCarthy
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lindsey-graham-biden-lawless/2024/06/23/id/1169815/

ZERO HEDGE
— Welfare Offices Providing Voter Registration Forms To Illegals Without Proof Of Citizenship – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/welfare-offices-providing-voter-registration-forms-illegals-without-proof-citizenship

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Illinois may soon return land the US stole from a Prairie Band Potawatomi chief 175 years ago – AP (COMMENT: What do the tribes that owned that land before the Potawatomi did have to say about that?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/ap/ap-u-s-news/ap-illinois-may-soon-return-land-the-us-stole-from-a-prairie-band-potawatomi-chief-175-years-ago/
— Biden sees older voters emerge as bright spot – JULIA MANCHESTER (COMMENT: To get votes from older voters who are the following, anticipate/expect that Biden will ever-increasingly promise to give them more preference: liberal/moderate, minority, female, unmarried, LGBTQ, non-rich, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4734369-joe-biden-donald-trump-older-voters-seniors/

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats ever-increasingly shout at those who have demographics that vote for Democrats that Republicans cause all their problems.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/10/05/america-is-divided-on-whom-to-blame-for-black-americans-challenges-in-getting-ahead/
— Millennials had it bad financially, but Gen Z may have it worse. Today’s young adults are spending more on housing and car insurance than millennials did. They’re also more likely to be in debt, despite higher wages and more jobs. – Abha Bhattarai and Federica Cocco (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, that is, back in the 1970s, it took me only 25 months to earn and save enough to buy a new town home in University Park — 15 months working for IRS, 18 months working part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights, and 7 months working full-time for that store before that. During that time, I earned and saved enough to also buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971 and to pay for graduate evening business courses at Loyola in 1972.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/06/22/gen-z-millennials-debt-inflation/

USA TODAY
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2024/06/24/trans-kids-gender-affirming-care-parents-rights/74090131007/

NBC NEWS
— Biden campaign co-chair signals the president will bring up Trump’s conviction during debate. Mitch Landrieu said the audience for Thursday’s debate will know former President Donald Trump is “a twice-impeached convicted felon.” – Alexandra Marquez (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted about, if not crowed about, the adverse actions that they took against me. Those adverse actions include a) removing me from the Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions committee this year, b) ending my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) ending my bid to be selected to fill the Wheaton City Council West District vacancy in 2019, d) ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, e) ending my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, f) ending my Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, g) ending my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee membership in 2007, h) almost getting ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, i) ending my bid to serve as the MTRO Treasurer in 2004, j) ending my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors membership in 2004, k) ending my GAO employment in 1997, l) etc.).
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/biden-campaign-co-chair-signals-bring-trumps-conviction-debate-rcna158472

CNN
— Democrats ever-increasingly shout at those who have demographics that vote for Democrats that Republicans cause all their problems.
https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/30/us/black-privilege/index.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/lgbtq-librarians-grapple-with-attacks-on-books-and-on-themselves/

MSN
— Trump campaign in fear of plots by ‘disloyal’ right-wing convention delegates. – Tom Boggioni (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being conservative, right-wing, extremist, and even worse things.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-campaign-in-fear-of-plots-by-disloyal-right-wing-convention-delegates-report/ar-BB1oHQhj?item=flightsprg-tipsubsc-v1a?season
— Senate resolution apologizes to ‘hundreds of thousands’ of LGBTQ federal employees – Brooke Migdon (COMMENT: During the 1970s, IRS had very few LGBTQ employees, but my Democrat IRS superiors assigned one to be my desk mate for my last 4 years at IRS.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-resolution-apologizes-to-hundreds-of-thousands-of-lgbtq-federal-employees/ar-BB1ox03D
— New “Great Migration” happening as Americans fleeing woke liberal states to Red states
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/new-great-migration-happening-as-americans-fleeing-woke-liberal-states-to-red-states/ar-BB1jWsIT
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly run America and make it more and more and more clear that they are going to use government to get rid of Republicans once and for all starting with Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/how-trump-and-mike-johnson-s-election-voting-attack-echoes-america-s-racist-past/ar-BB1lFJEn
— Illinois to become 8th state in the U.S. to ban certain types of gun ads
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/illinois-to-become-8th-state-in-the-us-to-ban-certain-types-of-gun-ads/ar-AA1eVtOO

WCBM
— Biden’s Illegal Immigrants Targeting Americans
https://www.wcbm.com/news/trump-bidens-illegal-immigrants-targeting-americans/

X
— Who should pay reparations? Democrats! This should end the debate.
https://x.com/3Sandy7_/status/1803957059672818148
— Who should pay reparations? 85% of Americans alive today are descendants of immigrants who came after 1850. Only 7% of American families owned slaves. –  Matt Nutz
https://x.com/MTnutz/status/1803495751257039349

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Green Lights More Green Cards. He acknowledges the need for human talent to compete with China and the rest of the world. – Editorial (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO employers prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-green-lights-more-green-cards-foreign-students-american-colleges-universities-70f7f3e7

FORBES
— Hiring Bias Against Older Workers – Sheila Callaham (COMMENT: The Democrats who run the federal government use “up-or-out,” that is, they use age discrimination to get rid of their employees who are conservative, Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. For jobs that require a college degree, federal employees have to make GS-13 ($115,439) by age 25, GS-14 ($136,414) by age 30, GS-15 ($160,458) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service ($191,900) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sheilacallaham/2024/06/23/what-employers-must-do-when-hiring-bias-against-older-workers-resists-nudging/

INC.
— Democrat and RINO employers use DEI a) to not hire Republicans and b) to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.inc.com/parul-bhandari/3-steps-to-drive-organizational-culture-change-diversity.html

HR GRAPEVINE
— Are you “woke” enough? (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a Democrat who was minority, female, younger, and/or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.hrgrapevine.com/content/article/are-you-woke-enough-moorepay

EDUCATION WEEK
— Democrats ever-increasingly shout at those who have demographics that vote for Democrats that Republicans cause all their problems.
https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/whos-to-blame-for-the-black-white-achievement-gap/2020/01

NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
— My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always attributed my success in passing tests to those tests being biased in favor of those who share my demographics. But virtually all those who got lower test scores than I did shared my demographics. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I passed all the tests need to earn master’s degrees in finance from IIT in 1997, in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and in business from Loyola in 1976. I passed all the tests needed to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970. I passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970. I passed the postal employment test in 1966.
https://www.nea.org/nea-today/all-news-articles/racist-beginnings-standardized-testing

June 23, 2024

Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) to issue a press release that gives:


a) the names of the two other members of the IRP chairman search committee,
b) the selection process that the committee will use,
c) the qualifications that applicants must have,
d) the requirements that applicants must meet, and
e) the application filing deadline.

Illinois Republicans anxiously await the IRP to then issue press releases that give:


a) the names of all the applicants who met the filing deadline,
b) the names of all those applicants the committee deemed qualified,
c) lots of information on those applicants,
d) how Illinois Republicans can provide input on those applicants to IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members,
e) the date, time, and location of the meeting in which the applicants will give their presentations to the IRP SCC,
f) how Illinois Republicans can attend that meeting,
g) the Zoom link that Illinois Republicans can use to watch the applicant’s presentations at that meeting,
h) the weighted vote that each IRP SCC member has,
i) the weighted vote that each applicant got and from each of the IRP SCC members, and
j) the name of the winning applicant.



I am very interested in learning what each the applicants has done and has promised to do to defend and advance the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I am very interested in learning what position each of the applicants has on direct election of IRP SCC members. It seems to me that the committee will reject applicants who want direct election.



In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized an applicant forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP SCC elected Andy McKenna as IRP’s chairman. The participants in that forum were John Cox, Stephen McGlynn, McKenna, and Jim Nalepa. Jim Oberweis wanted to participate, but could not.



In 2013, I attended the IRP SCC meeting in Springfield at which IRP chairman applicants gave five minute presentations on why they should be the next IRP chairman. Jack Dorgan was selected. The other applicants were Angel Garcia, Jim Nalepa, Mark Shaw, Don Tracy, Joe Walsh, and Lori Yokoyama.



Richard Williamson was the IRP chairman 1999–2001, Lee Daniels 2001–2002, Dallas Ingemunson 2002 (interim), Gary MacDougal, 2002–2002, Judy Baar Topinka 2002–2005, Andrew McKenna 2005–2009, Pat Brady 2009–2013, Jack Dorgan 2013–2014, Tim Schneider 2014–2021; Mark Shaw, Co-Chairman 2018–2024, and Don Tracy 2021–present.



Why is the Illinois Democrat Party (IDP) as successful as the IRP is unsuccessful, that is, what distinguishes IDP leaders from IRP leaders? ANSWER: IDP leaders believe in and defend/advance all the planks in the Democrat Party platform while IRP leaders reject or fail/refuse to defend/advance many planks, if not most planks, if not virtually all the planks in the Republican Party platform. Far too many of them paint themselves as being Democrat Lite and are Democrat Lite. The aforesaid is a direct result of IDP SCC members being directly elected by Democrats while IRP SCC members are not directly elected by Republicans. I should write a book about IRP leaders since 2000 and the planks in the Republican Party platform that they have rejected or failed/refused to defend/advance.



FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES



ABC7
— 11 pro-Palestinian protesters arrested for blocking roadway in the Loop
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-protest-today-11-pro-palestinian-protesters-arrested/14989519/
— Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain vandalized, closed until further notice. Fountain’s pool water dyed red; pro-Palestinian graffiti found.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicagos-buckingham-fountain-vandalized-closed-notice-300-columbus/14988571/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-pride-guide-what-to-know-pride-parade-fest/14982265/
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-pride-fest-thousands-celebrate-lgbtq-community-northalsted/14989330/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2v7SFzQqow



CBS2
— At least 5 people killed, 8 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings – Adam Harrington
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/at-least-3-people-killed-6-wounded-chicago-weekend-shootings/
— Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain closed after being dyed red by protesters overnight – Sara Machi, Jeramie Bizzle, Adam Harrington
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicagos-buckingham-fountain-vandalism/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-pride-fest-begins-in-northalsted-district/



FOX32
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-pride-fest-sizzles-despite-sweltering-heat
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1474950



WBEZ
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wbez.org/reset-with-sasha-ann-simons/2024/06/22/venezuelan-migrant-experience-in-colombia-in-chicago



CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/23/dobbs-2-years-later-out-of-state-medical-providers-flock-to-illinois-for-abortion-training-as-opportunities-dwindle/
— Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain closed after pool water dyed red in apparent pro-Palestine demonstration – DEANESE WILLIAMS-HARRIS, REBECCA JOHNSON, and CLAIRE MALON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/22/buckingham-fountain-vandalism/
— Historic mansion in Wheaton lists for $1.9M – BOB GOLDSBOROUGH  (COMMENT: This home is in my precinct.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/17/mansion-wheaton/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A six-bedroom, 5,208-square-foot Colonial Revival-style house in Wheaton that was designed by architect Jarvis Hunt and built as a summer cottage for those who were part of the nearby Chicago Golf Club has been listed for $1.875 million. Built in 1896 and 1897, the home was developed by the Rev. James Wheaton, who was part of his namesake city’s founding family, as a way to provide summer rental housing for members of Chicago Golf, which had relocated to Wheaton in 1895.)
— The high cost of parenting. The cost of childcare has been steadily rising over many years. – Jill Schlesinger (COMMENT: My wife and I got married in 1978. We both had jobs. My salary was $106,785/year in today’s dollars. In anticipation of having children, we lived on just my salary and saved as much as we could.)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2024/06/17/jill-on-money-the-high-cost-of-parenting/



CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pro-Palestinian protesters who blocked Loop roadway are arrested. Nearly a dozen protesters were taken into custody about 2:41 p.m. Saturday after they allegedly held a demonstration on Franklin Street, police say. Earlier, vandals dropped red dye into Buckingham Fountain and painted pro-Palestinian messages there.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/06/22/pro-palestinian-protesters-loop-buckingham-fountain-city-hall-crime-israel-hamas-war-world-cpd
— Buckingham Fountain closed after vandals dye water red, pro-Palestinian graffiti found. Colin Hinkle, a professional drone pilot, noticed the red dye mixing with the green water of the fountain early Saturday morning and saw spray paint on the ground that read, “Gaza is bleeding” and “Stop the genocide.” ‘That’s when I realized it was a protest,’ Hinkle said. – Kayleigh Padar and Dorothy Hernandez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/06/22/buckingham-fountain-closed-vandalism
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nextvoices/2024/06/22/lgbtq-pride-inclusivity-christopher-bigelow-healthcare-housing-wages-chicago-next-voices
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/pride/2024/06/22/chicago-pride-fest-lgbtq-lake-view-jojo-siwa-natasha-bedingfield-drag-shows-dance-music-celebration
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/2024/06/23/canada-introduction-democracy-solutions-chicago-illinois-immigration-asylum-seekers-refugee-claimaints-toronto



DAILY HERALD
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Democrats and RINOs blame following planks in the Republican Party platform for Republican loses: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving). But Republican failure/refusal to defend and advance the aforesaid planks is the real reason for the loses:
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240622/editorials/daily-herald-opinion-illinois-republicans-need-a-more-centrist-message-unity-to-regain-relevancy/



DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion in DeKalb.
https://www.shawlocal.com/gallery/2024/06/23/dekalb-rallies-for-abortion-access-ahead-of-november-election/



KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ in Batavia.
https://www.shawlocal.com/kane-county-chronicle/2024/06/21/batavia-adopts-new-flag-policy-amid-controversy-over-city-hall-flags/



SHAW LOCAL
— Biden and allied Republicans are trying to rally GOP women in swing state suburbs away from trump.  (COMMENT: RINOs would rather see Biden elected than Trump. I should write about the biggest RINOs who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.shawlocal.com/news/2024/06/23/biden-and-allied-republicans-are-trying-to-rally-gop-women-in-swing-state-suburbs-away-from-trump/
— Trump endorses Ten Commandments in schools, implores evangelical Christians to vote in November.
https://www.shawlocal.com/news/2024/06/23/trump-endorses-ten-commandments-in-schools-implores-evangelical-christians-to-vote-in-november/



FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump urges evangelicals to vote in November, champions Ten Commandments in schools. – AP (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Republican candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who are the most anti-Evangelical.)
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-urges-evangelicals-to-vote-in-november-champions-ten-commandments-in-schools-faith-freedom-coalition-politics-gop-republican-party-president-joe-biden-abortion-debate-roe-v-wade-criminal-cases-guilty-conviction-falsifying-records



WCIA
— Democrats ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift against Trump.
https://www.wcia.com/news/national/trump-cant-shake-off-taylor-swift-talk-in-courting-young-voters-2/



CHOOSE CHICAGO
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.choosechicago.com/event/chicago-tap-theatre-presents-can-you-hear-us-now-the-queer-tap-dance-revolution/2024-06-23/1/



FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES



WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump flashes his preferences for high-skilled workers in immigration debate – Seth McLaughlin  (COMMENT: Democrat employers want employees who vote for Democrat candidates. RINO employers want employees who will work for less money.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/21/donald-trump-flashes-his-preferences-for-high-skil/
— The left’s war on the American dream – Robert Knight (COMMENT: By the time I was 49 in 1997, I was able to earn a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, a professional license, and $150,075/year in today’s dollars. But I would not have been able to do that if I was 49 today because of Democrat and RINO success in using Affirmative Action and DEI to destroy the American Dream for those who share my demographics.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/22/lefts-war-on-american-dream/



WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden’s migrant crime wave heats up – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3055241/biden-migrant-crime-wave-heats-up/
— Sliding down the IVF slippery slope – Ben Rothove
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3054574/sliding-down-the-ivf-slippery-slope/



AMERICAN THINKER
— Republican Party at a crossroads: Which path it chooses will determine America’s fate. – Eric Utter (COMMENT: If the Republican Party goes Democrat Lite, that is, if it fails/refuses to defend/advance its platform, not only America is doomed, the world is doomed.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/06/republican_party_at_a_crossroads_which_path_it_chooses_will_determine_america_s_fate.html
— Antisemitism vs. anti-Israelism – Walter E. Block
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/06/antisemitism_vs_anti_israelism.html



BREITBART
— Donald Trump Vows Not ‘To Give One Penny’ to Schools with Vaccine, Mask Mandates, ‘Keep Men Out of Women’s Sports’ – ELIZABETH WEIBEL
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/06/22/donald-trump-vows-not-to-give-one-penny-to-schools-with-vaccine-mask-mandates-keep-men-out-of-womens-sports/
— ‘Shameful’: White House Statements on Killings of Rachel Morin, Jocelyn Nungaray Fail to Mention Suspects Are Illegals. – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/06/22/shameful-white-house-statements-killings-rachel-morin-jocelyn-nungaray-fail-mention-suspects-are-illegals/



DAILY SIGNAL
— Trump Vows to Combat Agencies Weaponized Against Christians. – Fred Lucas (COMMENT: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government and my critics/opponents in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have used against me the most my having been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/22/trump-vows-task-force-investigate-anti-christian-bias/



NEWSMAX
— Trump: Biden’s Illegal Immigrants Targeting Americans. – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/trump-biden-immigration/2024/06/22/id/1169771/
— Illegals Better off Under Biden – Hung Cao
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/hung-cao-virginia-senate/2024/06/22/id/1169753/



TOWNHALL
— New York City Democrat Mayor Eric Adams insisted that the United States “needs” illegal immigrants. – Sarah Arnold  (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that soon, if not already, Democrat and RINO leaders of your municipality will insist the same thing.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/print/2640818
— This FY Alone, More Than 13K Criminal Illegal Aliens Arrested In the U.S. – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/06/21/this-fy-alone-more-than-13k-criminal-illegal-aliens-arrested-in-the-us-n2640802



FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES



THE HILL
— Illinois may soon return land the US stole from a Prairie Band Potawatomi chief 175 years ago – AP (COMMENT: How long have your ancestors been in Illinois? Mine have been in Illinois since 1844. If I had run for a government office, my critics/opponents would have stressed that my ancestors on my father’s side homesteaded a 240-acre farm in southeast Crete Township in 1854 and that resulted in my living in 1286 Wood Street in Crete 1948-1972 and my inheriting that home in 2022.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/ap/ap-u-s-news/ap-illinois-may-soon-return-land-the-us-stole-from-a-prairie-band-potawatomi-chief-175-years-ago/
— How much money do you need to make to be in the top 5% in your state? – NICK JACHIM (COMMENT: In Illinois, it is $504,800/year. The median annual income in Illinois is $78,304.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/4733245-how-much-money-do-you-need-to-make-to-be-in-the-top-5-in-your-state/



NEW YORK TIMES
— Boys Are Struggling. Male Kindergarten Teachers Are Here to Help. – Claire Cain Miller (COMMENT: My parents sent me to kindergarten at Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete in 1953. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that against me. They have always hinted/implied/agued/shouted that proved that my parents were filthy rich. But my father never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He did not buy a new car until he was 45 in 1967 and it was a bottom of the line 6-cylinder 2-door Chevrolet. My mother never attended high school. She stayed home and raised my brother and I.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/06/23/upshot/male-kindergarten-teachers.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Boys are falling behind in school. They are less likely than girls to be ready for kindergarten. They read at lower levels. They graduate from high school at lower rates. This gender gap in education has significantly widened just in the last generation. One group is uniquely positioned to help put boys on the right track in their first year of formal schooling: men who teach kindergarten. Yet only around 3 percent of kindergarten teachers are men. Many studies show that older boys benefit from having male teachers. There hasn’t been as much research on the youngest students and their teachers — in large part because there are so few male teachers in early education to begin with. Still, it stands to reason that men who teach kindergarten can make a difference for boys, said Thomas S. Dee, a Stanford professor who has for decades researched the effect of teacher demographics on students.)



USA TODAY
— To be VP for Trump, loyalty and TV presence count. Sarah Huckabee Sanders fits the bill. – Sarah D. Wire
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/06/22/sarah-huckabee-sanders-trump-vp-pick/73958511007/



YELLOWHAMMER NEWS
— Biden is making it easier for non-citizens to register to vote, Alabama Secretary of State charges. (COMMENT: Do not anticipate/expect that Democrat election officials will stop illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Democrats.)
https://yellowhammernews.com/biden-is-making-it-easier-for-non-citizens-to-register-to-vote-alabama-secretary-of-state-charges/



WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Plan for Democratic Convention: Bash Chicago as a Mess. Republicans are expected to highlight problems with migrants and crime in host city; security officials brace for Gaza protests. – John McCormick and Douglas Belkin
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/democratic-convention-chicago-protests-republicans-election-2516fe80

June 19, 2024

LINKS TO ARTICLES CONCERNING THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE AT THE END OF THIS NEWSLETTER

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Former President Trump holds rally in Racine – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-rally-racine-former-president-heads-wisconsin/14970940/
— Opposition grows to Chicago migrants eviction policy for shelter stays, many ask mayor to reconsider – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/post/little-village-community-council-opposes-evicting-chicago-migrants/14972671/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ in Chicago. I should write a book about those LGBTQ-promoters who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican elected officials in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-pride-parade-2024-abc7-chicago-broadcasts-parade/14970212/
https://headtopics.com/us/abc-7-chicago-celebrates-pride-with-live-broadcast-from-54435131

NBC5
— How much reparations do Democrats and RINOs want you to pay?
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/brandon-johnson-chicago-reparations-task-force-goals/3467117/

CBS2
— With RNC weeks away, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker ramps up attacks on Trump – Chris Tye (COMMENT: Who were the attack dogs that your critics/opponents have used? I should write about my critics/opponents and the attack dogs that they have used a) to remove me from the Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee this year, b) to end my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) to end my bid to be selected to fill a Wheaton City Council West District vacancy in 2019, d) to gerrymander my precinct in 2015, e) to end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, f) to end my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, g) to end my service as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) to end my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee membership in 2007, i) to almost get ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, j) to end my bid to serve as the MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) to end my service as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors member in 2004.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/trump-pritzker-politics-2024-milwaukee/

FOX32
— ‘Americans last and illegals first’: Reaction to Biden taking immigration action. President Joe Biden made big waves on Tuesday with an executive order protecting certain undocumented immigrants. The move aims to benefit undocumented spouses and/or parents of legal American citizens. (COMMENT: Biden ever-increasingly promotes more illegal immigration.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1472795

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump cancels stay at his Chicago hotel during Milwaukee Republican convention after word leaks out. Despite preparations being made in Chicago for former President Donald Trump to stay at the Trump Tower during the GOP convention, the campaign on Tuesday announced an apparent change in plans. – Tina Sfondeles and Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/06/18/donald-trump-chicago-hotel-milwaukee-republican-national-convention
— If you are the following, Democrats ever-increasingly foist the sins of your forefathers on you. If you are the following, and your ancestors have been in America for a long time, Democrats ever-increasingly stress how long your ancestors have been in America: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, married, gun owner, Protestant, and/or German American. My ancestors have been in America since 1844. In my defense, I stress that they always lived in northeast Illinois, that they never were in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone. In 1921, on my father’s side, they operated Crete’s only hardware store. On my mother’s side, they operated a farm in Grant Park along the Indiana border. In the Civil War, Democrats fought to preserve slavery, Republicans fought to end slavery. The more that Democrats promote Juneteenth, the more evidence that Democrats are succeeding in painting today’s Republicans as being yesterday’s Confederates.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/06/18/juneteenth-remember-tulsa-race-massacre-1921-suppression-history-books-national-monument-ben-jealous

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/19/chicago-area-immigrants-hopeful-over-bidens-executive-order-that-offers-pathways-to-citizenship-to-spouses-of-us-citizens/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ in Skokie.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/18/skokie-to-hold-pride-fest-june-23/
— Will County executive vetoes hiring Robert Schillerstrom as landfill consultant – MICHELLE MULLINS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/18/will-county-executive-vetoes-hiring-robert-schillerstrom-as-landfill-consultant/
— Beware being Joe Biden’s attack dog, Gov. Pritzker. Flatulence can blow back. – Editorial (COMMENT: Who were the attack dogs that your critics/opponents have used? I should write about my critics/opponents and the attack dogs that they have used a) to remove me from the Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee this year, b) to end my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) to end my bid to be selected to fill a Wheaton City Council West District vacancy in 2019, d) to gerrymander my precinct in 2015, e) to end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, f) to end my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, g) to end my service as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) to end my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee membership in 2007, i) to almost get ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, j) to end my bid to serve as the MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) to end my service as an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors member in 2004.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/18/editorial-jb-pritzker-donald-trump-attacks/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Southern Poverty Law Center flags Naperville-based Awake Illinois as a hate group. – TESS KENNY (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) were hate groups. I would focus on those who ended my TAPROOT chairmanship in 2012 and who ended my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/18/naperville-awake-illinois-southern-poverty-law-center-hate-map/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Naperville-based Awake Illinois was called out as one of 1,430 hate and anti-government extremist groups operating in the U.S. in 2023 by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Awake group, which espouses anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and advocates against sex education in schools, was flagged by the center in its Year in Hate & Extremism report. The annually published report, the center says, is a “comprehensive analysis of the groups and organizational infrastructure upholding white supremacy in the United States.” It includes a “hate map,” tracking groups that land on the center’s hate and extremism radar by state as well as several observed trends in recent hard-right activity. In its latest analysis, the center found that 39 different hate and anti-government extremist groups were active in Illinois last year. Those, according to the center, included Awake Illinois. Other Illinois groups cited by the center include Partners for Ethical Care, an anti-gender affirming group in Chicago, and several local chapters of the conservative parental rights group Moms for Liberty. Asked for comment, Awake Illinois founder and President Shannon Adcock deferred to a video statement on the group’s X (formerly Twitter) account. “Awake Illinois is designated a ‘hate group’ by the totally not respected and fully absurd joke of an organization known as the Southern Poverty Law Center,” the group posted to X earlier this month. “Awake Illinois continues to be a thorn in the side of government bootlickers, child exploiters, anti-Americans, Marxists and people with no sense of humor whatsoever.” Awake’s statement goes on to thank the center “for this amazing 3rd anniversary gift.” The group was founded in May 2021. The statement ends with “Can’t cancel us!”  From her own X account, Adcock wrote, “I’d like to thank the SPLC for this award,” followed by a laughing crying emoji, in a June 4 post. The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Mongomery, Alabama, has been publishing an annual census of hate groups operating within the United States every year since 1990. The tally encompasses several different types of groups under the larger umbrella of hate and extremism. Ideologies the center’s hate map covers include anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ+, conspiracy propagandists, Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi and racist skinhead, among others. Awake was deemed a “general anti-government” group, which, per the law center’s website, are groups that are “part of the anti-democratic hard-right movement.” The center dubbed more than 630 of the total 1,430 groups on its 2023 hate map as generally anti-governmental. To devise the annual analysis, the center says it reviews extremist group publications and materials as well as reports by the public, law enforcement, field sources and news media. The center identified 205 more hate and anti-government extremist groups last year than it did the year before. Between 2021 and 2023, the list has almost doubled in size. However, the number often fluctuates. In 2016, the center named 917 groups on its hate map. By 2018, that total was up to 1,020. The next year, it was down to 940. The same pattern is reflected in Illinois. In 2018, the center placed 31 Illinois groups on its hate map. Two years later, only 19 across the state were identified. Beyond monitoring hate and extremism, the center — founded in 1971 — files lawsuits over justice issues and offers educational programs to counter prejudice. It is frequently criticized by conservative groups as biased and has faced lawsuits of its own in the past over its designation of various organizations as hate groups. In 2019, for instance, the founder of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group sued the center for labeling the organization as a hate group. Awake Illinois describes its efforts as “waking up Illinoisans each day while empowering citizens to elevate their voices on topics of education, equality, legislation, civic involvement and social welfare causes.” The group often takes positions on pending legislation and encourages voters to lobby their legislators. It also runs a livestream series called “Protect the Kids.” According to Awake, the series “invites top national advocates and experts to discuss how they are empowering parents, policy makers and communities on the urgent need to protect children from the harms known as ‘gender affirmation,’ ‘gender ideology’ and transgender trends.” Most recently, Awake ran a campaign to drum up opposition to a “Drag Story Hour” hosted by the Skokie Public Library on June 8. On its website, the library publicized the event as Chicago drag queen Coco Sho-Nell leading a “festive and fabulous hour of stories and fun during Pride Month.” It was open to children ages 3 to 6, accompanied by an adult. The event went on without a hitch.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump was set to stay in Chicago during the RNC. Now he’ll be in Milwaukee.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/trump-stay-milwaukee-not-chicago-rnc

JOURNAL COURIER
— First in a series of hearings on Illinois reparations set next month. – Dave Dawson  (COMMENT: How much reparations have you paid? Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI are reparations. To curry favor with Blacks, my Democrat and RINO critics/opponents have used AA and DEI to make me pay a tremendous amount of reparations. They have always strongly hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I took jobs that should have been given to Blacks. I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line 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. In 1997, they forced me to retire early and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. Since 2000, they have blamed me for votes that Black Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct did not get. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/illinois-reparations-hearings-19520349.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump declares ‘I love Milwaukee’ – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-declares-i-love-milwaukee-after-reportedly-using-the-word-horrible-for-the-rnc-host-city/

WGEM
— Therapists concerned about effects of marijuana on mental health (COMMENT: What do you say to those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but do nothing to oppose pot?)
https://www.wgem.com/video/2024/06/18/therapists-concerned-about-effects-marijuana-mental-health/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Donald Trump campaigns in swing state of Wisconsin – SCOTT HURLEY
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/former-president-donald-trump-2024-campaign-rally-racine-festival-park-republican-presumptive-nominee
— Trump’s hush money conviction hurting his standing among independent voters – AUSTIN DENEAN (COMMENT: What has hurt your standing? My policy of helping elect all those candidates in general elections who won Republican primary elections has hurt my standing with those reject those candidates. I should write a book about those candidates on ballots in my precinct who I have done the most to help elect since 2000, but who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/former-president-donald-trumps-hush-money-conviction-hurting-his-standing-among-independent-voters-falsifying-business-records-hush-money-payment-stormy-daniels-2024-election

ELMHURST PATCH
— An Elmhurst conservative activist on Monday criticized the city’s mayor, saying he was under the influence of a “radical” LGBTQ group. Resident Tom Chavez, who often addresses the local school board, spoke at Monday’s City Council meeting. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/conservative-slams-elmhurst-mayor-lgbtq-group

CHOOSE CHICAGO
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ in Chicago.
https://www.choosechicago.com/event/chicago-tap-theatre-presents-can-you-hear-us-now-the-queer-tap-dance-revolution/2024-12-15/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Elections board dismisses illegal campaign coordination complaint, declines to clarify law. – HANNAH MEISEL
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/elections-board-dismisses-illegal-campaign-coordination-complaint-declines-to-clarify-law
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At their monthly meeting in Chicago, Illinois State Board of Elections members voted 7-1 to adopt a hearing officer’s recommendation to dismiss a complaint filed by a Democratic party official in the waning days of the 2022 election cycle. The complaint alleged conservative radio host and political operative Dan Proft illegally coordinated with former Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey during his 2022 campaign for governor.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/06/18/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-107/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— “Follow the Science” Except When it Comes to Marijuana – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/marijuana-2/follow-the-science-except-when-it-comes-to-marijuana/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden promises leniency for 500,000 illegal immigrants married to U.S. citizens – Jeff Mordock and Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/18/joe-biden-promises-leniency-for-500000-illegal-imm/
— Biden hails new citizenship by marriage deal as a way to keep families together – Jeff Mordock and Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/18/joe-biden-hails-new-citizenship-by-marriage-deal-a/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Tim Scott should be Trump’s running mate – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3050464/tim-scott-should-be-trumps-running-mate/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump rips Biden ‘amnesty’ plan for rewarding ‘sham marriages’ as ‘veterans are dying on the street’  – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/06/18/us-news/trump-rips-biden-amnesty-plan-for-rewarding-sham-marriages-as-veterans-are-dying-on-the-street/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Biden Announces Amnesty for over 500,000 Illegal Aliens. The plan covers those married to U.S. Citizens. – Mason Letteau Stallings
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/biden-announces-amnesty-for-over-500000-illegal-aliens/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Republicans Should Embrace Juneteenth – Bart Marcois  (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, and especially my Democrat superiors in the federal government, have had great success getting Blacks to blame their problems on those who are heterosexual, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-veteran, non-poor, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. In the Civil War, Democrats fought to preserve slavery, Republicans fought to end slavery. The more that Democrats promote Juneteenth, the more evidence that Democrats are succeeding in painting today’s Republicans as being yesterday’s Confederates.)
https://amgreatness.com/2024/06/19/republicans-should-embrace-juneteenth-it-is-a-celebration-of-our-achievements/

BLAZE
— Biden wants amnesty for 100k+ illegal immigrants
https://www.theblaze.com/shows/sara-gonzales-unfiltered/illegal-immigrants-amnesty-biden
— Biden orders executive action to grant amnesty for illegal aliens married to US citizens: ‘It doesn’t tear families apart’ – CARLOS GARCIA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/illegal-aliens-carlos-garcia
— Staten Island officials protest plan to shelter illegal aliens at church: ‘We have to stand and fight back’ – CANDACE HATHAWAY (COMMENT: Staten Island church today, your church tomorrow.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/staten-island-officials-protest-plan-to-shelter-illegal-aliens-at-church-we-have-to-stand-and-fight-back

BREITBART
— Amnesty Joe Biden Gives His Podium to Illegal Migrant – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/06/19/amnesty-speech-joe-biden-gives-his-podium-to-illegal-migrant/
— Trump Campaign: Biden’s ‘Mass Amnesty’ for Illegals Will ‘Steal Social Security, Medicaid’ from American Seniors – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/06/18/trump-campaign-bidens-mass-amnesty-for-illegals-will-steal-social-security-medicaid-from-american-seniors/
— Joe Biden Rolling Out ‘Welcome Mat’ for Illegal Aliens with Executive Amnesty – Chairman Mark Green
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/06/18/chairman-mark-green-says-joe-biden-rolling-out-welcome-mat-for-illegal-aliens-with-executive-amnesty/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Amnesties All the Way Down – Mark Krikorian
https://cis.org/Krikorian/Amnesties-All-Way-Down

COLLEGE FIX
— Teachers union head: ‘Conservatives don’t even want black children to be able to read’  (COMMENT: How much success have the Democrat teachers in your school district had getting their students to hate conservatives?)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/teacher-union-head-conservatives-dont-even-want-black-children-to-be-able-to-read/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Democrat ‘Trump A Convicted Criminal’ Ad Backfires Spectacularly – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/the-democrat-trump-a-convicted-criminal-ad-backfires-spectacularly

DAILY SIGNAL
— Biden’s Outrageous Use of a ‘Parole’ Loophole to Grant Amnesty to Illegal Aliens – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/18/parole-in-place-for-illegal-aliens-amounts-to-more-lawless-executive-arrogance/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Campaign Hammers Biden On ‘Mass Amnesty’ Order For Illegal Immigrants – Tim Pearce
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-campaign-hammers-biden-on-mass-amnesty-order-for-illegal-immigrants
— Biden Rewards Hundreds Of Thousands Of Migrants Who Violated Federal Immigration Laws – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-rewards-hundreds-of-thousands-of-migrants-who-violated-federal-immigration-laws
— Trump Blasts Biden For His ‘Illegal’ Amnesty Program For Illegal Aliens – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-blasts-biden-for-his-illegal-amnesty-program-for-illegal-aliens

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Biden’s Immigration Policy Consists of Nothing More than Sham Border Enforcement and Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
https://www.fairus.org/press-release/fair-bidens-immigration-policy-consists-nothing-more-sham-border-enforcement-and

FOX NEWS
— Migrants in ‘urgent humanitarian’ need flown to US from Bahamas, other vacation hot spots. Migrants have arrived on flights from Europe and Australia. – Michael Lee
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/migrants-urgent-humanitarian-need-flown-us-from-bahamas-other-vacation-hot-spots

HOT AIR
— Biden’s Illegals Are Getting Voter Registration Forms
https://hotair.com/headlines/2024/06/18/confirmed-bidens-illegals-are-getting-voter-registration-forms-n3790454

NATIONAL REVIEW
— White House Announces Mass-Amnesty Plan for Illegal Immigrants Married to U.S. Citizens. – JAMES LYNCH
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/biden-administration-announces-mass-amnesty-plan-for-illegal-immigrants-married-to-u-s-citizens/
— Amnesties All the Way Down – MARK KRIKORIAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/amnesties-all-the-way-down/

NEWSMAX
— Trump: Biden Wants to Be ‘President for Illegal Aliens’ – Mark Swanson
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/donald-trump-wisconsin-joe-biden/2024/06/18/id/1169248/

PJ MEDIA
— The Morning Briefing: ‘Glitch’ Biden Unveils His Illegal Alien Dem Voter Registration Plan – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/stephen-kruiser/2024/06/19/the-morning-briefing-glitch-biden-unveils-his-illegal-alien-dem-voter-registration-plan-n4929974

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— No Matter Biden’s Election Year Rhetoric, The Border Is Wide Open – Larry Kudlow:
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/06/18/larry_kudlow_no_matter_bidens_election_year_rhetoric_the_border_is_wide_open.html

NEWSMAX
— Trump: Biden Wants to Be ‘President for Illegal Aliens’ – Mark Swanson
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-rally-biden/2024/06/18/id/1169248/
— Trump Campaign Slams Biden’s ‘Mass Amnesty Plan’ – Mark Swanson
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/donald-trump-campaign-joe-biden/2024/06/18/id/1169187/
— Biden’s Spouse Plan Gives 550,000 a Path to Citizenship
https://www.newsmax.com/us/illegals-amnesty-immigration/2024/06/18/id/1169111/

POST MILLENNIAL
— Trump campaign blasts Biden amnesty plan for illegal immigrant spouses: ‘another invitation for illegal immigration’  “Biden only cares about one thing — power — and that’s why he is giving mass amnesty and citizenship to hundreds of thousands of illegals who he knows will ultimately vote for him.” – Thomas Stevenson
https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-trump-campaign-blasts-biden-amnesty-plan-for-illegal-immigrant-spouses-another-invitation-for-illegal-immigration

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Biden ever-increasingly promotes more illegal immigration.
https://thehill.com/latino/4726536-biden-immigration-southern-border-crackdown-daca-dreamers-deportation/
— In the Civil War, Democrats fought to preserve slavery, Republicans fought to end slavery.  Ever since the Civil War, Democrats have ever-increasingly used Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans. The more that Democrats promote Juneteenth, the more evidence that Democrats are succeeding in painting today’s Republicans as being yesterday’s Confederates.
https://thehill.com/homenews/race-politics/4727668-black-advocates-sl-sharption-steven-horsford-juneteenth-political-change/
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/4726668-juneteenth-a-reminder-of-ongoing-struggles-for-freedom/

NBC NEWS
— Democrats ever-increasingly paint themselves as being shields against Republicans.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/biden-plans-new-policy-shielding-undocumented-spouses-us-citizens-rcna157604

MSN
— “I was a garbage man” – Denzel Washington  (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, I was always grossly overpaid and all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never have stooped to take. I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line 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.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/i-was-a-garbage-man-denzel-washington-s-humble-beginnings-and-harsh-verdict-on-being-a-hollywood-star-will-make-you-call-him-your-goat/ar-BB1o18wt
–In the Civil War, Democrats fought to preserve slavery, Republicans fought to end slavery. Ever since the Civil War, Democrats have ever-increasingly used Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans. The more that Democrats promote Juneteenth, the more evidence that Democrats are succeeding in painting today’s Republicans as being yesterday’s Confederates.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/why-juneteenth-is-a-celebration-of-freedom-and-a-litmus-test-for-americans-including-me/ar-BB1oqNcm

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly paint themselves as being protectors against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/18/us/politics/biden-legal-protections-undocumented-spouses.html
— In the Civil War, Democrats fought to preserve slavery, Republicans fought to end slavery. Ever since the Civil War, Democrats have ever-increasingly used Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans. The more that Democrats promote Juneteenth, the more evidence that Democrats are succeeding in painting today’s Republicans as being yesterday’s Confederates.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/18/opinion/juneteenth-texas.html
— Putin and Kim Sign Pact Pledging Mutual Support Against ‘Aggression’. – Choe Sang-Hun and Paul Sonne  (COMMENT: In WWIII, which countries will unite against the United States?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/19/world/asia/putin-meets-kim-north-korea.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “New voters aren’t what Biden gains from his action on noncitizen spouses.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/06/18/new-voters-arent-what-biden-gains-action-immigrant-spouses/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden Sees Obama’s DACA, and Raises. The President uses undocumented immigrants married to Americans as pawns to appease the left. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-immigration-order-spouses-citizens-parole-in-place-daca-barack-obama-efa2c91e?mod=opinion_lead_pos1
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/abortion-rights-advocates-deploy-a-new-red-state-playbook-8f13a644
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/biden-to-give-legal-status-to-immigrant-spouses-of-u-s-citizens-34f5a81a
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasing blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-gets-serious-about-black-voters-72689d75
— How much success have hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters had getting older voters to hate Trump in your county, township, municipality, and school district?
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/bidens-secret-weapon-against-trump-older-voters-f87e861b
— How much success have hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters had getting younger voters to hate Trump in your county, township, municipality, and school district?
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/biden-young-voters-celebrity-endorsements-9874a74a
— Dying EV Dream. Biden’s subsidies may have harmed the car maker by flooding the market amid low consumer demand. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fisker-bankruptcy-electric-vehicles-biden-administration-subsidies-8060c7e0

FORTUNE
— What percent of Fortune 500 CEOs share your demographics? What percent of them a) have more work experience than you have, b) have more education than you have, and/or c) have more professional certifications and licenses than you have? What have you done to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject meritocracy.
https://fortune.com/2024/06/19/the-number-of-black-fortune-500-ceos-is-still-abysmally-low-a-shocking-corporate-dei-practice-might-be-to-blame-stanford-professor-says/

FORBES
— Democrats ever-increasingly paint themselves as being shields against Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/saradorn/2024/06/18/biden-plan-gives-500000-immigrant-spouses-amnesty-heres-what-to-know/

INC.
— In the Civil War, Democrats fought to preserve slavery, Republicans fought to end slavery. Ever since the Civil War, Democrats have ever-increasingly used Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans. The more that Democrats promote Juneteenth, the more evidence that Democrats are succeeding in painting today’s Republicans as being yesterday’s Confederates.
https://www.inc.com/ava-mandoli/how-founders-approached-white-house-juneteenth-celebration-amid-dei-backlash.html

FAST COMPANY
— High salaries, poor performance: These were the most overpaid CEOs last year. – CHRIS MORRIS (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, including Money Magazine, have always viciously demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA in 1981. In today’s dollars, my salary was $18.99/hour in 1966, $54,728/year in 1971, $97,079/year in 1974, $110,020/year in 1980, and $115,439/year in 1986.  In today’s dollars, my salary was $150,075/year in 1997, but by then, I had worked for GAO for almost 18 years, I had earned four more job-related professional certifications, and I had earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/91129176/these-were-the-most-overpaid-ceos-last-year-report

PBS
— Democrats ever-increasingly paint themselves as being shields against Republicans.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-bidens-immigration-order-shields-undocumented-spouses-and-children-of-citizens

SPLC
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more reparations that you owe. My critics/opponents have always stressed that my ancestors have been in America since 1844. In my defense, I have always stressed that they have always lived in northeast Illinois.
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2024/06/18/last-slave-ship-mobile-river-alabama

PEW RESARCH
— Since the Civil War, Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.pewresearch.org/regions-countries/sub-saharan-africa/

DAILY MAIL
— Melania Trump to host $100,000-a-head fundraiser for Republican LGBTQ group at Trump Tower in rare political appearance. –  KATELYN CARALLE (COMMENT: I should write a book about those LGBTQ-promoters who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican elected officials in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13542845/melania-trump-republican-lgbtq-group-tower.html

LINKS TO ARTICLES CONCERNING THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Mark “Manifesto” Shaw Removed as IL GOP Vice Chair as Grassroots Dominate Local, State Party Politics
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/06/mark-manifesto-shaw-removed-as-il-gop-vice-chair-as-grassroots-dominate-local-state-party-politics.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Late on Monday, the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee – the governing board of the IL GOP, voted overwhelmingly to remove fellow SSC committeeman Mark Shaw as vice chair of the state party – in a stunning move – as the grassroots continue to show their dominance over statewide GOP politics. On Saturday, Shaw penned an angry, 10-page manifesto where he appeared unhinged as the IL GOP leader attempted to defend himself after it was revealed that he broke party rules and purposefully misrepresented himself as a delegate during the state convention last month, and then threatened to beat up a leader of the party. As it has been previously reported, Shaw made a fool of himself during the GOP State Convention in Collinsville when he refused to withdraw from his national committeeman race after losing in a series of votes – intent on not backing down despite an overwhelming majority of delegates rejecting his candidacy. And when Aaron Del Mar, a fellow SSC member suggested he withdraw from the race and back his opponent, Shaw threatened Del Mar – a former MMA fighter, and said that he was going to take him outside and beat him up. But that wasn’t all. Just shortly after the convention, it was discovered that Shaw purposefully misrepresented himself as a delegate to the convention as photos emerged of the IL GOP vice chairman wearing an official delegate badge when he was in fact, not a delegate – a direct violation of state party rules. Several county GOP leaders called for Shaw to resign or be removed from his leadership positions – and late on Monday – that’s exactly what happened during a Zoom meeting where the SSC met to discuss Shaw’s future within the party. Shaw remains a SSC member and a member of the IL GOP finance committee – but those positions are in jeopardy as well following Monday night’s vote. Over the last few months, the grassroots have dominated local and state party politics – and the influential voter base shows no signs of backing down – a point that threatens the party establishment.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Illinois GOP leadership teetering with RNC a month away – RICK PEARSON and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/18/illinois-gop-leadership-teetering-with-rnc-a-month-away/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The decision by top Illinois Republican officials to dethrone the party’s vice chair could portend even bigger changes for the moribund organization, including renewed efforts to replace its Illinois GOP Chairman Don Tracy. Mark Shaw, the former chairman of the GOP in Lake County, lost the title of state party vice chair and also was removed from the party’s fundraising committee during a special  meeting Monday of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee following controversies last month at the state GOP convention in Collinsville. State GOP sources familiar with the inner workings of the state party said the events leading up to Shaw’s sanctioning also underscored long-standing concerns about the leadership of Tracy, a Springfield attorney who has headed up the party since February 2021. Tracy took no public position on whether Shaw should continue as state GOP vice chair and said he was powerless to force him to step down — a stance critics cited as weak. They also noted Tracy questioned whether Shaw was being fairly treated. The party instability comes less than a month before the state’s 64-member delegation heads to Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention’s nomination of former President Donald Trump. The entire delegation is pledged to Trump, including Shaw and Tracy. But conventions are typically designed to display party unity — an element lacking within the Illinois GOP leadership. “His days are numbered. It’s just a matter of how it happens,” one Republican familiar with the intraparty discussions said of Tracy. The source asked that their name not be used to avoid intensifying the feuding. Tracy was unavailable for comment, according to a party spokesman, who instead issued a statement confirming Shaw was no longer serving as state GOP vice chair. At the state GOP convention last month Shaw, of Lake Forest, unsuccessfully sought to be named a committeeman to the Republican National Committee. He overwhelmingly lost three floor votes among delegates after having been recommended each time by a convention committee. Shaw was then urged by another state central committeeman, Aaron Del Mar of Palatine, to withdraw and support the eventual winner, businessman Dean White of St. Charles. After that happened, Shaw, 63, has acknowledged he threatened to “kick his ass,” speaking about Del Mar, even though the 45-year-old has a previous history of being involved in mixed martial arts. Shaw also displayed a floor delegate badge at the convention, enabling him to vote for himself as national committeeman, even though he was not chosen by Lake County GOP Chairman Keith Brin to serve as a delegate. Brin successfully became county GOP chairman in July 2022 amid concerns over growing Democratic victories in Lake County and Shaw withdrawing his bid for another term. Shaw, who has been a paid adviser to Trump’s reelection campaign, also was criticized for distributing drink tickets promoting his national committeeman candidacy for a hospitality room that was paid for to promote Trump. In a post-convention 10-page manifesto of grievances, Shaw said he did nothing wrong. He labeled GOP critics seeking his ouster as party vice chairman as “keyboard warriors,” “political hacks” and “uninformed lemmings” and attacked the “sheer ignorance knowingly perpetrated by my political enemies.” On Monday, of the 14 members of the 17-member state central committee who met, 11 voted to take Shaw’s title away, though he remains a state central committeeman. Shaw did not appear, sending a lawyer in his place. Two others voted “present” and only one member voted to retain Shaw as vice chairman. Efforts to sanction Shaw also include his symbolic censuring by the Lake County GOP and a potential “no confidence” vote by Republican committeemen in the 10th Congressional District that he represents on the state central committee. Condemning Shaw has resulted in a unifying effect among often disparate Republican county chairs in the Chicago area. But it also has reopened the doors to a potential challenge of Tracy who survived a “no confidence” vote in May of last year. As was the case with Shaw, removing a state GOP officer requires a 60% majority of the weighted vote of ballots cast in the March Republican primary. “Don is incredibly weak right now, because he doesn’t have any support. Nobody is standing up and saying, ‘We really want Don.’ But that’s not happening,” said another source active in the inner workings of the party. The source said in the wake of the Shaw discipline, “I don’t think there’s an appetite right now. But I would say within a week or two there probably is.” But, the source said, there are questions of whether to mount a challenge to Tracy before next month’s GOP national convention or wait until August, when Republicans gather for their day at the Illinois State Fair. “There’s a lot of different opinions, but there’s no one standing up and saying that we need to keep this guy,” the source said. The first source said the party provides few resources to elect Republicans and instead money actually flows out to “consultants and staffers.” That source said the GOP needs a leader “who’s actually in it to build a party organization” and doesn’t use the position with a personal agenda of boosting themselves or their allies as has been the case with past state chairs. The source noted Illinois is an economically and geographically diverse state and the party needs to reflect that. “You need a leader who wants the state party to be successful above and beyond the success of any single individual,” the source said. Among names being mentioned by Republicans in a possible challenge to Tracy’s post are Del Mar, a former Cook County GOP chair, and Jason Plummer, a state senator from Edwardsville who also serves on the GOP state central committee.)

LAKE FOREST PATCH
— Illinois Republican Leaders Oust Vice Chair Mark Shaw Over ‘Trans Delegate’ Scandal. Party leaders removed the vice chair after he was accused of voting improperly and challenging a rival to a fight at its convention. – Jonah Meadows
https://patch.com/illinois/lakeforest/illinois-gop-leaders-oust-mark-shaw-over-trans-delegate-scandal
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Shaw, who is also the state central committeeman for the 10th Congressional District, had been facing calls for his ouster from several senior party leaders, including the man who succeeded him as chair of the Lake County Republican Party two years ago. Keith Brin said in a letter asking his fellow county chairs to demand Shaw’s resignation that Shaw claimed to believe he was a delegate at the state convention even though he had been explicitly told he was not. And, according to the Lake County chair, an eyewitness spotted Shaw asking for multiple delegate badges to give to others. “I guess I wasn’t aware there was a new category of identity in America. More specifically, in the Republican Party. We now we have people who ‘identify’ as delegates. It doesn’t matter that they weren’t actually delegates. But because they were above following the rules – the rules they most likely helped create – they were allowed to enter the convention as delegates. And we must forgive them their transgressions and ignore the rules because it’s all up to how they identify,” Brin said. “I should tell my Democratic Chair counterpart the Republican Party is now woke! We are election woke! All election identities are welcome and honored. I think we all should go to an electorally split county and claim that we identify as voters there and demand ballots. It works for Mark Shaw and the Republican Party, so why not,” the county chair said in his June 10 letter to county chairs. “This is all garbage. It’s hypocritical and embarrassing. How can we continue to spend resources on election integrity and allow this arrogance within the upper hierarchy of our Party? We are not talking about a first-term committeeman,” he added. “We are talking about the second in charge of the Illinois Republican Party. This was not a mistake; this was a calculated action.” Brin’s letter to county chairs came four days after state party chair Don Tracy told Shaw that he had “been directed to ask him to resign” in response to the desire of a “strong majority” of the state central committee to get rid of him. The delegate badge controversy was compounded by the allegation that Shaw challenged another committee member to a fight following his unsuccessful bid to become a committeeman for the Republican National Convention, or RNC. Shaw responded to demands for his ouster Saturday with a 10-page response containing his account of events, describing the allegations of voter fraud and incitement of violence as false. According to Shaw, 35 of Lake County’s 45 delegates did not even show up to the convention in Collinsville and no one had any problem with him voting along with the Lake County delegation. And he denied giving away delegate badges to anyone else. Shaw also denied the accusation that he threatened to beat up Palatine Township Committeeman Aaron Del Mar, who he said had spent the weekend intimidating other delegates to defeat him. “More ominously, Aaron reportedly incited attendees to ‘charge the stage’ at the [Illinois Republican Party] State Convention if his candidate, Dean White, was not declared RNC Committeeman,” Shaw said. “Aaron’s divisive, threatening and intimidating conduct resulted in an exchange of very charged words between us as he attempted to bully his way into a private meeting between White, [Chairman] Don Tracy, [General Counsel] John Fogarty and me,” Shaw continued. “He menacingly invited me to fight him when I told him he was not invited to attend the meeting, and I was going to prevent him from doing so. Reflexively, I responded to his invitation by telling him that I would kick his ass. Obviously, a poor choice of words on my part, given Del Mar’s much younger age, better physical condition, and status as a former mixed-martial-arts athlete.” In addition to his claims regarding Del Mar, Shaw’s response contained a series of criticisms of Brin, Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison and the party’s former attorney general nominee, Tom Devore — who accused Shaw of being a “trans delegate” in a social media post. State Sen. Jason Plummer, of Edwardsville, said the state central committee would be able to take action regarding the allegations of misconduct against Shaw at Monday’s meeting. Plummer, the GOP state committeeperson for the 15th Congressional District, said he had heard some good feedback about the state convention. “At the same time, I am very disappointed about the various troubling things that have been relayed to me,” Plummer said, “and the party must take appropriate steps to definitively address any wrongdoing.” GOP state central committee members voted “overwhelmingly” to remove Shaw as vice chair Monday evening, the Illinois Review reported, though he remains, as of Tuesday, a member of the central committee and finance committee.)

June 16, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— At least 35 shot, 4 killed, in weekend gun violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-weekend-least-35-shot-4-killed/14959066/
— Since the Civil War, Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOchMCJIzuk

FOX32
— City curfews are ‘definitely needed’ in Chicago – Corey Brooks
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6355090365112
— Since the Civil War, Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1471457

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES & WBEZ
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wbez.org/immigration/chicago-migrants-colombia-venezuela-immigration-cucuta-bogota
— Since the Civil War, Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago/2024/06/15/chicagoans-celebrate-juneteenth-reflect-on-black-history-this-is-who-we-are

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Today in History: Abraham Lincoln accepts Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the Senate. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/16/today-in-history-abraham-lincoln-accepts-illinois-republican-partys-nomination-for-the-senate/
— The Illinois debate that made Abraham Lincoln a national figure – Edward Robert McClelland:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/16/opinion-abraham-lincoln-stephen-douglas-debates-slavery/
— Democrats ever-increasingly destroy traditional marriage and family.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/16/clarence-page-black-fathers-barack-obama/
— As Democrat leaders ever-increasingly flood DuPage County with voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats, anticipate/expect that poverty and crime will ever-increasingly increase.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/07/dupage-county-looks-to-the-public-for-feedback-on-next-years-budget/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/16/she-may-have-a-full-ride-to-harvard-but-as-an-undocumented-immigrant-without-a-job-permit-her-future-is-uncertain/
— State lawmakers endorse bigger budget, including 5% pay hike for themselves. – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/12/column-state-lawmakers-endorse-bigger-budget-including-5-pay-hike-for-themselves/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— With laws like these, it’s a wonder anyone is voting Democrat – Jane Carrell
https://www.rrstar.com/story/opinion/columns/2024/06/15/your-turn-with-laws-like-these-its-a-wonder-anyone-votes-democrat/74083187007/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Since the Civil War, Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article289306820.html

WAND TV
— Trump blasts immigrants for taking jobs as he courts voters at a Black church, MAGA event in Detroit. Trump is blaming immigrants for stealing jobs and government resources as he courts separate groups of Black voters and hardcore conservatives in battleground Michigan. – AP (COMMENT: From the beginning, Democrats and RINOs have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I took jobs that should have been given to Blacks. I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line 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. I was the first and only White male dishwasher at the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights. Starting in 1990, my Democrat GAO superiors wanted to give my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate and they succeeded in doing that in 1997.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-blasts-immigrants-for-taking-jobs-as-he-courts-voters-at-a-black-church-maga/article_c362b54f-62a8-5541-ac29-01ffda7c877b.html

WCIA
— Democrats ever-increasingly badmouth Trump’s cognitive abilities.
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-trump-challenges-biden-to-a-cognitive-test-but-confuses-the-name-of-the-doctor-who-tested-him/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES
FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA): Voters may have to ‘swallow’ voting for ‘horrible’ RINOs so GOP controls House – Ross O’Keefe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/congressional/3046658/mtg-voters-may-have-to-swallow-voting-for-horrible-rinos-so-gop-controls-house/
— Woke GOP must exercise power to have any chance of keeping it – Editorial (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the following promote wokeness and wokeism: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. They not only reject the personal responsibility and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, they destroy those like me who promote those planks. I should write about the aforesaid and the biggest adverse actions that they have taken against me.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2623380/woke-gop-must-exercise-power-to-have-any-chance-of-keeping-it/
— I should write a book about those Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have blamed me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their defeats. I would focus on those who I have done the most to help elect.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/2856483/republicans-defend-expelling-santos-new-york-special-election-defeat/

NEW YORK POST
— Biden planning to offer pathway to legal status to migrants who have lived in the US for 10 years. – Rich Calder
https://nypost.com/2024/06/15/us-news/biden-to-offer-migrants-in-us-for-10-years-legal-status/
— Donald Trump receives strong support from black voters in immigrant-weary Detroit: ‘Taking your jobs’ – Joe Durbin and Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/06/15/us-news/donald-trump-gets-support-from-black-voters-in-immigrant-weary-detroit/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Real ‘Replacement Theory’
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/06/the_real_replacement_theory.html

BLAZE
— Biden administration reportedly preparing to offer legal status to hundreds of thousands of immigrants – LEON WOLF
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-administration-reportedly-preparing-to-offer-legal-status-to-hundreds-of-thousands-of-immigrants-on-tuesday

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Reportedly Developing Large-Scale Plan To Provide Legal Status To Illegal Immigrants – MARIANE ANGELA
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/15/biden-plan-legal-status-illegal-immigrants/
— California Reparations Committee Demands $5 Million For Planning Alone – ROBERT SCHMAD (COMMENT: Affirmative Action (AA) and DEI are reparations. My critics/opponents continue to use AA and DEI to make me pay a tremendous amount of reparations. They stress that I support the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform. They ever-increasing give more preference to those who are liberal/moderate, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/15/california-reparations-committee-demands-5-million-for-planning-alone/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Vast Majority of People Will Grow Out of Transgenderism Within 5 Years – Ben Johnson (COMMENMT: How much success have Democrats had promoting transgenderism in your school district?)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/15/german-study-vast-majority-of-people-will-grow-out-of-transgenderism-within-5-years/

EPOCH TIMES
— Why Choosing a Running Mate Is Different This Time Around. The former president recently named a handful of VP contenders, and with a sentencing looming, there’s added pressure to choose early. – Janice Hisle
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/why-choosing-a-running-mate-is-different-this-time-around-5667025

FOX BUSINESS
— CEO explains why his company will hire for MEI, not DEI: ‘Merit, excellence and intelligence’ and why his company is a meritocracy and will remain so. – Chris Pandolfo (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject meritocracy. They have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was able to earn college degrees, professional certifications, and a professional license because I benefitted tremendously from discrimination against minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, veterans, unmarried people, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, an/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/fox-news-tech/scale-ai-ceo-explains-why-his-company-hire-mei-not-dei-merit-excellence-intelligence

FOX NEWS
— DEI emphasizes troops’ ‘differences’ – Pete Hegseth  (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use DEI to promote hatred against Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6355106230112
— The military is supposed to be based on meritocracy – Pete Hegseth (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes reject meritocracy. They have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was able to earn college degrees, professional certifications, and a professional license because I benefitted tremendously from discrimination against minorities, females, younger people, LGBTQers, veterans, unmarried people, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, an/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjqrkQvaRGs

HOT AIR
— Governor Abbott is Busing Fewer Illegal Aliens to Sanctuary Cities – KAREN TOWNSEND
https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2024/06/15/governor-abbott-is-busing-fewer-illegal-aliens-to-sanctuary-cities-n3790323

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Doubles Down on Granting Amnesty to a Million Illegal Aliens – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/06/15/biden-doubles-down-on-granting-amnesty-to-a-million-illegal-aliens-n4929912

TOWNHALL
— $895-Billion House Defense Bill Signals End of Biden Administration Woke Daycare for Military – Tom Tradup
https://townhall.com/columnists/tomtradup/2024/06/15/895-billion-house-defense-bill-signals-end-of-biden-administration-woke-daycare-for-military-n2640512

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/4723342-biden-administration-immigrant-detention-moves-highlight-strained-system/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/06/16/us/politics/trump-policy-list-2025.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/16/us/politics/trump-biden-immigration-fact-check.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/16/us/politics/trump-2025-democratic-resistance.html

USA TODAY
— Illinois Statewide and Presidential Primary Republican Results (COMMENT: Trump got 72% of the vote in DuPage County. What percent did Trump get in your county? Why were there so few delegates from DuPage County at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville?)
https://www.usatoday.com/elections/results/2024-03-19/primaries/republican/illinois

ABC NEWS
— Democrats ever-increasingly encourage LGBTQers in foreign countries to come to America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFuRShKUzS4

REUTERS
— Biden slams US Supreme Court at star-studded fundraiser – Andrea Shalal and Nandita Bose
https://au.news.yahoo.com/biden-slams-us-supreme-court-063745591.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lessons Learned By a Workplace Mentor – Roxane Gay (COMMENT: To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. To get rid of me, my Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager a) who had arranged for my transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 and b) who had finally been able to assign me to audits of IRS and to promote me in 1986.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/15/business/work-friend-roxane-gay-goodbye.html

MSN
— New Illinois laws go into effect on July 1st, including driver’s licenses for noncitizens – John Clark
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-illinois-laws-go-into-effect-on-july-1st-including-driver-s-licenses-for-noncitizens/ar-BB1oefou
— Democrats ever-increasingly use IVF to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-republicans-defeat-bill-that-would-have-made-ivf-a-legal-right/ar-BB1ofdU5
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/some-mexican-shelters-see-crowding-south-of-the-border-as-biden-s-asylum-ban-takes-hold/ar-BB1of985
https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/biden-faces-first-lawsuit-over-new-asylum-crackdown-at-the-border/ar-BB1o7Tqf
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/opinion-cutting-outdated-work-restrictions-can-ease-america-s-immigration-crisis/ar-BB1oaSdb
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/migrants-utilizing-loophole-in-biden-s-border-action/ar-BB1o7prW
— Republicans push bill to ban DEI programs from federal agencies and stop schools using federal funds for them – Ariana Baio (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, the used Affirmative Action and DEI to hire, to retain, and to promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. While I have served under Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of Republican and conservative organizations since 1999, they have used DEI to get rid of conservatives.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/republicans-push-bill-to-ban-dei-programs-from-federal-agencies-and-stop-funding-schools-that-use-them/ar-BB1obmlJ

FAST COMPANT
— How to repair your reputation after you make a mistake at work. – STEPHANIE VOZZA (COMMENT: Of course, because political, race, gender, age, religion, and national origin discrimination are illegal, those who discriminate use pretexts. I should write a book about the pretexts that the following have used to justify the adverse actions that they have taken against me: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Illinois, DuPage County, Wheaton, Wheaton Park District. and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, c) conservative leaders and activists, and d) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/91132137/how-to-fix-your-reputation-after-you-make-a-mistake

POLITICO
— How Turning Point, once spurned by the RNC, is becoming Trump’s ‘force multiplier’ in battleground states. The organization has become a powerful ally of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. – NATALIE ALLISON  (COMMENT: I should write about the many ways in which the following spurn GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and how they spurned TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/06/15/turning-point-trump-battleground-states-00163563

GUARDIAN
— Biden goes on offense over age issue, wishing Trump a happy 78th birthday. Dogged by age issue, president, 81, is now highlighting Trump’s many peculiarities, from hair style to Bible sales. – Edward Helmore
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/15/biden-wishes-trump-happy-birthday

RICK LEVIN
— AUCTION: 2212 Ferry Road, Unit 103, Naperville
https://ricklevin.com/auctions/453
(FROM THE POSTING: Expected Selling Range $1,000,000 to $1,550,000.  Modern approximately 4,307 sq. ft. fully finished commercial condominium on three levels.  2,344 sq. ft. of auto garage with three overhead doors, 1,063 sq. ft. finished entertainment space on the 2nd floor, 900 sq. ft. entertainment on the 3rd floor. Must call in advance to make an appointment for the dates below or to schedule a private viewing: 11am – 1pm June 28, 3-5pm June 30, 3-5pm July 14, 2024. Auction Deadline: July 18, 2024)